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HTC One S Remove phone

Posted: 26 Feb 2012
Market Status: Released
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Posted: 15 May 2012
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeSmart phoneSmart phone 
OSAndroid (4.1.1, 4.0.4, 4.0.3), Sense 4.1 UIAndroid (4.0.3), Sense 4 UI 
Dimensions5.15 x 2.56 x 0.31 inches (130.9 x 65 x 7.8 mm)4.22 x 2.39 x 0.47 inches (107.2 x 60.6 x 11.95 mm) 
Weight4.22 oz (120 g)
the average is 5.3 oz (150 g)
3.46 oz (98 g)
the average is 5.3 oz (150 g)
 
FeaturesTouch sensitive control keys  
Display
Physical size4.3 inches3.5 inches 
Resolution540 x 960 pixels320 x 480 pixels 
Pixel density

Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

256 ppi165 ppi 
Technology

Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

Super AMOLEDLCD 
Screen-to-body ratio59.93 %56.06 % 
FeaturesLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass)Light sensor, Proximity sensor 
Camera
Camera8 megapixels5 megapixels 
FlashLED  
Aperture size

Aperture size - The aperture of a camera is the opening through which light travels before it reaches the camera sensor. The smaller the number is, the bigger this opening is, allowing for more light to pass.

F2.0F2.8 
Focal length (35mm equivalent) 34.00 mm 
Hardware FeaturesAutofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)  
Software FeaturesFace detection, Smile detectionGeo tagging 
SettingsISO control, White balance presets  
Shooting ModesBurst mode, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Effects  
Camcorder1920x1080 (1080p HD) (29 fps)640x480 (VGA) 
FeaturesDigital image stabilization, Video calling  
Front-facing camera0.3 megapixels VGA  
Hardware
System chip

System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 PlusQualcomm Snapdragon S1 
ModelMSM8260AMSM7225A 
Processor

Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

Dual-core, 1500 MHz, KraitSingle core, 600 MHz, ARM Cortex-A5 
Graphics processorAdreno 225Adreno 200 (enhanced) 
System memory

System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

1024 MB RAM512 MB RAM 
Built-in storage16 GB4 GB 
Storage expansion microSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB 
Battery
Capacity1650 mAh1230 mAh 
User replaceableYesYes 
Talk time7.00 hours
the average is 14 h (825 min)
  
Stand-by time17.9 days (430 hours)
the average is 16 days (384 h)
  
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Multimedia
MirroringDLNA, MHL  
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, Playlists 
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playback, Beats AudioAlbum art cover, Background playback, Beats Audio 
RadioFM, StereoFM, Stereo, RDS 
SpeakersEarpiece, LoudspeakerEarpiece, Loudspeaker 
Cellular
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS850, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz900, 2100 MHz 
DataHSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s, UMTSHSDPA 7.2 Mbit/s, UMTS 
Micro SIMYes  
Connectivity
Bluetooth4.03.0 
Wi-Fi802.11 b, g, n802.11 b, g, n 
Mobile hotspotYesYes 
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0 
ConnectormicroUSBmicroUSB 
FeaturesMass storage device, USB chargingMass storage device, USB charging 
HDMIvia microUSB  
Positioning

Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

GPSA-GPS 
NavigationYesYes 
OtherUMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Computer sync, OTA syncNFC, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync 
Other features
NotificationsMusic ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneMusic ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, CompassAccelerometer 
Hearing aid compatibilityM4, T3  
OtherVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recordingVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording 
Availability
Officially announced26 Feb 2012  
Regulatory Approval
FCC approval

FCC approval - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. Every wireless phone device that is sold in the U.S. has to be tested and approved for sale by the FCC.

   
Date approved

Date approved - Shows the date when the particular phone is approved by the Federal Communications Commission

13 Mar 2012  
FCC ID value: NM8PJ40110 link  
FCC measured SAR

FCC measured SAR - Working closely with federal health and safety agencies, such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the FCC has adopted limits for safe exposure to radiofrequency (RF) energy. These limits are given in terms of a unit referred to as the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR), which is a measure of the amount of radio frequency energy absorbed by the body when using a mobile phone. The FCC requires cell phone manufacturers to ensure that their phones comply with these objective limits for safe exposure. Any cell phone at or below these SAR levels (that is, any phone legally sold in the U.S.) is a "safe" phone, as measured by these standards. The FCC limit for public exposure from cellular telephones is an SAR level of 1.6 watts per kilogram (1.6 W/kg).

   
Head0.39 W/kg  
Body1.18 W/kg  
Product Specific Use1.18 W/kg  
Simultaneous Transmission1.36 W/kg  

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