1. Racheya's Avatar
    So I had my 8S for about a year and a half then, a couple of months ago, I dropped it down a drain (RIP <3)

    Once 8.1 was out, it was actually a decent phone (finally no more factory resets every month), although I started to notice some lag. I love the hardware though and it seems like nobody wants to make a phone of that size anymore. I have tiny hands and even the 8S felt big at first. I don't want to have to get a bigger phone, and I grew accustomed to the size of the 8S. I would consider buying another if not for the noticeable lag with 8.1.

    So what I am asking you folk, basically, is if you dropped your 8S down a drain - what would you replace it with? What do you consider to be the newest equivalent? Or do I just need to keep holding out hope Nokia or HTC actually release a reasonable sized phone?

    (For the interested, I'm now using an old Lumia 800 on 7.8 - nice hardware but not having WP 8 is getting painful.)
    06-20-2014 04:17 AM
  2. index1366's Avatar
    My woman replaced it with a Lumia 625. She loves it :)
    06-20-2014 05:27 AM
  3. Racheya's Avatar
    Is it not fairly big though? 4.7" is a fair leap. It seems like even Nokia are dumping small form factor phones even in their budget line.

    It really hurts because I held a Galaxy S4 Mini and it felt perfect in my hand - only without WP it's no good to me ;_;
    06-20-2014 06:33 AM
  4. microSkop's Avatar
    My 8S is far from dying and it feels like a new phone after upgrading to 8.1 + 32GB SD. But I plan switching to 930 soon.
    stickyshocker likes this.
    06-20-2014 06:40 AM
  5. SefulMeu's Avatar
    HTC 8xt
    06-23-2014 06:53 AM
  6. Racheya's Avatar
    I would love an 8XT (dat purple) but unfortunately it's not available in the UK ;_;
    06-23-2014 08:59 AM
  7. SefulMeu's Avatar
    Then look for 8x. I recommend you HTC because you may love beats.(like me)
    06-23-2014 10:09 AM
  8. Racheya's Avatar
    Beats doesn't matter, but the 8X may still be a nice choice since it's higher specs than the 8S but not *too* much bigger.
    flogistus likes this.
    06-23-2014 11:05 AM
  9. SefulMeu's Avatar
    Take a look at Lumia 820, 925 and 920. I like Lumia 925 the most.
    06-23-2014 11:53 AM
  10. flogistus's Avatar
    if I have to change it now, I would like to buy a Lumia 930. I'm still waiting for a new mid-range smartphone and the 630/635 lacks the led flash( I find it really useful!! ). But because of of my real budget, I probably would buy a motorola moto g.
    06-25-2014 05:14 PM
  11. etphoto's Avatar
    HTC 8x was my first Windows phone and almost two years later I have never regretted having it. In fact, even after my contract is up I think I'm still going to stick with this phone. I agree with you about the size thing. I'll never understand the people that like carrying around a small TV as a smart phone. Lol.
    vinscg and xandros9 like this.
    06-25-2014 05:45 PM
  12. vinscg's Avatar
    8x or 8s (they are cheap now)
    And they are receiving 8.1
    06-25-2014 05:58 PM
  13. voodoocars's Avatar
    I like my 8s. It does everything I need it to do. No lag at all with 8.1 on it. My contract runs out in December and I've been eyeing up phones now so that when I get one it will be old(ish) , free and low monthly cost by then. Probably get 925 or 930 if that's free.
    06-28-2014 01:18 AM
  14. QuadraFX's Avatar
    Nothing more from HTC for sure.
    06-30-2014 04:50 AM
  15. VS729's Avatar
    Htc w8 is coming you can wait for it..
    06-30-2014 05:10 AM
  16. TheHusky's Avatar
    I like my phone. So far i have nothing against it but the power HTC has over it (and the fact that its UK ROM). If I'd have the ability to replace it with something, I'd do it for a higher end Lumia. But im staying on WP for sure.
    07-29-2014 07:51 AM

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