CNET UK says HTC One S is slim, fast, and ICS is tasty

Our CNET UK brethren scored a new HTC One S Ice Cream Sandwich Android handset. The verdict is that it's quick, fun to use, and snaps great photos.

The HTC One S is slightly smaller than the 4.7-inch One X. Jessica Dolcourt/CNET

The second most powerful Android smartphone in HTC's new lineup, the international HTC One S, boasts a 1.5GHz dual-core chip, an 8-megapixel camera, Ice Cream Sandwich, and the company's freshest version of its Sense UI (4.0). According CNET UK , it all adds up to one delectable device.

Even though the HTC One S doesn't flaunt a full-blown Tegra 3 quad-core CPU like its big brother, the HTC One X, apparently it's still quite a nimble mobile machine. It managed to beat out the Samsung Galaxy S II and Sony Xperia S on benchmark tests, but understandably couldn't catch the One X. Menus and apps materialized instantly when commanded.

Images the HTC One S snapped were pleasing, too, with impressively shallow depth of field. The phone's sensor captures video in 1080p HD, something I expect all modern Android handsets to offer. Of course the folks at CNET UK didn't love everything about HTC's midtier phone. Check out the full review of the HTC One S for more details.


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