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Hands-on with the HTC One X and One S

HTC announced their new 2012 lineup at Mobile World Congress with a focus on the One series. The One X and One S arrived for me to check out for a bit and all I can say is that I can't wait for the HTC One S to launch on T-Mobile USA.
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HTC announced their new 2012 lineup at Mobile World Congress with a focus on the One series. The One X and One S arrived for me to check out for a bit and all I can say is that I can't wait for the HTC One S to launch on T-Mobile USA.

Check out my ZDNet Smartphones & Cell Phones blog post for more thoughts on using these two super smartphones over the past week.

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As you can see the One S is narrower than the One X.

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There are two color schemes for the HTC One S and as you can see back of this model has a slick gray shading effect. It feels wonderful in the hand with the metal back and solid form factor.

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The HTC One S has an 8 megapixel camera with a colorful blue ring around the lens. The flash is to the right of the camera lens.

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The top of the HTC One S shows the power button, 3.5mm headset jack, and opening used to pry off the top for access to the microSIM card slot.

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The volume button is found on the upper right of the HTC One S.

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The microUSB port is found on the left side of the One S.

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Beats Audio branding is found on the bottom back of the One S. There is a mono speaker below this branding.

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The HTC One S front has a cool design where the glass transitions into plastic that runs along the sides above the aluminum frame.

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The glass is not curved, but gives you the impression it is with the metal frame angled along the sides.

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There are three capacitive buttons along the bottom of the HTC One S.

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The indicator light, headset speaker, front facing camera and HTC branding are found above the display on the top.

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The HTC One S feels fantastic in your hand and the design alone has me wanting one.

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The 8 megapixel camera on the back of the HTC One X protrudes out from the back.

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The back of the HTC One X has a matte white finish and looks great.

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The Beats Audio branding is found on the back in familiar red.

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You can find dock connection ports on the back lower right of the HTC One X.

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The microSIM card slot, power button, and 3.5mm headset jack are found on the top of the HTC One X.

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The microUSB port is found on the upper left of the One X.

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The volume button is found on the right and as you can see the glass is surrounded by the same plastic as the One S.

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There are three touch capacitive buttons below the display on the HTC One X.

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The indicator light, front facing camera, and headset speaker are found above the display.

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The HTC One X has a 4.7 inch display, but the thinness and minimal frame around the display makes it feel reasonable in your hand.

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These three devices all run Android Ice Cream Sandwich.

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I took this picture on Easter weekend with the HTC One X and as you can see my wife's cousin can fly on the trampoline.

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We took this family photo with the HTC One X during Easter.

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I took this sample photo at the Sounders Women's game with the HTC One S. You may be able to see Hope Solo over on the right side of this photo.

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