Thoughtful HTC software.
Pixel-dense, beautiful display.
New homescreen adds versatility.
Lacks front-facing camera.
App ecosystem remains deficient.
Not the best ergonomics for a 4.3-inch phone.
Beats Audio and new front-facing camera are superfluous gimmicks.
By Tracy and Matt's Blog on September 25, 2013
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...-
By Good Gear Guide on September 20, 2013
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...-
By Whathifi.com on September 12, 2013
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...80
By NotebookCheck on April 11, 2013
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...85
By Tracy and Matt's Blog on March 21, 2013
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 March 15, 2013
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...80
By PC Pro on March 14, 2013
An excellent handset that loses out to the Nokia Lumia 620 in the budget smartphone stakes by the narrowest of...67
By Computeractive on March 11, 2013
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 Good Gear Guide on February 15, 2013
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...70
By PC Advisor on February 01, 2013
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...-