Rated 5 out of 5Â by Homeyjo LOVE my phone!!
I absolutely love my One. Switched from iPhone a while ago because in order to truly make it mine, it had to be jailbroken. Not so with Androids, and HTC has even made it easier to customize and even develop for Android if you want! The ONLY complaint I have about my phone, the One, is the Home and Back buttons could have been a tiny bit larger. Other than that, this is a phone that will last me every bit of my two year contract, maybe even PLUS some!!!
May 10, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by TamaraT htc one
love this phone so far. and im really loving the apps.. :)
May 10, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by KaiB Best Smartphone on the market!
HTC really outdid themselves this time. The One is by far the best Phone I ever had - no matter which aspect you look at. The camera makes stunning pictures (and has lots of great functions as well), the sound is simply breathtaking, the screen crisp and amazingly sharp and it feels like it is out of this world.
I can honestly and without hesitation recommend this phone to anyone I know!
May 17, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by alex this is awsome
I am very exited about this product.i think the sound of this phone is very good, the design is excellent, the battery life is pretty good. I like how the colors are seeing on the screen
October 24, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Cyathea Excellent Phone, needs software improvements.
I'm just gonna go straight to the cons (even though some are pretty trivial):
1. Needs a way to get rid of the BlinkFeed; also, it would be incredibly sweet to add your own website resources and have them displayed in the BF.
2. Need a way to burn off sound/vibration from the lock screen (also needs notification bar toggles to turn on/off functions like WiFi, BT, etc like many other phones).
3. Needs a better headset (iPhone offers much better standard headphones with purchase).
4. Lastly, when I got the phone it had some gaps and tiny plastic "bristles" hanging in the audio jack socket (definitely needs improvement here).
Overall, this phone deserves 9/10 and I hope HTC keeps up with the good work!
May 14, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Harrry Everything that your phone isn't
Well Well Well...
What a Smartphone this is...
That feel.. That Awesome Premium Looks.. Puts Kate Upton to shame :P
When you first hold this device, you know how privileged you feel... Aluminum Unibody .. What a Technology. I know its not a first since Apple used this first.. But then again, Apple are a first in most of the things, be it modern day touch, Aluminum feel...
So.. One by One :
Battery Life: Turn on power saver from 100% itself and expect it to beat most smartphones out there. What it does is underclocks the processor from 1.7 GHz to 1.2 GHz. Quite Useful. If you dont do that, prepare to be disappointed!
Media: HTC Zoe rocks! 1080p 469 ppi is a treat! You will forget about Retina Display for sure! Colors are natural and not artificially over-tones like Super AMOLED in S4
Phone features: Sense 5 (The UI, aka Launcher) is good but not like Stock Android Launcher. It has no lag, howsoever! Super fast! Speakers are awesome! Beats by Dr DRE is another advantage. Headphones sound so good! Touchscreen is very good and responsive. I dont care about no micro SD card capability as 32 GB is good enough for. The world is anyway moving towards Cloud storage and I see it moving forward without SD Card. regarding people critisizing that they cant change the battery. I have had 2 smartphones until now and I have never had to replace my charger. Just keep a USB Cable with you and you would be fine, just in case. You can find a USB jack almost anywhere!
The Camera is good but not great. In the night, its the best out there, most of us party in low light conditions dont we? So its always good to have the Ultrapixel thing!
Looks & Feel: Requires no words, fresh from heaven! Most B'ful phone out there!
Performance: Very Fast, people saying S4 has octa core and all, well those 8 cores cant be used at the same time in any cost. it has 4 Cores at 1.9 GHz and another 4 crores at 1.2 Ghz. for balancing between battery and performance
Value: Well with the HTC One Tradeup program, and transferring my number to Sprint, I paid ZERO Dollars!
May 5, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by hrtl "Think Different" for real!
As a long-time iPhone user, my first HTC phone was the One X and while it was a very good experience, something was amiss in terms of solidity and HTC knocked this ONE out of the park.
This is the smartphone the iPhone 5 wanted to be... everything about this device is excellent - build quality, battery life, audio, screen and camera. I use this phone on a daily basis with joy and have no complaints at all.
May 17, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Harper Best phone out there
Got my hands on this phone as soon as it came out.
Now what really turned me on to this phone is it's design.
-The unibody and sleek all aluminium body with a 1080p screen.
-The speakers were an added bonus. They're called BoomSound by HTC and are clear and each of them come with their own little built in amp.
-The IR port which allows me to control my home theater from the stereo to the cable box to the usual tv.
-The Sense UI is nice and sleek and not over bearing.
-Battery lasts me all day and then some. The con about it is that the battery does take a while to hit 100 %
The only negative I have is sometimes the home button or back button doesn't respond to my fingers. But I've been informed that there is a fix in the works.
Basically if you're on the wall about this phone, go to your local shop and hold the phone and you'll know your answer right then and there.
May 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by sjwu Beats the GS4 and iPhone 5. End of Story.
HTC has bet everything on this phone and it has paid off with room to spare. The design, as always with HTC devices, is impeccable. Nokia might be trumpeting their new Lumia 925 and the next Galaxy Note might be aluminum, but HTC did the unibody sleek metal body first, and they did it right.
The rest of the hardware is equally as impressive: the 1080p 4.7 in. screen, which is the perfect size; I quite honestly can't stand the gigantic displays that are now the norm for Samsung, nor the plastic shells. The quadcore Snapdragon processor and generous RAM and storage are incredible in making even the most demanding tasks smooth. The speakers are ridiculously loud, and the placement makes me wonder why someone hasn't done it before.
The camera is also very solid; HTC's other gamble of not buying into the megapixel myth has also paid dividends. The result is exceptional low-light performance and clarity in daylight shots that beats other comparable high end cameras. The software enhancements HTC has added also make very cool shots really easy. Lenses are available before you take a shot, with filters and editing available after the fact. Also cool are the Zoes, which are 3 second clips, which I have actually used to great effect, mainly for sports photography, which unlike other sports modes does it intelligently along a slider instead of taking 10 pictures you need to swipe through and are very hard to compare in reference.
The software improvements now are also notable. HTC has received significant criticism in past versions of Sense for messing around too much. Now they've slimmed down considerably. The major addition is Blinkfeed, a kind of default Flipboard which can integrate news and social. I personally only use it for news, since the social aspect can start to be overwhelming, often drowning out from people you frankly don't care that much about.
The battery life understandably is a bit less than I would like. Taking advantage of the ridiculous hardware and tremendous screen is very draining. Any bit of moderate use will drain it before the day is done. I've pretty much kept power saver on all the time to keep life to a full day with moderate use.
May 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by SandyM Best HTC phone yet
I have been a fan of HTC ever since I got my first HTC phone, the HTC EVO 4G 3 years ago. I then got the successor, the HTC EVO 4G LTE, and finally got my hands recently on the HTC One. All I can say is that Iâ€™m impressed. HTCâ€™s phones keep getting better and better.
I have the HTC one in the silver color on Sprint. My first impression of the HTC One was its super sleek, aluminum unibody construction. The fit and finish of this phone is amazing. There is a nice weight to the phone, and the back has a slight curve that makes it fit nicely in the hand. The 4.7â€� screen is beautiful. BlinkFeed is a nice feature and I like being able to see my topics of interest and social networks all brought together in my home screen.
The Snapdragon 600, quad-core processor really makes this phone snappy. I have downloaded over 50 apps, have a ton of pics and mp3s on my phone, and the phone is still very responsive. Iâ€™ve had the phone for a month and havenâ€™t experienced any sluggishness.
The UltraPixel camera is great and there is almost no lag when you go to snap a photo. Iâ€™m still experimenting with the Zoe camera feature, but have used the camera in many low light settings and was impressed with how the pictures turned out.
The BoomSound, dual front stereo speakers sound rich and crisp. Iâ€™ve watched Netflix at home while running on the treadmill or doing laundry, and have no trouble hearing the sound over background noise.
Call quality on the HTC One has been great. The battery life is pretty good. I charge my phone at night, and with moderate use, my phone lasts until the evening around 8pm without a charge. Overall, this is a great phone and I would recommend it to anyone. The only cons I have are the following: 1) I wish the volume button was a bit more raised. The button is flush with the phone and only has a slight bit of texture to allow you to find it by touch; 2) since Sense 5 doesnâ€™t have a menu button, some apps display a large black bar at the bottom of the screen as a menu button. Hopefully a software update allows for the option to allow the home button to serve as a menu button as well. Currently the home button long press activates Google Now, and a double tap brings up the recent apps menu.
May 17, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Anoopmathew My first android phone and boy am I loving it!!
A beautiful well designed phone that bests the IPhone hands down!
May 11, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Jmendenhall Best phone on the market hands down
Donâ€™t let the â€œnot running the latest version of Androidâ€� talk fool you, the HTC One is the best all-around smartphone on the market today. It has the features you want (like dual-front speakers, a browser that can run flash, wide- angled cameras and infrared) without feeling jam-packed with gimmicks. By going with 4.1.2, it gave HTC a chance to cut down the errors you find when using GUIâ€™s with Android. I am noticing a considerable drop in app crashes compared to my last phone (The Galaxy Note 2, which is a great phone as well. Itâ€™s my second choice right now.)
My two cents on BlinkFeed.
I didnâ€™t think I would use Blinkfeed (I already use Scope), but I am using it way more than I expected. It is great for reading news articles when you are on the go. Currently have it set for Vice, Atlantic and Reuters. I am hoping they add more sources in the future. NPR, Harperâ€™s and National Enquirer would make my next list.
May 17, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5Â by micromike123 Excellent but not quite excellent
This is a stylish and capable of many things device which I consider a serious competitor to iPhone. If not for a tiny issue, I would grade it as "Excellent". However, there is just one little thing that really annoys me: my HTC One constantly disconnects from WiFi. Imagine, you are in a middle of important conversation, and suddenly you phone stops seeing the strong and very much available signal (as determined by a laptop). Personally, I blame Android, the OS which is notoriously known for being incapable to deliver reproducibly-reliable WiFi connection on numerous devices (I've returned my Nexus 7.2 next day after getting it). Perhaps, the nature of this problem is different. I wonder if there is any solution to the problem... As for the rest, as I said, I like it...
August 17, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Italian A block buster
Having read many reviews in my search to upgrade,HTCone was by far outstanding in every aspect.Just having it one day it was worth the upgrade.Coming from a iphone5 and 4s this is a winner.The quality,sharpness of the pics,sound and ease of roaming.
August 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by VonWulf Awesome phone!
This has to be THE best phone i have ever owned. I love it! The only down side is that the top speaker is scratchy when the volume is turned up or if there is a lot of a acustic guitar in a song. Other than that, THE BEST PHONE ON THE MARKET!
August 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by jimsidea Insane Phone
I will never get another phone... HTC just need to keep improving on this model.... its amazing, this fit and finish is right up there if not better than the iPhone. No gimmicks here (Like the Samsung 4)
August 21, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Brickforce Lock screen
I'm really disappointed that the lock screen doesn't light up when a text message is received. I really liked that feature in my last htc phone
August 25, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Edobosho Best phone ever! Even 8 months after!
This phone is the best looking phone ever. The look and feel of this device just screams quality. I love everything about it, from the amazing 1080p screen to the 4.3 ultra-pixel camera. The only downside of having this phone is that the aluminum scratches an dents pretty easily. I don't like to use cases, therefore i fave some scratches on some of the diamond cut aluminum. Besides, the iPhone is no different. So its not really an issue. This is the best android phone out there. Period. I recommend getting the unlocked variant so you don't have to deal with carriers and their bloatware. I would give this phone a 9.95/10.
October 25, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5Â by EValdez35 Need to get rid of distored screen on the conacts
When i bought the HTC ONE i didn't think i was going to see any problems
and when i look into my conacts i saw a distored screen on my conacts that needs to come off. it look ugly.
October 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by ireenuhh Simply amazing.
Working in the wireless industry, I've had just about every phone on the market. I wanted something that was a spec powerhouse, yet aesthertically pleasing at the same time. I had the Galaxy S4 for a few months and liked it well enough, but hated the user interface. Through work, I was afforded the opportunity to try out the HTC One. My mindset was to use it for a little and go back to my S4... After extensive use of my One, I'm not going back. I love this phone, the user interface, the features, the BoomSound, & the physical design is gorgeous with great build quality. The battery life is phenomenal with a whopping 14 hour personal record.
PROS: everything, ESPECIALLY the battery life
CONS: My only complaint is the camera quality; sometimes its a little blurry when zoomed in.
October 28, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Will Gorgeous phone, excellent sound, brilliant screen
I migrated from the iPhone5 and previous Samsung Phones to the HTC One after reading its brilliant reviews and seeing a demo at an AT&T store. The phone is gorgeous, seems very well made, a high-quality item, with a brilliant screen and the best sound in cell phones. I wanted a bit more memory than offered on the stock models so I purchased the unlocked "developer" model from HTC itself, a GSM phone that provides 64 gigs of internal memory. The price was right -- much less than it would have cost me had I purchased it though a retail outlet and $200 less than an comparable iPhone. Everything about the HTC One is well thought-out, but you have to learn it well to really appreciate all that HTC has accomplished with this phone. I'm not big into social media, so I use the home screens for news updates (I do wish they'd add BBC and NPB to the choices). It's simply a brilliant phone, well-designed, with great software and a very helpful site HTC has set up with videos explaining the phones many features.
October 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by TMartin Breathe of fresh air
This device is OUTSTANDING!! I've owned plenty of HTC devices and this is by far the greatest. It has a premium look and feel. The screen is beautiful and the sound is INCREDIBLE!!!
May 20, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5Â by HTCcustomer Screen not resilient
Screen is not of high quality and after less than a month of use something tapped the side of the screen and the glass cracked. While other characteristics about the phone are of good quality such as the camera and sound quality the fact that the phone did not fall but rather something tapped it and caused the screen to crack shows a poor quality. I've had an HTC phone for years and the HTC Evo being my previous phone, the screen cracked three times. I used a Samsung Galaxy as a loaner for a year and the screen never cracked nor was scratched. I would recommend another brand of phones as the HTC screen has not in my opinion proven to be durable and resilient through day to day activities.
June 12, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by nitrocircus11 off the list
this is the best phone i ever had in my life , i love the screen , the sound with beats is just great , battery ok i think they should improve , but every els is just great. htc one is better than other phone ever built and created
October 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 I love my phone.
I got the One when it came out in the US. I've had it about a month now, and all I can say, is that is is exactly what I was looking for in a smartphone. The BoomSound is so crisp and clear, the design feels very good in the hand, and the screen is impeccable.
The sound that comes out of this phone blew me away when I first heard it in the noisy loud packed room at the launch event in NY. I could hear it so well, even then. Now, in a silent room, I don't need to listen to my tv, just pop on some music thru my One. In fact, I'm using it right now as I type this.
The design is very ergonomic. The contour of the back fits well in my palm, and with a screen size of 4.7", I can comfortably use it in one hand without reaching. The aluminum disperses heat very well from the hardware components, and when the phone is sleeping, its nice and cool to the touch. One thing I have noticed, though, is while zero-gap has been touted, and 99% of the phone does indeed follow this, there is a slight gap between the speaker grille and the plastic near the power button. I've seen models that do not have this, and some that have it worse than me, but its only noticable if you look for it.
My previous phone, the Windows Phone 8X, had a great screen. It was 720p HD, with a 300+ ppi. Then when I got this phone, with its 4.7" full 1080P HD screen with a ppi of 468, I was blown away. I couldn't see the pixels at all. Even with a magnifier, its tough to decipher them. The picture is nice and clear as well, no dead pixels or anything of the sort.
The camera is out of this world. The low light capabilities of this thing are insane. I took a photo with my One of a friend at a bar, then took one with his iPhone 4S, and his photo was black, whereas mine was crystal clear. Zoe is a great feature, and the live gallery is really cool.
Overall I'd give the One a 9.7 out of 10. A couple things have been removed from Sense, such as quick settings and skins, but nothing that really hinders performance. I would recommend this phone to everyone.
May 17, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Yevp A Day With The One
*This is an edited excerpt from a post I made on my blog*
The One is one of my favorite Jet Li movies, but itâ€™s also a neat phone by HTC. I've been excited about this phone for a while now, and it is turning out to be a great upgrade to my HTC EVO 4G LTE (quite possibly the worst phone name ever, which is Sprint's fault). Full disclosure, HTC did send me this phone to play around with. With that out of the way, how about some first impressions?
Right out of the box, the phone is darn pretty. The build quality is outrageous. The phone feels amazing in your hand. The rear of the phone is slightly curved and just feels â€œniceâ€� in your hands. It is entirely made of aluminum and it just oozes sexy. It reminds some folks of the iPhone and I wager that the build quality is on par with it.
The screen is gorgeous. The HTC One is using a Super LCD 3 screen and does full 1920x1080. The pixel count is high. How high? Well itâ€™s 468ppi. What does that mean? It means that the screen is very sharp. The iPhone 5 is 326ppi while the Samsung Galazy X 4 is 441ppi. Why is pixel density important? It makes things lovelier to look at (more difficult to detect pixels). Do average folks care? Not really, but it makes the display strikingly crisp.
The phone is snappy. The One ships with a Snapdragon 600 processor and itâ€™s a big improvement over the CPU in my HTC EVO LTE. The UI flows more smoothly and the apps seem quicker and more responsive. Iâ€™m sure itâ€™s great for games too, but I donâ€™t play many mobile games, so...meh.
In addition to the fast CPU and snappy UI, Boomsound is also present. Whatâ€™s that? Boomsound is two front-facing speakers with built in apps. What does that mean? It means that if you arenâ€™t careful, youâ€™ll wake up to the loudest alarm clock you've ever owned, as I did the morning after getting this device. It also means that speaker calls and videos can get loud, and with pretty good quality. Thereâ€™s some distortion at the highest volume depending on the song style, but itâ€™s still head and shoulders better than anything I've ever experienced from a smartphone.
One of the more interesting things that I noticed that was rarely discussed in the reviews I read and the press release was the IR blaster that the phone has in it. What that means is that the phone can control your TV, and it did! Last night I spent the entire evening without lifting my remote control, and it was glorious. The app interacts with most television manufacturers (I have an LG and a Vizio, it worked with both), and once you hook up the provider that you have, it gives you a little breakdown of whatâ€™s on television and allows you to favorite shows and set reminders. But wait Yev, I donâ€™t have cable! No problem, neither do I. The channels I set up with the app were OTA (over the air, found via antennas). It still worked like a champ, though took a smidge more configuration as I had to go through many more channels and select the ones that actually appear on my television. The TV app/feature is under-appreciated and I wanted to make sure I gave it a large shout-out.
Blinkfeed is one of the differentiations that HTC hopes sets the phone apart from its counterparts. Blinkfeed pulls the data from your social networks (Facebook, Twitter) and shows them on one of your â€œhome screen panelsâ€�. While I didn't like it pulling data from my social sites, once I made started bending the widget to my will, it worked pretty well! I took away all the social aspects and made it only display news, which works well enough.
The camera is another big differentiation between the One and other phones. While most companies are upping the megapixels (Samsung Galaxy S 4 has 13MP, the Nokia Pureview 808 has 41MP), HTC is taking a step back and trying to remind folks that itâ€™s not all about the pixel count, itâ€™s about the pixel size as well. The One has a 4MP camera, but the megapixels are 3x as big as â€œtraditionalâ€� megapixels. HTC is betting that the images this camera takes will be just as good if not better as the larger megapixel camera phones (especially in low light settings). The problem is, if you use the camera phone as your primary photography device, sometimes having a bit more definition is a good thing, but the One takes great pictures if your intent is to post them to Facebook or Instagram and when you blow up the pictures on a large screen they still hold up pretty well, until you zoom way in.
The other neat thing about the camera is that it can take little things called Zoeâ€™s . Whatâ€™s that? A Zoe is a collection of photographs that are taken one after the other to create a 3-4 second video that you can pull images out of. The idea is that any frame of the video can be pulled out and used as an image. It also takes about 1 second worth of pictures from before you pressed the button, so if youâ€™re in a blink-and-youâ€™ll-miss-it moment, you will still capture a smidge of what happened. Think of the children, doing adorable things, donâ€™t want to miss that do you? Zoeâ€™s can help. Why Zoe? It stands for zoetropic.
It canâ€™t be all good can it? Well, no. The thing is that despite this phone having incredible hardware, great software, and a good camera, some of the missing items really bug me. For example (and this is nit-picky), I got really used to having my phone stay â€œonâ€� and awake while it was connected to a charger. This functionality appears to be missing on the HTC One. There is one other thing that caught me a bit off guard. I cannot re-size widgets, which has been in Android for a while now and was part of the functionality of my HTC EVO LTE, but is inexplicably missing from this device. Additionally pre-installed applications are also a big pain in the neck. While none of these are deal-breakers, I am hoping that they get fixed in a later update to the phone, which would hopefully bring back some of that functionality.
Overall this phone is awesome, but take that with a grain of salt. Iâ€™ve been in love with HTC design and hardware forever now (my first smart phone was the HTC Hero). If you are up on your contract and are ready for a new device, go for this one. Itâ€™s one of the most beautiful phones that Iâ€™ve seen, and it flies. The only real downside is that the phone does get a bit hot (but itâ€™s aluminum, which is a conductor) when used heavily (streaming video) for long periods of time, and of course the ever-present disappointment of cell phone batteries. Outside of those two things, this phone is amazing, and it makes me happy to put it in my pocket. Now I just need to wait for the version with a kickstand.
May 17, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5Â by vett93 Death Grip?
I really like this phone but the signal strength drops 20-25dB if I grip the phone at the bottom. I returned the phone and got a replacement. The replacement has the exact problem. Note that this problem occurs in CDMA mode. When I am in the LTE mode, the signal only drops a little if I grip the phone at the bottom.
The rest of the phone works really well. But the voice quality degrades drastically when I grip the phone at the bottom.
June 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by dwilson6 A phone that just makes sense and works as expected...
The HTC One has blown away my expectations. It is a beautiful phone, feels great to hold, and the social integration is very well done. BlinkFeed is an innovative idea for news/social aggregation that has actually become useful to me. The sound from the speakers is amazing and loud. One problem with the sound is the minimum volume level is not quiet enough, but I hear that might be changed in a software update. The camera is pretty amazing in most situations. I have had a few times where it won't focus when it should be able to but the amount of light it picks up in low-light situations has made up for it. I've taken some pretty stunning pictures already. The battery easily makes it through most days which is huge.
May 19, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5Â by Soulive Stock Mail App
Beware...you can only get emails pushed at the most every 5 minutes. My HTC EVO 4g which was 3 to 4 years old had the ability to push the emails instantly. HTC changed the stock mail app to conserve battery life...here's an idea build the option in to conserve battery life but leave the option to sync instantly...give the consumer some options.
October 29, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5Â by DHljhmjhg The metal dented too easily
I found the aluminum dented easilly and blinkfeed dosn't turn off
May 22, 2013