Sim-free HTC 8S blue for 208.49 on Amazon - HotUKDeals
We use cookie files to improve site functionality and personalisation. By continuing to use HUKD, you accept our cookie and privacy policy.
Get the HUKD app free at Google Play
1134Expired

Sim-free HTC 8S blue for 208.49 on Amazon

amitedge Avatar
3y, 8m agoFound 3 years, 8 months ago
I am very suspicious that this might get many cold votes, but seemed like a good one to me.

The last sim-free one I found on HKUD was about £225...

This is now £191.75 including delivery
- johnjo1
Deal Tags:
More From Amazon:
×
Get the Hottest Deals Daily
Stay informed. Once a day, we'll send you the deals our members voted as the best.
Failed
amitedge Avatar
3y, 8m agoFound 3 years, 8 months ago
Options

Top Comments

(4)
36 Likes
Or you can buy direct from Orange for £179 and spend £8.99 to get it unlocked for all Networks.

They also come with a free set of WESC Headphones with a supposed RRP of £90 (highly unlikely they are worth this but you would get £20 by selling on).

Also, going via Quidco/Topcashback you get a further £30 cashback.

http://shop.orange.co.uk/mobile-phones/windows-phone-8S-by-htc-pay-as-you-go
34 Likes
amitedge
rpope
Windows Phone 8 very cold ( But thats just my dislike of it )
On price etc have voted hot, if you like the UI / OS then its a great price for good hardware.

To me, windows phones have evolved quite a bit with win8... butter smooth for the specs of this phone.
App store can a big negative though if you are looking for a lot of non-basic/gaming apps...

This. Most peoples have used Windows Phone 7 and fail to see that Phone 8 is a completely different OS, The same with Windows 8 bashers that have only used the Developers Preview, not realizing it isn't the same as the finished product.

The problem is people are content to use the same outdated OS they've been using for years on Apple devices. Not liking change and the fact that they've invested so much in the propitiatory app store that they don't want to have to buy everything again, so rather than admit they are using crap phones they just try and slate the competition that is providing actual innovation, rather than just making their phones longer and downgrading the maps.

Edited By: WOWOMG on Jan 06, 2013 15:14
6 Likes
jakemc98
This device is a waste of money!

and you are a waste of space mate.
6 Likes
pinkllama
I find it really strange that there are so many commentors jumping to the defence of windows phone 7/8 when its market share is so low. it's the same on all technology and mobile phone websites. Solely based on the amount of positive comments around the web of WP7/8 you'd think that they were the market leader instead of having a 2/3/5/7% market share.

I smell a fish, or rather a shill.

A shill, also called a plant or a stooge, is a person who publicly helps a person or organization without disclosing that he has a close relationship with that person or organization.

I guess all companies do it to some extent, but microsoft seem to have gone into overdrive on this occasion.

You are an idiot if you think all the positive reviews are paid for by MS.

The fact is most people who get win 8 phones are so surprised at how good it is compared to iOS/Android and just have to tell someone about it. I swapped my Galaxy S for this one, and find the reception better, the battery life is in a different league, the interface is infinitely more logical and speedy. The only down side is it does feel a little like early versions of Android, with core features you'd expect, missing, that said as a device/OS combination I'm happy to put up with all the shortcomings for the superiority of this phone.

mike

All Comments

(163) Jump to unreadPost a comment
Comments/page:
Page:
#1
have some heat :)
#2
Have some heat from me too
1 Like #3
Windows Phone 8 very cold ( But thats just my dislike of it )


On price etc have voted hot, if you like the UI / OS then its a great price for good hardware.
4 Likes #4
rpope
Windows Phone 8 very cold ( But thats just my dislike of it )
On price etc have voted hot, if you like the UI / OS then its a great price for good hardware.

To me, windows phones have evolved quite a bit with win8... butter smooth for the specs of this phone.
App store can a big negative though if you are looking for a lot of non-basic/gaming apps...

Edited By: amitedge on Jan 06, 2013 13:38
#5
Heat
#6
Eh, I think I'll wait for the 8X to come down in price. Heat from me though.
banned 1 Like #7
heat from me :)
36 Likes #8
Or you can buy direct from Orange for £179 and spend £8.99 to get it unlocked for all Networks.

They also come with a free set of WESC Headphones with a supposed RRP of £90 (highly unlikely they are worth this but you would get £20 by selling on).

Also, going via Quidco/Topcashback you get a further £30 cashback.

http://shop.orange.co.uk/mobile-phones/windows-phone-8S-by-htc-pay-as-you-go
#9
remember, you won't be able to use Active Sync on them until Microsoft comes up with an update to support IMAP
4 Likes #10
Fantastic interface on windows 8, far better than the ageing iOS and android.
34 Likes #11
amitedge
rpope
Windows Phone 8 very cold ( But thats just my dislike of it )
On price etc have voted hot, if you like the UI / OS then its a great price for good hardware.

To me, windows phones have evolved quite a bit with win8... butter smooth for the specs of this phone.
App store can a big negative though if you are looking for a lot of non-basic/gaming apps...

This. Most peoples have used Windows Phone 7 and fail to see that Phone 8 is a completely different OS, The same with Windows 8 bashers that have only used the Developers Preview, not realizing it isn't the same as the finished product.

The problem is people are content to use the same outdated OS they've been using for years on Apple devices. Not liking change and the fact that they've invested so much in the propitiatory app store that they don't want to have to buy everything again, so rather than admit they are using crap phones they just try and slate the competition that is providing actual innovation, rather than just making their phones longer and downgrading the maps.

Edited By: WOWOMG on Jan 06, 2013 15:14
3 Likes #12
I'm an absolute Android fan boy (and proud) but this is a great price for folks that like Windows Phone 8. Voted HOT!
#13
ramnee
remember, you won't be able to use Active Sync on them until Microsoft comes up with an update to support IMAP

You mean you won't be able to use GMail, because surprisingly it's not Microsoft pulling their own product (ActiveSync) from the phone.
#14
Good deal for those that are looking for a Windows Phone. I've yet to see a large amount of people complain about their Windows Phone 8 purchases!
#15
ramnee
remember, you won't be able to use Active Sync on them until Microsoft comes up with an update to support IMAP

Are they ever going to do that? They want you to do that sort of stuff in the cloud.

Edited By: Alansmithee on Jan 06, 2013 15:44
#16
AfroSamurai
ramnee
remember, you won't be able to use Active Sync on them until Microsoft comes up with an update to support IMAP

You mean you won't be able to use GMail, because surprisingly it's not Microsoft pulling their own product (ActiveSync) from the phone.

No I think he means Active synch in terms of the old school desktop synch rather than exchange active synch.
#17
ramnee
remember, you won't be able to use Active Sync on them until Microsoft comes up with an update to support IMAP

You make it sound like there's a problem with the phone.. there isn't.

What you are referring to EAS, which Google announced they are withdrawing for new devices for free accounts from the 30th of January. Microsoft has also confirmed that they'll add IMAP support. It's all part of Google's efforts to screw consumers - really, why you'd want to use Gmail with Office365 and Outlook.com, I'll never know :)

So if you purchase this phone now and set it up with Google Gmail, you'll be fine. Any devices setup with Google before the end of January, will keep functioning fine.


Edited By: tickedon on Jan 06, 2013 15:46
1 Like #18
Don't forget that the 8S comes with less than 2gb of usable space, and you can't install apps to SD card, so you have to use that space on the phone for them. Music and photos, however, CAN go onto SD card.
#19
Hot from me, the one and only thing that does hold WP8 back slow app support the OS itself is great.... but it has most of the big apps ones.

Only waiting on Quidco, Tastecard and my Bank and then I think I am set.
2 Likes #20
got mine from Very for 179 before xmas - but this seems to be a pretty good current deal :)

Hot(ish)

The phone itself is fantastic and the speed blows android out of the water !
#21
I am sure this will drop in price once the Nokia 620 is out next month.
1 Like #22
stuart9787
Or you can buy direct from Orange for £179 and spend £8.99 to get it unlocked for all Networks.

They also come with a free set of WESC Headphones with a supposed RRP of £90 (highly unlikely they are worth this but you would get £20 by selling on).

Also, going via Quidco/Topcashback you get a further £30 cashback.

http://shop.orange.co.uk/mobile-phones/windows-phone-8S-by-htc-pay-as-you-go

Showing as out of stock
#23
WOWOMG
amitedge
rpope
Windows Phone 8 very cold ( But thats just my dislike of it )
On price etc have voted hot, if you like the UI / OS then its a great price for good hardware.

To me, windows phones have evolved quite a bit with win8... butter smooth for the specs of this phone.
App store can a big negative though if you are looking for a lot of non-basic/gaming apps...


This. Most peoples have used Windows Phone 7 and fail to see that Phone 8 is a completely different OS, The same with Windows 8 bashers that have only used the Developers Preview, not realizing it isn't the same as the finished product.

The problem is people are content to use the same outdated OS they've been using for years on Apple devices. Not liking change and the fact that they've invested so much in the propitiatory app store that they don't want to have to buy everything again, so rather than admit they are using crap phones they just try and slate the competition that is providing actual innovation, rather than just making their phones longer and downgrading the maps.

What a stupid thing to say. You are saying its just iPhone users not liking the Windows phone. I know lots of android users disliking too. To me I think it's a lot improved and like the idea of it instead of the usual icon based design.
#24
Judging from the market share, I think its safe to say most people dislike the Windows phone operating system. Just saying.
1 Like #25
Those who have bought and used Windows Phones rate them very highly and are very satisfied, on average, with the OS. Market share is important to a point when the OS is trying to gain traction, but not the be-all-and-end-all. In some respects, WP has seen a sharper rise than the other OS's.

Edited By: scrumpypaul on Jan 06, 2013 16:46
#26
stoney73
Judging from the WP market share, I think its fair to say that most people dislike the Windows Phone operating system. Just saying.

I dont think many people have given it a real change... people dont like change.
I myself can imagine using a different OS now. All the othther feel like they were made in the 90s now.
4 Likes #27
I find it really strange that there are so many commentors jumping to the defence of windows phone 7/8 when its market share is so low. it's the same on all technology and mobile phone websites. Solely based on the amount of positive comments around the web of WP7/8 you'd think that they were the market leader instead of having a 2/3/5/7% market share.

I smell a fish, or rather a shill.

A shill, also called a plant or a stooge, is a person who publicly helps a person or organization without disclosing that he has a close relationship with that person or organization.

I guess all companies do it to some extent, but microsoft seem to have gone into overdrive on this occasion.
#28
I'd wait for the Lumia 620, will be cheaper than this and offer 8GB of on-board memory for apps, as well as Nokia's software.
1 Like #29
The nokia lumia 620 is going to be much better than this! it will be cheaper also has a front facing camera, nokia built in apps including navigation (which came out on top out of all the navigation apps) theres also nokia music which is free and unlimited. Finally the pixel density is much better. If i was you i would wait till the lumia 620 arrives at the end of the month!
#30
No hot uk deals app :(
1 Like #32
Jakeway
stoney73
Judging from the WP market share, I think its fair to say that most people dislike the Windows Phone operating system. Just saying.

I dont think many people have given it a real change... people dont like change.
I myself can imagine using a different OS now. All the othther feel like they were made in the 90s now.

Windows 8 Desktop is like from the 90s
#33
If I buy a windows 8 app, does it mean I have bought it on the windows phone store as well or would I have to buy it again?
#34
AstroGibbon
If I buy a windows 8 app, does it mean I have bought it on the windows phone store as well or would I have to buy it again?

Unless the dev specifies otherwise you have to buy again.
4 Likes #35
pinkllama
I find it really strange that there are so many commentors jumping to the defence of windows phone 7/8 when its market share is so low. it's the same on all technology and mobile phone websites. Solely based on the amount of positive comments around the web of WP7/8 you'd think that they were the market leader instead of having a 2/3/5/7% market share.

I smell a fish, or rather a shill.

A shill, also called a plant or a stooge, is a person who publicly helps a person or organization without disclosing that he has a close relationship with that person or organization.

I guess all companies do it to some extent, but microsoft seem to have gone into overdrive on this occasion.

Pinky - you can smell whatever you like..............

But tell that to my family/friends/colleagues who have, in the last year or so, jumped ship to go onto WP. I have used WP for the last two years and they have seen me with a reliable, robust phone (it does do calls and texts very very well, unlike some) and a slick, beautiful OS, whilst they meanwhile were faffing around with different ROM's or live wallpapers on their sluggish Android devices or mollycoddling their oh-so-fragile iPhones.

I am very happy to promote WP to whoever I meet, because I see it's advantages in that........

(a) it is fresh, modern and different.

(b) it works really, really well

(c) it's ecosystem is growing - rapidly.

(d) it means I don't have to be a slave to the Apple with all that entails/costs

(e) alternatively I don't have to deal with Google and that can only be a BIG plus from my point of view.


Just because I am keen to promote it doesn't mean I have a vested interest (However, should some WP/Microsoft gaffer want to offer me a great job, just PM me)
#36
kharma45
AstroGibbon
If I buy a windows 8 app, does it mean I have bought it on the windows phone store as well or would I have to buy it again?

Unless the dev specifies otherwise you have to buy again.

Thats a bit rubbish. Thanks anyway :)
#37
AstroGibbon
kharma45
AstroGibbon
If I buy a windows 8 app, does it mean I have bought it on the windows phone store as well or would I have to buy it again?

Unless the dev specifies otherwise you have to buy again.

Thats a bit rubbish. Thanks anyway :)

They're completely different platforms.
1 Like #38
AstroGibbon
kharma45
AstroGibbon
If I buy a windows 8 app, does it mean I have bought it on the windows phone store as well or would I have to buy it again?

Unless the dev specifies otherwise you have to buy again.

Thats a bit rubbish. Thanks anyway :)

As has been said, different platforms. Like how iOS apps and Mac Store apps aren't the same thing.
#39
ramnee
remember, you won't be able to use Active Sync on them until Microsoft comes up with an update to support IMAP

You will as long as you set it up before Jan 15th (And even then it only affects google accounts).
#40
kharma45
AstroGibbon
kharma45
AstroGibbon
If I buy a windows 8 app, does it mean I have bought it on the windows phone store as well or would I have to buy it again?

Unless the dev specifies otherwise you have to buy again.

Thats a bit rubbish. Thanks anyway :)

As has been said, different platforms. Like how iOS apps and Mac Store apps aren't the same thing.
kharma45
AstroGibbon
kharma45
AstroGibbon
If I buy a windows 8 app, does it mean I have bought it on the windows phone store as well or would I have to buy it again?

Unless the dev specifies otherwise you have to buy again.

Thats a bit rubbish. Thanks anyway :)

As has been said, different platforms. Like how iOS apps and Mac Store apps aren't the same thing.

Yeah but I'm an idiot - to me windows is windows :D

Post a Comment

You don't need an account to leave a comment. Just enter your email address. We'll keep it private.

...OR log in with your social account

...OR comment using your social account

Top of Page
Thanks for your comment! Keep it up!
We just need to have a quick look and it will be live soon.
The community is happy to hear your opinion! Keep contributing!