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alaTest has collected and analyzed 1983 reviews of HTC One S. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Comments about the design and size are overall positive. The usability and portability are also mentioned favorably. Opinions about the connectivity and reliability are mixed, while many are less positive about the reception and battery.

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battery, reception

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the HTC One S is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: ( review summary for HTC One S


alaTest has collected and analyzed 143 user reviews of HTC One S from The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on People are impressed by the screen and design. The usability and portability also get good opinions, but opinions are divided on the size. Some have doubts about the reception.

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73% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HTC One S Sim Free Smartphone - BlackHTC One S Sim Free Smartphone - Black

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: ( review summary for HTC One S


alaTest has collected and analyzed 273 user reviews of HTC One S from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on People are impressed by the price and design. The usability and performance also get good feedback, whereas the reception and reliability get less positive opinions. Views are divided on the connectivity.

portability, performance, usability, design, price

reliability, reception

75% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HTC One S Android Phone, Black (T-Mobile)HTC One S Android Phone, Black (T-Mobile)

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: (

Review HTC One S vs. HTC One X (Tegra 3) Smartphone


One, Two, Three. At the Mobile World Congress 2012 in Barcelona, HTC introduced three Smartphones of the brand-new "One" series. We present a comparison test between the runner-up and the top dog. To be exact: the HTC One S with a dual-core CPU and...

Good design and case, Slim unibody made of aluminium (HTC One S), 25 GB Dropbox storage (24 months), NFC (HTC One X), Android 4.0 including HTC Sense UI 4.0, Camera module (1080p recording, 8 Megapixel, LED flash), PenTile AMOLED screen (HTC One S),...

Protruding positioning of the main camera, No cardreader for additional memory, Cheap stereo headset in delivery, Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core SoC is merey "Nice to Have", An integrated card reader for additional local storage. 25 GB Dropbox storage...

Jun, 2012

Expert review by: Brian Klug (

HTC One S Review - International and T-Mobile


At the very top of HTC's new lineup are three flagship devices: the One X, its cousin the One XL, and the One S. I say flagship because HTC's One S is really a device with a level of fit and finish beyond the rest of the high-end to midrange device...

Jul, 2012

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: Jamie Lendino (

HTC One S (T-Mobile)


The HTC One S looks good, feels good, and runs Android 4.0 out of the box. It's our favorite new powerhouse smartphone on T-Mobile.

Beautiful, ultra-slim design. Vibrant screen. Runs Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) out of the box. Feels fast and responsive. HTC Sense 4.0 is redesigned, with especially slick camera software. Clear voice quality

PenTile display makes for slightly fuzzy text. No voice dialing over Bluetooth

HTC has finally launched its first Android smartphone to ship with Ice Cream Sandwich—and it's a winner. The HTC One S packs a next-generation dual-core processor, a vibrant screen, an unusually capable camera, and fast HSPA+ 42 data speeds, all into...

Apr, 2012

Expert review by: Ginny Mies (

HTC One S Review: Ultramodern Design, Awesome Camera


The global version of the HTC One S ($200 with a new two-year contract from T-Mobile; price as of April 18, 2012) impressed me at Mobile World Congress back in February, so I was anxious to see if the T-Mobile version was equally awesome. Spoiler...

High-end camera with lots of shooting modes ; Thin, premium design ; Excellent for gaming and multimedia

No microSD slot ; Mediocre call quality

The HTC One S is the ultimate multimedia phone, from gaming to music to snapping high quality photos.

Apr, 2012

CNET Editors' Choice

Expert review by: Brian Bennett (

HTC One S - gradient blue (T-Mobile) review:


T-Moble customers we feel your pain. First it was the threat of a hostile takeover by AT&T, then it was the lack of any attractive smartphones while competitors Verizon and AT&T launched superphone after superphone such as the Motorola Droid Razr Maxx...

The HTC One S manages to pack Android ICS, Sense 4, and a feature-filled camera into one of the slimmest phones on the market.

The One S' svelteness comes at the cost of no SD card expansion slot or removable battery.

The HTC One S is the best phone you can get on T-Mobile (for now), wrapping Android 4.0, 4G data speeds, and a beautiful 4.3-inch AMOLED screen into one svelte package.

Apr, 2012

Expert review by: LAPTOP Magazine (

HTC One S (T-Mobile) Review


With its gorgeous looks, eye-popping screen, and powerful camera, the HTC One S is the most compelling choice on T-Mobile and one of the top Android handsets overall. Users looking for more battery life should consider the Samsung Galaxy S II, which...

Slim and attractive design, Gorgeous Super AMOLED screen, Speedy camera, Sleek Sense UI on top of Android 4.0

T-Mobile 4G Network can be spotty, Mediocre battery life

Apr, 2012

Expert review by: Nathan Olivarez-Giles (

Review: HTC One S


The HTC One S is a sleek, speedy and attractive handset that runs Ice Cream Sandwich. But there are a few design stumbles here that...

Super thin and light with an attractive unique style. No problems with call quality or battery life. Premium materials add an upscale feel and 4G speeds are fast, when you can get a 4G signal. Photo software is top-notch. 25GB of free storage from...

Protruding camera lens is begging for scuffs and scratches. Display is pixelated, not high definition. Beats Audio doesn’t make anything sound better, just louder. And while it has Beats Audio technology, it doesn’t come with Beats earbuds

Apr, 2012

Expert review by: Myriam Joire (

HTC One S for T-Mobile review


A couple weeks ago we got to have our Ice Cream Sandwich and eat it too, thanks to a gorgeous couple phones from HTC -- the One X and the One S. Both run

Beautiful design ; Fantastic camera ; Good battery life ; Impressive performance ; Sense 4 is unobtrusive

Display is a little underwhelming

Don't mess with a good thing -- that's clearly, wisely and rightfully the approach T-Mobile chose to follow when minting its own version of HTC's One S.

Apr, 2012

Expert review by: GSMArena team (

HTC One S review: Onederful


The HTC One S is the middle child of the One family but it just might be the brightest and best looking too. Inside the slender metal case is a treasure chest of new technology - the brains behind the beauty in this piece of smartphone alchemy.

Stunningly thin at 7.8mm, ceramic or anodized aluminum finish ; Quad-band GSM and dual-band 3G support ; 4.3" 16M-color capacitive Super AMOLED touchscreen of qHD resolution (540 x 960 pixels); Gorilla glass ; Android OS v4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with...

Pentile display ; Non-expandable memory, just a single internal storage option ; No dedicated camera key ; microSIM only ; Battery not user replaceable ; Camera interface makes framing videos pretty hard ; Incapable of 3G video calls without a 3rd...

The HTC One S is one of the most impressive mobile phones we've handled recently - both in terms of hardware and software.

Apr, 2012

Expert review by: Mat Smith (

HTC One S review


More InfoHTC One S hands-on at MWC 2012 (video)HTC Sense 4 reviewHTC One X reviewIn some alternate universe, the One S would be HTC's

Solid performance ; HTC Sense on Ice Cream Sandwich is slick ; Stylish design ; Capable, accessible camera ; Good battery life

Screen is already outclassed

The One S could be HTC's flagship: it's far ahead of its rivals performance-wise and looks great. However the screen is slightly lacking, particularly compared to its bigger brother's.

Apr, 2012

Product Specifications


Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3 / 2.1
Rear camera resolution (numeric):8


E-mail: Yes


GPS: Yes


2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM
4G: No
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card hot swapping: Yes

Ports & interfaces

USB port: Yes