HTC Windows Phone 8S

  • HTC Windows Phone 8S
75
Based on 69 scores, 143 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    7
  • Good:
    33
  • Average:
    22
  • Bad:
    7

Pros:

  • MicroSD slot.
  • Beats Audio.
  • Stylish design.

Cons:

  • No NFC.
  • Non-removable battery.

Expert reviews and ratings

By Whathifi.com on 80

While it won't match pricier smartphones such as the Apple iPhone 5 for outright sharpness and subtlety, the HTC 8S is a decent video-player for a budget handset. That SD card slot is crucial if you want to watch a lot of videos, though – the...

By Tracy and Matt's Blog on

By Matt December 9, 2012 Comments HTC Windows Phone 8S unboxing videoFacebook0Twitter0Google+0Pinterest0 It’s been a while since I last did an unboxing video so I was pretty pleased to get hold of HTC’s latest phone, the HTC Windows Phone 8S.While the...

By Good Gear Guide on

The 8X may be HTC's new flagship Windows Phone 8 device but the Taiwanese company has outed a smaller, mid-range device, too. The Windows Phone 8S is just as vibrant and bright as its bigger brother but has a smaller, 4in screen and lacks a front-facing...

By phonesreview.co.uk on

Phones Review was kindly sent the HTC Windows Phone 8S smartphone by Virgin Media , and below is our hands-on review. We will mention many aspects about this phone covering design, key features and much more, as well as our overall summary.Introduction...

By TechRadar AU on 70

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. Pretty much every Windows Phone is great for messaging and social networks and this is no exception, while being...

By micromart.co.uk on 70

Flagship devices garner attention at the top end of the smartphone market, but it's at the budget end where plenty of money is made, so it's no surprise that both HTC and Nokia have released impressive low-end devices.HTC's effort, the Windows Phone 8S,...

By NotebookCheck on 85

Windows Phone 8S by HTC For currently 260 Euros (~$346) HTC brings an entry-level smartphone for smartphone newcomer and switching users to the market with the Windows Phone 8S. In this review we especially liked the case with its solid appearance yet...

By Tracy and Matt's Blog on

Wow! The end of the review already, with the 8S I decided that I would use it for at least two weeks before I finished the review to give you a much better reading of what the phone is like for sure. I hope that my review helps anyone who was...

By Channel Pro on 80

An excellent handset that loses out to the Nokia Lumia 620 in the budget smartphone stakes by the narrowest of marginsRating: 4Average: 4 (1 vote) The fight is on at the budget end of the Windows Phone 8 market, and the latest handset to stride onto...

By PC Pro on 67

An excellent handset that loses out to the Nokia Lumia 620 in the budget smartphone stakes by the narrowest of...

By uk.hardware.info on

The high-end smartphones from the big manufacturers are of course the most ground-breaking and exciting products. However, not everyone has the budget for buying them separately, and getting tied to a two or three-year subscription isn't always the...

By Computeractive on

At first sight the HTC Windows Phone 8S looks almost identical to its more expensive cousin, the Windows Phone 8X. Both have brightly coloured, soft-touch rubberised cases that feel robust and very well-made, but there are some important...

By uk.hardware.info on

The Windows Phone 8 phones that we've reviewed so far - the Nokia Lumia 920, Lumia 820 and the HTC 8X - were all high-end phones with high-end prices. More affordable Windows Phone 8 smartphones are starting to appear, and today Hardware.Info is taking...

By Good Gear Guide on 70

The HTC Windows Phone 8S is one of the best looking smartphones on the market. It lacks a front-facing camera and the screen is merely average, but this is a compact, well designed device that offer decent value for...

By PC Advisor on

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, it...

By neowin.net on

Hopefully you've all read my in-depth written review of the HTC Windows Phone 8S, and now it's time to take a look at the device in action. The entry level device impresses with a solid polycarbonate unibody design and a decent amount of speed from the...

By PC Advisor on

The HTC Windows Phone 8S is an inexpensive Windows Phone 8 handset with a 4in display . See Group test: What's the best smartphone It has a two-tone body with a rubberised finish. At 10 point 3 milimetres it is far from the thinnest phone around, but...

By Expert Reviews on 80

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

By neowin.net on

HTC has really tried to produce a stellar low-end Windows Phone with the Windows Phone 8S and a good portion of what it's produced is great. For one, the build quality and design is superb; showing off the quality of engineering that can come from the...

By PC Advisor on

HTC Windows Phone 8S vs Nokia Lumia 820: build and design The HTC Windows Phone 8S comes in an understated two-tone chassis with a rubberised polycarbonate finish. At 10.3mm thick it is far from the thinnest smartphone around, but we didn't feel it was...