HTC One S Poll, Have You Bought One?

As the HTC One S begins populating on T-Mobile and third-party retailer store shelves nationwide, I’m wondering just how interested are you in HTC’s One line for T-Mobile? I’ll have a complete review up of the device very soon, in the meantime you can check out our hands-on preview. I’ll give you a quick spoiler on the review, it’s a great phone and there is a lot to like. The real question is how much will you like it over the Galaxy S II or coming Galaxy S III? While we can’t say much about the Galaxy S III, the anticipation has us expecting something great, certainly enough to give HTC a run for their money.

So I wonder, are you picking up the HTC One S?

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  • Femmefatale Atlanta

    Ordered mine this morning. Yeeeeaaahhhh, beeeetches.

    • Blayne Erskine

      Got mine this AM and I love it..

  • Darn contract not up until August!

  • dingaling

    Waiting for the Note or GS3.

  • Jaygqitalia

    I called T-Mobile and since I have over 10 days left in my buyers remorse period with the Amaze 4G, they said I can get the One S if I wanted for 50 more. I just dont think I am going to do that. 8gbs of music on my SD card alone. 

    • car2cabs

      if you were at all would use google music for all your music and just stream it..makes a lot of google drive allows all your docs and pictures to be stored…HTC One the best phone i have ever touched and im glad i picked it up

      • Derail Doax

        Yes because you’re the only smart person… you do realize not everyone has a huge data plan right? Grow up. People like expandable storage.

        • car2cabs

          16 gbs is a lot of memory as it is…plus you get 25 with dropbox and 25 with google….if you ask tmobiles loyalty dept you can get  put on unlimited data for 24.99…if you have unlimited data there is no reason not to stream and make the best out of the technology that is available..HTC decided against removable memory because too many people use less than 8gbs on a phone and focus groups showed that…i would take any HTC phone over any Samsung any day of the week

        • Jaygqitalia

          16 gbs turns into 10 gbs when it comes out of the box. Not to mention, streaming anything will end up using more battery, then just listening to it normally. If it had an sd card and removable battery, I would gladly buy it

  • 19fonzy

    Currently on Sprint but thinking about leaving them and selling my Galaxy S II . Might get the one s once i sign up with T-Mobile.

    • Sidekicker89

      May I ask why you’re leaving Sprint?

  • Greywolfe_27

    No removeable battery, no sd card, only 16gb, and no 4.7 screen. No.

  • Kay Eff

    Going to see differences between the Galaxy S 3, T-Mobile Galaxy Note and IPhone.

  • It needs a software patch, the battery readings are completely screwed. I’ve been charging mine all day, and it just randomly fluctuates between 30-45%. No idea what the actual charge is.

  • Rickauris86


  • Kevin Kerr

    The battery is too small, the screen is Pen-Tile, and there’s no expandable storage. I think that’s about it. Fix those three things, and you’ve got yourself a winner.

    • caleb maier

      you have my cousins name. lol

    • Anonymous

       Agree! I don’t care if it’s just a little bit thicker, I want more storage, a better screen, and a longer lasting battery!

  • Gagglecon89

    Waiting to see if we will get an LG Optimus 4x variant. 

  • Derail Doax

    Nope! No removable battery, no expandable storage, not a clear upgrade from my Sensation 4G…

  • remister

    This was the phone that I was going to get before the Galaxy Nexus deal. I will have to try it when they have the HTC 1X come to T-Mobile!

  • Nick

    Got it for $200, no rebate, no upgrade fee, and they gave me one month of free service ($120).  Just have to wait 2 days for mailing.

    I love the retention department.

    • kelly

      hey i’m up for an upgrade this summer and i was wondering how you got that deal? i’ve been with tmobile since like 2004 and i was really contemplating leaving but if i can get that kind of deal i just might stay.

      • Nick

        Call 611 and say “cancel my service.”  That’ll put your through to the retention dept.  They are authorized to make deals like this for long time customers (03 for me) who are in good standing.  When I asked for the best price she said $200…I asked if that’s the best she could do…she told me to hang on for a second, then said she could give me a month of service for free.

        Just make sure you’re talking to someone in retention and they’ll help you out.

        • Gagglecon89

          did you have to resign your contract?

        • kelly

          do i ask directly to be put through the retention dept? and how exactly should i ask for a deal? should i haggle and say I’m thinking about leaving, or should i just go straight to the point and ask for the best deal they can give me? also, do you know if it would be possible to get this kind of deal with their value plan? i’m really interested in getting a cheaper monthly plan with it but just the thought of paying like $500-600 in retail for a phone sounds absurd. so i’m hoping maybe they can give me the value plan and a subsidized price for the phone.

  • Henry

    As a new customer with an employee discount got my activation fee waived, no rebate, phone at 149.99, and 10% off monthly service. Not too bad coming from a part time student job. 

  • Slickdeals

    HTC ONE X or the galaxy s3.

    BIG NO for the inferior htc one s. TMOBILE gets all the inferior phones from samsung and htc  while att and verizon gets better superior, premium phones

    • John Mickelonis

      Any facts to back that up?  Of course not.  I’ve actually looked at each lineup lately and they’re at the very least comparable.  Plus, chances are every carrier is getting the S3.

  • Gerald Vasquez

    Best phone on TMo ever

  • Jmart922

    My Amaze 4G just got the official 4.0.3 leak, runs so much better, I’m good so ill pass

  • Que_652

    Just got mine and I love it!!! traded an original iPhone for my 200 rebate plus my 50 rebate I paid 42 bucks out of my pocket. well in 6 to 8 weeks lol

  • jaZzyjeff

    I just bought a 64GB microSD card for my Sensation, so I need a phone with expandable memory lol

  • j5ive

    Full price is $600?!?! A galaxy nexus is $400! Im going galaxy nexus.

  • Ednord Duaned
  • oo
    Samsung announces 1.4GHz Exynos 4 Quad as basis for Galaxy S3

    • Seanbduff

      And what are the chances that TMO will get it?  

      • John Mickelonis

        Probably 100%.  All carriers have gotten a variant of each of the first 2 Galaxies, I believe.

        • Justlee7

          There is no quarantee Tmo will get it. Plus, don’t expect it to show up in the USA until Sept. or Oct. They’ll release the info in May, release it in Europe and Asia in June, and then announce the USA carriers between July and August. It’s going to be just like the SII, and you’ll have to wait six months after it is released over seas to get it, and by that time HTC might have a better device. In the mobile phone world, things change so quickly that 6 months might as well be 2 years.

  • cbibbs

    Only 16GB of nonexpandable storage makes this suckered DOA for me. I need 20GB for syncing my music.

  • spartanjet

    I want to see what the SG3 is about (and if its going to take 6 months to come to the US like the SG2) before I pick a phone.  I have no interest in the One S though, again Tmo picked the cheaper smaller phone for its network.  If it were the One X I probably wouldn’t have even waited for the SG3 release.

  • mreveryphone

    Just got a 32gb sd card so not for me

  • deeoh1084

    why get the One S?? just wait for the GS III plus i’m sick and tired of HTC looks i’m not saying they look bad i’m saying they look boring (IMO HTC phones looks similar to each other… i’m not talking about the One series just generally) but let’s see what Sammy will offer for this hyped GS III either way i’m getting GS III no matter what or i rather get Galaxy Note

    • John Mickelonis

      Because TouchWiz sucks.  Sense 4 is awesome.

      • Anonymous

         Agreed. TW is the worst.

  • I actually just sold my sensation and bought a galaxy nexus since my upgrade is not until November and I will see what is out then

  • Ahmedibiza

    ok here’s my point, the phone LOOKS great but what about no SD card, no removable battery , Micro SIM , sorry this trend is a set back and no purchase for me

    • Ahmedibiza

      oh and forgot to say about no oxidation version for tmobile .

      • John Mickelonis

        Which at this point is a good thing considering they had problems with that too (chipping).

  • Daddym469

    The real truth is this phone has way more hype than actual features. I went into my local Tmo store and played around with it and I was expecting more. This phone has mainly two selling points that won’t last long…Yea its thin, so thin there are 13 different cases available for it! That should tell you something. It tells me this phone like most still needs protection from dings and drops!! What really sucks is the full price of $600 dollars and putting it right nest to the Galaxy s2 seems very wrong to me. Mainly because the GS2 is older and still running gingerbread, but I guess the 4.52 in screen justifies the price, I simply don’t agree. Has anyone noticed how in just a couple of weeks the blaze 4g went from 450$ to 399$…so why not do the same to the GS2…or why didn’t Samsung get the ICS update done to counter the One S in features??? I am being realistic here! The One S is great looking phone, but the screen quality to my own eyes wasn’t even as good as my Sensation or The Galaxy Blaze…You go compare for yourself and you’ll see. Also, all this talk about thin…the Sensation isn’t exactly a thick phone by any means….It may not be as thin as this One S, but its not much thicker…and if the Amaze and Sensation were updated to ICS immediately…The spotlight on The One S would begin to fade fast! The Amaze is selling for 150$ less with many great features still worth having. This phone shouldn’t be priced with the Gs2…its nice but not worth $600, and that tells me the Gs2 is still top dog even without the ICS update. 

    • Vim

      While there are a lot of great things I could say about Samsung, their attitude regarding OS updates isn’t on that list. They have always been very grudging about OS updates.  They don’t like doing them, are slow to make them, and only bother with them in the first place for competitive reasons.  So despite the fact that they had access to ICS long before HTC, HTC still manages to update their handsets first.  If HTC manages to land the contract for the next Nexus, expect to see the update gap between HTC and Samsung widen even further.

      Regarding displays, yes, the S’s pentile qHD display is my biggest gripe
      with it as well.  While I haven’t compared it side by side by side with
      the lower resolution WVGA, but non-pentile GS2, the displays of both the X
      and the Galaxy Nexus blow it away.  Anyone who strongly dislikes pentile displays like on the Vibrant and Droid RAZR will not like the S’s display either.  But given the way the RAZR has outsold the Rezound over at Verizon, most people either can’t tell the difference, or don’t appear to care enough for it to affect their decision.

      Regarding pricing, the Amaze at $150 less is the better buy.  Nevertheless, the S is the latest thing, it’s sleeker, noticeably smoother, and comes with ICS out of the box.  So a lot of people will pick it over the Amaze regardless based on that initial impression in the store.  That’s just human nature.   Samsung however has its own following, and its own advertising campaign behind it. So until the GS3 lands the Galaxy S2 will continue to be their flagship.  I’m sure the GS2 will get priced down once the GS3 gets released, just like the Amaze has. 

      • Jaygqitalia

        The Amaze has been free twice in the past 3 weeks for a couple of days a piece. It was free when I got it. Im on a value plan, so I just have to pay an extra 20 for 20 months, then goes back down to 59.99. Cant really complain. Hold off on the Amaze for a few days. Probably will be free again if anyone wants it

        • DADDYM469

          What do you mean you just had to pay an extra 20 months?? My understanding is, if you’re on the Value Plan you pay whatever the current full price is. Which would include a down payment, local taxes on the full amount, and you’re left with the Equipment Installment payments…ARE YOU SAYING YOU ONLY PAID THE DEFERRED PORTION ON EIP?? IF SO DID YOU DO IT LOCALLY, ONLINE OR THROUGH CUSTOMER CARE???

        • Jaygqitalia

          The Amaze was free online. I called up the retention department. I was on an Even More Plus plan that I was paying 59.99 a month for unlimited everything 2GB. I wanted to jump on a classic plan so I can get the phone for free, since you cant do that with Value. She ended up giving me a 250 dollar credit, which paid the 149.99 upfront and the 50 in taxes. The other 50 went towards the bill. This months bill is 37 dollars. So now I pay 79.99 a month for 20 months and then it will go back down to 59.99. I took that deal because they usually dont do that. She said I have been a valued customer for 5 years and gave me the credit. It was actually a better deal then going to the classic plan. 

  • Oran

    Nope, bought the galaxy nexus 

    • Izzybrexx

      Whered you buy yours from ..cause expansys has theirs for 399 free shipping..

      • Oran

        I bought it from google. I heard if you buy it from expansys you wont get the us warranty

  • SocalTeknique

    Hell no! No SD card, non removable battery and most likely will have that dust-under-the-screen issue that plagues every HTC phone out there.

  • Ordered today shipping says to be expected by 4/30

  • Derricklogic

    If my contract was up I would get it but I gotta wait another year. When is my Mytouch 4g slide getting ics!!!!!

  • It’s a reworked HTC Sensation 4G….If you think I am lying just Youtube HTC Sensation running Sense 4.0 and you would NEVER buy this phone. Same thing minus a “small bump” to the camera with ImageSense.

    • RegularJoe

      42Mbps vs 14.4

      just sayin’…

      • Sammyesparza91

        also the upgraded processor and more memory.

    • dedicated video chip on the One lineup… and 60fps recording. Oh and the Sensation isnt getting ICS until june… thanks to compatibility issues with Tmobile’s version. just saying.

  • achusaysblessyou

    Release the Galaxy Note 2 on T-Mobile, then we’ll talk. (Either that, or at least release the T-Mobile Note with the Exynos chipset!)

  • Mark Hennessey

    I had planned on getting my son a smartphone by summer. The trade in deal ($200 for an old iPhone) was too much to resist. So far he’s liking the phone – a lot.

  • tomnewtn

    I am saving my upgrade for something special. This would have been if they had given it the display it deserves….that TMO customers deserve. I would pick up a 1 X, but doubt it’ll come to TMO. That rumor died quick. It’s still a nice device for most, I’m just picky

  • Vim

    I’m very interested in HTC’s One line, but much more so in the X than the S.    The S’s pentile qHD doesn’t compare to the X’s IPS 720p HD display.  Without a 720p IPS display to make up for its missing features, I just can’t forgive the S’s lack of NFC, camera button, microSD card slot, and removable battery.   The S is certainly both fast and sleek, but even if I still had my full upgrade, I wouldn’t use it on the S. I’d wait for either the One X or the Galaxy S3.  If I couldn’t wait, I’d probably go with the Note. 

    That said, I think the S will sell wonderfully in T-Mobile stores. It’s a highly attractive handset with an excellent feel to it.   ICS runs silky smooth on it.  Most people who walk into a T-Mobile store won’t know or care about what it’s missing, and T-Mobile has yet to sell anything with a better display that can be compared against in store.

    • Anonymous

       I have a feeling that the one X will eventually make it to tmobile, especially since the hardware allows for it. They may decide to launch the one X alongside the galaxy 3 much like they launched the amaze and galaxy 2 together.

      yea.. i can dream :

      • Vim

        Well in this case, your dream may come true.  It’s been leaked that the One X may be released on T-Mobile as the G4x later this summer, very likely with stock ICS.

  • To All…. Simply Don’t Buy It… AND WATCH THE PRICE DROP!!!  Be patient young grass hoppers!!!!

    • i got mine for $126 after the $100 buy back rebate and the $50 manufactured rebate. The amaze is still at $199 for full upgrade customers…and the myTouch 4g is still $249 last checked… today

    • AndrewSingleton

      this is the next big thing. not gonna drop in price any time soon.

  • Anonymous

     I was about to pick one up, I mean I was literally driving by the store with the intention of picking it up at retail. I have a nice old plan that I have no intention of renewing, so I will be buying my next phone at retail pricing. I actually bought an amaze 4G, but returned it due to a few reasons:

    -Too heavy even though it’s made of plastic (not aluminum as people are suggesting

    -slow camera

    -laggy interface/menus

    -poor battery life

    -random restarts/resets

    -washed out leaky screens

    -not much of a “looker” compared to htcs other phones

    Now, the HTC One S is a nice phone, and although it fixes many of the amaze’s problems (screen, fluidity, camera, size, weight) It introduces new problems that I shouldn’t need to be dealing with.

    Here are some reasons why I ended up driving straight home and being content with my blackberry for at least another few months:

    —AT&T has the HTC One X for $549 – why would i buy a lower model that cost more(One S for $599)?

    —No dedicated camera button – I have used the touch screen on the tmo galaxy 2, my new ipad (3rd gen) and even the one on my amaze. Touch screen shutter buttons for phones are retarded and have no place on any phones that heavily emphasize a camera, regardless of how fast it focuses. Apple uses the volume + button on the iphone, why can’t HTC figure it out? The amaze had one! why remove this nice feature?

    —only 16gb *cough* i mean 10gb avail for storage.. you know.. for ALL your music, movies, apps, games, books, etc.. only 10gb. In my 64gb ipad, I’ve used more than 2/3 just for pictures and apps, fill in some tv shows and it’s full. Some will say the 25gb drop box is sufficient, well no. It’s not. I want my data NOW, and I want it without needing to find a mobile or wifi connection. I do not want to use my precious data to see my stuff that I could have easily uploaded onto a microsd card, which brings me to:

    —No microsd card slot – Yea yea htc didn’t allow it because apps n the camera would run slower. well people still need storage for other items, and imo, it’s a huge omission to me. I currently stream music to my car using my blackberry and it’s 32gb microsd card. I guess I won’t be able to do that with the one S.

    —pentile oversaturated screen that doesn’t work well in daylight – Before I educated myself on this topic, and before I bought my 3rd gen ipad, I may not have noticed. However, I do notice now, it’s a big deal when they skimp out on the most important part of the phone, the screen you’re looking at all the time. There are also numerous reviews saying it’s almost a no-go in the sun, and the colors aren’t as accurate as they should.

    —The galaxy 3 is months away

    —The possibility of the one X coming to tmobile (the reason I’m not buying the at&t one is that even though we could probably use it on tmobile, you will not have wifi tethering or wifi calling, only tmobile phones will have it and at&t charges for wifi tethering) Yea it still has issues like the storage and missing shutter button, but the screen is such a nice upgrade that it may just make me forget about the other issues.

    • so you listen to 32gb of music at one time? omg wow you have a long trip. I had a Defy with an 8gb card (most phones come with 2gb and even then people hardly upgraded them) and I never ran out of room. Why? because what I didnt need or used went to my computer for storage. How long did it take me to do this with the supplied USB cable? about 5-10 minutes for the entire 8gb disk. That would take forever and a century via wifi or data. 

      • Bubba

        you sir are a well rounded individual those are my thoughts exactly. As a RSM myself people tend to mention “oh i need one of those SD cards? How much are they …” well a 2GB is $12.99 and a 8GB is $26.99. Oh 2GB is good for me i don’t listen too many songs. 

        • Jaygqitalia

          On ebay you can get 8gb cards for 5 dollars.

        • Vim

          Nobody with a clue buys a micro SD card in their carrier’s store.  The mark-up is ridiculous.  That’s what  amazon, newegg and ebay are for. 

        • agreed. I got the 8gb class 8 card for my Defy because the 2 gb that came with the phone was like class -8 lol. Big difference in the video quality. I have yet to fill up that 8gb sd card… also very much aware that HD videos are larger in file size. None the less… my phone isnt a storage unit… that’s my computer… and facebook.

        • Anonymous

           microsd cards, even the faster ones, are pretty cheap online

      • Anonymous

         Well I don’t have 32gb of music. It’s a mixture of music, movies, and photos.

        Even then, 32gb of music isn’t much compared to the amount that the larger iphones (64gb) and ipods (160gb) can hold.

        HTC could have solved this problem by including models with larger capacities.

    • Jaygqitalia

      -Too heavy even though it’s made of plastic – While I find it a lil heavy, it doesnt bother me. I actually feels like an expensive phone, unlike these light and thin phones I feel I can break in half.
      -slow camera – No idea what your talking about here. Takes the fastest pix I have ever taken.
      -laggy interface/menus – Once again, disagree here. Havent had any lag at all with the device.
      -poor battery life – Cant deny this one. Battery life is very poor. Called HTC and got another battery sent to me since they give you one for free. Now I have 2 batteries to use, and also got myself a white battery sent for free also =]
      -random restarts/resets – Never had this problem either. 
      -washed out leaky screens – My only complaint of the screen is that the bottom of it where the lights are can bleed into the blacks. I use an app to turn those lights off if it bothers me enough.
      -not much of a “looker” compared to htcs other phones – I personally still think this is the most beautiful phone out there, and everyone I have shown it 2 wanna buy it and think the same.

      Guess it all comes down to personal preference 

      • Jaygqitalia

        White battery cover*

      • tomnewtn

        I like some heft too. I have a Nokia E7 and unlocked iPhone 4s. I like the feel and heft of both. I agree with the other comments, which is why I passed on TMO phones for now and purchased an iPhone. Even my G2X has a nice heft to it.

      • Anonymous

         for the slow camera, i may need to rephrase that. It’s slow compared to modern hardware, especially the iphone 4S and ipad. With my ipad, it focuses about the same, and takes pics faster. I can tap tap tap like they showed on the one S videos, and it will lots of photos at that focus. It only refocuses when i move it around a lot

        In my day-to-day use of the amaze, while it could physically take and save the photos quick enough, many of those photos came out blurry because it took too long to autofocus. That, and even my “best” photos were too sharp and became unclear.. not sure if i explained that correctly.

      • Anonymous

        To see what I mean by “laggy interface” i’m talking about the physical swiping and opening/closing/moving of menus and such, go use an iphone 4s, and a nokia lumia 900… then go back to your amaze. You’ll see and feel the lag.

    • Sam

      I did the same thing. I still have my blackberry 9700. I dont know if it was just teh display model or waht. But can you say LAGGGY screen??? Easiest thing to do is swipe to side and hold then move your finger back and forth and you will see its very choppy. I think i might stop in once mroe when is not so busy. But its going to have to do a better impression the 2nd time if I am going to drop $660 with tax…. I still want a new phone. Maybe ill just wait until BB10…

    • Vim

      Regarding the Amaze:

      1) The Amaze’s camera, like pretty much every other smartphone camera out there outside of the One X and One S does have a small amount of shutter lag. That’s not specific to the Amaze, it’s endemic to pretty much all smartphones aside from the new One X and S.

      2)  My Amaze is not laggy in general, in fact it’s normally quite speedy. Every once in awhile however, at apparently random moments, my Amaze decides to take a coffee break and the brief unresponsiveness can be highly annoying.  This is my #2 gripe with the Amaze. I hear the ICS update fixes this.

      3) Poor battery life is my biggest gripe with the Amaze by far.  I never seem to be able to last a full day on one charge.  Even the usb charger often has trouble keeping up with my normal usage, with my phone battery running down faster than it charges.  So if I don’t want to be tied to an AC outlet and my charger, I have to carry extra batteries.  Thankfully spare batteries are small and easily portable. So I always carry one or two extras.

      4) I don’t have a problem with random resets/restarts. The phone itself is stable.  Two or three apps I’ve installed will randomly close on me, but I chalk that up to bugs in those specific apps since most apps don’t have this issue. 

      5) The screen on my Amaze is neither washed out nor leaky. The colors may not be as bright as those on a super amoled, but they are more realistic.   I have heard that HTC uses more than one source for the Amaze’s display panels however.  So it’s possible that the washed out issue may depend on which manufacturer made your display.  I’ve also heard that some Amaze’s do have leaky screens. 

      6) I’m with Jaygqitalia, I think the Amaze is one of the most attractive phones HTC has ever produced.  So the phone’s beauty/uggliness is a rather subjective issue.  Most reviewers loved its looks, although several did criticize it for being too fat/heavy. 

      Regarding the One S:

      I’m with you on pretty much on all the issues you mentioned.  It’s why I’d prefer a One X, or possibly an S3.  It’s also why I kept my Amaze instead of waiting for the S.  (The GS3 was too far out at that point for me to wait, and the T-Mobile version of the X had not yet been leaked.)

    • Anonymous

      Another gripe about the One S, is the camera.

      Sure, it takes photos with lightning fast speeds, but believe it or not, the photo quality is worse than the amaze.

      The amaze, as vin explained, suffered from some shutter lag (and for me, slow auto focusing), but the photos were amazing. They are easily comparable to the iphone 4s, but where the iphone photos are “soft” the amaze’s photos are “solid” because the pictures come out too sharp. Unfortunately, after reading numerous reviews, the consensus is that it’s a nice fast camera, but not the best.

      I know i’ll get a lot of flak for this post, but they’re just my criticisms about htc and their product planning.


      Man, i get some of your points on the Amaze but a slow camera? I am having to guess you didn’t really figure out how to use it the right way or you had a bad unit. The Camera on my Amaze is the fastest camera on a handset I have ever seen. I can take pictures  at a rate of about 1 every 3/4 of a second. 
      All the laggyness, screen bleeds and restarts you mention plus the slow camera tells me you had a faulty unit. Mine does none of this. 

      Poor battery life is a function of most smart phones. Recommend an aftermarket one.  
      And the outer cover is ceramic coated aluminum. Not the whole unit though. I can see how that is misleading.  

  • Gquedens

    Ordered three units this morning for me and my daughters (wifey still hasn’t figured out how to use the Amaze 4G). Still waiting for it to ship!!! But I did play with a demo unit in store. Can’t wait!

  • repost: I got one today at a local tmobile store. $292 with a purchase of a Zag full body protector. Turned in my old Cliq XT phone for a $100 rebate that they took care of for me (mailed it in) plus that $50 rebate that they also wrote up and mailed in for me. 
    Initial results: im blown away. Keep in mind im coming from a Motorola Defy but my wife has the myTouch4g slide. Quadrant score is 4112 and 60fps or twice that of the showed not so great 4g speeds, but I took the test around 6pm. 1mb up. 1mb down. 
    Everything is wicked smooth… just like the reviews said it would be. Oh…storage. The phone says I have 2.4gb internal and 9.2gb phone. that’s usable storage. Like I have said… If i get full, i’ll simply upload or transfer (via usb) the pictures and video to my computer. No worries. 
    Last thought, under load, this phone heats up like the old Cliq/Cliq XT phones did.

  • I ordered the Galaxy Nexus from the Play Store yesterday. I should be running it on T-Mo’s network by tomorrow if all goes well. It should be a nice upgrade from my Nexus One. The price was great too. It was more than $100 less than what I payed for my N1 after factoring in taxes and shipping. This way, I also get to keep my EM+ plan and stay off contract.

    • AndrewSingleton

      you won’t regret it!

  • After using the Galaxy Note, there is no turning back.

  • Luizx2004

    I think I might wait and see if they will release it in ceramic black with red trim ? any official word on th this ? 

    • Sam

      june or july i think

  • AndrewSingleton

    if it was an x id be begging tmo to take my money. need that massive screen.

  • AndrewSingleton

    galaxy nexus is $399 at the google play store. no extensions required. just sayin.

    • Sam

      Hard choice, Better screen but slower proc and connection speed. But you save $200. Any word on TMO’s visual voicemail working on it?

      • LanceMiller

        Google Voice puts TMO’s visual voicemail to shame. I use nothing but Google voice on my S2.

        • I use Google Voice too on my N1, and I’ll use it on my GNex when it gets here. I even set up my T-Mo number to use GV for voicemail. However, I’ll still check to see if the T-Mo app is still compatible with ICS when I get the phone up and running.

    • Sam

      Also wifi calling?

      • Thomas Brezinski

        Soon enough, within the next few days someone will pull the files needed from the One S.

  • carl444

    I have the king of Android which is the Galaxy Nexus  and I am sorry but lagg is was not invited here the phone is perfect, the hardware not so much but it looks beautiful. I have tried HTC several times, LG(ughh never again G2x to me LG is dead) Samsung Galaxy S ii I really liked it but I have a Galaxy tab so It would be boring. In conclusion  i have never felt so satisfied since the G1(because it was the only one, I loved it). Never buying from anyone else that Google.
    Am an Android fan, but i respect the others and enjoy good competition, people need to realize that we need more competition for technology to advance. 
    The fight with apple and google  was never that one copied the other it was that Google put Smart steve in a rush to advance tech. It was brilliant to make android fight between brands. Competition  equals better products!!! so windows phone everyone get in the race so i can enjoy better phone in the years to come( from Android only).

  • fixxmyhead

    Yea right having to go through all that trouble just to unlock the boot loader no thanks. I only buy galaxy series phones. s3 will destroy this thing

    • tomnewtn

      Looks like they are releasing it with the quad core exynos per engadget

      • fixxmyhead

        Yea I know

  • Hulkster

    Just bought it unlocked for $530…Great success! This will be a huge upgrade from my blackberry 8520

    • try going to this from a Motorola Defy… night and day i tell ya

  • Lani

    Im glad that TMO released a new mobile, but will wait for the Note so I can have a big screen. If there is no confirmation soon about a new Note with TMO soon, then I’ll have to get another unlocked ATT mobile.

  • I’ve had mine since friday, I’ve got to say, the thinness and the camera are super impressive! This is the best smartphone I’ve owned.

  • tomnewtn
  • Krca21

     My upgrade comes around in October of this year. Looked at this phone at the store and the screen size is a deal breaker for me. Anything below 4.7″ and I’m squinting. I’ll see what they come out with in the meantime or for the holidays. I am tempted to shell out the $399 for the Galaxy Nexus…if it doesn’t drop in price by then. Oh I hope it does.

  • Elle

    I’m still hung up on the One X/4Gx rumor. If that is definitively ruled out, I’ll get the One S, but I have a couple of months left before my upgrade.

    • Elle

      …G4x, I mean. Loved the G1 and G2, so a HTC One X running stock ICS would be a dream come true.

      • dethduck

        That’s what I’m waiting on as well, that and my full upgrade comes up in august.

    • Me three. My hopes were bouyed by the statement buried in the NVidia story from a few days ago about hoping to get Tegra-3 on T-Mobile “by Q3”. Hopefully I’ll be in a better financial position by fall anyway.

      If it doesn’t happen, then Galaxy Nexuses should be fairly cheap by then anyway and the One-S will certainly be cheaper than its launch price. I have no interest in any TouchWiz phone.

  • JNawaz

    I’ll get one ASAP, I’m waiting for a good deal that’s all.

    • Justlee7

      I completely agree on that. I remember when I bought my Galaxy S when it was released. Within a week, Costco had a deal where it was $100, while everyone else had it for $200. Just a matter of finding the right place at the right time. FYI, Best Buy is selling it to NEW customers for $150, but a full $200 for existing. Does anyone actually buy it from Tmo stores that charge $250? Even though you get a mail in rebate, which I despise!

  • the great one

    I got the one s today and honestly I’m 100% happy

  • Udubb

    Looks like business as usual for T-Mobile, putting out a great device with almost no hype or advertising.

    • Havoktek


    • TBN27

      I saw an ad for it on tv last night.

  • K0246945

    A great device is the One X… Not One S

    • MGK

      Hell no. The One S is better in my opinion. Better build, better design, and it’s not freaking huge.

  • Cdcappello

    Galaxy nexus!

    • Thomas Brezinski

      Same here!  Where’s that option, seems like a massive oversight on their part.

      • That’s why I chose other. My GNex should be here some time today. :)

      • Going_home

  • Godson1227_Barry

    I played around with the One S yesterday, the screen is amazing and this is coming from a Vibrant and SGS II user. If you left the screen on you would think its a display phone. Its thin,light and very comfortable in the hand. Very smooth and responsive. The only thing I would have a problem with and would understand if others did is the lack of an SD slot.

  • Tortionist

    I got a Chance to play with the one s. It is pretty impressive, but I’m going for the galaxy note. I need a phablet. In other news, I just traded my Asus transformer for an HTC hd7 and a nice wad of cash. I never thought I’d enjoy a windows phone, but this one is tight. It has windows 7.5 mango and it by far has the smoothest screen transitions and scrolling, except maybe for other windows phones.

    • Scapegrace


    • Justlee7

      When you said you traded an Android device for a Windows Phone I was confused……but then I read your name and it all made sense…

  • 2nd

    Just check out the speed comparison between the one s and galaxy nexus unlocked version that Pone Buff did on You Tube. You’ll be surprised, and the g nex 6 months older.

  • The Dude

    Backordered :(

  • dkbnyc

    The lack of removable battery expandable memory has forced me to look at upcoming devices.  When this was first announced, I thought it would be my next device and bring me back to HTC.  Alas, this will not be the case,  These two features are important enough to me that I will not consider a device without them.  I’ll wait to see what the SGIII has to offer. 

    • Lani

      The only time me or my friends ever remove their mobile battery is when they are asked by tmobile CSR to fully reboot a bad mobile.

      Why do people remove their battery otherwise? 

      My only guess is that they use so much battery life before making it to an area that has a working AC receptacle to charge and use a spare during the day.

      • 21stNow

         To replace it with an extended life battery.  There is a problem with my Sensation that causes battery drain some days.  Yesterday, my extended battery went from 100%-0% in five hours.  A regular battery would have been gone a lot sooner.

      • sidog

        I personally have 2 spare batteries with me whenever i’m away from home (which is very often).  The batteries for my Vibrant are so small that I hardly notice them in my pants (twss hahah), but they sure come in handy oftentimes.   Once I got used to this arrangement, to imagine having to use a phone w/ a nonremovable battery will take a major change in behavior…something that I will have to do seeing as to how i just ordered the HTC ONE S, but so be it!

  • Cycad007

    Costco just shipped it to me yesterday.  Played around with it for 30 minutes…so far, I loved the new Sense 4 interface.

    Concerning the issues that people have raised:

    No SD Card Support:
    I would have liked to have HTC add the SD card option too but honestly with DropBox, Google Drive (via Play download), and SkyDrive for HTC (Is it only available for international S One?  HTC Sense 4 supposedly has this…I haven’t found it yet on mine)….this is a minor issue for me.  I’ll get used to storing my photos/data in the Cloud…it actually will probably be safer in the long run.No removable battery:
    OK…here I’m like most folks.  I would’ve preferred that HTC gave us the removable battery.  I understand it’ll probably stand up to 2+ years of continued use before I upgrade again to the next greatest thing.  But STILL…this issue is what will keep the One S from being the “perfect” phone to me.

    All in all, I’m quite happy with the upgrade.  Regarding the upcoming rumored S3, yes…it’s looking to be a better phone than the One S.  But honestly, the One S will do almost everything the S3 will.  There isn’t a “gotcha” feature the S3 has over the One S for me.  While purchasing items using NFC seems nifty, I don’t mind swiping my credit card if it lowers the cost of the phone by a few dollars.  Besides….I just wanted a good phone NOW!

    • DoTell

      How does swiping your credit card lower the cost of the phone? How much are we talking here?

      • Cycad007

        Somebody is paying for the hardware for the NFC technology (You).  Who knows how much it costs….the point is its rather unnecessary.

  • cosmo10292

    sorry im waiting on samsungs lineup to come! nexus sgIII and note! :D

  • Deaconclgi

    I’m waiting on the 808 PureView to be released.

    Until then I will play around with my GSII, GS4G, N8, Lumia 710, C7, N900, and 5230.

  • The Dude

    April 26, 2012
    Your order is currently backordered.  You will receive another notification when your order is in stock and shipped.
    For your most current order information, check your Order Status on
    Your order number is: XXXXXXXX
    Order date: 04/25/2012
    T-Mobile Customer Service

  • New Quadrant score on fully charged battery (detached from the charger) 5077

  • Charles

    I would have bought this phone if Tmo News hadn’t announced that Tmo could be receiving the Note and the GS3

    • just can’t see why people want a mini tablet as their smartphone. The GS3 is going to be ginormous. 

      • Lani

         You probably balked when you saw your first 2.7″ color mobile screen.
        “All we need is a 2-line black & white mobile screen to see the incoming name & number.”

  • Lani

    Nobody commented on the Audio Beats feature…  Is it not worth mentioning?

    • Kirbi182

      Its a hit n miss, Its better than ordinarily software that came with htc but not the best out there. And you need decent to very good headphones to actually hear the difference. 

    • tmo1015

      it’s a miss. after attempting to use different head phones and speakers, there isnt a noticeable difference switching to the audio beats feature. vocals and bass are just SLIGHTLY enhanced. apparently the beats headphones make a difference when using the beats audio feature.

      • J-Hop2o6

        Oops, wrong person.

    • It will enhace the bass a little bit. If you have shitty headphones, this won’t make them sound good. In my opinion, adding the beats audio feature is just a marketing strategy.

  • BahamasGeek242

    I am very happy as a T-mobile customer to see that we are getting the note, but I bought the unlocked Galaxy Nexus 

  • I bought it yesterday. My internet dropped all the time every 5 seconds. The overal experience is good, the graphic interface much better in ICS. The audio: If your headphones or earphones suck, this phone won’t make them sound good so I don’t know what’s the deal with beats besides the marketing thing to trap Beats fans. My only concern is the battery. I don’t know if it will last enough on busy phone calls/internet days. Bad thing: Tmo made me upgrade to 5GB plan to tether (BAD BOY, TMO.. BAD BOY). The rest, it looks pretty good. 

    • Que_652

      I agree with you, my internet is spotty but I love the phone.HTC better get on it, plus sometimesthe phone lags in typing

    • Marshall834

      Why did they make up upgrade to that plan? I stayed on my 200MB plan… Well I have the value plan so that may be different

    • I C U

      How much were you paying for data before (how much data)? And how much are you paying now? That’s a deal breaker for me, data prices, even on TMO is expensive.

      • Before: 2GB for $5 and now $15 for 5GB and tethering rights. But that’s with my current plan. You should check what are the rates with your plan.

    • I didnt have to upgrade to the 5gb plan and tethering was optional (not that I cared about that feature). I did get the 2gb as it was just pennies more than our old 200mb plan. 

      • I need to tether to my ipad and notebook lots of times while in the street. With the 2GB plan in my Sensation I didn’t need to pay more, now I do. 

  • Mikey P

    Bought it yesterday and after having the HD2, GS, GSII, and the G2, I can honestly say HTC has me sold. I Kick the GSII to the curb and used my G2 for the last year. I ran into a couple issues with the One S but nothing that I couldn’t work my way around. Only major issue so far was I left it on my nightstand not charging last night and when I woke up it was off. It turned on and still had 1/3 battery left. So we’ll see what happens tonight.I do however do plan on at least giving the GSIII a chance but I was let down with the previous models.

  • anyone have voicemail notification issues? like always saying you have voicemail? Seems to be a rampant HTC issue with all their phones. 

    • Taintedbyfaith

       Go into your call settings and hit the clear voicemail notification. :)

  • Anonymous

    So I finally went to play with a One S today at my local tmobile store. Lets just say, as a former HTC Amaze owner, I’m not impressed. In fact, the worker that was helping me had an amaze, and I asked him why he didn’t trade “up” for a one S. He said it’s because he knows that there will eventually be a ICS update for the amaze and he can just update the amaze.

    Not to say it wasn’t a nice phone, it’s just not much of an upgrade over the htc amaze. Also, it’s not as fluid as the reviews make it out to be. In terms of OS fluidity, I still put ios first, windows phone second, and android (even the newest) last. You can see noticeable lag when moving between menus, when you use the unlock ring, it lags just like the amaze did (just slightly less lag). Pull down the notification menu and the menu can’t keep up with your finger movements like the ios can. disappointing.

    For pictures, it does focus fast, but your hand needs to be VERY steady. Also, when using the multi-shot function, it does not refocus if you move. which means you must hold the phone very still.. and only point it at one object. What’s the point of multi shot then?

    The screen didn’t “pop” and I didn’t immediately notice the glass/screen laminating that everyone was going crazy over.

    Other than that, the thinness was nice but I overlooked it in 5 seconds. I was able to look at the amaze and one S side by side, and thats why I wasn’t impressed. No current amaze owners should be upgrading to the one S, you will eventually get the ICS update anyways.

    Pass, I’ll wait for the one X or galaxy S3 I guess.

    • but anyone upgrading from any motorola tmobile phone will be having the time of their life   
      enjoying this phone. So the Amaze is a step back from the One S… The amaze is still priced at 199 where I got my One S after rebates for just $126. The phone is everything the reviews say it is; especially if your coming from an old way-behind-the-times phone like my Defy and the Cliq XT/Cliq before that are. 
      My wife has a myTouch4g slide. My quadrant score was 5017. Her’s was just 2209. 

      • Anonymous

         yea so even though i’m somewhat disappointed, it may just be that the amaze wasn’t a bad phone at all. I’ll take it into consideration, but hope for a (retail) price drop after the one X, EVO LTE and galaxy 3 are announced.

      • Anonymous

         by the way, for wifi tethering, is it just a native app on the one S? or do I need to pay an additional fee to tmobile for it?

        • Anonymous

          you still have to pay tmo

        • J-Hop2o6

          Its free until Tmo *notices* lots of usage I guess. Try it out and see. If it re-directs u to add it to your plan, then it will be tricky to bypass it.

      • JMFR

        Traded up from the Cliq XT.  Love the phone so far but am disappointed by the speakers.  The Cliq actually sounded better.

  • Lani

    I tried it out in my in my local Tmo store. When I walked in, a TMO store rep was having a outloud moment over a previous customer who got the TMO store phone handed to them for customer service while in the store.

    Anyhoo, my eyes had to take a few moments to adjust to the clarity of the crisp screen. Yes it has WiFi Calling hidden in the settings. Super sleek and thin. Camera set at highest quality snapped quick pics. Very responsive and filled with lots of apps you may never use. I think I want to hooks pdf for a Tmobile note with at least a 5.3”. I envy everyone I see walking around with a note.

    • Lani

      Darn spellcheck.

      I want to wait for the Tmobile Note.

  • s10shane

    i wouldnt mind it but i just traded my gs2 for tmobile for a gsm galaxy nexus. so far i like the galaxy nexus on tmobiles network but i guess if i was able to upgrade for this phone i might.

  • Guest

    I love HTC phones, but no removable battery and SD cards are keeping me away from this One.. I wonder how quickly people who buy it will realize the mistake of not having these 2 crucial components..

    • Amlindig

      RE: Removable storage: This is like saying optical drives are “crucial.” Perhaps to some, but most will find the change a welcome one as long as they get used to using cloud storage (and of course don’t have major data/wifi/reception problems. For those that do, yes, I’m happy we live in a day and age where there are multiple options.) See my remark above on my thoughts after having used this for several days now. My basic point is that I think a bigger deal is being made out of this than really necessary. 

      • sidog

        I would have to respectfully disagree.  While using the the cloud to sync my music might be a more ‘convenient’ why of having my collection w/ me at all, not having the option of additional sd card storage can only be an overall negative from a consumer’s point of view.  We are in affect forced to use the inferior method as it requires an internet connection, even though there are obvious benefits.  Your optical drive analogy is only somewhat relevent b/c the alternative method to them is not only a cloud-based install, but a usb drive or other local, physical media (an option that is not available to our phones).   I look forward to the day when the pipes to the cloud are so large and plentiful that syncs will be instantaneous, and there isn’t such a limited data cap on our plans.  But until that day comes, the lack of sd card is a sore and valid of complaints.

  • sidog

    Just ordered mine via 611 customer service…can’t wait for it to arrive next week! Still bummed about the nonremovable battery and lack of sd card support, but everything else is just oh-tooo-sexy

    • don’t be bummed by the lack of sd card… it’s a old school device that was needed on old flip phones. IF you fill up your phone’s 11gb usable storage, then just upload it either via usb or dropbox and continue on with life. I promise you… you will be fine! 

      • Amlindig

        Honestly, yes, it is a bit of a bummer (probably more for a specific niche of folks), but after seeing how fluidly the interface/OS handles cloud storage, I’m happy to have been pushed in this direction. It’s cut one more expense (I always would buy the faster micro SDs rather than use the stock) and indirectly made my workflows a lot more convenient. No more manually hooking up my phone to my computer for files I need, then having to transfer them to my other devices. Now, they are all accessible at once. 

  • Cycad007

    For anybody worrying about the SD card, I can tell you that storing your data in DropBox, Google Drive or SkyDrive (yes, I found there’s a ‘SkyDrive for HTC’ feature in this phone.  Hello 25 GB!) will be *A LOT* safer than your SD card.

    You might not like the Cloud…but its really gonna make things better for all of us.

    • sidog

      I”m just not a big fan of depending on a wifi/strong carrier signal in order to pull songs to my phone. eh, but i’ll get used to it i guess…

    • Try accessing your data when you reached your data cap, no signal or out of wifi reach, you are screwed. It’s a joke. Putting together a modern phone with 9gb of usable memory is ridiculous and pathetic. How can you put together a good phone and only supply the customer with 9gb of memory, for a couple of bucks more the phone would have been top shelf, now it is just a phone that will get passed by. I will never buy a phone without memory.

  • Dhanych

    Is there any downside to using a microSIM card rather than the bigger miniSIM card?

    • guest

      No its just used for space saver it actually will last longer because of registration values

  • Lancelot Patrick

    Howabout Tmo get the One X already so I don’t have to risk buying a canadian one from Rogers

  • Caleb Gibson

    Bought it. Love it.

  • pops87

    I was thisclose to getting one but then I saw the deal at Costco for a one cent Amaze 4g w/ two year contract extension…the cheap is strong in me.

  • chriswei

    My wife and I picked up the One S last night. We had the Samsung Vibrant for two frustrating years and couldn’t wait to kick them to the curb (or, better yet, to the $100 trade-in program). Compared to the Vibrant the One S is a wonder-phone, and after 1 full day of use I like it. I looked at the Nexus and  the GSII but they’re just too big (and we wanted to stay away from Samsung after our Vibrant experience).

    I’m a bit worried about the 16 GB max memory, but I realized in 2 years I maybe used 10 GB on my Vibrant (though I didn’t use it as my main music device).

    • sidog

      I’m also coming from a Vibrant (of two years!).  Unlike you, i still love the Vibrant, as it has performed admirably for me, albeit w/ a few freezes here and there throughout the day.   From what I saw at the tmo store, the ONE S’s screen is far superior to the Vibrant’s.  what’s your take on it?

      • chriswei

        I like the screen. It’s not quite a “retina” display, and I guess it’s not quite as sharp as the One X’s screen, but it it pretty amazing. So far we’re both really happy with the One S.

        I was able to fix many of my issues with the Vibrant by installing a custom ROM, but the GPS really never worked, and the phone froze up frequently when launching and closing apps.

        • sidog

          yah GPS never worked me…probably my biggest gripe about the phone.  I too have installed countless custom roms (currently on ICS passion)

  • Antonjart

    Where are the 720p phones??

  • Abraxias

    Carrier IQ is installed on the One S

  • anonymous

    When will TMo ever get an industry leading phone instead of the runners up?

  • Younggodde

    Im thinking about getting one, but I’ve heard the battery dies quick. Tmobile website has it for 10hrs. Anyone with the one s how Is the battery life? Thanks

    • Susanne Salce

      This phone will last you a whole day if you are a big user of it. Wi-Fi does make your battery die quicker just incase you do use it. Overall I am so impressed by the capabilities and the battery life. BUY ONE!

      • Younggodde

        Thanks a lot. I’m really a big user. Talk for 4hrs a day and browse for like 2hrs. Hope it will last me that long.

        • Amlindig

          It should easily last you. I’ve been putting mine through very heavy, continued use for the last two days and it’s holding up solidly. With constant media updates/downloads/use, I’m having to give it a late afternoon charge. (This includes full wifi use for those two days.) My “normal” use should see me through a full day and then some. 

  • davey_ya

    I went from the HD7 to this phone. One of the mail reasons is the lack of apps with the Windows OS.. I have to admit, I liked the fluidity and user experience a little better with the windows OS. Android is nice, but I really liked the windows OS. Now to the One S. I am very pleased with it thus far. The camera is amazing and fast. So fast that sometimes I am not sure I even took a picture! Love the thinness, and hardware as well. ICS is great, still learning what there is to offer with it. One thing that I am not to pleased about is while I am on wifi at home, i tend to lose my phone signal. When I turned wifi off, my signal came back. Hopefully it can be fixed with an update. Also, I was expecting face time, but I wasn’t able to locate it. Any suggestions, aside from skype or wifi calling? But so far, I have to give it a 9/10. What’s preventing me from scoring it higher is knowing that there is a better screen out there.

  • tomnewtn

    Checked it out at Costco today. The display is actually better than I thought it would, and I kind of thought I would end up with that impression. It was very smooth, and snappy. Great upgrade for folks….as long as HTC gets the patches out asap. Not sure I like Sense, but I prefer stock. Kind of hard to know where ICS ends and were Sense begins.

  • tony

    dude the one s is awesome super sick quadrant scores but unless you like using mobile data or actually having reception the one s fails miserably at very basic things such as those..and yes I own it

  • tony

    dude the one s is awesome super sick quadrant scores but unless you like using mobile data or actually having reception the one s fails miserably at very basic things such as those..and yes I own it

  • tony

    dude the one s is awesome super sick quadrant scores but unless you like using mobile data or actually having reception the one s fails miserably at very basic things such as those..and yes I own it

  • own it and it blows..You think failures like this wouldn’t exist anymore due to technology advances and yet here it is.The most over designed epic failure phone. Haha..i could get a old razor phone and add 4g it would rock this phone out of existence.

  • Nkhaytin

    the only good thing galaxy s III will have is better proscesser, but one s have a better camera app with Video Pic