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HTC One S (One Series)
Graphics adapter
1024 MB 
4.30 inch 16:9, 960 x 540 pixel, qHD, AMOLED, PenTile, glossy: yes
16 GB SSD, 16 GB 
, integrated Memory
Audio Connections: audio in, 3.5 mm stereo jack, Beats audio speakers, Micro-USB 2.0 with MHL-HDMI (DLNA) via optional adapter
802.11 b/g/n (b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4), Bluetooth 4.0, HSPA/WCDMA 850, 900, 2100 MHz
height x width x depth (in mm): 7.8 x 65 x 130.9 ( = 0.31 x 2.56 x 5.15 in)
Lithium-Polymer, 1650 mAh, integrated
Operating System
Android 4.0
Webcam: 8 Megapixel Kamera, 1080p, LED-Blitz, F2.0 Blende, 28mm Objektiv, VGA Frontkamera
Additional features
Delivery: Smartphone, USB data cable, power cable, HTC RC-E190 Stereo headset, documents, HTC Sense 4.0, 7digital, Car, Dropbox, Google+, HTC Hub, PDF Viewer, Polaris Office,SoundHound, Twitter, TuneIn Radio, Sensors: Gyroscope, Acceleration sensor, digital compass, proximity sensor & Light sensor, colors available: Ceramic Metal & Metallic Gray, Face recognition, Supported video formats: .3gp, .3g2, .mp4, .wmv and .avi, Supported audio formats: .aac, .amr, .ogg, .m4a, .mid, .mp3, .wav and .wma, Recording formats: .mp4 and .amr, GSM Quadband: 850, 900, 1800 & 1900 MHz
119 g ( = 4.2 oz / 0.26 pounds), Power Supply: 55 g ( = 1.94 oz / 0.12 pounds)
499 Euro



Average Score: 81.5% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 1 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 39%, features: 36%, display: 82% mobility: 98%, workmanship: 90%, ergonomy: 66%, emissions: 94%

Reviews for the HTC One S

88% Review HTC One S vs. HTC One X (Tegra 3) Smartphone | Notebookcheck
One, Two, Three. At the Mobile World Congress 2012 in Barcelona, HTC introduced three Smartphones of the brand-new "One" series. We present a comparison test between the runner-up and the top dog. To be exact: the HTC One S with a dual-core CPU and aluminium case vs the HTC One X with a 4.7 inch screen and a quad-core SoC from Nvidia. Let’s fight!
75% HTC One S
Source: PC News - Heft 1/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 75%


Qualcomm Adreno 225: Integrated OpenGL ES 2.0 and Direct3D 9_3 capable graphics card.

These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

S4 Plus MSM8260A: High-end dual-core Krait based SoC that includes a Adreno 225 GPU.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


This is a typical smartphone diagonal.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

0.119 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.


High Tech Computer Corporation (HTC) is a Taiwanese manufacturer of mobile phones and other electronic products. In 2012, HTC stopped producing tablets under their own name. In 2012-2013, they faced heavy sales declines. Since then, the company is medium-sized in the smartphone sector. There are numerous reviews on HTC Smartphones (as of 2016).

81.5%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.

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Current Prices
Stefan Hinum (Update: 2014-03-15)