Unboxing the HTC Windows Phone 8S

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Here on UnleashThePhones, our coverage of Windows Phone 8 has been very much focused on high-end hardware from Nokia and HTC, namely the Lumia 920 and Windows Phone 8X. This week, I’ve not only managed to get the Lumia 820 in for review; the diminutive HTC Windows Phone 8S arrived at my doorstep earlier today as well. The HTC Windows Phone 8S is currently the lowest-cost Windows Phone 8 device you can buy, but it does not compromise on materials or build quality, sporting a unibody construction and the same soft-touch plastic used on the more expensive 8X in a compact 4-inch form factor that fits amazingly well in my hand. In fact, I have immediately fallen in love with the size and weight of the 8S compared to the thicker, larger and heavier Lumia 820; it will be interesting to see how these two devices stack up and which gives you more bang for your buck.

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[title type="h2"]Behold the unboxing:[/title]
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[title type="h2"]What’s in the retail box:[/title]

  • HTC Windows Phone 8S
  • USB to microUSB cable
  • USB charger
  • Wired headset

[title type="h4"]See more photos of the HTC Windows Phone 8S here.[/title]
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Based in Singapore, Alvin is an applied drama and psychology student who loves caffeine, cycling, photography and working with stories, and is obsessed with mobile technology, often spending many of his waking hours thinking, talking and writing about it. He has also developed an irrational love for his Nokia N9.
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