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HTC Windows Phone 8S arrives in the UK with a modest price tag

07 December, 2012 | Read the news | Post your comment
HTC Windows Phone 8S arrives in the UK with a modest price tag - read the full textThe HTC Windows Phone 8S has arrived at the UK scene and is already available in several stores (both real and online). The phone aims to provide affordable entry into the tile-filled world of Windows Phone 8. The best deal at the moment is offered by Three UK - you can grab the 8S for 180 off...

 

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This is the good phone for every one who want to use window phone.it has good feature mobile if u compare with others and this is looking nice bcz it has sensitive touch and 3.7 inch phone and also front camera and 8 gb internal and sky drive 7 gb u can storage price also suitable for every one dont think more if u think more u cant buy the phone so go and get it next year 2013

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  • 2012-12-11 10:31
  • 2ZYC

> In reply to MrTruth @ 2012-12-10 07:31 from mAmx - click to readSorry but what makes you such an expert.If you knew so much why would you recommend such a cowboy under handed network like 3.I have to agree with yuuup ive never dealt with such fools and i would say before you accuse anyone else of knowing nothing you may need to go back to square one and stop recommending rubbish like 3.Please do a search on google and see who comes top every year for worst mobile service and customer support and also look for a new job as you obviously dont have a clue.

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  • 2012-12-10 18:21
  • M3s@

Before buying windowsphone, please have a look on this official site with users comments:
http://blogs.windows.com/windo...one-7-8.aspx

If you still keep wanting to buy it, your are mad jaja

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  • 2012-12-10 16:26
  • KjZc

Its modest because HTC and 3rd party companies know that Windows 8 is Crap

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  • 2012-12-10 11:35
  • M3s@

> In reply to Yuuup @ 2012-12-08 20:35 from 3afB - click to readif you believe that working as a sales droid in phone retail makes you somewhat of an expert then you're delusional. I'm saying Three is good because I have extensive experience with UK networks, not just on a personal basis but also for corporate phones. And yes, Three has proven to be the best amongst the big networks. They all do make mistakes, and if you think that for your stolen phone Vodafone or T-Mobile or O2 would have treated you differently then you need to have your head examined.

The only one that makes himself look like a fool is you.

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  • 2012-12-10 07:31
  • mAmx

> In reply to Antonym @ 2012-12-09 13:36 from Kg}w - click to readIt doesn't matter what you doubt or not as it's a fact that carrier apps can simply be uninstalled in Windows Phone 7 and 8, period. And again, this aside the fact that Three doesn't put in such apps in its phones anyways. But feel free to pay much more for essentially the same phone elsewhere, whatever floats your boat.

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  • 2012-12-10 07:25
  • mAmx

> In reply to Antonym @ 2012-12-09 13:36 from Kg}w - click to readWith Windows Phone, you can uninstall all the carrier bloatwares. They are just regular apps. Microsoft doesn't want the carriers to deeply embed their apps in Windows Phone. They want a smooth experience across all their Windows Phone devices.

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  • 2012-12-10 05:22
  • kg3U

> In reply to MrTruth @ 2012-12-08 14:41 from mAmx - click to readI never buy that kind of phones anyway, no sim lock or contract, but i doubt you can uninstall everything from wp8, lets just wait and see what the future will bring.

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  • 2012-12-09 13:36
  • Kg}w

> In reply to Richard from three @ 2012-12-07 16:44 from XNtq - click to readAre you ''apart'' or ''a part'' of the 3 tech. dept.
The way you've typed it implies you're separate from them - completely the opposite of what you'd intended, I bet ! It's subsequently clear your intention was to state you're 'a part' of the tech. dept.

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  • 2012-12-09 12:01
  • fsBx

Three have the best coverage I have ever had in the UK, I live in Lincolnshire and in all the rural parts I get HSDPA Connections 90% of the time, sometimes falling to 3G :P

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  • 2012-12-09 11:52
  • mXWj

fantastic copy of Sony's smartphones design.

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  • 2012-12-09 11:08
  • LinN

> In reply to MrTruth @ 2012-12-08 14:54 from mAmx - click to readThe most stupid comment ever made.3 a good network?Are you a fool.3 has the worst coverage and wins worst customer service every year.If you worked in moblie retail or had even the slightest idea about phones and networks youd know 3 are a shambles.Try phoning them and telling them your postcode and wait why they transfer you to every department to work out what a postcode is.Great network if you want to order a curry and to top it off try and get a pac code and wait for 40mins untill they put you through to 10 different departments.Only a fool with no idea would bother with 3.Enough said youve been warned.

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  • 2012-12-08 20:35
  • 3afB

> In reply to Sherry @ 2012-12-07 16:54 from XNts - click to readNonsense. Three is still much better than other UK carriers. They have their network built for data (unlike other carriers) and are the only carrier that actually does offer true unlimited data. T-Mobile and Orange (now called Everything Everywhere) are expensive (especially their LTE offerings which comes with embarrassingly low data caps). O2 is probably the most incompetent network operator ever, which also applies to it's other brands like GiffGaff (which says it offers unlimited data but once you actually make use of the data they kick you out, and support is almost non-existent). There are others but they are essentially just rebands of the major networks, and none of them offers a data optimized network and truly unlimited data as Three does.

The only drawback with Three is that their network is 3G only, so they can't be used with non-3G phones.

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  • 2012-12-08 14:54
  • mAmx

> In reply to Antonym @ 2012-12-07 16:16 from Kg}w - click to readNo, it wouldn't. Aside from the fact that Three UK doesn't cripple its phones with shitware as other carriers do, on Windows Phone all you need to do is to uninstall the carrier apps to get the basic experience. The only things that might still be limited maybe video calls and tethering, but again not with Three UK.

WP is not like Android where carriers have complete freedom to botch the OS with crapware.

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  • 2012-12-08 14:41
  • mAmx

> In reply to droopy @ 2012-12-07 18:28 from KjW$ - click to readI think you'll find that there are more kids with S3's than there will be with any of the WP range. The average WP user in my personal experience tends to be older than the average Android user. I have both and love both

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  • 2012-12-08 13:25
  • SeQT

> In reply to Antonym @ 2012-12-08 07:39 from Kg}w - click to readYou're comparing the Lumia 820 with the Xperia J is ridiculous because their resolutions are almost the same but the 820 is Amoled while the Xperia J is just TFT. The 820 is 1.5GHZ dual-core while the Xperia J is only 1GHZ single-core. The built-in storage of the 820 is 8GB and up to 64GB external while the Xperia J is only a measly 4GB and only up to 32GB external. The camera of the 820 is 8MP with Carl Zeiss Tessar lens, F2.2, dual LED flash while the Xperia J is only 5MP LED flash. THUD!

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  • 2012-12-08 12:59
  • P@cf

> In reply to Antonym @ 2012-12-08 07:51 from Kg}w - click to readThe phone is sim locked, but it can be unlocked for a charge of 15.32 GBP. Check www.three.co.uk/unlock for the unlocking procedure

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  • 2012-12-08 12:12
  • XNtq

> In reply to Richard from three @ 2012-12-07 16:44 from XNtq - click to readOk thank you for that info Sir, im sure many of your users are happy for that, and we hope its not only because WP8 is so new that you didnt have time to write bloatware for it yet?

Then, it surely looks like you are confirming that it has a carrier sim lock. Just wanted the author of this article to have that one confirmed, as i dont like that "sim free" and "off contract" are not differentiated in most articles here.

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  • 2012-12-08 07:51
  • Kg}w

> In reply to Andrei @ 2012-12-08 03:33 from w0$d - click to readThe 620 does not meet Microsofts recommended hardware specs for RAM, Nokia crippled the 620 so it will not compete with 820. You can find it in the windowsphone store website, that some apps require 1GB RAM.

The 820 fails because it has only 800x480 resolution, thats not enough for midrange now, i mean, i had that resolution on my phone in 2009, even low end Xperia J has higher resolution.

Too bad the 620 has so good processor and then so bad RAM.

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  • 2012-12-08 07:39
  • Kg}w

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-12-07 16:03 from XNtq - click to readI would give unlimited texts to anyone who doesn't have a phone with physical keys.

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  • 2012-12-08 04:42
  • Mtrc

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