T-Mobile branded HTC One S scores big on Quadrant; carrier gets 180 day exclusivity period

T-Mobile branded HTC One S scores big on Quadrant; carrier gets 180 day exclusivity period
The Quadrant benchmark test has become to smartphone fanatics what a batting average means to hardcore baseball fans. In other words, it is an imperfect tool to help you do a fast and dirty rundown of which handsets and players are better than others. The T-Mobile HTC One S was recently at bat, wearing the T-Mobile uniform. The device is expected to launch in the States via the nation's fourth largest carrier sometime this month with an unofficial date of April 22nd most recently cited. Considering that the 22nd is a Sunday, the more reasonable guess would be April 25th which falls on a Wednesday, when the carrier likes to release new models.

The HTC One S for T-Mobile scored a sky high 4729 on the Quadrant benchmark, showing the power and speed of the dual-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor under the hood. It seems not that far away when everyone raved about the Samsung Galaxy S II crossing the 3,700 barrier.

TmoNews also found out some very interesting things about the device. T-Mobile will apparently have a 180 day exclusive on the HTC One S. The model launching this month will have a blueish tint while a second model will be released in June dressed in black with red accents. The black and red colored variant will have a super strong body made using a process called "Micro-Arc-Oxidation". With this technology, HTC takes aircraft grade 6000 aluminum and strikes it with 10,000 volts of electricity. This causes an oxidation process that leaves a ceramic surface on the metal which is 5 times stronger than aerospace aluminum and 3 times stronger than stainless steel. As a result, HTC says that owners do not need to splurge on a case for the model.

Those who buy the HTC One S can take the money they save from not having to buy a case and use it to buy Beats Audio earbuds. As you know from being a loyal phoneArena reader, an HTC executive said that the Taiwan based manufacturer will no longer fill smartphone boxes with Beats Audio earbuds. This means that the iconic red earphones will be a secondary accessory purchase for those who want them. The good news is that the source for TmoNews said that the Beats Audio headphones are "very impressive" on the phone and a step above traditional earphones.

source: TmoNews


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One S
  • Display 4.3" 540 x 960 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB
  • Battery 1650 mAh(7.00h talk time)

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62 Comments

1. Mario1017

Posts: 336; Member since: Sep 04, 2011

4700 isnt amazing...ive seen the phone score 5000 on phonedog

4. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

i'd rather see AnTuTu scores. that's where i place my stakes now.

33. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

The One S scored over 7000 on antutu

34. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

yeah, that's a little more realistic.

7. Mario1017

Posts: 336; Member since: Sep 04, 2011

and then you compared this score to the one the galaxy S2 got on the OLD quadrant...ya it makes a lot of sense

8. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

...wait. what are you talking about? xD

19. ph00ny

Posts: 2065; Member since: May 26, 2011

Quadrant was updated to better support multi-cores like month or two ago I'm still getting 4.2k~4.4k on quadrant with the note running stock speed

35. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

yeah, i know.

44. Mario1017

Posts: 336; Member since: Sep 04, 2011

he is comparing the score the One S got...to a score the Galaxy S2 got..on the OLD quadrant

46. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

so what's your point? the Galaxy S II gets around the same thing on the new Quadrant anyway. o:

22. solidsnakeduds013

Posts: 221; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

Then the S2 wasnt amazing

31. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

The S2 was amazing last year. The specs are good, but considering whats coming out right behind it, they are not great any more. This is 2012, not 2011. This is the year of A15s and quadcore madness. The Exynos quadcore 4212 is 2x as fast as the exynos in the S2. That makes it nearly 2x as fast as this phone, and its only a few months away at most.

59. Mario1017

Posts: 336; Member since: Sep 04, 2011

Where did you hear it is 2x faster.. Samsung said themselves that it is 26% faster and 50% better at saving battery

2. AndroidTroll

Posts: 359; Member since: Mar 05, 2011

180 day exclusivity!?! That's 6 months! This phone will be out of date by then! It sucks because it would be the perfect phone for my girlfriend on AT&T. I also think it would be a good fit for my girlfriend on Verizon. I was planning on buying one for each of them but now it appears that I won't be doing that anytime soon :(

5. Mario1017

Posts: 336; Member since: Sep 04, 2011

you do know that there would be variations of the phone...like there is likley going to be a droid incredible version. that exclucivity is for the One S ONLY, not its variants

6. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

Verizon will still launch the Droid Incredible 4G which i'm convinced will be LIKE the One S. it figures. HTC's 2 flagship phones from 09-10 each being updated by a variant of their new, flagship ONE series.

11. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

You have 2 girlfriends?

13. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

Yeah Right. If your trolling PA at 2a.m. on a Saturday night, I doubt you have a girl. Good imagination though.

17. shinywindow unregistered

well said fellow nerd.

18. AndroidTroll

Posts: 359; Member since: Mar 05, 2011

Okay, so I only have one girlfriend. But I can still troll while she's sleeping :)

23. solidsnakeduds013

Posts: 221; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

Look at what Verizon did with the GN. Dont complain.

36. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

they gave up offering a Galaxy S II variant in exchange.

3. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

it'll certainly be T-Mobile's best phone for a minute. the only downside to this phone i think would be Sense. o:

51. thelegend6657 unregistered

Sense is more beautiful than touch wiz

55. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

matter of opinion.

57. thelegend6657 unregistered

But on low end phones sense is slow

60. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

on most phones Sense is slow in comparison to other overlays out there.

9. chocobosandwich

Posts: 3; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

I remember reading the blue one was not micro-arc oxidized and only the black one is. The Beats buyout/partnership was a really stupid move. Now there's an ugly logo on the back of HTC phones. The Beats headphones are not included. The Beats audio is just your run-of-the-mill base boost that even my old Creative mp3 player has, by changing to a bass heavy equalizer setting. Now they want you to buy Beats accessories that are probably overpriced and not as good as a real set of headphones from a more reputable brand? The whole Beats thing has been stinking of fraud and marketing BS since day one. I am on T-mobile and I would be all over this phone if it had a Super LCD2 (IPS) like the HTC X and V. Too bad it has this ugly penTile AMOLED, which really does ruin the whole package for me, and I know my AMOLEDs, since I've literally owned 4 Samsung phones with them, starting with the Samsung Wave with BADA. Ugh.

10. thelegend6657 unregistered

you can always buy some good ones and turn the beats equalizer on them . That also makes me wonder whats the blue one made of if not micro arc oxidation

12. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Probably just regular anodized aluminum.

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