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Key Features

  • Windows Phone v8
  • Performance



  • Display



  • Camera


  • Battery

  • 4 GB + 32 GB Expandable
  • Available
  • FM Radio

What makes HTC Windows Phone 8S unique?

  • The lightest Windows phone with Dual-Core processor
  • The 4 Inch HTC phone with the most powerful battery

Buy For

  • High quality Display
  • Windows Phone 8
  • Powerful Configuration
  • Free cloud storage
  • Affordably priced

Beware Of

  •  No Front Camera

Beautiful and elegant smartphone

HTC 8S is a mid range smart phone loaded with the Windows Phone 8 OS. It packs a 4.0 inch, 480 x 800 pixels, 16M Colors S-LCD capacitive touch screen protected with Corning Gorilla Glass. It runs on Windows Phone 8 OS and is powered by 1 GHz Krait Dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor, Adreno 225 GPU and 512 MB Ram.

HTC 8S packs a 5MP camera with Auto focus and LED Flash for photography but lacks a front camera for video calling. To store apps and multimedia, it houses 4GB storage expandable up 32GB. It also comes with 7GB free cloud storage.

The mobile also packs Beats Audio enhancement which delivers a great music listening experience. It is backed by a 1700 mAH battery and comes in 4 vibrant colors.

Verdict

HTC is known for excellence in quality. The company has priced HTC 8S at par with its Android counterparts and thus providing an options for users who want a neat and more professional OS loaded smart phone in a budget. If you want to taste something refreshing and decent, try HTC 8S, it won’t disappoint you.

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HTC Windows Phone 8S Specifications

General

Brand HTC
Model Windows Phone 8S
Also Known As HTC Accord
Operating System Windows Phone v8
SIM Slot(s) Single SIM, GSM
SIM Size SIM1: Micro
Network 3G: Available, 2G: Available

Design

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Dimensions 120.5 (H) x 63 (W) x 10.28 (T) mm
Weight 113 grams
Colours

Display

Screen Size
4 inches (10.16 cm)
Screen Resolution
480 x 800 pixels
Pixel Density
233 ppi
Display Type
S-LCD
Screen Protection
Corning Gorilla Glass
Touch Screen Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch
Screen to Body Ratio
59.99 %

Performance

Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 MSM8627
Processor
Dual core, 1 GHz, Krait
Graphics
Adreno 305
RAM
512 MB

Storage

Internal Memory
4 GB
Expandable Memory
Up to 32 GB

Camera

Main Camera

Resolution
5 MP Primary Camera
Autofocus
Flash
LED Flash
Image Resolution 2592 x 1944 Pixels
Camera Features
Digital Zoom, Face detection, Touch to focus
Video Recording
1280x720 @ 30 fps

Battery

Capacity
1700 mAh
Type Li-Polymer
User Replaceable
No
Talktime
Up to 8 Hours(2G)

Network & Connectivity

SIM Size SIM1: Micro
Network Support
3G, 2G
SIM 1
3G Bands:
UMTS 2100 / 900 MHz

2G Bands:
GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz

3G Speed:
HSDPA 42.2 Mbit/s ↓, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s ↑

GPRS:
Available

EDGE:
Available

SAR Value
Head: 0.97 W/kg, Body: 1.08 W/kg
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11, b/g/n
Bluetooth
v3.1
GPS
with A-GPS, Glonass
USB Connectivity
microUSB 2.0

Multimedia

FM Radio
Loudspeaker
Audio Jack 3.5 mm

Special Features

Other Sensors Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer
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25 Expert Reviews for HTC Windows Phone 8S

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  • HTC Windows Phone 8S review: Icebreaker
    GSMArena team
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    18 Dec 2012 | gsmarena

    No one`s had any reason to question HTC`s commitment to Windows Phone. The Taiwanese have been on board since the heyday of PocketPCs, helping Redmond quickly man a nascent WP7 army. Now they`re back in the thick of it for the next generation of the platform; this time with a smaller, more focused squad. In the couple of the so-called signature WP8 devices, the HTC Windows Phone 8S is playing second fiddle to the 8X. The current flagship however,...

    Verdict: The HTC Windows Phone 8S is a likeable little handset. It clearly isn`t one of the platform`s headliners, but it may be the right thing to help the fresh Windows Phone 8 conquer some new territory. The 8S was meant to make the WP OS more desirable an...

  • One of the first Windows Phone 8 devices, but does this mid-range handset impress?
    James Rogerson
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    22 Apr 2013 | techradar

    HTC have been a major Windows Phone player for a while now, arguably second only to Nokia in their output. With Samsung eating up much of their Android market share and Microsoft launching an exciting new version of Windows Phone, the platform is obviously going to be a key area of focus for the Taiwanese firm. So it`s no surprise that it hasn`t hung around to release some Windows Phone 8 handsets, with both the mid range HTC Windows Phone 8S and...

    Pros: Stylish design, MicroSD card slot, Great social network integration, Good for messaging,

    Cons: Lacklustre battery, Slow browser, Only 4 GB of internal storage, No smart dialling,

    Verdict: The HTC 8S is a good all round handset. It doesn`t do a terrible job of anything but it also struggles to stand out. If you`re set on Windows Phone 8 and don`t want to drop a huge amount on a handset then for the time being this a good buy....

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82 User Reviews for HTC Windows Phone 8S

Overall User Rating (3.7 Out of 5 based on 154 ratings)

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Most Helpful User Reviews
  • WAIT FOR LUMIA 620. THIS PHONE IS MUCH INFERI
    Flipkart Customer
    WAIT FOR LUMIA 620. THIS PHONE IS MUCH INFERI
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    18 Dec 2012
    Reviewed On: flipkart.com

    Overall: LUMIA 620 vs HTC 8Snn@ GD (this specific part is reply to his review)n1) Looks are subject to personal liking. Both handsets, 8S and Lumia 620 are good in my opinion but Nokia is better known for build quality, reception and service support than HTC.nn2) Both 8S and Lumia 620 have exact same GPU i.e. Adreno 305. Even CPU is same. So get your fact rights.nn3) Lumia 620 has more PPI than HTC 8S! 246 (for 620) vs 233 (for 8S). This, because both have same resolution but display of Lumia 620 is smaller by 0.2". This will result in crispier images on 620. Again I would say, research extensively before writing misleading review.nn4) I have already talked about build quality. Check track record of existing and old models from both Nokia and HTC. Leave that part, I would just like to point out that you are already claiming Lumia 620 has bad build quality when none has ever held it in hand except Nokia employees. It says lot about how immature your review is.nnNow for all other people.nnMAJOR DISADVANTAGE OF HTC 8S:nnIt has only 4 GB internal memory. It has card slot so people will say, does it even matter? It does. WP 8 stores all games and apps ONLY on internal memory and by no way you can move it to SD card. Out of 4GB, only 1.6 GB is user available and that is barely sufficient for HD games, let alone apps. Lumia 620 has 8 GB internal memory with 5.6 GB user available. More than thrice of 8S.nn8S also doesn't feature NFC. So you can not use tap+share and wallet NFC features extensively and nicely implemented in WP 8.nnADVANTAGES OF LUMIA 620 OVER HTC 8S:nn1) HAAC - 2 high amplitude microphones for best audio capture in smartphones. Only Nokia N8, Lumia 920, 820 and 620 have this feature. 8S and any other phone lacks it.nn2) Front facing camera. Lack of this in 8S makes in built functionality of Skype in WP8 useless.nn3) NFC (Near field communication). 620 has it. But lack of it in 8S makes tap+share feature with other accessories like speakers, NFC tags etc and NFC payment feature of WP 8 wallet useless.nn4) Support for a 5 GHz frequency over 802.11n WLAN. This is recent adoption in smartphones and make high speed WiFi compatible with phone. Great to have it in 620 but 8S misses it.nn5) 21 Mbps HSDPA support in Lumia 620. Maximum speed of HSDPA on 8S is unknown on HTC site but many websites report that its 14.4 Mbps. While mobile companies are upgrading their infrastructure to support more and more 3G speed, its nice to have handset compatible with it.nn6) Nokia exclusive apps and location services like critically claimed Nokia Drive, Nokia transport, augmented reality app Nokia city lens, upcoming data compression technique Nokia Xpress, camera lenses like cinemagraph, smartshoot etc. All exclusive on Lumia phones.nn7) Dolby headphone sound enhancements vs Beats in HTC. Many audiophiles give thumbs up to Dolby when compared to Beats.nn2 stars because this phone still has beautiful and smooth WP 8 OS. Lack of said features is shame for this much price.

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  • Awesome Phone
    Rajesh Chekuri
    Awesome Phone
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    01 Jan 2013
    Reviewed On: flipkart.com

    Overall: Why all People comparing with Lumia 620....?nnEach phone has it's own advantages and disadvantages....nn8s Prosn1. Gorilla Glass(Big Adv)n2. Beautiful designn3. Battery(1700 mAph )nn620 Pro'sn1. Pricen2. Front cam(Big Adv)n3. Changeable Back shellsn4. NFC nnPeople will buy which one suites for their taste and needs...nnDon't underrate the device by comparing the other device.

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