The HTC One S is the middle phone in HTC’s One Series trio, sitting between the flagship HTC One X and HTC One V.
Just 7.6mm deep, it’s a compact and attractive phone. The generous 4.3-inch screen has a resolution of 540×960, which should ensure text is sharp, and it’s a great size for watching movies or playing games. It’s also made of tough Gorilla Glass.
The HTC One S comes in two versions. Ceramic Metal and Gradient Metal. Micro arc oxidation has been applied to the Ceramic Metal version, to help protect against scratches.
HTC has totally revamped the camera on the entire One Series. The One S includes an 8-megapixel camera with autofocus and an LED flash for low-light shooting. It also has an aperture of f/2 and a 28mm lens.
It also captures full HD movies at 1080p. The secondary VGA camera on the front for making video calls using Skype. A built-in stabiliser helps reduce the effect of camera shake which can spoil footage.
Beats Audio is on board too and can be applied to movies and music.
The HTC One S includes a dual-core 1.5GHz processor with 1GB RAM, these specifications ensure web pages should load quickly and you’ll be able to swap quickly between applications.
Running Google’s Android 4.0 operating system – also known as Ice Cream Sandwich – which is overlayed with HTC Sense – HTC’s own ‘skin’ which is incredibly user-friendly. Of course you can download apps from the Android Market too.
The HTC One S is a really exciting handset – as well as being stylish, the spec sheet is impressive. We’ll bring you a full review as soon as possible.
|Multicore(dual core, quad core)||Wi-Fi|
|Coverage (Band)||Quad||Internal Memory||16 GB|
|Dimensions||65 x 130 x 8 mm||USB|
|Talk time||TBC||Push e-mail||TBC|
|Video Camera||Wireless Tethering|
|Front Facing Camera||Memory Card|
|Front Facing Camera Resolution||VGA||NFC|
|Audio Player||Video Calling|
|3.5mm Headphone Jack||HDMI|