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Sim-free HTC 8S blue for 208.49 on Amazon

amitedgeamitedge

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
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Top Comments (4)

    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
    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    The problem is people are content to use the same outdated OS they've been using for years on Apple devices.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.

    Edited By: WOWOMG on Jan 06, 2013 15:14
    demos30
    jakemc98
    This device is a waste of money!


    and you are a waste of space mate.
    mbuckhurst
    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

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    andreapedrazzini
    have some heat :)
    akodalikar
    Have some heat from me too
    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.
    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...

    Edited By: amitedge on Jan 06, 2013 13:38
    Agent333
    Heat
    notoxa
    Eh, I think I'll wait for the 8X to come down in price. Heat from me though.
    saifrulz12
    heat from me :)
    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
    ramnee
    remember, you won't be able to use Active Sync on them until Microsoft comes up with an update to support IMAP
    ruthwhite
    Fantastic interface on windows 8, far better than the ageing iOS and android.
    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.

    Edited By: WOWOMG on Jan 06, 2013 15:14
    BennyBrick5
    I'm an absolute Android fan boy (and proud) but this is a great price for folks that like Windows Phone 8. Voted HOT!
    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.
    zedlor
    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!
    Alansmithee
    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
    Alansmithee
    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.
    tickedon
    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
    ctafield
    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.
    Jakeway
    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.
    Jasey_
    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 !

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