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.
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.
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.
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.
|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|
|Dimensions||120.5 (H) x 63 (W) x 10.28 (T) mm|
|Screen Size||4 inches (10.16 cm)|
|Screen Resolution||480 x 800 pixels|
|Pixel Density||233 ppi|
|Screen Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass|
|Touch Screen||Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch|
|Screen to Body Ratio||59.99 %|
|Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 MSM8627|
|Processor||Dual core, 1 GHz, Krait|
|Internal Memory||4 GB|
|Expandable Memory||Up to 32 GB|
|Resolution||5 MP Primary Camera|
|Image Resolution||2592 x 1944 Pixels|
|Camera Features||Digital Zoom, Face detection, Touch to focus|
|Video Recording||1280x720 @ 30 fps|
|Talktime||Up to 8 Hours(2G)|
|SIM Size||SIM1: Micro|
|Network Support||3G, 2G|
UMTS 2100 / 900 MHz
GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
HSDPA 42.2 Mbit/s ↓, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s ↑
|SAR Value||Head: 0.97 W/kg, Body: 1.08 W/kg|
|Wi-Fi||Wi-Fi 802.11, b/g/n|
|GPS||with A-GPS, Glonass|
|USB Connectivity||microUSB 2.0|
|Audio Jack||3.5 mm|
|Other Sensors||Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer|
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