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HTC One S, Blue (T-Mobile)

3.7 out of 5 stars 17 customer reviews
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  • 4G smartphone with Ice Cream Sandwich with HTC Sense 4.0, 4.3-inch qHD AMOLED Display, and dual-core 1.5 GHz processor
  • Wireless-N Wi-Fi networking (with optional Wi-Fi Mobile Hotspot service)
  • 8-MP camera; HD 1080p camcorder; front-facing video chat camera; Bluetooth stereo music; 16 GB memory; corporate and personal e-mail
  • released in April, 2012
  • What's in the Box: handset, rechargeable battery, wall/USB charger, connectivity cable, micro SIM, Product Safety & Warranty Guide, Quick Reference Guide

Technical Details

  • Size (LWH): 2.56 inches, 0.31 inches, 5.15 inches
  • Weight: 4.16 ounces
  • Network Compatibility: GSM
  • Minimum Rated Talk Time: 420 minutes
  • Minimum Rated Standby Time: 300 hours
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Product Description

Product Description

Powered by a 1.5 GHz processor, the HTC One S smartphone makes multitasking a breeze. This Android mobile runs on the Android 4.0 OS that supports a wide range of applications. Thanks to the 4.3-inch capacitive, multi-touch screen of this HTC smartphone, you can easily navigate your way through its highly versatile options or enjoy your favorite game to the fullest. With Wi-Fi connectivity and 3G support, you can surf the Internet, check e-mails, and stream videos on the HTC One S at amazing speeds. This HTC smartphone supports GPS to offer navigational assistance. The Bluetooth connectivity in the HTC One S lets you easily share files between compatible devices. Be it staying in the loop with push e-mail or chatting with friends on WhatsApp and Facebook, this Android mobile has it all.

With the HTC One S, you get a turbo-charged super phone that's bursting with entertainment possibilities. It delivers theater-like entertainment with rich, full audio thanks to Beats Audio integration and a beautiful 4.3-inch qHD super AMOLED (540x960) display with Corning Gorilla Glass protection. And combining the 1.5 GHz dual-core processor with T-Mobile's fast HSPA+ 42 network, and you'll be able to quickly multi-task across a variety of apps.

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At a Glance:

  • 3G/4G connectivity

  • Android 4.0 OS

  • 1.5 GHz dual-core processor

  • 4.3-inch qHD AMOLED (540x960) touchscreen

  • 16 GB memory

  • 8-MP camera + Full HD 1080p video capture

  • GPS navigation

  • Wireless-N Wi-Fi

  • Bluetooth 4.0

  • Personal/corporate e-mail
At a Glance

The HTC One S runs the Android 4.0 operating system (a.k.a., Ice Cream Sandwich), bringing a redesigned user interface with enhanced multitasking, notifications, full Web browsing experience, and more.

Other features include an 8-megapixel camera with Full HD 1080p video capture, 16 GB internal memory, Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity for hands-free devices and stereo music streaming, customizable home screen, GPS for navigation and location-based services, and Wi-Fi tethering to access the internet on your laptop.

Capture the Moment

Easily capture memories and share them while on the go with the advanced camera capabilities of the One S. You'll get super-fast image capture speeds--0.2 second autofocus and snap a shot in just 0.7 seconds. You'll also get great photos in adverse conditions thanks to the f/2.0 lens, which captures 40 percent more light than the f/2.4 lenses available on other high-end phones. It also comes with a Video Pic feature, which enables you to capture a photo and shoot video at the same time.

This device also has HTC ImageSense to improve camera features including lens, sensor, software and integration with a dedicated HTC ImageChip. The ImageChip increases the process rate for each image so you can take up to 99 non-stop, quick-fire shots to ensure you don’t miss the “perfect” photo. Also, with the HDR feature, your camera will take three quick shots of different exposures every time you press the shutter. It creates a single picture by taking the best lighting from each shot and combining into one, showing more detail in both the foreground and the background. Some additional camera features include:

  • HTC Video Pic: When shooting HD video, just tap the still shutter to capture a photo in 5MP quality. Later, while viewing your video, you can also easily capture other favorite still shots with a tap. It’s the best of both worlds.
  • HTC Smart Flash: This feature automatically senses the distance between the camera and object and applies up to five different flash levels, from subtle to bright. HTC Smart Flash provides the precise light needed to produce great photos.

Sharing photos to Facebook, Picasa or Flickr is a breeze--and lightning quick at 4G speeds. You'll enjoy video chats over Wi-Fi and 4G connectivity thanks to the front-facing 1.3-megapixel camera.

On-the-Go Entertainment

The HTC One S features HTC Watch--an application and service that puts an entire library of the latest, premium movies and TV shows right at your fingertips. HTC Watch uses progressive download technology that makes it possible to watch videos without waiting for a huge file to finish downloading. You can either rent or buy videos, and if purchased, you can watch them on up to five different HTC devices.

In additional to the video features, the One S sound package is ready to make this device a one stop music shop. Music features include:

  • Beats by Dr. Dre Audio: Integration of Beats across the entire multimedia experience for music, video and games.
  • HTC Sync Manager: Once connected to a computer, you can transfer songs and playlists from your music library.
  • HTC Car Stereo Clip: Accessory to bring mobile music to your car’s sound system.

You'll also be able to Hear the music the way the artists intended it to be heard with the integrated Beats Audio. Every sound is enhanced with Beats Audio and custom tuned for best audio performance with Beats Audio headsets (not included).

Vital Statistics

The HTC One S weighs 4.22 ounces and measures 5.15 x 2.55 x 0.31 inches. Its 1650 mAh lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 10.5 hours of talk time, and up to 13.2 days of standby time. It runs on T-Mobile's 4G HSPA+ networks (850 MHz;900 MHz;1800 MHz;1900 MHz;UMTS: Band I (2100);UMTS: Band IV (AWS);UMTS: Band IV (1700/2100)).

What's in the Box
HTC One S handset, charger, USB cable, quick start guide

Android Ice Cream Sandwich Operating System

The HTC One S runs the Android 4.0 operating system (dubbed Ice Cream Sandwich), which adds powerful new ways of communicating and sharing while improving on the best Android features: easy multitasking, rich notifications, customizable home screens, resizable widgets, and more.

The new Ice Cream Sandwich interface features an onscreen navigation bar that replaces the hardware buttons for Back, Home, and Menu found with older Android-powered phones. And with Google+ integration, you can video chat with groups of up to 9 friends as well as easily upload and share photos and videos. Other features include:

Face Unlock

You can now unlock your phone with just your face using the Face Unlock option. It takes advantage of the front-facing camera and state-of-the-art facial recognition technology to register a face during setup and then to recognize it again when unlocking the device. Just hold your phone in front of your face to unlock (or use a backup PIN).

And the lock screen now lets you do more without unlocking. From the slide lock screen, you can jump directly to the camera for a picture or pull down the notifications window to check for messages. When listening to music, you can even manage music tracks and see album art.

Home Screen Folders

Quickly access related apps right from the home screen by organizing apps and shortcuts into folders--just drag one app onto another to create a folder.


Multitasking is even easier and more visual in Android 4.0. The Recent Apps button lets you jump instantly from one task to another using the list in the System Bar. The list pops up to show thumbnail images of apps used recently--tapping a thumbnail switches to the app.

Voice Input

The new voice engine in Android 4.0 lets you dictate the text you want, for as long as you want, using the language you want. You can speak continuously for a prolonged time, even pausing for intervals if needed, and dictate punctuation to create correct sentences. As the voice input engine enters text, it underlines possible dictation errors in gray. After dictating, you can tap the underlined words to quickly replace them from a list of suggestions.

T-Mobile 4G Network

Short for "fourth generation," 4G is about performance and provides our fastest data speeds. We've seen average download speeds on our HSPA+ 42 Mbps-capable data stick approaching 10 Mbps with peak speeds of 27 Mbps, and download speeds approaching 8 Mbps with peak speeds of 20 Mbps on our upcoming HSPA+ 42 Mbps-capable smartphones.

T-Mobile's 4G network uses HSPA+ technology to allow simultaneous voice and data capabilities—for the ultimate wireless voice and data experience. (For example, you can make a call at the same time you're surfing the Web.) This allows many users to experience a mobile broadband experience comparable to the high-speed connections of a home or work computer.


  • Fast 4G connectivity via T-Mobile's HSPA+ networks (up to 42Mbps download speed). Where 4G isn't available, your phone will connect with T-Mobile's 3G network.
  • Wireless-N Wi-Fi networking (802.11b/g/n) for accessing home and corporate networks as well as hotspots while on the go.
  • Next-generation Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity backward compatible with older Bluetooth-enabled peripherals and includes stereo audio streaming.
  • Onboard GPS for navigation (using pre-loaded Google Maps) and location services

Communications & Internet

  • Full messaging capabilities including SMS text, MMS picture/video and IM instant messaging
  • Full HTML browser (Webkit 5) with Flash 10.1 Support
  • Personal and corporate e-mail access with support for Exchange ActiveSync as well as personal e-mail accounts (Google push, Yahoo!, POP3, IMAP).


  • 1.5 GHz Snapdragon S4 dual-core processor speeds up everything--from playing games to watching shows to opening files from work.
  • 4.3-inch qHD AMOLED (540x960)
  • MicroUSB port
  • Sensors: accelerometer, proximity, light.


  • 16 GB internal memory
  • 1 GB of RAM
  • Dropbox Integrated: 25 GB of Dropbox space, to store more than 10,000 high-quality photos


  • 8-megapixel auto-focus camera with dual LED flash and f/2.0 lens.
  • Full HD 1080p video capture with recording at 60 frames per second, slow motion playback and on-device trimmer.
  • 1.3-megapixel forward-facing camera for video chats and self portraits.


  • Music player compatible with MP3, WMA, AAC, and WAV
  • Video player compatible with MP4, M4V, AVI, WMV, and 3GP.
  • Beats by Dr. Dre integrated music capabilities


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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 2.6 x 0.3 x 5.2 inches ; 4.2 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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  • ASIN: B007W5694W
  • Item model number: One S
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars 17 customer reviews
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #612,155 in Cell Phones & Accessories (See Top 100 in Cell Phones & Accessories)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes
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Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

By Richard G. Higgins on May 7, 2012
I have had this phone for about a week now. I originally had no plans to purchase it and had not done much research on it, but when my HTC Mytouch started to wear on me, I decided to stop into T-Mobile to check out the new phones. This was set up next to the Galaxy S II which I had thought I would be picking up that day.

Let me tell you this.. I'm really digging this phone. I was initially concerned with the fact that it has only 16gb of internal storage space, but I have been pleasantly surprised with that particular design feature. The phone does come with a 23gb DROPBOX account, and given that it has a very fast and dual-core 1.5 GHz processor and runs on the 4g Network, I am seeing no reason to keep mass amounts of music and picture files on the device itself.

Coupled with things like Spotify, and Amazon Cloud streaming.. im really digging this little machine. It is sleek, lightweight and really the fastest mobile device I have owned. ( I had the original G1 Brick:) Im saying if you get a chance to go and play with this phone, you will be very happy.

The camera is 8mp which is more than enough to use for casual photo taking, and the screen is really vivid and crisp sporting a 4.3-inch qHD AMOLED Display. It also records in HD 1080p, (which I don't believe the Samsung SII does.)

As of this post, I am extremely happy with this device. Give it a try if you are looking to upgrade your T-mobile device anytime soon!
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I have had a lot of Android phones the last two years. When this came out I was weary not having a SD card but it hasn't disappointed.. With so much internet memory I have loaded all my apps at ease, and take a lot of pictures and videos which I upload to my computer easily or know they are on the cloud storage..

The picture and video quality is very nice.. Love the different effects but really haven't had much of use for them, more fun then anything ( gives that Instagram look on a few of the settings ) .. The audio is very nice, was shocked at the surround sound quality with my head phones- Beats Audio is really quite spectacular! I have normal headphones, nothing fancy and the sound is great.

Powering off and on is a must at least every other day, clears the internal cache and helps my phone run great. Have had for a month and my phone has only frozen once.. realized I hadn't turned off for a few days and wasn't using the Task Manager to close applications- By holding the power buttons for five or so seconds the phone restarted.. Battery life is great as well-I make sure I turn off wifi, gps and such when not using to help battery life.

Overall extremely happy-Love having a Android that can support my love of lots apps and so far only one freezing instance, easily remedied!
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This is a GREAT phone. There is no faster phone on the market (yet...until the quad-core Tegra 3's come out ~September) in the US. The screen is beautiful. Aside from the brightness, sharpness, and color, the AMOLED screen has two huge advantages: 1. Reduced power consumption, 2. I can read my screen with my polarized sunglasses on! Couldn't do that with previous LCD screens!

The Beats technology is great when listening on headphones. Not so great (makes it muddy) when you plug it in to a quality sound dock (still great sound on cheap sound docks). Fortunately, you can disable it right from the top pulldown when it starts up. I love it. Purists keep saying that it "ruins" the sound. They're silly. All decent portable devices sound better with a little EQ and that's what this technology is. It's designed to give you a good listening experience with headphones. This is NOT an audiophile device where purity is at a premium.

The solid metal case is sleek and tough. HTC went with no memory card and no battery access...many people see this as a negative, but it's actually allowed this to be the slimmest thing around and is squeak free (unlike other phones where the removable back gets squeaky or loose). The construction oozes quality, unlike the flimsy feel of plastic of the Samsungs out there. As for the memory card access, HTC has thrown in a free, 2-year, 25GB Dropbox account with this phone. Simply activate Dropbox at the initial setup of the phone (it walks you to this automatically on first setup), and it gives you 25GB of access-anywhere cloud stoage. That's hard to beat. On top of that, I already had an account and the 25GB was added ON TOP of my existing account, so now my account is 29.75GB. Sweet! Thanks, HTC!

This phone rocks!
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Being a T-Mobile customer for the last four to five years and a college student that loves technology I have experienced some of the best phones and some of the worst phones. This is the ONLY phone I have ever wanted to write a review about. As a customer of T-Mobile the only thing that has kept us from switching is our lack of service with other carriers. T-Mobile has been able to provide us with UMA calling which has recently been remarketed as wifi calling. In my house, we do not have regular service and I depend on the wifi calling to make phone calls and to receive texts. I have the bare minimum for data usage (200mb) a month since all I do is check my email and use limited app data.

I didn't want to explain my life story but I felt that that needed to be said since it may show any future buyers the fact that I really need a phone that I can depend on and isn't something that I want to chuck out the window every 5 minutes (my Blackberry Bold 9700 was notorious for this). The best way I can explain this phone is that it is one of the best that I have dealt with.
The texting is simple and easy since the keyboard suits me. It may not suit someone else but when I had the HTC Sensation I found the keyboard to be a pain and my text messages often displayed it with random letters where they weren't suppose to be.
Phone calls are clear, however, when making calls through the wifi calling i found there to be static and some of my callers have noticed sound in the background when I was sitting in a quiet room. T-Mobile did release an update on the 4th of June which has made the wifi calling less buggy and a lot better for myself and for my callers- less dropped calls, less static, less background noise, etc.
The speed of this phone is spectacular!
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