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Deal alert: Unlocked HTC 8X with 16GB for just $179

HTC 8X

Nothing to get you through the middle of the week like a solid deal on a solid smartphone. While Nokia may dominate the Windows Phone marketshare with nearly 90%, other OEMs like Samsung and HTC still have good handsets available for consumers. So here’s a deal on HTC’s best Windows Phone yet.

We’ve always been fans of the smaller profile the HTC 8X had compared to our Lumia 920. This deal gets you one for a low price. And if you’re still on Windows Phone 7.x, but wanted a cheaper way into a high-end Windows Phone 8 device this deal might be perfect for you.

Over at Dealfisher, they’re giving away an unlocked Verizon edition of the HTC 8X. It comes with 16GB of storage and should work on many GSM-based carriers. And since this is the Verizon version of the 8X, you’ll be getting wireless charging built-in compared to the 8X from other carriers. All for the price $179.99. That’s not bad when you consider the hardware.

Anybody thinking of picking up an extra Windows Phone 8 device for international travels should check this phone out. But you better hurry, the deal goes for another 6 hours.

Source: Dealfisher Via: slickdeals

Thanks for the tip Ehidiamen A!

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Deal alert: Unlocked HTC 8X with 16GB for just $179

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I really see nothing special about the Nokia apps other than the here location based apps which are available for the 8X. You guys have to remember that when this phone launched in November it was a flagship phone which sold for $199 with 2 year contract. It still has the snapdragon soc, it still has an HD screen, it still has Gorilla Glass 2, it still has the Beats Audio amplifier, it still has a 2.1 MP front facing camera which does 1080p video which even in todays releases very few phones can do, and IMO it is still the most beautiful Windows Phone to date in appearance. Plus this one is the 16GB version with wireless charging. One would be an idiot not to buy this deal at this price IMO.

What Nokia apps are worth so much? If you live in the US, Drive+ isn't even that expensive. Not to mention the 720 doesn't even come with Drive+, carries the same low end internals as the 520, yet still costs $150 more than this, which is as flagship as a 925.

The 720 is an amazing device, the cam quality and battery life are epic, they are similar in looks and build, but the 720 never claimed to be high end, the HTC however...did

HTC claimed so because it is. The 8X has a better camera, audio, screen, processor, what's left... and here, for half the price. The 720 is a rip-off compared to this, and really, in general. Predictably, it hasn't taken off anywhere.

That's obscure, is a potential privacy breach, makes it a pain to update, and won't work for apps that specifically check for region on launch.

True, but it works plenty well and simple for me, and it's enough to shut up any Nokia fanboys bragging about their precious apps.

Not a bad deal. I know when I was thinking of getting a used Lumia 822, people on AT&T were having issues with MMS due to APN setting problems. I wonder if GDR2 on the 8X will give full access to APN settings for MMS?

I have the 8x on TMobile and MMS works. When receiving videos the quality seems to he somewhat downgraded though.

Well I think it just automatically worked upon inserting sim card. I just checked my MMS APN settings to see if I had any special settings set up or something but all boxes are pretty much empty. Nothing special. What do you have set on yours?

Hmmm. I have the Verizon model on t-mo and I have never gotten mms to work. I cannot edit the apn for mms at all. I even just sent a test mms to myself and it says I cannot send it. I've left the apn stuff blank, as Verizon doesn't give you the option to edit apns for mms. Love the wireless charging in this but since mms is getting important I may stick with my 810 or buy the international 8X.

I have the purple 8x (T-Mo edition) and it works perfectly/normal. I can't comment on the LTE as I don't have it available in my area yet but 4G and MMS works, even tho someone else posted here they were having trouble with the mms.

Sweet, thanks. I was looking for something to take to India for my mother, blue color, sleekness, wireless charging and CDMA are all great. $180 is not that bad, its same price for Lumia 520 there, and even if this is refurb, I feel its a much better deal.

But lacks Nokia support. Not the apps but the actual backing since HTC OS notoriously slow for supporting their products. Both android and windows phone.

My AT&T HTC 8X has had GDR2 for almost 1 1/2 months now while the Lumia 920 owners are still waiting for their update.

Is the slightly lower ppi noticeable to you? I like the really high ppi on the 8x (as compared to iPhone) but the 925's larger screen is tempting, but has lower ppi so I'm on the edge..

Went from the 8x to the 920 and didn't notice much difference in the screens tbh. Not sure what the difference in quality is between the 925 and the 8x but I know the amoled screen of the 925 pops moreso than the 8x screen.

No, i don't notice the difference in ppi. But on the 925 i can feel the buttons(can't on 8x) and the placement of the power button is easier to reach. The screen format is also much better i think. The camera is also a lot better. But the best thing about the 925 compared to the 8x is the sunlight readability, makes a huge difference for me.

anyone using the Verizon branded HTC 8X on Straight Talk?
I have voice and sms working, but can't get data working. the phone indicates that I'm connected to an HSPA network. curiously, "mode selection" is greyed out in the settings. I'm also unable to run HTC's Connection Setup app without errors.

I thought the lime green one was cool HTC is slacking and there was another one that started with an S well oh well I guess Nokia is all that matters :P

I would have rather gotten the Samsung deal few days ago. But still not Nokia, I feel like the phone would get forgotten.

Well the gdr3 and 8.1 update as pretty much "secured" according to rumor sites to arrive to the 8x. I got the gdr2 a while ago. Anything beyond that I wouldn't know.

Correct. Sam let me know that it is, in fact, a world phone with both, CDMA and GSM, radios and accepting a SIM card. I did not know this about the Verizon version.

Having had both the red and not purple but purple versions, it looks amazing but it lacks the actual backing of a great OEM who puts effort into their phone support.

Not to mention that camera is not that great at all. Nice phone but could have been better....moved to Nokia devices and didn't look back :)

No one ever says this! The VZW version while unlocked and will connect to AT&T and TMO will NOT SUPPORT MMS. Verizon has weird MMS configuration and has disabled any way of entering MMS APNs in! The original ROM had an "Add MMS APN" button in cellular settings but would not save any settings. Later ROM updates removed this button. The HTC Connection Setup utility does not work on the VZW version. So do not buy if you want MMS on other carriers! Buy your own carriers version, ALL 8X can be found for this price on eBay! Your own carriers version will work better, too. The VZW version doesn't support AT&T LTE or TMO AWS 3G.

While my 8X (that I love) is not refurbished, I have had fantastic luck with refurbished electronics in the past. Too many people let buying an item at a good deal go to waste just because it's refurbished. Refurbished items have been fixed and double checked and really are as good as buying new. JMHO.

No.  You'd be better off getting a L920 pentaband.  I picked one up last week for $300, using on Mobilicity.

I almost purchased this phone used on eBay for about the same price. After reading about the horrible battery life I opted to upgrade my Lumia 710 7.8 phone to a yellow Nokia Lumia 920, which I got on eBay for $230. Not a bad deal and I love this phone...just need gdr2 now att...come on