AT&T's HTC 8X gets extra Accent color, less labeling

File this under good news. The AT&T HTC 8X actually has less labeling than we have come to expect from the carrier.

Our international HTC 8X has the 'HTC' label on the front with the Beats Audio logo on the back (also with and embossed HTC logo). We assumed that the AT&T variant would be like the AT&T Nokia Lumia 920--with a HTC and AT&T blazoned on the front--but as it turns out, the 8X is quite conservative.

AT&T's only logo is on the back with a small globe. In fact, HTC doesn't even get a front logo on the soon-to-be-released Windows Phone 8 device. Instead, we're getting a very clean and almost emblem-free experience. In addition, AT&T is putting on HTC's custom Accent color, which is simply called 'HTC'. In this case, the color matches the California Blue of the phone's exterior. Nice touch.

While not groundbreaking news by any means, it's a nice nod for those of you considering the HTC 8X on AT&T. Personally, we prefer our devices to not look like NASCAR got their hands on it.

Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central. He is also the head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007, when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and watches. He has been reviewing laptops since 2015 and is particularly fond of 2-in-1 convertibles, ARM processors, new form factors, and thin-and-light PCs. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.