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Overall 8

Windows Phone 8S by HTC

4 October 2014
  • Summary: In the pursuit of bigger and bigger phones, it feels like a void’s been left for reasonable sized, reasonably priced smartphones. For those who don’t want or can’t afford a top notch iPhone, the Windows Phone 8S by HTC fills that admirably. Despite a few kinks in Windows Phone, and the lack of Nokia’s maps, Windows Phone finally feels like the My First Smartphone that Microsoft’s been aiming for, and for newcomers, the Windows Phone 8S is the best example of that yet.
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Overall 8

HTC Windows Phone 8S Review

9 May 2014
  • Summary: What it lacks in specs it makes up for in versatility, and I have no doubt that the 8S will find a cushy spot in the prepaid Canadian market. Considering the Windows Phone 8X is being heavily discounted by both Rogers and Bell at the moment, I’d be hesitant to suggest signing a contract for the 8S, but if it’s a sleek, well-made Windows Phone you want, and may have plans to upgrade in the next year or so, the 8S is by far your best bet.
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HTC Windows Phone 8S review: a mid-range offering

8 March 2014
  • Conclusion: If we had a to pick a favourite aspect of the Windows Phone 8S by HTC, it would have to been its overall look. Between the iPhone 5 , Galaxy S3 and Droid Razr M , we live in a sea of polished aluminum. In the past, we’ve claimed to prefer its feel, but HTC’s 8X and 8S have proven that a little aesthetic variety is indeed nice.
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HTC 8S Review: an Elegant Entry Level Windows Phone 8 Smartphone

3 April 2013
  • Excerpt: The HTC 8S is currently HTC’s lowest priced Windows Phone 8 entry, and yet it sells for about 3 thousand pesos more than the Nokia Lumia 6
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Expert Review

Mobile Tech Addicts
21 March 2013
  • Conclusion: As for whether I would recommend the device to anyone? Yes I think it is definitely aimed at the younger generation and first time buyers, whether they be buying a smartphone in general for the first time or buying a windows phone 8 device for the first time. It is worth a look at to see what an elegantly made phone feels like in the hand though as the design and build quality of this phone is fantastic and i commend HTC whole heartedly for that.
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Nokia Lumia 620 vs. HTC 8S vs. Huawei Ascend W1 review

26 February 2013
  • Excerpt: The Windows Phone 8 phones that we've reviewed so far - the Nokia Lumia 920, Lumia 820 and the HTC 8X - were all high-end phones with high-end prices. More affordable Windows Phone 8 smartphones are starting to appear, and today Hardware.Info is taking a closer look at the Nokia Lumia 620, the HTC 8S and Huawei Ascend W1.
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Overall 7

HTC 8S Review: In Depth

24 January 2013
  • Conclusion: The HTC 8S isn’t an over achiever, it does exactly what it was designed to do and nothing more and for the money, that’s ideal. HTC haven’t overpowered the handset to make up for the incompatibility of the OS as indeed, Windows Phone 8 is shaping up to be a far more competitive platform that its predecessor and some elements like the UI and physical design mean that the 8S appears to be punching above its weight.
  • Pros: Premium design, Expandable memory, Affordable overall quality
  • Cons: Underwhelming camera, Low internal storage, Erratic performance
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HTC 8S review

23 January 2013
  • Summary: The HTC Windows Phone 8S is the first Windows Phone 8 handset to fit into the mid-range price category. As such it's not quite the performer of the high-end Windows Phone 8 devices, but it's not so poor as to make it a bad deal. It offers solid performance and features for a reasonable price. Whether you prefer it to a similarly priced Android phone will depend on your own subjective preference of platform.
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Windows Phone 8S by HTC Review

20 January 2013
Overall 7
Performance 4
Battery performance 10
Display 8
Weight 10
Noise 10
Gaming performance 3
Connectivity 4
Keyboard 5
Temperature 8

Review HTC Windows Phone 8S Smartphone

18 January 2013
  • Summary: Entry-level Windows. A dual-core processor, 512 MB RAM and a 4-inch screen for 260 Euros (~$346). In cooperation with HTC Microsoft tries to pull smartphone users away from the Android and iOS camp. But is Windows Phone 8 with weaker hardware still fast enough and competitive?
  • Pros: Expandable memory via microSD, 4 different colour variations, Good build quality, Responsive menu controls, The unique design and the very good haptics.
  • Cons: Low resolution display, Small memory for apps and games, Limited feedback from the keys, Built-in battery, No video-out, A higher resolution display and more storage versions.
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