HTC Windows Phone 8S - Specifications, Features and Reviews

HTC Windows Phone 8S has officially been launched. In this article, I will explain in detail, the specifications and reviews of recently announced HTC Windows phone 8S.

HTC has officially launched HTC Windows phone 8S in September 2012. HTC Windows phone 8S is a Windows 8 phone by HTC. You can see the complete specifications, reviews and features below.

HTC Windows Phone 8S

Operating frequency of HTC Windows Phone 8S
HTC Windows Phone 8S has operating frequencies of GSM 850, GSM 900, GSM 1800, GSM 1900 in GSM range and HSDPA 900, HSDPA 2100 in 3G range. There is no 4G support.

Dimension of HTC Windows Phone 8S
HTC Windows Phone 8S has 120.5 mm height, 63 mm width and 10.3 mm thickness, weight is approximately 113 grams. It has touch sensitive controls. This phone is very comfortable because it's only 113 grams.

Display of HTC Windows Phone 8S
HTC Windows Phone 8S has a 4.0 inch touch screen display with screen height resolution as 800 pixels and screen width resolution as 480 pixels. It has S-LCD capacitive touch screen with 16 million colors. It supports multitouch. We could see the touchscreen looking bright and clear even under the sunny rays that were beaming through the window in our demo room which is one of the advantages of HTC Windows Phone 8S.

Corning Gorilla Glass is used to protect the screen of HTC Windows Phone 8S. The inclusion of this glass means that the phone should be able to withstand the odd knock. It is not slimmer like the Windows Phone 8X. The display gives a sleek and decent look. The 4 inch WVGA or 800x480 display is the common display resolution of majority of the smartphones. It has approximately 16 millions of colors to give you the exact color of the picture and videos when you are watching them on the touch screen. It has touch user input through touch screen. It contains some dedicated keys in the surface of the phones.

Connectivity of HTC Windows Phone 8S
HTC Windows Phone 8S comes with single SIM facility. It comes with Micro – USB charging connector to charge the Windows 8 phone via USB charger with Micro–USB data connector so that you can connect to your laptop or PC for data transfer and internet connectivity. It comes with 3.5 mm universal audio connector. Having 3.5mm audio connector is also an advantage as you can plug in your favourite ear phones or head phones to listen to the music without having any implications to use Nokia headphones only.

HTC Windows Phone 8S has micro–USB version 2.0 connector to which micro–USB data connector will be attached. It has no Near Field Communication facility. This is one of the disadvantages of HTC Windows Phone 8S. Because Near Field Communication is the latest connectivity technology for Smartphones. It has Bluetooth 2.1 for wireless Bluetooth transfer facility. It has WLAN IEEE 802.11 a/ b/ g/ n facility.

Memory of HTC Windows Phone 8S
HTC Windows Phone 8S has 4 GB internal memory. So we can store a large amount of audio and video files in phone memory with an extended memory support up to 32 GB. This is the common feature of most of the Smartphones. It has 512 MB RAM in it. It has mass memory feature up to 7 GB in SkyDrive.

Data Network of HTC Windows Phone 8S
HTC Windows Phone 8S supports only GSM, HSDPA and EDGE or EGPRS. There is no 4G support. 4G is the latest technology in Smartphones. So data transmission speed is average. The speed of the HTC Windows Phone 8S is HSDPA and HSUPA.

Sound features of HTC Windows Phone 8S
The alert types of HTC Windows Phone 8S has vibration, MP3 and WAV ringtones. It has beats audio sound enhancement. It is used to make the quality sound. It has loud speaker facility to speak if the phone is in distance. It has 3.5 mm audio jack. So, we can connect all 3.5 mm head phones like PC and other devices. It has MP3, WAV, WMA and eAAC+ player. So it supports all audio formats and it can also stream audios.

Processor of HTC Windows Phone 8S
HTC Windows Phone 8S is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor which is a Dual-core 1 GHz Krait processor. It has good processing power. Mainly 1.5 GHz Dual-core processor is used in Smartphones. Snapdragon processor provides the good support for photography, gaming and business applications. HTC Windows Phone 8S Snapdragon processor uses asynchronous technology by which the power consumption of phone will be reduced to the minimum which means more battery backup.

Video features of HTC Windows Phone 8S
HTC Windows Phone 8S has video camera resolution of 720 pixels with 30 fps. Videos can be online streamed by using HTC Windows Phone 8S. It has video calling, video recording, video player and video sharing facilities in it. It can play almost all video formats like MP4, WMV, H.264, H.263 players without any third party software. It has a secondary video camera for 3G video calling.

Camera features of HTC Windows Phone 8S
HTC Windows Phone 8S has LED flash 5.0 megapixels as main camera in the rear side of the smartphone. Its resolution is 3264 X 2448 pixels. It has a secondary video camera for 3G video calling. It has an autofocus in camera facility. Special camera features of this phone has Geo-tagging, touch focus and face detection.

Software platform and User Interface of HTC Windows Phone 8S
HTC Windows Phone 8S has Windows Phone 8 operating system which can support multi core processors. It has Silverlight technology support. It has XNA, Visual Basic, DirectX, Java Script, C++ and XAML development technology application support.
HTC Windows Phone 8S has the following Email solutions
  • IBM Lotus Traveler

  • Windows Live

  • Yahoo Mail

  • Gmail

  • Hotmail

  • Outlook

  • Mail for Exchange

  • Nokia Email

  • Office 365

  • HTC Windows Phone 8S supports SMTP, AMAP4 and POP3 email protocols. You can view and edit the attachments in your email inbox. It has the features of filtered emails, multiple email account usage, HTML email, Text to speech message reader and an awesome feature of linking multiple inboxes to one inbox. It supports all major social networking websites such as Facebook Chat, LinkedIn, Twitter and Windows Live Messenger. It supports PDF, Excel, Word and Powerpoint file formats. It also have lots of call management features such as listed below.

  • Voice commands and voice dialling

  • Video calling and conference calling

  • Video sharing and voice mail feature is also available

  • HD audio and integrated hands-free speaker

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    Software and applications of HTC Windows Phone 8S
    HTC Windows Phone 8S has the following personal information management applications by which you can manage personal information.
  • Recorder app for recording audio.

  • Calculator app for calculating.

  • Clock app to keep you updated with current time.

  • Calendar app to show you the date and time. Also it will be helpful for you to keep a track of meeting schedules and birthdays etc.

  • Phonebook app to store all your contacts.

  • Notes app to store your personal notes.

  • Reminders app can be used if you have to be reminded for something.

  • To-do list app will keep a record of your wish list.

  • Phonebook app with social networks integration.

  • OneNote app

  • Wallet app

  • Sensors of HTC Windows Phone 8S
    Mainly, HTC Windows Phone 8S has two sensors; Accelerometer and proximity sensors. Accelerometer is used for full action motion detection and proximity sensor is used for detect objects within a certain range to avoid obstacles. It can also be used as a touchless switch.

    Features of HTC Windows Phone 8S
    HTC Windows Phone 8S runs on Windows Phone 8 operating system. Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 is used as its chipset. Dual-core 1 GHz Krait processor is used for better performance. Adreno 225 is used as its GPU which is one of the common GPUs of Smartphones. Messaging features of HTC Windows Phone 8S has SMS, MMS, Email, Push Email. SMS has threaded view. IT has HTML5 web browser for good browsing facilities. Colours of HTC Windows Phone 8S are Domino, Fiesta Red, Atlantic Blue and High-Rise Gray. It support only Micro SIM cards. SNS integration facility is used. Standard Li-Ion 1700 mAh is used for mobile using.

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    Guest Author: Oliver22 May 2013

    Wrong phone pics that's the 8x

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