HTC 8X?

Hey guys,

Im coming fro the htc one s (dropped it in the pool), and i've been wanting to try out wp 8/8.1. It has most of the apps i use daily, so that really wont be a problem. I've been looking at the htc 8x, which is relatively cheap at this point (about $120 on ebay), and it's specs are on par with the one s, if not better.

So for those who currently own it or have previously owned it, how is it (specifically the camera + battery life)? How is wp8.1 on the 8x? Is it worth the buy or should i spend my money on a lumia(looking for a phone under $200)? Thanks guys.

P.S: For those who own the "california bue" version, is the color actually blue or leaning more towards purple?