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.
AnonD-54689, 13 Jun 2012Something interesting here...
HTC updated the spec sheet with 1.5GHz~1.7GHz.
What does i... more1.5Ghz-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.
Something interesting here...
HTC updated the spec sheet with 1.5GHz~1.7GHz.
What does it mean?
Htc india has modified the specs. it now says 1.5 to 1.7 ghz. check out. india may finally get krait processor
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.
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.
Can some one please explain difference between S3 processor and S4 processor.............what performance issue will come.....plz give me exact details
is the black one still have the same issue chipping issue? or they have fix this on the new batch?
The advantage is Camera and music system awasome...
and disadvantage is No card slot,to expand the memory,only 16gb available
AnonD-12015, 10 Jun 2012HTC India sitre says its 1.7 GHz, dual core , and not 1.5 mentioned in gsm http://www.htc.com... moreIts just running on an over clocked 1.7Ghz old Snapdragon s3 which still is inferior against the 1.5Ghz Krait
Is it a 4g smartphone please tell me frndz it is vry important for me i am using galaxy ace which is good but i am thinking about htc
one x plzzzzzzzzzz tell me
had mailed htc india, they have confirmed they are launching htc s one with s3 1.7ghz.
kmb97, 11 Jun 2012Asia is selling S3 version 1.7GHz dual core, performance is bad comparing with S4 1.5 dual cor... morehow do u know...have u used the indian version of HTC ONE S...i really in forward to buy the phone ...what r drawbacks of s3 1.7ghz can u please tell...though it is releasing with s3 processor which is older version...isn`t it good..phone
ONE S to launch on 15th june in india...
with the same specs as mentioned during its original release...s4 krait & adreno 225..
but still 33k is too much..
amazing this phon is the very best of business and girl likeing perpes so plz give me this phon ok sir tnks
got a reply from htc india reg the specification
Thank you for contacting HTC.
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As we understand from your email that, you need information regarding processor of HTC One S device in India.
In this regards, we would like to inform you that, HTC devices are country specific devices. HTC One S device is not officially launch in India by HTC India. However, it will gioing to launch with the default hardware specification in India. HTC One S device have a Snapdragon Qualcomm S3 processor chipset in it.
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Asia is selling S3 version 1.7GHz dual core, performance is bad comparing with S4 1.5 dual core released in other countries.