HTC launched its midrange Windows Phone HTC 8S alongside HTC 8X at an event held in New York. HTC 8S is amongst the first two phones which will be using the very latest Windows Phone 8 OS by Microsoft. HTC, a Taiwanese firm, will make these smartphones available in the market from early November.
This phone is aimed to hit the middle range
The design of the HTC 8S is similar to that of Xperia U and One V having a
It will be one of the slimmest
It has a
Unlike, HTC 8X, its memory is expandable. The rear part of the
It has a1700mAh battery which is not accessible as in HTC 8X. This might be disappointing for those who like to switch their batteries with a larger one. Still, it is expected that the battery will provide a decent usage period.
The phone is powered with a high-end 1GHz dual-core S4 processor and a Ram of 512mB which should run Windows Phone 8 OS without any upheaval.
It has a WVGA display having a resolution of 800 x 480. It is not as sharp, clear, and vibrant as that of HTC 8X, but is decent enough and very much acceptable for a mid-range smart phone.
HTC 8S comes with a 5MP camera at the back with a single LED flash. The pictures taken from its 35mm lens with an f/2.8 aperture will be very clear and flawless. It also records high quality videos at 720p.
The special thing is the presence of a dedicated camera button at the right side of the phone. This feature is seen in only a few handsets these days and is very useful when you wish to click your pictures using your own hand.
The Windows Phone 8S by HTC is going to give its competitors a tough race to the finish. It seems a quite decent phone coming at a handsome price.