HTC Windows Phone 8S

Description

The HTC Windows Phone 8S, the more affordable new Windows Phone 8 smartphone by HTC, has just been unveiled and it will enter direct competition with the Nokia Lumia 820. The HTC 8S has a funky design with a brightly colored contrasted chin and a vividly colored earpiece. The device is pretty light at just 113 grams. The hardware doesn’t shoot for the stars - instead it caters to budget minded consumers. We have a 4-inch WVGA (that’s 480 x 800 pixels) screen, a Snapdragon S4 chip with a 1.0GHz dual-core Krait processor, 512MB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage that you can expand via microSD cards. There is a removable panel at the bottom where HTC has placed the micro SIM and microSD card slots. The battery is not removable, though. HTC is including Beats Audio technology on this device to manage to differentiate itself in the Windows Phone arena. At the back, we have a 5-megapixel camera with f/2.8 aperture, recording videos at 720p. One sore omission is a front facing camera, so there is no easy way to make video calls and make use of the built in Skype client.

Cons

  • Thick body (0.40 inches)

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Display

Size: 4.0 inches
Resolution: 800 x 480 pixels, 233 PPI
Technology: S-LCD
Screen-to-body: 60.05 %
Features: Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass

Hardware

System chip: Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8627
Processor: Dual-core, 1000 MHz, Krait
GPU: Adreno 305
RAM: 0.5GB
Internal storage: 4GB
Storage expansion: microSDHC up to 32 GB
OS: Windows Phone, 8 Screenshots

Battery

Capacity: 1700 mAh
Type: Li - Polymer, User replaceable

Camera

Rear: Single camera Camera samples
Main camera: 5 MP (Autofocus)
Specifications: Aperture size: F2.8; Focal length: 35 mm
Video recording: 1280x720 (HD) (30 fps)
Dimensions: 4.74 x 2.48 x 0.40 inches (120.5 x 63 x 10.28 mm)
Weight: 3.99 oz (113.0 g)
Colors: Black, Blue, Red, Gray

Cellular

UMTS: 900, 2100 MHz
Data Speed: HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS
SIM type: Micro SIM

Multimedia

Headphones: 3.5mm jack
Speakers: Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Features: Album art cover, Background playback, Beats Audio

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth: 3.1, EDR
Wi-Fi: 802.11 b, g, n
USB: microUSB, USB 2.0
Features: Mass storage device, Charging
Location: GPS, A-GPS, Glonass
Sensors: Accelerometer
Other: Computer sync, OTA sync

Phone features

Notifications: Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
Other features: Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:
Date approved: Nov 07, 2012
FCC ID value: NM8PM59110 link
Measured SAR:
Head: 0.71 W/kg
Body: 1.53 W/kg
Simultaneous Transmission: 1.53 W/kg
Wireless Router: 1.53 W/kg
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Alternative variants

HTC Accord 16GB

Differences from the main variant:
Internal storage: 16GB

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