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HTC One S Review

0. phoneArena 05 Apr 2012, 09:18 posted on

HTC One S is the middle child in the new One series of the Taiwanese smartphone maker, taking it down a notch from the flagship HTC One X, while floating above the One V munchkin in terms of hardware. It has a lot going for it, though, being HTC's thinnest device to date, sporting a metal ceramic-coated or anodized chassis, and featuring the fourth generation of Qualcomm's Snapdragon chipset plus a dedicated HTC ImageChip for the camera...

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posted on 05 Apr 2012, 10:23

15. Commentator (Posts: 3709; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


Three of the cons are about the camera? Why not, like PhoneArena always does, just combine them into the "Sub-par/Average Camera" label?

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 10:43 6

16. bloodline (Posts: 706; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


Daniel can you teach Ray how to do a review please.

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 16:12

27. ngo2dd (Posts: 896; Member since: 08 Jul 2011)


Because .2 is much of a different.

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 10:54

17. Muhannad (Posts: 455; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)


This is how the original Sensation should've been. I would love to buy this to replace my Sensation, don't really see the need for Quad Cores yet.

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 11:13

19. saket.shrivastava (Posts: 55; Member since: 02 Apr 2012)


holy-mother-of-god !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

rotate the 360 view, the time on the clock changes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

11:10-->11:09-->11:14-->11:13

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 12:56

23. Commentator (Posts: 3709; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


That happens on every 360 view here. If PA wanted to show some semblance of professionalism, they'd manually set the clock to the same time every time they took a picture for the 360 view! (Now let's just hope this little bit of sarcasm isn't lost on anyone...)

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 11:25 1

20. nuadar1 (Posts: 24; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


Oh come on...It's same software and camera like the one in One X...it's one of the best. Engadget photos from One S are just fenomenal. Also, browser is easily changeable

And finally note to the people..this isn't midrange device..it's another flagship. See, Apple is having small flagship smartphone, Sammy giant flagship smartphone and HTC both :)

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 12:13

22. atheisticemetic (Posts: 377; Member since: 18 Dec 2011)


no removable battery or expandable memory? big no nos for this guy

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 14:14

24. willardcw4 (Posts: 169; Member since: 01 Oct 2011)


Reviews need to either be done by the same person, or have some type of normalization. Currently, the way reviews are being handled are ridiculous. Too much bias, opinion, and comparison to phones that aren't relevant.

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 18:59

28. BravoTeam127 (unregistered)


How is the battery life on this phone?

posted on 11 Apr 2012, 23:57

45. DylRicho (Posts: 17; Member since: 11 Apr 2012)


I've seen a screenshot on XDA that shows the battery survives for a whole day without problems under average use.

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 22:52

31. asdfasdfasdf123 (Posts: 11; Member since: 26 Mar 2012)


no nfc...

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 23:46

33. wunderkind (Posts: 7; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)


i think the review of one series is too early and too premature...

posted on 06 Apr 2012, 10:51 1

35. pukea (Posts: 7; Member since: 31 Dec 2010)


The worst site I have seen, you can't even make a review, One X - 7.8, One S - 8
Engadget & Verge & Gsmarena have better thoughts, i don't beleive in you, f**k*n Apple fans
What's next?
Galaxy S3 - 7.3?
F**k off

posted on 07 Apr 2012, 02:53 1

36. mike.messiah (Posts: 6; Member since: 07 Apr 2012)


Wow 3 out of 4 Cons is on the camera..
While on the other side of interwebs, reviewers are praising its camera. Engadget.com says-
"This, along with the One X, is possibly the best Android camera phone we've seen yet. "
Source:http://www.engadget.com/2012/04/02/htc-one-s-review/
WHOM TO BELIEVE???
(i dont wanna live in this planet anymore)

As for people complaining about this phone getting higher score than One X...people..one x and one s are two different catagory phones. One S got a good score in its upper-mid range segment...One X got a dismall score in its premium segment..
If the Nokia 1100 black/white phone gets 9/10 and Nokia n95 got 8/10 it doesnt mean the Nokia 1100 is better -_- ...they are rated according to their own segment.

posted on 07 Apr 2012, 11:10

38. saket.shrivastava (Posts: 55; Member since: 02 Apr 2012)


"i dont wanna live in this planet anymore" ???????????

well go to SA. KONY is waiting heeeeehaaaaaaaahhaahahahaaahah!!!!

posted on 08 Apr 2012, 08:10

41. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


it was not funny man, kony's case is not funny at all.

posted on 18 Apr 2012, 16:39

46. vlada (Posts: 2; Member since: 18 Apr 2012)


I've had the One S in my hands today. All very nice and fine, everything works very fast and smooth, etc... Phone handles well in hand and I liked the aluminium body. All in all, I liked it much more than, for example, the plasticky SGS2 or the bulky curved Xperia Arc S (although those two are very good phones, of course).

But, being a spoiled long-term user of a superb HTC HD2 (now running the ICS flawlessly), I have a problem with all new phones that come to the market: they all lack the WOW effect which made me purchase the HD2 in the first place. I still haven't tried anything that would make me send my old rugged HD2 to a well-deserved retirement.

posted on 18 Apr 2012, 17:28

49. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


the review was fine but we still need a normalized and published reveiw system so people know why phones get the score they do

posted on 18 May 2012, 05:48

51. muchwe (Posts: 1; Member since: 18 May 2012)


Your help. the HTC Desire S or Samsung galaxy S advanced.?.my main concerns, internet connectivity that i can share out to other gadgets as i operate in the bush often & of course battery life.

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 20:26

52. tywanjames (Posts: 28; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


Everybody complaining that the S scored better than the X need to realize that Phonearena isn't the only ones that did that. Consumer Reports scored the S higher than the X also. Also they scored the S's video camera quality better than the X's, so there has to be a difference between the 2 cameras.

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 00:17

53. kabhijeet.16 (Posts: 811; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


Amazingly no reviewer talks about the bugs of Sense UI. HTC has changed the android multitasking which is a pain in the ass. Sense kills apps in background very aggressively(even with huge amount of RAM). This is being done to achieve a hassle free & lag free experience with better battery life. However, none of these has been achieved in any of HTC devices. All the HTC devices struggle for battery life & UI lags. The webpage reloading in HTC phones while toggling between apps is another major issue no reviewer talks about. Dont think these Smartphone reviewers are SMART. May be I should become a "Smartphone Reviewer".. :).. HTC one series has the BEST camera & image quality among all smartphones. & the looks of HTC beats even the IPHONEs... But performance is an issue.

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