HTC One S Review

1.7 MHz Snapdragon S3 (Z560e)     See other variants reviews Score: 6.79/10
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HTC One S is a mid-level cellphone released some years ago, in 2012, packed with a great performance Dual-Core processor running at 1700 megahertz, a medium sized 4.3 inches multi touch screen, and 2 cameras, an 8 mega-pixels back-facing camera and a 0.3 megapixels front side camera. But it's time to get into much more details.

This phone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8260A system chip, holding a good performance Dual-Core processing unit running at 1700 megahertz and 1 GB RAM memory. To help with graphic intensive apps, it also has an Adreno 220 graphic processing unit working at 266 MHz. A nice point of this cellphone is its quite big 16 GB internal storage and though it doesn't include a slot for an SD memory card, it should be enough to install a couple hundred applications and games, although it may not be suitable if you are planning to install some of the largest games available nowadays.

Being just 0.31" thick,this device is extremely thin and stilized. This cellphone feels much lighter than what you expect from a cellphone of this size.

This phone is equipped with two cameras, an 8 megapixels back facing camera and a 0.3 mega-pixels front camera. It also captures videos up to 1920x1080 (Full HD) at 29 frames per second. This camera also features a lot of valuable features like flash, auto-focus, fast burst mode, face detection shooting, digital image stabilization, HDR mode and smile detection shooting.

HTC packed this phone with a very good 4.3" display, and a 960 x 540 resolution, making everything look very nice. Its display uses Super AMOLED capacitive technology, and has multi-touch detection.

This cellphone counts with a 1650 mAh medium Li-Ion battery that can keep it running for many hours, although you will need to charge it even after moderate usage. This cellphone has a reported stand by time of 430 hs and a talk time of 7 hs.

This phone has wi-fi connectivity (which it can provide to other devices acting as a wireless router), 4G HSPA+ data connection, which is not so fast as LTE networks or the fastest 3G connectivity, over HSDPA, UMTS and EDGE technologies. The HTC One S works with a Micro SIM card for GSM networks.

The HTC One S also includes some interesting features like Bluetooth (provides communication with other bluetooth devices and accessories), GPS and NFC (Near Field Communication), and multiple sensors like Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope and Compass.

The HTC One S is a pretty good cellphone and it's priced around 205 dollars, quite close to other similar phones. The HTC One S is a good choice for you if you are looking for a social device.

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Device Type:Phone
Operating System (OS):Android 4.1.1, 4.0.4, 4.0.3
Variant:1.7 MHz Snapdragon S3
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Product code:Z560e
Dimensions:5.15 x 2.56 x 0.31 inchesMetric13.08 x 6.5 x 0.79 cmImperial
Weight:4.22 ouncesMetric119.63 gImperial
Scratch Resistant Glass:Yes
Release date:2012-02-26
Price:$ 205.00


Screen Type:Super AMOLED
Size:4.3 inchesMetric10.9 cmImperial
Resolution:540 x 960 pixels
Pixel density:256 pixels per inchMetric100.79 pixels per cmImperial
Touch screen:Capacitive, Multi-touch


Chipset:Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8260A
Processor:Snapdragon S3 (Dual-Core 1700 MHz)
RAM Memory:1 GB (500 MHz)
Graphics Processor:Adreno 220 (266 MHz)
Internal Memory:16 GB
SD Card Slot:No SD card slot


Battery type:Li-Ion
Capacity:1650 mAh
Stand-by Time:430 hours
Talk Time:7 hours


Back camera:8 megapixels
Front camera:0.3 megapixels
Max video resolution:1920 x 1080 (29 fps) (Full HD)
Camera features:Auto-Focus, Digital Image Stabilization, Face Detection Shooting, Fast Burst Mode, HDR Mode and Smile Detection Shooting


    Mobile Hotspot:Yes
SIM Card Type:Micro SIM
GSM Bands:850, 900, 1800, 1900
UMTS Bands:850, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100
Technologies:HSPA+ (4G), HSDPA, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS and GSM

Other Features

Bluetooth:Version 4.0
Sensors:Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope, Light Sensor and Proximity Sensor