After officially announced three months ago, the mid-range of HTC Windows Phone 8 smartphone, called as HTC Windows Phone 8S is available now and ready for purchase in Three UK for free. Yeah, with two year contracts and selected data plans, you can buy the most affordable HTC smartphone that preloaded with Windows Phone 8 as the operating system and boasts a gorgeous 4.0-inch WVGA Super LCD touchscreen display. Interested? Check detail specs, features and our review of Three UK HTC Windows Phone 8S below.
The 4.0 inch display protected by Corning Gorilla Glass, multi touch support and delivers sharp, clear, bright and beautiful color for images and video, although this handset only can produce maximum internal resolution of 80 x 800 pixels. On the back, the stereo speakers with Beats Audio technology delivers crisper, deeper base and promises authentic sounds when you listen music, play games and videos.
Comes with sharp bevel around the edges of the rear panel, a black-and-blue colour scheme and unibody polycarbonate chassis, Three UK HTC Windows Phone 8S smartphone is look stylish and feels fantastic in your hand. Measures 120.5 x 63 x 10.3 mm (4.74 x 2.48 x 0.41 in) with weighs only at 113 g (3.99 oz) and bundled with a 1700 mAh Li-ion Polymer battery, this handset can slip perfectly in your pocket or small purse.
Below the screen, you will find a Stat button, Back button and Search button, as well as a camera dedicated button for capture photos and a volume button for increase/decrease volume. The company also claims if this handset can provides more than 450 hours of standby time and up to 600 minutes of talk time on single charges.
Speaking of hardware configurations, HTC Windows Phone 8S Three UK model will be powered by a dual core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor with processor speed of 1GHZ. Coupled with a 512MB of RAM, Adreno 305 as graphics processor unit and working on the latest Microsoft Windows Phone 8 as the operating system, this smartphone delivers good performance for smooth and seamless videos, play games, edit/read document or web browsing.
Inside, this device built in with a 4GB of internal memory and has a microSD card slot for expanded memory space up to 32GB, as well as free 7GB Cloud storage from SkyDrive. Sadly, like HTC Desire SV Dual SIM smartphone, the HTC 8S is lacks front facing camera for video communications and shipped with a 5.0 Mega pixel rear auto focus camera with an f/2.8 aperture lens, LED flash, touch focus, face detection and HTC’s ImageChip capable to capture high quality photos and 720p HD video recording.
Other features are a FM Radio, 3.5 mm stereo audio jack, Micro USB port, Bluetooth v3.1 with A2DP, EDR and Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n. For sensor, you will find an ambient light sensor, proximity sensor, accelerometer and GPS with A-GPS support and GLONASS.
Yeah, Three UK offer few data plans, starting from £17 a month for Essential Internet 100, at £19 a month for Ultimate Internet 100 and up to £28 a month for The One Plan. If you did not want to make a contract, you can also purchase Three UK HTC Windows Phone 8S for cost of £179.99 on Pay As You Go. If you are looking for an affordable HTC Android smartphone with bigger display, you can check HTC One SV, a 4.3 inch Android Jelly Bean Smartphone.