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.
Review HTC One S vs. HTC One X (Tegra 3) Smartphone
8 June 2012
Summary: One, Two, Three. At the Mobile World Congress 2012 in Barcelona, HTC introduced three Smartphones of the brand-new "One" series. We present a comparison test between the runner-up and the top dog. To be exact: the HTC One S with a dual-core CPU and aluminium case vs the HTC One X with a 4.7 inch screen and a quad-core SoC from Nvidia. Let’s fight!
Pros: Good design and case, Slim unibody made of aluminium (HTC One S), 25 GB Dropbox storage (24 months), NFC (HTC One X), Android 4.0 including HTC Sense UI 4.0, Camera module (1080p recording, 8 Megapixel, LED flash), PenTile AMOLED screen (HTC One S), High resolution SLCD2 IPS panel (HTC One X), Good program and graphics performance, Beats audio speakers, Low power usage, The design of the new HTC Smartphones, the user-friendly HTC Sense 4.0 user interface and the 720p ...
Cons: Protruding positioning of the main camera, No cardreader for additional memory, Cheap stereo headset in delivery, Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core SoC is merey "Nice to Have", An integrated card reader for additional local storage. 25 GB Dropbox storage replace this feature.
Conclusion: The HTC One S looks good, feels good, and runs Android 4.0 out of the box. It's our favorite new powerhouse smartphone on T-Mobile.
Pros: Beautiful, ultra-slim design. Vibrant screen. Runs Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) out of the box. Feels fast and responsive. HTC Sense 4.0 is redesigned, with especially slick camera software. Clear voice quality.
Cons: PenTile display makes for slightly fuzzy text. No voice dialing over Bluetooth.
Conclusion: Like the HTC One X, the One S exhibits sensational design. It's a great handset both in terms of how it looks and how it performs. It might technically not be the company's flagship device, but aside from the screen, you'd never know that. As such, if you're pondering whether to buy the One X or the One S, then the choice seems clear: get the one you feel most comfortable holding.
Pros: Design, performance, battery life, Android 4 and Sense 4 work nicely
Cons: Display could be better, no microSD card slot
Conclusion: Samsung heeft met de S III een waardige opvolger voor hun verkoopkanon, de S II. De bouwkwaliteit is uitstekend, de snelheid is ongeëvenaard en ook het scherm is prima. Toch is de marktsituatie anders dan destijds bij de S II. HTC’s Sensation moest toen ruimschoots zijn meerdere erkennen in Samsung’s topmodel, met de One X hebben de Taiwanezen echter nu een geduchte concurrent in handen.
Pros: Razendsnel, Goede bouwkwaliteit, Prima camera, Sd-kaart-slot
Cons: Groot formaat, Hoog plasticgehalte, Niet het beste scherm