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Old April 8th, 2012, 04:44 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi guys, I have yet to get the 'S', but will be very soon!

I'm just interested to know if any owners have experienced any issues with it so far? I'm an Xperia X10 owner and rue the day I rushed out to get it!

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Hi guys, I have yet to get the 'S', but will be very soon!

I'm just interested to know if any owners have experienced any issues with it so far? I'm an Xperia X10 owner and rue the day I rushed out to get it!

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I have had it for a couple of days now, I wasnt that bothered to be honest about upgrading from my Desire, could have gone sim only for 12 months but Vodafone offered me a good deal so went for it, and I'm glad I did, its a lot faster, smoother and clearer, a little bit bigger than my Desire which I was a little concerned about but find it even better than I expected, the only bad thing I can think of is if it will survive a fall to the ground as it feels really flimsy, maybe because it's that thin that's why I'm a little bit weary but the experts reckon it's 5 times more robust than previous models.

So am I happy?? Yeah to right I am, glad I got.

Oh and I've had no issues with it so far.
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I have had it for a couple of days now, I wasnt that bothered to be honest about upgrading from my Desire, could have gone sim only for 12 months but Vodafone offered me a good deal so went for it, and I'm glad I did, its a lot faster, smoother and clearer, a little bit bigger than my Desire which I was a little concerned about but find it even better than I expected, the only bad thing I can think of is if it will survive a fall to the ground as it feels really flimsy, maybe because it's that thin that's why I'm a little bit weary but the experts reckon it's 5 times more robust than previous models.

So am I happy?? Yeah to right I am, glad I got.

Oh and I've had no issues with it so far.
like so many others moving from a desire. can i ask what deal did vodafone give u. i am waiting to be tempted by them. my contract finished 2 days ago!
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like so many others moving from a desire. can i ask what deal did vodafone give u. i am waiting to be tempted by them. my contract finished 2 days ago!
My wife's contract had ran out and Vodafone didnt really offer us a good deal so asked for her PAC and ordered through a web site to change to T-mobile, the offer was 300 min, unlimited texts and 250mb of internet, 3 days later Vodafone rand me back to ask why I was cancelling, I told them of the deal I was going for, they said would I be prepared to stay with them if they would match it, I said yes, they offered 300 min, unlimited texts and 500mb of internet per month, they also said I could upgrade my phone early (wasnt due till the end of June) all for £21 per month on a 2 year deal.

So in short ask for the pac code, wait a few days and they will get back to, tell them what you have been offered and they will match it.
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I moved from the desire, bought my one s sim-free/PAYG from ThreeUK. Bit disappointed it's branded and has a load of stupid apps preinstalled, but other than that I love it
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I moved from the desire, bought my one s sim-free/PAYG from ThreeUK. Bit disappointed it's branded and has a load of stupid apps preinstalled, but other than that I love it
I have just deleted all the pre installed apps that I didnt want..
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I have just deleted all the pre installed apps that I didnt want..
Have you rooted already?
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Have you rooted already?
No just went in to settings, apps, all then deleted what I didnt want.

Are you going to root?
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No just went in to settings, apps, all then deleted what I didnt want.

Are you going to root?

These apps can't be removed I may root, not for a good while though
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Thanks guys, useful responses!

As I said, I'm still stuck with the X10 for a couple of months - even a Wildfire would be better than this heap of junk, but I'll wait and see what Vodafone offer me.
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I experienced random crashes/reboots in the first few days. (I have a sim free, unbranded handset). contacted HTC support who suggested primary cause could be third-party apps that are not compatible with Ice Cream Sandwich.
have removed the majority of the apps, did a hard factory reset and now carefully reinstalling the apps day by day to see if I can isolate the problem. Will update here if I do.
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Thanks zzbthi, keep us updated.
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I moved from the desire, bought my one s sim-free/PAYG from ThreeUK
was it cheaper doing it that way than buying a 'pure' sim free phone then puting a sim only deal in it?
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Yeah, I've had a couple of reboots too
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These apps can't be removed I may root, not for a good while though
Through the "manage apps" route you get the option to "disable" (it's reversible too) any apps you don't want which means they no longer appear in the apps drawer.

Also, apps can be moved from "Internal Sorage" to "Phone Storage" in the same way as you'd move apps to an SD card.
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was it cheaper doing it that way than buying a 'pure' sim free phone then puting a sim only deal in it?

Yea, amazon was £415 and it was £385 at ThreeUK
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was it cheaper doing it that way than buying a 'pure' sim free phone then puting a sim only deal in it?
I found non-carrier, sim free phones from internet companies to be about £420 whereas I bought my S from 3UK for £370. I would have preferred a phone without 3's bloatware but it wasn't worth wasting £50 and, in fact, the 3 stuff hasn't been intrusive - certainly no marks/logos on the case to suggest it came from 3 which would have been a dealbreaker.

Also, I wanted the grey version which wasn't available from the likes of Clove, Expansys last week.
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Yea, amazon was £415 and it was £385 at ThreeUK
cheers. think i'd prefer a 'pure' version for a little extra
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Always been with ThreeUK, but since I moved to a new place I have no signal indoors what so ever, rang Three to get my PAC code(just a week before launch of One S), they promised to solve my problem with their new Home Signal and offer a good deal on HTC One S, so I decided to wait... Week later I rang them and asked if they can offer me any good deal on it(I have been with ThreeUK for 4 years), and was really disappointed as they couldn't even match deals from other providers... Since then received tons of calls from Three, most of them went to Voice Mail(due to lack of signal), but when I could answer - every time they offered me worst possible deals, some of them for more than £30, some doesn't include HTC One S and some wouldn't provide me Home Signal, to actually solve my main problem with their network(had no problems to upgrade and get a good deal last time, when I was upgrading to HTC Desire)... Was really disappointed with their customer service(don't want to sound racist, but those guys on the phone do not understand any of my requirements), have a feeling that they do not communicate with each other, as every time I mentioned what phone I want and that I need Home Signal.

So I found a good deal with T-mobile: free phone, £26 a month, 300 mins, unlimited texts, 750 mb of data, since I ordered through Tesco Phones - I also receive £25 Tesco Gift Card, and £60 cash back(quidco.com)

So my new phone should arrive on Thursday, so excited )))

PS Sorry if I went too far about my bad experience with ThreeUK
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Thread was started to see if owners have any issues with the handset, not the network they're on!
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Thread was started to see if owners have any issues with the handset, not the network they're on!
These things happen; it's a new forum and, I'm guessing, doesn't yet have a moderator to move off topic stuff to a new thread.
I was also guilty of moving off topic when answering the cost question but I do appreciate that with a thread entitled " Any teething problems so far" we ought to try to stay with that theme.
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These things happen; it's a new forum and, I'm guessing, doesn't yet have a moderator to move off topic stuff to a new thread.
I was also guilty of moving off topic when answering the cost question but I do appreciate that with a thread entitled " Any teething problems so far" we ought to try to stay with that theme.
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Not all good here I'm afraid. Battery concerns or rather the battery meter. In the last few days, when charged via the mains it goes up to 100% and when I pull it off the mains it will very quickly drop to 65%....like in 5 minutes. However, if I hold down the power button and volume up button to reset then it restarts showing 100% charge and it works normally, in other words no significant battery drain.
It can't therefore be a problem with the battery as I get a full 2 days out of it. When it runs down again and I then charge it again the same thing happens.
Irritating and I'm thinking of just sending it back to be honest.
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Not all good here I'm afraid. Battery concerns or rather the battery meter. In the last few days, when charged via the mains it goes up to 100% and when I pull it off the mains it will very quickly drop to 65%....like in 5 minutes. However, if I hold down the power button and volume up button to reset then it restarts showing 100% charge and it works normally, in other words no significant battery drain.
It can't therefore be a problem with the battery as I get a full 2 days out of it. When it runs down again and I then charge it again the same thing happens.
Irritating and I'm thinking of just sending it back to be honest.
That just sounds like a defective phone. I would just exchange it for another one. Unfortunately I still have to wait a couple of weeks to get mine though.
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I took delivery of the htc one S "the one I had been waiting for" as it said on the label. unboxed it and imediately thought "where is the battery"? built in didnt know that. charged it up as directed for a full charge , stopped my self from playing with it straight away. once charged fitted the new micro sim which my number had been ported to over night. turned on the phone and began the process of setting it up for the various syncing steps. set up a google account and downloaded an app called tikl push to talk as my wife has that app on her Desire. installed the app and the phone said cant install you have a unknown number programmed into your device. checked the settings phone /about / IME ... and found the phone number section marked unknown number. I ran vodafone as I thought it may be something missed on the porting process but they said no if your phone is working its not the sim its a device problem contact HTC. rang HTC they said thats an new issue they were not aware of do a factory re set that will fix it. did factory reset in the storage settings and the phone rebooted, said there was an error and turned itself off, re started itself and kept doing that over and over again I gave up rang Vodafone who are now sending me phone number 2 on Tuesday fingers crossed this one will be ok. I have never had an HTC phone before and thats why I went for the newer model thinking it must be amazing and good. I fear I may have made a terrible error of judgement. will get back when I get to grips with the replacement.
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I've had my HTC One S for one week. Here are the problems so far:

1. Itís been carefully looked after, not dropped at all and kept in phone sock when not being used, and already the black coating is chipping off around the corner edge of the handset and around the USB/charging connect socket Ė not sure I believe HTC when they say this is an isolated issue!

2. The phone is set to use the network time/zone; however, the phone loses exactly 20 mins time when left in sleep more overnight, as a result, the alarm goes off late! The time can be re-synced correctly if the phone is reset (ie hold the power button and chose the reset option) but this is no good if you rely on the phone to wake you up! I have performed a complete factory reset to see if this fixes the problem.

3. I have also experienced numerous spontaneous reboots for no apparent reason. I am waiting to see if the rest above also fixes this issue.

Overall, very disappointed as I feel I am being used a Beta test guinea pig. This is the last HTC phone I will buy. I will defo get the iphone 5 when it is released.
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Have you rooted already?

Just rooted, follow this easy to do link..

How to root your HTC One S (for Windows, Mac and Linux) - xda-developers

now using clockworkmod 5.8.2.3
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Had my OneS since Friday. Pretty happy with it so far. No major issues.

Feel: Good quality, solid feel, nice detailing. Particularly like the notification light which is hidden in the earpiece grille. Feels very very thin though, so I do worry about dropping it. Hopefully someone else will carry out this 'test' and report back!

Screen; all fine, over saturated colour but crisp. Except black on white, eg reading kindle on black background, when text can appear 'sparkly' and grainy.

Battery: I have charged/discharged it about 3 times now. The battery appears to be 'conditioning'. Discharge rate is dropping after every charge so the phone is lasting for longer. Currently lasts for just over a 24 hours.

Camera: super fast. Thankfully has a good range of adjustments as the 'standard' setting is awful. Currently I have saturation -1 and contrast -1.

Sync-ing. Phone regularly fails to syn 'HTC weather'. The new ICS 'sync' page shows all services which require sync access; 'HTC Weather' is enables. However location is occasionally 'null' and weather is 'Sunny (1/10)'. Very annoying as I am using live wallpaper.

Live wallpaper; randomly animates. Animation only runs for 10s, which I believe is normal, but only animates sometimes. Doesnt run after unlocking, or after updating, or after returning to home screen. Except for 1 time in 10.

All in all, it seems a super fast, very slick and nice looking phone.
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Seems to be a few little niggles there, badmiker.

My desire is fast beginning to wane for this handset after reading peoples' experiences...
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Still having battery concerns with my One S so I've opened a refund with Amazon which is a pity as the phone is really nice. I'll give it a few more days to see if there is any improvement but it still tumbles from 100% to mid 60's in the space of 10 minutes, needs to be reset to get the correct reading back.
On the plus side the screen is lovely, knocks spots off that on my Xperia Arc S, the camera is very good and very quick, the device feels lovely in the hand and is very light. It's probably about as tall as I'd like though but is still comfortable to use one handed but any larger would be too big for me...
This is my first ICS phone and the small but noticeable differences make me reluctant to go back to previous versions of Android...the gallery apps load quicker, menus are better and the whole thing is just a nice improvement.
I also had the Xperia S but that was a nightmare.....yellow tint to the screen bottom, the battery cover kept pinging off, the bit at the bottom was creaky, the capacitive buttons were unresponsive....yuk, not good although the screen was top notch.
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Received my phone today. I was after the grey version, but tmobile uk only do the black one. My 1st thought when i opened the box was 'damn, thats a sexy beast'! Been playing with it for the last hour since the battery was charged and the battery level still hasnt dropped. So already, compared to my old desire the battery is improved.
Its by far the fastest phone i have used.
Will give it a few more days, see if anything bad crops up
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Cheers charliecrazy!

Keep us updated.
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@murrayalex:

Nightmare about the battery, but a few good points there, thank you!
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After 10 days of normal use, my One S just curled up and died.

First, Google Play started showing error messages.

Then it wouldn't connect to wifi, so I restarted.

Restarting just showed another error - android.process.acore has stopped unexpectedly

Then another error message - 'Unfortunately, Talk has stopped'

And then another one - 'Unfortunately the process com.google.process.gapps has stopped'

At this stage, the phone wouldn't connect to wifi, wouldn't make or receive calls or SMS, wouldn't connect to mobile network, couldn't open music files or photos, couldn't even set the alarm as it couldn't find an alarm sound...

All it still did was tell the time, and the flashlight worked.

It is now winging its way back to the factory. I'm new to android, and maybe a more experienced user could overcome some of these problems, and if I'd had it longer, I would try to figure it out myself. However, a 10 day old phone should function as a phone, without my having to trawl the web for fixes. I presume that I just got a dud. The phone shop assistant said that already (I got the phone on its 2nd day of release in Ireland) they'd had quite a number returned, which is disappointing. I think I'll be replacing it with a Galaxy s2, as they seem to rate for reliability.

Mine could be an isolated incident, hope others don't have the same issues.
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Very disappointing, BlueValkyrie. I'm sorry to hear about that.

Did you try a factory reset? Although, after all that, I probably would have just returned it to be honest.
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Did you try a factory reset? Although, after all that, I probably would have just returned it to be honest.
I didn't - I considered it, but if that had resolved it, I felt that I still wouldn't be able to trust the device, and might not be able to prove to the shop that there were problems with it. Returning it just seemed like the best plan, while it was very new and could be proven that it wasn't a wear and tear/misuse issue. If the same thing happened a month or two from now, I might not have a leg to stand on.
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I didn't - I considered it, but if that had resolved it, I felt that I still wouldn't be able to trust the device, and might not be able to prove to the shop that there were problems with it. Returning it just seemed like the best plan, while it was very new and could be proven that it wasn't a wear and tear/misuse issue. If the same thing happened a month or two from now, I might not have a leg to stand on.
Fair play, that was probably the wisest choice.
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My mobile data stopped working yesterday, I thought it may be a local ThreeUK problem at first but it wasn't so I had to do a factory reset to fix it
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have Phone nuber 2 since Tuesday this week and only have 2 quibbless: 1/ the battery life but have found if you turn off the blue tooth and the wifi search it reduces it ok.
2/ my phone does not recognise my phone number off the sim, I can text, ring do every thing a sim should do but my phone still shows in the about section "Number unknown" vodafone dont hard programme the number into the sim is there are way around this?
back to the review. I have the grey metalic version and it looks the dogs doo dahs cant fault it , great look, great display, F1 responsive on the touch screen, camera is awesome (not sure I would sky dive whilst using it though) video is very HD and the sound is brilliant.
Beats by Dre really improve my music sounds too and the ur beats head phones must have a lot of tech in them beacause the are the heaviest and robust set of ear buds I have very had they fill like a pair of small car speakers.
I struggled with the blacke berry type qwerty key board for a day or 2 until found it can be configures to your hand, since then no problems.
all in all its the best phone and most interesting phone(because everytime I turn it on I discover something new it can do) I have ever had, Nokia would have to do something amazing to entice me back to them again. I am now an HTC devotee
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Only had the phone a few day's exchanged from a Blackberry, couldn't get on with the keyboard with my big didgets!!

Only issues so far after one evenings playing (had to wait for the micro sim to arrive) are

1. Opening a couple of apps to just check them out, pressing the back button it seems to freeze, tried pressing the home button but frozen too, did a quick lock-unlock on the phone, it goes back to the original frozen screen but you can use the back/home buttons

2. When back to the home screen it seems to have a bit of a fit, it jumps to the five screen layout and back to the home screen a couple of times then settles down.

When i say the five screen layout i mean when you pinch the home screen it shows the five screens together.

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Hey,

Had the phone 1 week now and still loving it!
The only problems ive had are with certain apps that have not been updated to work with android os4. Also have cut off calls accidently with my cheek a few times.
On days i dont use the phone a lot i charge it every 48 hours, but if i use it alot and play angry birds alot then i have to charge it after 24 hours, which is fine.
On my old desire angry birds would destroy the battery life.

I have purchased a case for my phone http://www.amazon.co.uk/HTC-One-Skin-Case-Cover/dp/B007BCRUYY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1334495775&sr=8-1
Which is brilliant, doesnt really add much bulk to the phone.

All in all im really happy with the phone
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I have purchased a case for my phone http://www.amazon.co.uk/HTC-One-Skin-Case-Cover/dp/B007BCRUYY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1334495775&sr=8-1
Which is brilliant, doesnt really add much bulk to the phone.
same case as me, as you say, it doesn't make it much more bulkier
well worth the £3
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Beefy 505 I had the big digit problem but after going into settings htc sense keyboards I found configure key board which sets it to your type of hand movements it gives you a sentance to type and remembers the way your fingers move. I dont spell words wrongly as much as I used to when I first got it.

also re the issue of my phone identity reading unknown number I have resolved that also folks, I went into my attic found my old sony ericsson W860i walkman phone put my micro sim in and went to contacts/options/ more/ special numbers and added my phone number. took the micro sim out placed back in the ONE S and hey presto the phone identity shows with my phone number. it beggars belief that you can jump out of a plane take live photos and videos in high definition whilst hurtling to the ground but listen to sound upgraded by beats technology by dr dre but it cant see its own identity but an old steam powered phone can ah well as we say in the north theres nowt as funny as folk.
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Phone good enough - having trouble getting push email working once the phone has nodded off for about 30 mins to an hour.
Using K-9 Mail seems to be the only way to get push sort - if you know another then let me know.
K-9 must be left running in the background otherwise push doesn't work at all - as I said, half an hour after the screen goes dark push doesn't work any more anyway.
Battery is feeble - I don't feel at liberty to use the phone a great deal for fear it will drain drastically on me - I bring my charger to work with me every day now - that can't be right!
Software, apart from push issues, is pretty good.
A bit of a nuisance to stop Facebook friends syncing with my phone contacts - I don't want to see their ugly mugs in my contacts list.
Camera is nice - got some great shots at the weekend.
Screen is bright and clear.
It's my first Android phone and it's proving ... interesting.
I'm hoping to iron out the push email issue and find battery saving methods.
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HTC One S owner as of about 12 hours ago (and MONTHS of waiting since MWC).

We all know the pros, but here are the issues I have so far, which may or may not be easily resolved over the coming days:
  • Swype
    I had swype on my HTC Desire, but can't install it on my HOS due to a screen size limitation. Other devices seem to also be getting this issue. Hopefully it's being addressed in a new version, because I'm afraid ICS's swipe version just doesn't cut it...
  • Menu button
    A lot of applications haven't yet properly integrated the menu button, so it ends up taking a lot of real estate with its own bar at the bottom of the screen. Less than ideal. Most notable on this "get your shit together" list is my UI of choice, Launcher Pro.
  • No physical keys, no trackball
    I know Android phones have been moving away from physical keys and trackballs for two years, but I miss them. They were so well-executed on the HTC Desire - felt sturdy, quality - and I could rest my fingers on them. I feel like I have less grip on this phone because of that, but again... it's only been 12 hours. I'm struggling with text-editing without swype and my trackball.

Anyone agree/disagree? (Anyone else come from a Desire?)
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Wait, you can't even install Swype at all on an HTC One S? Why not?

Is there further discussion of this anywhere?
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Incorrect screen size
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Well I returned the HTC One S to Amazon and ordered up another one which arrived a couple of days ago. This one, touch wood, seems to be working just fine re the battery charging so I am very pleased. This is unquestionably the best Android phone I've used to date, my criteria being that I avoid any device that looks like you could serve your tea on it...which rules out slabs like the latest Nexus and HTC One X.
I can't understand those reviewers who have dissed the screen, I think it is rather good. It's so quick and smooth.
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I just got one today. It seems to be just fine so far, but I haven't tested it much yet.
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Yes, you can install Swype, just not using the installer. If you have a copy of the apk from your old phone just load it on to your S.
It works, I'm using it to write this.
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