If you're taking a serious look at the HTC 8X, it's just as likely anything that it's out of curiosity for the Windows Phone 8 platform. We're here to tell you that it's one worth considering. It's pretty, fast and useful. It is also somewhat immature. If you absolutely need a certain app that isn't yet available for the platform, it remains difficult to recommend. For those looking for something new and a bit more personal than the iPhone, the 8X could be a great fit.
If it's a question of hardware, then good luck. The 8X and iPhone 5 are both beautiful and the only clear advantage goes to the iPhone's camera. Maybe, when things are so even, the phone coming in your favorite color is enough to tip the scales. Again, we're spoiled for choice.