Reviews HTC Windows Phone 8s
RCT SCORE 5.9 / 10

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HTC's Windows Phone 8s is a lower cost Windows Phone 8 smartphone similar in many respects to the company's flagship Win phone, the 8x.

It boasts a 1GHz dual-core processor, 4-inch display, 4GB of internal memory and 512MB of RAM. It offers an SD card slot and a 5-megapixel camera capable of 720p HD video recording. There's also HTC's "Beats Audio" sound enhancemet technology.

Reviewers were mixed on the 8s. Many praised the design and the slimmed down feature set for a budget-conscious consumer, while others panned the lack of a front-facing camera for web chats and the slim amount of internal memory. Others also noted that budget-conscious smartphone shoppers may want a look at chearp Androids first (or even the iPhone 4 or 4s) for a larger library of apps.


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Beauty, No Brains
Unfortunately, this beautiful body is let down behind the brains of the operation. A lack of forward facing camera will be disappointing for those wishing to capture photos on this...
Good Looking Budget Smartphone
Some people might not fancy the sound of a 1GHz dual-core chip or 5-megapixel camera, and these people should indeed look elsewhere. But, if you want a phone that looks good, is...
Tough Competition
It's a solid phone in its own right, but competition from the iPhone and Android models makes it a tougher sell.
Doesn't Stand Out in the Crowd
The HTC 8S is a good all round handset. It doesn't do a terrible job of anything but stylish looks aside it also struggles to stand out.
Dependable but Not Groundbreaking
The HTC 8S is a nice little handset. It's dependable without being groundbreaking, so while it might not get your pulse racing, it'll keep you in touch.
Lacks All-Around Polish
There’s no denying that HTC has crafted a good looking phone in the 8S, and the general user experience is solid. What makes it tough to recommend is the subpar camera...
Good Price, Good Features
The HTC Windows Phone 8S is a likeable little handset. It clearly isn't one of the platform's headliners, but it may be the right thing to help the fresh Windows Phone 8 conquer some...
Decent Phone But Missing Some Goodies
The HTC 8S is an attractive early entry to the world of the new Windows OS. It looks and feels great, and sells at a very reasonable price. Look too close, though, and you'll realise...
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