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HTC will launch this phone with S4 chips in india later...
http://www.thinkdigit.com/Mobi...me_9838.html

but already we have waited for 2 months... are another few months worth the wait or shud we buy dis one wid s3 chipd or shud we jus go for another cell phone now...
HTC are quietly brilliant in confusing people.

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  • 2012-06-14 18:50
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> In reply to Batty @ 2012-06-14 10:49 from PxhV - click to readHahaha! This page is funny. I wanted the One S for so long, then yesterday finally picked up the Galaxy Nexus. And believe me, it's a GEM of a phone. Am so glad I went for this instead of stupid HTC that doesn't respect its customers and thinks we're fools. I love my Nexus :)

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  • 2012-06-14 13:50
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Htc India website mentions htc one s with 1.7ghz CPU. Lot of role were waiting for release of the phone in India. But by releasing the phone with s3 it has committed ONE big stupid mistake. No doubt htc sales are going down. Why should anyone htc when they are take people for granted.

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  • 2012-06-14 13:13
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Again HTC India changed the processor to 1.7GHz...WTF.. :-XXXXXX

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  • 2012-06-14 10:49
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We all have been waiting for this for a long long time ,disappointed .

Anyways here's the first comparison between s4 & s3 on ONE S .

http://getandroidstuff.com/htc...-benchmarks/

Below is what is posted on THE VERGE ,after this benchmark how long that

statement holds true .

"As with many high-demand HTC devices, we always work with our supply chain partners to source models which will allow us to meet customer demand as quickly as possible. In cases where more than one part is used, we ensure the same high bar of quality in the part to provide an equal user experience."

http://www.theverge.com/2012/6...-asia-europe

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  • 2012-06-13 17:09
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DO NOT GET THIS PHONE if it got the S3 chip. Don't be fooled by the clock speed, the S3 is a clearly inferior compared to the S4. Google up the benchmarks.

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  • 2012-06-13 16:30
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I bought this phone on contract on Sunday and my HTC One S uses the S4 processor. My friend has a HTC One X, and I have to say that the One S is very close competition with the One X and it also seems faster than the Samsung Galaxy S2. Very please overall and my battery is lasting me at least 10 hours (I am a heavy user) and also it doesn't seem like it's heating the phone up at all.

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  • 2012-06-13 15:41
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HTC india site now says this for spec:
1.5GHz~1.7GHz, dual core

what does that mean? the clock speed will vary and depends on your luck ;D ...
Clearly, this seems to be a planned trick by HTC to sell out lesser valued old stock of S3 processor at the same rate as S4 processor. And what better place they can do that cheap gimmick than South East Asia... :)

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  • 2012-06-13 10:32
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The HTC One S that will be launched in India is the inferior version with the S3 processor overclocked to 1.7Ghz along with the Adreno 220 GPU instead of the advanced and more power efficient Krait S4 processor with Adreno 225 GPU. The processor is the same as on the Sensation XE and has been overclocked by 200 MHz.The Sensation already has pathetic battery life. In the One S: Overclocking + Fixed battery translates to pathetic expected battery life and definite heating.
Not to mention that the main reason to buy an Android , rooting and installing a custom ROM will be difficult to do considering the rest of the world will be on different hardware as compared to South East Asia. This will severely limit the number of ROMs that will be available to interested 'rooters'.
HTC say that this hardware change is due to shortage in S4 processors and just like in 2010 they launched LCD versions of devices and priced them at international prices they're taking the third world countries with their tactics.
They haven't even issued a statement advising people of the differences in hardware while selling them in their home turf, Taiwan.

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  • 2012-06-13 08:06
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> In reply to Batty @ 2012-06-13 06:30 from PxhV - click to read1.5Ghz-1.7Ghz change means that HTC has noticed Indians getting pissed off at being taken for idiots and unwilling to pay premium prices for last years tech and is trying to say that when the shortage of the S4 processors is overcome they will ship the S4 version.This is just a gimmick though.
Like the AMOLED shortage in 2010, HTC never released AMOLED screens on their phones even after an entire year.I had the SLCD Desire for which i paid 28,000/-.
Even if the shortage is overcome in 3-4 months i sincerely doubt HTC gives two hoots about Indian(or better still 3rd world countries) customers and will give us the same tech that it provides the developed nations with.HTC screwed over its home, Taiwan with this trickery.

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  • 2012-06-13 08:01
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Something interesting here...

HTC updated the spec sheet with 1.5GHz~1.7GHz.

What does it mean?

http://www.htc.com/in/smartpho...one-s/#specs

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  • 2012-06-13 06:30
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Htc india has modified the specs. it now says 1.5 to 1.7 ghz. check out. india may finally get krait processor

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  • 2012-06-13 05:33
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> In reply to Deepak @ 2012-06-12 16:21 from TYSC - click to readDude if u r gettin one through some online store lemme know

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  • 2012-06-12 18:16
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The Processor Technology in S3 is 45nm and in S4 is 28nm(latest).
S3 heats up more than S4 and drains the battery more than S4.
S4 can compete with quad-core processors in the market;
HTC One S is better than One X and somewhat competes with Galaxy S3 and much better than iphone4S.

It is sad that international version of HTC One S comes with S4 and Asian version with S3.
I will get one from U.S or U.K.

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  • 2012-06-12 16:21
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1.7ghz is the s3 older dual core processor. Much heat. Takes more power. I dont think its worth spending so much money on older processor.

1.5ghz is the s4 newer Krait processor. Much efficient. Buy this one. Really bad that HTC is doing such a thing. why should we pay premium price for a older processor.

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  • 2012-06-12 09:05
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Can some one please explain difference between S3 processor and S4 processor.............what performance issue will come.....plz give me exact details

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  • 2012-06-12 07:11
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is the black one still have the same issue chipping issue? or they have fix this on the new batch?

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  • 2012-06-12 04:42
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The advantage is Camera and music system awasome...
and disadvantage is No card slot,to expand the memory,only 16gb available

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  • 2012-06-11 22:12
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> In reply to princekiran @ 2012-06-11 09:17 from utJV - click to readRead the comments.This question has been answered multiple times.

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  • 2012-06-11 17:55
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> In reply to coldfire2005 @ 2012-06-10 16:48 from 2S$c - click to readIts just running on an over clocked 1.7Ghz old Snapdragon s3 which still is inferior against the 1.5Ghz Krait

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  • 2012-06-11 15:03
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