HTC 8S vs. Samsung ATIV S

Compare HTC 8S vs. Samsung ATIV S. Our Comparison Tool compare both the phones with regard to their features and price and assign a rank for each phone. Samsung ATIV S is ranked first with an overall score of 68. Which is better than that of HTC 8S. Based on the rank, you can make a better and informed decision while buying a phone.
Features HTC 8S Samsung ATIV S
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Specs Score   57 / 100     68 / 100  
Rs. 13006
Operating System
Windows Phone 8
Windows Phone 8
Dual Core
Dual Core
Both the phones have same number of cores in the processor.
Process Speed
1 GHz
50% More Processing Speed
The Samsung ATIV S is 50% faster than the HTC 8S with a clock speed of 1.5 GHz.
512 MB
100% More Processing Memory
Samsung ATIV S is allocated with 1 GB RAM while HTC 8S has only 512 MB of RAM allocation. Higher RAM count is directly proportional to the gadget's performance and hence Samsung ATIV S is better in terms of RAM
Rear Camera
5 MP
60% High Resolution Camera
Camera resolution determines the quality of images in most cases. The Samsung ATIV S packs 60% more in terms of primary camera resolution as compared to the HTC 8S at 5 MP.
Front Camera
1.9 MP
4 inches
20% Bigger Screen
Bigger and vibrant screen provides a pleasing viewing experience when it comes to watching videos or reading. The Samsung ATIV S packs 20% more in terms of screen size with a 4.8 inches inch panel.
480 x 800 pixels
1.4 Times Higher Resolution
Better resolution stands for a sharper panel. The Samsung ATIV S features a HD Display panel with 1.4 times more pixels as compared to the WVGA Display panel supported by the HTC 8S.
Internal Memory
4 GB
3 Times More Internal Storage
Samsung ATIV S has 16 GB internal storage capacity whereas HTC 8S has only 4 GB internal storage. Higher storage limit means more files and multimedia stored within.
External Memory
32 GB
32 GB
Both the phones have similar external storage limit.
Non-removable Li-Po 1700 mAh battery
35% More Powerful Battery
Battery module powers your gadget and a bigger unit signifies longevity and added talk-time support. Samsung ATIV S has 35% more battery capacity than HTC 8S.
Removable modules are preferred as these can be easily replaced in case a fault is encountered.
Talk Time
14 Hours
Single SIM
Single SIM
Both the phones have Single SIM option.
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Note: This comparison is solely based on the hardware components and performance of the phones. Apps and other features are not considered here.
Technical Specifications
Features HTC 8S Samsung ATIV S
Operating System Windows Phone 8 Windows Phone 8
Processor 1 GHz Dual Core Krait Processor 1.5 GHz Dual Core Krait Processor
GPU Adreno 305 Adreno 225
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus
Sensors Accelerometer, Proximity, Ambient light, G-Sensor Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
RAM 512 MB 1 GB
Internal Memory 4 GB 16/32 GB
External Storage 32 GB -
Cloud Storage SkyDrive upto 7GB -
Size 4 inches 4.8 inches
Touch Screen Yes, Capacitive Yes, Capacitive
Screen Type Super Clear LCD Super AMOLED
Resolution 480 x 800 pixels 720 x 1280 pixels
Pixel Density ~233 ppi ~306 ppi
Multi-touch Yes, Touch-sensitive controls Yes
Stylus No No
Screen Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 1 Corning Gorilla Glass 2
Rear Camera 5 MP 8 MP
Front Camera No 1.9 MP
Camera Features 2592х1944 pixels, autofocus, LED flash, F2.8 aperture, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection 3264x2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash, Geo-tagging, image stabilization
Video Recording 720p@30fps 1080p@30fps
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 900 / 2100 HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
4G Network No No
Dual SIM No No
Dual standby No -
Triple SIM No No
Micro SIM Yes Yes
Nano SIM No No
Form Factor Bar Bar
Dimensions 120.5 x 63 x 10.28 mm 137.2 mm x 70.5 mm x 8.7 mm
Weight 113 g 135 g
Color Domino, Fiesta Red, Atlantic Blue, High-Rise Gray Black
Browser HTML5 HTML
GPRS Yes Yes
EDGE Yes Yes
3G HSDPA, HSUPA HSDPA 42 Mbps, HSUPA 5.76 Mbps
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS Yes, with A-GPS support
Bluetooth Yes, v3.1 Yes, v3.0 with A2DP
USB microUSB v2.0 Yes, microUSB v2.0
Wi-Fi Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA
Wi-Fi Hotspot Yes Yes
NFC No Yes
Music Player MP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+ MP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+
Radio No Yes, No
Video Player MP4/WMV/H.264/H.263 MP4, DivX, XviD, WMV, H.264, H.263
Sound Technology Beats Audio sound enhancement -
3.5mm Jack Yes Yes
Loud Speaker Yes Yes
Ringtones Vibration, MP3, WAV ringtones Vibration, MP3, WAV ringtones
SMS Yes, Threaded View Yes, Threaded View
MMS Yes Yes
EMAIL Email, Push Email Email, Push Email
IM Yes Yes
Social Networking Yes Yes
Battery Type Non-removable Li-Po 1700 mAh battery Standard battery, Li-ion 2300 mAh
Talktime - Upto 14 hours (2G) / Upto 8 hours (3G)
Standy by Time - Up to 168 h (2G) / Up to 218 h (3G)
Built-in Apps Document viewer/editor, Video/photo editor Document viewer/editor, Organizer
Games Yes Yes
Java No Yes, Via Java MIDP emulator
Additional Features
SNS integration, Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic, Predictive text input, Voice memo/command/dial Voice memo/dial, Predictive text input


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