HTC One S Review – T-Mobile Flagship Device

IMAG0108 The HTC One S is a flagship smartphone on the T-Mobile Network, as part of the One line of smartphones from HTC. The One S is poised to provide users with the latest and best technology that HTC and T-mobile has to offer.


  • 4.3-inch, 540 x 960 qHD resolution Super AMOLED display
  • dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor clocked at 1.5GHz and 1GB of RAM
  • 1,650mAh non-removable battery
  • 16GB of internal storage
  • microSD slot
  • 8-megapixel autofocus camera capable of 1080p video capture with an LED flash and a tempting f/2.0 lens, a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera
  • 4G HSPA+ connectivity
  • Beats Audio
  • NFC and Sense 4.0 atop Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
  • Uniform 7.8mm thick Unibody frame

HTC One S vs. HTC One X

In all intents and purposes, the HTC One S is similar to the HTC One X on the AT&T network.  Here are the comparisons:

Display:  The One S sports a Super AMOLED qHD display while the One X is a Super LCD 720p display.  The One X screen is also larger.

User Interface:  As with the HTC One X the One S sports Android 4.0 with sense 4.0  overlay, which has come a long way from being clunky, heavy, and disruptive to the Android experience, HTC has gone back to the drawing board and retooled their UI to be more of a complimentary piece to Sensei UI. It’s much smoother, faster, and more responsive. Some of the complimentary additions to Android 4.0 with Sense 4.0 include the music hub, which automatically aggregates all your music apps to that hub as soon as you download them.

Camera:  The HTC One S also records at 1080p and houses the same F/2.0 lens and HTC ImageSense processor found in the One X. What that affords you as a user is some very crisp, clear photos and vibrant videos at 1080p. The camera also comes with a variety of scene modes and filters to give you the most out of the camera.

Audio:  You have also got Beats audio which has come a long way on HTC devices and doesn’t feel like a gimmick. It adds premium sound experience to the device through the headphone jack giving you clear, clean and crisp sound from your music to your videos.

Sample Photos from HTC One S

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Overall, I really like what HTC has done with the One S; it is slim, sleek, light, durable, packed with features, and feels well placed in your hands. Sense 4.0 overlay on ICS feels smooth and fresh, helping to plug hole than holding it back. Though the constrained storage option is something many fans of HTC device won’t like. I am sure a microSD card could have been fitted into the. A design choice I hope HTC changes as the improve the One line in the future. Other than that I really like the device, I like what it brings to the table hardware wise, combined with the fact it run on T-Mobile’s 42Mbps HSPA+ network; you’re getting solid data speeds plus it has Wi-Fi calling, which means you always have a signal to make a call. So if you are on T-Mobile and want to upgrade to the best on the network, the HTC One S is your pick.