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.
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...
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.
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.
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
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...
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...
Summary: Introduction The HTC Windows Phone 8S is a mid range Smart phone that is designed for people seeking an efficient device loaded with a professional OS. This beautiful and elegant device is made to match the life of users both while working and playing.
Pros: Has a extremely high quality display , Offers the latest and elegant WP8 , Has a great social network design , Offers a powerful configuration , Comes with free cloud storage
Cons: Does not have expandable storage , The battery is lacklustre , The browser is quite slow , Does not offer smart dialing