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    Unlocked price of the HTC 8S in my country is exactly the same as the current price of the old Nokia Lumia 800.

    So now I'm wondering, isn't the Lumia 800 actually the better deal? CPU wise they're both just about adequate, but Lumia 800 has AMOLED screen and a much better camera. Plus the Nokia goodies.

    With the 7.8 update coming, it's not like the OS will be completely outdated either.

    I do have a concern about future app availability.. Will apps still be made for 7 / 7.8 or will it all move to 8.. I don't buy phones that often so this is probably a consideration.

    What would Jesus do? (Ok I'll settle for what you would do. ;) )
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    Quote Originally Posted by hantms View Post
    Unlocked price of the HTC 8S in my country is exactly the same as the current price of the old Nokia Lumia 800.

    So now I'm wondering, isn't the Lumia 800 actually the better deal? CPU wise they're both just about adequate, but Lumia 800 has AMOLED screen and a much better camera. Plus the Nokia goodies.

    With the 7.8 update coming, it's not like the OS will be completely outdated either.

    I do have a concern about future app availability.. Will apps still be made for 7 / 7.8 or will it all move to 8.. I don't buy phones that often so this is probably a consideration.

    What would Jesus do? (Ok I'll settle for what you would do. ;) )
    Get the 8S, without a doubt. If you care about apps at all, then you should not even consider 7.X.
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    Well, I suggest moving up a notch and go to a 8X or a L920...512MB of RAM is going to be a small bottleneck in the future.

    Of course, here and now? 8S is your pick.
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    If they are the same price, I can't understand why you would buy a W7.X device at this stage.
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    For reference, pricing for me is like this, converted to US dollars:

    HTC 8X : US$ 647
    HTC 8S : US$ 325

    (Note that these prices are exactly the same as the HTC One X and One V Android devices, respectively)

    Lumia 920 : US$ 699
    Lumia 820 : US$ 540

    So you see, there is quite the jump from the 8S to any other windows phone, over $200 more.

    HTC have priced very aggressively (or sensibly, if you will) at the same level as their Android One V mid-range phone.

    ( Source: Siamphone Price List | Siamphone.com )

    But yeah, going with the current Win 8 is likely the better bet.
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    I see, the 8S makes sense now.

    Go with it then.

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