HTC lost a lot of ground to Samsung and other companies over the past year or so, and is trying to make up the difference with its One series. The One series includes the One V (the “value” model with the “chin”), the One S (for the “mid-range”), and the flagship One X.
HTC’s One line represents a refreshed focus on the software experience and build quality. Like we mentioned in our HTC One V review,, choice is good. For a higher-end smartphone, is the HTC One S a good choice? Read on to find out!
We know that plenty of you have been anticipating the retail launches of the HTC One X and One S in the States. Sure, you could import an international version of the One X (and the quad-core version, at that), but then you’d miss out on support for AT&T’s LTE bands. We’ve heard a lot of rumors about both these phones, and with their expected launches approaching, some additional rumors and evidence have come to our attention with the hopes of confirming some launch details.
April 25 is one date that’s been tied to release of the One S, but [...]
Choice is good, and HTC is offering three of them for those wanting to take home one of their new One series of devices. HTC’s One line represents a refreshed focus on the software experience and build quality. Essentially, HTC wants to reclaim the ground it lost in 2011 to Samsung and others, and its One series is its strategy for doing so. Its flagship One X is one of the most beautiful pieces of technology to come to market in a long time, but it’s not inexpensive. For the budget-minded, HTC also has the One V, which incorporates the keystone features of the flagship, [...]
Happy owners of the new HTC One S might cherish their phones and treat them gently but according to recent reports, the outer coating of the device — ceramic coating through micro arc oxidation — isn’t as strong as advertised. Scratches and chips are showing up and they’re not the result of any abuse.
“HTC is committed to delivering a high quality product and great experience for all our customers”, said the manufacturer. With regards to the claims, the Taiwanese company stated that “HTC takes quality very seriously and are providing all [...]
Yesterday, we looked at a new leak concerning T-Mobile’s launch plans for the HTC One S. While we had earlier heard that the phone might make its debut with the carrier on April 22, this new information seemed to reveal an April 25 arrival. Admittedly, that’s not a big change, but we’d still love to finally get some confirmation from the carrier and end this guesswork. It seems we’ll get that chance in just one week, with T-Mobile sending out invitations to a One S press event scheduled for April 18.
Assuming the carrier does intend to announce when [...]
If you’ve been paying attention to the design of smartphones over the past several months, you’ve probably noticed talk of ceramics pop-up more than once. Manufacturers are trying to look beyond the standard metal and plastic we’re used to seeing make up our phones, and into compounds with more attractive properties. Ceramics offer a lot of potential, combining low weight with high strength, as well as being friendly around radio waves. That all sounds very promising, but the devil’s in the details, and owners of the new HTC One S have been reporting already [...]
The previously rumored April 22 launch date for the T-Mobile HTC One S seems to be just a little off as new leaks indicate that the phone could be on track for an April 25 launch. We can all live with such a small delay even if we haven’t heard anything official.
It looks like carrier employees have begun their training with regards to the upcoming HTC One S. As far as the release date is concerned, the leak above seems to be pretty clear regarding the date. If you follow the big green arrow you’ll see that the HTC One S launches on April 25. If you want to see more [...]
So far, we’ve heard HTC announce the One S, learned the phone will be coming to T-Mobile in the States, and given it a quick hands-on at the Mobile World Congress. Since then, the phone’s popped-up in a video where, while the hardware still looked like the international version, with no special carrier badging, the software on the phone clearly made it out to be the One S as it will come to T-Mobile. We’ve also finally heard our first rumor about a possible retail launch date for the phone, which could arrive on April 22. Tonight we get to see the T-Mobile version of [...]
Watch this week’s Android Revolution as we go through what’s hot and what’s not inside the world of Google’s Android project. In today’s show we start by discussing all the release dates and release rumors for the HTC One X, S and V, which are closer to a wallet near you. We later talk about NVIDIA’s recent affirmation that $200 Quad-core Android tablets are possible, and why. We then go through all the Verizon devices that are likely to get Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich in the next coming days. We spend some time going through this week’s [...]
We just heard about the release plans for HTC’s One-series of Androids in Europe, but we’re still partially in the dark when it comes to the company’s plan for the lineup in the States. There have been plenty of signs lately pointing to the coming release of the One S on T-Mobile, from its certification at the FCC, to some video surfacing showing an in-development One S running T-Mobile software. It’s been looking like the phone is nearly ready to go, but we haven’t had much of a guess for exactly when to expect it. A new leak out today attempts to [...]
HTC came to Mobile World Congress with its brand new One series of smartphones which includes the flagship One X alongside the One S and the One V. The Taiwanese manufacturer announced the availability for the entire series for some regions in Europe.
If you are living in Germany, Austria or Switzerland, you’ll gladly find out that the One X, One S and One V will be available starting April 2, which is next Monday. If you’re interested in more details (such as technical specifications), make sure to check out our related posts for each phone and don’t miss our [...]
Shortly after HTC formally revealed its new One-series of Androids, we learned that T-Mobile was planning to introduce the phone to the US market. The carrier put up a page for the phone with some information on it and a way to sign-up for more info, but it didn’t have anything like a release date to share. As we wait to learn the details of its launch, a video of the One S has surfaced, showing the phone running on T-Mobile.
The interesting thing about the handset in this video is the absence of T-Mobile branding; the image of the phone hosted on the carrier’s site [...]
If you live in the U.K., you can already pre-order the HTC One X and the HTC One S from at least one retailer but now Vodafone U.K. has listed both phones on its website for those who want to secure their unit.
Both phones are listed as free for monthly contracts above £41 (for the One X) and £36 (for the One S). You can also choose a cheaper monthly contract but then you’ll have to pay anywhere between £299 and £99 for the One X, depending on the agreement (£199 and £99 options for cheaper contracts with the One S). To check out further details and plans, make sure to [...]
A new HTC device just saw its certification documents published by the FCC. The paperwork makes it clear that it’s a smartphone, but offers us precious little insight into the phone’s true identity. Just what HTC handset might we be looking at here?
The model in question is the HTC PK76110. That number doesn’t look like it’s been tied to any known upcoming HTC phone; the only real hits on it trace back to a WiFi Alliance certification from last month.
Delving into the FCC docs, we get a basic look at the phone’s dimensions from its antenna [...]
HTC’s 2012 Android line is all about the One phones, with the X and S enjoying their MWC debut — while the One V only saw an non-functional but rather pleasurable introduction. The details regarding the One X and the One S are already out there but there is no exact information on availability.
According to e-tailer Phones4U, the One X and the One S, on pre-order in the U.K. online with the aforementioned merchant, will be both shipping starting April 6. There were some reports of possible delays due to Snapdragon S4 chips but we sure hope it’s not the case and [...]
It’s that time of the year again, when we’re both happy and sad, excited and disappointed all at the same time. Last year’s Mobile World Congress was all about three things: Android, 3D and speed offered by emerging dual-core processors. This year’s show was not that much different at all, if you come to think of it.
It’s safe to assume that everyone who was there — or following our MWC coverage — understands that, again, Android was all over the place. With or without Ice Cream Sandwich on smartphones or tablets, the Google platform [...]
If the rumors we’re hearing today about smartphone delays are accurate, we’re going to be looking at a lot of handsets coming out quite a bit later than we’d like. We just looked at Nokia’s Lumia 900 and the theory that it wouldn’t land at AT&T until late April. That was bad enough, but this next rumor has the potential to affect a whole lot more smartphone customers.
Supposedly, semiconductor manufacturer TSMC in Taiwan abruptly halted fabrication of chips made with a 28-nanometer process sometime last month. The details on just why it may [...]
There should be no doubt at all that Nokia went all in — and won it all — when it comes to imaging on a phone with its latest PureView 808, a Belle smartphone that has a 41-megapixel imaging sensor. However, HTC is proud of the imaging capabilities on its One line-up, even if the specs are “no PureView”.
Following the source link below you’ll get to HTC’s Facebook page where the manufacturer has uploaded some sample images, claiming to be taken with a One phone. There’s no word on which one but, the One V being ruled out, we suppose [...]
We’ve heard about HTC’s upcoming Sense 4.0 (to run on top of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich) on the new “One” line-up since the end of January but it was only now that we managed to take a good look at what the Taiwanese company was preparing.
HTC Sense 4.0 is trying to make Android a little nicer and more intuitive on the HTC One X, HTC One S (and One V, whenever that will be ready) but the phone we tested it on (One S) was a little slow for the needs of Sense 4.0 (maybe because of the slower, dual-core processor, opposed to the quad-core on a variant of [...]
The other day we brought you a hands-on with the new HTC One X and this time we’d like to show you a quick video where we compare the new HTC phone with some of the hottest devices on the market at the moment.
We stack the One X up against the Samsung Google Galaxy Nexus, the Samsung Galaxy S II, the Apple iPhone 4S and the other new HTC device, the One S. We’re looking at outer aspect, physical dimenions, screen visibility, pocketability and more so make sure to check out the video below!