With the One S, HTC has created a new market category of smartphones which could be called an ‘alternative flagship’. We are talking about a device whose each specification almost matches those of the currently most powerful smartphones on the market, and in several very specific details, it presents a better choice than the ‘primary flagship’ for certain purchasers.
In the case of the One S, these details refer to dimensions; this smartphone is much more pleasant and practical to hold than the much larger One X. It offers the same software as the more expensive One X, with exceptional speed that even surpasses the One X.
The price that those who choose the One S will pay includes a smaller screen and a lower screen resolution which, with the display’s matrix, does not offer as sharp imaging as the One X does. Plus there’s no microSD slot for expandable memory. Still, imaging quality is above average and in general, this smartphone’s quality is also above average.
- Great performance
- Slim design
- Good value
- Display is insufficiently sharp
- Non-expandable memory
- Boring design
- No dedicated camera button