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HTC 8S

alaTest has collected and analyzed 788 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the battery and screen are on the whole positive. The price and usability also get good opinions, but there are some less positive opinions about the features. There are some mixed opinions about the reception and GPS navigation.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the HTC 8S is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for HTC 8S

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 169 user reviews of HTC 8S from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Mobile Phones on Amazon.co.uk.

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reliability, features, reception

83% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

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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

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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.

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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.

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Windows Phone 8S by HTC Review

 

HTC dug deep for its Windows Phone 8 line-up, coming out with a pair of distinctively designed smartphones that promptly earned Microsoft “Signature” status. The Windows Phone 8X already impressed us, and now it's the turn of its smaller sibling, the...

There’s no denying that HTC has crafted a good looking phone in the 8S, and the general user experience is solid. What makes it tough to recommend is the subpar camera performance and the absence of a front-facing camera; Microsoft is only going to...

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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 Windows Phone 8 for HTC and one that the company hopes will...

Unique design ; Lightweight ; Solid build quality

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

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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...

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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

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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.

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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

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Hands-On with the HTC 8S [video]

 

We have an HTC 8X in the house that we’ll have a review of soon, but in the meanwhile we also managed to check out...

Product Specifications

Camera

Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Camera:Double Camera / Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Video Resolution in Pixel:HD720p

Configuration

Audio Playback: Yes
GPS Receiver:Built-in
Integrated Radio:FM Radio / No
Integrated TV Tuner: No
Java:No / Yes
Push to Talk: No
Realtone: Yes
User Interface for Text:Touchscreen
Video Client: Yes

Connectivity

A2DP: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Memory Card Slot: Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
Near Field Communication: No
USB: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
WiFi Data Exchange: Yes

Data Transfer

EDGE: Yes
GPRS: Yes
HSCSD: No
HSDPA: Yes
Technology:WCDMA (UMTS)

Display

Display Technology:SUPER-LCD
Number of Display Colours:16 Millions
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Design:Bar
EASY USE PHONE: No
Operating System:Windows Phone
Operating System Version:Windows Phone 8
Operator:3 / EE / LIFE MOBILE / MVNO / O2 / Orange / Sim Free / T-MOBILE / TALKTALK / Tesco MB / Virgin / Vodafone
Product Type:Smartphone
Way of Buying:Contract / Prepay Pack / Sim Free

Messaging

E-Mail Functionality: Yes
Instant Messaging:No / Yes
Push email: Yes
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