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HTC Windows Phone 8S

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1352 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. Opinions about the portability and design are on the whole positive. The performance and size also get good feedback, whereas the GPS navigation and camera get mixed comments.

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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 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

HTC 8S

 

An affordable way to get on board the Windows Phone 8 train.

Cute, quirky design, Comfortable curvy back, Expandable storage via microSD slot, Speedy dual-core processor

Fairly low resolution screen, Strongly constrasting colours won't be to everyone's taste, Only a 5MP camera

May, 2013

Expert review by (whathifi.com)

HTC 8S

 

A capable and fun, if feature-light, Windows Phone experience for a great budget price

Smooth and swift interface ; Easy to use ; Fun and colourful finish ; Decent sound and video quality for the price ; Expandable storage ; Budget price

Limited features ; No front-facing camera ; YouTube sound is bright ; Apps are thin on the ground at the moment

Expert review by (t3.com)

HTC 8S review: Hands-on

 

The Windows Phone 8S by HTC is the affordable alternative to the HTC 8X

Expert review by : Stuff.tv (stuff.tv)

HTC 8S review

 

A vision in ‘colour-dipped' polycarbonate, the HTC 8S continues the sterling work of its 4.3in sibling, the 8X, in flying the flag for supremely good-looking Windows Phone 8 hardware. Priced just £180 on Pay as You Go with Three or on contract from...

Dec, 2012

Expert review by : James Rogerson (techradar.com)

HTC 8S review

 

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

Stylish design ; MicroSD card slot ; Great social network integration ; Good for messaging

Lacklustre battery ; Slow browser ; Only 4 GB of internal storage ; No smart dialling

The HTC 8S is a good all round handset. It doesn't do a terrible job of anything but it also struggles to stand out. If you're set on Windows Phone 8 and don't want to drop a huge amount on a handset then for the time being this a good buy.

Apr, 2013

Expert review by : Jim Martin (techadvisor.co.uk)

HTC Windows Phone 8S vs Nokia Lumia 820 video comparison review

 

The HTC Windows Phone 8S and the Nokia Lumia 820 are the cheapest Windows Phone 8 handsets around. The 8S has an understated two-tone design. At 10.3mm thick it is far from the thinnest phone around, but it doesn't feel bulky and at just 114 grammes,...

Feb, 2013

Expert review by : Matt Egan (techadvisor.co.uk)

HTC Windows Phone 8S video review

 

It has a two-tone body with a rubberised finish. At 10 point 3 milimetres it is far from the thinnest phone around, but it doesn't feel bulky.

Feb, 2013

Expert review by : expertreviews.co.uk (expertreviews.co.uk)

HTC Windows Phone 8S

 

An impressive budget Windows Phone 8 handset with a good camera, but Nokia's Lumia 620 rival takes the crown

Jan, 2013

Expert review by : Matt Egan (techadvisor.co.uk)

HTC Windows Phone 8S vs Nokia Lumia 820 smartphone comparison review

 

The Nokia Lumia 820 is a bit smaller than the massive Nokia Lumia 920, but much bigger and heavier than the 8S. At 68x124mm it's about as tall as the iPhone 5 but a little bit wider than the 8S. Nokia claims it's a reasonable 9.9mm thick but we...

The HTC Windows Phone 8S is the first Windows Phone 8 handset to fit into the mid-range price category. As such it's not quite the performer of the high-end Windows Phone 8 devices such as the bottom-of-the-high-end Lumia 820, but it's not so poor as...

Jan, 2013

Expert review by : Matt Egan (techadvisor.co.uk)

HTC Windows Phone 8S review

 

The HTC Windows Phone 8S is a relatively inexpensive Windows Phone 8 smartphone with a 4in display. As such it brings a welcome note of variety to the Windows Phone 8 market, as the smattering of handsets available on the latest Microsoft platform tend...

The HTC Windows Phone 8S is the first Windows Phone 8 handset to fit into the mid-range price category. As such it's not quite the performer of the high-end Windows Phone 8 devices, but it's not so poor as to make it a bad deal. It offers solid...

Jan, 2013
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