HTC Windows Phone 8S

Published at: 1/10/2013 Category:
The Windows Phone 8S by HTC was announced by HTC Corporation on September 19, 2012. It is a cheaper, lower-end version of the Windows Phone 8X by HTC. HTC Corporation announced that the HTC Windows Phone 8S will not be sold in the United States. HTC just unveiled the two latest additions to its lineup of smartphones. Called HTC Windows Phone 8X and HTC Windows Phone 8S.

HTC Windows Phone 8S Full Phone Specifications, Review & Price

The devices are unsurprisingly powered by the latest version of the Microsoft WP platform. The HTC Windows Phone 8X takes the role as the company's WP8 flagship, while the 8S is a mid-range device with distinct youthful appeal. Fortunately, the HTC Windows Phone 8S has little of that to worry about. Not only is it the most affordable of WP8 smartphones, but it keeps a safe distance too from the Android heavyweights.

HTC Windows Phone 8S Full Phone Specifications, Review & Price

We don't think that much pressure will be felt either from the iOS end. So anyone keen to try Microsoft's latest on a tight budget is seemingly already in the loop and the 8S has a chance of winning over some converts too. The two-tone color scheme, aside from a few color licks around the lens and ear piece, keeps the second color limited to the bottom edge and the detachable cap. This offers access to the microSD slot (upgrading the built-in 4GB of storage up to 32GB), but like the 8X, no access to the battery.

HTC Windows Phone 8S Full Phone Specifications, Review & Price

Yep, these new Windows Phones look nothing like HTC's One series, and while the same design studio is responsible, this time, it took its inspiration from Microsoft's tile interface. There's a dual-core 1GHz Snapdragon S4 processor inside, but the phone wasn't quite ready to be put completely through its paces. While the software was still locked down, and read more of our hardware impressions.

HTC Windows Phone 8S Full Phone Specifications


General 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 900 / 2100
SIM Micro-SIM
Announced 2012, September
Status Available. Released 2012, November
Body Dimensions 120.5 x 63 x 10.3 mm (4.74 x 2.48 x 0.41 in)
Weight 113 g (3.99 oz)
Display Type S-LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 480 x 800 pixels, 4.0 inches (~233 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch Yes
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass
Sound Alert types Vibration, MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
- Beats Audio sound enhancement
Memory Card slot microSD, up to 32 GB
Internal 4 GB, 512 MB RAM
Data GPRS Yes
EDGE Yes
Speed HSDPA, HSUPA
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth Yes, v3.1 with A2DP, EDR
USB Yes, microUSB v2.0
Camera Primary 5 MP, 2592х1944 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
Features Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection
Video Yes, 720p@30fps
Secondary No
Features OS Microsoft Windows Phone 8
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon S4
CPU Dual-core 1 GHz Krait
GPU Adreno 305
Sensors Accelerometer, proximity
Messaging SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email
Browser HTML5
Radio No
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS
Java No
Colors Domino, Fiesta Red, Atlantic Blue, High-Rise Gray
- SNS integration
- 7GB free SkyDrive storage
- MP3/WAV/WMA/eAAC+ player
- MP4/WMV/H.264/H.263 player
- Document viewer
- Voice memo/dial
- Predictive text input
Battery Standard battery, Li-Po 1700 mAh
Stand-by No official data
Talk time No official data
 

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