The 4.3” One S is HTC’s mid-end offering of their One series of smartphones. It hasn’t been as favorably reviewed as its stellar bigger 4.7” brotherbecause of its Pentile display compared to the Super LCD display on the One X. Still, those who looked past the display got in for a very nice experience. The One S offers fast performance, the next-to-latest version of Android and reasonably good battery life.
In the US, the One S is carried by T-Mobile for $199 with a two-year contract. Those of you interested in using it on other carriers previously had the option of finding their device-specific SIM unlock code by using their IMEI to find a specific encryption key and subtracting it from a specific un_lock_code. Now, thanks to Android’s vibrant developer community, the whole process has been automated with a bash script that you just have to place in a folder on your One S and execute it.
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