HTC One S launches in India with dual-core 1.7GHz S3 processor
There's a good chance that you've forgotten the specs on the device, so let's go over them again. The smartphone has a 4.3 inch AMOLED screen with qHD resolution and pixel density of 256ppi. Depending on where you get your phone, you have either a dual-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 or a dual-core 1.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 under the hood. Either way, there is 1GB of RAM on board and 16GB of native storage. Want to expand your memory? Well, you can't as there is no microSD slot. The 8MP camera on back has an LED flash and captures video in 1080p at 29fps. The VGA front facing shooter takes self-portraits and lets you video chat.
source: AndroidOS via AndroidAuthority
10. wendygarett (unregistered)
But I thought US people hate the treatment from carrier =/
2. mercorp (Posts: 987; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)
Why you just cant use the tegra 3?
Singapore version also has s3.Why?
5. Birds (Posts: 1056; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)
Don't be so harsh. The S3 just has bad reputation. It is a powerful chipset when optimized with the right software, and the GPU is put up to the proper clock speed. Look at the Xperia S for example. It doesn't lag, just like the Samsung Galaxy SII.
12. wendygarett (unregistered)
compare to qualcomm and nvidia... I rather prefer qualcomm... eventhough tegra gpu is higher i think...
15. thelegend6657 (unregistered)
Dont worry brother .
We in Malaysia also not very happy with the snapdragons3
But honestly we dont have a choice so OneX for me .
But i miss the old iBeats from Sensation XE
47. bayusuputra (Posts: 946; Member since: 12 Feb 2012)
Singapore version also comes bundled with a Beats Solo HD like Malaysia, hence the higher price compared to other S3 variants in other countries..
4. Birds (Posts: 1056; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)
They overclocked the GPU up to the current clockspeed on the S4. The S4 and S3 have the same gpu, just two different cpu architectures. The S3 is good when the GPU is given adequate power. Look at the Sony Xperia S. It has an S3 but the overclocked gpu onboard makes it have buttery performance.
6. hung2900 (Posts: 824; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)
How about the battery?
How can HTC optimize their phone with suck heavy Sense 4.0?
7. JGuinan007 (Posts: 647; Member since: 19 May 2011)
Sense 4.0 isn't as heavy as previous versions and far from sucks and when optimized with cpu and gpu like one X is it's quite pretty
11. hung2900 (Posts: 824; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)
OK, I agree that it's not as heavy as Sense 3.5, but it's still not light at all, and of course, no obvious optimization here.
One X is quad-core Cortex A9, while S3 is dual-core scorpioon only (similar to cortex A8). How can they are the same?
And the most important is the bad battery (and mabe together with the heat). That's true right?
19. gener3l (banned) (Posts: 9; Member since: 17 Jun 2012)
Android already sucks on battery lol
34. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
Totally agree. The oneX lags. Ics and sense 4.0
Is a ram hog.. uses to much ram, leaving u with only
270mb ram.. I own one I should no.
45. SherlockHolmes (Posts: 125; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)
Ever had a phone more than 200 $ >>
I saw his posts and he writes comments as he owns all of the phones !!
50. Mario1017 (Posts: 336; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)
Do you know how many articles I have seen where you post "I own one", so tell me, exactly how many phones do u own?
41. TylerGrunter (Posts: 1102; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)
There are several erros in you statement.
S4 and S3 don't have have the same GPU, one has the 225 and the second the 220. They only share a "simlar arechitecture" with the same number of ALUs (Arithmetic Logic Units, or units that do the actual calculations). But 225 has dual channel memory while 220 has single channel.
Even Qualcomm themselves give a 30% increase of performance of 225 over 220:
Apart from that, one of the main benefits of S4 is the die shrink from 45 to 28 nm (big one). Which means that even the CPU power was similar (we'll have to wait for the benchmarks) the battery life is going to suck big time due to the higer die and frequencies.
And one correction to the article: this phone is available in Europe too, at least in Germany. And they have the nerve to price it over the original HTC One S:
Just look at the reviews!
51. Mario1017 (Posts: 336; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)
He is correct, they have the exact same GPU, They look the exact same from a compute standpoint. The only difference is the 225 at 400MHz and 220 at 266MHz.. The GPUs themselves are the exact same (Excluding cache).
And where was it said in the article it wasn't in europe?
9. wendygarett (unregistered)
All Asians are tasting S3 processor :(
14. lonestrider (Posts: 86; Member since: 31 Mar 2012)
I think PhoneArena should make a comparison between HTC One S with S3 vs HTC One S with S4. It would be helpful.
17. gauravbh1 (Posts: 10; Member since: 03 Apr 2012)
I'll rather go for galaxy s3 which is a few more bucks than this phone.
No wonder Samsung is so popular in India.
46. tegradragon (Posts: 68; Member since: 23 May 2012)
This is India my friend. Samsung must be owning 90% of the smartphone share.
49. gauravbh1 (Posts: 10; Member since: 03 Apr 2012)
Well, in India if you look around lot of people seek mid range smartphones and that's where samsung pitches in. Samsung has like Galaxy series from A-Z which satisfies requirements of different segments which is unlike all the smartphone makers. I am an iPhone user but you just can't ignore how big Samsung has got in India (and elsewhere as well). Though their after sales service sucks still they're popular owing to the huge variety of smartphones they provide.
As for the high end droid phone (or may be the whole smartphone market), galaxy S3 is the numero uno at the moment. You gotta admit it.
Oh and yes, one last thing. If you're not an Indian then you know nothing about the Indian market and if you're an Indian then you made this comment just for the sake of it. Either way you've proved who really the troll is.
53. tegradragon (Posts: 68; Member since: 23 May 2012)
Umm I don't understand. Am I not on your side of the argument? The 90% was exaggeration and in reality its nearing about 60% of the share. And for a company to hold THAT amount share in one of the largest mobile markets on earth is something.
I mean, I just said what you said.
And FYI, I AM Indian.
55. gauravbh1 (Posts: 10; Member since: 03 Apr 2012)
Hey tegradragon, sorry if I offended you in any way. I was responding to gener3l's message.
56. tegradragon (Posts: 68; Member since: 23 May 2012)
Ohh I'm so sorry! There was a misunderstanding. Nevermind gauravbh1 :)
33. smartphone (Posts: 160; Member since: 21 Oct 2011)
True, even the one x has similar price range. What is HTC thinking.
35. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
I agree .... the s3 is much smoother and faster... tho both
Running ics. Touch wiz dosnt take a lot over ram like sense
18. gener3l (banned) (Posts: 9; Member since: 17 Jun 2012)
Fragmentation everywhere with Android lol
36. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
Right it looks like urge Eaxvac. Qinempire huge troller and other
Names u've used...
37. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
Loving and enjoying mine..... lucky me
Own the s3 new nexus s2 oneX...
24. ananya22 (Posts: 93; Member since: 23 Apr 2012)
S3 would heat up too much and also eat up battery faster and would give much worse performance. This is pathetic from htc. The thing i loved most in the phone was the processor and that has been changed. great
25. ananya22 (Posts: 93; Member since: 23 Apr 2012)
And its overpriced too. I'd rather take gnote which is better in every way
27. Grishm (Posts: 52; Member since: 18 May 2012)
With S3 processor on the board, who all in their right minds would prefer this phone to Sony Xperia S? The story would have been the other way round though, had the phone packed the S4 processor!
28. Guest_star (Posts: 231; Member since: 30 Dec 2011)
the undelying tech is not important if user expirience is top notch, remember that ppl, iPhone 4 has single core 1GHz but no one is complaining because it is smooth as hell, so tech is not of much importance if everithing is going great
48. Mitchel (Posts: 228; Member since: 25 May 2012)
Ohh the myth again! the so called "smoothness" of iPhone 4/4s is really tiresome nowadays! I must admit that its smooth when scrolling through its app drawer / homescreen, but does eventually lags when opening multiple apps especially 3d games..
29. Androidaholic (Posts: 4; Member since: 10 Jun 2012)
Fragmentation everywhere in ANDROID Apple boy ! How about choice and freedom everywhere in Android and not being stuck with one phone and the same exact user interface on every device tablet and phone. How about the freedom to make your device look exactly the way you want too and tweak it too your hearts desire. Is that really a bad thing? Oh and by the way every time Apple adds a new feature you have to buy a new device to be able to use it or have it at all. I would say that is fragmentation and pure Apple greed. Open your eyes to the possibilities you have in the world around you. Even though Apple keeps ripping off features from Android like notification pull downs they keep suing Android manufacturers and robbing Android users of features they would have otherwise. It is just a matter of time before the Apple gets eaten by an Android. Instead of innovating and out doing the competition they would rather stifle innovation and try to stop the competition by suing them. What a joke !
30. Androidaholic (Posts: 4; Member since: 10 Jun 2012)
My previous post was written directly to gener31. What are you doing trolling in here. Why don't you go hang out with some of your Apple friends where you belong.
31. PhilTech (Posts: 11; Member since: 16 Jun 2012)
I still don't get why HTC did not include expandable memory and removable battery on the One series considering they are high end devices. "light" users don't buy high end devices. I'm 100% sure that heavy do not want to be restricted by battery and storage. If I spend so much on a high end device I'm gonna maximize the hell outta the device.They would have killed Samsung if they included those two things. WTF kinda pricing is that for the One S. It's so close to the One X, less than $20 difference!!! WTF are you doing HTC??? Oh my God!!...My blood pressure!!......LOL!!
39. RamyRamz69 (Posts: 390; Member since: 12 Dec 2011)
Priced more than an Xperia S with a 720P Screen with the highest PPI ever created on a smartphone, sexier design and 12 MP camera? HTC U MAD?
40. Premindia87 (Posts: 2; Member since: 17 Jun 2012)
I Bet this phone wont even reach 1/20 sales of Galaxy S3 in india now....combined with spec change for Asians..bad treatement for Asians being an asian company!....few more bucks wil fetch you Galaxy S3. Hmmm...this phone is priced more than One X....which is 32k/- currently in india.. 37K for Galaxy S3, and poorly for a dual core phone this price is too much....Benchmarks are high for this phone due to its Qhd Display...its not a HD too...The price drop for this phone gonna be so severe...we can expect it to be 27K in the next month..So people who have plan to buy this phone..wait for a month!...
42. darktranquillity (Posts: 284; Member since: 28 Feb 2012)
Freaking don care, any phone with no sd slot is an outright no from me.
43. u-suck-more (Posts: 529; Member since: 26 Aug 2011)
i think the article forgot to mention that the Singapore one comes with the Beats Solo Headset, hence the steep price
52. kitpogi (Posts: 7; Member since: 17 Jun 2012)
why release at much older processor when they already released S4? I get the 1.7GHZ speed but doesn't make sense releasing and older version in it.
54. Mitchel (Posts: 228; Member since: 25 May 2012)
Because of production shortage of Qualcomm S4 Krait CPU..