The Six Stages Of Growth For The HTC One S

So how does a HTC One S get born? The micro-arc oxidation process begins with an aluminum shelled fried in 1.21 gigawatts of electricity which morphs the metal into a near-ceramic state giving the One S its unique look and feel. While the current T-Mobile version of the HTC One S does not use the MAO process, that’s not necessarily a bad thing considering previous complaints of chipping circling the web.

In any event, HTC’s booth in CTIA shows the HTC One S stripped down to bare metal and shown through its half-dozen manufacturing steps. Unfortunately, we don’t see any gigawatt frying going on here, but it’s still a nifty look at the production process behind one of HTC’s newest and hottest smartphones.

Of course there are always those pesky rumors the Black HTC One S with red accents will arrive on T-Mobile this summer.

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  • rwc1792

    1.21 Gigawatts, what is this, Back to the Future?

  • Mj

    “See how the the HTC One S incorporates a quantum technology processor and a flux capacitor (of course the current T-mobile version doesn’t have this)…”

    Why do we always need these disclaimers for T-mobile?

  • Ian Harrington

    Yes but what your readers really want to know is, can it survive being shot with a gun? I ask because I carry my phone around in my breast pocket a lot and I live in a bad neighborhood

    • MarcusDW

      Which one of your breasts?

  • Deadeye37

    They should add a 7th step where they add the removable battery & microSD slot. Then for step 8, I would buy the phone.

    • annoy3d

      Agreed. Waiting for next phone with removable batt and uSD slot also.
      I HATE samsung, but will go with the S3 if they bring it to Tmo and nothing else current gen in here with the required specs.

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  • bryck

    Is t-mobile getting the one-X

  • Does it really matter is my question. 5 times harder, but if i drop it from three feet does the screen still crack? Probably. As far as the MicroSD and Removable Battery issues are concerned, I personally don’t care. I’m a power user, and just bought the One S. The battery lasts me about 8-10 hours and I’m on it all the time. Standby power lasts forever it seems. I left it unplugged for 8 hours after using it for about 7-8 hours without a charge and it still had 20% left in the morning. Why would anyone want a removable battery cover on such a good looking phone? It is thin because of this factor. Between Google Play Music and Dropbox I need no more than 4 GB on this phone and I have 16, so I’m happy with that too. I’m coming from being die hard Samsung too, and I have to say, so far I’m liking this phone way more on first impressions than I have with either galaxy.