- 12-03-2012, 11:56 AM #1
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 ^^)
- 12-03-2012, 12:08 PM #2
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.
- 12-03-2012, 01:21 PM #4
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.
- 12-03-2012, 02:36 PM #5
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.
- 12-05-2012, 06:45 AM #6
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.
- 12-05-2012, 09:11 AM #8
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!
12-12-2012, 04:25 AM #14
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Dear OEMs: why make good phones and screw up in one key area of hardware? (8S: internal storage, 620: battery)
- 12-12-2012, 06:48 AM #16
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.
- 12-12-2012, 08:10 AM #20
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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