1. MattW19's Avatar
    With the news that the 8S isn't going to (or very likely isn't going to, if you don't trust the source) get 8.1 Update 1 where are other 8S owners looking to for a replacement device?

    The reasons I went for the 8S over the Lumia 520 in the first place were the flash for the camera and the nice design of the device - as well as being very cheap. The 630/530 go even further away from what I'd like - with them both dropping the physical camera button, as well as not looking nearly as nice and going for on screen buttons.

    So I'm probably going to look at a used 920 or something like that - looking to spend about $200 for a phone on Telstra in Australia (via Aldi Mobile, so don't need LTE) - any other suggestions? Or, does anyone think that it'd be better long term to just go for a new device like the 630, which is also in that price range?
    08-06-2014 05:14 AM
  2. David P2's Avatar
    I would be tempted to go for something newer - eventually the older x20 series will get the same treatment as the 8S, and you would be stuck in the same position again - if you can do without having a physical camera button. On the plus side though, you can't accidentally launch it.
    08-06-2014 05:27 AM
  3. SefulMeu's Avatar
    I talked with HTC support and I asked they if 8S will be updated to 8.1, they asked for my IMEI number and told me that update will be released soon. So just think, why would they update it to 8.1 and not giving it also 8.1.1 which is a very minor update.
    08-06-2014 08:18 AM
  4. SefulMeu's Avatar
    And there are only 3 HTC phones, it is very easy to update them all. If they lose 8S there will be just W8 and 8X.
    08-06-2014 08:20 AM
  5. szymek48's Avatar
    I am definitely getting Lumia 930 this winter. I will never ever buy any HTC's Phone.
    08-06-2014 09:23 AM
  6. vinscg's Avatar
    Would be nice if they release it, i like my phone.
    08-06-2014 09:31 AM
  7. mjes201's Avatar
    I'm on Sprint with HTC 8XT and I'll probably go to the Samsung ATIV S Neo. If I'm disappointed with that, then I'll have to go in the iPhone department which I thought I would never do! I guess people on Sprint are just waiting for some Nokia devices to show up!
    08-06-2014 10:09 AM
  8. AngrySprintUser's Avatar
    I'm on Sprint with HTC 8XT and I'll probably go to the Samsung ATIV S Neo. If I'm disappointed with that, then I'll have to go in the iPhone department which I thought I would never do! I guess people on Sprint are just waiting for some Nokia devices to show up!
    it's not going to happen
    08-06-2014 10:21 AM
  9. mjes201's Avatar
    Lol i can tell u have little faith by your username. All we Sprint users can do is hope...
    AngrySprintUser likes this.
    08-06-2014 11:49 AM
  10. dlalonde's Avatar
    Well I'm never buying anything from HTC ever again. IF I remain on Windows Phone after this debacle, I'm going with a Lumia. I'm looking at a 635 right now.
    08-06-2014 11:56 AM
  11. MattW19's Avatar
    I would be tempted to go for something newer - eventually the older x20 series will get the same treatment as the 8S, and you would be stuck in the same position again - if you can do without having a physical camera button. On the plus side though, you can't accidentally launch it.
    I know I've taken a number of photos of my pocket over my time owning the 8S. I like the idea of it - but it's not a total deal breaker.

    Was doing a bit of research on the 630, turns out it didn't support the bands I needed - and while I was looking at the 635 - I came across the 636. While mainly it's supposed to be the China specific model - it does all the bands I need (as does the 635), but has 1GB of RAM, which bridges that gap over the 630 - one of the reasons I thought the 920 would be a good buy despite it being older. That extra RAM makes me able to think of it more as a significant jump over my 8S.

    I'm thinking orange...
    08-07-2014 11:49 AM
  12. Anshuman Bhadauria's Avatar
    I talked with HTC support and I asked they if 8S will be updated to 8.1, they asked for my IMEI number and told me that update will be released soon. So just think, why would they update it to 8.1 and not giving it also 8.1.1 which is a very minor update.
    is this true man?!
    08-08-2014 05:27 AM
  13. SefulMeu's Avatar
    is this true man?!
    If you don't believe me, ask HTC support and you'll see.
    Anshuman Bhadauria likes this.
    08-08-2014 06:00 PM
  14. Anshuman Bhadauria's Avatar
    I have asked HTC and microsoft support. They have said that first its not an official statement from HTC and microsoft (I have shared websites link) and 8s has as equal chances as other devices. All updates are under testing and availability may only differ due to different markets.
    Source: HTC UK support and microsoft Windows phone support
    08-08-2014 10:04 PM
  15. dlalonde's Avatar
    Sold my 8s and got a Lumia 635 this morning. Totally worth it!
    08-09-2014 06:49 PM
  16. dorelse's Avatar
    Honestly, I'd wait until you hear an official answer from HTC/Microsoft...that one response was pretty sketchy if you ask me...
    08-11-2014 10:53 PM
  17. SefulMeu's Avatar
    Honestly, I'd wait until you hear an official answer from HTC/Microsoft...that one response was pretty sketchy if you ask me...
    You're right...
    08-12-2014 05:49 AM
  18. QuadraFX's Avatar
    I'm not sure if I want to stay with WP. Yeah, I have bought a bunch of apps and this is the only thing that stops me before I quit WP.
    Microsoft policy is something that really stops WP expansion in the world - all the best offers, promotions, newest software and additions are released for US only and most often unavailable for the rest of the world. The same is for the XBOX, btw.
    This is really sad. Don't they understand that opening to the world outside US would give them A LOT MORE customers ?

    The other thing is the lack of support from HTC...
    08-12-2014 09:49 AM
  19. Josip Zeljko's Avatar
    IS there any noticeable speed difference?
    08-15-2014 05:17 PM
  20. Josip Zeljko's Avatar
    Sold my 8s and got a Lumia 635 this morning. Totally worth it!
    Is there any noticable speed difference?
    08-15-2014 05:18 PM
  21. dlalonde's Avatar
    Is there any noticable speed difference?
    Stragely yes even though it's another 512 mb device. I think it's the difference is the processor because the 8s is 1 GHz, dual core and the 635 is a Quad-core 1.2GHz. It's snapier.

    The only downsides I've had after a week with it is the lack of flash for the camera, the lack of proximity sensor (the replacing technology that makes your screen shut off when half of it is covered works but not as well as a proximity sensor). But that's pretty much it.

    And you can use 3 columns without it looking awkward like on the 8s.
    08-17-2014 09:37 AM

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