- 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
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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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!
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!
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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.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
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The phone runs great. However, a common issue with this phone is that it is permanently stuck in 2G, and cannot access 3G or 4G. Read morePublished on December 19, 2012 by C. Lowell
I'll just make a list rather than an essay like others have done ;)
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