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HTC One S review - plenty of X appeal, but smaller


Review by Michael Oryl on Monday April 02, 2012.

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Score

4.6 stars
"Excellent"

(How we score)


Beautiful design, fantastic call audio, improved Sense user interface, fast camera with great UI, buttery smooth Qualcomm S4 processor
Non-swappable battery, no 4G data support, slightly less sexy specs than the One X

Summary

Though the HTC One S might find itself overshadowed by its quad-core endowed brother, the One X, this device has nothing to be ashamed of. It features a far more hand-friendly design, is available with a cool micro-arc oxidized aluminum body, and makes use of the exact same software and 8 megapixel camera as the X.

Where you "lose" a bit with the S is its 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor (if you can really call that a loss) and the fact that its otherwise brilliant 4.3-inch AMOLED display has only qHD (540 x 960 pixel) resolution. If neither of those things bother you, and, quite honestly, they shouldn't, then feel free to look past the flagship One X smartphone and take a good, hard look at its equally capable One S brother.

You won't be sorry that you did.

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Michael Oryl
Michael is the Philadelphia based owner and former editor-in-chief of MobileBurn.com. You can follow him on Twitter as @MichaelOryl

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