HTC Windows Phone 8X preorder price pegged at $649 SIM-free, 8S competitive, too

HTC Windows Phone 8X preorder price pegged at $649 SIM-free, 8S competitive, too
Correction: The pound sterling conversion actually yields $649 equivalent for the HTC 8X, and $365 for the 8S. For comparison, the Galaxy S III sells for the equivalent of $777 on Expansys UK SIM-free.

One big question mark over the new Windows Phones that were announced by Nokia and HTC this month, is the price they will land at. The Lumia 920 already leaked on several Chinese trade sites for the equivalent of $515, but, of course, this is China, and those appearances should be taken with a grain of salt.

HTC, on the other hand, has supposedly changed its strategy from overpricing its handsets a bit at launch in comparison with the competition, to offering them now at very competitive prices to stir up demand. No new phone has been officially priced after this new strategy shift, but now we have the HTC Windows Phone 8X up for preorder on Expansys UK for the equivalent of $649 SIM-free.

The midrange HTC 8S goes down much further, to $365 equivalent on preorder there as well. Thus, while the Lumia 920 pricing leak is rather fishy, at least HTC's handsets seem to be priced competitively. We can only benefit as users if that is Microsoft's and the WP8 makers strategy for gaining traction this holiday season.

source: Expansys


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17 Comments

1. wendygarett unregistered

One word, CHEAP!!!!

2. ediedade

Posts: 6; Member since: Jan 03, 2012

better than iphone 5

5. wendygarett unregistered

But I love iPhone 5 :)

6. bobfreking55

Posts: 866; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

why? (don't answer because it's Apple)

9. wendygarett unregistered

Retina, 7.6mm slim and light, Facebook and Twitter inegration :)

12. dexter_jdr

Posts: 1163; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

oh wow! facebook and twitter integration!!! (sarcasm)

13. wendygarett unregistered

Actually Windows phone also have that, ^__^

17. dexter_jdr

Posts: 1163; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

no wendy... just no... *facepalm

15. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

What's so special about Retina? It's just an LCD IPS panel with a high resolution. Doesn't stack up to (new) SA HD and S-LCD2 HD.

14. StephenGalop

Posts: 52; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Dont bother replying, once you see "wendygarett" you should just thumb down.

3. platformwars

Posts: 86; Member since: Sep 14, 2012

Good One HTC... now trying to get the profits by volumes rather than keeping the price high.. HTC makes amazing phones.. been a fan of them since the HTC Touch days.. Hope this strategy works in their favour.

4. ryq24

Posts: 875; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

lumia 920 for us$515! hope its true. that's a reasonable price. will wait for it instead of htc 8x.

7. kreneo

Posts: 13; Member since: Aug 29, 2011

Guys hope u can all read....... its not in USD, its in GBP! HTC 8s Might cost around $350, it aint that cheap!

8. Mohamed_Abdulkareem

Posts: 45; Member since: May 15, 2012

HTC Windows Phone 8X up for preorder on Expansys UK for the equivalent of $512 SIM-free The midrange HTC 8S goes down much further, to $290 equivalent on preorder "EQUIVALENT"

10. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

Its no wonder that Nokia is trying to sue HTC , they cant sell their lumias for this kind of sim free prices

11. cornerofthemoon

Posts: 620; Member since: Apr 20, 2010

Either the new Nokia Lumia 820 or the HTC 8S will be my next phone because I need micro SD. Whichever one makes it to T-Mobile first.

16. jimjam unregistered

UK prices are always ridiculous compared to the US ones. Even factoring in the nearly triple sales tax there is always a hugh price difference. I wouldn't be surprised to see the American pricing at $450 for the 8X and $250 for the 8S.

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