9 Replies Latest reply: May 29, 2012 1:44 PM by deacon RSS

One S, the best Android phone on TMO

deacon

I suppose that's not saying much as they are all pretty much the best yet after a while right? 

 

But this phone is seriously as impressive as I'd hoped it would be.  I still have my Sensation and comparing the two was like night and day especially from a network performance comparison.  Being able to access TMO's 42mbps network has been a huge difference.  And ICS coupled with Sense 4.0 is pure magic at least to me.

 

The One S just functions so much better than any Android phone I've had .. and I've had quite a few dating way back to the G1 and most recently as new as the Galaxy S II.  There's just such a smooth flow to the way it operates .. I haven't had any delay with applications .. the new recent apps is amazing .. the new contact set up is great .. the only thing that baffled me was how they switched the Decline and Answer buttons .. the Answer button used to be on the left but now it's on the right so I've Declined calls on accident because I'm so used to hitting the left button to answer lol

 

Anyway I'm loving the form factor although I wish TMO US would've gotten its hands on the oxidized black version just so I could see how it felt.  The Blue Gradient though feels really good in the hands.

 

These are just my first impressions of the phone ... if anyone is on the fence about upgrading or making this their first Android phone, then send them my way so that I can convince them

 

This phone is the new Neo ... it is the ONE

  • 3. Re: One S, the best Android phone on TMO
    deacon

    lol you mean R2D2?

  • 4. Re: One S, the best Android phone on TMO

    deacon wrote:

     

    I suppose that's not saying much as they are all pretty much the best yet after a while right? 

     

    But this phone is seriously as impressive as I'd hoped it would be.  I still have my Sensation and comparing the two was like night and day especially from a network performance comparison.  Being able to access TMO's 42mbps network has been a huge difference.  And ICS coupled with Sense 4.0 is pure magic at least to me.

     

    The One S just functions so much better than any Android phone I've had .. and I've had quite a few dating way back to the G1 and most recently as new as the Galaxy S II.  There's just such a smooth flow to the way it operates .. I haven't had any delay with applications .. the new recent apps is amazing .. the new contact set up is great .. the only thing that baffled me was how they switched the Decline and Answer buttons .. the Answer button used to be on the left but now it's on the right so I've Declined calls on accident because I'm so used to hitting the left button to answer lol

     

    Anyway I'm loving the form factor although I wish TMO US would've gotten its hands on the oxidized black version just so I could see how it felt.  The Blue Gradient though feels really good in the hands.

     

    These are just my first impressions of the phone ... if anyone is on the fence about upgrading or making this their first Android phone, then send them my way so that I can convince them

     

    This phone is the new Neo ... it is the ONE

    Agree. I really didn't think it could be that much better than the sensation.

     

    The switching of the buttons is a headshaker for sure

  • 5. Re: One S, the best Android phone on TMO

    I (and a lot of people) find this phone to be functionally useless as a cellular phone.  While the non-telephone features are excellent, as a mobile telephone this device underperforms and is functionally useless as a business telephone.

     

    T-mobile acknowledges "many customers are having issues with" the following:

     

    (1) phone turns off on its own for no reason,

    (2) phone overheats during use (video and/or audio playback),

    (3) phone displays no bars ("emergency calls only") in metro areas where another T-Mobile phone has 5 bars

    (4) voicemail indicator remains on indefinitely after all messages have been deleted.

     

    This is not app related.  I've uninstalled all apps and the base phone has the same issues.

     

    T-Mobile tech support recommended that I switch the phone to 2G mode (settings-> GSM only)  That did NOT solve the problems.  Basically, I have a new $600 phone and a $112/mo plan and I can't make calls in a metropolitian area (Denver, CO) the same area where my old T-Mobile phone and my work-issued 5 year old AT&T phone works with 4 or 5 in-call signal bars.

  • 6. Re: One S, the best Android phone on TMO
    deacon

    my phone doesn't turn off for no reason, overheat nor displays no bars or voicemail indicator on .. weird that this is an issue for some.

  • 7. Re: One S, the best Android phone on TMO
    hype-as-fruck

    I would kill the storage on that phone within a month. Can't do it. I'll stick to SGS2 until the next major phone comes out.

  • 8. Re: One S, the best Android phone on TMO

    deacon wrote:

     

    my phone doesn't turn off for no reason, overheat nor displays no bars or voicemail indicator on .. weird that this is an issue for some.

    I do have the voicemail issues ( phone doesn't ring but get a vm and the vm indicator staying on) but have yet to have it overheat or randomly reboot.

     

    For those having the issue with the vm indicator staying on goto settings>call>remove vm indicator and it will disappear.

  • 9. Re: One S, the best Android phone on TMO
    deacon

    haven't had that one yet .. but i recently started noticing that my WiFi pops on randomly .. and it's always when i'm trying to listen to a voicemail oddly enough .. it'll turn my WiFi on ..

     

    i don't have an option checked to only listen while on WiFi that i know of.