Rated 4 out of 5Â by Shortie HTC One S
This phone is nice lookin but has more cons than pros it shuts down in the middle of calls the screen freezes whenever and it basically does what it wants after three months.
June 26, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by thesuperbrawl htc one s
It's feel great I like how I can talk & jam out to some music at the same time
July 4, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Samiya Jelly Bean Update
I saw the news that One S will not get the Jelly Bean update and that was the same day i had bought the phone. It comes up with such a sleek body that you won't feel outdated in such a competitive market even after 1 year. I simply love the body and it is very easy to handle. Its Camera is 8mp with htc sense effects, proves to be a nice one. Front camera could have been better comparatively. Samsung Galaxy S2 Plus comes up with 2mp front camera, if it had the same one i would have been loving it more. Well, feeling happy to have updated my android. :)
Battery life depends on your consumption, if you use it for gaming and more music, you will need to charge it twice 24hrs. I do messaging and calls and i charge it once in 24hrs. Its a very nice phone and comparing it with other phone brands you will find it quite competitive. I simply love it :)
July 7, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by VictorW Excellent design, built quality, form factor but not completely without minor flaws. Still a great midrange phone
I have used quite a few of HTC phones. The One S is in my mind one of the best midrange phone.
The phone has excellent metallic body which makes is very durable. The button layout are great and the buttons are easy to press without being too obtrusive. The 4.3'' display is nice and compact. However, the resolution is a tad smaller than what I liked, I personally would prefer to have 720p minimum for such display. I also do not mind to have slightly larger screen of maybe 4.7 or 5'' but I do like the portability of the phone. While the use of AMOLED makes the screen color pop, it does make it a bit too saturated and less accurate in the color reproduction. It's great watching movie and such but reading text and such sometimes do make me wishing it can be LCD. The good thing about the screen is that I do feel that the phone and HTC in general is one of the best out there that has the most accurate color calibration. Not naming names but having watched many displays I feel that the color on the One S and most HTC phones have best screen where white looks real white and not with a yellow or bluish tint. The 16GB storage is pretty standard and you got about 10GB of free storage.
Software and Usage
In terms of the software, the sense 4.x and Jelly bean is a much improvement for HTC. The Jelly Bean update is great as it made the phone feel much speedy and the Google Now is great. I generally like Sense as I feel it brings many great feature and the little visual that HTC puts on the phone, such as lockscreen, personalization, and widgets, are great. One thing that is specially good about the Sense is the Car mode where it makes it much easier to use while driving as the icons are larger and the most useful Apps such as navigation and maps are right in front of you. I also love the flashlight because of the different light intensity feature and FM radio is great addition. The New revamped gallery brings nice feature of grouping pictures by location. I love the looks and feel of the Sense 4 as it is much subdued with flat icons and it feels really speedy. Apps launched fast and navigating through the ui is quick. One thing that I do love to see with the UI is the battery percentage.
The keyboard on the phone is one of the best keyboard that I have used. I love the auto correction and the easiness to type on it. Even on the small screen, typing on it is very easy and not prone to mistakes.
Talking about the camera. While the One S comes with 8MP camera, which is not as big as the 13MP or the ultrapixel, it takes great shot. The Imagesense is great as it produce some of the best shot that I have seen. The low light performance generally is great consider its non-ultrapixel sensor. I enjoy the burst mode and almost lag free shutter. The apps launched very quickly. One thing I do like to see with the camera is the addition of file name system that includes the ability to save files by date, time and location. The front camera on the One S is not the best as it only takes 0.3MP which is pretty bad in my opinion. It gets the job done with video chats but do not expect to take good selfies.
In terms of the battery life, the phone battery life is not super but it is enough to last a moderate use in a day. I am able to charge it at night and use it through out the day checking email, reply email, check texts, listen to music and occasionally watch clips and play some games. If I do more heavier use, then I do find myself need to charge it a bit in the late afternoon but overall, I feel the battery life is surprising good given it's size and battery life.
Overall, I am really happy with the phone for its size, build quality, software and design. Despite some minor complains, I still feel it is one of the best midrange phone I have used.
July 9, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by FortressDark Great phone, love its aesthetics
I love HTC One S, beautifull phone mine is the black one and it's a pretty good device the only negative points for me are: the frontal camera VGA it doesn't take quality photos; the android upgrade situation :(, and the non existing camera button that is constantly giving me heart attacks! i'm always this close to dropping my phone. The batery isn't that bad actually it really deppends...if you leave lots of apps opened wi fi etc it can uncharge quickly but tehn again so do all devices!
July 12, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by jennie good phone
i really like this phone.......it really good.....it was my first htc phone i ever had...!!!
July 16, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5Â by Dissatisfied Horrible phone
My HTC One S has had the Photo Gallery and the voice recorder lock up 3 times in the first 7 months. Each occurence is remedied only by a "factory reset" causing all photos, voice notes, apps, music, and much more to be wiped out completely.
July 17, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5Â by Ash21 Amazing phone, but the charge is far from amazing
With the beats audio, gorilla glass, and big screen, the HTC one s works great! Except for one major flaw, phone charge, if I keep mine in my pocket during school and don't use it once, it drops at least 70 percent in 6 hours. If you are able to always charge it it's a great choice, but if you are always on the go, look elsewhere
July 24, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5Â by averycrossedcustomer Okay... I hope the HTC 1 is better
So I get this phone and the first problem I run into is the phone kicking out the SIM card. Anytime I pick up the phone it says that the SIM card is not detected this happens at least 5 times a day. Then when it comes to using the speaker the phone decides to turn off the speaker by itself. if I use a bluetooth it decides to drop the bluetooth if I have a wired hands free headset going into the phone it just hangs up on the caller all together. HTC I had the Mytouch with the sliding keyboard it was a wonderful phone and it worked well. This phone right here should be scrapped.
I really want to know if the HTC 1 is a phone I should get or should I invest my money with Sony Xperia Z or the LG G2?
September 28, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by buffalo Great device
Before I get into my review of the One S, I want to say my last phone was the HTC Nexus One. That phone is going on 2.5 years old, and still preformed great, so much so that my main motivation for getting a new device was 1. increased storage (the Nexus One has a now-tiny 512Mb of internal memory) and 2. The latest Android OS. So, my frame of reference is from that device to this one.
Getting a One S is getting a new phone in every sense of the word. It takes a micro-SIM card, so you can't swap in your old one, and the SD card is internal as well. It wasn't a big deal to me, but it may be for some. A slight downer was that the phone was not even halfway charged out of the box. As such, I left it charging overnight and didn't really get use it until the next day.
Once I did get to use it, I was very impressed. If you've read any reviews, it's been mentioned the screen quality isn't as good as the One X, but coming from the Nexus One, it's a noticeable improvement and I didn't feel the screen quality was really lacking. I haven't had much experience with the Sense UI, though it feels like the new version integrates pretty well with Android 4.0.
I've only had the phone a couple days, but the overall performance is good I have no complaints in that area. When using the music app, I was pleasantly surprised to discover music controls available from the lockscreen. Another bonus is that Dropbox is pre-installed, and HTC users get a huge bump in storage (25 GB) free for two years.
As for negatives, those are few are far between, but worth noting.
1. Dropbox is a plus, but there are several pre-installed apps I could have done without, 10 in fact.
2. The alarm clock app isn't quite the same, which I'm still trying to find a good replacement.
3. Though the device does come with Gorilla Glass, it's only damage-resistant, not damage-proof. So, it's probably a good idea to put a screen protector on.
4. The keyboard does have a Swype-like feature to it, but it doesn't seem to be as accurate as Swype.
Hope this review helps!
April 29, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by slicric Best Phone of the Year!
This device is the best due to its speed, performance, battery life, camera speed, screen, Ice Cream Sandwich and smoothness. Beats by Dre definitely makes a difference when listening to my music. I love this phone and I have only had it for a week. Best experience compared to other devices that I have had. Thank you HTC!
April 30, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by magbmw "The most beautifully designed phone"
I love everything about the phone I love the All aluminum body and very slim design.. awesome camera with fast response a shutter speed. I can't wait for the desk cradles and the media link to be available to purchase.. Don't be fooled too much the the One x.. this phone has a huge screen... go and play with it at the store.
April 30, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Slackersince86 BEST T-MOBILE PHONE
I could not believe how fast and responsive this phone is. I have had other HTC phones and this one is amazing. Very thin yet feels solid and the screen is clear and super sharp. I haven't played with all the features yet and I suspect that I will be discovering new ones for a while. There's lots of apps that come pre installed. Calls are very clear and speaker can get real loud. Ok don't even get me started on the camera simply the best. Ditch your pocket cam for quick shots your new HTC ONE S is all you will need. The touch screen keyboard is super responsive and easy to type even for someone with big fingers like myself.
April 30, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Rizzo Love!
Love the camera and screen and processor. Also love the UI and OS.
April 30, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5Â by TriniKid This phone is a good phone
It has a clear screen and very thin body. The battery could be improved on along with a bigger screen size. Over all this is a good phone.
April 21, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by thatoneguy57 One S
First things first, I am not a professional reviewer, I'm sure that will be evident in this review. Also, I am pretty much an average consumer that rolls with stock software, I don't feel comfortable rooting my phone or anything like that (don't want to end up with a brick#. That being said, here goes.
The One S's hardware is awesome. It is lightweight and thin but still feels very sturdy in your hand. The gradient blue color is very nice looking. The back cover seems to resist finger prints and smudges well. The super amoled screen is a beauty. It's bright and vibrant even in the daylight. Everyone I have showed the phone to comments on the bright clear display.
The initial setup went without a hitch. But setting up the home screens may be a little difficult for some. Once they are set up and arranged the way you like is nice though because it kind of makes the phone unique to you.
I have loaded a lot of my favorite music on the One S and like the sound. Some phones have a tingy sound out of the onboard speaker and not much volume. Right away you can hear the difference from the One S onboard speaker, more volume, and clearer sound. And with the ear buds in and using the Beats Audio you can customize the sound to your own personal preference.
ICS and the new Sense 4.0 seem to work well together. I know some people prefer vanilla Android but, as I said in the beginning of this review, I prefer the ease and organization that Sense provides. The performance is great also with everyday tasks like downloads, web browsing, facebook, and email.
The camera is awesome. I have been trying out some of the different features and I am impressed. The burst mode is cool, but the first couple of times I used it I didn't agree with the camera on which picture was the best and I lost the one I actually wanted to keep.
The lack of being able to add an sd card is not a deal breaker for me personally. I probably wouldn't have put anything larger than16gb in there anyhow. The battery so far has been great, I am putting the phone on the charger once every 24 hours (or so). I am not a power user by any means, but I spend a fair amount of time listening to music, Facebooking, downloading apps, email, texting, and phone calls.
The average user will be more than happy with the features and performance of the One S. There will always be people that want more, but think back to what phones were 10 years ago. The progress in phone technology is constantly moving forward, and the HTC One S is proof of that.
My overall opinion of the One S, I like it!
May 12, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Mrslimm From Sensation to the One
My sensation is a good phone and still love today. I brought the One S cause i was reading reviews and watching videos and fell in love with the phone from that alone. After buying it I fell in love even more. The phone is very responsive, the screen is crisp and clear, i have no problem with it as some might. The lack of a microSD slot was a let down but it doest have enough memory for me. The camera is another plus very nice. Beats by dr. dre, I dont have the beats headphone but I do hear a difference in quailty but not much. Overall i rate the phone a 9 out of 10, it would be a 10 if there was a microSD slot.
May 1, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by APRIL GREAT DEVICE
This is my first device with a 4.3 inch device display. and its the first HTC device to use OLED display instead of the old TFT displays from there older phones. . the phone is extremely fast and the batter life is amazing. also the camera feature is out of this world i dont need a new camera or a dedicated camera anymore. also the sound is amazing. . hands done this phone comes packed with everything i need and more
May 2, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by LilApy One S Review
I absolutely love this phone! I've been a dedicated HTC fan from the G1 days, and I must say i'm pretty impressed. Its amazing how responsive this phone is. Not to mention web pages load almost instantly. The features are awesome, and I love the sleek design. I can go on all day. In a nutshell : GET THIS PHONE YOU WONT REGRET IT!!! Kudos to HTC for stepping their game up each phone :)
May 3, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Owner The Best Phone on the Market Today
This is the best phone on the market by far. I am a business owner and really need to stay connected. I am formerly a windows phone user because of the tight integration between phone, tablet and PC apps like Outlook. This phone (like my Sensation before it) is extremely responsive, powerful and entertaining all in one.
I have my corporate email along with all other personal emails integrated and working well, the phone syncs with my tablet and PC and I no longer require an extra camera when I'm out with the family. There is no comparing any Apple or Samsung product to this phone.
No other phone has as many relevant features as this one. No other phone is even on the same level. HTC even out did itself with this one. I actually had to pay full price for two phones (the wife wanted one too) because I just purchased the Sensation last year and let me tell you, it was worth it!
May 4, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by carlo if your looking to go to T-Mobile this would be the phone to get!!!
I upgraded my G2x to this phone and i could honestly say the call quality on this htc one S is better and the camera is amazing. I am sticking with HTC phones for now on
May 7, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by MJM128 HTC One S - Best Phone I've owned
Let me start out by saying that I'm a relatively young individual and new to cellphones. My first phone was the HTC Nexus One and I also had the HTC Sensation before the One S. I've owned 4 smartphones in total since the nexus one came out, so I do have a pretty good comparison of what's out there in terms of android device. I'm very tech centered so this review will be coming from that frame of mind.
The first thing to note about the device is the design. The design is quite simply a master piece. It's one of HTC's best designed smartphones to date. It's shockingly thin, and it has the durable feeling to it. It really is quite amazing how thin they got it. The next thing you will notice after using the device (besides how fast it is, it really doesn't lag behind) is the camera. The camera on this is the best camera I have used of any smartphone. It takes really clear pictures on auto settings (you can get a little less grainy pictures when you play with some of the settings though, like the ISO levels) and even better pictures when you know what you're doing. My favorite feature of the camera is it's burst shot, where it takes rapid pictures (up to 20 shots) for as long as you hold it. From there you can select the best photo, or choose to delete or keep them all. It's great for trying to capture the best photo. The other thing that benefits from the great camera is video. It takes really high quality, high resolution video and you can even take a picture snapshot while recording. The camera has all sorts of nifty features to it and there's a lot of new discoveries to be made!
You can't talk about this phone without at least mentioning Sense 4.0. I had the HTC Sensation before hand and it was running an older version of sense (Sense 3.0 when I was using it) and Sense 3.0 felt a little bit bloated at times. In Sense 4.0 they've done a lot to cut back on the clunky parts of sense. It feels snappier (which is also in part because of the awesome power of the device) and better designed. It has all the awesome features of ICS (face unlock, data charts, voice dictation, and more) and even more that HTC managed to squeeze in. Every phone that I have had has been rooted and flashed a custom mod on it. On my Sensation I switched back and forth between Sense and Non-Sense roms. But with the HTC One S, I really do feel it would be nonsense to do so! There would be a lot of awesome features that I would be losing (camera features for one, wifi calling, HTC widgets, gesture support to hook up the device to a tv, and more.) The reason I love HTC is because they make solid hardware, the software I can tinker with to my liking. With this, HTC is really close to my "liking."
The battery life of the One S is the best of the device I've owned. It could always be improved, but it will be sufficient for 95% of users. I'm a "power user" so I use my phone quite a bit. When I'm not using it quite that much I can easily get 24 hours out of my device. When I'm using it a lot though, the battery life is around 14 hours. It's better than the other device I've owned by an easy 20% increase. The one bad thing on the battery life though is that it doesn't have a removable battery. For most that won't be a problem, but I've always found bringing a spare battery with me on trips to be quite handy. When I go on trips I become a "super power user" because I'm taking pictures so much, so it'll be interesting to see how my phone handles that. Chargers are always good to have!
Pros of the device are:
* The awesome design
* The camera is excellent at taking pictures and does so quickly
* The screen is quite sharp
* Sound is greatly improved over past phones
* Device is THIN
* Very responsive and quick
* All the added features that come with a phone running HTC Sense
Cons of the device are:
* Non removable battery
* No expandable storage. You can't just insert a micro sd card. For most people 16GB will be fine. But i'm not most people. I'm a power user. It's always nice to be able to pop in a micro sd card. HTC does give you 25GB through drop box, but the problem with that is most plans get throttled after 2GB or 5GB, so it's not exactly a replacement to a micro sd card slot.
* Bloatware! There's quite a lot of apps that I don't want and/or need and you can't remove them unless you root your device! I ended up rooting my device a few days ago and I got rid of all those apps. Since then I've been getting a little bit better battery life for one, and it's just nice to not have those apps. I know that they're installed because of T-Mobile though, that's the carriers decision not HTCs, but it's worth noting.
* Sound is great, but it could be a little bit loader still
* There's some minor bugs that need to be worked out in the software.
* The lack of the menu button sometimes ends up having the onscreen menu button on the bottom do to the app not being designed for android 4.0. In other cases you get both that and the ICS menu button. It's a minor announce and you get used to it, but it does take up screen space.
Overall I would definitely recommend this device to everyone. The only shortcomings that I would be hesitant about would be the storage and battery. The storage space should be good for almost everyone, and the non removable battery to me is only a negative when I go on trips. I would definitely check out this device!
May 12, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Drew Awesome Phone however a few issues
The phone is great its fast haven't seen any forecloses yet and the battery life is amazing especially for an android. However, I have noticed a few issues with this device and have found that this is a common problem. The phone rattles like something is loose people have said it could be the camera or volume rocker. Also when using it extensively the phone heats up and gets almost uncomfortably warm. I have also heard this is a big issue do to it being thin. all in all this is the best phone to date on the T-mobile service. I have had mine for almost a week and do love it. The keyboard is also a big down fall for me the trace feature is not that great.
May 7, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by htcchris2 Android Updates discontinued
I really love my phone. It works very well.
I struggle typing quickly, but I think that is my big fingers more than the keyboard.
The battery life was compromised for a bit, but the recent upgrade again gives me excellent battery life.
HTC recently announced that they will not continue Android updates for this phone. That is a mistake. I have owned it for less than one year and still have one more year on my contract. If HTC will not maintain Android updates for at least one full year, I don't think I can buy another HTC product. Too bad, because the phone is really well designed. It has to be supported also....
--A customer who is sad about HTC's recent announcement for discontinuing Android updates.
July 12, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5Â by thenthomwaslike the screen button is unresponsive within 2 days
this phone has 3 buttons; volume up, volume down, and the power/screen button. after 2 days of feather-light use on my first smartphone the power button has become unresponsive. it's a major design flaw to make a phone with such a fragile main button which was protected by a D30 case, never dropped once, and never saw a bit of water. those 2 days where it actually worked were very nice though, but if i were you i wouldn't sign a contract for it. I will be dropping by the t-mobile store tomorrow to hopefully get it replaced with something better.
April 30, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by crystal O M G
BEST PHONE EVER! I GOT IT WHEN UT CAME OUT I LOVE IT,! WOW
May 8, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5Â by technical93 My First Smart Phone
This is my first ever smart phone and i got to say that it's very impressive in many ways. It only took me a while to get use to all the awesome applications and settings but overall a great phone with a long battery life than any smart phones any of my friends own. The only issue so far is that it randomly restart itself and think it might be defective but hopefully not leading to a bigger problem.
May 9, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Rawtito absolutely awesome
I was a previous owner of the HTC amaze and I loved that phone. I was pushed into a pool and the amaze was damaged and I had to buy a new phone. I went with the HTC one s because it the ovxerall design is phenomenal and the feel of the product is great. The battery life is the best I have seen on an htc. Icecream sandwhich is the best os I have yet to play with. I am a proud and happy owner of the new HTC one S!
May 9, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by slamb84 best phone I've used
I love HTC phones they can't compare to others. I love the camera and snappy loads it opens the camera in a split second. I think this is the best phone I've ever used. Believe mei switch phones about once or twice every couple months. I don't think I need to do that anymore.
May 10, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5Â by sneakymoose Amazing camera, gorgeous hardware, best Android phone on T-Mobile
Hands down, this is the best camera phone I've ever seen. The burst mode is trivial to use (just hold your finger on the shutter icon and there it goes!). The picture quality is fantastic, too, especially considering how darn thin the phone (and lens) are.
I took a couple of shots in the parking lot at work at night, and had a friend do the same with his iPhone 4S, which also has an excellent camera. We both agreed that the One S shots were better (brighter, more contrast and detail). I'd tried the same thing a few months ago using the Radar 4G and found that the Radar's camera to be low to average quality when taking low light shots.
The camera has other unique features. There are sophisticated image settings for users that want them. It's a point and shoot by default; once you're ready for more you can explore and fine tune all sorts of things easily.
Video is great quality, too, although the image can be a bit shaky. I think this may be because of how thin the phone is and how close the camera and capacitive touch buttons are to the edges of the device. So, when you hold it sideways in front of you, it is a little hard to grasp in such a way that you won't drop it, press a button by accident, or cover the lens with your finger. I haven't tried it yet, but I think putting an accessory case on the phone would probably help make shooting video easier.
The built-in speaker's sound is acceptable for playing music. For the real experience, though, you need to plug in headphones. Then it is fantastic. The phone has a Beats Audio feature which is basically like a set of equalizers that are pre-tuned for certain Beats branded headphones (not included). However, I've used it with Sony studio monitor headphones as well as my car stereo and JBuds in-ear headphones that I use at the gym. In every scenario, the audio quality was excellent. I personally leave mine on the "Beats Studio" enhancer.
The sound quality during phone calls is great -- unless you use the phone's WiFi calling feature. The feature is good in that calls go through your WiFi connection instead of using your plan minutes, but there are very noticeable delays (latency) in the conversation, and occasionally the audio goes silent for a moment then comes back in. The speaker phone works well, too, and the WiFi calling feature is very easy to turn off if you find your phone has the same issues that mine has.
This phone has the typical HTC attentive phone features, like ringing louder when in a pocket, ringing quieter when you pick up the phone, etc. Those features are great -- you don't have to think about them. They just make sense and once you've seen them you'll wonder why every phone doesn't have them.
I have not yet tried a Bluetooth headset with this phone, but I have used a 3.5mm corded headset. During a call this works great. You can use the headset button to hang up the call and to redial the last number in your call history (the last one amongst missed, incoming, and outgoing). However, you cannot use the button to activate the voice dialing feature.
The Android experience is pretty good. HTC Sense seems to have several kinks right now. For instance, sometimes the launcher unloads while you're in some other app, so when you go back to the home screen, it can take 10 seconds or so for your app icons to reappear -- which means it will take longer for you to launch your next activity. And when you attempt to use your voice to call contacts (like "Call Fred") it will often perform an Internet search for businesses that sound like Fred, pick one, and immediately start calling it. Some apps trigger the phone to crash or kernel panic and reboot (such as Zynga's Hanging with Friends). But, all of these things are software flaws that will hopefully be fixed soon.
Battery life is ok. I can get nearly a full day out of it, probably more if I used apps less often. The display is very bright, with great contrast. It's viewable from many angles and even then, it retains most of the quality. (This is in contrast to some other handsets where if you look at them from the side the picture loses contrast and the text is harder to read.) The capacitive touch buttons are extremely responsive, while activating buttons, icons, or hyperlinks on the touch screen sometimes requires you to hold your finger down for a small amount of time -- a glance and go touch will be ignored most of the time, everywhere except on the keyboard inputs which are responsive.
Speaking of the keyboard... It's ok. The swipe technology works amazingly well, but you obviously have to drag your finger around for that. I prefer regular typing, but for some input types, the space bar is very small and right next to it is the period. That, too, is very small and next to it is the symbol (12#) key. So, I find that when I'm trying to press space I often end up putting dots instead, and when I try to end a sentence, the next sentence is gibberish (numbers and symbols). The good news is that you can try out other keyboards from the Google Play marketplace (though keep in mind they're able to capture every keystroke including usernames and passwords).
There are a bunch of T-Mobile, HTC, and third party software applications pre-installed. You can't remove these apps completely, however, you can "disable" many of them through the app management activity. Once you do this, the apps won't show up in the launcher any more, and they won't be running in the background, either, so it's almost the same as being uninstalled.
All in all, this is excellent, gorgeous hardware with some great software integration (such as the camera, attentive phone). There is room for improvement and bug fixes with HTC Sense's other adjustments to stock Android 4.0. This is a top end phone for T-Mobile, so I'd expect to see several software updates over this phone's sales lifetime.
May 11, 2012