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Good: idiot proof
Bad: sync is a bit dodge, at first.
Comment: Right. I rarely contribute to these things, but in choosing this phone, I read loads of these user reviews.
It took about 4weeks of research to settle on this phone. I gave far too much thought to most aspects - screen size software, casing, battery, resolution, everything. I guess the bottom line is, if you're going for contract over a couple of years, get a phone who's OS, processor, and general bells and whiskers won't seem totally dated in 18months. This helps narrow choice down to 2 or 3 phones. This one is ace. I over thought most details whilst researching, and am delighted with each knit-picky one. Don't worry about screen size, memory (Dropbox suits), lack of battery access. These will cease to matter when you scroll down some article in whatever journal your reading, or map you are using. Don't waste weeks like I did. Buy this phone. Now stop reading.
Good: Screen and the processor
Bad: No sd card and not beding able to access the battery
Comment: Simply a great phone,but experiencing problems with the wifi antennae at the moment.which is very annoying. Once fixed will be very happy.
Good: Screen, Processor and size
Comment: I own a Sensation XE and i can't help thinking the One S is exactly the same apart from the screen and size. They share same clock speeds, Beats Audio same camera. The only software difference is HTC sense.
Good: best camera ,very fast,htc sense 4, Ice Cream Sandwich ,dual-core 1.5GHz cpu, beats audio ,
Comment: best android phone ...
Bad: Can't swap the Battery, no SD card
Comment: I really wanted to stay with HTC, I like the design and interface.
But why have they stopped you being able to swap the Battery? That and no SD card mean I will be getting a Samsung S3. not as sleek but better thought out.
Good: Basically Everything
Bad: Battery life
Comment: This is essentially the best phone money can buy! It far surpasses anything else i have ever come into contact with, and even trumps the One X and its huge power hungry screen. Those of you thinking of wasting money on the new Galaxy S3 are missing their chance for something so much greater, not to mention the overwhelming beauty of Sense when stood next to TouchWiz....
Love it Love it Love it!
Good: Size, looks, speed, camera
Bad: Worry over homescreen - see comment below....
Comment: Great review, and a great handset! I am just about to start my own Smartphone odyssey and have finally decided upon the HTC One S, but wondered if anyone else was aware of the issue discussed in this thread:
It relates to the home screen having a bit of a “fit” where the phone behaves as if the home screen button is being continually pressed - only it isn’t and then the buttons stop working altogether! Although it passes or the power needs turning off it can happen many times a day, to every few minutes - making the phone unusable! It seems to be happening more and more frequently to more and more handsets.
HTC do not acknowledge there’s an issue - but as the thread shows, it is becoming one! If HTC don’t acknowledge there’s a problem…then worryingly I can’t see there’s going to be a fix.
I would value the thoughts of others before I consider buying a beautiful handset…that may not work after a week!!!
Good: see previous review
Bad: case, some of the features incompatible
Comment: I was raving about this phone (see previous review) but now I've had time to use it I'm not happy. I've had to buy a case to stop the phone from appearing scuffed. The phones ceramic casing is just not up to it. Not happy because having to buy a case for it sort of defeats the object of wanting a slim phone. The phones own car app is great in principle but isn't compatible with my 12 month old Audi! I contacted HTC and all they could say was they would consider it for future development (despite the fact that my older Desire worked). There have been a few other niggles which ask automatically if you want to send to HTC which it has done but as yet, with no response.
My verdict is try it for a week and put it through its paces to see how you get on. I really wanted to like this phone but now I'm just stuck with it
Good: Speed, Screen clarity, ease of use, soooo many apps
Bad: Battery could be better but there are worse. Couple of software glitches but HTC responding
Comment: Wasn't sure I'd done the right thing after the first hour, especially as I could have had the IP4S for next to nothing but glad I stuck with it. People complain about the lack of storage but 3rd party apps provide plenty of options including the offer from DropBox included with it. The size of the phone is as big as I would go, anything else would be too big for one hand (and jeans pocket). Battery seemed rubbish at first but has now settled down and gets most of the day out of it and it is used quite extensively, especially 'Cloud' apps.
There's a great feature for the car on one screen (music, nav, phone, radio..) but doesn't work when connected to my incar cable - hopefully HTC sorting.
Would give it 5 stars if the car app worked but overall, I'm glad I stuck with HTC (had a Desire previously) and will stick with them in future.
Good: Fantatstic screen and camera, even produces slow mo HD video, lightning fast ICS, slim design, matt black finish
Bad: Software has minor glitches producing occasional dropouts & re-boots, hopefully HTC will issue fix soon.
Comment: Talk of no SD card is misleading, how much info do you carry around? Just Sync with PC and you can still carry more than you will ever need. Re chipping issue, its a storm in a tea cup, I had a miniscule chip on top edge (you needed a magnifying glass to see it) but a touch with a felt pen and now I cant even tell where it was. Re battery life it is no different than Blackberry8900 that it replaced, it goes on charge at bedtime and lasts all day. Top notch phone if you are a non apple fan there is nothing better, it is at least as good as iphone 4s.
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