But how does it stack up? Find out in our hands on.
The Windows Phone 8S by HTC is lower specced than the 8X in almost every way. There’s a 4-inch 480×800 screen, 5-megapixel camera with no front-facer, 512MB RAM, 4GB storage (though it does support micro SD cards, unlike the 8X), and a dual-core processor. It has the same Beats audio software, but without the digital amplifiers of the 8X.
The verdict? It’s solid, but again, I can’t see why you’d go for it over the Lumia 820, with its swappable covers and Nokia-made software. But then a lot will come down to price.
Like the 8X, it’ll be on sale in early November, only in a 3G version. We’ll keep you posted as soon as we hear anything about a 4G option. The US is getting them, so we don’t see why we should miss out.