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Criteria Comments Rating
  • Reception and call quality No comments great!
  • Display No comments good
  • Battery life No comments good
  • Camera No comments great!
  • Ease of use No comments great!
  • Design and form factor No comments great!
  • Portability (size / weight) No comments great!
  • Media support No comments good
  • Durability No comments great!
  • Ecosystem (apps, accessories, etc.) Phone software is great with the recent 1.77.111.5 update of ROM. great!
Detailed review
This is my 3rd HTC phone. It's build quality is unprecedented for this manufacturer - the thin unibody with ceramic finish feels extremely comfortable. Phone is very, very fast. HTC Sense 4.0 is unobtrusive and I have tried vanilla (stock) Android 4.0 before and I actually like ICS with Sense more. Unfortunately phone was freezing a lot with the shipped ROM 1.53.401.2 - this was fixed by HTC with 1.77.111.5 update.

There has been lot of talk about the screen - PenTile matrix can be seen if you try to, not with daily use in my opinion. I am coming form HTC Desire which had regular AMOLED and HCT One S screen is so much better so I am not complaining at all.

The only thing I don't like is the inability to replace battery. I am a heavy user and I usually use hotspot functionality couple of hours a day so my battery will be dead in a year or two because of recharge wear and I haven't seen any information from HTC about internal battery replacement program. Battery life itself is above average right now.
review history
2012-05-14
Edited comment on Ecosystem (apps, accessories, etc.)
Ecosystem (apps, accessories, etc.) rating changed from 3 to 5
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2012-04-26
Edited comment on Ecosystem (apps, accessories, etc.)
Ecosystem (apps, accessories, etc.) rating changed from 4 to 3
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2012-04-24
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