Being the owner (and big fan) of the Samsung Galaxy S II, I wasn't sure any other smartphone offered by T-Mobile would be able to impress me at all. Not so soon anyway.
This doubt evaporated ever so slightly during my visit to the T-Mobile booth at MobileFocus hosted by Pepcom in New Orleans this week where I was introduced to the sleek HTC One S™, T-Mobile’s newest and thinnest smartphone as well as the next smartphone to take advantage of the company’s fastest1 4G network speeds (HSPA+ 42) running on America’s Largest 4G Network™.
Just from the quick demonstration, I could see the HTC One S™ is a representation of contemporary design and engineering. In a case that is just 7.95 millimeters thick, HTC packed an array of cutting-edge technology that couldn’t fit into a smartphone three times its thickness even a year ago. The look and feel of the HTC One S™ in your hand is pretty impressive, coupled with the "gradient anodized" finish, and a very slight shift from light to dark gray as you look up and down the phone. Makes for a stylish look, indeed.
The HTC One S™ is a multimedia powerhouse packed with various preloaded content including T-Mobile TV, Disney’s Where’s My Water, Beats Audio, DropBox, Amazon Mobile, HTC Movie Editor, and more. Sporting a 4.3 inch qHD Super AMOLED screen and a slim form factor for ultimate portability, the HTC One S delivers a premium entertainment experience that customers can enjoy on the road or at home.
This review is based solely on the quick demo I was given at MobileFocus and thus, does not include my thoughts on internals or actual functionality of the phone. For now, I'm happy with my Samsung Galaxy S II so not sure I will be making the switch to really test the phone out. But I was just impressed enough that I'm considering snatching one up; especially since they are being offered for just $199.99 (after a $50 mail-in-rebate card with qualifying two year agreement). We'll see. I'll keep you posted and will follow with an in-depth review if I decide to make the One S leap.
The Technology Surveyor