HTC Windows Phone 8S

Announced:
Sep 19, 2012
Market status:
Released

PhoneArena Rating:

7.5
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HTC Windows Phone 8S

Announced: Sep 19, 2012
Market status: Released

PhoneArena Rating:

7.5
Read Full Review
  • Display 4.0" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1000 MHz
  • Storage 4 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1700 mAh
  • Fingerprint
  • Lightweight
  • Thin
  • LTE
  • Waterproof
  • NFC
  • Dual SIM

Display

Display size:

4.0 inches

Resolution:

480 x 800 pixels

Pixel density:

233 ppi

Technology:

S-LCD

Screen-to-body ratio:

60.05 %

Features:

Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass

Camera

Rear:

Single camera

Main camera:

5 megapixels

Hardware Features:

Autofocus

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.8; Focal length: 35 mm

Flash:

LED

Video recording:

1280x720 (HD) (30 fps)

Design

Dimensions:

4.74 x 2.48 x 0.40 inches (120.5 x 63 x 10.28 mm)

Weight:

3.99 oz (113 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)

Colors:

Black, Blue, Red, Gray

Hardware & Performance

System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8627

Processor:

Dual-core, 1000 MHz, Krait

GPU:

Adreno 305

RAM:

0.5 GB

Internal storage:

4 GB

Storage expansion:

up to 32 GB

OS:

Windows Phone, 8

Battery

Capacity:

1700 mAh

Cellular

CDMA:

800, 1900 MHz

GSM:

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

UMTS:

900, 2100 MHz

Data:

HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS

SIM type:

Micro SIM

Connectivity

Bluetooth:

3.1, EDR

Wi-Fi:

802.11 b, g, n

USB:

USB 2.0

Connector:

microUSB

Features:

Mass storage device, USB charging

Location:

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass

Other:

Computer sync, OTA sync

Phone features

Sensors:

Accelerometer

Notifications:

Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone

Hearing aid compatibility:

M3, T3

Other features:

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Multimedia

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Headphones connector:

3.5mm

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Nov 07, 2012

FCC ID value:

NM8PM59110 link

FCC measured SAR:

Head:

0.71 W/kg

Body:

1.53 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.53 W/kg

Wireless Router:

1.53 W/kg

ALTERNATIVE VARIANTS

We list only the specs that are different than the main variant

HTC Accord 16GB

Differences from the main variant:

Internal storage:

16 GB

Pros

No Pros

Cons

  • Thick body (0.40 inches)
  • No front-facing camera
  • Too little RAM
  • Low pixel density screen (233 ppi)

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.

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