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Good: Camera, internet browsing
Bad: Battery life, the ceramic back covering flakes off, sometimes crashes due to poor signal
Comment: Well first of all, I do love my phone. I've owned it since June 2012 and never had that many issues with it, up until recently. Firstly, the camera, the customisation aspects and the browsing speeds are very impressive. However, these are somewhat shadowed by the bad aspects of the phone. Many people have been reporting the phone to lag when the signal is very weak, this has happened to me. It is even hard for me to send a text message. Also, the touch responsive buttons sometimes go crazy as if im repeatedly pressing them (when i'm not). Finally the battery life soon drains. I find myself repeatedly sticking the phone on charge throughout the day. Now i've only had it since june, so im gonna hang on to it for a while. I can live with these few glitches. Overall, its a good phone and i do like it, it just annoys me when things go wrong.
Good: Stylish design, look high class. with super fast processor, no lag so far . Light and handy
Bad: But yet due to the light weight. sumtime I hard to find a balance point of the phone ,Some how due to it light weight and extremely thin.* the pick pocket in the bus just grab it away from me without my awareness.. IN which i had put it in my front jean pocket..
Comment: So before i lose my phone , I get to explore most of the setting..
I really like it camera with build in option for editing.. and burst shooting mode..
But a sad thing is the camera zoom still stick to the classic (+) (-) single finger operating system. If it come out with the 2 finger Zooming setting it will be marvelous
and with the Base empower by Beat , you can enjoy your walking base experience with even the original normal htc head phone..and also the Build-in trimming system for set up ring tone it is really a good buy
it is perfectly fix with most of the apps in google play..
and no problem with multi tasking ( but the phone get a bit warm up after more than 10 mins massive Games )
Even it is with duo-core. I found that the phone have sufficient RAM and fast enough tranfer speed.
Wifi and 3G or even HSDP is connecting fast and stable
Bad: Home screen and non-responsive buttons.
Comment: Beautiful phone. Smashing design, easy to use, fully customisable, amazing camera...Nut on my days, the software bugs. When in a poor signal, the home screen goes loopy and the three buttons are totally unresponsive. This results in having to lock and unlock the phone to solve the issue. Sometimes it's all so bad I have a useless phone. I understand this is a common issue with some newer HTCs. I've had mine three weeks-was NOT warned about this. O2 can't say when they'll be rolling out Jelly Bean, so I'm taking mine back. It's simply not good enough to sell a phone that has a mind of its own.
Good: Fast dual core, ICS, love HTC Sense, camera and build quality
Bad: only around 10gb storage and not the highest resolution screen
Comment: very good phone especially for the price
Bad: homescreen issue!
Comment: Do not buy this phone!
it has a serious design flaw and may be unusable in areas where signal is a little sparse (this isn't a very precise description but google 'htc homescreen button problem' for details).
this is my second handset that has had the problem. Hundreds of people are reporting the issue and HTC are doing nothing about it.
get it together htc!
Good: Design, screen, look and feel, HTC Sense 4.0
Bad: Battery life, no microSD, charger cable ridiculously short, Homescreen issue!!!
Comment: Very nice device, but be aware that hundreds of users, including me, are experiencing a SERIOUS ISSUE whenever carrier signal is weak:
The capacitive Home Touch Button sometimes likes to press itself. When in an app or the home screen without or with the finger near the home button it seems to spaz out as if the home button gets pressed a few quick times in succession.
Basically, you then completely loose control over your phone. Just google "HTC one S touch button issue" and you'll see many times many posts about it.
This issue has been reported to HTC by many users FOR SEVERAL MONTHS NOW, but no patch or update has been released now as to address the problem. So keep this in mind if you want to purchase this device... You have been warned.
HTC, please FIX THIS ISSUE! Thank you...
Good: feels great- and a good size
Bad: would like expandable memeory
Comment: oops - just put my comment before about the s3 under the One S but can't see how to get rid of that comment- the 3 stars in that was for the S3- which has a plasticky feel and dull blueish screen in comparison to the HTC One X and One S.
Bad: don't like the blueish hue of the screen or the cheap feel of the phone or screen
Comment: tried this but went for the One X. My friend returned his S3 because of call quality problems.
Bad: Body chips off
Comment: HTC ONE S - Big Manufacturing defect !
Recently, I had major issue with HTC One S black model....I had got it during the launch period in April and after 2 weeks itself I started witnessing ceramic body chipping off...when contacted HTC they said "they were looking into an issue and will provide replacement"...unfortunately I havent heard from them yet....recently I had another issue regarding Volume control not working and Red light (even after phone switched off)...gave it to HTC UK service centre...n to my surprise when I got the phone back...it has huge scratch.....
Luckily, I had taken before n after pics....n the investigation is going since so many days and I still havent heard from them....teh quality of HTC phone are no were near to Apple and Samsung.....when someones pay £400+ on a smartphone....he should get a atleast a defect free product...rather than getting troubled by HTC service.
I was a huge HTC fan.....had HTC Hero for 2 yrs....but I must admit in order stay and strive in the smartphone competition....they have compromised on the quality !!
extremely disappointed :(
Good: Fast and feature-laden
Bad: Poor build quality
Comment: I've owned this phone for 6 months, using it on a daily basis, so I thought it was time to write a review.
First, it's a powerful and fast phone which can easily compete with my wife's iPhone 4 in terms of functionality and speed. I've found it easy to use and have very been happy with the range of apps available on Android. However, the phone has plenty of weak points which aren't mentioned in most reviews and I think potential buyers should know about these.
The first problem I noticed was the phone's tendency to drop off the cellular network when roaming between cells. Although it looks like the phone is still connected and working, often it won't take calls or connect to the Internet until it's rebooted. To be honest I'm not sure if this is a problem with the phone or my network (T-Mobile) but the daily ritual of rebooting the phone after my work commute has become a pain.
The second issue I spotted was the casing's susceptibility to damage. The back of the phone is fabricated from some super hi-tech space-age material, as you can read in the reviews, but the front section of the casing is made from common-or-garden metal sprayed black. My phone has become rather scruffy over the past 6 months since a lot of the paint has scratched off the front casing. It looks several years old already.
Another issue I've encountered relating to build quality is that haptic feedback (vibration) has stopped working on my phone. It's an intermittent problem, and I can normally get it working again if I give the phone a good whack, but I suspect this solution might eventually lead to other problems. I had a similar problem with a previous HTC phone hence I think there may be a design fault with some of the internal gubbins.
Before I bought this phone, I read that it takes high quality photos, and indeed this seems to be one of the selling points in HTC's marketing campaign. As a "serious" amateur photographer I would advise caution. The phone usually manages to focus adequately - assuming a static subject - and can snap pictures quickly in burst mode, but images are significantly over-saturated and there doesn't seem to be any way to correct this. Changing the white balance may fix the issue in some circumstances but I find it's almost impossible to reproduce colour realistically. Some of my friends think the phone's images look vibrant, and for some pictures I agree, but it's certainly no replacement for a camera.
Most reviews point out the fact that the phone has a limited amount of memory (16GB) and lacks an SD card slot. For me this hasn't been a problem since I only listen to occasional podcasts, but for people who want to carry their music collection in their pocket I imagine it would be a constraint.
With an eye on the future, I have recently learned that the phone doesn't incorporate an NFC chip which means it won't work with all those contactless payment systems which are about to be launched. Probably not a big deal for many people, but if you're buying a new phone you might as well make sure it has the latest bells and whistles.
I think that brings me to the end of my gripe list. Although this might seem a very negative review, I have tried to highlight problems to counter the very positive reviews other people have posted, just to get some balance. Overall I am happy with the phone but on reflection I think I should have waited a bit longer for the Samsung Galaxy S3.
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