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

07 December, 2012
The HTC 8S is available from multiple stores and on multiple carriers. It can be at your doorstep on Monday.

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  • Andrei

I agree, with the new nokia 620 this phone looks good and thats it. Nokia will have front camera, NFC and all the nokia apps. What is HTC doing?

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  • 2012-12-08 03:33
  • w0$d
  • Zao

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-12-07 19:15 from J5MU - click to readAt least i do another job too, unlike some other

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  • 2012-12-08 01:13
  • 3TL{
  • Oncom

> In reply to Shaon @ 2012-12-07 18:58 from tjKQ - click to readAre you looking for something different or something fully functional phone..?

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  • 2012-12-08 00:43
  • XMit
  • JGrove

With the release of the Lumia 620, this device doesn't have a proper unchallenged position any longer. Over priced and less character, this 8S. It rightly isn't coming stateside.

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  • 2012-12-07 21:48
  • FED4
  • Anonymous

> In reply to Zao @ 2012-12-07 18:51 from 0ZJN - click to readSince you are trolling I guess you will mot buy this!

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  • 2012-12-07 19:15
  • J5MU
  • Shaon

Great phone with great design. People who are deriding the eye-catching tile interface of windows 8 do not appreciate innovation. What is android?just a copy of iphone interface-same sliding features,same apps view. Microsoft did try something out of the box and it succeeded.

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  • 2012-12-07 18:58
  • tjKQ
  • Zao

> In reply to ThomasCarlsson @ 2012-12-07 18:29 from J5P} - click to readBecause they happen to have other jobs than trolling

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  • 2012-12-07 18:51
  • 0ZJN
  • ThomasCarlsson

Why would anyone buy a WP8 if it is not made by Microsofts partner/puppet Nokia?

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  • 2012-12-07 18:29
  • J5P}
  • droopy

HTC windowsphone is obsolete phone, thats why price is cheap, nobody wants a kid phone with those funny microsoft tiles which is for kids. Better buy upcoming galaxy s4, or s3, or any android device.

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  • 2012-12-07 18:28
  • KjW$
  • Anonymous

> In reply to Moody @ 2012-12-07 15:58 from a3b0 - click to readNo one is talking S3 here. So don't worry.

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  • 2012-12-07 17:12
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  • the anonymous guest

with lumia 620 around why would I wanna go for this -otherwise cute- phone?

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  • 2012-12-07 17:10
  • 00cD
  • Sherry

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-12-07 16:03 from XNtq - click to readThree is crap...the network sucks

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  • 2012-12-07 16:54
  • XNts
  • Erick

Phones4u will be offering the HTC Windows S in blue and black/white on pay as you go for £230 and the same price free as of today

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  • 2012-12-07 16:45
  • JC$D
  • Richard from three

> In reply to Antonym @ 2012-12-07 16:16 from Kg}w - click to readHey, Just noticed the comments posted below and I would like to clarify (being apart of the technical department of Three) that there are no Windows Phone with bloatware on it as yet on our network. You would find a bookmark for our homepage though which can be deleted by the end user

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  • 2012-12-07 16:44
  • XNtq
  • Antonym

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-12-07 16:09 from XNtq - click to readYou would still have a customized phone. Like in NOkias of old, if they were not sim free they would have special menu items and shortcuts and the browser homepage could not be changed, it was hardcoded to the carriers own start page. So no, better to pay those 225 they mention there instead, thats a very good price.

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  • 2012-12-07 16:16
  • Kg}w
  • Keepintouch

Waiting for this model to be released in india. I presume that HTC has done a good job in getting the right design, hardware and software. Hope there will be no disappointments!

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  • 2012-12-07 16:13
  • YMty
  • Anonymous

I'd rather get the lumia 620.

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  • 2012-12-07 16:10
  • nCNL
  • Anonymous

> In reply to Antonym @ 2012-12-07 16:00 from Kg}w - click to readAdd the £15.32 unlocking charge to the £179.99. That makes it £195.31 Sim-Free. It still is very cheap!!!

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  • 2012-12-07 16:09
  • XNtq
  • Anonymous

> In reply to hey @ 2012-12-07 15:49 from Q5xN - click to readWho needs unlimited calls and texts. 5000 texts and 1000 mins for calls on a reliable network is best. Would be going on Three if I were choose the HTC Windows phone 8S.

Contract Length: 24 months
Inclusive UK voice minutes: 2000 mins
Inclusive UK text messages: 5000 texts
Three-to-Three UK calls: 5000 mins
Internet Allowance: All-you-can-eat data

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  • 2012-12-07 16:03
  • XNtq
  • Antonym

Actually thats not the full price of this phone. The 8S is not a budget phone, it will cost much more SIM free. This price of 179.99 is PAY AS YOU GO and you can only use a Three SIM card, its wrong of GSMArena to call it off contract. In other european countries this phone is being sold for up to 280 pounds (the most extreme case i seen), but then its SIM free. Expect to pay around 230-240 for a SIM free 8S for now, soon lower.

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  • 2012-12-07 16:00
  • Kg}w