T-Mobile launches HTC One S in Ceramic Black, gives it away for free on a 2-year contract

T-Mobile launches HTC One S in Ceramic Black, gives it away for free on a 2-year contract
T-Mobile is now bringing a Ceramic Black edition of the HTC One S, just in times for the Holidays, and that’s good news for everyone who loves the slimness, lightness and the convenient for one-handed use dimensions of the device.

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.

source: T-Mobile

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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)



1. Zayuh24

Posts: 149; Member since: Nov 21, 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

Posts: 6; Member since: Nov 07, 2012

most apps you can turn off in their settings, sometimes after uninstalling updates

4. Zayuh24

Posts: 149; Member since: Nov 21, 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: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 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: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

that was only the first few production problems. fixed within a couple weeks im pretty sure.

11. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

that's probably why it took so long to get State-side.

5. GeekMovement unregistered

Looking good!

8. Kronic

Posts: 321; Member since: Sep 11, 2012


9. Non_Sequitur

Posts: 1111; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

This is a gorgeous phone.

10. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

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: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 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.

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