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.
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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