We review the HTC One S, the ultra-thin and stylish new Android phone.
HTC’s One series may be dominated by the quad-core possessing One X, but another handset, the One S became available at the same time. The One S may be smaller and lack the One X’s leading edge processor, but that doesn’t mean it is without merit. Far from it, in fact.
The HTC One S is available for £420 SIM free and also on higher rate deals on contract. Its price marks it out as towards the higher end, and so do its specifications.
The processor, for example, is a Qualcomm 1.5GHz dual core offering, which is not to be sniffed at, and it is helped out by 1GB of RAM. There’s an 8 megapixel camera with flash which can capture a still while you are shooting a video – a rather neat trick.
The Galaxy S3 and the One X are the two biggest Android phones of the year. But which should you choose? We’ll help you decide with our head to head comparison.
They’re the two biggest Android phones of the year, and the Galaxy S III and the HTC One X share many things in common: 720p screen, quad-core processor, high-quality camera and more. So how do you decide which is the right phone for you?Design and build
There’s little between the two in size. The S3 is 2mm taller, a touch wider and a little lighter, and includes a slightly larger display (4.8″ as compared to 4.7″). Both devices feel great in the hand but the One is noticeably superior in both design and build quality, carved from a single polycarbonate block, while the S3 continues Samsung’s tradition of plasticky build.
Interestingly Samsung has kept the Menu button that Google is trying to phase out of Android. HTC removed this in favour of a task switching button, which results in a virtual menu button appearing at the bottom of the screen in many apps, one of the complaints we noted in our One X review.
Discover everything you need to know about Android tablets in the brand new issue of Android Magazine.
Issue 11 of Android Magazine has gone on sale with an in-depth look at the world of Android tablets. Whether you’re looking to buy, are just starting out, or want to find the best apps, this issue has something for you.
We also review the two stunning new devices from HTC, the One X and the One S, as well as show you how to de-Google your phone.
The HTC One X is one of the most hotly awaited phones so far this year. Does it live up to the hype? Read on for our full review.
The One X is one of HTC’s most important launches ever. The company lost its way in 2011 – too many handsets largely iterative and generally indistinguishable from each other led to a bloated and confused range and a slump in sales after years of seemingly unstoppable growth.
HTC’s response was to say that it would streamline its approach, focussing on fewer but better quality devices. The One series, which actually consists of three devices, is the result of that new approach. And with the One X, the flagship model, it is clear that HTC is very serious about regaining its lost ground.
The HTC One X is quite simply unrivalled in terms of its design and build quality. With its tough polycarbonate shell it feels rock solid, yet is also thin and beautiful to look at.
In issue 10 of Android Magazine we look at how you can upgrade the features on your phone without needing to buy a new device.
The latest issue of Android Magazine has gone on sale. In issue 10 you can discover how to add some of the features of the new batch of Android phones to your old phone, including music and video streaming, cloud services and speech recognition.
We also look at the new range of quad-core handsets and ask whether you really need all that power, and preview devices such as the HTC One X.
We also explore the issue of Android malware and security, and show you how you can control the permissions your apps ask for.
HTC are pulling their backup service for an undisclosed period of time. Read on to find out more.
Users of HTCSense.com will have until April 30th to download all the data they’ve backed up and stored on the site, before HTC take the site down for renovation. Users who fail to download their data before the 30th will find all the contacts and messages stored on the site will have been deleted.
The website was fairly clunky, and fell under criticism by a lot of people, but it does leave HTC users in a bit of a pickle. Once the website is reintroduced, HTC hopes to have any issues ironed out, as well as a host of new features and services for its users.
Do you use HTCSense.com? Have you had good or bad experiences with it?