After having a number of Android Phones in market; HTC has come up with its HTC 8S smart phone that runs on Windows 8 operating system. It is company’s affordable phone due to its amazing price with its windows phone specification.
HTC Windows Phone 8S Review and Specifications
HTC Windows Phone 8S runs on Windows 8 Operating System rather than Android and powered by a 1 GHz dual-Core processor that offers highly capable multitasking, fast speed internet browsing and many more.
Company has worked really something brilliant here and users feel very amazed with the design of this smart phone. Unlike its predecessor HTC 8X which had a similar look to Nokia Lumia, HTC Windows Phone 8S has a very stylist and colorful design. The device is available in variety of colors with its soft plastic and rich look feel. The company has opted for glass and glossy plastic rather than polycarbonate because of dirt to stain the device, when it has a light color. The device feels very nice to hold with its tapered edges, and because of that, the device feels thinner than it should be. It is comparatively smaller in size than HTC 8X which makes it easily fit in your pocket and in your hand. It does not have a cheap look and feel, which makes it different in your hands.
HTC Windows Phone 8S is powered by a 1 GHz dual-core Qualcomm S4 processor along with 512MB of RAM. The phone has 4 GB internal storage which can be extended through a micro SD card of up to 32 GB which may be more than acceptable for most of the users.
HTC Windows Phone 8S has a 1700 mAh battery which is non removable and this may be a matter of worry for most of the users. On a single charge a user can get a backup of one day when the phone is mainly used for making calls, internet browsing, emails and social networking which may be less in case of social networking and gaming. Switching off 3G can extend the battery life to 30 hours on full charge.
The HTC 8S windows phone has a 4 inch LCD display with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels having long lasting protection against dust scratches and gouges but still it is prone to dirt stains. The relatively small screen size is acceptable but the bezels around it make the display feel smaller. Colors on the screen are quite unsaturated, and the viewing angles are also limited. The experience with HTC 8S screen does not sound well as Windows phone makes use of so many colors and text.
HTC Windows Phone 8S offers very basic connectivity options. As for radios it supports GSM / GPRS / EDGE (850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz) and UMTS/HSPA(900/2100 MHz). There is no 4G or NFC in this phone. It also offers Bluetooth 3.1 and 801.11b/g/n, plus GPS and GLONASS antennas. User also get Wi-Fi tethering, pretty snappy mobile internet, GPS and a 7 GB chunk of free SkyDrive storage.
Call Quality & Performance
Apart from having a Solid and beautiful design with a variety of colors; company has done pretty well in this area too. HTC Windows Phone 8S offers superb loud and clear sound performance. User cannot expect any dropped call with this device. The sound quality with earpiece and with speakers is absolutely up to the mark.
HTC Windows Phone 8S has a 5 megapixel camera on its back with LED flash and there is no front camera, so it may be disappointing for few who use their handset for video calling or video chat on messengers. Its camera is easy to use but autofocus is slower than most of the windows or android phones available. So here there is no addition or changes than its big brother HTC 8X. The image quality is also fairly basic, it does take average shots on direct sunlight but anything less than that lacked saturation. If we talk about video quality, Video playback is great. The display didn’t deliver much in the UI, but once it comes to playing videos – it pushed through well. Loud and clear sound quality in addition with audio beats makes it more interesting.
Price of HTC Windows Phone 8S
HTC Windows Phone 8S may be an affordable smart phone for most of the users as it is available with windows OS and lots of good features for less than Rs 20,000.
Some good facts with the device are its solid and attractive design with full of colors, loud and clear sound performance and its refreshing interface and on the other hand issues include it’s weak battery, camera performance etc, but it is also difficult to find a Windows Phone at a price below Rs 20,000. It also offers a rich look feel so it may be a good deal for most of the users with lots of colorful options. Tons of tasks can be accomplished with the device but it is not really suggested for the power users who require multimedia to further levels.
HTC Windows Phone 8 is one of the cheap and most affordable windows phone.
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