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HTC One S

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2148 reviews of HTC One S. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People really like the design and size. The usability and portability also get good feedback. Comments about the connectivity and reliability are different, while many are critical about the reception and battery.

performance, portability, usability, size, design

battery, reception

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the HTC One S is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for HTC One S

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 143 user reviews of HTC One S from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the screen and design. The usability and portability are also mentioned favorably. There are some less positive comments about the reception. There are some mixed reviews about the size.

performance, portability, usability, design, screen

reception

73% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HTC One S Sim Free Smartphone - BlackHTC One S Sim Free Smartphone - Black

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for HTC One S

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 273 user reviews of HTC One S from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the price and design. The usability and performance are also appreciated. There are some mixed comments about the connectivity, while some have doubts about the reception and reliability.

portability, performance, usability, design, price

reliability, reception

75% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HTC One S Android Phone, Black (T-Mobile)HTC One S Android Phone, Black (T-Mobile)

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: (t3.com)

HTC One S review

 

The HTC One S is a thin, Ice Cream Sandwich-laden delight

Thin and stylish ; Excellent screen ; Speedy

Limited storage ; Uses a micro SIM ; Non-replaceable battery

Jun, 2012

Expert review by: Phil Lavelle (techradar.com)

HTC One S review

 

A top of the range cameraphone with an emphasis on pictures, music and connectivity. Is the One S the One to have?

Slim, svelte and beautiful ; Built for Ice Cream Sandwich ; Loads of widgets ; Excellent battery life

Limited memory, no SD slot ; MicroSIM is a pain for some ; Keyboard has seen better days ; Call quality can be slightly tinny

Update: We've spent a long time with the HTC One S now, so have updated our review to represent the improved software and all round experience. Don't worry... it's still brilliant!

May, 2012

Expert review by: Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

HTC One S - Pocket-lint

 

Although it doesn't hit all the highest points on the spec sheet, the HTC One S is a great performer. The display could be better, but you can't argue

Design, performance, battery life, Android 4 and Sense 4 work nicely

Display could be better, no microSD card slot

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...

Apr, 2012

Expert review by: Stuart Miles (pocket-lint.com)

Hands-on: HTC One S review - Pocket-lint

 

The HTC One S might not be the flagship in the new HTC One range, but that doesn't mean it's something that should be overlooked. Just announced, we had

Mar, 2012

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

HTC One S

 

Fast and stylish, the One S should be a winner. But a few slipups dent its appeal.

Beautiful slim but strong design, Dazzling and colourful screen, Incredibly fast processor, Feature packed camera

Matt black finish doesn't wear damage well, Screen has iffy viewing angles and isn't as sharp as the best, HTC image quality still isn't brilliant

Mar, 2014

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

HTC One S review

 

Don't fancy the HTC One X's monster 4.8in screen? Find out how its smaller sibling fares

The One S is ideal for those who can’t stretch their hands (or wallets) around the One X

May, 2012

Expert review by: Barry de la Rosa (expertreviews.co.uk)

HTC One S review

 

A slim and light handset with an excellent camera, a fast chip and Android 4.0, but HTC's software can be annoying, there's no memory card slot and the faster One X doesn't cost much more

May, 2012

Expert review by: Ginny Mies (pcadvisor.co.uk)

HTC One S review

 

The HTC One S is the ultimate multimedia phone for Android, from gaming to music to snapping high-quality photos. Read our HTC One S review to find out more.

The HTC One S is one of the top Android phones. The HTC One X has a bigger, higher-resolution display and LTE connectivity (not much use in the UK for now). Hopefully the call quality issues I experienced with my test HTC One S are an isolated...

Apr, 2012

Expert review by: (whathifi.com)

HTC One S

 

If you don't fancy HTC's larger smartphones, the pocket-friendly One S might just be what you need

Great size, solid, sleek design ; super-fast interface and web browsing ; excellent video

Sonically it’s bettered elsewhere ; maximum 16GB internal memory

This is one of HTC’s flagship phones, and the specification proves far better in reality than it might look on paper.

Expert review by: Editorial Team (recombu.com)

HTC One S Review: In Depth

 

HTC, 1.5GHz dual-core, metal chassis, qHD display, you'd be forgiven for thinking we were talking about the HTC Sensation XE, but no, this is the HTC One S, the latest mid range handset from Taiwan's mobile…

Fantastic build quality ; Superb battery life ; Solid low-light performance

Screen suffers from slight dot patterning ; Macro focus can be difficult to set ; White variant lacks ceramic finish

Apr, 2012

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:1650 / 2020
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)

Call management

Call blocking: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Image stabilizer: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Vibrating Alert: Yes
Voice dialing: Yes

Camera

Auto Focus: Yes
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Face detection: Yes
Flash type:LED
Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3 / 2.1
Image stabilizer: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):8
Rear camera resolution (numeric):8
Second Camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:0.3 / 2.1
Smile detection: Yes
Video capture resolution (max):1920 x 1080
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:1080p / 1080p, 720p / 720p
Video stabilizer: Yes

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified: Yes

Design

Colour of product:Black / Brown / Grey / Metallic
Form factor:Bar
Protection features:Water Resistant

Display

3D playback: Yes
Display diagonal:10.9 / 12.7
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080 / 540 x 960
Display Type:AMOLED / LCD
External display: No
Orientation sensor: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Proximity sensor:No / Yes

Keyboard

Any key answer: No
Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard layout:Alphanumeric
Navigation key: Yes

Memory

Internal RAM:1 / 1024 / 2

Messaging

Chat: Yes
E-mail: Yes
Instant messaging (IM):No / Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes
Text prediction system:T9
Text-to-speech message reader: Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC, AAC+, MP3, MP4, WAV, WMA / AAC, AMR, M4A, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA / AAC, AMR, M4A, MIDI, OGG, WAV, WMA / AAC, M4A, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA
Equalizer: Yes
FM radio: Yes
Speakers:STEREO
Supported video modes:1080p
Video formats supported:3GP, AVI, MP4, WMV / 3GP, AVI, MP4, WMV, WMV9 / 3GP, AVI, MP4, WMV9 / 3GP, MP4 / MP4

Navigation

Electronic compass: Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):No / Yes
Position location: Yes
Wi-Fi positioning: Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:2100 / 800,900,2100 / 850,900,2100
3G standards:HSDPA, WCDMA / HSPA, WCDMA
4G: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP
Bluetooth version:4.0
Data network:3G
EDGE multislot class:33
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card hot swapping: Yes
SIM card type:MicroSIM
Tethering (modem-mode): Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Other features

Active toolbar: Yes
Camera included: Yes
EDGE: Yes
GPRS: Yes
Java technology: Yes
Mobile operating systems supported:Android 4.1
Music player: Yes
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
Polyphonic ring: Yes
Ringer type:MP3
Rotating: Yes
T9 text input: Yes
Total Storage Capacity:16
Video Playback: Yes
Voice Recording: Yes
Volume Control:Digital
Wireless Connection: Yes

Packaging Content

Cables included:AC, USB / USB
Headset included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Exchange support: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Microphone mute: Yes
Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:4.0
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Recorder / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Games, Notes / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, To-do list
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts, Themes, Widgets / Icons, Menu, Shortcuts, Widgets
Proximity sensor:No / Yes
Subscription type:No subscription
SyncML: Yes
Video call: Yes
Windows operating systems supported:Memory Stick (MS), MMC+, MS PRO, SD, SDHC, xD

Ports & interfaces

HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connector type:Micro-USB B
USB port: Yes
USB version:2.0

Processor

Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A9
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:QUALCOMM
Processor frequency:1.5 / 1.7
Processor Model:S3 / S4

Software

Exchange support: Yes
Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:4.0
SyncML: Yes

Storage

Compatible memory cards: No
Internal RAM:1024 / 2048
Internal ROM:16
Internal storage capacity:16
USB mass storage: Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:7.8 / 9.08
Height :13.1 / 7.05
Weight:119.5 / 140
Width:14.3 / 6.5