Welcome all to the HTC One S full review. Today I will take you on a tour that will show you everything you need to know about the HTC One S. I will also touch base on some of the HTC One S accessories that are a must have. All of which can be seen at HTCpedia shop.
After playing with the HTC One X for weeks now, I was expecting to be disappointed by the HTC One S, and how wrong I was. The first thing that caught my attention was the ceramic shell. HTC designed a new type of shell that is five times tougher than stainless steel and less than half the weight. Plus, it feels great in your hand. Say goodbye to bulky smartphone bricks and say hello to style. I know I sound like an infomercial but the feel of this smartphone is amazing. At only 119.5 grams it feels like nothing in your hand then to top it off it is only 7.8 mm thick. To finish the outside of the HTC One S, HTC gave it a 4.3 inch Super AMOLED touch screen made from Gorilla Glass.
The HTC One S has an 8MP camera with a 2.0 apature running on the new HTC Image Sense that allows for up to twenty continuous shots from the SLR type action. You will also be able to take pictures while video recording in 1080p or even during playback. Edit your photos right from your HTC One S. The front facing camera which has the abilities of the rear is 1.3MP and can to video recording when ever you want to check your self out.
HTC has got rid of the removable battery, and at first it bothered me that I wont be able to take out the battery for a hard reset if I need it. I have never needed to change my battery in my smartphones but I have had to reset them when the phone would freeze up. The HTC One S has yet to freeze on me, and I have not even needed to restart it. The Snapdragon S4 1.5GHz dual core processor runs the HTC One S perfectly. Not one force close or even a flicker in video play. When it comes to battery life, it was good, not perfect, but then again I only had to charge it at night with a full day of use. I even tested the audio play time, over 40 hours on 2G.
The new Ice Cream Sandwich and HTC Sense 4.0 runs so much better than its previous build. The new HTC Sense is so customizable and at the same time so much easier to use. Adding shortcuts to the lock screen was genius. I am able to jump right to my camera from the lock screen saving me the moments that I may not get from wasting time. The drop box notification also works from the lock screen. The new settings page is also so much easier to navigate through.
Check out my video review to hear how loud the new speaker gets while watching video. HTC has stepped up their game with this one.
As you can see the HTC One S runs so smooth, its almost effortless.
Another thing I would like to mention is the location of the micro USB charging port. Having it toward the top of the HTC One S located on the left side of the screen has made my life easier when charging it in the car. The location allows me to charge my HTC One S and leave it in my cup holder. Plus when I get the car dock I have a feeling that the micro USB is in perfect position.
After doing the HTC One X drop test I fear for its safety. I am not one to drop my smartphones but it does happen. The official cases that HTC has made for the HTC One S are great. They do not increase the size by any noticeable amount and combined with a screen protector, I have the security that I need, especially when my 3 year old daughter wants to play Angry Birds. Do not get caught with out protection, that's how accidents happen. Get all your HTC One S accessories at HTCpedia Shop.
Overall, the HTC One S is a great Flagship smartphone being offered by T-Mobile. The ultra light weight, slim design, smooth running, easy to use operating systems make the HTC One S just as good as it's brother the HTC One X. T-Mobile hit a home run with the HTC One S.
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