The HTC One S is a new release from the manufacturer's recently unveiled 'One' range. Featuring a number of impressive devices, the One S is the mid range offering, and has several very impressive features. In this article I will compare some of the key features of the HTC One S with those of the iPhone 4S.
The iPhone 4S is well known for its innovative design and impressive build quality. The HTC One S looks similar to many of the manufacturer's other devices like the HTC Sensation. However, the HTC One S features a unibody design which is given a very unique treatment to alter the way it looks, as well as affecting its durability. The body of the One S is made from a single piece of aircraft grade aluminium, and this is given a treatment of 10,000 volts of electricity. This changes the colour of the unit to an attractive matt black, and provides a ceramic finish. Additionally, the material then becomes six times stronger than aerospace aluminium (according to HTC). This makes the HTC One S one of the most unique devices out there in terms of its built quality and manufacturing process.
The iPhone 4S has the renowned retina display, which gets its name because of the fact that the pixels on it are so fine that the human eye cannot distinguish between individual pixels. The resolution of the screen on the HTC One S is slightly below that of the retina display, at 540x 960 but in reality you are unlikely to notice the difference between the two when watching a video, photo slideshow, or playing a game for example. Aside from the resolution, the screen technology itself varies greatly between the two phones. The iPhone 4S uses an IPS LED backlit panel, whereas the HTC One S has a Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, making it the first HTC phone to do so. The benefits of this technology include better 3D display, brightness, wide viewing angles, and of course it is very responsive to touch.
When choosing a new smartphone, the camera is often one of the most important features for many people. Both the iPhone 4S and the HTC One S are actually pretty evenly matched in this respect. Both sport 8 megapixels and share features such as 1080p video capture, LED flash, autofocus, image stabilisation and face detection among their camera specifications. The resolution of 8 megapixels produces high quality still images on both phones, and thanks to their varied package of connectivity options, makes it easy to stream photos and videos to other devices like computers and TVs.
There are of course several other features which could be compared, which I will cover in another article. Choosing between the two is likely to come down to personal preference for either HTC or Apple, or Android or iOS (the respective operating systems of each phone). Both are excellent phones though, so you are unlikely to regret your choice, whichever one you choose.
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