HTC One S 16GB GSM 3G Android - T-Mobile GSM Unlocked - Black/Gray
|Memory Storage Capacity||16 GB|
|Cellular Technology||3G, 2G|
|Display Size||4.3 inches OLED|
|Other camera features||Front|
About this item
- The HTC One S is a fully-loaded Android smartphone equipped with a 8-megapixel camera with LED flash, high-speed data and 1080p HD video capture
- This thin, lightweight phone features a 4.3-inch OLED touchscreen display, dual-core S4 processor, 16GB internal memory and free cloud storage
- Surf the internet, check your email, and download apps with this Android smartphone. Quad-band GSM and WCDMA modes support international use
- The One S offers access to thousands of apps, games, movies, books, and music on Google's Play Store
- This product has been extensively tested, is certified to be 100% functional, and ready for activation
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The HTC One S is a fully-loaded Android smartphone equipped with a 8-megapixel camera with LED flash, high-speed data and 1080p HD video capture. This thin, lightweight phone features a 4.3-inch OLED touchscreen display, dual-core S4 processor, 16 GB internal memory and free cloud storage. Surf the internet, check your email, and download apps with this Android smartphone. Quadband GSM and WCDMA modes support international use. The One S offers access to thousands of apps, games, movies, books, and music on Google's Play Store
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The phone is decently fast at first, but bloatware, app upgrades, and lack of system memory cause it to slow down over time. That makes taking pictures (and other tasks) a lot more difficult. Typically, the phone would be using 880 MB of 1 GB of RAM. That means its gonna be slow. The CPU isn't bad for the cost of the phone (I paid $189 each a year ago), but with the HTC version of Android and the bloatware involved, its not quite powerful enough for me. Backing up data and wiping the phone is definitely necessary every year at least, but I would say that is good practice for any phone.
Unfortunately, my time with HTC will be over once this phone is retired - soon. For now, I just leave the phone on all the time. It's actually a revelation because there is no pressing the power button, no swiping. It's just on... however, when the phone is in my pocket, my butt sometimes makes phone calls on its own. I don't want to know how those conversations go.
I'll tell you though, my old HTC EVO was the king. It got dropped on the job many many times and it kept working flawlessly. Plus it had the slide out keyboard. I still have it and use it for alarms and secondary apps...
Currently, I like the Sony Xperia, I'm interested in the small footprint of the software. Something to check out, though expensive.
Oh, also, T-mobile merged its networks with Sprint I believe sometime in 2014. That was the network I used to have, and my cell signal got weaker when they did so. A bit annoying. Its one of the reasons I switched.
Snappy processor speed.
Good battery life.
I would liked to have purchased a newer high end phone, but the difference between this one and the 4-600 dollar models isn't enough to justify the price, or contract rates.
This model is, at the time of this review, one year old....cost without contract 199...no contract unlimited phone, data, and text is only 55.00 a month from metropcs...i can switch carriers anytime i want, no penalty, no worry over bad ESN numbers on the phone for nonpayment or breaking the contract...it just seems like a no brainer to me.
This phone is amazing.
Here's what's good:
+ Build quality - it feels really solid in my hand.
+ Screen quality - AMOLED looks great. It could be a little higher resolution, but it is not at all a budget screen.
+ Perfect size - I do not like carrying around a phone the size of a notebook. But I also don't like straining my eyes to see tiny writing. This one is just right. And it fits in my front pocket perfectly.
+ Speed - Everything is butter. It is really a flawless interactive experience. I don't bog down my phones with 100 apps, though, so keep that in mind.
+ Stability - Has never crashed. Not even once.
+ Wifi Calling - This important for me because I live in a hole where no carrier signals can reach. The wifi calling works just as it should.
+ Camera - Man, this camera is great. It is not a DSLR, nor is it on par with the $700 phones of 2013, but it is excellent. The best I've had out of all seven of my smartphones. HTC has always had good cameras, though.
Now, what's not so great:
- No SD card. Really too bad.
- No dedicated camera button - I wish Android would follow the Windows Phone lead and make this a hardware requirement. I hat tapping the screen to snap a photo; it is just weird.
- Flush power button - It can be difficult to push.
- Bad notification light design - it is under the earpiece and very difficult to see.
That's about it. If you buy this, I would suggest that you leave the Power Saver feature on. It dramatically increases the battery life, but I can't tell any difference in the performance or frequency of app updates. I don't know what it's doing, but it's doing it well.