This phone is very good but I expected it to load web pages faster than it did running windows phone 8. This device managed to survive me accidently knocking it into the sink with no damage but I did quickly dry it. This is also surprisenly drop resistant for a htc phone once surviving falling onto concrete from a good 6 feet. I like the ralitively good battery life for a smartphone as well.
I'm biggest HTC Fan.And I wanted to say that HTC is the best designable mobile brand but it also has some weakness.The weakness is that It does not think well when release a flagship of its year.Just look at the HTC One "Best in Class 2013".I'm impressed with its features like Ultra pixels,Boomtech sound,Zoe,Screen,Performance and design.The Neglibility of HTC in releasing the flagship is that it do not support Expandable storage,User interface of HTC One,One X,One S,etc.,waterproof technology,etc., and a battery life.Due to this problems the HTC Lacks behind in every year.I know that it is well defined brand but do not give much power to its flagship.The Apple is not better than the HTC but of popularity of people it rises.Just compare the iPhone 5 with HTC Desire S,Desire V,Desire X and Desire 600.The HTC's are have better function and apps better than iPhone 5.The HTC Desires has same weight of iPhone 5 but the HTC's do not have popularity due to low battery life.People like iPhones more better but I like HTC more better.The HTC should design the next flagship like HTC Droid Incredible 4G LTE which is also competitor of iPhone 5 and I compared them and the Droid Incredible is better.My Father has iPhone 5 which I didn't find any useful function in it,It is just standard but cool in looks.By using the weakness of HTC like user interface should be so cool in which a person shocked to see the home screen and Application menu.HTC can be at the top of S4,iPhone 5S,etc.So,I want HTC to release a another flagship in next or this year which do not leave any MicroSD Card Slot,Water proof,Cool User interface not like the iPhones or Samsung,Long battery life, superior design,Ultrapixels of HTC One,Boomtech sound,Zoes.By this functions the HTC could be in the top of the eyes of peoples.Love you HTC.I hope you follow this instructions.Thank you.
I just got my phone yesterday, and have difficulties working it...first, can I turn auto rotate off? Also my SD card is not reading...how do I fix this problem?
They should stop targeting the nerdy Im crowd with the threaded SMS view by default.
had my hands on this 8S and can only say it's good, value for money. It's got cheaper, so I can reccommend it. good software and hardware.
I have had this phone about 4 months now and it is horrible. Do not recommend. The display is visually appealing at first, but without much of an option to customize it, I'm already bored. The memory it terrible and the internet crashes constantly. The only thing I've grown to count on from this phone is the knowledge that I will have to restart it at least once a day just to send messages.
Thanks for nothing windows. Can't wait to get rid of this piece of crap.
HTC 8s is perhaps the worst combination of software and hardware put together in an attractive but poorly designed package ever.
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.
Beautiful and attractive baby delievered by htc.i used it since last few months,i like it with its smooth experice.though it has low inbuilt memory its best device to use having wp8.
Awesome look,slim body,light weight,brighter desplay are the points to buye this baby...thanks htc
robinhood, 02 Jun 2013hi guys i just need some help, i'm planning on buying just a mid-range handset, what's better,... moreOf course man you buy windows phone because it having nice features.And you can try for lumia 920 because it having the purview technology so that you doesn't need to caryy digital camera with you and one more thing is it having wireless charging this feature you will not find in apple or in HTC. And Nokia is Nokia so that from my opinion you buy Nokia lumia 920.
natalie, 02 Jun 2013how do you screen shot on this phone??? someone must know please helpFor Screenshot Press the powerbutton and simultaneously Pres the home button.
how do you screen shot on this phone??? someone must know please help
hi guys i just need some help, i'm planning on buying just a mid-range handset, what's better, htc 8s or iphone 4s?