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HTC 8S Windows Phone - Atlantic Blue

by HTC
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  • Boldly coloured design - with its “colour-dipped” accents for an eye-catching, playful look
  • High-performing battery - an optimized battery that lasts as long as you
  • Studio-quality sound and entertainment - with Beats Audio built-in
  • 1GHz dual-core processor - plus, you get 7GB on SkyDrive—for free!
  • A physical camera button - accessible even from the lock screen

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Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 6.3 x 1 x 12 cm ; 113 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 299 g
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  • Item model number: 99HSS008-00
  • ASIN: B009HQAR56
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 17 Sept. 2012
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (84 customer reviews)

Product Description

Product Description

Windows Phone 8S by HTC: The smartphone to match your life at work and play.

Windows Phone 8S high-performing battery
This smartphone stands apart with its eye-catching, bright, playful original look

The smartphone to match your life at work and play. Our unique design immediately sets you apart in a sea of smartphones with playful, brightly colored devices that look as if they’ve been dipped in a bucket of paint. Even better…enjoy a strong, long-lasting battery via the powerful dual-core performance.

Exclusive Beats Audio built-in serves up immersive, studio-quality sound for all your entertainment. Plus, a physical camera button lets you instantly point, shoot and share while a free SkyDrive account means that wherever you go, so does your content. And don’t forget about the cool, clean look of Live Tiles that put personalization readily at your fingertips

Boldly Coloured Design

This smartphone stands apart with its eye-catching, bright, playful original look and its bold color accent that looks as if it’s been dipped in a paint pot. Pair that with the cool, clean coordinated design of Live Tiles and you have a device that rivals (dare we say leads?) the other guys.

High-performing battery

Stay connected while charging your phone less than other phones—thanks to the 1GHz dual-core processor for powerful performance and an optimized battery. Plus, never be without your content again—photos, documents and more are easily accessible on your free 7GB SkyDrive account.

Studio-quality sound and entertainment with Beats Audio
Studio-quality sound and entertainment with Beats Audio

Studio-quality sound and entertainment

Don’t just listen to your music, feel it with Beats Audio™ built-in. You get deeper base, crisper vocals and detailed high notes for music, games, movies and videos. Then, lose yourself in the music and games you love with Xbox Gaming and Xbox Music, where you have access to more than 17 million tracks.

For the photographer in you

A physical camera button, accessible even from the lock screen, lets you instantly point, shoot and share images from the 5mp, 720p autoflash camera. Create inspiring, original photos with the built-in lenses and show those images on the big, vibrant display. And never again be without your photos and videos. They’re now quickly accessible, easy-to-manage, secure and automatically backed up on your free 7GB SkyDrive account.

Box Contains

  • Windows Phone 8S
  • Charger
  • USB cable
  • Flat wired (non-tangle) headset


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    Customer Reviews

    3.4 out of 5 stars

    Most Helpful Customer Reviews

    5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Mataba on 21 July 2014
    The longer you own this phone the more it becomes part of you.
    While limited as to the number of Apps available the 8S does very nicely thank you. Perhaps it is not for the younger market with all the relevant gimmicks? It does however, have everything that a traveller/business user would need including an excellent downloadable diary app., good weather forecasting facilities, financial market updates et., etc.,

    I was not impressed with Windows 8 OS on my ageing desk top, but on this phone it comes into its own. It has a good reception ability and manages to receive signals in areas that my previous phone could not. In short it works very well with similar processes and ability as the Windows RT series. The finger touch screen is slick and moves easily where and when required, with a solid feel to the whole instrument. Adding an expandable memory card increases the power of this smart phone and subsequent photos are of excellent quality, especially considering the cost..
    I give this little phone a 5 star, simply because it would suit the older user and satisfy all their needs, including an excellent GPS should the need arise.
    While SKYPE can be used, the phone does not have a front face camera, a little disappointing, but at the price understandable.
    When I see my wife's smart phone I would have liked a slightly larger screen, but then again, price does place its part.
    Everything about this little phone feels good and at the price is a great purchase. It came sealed and well packaged. Keep with your service provider as a smaller than the large SIMM card is required, see specs for details.
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    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Yellowflop on 14 Jun. 2014
    The HTC 8S is a phone and its capabilities beyond that are limited. I would not recommend to buy this phone if you like playing apps, taking close-ups or banging dem tunes out your phone's speakers. I regret buying this phone.

    Pros:
    The camera is decent and low-profile and appears to be very sharp despite only having 5MP. Macro shots are normally out of focus and blurred but for snapping the local scenery, it does the trick very nicely. Once you upload the photos onto a computer with a larger display, you start to see the grainy images you would expect from a 5MP camera. So, if you just want to view them on your phone it's fine. Photos which are in even the slightest of shade come out blurred, yet photos in the sun come out perfectly.

    SkyDrive is amazing. The speed and quality of the uploads is great especially because I have a windows 8 laptop as well. It uploads them automatically which is also very useful.

    The design is great and it is light and colourful, but I was very disappointed to see that, even on the HTC website, I could not buy any of the funky colours, but I suppose blue is fine.

    Windows 8 OS is similar to that on the computer and takes time to get used to. It is easy to navigate and customise but can be complicated especially to those who are not good with tech. The windows OS is definitely not a reason not to buy this phone but here are some reasons that should deter you from making the purchase as you will regret it as I do.

    Cons:
    The windows store is pathetic and empty but that shouldn't be a worry for those buying this phone as apps, after a while, cannot be installed due to a miniature internal storage - 4gb but turns out to be about 500mb with the system data.
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    119 of 132 people found the following review helpful By Carl on 20 Dec. 2012
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    After buying this phone and using it for a week or so, I decided to send the phone back for a refund. Whilst its by no means a bad handset (far from it), there were some annoying bugs that affected how I used my phone which will be explained as follows.

    Context: I have been an Android user for a long time. Did have a Nexus 4 pre-ordered but my trusty HTC Desire died on me so I needed a phone and quick. I have had my eye on this WP8 handset for a while and thought seen as though this will probably be a stopgap handset, I would give WP8 a try. As my usage doesn't extend beyond texting, the odd call, music, social networking and checking email on the fly, I went for the more budget friendly 8S as opposed to the 8X as it does what I need it to do. Here are a few thoughts based on my usage so far.

    Build Quality: Build quality is good, very solid. Have no complaints here so far.

    Specs: On first glance, and when compared to other phones the specs don't look fantastic. But the following points need to be considered.
    - This is an entry level handset (albeit a high end entry level handset) and needs to be compared to other entry level handsets, not high end handsets that are £200 + more expensive.
    - This is Windows Phone 8, not Android. Acknowledged, if you put Android on a phone with similar specs to this it would probably chug. Not Windows Phone 8. Putting other frustrations aside with the OS, although it does stutter at times, it runs much smoother than any Android phone I have played with of the same specs.

    Battery Life: so far this has been quite strong. Again putting things into context, yes it is only a 1700mAh battery, but it is only powering a 1ghz dual core processor, 512mb ram and a 4inch 800 x 400 screen.
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