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HTC ONE S

alaTest has collected and analysed 2002 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the usability and camera are on the whole positive. The screen and design are also mentioned favorably, but many are negative about the features.

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We analysed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Mobile Phones the HTC ONE S is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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(Based on 2002 reviews)

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HTC One SV review

 

The HTC One SV picks up on the One name, following 2012's X, S and V in what was designed to be HTC's simple line-up of Android handsets.

Nice looking design, 4G, microSD card slot, battery life

Low resolution display, camera performance not great, can be slippery, uncomfortable against the ear, EE pricing makes it expensive

The HTC One SV isn't a bad phone, but EE's pricing is quite expensive and it's outclassed by handsets just £30 more. Limited specs, low res display and average camera don't help the HTC's case.

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HTC One S review

 

Arriving as HTC's slimmest handset yet at just 7.8mm thick, the 4.3-inch AMOLED qHD screen device features Gorilla Glass and comes in a ceramic or metal finish, making it durable enough to take on the odd scratch from keys and any loose change in your...

Thin and stylish ; Excellent screen ; Speedy

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

The HTC One S is a mightily impressive smartphone: it’s powerful, stylish, beautifully thin and blessed with classy features including a fantastic screen, top notch 8-megapixel camera and music-enhancing Beats Audio technology.

TECHRADAR 2013 - RECOMMENDED!

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HTC One S review

 

Updated 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

Or check out the HTC One X if you've got shovel-sized hands. And it really pains us to say that because we want to tell you this is one of the best phones we've used in recent years.

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HTC One S review

 

The HTC One S sits behind the One X in HTC's new line-up of devices, looking to regain the Android top spot in 2012. Three devices, all featuring premium design aesthetics, comprise the One series, in what is pitched as a simpler approach from HTC.

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

Display could be better, no microSD card slot

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 with the solid battery performance and lighter, fresher, UI.

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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

Under the hood there has been one potentially major slip up, though. Prize off the small plastic section at the top (something that is easier said than done) and while you can add in your microSIM, you can't add anymore storage or replace the battery....

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HTC One S review

 

HTC's One S is the middle phone in the new One line-up - it's slightly smaller and lighter than the HTC One X, and costs slightly less, but it's got the same camera and HTC's Sense 4 software. The major difference is that it's based on a dual-core...

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

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HTC One S Review

 

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

So you’ve already read about the iPhone-beating HTC One X – but what if you don’t fancy its palm-straining 4.8in screen? Let’s see how its smaller, thinner and cheaper sibling fares…HTC One S review

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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...

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HTC One S review

 

The One S is the Goldilocks choice of HTC's new Ice Cream Sandwich-packing range -- neither too big nor too small, and with just the right amount of oomph under the hood allowing it to throw pixels around like a hyperactive clubber throws shapes.

Very fast and responsive ; Ice Cream Sandwich ; Latest HTC Sense is easy to use ; Good 8-megapixel camera ; Slender but sturdy form

No microSD card slot

The HTC One S is the second in command in HTC's new One series rankings, one rung down on the size and power ladder from the HTC One X. That's no bad thing because the giant scale and quad-core power of the One X won't be for everyone.

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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.

Product Specifications

Camera

Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Camera:Double Camera
Built-in Flash: Yes
Video Resolution in Pixel:HD1080p

Configuration

Audio Playback: Yes
GPS Receiver:Built-in
Integrated Radio:FM Radio / No
Integrated TV Tuner: No
Java: Yes
Push to Talk: No
Realtone: Yes
User Interface for Text:Touchscreen
Video Client: Yes

Connectivity

A2DP: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Memory Card Slot: No
Multi SIM Card: No
Near Field Communication: No
USB: Yes
WiFi Data Exchange: Yes

Data Transfer

EDGE: Yes
GPRS: Yes
HSCSD: No
HSDPA: Yes
Technology:GSM/PCN / WCDMA (UMTS)

Display

Display Technology:Super-AMOLED
Number of Display Colours:16 Millions
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Design:Bar
EASY USE PHONE: No
Elderly Friendly Phone: No
Operating System:Android
Operator:3 / EE / MVNO / O2 / Orange / Sim Free / T-MOBILE / Virgin / Vodafone
Product Type:Mobile Phone / Smartphone
Way of Buying:Contract / Prepay Pack / Sim Free

Messaging

E-Mail Functionality: Yes
Instant Messaging: No
Push email: Yes
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