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  1. maussie95's Avatar
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    Since Nokia has so many issues and is late in The Netherlands, I don't want a Nokia Lumia anymore. Last year I was super excited about the Lumia 920 and I told everyone about it, but the camera issues and the battery issues are freaking annoying. I don't like the 8X because of no upgradable memory, so I want the 8S. I like WP8 very much and I will not rest till I have my WP. Do you think this is a good choise for me? I'm not a power user nor I have had a smartphone before.
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    Be aware that certain apps require at least 1GB of RAM and the 8S only has 512MB. Granted, that only applies to a very (very) small selection of games.

    Also, there's no front facing camera, if you're into that sort of thing.
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    Well if u look at it from the future perspective, its a bit of a let down...512 MB RAM is redundant...they could have given us a phone without any RAM at all...
    And the 4GB internal memory is just something u need to be careful about. Not saying its a pain but just be aware. U will be left with 1.X GB ONLY.

    Like u said u are not a power user, I think u will be fine. Its more of an entry level phone and a very basic one. Don't have high hope it. Even if u have a mail account with tons of mails, the space/memory will just vanish.

    But the positives -

    Small and perfect in size
    Best design of all the current WP8 devices
    BEATS audio
    Higher PPI
    HTC Apps (weather lock screen etc)


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    Quote Originally Posted by Figure 8 Dash View Post
    Be aware that certain apps require at least 1GB of RAM and the 8S only has 512MB. Granted, that only applies to a very (very) small selection of games.

    Also, there's no front facing camera, if you're into that sort of thing.
    I'm not a (mobile) gamer, so that's no problem for me. The only thing I don't like is 4GB memory, that's a little bit low. But I don't need off-line maps or big things like that. I think I don't use the front camera. But the phone looks incredibly well for it's price.

    Quote Originally Posted by XENOPHOS View Post
    Well if u look at it from the future perspective, its a bit of a let down...512 MB RAM is redundant...they could have given us a phone without any RAM at all...
    And the 4GB internal memory is just something u need to be careful about. Not saying its a pain but just be aware. U will be left with 1.X GB ONLY.

    Like u said u are not a power user, I think u will be fine. Its more of an entry level phone and a very basic one. Don't have high hope it. Even if u have a mail account with tons of mails, the space/memory will just vanish.

    But the positives -

    Small and perfect in size
    Best design of all the current WP8 devices
    BEATS audio
    Higher PPI
    HTC Apps (weather lock screen etc)


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    You seem very negative about the phone. 512MB is a bit low, but not that low as you suggest. Almost all apps work fine with 512MB. Indeed, 4GB is very low, but I have a SD card with 32GB memory. All my music and stuff is on that.
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    As stated youll only get 1.8GB of the 4GB internal storage because its taken up by the OS and the "other" section. I bet you'd be able to get about 25/30 apps tops on your phone and then photos and video would need to be on the SD card.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maussie95 View Post

    You seem very negative about the phone. 512MB is a bit low, but not that low as you suggest. Almost all apps work fine with 512MB. Indeed, 4GB is very low, but I have a SD card with 32GB memory. All my music and stuff is on that.
    I'm sorry I come across as someone negative. Actually I myself plan to get 8S. Was just stating the facts. Like I said "from a future perspective" 512 is less. Games and apps may not like that 512 chip in the phone. Already there are some games in the market that NEED 1GB or RAM...so was just saying...but I love the phone...

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    Quote Originally Posted by XENOPHOS View Post
    I'm sorry I come across as someone negative. Actually I myself plan to get 8S. Was just stating the facts. Like I said "from a future perspective" 512 is less. Games and apps may not like that 512 chip in the phone. Already there are some games in the market that NEED 1GB or RAM...so was just saying...but I love the phone...

    Sent from my DROID RAZR on JB.
    I didn't mean to offence you of course. I only think 512MB isn't that important as you stated. But yes, it is a bit low. I love the phone too and I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one :) !
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    512 of Ram & 4gb are deal breakers...sad since its such a cool looking device. Wait for a 920 and future proof yourself. My 920 works flawlessly and the camera is great. Thus not sure what camera issues you refer to...out of the box it took better photos than my friends iPhone 5
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    Quote Originally Posted by maussie95 View Post
    I didn't mean to offence you of course. I only think 512MB isn't that important as you stated. But yes, it is a bit low. I love the phone too and I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one :) !
    :) almost all my friends love the 8S...its so sleek its not funny...the only issue though for me is not even the RAM/internal memory but the lack of Front Facing Camera.. :|

    I just need to ask myself if I realllllllyyy NEED one...otherwise I am pretty sorted..

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    I've made up a list of apps I want, and calculated total space and it comes out to roughly 150 mb - none of which will suck the memory dry. Also, I have a total of two emails that I'll activate on here, and limit how many days I'll keep my work emails on the phone to three. I'm pretty much good to go.

    Now if Canada Customs could just get their act together and release the damn thing to the post office...
    My next phone...
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    Quote Originally Posted by crystal_planet View Post
    I've made up a list of apps I want, and calculated total space and it comes out to roughly 150 mb - none of which will suck the memory dry. Also, I have a total of two emails that I'll activate on here, and limit how many days I'll keep my work emails on the phone to three. I'm pretty much good to go.

    Now if Canada Customs could just get their act together and release the damn thing to the post office...
    Perfect. That's what I need to do. Simple. Thanks crystal_planet for the idea. Oh and BTW, price of the Indian LUMIA 820/920 is out. Its so expensive its stopped being funny.

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    I've ordered the HTC 8S, if everything goes right I will have it on monday. After a week of use I will write my thoughts about the device. So far, it's a beautifully designed device and I desire it with my heart. My preciousssssss :P
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    Quote Originally Posted by XENOPHOS View Post
    Perfect. That's what I need to do. Simple. Thanks crystal_planet for the idea. Oh and BTW, price of the Indian LUMIA 820/920 is out. Its so expensive its stopped being funny.

    Sent from my DROID RAZR on JB.
    That pretty much reflects unlocked pricing I looked at online. The 820 was only about 50.00 cheaper than an 8X so I gave it a pass. The 920 is the most expensive Windows Phone unlocked by far but the king is an unlocked 64gb iPhone 5. The asking price is criminal.

    The nice thing about the 8S is the price - unbelievably inexpensive, but they really should have bumped up the storage to 8gb - they could have boosted the price enough to cover the extra cost and would have sold more units as a result.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crystal_planet View Post
    I've made up a list of apps I want, and calculated total space and it comes out to roughly 150 mb - none of which will suck the memory dry. Also, I have a total of two emails that I'll activate on here, and limit how many days I'll keep my work emails on the phone to three. I'm pretty much good to go.

    Now if Canada Customs could just get their act together and release the damn thing to the post office...
    Please remember that 150mb is onlt the download size, the actual size will be bigger as that data is stored in the "other" section of the phone. So 150mb of app downloads could actually take up 500mb. Then as you use the apps they will cache data.
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    Quote Originally Posted by richard_c View Post
    Please remember that 150mb is onlt the download size, the actual size will be bigger as that data is stored in the "other" section of the phone. So 150mb of app downloads could actually take up 500mb. Then as you use the apps they will cache data.
    True, but the first thing I will do after initial setup will probably download and install the apps, then setup my emails etc, and tweak the phone to use as little space as possible. I can't believe that HTC would make a handset so crippled as to render it unusable.

    By now I should hope people who are interested in the 8S know what they're in for. I'm willing to give it a fair shake, but actually I'm very curious as to what MS has up its sleeve in regards in regards to the rumored Surface Phone. That one is the true prize I have my eyes on.
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    May be this will help...

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    i have the Phone, and I love it. It just never lags at all, and I have never faced any problems about the memory shortage. I downloaded some of the most intens graphical games and they runned without any lag. It's just that I don't like playing games on my Phone, but it's a cool benchmarktest. Alright, now go and buy that Phone.
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    I say if don't mind waiting see what will be coming out of CES I heard about some windows phone will be making an appearances
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    I have the 8S and I am really satisifed except the sound/volumne/crackling sound issue...but some people say the Beats Audio update will solve it, I havent received it yet so I dont know.

    Phone is really slick and fast and responsive and since I dont use so many apps I have no problem with memory.
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    There is one thing you are forgeting , WP8 is not Android , it does not need the use of extreme hardware to run smoothly , so dont apply Android hardware rules to this phone because it just doesn't need them. Lately, mobile phone companies ran out of ideas of innovation and the only way to go up is with the hardware , tell me , do you really NEED 4 cores of processing power on you phone , its absurd , no software on earth these days needs such power , but marketing gets the best of us, and to get back to my ideea..... HTC 8S is in essence a SMART buy .... great phone, great build , huge battery life compared to Androids and of course pretty cheap.
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    I am also hesitating in buying this phone.

    I like the design, the (supposed) battery life and the sized. I am only a little concerned about the storage capacity even if I usualy don't donwnload games and have something like 10-15 apps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by neutra74 View Post
    I am also hesitating in buying this phone.

    I like the design, the (supposed) battery life and the sized. I am only a little concerned about the storage capacity even if I usualy don't donwnload games and have something like 10-15 apps.

    Your concerns are good. I have the same concerns. I seriously thinking of getting the 620, I know it doesn't look anywhere as nice as the 8S but it ticks all the other box's
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    Really, I got nothing but trouble with this phone. It has random shut downs, several times it says my SIM isn't legit and sometimes my screen goes black while my touchbuttons still react if I touch them, but I can't see any response. The storage is much too small. With only battery tile and Whatsapp installed I have only 623mb over. Then the biggest problem. I want to copy my music to my phone, but when I do this with the app I get an error. I also tried it with explorer, but then I got in the music app 2 of the same music. When I delete one, the other doesn't work anymore. Then I get the error: 80070003. I really hate this. Furthermore the phone is good. Sometimes it lags when I come from an app and I click the home button en Internet Explorer stops everytime with working while I'm browsing for 5 minutes.
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    How long does your battery last?
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    I dunno what you people are installing/doing. I have installed facebook, batery tile, and a couple more simple apps. Am reading fb a couple of times a day also my gmail,am using the calendar and onenote for todos and then the usual phone stuff. Didn't have one problem with it, never froze, my freespace stands around 900mb and the battery lasts between 2 and 3 days (with flight mode on during night).

    All in all I'm happy with this phone.
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