We’ve just received the HTC One S for testing purposes and our goal is to find if this model is actually better than the HTC One X, as some of the benchmarks out there claim. Well, first things first, we unboxed the unit, as shown in the video below.
What we have here is the same box design as the one of the HTC One X and One V. Inside it there’s a charger, headphones (no Beats Audio), microUSB cable and the usual manuals. The handset uses a microSIM card slot hidden under a protection shell that covers the camera sensor. Its battery is non removable and there’s no microSD card slot on board, in case you’re wondering. This very thin handset is 7.8mm thick, which is very thin by HTC standards and it’s also very light, at 119.5 grams.
The handset uses a 4.3 inch display with a 540 x 960 pixel resolution and it has an 8 megapixel camera at the back. HTC One S runs Android 4.0 with HTC Sense 4.0 and it looks and feels just fine in my hand. It’s pretty hard to choose between the One S and One X at the moment, but we’ll get back to you on that once we get the review done.