Its a fine phone does everything I want it to, battery life is good, camera is fine and call clarity is amazing. I am really warming to Windows 8 I only use my phone for calls, texts and internet apart from that nothing else I don't do apps don't need them.
I am a previous Blackberry 9900 user I just fancied a change as I felt Blackberry was a little dated in its OS and I did not like the look of the new BB10, definitely not going Android as I don't like that at all. Windows is a simple fluid OS which suits me fine.
htc 8s very smart fone,i like this fone, internet speed very fast, look ultimate hai, iam imresed this phone
I have had this phone for a few months and it is very nice, there are not very many flaws to this phone a few like a 5.0 megapixle camera but if this is your first smart phone then it could be the one for you it is very nice and up to date. If you have already had a smart phone i recomend you dont get this phone cause it just can't contend with phones like the Gs3 and other high value smart phones such as that. However if u still want a windows 8 phone and have already had a smart phone I would go for the lumia 920 or the HTC windows phone 8x. the 8s has a great look and feel to it and runs on a very good hardware the movments on the phone are flush and smooth. So if you are a first timer on getting a smart phone I recomend the Windows phone 8s.
iamarnab, 12 Apr 20138s is a shit phone...have been using it for the last 4 months..heres my take.. Software: Wha... moreWindows phone is one of softest and fluid like OS, extremely flexible and light, just like Symbian and BlackBerry OS. The problem is the HTC firmware and not the OS. Change to another Windows phone brand to confirm.
Help_Seeker, 14 Apr 2013Thank You people for your Open Comments. We always get caught in the one sided advertisement ... moreDon't get stuck dude every phone has its flaws...this is my second android phone and still slow now found out android OS is too heavy even with dual cores and don't see some reasons why I get one right now but android has the biggest market. Nokia Windows phone is sleek and extremely soft and like a fluid, no hang, no lag and Nokia has the best firmware, it means the other party listen to the music you play while the call is on, but Nokia apps market is low and still stay behind yet Nokia forever.
Thank You people for your Open Comments.
We always get caught in the one sided advertisement by the companies and make us fool. While their product is not up to the mark.
Hi NOKIA ! Make the things better value for our money else remain in the lower end market and make phones like 3310, 1110, Ha Ha, Smart phones is for HTC and Others
We have been issued these phones for business as apparently Windows8 has the best encryption for mobile. What a shame they forgot about pretty much every other aspect of building a smartphone. Most of the inbuilt software is poor (Phone, Maps, People, Calendar, Music, Messaging)or pointless (Wallet, OneNote). And you can't delete these Apps which means there's no space to install better versions (it doesn't seem possible to install them to SD) even if there were any in the very limited App store. Updating the OS required me to uninstall the few decent Apps I had found. Probably just as well I don't have many apps as there's no way to organise them other than in an alphabetically scrolling list or on a single vertically scrolling homepage.
Few of the live tiles do anything useful, music syncing (with my Windows PC) is chaotic and Bing is the mandatory search engine - it's awful.
Please would Google add encryption to Android!!
iamarnab, 12 Apr 20138s is a shit phone...have been using it for the last 4 months..heres my take.. Software: Wha... moreThanks for your feedback which in my opinion is better than GSMarena's one. It didn't leave me with many uncertainties, and it get's directly to the point. I canceled this phone from my list, seems I am going to stick with Android for now.
8s is a shit phone...have been using it for the last 4 months..heres my take..
What can I say…windows has a history of making boring, unimaginative and the least user friendly operating systems since the dawn of desktop computing. For its mobile version, again I must say it is one of the prettiest OS on a hand held but also equally the least functional, the size of the OS is a massive 2GB?!!! On a phone that has 4GB (3.81 user space) of onboard space. To top it all it creates 1GB of files that you can’t remove and labels it, in true microsoft style, OTHERS. This leaves barely any space for any apps(I use Facebook, linked in, couple of games, Skype,)lyrics, dropshot apart from the bundled software that it came with)…with a strategy like that, no wonder they have the shittiest app store. Now with the new update out today, you have to reformat your phone to make 435mb of space to install it. I remember the days of android 1.6 where the ROM was a hardware limitation and one could only install softwares on the phone memory. A very frustrating experience that was thankfully rectified by an app by the name APP2SD freeing up precious space on you phone and liberating you from the tyranny of low memory space warnings. Microsoft, exercising better judgement has created its mobile software in the image (and size) of its desktop avatar….lazy buggers…incompetence and laziness, a winning combination when you target a product for the masses…after all that’s what we all are…
Gorilla glass prone to scratches and marks but this let down is nothing to the soft touch plastic finish…beware, this is not a finish as much as it is a coating, which has the following drawbacks:
It peels off…exposing shiny plastic underneath (blue, in my case)
It is the technological equivalent of Hansen’s Disease (Leprosy)…I hope they find a cure to that soon…
All in all, its the worst smartphone experience ever…it has the technology of the now but designed to perform a decade older…Usually one learns from others mistakes, things evolve and new technology should better if not match the current paradigm. Microsoft has decided that it will make the same journey of evolution that other OS’s did to reach some semblance of usable which, judging by its efforts so far, can be a while.
Currently the OS is still a monkey.
to low memory , you can t install apps on microSD and you have only 1 gb for apps. For exampple is imposible to intall a GPS software.
So if u want a phone only for few basic apps and talk is ok.
Minametry, 11 Apr 2013Does it support wifi hot spot? ?Yes it does have Wifi hotspot
TrackK, 11 Apr 2013wow another foolish & expensive launch by htc...if one goin to take this phone plz dont go... moreHTC 8S has Gorilla Glass, LED flash at the camera. While Nokia 520 doesnt. And this is only by taking a look of a few seconds at the specifications. Could be more. So they are not entirely the same, are they?
Sonnal, 10 Apr 2013Definitely Lumia520 or Lumia620You sure gsm arena says these phones aint the loudest and the quality aint as good?
What does the lightning bolt with a cog next to it mean? I turned my phone on this morning and it has just shown that symbol for hours. (i have an HtC 8s by the way).
wow another foolish & expensive launch by htc...if one goin to take this phone plz dont go instead buy Nokia Lumia 520, same specifications & only in 150euro unlike htc 8s 250 euro...why the fidd of 100euros if specs r same...wht the hell do htc co. thinks we r fool we aint c the major diff of price on same specs phone...& nokia will give warranty also
HTC now goin to fool us with this phone same specifications as compared to Nokia Lumia 520...then why price diff of 100 euro ??? do they think we r fool ??? hunh
I already have a Iphone 5. The music volume through the headphones is not very loud. The Iphone 4 and 4s was better.
So am looking really for a spare phone just for the gym and running with loud volume through the headphones.
I use to have the Nokia N91 and that was amazing.
So my choices are:
Or as its cheap the Nokia Lumia 520?
What should I go for guys?
Just purely for loudest music volume through headphones.
Nothing else matters as long as it works lol.