HTC One S - gradient blue (T-Mobile)

The Good The HTC One S manages to pack Android ICS, Sense 4, and a feature-filled camera into one of the slimmest phones on the market.

The Bad The One S' svelteness comes at the cost of no SD card expansion slot or removable battery.

The Bottom Line The HTC One S is the best phone you can get on T-Mobile (for now), wrapping Android 4.0, 4G data speeds, and a beautiful 4.3-inch AMOLED screen into one svelte package.

Editors' Rating
  • Design 9.0
  • Features 8.0
  • Performance 9.0
8.6 Overall

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Review

HTC One S - gradient blue (T-Mobile)

Apr 2012

T-Moble customers we feel your pain. First it was the threat of a hostile takeover by AT&T, then it was the lack of any attractive smartphones while competitors Verizon and AT&T launched superphone after superphone such as the Motorola Droid Razr Maxx and the Nokia Lumia 900, with plenty more on the way. Well, the HTC One S has arrived, and with it comes Android Ice Cream Sandwich plus an excellent camera. Find out if it's enough to keep you loyal to TMO and stop planning your mad dash to greener pastures.

Design
From the moment I placed the HTC One S in my hand, I was struck with how premium the phone feels. Luxuriously sculpted from a single block of anodized aluminum with smoothly tapered edges, the One S is sturdy yet manages to look finely crafted. That's a mean feat since the handset is breathtakingly thin, just 0.31 inch thick. In fact T-Mobile touts the HTC One S as its trimmest smartphone yet, edging out the Apple iPhone 4S (0.37 inch) and the Samsung Galaxy Nexus (0.4 inch), but not the original Motorola Droid Razr (0.28 inch).

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Specs / Prices

  • MSRP $600
  • Brand HTC
  • Service Provider T-Mobile
  • Diagonal Size 4.3 in
  • Weight 4.23 oz
  • Sensors Accelerometer, ambient light sensor, proximity sensor, digital compass, gyro sensor
  • Technology WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM
  • Additional Features DLNA Certified, multitasking
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