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Ushering in the Windows Phone 8X and 8S by HTC (Update)

Windows Phone 8S by HTC

Windows Phone 8S by HTC

 

  Key highlights of the Windows Phone 8S by HTC

  • Windows Phone 8
  • 4-inch Super LCD / 800 x 480 pixels
  • 1.0GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 dual-core processor
  • 512 RAM
  • 5-megapixel / f/2.8 aperture and 35mm lens
  • Beats Audio software
  • Availability & Price: Available at all three telcos. Price S$418.

Like the HTC One S, the Windows Phone 8S by HTC stands to offer users a similar experience, albeit with a cheaper price tag. Aside its smaller form, the device comes across as a fun, vibrant-looking phone as it comes with a pretty eye-catching two-toned exterior. Otherwise, the smartphone looks very similar to the 8X, down to the position of its ports (save for the microSIM slot). The 8X is what we would call a sleeker and more full-fledged smartphone compared to its smaller 8S sibling.

Other than a removable cap that houses both microSD and microSIM slots, the device also features a contoured back that is finished with a matte polycarbonate non-slip surface.





Like the 8X by HTC, the Windows Phone 8S by HTC seems to share many similarities with its Nokia counterpart, the Lumia 820. Here's a quick specs table to show the differences between the two WP8 devices:

 

 Device

Windows Phone 8S
by HTC

Nokia Lumia 820

OS Windows Phone 8 Windows Phone 8
Processor  1.0GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4
dual-core processor
1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4
dual-core processor
RAM  512MB RAM 1GB RAM
Storage 4GB mass memory
(microSD memory card support and
7GB free SkyDrive storage)
8GB mass memory
(microSD memory card support and
7GB free SkyDrive storage)
Display 4-inch Super LCD 4.3 inch ClearBlack OLED
Resolution  800 x 480 pixels 800 x 480 pixels
Camera
  •  Rear Camera: 5 megapixel / Auto focus / LED flash
    f/2.8 aperture and 35mm lens /
    720p HD video capture
     
  • Rear Camera: 8-megapixel / Auto Focus with Carl Zeiss optics / Dual LED flash / 
    Full HD 1080p video capture
     
  • Front Camera: VGA resolution
Battery Capacity  1700mAh 1650mAh with support for Qi wireless charging
LTE No Available in LTE and HSPA+ variants in select markets

Dimensions
& Weight

  • 120.5 x 63 x 10.28mm
     
  •  113g
  • 123.8 x 68.5 x 9.9mm
     
  • 160g

Colors

 4 (Domino, Fiesta Red, Atlantic Blue and High-Rise Gray; only 2 shades avail in Singapore)

7 (red, yellow, grey, cyan, purple, white and black.) 

Launch Price S$418 S$699