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The HTC One S is an ultra-thin (7.95mm) Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich smartphone, coming exclusively to T-mobile in the US. The One S features a aluminum unibody construction, is powered by the new Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 dual-core SoC clocked at 1.5GHz, and features a 4.3-inch qHD (960 x 540) display. HTC has put a new version of its Sense skin 4.0 on top of Google's operating system, and also added Beats Audio integration.

Description

The HTC Sensation 4G is a Android 2.3 smartphone that features a Qualcomm 8260 dual core 1.2 GHz Snapdragon processor, HTC Sense UI skin, 768 MB RAM, 4 GB internal storage, 8 GB microSD card, 4.3-inch LCD HD screen, a 8-megapixel camera with autofocus, dual-LED, and a rechargeable lithium-ion battery.

The Nexus S by Samsung was the second Google phone and it was manufactured by Samsung to offer a pure Android experience, like the Nexus One before it. The phone was based off of the popular Galaxy S variants, but it differed from its brethren by offering a curved 4-inch Super AMOLED screen, dubbed the "contour display." Inside, an NFC chip for wireless data transmission and credit card payments can be found.

The Samsung Galaxy S II is T-Mobile's edition of the flagship Samsung Android phone. The phone runs Android 2.3.5 skinned with Samsung's TouchWiz UI. It sports Samsung's Super AMOLED Plus 800 x 480, 4.52-inch screen. The phone is powered by a 1.5 Ghz dual-core Snapdragon S3 processor. In addition, the phone also supports Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n and comes with 16GB of onboard storage with an expandable microSD slot.

  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: Apr. 25, 2012
  • Price at launch: $199.99

Availability

  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: Jun. 12, 2011
  • Price at launch: $200.00
  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: Dec. 16, 2010
  • Price at launch: $199.00
  • Status: Available
  • Price at launch: $229.99

Also Known As...

  • Alias: Sensation
  • FCC ID: NM8PG58110, NM8PG58130 , NM8PG58100
  • Alias: GT-i9023, i9023, GT-i9020a, i9020a, GT-i9020t, i9020t
  • FCC ID: A3LGTI9020A, A3LGTI9020T, A3LGTI9020
  • Height: 5.15 inches
  • Width: 2.56 inches
  • Thickness: 0.31 inches
  • Weight: 0.27 pounds
  • Form factor: Slab
  • Color: White / Black
  • Loudspeaker: Yes

Hardware

  • Height: 5 inches
  • Width: 2.6 inches
  • Thickness: 0.44 inches
  • Weight: 0.32 pounds
  • Form factor: Slab
  • Color: Gray / Black
  • Height: 4.88 inches
  • Width: 2.48 inches
  • Thickness: 0.43 inches
  • Weight: 0.28 pounds
  • Form factor: Slab
  • Color: Black, Black / White
  • Noise cancellation: Software
  • Height: 5.1 inches
  • Width: 2.7 inches
  • Thickness: 0.38 inches
  • Weight: 0.29 pounds
  • Form factor: Slab
  • Color: Black
  • Noise cancellation: Hardware (multi-mic)
  • Screen size (diagonal): 4.3 inches
  • Technology: AMOLED
  • Pixel arrangement: PenTile
  • Resolution (Y): 960 px
  • Resolution (X): 540 px
  • PPI: 256
  • Touchscreen type: Capacitive

Display

  • Screen size (diagonal): 4.3 inches
  • Technology: Super LCD
  • Pixel arrangement: RGB
  • Resolution (Y): 960 px
  • Resolution (X): 540 px
  • PPI: 256
  • Touchscreen type: Capacitive
  • Screen size (diagonal): 4 inches, 4 inches
  • Technology: Super LCD, Super AMOLED
  • Pixel arrangement: RGB
  • Resolution (Y): 800 px, 800 px
  • Resolution (X): 480 px, 480 px
  • PPI: 233, 233
  • Touchscreen type: Capacitive, Capacitive
  • Screen size (diagonal): 4.52 inches
  • Technology: Super AMOLED Plus
  • Pixel arrangement: RGB
  • Resolution (Y): 800 px
  • Resolution (X): 480 px
  • PPI: 206
  • Touchscreen type: Capacitive
  • Carriers: T-Mobile
  • GSM: Yes
  • UMTS / HSPA: Yes
  • Max WWAN downlink speed: 42 Mbps
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi support: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b
  • GPS: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Bluetooth version: Bluetooth 4.0
  • Media streaming: DLNA

Connectivity

  • Carriers: T-Mobile
  • Other carriers: Vodafone
  • GSM: Yes
  • GSM frequencies supported: 1900, 1800, 900, 850
  • UMTS / HSPA: Yes
  • UMTS frequencies supported: 900, 2100, 1700
  • Max WWAN downlink speed: 14.4 Mbps
  • Max WWAN uplink speed: 5.76 Mbps
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi support: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b
  • 802.11n frequencies: 2.4GHz
  • GPS: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Bluetooth version: Bluetooth 3.0 + HS
  • Tethering / mobile hotspot: Yes
  • Media streaming: DLNA
  • Carriers: T-Mobile, AT&T
  • GSM: Yes
  • GSM frequencies supported: 1900, 1800, 900, 850
  • UMTS / HSPA: Yes
  • UMTS frequencies supported: 900, 2100, 1700, 1900, 850
  • Max WWAN downlink speed: 7.2 Mbps
  • Max WWAN uplink speed: 5.76 Mbps
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi support: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b
  • 802.11n frequencies: 2.4GHz
  • GPS: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Bluetooth version: Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
  • NFC support: Yes
  • Tethering / mobile hotspot: Yes
  • Carriers: T-Mobile
  • GSM: Yes
  • GSM frequencies supported: 1900, 1800, 900, 850
  • UMTS / HSPA: Yes
  • UMTS frequencies supported: 2100, 1700, 850
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi support: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11a
  • GPS: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Bluetooth version: Bluetooth 3.0 + HS
  • Tethering / mobile hotspot: Yes
  • Media streaming: DLNA

Modem

  • Sim card: Yes
  • Manufacturer: Qualcomm
  • Brand / family: Snapdragon S4
  • Clock speed: 1.5 GHz
  • Number of cores: 2

Processor

  • Manufacturer: Qualcomm
  • Brand / family: Snapdragon
  • Model: MSM 8620
  • Clock speed: 1.2 GHz
  • Number of cores: 2
  • Manufacturer: Samsung
  • Brand / family: Hummingbird
  • Clock speed: 1 GHz
  • Manufacturer: Qualcomm
  • Brand / family: Snapdragon S3
  • Clock speed: 1.5 GHz
  • Number of cores: 2
  • Manufacturer: Qualcomm
  • Model: Adreno 225

GPU

  • RAM size: 1 GB

Memory

  • RAM size: 768 MB
  • RAM size: 512 MB
  • RAM size: 1 GB
  • Internal size: 16 GB
  • External: No

Storage

  • Internal size: 1 GB
  • External: Yes
  • Max external size: 32 GB
  • External type: microSD
  • Internal size: 16 GB
  • External: No
  • Internal size: 16 GB
  • External: Yes
  • Max external size: 32 GB
  • External type: microSD
  • Resolution: 0.3 megapixels
  • Video resolution: VGA

Front Camera

  • Video resolution: VGA
  • Resolution: 0.3 megapixels
  • Resolution: 2 megapixels
  • Video resolution: VGA
  • Resolution: 8 megapixels
  • Flash: LED
  • Focus type: Autofocus
  • Video resolution: 1080p

Rear Camera

  • Resolution: 8 megapixels
  • Flash: Dual LED
  • Focus type: Autofocus
  • Video resolution: 1080p
  • Video framerate: 30
  • Resolution: 5 megapixels
  • Flash: LED
  • Focus type: Autofocus
  • Video resolution: 720p
  • Resolution: 8 megapixels
  • Flash: LED
  • Focus type: Autofocus
  • Video resolution: 1080p
  • Operating system: Android
  • Skin: Sense 4
  • Launch OS version: 4.0.3

Software

  • Operating system: Android
  • Skin: Sense
  • Launch OS version: 2.3
  • Operating system: Android
  • Launch OS version: 2.3
  • Notable apps: Tags
  • Operating system: Android
  • Skin: TouchWiz
  • Launch OS version: 2.3.5
  • Video out: Yes
  • Headphone jack: 3.5mm
  • Other ports: MHL

Interface

  • Video out: Yes
  • Headphone jack: 3.5mm
  • Other ports: Micro USB
  • Headphone jack: 3.5mm
  • Other ports: Micro USB
  • Headphone jack: 3.5mm
  • Other ports: Micro USB, MHL
Proximity, Ambient light, Accelerometer

Sensors

Compass (Magnetometer), Proximity, Ambient light, Gyroscope, Accelerometer
Compass (Magnetometer), Proximity, Ambient light, Gyroscope, Accelerometer
Proximity, Ambient light, Gyroscope, Accelerometer
  • Capacity: 1650 mAh
  • Removable: No

Battery

  • Capacity: 1520 mAh
  • Removable: Yes
  • Capacity: 1500 mAh
  • Removable: Yes
  • Capacity: 1850 mAh
  • Removable: Yes
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