HTC 8S vs. Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini

Compare HTC 8S vs. Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini. Our Comparison Tool compare both the phones with regard to their features and price and assign a rank for each phone. HTC 8S is ranked first with an overall score of 57. Which is better than that of Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini. Based on the rank, you can make a better and informed decision while buying a phone.
Features HTC 8S Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini
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Specs Score   57 / 100     51 / 100  
Rs. 13006
Operating System
Windows Phone 8
Android v4.1 Jelly Bean
Dual Core
Dual Core
Both the phones have same number of cores in the processor.
Process Speed
1 GHz
1 GHz
512 MB
100% More Processing Memory
Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini 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 Galaxy S3 Mini is better in terms of RAM
Rear Camera
5 MP
5 MP
Front Camera
0.3 MP
4 inches
4 inches
480 x 800 pixels
480 x 800 pixels
Internal Memory
4 GB
3 Times More Internal Storage
Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini 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.
13% More Powerful Battery
Battery module powers your gadget and a bigger unit signifies longevity and added talk-time support. HTC 8S has 13% more battery capacity than Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini.
Standard Battery Li-ion 1500 mAh battery
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 Galaxy S3 Mini
Operating System Windows Phone 8 Android v4.1 Jelly Bean
Processor 1 GHz Dual Core Krait Processor 1 GHz Dual Core Cortex A9 Processor
GPU Adreno 305 Mali 400
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 -
Sensors Accelerometer, Proximity, Ambient light, G-Sensor Accelerometer, proximity, compass
RAM 512 MB 1 GB
Internal Memory 4 GB 16GB
External Storage 32 GB -
Cloud Storage SkyDrive upto 7GB No
Size 4 inches 4 inches
Touch Screen Yes, Capacitive Yes, Super AMOLED Capacitive Touchscreen
Screen Type Super Clear LCD Super AMOLED WVGA
Resolution 480 x 800 pixels 480 x 800 pixels
Pixel Density ~233 ppi ~233 ppi
User Interface - TouchWiz UI v4.0
Multi-touch Yes, Touch-sensitive controls Yes, Touch-sensitive controls
Stylus No No
Screen Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 1 -
Rear Camera 5 MP 5 MP with autofocus, LED flash and 2592x1944 pixels resolution, Geo-tagging, touch focus and face detection
Front Camera No 0.3 MP
Camera Features 2592х1944 pixels, autofocus, LED flash, F2.8 aperture, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection 2592x1944 pixels, autofocus, LED flash with Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection
Video Recording 720p@30fps 720p@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 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 121.6 x 63 x 9.9 mm
Weight 113 g 111.5 g
Color Domino, Fiesta Red, Atlantic Blue, High-Rise Gray Blue, Red, White
Browser HTML5 HTML 5
GPRS Yes Yes
EDGE Yes Yes
3G HSDPA, HSUPA HSDPA 14.4 Mbps, HSUPA 5.76 Mbps
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS Yes, with A-GPS support
Bluetooth Yes, v3.1 Yes, v4.0
USB microUSB v2.0 No
Wi-Fi Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA
Wi-Fi Hotspot Yes No
NFC No Yes
Music Player MP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+ MP3, WAV, eAAC+, AC3, FLAC Player
Radio No Yes, Stereo FM radio with RDS
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
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 1500 mAh battery
Talktime - Up to 14 hours 10 mins (2G) / Up to 7 hours 10 mins (3G)
Standy by Time - Up to 450 hours (2G) / Up to 430 hours (3G)
Built-in Apps Document viewer/editor, Video/photo editor Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa, Google Search, Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Organizer, Image/video editor, Document viewer
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 SNS integration, Predictive text input (Swype), Voice memo/dial/commands


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