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 5 out of 5Â by ccrama Best Phone... Ever
I got this phone the second day it came out on T-Mobile. It is EXTREMELY thin, light, and has a decent camera. The homescreens go blazing fast, and Sense 4 is actually pretty good. All the built-in HTC apps are pretty nice, but there is some bloatware from T-Mobile :/. The web-browser is really nice. When you double-tap, the text AND pictures move into a nice, readable line (kind of like IOS 5 reader). This phone does take a little getting used to (because of Android, not the phone itself). Also, I have used this phone for about thee weeks now and there are NO scratches(but to make sure i put a screen protector on). Finally the audio is AMAZING. The beats really make the bass come out and sometimes it sounds like a totally different song. Overall, I would TOTALLY recommend this phone to others.
AMAZING battery life (at least 12 hours of daily use)
No removable battery
No external storage :( (but it does come with 25 gigs of Dropbox ;))
May 12, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5Â by domineus The HTC One S may be a bit smaller than the One X, but it packs just as powerful as a punch
Android couldn't be more prevalent in the United States of America. Often, I find myself surrounded by Android devices; whether it is at school, at work, or even taking a recreational jog. That has unfortunately made it difficult for handset manufacturers to differentiate itself because Android has a huge following. Even HTC, who has had a fantastic 2011, is plagued with the issue of being just another Android device. Personally, coming from Windows Phone, the utterance and sea of Android made me silently groan because I thought it was an inferior OS. How could such a cacophony be so famous I thought. Despite my feelings, part of me was still intrigued and eager to try another Android device (it's the geek in me). But, there was no device on the market that truly drove me to try an Android phone. And then, HTC announced the One Series. And I was stunned. For the first time, I had a desire to try those lines of phones. And then it happened. Fedex knocked at my door and there it was: the HTC One S.
And I was giddy as I ripped apart the wrapping, frantically ripping open the box to see a wonderfully thin device. It was so thin, I had to look at the hardware specifications again to make sure it had everything as advertised (sure enough it did). It was shocking that the device was 4.3 inches because it felt so thin. It is definitely pocketable to the point to where the device won't make a significant budge. It is well constructed and shows the true innovation not seen by other handset manufacturers. The texture of the back is smooth, the phone is very snug in hand, and it truly feels fantastic. If that weren't enough, the slate industrial design couldn't be better. The phone honestly stands out in the sea of sameness. And yet, it is recognizable. Deep down, if you're familiar with HTC, you know this is their device, but it isn't the same as the others. It feels like a refreshing breath of fresh air that commands attention.
Powering on the One S for the first time blew me away. I was welcomed with a bright and vibrant Super Amoled display that had this amazing array of color and vibrance that had me in awe. Going through the menus to set up the HTC One S, and I realized two things. The first is the familiar prompts that is apart of HTC sense. Unlike the previous versions, you notice that going through the set up is painless. No annoying lockups, no freezes in menus. In essence, it is one of the most painless experiences I've ever had setting up a phone. The second thing I realized was I swept through the setup so I can explore the device. For the first time, I wanted to see how it worked.
I was welcomed to the homescreen but it was a bit different than before. The iconic bottom bar that defined HTC devices is gone, as is a lot of customizations that were on previous HTC devices to give a slimmer and less memory intensive user interface experience. Swiping through the menus are fast, everything is fluid, no random lockups, and in general very intuitive. A lot of users in the Android community often groan about company customization of Android's user interface and question why things like Sense UI still exists. But, I will be the first to dissent among that opinion to say I love HTC Sense. The new evolution is one that should be applauded and welcomed. The design is still similar to the past, but the slimmed down version makes an otherwise experience somewhat dull.
It was time to test the camera and I usually don't expect a phone camera to perform so well. 'Lo and behold, HTC's new imaging technology should be touted. Never in my life did I take such good images! I love the ability to take instant burst shots by holding down the on screen camera button. I love the quality of the images, and the ability to select the coveted low light option with ease. I love the bundled imaging effects provided by HTC before ever opening instagram. The quality of video is no slouch either. The phone records in 1080P and easily has the best recording quality I've seen on a mobile device.
In every aspect, the HTC One S performs admirably. Everything that a user can throw at the phone, it does it in an elegant and amazing way. From the design, the user interface, image quality, and a plethora of other things. Users in America will be hard pressed to find a better device on the T-Mobile network. In fact, I have stated constantly that the HTC One S is the best Android phone for T-Mobile and easily the second best Android device on the market (only being beaten by the HTC One X). For the first time, I can fully recommend an Android device without compromise. This is the best of the best on T-Mobile.
If I were you, I'd get it. And get it fast
May 12, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by 4dMan66 My new Favorite Toy
Super great phone, I love the Beats Audio, the camera. But my most Favorite is the slim size and the power this little phone delivers.
May 12, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by SOULJABOY THIS IS ONE OF THE BEASTEST PHONE HTC HAS MADE!!
This phone is just truly amazing all around!!! Before i got this phone i had the HTC G2 and when i opened that HTC ONE S box and took the phone out it was so thin and light.... The sound quality is just pure amazing with or wit out the beats headphones.... After the Samsung Galaxy S2 came out HTC noticed that they were behind so they stepped up to the game and made the 5 best phones of the year and one for each carrier!!!!!!
May 13, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5Â by KThakur Great phone
Finally a well-thought of phone by HTC which does not make me run to XDA to root and change the rom. Out of the box this phone is super powerful with excellent battery life. The camera software is simply a joy :) I did not give a full score for ease of use - this is only because of the changes made to Sense 4 UI. Though there are many good things bout Sense 4 and yes it is closer to the stock UI the "user" aspect could've been given a little more thought.
Overall the only thing lacking in this phone is it's big brother's (HTC One X) screen resolution. Other than that, this phone is SOLID!
May 14, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5Â by JohnC Bluetooth
Phone is good but the Bluetooth doesn't work in my 2012 Terrain. It connect for 20-30 seconds then disconnects. 5 minutes later it reconnects then disconects. Makes it hard to use hands-free calling - you would figure HTC would have worked out the details before introducing to the market. I would like to send my phone back for a refund, please.
May 17, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Alo12 1st Smart Phone & Won't Go Back
This is my 1st smart phone and it has EVERYTHING I need (my wife has the old 3G Smart phone). The processing speed is wonderful in comparison to 3G and 3.5G phones and comparable, if not better, to many other recent 4G Phones. The camera makes it that I don't need a Point & Shoot anymore (fast and great quality with variable features and controls). The voice recognition has a high fidelity and the audiobeats speaker is nice. I thought I was going to hate texting w/o actual buttons, but I luv texting using either my voice or the swipe feature. The screen is nice and large for video playback and has great contrast, color, and brightness. Plenty of free apps to enjoy. I love that I can make Wi-fi calls without using my minutes.
NEGATIVES: I wish I could lower the volume normal speaker more. Speakerphone quality is not the best. Battery life is a bit tricky like every other smart phone...kill those apps that are not in use.
May 17, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by clumsey Wonderful :D
So first of all I'm super impressed with beats audio on speaker and even my cheapo earbuds from the check out isle. And Omg the camera is amazing, honestly the best camera on a phone I've seen so far. The Android 4.0 ICS was actually one of the main reasons for getting this phone since its one of t-mobile's few phones with it, and so far im extremely impressed, I love the face unlock feature and the UI is just so easy to use. The one thing I miss from the Mytouch 4G is the genius button, if HTC had something similar on all their phones that would be great seeing as how apple has siri and samsung is coming out with s-voice. After a full day of playing, texting, calling, video calling, and music plating its still at about half battery so no complaints there :) It is quite a beautiful phone, the color and the slim design is great and I've gotten so many remarks about how thin it is. I love this phone and so far its survived all of the times i've dropped it (oops)
May 22, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Moe925 I love it!
I did everything i could to stay away from Android phones, but this one has me convinced that they are just as good if not better than Windows and iPhone....
May 22, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5Â by SLoSHaPPy Great phone minus two details...
I'll make this short and sweet... The phone is amazing, I replace my phone every couple of months but I don't think I will have to for a while with this one. The audio is amazing, beats audio by Dre is very cool feature. The camera, and processor AMAZING. But today put of the blue I lost connection to the data network with no fix available, I happened to score the one faulty handset in the store so I had to take it back and get a new one, but with all of the cool features this phone has I was back with all my contacts, pictures, even notes 5 minutes after turning the phone on so in that respect I'm very pleased because I have over 1000 contacts and I was going to be really upset to have to transfer them manually. But in my conversation with tech support I found out this phone has a flaw in the operating system that they did not make me aware of in the store when buying the phone that made me upset, its nothing major but the phone when out of stand-by it jumps from 4g to 2g a lot without provocation and they are aware of the problem but HTC has now estimate when they will have the problem fixed. Again nothing major but I think they should let yo. know of these problems when you purchase the phone in the store. But all in all probally one of the greatest phones I've personally owned, and I've been thru the iPhone phase and all the big name phones, none have impressed me like the speed and reliability of this phone.
May 27, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by chynadahl2k awesome phone
i just got the phone 2 days ago and i havent put it down yet....everything about this phone is simply amazing
May 28, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by watermanhill This Phone ROCKS !!!!!!
I have had several smart phones and this one beats every one including the i-phone. I am fully impressed
May 29, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5Â by DonGemus Great phone but fragile
This phone is very thin and the response is snappy. I have no performance issues even when switching between multiple apps. Ice Cream Sandwich is also very good, I would say currently it is the best mobile OS. You also get Chrome on ICS which is the first full browser experience I've had on a mobile OS. I watch Amazon prime videos all the time on this phone.
A couple annoyances like the power button is hard to hit and the charging port is touchy aren't noticeable after a couple weeks.
The major problem is the screen is very prone to shattering. My wife's shattered from a very short fall. There are also many similar reports on craigslist and android forums. Make sure you get a case because this thing can't take even a short fall naked.
May 30, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by HTC1S Awesome
Very Fast, Great Battery life, would be even better with a little but more memory
May 30, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5Â by DragonVoid best bang for your buck
its a great phone...the Beats audio when combined with the Beats
headphone give you a truly awesome audio..the 8mp camera is just outstanding...
compared it with several phones and it always emerged victorious..
the Dual-core 1.5 GHz Krait processor and adreno 225 provide the best user experience...it would be better if there would be a 32gb model too..
HTC sense too is great..
it would be better if just the screen would be a 720p hd instead of
540x960 resolution..also it would be great to have a micro sd slot..
experience to me
June 4, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by aajagg If you are looking for phone, look no more the HTC One S is right here waiting for you!
The HTC One S is more than just a phone, it's everything you cloud ever dream of. The performance is outstanding! The 4G is super fast, so T-Mobile isn't lieing about that at all. The features this phone comes with is more than anyone can imagine, you wont ever not know what to do, if you have a HTC One S. If you ever go on vacation and you forget your camera, don't worry because this phone takes pictures as good if not better than your camera that only take pictures. So why carry you camera, phone, gps, everything else? If you have this phone, you are set, so sit back and let this phone do your job for you. This phone is absolutly 100% you! YOU personalize this phone yourself, the way you want it.
June 5, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Jonotron HTC One S - The best Android device out right now!
Coming from a developer for the Android operating system, this is easily one of the best phones I have owned.
June 6, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Gyanendra This phone is awesome..
I checked each nd evry feature of the phone. And found that its awesome phone. When i just saw the phone. i was like"so thin..then d battery nd performance may b not good".....but i was wrong..it has superb battery..if used normally i will last for 3 days..that's too good for a touchscreen phone..i'm just waiting for my birthday..or if i get a chance..before my birthday i'll get it..slim..stylish..nd..smart...HTC ONEs....
June 7, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5Â by bigheadfathead EXCELLENT PHONE BUT IT HAS ITS BUGS.
So I bought the phone the first week it came out. With a new OS, there's going to be a few problems as with any other new OS' s out there. For example, sometimes it closes my current apps that I am using, the keyboard sometimes also takes a while to respond to certain keys, when I press the home key to close an app everthing in whichever panel it takes me too the widgets and apps clear away and takes up to a minute to load back up again. and also the three touch buttons at the bottom takes a while to respond.
June 9, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Nags S simply "SMART"
This is my first smart phone. I am just amazed with its form factor, light weight and ease of use. Comes with Andriod Ice Cream Sandwich and loads of apps. I like the uni-body design and screen. Battery life is good. I use Wi-fi heavily and 4G(travel) and battery lasts up to one and half to two days. The pictures look stunning and amazing. I like Swype for text and mails!
June 10, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by yahya this mobile is very good
i have gone through each and every specification i like the model the features i am not happy with the performance
June 11, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Richin My view on HTC ONEs ......
I really like it ... Its amazingly beautiful design and is good in its performance ... Its features are great and is easy to use ... Its display is really awesome and its thinness is really amazing ... Its camera is awesome with hd recording and i think battery life compared to other htc models is less ... I am planning to get one anyway because i am satisfied with it ... I personally like as well as recommend HTC ONEs ......
June 12, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Hossam The best phone available for me
I have been looking for a phone for over a year, but i was not able to find the combination that would make me happy. This phone is slim, and with very smart looks. It is also powerful enough for my use, and the screen is very nice. The size of the phone is also very nice since i do not really have a big hand, plus i already have a tablet, so i do not need a very big screen.
I would have given the phone 5 stars except for a few trivial things:
1. The volume rocker is not so easy to use.
2. The default picture of the contacts when receiving a call is not as elegant as the rest of the Sense UI. It needs redesign in my opinion.
3. The LED is not visible at all from an angle, and it lasts only 5 minsutes with no way to adjust the time out.
June 13, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5Â by geneorr57 Not too shabby
I am a......former iPhone user. Don't misunderstand I loved the phone; hated the carrier. The 1 S is my second try at an android phone and I actually like it. It is the closest thing to an iPhone I've found. I really only have one real complaint and that is as a hotspot. It does great, but after it goes to sleep it will drop the connection to your computer and bluetooth. The only way I've found to stop that is to set the power to never shut off or leave it plugged in which hurts the battery. I get an average of 5 hours use time before recharge. Still not a fan of droid apps but I do like the phone.
June 15, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Vips Lightweight, Gorgeous , Superfast!
This is my 5th smartphone. A spectacular hardware design,coupled with a brillinat camera and beautiful HTC Sense UI makes the phone truly amazing. I still prefer my Lumia 900 but this one is close to my heart too. Its pros outweigh its cons and I am pretty happy with the device. Its Quadrant benchmark score beats every other Android phone in the US market so i guess that proves my point.
June 16, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Bumper1 Great phone, not so good signal strength
Love the phone & all its features but I live in NYC & went to LONG ISLAND where for the first time in years of having cell phones i had no signal on my phone while eveyone else around me did. If this is a known problem i hope your working on fixing it...
June 17, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5Â by LukaszK Almost perfect, for me the best Android phone ever
It is incredibly fast, has amazing, super fast camera, everything just works instantly on this phone and the user interface is super smooth, too including browser experience. At last Android is smooth as it should be. I also like the build quality, feels very solid, design is great, very think, looks just great. The 4.3inch is the right size for me, I didn't want the One X because it is just too big. I give only 4 points because of pentile AMOLED screen which shows it's weaknesses when rendering fonts, especially small text does not look as great as it could, it is sharp but fragmented by red dots. Beside that the screen is very vivid and really bright, it is absolutely superb for gaming and photo or video, just not for text. I would pay extra for IPS LCD or RGB AMOLED if there would be such option. Oh and let me know if there will be 3.7inch phone with such specs as One S, I will right away order one for my wife :)
June 18, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Madi The phone
simply quietly brilliant.... better screen, crazy light and very slim. performance!!!! not as fast as One X but you cant compare quad with dual, however the new processor is very fast. thank you HTC
June 19, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5Â by MrsWolf no 4G
Every since I got the phone last week i havent gotten 4G hardly at all. I went to Bakersfield with my friend who has an old sidekick and she had service and I couldn't get nothing. I'm very disappointed in my phone. I had the 4G my touch but it got coke spilled on it and i lost everything. We down loaded an old phone i had as a back up to my computor so we could get my contacts and music but it didn't give me my phone numbers or music. I'm very disappointed in this phone.
June 19, 2012