HTC Windows Phone 8S
First the phone has been designed keeping a large target audience in mind. Taiwanese firm HTC has clearly wanted to position the phone as a work and play smart phone. HTC that lost around fifty percent of its market share in the ever growing competitive "Smart Phone Industry", hopes to revive its fortunes with the Windows Phone 8S.
Analysts feel this is a daring but tactical move by HTC that hopes to offer the market place with an alternative to android based versions of smart phones.
The two tone color option Windows Phone 8S would initially be available in four bold colors: California Blue, Graphite Black, Flame Red and Limelight Yellow.
HTC Windows Phone 8S specs and review
A quick read of the specifications of the phone clearly suggests that it is a mid range smart phone that would compete against handsets like the Sony Xperia U and the Nokia Lumia 820.
HTC has designed the phone to look slimmer than it actually is. The Windows Phone 8S is 10.3 mm in thickness has a 120.5 x 63mm frame and weighs 113 grams. The phone features a 4.3 inch, WVGA (800 x 480)display. The back and search windows keys have been positioned on the color bar in front of the phone. Interestingly the color bar at the bottom of the phone matches the color of the ear piece on top of the phone. The young and young at heart might find this a big draw.
The 3.5mm head phones jack, the power key and the lock key are positioned on top of the phone. On the right hand side of the phone users can access the camera and volume buttons. The colored bottom
section has a slide function that allows users to access the micro SD and micro SIM slot. The phone has an internal memory of 4 GB that is upgradable.
The Windows Phone 8S is powered by a 1,700mAh battery and is expected to take you through the day, however there is currently no information on the actual time the battery would last if you were to play videos at one go.
The phone operates on a 1GHz dual core S4 processor and a 512MB RAM. These specifications are ideal to operate windows seamlessly.
The 5 mega pixel camera is positioned at the back of the phone and has an f/2.8 aperture and 35mm lens. Users can be assured of excellent picture quality. The camera is also equipped with a single LED flash and video recording of 720p.
Overall HTC seems to have got it right with the Windows Phone 8S. It looks great on design and the company seems to have packed the phone with enough features that would suit the needs of most users in the mid range category of smart phones. We however would update this review once the phone is officially launched and we test it practically.
I am a big fan of Windows 8 phones. HTC 8S smartphone looks really good and is feature rich. It has a great design and specifications. Thanks for posting this review.