HTC Windows Phone 8S

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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...

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Basic Specs

Thickness 0.4 inches
Weight 0.25 pounds
Form factor Slab
Screen size (diagonal) 4 inches
Operating system Windows Phone
Launch OS version 8

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Tech Specs

Hardware

Height 4.74 inches
Width 2.48 inches
Thickness 0.4 inches
Weight 0.25 pounds
Form factor Slab
Color Blue, Yellow / Gray, White / Black, Red
Loudspeaker Yes

Display

Screen size (diagonal) 4 inches
Technology Super LCD
Pixel arrangement RGB
Resolution (Y) 800 px
Resolution (X) 480 px
PPI 233
Touchscreen type Capacitive

Connectivity

GSM Yes
GSM frequencies supported 1900, 1800, 900, 850
UMTS / HSPA Yes
UMTS frequencies supported 900, 2100
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi support 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b
802.11n frequencies 2.4GHz
GPS Yes
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth version Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
Tethering / mobile hotspot Yes

Processor

Manufacturer Qualcomm
Brand / family Snapdragon S4
Clock speed 1 GHz
Number of cores 2

Memory

RAM size 512 MB

Storage

Internal size 4 GB
External Yes
Max external size 32 GB
External type microSD

Rear Camera

Resolution 5 megapixels
Flash LED
Focus type Autofocus
Video resolution 720p

Software

Operating system Windows Phone
Launch OS version 8

Interface

Video out Yes
Headphone jack 3.5mm
Other ports Micro USB

Sensors

Sensors Proximity, Ambient light, Accelerometer

Battery

Capacity 1700 mAh
Removable No

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  • 8.0
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    Reviewed by panakart (Currently owns)

    I believe that Htc 8s is excellent for its category. Perfect design, good quality, decent camera, Very smooth performance,. a future ecosystem and a very good battery with big capacity. The only drawback i see is that it doesn't have a front-facing camera. However many users don't use a secondary camera.

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    • Software 8
    • Battery life 8
    • Ecosystem 8
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