Rated 4 out of 5Â by Abdul97 Phone for first timer
Well this is my first phone it's performance is very good,slim and stylish.In the end it's just a great phone. :)
September 9, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5Â by edisso999 Could be a great phone if it wasn't so bug ridden
Good phone, good camera but the now famous Home Screen Bug makes the phone unusuable. Updates to correct this were promised but never delivered (at least no updates which fixed the most annoying bug ever seen).
I would stay away from HTC until they are "fixing" their quality control.
September 13, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by BiggRobb Cheerfully fantastic!
Pro: Amazing style. Perfect color finish. Goldilocks combo of not too big to fit in your hand but still big enough screen for everything you enjoy. Awesome performance. Great point and shoot camera. Hardware is strong enough to be future proofed for your 2 yr agreement.
Con: Camera zoom could be better. Finish is slippery so a case is practically required. Call quality is only average.
Summary: You get greater overall performance in a size/power package.
September 18, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by makmartin GREAT PHONE.
Basically the same as my HTC Amaze. The main and biggest difference for me is the beats audio. Phone is fast and slim. Overall a great choice>
September 21, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by SuriarajaG Worth every penny! :)
Awesome speed and flipping through screens and apps are are a breeze.... Camera shoots nice n high quality pictures with optimization of backlight... Loads of camera editing option makes just makes it alot better :)
Dual core as compared to the One X which has Quad core, but the difference i would say is not obvious :)
A great buy!
p/s: design is awesome!
September 23, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Mkrajenke Blows the Amaze 4G away!!
After numerous HTC Amaze 4G replacements from T-Mobile they sent me a HTC One S which I have been more than happy with. The phone is so much smaller than the Amaze and weighs so much less. The Amaze always felt like a brick in my pocket. The One S lasts way longer and I no longer have to worry about going out and bringing a charger with me. Starting work at 9 am and doing moderate use on my phone which includes Foursquare, Instagram, Facebook, GMail, the Weather, a couple of Syncs and a few other apps I can say the phone is a trooper. I am not too happy about the lack of a memory card since I have two already I could have used but I am happy with the plenty of space. Android 4.0 works so great on this phone and my car audio system gets a nice boost with Beats Audio. The camera is amazing and sense 4.0 really is not too invasive while keeping all the wonderful HTC feature we've all known and loved. The Amaze uses a different special charger which was hard to find one that would fit if I left it at home. The One S works with tons of different chargers and my friends can easily share. While I wish HTC gave us a set of Beats ear phones I am clearly happy with my One S and this sets a whole new look on HTC for me. After my Amaze 4G and mytouch phones I was getting disappointed in T-Mobile and HTC but I am now a avid HTC user!!! Keyboard was a little smaller than the Amaze or at least I thought so but after a day of use I am happy.
September 23, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by rayan nice phone
recently bought this phone. it is awesome. the only bad things about it is the battery life, only lasts for a day or day and a half. but all the other features are wonderful. i luv it ! <3
September 28, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5Â by 72anthony A beats audio phone minus the beats audio headsets.
This is a great device for T-Mobile. It is significantly different in its physical build and such a its pretty much an all in one built device. My main gripes with this are the no "memory card" slot i've come to know and love. If you must sell a beats audio device, have it come with some beats headphones or a potential coupon/discount for said purchase.
September 28, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Smooth Great product. Htc always outdoes themselves
Great phone, from the ease of use, to the sense 4.0 absolutely flawless design, is sleek, and vibrant me being a tech fan I always look for new and neat things and this phone hit every check on my list. If u can purchase this phone on T-Mobile go ahead and do so u won't be let down.
October 7, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by REDVIRGO99 BEST SMART PHONE EVER!!!
I LOVE THIS PHONE ! SPEED AND EASY TO USE. THE ONLY THING I WISH IT HAD IS A SD CARD!!!!!
October 7, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Joefro Superb Phone
There is a ton to like about this phone and very little to dislike. In fact, I'm going to rank it as one of the best 4 or 5 phones available. My cons, like everyone else, are the lack of removable media and no swappable battery. I also had some issues with the stock trace keyboard. Even these issues are minor. The battery life on this is really good so charges are father between than normal. The 16 gig memory is supplemented by 25 free gigs via Dropbox which turns out to be a pretty cool service. Pics and videos can be automatically uploaded to storage there and even from there to your PC. And it's a simple matter to download the Swyppe keyboard to replace the stock.
Minor complaints out of the way, time for the good stuff. First, the design of the phone. The body is way slim, lightweight yet very solid in the hand. It just feels nice. For the display the 4.3 in qHD Super AMOLED screen offers gorgeous colors and sharp clear images which is perfect for the nice shots produced by the 8 mp camera. And the camera does come feature rich. Options for quick burst, panoramic, HDR and several enhancements. The camera loads quickly from the home screen and the shutter speed is awesome. Then we have the overall performance of the phone, which is simply amazing. Powered by a 1.5GHz Dual Core, Qualcomm processor, this thing blazes! Scrolling is smooth and fast. Apps snap open and everything runs with nary a hitch. From top to bottom, this handset is the complete package.
October 9, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 OH MY GULAY!!
This Phone Is soooo COOL!! :D I love it!! The hardware is awesome, the HTC Sense IS THE BEST! I just love it! No problems here!! ahahha!! :D Its really Fast! I love the camera!! Its awesome and the beats audio!! Can't Get Enough of My HTC One S ! Good Job HTC!!
October 13, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by AntunT just G.R.E.A.T.
Fast, intuitive, light, great for music and photos...
October 22, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5Â by Seattle Not great, fairly average for top phones
Because of my job I get a new smartphone about every 6 months, so I'm always playing around with whats supposed to be the hot new phone. I just finished my time with the One S and wouldn't have bought it.
For one, the glass over the screen got a few big cracks in it and where they met in the corner made a hole, so it probably would have died from water damage now that the rainy seasons are here. I don't blaim HTC for that, those things just happen with any device, even though if fell off my dresser from vibrating from a call, landed on a carpeted floor, and then into the leg of the dresser. Just frustrating and unlucky. Even with T-Mobile's top warranty plan it still would cost $130 to have the glass replaced, or if water gets in first it will void the warranty for a non warranty condition allowing a warranty problem to occur. Thats $20 less than I paid for the phone new, so its just on to the next model.
The main problem for me was the size. How wide it is with how thin it is just seemed to make holding it while really using it awkward. I have fairly big hands, but texting with two hands and using my thumbs to texts just seemed like i wasnt able to really grip anything. Again, nothing against HTC, maybe just unfortunate size for specifically my hand size.
The actual guts are pretty good, but again not great. Android is horrible with letting their users have the currently OS and I had a lot of apps fail on me that ran fine on my other androids, which leads to bad battery life. All the commercials brag about the camera, which I thought seemed surprisingly grainy. I took 5 pictures with it and a iPhone 4S at the same time in different conditions and everyone picked each of the 4S pictures as best.
I guess in the end there is nothing that really impressed me, just a lot of nice things, no wows, or at least not that I could see through the cracks in the screen. Now I'm on to the new Google Nexus 4.
October 30, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5Â by SadSmartPhoneUser Real Smart User
The things I need from this phone it just doesn't do. I'm not a gamer or music enthusiast or photographer. I need this to keep track of my calendar as well as my contactsâ€¦this does neither well. As for my contacts when I sync with my PC it remove credentials that people have worked their entire lives. Ph.d, MBA, CTS, IIIâ€¦etc. and on calendars where there are important notes listedâ€¦when sync with the phone those are missing. Lets us not forget that hypertext can't be open from an emailâ€¦are you kidding me. So if someone sends me a link en which I I need to open then respond I can't open the link without copy/pastingâ€¦as my kid would sayâ€¦Really?
Given what I've described I don't think myself or my associates will be using HTC moving forward unless they're able to correct the things that are most important in the business world.
November 2, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Ahmeday My wonderful smartphone
From the looks and design, it is top notch out of 100%. I totally love its slimness and weight is very light. Large high quality screen to keep me entertained in watching videos and a high performance processor and capacity of RAM and storage space to enjoy myself in playing a basket-full of games. The camera is awesome. The slight downside is the battery, its just that even on sleep mode it consumes power and it is something I really didn't expect but I can still live with it. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THIS PHONE AND i STILL RATE IT 5/5 STARS!
November 5, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by cdebs Outstanding Product
I must say this is one of the most unique, user-friendly, and useful phone I've ever had. I have compared the features of my HTC One S to a few other smart phones and yet I still like mine more. As a college student, the applications are very useful. One of the best things this phone has is its camera quality. I promise you you will not find a phone with a better camera than the HTC One series (either the X or the S). The pictures I have taken are nearly professional quality and have the coolest and outrageous effects ever. Overall, this phone is a great buy and once you learn everything this phone can do, it will be a VERY worthwhile investment.
November 7, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by xracer FANTASTIC PHONE
I am not one to normally write reviews however, this phone is fantastic.
owned for a couple of months now and I cant say enough good things about it, highly recommend!
keep up the great work HTC
November 8, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Vaswani My Htc One S is Very Best Phone !!!! Great Phone !!
Good 8 Mp Camera With LED Flash.
Big Screen Size 4.3 Inch
Very Good Sound Music..
Future New Web Experience And New Facebbok for Htc Sense.
1080P Video Hd And Best Movie Hd.
I love My Htc One S. My htc One S is very good phone.
I like it.
November 10, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5Â by nique4life2002 NO SERVICE
ALL I C ON MY PHONE IS NO SERVICE! IT NEVER WORKS. I HAVE HAD 3 AND THEY ARE THE SAME. HATE IT!!!! SHOULD HAVE STAYED WITH MY OLD PHONE THE MYTOUCH 4G SLIDE KHAKI
November 10, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by dannyyyboii just amazing :)
just straight up an awsome phone to have as a teen. it has an unbeleivable camera, great beats audio sound, large bright cool screen, pretty fast on t mobile, and has held up pretty well. im just in love wit this phone.
November 15, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5Â by lobo976 Top of the line!!! (for now) ;o)
I'm not a expert but I like to keep up with improvements on phones.
I love HTC I start using HTC from the one before the T-Mobile wing.
I think was called 3000 or something like that, was a windows phone, well that's hystory haha
About the One S:
I'm impressed about the weight and how thin is this phone, feels great in quality. I like the camera, sound, response, battery life is a lot better, I check e-mail, facebook, receive calls, texts, mms, check a couple games several time a day, fully charged when I left home and I came back and have 10% of battery after about 10 hours of use, I think that's pretty good for a android, with my other phones an same use I can get only about 5 hours before needs to recharge, so for me is a good improvement.
The camera is great, very nice pictures, excellent video and I like that I can get pics from video. Good resolution, fast to surf the internet, great to play games, the only negative is the memory, I really like if had the micro sd slot. but well if they make the perfect phone they will go out of bussiness soon hahaha however if HTC makes the HTC One S with a micro sd slot I will get it too, I hope this review help you to decide to get this phone, really this is a great phone for all your needs and if is the firts time you are about to get a smartphone you will love this phone.
December 7, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5Â by KamranT Home Screen Button Bug!!!!
o_O the button bug... whenever the radio strenght dops a signal or gains one the home screen goes Bazinga!!!!... all sorts of screen captures are taken... whenever you take or make an outbound call... Voila!!! there t is again.... :( weird behavior...
Secondly any idea of when is the Jelly Bean show its awsomeness to the masses owning HTC One S????
December 7, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5Â by NassimC Wlan Problem
since the software upgrade to Software number: 3.16.401.8
my wlan connects to hotspots but i cant enter any app which needs wlan and the internet!!!!!
please do something
January 9, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by AnonymouslyYours Amazing
I bought the phone in June and its 7 months later and the phone is just as good as the day I bought it! The battery life is decent I only charge it once a day where as my last phone I had to keep it on charge so I could use it. The Beats audio is amazing so rich sounding. Sometimes when I make calls I can't end them and I leave people 5 minute messages and that gets annoying. Camera is good but sometimes its a little shaky and blurry. Other then that I haven't had any problems with it and I'm absolutely in love!
January 9, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Heather Great phone and features, but...
Great phone and features, only 2 complaints:
1. Cannot insert SD card
2. Top back cover keeps falling off. Almost lost it the 2nd day I had it. I have ordered covers for it and am keeping a small strip of tape on it to help prevent it from coming off until I can get it covered.
January 10, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by SnarleyAnemone8 great best phone that i have ever owned
Great phone right off the bat I mean I have used this phone for quite a while and not a single issue. Everything is perfect its just the way I like it and it like no matter what its always there. With that going into battery life, its not the best but its not bad. After a normal day of playing a few games taking a few pictures and calls and checking my facebook and my texts I usually run into about 10% by the end of the day. Now the screen is just beautiful so vivid so detailed. I have always been with HTC and never any other company not even Apple. I however did use the Samsung galaxy siii but I liked the fluidity and performance on this device better.
January 15, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5Â by Mrmousa awesome phone <BUT>
the power button stops working and have to remove the back cover to push the button there. and even tho it still works one out of 10 times.. i mean its an awesome phone but what the heck can do with a phone you can not open the screen when u want to without hustle .. must be some problem with the main board of the phone .. other wise, they should fix that..
ps : changing the back cover does not help or resolve anything .
January 26, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by auftspeed The one phone
This phone is by far the best smart phone I've ever had, fast and error free. battery lasts all day and I talk to mywife 3 times a day for an hour or more each time. The web is almost as fast as my 6 core desktop and the camera takes vivid crisp pictures.
January 27, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by TimBinID Superior to Samsung Galaxy S2
I chose this phone as replacement for a Galaxy S2 due to ongoing dropped call issues. What a pleasure this phone has been for 5 months. Lack of microSD slot hasn't been an issue for me since I'm generally selective about what/how much music I want native on phone. Google Play and Pandora are available. The one area that has been an issue (and seems to be for others) has been Bluetooth connectivity through car stereo. Sometimes connects, no problem, other times I have to restart Bluetooth on the phone get it to re-connect. A nuisance more than anything.
January 30, 2013