HTC Windows Phone 8S shown off in official video

Things are looking up for HTC. The recent licensing agreement with HTC has helped stop a continual slump in their share price, which started in November last year.

With Windows Phone 8 hitting the market, the different regions across the globe are starting to see the HTC Windows Phone 8X showing up in the stores, alongside the Nokia Lumia 820 and 920. But the Windows Phone 8S has been noticeably lacking.

The video above was posted by HTC to its official YouTube channel on November 13th and it shows off just what the device is all about. It may be a budget model, compared with the 8X and Lumia 920, but this wee handset is sure to pack a punch when it eventually hits the stores.

It may not have as powerful a spec as the other Windows Phone 8 handsets, but this 1GHz dual-core packing, 512MB RAM and 4GB of storage toting, 4inch displaying beauty won’t disappoint thanks to the capabilities of the Windows Phone 8 OS. Oh, did we also mention it’s got Beats Audio included as well?

Source: WPCentral | Video from HTC’s YouTube Channel

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The Black and White Domino model of that phone looks super sweet when you put the High Contrast theme on it. Not as good as that theme looks on a white 920, but still serious eye candy.


subcld said,
lovely phone / ad
i prefer this design over 8x / 820

Honestly, this is my favorite Windows Phone design too! But I still just had to place an order for the 920. Need to try out a Nokia this time =)

Seems like a great budget model, the specs and OS should make for a smooth experience, just not the best. If this is set against the crappy sluggish android budget phones price wise it should be a winner!

duddit2 said,
Seems like a great budget model, the specs and OS should make for a smooth experience, just not the best. If this is set against the crappy sluggish android budget phones price wise it should be a winner!

I'm planning on getting this phone but I don't consider it a budget phone by any means. I currently have an iPhone 4 and the 8S is pretty much on par with it spec wise and I would class my iPhone 4 and 8S as a mid range phone as to buy it new SIM free (which is what I plan to do) your looking at £240. So about the same price as a used iPhone 4 in good condition.

Ive been asking at Phones4U for weeks now about when it will be released and today I was finally informed they had the HTC rep out who said they should be socking it on Monday but in only Black/White and Blue. Im wondering how many they actually get in. Also to me Phones4U are the only phone store in the UK that seems to be really pushing Windows Phones.

Richard Cousins said,

I'm planning on getting this phone but I don't consider it a budget phone by any means. I currently have an iPhone 4 and the 8S is pretty much on par with it spec wise and I would class my iPhone 4 and 8S as a mid range phone as to buy it new SIM free (which is what I plan to do) your looking at £240. So about the same price as a used iPhone 4 in good condition.

Ive been asking at Phones4U for weeks now about when it will be released and today I was finally informed they had the HTC rep out who said they should be socking it on Monday but in only Black/White and Blue. Im wondering how many they actually get in. Also to me Phones4U are the only phone store in the UK that seems to be really pushing Windows Phones.

Yeah your right, more mid range but I'd say the bottom end of it. The storage and RAM are low but its above the actual budget range I suppose (dual core CPU and CPU type).

I've been testing a Nokia Lumia 920 and a HTX 8X. Both phones rock! The Lumia is definitely heavier but feels rock solid. The 8X has a great feel, is very light, but I wonder about how well it's constructed. I've had no issues with the 8X other than the power button can be difficult to use. Some times it takes a few presses to get it to turn on/off. I do think the 8X feels more comfortable in your hand. The finish on both phones makes them a little slippery. I nearly dropped both a dozen times or more this week. Never had that problem with my Samsung Focus S.

I would recommend either phone, but would say the extra software provided by Nokia is a plus. Their navigation app is awesome. The Lumia 820 is also a really nice phone. Haven't had a chance to test the 8S or Samsung yet, but will as soon as I get one.