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  1. X0LARIUM's Avatar
    Did loads and loads of research. Absolutely love the 8s....but BUT... Here is some thing I stumbled upon...& it helped me decide better against my decision to pick the HTC 8S...


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    12-31-2012 04:14 PM
  2. X0LARIUM's Avatar
    The Lumia 820 though being a budge phone, has the CPU that is the same on 920 & 8X. That is a major major advantage... The resolution is the same on the 8S then why go for the 8S...am I wrong or right? I still haven't bought anything...
    12-31-2012 04:18 PM
  3. dogfish54's Avatar
    The Lumia 820 though being a budge phone, has the CPU that is the same on 920 & 8X. That is a major major advantage... The resolution is the same on the 8S then why go for the 8S...am I wrong or right? I still haven't bought anything...
    The 8S is probably a lot cheaper, but I think if you compare the 620 to the 8S, the 620 will come out on top.
    12-31-2012 04:24 PM
  4. tk-093's Avatar
    But it has a better GPU... does that make up for the processor?
    12-31-2012 04:26 PM
  5. MDak280's Avatar
    The Lumia 820 though being a budge phone, has the CPU that is the same on 920 & 8X. That is a major major advantage... The resolution is the same on the 8S then why go for the 8S...am I wrong or right? I still haven't bought anything...

    The Lumia 820 also has a better camera, along with a front facing camera which the 8S lacks. I don't think the 820 is a budget phone, it's a very capable mid range phone. I would consider the 620 to be a better comparison to the 8S. If you're looking for a budget phone, the 8S or 620 are your options. The 820 is a lot more expensive (I believe retail price is around $500), but if you're willing to pay for it I would take it over the 8S any day.
    12-31-2012 04:32 PM
  6. sullibr01's Avatar
    Did loads and loads of research. Absolutely love the 8s....but BUT... Here is some thing I stumbled upon...& it helped me decide better against my decision to pick the HTC 8S...

    I'm with you, I don't use a lot of apps, and the small size is appealing. Not that hung up on stats.


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    12-31-2012 04:40 PM
  7. Iumia's Avatar
    I hope you can figure out a decision soon :)

    Like others I'd take the 620 over the 8S myself, but I think that's your decision as to whether you have a preference towards that phone.
    12-31-2012 04:44 PM
  8. Bryan_J's Avatar
    I was wondering about the GPU as well - how much (if at all) does that compensate?

    The bigger worry I'd have is the 512MB of ram.
    12-31-2012 05:50 PM
  9. jdhooghe's Avatar
    The look of the 8S is certainly slick but the specs leave a lot to be desired...
    12-31-2012 07:18 PM
  10. X0LARIUM's Avatar
    Like many of u pointed, here are a few if things I still need to consider:

    The GPU - Adreno 305 IS advanced, but does it make up for the low RAM?

    The Price - Is it worth the extra bucks or the difference between 8S and 820 in performance will be negligible?

    The 620 - Let me just put it as simply as I can, I HATE IT! Can't stand sight of that plastic toy...

    The Resolution - It is a better/crisper resolution than the 820

    What really changed my decision is the fact that 820 has the same Snapdragon processor & the same RAM as the high end devices like the 8X & the 920.

    Sent from my RaZr on MIUI.
    Last edited by XENOPHOS; 01-01-2013 at 12:30 AM.
    01-01-2013 12:17 AM
  11. AngryNil's Avatar
    As far as I know, the 305 is in fact not better than the 225. I'm unsure of the actual performance difference, but remember that the flagships have to push ~2.5 times the number of pixels that the low end WVGA devices do. GPUs don't make up for RAM in any case, what you'd be concerned with regarding RAM would be 1) any restrictions Microsoft places on 512MB devices and 2) how many apps you can keep in memory (frozen, but instantly resumable). I'm not aware of any restrictions for the first point. For the second, the phone may unload some apps from memory if you run out of RAM, but remember Microsoft has that silly seven app restriction anyway. I personally don't see 512MB as a huge downside considering the current restrictions, but if future updates allow for more background processing and more apps kept in memory, that could change.
    01-01-2013 01:04 AM
  12. blehblehbleh's Avatar
    Hehe dude I think you're over complicating your decision. You've examined each 100 different ways. Just flip a coin and if you hate the choice you made within a week swap it out for the other.
    01-01-2013 01:58 AM
  13. X0LARIUM's Avatar
    Hehe dude I think you're over complicating your decision. You've examined each 100 different ways. Just flip a coin and if you hate the choice you made within a week swap it out for the other.
    Haha...i know man...I saw the 8S JUST NOW...and its a beauty! The 820 may be expensive and rightly so...the 8S is just sexy!

    Sent from my RaZr on MIUI.
    01-01-2013 02:42 AM
  14. ammarmalik2011's Avatar
    512MB RAM is enough reason to not buy this phone at all.
    01-01-2013 03:19 AM
  15. Flagz's Avatar
    If your buying full retail, amazon has 820 for $575 unlocked and the 8x for $550 sonif your even thinking about the 820, why not just go for the 8x? Do you want the SD slot? If so then 820. Personally I would take the 8X Technology inside of the 8S :(
    01-01-2013 03:30 AM
  16. X0LARIUM's Avatar
    If your buying full retail, amazon has 820 for $575 unlocked and the 8x for $550 sonif your even thinking about the 820, why not just go for the 8x? Do you want the SD slot? If so then 820. Personally I would take the 8X Technology inside of the 8S :(
    I'm from India. No Amazon, no contract price, no nothing.
    Only a full retail.

    Sent from my RaZr on MIUI.
    01-01-2013 06:32 AM
  17. Mio_Ray's Avatar
    I would go with the 820. From price and maybe looks the 8S has something going, but You just get more phone with the 820. I did'nt like the design in the beginning, but it is actually quite nice and I seriously considered it as an alternative if I could not cope with the size of the 920. (which turned out to be no problem)
    Sent from my Lumia 920 using Board Express
    01-01-2013 06:48 AM
  18. X0LARIUM's Avatar
    I would go with the 820. From price and maybe looks the 8S has something going, but You just get more phone with the 820. I did'nt like the design in the beginning, but it is actually quite nice and I seriously considered it as an alternative if I could not cope with the size of the 920. (which turned out to be no problem)
    Sent from my Lumia 920 using Board Express
    Thanks...even I didn't like the 820 at all. But the black one looks like James Bond...:D

    Also, for someone who is going to use it for pretty basic stuff, the 8S is near perfect. However, i saw it today in real and I just thought the screen was tad bit small. I use a 4.3" so may be it will take a while...also the whites were white..the 8X white was purplish.

    Sent from my RaZr on MIUI.
    01-01-2013 08:59 AM
  19. socialcarpet's Avatar
    8S is fail.

    1.0 ghz. 512 mb RAM. 4 GB.

    No thanks.
    01-01-2013 10:33 AM
  20. Tahiti Bob's Avatar
    Is microSD a must have for you? Because if you're going to pay for a 820, you might as well go for the 8X (not S). They cost pretty much the same.
    01-01-2013 11:01 AM
  21. AlexRodriguezNY's Avatar
    8S=sexy look but bad specs
    820=ugly look in comparison to 8S but has better specs. In fact has almost everything the 920 has except cameras and screen are different the rest is the same plus you can add storage
    01-01-2013 12:00 PM
  22. X0LARIUM's Avatar
    Is microSD a must have for you? Because if you're going to pay for a 820, you might as well go for the 8X (not S). They cost pretty much the same.
    I don't quite like the 8X so much. Also, today when I was holding the 8X and 8S, the screen looked purplish on the 8X. But the 8S screen was just perfect. Whites were whites. Also, I think here in India, the 920 will be the same as 8X. But the 820 will be a little less and close to the 8S. So, it all now depends on the pricing...

    Sent from my RaZr on MIUI.
    01-01-2013 12:04 PM
  23. X0LARIUM's Avatar
    8S is fail.

    1.0 ghz. 512 mb RAM. 4 GB.

    No thanks.
    Hah! Ok...even for someone who doesn't use a lot of apps and will use the phone for social networking?
    I think if I don't put a lot of apps and (I won't) it wil b fine...

    Sent from my RaZr on MIUI.
    01-01-2013 12:05 PM
  24. X0LARIUM's Avatar
    8S=sexy look but bad specs
    820=ugly look in comparison to 8S but has better specs. In fact has almost everything the 920 has except cameras and screen are different the rest is the same plus you can add storage


    Yep! U said it...

    Sent from my RaZr on MIUI.
    01-01-2013 12:07 PM
  25. socialcarpet's Avatar
    Hah! Ok...even for someone who doesn't use a lot of apps and will use the phone for social networking?
    I think if I don't put a lot of apps and (I won't) it wil b fine...

    Sent from my RaZr on MIUI.
    It will probably be adequate, sure, but why would anyone choose the 8S when they could have an 820 for a little more and get the fast processor, double the RAM and double the internal memory? Even a 620 is a better choice with better specs.

    Think of it as future proofing. Don't be surprised if the 8S gets left behind in a future WP OS update due to its inferior specs.
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    01-01-2013 05:33 PM
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