HTC One S, Blue (T-Mobile)
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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
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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.
Updated operating features with the
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Pull photos directly from your HD video
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:
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.
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:
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).
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
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.
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Top customer reviews
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!
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!
It suprised me how thin and smooth it is when I first got it. The aluminum back case gives a much better quality feeling much better than Samsung GS2's plasticy case. The size of it is just right - 4.3 inch screen - much larger than Iphone4's, but not too wide for one hand handling. The screen resolution of 960X540 means a high density of pixels and its higher than most of 800X480 4-inch screen.
light, thin, slick body;
high definition screen;
good price(I got it free after rebate-still waiting on rebate),
Free 25G DropBox space(for 2 years);
No memory card slot - it has 16G on board memory, but you only get 10G of free space to use after its reserved space for OS and Apps; thanks to the 25G of DropBox space. I can't see how 35G of space isn't enough for me right now!
No HDMI - you have to use their accessories to stream video to your TV
I really don't understand why people so crazy about Iphone, even if the phone loses signal if you don't use a phone case, and even its clock messed up at
Jan 1st, 2011, when lots of people were late for work because of their alarm clock didn't ring! Yes I admire apple been the first one to come up with a smart phone, but now its time to look at other options
Update: I received a replacement from TMobile and the new phone has not had 4G connectivity issues. This issue appears to only affect some of the phones, but still something to be aware of.
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