HTC Windows Phone 8S

price N/A launch Dec, 2012

phonecurry editor's note based on opinion across 7 expert review(s)

WHAT WE LIKED
  • Good build quality with HTC's unibody chassis with tapered back and soft-touch cover
  • Comfortable to hold and easy to operate with one hand
  • Catchy two-tone body design
  • Decent display with good color presentation, outdoor visibility, and viewing angles
  • Slick Windows Phone interface
  • Smooth performance
  • Great social networking integration
  • Good audio quality

WHAT WE DIDN'T
  • Display tends to smudge a lot, and will require to be wiped often
  • Average camera
  • No secondary video-calling camera
  • The quality and quantity of Windows Phone 3rd party apps is still nowhere close to that of Android or iPhone

7 expert review(s)


video review

source: @PhoneArena
OS
Smartphone OSWindows Phone 8, Upgradeable to GDR2
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size4 inches
Screen Resolution480x800 pixels (~ 233 pixels per inch)
Display Features
  • LCD
  • Scratch Resistant
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
Processor/RAM
Processor1 GHz, Dual Core
RAM512 MB
Memory
Internal Memory4 GB
Expandable Memory SlotYes
Battery
Battery Capacity1700 mAh
Dimensions
Weight113 gm
Thickness10.28 mm
Camera
Camera5.0 MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes
Other Camera Features
  • Touch Focus
  • Face Detection
  • f2.8 Aperture
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
USBYes
WiFiYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes
More
App StoreWindows Marketplace
More
  • Beats Audio
  • SkyDrive (7GB storage)
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brand rating
3.09/5
(Average)
average phonecurry internal rating for phones launched by this brand in the last 12 months
brand perception
Very Good
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service quality rating
Good
service & support quality rating, based on user surveys