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 push to get Windows Phone devices into consumer's hands.

The 8S nixes a 720p display for a smaller 4-inch screen and just 4GB of storage, but it adds microSD support to help make up for the lack of free space. A curved back, solid build quality, and lightweight chassis makes this an interesting option for smartphone shoppers, but is it all form over function with this low cost handset or is HTC's 8S Windows Phone a bargain this holiday season? Read on to find out.