The HTC One series of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich smartphones are the first step in HTC's reinvention of their product line and brand. They're returning to higher end phones, at which they've excelled for years, and have cut back on the sheer number of phones released each year. You've got to admit that 2010 and 1011 were crazy years for Android smartphones, with up to 10 new models coming out each month on US carriers.
The One S is the smaller of the higher end HTC One line, but that doesn't mean it's a second class citizen. In fact, T-Mobile and AT&T have priced their respective phones, the One S and One X the same: $199 with contract. While the One X has a 4.7" 720p LCD display, the One S has a 4.3" qHD Super AMOLED display. In the US, they share the same 1.5Hz dual core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 CPU, a gig of RAM, 16 gigs of storage, a capable 8MP camera and a unibody metal casing. The One S has universal Beats Audio, a front video chat camera and 42 Mpbs HSPA+ data.