HTC One S Android Smartphone

HTC One S Android Smartphone Price in Singapore, Features, and Other Info: One S from HTC is a top of the line camera phone that gives emphasis on pictures, music, as well as connectivity. It is part of the company’s new premium brand of Android 4.0 enabled smartphones, and closely follows in on the footsteps of the widely successful HTC One X.

Physically, the HTC One S is a rather good-looking device. It has a svelte chassis, and is marketed as the thinnest handset HTC has ever made (7.8 mm in thickness). Length-wise, it is also kind of tall, around the same size as the HTC Sensation XE. Overall, it measures 130.9 x 65 x 7.8 mm and weighs a mere 119 grams, which is kind of insignificant.

The chassis of the HTC One S is made from micro arc oxidization treated aluminum, the same technique that satellite maker use to coat their crafts. This seems so well with the looks category but its gives the smartphone a rather slippery feel, adding into the fact that it is already very thin and very tall all at the same time. Expect to have it slipping out of the hands and into the floor within the first few weeks of having it.

The HTC One S lacks the HTC One X’s slightly curved back for added support, and even though it comes covered with Corning Gorilla glass, it is still not robust specially when dropped a couple of times. The design is pretty much minimalist, with the front built around the One S’ incredible display. There is a power/lock button and 3.5mm headset jack on top, a volume rocker on the right, and a micro USB socket on the left. On the bottom is a tiny microphone hole and nothing else.

The rear of the HTC One S holds the speaker, some logos, and the camera with its accompanying LED flash. There is also a small area on the back that allows for the insertion of a microSIM. There is no access to the battery and the memory is unfortunately not expandable. The layout is pretty much safe, but given the smartphone’s tallness, there is a certain amount of leverage to unlock the phone, which doesn’t give it an ergonomic advantage at all. There are three Android associated soft keys at the bottom. The smartphone also comes with Beats Audio for its sounds enhancement.

As mentioned, the first that probably one will notice about the HTC One S is the huge black, glossy display on the front, which was pushed even beyond the protective glass covering. The screen measures 4.3 inches in diagonal and has a resolution of 540 x 960 pixels. Although it is not as sharp as the HTC One X or the iPhone 4S, it is quite decent. The AMOLED display makes the colors come out bright and vivid, and very nicely made out even though it doesn’t have the “Plus” part. Even at a couple of feet away, that screen still looks incredible.

Another exciting aspect of the HTC One S is its camera. Overall, it is probably the best camera any smartphone ever has given its pairing with its software. The smartphone features a rear facing 8 MP shooter that comes with HTC’s Image Sense technology, and has a dedicated chip built into the handset. It has autofocus, LED flash, as well as BSI sensor that makes it adept at low light settings. It contains a lens with an F2.0 aperture and a width of 28 mm. The camera is also capable of recording full HD videos at 1080p. The camera is able to take a picture even while HD recording, and is capable of continuous shooting. Autoflash can detect the distance of the subject from the camera so that it can adjust accordingly, while the video mode has a video stabilization feature that removes shaky motion. The phone also has a front facing camera in VGA format.

The HTC One S runs on a dual core 1.5 GHz processor, uses 1GB worth of RAM, and has an internal fixed memory of 16GB. As mentioned, it runs on the latest version of Android, or version 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. It has Bluetooth 4.0 with aptX, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, and DLNA to wirelessly stream it with a compatible TV or computer. Performance is incredible, with even the minutest of tasks coming out as smoothly as ever. HTC seems to have produced another flyer thanks to its ability to comprehensively pair hardware with software.

Overall, despite some issues, the HTC One S is really an incredible, stylish smartphone.

HTC One S Android Smartphone Price in Singapore Dollar (SGD): Approximately S$ 780.00

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