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HTC ONE S

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2002 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the usability and camera are generally positive. The screen and design also get good feedback, but some have doubts about the features.

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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 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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(Based on 2002 reviews)

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HTC One S Review

 

HTC delayed the launch of the One S in India for a pretty long time. Though the exact reason is not known, it feels like HTC didn't want the One S to cannibalize the sales of the One X, since benchmarks on the Internet proved that the S4-powered One S...

Battery Life The HTC One S is fitted with a 1650mAh battery that lasted nearly 7 hours in our video drain test. This is not bad but could have been better if it had the S4 chip inside. In our loop test, the smartphone lasted through one and half hours...

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HTC One SV Review

 

Flagship smartphones may get us talking, but it's mass market devices like the HTC One SV that get huge sales, and that's just what UK 4G trailblazer EE needs to help push LTE to the mainstream. HTC's mid-range Android ticks some high-end boxes, with...

Couple that – in the UK at least – with some expensive tariff pricing from EE that puts an altogether more appealing handset within easy reach, and the HTC One SV loses more of its shine. It’s not a bad device, but it demands too many compromises from...

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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...

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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...

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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.

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HTC One S

 

HTC hasn't had an easy run as of late. In the last six months, Samsung has snatched away much of the goodwill the Taiwanese company had built up over the years. Devices like the Rezound fell flat against the competition, but on T-Mobile, HTC has...

Fantastic, thin design ; Comfortable to hold ; Vivid AMOLED screen ; Amazing rear camera ; Runs Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) ; Beats Audio is included

Sense 4.0 UI is puzzling ; Weak front camera (VGA) ; Non-removable battery, no microSD ; T-Mobile's network lags behind

This is probably the best HTC phone we've used to date. While it still has too many apps pre-loaded and HTC's interface is a bit quirky, the manufacturer has clearly learned from its mistakes.

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HTC One S (gradient blue, T-Mobile)

 

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.

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An Uneven Number

 

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 keep the phone from being truly exceptional.

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

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HTC One S (T-Mobile)

 

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 Sense 4 -- a thinner, lighter version of the company's polarizing UI -- and together with the...

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.

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T-Mobile HTC One S Review

 

HTC's new One Series got off to a good start, and now the company has to do the same in the US. We've already reviewed the One S comprehensively in European form, back when the smartphone first wenton sale. T-Mobile USA‘s version brings much the same...

Big phones, like the Galaxy Note, remain outliers on the market. Even the One X is going to be too large for many, its 4.7-inch display delivering 720p resolution but demanding big pockets and, it has to be said, a fair amount of battery life too. The...

Product Specifications

Camera

Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Camera:Double Camera
Built-in Flash: Yes
Video Resolution in Pixel:HD1080p

Configuration

Audio Playback: Yes
GPS Receiver:Built-in
Integrated Radio:FM Radio / No
Integrated TV Tuner: No
Java: Yes
Push to Talk: No
Realtone: Yes
User Interface for Text:Touchscreen
Video Client: Yes

Connectivity

A2DP: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Memory Card Slot: No
Multi SIM Card: No
Near Field Communication: No
USB: Yes
WiFi Data Exchange: Yes

Data Transfer

EDGE: Yes
GPRS: Yes
HSCSD: No
HSDPA: Yes
Technology:GSM/PCN / WCDMA (UMTS)

Display

Display Technology:Super-AMOLED
Number of Display Colours:16 Millions
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Design:Bar
EASY USE PHONE: No
Elderly Friendly Phone: No
Operating System:Android
Operator:3 / EE / MVNO / O2 / Orange / Sim Free / T-MOBILE / Virgin / Vodafone
Product Type:Mobile Phone / Smartphone
Way of Buying:Contract / Prepay Pack / Sim Free

Messaging

E-Mail Functionality: Yes
Instant Messaging: No
Push email: Yes
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