HTC launched One X and One V in India, but there is no official word on the release date of the other smartphone in One series One S. The Mobile Indian is reporting that HTC One S might be released in India by next month. HTC One X the flagship product is getting favorable reviews from gadget sites.
“HTC One S will be launched in the Indian market in May,” Lennard Hoornik, president of HTC South Asia Pacific, said to The Mobile Indian during the launch of HTC One X in Singapore last week.
HTC One X comes with quad-core processor and 4.7 inch display, One S is powered by 1.5 GHz dual-core processor and 4.3 inch display. It runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, it is in the first lot of the phones to come with Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box along with One X from HTC.
It boasts 8 mega pixel camera with auto focus and smart LED flash, packed with 16GB of internal memory, and 1GB of RAM.
Early reviews are already out for this Android 4.0 smartphone, let us see what this phone has to offer what the reviewers think of this beauty. Check out the video reviews also along with the highlights.
Vlad Savov from The Verge
With its abundance of utility and versatility, HTCâ€™s ImageSense software is my choice for best camera app on any platform. It keeps all the familiar options like tap-to-focus and white balance adjustment, but layers on features weâ€™ve not yet had from any other phone maker. Instagram hasnâ€™t made it to Android yet, but with the One S you wonâ€™t feel its absence.
When it comes to first impressions, the HTC One S is an instant winner. It marries thinness with a subtle, exquisitely refined design, and its AMOLED display is exactly the sort of vibrant eye-catcher that attracts people in stores.
If all you want is the best HTC phone you can own today, the easy answer is the One X and its superlative 720p display. There’s a reason why HTC prices it at â‚¬100 more, after all. But if you’re after the best Android or overall smartphone user experience, you’ll have to look to the familiar suspects: Google’s Galaxy Nexus and Apple’s iPhone 4S. Until Android OEMs wise up and stop handicapping their products with ill-advised skinning efforts, we’ll be stuck repeating this mantra.
Mat Smith from Engadget
Sporting a thinner and lighter design, the One S doesn’t deserve to be hidden in the shadow of its pricier brother. With the latest dual-core Snapdragon S4 and noticeable improvements to HTC’s Sense UI, as well as Android 4.0 and a potent camera, this phone is likely to play a large part of the manufacturer’s renewed efforts after a shaky 2011. With a tactile finish and enough power to go toe-to-toe with HTC’s quad-core entrant, it comes down to whether you’re willing to trade a technically weaker screen for a noticeable price difference and better battery life.
Chris Davies from Slashgear
HTC has played surprisingly coy with battery expectations; the companyâ€™s spec sheet for the One S doesnâ€™t even mention talktime or standby predictions. Thatâ€™s perhaps in recognition of the fact that most users arenâ€™t judging longevity solely on calls any more. With push email turned on, Google+ uploading photos automatically in the background, some browsing and Google Maps use, some media playback and photo/video recording, the One S lasted a full day with some room to spare. Thatâ€™s with the display set to automatic brightness and a mixture of HSPA+ and WiFi connectivity.
The AMOLED screen is clear and highly usable, but HTC had the chance to push the One S well ahead of the pack by opting for 720p resolution, and in comparison the qHD that was settled upon feels just average. Itâ€™s a perfectly fine display, but nothing more than that. No NFC seems short-sighted, too, and what we find subtle about the design, others might consider simply dull.
Nonetheless, for the midrange, this is an excellent smartphone. The dual-core processor and 4.3-inch display toe a delicate balance between performance, usability and power consumption, and do so well, and thereâ€™s no escaping the high-quality hand feel.
Chris Burns from Android Community
Here with the HTC One S running with Qualcommâ€™s Snapdragon S4 processor, weâ€™ve got better power savings than weâ€™ve seen in most phones on the market thus far. Expect epic battles to go on from this point forward between the S4 and NVIDIAâ€™s Tegra 3 quad-core 4-PLUS-1 processor for battery time, especially given that chipsetâ€™s fifth core kicking in when the rest arenâ€™t needed. As far as we can tell thus far, this device, thanks to the Snapdragon S4, will be running at least as long as any other device on the market on minimal charges.
Here in the HTC One S we find that HTC is certainly living up to the promise that theyâ€™ll be coming in strong in 2012 with a hero series of phones.
Iâ€™m honestly having a tough time attempting to find any faults in this device as itâ€™s quit honestly impressed me enough to say that HTC has completely redeemed themselves from last year.
Michael Oryl from Mobile Burn
The HTC One S is simply a fine smartphone. It shows that HTC still knows how to build devices that elicit feelings of lust and desire, and it shows further that the company realizes that its Sense interface has seen better days and needs to get back to the basics.
And the basics are what the One S does best. Call audio? Check. Web browser? Check. Camera? Check. Aesthetic appeal? Double check. It’s a fantastic phone that slots in wonderfully behind the One X, but only barely behind it. If you like the One X, but want something a little thinner, lighter, and friendlier to hold, then the One S is the perfect device for you.
In another news Flipkart has listed HTC One X with a price tag of Rs. 37899 and HTC One V with a price tag of Rs. 18299.