Sunday, July 08, 2012


For almost exactly one and a half years my son was the owner of a Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 mini pro. To be precise, he had two of them, probably three - since we had the first replaced immediately. With all three of them, the Sony showed huge problems with charging the battery after a while. We already went through an external charger, which worked fine. So it was never a problem of the battery, or the USB cable.

So about a week ago, I decided to get myself a new phone and pass the HTC Desire Z on to my son.

At first I could not really make up my mind between
  • HTC One S
  • HTC One X
  • Samsung Galaxy S III
So I want to a A1 store, where they had all three of them on display.  The S3 and the One X are of almost exactly the same size (in all three dimensions; or four if you include weight :) ). Although the display of the One S is significantly smaller, the whole body of it is only marginally smaller than those two.

Since I still don't like the Samsung skin, and I - quite frankly - love HTC Sense, the choice was only between the two HTCs.
Or in other words:
  • Do I need 1280 HD on my phone? - No
  • Do I need NFC? - No... not yet, not sure if ever.
  • Do I need a 4.7 display instead of 4.3? - No
  • Is the One S display sufficient ?  - Yes
  • Do the One X features justify 100 EUR more? - No
There. I ended up with a HTC One S and I'm totally happy with it.
Android 4.0.x (Ice Cream Sandwich)  and dual core are just ... wow.

I'll continue to report on my love for this gadget in the weeks to come.

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