Verge Review

Note: Our original review was of the unlocked, GSM One S. We've updated the review with impressions and tests of the $199 (with contract) T-Mobile model as well. Check out the Hardware, Connectivity and Software sections to see the biggest differences between the two devices, which are generally quite similar. When I first saw the HTC One series, in that top secret subterranean bunker where HTC likes to preview its phones, my attention and desire were immediately drawn by the One S. I didn't...

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Basic Specs

Thickness 0.31 inches
Weight 0.26 pounds
Form factor Slab
Screen size (diagonal) 4.3 inches
Operating system Android
Launch OS version 4.0

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Tech Specs


Height 5.15 inches
Width 2.56 inches
Thickness 0.31 inches
Weight 0.26 pounds
Form factor Slab
Color Black / Red, Grey / Blue
Loudspeaker Yes


Screen size (diagonal) 4.3 inches
Technology AMOLED
Resolution (Y) 960 px
Resolution (X) 540 px
PPI 256
Touchscreen type Capacitive


GSM frequencies supported 1900, 1800, 900, 850
UMTS frequencies supported 2100, 1700, 1900
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi support 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth version Bluetooth 4.0
Media streaming DLNA


Manufacturer Qualcomm
Brand / family Snapdragon S4
Clock speed 1.5 GHz
Number of cores 2


Manufacturer Qualcomm
Model Adreno 225


RAM size 1 GB


Internal size 16 GB
External No

Front Camera

Resolution 0.3 megapixels
Video resolution VGA

Rear Camera

Resolution 8 megapixels
Flash LED
Focus type Autofocus
Video resolution 1080p


Operating system Android
Skin Sense 4
Launch OS version 4.0


Video out Yes
Headphone jack 3.5mm
Other ports MHL


Sensors Proximity, Ambient light, Accelerometer


Capacity 1650 mAh
Removable No


Quadrant 5141
Vellamo 2420
GLBenchmark 720p 57 FPS
GLBenchmark 1080p 29 FPS
AnTuTu 7107

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  • 9.0
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    Reviewed by Brooski (Currently owns)

    This is my favorite phone that I have ever owned (yes, I have owned an iPhone) . The design is fantastic. The thinness is great, and the phone is very sleek. The camera is the best phone camera I have ever used. The battery life can go by quickly at times, but usually it lasts long enough. The software is the best thing about this phone. Ice Cream Sandwich works perfectly on this device, and the One S should receive Jelly Bean, making it even better. I think the One S has the iPhone beat in both hardware and software. It is thinner and nicer-looking than the iPhone, and I personally think Ice Cream Sandwich is miles above iOS 5. The iPhone has become stale and outdated, and this phone give you ten times the freedom that the iPhone gives you. The HTC One S is perfect for me, and I would recommend it to anyone.

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    • Design 10
    • Display 8
    • Camera(s) 10
    • Reception / call quality 6
    • Performance 10
    • Software 10
    • Battery life 6
    • Ecosystem 10
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