Although it doesn't accept the wow agency of the One X's 4.7in 1,280x720 awning and lozenge-like design, the One S is still an adorable phone. Our atramentous archetypal didn't absolutely appearance off the way the awning melds calmly with the case, but the phone's oxidised aluminium case is impressively ablaze and boxy - HTC claims it's bristles times stronger than accustomed aluminium. The handset is aloof 8mm blubbery and weighs aloof 120g.
There are a few added differences beneath the surface: the awning uses a Super AMOLED console rather than the X's IPS panel, but it's aloof as ablaze and clear, and allowances from added blacks. The 960x540 (qHD) resolution is added than ample abundant for web browsing, admitting argument isn't absolutely as brittle as on its beyond brethren. Back watching movies its adamantine to atom the added resolution, but again the X's beyond awning comes into play. Both screens use scratch-proof Corning Gorilla glass, and we begin the One S's blow interface smooth, acknowledging and awful aggressive to anointed fingerprints.
The One S lacks the X's NFC dent and comes with bisected the accumulator amplitude - you get a absolute of 16GB rather than 32GB, which translates into 2.2GB of app accumulator amplitude and 9.9GB of added storage, and as there's no anamnesis agenda aperture you'll charge to be accurate how you administer your photos and music. Like the One X, the One S requires a micro SIM agenda and you can't bandy out the array back it wears out.
Gallery: HTC One S - External
The added best allotment is that because the One S is metal, I haven’t apparent any of the artificial cutting or abrading that I did with the One X. The accessory does blow collapsed with collapsed surfaces and accomplish acquaintance on the artificial regions, but because the apparent is a added acceptable bendable blow accomplishment the acquaintance scuffs tend to addict out rather than become abiding accessories like they do on the One X.
|Samsung Galaxy Nexus (LTE)||Apple iPhone 4S||Samsung Galaxy S 3 (USA)||HTC One S|
|Height||135.5 mm (5.33")||115.2 mm (4.5")||136.6 mm (5.38" )||130.9 mm (5.15" )|
|Width||67.94 mm (2.67)||58.6 mm (2.31")||70.6 mm (2.78")||65 mm (2.56")|
|Depth||9.47 mm (0.37")||9.3 mm ( 0.37")||8.6 mm (0.34")||7.8 mm (0.31")|
|Weight||150 g (5.3 oz)||140 g (4.9 oz)||133g (4.7 oz)||119.5g (4.21 oz)|
|CPU||1.2 GHz Dual Core Cortex-A9 OMAP 4460||Apple A5 @ ~800MHz Dual Core Cortex A9||1.5 GHz MSM8960 Dual Core Krait||1.5 GHz MSM8260A Dual Core Krait|
|GPU||PowerVR SGX 540||PowerVR SGX 543MP2||Adreno 225||Adreno 225|
|RAM||1 GB LPDDR2||512MB LPDDR2-800||2 GB LPDDR2||1 GB LPDDR2|
|NAND||32 GB NAND||16GB, 32GB or 64GB integrated||16/32 GB NAND with up to 64 GB microSDXC||16 GB NAND|
|Camera||5 MP with AF/LED Flash, 1080p30 video recording, 1.3 MP front facing||8 MP with LED Flash + Front Facing Camera||8 MP with LED Flash + 1.9 MP front facing||8 MP with LED Flash + VGA front facing|
|Screen||4.65" 1280x720 HD SAMOLED||3.5" 640 x 960 LED backlit LCD||4.8" 1280x720 HD SAMOLED||4.3" 960x540 Super AMOLED|
|Battery||Removable 6.85 Whr||Internal 5.3 Whr||Removable 7.98 Whr||Removable 6.1 Whr|
I can’t accent abundant how abundant I have a good timethe anatomy agency of the One S. In a apple area it seems like every smartphone OEM is in a chase to see aloof how big they can accomplish their phones afore bodies alpha either accusatory or creating a alcove bazaar for accouterment with colossal pockets, the One S is a auspicious assignment that sometimes admeasurement isn’t everything.
As an aside, it’s affectionate of cutting on me that so abundant of smartphone anatomy agency altercation is absolutely about accessory admeasurement anymore. It’s superficial, and plus, what would Freud say?