The debut handset for Qualcomm’s Snapdragon S4 chip, the HTC One S is a slimline beauty that manages to pack in a hefty engine room. In some of our tests, the One S managed to outscore its quad-core packing big brother, the One X.
It’s also the skinniest smartphone HTC has ever made. It’s sleek and curvy, and vigorous too thanks to its micro-arc oxidation finish – a process usually reserved for satellites heading into space. The One S is one of the fastest Android handsets we’ve ever come across. It’s Android 4.0, although HTC has thrown its own Sense Ul over the top.
The One S sits in the upper echelons of the Android hierarchy and its performance supports its lofty status. It has no problems playing demanding 3D games and it breezes through HD video without issue.