Why the excitement for the HTC One S?

Posted Apr 26, 2012 at 3:51 pm in Threads > Smartphones & Tablets

This phone is going to be the next flagship phone for T-Mobile. It seems a number of people are excited about it, but I am not. This phone does not have the best display, its battery isn’t removable, it doesn’t have a micro sd slot, and it’s still hampered by HTC Sense. It seems that every other carrier has superior offerings, yet people on T-Mobile are content with second rate phones masquerading as top of the line. Why would anyone be excited about this phone when every other carrier has something better?

  • TopherM21

    I love my SGS2 and think it’s a great phone. Not a big fan of HTC phones in general and think that touchwiz is a far less intrusive UI than sense for sure. Hopefully the SGS3 is on the way!

  • MrMrMan

    I’m hoping so too because I’d rather not leave T-Mobile. I’m still pissed that they didn’t get the Galaxy Nexus or the HTC One X.

  • http://androidandme.com Taylor Wimberly

    People are excited because the design is beautiful, the Snapdragon S4 processor is one of the fastest around, and it has Android 4.0 (when most Tmo devices do not).

    It would be nice if they had the One X right now, but AT&T has an exclusive launch period.

    If the One S is not your thing, then you still have the Galaxy S III to look forward to.

  • http://htcsource.com Nick Gray

    It may not be the best phone ever, but it’s a lot better than all the phones HTC put out last year. As you pointed out, the display isn’t on par with the Galaxy Nexus, but do we all need 720p displays? Most people loved the Galaxy S II and it only had WVGA resolution.

    It’s not about having the biggest and baddest phone. It’s about getting a phone which fits your needs the best. The majority of consumers never swap out the 8GB microSD card that comes wit their phone and I don’t know any regular consumers who have ever purchased a second battery for their current device.

    If you are reading this site, you are not considered a regular consumer. You have higher expectations than most and that’s perfectly fine.

    I reviewed the HTC One S and I plan on buying the phone (upgrading from the G2) in a few weeks. I consider myself an extreme power user, but this phone will keep me satisfied for at least 12 months.

  • http://facebook.com/jestertx2001 Jesse Moreno

    I think those are good cons to point out about the device but it certainly does have some unmistakable pros, too. In one or two areas of the benchmark results, the One S bested the One X, so the phone is certainly not one to be ignored. I guess it’s just preference whether or not the cons you mentioned are deal-breakers. For me they’re not.

  • orangestrat

    They’re excited for it because its awesome. Its ridiculously fast, has a great camera, decent battery life, crazy thin, a wicked design, and a way better display than every phone that isn’t a One X or a galaxy nexus. Its a midrange phone and its still pretty fantastic.
    It probably shouldn’t be $200 on contract, but that’ll come down.

  • MrMrMan

    I could deal with the screen not being as good, but the lack of a micro sd slot and a non-removable battery are deal breakers for me. 16GB of on board memory is not enough for me and after a while that battery will have terrible battery life. The cloud does not make up for the lack of expandable memory.

  • antonio14reyes

    Well they are already satisfied with a second rate phone company so wth right?

  • MrMrMan

    I actually like T-Mobile better than AT&T ( which I switched from), Sprint (brother has), and Verizon (expensive). I just hate their phone lineup.