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HTC Windows Phone 8S

HTC Windows Phone 8S
alaScore 88

1231 reviews

Oct, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1231 reviews of HTC Windows Phone 8S. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Views about the price and design are on the whole positive. The performance and usability also get good feedback.

size, usability, performance, design, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the HTC Windows Phone 8S is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for HTC Windows Phone 8S

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 122 user reviews of HTC Windows Phone 8S from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Comments about the design and price are generally positive. The portability and performance are also appreciated. There are some mixed views about the camera and durability. Many are negative about the reliability.

usability, performance, portability, price, design

reliability

73% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HTC 8S Windows Phone - Atlantic BlueHTC 8S Windows Phone - Atlantic Blue

Oct, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for HTC Windows Phone 8S

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of HTC Windows Phone 8S from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.ca. Reviewers are impressed by the camera and portability. The durability and screen also get good views.

screen, durability, portability, camera

100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: BRAND NEW HTC 8S 850 3G -WINDOWS 8 UNLOCKED- BLUE MODELBRAND NEW HTC 8S 850 3G -WINDOWS 8 UNLOCKED- BLUE MODEL

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: (notebookcheck.net)

Review HTC Windows Phone 8S Smartphone

 

Entry-level Windows. A dual-core processor, 512 MB RAM and a 4-inch screen for 260 Euros (~$346). In cooperation with HTC Microsoft tries to pull smartphone users away from the Android and iOS camp. But is Windows Phone 8 with weaker hardware still...

Expandable memory via microSD, 4 different colour variations, Good build quality, Responsive menu controls, The unique design and the very good haptics

Low resolution display, Small memory for apps and games, Limited feedback from the keys, Built-in battery, No video-out, A higher resolution display and more storage versions

Jan, 2013

Expert review by: James Trew (engadget.com)

HTC 8S review: a budget Windows Phone that doesn't compromise on style

 

More InfoWindows Phone 8S by HTC hands-on: a bright Windows phone that holds promiseHTC Windows Phone 8S hits the FCC with North American 3G,

Great build quality ; Excellent call quality ; Great performance for price

Relatively narrow viewing angles ; Mixed camera performance

Even as more WP8 devices start to arrive, there are few budget-friendly options. The 8S proves that budget doesn't have to mean compromise when it comes to design or performance.

Dec, 2012

Expert review by: GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

HTC Windows Phone 8S review: Icebreaker

 

No one's had any reason to question HTC's commitment to Windows Phone. The Taiwanese have been on board since the heyday of PocketPCs, helping Redmond quickly man a nascent WP7 army. Now they're back in the thick of it for the next generation of the...

Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE support ; Dual-band 3G with 42 Mbps HSDPA and 5.7 Mbps HSUPA support ; 4" 16M-color S-LCD capacitive touchscreen of 480 x 800 pixel resolution ; Scratch resistant Gorilla Glass 2 display ; 5 megapixel autofocus camera with LED...

Non user-replaceable battery ; App catalog falls short of Android and iOS ; No front-facing camera ; No system-wide file manager ; No voice-guided navigation

The HTC Windows Phone 8S is a likeable little handset. It clearly isn't one of the platform's headliners, but it may be the right thing to help the fresh Windows Phone 8 conquer some new territory.

Dec, 2012

Expert review by: Tom Warren (theverge.com)

HTC Windows Phone 8S review

 

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...

Unique design ; Lightweight ; Solid build quality

Low resolution display ; No forward facing camera / poor rear camera ; Some performance issues

A solid entry-level device with great design and a lightweight chassis

Dec, 2012

Expert review by: Daniel P. (phonearena.com)

HTC Windows Phone 8S Review

 

HTC Windows Phone 8S is the company's WP8 midranger, carrying the naming scheme over from the company's One line of Android handsets. Executed in a two-tone body painted in a variety of colors, it is evidently aiming to attract the attention of the...

Catchy and ergonomic design ; microSD card slot

No front-facing camera ; Subpar outgoing calls

HTC has made a mucho sympatico handset with the 8S, shaping it in a two-tone ergonomic bod, with very easy one-handed operation. It has skimped a bit on the camera quality, and not even included one for video chat, but the rest of the readings are...

Dec, 2012

Expert review by: EveryReview (everyreview.com)

HTC 8S Review

 

HTC and Windows have developed the 8S and have created a unique design which stands out from the typical smartphone design that has been created, the phone features some great social media related apps, a decent camera and good screen.

Unique looks, - Very good for social media, - MicroSD slot

Battery could be better, - 4GB memory, - Some apps slow

Jan, 2013

Expert review by: YugaTech (yugatech.com)

HTC Windows Phone 8S Review

 

The HTC Windows Phone 8S has a lot going for it. For those that want a different experience and a design that stands out, the 8S is worth considering. However, there are some disadvantages with that choice.

Dec, 2012

Expert review by: Ashima Gupta (technostall.com)

HTC 8S Smartphone Review: Specs and Features

 

HTC 8S ReviewThe HTC 8S, popularly known as the Windows Phone 8S is the mid range smartphone by HTC. The device would be launched soon in the market and is expected to come with a number of advanced features installed ...

4 inches display screen, Display Resolution: 480 x 800 pixels, 1GHz Dual Core processor, 512GB RAM, Windows Phone 8 Operating System, 5MP Camera

Sep, 2012

Expert review by: Alvin Wong (zomgitscj.com)

Unboxing the HTC Windows Phone 8S

 

Here on UnleashThePhones, our coverage of Windows Phone 8 has been very much focused on high-end hardware from Nokia and HTC, namely the Lumia 920...

Expert review by: James Rogerson (techradar.com)

HTC 8S review

 

One of the first Windows Phone 8 devices, but does this mid-range handset impress?

Stylish design ; MicroSD card slot ; Great social network integration ; Good for messaging

Lacklustre battery ; Slow browser ; Only 4 GB of internal storage ; No smart dialling

HTC have been a major Windows Phone player for a while now, arguably second only to Nokia in their output. With Samsung eating up much of their Android market share and Microsoft launching an exciting new version of Windows Phone, the platform is...

Apr, 2013

Product Specifications

Camera

Front Camera:No / Yes
Rear camera resolution (numeric):5

Certificates

Body SAR category (EU):B
Head SAR category (EU):B / C

Display

Screen shape:Flat

Messaging

E-mail: Yes

Navigation

GLONASS: Yes
GPS: Yes

Networking

2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM / GSM
3G standards:HSPA, WCDMA
4G: No
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Single SIM
SIM card hot swapping: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Charging connector: Yes
Lightning connector: Yes
USB port: Yes

Storage

Memory card hot swapping: No