HTC One S (silver)

One of the cooler things we've seen this week at Mobile World Congress was HTC's video of how the HTC One S gets its microarc oxidation (MAO) coating, basically turning aircraft-grade aluminum into a ceramic coating. It feels great, and HTC's video of the baking process is akin to frying metal in a microwave -- it's quite impressive.

Android Central at Mobile World Congress But what about the other HTC One S?

As it turns out, there's a second version of the No. 2 phone in HTC's 2012 lineup. The internals are the same, but it's traded in the deep black MAO finish for a more traditional metallic paint job. HTC calls it a "gradient paint color sheet," and it's got a decidedly more traditional feel. It's not bad, just different, with more of a smooth finish. The silver color is straight out of the old-school HTC playbook as well, and we'd be more than welcome to find a place in our pockets for either one of these phones.

We've got loads more pictures of the other HTC One S after the break.

HTC One S (silver)HTC One S (silver)

HTC One S (silver)HTC One S (silver)

HTC One S (silver)HTC One S (silver)

HTC One S (silver)

 
There are 16 comments

Benny879 says:

Ive been curious...how do you access a non-ICS apps menu without a menu button?

wicketr says:

You complain on their app page and wait til they fix it

hmmm says:

Kind of sucks on apps like the google news and weather app. Complaining to Google is worthless. That app comes preinstalled on my Transformer Prime and I cannot do anything in it.

84guy says:

doesn't a menu button appear on the bottom near the home back etc on tablets? it did on honeycomb on apps that weren't honeycomb friendly, i cant imagine them removing that feature

Benny879 says:

The problem is that the phone doesn't have onscreen buttons.

E_man says:

That's correct, same with the GNex. However, this doesn't have software buttons, so they can't do that (unless they have a menu button that is well hidden when not needed/lit.)

mikeymop says:

I can see them manually adding a long press 'Recents' button or something. Like Samsung did for search/menu button.

leftheodo says:

I've tried Sense 4.0 ( HTC ONE X leak rom ) on my Sensation! There is a software menu button that appears in every app in the right top corner of the screen!

Rob White says:

Speaking of the phone for a minute...

It evokes loving memories on the Nexus One just looking at it. Nice if it has mild Sense skinning without being too intrusive. But that's a fantasy.

E_man says:

Not digging that blue camera. Not sure where I would have gone with it, but blue isn't it.

Love this phone...I want it so badly

vinny jr says:

Battery is too small and there is no expandable memory. The phones are loosing IMO the most important details. Not being picky at all but I could design a better phone then these guys and that is the truth. They obviously don't know what the buyer wants. If someone says it comes with dropbox one more time I will puke.

cyanogen-man says:

I seriously believe that the non SD card is to Ward off modders such as myself they don't want us to root / mod there becoming apple in this reguard I'm starting to loose faith and wtf super LCD really?? smiled AMOLED DAMNIT

leftheodo says:

The ONE S has a super amoled display! The ONE X has a 720p ( non pentile ) S LCD2 (IPS) display that looks better than the super amoled of the galaxy nexus ( yes it is possible!!! ). Paul O brian ( at Modaco ) used the ONE X and said that the screen is georgous (much better than his GNEX)! You can see it by your self in the hands on videos!

cyanogen-man says:

WE WANT FUCKING DEVELOPER STYLE PHONES I WANT PURE STOCK. NONE OF THAT SECURITY PATCH NON ROOTING BS AMOLED AND A HUGE BATTERY WHATS NOT HARD TO UNDERSTAND?? SENSE SUCKS SOMETIMES I LIKE ADW LAUNCHER AND cm7 waiting on 9

rizzman says:

What.... Did htc not get the picture. We want big freaking batteries so a charge can last us more than a day. Again they put a crappy 1600 battery on such a nice device. To bad it would not last long through a day.. Thumb down