T-Mobile launches HTC One S in Ceramic Black, gives it away for free on a 2-year contract
The black One S goes on sale now via T-Mobile.com and the carrier is bringing in a limited time deal to get the phone for free after a mail-in rebate if you sign a 2-year contract.
Overall, the One S right now runs on Android 4.0 ICS, but HTC has promised a Jelly Bean update soon. It features a 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4, and an 8-megapixel camera. Its weakest point seems to be the qHD resolution on the screen, but if you are not a screen perfectionist it should still be fine, especially for that price of free. The display is 4.3 inches and of the AMOLED kind.
1. Zayuh24 (Posts: 148; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)
The One S is a great phone. My girlfriend has it on T-Mobile and she loves it. It's smooth, fast, and very responsive even compared to my overclocked G2X. She doesn't want me to root it and remove the bloatware because she actually uses a few of the pre-loaded T-Mobile apps. The one thing I didn't like is how much she had to pay out of pocket for it...
2. denied911z (banned) (Posts: 6; Member since: 07 Nov 2012)
most apps you can turn off in their settings, sometimes after uninstalling updates
4. Zayuh24 (Posts: 148; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)
I think we tried to turn off the apps she doesn't use in the settings, but they're almost always popping up somehow or another.
7. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1059; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)
this is easily one of the best value proposition phones on the market. the price to performance ratio is almost too good to match
3. MeoCao (unregistered)
I love this ceramic coating of One S, but I heard it has some chipping off problems and it looks like HTC has corrected it?
6. darkskoliro (Posts: 885; Member since: 07 May 2012)
that was only the first few production problems. fixed within a couple weeks im pretty sure.
11. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5482; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
that's probably why it took so long to get State-side.
10. XPERIA-KNIGHT (Posts: 2384; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)
Gorgeous phone! Has anyone seen the white version of this phone? Looks amazing as well.............Unfortunately I have joined the Droid family and just bought the HTC droid incredible 4g lte and cant wait to use it! :)
12. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5482; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
this is a pretty good deal here. i was wanting the ceramic black One S to come to T-Mobile since it launched in the Spring and now since it's here, it's free and is pointed towards the mid-range market anyway i guess i can say better late than never.