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HTC One S

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HTC One S

evogadget.com
28 November 2014
  • Summary: Because it lacks a microSD card slot, the HTC One S isn’t a perfect smartphone. But you will love it nonetheless.
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Overall 8
8.0

HTC One S

Channel5
4 October 2014
  • Summary: The HTC One S is a fantastic phone with a lovely design and its ability to cram so much in a phone so thin. Its camera and performance throughout is exceptional. If you’re looking for a new smartphone, the HTC One S should be near the top of your list.
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HTC One S Review

mobilephonereviewss.com
15 December 2012
  • Summary: HTC's latest dual-core offering does many things welll - it has a good display, impressive build, a good camera, and delivers good performance overall. However, what we don't understand is how HTC could price this phone so close to its elder sibling, the One X. That is a quad core powered phone, while this is a dual core. Surely, this will lead to cannibalization within their product range, and a lot of confusion for the consumer.
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HTC One S Review

cellphonequick.com
3 September 2012
  • Summary: HTC One S Review.The HTC One S dual-core is among the first batch of smartphones to come with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich on board. It’s less powerful than the brand’s own Ice Cream Sandwich-toting, quad-core HTC One X. It feels like HTC didn’t want the One S to cannibalize the sales of the One X, since benchmarks on the Internet proved that the S4-powered One S trounced the Tegra 3-powered One X in several tests.
  • Pros: Light and compact 4.3-incher with premium metal chassis, Snappy sub-second camera, Very good call quality, Bright screen with good outdoor visibility, Free 25GB Dropbox and SkyDrive integration
  • Cons: No memory card slot, Fiddly focus in Macro mode, Unintuitive web browser
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Expert Review

lowyat.net
15 August 2012
  • Summary: When the HTC One series first made its debut in Malaysia, the One X and V were met with much adoration and no shortage of praise. However, something was missing. Where was the elusive 3rd member and “angah” of the family, the HTC One S? Despite being late to the party, like a rebellious middle child would, the HTC One S eventually sauntered into the Malaysian market with a swagger that most can only dream of rocking, that boyish cockiness may ultimately be the One S’...
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HTC One S Review — It’s Like Summer, It’s Awesome But Complicated

LaptopMemo
9 August 2012
  • Pros: Strong software, Solid build quality, Fantastic camera, Very thin and light
  • Cons: Not exciting; bland, 4G HSPA+ is a slower data technology, Beats Audio not that big of a deal
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HTC One S review

The Boy Genius Report
8 August 2012
  • Conclusion: I won’t beat around the bush: when the HTC One S launches on April 25th for $199.99, it will be one of the best smartphones T-Mobile has ever launched. In fact, it might be the best. HTC had a lot to prove with its One-series smartphones, and in terms of hardware and software, it delivered.
  • Pros: I am absolutely blown away by the One S in terms of design and build. This smartphone sets the bar for flagship devices in 2012, and I doubt many phones will even approach the One S this year. At 7.95 millimeters, this smartphone is one of the thinnest handsets that has ever been produced. At the same time, the phone is extremely solid and it has a terrific feel in the hand. The anodized coating has a smooth feel as opposed to the ceramic feel of the micro-arc oxidize...
  • Cons: As much praise as I gave the design and materials found on the One S, I far prefer the micro-arc oxidized aluminum finish on the international version of the phone . Micro-arc oxidation refers to a process where aluminum is treated by blasting it with plasma at extremely high temperatures. The result is a silky finish similar to ceramic that is soft to the touch but incredibly solid thanks to the aluminum that lies beneath. HTC has confirmed that there are chipping is...
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Overall 9
9.0

HTC One S Review: In Depth

Recombu
8 August 2012
  • Conclusion: All in all, HTC have thrown a spanner in the works with their One S. Despite not even being a flagship handset, it's our favourite phone of the moment. Build, interface and features are balanced incredibly well. Its design and power-management are class leading and while we would have rather it had an LCD 2 display like the One X, the AMOLED panel is still perfectly respectable and complements the black chassis beautifully.
  • Pros: Fantastic build quality, Superb battery life, Solid low-light performance
  • Cons: Screen suffers from slight dot patterning, Macro focus can be difficult to set, White variant lacks ceramic finish
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

hardwarezone.com.my
7 August 2012
  • Summary: The HTC One S has been long delayed and is the last of its family to make its appearance in Malaysia ever since we first saw it at Mobile World Congress 2012 in Barcelona . To recap, it's part of the three smartphones in the One series that make up the flagship suite of mobile devices for HTC for 2012.
  • Pros: Excellent design and solid build quality, Crisp 4.3-inch AMOLED screen, Decent camera performance
  • Cons: No microSD expansion slot, Battery could be better, High price-tag
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HTC One S Review - International and T-Mobile

AnandTech
17 July 2012
  • Conclusion: It took me a while to finish the One S review, partially because honestly I didn’t want to be done with it. Ok, well that's part of it, truth be told it took me far too long to finish the One S review, but I have some good excuses - a month full of abrupt life changes, a move across town, and a number of trips to exciting places covering the SGS3 announcement, Google I/O, and Windows Phone 8 all seemed to preclude hitting post on the One S review.
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