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HTC Windows Phone 8S
7.3 out of 10

HTC Windows Phone 8S

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Overall 8
8.0

Windows Phone 8S by HTC

Channel5
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.
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Overall 7
7.0

HTC 8S Review: In Depth

Recombu
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...
  • Pros: Premium design, Expandable memory, Affordable overall quality
  • Cons: Underwhelming camera, Low internal storage, Erratic performance
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Overall 7
7.2
Performance 4
4.4
Battery performance 10
9.5
Display 8
8.2
Weight 10
10
Noise 10
10
Gaming performance 3
2.5
Connectivity 4
3.6
Keyboard 5
4.6
Temperature 8
8.1

Review HTC Windows Phone 8S Smartphone

Notebookcheck
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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Overall 8
8.0

HTC 8S Windows Phone 8

stuffmideast.com
7 January 2013
  • Summary: A strong 4in Windows Phone specimen at a great price. But if you want the superphone package – apps, camera, storage – look elsewhere.
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Overall 7
7.0

HTC Windows Phone 8S ( unlocked)

CNET
24 December 2012
  • Summary: The HTC 8S -- also known as the Windows Phone 8S by HTC -- is a fun and funky looking handset that feels speedy to use despite its modest processor and has a good all-round line up of features for its price.
  • Pros: Refreshingly different design; Slick and modern Windows Phone 8 OS; Dual-core processor; MicroSD card.
  • Cons: Lacks Nokia's extra apps; Screen and camera are nothing special.
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Overall 8
7.5

Expert Review

Phone Arena
18 December 2012
  • Conclusion: HTC has made a mucho sympatico handset with the 8S, shaping it in a two-tone ergonomic bod, with very easy one-handed operation. It has skimped a bit on the camera quality, and not even included one for video chat, but the rest of the readings are solid, and there is even a microSD slot for storage...
  • Pros: Catchy and ergonomic design, microSD card slot
  • Cons: No front-facing camera, Subpar outgoing calls
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Overall 7
7.0
Design 9
9.0
Performance 7
7.0
Battery performance 7
7.0
Display 7
7.0
Camera 4
4.0
Software 7
7.0

HTC Windows Phone 8S review

theverge.com
11 December 2012
  • Excerpt: HTC's second Windows Phone 8 device follows the same design as its bigger brother, the 8X, with a unique look and feel that's separate to the company's Android devices. It's another big bet on Windows Phone 8 for HTC and one that the company hopes will appeal to the masses as Microsoft continues its...
  • Pros: Unique design, Lightweight, Solid build quality
  • Cons: Low resolution display, No forward facing camera / poor rear camera, Some performance issues
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Overall 8
7.8

HTC Windows Phone 8S Review

mobilesyrup.com
8 December 2012
  • Excerpt: Virgin Mobile surprised us this week by announcing it would be the first carrier in North America to carry the entry-level Windows Phone 8S by HTC. Coming in at a…
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Overall 8
8.0

HTC 8S Review

Know Your Mobile
28 November 2014
  • Summary: A great value Windows Phone 8 with design appeal to rival top-end Androids.
  • Pros: Fantastic design, Affordable, Good camera
  • Cons: Occasional performance glitches, Limited app selection, HTC don't differentiate their WP8 devices
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

The Gadget Show
20 November 2014
  • Summary: The basics As the name suggests, the Windows Phone 8S by HTC is an important blower. It’s got Microsoft’s blessing, so it should be a benchmark of what to expect from Windows Phone.
  • Pros: While we’ve enjoyed the three Windows Phone 8 blowers that have hit stores so far - the Windows Phone 8X, Nokia Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 - none of them have been, to put it politely, slim. If the Lumia 920 is a tank, the Windows Phone 8S is a Smart car. The four-inch screen is sharp, colourful and...
  • Cons: Most of the problems we have with Windows Phone 8 can be laid at Microsoft’s door, and until the next update, we’re going to keep bringing them up. Multi-tasking is still confusing (You can only go back to where you were in an app via the multi-tasking tray - reopening from the start screen reloa...
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