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    Default I have the HTC One S, you have questions -- FIRE AT WILL!



    OK, let's hear 'em! Whatcha wanna know?
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    Hey Phil, so many questions..

    Can you confirm that the S have about 10gb for media content (photos, videos, docs..)?

    When you boot up, how much ram is free?

    The display, how is it? Can you compare it with the one on the razr for instance?
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    Compared to your other T-Mobile devices how fast is it?
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    Is this for sprint? I'm lost. Tell us about storage, Ram, camera loading (mine takes about 7 seconds to snap a shot after opening it, Evo 4G).
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    How *improved* is battery life?
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    How does the screen on the One S look in bright sunlight?
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    Default Re: I have the HTC One S, you have questions -- FIRE AT WILL!

    First, a caveat: Remember that I have the European version here, and not T-Mobile US.

    Quote Originally Posted by jesr View Post
    Can you confirm that the S have about 10gb for media content (photos, videos, docs..)?
    2.21GB internal, 9.93GB "phone storage."

    When you boot up, how much ram is free?
    About 213 MB.

    The display, how is it? Can you compare it with the one on the razr for instance?
    Don't have the RAZR here ATM, but it's probably pretty close.
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    How does the screen on the One S look in bright sunlight?
    Quite usable, actually.
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    Don't have the RAZR here ATM, but it's probably pretty close.
    But overall how is it? Do you notice the pentile?

    Viewing angles, sharpness, whites, how are they?

    About 213 MB.
    It seems Sense 4.0 is still a ram hog.
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    Default Re: I have the HTC One S, you have questions -- FIRE AT WILL!

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    OK, let's hear 'em! Whatcha wanna know?
    First off Phil, thanks for taking time answer our questions. My first question with sense 4.0 can you hide apps like in ICS? Now my second question is does it have the WiDi capability like the HTC One X? Last question what is the WiDi and what's the benefit of having widi?


    PS. Will we get a extensive comparison chart of the HTC One X vs HTC One S i=that show more than just specs but what features they have or do not have like WiDi which is not well know?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bunique4life05 View Post
    First off Phil, thanks for taking time answer our questions. My first question with sense 4.0 can you hide apps like in ICS?
    Yes. Because it *is* ICS.

    Now my second question is does it have the WiDi capability like the HTC One X? Last question what is the WiDi and what's the benefit of having widi?
    Yep, it's got Wifi Direct. (Which apparently isn't supposed to be called WiDi. We'll see how that goes.) Right now it's pretty much less useful than NFC. But there's a reason Google started including it in Ice Cream Sandwich, and I think we'll find out why at Google IO.

    PS. Will we get a extensive comparison chart of the HTC One X vs HTC One S i=that show more than just specs but what features they have or do not have like WiDi which is not well know?
    You already have. http://www.androidcentral.com/htc-one-series-comparison
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    Phil,

    Does the One S get HSPA+ speeds on AT&T here in the states? Or only Edge? Everything I've seen says that the One S is tri-band and missing the 1900 mhz band required for AT&T's HSPA+ network, so I'm assuming it does not get AT&T HSPA+, but some reviews I've seen suggest that it works just fine on AT&T.
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    Are the headphones Beats or is it just the software?
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    Quote Originally Posted by chrikenn View Post
    Phil,

    Does the One S get HSPA+ speeds on AT&T here in the states? Or only Edge? Everything I've seen says that the One S is tri-band and missing the 1900 mhz band required for AT&T's HSPA+ network, so I'm assuming it does not get AT&T HSPA+, but some reviews I've seen suggest that it works just fine on AT&T.
    Having data issues with this one, actually. Working with HTC on it. Also, the unit I have here is 850/900/2100, so it's missing some AT&T freqs.
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    Hi Phil,

    Any chance this is a "world phone" and has a Verizon's bands too? Some have said the Incredible 4G might actually be a renamed/badged One S, what do you think?

    Thanks!
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    Coming from a 2008 nokia cellphone display

    Would the qHD SuperAMOLED pentile display bother me?

    Would I not notice it and be wowed by its super amoled display?


    Can the camera record 720p at 60 frames per second?
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    I find myself really respecting the opinions of the Android Central staff, and thus am wondering why no international review is forthcoming? Or are you simply waiting for the T-Mobile version to come out (which I'm actually more interested in finding more out about). Thanks for all the info you've already dropped, it's very much appreciated!
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    Hi Phil, do you think the one s will be worth upgrading to from a sensation?
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    What type of wifi chip does it have? The Amaze has the TI wifi chip which HTC hasn't released the source for, which hinders/hindered the kernel dev. Does the One S have a Broadcom or Texas Ins?

    Thanks
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    How is the size compared to Galaxy Nexus? I have a Galaxy Nexus and it is a little too big quite honestly, when talking on the phone, in the pocket, in a belt holster, unless I'm watching videos or reading books, GN is too big for me. I know that One S is 4.3 while nexus is 4.7 (or 4.6?), is the difference really noticeable?
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    hello there, new to the forum, i saw that you answered a question regarding to the AT&T bands. Again,im new here and the tech thing. i want to get the htc one s but im with at&t. some reviews say that the unlocked version works with the 3G network, while others are not clear.
    so before i splurge on it, what's your take? does it work with at&t 3g bands or not?

    thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by deleonj View Post
    hello there, new to the forum, i saw that you answered a question regarding to the AT&T bands. Again,im new here and the tech thing. i want to get the htc one s but im with at&t. some reviews say that the unlocked version works with the 3G network, while others are not clear.
    so before i splurge on it, what's your take? does it work with at&t 3g bands or not?

    thanks
    It does, AT&T 3G runs on 850MHz and 1900MHz, and the One S only supports 850. So you'll get AT&T 3G, but reception and coverage will likely be much poorer than on an AT&T approved phone, or an unlocked quad-band phone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigtime2 View Post
    How is the size compared to Galaxy Nexus? I have a Galaxy Nexus and it is a little too big quite honestly, when talking on the phone, in the pocket, in a belt holster, unless I'm watching videos or reading books, GN is too big for me. I know that One S is 4.3 while nexus is 4.7 (or 4.6?), is the difference really noticeable?
    Scroll to the end of our review for a comparison shot with the GNex and some other devices -- http://www.androidcentral.com/htc-one-s-review

    Quote Originally Posted by morginabox77 View Post
    Hi Phil, do you think the one s will be worth upgrading to from a sensation?
    I'm not Phil, but I think it's a worthy upgrade from the Sensation. It's a slimmer, sleeker, faster, better version of that phone.

    Quote Originally Posted by craZDude View Post
    I find myself really respecting the opinions of the Android Central staff, and thus am wondering why no international review is forthcoming? Or are you simply waiting for the T-Mobile version to come out (which I'm actually more interested in finding more out about). Thanks for all the info you've already dropped, it's very much appreciated!
    Our review is up! http://www.androidcentral.com/htc-one-s-review

    Quote Originally Posted by AndroidBlizzard View Post
    Coming from a 2008 nokia cellphone display

    Would the qHD SuperAMOLED pentile display bother me?

    Would I not notice it and be wowed by its super amoled display?

    Can the camera record 720p at 60 frames per second?
    Coming from a Galaxy Nexus, I'm not even that bothered by it, so I think you'll be fine. The video camera tops out at 30fps, though in low light it'll cut back to around 19 :/

    Quote Originally Posted by speedtrap63 View Post
    Any chance this is a "world phone" and has a Verizon's bands too? Some have said the Incredible 4G might actually be a renamed/badged One S, what do you think?
    The Inc 4G is similar to the One S in a few ways, but radio freqs isn't one of them. Don't buy any GSM phone and expect to be able to use it on Verizon

    Quote Originally Posted by cckgz4 View Post
    Are the headphones Beats or is it just the software?
    Just software. The headphones are the basic, crappy HTC ones.
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    ok, let's hear 'em! Whatcha wanna know?
    will tmobile have pre orders for this? I want it rapido
    i need an upgrade urgent
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    Great job as usual guys and thanks a lot for taking the time to answer questions for us.

    Is this phone worth upgrading to from the Amaze 4G? or should I wait around for the G4X to happen?
    since you guys have more experience with releases and such... when do you think the G4X will arrive on T-mo?
    Last but not least, how much better is the camera compared to the Amaze 4G one? Thanks.
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