The long awaited budget WP8 smart phone, HTC 8S is finally available for sale in India. HTC 8S is an entry level Windows phone 8 handset that was announced along with HTC 8X in November this year but wasn’t available anywhere. HTC 8S is the third Windows Phone 8 smart phone launched in India after HTC 8X and Samsung ATIV S. Online retailer Saholic.com has made the listing of the device visible with status ‘In Stock’ for ₹19,359.
HTC 8S has gained its popularity since its announcement due to limited handsets in the WP8 segment. The HTC 8S features a 4-inch SLCD panel 800×480 resolution WVGA display with a 5 mega pixel camera and LED flash on the back. The 5 mega pixel camera shoots video up to 720p quality. It runs on 1GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Play processor with Adreno 305 GPU and 512 MB RAM. The smart phone alike all other HTC comes with Beats Audio enhancement. The device has an internal storage of 4GB and has expandable storage via the microSD card slot and is powered by a 1700 mAh battery. It runs Windows Phone 8, obviously. It is available with multiple colour options on its dual-tone body but as of now the online retailing website only has Atlantic Blue in stocks.
For ₹19,359 HTC 8S is really a good deal with Windows Phone 8 as an mobile operating system. Comparing with the older Windows Phone version 7.5 the kind of improvements and enhancements that are done with the latest version upgrade highlights WP 8’s promising future and it looks like the operating system has evolved a lot. Microsoft’s continuous effort to get more developer support has also brought a lot of new applications into existence. So anyone planning for a smart phone in this range can consider this an option.
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