1. Duvi's Avatar

    Full specifications:
    • SIZE: 120.5 x 63 x 10.28mm
    • WEIGHT: 113 grams with battery
    • DISPLAY: super LCD display, with Gorilla Glass for greater durability
    • SCREEN: 4-inch touch screen with WVGA (800x 480) resolution
    • CPU SPEED - Qualcomm S4 1 GHz dual-core
    • PLATFORM - Windows Phone 8
    • SIM MicroSIM
    • MEMORY
    • Total storage: 4 GB
    • RAM: 512 MB
    • EXPANSION SLOT
    • MicroSD card
    • NETWORK - HSPA/WCDMA (Europe/Asia: 900/2100 MHz); GSM/GPRS/EDGE (850/900/1800/1900 MHz)


    SENSORS
    • Proximity sensor
    • Ambient light sensor
    • G-Sensor
    • GPS - Internal GPS antenna with GLONASS


    CONNECTIVITY
    • 3.5 mm stereo audio jack : plug any headphones with a standard-sized 3.5mm connector
    • Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
    • Wi-Fi: IEEE 802.11 b/g/n (2.4GHz)


    CAMERA
    • 5 megapixel camera with auto focus and LED flash
    • f/2.8 aperture and 35mm lens
    • 720p HD video recording with stereo sound
    • Dedicated camera button


    SOUND ENHANCEMENT - Studio-quality sound with Beats Audio built in

    BATTERY - Capacity: 1,700 mAh
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    09-19-2012 10:43 AM
  2. Duvi's Avatar
    09-19-2012 10:44 AM
  3. Mitlov's Avatar
    Wow, bottom bar is VERY derivative of Sony Xperia styling-wise:

    EDIT: better pictures:







    And 4 gb onboard storage? Seriously?! Even the HTC Trophy and HTC Arrive/7 Pro had 16 gb.
    Last edited by Mitlov; 09-19-2012 at 11:13 AM.
    09-19-2012 10:52 AM
  4. HeyCori's Avatar
    Wow, bottom bar is VERY derivative of Sony Xperia styling-wise:

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    But it looks so much better. ;)

    And 4 gb onboard storage? Seriously?! Even the HTC Trophy and HTC Arrive/7 Pro had 16 gb.
    It supports MicroSD. That should negate any storage issues.
    09-19-2012 10:55 AM
  5. Mitlov's Avatar
    But it looks so much better. ;)
    Honestly, I like the Xperia's execution better. But there's no question that the bottom color bar was a totally unique design element shared by several Xperia models, and this is profoundly derivative of that formerly-unique styling element. This isn't something everybody uses like "rounded rectangles" and "grid layouts."

    It supports MicroSD. That should negate any storage issues.
    I don't want to have to split my music collection between two places (onboard and MicroSD). In my opinion, one big storage space is better than two smaller ones.
    09-19-2012 11:01 AM
  6. Duvi's Avatar
    Honestly, I like the Xperia's execution better. But there's no question that the bottom color bar was a totally unique design element shared by several Xperia models, and this is profoundly derivative of that formerly-unique styling element. This isn't something everybody uses like "rounded rectangles" and "grid layouts."



    I don't want to have to split my music collection between two places (onboard and MicroSD). In my opinion, one big storage space is better than two smaller ones.
    So why not just put all your music on the SD? One place =)
    09-19-2012 11:06 AM
  7. Corepc's Avatar
    What to say about the 8s..

    Dual Core 1ghz not to shabby
    with a 1700amp Battery that is huge for small Phone.
    4" Inch Screen perfect for Small Hands
    Beats Audio

    My erks about the phone

    4gig drive would fill fast with alot of apps and games, sd card in wp8 will only hold music,video's,pictures, documents from my understanding no apps, games. But I could be wrong about that.

    512 Ram - let hope wp8 is has optimized when it comes to memory usage like wp7 is..

    no front facing camera - only those that are into video calling, skype, etc..would need this feature.

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    Overall is looks to be a great phone. But will have to wait and see what the reviews are like and the pricing. If price is low enough off contract then it will be a winner in my book.
    09-20-2012 09:39 AM
  8. Daniel Ratcliffe's Avatar
    The lack of FFC and removable battery make it an absolute no-go for me. I'm only just able to forgive the 920 for having no removable battery despite all the other awesome stuff packed in there!
    09-20-2012 02:44 PM
  9. 1jaxstate1's Avatar
    Will this be released as WP7.8 device?
    09-20-2012 04:13 PM
  10. djca's Avatar
    In the specs department, HTC's "mid-range" 8S looks low-end compared to Nokia's "mid-range" 820. No front-facing camera and NFC? I wonder what features HTC will remove to come up with their low-end model.
    09-20-2012 05:00 PM
  11. Daniel Ratcliffe's Avatar
    In the specs department, HTC's "mid-range" 8S looks low-end compared to Nokia's "mid-range" 820. No front-facing camera and NFC? I wonder what features HTC will remove to come up with their low-end model.
    Well then, let's run this through the Paladin-Guess-O-Meter shall we...

    Windows Phone 8V:
    1.5" screen
    No cameras
    128KB RAM
    256MB storage space
    25mAh battery
    GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
    No 3G
    No bluetooth
    No GPS
    In all seriousness, I haven't a clue
    09-20-2012 05:15 PM
  12. Mitlov's Avatar
    Dumb question from someone who has never used SD storage before. Would audio playback be exactly the same off the SD card as off the internal memory?
    09-20-2012 06:04 PM
  13. 1jaxstate1's Avatar
    In my experience, its the same. But I'm no audiophile.
    09-20-2012 06:06 PM
  14. Mitlov's Avatar
    In my experience, its the same. But I'm no audiophile.
    It's not like I'll be listening through a $1000 HDMI cable or anything ;) I just wanted to make sure there was no obvious lag or stuttering, and it doesn't sound like there is.
    09-20-2012 06:32 PM
  15. 1jaxstate1's Avatar
    For normal people and everyday listening, it works fine.
    09-20-2012 06:33 PM
  16. cedarlog's Avatar
    this phone is the most beautiful windows phone i ever seen from htc
    days ago before htc conference i was complaining why can't manufacturers design something like this


    then 8S came out and made me smile:happy:
    there is one thing i don't understand why did they use 2.1 bluetooth over 4.0
    09-23-2012 05:20 AM
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