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Review of the HTC One S Android smartphone


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You need to turn the phone over and pop off the top in order to fit the sim card.

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The quality of the screen is excellent – it’s very bright and vivid, and very easy to read.

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Even in direct sunlight the screen performs extremely well!

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And the device is very slim and lightweight.

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Using the HTC One S

The setup of the phone is really easy, with lots of very helpful explanations on the screen.

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Android 4.0.3

As mentioned earlier, the HTC One S runs Android 4.0.3 (Ice Cream Sandwich).

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The Camera

The camera app has a number of different settings and modes, and they are all really simple to select and use.

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The picture quality is excellent.

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Final Thoughts

The screen quality is fantastic, everything looks sharp and crisp. Even though the screen resolution is less than some of it’s rivals at 960 x 540, it is still excellent.

The quality of the camera is also excellent (its 8mp), and the various options within the camera app make it even better. Close up shots were excellent, but some of the zoomed shots were a little blurry.

The handset is slim, VERY slim, and very lightweight so it won’t feel like you are carrying it around with you (just don’t forget to pick it up)!

Battery wise I found that I got a good days worth of use out of it, and when reducing what I was doing with the phone I managed to get more than a days worth. Turning off functions that you don’t need and reducing the screen brightness really do make a difference.

One thing that is missing from the HTC One S is a MicroSD slot, so you are stuck with not being able to expand the memory. For most people this shouldn’t be a problem, but if you think it will be for you, then you may want to look at a different handset.

Android 4.0.3 brings a lot of great features with it so makes an excellent addition to the device.

This is a really great mid-range handset. I haven’t yet had a chance to test out it’s big brother, the HTC One X, but the One S is worth taking a look at.

The cost of the handset varies from provider to provider, so check out the best deals before jumping.


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Have you used the HTC One S? What do you think of it? Let us know by leaving a comment below.

Andrew Edney
I am the owner and editor of this site. I have been interested in gadgets and tech since I was a little kid. I have also written a number of books on various tech subjects. I also blog for The Huffington Post and for FHM. And I am honoured to be a Microsoft MVP since January 2008 - again this year as an Xbox MVP.


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