HTC goes mental over One S unboxing video

HTC goes mental over One S unboxing videoWe’re well used to seeing various leaks - spec sheets, roadmaps, press shots - in the world of mobile phones. Let’s take the HTC One S for example; we knew pretty much exactly what to expect from the phone formerly known as the HTC Ville before it was unveiled at Mobile World Congress.

However, despite the countless HTC One S videos posted from Barcelona in February, HTC France is up in arms over – wait for it – an HTC One S unboxing video. Huh?

The video was posted by French HTC site HTC-Hub, just a few days ahead of the official release of the HTC One S. And let’s be clear here: we’re not talking a full-on review; the video was simply an unboxing by some eager HTC fans.

Rather than demand that the offending video was taken down, HTC France appointed a bailiff to recover the phone. Was that really necessary?

The HTC One S was the Taiwanese manufacturer’s middle child at Mobile World Congress this year. It has a 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm SnapDragon S4 processor, 4.3in Super AMOLED display (540 x 960), 16GB internal storage, 1GB of RAM and a 1,650mAh battery.

We're expecting both the HTC One X and One S to drop this Thursday, April 5.

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matt101101 / MOD  Apr. 2, 2012 at 12:05

Not cool, HTC...you should have played this off as extra publicity...

jaybear88  Apr. 2, 2012 at 12:17

Remember the original Desire, HTC?
Remember when you used to be cool?
What happened to you guys.....

matt101101 / MOD  Apr. 2, 2012 at 12:23

Remember the original Desire, HTC?
Remember when you used to be cool?
What happened to you guys.....

A sad +1 to that :(

JanSt / MOD  Apr. 2, 2012 at 12:37

That IS pathetic. What were they thinking? It's not like a Russian used a HTC prototype to spread lies in favour of Samsung...

However - we don't know how the guy got his hand on that HTC...in which case, erm... Same thing. Sometimes NO publicity is better than righteousness.

And it's not even about a new flagship ;p

Quietly Brilliant no MORE.

matt101101 / MOD  Apr. 2, 2012 at 12:56

That IS pathetic. What were they thinking? It's not like a Russian used a HTC prototype to spread lies in favour of Samsung...

However - we don't know how the guy got his hand on that HTC...in which case, erm... Same thing. Sometimes NO publicity is better than righteousness.

And it's not even about a new flagship ;p

Quietly Brilliant no MORE.

Lets face it, HTC haven't been "Quietly Brilliant" since the original Desire, that was their last market beating device. Everything else has had horrid compromises and let downs that have spoilt the overall experience, including the new One X (which has terrible battery life, from what I've read).

Pondlife  Apr. 2, 2012 at 13:13

Still got the publicity, possibly more publicity in fact this way.

I find it quite funny tbh

blizzard7  Apr. 2, 2012 at 13:25

You sure there's nothing more sinister behind this story? One series reviews are out today!

matt101101 / MOD  Apr. 2, 2012 at 13:26

Still got the publicity, possibly more publicity in fact this way.

I find it quite funny tbh

Contrary to belief, all publicity is not good publicity...

Pondlife  Apr. 2, 2012 at 13:30

Contrary to belief, all publicity is not good publicity...

Yeah maybe, but if they weren't supposed to do anything yet and they did serves them right.
The reaction is amusing to me and isn't something that would put me off the brand.

hard123  Apr. 2, 2012 at 13:32

Had a play with the One X the other day, fantastic piece of kit.

matt101101 / MOD  Apr. 2, 2012 at 13:36

Had a play with the One X the other day, fantastic piece of kit.
World beating? Good enough to remain the best for the remainder of 2012 and pre-MWC 2013? So many questions I have :p.

Pondlife  Apr. 2, 2012 at 13:37

Had a play with the One X the other day, fantastic piece of kit.

Where's the video ;)

Trouble is though any of them can be good to use for short time, it's only over few days that the niggles get clearer.

matt101101 / MOD  Apr. 2, 2012 at 13:39

Had a play with the One X the other day, fantastic piece of kit.

Where's the video ;)

Trouble is though any of them can be good to use for short time, it's only over few days that the niggles get clearer.

All the One X reviews are up today. Go look at Techradar, The Verge, Engadget, Technobuffalo etc, they've all evidently had the phone for ages to write such detailed reviews.

hard123  Apr. 2, 2012 at 13:42

I could grab a video on the fourth. if anyones interested.

Yeah, it was available to retail channels and relevant bodies within the industry about this time last week.

Didn't get any chances to run tests mainly just played around with the browser. It's nippy but held next to my Note the differences were negligible and times the Note out-performed it. I'll grab it for an hour or two on wednesday and whack up some footage of it.

matt101101 / MOD  Apr. 2, 2012 at 13:45

I could grab a video on the fourth. if anyones interested.

Yeah, it was available to retail channels and relevant bodies within the industry about this time last week.

Didn't get any chances to run tests mainly just played around with the browser. It's nippy but held next to my Note the differences were negligible and times the Note out-performed it. I'll grab it for an hour or two on wednesday and whack up some footage of it.

OMG $^&$*£%^&*****^&£%$^&^^&$$%$%&^)*&^%*)

Sorry, my excitement was too much for words, YES PLEASE to the video. If you provide a link to it I can make sure it gets on Mobot's front page :).

hard123  Apr. 2, 2012 at 13:47

Not sure if sarcasm... :3

If you would like a video just ask what you'd like shown and I can facilitate it.

matt101101 / MOD  Apr. 2, 2012 at 13:50

No, no sarcasm, sorry I didn't mean it to come across like that.

I thought I'd get that ^^^ out the way before I wrote the rest of my comment.

Erm, I don't know what people would like to see. Maybe I could start a thread asking people for the top 3 things they'd like to see in a video of the One X's features :)?

Personally I'd like to see:

1) The browser
2) The camera/video camera
3) Intensive 3D gaming to see how the Tegra 3 handles that

Thank you for your kind offer, btw. It's much appreciated :).

hard123  Apr. 2, 2012 at 13:54

Ha, no worries fella -

Is there anything in particular you'd like to see in a video?

jaybear88  Apr. 2, 2012 at 13:56

hard123 I think you underestimate the excitement that some of us (evidentally Matt is included in this group) have when it comes to new toys :D I'd be incredibly interested in your comparison with the Note as I have one too and I've been considering taking a new contract and selling my precious Note for one of these..... depending on the X's performance of course!

A quadrant score would be quite cool to have too :) and if you have the HDMI wifi display dongle (can't remember what HTC have branded it) a demo of that would be awesome too :P Feel kind of cheeky asking you to do all this haha

Pondlife  Apr. 2, 2012 at 14:03

The verge review makes it sound truly spectacular, except sense 4.0

hard123  Apr. 2, 2012 at 14:10

Gaming, browsing and the camera - that's as good a start as any.

you don't get the accessory included in the box and have access to a full-retail handset.

Okay well originally I was going to record it with the note but will use AN.other handset to record a comparison of the two handsets in regards to the above criteria.

Can defo do quadrant too, obv.

matt101101 / MOD  Apr. 2, 2012 at 14:13

Maybe a Linpack benchmark, too. As that measures pure processing power and isn't biased by screen resolution (like Quadrant and Nenamark 2 are), so its results can be compared easily to pretty much any other Android phone (aka my S2 :p).

jaybear88  Apr. 2, 2012 at 14:22

niceone hard123 :) when it comes to the camera, I read that it can take 4 seconds between hitting record and it actually starting to record oO Almost a deal breaker on it's own!

hard123  Apr. 2, 2012 at 14:30

Linpack is something I'd have to download and drag across to the device isn't it?

blizzard7  Apr. 2, 2012 at 14:32

Linpack is something I'd have to download and drag across to the device isn't it?

Don't waste your time just for Matt. There's thorough benchmarks on Engadget. The One X and S kicks the Note's butt.

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