1. X0LARIUM's Avatar
    I wanted to know how different or similar is the 8S from its elder bro, 8X?
    I mean, software-wise, will they be identical?

    Will some things be missing in the OS considering hardware wise it is very different?

    Sent from my RaZr on MIUI.
    12-21-2012 07:08 PM
  2. brmiller1976's Avatar
    Software-wise, it's similar, though you'll get much less storage space for apps on the device (even with an SD card).

    The OS features are identical.
    12-21-2012 11:08 PM
  3. crystal_planet's Avatar
    Aside from rom updates I take it we'll be getting the same software updates as the 8X?
    12-21-2012 11:31 PM
  4. X0LARIUM's Avatar
    Does that mean that the Music+Videos tile will have all the cool animation while a song is playing?

    Sent from my RaZr on MIUI.
    12-22-2012 01:39 PM
  5. socialcarpet's Avatar
    I'd be concerned about having the only WP8 device with only 512 Mb of RAM. As far as I know, no WP8 apps require or recommend 1 GB....yet, but it's only a matter of time. I wouldn't be comfortable buying one knowing that while 512mb is technically within Microsofts required specs for WP8, 1 GB is really the defacto standard.
    12-22-2012 01:53 PM
  6. X0LARIUM's Avatar
    I'd be concerned about having the only WP8 device with only 512 Mb of RAM. As far as I know, no WP8 apps require or recommend 1 GB....yet, but it's only a matter of time. I wouldn't be comfortable buying one knowing that while 512mb is technically within Microsofts required specs for WP8, 1 GB is really the defacto standard.
    Hmm.. .Apps aren't that big a deal.
    I have DUALCORE, 1.2GHz CPU and all that and my phone still lags and stutters...And apps? How many apps do I use? 1...2..may be 3.

    The most basic apps I DEFINITELY need:

    MS Office

    Flipboard

    WhatsApp

    Currency converter

    That's about it.
    What's the point in buying a multi core phone when all the rest of the cores would be idling around doing nothing..?
    I may be wrong...


    Sent from my RaZr on MIUI.
    12-22-2012 02:49 PM
  7. Coolknight1968's Avatar
    The 8S has a slower CPU clockspeed, but a faster GPU to compensate for that. Also only 512mb of RAM, 1.2Gb free out of 4, no coating on glass, no front camera, lower resolution etc. But you can use a miniSD and it works very well. Yes the 8X is superior but you are stuck with 16Gb max currently. But you also get a much better price on the 8S...
    12-23-2012 07:48 PM
  8. X0LARIUM's Avatar
    The 8S has a slower CPU clockspeed, but a faster GPU to compensate for that. Also only 512mb of RAM, 1.2Gb free out of 4, no coating on glass, no front camera, lower resolution etc. But you can use a miniSD and it works very well. Yes the 8X is superior but you are stuck with 16Gb max currently. But you also get a much better price on the 8S...
    That's the thing...price. I already treated myself with an iPad Mini. As for the rest of the things, I just want a smartphone that works.

    Sent from my RaZr on MIUI.
    12-24-2012 10:27 AM
  9. crystal_planet's Avatar
    I'd be concerned about having the only WP8 device with only 512 Mb of RAM. As far as I know, no WP8 apps require or recommend 1 GB....yet, but it's only a matter of time. I wouldn't be comfortable buying one knowing that while 512mb is technically within Microsofts required specs for WP8, 1 GB is really the defacto standard.
    The lack of space in the phone is pretty prohibitive to being an app hound, so I don't see the ram size putting anyone off that would be interested. It didn't for me. This is a pretty cool little handset for a niche market. Low cost no nonsense phone that manages to remain stylish. It will sell.
    12-24-2012 11:34 AM

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