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Key Specs
  • Display 4.30-inch (540x960)
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4
  • Front Camera 0.3MP
  • Rear Camera 8MP
  • RAM 1GB
  • Storage 16GB
  • Battery Capacity 1650mAh
  • OS Android 4
  • Market StatusReleased
  • Release DateJune 2012

HTC One S Review

By Gaurav Shukla (Jun 27, 2012)
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Taiwanese manufacturer HTC may have skipped the Consumer Electronics Show this year, but it was certainly back with a bang for the Mobile World Congress. The company showcased three very important smartphones as part of its One series at the event - its flagship One X, mid-range One V and it's thinnest smartphone till date, the One S.Despite being just 7.8mm thick, the HTC One S packs in some power. It comes with a 1.7GHz Qualcomm S3 processor and 1GB RAM. Will this sleek smartphone be able to catch the fancy of Indian consumers? We will find out in this review.

HTC One S Summary

HTC One S smartphone was launched in June 2012. The phone comes with a 4.30-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 540x960 pixels at a pixel density of 256 pixels per inch (ppi). HTC One S is powered by a 1.7GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 (Krait) processor. It comes with 1GB of RAM. The HTC One S runs Android 4 and is powered by a 1650mAh non-removable battery.

As far as the cameras are concerned, the HTC One S on the rear packs 8-megapixel camera. It sports a 0.3-megapixel camera on the front for selfies.

HTC One S based on Android 4 and packs 16GB of inbuilt storage. The HTC One S is a single SIM (GSM) smartphone that accepts a Micro-SIM card. The HTC One S measures 130.90 x 65.00 x 7.80mm (height x width x thickness) and weighs 119.50 grams.

Connectivity options on the HTC One S include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth v4.00, FM radioMobile High-Definition Link (MHL), and 3G. Sensors on the phone include accelerometer, ambient light sensor, gyroscope, proximity sensor, and compass/ magnetometer.

As of 6th August 2020, HTC One S price in India starts at Rs. 17,172.

HTC One S Price in India

Product Name Price in India
HTC One S (1GB RAM, 16GB) - Red 17,172
HTC One S (1GB RAM, 16GB) - Black 36,900

HTC One S price in India starts from ₹ 17,172. The lowest price of HTC One S is ₹ 17,172 at Amazon on 6th August 2020.

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HTC One S Full Specifications

Brand HTC
Model One S
Release date June 2012
Form factor Bar
Dimensions (mm) 130.90 x 65.00 x 7.80
Weight (g) 119.50
Battery capacity (mAh) 1650
Removable battery No
Screen size (inches) 4.30
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 540x960 pixels
Pixels per inch (PPI) 256
Processor 1.7GHz dual-core
Processor make Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 (Krait)
Internal storage 16GB
Expandable storage No
Rear camera 8-megapixel
Rear flash LED
Front camera 0.3-megapixel
Operating system Android 4
Wi-Fi Yes
Bluetooth Yes, v 4.00
Infrared No
Headphones 3.5mm
FM Yes
Number of SIMs 1
Wi-Fi Direct No
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL) Yes
SIM Type Micro-SIM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE No
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) No
Compass/ Magnetometer Yes
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes
Gyroscope Yes
Barometer No
Temperature sensor No
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  • overall good
    Asman Singh (Jun 5, 2014) on Gadgets 360
    good: Thee Htc one S has awesome touch feature. you will get addicted to the feather touch of htc. when i had initially purchased it, all my friends had mocked me, but now i am happy for purchasing it. The phone does not gets hanged at all as compared to samsung galaxy and sony experia(friends review). the battery life after up-gradation of software is awesome. it can last for more than a day with call and internet.Without net connection it can last for more than 2 days.It has got an intelligent camera functionality. Bad: the only bad thing about the phone is its front camera. wish htc improves it in its next product. By the way i purchased the product at rs.20,000. so i think the price quotation is wrong here
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  • but its really smoooooth..
    Lukky Kalra (Sep 1, 2012) on Flipkart
    whatever u folks say..i have raped my phone with every heavy game n app...n guess what...NO i don't care if it's S3 or S4..i'm loving it..gr8 looks..nice camera n yes it feels good to hold it...go, buy readers...) :)
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  • I Think It's Quite Worthy!!!!!!
    VedVyas Bharti (Jul 1, 2012) on Flipkart
    I know It Misses The s4 Krait Processor Which Thrashes The nvidia tegra3 and Is head to head with the Exynos Of the Sgs3 But I don't want To Run Windows xp/7 on my One S.I Just Want To run The Ics And it runs Buttery Smooth on the s3 And As everyone Knows It's Not The Fault By Htc It's By Qualcomm Which can't Fulfill The needs Of s4 Soc. I think It's Far Better In Terms of looks,Music,screen,Processor And Everything By it's competetor Galaxy s2 and Xperia s. I Think It's The Best
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  • Most misunderstood phone
    Soumen (Oct 1, 2012) on Flipkart
    Gys before cursing this phone please enquire about the benchmark it scores it is nothing less than sensational. Quadrant benchmark, the One S managed 4,877, Antutu benchmark, the One S scored a very respectable 6,886 -- beating the Sony Xperia S and the Samsung Galaxy S2 (4886 & 5112 resp). fact is that it is 1.7ghz dual core not quad core so battery of 1650mah battery is also sufficient.yesterday i saw it and it is one othe cutest and well polished phone yet made by htc. that why it managed to get 4.5/5 rating from CNET REVIEW. PLEASE experience it before making any decision.
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  • Best Phone I have ever experienced !
    Abhijay Kapoor (Oct 1, 2012) on Flipkart
    I still doesn't have this phone. But yes I have experienced a friend's device. And this is superb. After using it and experiencing such a smooth experience I felt like writing a review. All you guys who straight away slam this phone are no experts just lame people who go by specifications. The 29k Xperia S and Galaxy Note still uses the same S3 processor. S4 would've made it better but S3 is no less. About the feel and display superbly awesome,the best I have experienced.. It feels so good in your palm. Truly feels like an Iphone5 killer. S3 mini should be slammed getting released at 28k and not matching even d 20k phones specs. Call Quality and battery both are good. Pros - Sturdy Feel. Display. Htc Sense 4.0. Beautiful Camera.Smooth operations. Cons - Memory, Qhd screen(720p-would'v been perfect), Average battery life. I am going to buy this asap!
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  • awesome phone
    Ankit Gupta (Oct 1, 2012) on Flipkart
    Dude whatever u say, this phone is fantastic. Though it has inferior processor, its overclock to 1.7ghz so it becomes a bit fast. So no need of s4 processor.... I purchased dis phone FROM flipkart and its working fine... Really amazing camera and authentic sound...... But it doesn't have beats by Dr dre earphone in the box which is slight disappointing' cos even HTC sensation xe has it.... And its better than s2
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  • Fantastic phone ... don't go by negative reviews
    Akshath (Oct 1, 2012) on Flipkart
    I have used this phone for 3 weeks now and I haven't found any of the problems mentioned in all the forums. I pitted this against a Galaxy S3 and OneS outperformed galaxyS3 (plastic) in every area that you will use on a daily basis. Unless you want to replace your mainframe with your phone I would recommend this phone to all. To all the people cribbing about snapdragon S3 vs S4 well its not HTC but Qualcomm who is having a problem supplying it. But HTC has put the processor that powered the Galaxy Note and no one had any bad reviews on that phone. Pros- SuperAMOLED+gorilla glass, METAL BODY, awesome camera, beautiful screen, no lag, super processor, The right screen size for single hand use Cons- Having to tolerate jealous Galaxy S3 users -) And more thing ... the phone that you need to compare this to is the iphone 4S and OneS beats it in all departments (my sis uses a iphone 4S)except I can drop the iphone and it will still work flawlessly .. i haven't dared to drop this one yet :-) Congratulations to all who bought the phone .
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  • awesome phone with some limitation
    SANDEEP RATHORE (Nov 1, 2012) on Flipkart
    hello guys i have already htc chacha & its worst phone ever, but just opposite htc one is a such a nice phone with some limitation & high no expendable memory company told 16 gb internal memory but its only 9gb approx.for application download 2 gb memory micro sim was one more disadvantage but the bright thins i 1-its screen quality 2 camera is awesome 3 compatible with all video files 4 feather touch panel 5 nice battery back-up 6 very slim & sweet design.
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  • Don't go by wrong reviews
    Pawandeep Singh (Oct 1, 2012) on Flipkart
    Phone is really good.. i am using it from a week... user interface HTC SENSE 4 is good/ comes with runs great on it.. it is really sleak & slimmmmmm....... in looks its is 10/10 screen:10/10 very good screen far better than Iphone 4S & S2. performance:9/10 battery back up: 7/10 drain out in 24 hrs(it is an android phone) gets heated up some times on playing heavy games... Otherwise Overall..... IT WORKS SUPERBLY... Its not HTC's fault if supplier is not able to provide them the processor what dey can do??? dey have to go do some modifications to launch the product... very simple even if u would have been the owner... u too would have taken same decision.... hmmm nthng wrong in it......
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  • best in technology, best in built quality at 25k
    Anurag Bisht (Oct 1, 2012) on Flipkart
    though initially priced at 33k now its 25k which justify . features to bother- 1. if u are worried about 1.7ghz s3,why not 1.5 ghz s4 processor, believe me u wont notice any difference unless u have used later one 2. battery life is not bad, 1.7ghz manages to keep it running for a day on continuous usage, just keep track of background process 3. camera is best u could get at 25k with htc image chip, no shutter lag, fast yaah 4. 1 gb of ram out of which u get about 500mb free, next update sense 4.1 will resolve this issue( battery will be improved) 5.worried about no sd card, believe me i was too, but when i got this phone i got 9gb free and 2.2gb for apps which can be stored on its 9gb as well, the phone is blazingly fast because of its own flash storage, upto 16x faster than sd card so even 9gb can be used wisely and its faster than sd card 6. last but not the least dont compare with samsung, if u have used samsung's user interface, taste ""htc sense"" and i bet u will never switch back to any phone except htc! i bought from snapdeal!
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