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    Hi everybody,
    I'm going to buy my first smartphone this Christmas.
    I have about 300 to spend for it.
    Top three priorities are :
    -fluidity (I think 8s has it)
    -good design (It has
    -good, or at least decent, autonomy: does the 8s have it?

    For the same price I can get the samsung galaxy s2. What do you think is best?
    I'm not going to do big things with my smartphone. Mainly for email, facebook, whatsup; eventual photos, little games and this kind of stuff.

    thanks for your answer and sorry for my english (i'm not native speaker ^^)
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    HTC 8S checks all the those points. It will do FB, Email, Whatsapp, decent photos for 5MP. Check out windows phone store for games you like or already have that u would require in WP8.

    I personally feel 8S is best looking WP8 device which is also light, very pocket able and easy to handle. Somehow i prefer screen to be around 4" only, but that's just me. I would have loved if it had good screen resolution, better display and Cam. I don't actually mind sub-par processor compared to other WP8 devices nor that it has less RAM. But good Cam and display is a must for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by abhibh View Post
    ...But good Cam and display is a must for me.
    What do you intend with "Cam"? Frontal camera?

    and about autonomy I guess it's just like other smartphone
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    Quote Originally Posted by yellowS View Post
    What do you intend with "Cam"? Frontal camera?

    and about autonomy I guess it's just like other smartphone
    Front Cam is kind of useless for me. I don't want people to know where I am so no video chat on the go :p j/k

    Good Cam as in 8MP like Lumia 800. I take a lot of pics on the go everyday. A lot of candid ones too so i need better than avg. cam. A 8MP from Apple or Nokia seems to work for me as of now. I am not sure about 8S but i don't think it will as good as those 2. Lumia 920 is what i would love to own, but size and weight puts me off.
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    I think the 8S is the phone for you.

    A good way to compare it is to the iPhone 4. The specs and very a like. I currently have an iPhone 4 and I will be buying and 8S as soon as they are available.

    Ive held the phone and the 4" screen hits perfect in my hand and I have average sized hands. Its looks great and you know it will run smooth as its WP8.

    To me its the best and probably only mid range WP8 phone and at a really good price.
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    You can also have a look at Nokia 620 which will be launched soon i guess
    Nokia Lumia 620 - Full phone specifications

    Comparison with HTC 8S:
    Nokia Lumia 620 vs. HTC Windows Phone 8S - GSMArena.com

    Lumia 620 has NFC + Front Cam + More internal storage compared to 8S. Weight is few grams more and Lumia has 0.2 inches smaller screen. Though a lil thicker but does provide interchangeable covers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by abhibh View Post
    You can also have a look at Nokia 620 which will be launched soon i guess
    Nokia Lumia 620 - Full phone specifications

    Comparison with HTC 8S:
    Nokia Lumia 620 vs. HTC Windows Phone 8S - GSMArena.com

    Lumia 620 has NFC + Front Cam + More internal storage compared to 8S. Weight is few grams more and Lumia has 0.2 inches smaller screen. Though a lil thicker but does provide interchangeable covers.
    I saw this today. Looks like HTC are buggered with the 8S now
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    I really do not understand what HTC are doing here. If the 8S was out and widely available then it would have the advantage over the Lumia 620 by simply being available, plus I suspect it will have a better screen, much better battery life and is, on paper, a better physical size balance. Plus it looks awesome!
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    that's interesting. The only problem I have to but it for christmas, I'll leave by January...
    thanks for you answer guys..

    Anyway, between Galaxy SII and HTC 8s I go for sure with the 8s?
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    Personally I would say the 8S. Im still going for the 8S even after the announcement of the 620. I wouldn't touch android with a barge pole, but I don't like the android UI.
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    Nokia 620 have Standard battery, Li-Ion 1300 mAh

    Htc 8s have Standard battery, Li-Po 1700 mAh

    Nokia 620 dont have better baterry .
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    Does the 8S have the lockscreen notifications from various apps, Mail, Twitter etc?
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    Windows Phone is exactly the same on the 8S as all the other Windows Phone 8 devices. Yes, it has all the lockscreen stuff, everything!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sityos Vin View Post
    Nokia 620 have Standard battery, Li-Ion 1300 mAh

    Htc 8s have Standard battery, Li-Po 1700 mAh

    Nokia 620 dont have better baterry .
    battery is a major letdown on the 620 if you ask me... since it's replaceable I cling to the hope of a higher capactiy battery being available through 3rd party retailers at some point. otherwise I ask myself why they would make a device this thick (with a lot of tech stuffed into it, to be fair) and put in a super small battery. If it doesn't at least last a day with moderatley heavy usage it'll be a no-buy for me as well.
    Dear OEMs: why make good phones and screw up in one key area of hardware? (8S: internal storage, 620: battery)
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    Quote Originally Posted by corsica View Post
    battery is a major letdown on the 620 if you ask me... since it's replaceable I cling to the hope of a higher capactiy battery being available through 3rd party retailers at some point. otherwise I ask myself why they would make a device this thick (with a lot of tech stuffed into it, to be fair) and put in a super small battery. If it doesn't at least last a day with moderatley heavy usage it'll be a no-buy for me as well.
    Dear OEMs: why make good phones and screw up in one key area of hardware? (8S: internal storage, 620: battery)
    Because OEMs are dicks? A lot like politians. Dont listen to public opinion and do what they want anyways. 4GB is bloody stupid.
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    Regarding this battery will exceed my expectations! just loaded the 11 pm got everything connected, I received quite a few calls sms, emails have always used Bluetooth and 8:21 pm had 60% battery for a smartphone this excellent, so far I'm enjoying, are 21 hours of use and have 60% ​​battery.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sityos Vin View Post
    Regarding this battery will exceed my expectations! just loaded the 11 pm got everything connected, I received quite a few calls sms, emails have always used Bluetooth and 8:21 pm had 60% battery for a smartphone this excellent, so far I'm enjoying, are 21 hours of use and have 60% ​​battery.
    WoW!! I know this is off topic, but do u constantly delete, clean the cache/data and system cookies? Just asking..
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    Quote Originally Posted by XENOPHOS View Post
    WoW!! I know this is off topic, but do u constantly delete, clean the cache/data and system cookies? Just asking..
    no, dont delete anything,but if you restart your phone you get more space I suspect that when it restarts the cache is cleared

    sorry for my english :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sityos Vin View Post
    no, dont delete anything,but if you restart your phone you get more space I suspect that when it restarts the cache is cleared

    sorry for my english :)
    Thanks Sityos...I don't have the phone yet. Just doing my research..

    Sent from my RaZr on MIUI.
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    I'm defo interested as well. Same problem here; worried about storage... Might just take the plunge and return it if it's not to my liking. I only see myself using 6 odd apps anyway. I don't store music or videos on phones as I use netflix and xbox music already anyways.

    Edit: Love your avatar btw xenophos.

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