In the first part of the review we took a look at the device and how it feels. Also we discussed about the display of the device which makes it a true multimedia device. In this part we take a look at the hardware and performance of the device and we are sure that it will leave you stunned.
Read on to find out.
Hardware And Performance
ONE S comes preinstalled with Android 4.0.3 ICS which is skinned with HTC SENSE UI 4.0 which is much better than the Sense UI 3.0 as its much more faster and lightweight. HTC have made sure that it provides much more eye candy and also keeps the whole UI very fluid and smooth.
HTC have made sure to further enhance the user experience and also you can manage the home screen very easily. You can also use different sense skin to further customize your user experience.
Now this is where the device really shines because it is powered by the two Krait cores which are running at 1.5 GHz and with 1Gb of RAM for running the apps. Synthetic benchmarks have showed that the dual Krait cores are outperforming the Tegra3 quad core devices because they are on older architecture whereas the Krait cores are using the latest gen architecture.
Even in the 3D graphics department which is handled by Adreno 225 GPU has showed remarkable performance and on benchmarks it showed that it managed 60fps on the qHD display of ONE S.
It’s entirely one powerful device. The imaging department is handled by the 8MP camera which captures very splendid images. The noise levels are kept low and post processing keeps a lot of fine detail along with accurate color representation. There is little over sharpening of colors but still they are accurate. With ONE S HTC showed that they have improved the camera department of their devices.
8MP camera is also able to capture 1080p videos along with a new cool feature which allows you to capture single shots with interrupting the video recording. On the multimedia the video playback is awesome because all popular codecs are supported and the device can also play 1080p videos without any problems.
On the music side you get beats audio enhancements but you need to have your own beats audio headsets as they are not provided in the retail box. The audio quality is very sharp and good with little stereo crossover. This is one phone with which you can enjoy your music properly.
This is one of the best looking phones you will ever find in the market. It also provides a performance which cannot be rivaled even with the quad core devices that are coming out. The only disadvantage of the device is its memory.
You get a non-expandable 16Gb of storage. Which might seem less to some of the user but HTC are providing 25GB of Dropbox cloud storage for 2yrs. This might please some people while it might be disappointing to others.
So what do you think about this device? DO let us know whether you would prefer this device or wait and see what Samsung has to offer with their Galaxy S3.
More Reviews Of HTC ONE S:
- Ceramic or anodized aluminum body
- 4.3inch Super AMOLED Display with qHD resolution of 540×960 protected by Gorilla glass
- Android OS v4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with HTC Sense 4.0
- 1.5 GHz dual core Krait CPU, Adreno 225 GPU, Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8260A chipset
- 1 GB of RAM and 16 GB of storage
- Beats Audio Enhancements
- 8MP autofocus camera with LED flash with 1080p video recording
- Front facing camera for video calls
- Nice audio quality
- 25Gb of Dropbox storage for 2yrs