HTC’s latest developments in the smartphone market are rather exiting actually, they’ve finally moved on from their Desire line of phones to something new, the “One” series, with The One X sitting at the top, the One V at the bottom and the One S in between.
At 7.8mm the One S is the slimmest phone HTC have made, with it’s simple, streamlined design. The screen is 4.3” big, but it’s PenTile which is not a good thing . It actually beats it’s older brother in many ways, for instance, it has higher benchmarks than the One X in some tests and also trumps it in battery life. It has a dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon clocked at 1.5GHz with 1GB of RAM and 16GB of internal memory, sadly though, only about 10GB of that is available to the user. The 8-megapixel camera is identical to one in the One X and takes pretty good photos considering it is a mid-range smartphone.
Technology is improving everyday, and what only select phones had a little more than a year ago, people are expecting to be standard now, which is why it’s disappointing that the One S doesn’t have NFC. But, for now we can definitely live without it.
This phone comes with a deal breaker though, HTC may call it their mid range phone, but they certainly forgot to price it accordingly, it almost costs as much as the One X. It has it’s advantages though, being more compact and much thinner than its bigger brother, it’s great for jet setters or people who wear skinny jeans (the One X can be a pain to fit in skinny jeans pockets), or people who need the slightly better battery life. It is also made of aluminum rather than the poly carbonate from many other high end phones like the Galaxy S 3. Overall, it’s a great phone with great build quality, a great processor, a great display and great potential, but I just can’t recommend this phone to anybody because shelling out a little more money can get you an even better one, the One X.
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