11-12-2012, 04:54 PM #2
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Well the 920s I saw in store had used about ~3 GBs of the 32. I hope for the sake of the 8S it'll be more compressed. I'd say you'd get about half of the 4GBs.
As for apps, they don't take up that much space. A lot of them are a few MBs but if you're a heavy gamer they could take up that space fairly quick since they take up more space.
btw your avatar is soooo cute
- 11-12-2012, 08:13 PM #5
And a little more perspective, just set up a Nokia 820, and it has system taking 1.7 GB, so it does seem they optimized it a little for phones with lower memory. Best advice, go to store that has one, go to settings, and go down to phone storage. Tap that, then the bar and it will tell you how much the system occupies.
- 11-13-2012, 06:24 AM #8
i suspect the lumias take up more space because of their Nokia centric apps. You know, City Lens, Nokia Drive etc.
And I believe I could well live without them anyway. Have to wait and see what the display is like at 220 ppi, what the camera is like and how the phone performs in general. If it can handle some games (like AngyBirds and such, nothing graphically intensive) fine this might just be the phone for me.
Slap a 32GB micro SD in it (is 32GB the maximum capacity? I believe so) and I'm good.
I guess if WP really only takes up ~1.7GB then I can live with whats left. Would come down to Apps and Games only anway.
- 11-13-2012, 01:40 PM #12
Phonearena state official international release date is set to be November 20th.
In Switzerland where I pre-ordered on a local retailer will arrive at the end of November, but no specific date set right now, hope I can retire it the 30th when I will be there!
Me too can't find a in-depth review, apart from this hands on that you maybe already read
HTC Windows Phone 8S review | Phone Reviews | TechRadar
- 11-24-2012, 01:16 PM #15
Hi. Im new to the forums as I was looking for answers to this exact question! I really want the 8S but the 4GB of space was worrying me. Knowing the OS only takes up 1.7GB is good to know as I sat down and worked out how much space all the apps I use would take up and it wasn't even 500MB. As you say games will take up more.
One question I do have though something to do with the phones cache. Ive heard people say that the cache can get quite big and that you cant clear it up which could lead to problems on a phone like the 8S. Is there any truth to this?
I also plan to have all my music and photos on an SD to save space on the phone but what I would like to know is that if I download a song on my phone or take a photo can it tell it to automatically save to the SD card or does it have to be saved on the phone first?
Also I think the phone will be available next week. I've been asking around at local Phones4U stores and they said they should have some in next week. I asked 2 weeks ago and even though there was a display for 8S they had a HTC Radar on display instead as the dummy phone hadn't arrived. I checked Phones4U in Derby today and the dummy phone is there now and they are hoping to have them by next week and said they will be £230 SIM Free which is awesome :-)
- 11-24-2012, 02:02 PM #16
The phones do cache, but its balance based on available space and optimization. So if you have a large amount of space open (I think I'm using about 12 GB total on my 920 including the cache) it uses more. But then I have a bunch of games loaded. I wouldn't see 4 GB unmanageable, especially with being able to use expandable storage for media. I believe you can set the SD capable ones to save directly to the SD card, once one is installed.
11-28-2012, 04:00 AM #19
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I was at Beep event in Denmark where they had 4 models of the HTC 8S. All devices had less than a mb left of storage, WP8 was little less than 3 GB and the rest taken by apps.
Granted, the phones were probably debug build judging by all the zHTC* stuff there were in the program list.
I REALLY want a htc 8s with 4g, 16 gb storage and 720 display, y u no make it :(
- 11-29-2012, 08:52 AM #20
I think johsoe is right guys. I just looked at Dialaphones video review of the phone and one of the questions in the comments was how much space is free on the phone and this was their response:
Hi there, thanks for getting in touch.
Our HTC 8S had 1GB of free storage out of the box, which considering all the software crammed in too, is pretty good. Remember that the storage can be expanded via microSD too.
If you have any further questions don’t hesitate to drop me another comment.
This really sucks and is making me have second thoughts about not getting the phone. I mean come on HTC this is a mid range phone it should of come with 8GB of storage. Even the Lumia 610 has 8GB or storage and that's meant to be an entry level phone!
- 11-29-2012, 08:59 AM #21
Ive gone through the Windows Store and looked at all the apps I want if I choose to switch from my iPhone 4 to the HTC 8S and wrote down the size of each app I want. Here is a list of all the apps and the total space they would take up.
ALARM CLOCK 8MB
BBC NEWS 1MB
ROWI (TWITTER) 3MB
INSTAGRAM (DAS IMAGE, METROGRAM, MTERO.AM) 3MB
LINKED IN 1MB
BACONIT (REDDIT) 1MB
WHATS APP 4MB
GUITAR TUNER 2MB
SAT NAV 4MB
UK DEALS 2MB
TV GUIDE 1MB
ALL RECIPIES 6MB
DOMINOS PIZZA 1MB
ARTIST INFO 1MB
NEXT BUS 1MB
TV SHOW 2MB
DRAW SOMETHING 7MB
WORDS WITH FRIENDS 8MB
ANGRY BIRDS 20MB
CUT THE ROPE 31MB
FRUIT NINJA 19MB
DOODBLE JUMP 7MB
PLANTS VS ZOMBIES 82MB
GRAVITY GUY 20MB
GEO DEFENSE SWARM 4MB
BULLET ASYLUM 16MB
As you can see that total 305MB, now I know with the SatNav download maps will make it more and im guessing games will cache information too. So 47 apps and its taken up less than the 1GB free. The thing that will make this phone a no go is if you like having alot of games on your phone
12-20-2012, 09:49 AM #24
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I currently own a HTC 8S and after a few weeks I can say that 4GB is not enough for such a device.
I added 64 GB to store music and photos, but currently my memory usage stats look like this:
Once in a while the device starts warning me that I have to clean up memory.
There is nothing I can do to reduce the 2.02 GB used for System
Other probably contains mail and contact information.
I will move on to something else, even though I love the form factor of the HTC Windows Phone 8S. It is by far the sexiest Windows Phone 8 device on the market.