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8S - £120


All features

Date Announced19/09/2012
Operating SystemWindows Phone
Storage Capacity4 GB
Touch ScreenTouch Screen
Camera5 MP
Screen Size4"
External StorageExternal Storage
Performance Rating27
Battery Life10 Hours
Processor TypeDual Core
Ram0.5 GB

Available Colours

Why this smartphone is built for you


The HTC 8S

The HTC 8S is a mid-range smartphone running Windows Phone 8.1. It is an attractive handset that offers competent performance in all areas.


This phone has a 4 inch touchscreen that displays in 233PPI (Pixels Per Inch). The average PPI for a modern smartphone is 255.


The 8S has a 5MP camera and can record video in up to 720p. It does not have a front facing camera.


Performance is provided by a 1GHz dual core processor and 0.5GB RAM. Based upon its processor speed and memory, this phone receives an unmudlr performance rating of 27 out of 100.

Battery Life

The 8S has an estimated battery life of around 10 hours. The average smartphone battery life is around 10 hours. It has a battery capacity of 1700mAh (MilliAmp hours). The average battery capacity is 1950mAh.


1GB (Gigabyte) is equal to roughly 500 pictures or 250 songs. The HTC 8S comes with 4GB internal storage and an expandable memory card slot which makes it possible for you to add a further 32GB external storage. It also comes with Google Drive installed which gives you an additional 15GB of free cloud storage.


The HTC 8S has Bluetooth which enables it to communicate with other Bluetooth devices (such as a Bluetooth handsfree kit) and it has Wi-Fi which means that it can connect to your home network or public Wi-Fi hotspots such as those available in many coffee shops, cafes or hotels.


The HTC 8S has an FM radio and an MP3 player with speaker technology provided by Beats Audio. It is able to integrate with social media via designated Facebook and Twitter Apps and other apps, such as YouTube, Instagram, WhatsApp and Spotify are available to download from the Windows Phone Store. It also comes with Excel, PowerPoint and Word installed, which is ideal for making last minute adjustments before those important meetings.


The 8S is a firm offering from HTC and the inclusion of Microsoft Office for mobile is a real plus. Its attractive design and steady performance make the 8S worthy of consideration in the competitive mid-range price bracket.