The screen broke within 2 months. It wasn't even dropped
or mishandled in any way. Had it in my front pocket and the next thing I know - the screen had cracks all over.
The only Pro: Windows 8 is awesome! It's sad that Microsoft is teaming with third-rate vendors for their hardware.
this phone is good, depends on what do you want from it. so...if you want good photos, buy a good camera... if you want to play super games buy a console
Comparison with nokia lumia phones: So simple to explain..if believe in quality go for hTC 8S, if want quantity with bettr price go for lumia....I bought this phn 2 mnths before..ultimate touch, feel best when holding in hand with superb design nd grip, camera too much bettr than lumia 520 despite of same 5mp, ofcourse flash, all available apps work superbly, nice browsing, nd people usually ask for which mobile is this it looks amazing....
I'm reviewing this phn by exp. both lumia nd 8s bcoz one of my frd brought lumia 520 few days aftr I bought it.
the htc is better 1.Beats Audio 2.htc bulit quality 3.8s is Lightweight than the Nokia Lumia 520 4.8s has a largerBattery 5.the prosessor of the 8s isDual-Core Krait, Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 1.0GHz but the prosessor of the Nokia Lumia 520 is Qualcomm Snapdragon Chipset, Dual-Core CPU 1GHz (the first is better)6.the browser of the Nokia Lumia 520 is the slowest than the 8s 7.the Nokia Lumia 520 do not have flashlight but 8s have a good flashlight 8.i think it is enough(if you find a mistake in the text please sory i do not know english very well).
john, 25 Jun 2013what is better htc windows phone 8s or nokia lumia 520...and why
I would say they are similar. The only thing that makes nokia unique are its Nokia apps (smart shoot and cinemagraph) plus it was release 4 months ago. Although it lacks a flash and more juice to its battery. Oh and the back cover is exchangeable :-) Hope that helps to your question
I just bought this phone after reading all of your hateful comments and reviews. In the past years I owned many phones from Windows Mobile (like the Xperia X1) to android phones like HTC Desire HD, Galaxy I9000, and even linux phones like Nokia N900. I am really excited about this phone just because it's Windows (I am a proud owner of a Windows 8 Notebook and one Windows 8 Tablet). When to choose this phone I had to choose between a Galaxy S2 PLUS, an LG L5 II and HTC 8s, and after testing in the store every one of those models I chose the Windows 8 phone.
Why? Because it's Windows 8, so I can easily sync it with my laptops, and just because I saw how reliable can a Windows 8 be (even the support, and yes, I own licenses, I don't cry over a broken cracked Windows downloaded over torrent).
First look. A well built, solid device, a device that is so comfortable to hold in hand and use it, made out of polycarbonate and Gorilla Glass. I turned the screen on and the screen and OS was very responsive and smooth. Ok, this is the phone I am going to buy (this after testing the other 2 models and be very disappointed).
I bought it, I bought some extras like an original case and 2 screen protectos and got home. Home, I set up my accounts. Everything synced up perfectly, no problems, I installed the apps I need (and YES I found everything I need) and i got the error that I was starting to run low on internal memory. Okay, no problem here, got on the market again, downloaded a tool to clean up my memory, and it worked perfect. I have now 200MB free (yes that's enough for any update) and all the personal data, like documents, music, pictures, I store them on a 4GB SD Card (going to get a 16GB soon). After that, I updated the OS (no problems because of memory) downloaded some keyboards, some languages and the my country map, and guess what, still ~200MB FREE!
After setting everything up, I started testing the browser, it's fast and smooth (not like android), tested the phone functions and I got crystal clear sound, and tested the music/video player and it's perfect, the Beats Audio makes the sound so perfect even on the stock headset.
Tested the phone after a full charge on a 1:30h phone conversation and only 3% battery lost, so it's perfect.
-Beats audio, the sound quality
-Built-in apps match all smartphones needs (using the market is optional)
-Interface (it's simple, easy to customize)
-Intuitive (easy to use)
-Easy to sync with your Windows8 PC
-Design: solid and smooth at the same time, a hard to obtain combination
-Powerful hardware and an OS that knows how to use the given hardware (not like Android, which needs more and more, and why, just for the looks?)
-Low on memory, meaning you REALLY need an SD card to store music, photos, videos and documents
-Beats audio don't work over bluetooth (and this is also a pro, meaning the Beats audio is hardware, not a piece of software)
Well that's about it. I don't blame you, yes, Android is more customizable, but it's also full of bugs. I hated the stock os, then I go root, and I don't think it passed 1 month and I need to reinstall Android or change it (tryed Cyanogen, MIUI and other user made fw's and none of them were perfect). I saw that former Apple users appreciate this phone, just because THEY KNOW HOW A FUNCTIONAL PHONE LOOKS LIKE!
shyam, 19 Jun 2013i want to buy dis phone can anyone tell me is it gud to buy.....i bought this phone yesterday. I am very upset to buy it so if you buy cry everytime.
please please please don't take this phone as I've taken it & now I am so fed up with this piece of junk...you will cry from the first day you bought this phone because of the major issue with the STORAGE...only 1.23 gb user available plus one of the biggest issue with Windows OS is that you cant move apps to SD card so this phone is fail due to low storage as you cant install anything especially Asphalt 7 & modern combat not even available in ages so beware
i got my new htc 8s phone and it was already initialised. no problem there. i changed laguage settings to english and anytime i request for information from my sim example trying to check my balance, the message is dsplayed in chinese.............help.
I dint understand the specification and price. I think this one is overprized comparing other windows phone. This phone spec almost similar to nokia Lumia 520. And the price also very low.
its a good set but the major problem is on board/internal memory which is 4gb only and user available is only 1.4gb which is mostly occupied by other files of wp8 OS.
so only and major problem any one face with this set is shortage of memory for installing apps.... thats why this set sucks
Shivam, 03 Jun 2013For Screenshot Press the powerbutton and simultaneously Pres the home button. Hii guys i bot tis pone 2 months back but facing so many problems htc store not opening showing all time error or it shows net connection problem its under warranty also they replaced and gave me ten also same problem i expected a lot from htc but not happy and jus waiting to change my pone m so much irritated with tis can't install any app bcoz of tis htc store error.... Really very upset..
Htc 8S have 1800 mAh battery,please correct spec.
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