HTC 8S review

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

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Product Type
Smartphone
Network Band
Quad Band
Input Method
Touchscreen
Touchscreen
Yes
Bluetooth
Yes
Wireless LAN
Yes
USB
Yes
Contract Type
SIM-free
Maximum Memory Card Size Supported
32 GB
Built-in Memory
4 GB
Built-in Flash
Yes
Memory Card Slot
Yes
Cellular Data Connectivity Technology
EDGE, GPRS, HSDPA, HSUPA, UMTS
GPS Receiver
Yes
Multi-SIM Supported
No
Near Field Communication
No
Integrated TV Tuner
No
Product Family
Windows Phone 8S
Cellular Generation
3G
Cellular Network Supported
GSM 850, GSM 900, GSM 1800, GSM 1900, WCDMA 900, WCDMA 2100
Multi-touch Screen
Yes
Rear Camera Resolution
5 Megapixel
Number of SIM Card Supported
1
Front Camera
No
Memory Card Supported
microSD
Phone Style
Bar
Colour
Atlantic Blue
Operating System
Windows Mobile
Brand Name
HTC
Screen Size
10.2 cm (4")
Screen Resolution
480 x 800
Touchscreen Type
Capacitive
Weight (Approximate)
113 g
Processor Core
Dual-core (2 Core)
Maximum Video Resolution
1280 x 720
Processor Manufacturer
Qualcomm
Wireless LAN Standard
IEEE 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth Standard
Bluetooth 3.1
Operating System Version
Windows Phone 8
Messaging Type
SMS (Short Message Service), MMS (Multi-media Messaging Service), Email, Instant Messaging
USB Standard
USB 2.0
Pixel Density
233 ppi
Height
120.5 mm
Width
63 mm
Depth
10.3 mm
Radio Tuner
Yes
Manufacturer
High Tech Computer Corp
Product Name
Windows Phone 8S Smartphone
Processor Speed
1 GHz
Processor Type
Snapdragon
Product Line
Windows Phone 8S
Screen Type
LCD
Sensor Type
Accelerometer, Proximity Sensor, G-sensor, Ambient Light Sensor
Manufacturer Part Number
99HSS008-00
Manufacturer Website Address
http://www.europe.htc.com
Marketing Information
The smartphone to match your life at work and play. Our unique design immediately sets you apart in a sea of smartphones with playful, brightly coloured devices that look as if they've been dipped in a bucket of paint. Even better...enjoy a strong, long-lasting battery via the powerful dual-core performance.

Exclusive Beats Audio™ built-in serves up immersive, studio-quality sound for all your entertainment. Plus, a physical camera button lets you instantly point, shoot and share while a free SkyDrive account means that wherever you go, so does your content. And don't forget about the cool, clean look of Live Tiles that put personalization readily at your fingertips.

Boldly coloured design.
This smartphone stands apart with its eye-catching, bright, playful original look and its bold colour accent that looks as if it's been dipped in a paint pot. Pair that with the cool, clean coordinated design of Live Tiles and you have a device that rivals (dare we say leads?) the other guys.

High-performing battery.
Stay connected while charging your phone less than other phones-thanks to the 1GHz dual-core processor for powerful performance and an optimized battery. Plus, never be without your content again-photos, documents and more are easily accessible on your free 7GB SkyDrive account.

Studio-quality sound and entertainment.
Don't just listen to your music, feel it with Beats Audio™ built-in. You get deeper base, crisper vocals and detailed high notes for music, games, movies and videos. Then, lose yourself in the music and games you love with Xbox Gaming and Xbox Music, where you have access to more than 17 million tracks.

For the photographer in you.
A physical camera button, accessible even from the lock screen, lets you instantly point, shoot and share images from the 5mp, 720p autoflash camera. Create inspiring, original photos with the built-in lenses and show those images on the big, vibrant display. And never again be without your photos and videos. They're now quickly accessible, easy-to-manage, secure and automatically backed up on your free 7GB SkyDrive account.
Limited Warranty
1 Year
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