nieuws: HTC kondigt Android-smartphone met quadcore-processor aan
"Het tweede model is de One S. Het ranke toestel, 8mm dik, draait op een Qualcomm Snapdragon S4-processor, een dualcore met een kloksnelheid van 1,5GHz. De S4-soc heeft niet langer de oude Scorpion-core, maar Qualcomms nieuwe Krait-microarchitectuur. Daardoor moet de soc betere prestaties leveren op dezelfde kloksnelheid. Het scherm van de aluminium unibody-smartphone heeft een diagonaal van 4,3" en is een Super Amoled-paneel van Samsung. De One S heeft eveneens micro-sim-ondersteuning, een ingebouwde accu en geen mogelijkheid het interne geheugen van 16GB uit te breiden. De One S moet medio april uitkomen voor een prijs van 549 euro."
nieuws: HTC: Nederlandse One S krijgt 'waarschijnlijk' mindere processor
HTC gaat 'hoogstwaarschijnlijk' in Nederland beginnen met de verkoop van de One S met een minder krachtige processor. Waar de One S nu voorzien is van een Qualcomm Snapdragon S4, schakelt de fabrikant terug op een Snapdragon S3.
De varianten zouden van elkaar te onderscheiden zijn met het typenummer. Waar de One S met krachtigere S4-processor als typenummer Z520e heeft, zou de S3-variant als typenummer Z560e meekrijgen. Ook is de kloksnelheid een indicatie: de minder krachtige S3-processor heeft een maximale kloksnelheid van 1,7Ghz. Het is onduidelijk of op de doos duidelijk is dat de klant een
minder krachtige One S koopt.
HTC heeft de verkoop van de minder krachtige One S-exemplaren in Nederland aan Tweakers.net bevestigd, maar zegt dat het nog niet helemaal zeker is dat de minder krachtige variant ook in Nederland zal worden geleverd. "Om tijdige levering voor de HTC One S te kunnen blijven garanderen, heeft HTC besloten een dual sourcing strategie te voeren. Hoogstwaarschijnlijk gaat dit ook voor Nederland gelden. Hiermee komen we tegemoet aan de vraag naar het toestel en blijven we al onze klanten met een HTC One S een hoogwaardige gebruikerservaring bieden."
Het verschil tussen beide socs is groot: de S3 is gebaseerd op een 45nm-procedé en de verouderde Scorpion-micro-architectuur, terwijl de S4 wordt gebakken op 28nm en de eerste processor is op de nieuwere Krait-core. De S4 kan in veel benchmarks mee met processors uit topmodellen als HTC's eigen One X en de Samsung Galaxy S III, terwijl de Snapdragon S3 in veel benchmarks ongeveer half zo krachtig blijkt te zijn.
Qualcomm heeft moeite om de vraag naar de S4-processor bij te benen. De S4 is de enige processor in productie waarbij lte in de chip is geïntegreerd. Dat maakt dat internetten via lte minder van de accu vergt dan bij processors met een aparte modemchip voor lte. Daarom gebruiken vrijwel alle fabrikanten de Snapdragon S4 in lte-versies van hun telefoons: HTC doet dat met zijn eigen One X, terwijl Samsung hem gebruikt in de Galaxy S III. Ook tablets zullen waarschijnlijk worden uitgerust met een S4 om lte-connectiviteit te bieden. Lte-versies worden veelal uitgebracht in de Verenigde Staten.
Op de doos staat welke processor erin zit, dus let daarop VOOR het openen!
Z520e = S4 = 1,5GHz & Z560e = S3 = 1,7GHz... Dit staat op de achterkant bij de specificaties!
Overige hardwarespecificaties zijn:
HTC One S op HTC.com
HTC One S - Levertijden en prijzen
pricewatch: HTC One S Grijs
pricewatch: HTC One S Zwart
Accessoires voor de HTC One S
reviews: HTC One X en One S: terug naar de kern
reviews: HTC One S: als de gesmeerde bliksem
reviews: Smartphone-shootout: twee tegen vier cores
video: Hands-on: HTC One X en S
[HTC One X] Ervaringen & Discussie
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De HTC One S werd standaard geleverd met firmwareversie 1.53.401.2...
Op 8 mei 2012 werd firmware 1.78.401.2 OTA aangeleverd die o.a. wat deed aan de ontvangst
Here in the HTC One S we find that HTC is certainly living up to the promise that they’ll be coming in strong in 2012 with a hero series of phones. The HTC One S also reminds us that HTC was once the king of high-quality hardware for Android, and indeed here again they do regain that crown – bringing a device (and a series of devices) whose features fit together so well that they’re more than ready to take on the rest of the top-tier devices in the industry. I’m honestly having a tough time attempting to find any faults in this device as it’s quit honestly impressed me enough to say that HTC has completely redeemed themselves from last year.
Though last year didn’t have HTC jamming out win after win, they did have some proving themselves to do here in 2012 – and they’ve done it. It’s as simple as that. Have a peek at the gallery of images below for additional software and hardware shots, feel free to ask additional questions in the comments section below, then prepare for the USA version of the HTC One S coming soon! Also be sure to check out our review of the HTC One X today as well – just as hot!
Sporting a thinner and lighter design, the One S doesn't deserve to be hidden in the shadow of its pricier brother. With the latest dual-core Snapdragon S4 and noticeable improvements to HTC's Sense UI, as well as Android 4.0 and a potent camera, this phone is likely to play a large part of the manufacturer's renewed efforts after a shaky 2011. With a tactile finish and enough power to go toe-to-toe with HTC's quad-core entrant, it comes down to whether you're willing to trade a technically weaker screen for a noticeable price difference and better battery life. It's a decision we'd prefer not to make.
Though the HTC One S might find itself overshadowed by its quad-core endowed brother, the One X, this device has nothing to be ashamed of. It features a far more hand-friendly design, is available with a cool micro-arc oxidized aluminum body, and makes use of the exact same software and 8 megapixel camera as the X.
Where you "lose" a bit with the S is its 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor (if you can really call that a loss) and the fact that its otherwise brilliant 4.3-inch AMOLED display has only qHD (540 x 960 pixel) resolution. If neither of those things bother you, and, quite honestly, they shouldn't, then feel free to look past the flagship One X smartphone and take a good, hard look at its equally capable One S brother. You won't be sorry that you did.
The HTC One S is one of the most impressive mobile phones we've handled recently in terms of hardware and software.
The slim metal unibody (with either ceramic or anodized finish) is brilliant, HTC have outdone themselves here - and that's easily said than done. The 4.3" qHD Super AMOLED screen is a welcome change from the LCD-only lineup HTC had for a while. They've done much to improve the photo quality and add advanced features to the camera too.
The Snapdragon S4 chipset with two powerful Krait cores and Adreno 225 graphics bested all current smartphones and will readily stand up to upcoming phones too - yes, even its quad-core sibling, the One X (and probably the rest of the quad-core phones that use Tegra 3).
Okay, some things about the HTC One S aren't quite perfect - we would have preferred a Super AMOLED Plus screen, non-expandable memory would be a deal breaker for some (though most people should be fine with 16GB of storage) and the problem with framing videos seems like an annoying oversight.
It's a shame the One S doesn't come with a Beats headset either, but the sound enhancement alone will keep most people happy.
One of the few phones that can pull attention away from the One S is its bigger brother - the One X. Some would prefer the 4.7" 720p Super IPS LCD screen (with a full set of subpixels) and the extra storage room. The polycarbonate unibody is impressive in its own right.
And if you're not sure the quad-core Tegra 3 chipset is for you (don't get us wrong, it's pretty awesome) you can wait a while for the HTC One XL - it's like a One S in a One X body - that includes the screen. Oh, and there's LTE too.
Huawei has some interesting offerings too - the Huawei Ascend D quad has a 4.5" 720p IPS+ LCD screen and a quad-core processor of Huawei's design. If a 4.3" screen and a slender frame is what drew you to the One S, the Ascend P1 and P1 S are worth a look (the P1 S is just 6.7mm thick). They have the same screen as the HTC One S, but lag behind when it comes to performance. Another setback is that none of them is out yet.
The ZTE Era is another cool phone that will come out eventually - it uses a Tegra 3 chipset and offers a 4.3" qHD LCD, a 7.8mm body and Dolby sound enhancement, but not much else is known.
The Sony Xperia S has a pretty awesome 4.3" 720p LCD screen and a 12MP camera, but neither the body nor the previous generation Snapdragon chipset will earn you any bragging rights and it doesn't run ICS yet. You do get 32GB of storage, NFC and a standard microHDMI port, though.
The Samsung I9100 Galaxy S II has grown quite old, but is a very capable phone that can be found on the cheap, which is something to consider in case the One S is over your budget.
So, most of the danger to the One S comes from friendly fire - the One X and One XL. At this moment competition simply doesn't have a smartphone to match the One S in terms of both aesthetics and performance and that really tells you what an excellent job HTC has done.
The HTC One S might be the middle child in the new One lineup, but it can’t realistically be called mid-range just because the screen is qHD instead of HD. Upper mid-range would be a good fit, if you are a categorization nazi. We loved the compact and sturdy design with a very light and premium feel. In fact, the One S feels higher-end in the hand with its sexy slim metal body, toned by the anodized coating, than the flagship One X, made of fancy plastic.
We also liked the very good call quality and the camera speeds (although the images themselves left a lot to be desired). All in all, we love the new trend in higher-end phones to pay attention to shooting speeds, as the phone often becomes your main camera when out and about, and, while nobody expects stellar results from a phone image sensor, we can at least get some speed now, and sometimes that's all you need for an impromptu shot.
The new HTC Sense 4.0 is slimmed down, and runs peppy under the boost from the latest Snapdragon S4, which has a surprisingly good for Qualcomm new graphics processor. The OLED screen is a bit tacky to look at in the interface with its oversaturated colors, but when watching video these vivid colors, the pitch blacks and the deep contrast will make you want to throw your average cheap laptop with their terrible washed out displays out of the window.
Still, we have to take points off for the lack of a microSD card slot meaning a 16GB memory restriction, and the sealed battery compartment. These won't bother everybody, but if you are like us used to the comfort of always carrying a charged spare in your wallet, you'd hate the fact that the One S sports a non-removable unit.
As for the missing memory card slot - the free 25GB Dropbox account that comes with the One S for two years, and the SkyDrive integration in HTC Sense provide plenty of cloud storage, but data connections cost money, and those 1080p videos might fill up your 16GB of storage when vacationing pretty quickly.
Yet the HTC One S seems a better value for the money compared to the One X for our average smartphone user, which is its main target. Granted, we have 32GB of storage and an HD screen on the One X, but huge displays are not for everybody, and the One S has a more compact and premium feel.
Looking around for other competitors, our eyes inevitably stop at the Samsung Galaxy S II now that it comes at a few tens more than the One S launch price, but offers expandable storage via microSD slot. Its screen is of lower resolution, though, and the One S sports a more premium feel.
Sony Xperia S should also be in the cards, as it has a better screen and more storage, for which you’d pay roughly a few tens (bucks or euros) more as well. Granted, it sports the previous generation Snapdragon S3 processor, but we are yet to meet a regular phone buyer that would care much about that fact.
In the Windows Phone world, the Nokia Lumia 800/900 will do the trick as an alternative to the One S with its jolly and distinctive design, but it’s about the same price, and is restricted by Microsoft’s mobile OS to lower screen resolution and 720p video recording.
Overall the HTC One S is a fabulous phone and has wonderful hardware.
It does what it needs to do and it's got fabulous benchmarking scores.
Unfortunately, Sense slows that experience down and makes the phone feel slower than it should.
Combine that with the other items we've noted and we give the HTC One S 3.5 out of 5 stars.
It’s tough not to like the HTC One S’ physical feel. The design is subtle and discrete; it’s more how the smartphone feels in your hand that proves alluring. HTC’s metal-bodied phones have always felt sturdy, but the combination of sub-8mm thinness in a flex-free chassis add up to a device that feels more of a premium product than the true One X flagship feels.
That’s not to say there aren’t compromises to be made. The AMOLED screen is clear and highly usable, but HTC had the chance to push the One S well ahead of the pack by opting for 720p resolution, and in comparison the qHD that was settled upon feels just average. It’s a perfectly fine display, but nothing more than that. No NFC seems short-sighted, too, and what we find subtle about the design, others might consider simply dull.
Nonetheless, for the midrange, this is an excellent smartphone. The dual-core processor and 4.3-inch display toe a delicate balance between performance, usability and power consumption, and do so well, and there’s no escaping the high-quality hand feel. Sense 4.0 retires many of the elements HTC had gradually bolted on and left us feeling cold over, and the company apparently has big plans for HTCSense.com online by way of cloud services. The quadcore One X will gain the lion’s share of attention, yes, but the One S is the mainstream device that should go a long way to changing HTC’s fortunes in 2012.
There are few phones we play with where we think that we have the complete package and would happily give five stars. The HTC One S would have had five stars had it not been for this ridiculous 16GB memory cap and non-HD screen.
We'd have even settled for 32GB in the absence of an expansion card slot. If you're a music lover,
you may be better hanging about for the yet-to-be-announced-but-we-all-know-it's-coming Samsung Galaxy S3.
Or check out the HTC One X if you've shovel-sized hands. And it really pains us to say
that because we want to tell you this is one of the best phones we've used in recent years.
Which it is. And all that aside, if you're not bothered about a massive memory, you probably can't do much better now. The HTC One S is a beautiful handset blessed with beautiful capabilities and is already available at very palatable price points.
When it comes to first impressions, the HTC One S is an instant winner. It marries thinness with a subtle, exquisitely refined design, and its AMOLED display is exactly the sort of vibrant eye-catcher that attracts people in stores. It almost sounds like the perfect premise for a device that's all style and no substance, but that's not the case with the One S. Sure, on closer inspection that Pentile display can drive you to distraction, but I'm learning to forgive that downside for the rich upside on offer from the dual-core Snapdragon S4, ImageSense camera suite, and Ice Cream Sandwich OS.
This wouldn't be an Android phone review, however, if I didn't bemoan the state of HTC's custom skin. Sense 4 is an improvement on the company's previous efforts, but that's not saying much. The skin sits like a lumpen deformity atop the sleek Ice Cream Sandwich and breaks up the otherwise quick user experience with frustrating design choices and a few instabilities all its own. The One S' qHD screen resolution is also quickly going out of style and rather lets down the rest of the top-notch spec sheet.
If all you want is the best HTC phone you can own today, the easy answer is the One X and its superlative 720p display. There's a reason why HTC prices it at ¤100 more, after all. But if you're after the best Android or overall smartphone user experience, you'll have to look to the familiar suspects: Google's Galaxy Nexus and Apple's iPhone 4S. Until Android OEMs wise up and stop handicapping their products with ill-advised skinning efforts, we'll be stuck repeating this mantra.
Zelf vind ik het echt een prachtdesign, lekker klein met zijn 4,3" en qHD resolutie op die grootte is erg fijn.. Enige wat me echt tegenstaat is 16GB intern geheugen, waarom niet meer of toch micro-SDHC opties? Het flagship, de One X, heeft weer geen aluminium unibody-design, wel jammer en is weer een stuk groter, lastig De tijd zal het leren, heb ansich tijd zat, alhoewel ik wel 'n nieuwe phone wil...
Ik heb inmiddels een HTC One X, maar de One S blijft een apart en unieke telefoon... Let's discuss!!!
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