- 4G smartphone with Ice Cream Sandwich with HTC Sense 4.0, 4.3-inch qHD AMOLED Display, and dual-core 1.5 GHz processor
- Wireless-N Wi-Fi networking (with optional Wi-Fi Mobile Hotspot service)
- 8-MP camera; HD 1080p camcorder; front-facing video chat camera; Bluetooth stereo music; 16 GB memory; corporate and personal e-mail
- released in April, 2012
- What's in the Box: handset, rechargeable battery, wall/USB charger, connectivity cable, micro SIM, Product Safety & Warranty Guide, Quick Reference Guide
Powered by a 1.5 GHz processor, the HTC One S smartphone makes multitasking a breeze. This Android mobile runs on the Android 4.0 OS that supports a wide range of applications. Thanks to the 4.3-inch capacitive, multi-touch screen of this HTC smartphone, you can easily navigate your way through its highly versatile options or enjoy your favorite game to the fullest. With Wi-Fi connectivity and 3G support, you can surf the Internet, check e-mails, and stream videos on the HTC One S at amazing speeds. This HTC smartphone supports GPS to offer navigational assistance. The Bluetooth connectivity in the HTC One S lets you easily share files between compatible devices. Be it staying in the loop with push e-mail or chatting with friends on WhatsApp and Facebook, this Android mobile has it all. With the HTC One S, you get a turbo-charged super phone that's bursting with entertainment possibilities. It delivers theater-like entertainment with rich, full audio thanks to Beats Audio integration
Let me tell you this.. I'm really digging this phone. I was initially concerned with the fact that it has only 16gb of internal storage space, but I have been pleasantly surprised with that particular design feature. The phone does come with a 23gb DROPBOX account, and given that it has a very fast and dual-core 1.5 GHz processor and runs on the 4g Network, I am seeing no reason to keep mass amounts of music and picture files on the device itself.
Coupled with things like Spotify, and Amazon Cloud streaming.. im really digging this little machine. It is sleek, lightweight and really the fastest mobile device I have owned. ( I had the original G1 Brick:) Im saying if you get a chance to go and play with this phone, you will be very happy.
The camera is 8mp which is more than enough to use for casual photo taking, and the screen is really vivid and crisp sporting a 4.3-inch qHD AMOLED Display. It also records in HD 1080p, (which I don't believe the Samsung SII does.)
As of this post, I am extremely happy with this device. Give it a try if you are looking to upgrade your T-mobile device anytime soon!
I didn't want to explain my life story but I felt that that needed to be said since it may show any future buyers the fact that I really need a phone that I can depend on and isn't something that I want to chuck out the window every 5 minutes (my Blackberry Bold 9700 was notorious for this). The best way I can explain this phone is that it is one of the best that I have dealt with.
The texting is simple and easy since the keyboard suits me. It may not suit someone else but when I had the HTC Sensation I found the keyboard to be a pain and my text messages often displayed it with random letters where they weren't suppose to be.
Phone calls are clear, however, when making calls through the wifi calling i found there to be static and some of my callers have noticed sound in the background when I was sitting in a quiet room. T-Mobile did release an update on the 4th of June which has made the wifi calling less buggy and a lot better for myself and for my callers- less dropped calls, less static, less background noise, etc.
The speed of this phone is spectacular! My downloads are done in under a minute, the 4G speeds are super fast (Sensation 4G didn't come close), my emails are in before I can turn on the phone, etc.
The Beats Audio quality I rate as good to very good. I only say this because it doesn't add a ton of bass sound feel to it but rather rounds the sound out and makes it more clear. I tested it in my car's audio system that has a sub in it and if you turn the Beats audio off the quality is much rougher, static(y), distorted at higher levels, etc.
I noticed that the battery life is pretty good- I learned that once I receive the 14% notification then it's time to find a charger and as with any phone, depending on what you are doing and how often will then depend on whether or not the battery life will run down faster. Sometimes my phone will get very hot! at least mine does when I have certain applications opened.
Camera is great- snaps pictures very quickly and are very clear. Phone has some options on effects but I haven't really played with them much. Flash is bright and is a great alternative to a flashlight.
Wifi Calling app is great- I have my phone set on wifi preferred and the wifi calling app usually starts up and appears in my top display bar within 3 minutes of walking into my house.
Overall, I love cell phones and I love having the newest thing but I must say that this is one of the only phones that I can say that I will probably have for 2 years or until the iPhone comes to this carrier. I have re-found my love for Android and for HTC phones. If you're on the fence, just get the phone, I do not think you will be disappointed unless you found a dud.
Note of Caution: No Micro SD card slot (fine for me I'm not going to use more than 16gb anyway) and you will need a micro sim. If you plan on using wifi calling then you will not be able to cut your old SIM card but you will need a new micro sim since the wifi calling has been updated. I learned this the hard way but T-Mobile was nice and gave me the free micro sim after they tried to cut my old sim.
The picture and video quality is very nice.. Love the different effects but really haven't had much of use for them, more fun then anything ( gives that Instagram look on a few of the settings ) .. The audio is very nice, was shocked at the surround sound quality with my head phones- Beats Audio is really quite spectacular! I have normal headphones, nothing fancy and the sound is great.
Powering off and on is a must at least every other day, clears the internal cache and helps my phone run great. Have had for a month and my phone has only frozen once.. realized I hadn't turned off for a few days and wasn't using the Task Manager to close applications- By holding the power buttons for five or so seconds the phone restarted.. Battery life is great as well-I make sure I turn off wifi, gps and such when not using to help battery life.
Overall extremely happy-Love having a Android that can support my love of lots apps and so far only one freezing instance, easily remedied!