87
Engadget
Score
87

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

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HTC One S for T-Mobile review

Summary

Don't mess with a good thing -- that's clearly, wisely and rightfully the approach T-Mobile chose to follow when minting its own version of HTC's One S.

from $126+
Pros
  • Beautiful designFantastic cameraGood battery lifeImpressive performanceSense 4 is unobtrusive
Cons
  • Display is a little underwhelming
HTC One S for T-Mobile review

A couple weeks ago we got to have our Ice Cream Sandwich and eat it too, thanks to a gorgeous couple phones from HTC -- the One X and the One S. Both run Sense 4 -- a thinner, lighter version of the company's polarizing UI -- and together with the entry-level One V, represent HTC's attempt to make a comeback after a lackluster year of me-too products. The first to make its way to the US is the One S which lands on T-Mobile April 25 for $199 on contract (with a $50 rebate). We just spent a weekend with Magenta's new flagship handset. So how does it compare to the global One S? Find out after the break.

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Scores

Engadget

87
 

Breakdown

Reception and call quality
8.5
Display
7.7
Battery life
8.0
Camera
8.5
Ease of use
7.1
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Specs

One

Type
Smartphone (Android)
Camera
yes
Internal memory
16 GB
Screen size
4.3 inches
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Specs

One

Type
Smartphone (Android)
Camera
yes
Internal memory
16 GB
Screen size
4.3 inches
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