App Size, 04 Jan 2013Since I don't really download that much apps, and I just can't overlook the design of this pho... moreHello, the app sizes vary, usually well developed games can take up to 45MB but on the contrary, majority of the apps are well under 10MB and these are the apps I use the most. E.g. BBC news, SkyDrive, simple fun games, useless but fun apps etc. I even have offline maps downloaded for the UK (250MB), which is a great feature on WP8. So app storage shouldn't be a problem for majority of the people.
Cowz, 06 Jan 2013How does RAM provide a 'intuitive browsing experience'?Hi Cows, the 512MB of RAM provides a smooth running of the OS and all the functions I've been doing on the phone, don't you agree?
Cowz, 06 Jan 2013I am not a big fan of Google search either but I found that Bing search failed to let you open... moreHi Cows,
I have not tried the car charging so I don't know about that sorry. But for the bing problem you seem to be facing, for me, I search for something on bing, click on the link and yes it opens in IE. But, should i want to go back to bing, its simply the case of pressing the back button. Also in the IE settings, you can have new links open in a new tab, so that your current page is not over written. As for bing voice search, I find it pretty good even though my accent isn't perfect.
Anonymous, 05 Jan 2013any random reboots????Hello, I have not experienced any random reboots, although I had to manually reboot a few times because the WhatsApp app can crash sometimes but again this is not the phones fault. Thanks, Jeff
rAJ, 03 Jan 2013hI jEFF, Some say that internal memory is not enough and we cant store any apps in external me... moreHi Raj, The internal memory is a weakness, although the phone has 4gb of space, around 3 GB is taken up by the OS, so you only have 1GB space for apps. BUT this phone does have a MicroSD Card slot so all your multimedia can go there, interms of apps, I have an offline map of uk downloaded (250MB) but still has around 350MB of app data (already have alot of apps installed). I believe in the future Windows Phone 8 will get a software update to let apps be installed on a memory card (just my thoughts). Thanks Jeff
JeffJ, 02 Jan 2013Hi all, I bought this phone with orange for a very good price (PAYM). It's my first Windows Ph... moreYou mentioned the charging and I had the same thing at first (with the last few percent taking over half an hour). The big issue I had was car charging. I drove for an hour and the phone only went from 12% to 20%. I can't think howmuch fuel it would take to fully charge the phone in a car.
I started to wonder if it required a crazy proprietory adaptor (like the iPhone which can't work out it's own current to draw) but no.
How is car charging going for you?
JeffJ, 02 Jan 2013Hi all, I bought this phone with orange for a very good price (PAYM). It's my first Windows Ph... moreI am not a big fan of Google search either but I found that Bing search failed to let you open links in a new tab. Somehow the search results weren't actually in the browser, it was weird. The result was having to go back and forth deciding what was the best link. Going back and forth on the 8S is an issue in itself.
I liked the fact that Bing had no missleading advertising links (as Google has) but I found the number of hits returned to always be very small and not being able to explore links in separate tabs was really frustrating.
The audio Bing search was useless as it just misinterpreted everything. I find that feature really useful with Google.
I really liked the picture search pages so it was a shame that it had those functional issues. In the longer term I would say that Bing will be better then Google search on a mobile device but they have a bunch of issues to fix.
Hussain , 04 Jan 2013I wanna ask I was thinkin of getting ipod5 but when I saw this device I just loved its design ... moreIt has the best UI interface there is. 512MB is more than enough to provide a fluid and intuitive browsing experience. Best Facebook & Xbox integration in my opinion. The music+video app for playing tracks is so-so. Beats does not disappoint. Just get yourself good headphones.
olja, 04 Jan 2013In your opinion, which phone is better - HTC One V or HTC Windows 8S?windows phone. Better specs... and personaly like the Windows OS better.
olja, 04 Jan 2013In your opinion, which phone is better - HTC One V or HTC Windows 8S?The 8s is waay better. Only get the one v if you prefer android over windows 8
I own an HTC 8S since Christmas and it has some flaws. Win8 OS is really good and smooth and easy to use. Design is quite good, except that I couldn't open the lid on the back to put my sim and sd card in. Beats audio is perfect to my ears. Battery is out within a day, even in the power-saving mode and this is very unpleasant. The camera button wasn't responsive at some point and so did the Internet Explorer -I was really disappointed. I expected perfectness from HTC...
I wanna ask I was thinkin of getting ipod5 but when I saw this device I just loved its design so I wanna ask should I get an Ipod 5 or HTC 8s , mainly m gonna use the device for music (high music quality) , apps and games come on just an optional basis ,so yeah and is 8s laggy?? and how would u rate the interface and the entertainment of this device ? detailed reply will b highlyyyy appreciateddd !!! :D
its new and costly phone,but why no secondary cam and memory is so less. company should think about it.
already have this phone since christmas and I am pretty much happy with it. perfect for people who wants to buy a good reliable phone. But if you are a slave-to-the-latest-technology-anti-social person. Then look elsewhere.
Since I don't really download that much apps, and I just can't overlook the design of this phone I think this would be good for me.
But I have a question, with the available memory in this phone (around 1.5ish GB right?), how many apps can you store in it? Give me a rough estimate. I've never had a WPhone before but I visited the website of their app store and sizes of apps are only around 1-8MB.
Thank you very much! :)