HTC has launched a Windows Phone device a very few years ago and it has not left on that.The company has been working with both Google and Microsoft.Well, the Taiwanese giant has always mentioned a good relation with it’s OS partners.Anyway, the company has launched two new Windows Phone 8 devices a few months ago which were named as Windows Phone 8X and Windows Phone 8S.These devices have recently been launched in India and we have got a chance to check this phone and provide a complete review to you guys.
What’s in the box:
- HTC Windows Phone 8S
- User Manual
- Data cable
- USB based charger
- Warranty card
Design and Hardware:
The device has been known for it’s new and slim kind of design which has been like by millions of people surrounding the world.The device has been made very think and also the finish of this phone is quite clean which provides an extraordinary glace to the phone and we really liked it, it is actually like the phone has been newly polished and you can see it in the image above.
This device is very solid on the hardware front as well.It is having a 4.0-inch S-LCD capacitive touchscreen display which is 480 x 800 pixels in resolution and provides a good amount of ppi which is nearly equal to the 233ppi.It is 120.5 x 63 x 10.3 mm in dimensions and is also weighing about 113 g.Well, what we have observed is that the phone is quite light weighed and it even makes any heavy kind of feeling, when poured in the pocket we mostly have to check whether the phone is there or not and now, you can assume how much light weighed phone this is.
The second thing that we liked about this phone in this segment is it’s slim design which makes it nearly 10.3mm thick. Well, this might not be the slimmest device of the world, but it is enough for the consumers.On the front of this device there are three touch buttons which are touch buttons and are present underneath the screen.The new Windows Phone 8 logo has also been embossed on this device as well.A good thing about this display is that it is quite sharp and also, it does not eats too much battery as well.Overall, this phone is a real good in this segment.
Operating System and Connectivity features:
This device is running on the Microsoft’s latest Windows Phone 8 operating system and this is a new kind of operating system which has already attracted a lot of consumers.It has the new features that bring you closer to the people, places and things you care about. Simple refinements to make your phone a delight to use every day. And safeguards to help keep your data secure and your mind at ease.There is a new start screen having more tiles at once and for each Live Tile to see as much or as little info as you want on the new, more spacious Start screen.Windows Phone 8 has the same look and feel as Windows 8 – so you only have to learn everything once.
There is much more that we can talk about this operating system but we are ending here.It is a 3G only device and has connectivity features like Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, USB port and a 3.5mm AV jack as well.All the connectivity features work really fine and we are completely satisfied with them too.It has no radio which has always been a disadvantage of the Windows Phone running devices.Anyway, the new operating system has made the connectivity features better too.
Camera and Processor:
There are no dual-cameras present on this device.Well, the camera present on the back is of 5 Megapixel’s and it is an AF camera having god shooting qualities as well.On the back there is a single LED flash as well.Well, the Windows Phone 8 has made a new kind of camera application with much more features which are good too.We do not have the camera qualities of this phone with us but what we can tell you is that this camera can really capture good quality photos and videos as well.It is capable of shooting of 720p HD videos as well and that is also at 30fps.
On the front of this device there is no camera on the front of this device, and it is one of the biggest disadvantage of this phone and thus, you can not make any video calls.It packs a Dual-core 1 GHz Krait Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor and the processor is of okay quality as in the current time we are mostly seeing the quad-core phones as well, but never the less you will get some good playing stuffs without any lag and a good running speed as well.
The phone is using a micro-SIM card slot and these a days these have become very much common to us.Internal storage of this device is 4GB and you can also expand the external storage via a microSD card upto 32GB as well.It is having 512MB of RAM and the ROM is quite good as well.This device is having the Adreno 305GPU.There is 7GB free SkyDrive storage and there is SNS integration as well.Also, it is having the Beats Audio sound enhancement as well.Anyway, this is a good phone which is available now in India for purchasing.
This phone is overall quite satisfactory and we have found no errors in this phone.We do not know how reliable this phone is when felt from the hand, but we think that it will made your year.Software is one issue in the history, but there is no need to worry about as the company has been working with the latest technology which is good for all the users.There have also been an increase in the applications present over at the Windows Marketplace as well.Also, the price of this phone is not too high and it can be bought easily.Overall, we are completely satisfied with this device as well and think that your money would not be wasted.At this time, we do not have a review video, but you can check out the Image Gallery below.