- 12-12-2012, 10:19 PM #51
Wont run higher-end games? Good. Neither can I afford it nor am I a gamer.
Doesn't have FFC? Good cause I barely talk to my loved ones, let alone video chatting.
Low internal memory? Good, that means few apps, and THAT in turn means better battery life and a faster OS.
But what I most definitely will need it for:
Need to work from home or while commuting. And this is No. 1 reason I am investing in a MS product.
"The Office apps on Android suck", would be an understatement.
(Also pursue my dream of writing a novel.)
Twitter/Facebook/Tech websites. Need to interact with people, need to exchange views, need to share.
I like to be alone, in my world. And Beats Audio is the perfect companion while I commute.
That's about it. If it falls short on these 3 very essential aspects, then I may have to look elsewhere. But I doubt it will.
Lately, I've seen many reviews about how WP is waayyy better than any Android out there. That's what a phone should be like. Out of the box, it should work like a charm.
Sent from my RaZr on MIUI.
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12-26-2012, 01:05 PM #54
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- 12-26-2012, 10:36 PM #55
- 12-27-2012, 06:39 PM #57
I got one of these for my partner here in NZ. Gave it to her for Christmas. Lasted for about 3 hours before it became too hot to touch. Switched it off to cool it down and it wouldn't start again. None of the usual restart tricks worked so took it back to Vodafone who replaced no questions asked. Turned the replacement on and it wouldn't recognise the sim card. Vodafone tried multiple sims with no luck so junked that 1 too. Lost faith in them to be homest so ended up stumping up another $300 for 820. (That's the off contract price dif here in NZ).
Based on the 3 hours of use on the HTC it seemed like a nice phone but not much storage at all left over after OS etc installed (less than 2 GB). 820 is noticeable faster and has a better camera and more storage but so it should for the price tag. Bottom line was happy with HTC but just lost trust in the device after 2 units with a combined lifespan of half a day.
- 12-27-2012, 08:08 PM #60
Virtually no room for apps and only 512 mb RAM. I don't know.. As long as you don't need anything other than the apps it comes with and maybe a handful of games I guess it would be adequate.
- 12-28-2012, 10:12 AM #61
I am pretty satisified with my 8S, since I dont use alot of apps...maybe 10-15 I have no problem with the storage. The quality is really great and it is really thin and nice to hold, and looks great.
Audio is great with beats audio and the 4 inch size of the screen is just perfect for me, I think 4,5 is to big. The Nokias and the 8X are to bulky for my taste. I do belive the Nokia 620 is a better phone compared to 8S since you get more internal storage and so on, but the size and feeling of the HTC is superior.
Camera is not that great on 8S but I use a real camera when out so no issue for me.
The 512 mb ram is enough for me, I think it is rapid and responsive all the time. I dont play games so have no opinion about it.
- 12-29-2012, 12:37 AM #62
- 12-29-2012, 11:02 AM #63
The smart thing to do would be to stretch your budget to get a Lumia 820 so you'd get a much more practical 8 GB of RAM plus the same speedy 1.5 GHz processor as the 920 and 1 GB of RAM so you aren't left out of the best apps on WP8.
If that is not possible, wait for the Lumia 620. That way you get 8 GB of NAND memory at least so you will have a reasonable amount of internal storage for apps. All indications are that the 620 will have a similar price to the 8S and its far more practical.
You're never going to be able to run apps off the SD card, so if that's your back up plan, i'd let that pipe dream go.
- 12-29-2012, 11:14 AM #64
Not sure a out your market but we had free 822/810/820 lumias over the holiday season in the US. With this in mind I don't see how anyone could justify buying an 8s.
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- 12-29-2012, 12:51 PM #65
May be Nokia 820, but definitely not 620. Thanks for ur suggestion though..gonna do some research on the 820.
Sent from my RaZr on MIUI.
- 12-29-2012, 12:53 PM #66
- 12-30-2012, 07:14 PM #67
How are 8S owners finding the web browsing on the 8S? I'm a heavy web browser and have multiple web sites open at the same time. My BlackBerry Bold 9700 lags when it comes to web browsing which is why I want to upgrade. But I dont want just a minor upgrade. Is heavy web browsing decent on the 8S despite its meagre 512 MB RAM?
- 12-31-2012, 08:15 AM #68
- 12-31-2012, 09:10 AM #70
I think the "other" might be part swap file, or cache. There should be a user override that you could adjust it to a minimum level. Right now it looks like it's dynamic and it expands or contracts as it sees fit.
- 01-02-2013, 04:56 AM #71
I guess the final verdict is that if you will use alot of apps/games the 8S is not enough for you, get the 8X or wait for Lumia 620.
If you, like me dont use so many apps/games the 8S is really great, I am very satisfied with it and the 512 MB ram is enough to support the phone for normal use, I find it fast and responsive.
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