Rated 5 out of 5Â by coolieguy Why HTC One S is good?
I owned this phone more than 2 weeks and it is good for example the apps, features and the new sense is good for people that wants to try out a smartphone for their first time.
May 9, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5Â by dlorde Antenna problem?
Great phone, really good form factor, fast, excellent screen, camera, and other features. The only thing that lets it down is that it has a very poor signal reception - in places where my previous Desire could happily browse the internet, download or stream video, this phone just fails to get enough signal to enable the connection. It often fails to get any network connection at all, where the Desire had no problem.
May 18, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by alande21 Best phone ever
Since the launch of the one range ive always wanted one an now ive got the one s well its amazing ive never had a phone like it camera quality is fantastic sound great but even better with beats headset easy to use and better sence always been a HTC fan and i will never move.
June 14, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by ValterD HTC One S amazing phone...
The only thing that let this phone down is the battery life witch is not as it suppost to be, HTC should lisen to the die hard customers and fans of there divices and give a more powerful battery to their devices because if they do so it will be without a dout the best smartphones in the market... The designe is just gorgeous, I being using HTC phones sence they came out with G1 and never change to other make, still have my G1, Wildfire, Desire, Desire HD, Sensation 4g and xl, now I have the One S. I love my HTC One S it is that good.
June 14, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5Â by janine0187 Battery
I got this phone as a present from my fiance. Practically it was a downgrade for me because before this phone I had an iPhone 4 which is to believe the best phone on the market still.
But I have to say the HTC One S is brilliant. Especially the camera. Much better than the iphone 4, plus the camera on my iphone was broken anyway.
Also the weight off the phone is excellent compared to the iphone. Screen is so big and it responds really fast.
The only critical thing might be is the battery, I have WiFi turned on all the time and it doesnt like that too much. One day you will get out of if you dont use the internet etc not too much.
June 27, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Kel91 HTC One S Review
To begin with, I shall start by saying that the exterior appearance of the HTC One S is slick, slim and very attractive to the eye. The HTC One X was just a bit too big for my hands so being able to get a smaller version of the handset is a treat.
In terms of the super AMOLED screen the phone possesses, I really can not complain at all. The depth of colour is simply beautiful. It is a very large improvement and obvious difference compared to my previous handset from Sony Ericsson's Xperia range.
The sound quality can not be complained about, coming from a large music enthusiast, It is vital that music should have great bass and clear vocals, non of that muggy bass or tinny sound. Beats Audio is a very effective enhancer, however to benefit from the enhancer, earphones or headsets need to be plugged in. I only have the standard htc ear pieces that came from the device, but all I can say is if the sound is that impressive with standard earphones, I'm excited to listen to my music once I own a pair of Beats earphones.
The overall performance of the HTC One S is simply remarkable. Anything I want to do or open on the handset is done pretty much instantly, there are no delays in command and texting is hassle free. It can take some time getting used to auto correct if you are not use to it like myself but by time, I mean a few days to a week. It is actually extremely helpful and it is still easy to use slang or abbreviated language as it does give you an easy option to stick with what you originally typed and will then store that word in its vocabulary memory.
Yes the battery life 'isn't that good' however we have to remember that we are in a generation of very smart phones that can do so much so what can we expect? We can't have such a wonderful device and expect it to last over night or for days. It is simply unrealistic and as far as battery life goes, I am pretty darn impressed with the battery life considering it is a highly powered device.
Overall The HTC One S is an absolute delight and pleasure to use.
June 30, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5Â by Lukaszz would be great if not flawed by irritating issues
Generally it would be a great product, it is super fast, super slim and have outstanding build quality. Android 4.0 is just awsome, it's fast and offers lots of great apps, multitasking works like charm. Games, even most demanding work fast and smooth. I tried video calls over Google Hangouts and these are great too. The camera is almost ideal, it have a tendency to overcast in some situations, otherwise it is really great, gives good photos.
I'm giving 3 stars because of the issues I mentioned, they are just ruining overall great experience, otherwise it would be full 5.
Now the problems. The phone (At least mine) has some irritating flaws, one of them is widely known as "home button issue" but this one is even not the worst. The bigger issue for me is that sometimes cellular data connectivity drops and it doesn't go back even when being in maximum cellular network signal area. Turning cellular data off/on or going to plane mode and back does not help, still network does not work, well the icon says there is connection, just no data is being sent/recieved.
Another issue is that the bottom touch buttons often lock and stop working. When this happens you are stucked in the app you have open, cannot switch between apps or go to home screen. Pressing power button (going to sleep) and then pressing it again and unlocking the phone helps, and the buttons are alive again.
September 11, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by liberty htc one s (smartest in the smart family of htc)
Recently bought this phone and found that it is one of the best phone I ever had. HTC is a multinational company and has always maintained a standard. Jelly bean has also started rolling out for this phone so one can have test of latest android software.
December 27, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Almi1 Impressive phone let down by poor battery and materials
I've had my One S for 3 months now and have been very impressed by the camera and being able to take pics and shoot clips at the same time.
It's quick and good for internet browsing, I like the size as iPhone is not wide enough for me and One X/Samsung S3 are too wide for my hands.
My 2 biggest let downs are-
- the battery life is awful, especially as the battery is sealed inside, so I can't even carry a spare with me - bad bit of designing for a smart phone.
- I have taken care of my phone and have a case but already my phone casing is scratched and the back even has exposed metal now - I'm not happy at all, the One S isn't a cheap phone, these issues have sadly taken the shine off an otherwise good phone.
December 29, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Ozzie29 Amazing Device but Jelly Bean needs to come.
This device is a great device. For the price, there isn't a better phone to get for a new smartphone user.
-The one s has some nice features but i rated 4 stars because i know that jelly bean will add more great features to the phone and until then it is 4 stars.
-Sense 4 is a much easier UI to get used to than other android UI's like touch wiz and windows.
-The battery on my One s is much better than the battery on other top phones like the Note 2 and the Galaxy 3. Not having a full HD screen isn't to bad because it conserves battery. The super amoled screen is beautiful either way.
-The design of the phone is probably my favorite, the color and material is beautiful and the curves make the phone fit in my hand.
-The dual core 1.5 GHz processor's Performance is powerful and smooth. Some lag on intense 3D games is one major reason for giving 4 stars on performance.
Overall this phone is great. I would recommend it to anyone who likes stylish and smooth phones that can compete with many top of the line phones.
January 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by WEZ3000 Its very fast
No matter what you you do it just works it wont slow down either love it
February 28, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by GB01 Best I have ever used - Even better than Desire HD
At first I got a buggier version of this phone. Since the software update and a screen change, I can see why this phone has been rated so highly. Simply the best phone I have used till date.
So user friendly and lightning fast... Has all the features that one might need....Camera and Audio simply stunning...
March 7, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by ADAD Seriously amazing!
I bought this phone in October 2012 as I wanted a change from my old iPhone 3GS. I was obviously very excited and had been waiting for the iPhone 5 to be released for a long time (hence I'd been putting off buying a new phone), however its extremely high price tag and specs that I could have got on other phones, finally allowed me to realise that Apple wasn't the only way and that what I was buying for Â£600 I could have got for Â£300 if only I had chosen another brand. After much looking around, I decided to go for an HTC One S and I couldn't have been more impressed. Transitioning seemed daunting at first because I'd never used an Android phone before, however a week later I'd got to grips with all the tricks and features of it and was able to use the phone without any issues. The camera takes amazing pictures which is perfect for when you don't feel like taking your SLR out. The other thing is the processor, it's very fast and has never let me down even after hours of heavy gaming, not a single time I've had to reboot or has the phone crashed the apps I've used. My partner who was also an Apple fanboy got so much into my phone that I had to get him one for his birthday as he'd always be playing around with it and commenting on how much he loves it. So I suppose I'm a total HTC and Android convert. You definitely can get amazing things if you go past the fact it's not what everyone is buying. Just seek to be different and be open to trying something new, you will be rewarded and nicely surprised.
March 23, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by tejbz GREAT PHONE
I brought this phone and was very excited to try the beats speakers but the werent as loud as i thought , the i phone 4s had better speakers, over all its still a great phone
May 18, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5Â by Carlitos389 Very poor design
The vibration on my One S stopped working so I send it to my provider for repair. Apparently it has water damage and they claim it's unrepairable and not covered by warranty. I have NEVER dropped my phone into any liquids, or spilled anything to it. Seems like just rain can damage the One S insides. This has never ever happened to me with any other mobile phones I've used in the past (13 years user). Horrible thing.
Also, the battery life is not great, the reception, quite poor (I travel all around the world and this is a constant), The casing is terribly designed (black model). it looses the paint that was meant to never come off just by, pretty much, looking at it, making it look old and used, loosing any value for resell.
You can't remove battery, internal storage is really low for a high end smartphone (all in one solution for the day to day). If you have a Mac, forget about having a decent and smooth experience communicating with it to send music, etc. HTC Sync Manager for Mac has to be the worst application I have ever used.
When I bought this, I didn't go for the fruit brand cause I trusted HTC on making great products. This was my second HTC. I had a Desire and despite a few things, I liked it. Guess what I've just bought today: A phone of the fruit brand... And I was considering the new HTC One as an upgrade for this... Jajaja
It obviously has very good things, but it doesn't compensate the waste of money.
I've always talked really good things about HTC and look now. Extremely dissapointed. Good bye HTC.
May 31, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by AmyS Love it!
I adore my one s. it's so nice to use on a day to day basis. It feels fab to hold, so cool and has a good weight to it. The screen is a joy to watch things on, youtube etc. It never falters, moves smooth as silk while swiping and scrolling. I've had mine about a year now and it still keeps right up with the HTC ONE. The best phone I've ever had.
June 25, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 Slim, Light and Sleek! What More Do You Need?
The HTC One S is a fantastic device, it has a fantastic camera, brilliant sound quality with beats audio and a stylish uni-body design. I've had my One S for a few months now and I wouldn't be without it. To me the One S would be a perfect phone for somebody who doesn't want an enormous device.
At 4.3 inches the screen size is absolutely perfect. The device fits in your hand comfortably because of it's good size. The quality of the screen is also good, colours are extremely vivid which means the screen is great for watching videos and viewing pictures. I must add that the clarity of the screen isn't perfect but that's understandable as the phone doesn't have a HD screen but it's extremely close.
One of the things that always strikes me when I use the One S after using another persons phone is how thin it is. The phone is literally one of the thinnest things you'll ever pick up!! To conclude this review, if you're looking for a phone that had a fantastic camera, great sound, decent screen and fantastic feel due to it's thin design then this is the phone for you!
July 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Nazu The best phone i ever owned!!
The best Phone i have ever own so far The HTC One S sleek and stylish Phone. Battery last for a long time which a plus for me and those who use their Phone Alott! i have never brighten my screen up at all as the screen itself is quite bright. The Camera quality is exceptional as i love taking pictures the quality speaks for itself as i need not to say anymore!! Its a great phone and i would recommend this phone!
July 7, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Vivimagic One S | The mid-range phone
Black HTC One S
When: September 2012
Why: HTC have created some great phone from the past like the HTC Hero to the HTC Sensation, HTC have create well made phones. This is one of the reason why I choose HTC is the build quality and the HTC One S is no different. Being one of the thinnest phone out of the One line, it is a great phone to handle, and it far from an ugly device. This phone did something new with the design and it has it's own unique feel.
The specs on this device is great for an midrange device and I have never had a major slowdown.
What is wrong:
Can be slippy without a case.
The black HTC One S is known to chipping around the edges of the device, which is normal from the this sort of manufacturing process.
The screen look rubbish compared to the HTC One X and the HTC One which.
Not a brilliant amount of memory, would of been nice to have an SD card slot.
Call quality personally was not as great as my Desire S which was a shame.
Sum up: This is a great mid range device which is not ugly and is well thought out, with just a few niggles. I am a very happy One S user.
July 8, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Suj1 Brilliant device
I bought this phone the week it came out so I have had it for over a year. It has been functioning consistently well ever since.
The look and feel of the device is without a doubt one of the best. Its slim and with the metal unibody design it feels amazing.
When using the device I can have no complaints. I am a big fan of the Sense skin on HTC phones. It makes them so much better to use and their widgets are the best.
The battery is not outstanding but it does last the day with moderate usage.
July 18, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by tony1970 every so often it will remove your contacts
since getting the htc one s don't get me wrong it is a nice phone but every so often it removes your contacts off your phone without you knowing i am not looking at getting another htc when my contract is finished
July 22, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Swanseasnary Brilliant phone
i love this phone when i had it on the day of release i thought it was a brilliant phone one problem is its hardware mush be rubbish as mine keeps on restarting its self and its while im on phone or doing something the place i got phone from wont give me new one so this means to me that this has happened before i am disapointed. they need to fix this, otherwise i think this phone is brilliant but does not play gameloft games so fifa is out of the question :(
May 2, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Paperboy Simply incredible.
It's must have phone for everyone. If you think the HTC One S is too small for you, there is always the HTC One X.
May 7, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 Amazing
This phone is truly amazing you get more then you pay for.
May 8, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Plebbo Great phone
I upgraded to this phone last week and I am very impressed
Its light, easy to use and the screen is very clear.. I had another HTC before this and loved that one too!! The games from the market are great and the screen responds to your requested very quickly
If you are thinking of getting one, dont think just do it
May 11, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5Â by JSaundz Excellence
Recently upgraded from a HTC Hero G2, no regrets this phone is... fantastic. Trying to put it into words is hard but this phone will change your life, the first day I got it I couldn't get off it. Now it's just the perfect perk to have in my life, communication has never been on such a satisfying level for me.
I've always rated HTC over Apple. All my mates wanted me to get an iPhone but what's the point? Everyone has one and it's common for them to shatter. The HTC One S is special, it's a one of a kind phone. Congratulations HTC.
May 15, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by jlo006 htc one s number 1 phone
Fantastic phone, puts I phone to shame. Great for everything.
May 18, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Gyp371 Pleasure to use
I have upgraded from a Desire and I have to say HTC and android/sense have come a long way!
Phone is a real pleasure to use so far, beautiful thin design, responsive and the battery life is great for a smart phone.
Yes an SD card slot would have been the icing on the cake... but I think I can live without it... just!
Treat yourself, I don't think you will look back - I won't be.
May 19, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Filsket Another Winner from HTC
I've had a Desire and an Incredible S, this is another clear step forward.
Camera and screen are excellent, reception is markedly inproved as well. Everyone should have BeatsAudio!
Definately better than the best Samsung has to offer.
May 20, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by AK95 THIS IS THE ONE YOU HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR!
I have went from a htc smart, to a htc wildfire and now the htc one s and i can quite safely say, MONEY WELL SPENT! This phone is a breeze to use and the performance of sence 4 and ICS is absoloutley, well... i cannot think of any words to describe it. i have the black version and i have not experienced any problems with the mao coating, the overall design is stunning. the camera is by far the best i have ever used and i think everyone who owns this phone should applaud HTC for there great comeback from 2011, to offer the best phones out there :D
June 3, 2012