If you are a cell phone fanatic, and if you like buying the latest cell phones but simply cannot afford them, you are probably interested in mid range smartphones. They are the cell phones that often get left behind, because high class ones get all the media attention, and the low range ones get all the attention from users who cannot afford the high class smartphones. However, those really smart users who like to get value for money, while boasting a very good smartphone in their pocket, often go for these mid range smartphones. Well, the HTC One S is a prime example of a great mid range phone, as it is so good that it is close to crossing the border between upper mid range and high class – the only thing stopping it is its big brother, the HTC One X.

HTC One S – Beautiful, Slim, and Stylish

Unlike the HTC One X, the One S is made out of metal with ceramic-coated body, which makes it actually better than the One X in this department. It is somewhat smaller than the One X, with the dimension of 131 x 65 x 7.8 mm. While it is not as thin as Motorola RAZR at 7.1 mm, the One S is still one of the slimmest smartphones you can find. However, this doesn’t make it any harder to use. Aside from this, this phone is also very lightweight at only 120 g, and the chassis is made in a way that keeps it nice and comfortable in your hand.

Camera and Display on the HTC One S

The 4.3-inch OLED display with the qHD resolution of 540 x 960 pixels is amazingly bright and vivid, and the viewing angles are excellent. This means is that you will be able to use your One S even while the Sunbeams are falling directly on it, and that you will see what is on the screen from every possible angle. When it comes to the camera, it has 8 megapixels, and it is very good. The photos as well as the videos are sharp enough, and the only thing that it lacks seems to be the ability to make excellent outdoor photos. The LED flash works brilliantly even in complete darkness, but outdoor photos are a big minus.

Processor, Memory, and the OS

The THC One S runs the Android Ice Cream Sandwich OS, and it makes excellent use of it. Ease of use is on the highest level possible, and there is generally nothing bad to say about usability of the phone. 1 GB of RAM and a dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor running at 1.5 GHz will make sure that everything you want is done quickly and without any problems at all. However, 16 GB of on-board memory and the fact that you cannot expend it with a MicroSD card is a deal-breaker for many.

The Final Word

When taking everything into consideration, the HTC One S seems to be a very good phone, with a decent battery life, and that performs wonderfully. However, if you need more than 16 GB of storage, and if you need an excellent camera, you are advised to look for this elsewhere.