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HTC ONE S

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2177 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the sound and usability. The camera and screen are also mentioned favorably. Many are negative about the features. Comments are divided on the reception.

design, screen, camera, usability, sound

features

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 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for HTC ONE S

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 124 user reviews of HTC ONE S from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Mobile Phones on Amazon.co.uk.

design, camera, screen, portability, usability

features, reception

69% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HTC One S Z560E Sim Free Smartphone - BlackHTC One S Sim Free Smartphone - BlackHTC One S Sim Free Smartphone - Metallic Grey

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Amazon.com review summary for HTC ONE S

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 832 user reviews of HTC ONE S from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com.

usability, design, screen, camera, sound

features

87% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HTC One M7 32GB - Factory Unlocked, US Warranty - Silver (Unlocked)HTC One M7, Silver 32GB (Sprint)HTC One M7, Black 32GB (Sprint)

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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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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...

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Seductive HTC One SV will turn heads

 

The HTC One SV's sleek design and fast processor are impressive, but not its call quality or the pictures it takes.

The HTC One SV flaunts a thin, stylish look, a fast processor, and free Muve Music service

The One SV’s screen and camera resolution aren’t sharp, its call quality is disappointing, and though its camera is full-featured, it takes mediocre photos

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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 (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

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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.

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 Connectivity: 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
Operating System Version:Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
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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