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HTC Windows Phone 8S

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1351 reviews of HTC Windows Phone 8S. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Views about the portability and design are generally positive. The performance and size also get good feedback, but there are mixed opinions on the GPS navigation and camera.

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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 87/100 = Very good quality.

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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 : Brian Bennett (cnet.com)

HTC's Windows Phone 8S is candy-colored and affordable

 

The Windows Phone 8S from HTC will run Microsoft's latest software, sport flashy colors, and won't break the bank.

Sep, 2012

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 : Chris Davies (slashgear.com)

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...

HTC very nearly nailed the Windows Phone 8 market. The 8S is well designed and a great size: not everybody wants a huge smartphone, and many people who told us they liked the design of the 8X but wanted something scaled more like an iPhone 5 had no...

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 : Stu (landoftechnology.com)

Windows Phone 8S by HTC Review

 

ForewordFor those of you that don't know, the Windows Phone 8S by HTC is an entry level Windows Phone 8 device. Following the same design outline as its sibling, the 8X, the ...

Build Quality ; Memory Card ; Very Responsive

Camera Suffers In Bad Light ; Lack of RAM means possible issues in the future ; Low Internal Storage ; Only 1.5gb of storage for Apps

Feb, 2013

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

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