good for less than a year
Beyond the fact that windows still has yet to pick up most "standard" apps like instagram, and that you are tethered to Microsoft games; beyond all of this, this phone is not worth anything after a year and a half. I am coming up on my third year with it and the storage capabilities and memory space are atrocious. I constantly run into an "out of space" memory despite having a 29GB SD card in it. There are minimal options to change it either. The battery life barely lasts me a work day with minimal usage, the camera is sub par compared to what else is out there. These faults are fine if you intend to keep the phone for less than a year or so, but this is not meant to be a phone that you keep for a long time.
The phone is Good enough, But please give us some update here in Thailand, Still using the portico update.. for 3 years using this mobile, just ONE update..
Microsoft/HTC please release 8.1 update. Maby I will buy another Microsoft phone should I realize that u actually support your products.
I was really excited when I first got the HTC 8s Windows phone as I loved the design of the phone and the windows tiles but after a while I realised how rubbish this phone actually is. The battery life is appalling, the phones memory is the worst I have ever seen. The windows store is terrible and I even had to factory reset my phone because the phone crashed. I would never recommend this phone to anyone. It had not put me off windows but it put me off HTC.
Not that worth it for a long/semi long term phone
Started off great with the phone, lovely design, great sound (even with cheap earphones), being windows and having a windows laptop was helpful because as soon as you take a picture, its on your laptop backed up through SkyDrive and whatnot, but after about only a year, it starts getting worse. The battery life gets worse and even worse, the system takes about 1GB of memory and this phone came with a 2GB memory (which I didn't really know existed that low after 2009) on the phone but even with a SD card, there isn't much space for photos, videos and apps. I don't have apps apart from calculator and stopwatch which is quite necessary, there's no space for more apps. Now I know the phone storage/memory issues don't apply to everyone as there are different capacities of storage, but for the money I paid, I would have expected something much better. I still have the phone now because I am saving for another and right now, it won't turn on for some reason and it has charge. However, if you want a short term phone
Slow, laggy, unreliable. Thought it must of benn faulty so I got a replacement. But it was just the same. Very quickly made an upgrade to the moto g which is an excellent phone.
Vancouver, BC, Canada
So you want an actual review...
So I have had this phone for about 2 years now, and let me tell you, it's been a rocky 2 years with this phone. Sure the windows OS is wonderful, but the apps for gaming on this is horrible. Don't even get me talking how terrible the screen is, being a WVGA screen, games nor does the occasional facebook and twitter look really eye popping. Now with only having 4gb( but with the options to put and sd card in it), After using Windows 8.1 for about half a year now, that took up about 3.5gb itself, so only having around 500mb of storage is just absolute horrible. DONT GET THIS PHONE
Hyderabad, Telangana, India
need an update...
the htc windows 8s phone is really good..
but need an 8.1 update very badly..
please do not disappoint us............
An update would be perfect
Its really a cool phone........works perfect for me.....just need the WP8.1 update to it and it'll be perfect for me :)
Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
5 stars for design and beats audio.It deserve windows 8.1 update if HTC listening.