Will HTC One S Take Down Samsung Galaxy S2?

HTC One S has been the thinnest in the HTC range of smartphones which delivers a rich viewing experience to users. It comes with Beats audio which promises a richer and realistic sound experience. Interestingly, users can fully deploy 25GB of Dropbox space for two years. One can automatically save photos and videos which can be accessed and shared directly from the gallery, while on the go. On the other hand, the Galaxy S2 is easily the company's most popular smartphone thanks to its voice talk, dual-core processor and Near Field Communication (NFC) technology.

Check out how both the smartphones stack up:


The HTC One S weighs 119.5g and has dimensions of 130.9x65x7.8mm.

In comparison, the Galaxy S2 weighs 116g with dimensions of 125.3x66.1x8.5mm.


The HTC smartphone flaunts a Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 960x540 pixels at 256 pixels per inch (ppi).The 4.3 inch device incorporates HTC Sense User Interface (UI). Corning Gorilla Glass protects the screen from scratches and dust.

In contrast, the Samsung smartphone touts a Super AMOLED Plus capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 800x480 pixels at 217 ppi. The 4.3 inch smartphone includes Corning Gorilla Glass as well as TouchWiz UI 4.0 which offers visual improvements and gesture functionality.


The HTC One S is powered by a 1.5GHz Krait dual-core CPU and Qualcomm MSM8260A Snapdragon chipset which delivers a smooth user experience. It includes Adreno 225 which offers a 50 percent performance boots over the Adreno 220.

The Galaxy S2 is powered by a 1.2GHz Cortex-A9 dual-core CPU and an Exynos chipset. It includes Mali-400 MP GPU which provides a complete graphics acceleration platform, minimises heat dissipation and maximises battery life.


Both the smartphones include an eight-megapixel rear-facing camera with a resolution of 3264x2448 pixels. The sporting features are autofocus, LED flash, geo-tagging and face and smile detection. Both the devices offer a video recording of 1080p.

The HTC One S contains a secondary VGA camera for video calling.

The Galaxy S2 comes with a two-megapixel front-facing camera for video chats.

Operating System

The HTC smartphone runs on the latest Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) which features multitasking, rich notifications, customised home screens and widgets.

On the other hand, the Galaxy S2 runs on the Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system which can now be upgraded to Android 4.0 ICS.


The HTC One S features Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n with Wi-Fi hotspot as well as Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology with A2DP.

The Galaxy S2 comes with Wi-Fi 802.1 a/b/g/n with Wi-Fi Direct and Wi-Fi hotspot. It supports Bluetooth 3.0 + HS technology.


The HTC's smartphone contains 16GB storage and 1GB RAM. The device lacks a microSD card slot for storage expansion.

On the other hand, the Samsung smartphone includes internal storage options of 16/32GB and 1GB RAM. It has a microSD card slot with an additional memory of 32GB.


Both the smartphones contain Li-Ion 1650mAh standard battery. The HTC One S' battery allows a talk time of up to seven hours as well as stand by time of up to 430 hours.

In contrast, the battery in Galaxy S2 allows a stand by time of up to 710 hours on 2G and 610 hours on 3G networks. It supports a talk time of up to 18 hours 20 minutes on 2G and eight hours 40 minutes on 3G networks.