Pros Build quality, camera performance, battery life, HTC enhanced OS, perfect form factor, great screen, very fast, runs circles around the plastic competition...and looks amazing, too
Cons None so far
Summary I love this phone...excellent OS, fast, looks miles better than the iphone, all metal body beats the pants off the creaky plastic competition I've owned (Samsung Galaxy, Google Nexus) and the size is just perfect. Superb camera, great shooting speed. Amazing battery life compared to my previous phones. Of course I dont stream videos all day, or play onlne games on it. With Skype, browsing, texting and voice I get in excess of 50 hrs per charge if I put the phone in Flight Mode during the night (10pm to 7am)
"Poor Design"on by viagarwal
Big bright screen
Cons Bluetooth issues
Summary Though specs on paper look decent, this phone not ergonimically designed.
1. The home button is very sensitive and very close to the type-panel that appears when you type something. Unless one is extremely careful, the phone will go back to home screen in middle of typing an email or text message. Worse, if the app doesn't save drafts, one may have to re-type.
2. Power / Sleep key on the top is very difficult to press without also pressing the volume key on the side. One has to to hold phone in one hand and press the key with the other to ensure one doesn't change volume settings.
3. Picking the phone has a awkward "pull the green button into the ring" design. Means you can't pick the phone without carefully looking into it. Unlike i-Phone for example.
4. Bluetooth - Seemingly HTC has this a 'known issue' for more than a year now. How can something as basic as bluetooth be a known issue and not release an update? Says something about the company.
Pros Sleek, durable, excellent camera/video, HTC Sense, good processor.
Cons No micro sd slot
Summary I've had other HTC productss in the past nad I was NOT happy at all. As a matter of fact, one of my phones almost blew up on my hip due to heating problems. But I have been quite impressed with this HTC One S. It has done everything I need it to do and more. The only con is the fact you can't bump up storage due to lack of a micro sd card slot. I would give it a 5 if it had this feature. It woulf keep me from alternating my movies and music. Other tan that, it's an awesome phone and look forward to their next release.
Cons Power Button falling out (first phone)
Locking up (second phone)
Call Quality (third phone)
Tethering is no longer free (all phones)
Summary Got this phone and it was running great for 6 weeks, then the power button fell out. Could not turn off or on. Got a replacement and it would run for about 15 minutes and then the phone would lockup, could not make any calls. After a minute or so network disconnects and reconnects. This cycle would go on for some time. This happens while on the 4G network with 5 bars of signal strength.
Got another replacement it is running good but the sound quality for the person I am calling is horrible. They cannot tell what I am saying at all. I am calling T-Mobile support again to get another phone. Who knows with that phone will do or not do.
Unlimited Nationwide 4G Data does not include tethering? Despite multiple assurances from T-Mobile that my unlimited data plan would stay unchanged, I did lose the ability to tether the phone for free. With the new model I am asked to pay an additional $20 per month to add this feature. I was told that now that T-Mobile SUPPORTS tethering, they are charging for it. So for the last three years tethering was un-supported?
Pros Gorgeous design and paint job- not another black slab.
Never a single force close w/ few other glitches.
Always strong, no lag with apps.
Good battery life for size.
Cons Could use a dedicated camera button.
Summary Cream of the crop for anyone who wants a Goldilocks phone- not too big, not too small, just right.