I paid Rs 13,000 (or $215) for this phone which is inline with Flipkart price but on Amazon it is slightly higher (Rs 13800). Now let me share with you my personal experience with the phone.
October 1st 2013 is when I got my First Windows Phone and so I am sharing my personal experience with my phone. Here is the technical specification given on my Phone’s Box.
|CPU Speed:||QUALCOMM® S4 1GHz, Dual Core|
|Platform:||Windows® Phone 8|
|SIM Card type:||MicroSIM|
|Total Capacity:||4GB, MicroSD™ card slot|
|Size:||12.05cm(L) x 6.3cm(W) x 1.28cm(T)|
|Weight:||113gm with Battery|
|Display:||10.16cm Super LCD touch screen with WVGA resolution.|
|Network:||GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz|
HSPA/WCDMA: 900/2100 MHz
Internal GPS Antenna with GLONASS
|Connectivity:||0.35cm stereo audio jack|
Wi-Fi®; IEEE 802.11 b/g/n
|Camera:||5 Megapixel camera with auto focus and LED flash|
Æ’ 2.8 aperture and 3.5cm lens
720p video recording
|Battery:||Built-in rechargeable Li-Ion polymer battery.|
Capacity 1700 mAh
For complete technical specification you can refer to GSM Arena
The phone is available in 2 colors; Atlantic Blue and Fiesta Red and I have purchased the Fiesta Red, which is more like an orange than red.
My Personal Experience
My friends and relatives are astonished to see such a wonderful phone only for 13k Rs which means the phone looks are good for the price but then I see that the phone gets too often SIM error and I need to restart the phone to get the SIM to be working again. Initially I assumed this to be the error with my SIM but when searching in Google I found that it is not only me who has this issue. There are many such threads in many forums about the phone having the same issue like this and so I am not the only one having this issue.
Apart from the SIM error problem I once had to force shutdown the phone because it just hangs up and not sure if this is the issue with HTC or Windows 8 but then I never ever had to do this to my iPhone ever. Again I searched in Google and found that Nokia Lumia Windows Phones had the same screen freezing issues and so I suspect this is the issue with Windows 8.
You can read more about this phone’s technical aspect on engadget but one thing I would like to share is – Camera of the phone is 5 Mega Pixel but the quality of image is not at par of iPhone 4 camera which is also 5 Mega Pixel but then price of this phone is half of what you pay for iPhone 4 and so it is completely acceptable to me.
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