Category: 8S


WP Central Visual size guide to handsets Windows Phone 8

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HTC 8X and 8S hands-on + design

The budget-friendly HTC Windows Phone 8S

In addition to the high-end Windows Phone 8X device, HTC also announced its Windows Phone 8S handset at today’s New York press event. Targeted squarely at midrange consumers, the 8S will feature comparatively dialed-down components to HTC’s flagship WP8 handset. Even so, the device will run the same advanced operating system from Microsoft and sport a flashy Nokia Lumia-esque aesthetic. I was treated to a personal audience with the HTC Windows Phone 8S and admit I enjoyed the brief time I spent with the product.

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The smartphone to match your life at work and play. Our unique design immediately sets you apart in a sea of smartphones with playful, brightly colored devices that look as if they’ve been dipped in a bucket of paint. Even better…enjoy a strong, long-lasting battery via the powerful dual-core performance.

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GENERAL 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 900 / 2100
Announced 2012, September
Status Coming soon. Exp. release 2012, November
BODY Dimensions 120.5 x 63 x 10.3 mm
Weight 113 g
– Touch-sensitive controls
DISPLAY Type S-LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 480 x 800 pixels, 4.0 inches (~233 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch Yes
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass
SOUND Alert types Vibration, MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
– Beats Audio sound enhancement
MEMORY Card slot microSD, up to 32 GB
Internal 4 GB, 512 MB RAM
DATA GPRS Yes
EDGE Yes
Speed HSDPA, HSUPA
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth Yes, v2.1 with A2DP, EDR
USB Yes, microUSB v2.0
CAMERA Primary 5 MP, 2592х1944 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
Features Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection
Video Yes, 720p@30fps
Secondary Yes
FEATURES OS Microsoft Windows Phone 8
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon S4
CPU Dual-core 1 GHz Krait
GPU Adreno 225
Sensors Accelerometer, proximity
Messaging SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email
Browser HTML5
Radio No
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS
Java No
Colors Domino, Fiesta Red, Atlantic Blue, High-Rise Gray
– MicroSIM card support only
– SNS integration
– 7GB free SkyDrive storage
– MP3/WAV/WMA/eAAC+ player
– MP4/WMV/H.264/H.263 player
– Document viewer
– Voice memo/dial
– Predictive text input
BATTERY Standard battery, Li-Ion 1700 mAh
Stand-by No official data
Talk time No official data