HTC 8S is an alternative windows 8 smartphone to that of HTC 8X which was launched in India @ RS 19990. It is available in 4 shades Atlantic blue, Domino, High-rise grey, Fiesta red.
DESIGN, BUILD QUALITY & DISPLAY
HTC 8S is another Windows 8 smartphone from HTC. The design is very simple but neat. It uses corning gorrila glass front pannel and the back is made of polycarbonate body which is quite durable. It is slim at 10.3mm and weighs 113gms. It has a 4 inch 16M Super LCD capacitive touchscreen of 480x800 (WVGA) resolution making a ppi of 233. The viewings angles are good and the sunlight legibility is good too.
STORAGE, MULTIMEDIA & CONNECTIVITIES
It has a 4GB on-board storage which can be further expanded up to 32GB. And it has 7GB of skydrive storage which is quite good. The multimedia experience is different from android and the multimedia apps are very good that supports good number of codecs and it has an in-built manual Equalizer which is quite good and it does also has beats audio sound enhancement. On board connectivity's such as 2G, 3G, WIFI, Bluetooth 3.1, GPS & GLONASS and USB are standard but lacks NFC.
CAMERA & VIDEO RECORDING CAPABILITIES
It has an 5MP Rear camera with led flash. It has Geo-tagging, Touch focus and a bunch of cool effects.the camera clarity is very good. It records HD 720p@30fps. It stores in mp4 format with bitrate of 8-9 mbps and sound is mono again which is a bit of disappointment. Thevideo recording clarity is very good. It doesn't have a Front facing camera.
HARDWARE, SOFTWARE & PERFORMANCE
It runs windows 8 OS. It is powered by a dual core 1 Ghz dual core snapdragon 400(MSM8320) processor with Adreno 305 GPU and has 512 MB RAM. the performance of the device is very good and can play varity of games there is no lag ever.
BATTERY LIFE PERFORMANCE
It has a non-removable Li-Pro 1700 MAH battery. The battery life is descent which is given below.
BROWSING : 6:30H.
VIDEO WATCHING : 6:30H.
TALK TIME : 13:30H(2G) / 12H(3G).
STANDBY TIME : 400H(2G) / 370H(3G).
*Good display and viewing angles.
*Good camera and video clarty.
*Good build quality.
*App catalogue is less compared to Android and iOS.
*No FM radio.
OVERALL PRODUCT RATING° : 8.2/10.
°overall product rating refers to all the aspects including the price, performance, overall quality, features, etc., based on individual product.