Rated 5 out of 5Â by intensepreacher HTC ONE
This phone has an excellent screen, a great camera (which I am still learning to use) Zoe is a great feature.
The talk to text and talk to search is greatly improved on the HTC ONE.
While the phone is very loud - the speakers cannot handle bass or guitar (with distortion) with the volume up more than 2/3 - the speakers distort. The sound quality using ear buds is great.
With the quad-core processor this phone is very fast, apps install in seconds, web pages load much more quickly than with my previous phones.
The phone is light weight.
I do wish it had MICRO SD capability, though it does have a lot of storage built in.
May 17, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by HoJoshua The best phone of 2013.
I'll be honest. At first, leading up to the announcement, I was not expecting the then-rumored M7 to be anything that would blow me away. I assumed it would be a modified version of the One X that launched last year, with a slightly remixed design that incorporated things from the Droid DNA in a respun manner.
I don't think I've ever been that wrong before.
This phone is unlike anything I've ever used. I remember how it used to be that an all-metal phone was impossible. I remember how people used to say that front facing speakers were never happening. I remember how people used to say HTC was finished. With this single phone, HTC has destroyed all those notions in a single fell swoop.
It is only fitting that we begin with the metal unibody. Coming from an HTC 8X, this phone is simply something else. The metal body simply feels incredible in the hand. The razor thin edge leads to this incredibly ergonomic curved back that allows it to easily rest in the hand. Even though the edge is so thin, the grip is reassuring. There's this slight outward curve that means that if you try to pinch your fingers together, the worst that can happen is that it falls into your palm, as opposed to the inward curve of other phones that can send the phone flipping out of the hand. Every single design element seems to be thought out with incredible care. Something like the IR blaster, which is awkwardly placed on the Galaxy S4, is cleverly hidden on the HTC One to appear as if it isn't there at all.
The next piece of the puzzle is the display. I do not often lavish praise on displays, but this display is incredible. I would go as far as to say that it's the best display you can get in the smartphone space today. No other OEM has managed to get the incredible viewing angles that make it look as if the screen is painted under the glass. The resolution is so high that I cannot distinguish pixels no matter how hard I try, something that could not be said of the 720p displays of last generation. The colors are perfect, and calibration is the best in the Android space. Brightness makes sunlight viewing easy, something that could not be said of Samsung's OLED panels used in the Galaxy S line.
The next part is the camera. In low light, I am confident in saying that it is the best camera on the market today. Places like restaurants or indoors are where this camera simply blows away the competition. In night time, it isn't even a comparison. The One produces clear, bright images where phones like the Galaxy S4 and iPhone 5 simply give noise patterns. In daytime, while the resolution is not the best, it certainly can keep up with the iPhone and Galaxy S4 for the most part. The only place where it really falls short is for long distance landscapes, where the low resolution costs it greatly.
While it may seem like this is the only advantage, the biggest advantage is from the hardware optical stabilization and the HDR microphones. Both combine together to record incredible video footage, no doubt in part by the Ultrapixel sensor. Things like concerts are almost studio quality in sound, which is just incredible.
The dual front facing speakers make an immense difference in sound quality that simply has to be heard to be believed. There simply isn't any comparison. It is the best in the industry, bar none.
Sense 5 is really just a great improvement over Sense 4. The Zoes and Blinkfeed functions really make for a great software addition to Android, and they're features that can't be found anywhere else.
Overall, I can't recommend this phone enough. It's simply the best I've ever used.
May 18, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by PatriotGyrl Everything your phone Isn't -
HTC has perfected what a smart phone should be. The quality packed into this phone spills over into every aspect the user comes in contact with!
May 18, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by popartist Features you can use - a lot - in a great looking package.
I have put the HTC One through its paces over the past few weeks and I have to say that it is as perfect as a phone can get! I like Blinkfeed a lot - it is what you make it, whether it's as a feed for your social media, for news of all kinds or a bit of both. The camera is phenomenal in low-light, my photos have never looked so good. And I am liking Zoe and the Highlights, sharing a video presentation is very easy. They are really cool features that spice up your memories. Even if you have no intention of using your phone as a boombox (although you can!), the speakers are loud with exceptional clarity - never inadvertently miss a call or have trouble with a speakerphone conversation, and the audio on video is a pleasure. Speaking of video, the camera also shoots excellent video, and the audio quality on the recording is the best I have ever had, whether on a phone or a standalone camera. Related to that, the screen is so clear and vivid without being oversaturated, so watching it back is a pleasure.
Sense 5 is pared down for improved smoothness but still with some great feature improvements. It has eliminated the need to download other third-party apps - going on the web for more news and information is really easy and quick with the new Sense stock browser, and the stock keyboard is easy to type on and has great word prediction. General phone function is top-notch, the phone speeds along with no lag, and connectivity is very good. Battery life is not record-breaking, but it will get you through the day just fine. All this is wrapped up in a design that is a thing of beauty - the silver aluminum version I have feels and looks very premium and classy.
Overall, this phone is as I said at the start - perfect.
May 19, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Narbj ONE for the books
The display - Super amazing 1080p display that is is featured on a perfect sized 4.7 inch screen. This vividly remarkable resolution and display makes anything from watching movies to scrolling through the internet much more enjoyable and easy.
The Sound- The BOOMSOUND with the double front facing speakers is such a simple idea yet HTC brings it first with a full production to it. The sound is amazing and i often find myself turning it down because it is just too loud. There is no breaking or electric sounds coming out of the speaker but only the clear and tranquil sound you wish to hear when accessing your information.
The Hardware - First off I got the internal 64gb memory that I just don't know what to do with. This things holds so much and allows you to keep it all in your phone without having to worry about it slowing you down.
I can keep going but then the experience would not be the same as a first hand experience you get when you have it in your hands yourself.
May 19, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by sneakymoose Excellent Android phone
This is an all around excellent Android phone with some specific stand out features. I'll cover the things I've found to be positive, net-neutral, and then the negative aspects.
** Positives **
BoomSound: This is what HTC calls it stereo front speaker technology on this phone. The marketing name is kind of corny, but the sound coming out of this little device is *unreal*. Truly excellent speakers for such a small package! As far as I know, no other Android devices (or iPhones# come anywhere close. Audio quality while using the phone for regular #non-speakerphone# calls is also excellent.
4G LTE on T-Mobile: This is one of the first devices to support T-Mobile's LTE. It also supports HSPA+ 42Mb/s, so you've got 4G coverage basically all over the United States.
Display: The display on the One is gorgeous. The color reproduction looks pretty good. Some other phones, such as the older HTC One S model, are too "punchy" or saturated. This display looks more realistic, and works decently well outdoors in the sun, also.
Aesthetics: The case on this device feels very nice and solid. From a distance, the screen appears to wrap around the left and right edges #but up close I can tell that there are actually what appear to be plastic shims which give it this appearance#. The top and bottom speaker areas are aluminum, as well as the majority of the backside of the device. The back side is curved which feels really nice in the hand, but you may want to get a case for when you set the phone down on a table to keep the back from getting scratched.
Zoe: This is what HTC calls the 3 second camera bursts on this device. It's an optional mode when you're taking pictures. When shooting a Zoe, the camera captures 1 second prior to when you press the shutter, plus 3 seconds following the shutter, for a total of 20 frames plus audio. You can select to save out individual frames #to get the best shots, for instance#, and you can combine still images and Zoes into a 30 second film and online photo album that I think is also called a Zoe. HTC provides 6-months of free cloud storage, per Zoe, in case you want to share them with others.
** Neutral **
Below the screen, there are capacitive back and home buttons. The HTC logo is not used as a button. Most other Android devices have at least three buttons, so if you're upgrading from an older Android device, you'll need to adjust to the change. But it's really not bad at all. I've found the buttons to be pretty responsive, although getting to the multitasking screen can be tricky. You have to double tap the Home button in quick repetition. Getting to the Google Now screen requires holding down the Home button -- I've found that this often doesn't work for me on the first try.
** Negatives **
This phone has a power button which is also an IR emitter and receiver. Neat concept, but I could not get it to learn the commands it was missing from my Media Center remote, so I could not really use it. Your mileage will vary here.
The volume buttons are a bit hard to access. Nothing terrible, it's just that they're small with no bump outs and they don't have any spacing between them.
Sense 5: I think it's overall a nice improvement over Sense 4. Things look cleaner/crisper and much closer to stock Android, generally. Some things are really confusing though. The default home panel is BlinkFeed, a new HTC specific feature that shows news, social, and calendar updates in a photo-oriented, vertical scrolling layout. I don't care for it, but I can't reclaim that panel for any other purpose -- I can set a different panel as the Home one, though. The launcher panels look extremely similar to the full Apps listing. The full apps listing even shows a large clock and the weather at the top, and pressing the back key while in the full apps list doesn't return you to Home #or a prior activity for that matter#. And the full apps list defaults to a custom ordering that isn't alphabetical. So for a while it can be confusing to keep track of where you are: Home or Apps.
Pre-installed apps: HTC and T-Mobile preinstall a bunch of apps. Most of them can be disabled but none of them can be uninstalled. Windows Phone has a much better approach here; apps can be uninstalled and later reinstalled by finding them in the Store.
Hands free operation: The AT&T and Sprint models of the HTC One include a wired headset. I got a hold of the headset and have been using it with my T-Mobile One. The button on the headset does not activate Google Now unless the device display is turned on and unlocked. This means you cannot place phone calls or send texts from the headset except to redial the last number that was used #by double tapping the button#. Here again, HTC's Windows Phones allow voice commanding through a headset while the device is locked.
Camera: The camera takes great quality pictures overall, but they are only 4 megapixels. So you will probably not want to print any of them above 5x7 size.
May 19, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by ProudHTConeowner Htc One developers edition.
Great phone. Unfortunately for any one who spends money on the developers edition HTC felt it necessary to limit the maximum mms file sent to 300k max. That's totally ridiculous and the most expensive version of the phone shouldn't get the worst treatment in that department. Otherwise love the phone. HTC fix this issue. the developers edition should have every option to be compatible with all carriers maximum size limits. Which btw are all at least 1-2mb.
May 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by DaveC This is truly the One.
The HTC One excels in both specifications and design. I've had the phone for a little over a month now, and can truly say it's the best handset made to date. The overall pyramid design makes the phone sit comfortably in the hand with now sharp edges to cause discomfort. The screen size is just right at 4.7". It was a little weird having only 2 capacitive buttons available, but it really didn't take long to get used to. I got the phone first thing in the morning, and was already accustomed to the change by lunch time.
The screen's picture is very crisp. Playing a 1080p video on this screen looks amazing. The hardware specifications can back up the playback of any video without ANY hiccups. The camera is taking a little getting used to, but it definitely looks better than any of the current generation phones on the market today, in my opinion. The low light performance is second to none, and really helps capture shots in any condition.
Sense 5 is a HUGE improvement over last year's Sense 4. The new Sense experience has become more transparent to Android, and has allowed users to get a better experience of stock Android through Sense. BlinkFeed is a great addition as well, but there are some out there who wish to be able to remove it. Personally, it's not very intrusive as I can put it on the far left window, and come to it when I need it. The addition of being able to remove it would be a nice touch for some, but for me, I would never want to remove it. As for the customization of BlinkFeed, there's a ton of existing content providers to pull from, but adding the ability to pull RSS feeds would be a nice touch in future builds.
I've had a very small chance to play with Zoe, as there hasn't been much going on where I could use it. I can't comment on my personal experience, but from other reviews and tutorials I've seen, it's a great feature that could be a HUGE blessing in disguise. It's a great way to put together memories and share them with the people in your life. You just snap the shots, and Zoe does the rest.
All in all, it's a great improvement over last year's One series of handsets. With the upcoming update to Android 4.2.2 and features it brings, this phone will be a huge contender this year, and I believe will be on top.
May 20, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by DocPriest Great except for Wifi Issues
I switched from an iPhone 4S and like everything about the HTC One except there is a known bug when it comes to WiFi connections. Many users are having the same frustration I am with the phone disconnecting from home Wifi for no reason just to re-connect 5-10 seconds later. Other than that issue I am loving this phone but this is a big concern for me due to the *data restrictions* companies but on their plans.
May 21, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by RohanC At the age of 18 and my fifth HTC they must be doing something right
I may be a bit of a fan boy now but everyone phone just gets better and better, this phone has the best speakers, screen and build quality on the market! Just buy it.
May 21, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by mattywisey Best phone ever
Fast smooth and amazing sound somes this phone up! Just get it!
May 21, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Ramon HTC is BACK!!!
My first smart phone was an HTC Hero. I loved the look and feel of it. I then jumped to an S2 it was ok but it never filled up that void. THE HTC ONE IS HERE. I love this phone. The only thing I have trouble with is the buttons on the bottom. Besides that amazing phone. Feels great, looks great, runs great. I'm excited for what's next from HTC!!
May 21, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by callmeberto Simply Amazing
I take pictures more, I listen to music (spotify plus google music) more, I send text more, I update my contacts with Photos, Google Now is great on the phone. The display is amazing, the dual speakers powered by beats technology sounds excellent is small spaces.
If you cant tell I am very pleased with this purchase and very impressed with the craftsmanship in designing and creating this piece of hardware. Well done HTC!!
Hope you make a nice profit.
May 21, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by e1hinks Best phone I have ever had
Very very fast. Feels solid and looks grate. I have set up many Android phones, none as easy or fast as this. Camera is grate in dark conditions, not the best in day light. Video is very good though. Zoe is grate and like the way pictures are organized. Speakers are AMAZING.
May 22, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Jackie1231 Solid phone,
One of the best phones I have ever used, only problem is the battery life. If this was good then this would have been the best phone ever made, period.
May 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by allanofbayonne HTC One, You're the One
Was time to upgrade. Been an EVO user. Can't decide what to get between this, Galaxy or Iphone 5. My wife almost persuaded me to get the Iphone 5 because of the Face Time App. But when I got this phone today and played with it...I know I made the RIGHT choice!!! How can i get wrong? Light, Thin, screen browsing is flawless, 32 GB is plenty of storage for both apps and files...and the sound coming out from the front speakers is just perfect for watching movies! I love this phone..There is only ONE word...MAGNIFICENT! ps. all i miss now is the kickstand. ;)
May 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by denincali Best Phone I ever owned
This is the best phone I ever owned. It never lags, the last sense update made it even faster (much more responsive). No other smartphone beats the sound quality. The camera is pretty good. If they ever opt to go to a 8mp ultrapixel camera it would probably blow all other phone camera's out of the wate,( I can dream). The look and feel of this phone is unmatched, and it probably will be for some time. I hope this is the phone that turns HTC around get back in the smartphone game. If HTC continues to come out with products like this I will continue to be a customer.
May 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 New one new experience
Actually, I bought this product because my previous phone just brokedown unexpectedly. New one is really awesome, and I love the zoe and the boomsound with this slim phone. The functions surprised me and made me joyful when using it.
May 23, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 Great but not without flows
I trade it in Galaxy S3 for HTC ONE. Before GS3 i had ipone 4s, so based on my experience with these three top of the line phones must admit that HTC ONE outshines last two in most of the aspects and fall short in some as well. I am not going to go over build quality, display and new sense 5. Instead i would like to point where HTC ONE falls short. First is camera- it is much noisier than my almost two years iPhone 4s that i still keep and use for music. Pics from HTC ONE comes washed out and noisy and i try to tweak any possible setting. I don't know if this can be fixed with software update or not but it is something that is annoying and should not exist in such a great hardware case. Second in my list is power button -placed on the left upper corner- on the most not intuitive place of the phone. Third are the capacitive buttons wich happens to have their own opinion of when to work and when ...well not so much ( talking of being responsive) very frustrating at times. All this glitches should be easily fixed by software update, where coms my last question-"Would HTC stand behind their product and provide all their customers with deserved respect and respond quick to their complains or it would let them hang trapped )
May 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Buster Finally an Android phone that doesn't look like a plastic toy
I have used an Iphone since they were released in 2007. Over the years IOS has aged to the point of being boring. I have been interested in Android for a year or two but the handset offerings were pretty lame. The HTC One has changed that for me. This phone is THE best looking, highest quality phone I have ever used. Build quality is equal to the Iphone 5 yet the HTC one has features such as front facing speakers and a gorgeous screen that the Iphone just can't match. If you are thinking about making the switch, do it and don't look back. You will be impressed.
May 24, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by GeekBuster Three B's why this phone is a beast!
The blink-feed is a beast and I got to say I wasn't to impressed about it when it first debut in march but after using it I love it!Almost kind of competes with GS4 multitasking feature cause it brings up all your news, tweets, Facebook news feed, favorite TV shows times all at once and being able to share that information easily with your friends. Also while I was using it in the gym while doing cardio I found out I could increase the font on my news so I could read it better while I was on the elliptical. I don't know why would anyone root their phone to remove this from their home screen because like I said it a beast!
2nd "B" is for the battery life is a beast!!! I watched a 60minute video off YouTube with my WiFi turned on and it only dropped down to 80%. Also the 1080p video quality off some of the YouTube videos made me feel like I was watching it off my own LCD/LED TV. I use have an HTC EVO3D and if that would have been my EVO3D it would practically be dead. With the EVO3D i had to download an app just to save battery life on my phone cause for some reason with that last update they had took away power save mode. With the HTC One I can get through most of my day without having to charge it up only con I'd have to say is that takes longer to charge up. Also if you are a very heavy user with your phone you can always get the Mophie case device that extends your battery to 4700mah so don't worry about the non removable back. That was also another concern to me not being able to remove the back for battery or SD card but if DropBox going to give you 25GB of extra storage and the battery well efficient I guess it doesn't matter. Especially if anyone has owned an iPhone.
Now finally the 3rd "B" is for Beats Audio is a beast on this phone! sounds like some Bose speakers. I don't care for the ears buds though cause they don't stay in your ears but any other headset you still get the same quality. Also when you play your music you can have a visualization come up and it will bring down the lyrics of the song and play along with the song. If you have the right information of the song Gracenote also gets the album covers for you even if you only got the artist name in there or song title and to anyone that has an iphone knows how much of a pain that can be just to have a album cover for a song. The visualization are so amazing I was just staring at them the whole time I was doing my cardio in the gym. One thing though I would recommend uninstalling Google music player just because the phone already comes with a music player and if you open both up at the same time you will get duplicates in your music library and only way to fix that is delete all your music and reloaded it from the CPU. Also the call quality is good too with the boom sound speakers.
Also if you are worried about the 4MP ultra pixel camera which I was pretty skeptic of when I was looking at reviews for months about the HTC One to tell you the truth I can barely see the difference between this 4MP ultra pixel and a 13MP camera. Then the feature with using your phone as a TV remote is amazing. I clicked on my favorite TV show on my phone it brought up the channel and the show happened to be on at the same time too. On another note this phone will display at least half of iphone emoji's which is a plus! Also for people thinking about getting the GS4 I've had played with most of the phone features when my wife got the phone but nothing made me feel like I would need to switch from my HTC One to the GS4. I would definitely recommend this phone over the GS4 even though I liked some features with the GS4 like S-travel, multitasking, and the way the layout their calendar, contacts, and memos but the display is a little over saturated and HTC One shows the true color perspective and the design, the way it feels executed a lot better than the GS4 and where ever you think the HTC One phone lacks in the HTC One makes it up somewhere else making this phone the ONE!
May 24, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by FrankC This One is absolutely awesome!!!
I have no idea that why don't you buy this phone. There is no other choice can defeat New HTC One!!!
May 24, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by stylz2dream I love it
HTC One is the One...juz like how they said HTC One is everything your phone isnt...first of all i juz love the color and design of the phone...very unique..and very light...I love taking pics...ppl always make fun of me cuz i take way too many pics but i am telling u...this phone is best for it..it can take amazing shots in low light..and the macro shots..i juz love it...My Fav thing of HTC One is the Zoe camera...after getting the one i havent missed out on any moments i wanted to capture..it is juz perfect..compared to all other HTC phones this one has a very good battery life...after seeing and getting hands on this phone a lot of my friends started changing their views about phone..few of them got the One and other s planning to ditch their Iphones n switching to One...I love it...and I am pretty sure any body will fall in love with it...
May 24, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5Â by RaresTG Shoots for the stars but misses by a few inches
The first thing that will strike you about this phone is its sheer beauty. The excellence in design is unparalleled, and I wish more manufacturers used high-quality materials like the ones on the HTC One. Although you may think all the hardware is top-notch, the camera is, unfortunately, lacking. The "ultrapixel" thing is more of a gimmick than anything, and I really miss being able to zoom in on 8 megapixel photos. Not to mention that the new Sony phones have 13 megapixel sensors. The really disappointing part is the video recording though - quite blurry and the 60fps mode is a flop. The other key disappointments were that the phone gets terribly hot, the battery life is not enough to get me through the day, and there is a constant hissing noise when listening to music at low volumes through headphones. The "Beats Audio" equalizer works well with the loudspeakers, but not with headphones, and constantly crashes when using the Music application. This is one phone that I will, unfortunately, be returning. Better luck next time HTC :(
May 25, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by param1697 best android phone ever !
this is best android phone i the market. it has great sound quality nd awsum screen resolution. its design very very attracted..its design will make u fall in luv wid dis phone .... however its battery is pretty gud if it is more it will increase ..
this phone is must buy phone . i recommend this phone
May 25, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by skizzoid A great phone that could have been perfect
I've been an Android user since the G1 (also by HTC), and despite this being my third HTC phone, the HTC One is my first phone that doesnâ€™t run stock/vanilla Android. After over a month of use, my view of the phone is that itâ€™s a beautiful phone that could have been perfect save for some faults and quirks.
First off, the hardware looks phenomenal with its aluminum unibody construction. The back is smooth and feels comfortable to hold. However, that same smoothness has caused the phone to slip out of my hands on a few occasions. Without a case on, itâ€™s difficult to get a good grip on this phone without a decent amount of pressure. Keeping with the topic of smoothness, the buttons are flush with the sides, so unless you know precisely where the buttons are, you canâ€™t really fumble around and hope to hit the buttons without looking. Speaking of buttons, the capacitive buttons seem to have a very small target area; it happens far too often that a button press doesnâ€™t register because I didnâ€™t hit the icon straight on.
The camera is the best camera Iâ€™ve ever had on a smartphone. The low light pictures are great, and Zoes, which I originally thought were a gimmick, are pretty fun to play with. Iâ€™ve found myself wanting to take Zoes just to fiddle around with them later, and Iâ€™m not even a big photographer. The downside to this is that the gallery can be difficult to navigate. There is a separate folder for pictures from your friends on your social networks, which you canâ€™t delete; and itâ€™s not as easy to make a Highlight video as it should be (you have to be in Events view, and then you may need to manually create your own event if you want to select the pictures/Zoes to be included). The gallery just feels clunky to use and navigate, which is a sharp contrast with the easy to use camera.
Sense 5 is fast and barely feels like Sense at times; and then there are times when I found myself frustrated by it. Save for some theming (which I donâ€™t care for but can tolerate), Sense 5 runs like stock Android 4.1.2 and is just as fast. But like the gallery app, there are some elements to Sense that feel clunky. Linking my contacts together was more trouble than it should have been; and I still canâ€™t get Google+ updates to appear in a contact (if they even can). Moving apps/widgets to the homescreen should be easier (Iâ€™m using Nova Launcher now, so this isnâ€™t a problem anymore). For my day to day use when Iâ€™m using other apps, I barely notice Sense. But in the few moments when I need to use a system app, I find it frustrating compared to stock Android.
Despite these criticisms, there are several great features about the phone. Because of the IR port, Iâ€™ve found myself using my phone as a remote quite often. The dual front-facing speakers make it incredibly easy to watch or listen to something; I canâ€™t imagine using a phone with a speaker on the back anymore. And the 1080p screen is just beautiful to look at. My last phone had a 720p display (which was a huge leap from my previous phone), and there are some moments where the extra resolution is noticeable. Is it unnecessary? Perhaps, but I wonâ€™t give it up now that Iâ€™ve had it. Blinkfeed is another feature that I originally called a gimmick, but itâ€™s a feature I found myself liking. The downside is that it doesnâ€™t work with a third-party launcher, so if you want it, youâ€™ll lose it with a third-party launcher like Nova. On the other hand, if you donâ€™t like it, you can get rid of it with a third-party launcher.
Since I'm using a T-Mobile branded device, it comes with Wifi Calling built in, which is useful for when you donâ€™t have a good cell signal. However, Google Wallet wonâ€™t work on this phone; you can install it, but it wonâ€™t work. If you like paying via NFC taps (like myself), you wonâ€™t be able to do so without tweaking your phone (or using Isis if youâ€™re in one of the two test markets).
At the end of the day, I really do enjoy using this phone, but I often find myself feeling like itâ€™s a few steps short of excellence. Some days I want to go back to my Nexus 4; other days, I canâ€™t imagine giving up the HTC One and its new features. For a regular/new smartphone user, I think this phone would be perfect for them. For someone who is more of an Android enthusiast, it may not be quite as perfect, but I think that this is the best Android device out there right now, save for possibly a Nexus.
May 25, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by rlux This phone is excellent. It looks, feels, and performs beautifully, and I just love using it.
Out of the box, the HTC one feels great in your hand. Itâ€™s metal, not plastic, which means itâ€™s a bit heavier than my One X, but not too heavy. The screen is beautiful. And the audio volume and quality are a big step forward.
HTC has a nice setup process that allows you to import data from a wide range of accounts. One new thing I found was the HTC Transfer Tool. As you might expect from the name, this transfers some data and settings (although mostly system stuff), including messages, contacts, music, and photos. After downloading the app onto my old phone and pairing the devices, it worked like a charm.
With the phone set up and my apps reinstalled, I could start to give the phone a real workout. Here are my impressions after three days with the HTC One.
Thereâ€™s a few little things Iâ€™d like to see improved, but even so this is easily the best Android phone out there. Sorry, Samsung fans. Given Sense UI over TouchWiz Iâ€™ll take Sense any day.
The audio quality is really excellent, as is the screen. Colors just pop and animations flow smoothly. Battery life is about the same as most phones in its class â€“ decent but not spectacular (about 8 hours of moderate use). I turned down the default brightness to help with battery life but I havenâ€™t made use of the built in â€œpower saverâ€� features.
I look forward to a long and happy life with my HTC One, and would definitely recommend it if youâ€™re in the market for a new phone.
May 21, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by paintmeASH PERFECTION WRAPPED IN METAL
THIS IS BY FAR THE BEST PHONE I'VE EVER HAD. I LOVE THE FEEL OF IT, THE DESIGN AND MATERIALS LOOK AS THOUGH I HAD IT CUSTOM MADE. IT HAS GREAT FEATURES, LIKE THE FACT THAT I CAN TURN MY TELEVISION EVEN WHEN I HAVE LOST MY REMOTE STRAIGHT FROM MY PHONE IS AMAZING. I THINK HTC FINALLY HAS DOMINATED THE MARKET WITH THIS ONE...PUN INTENDED.
May 26, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Zeke27 Must Have Phone
I have tried all types of smartphones and I can honestly say that the HTC One out performs any other phone currently out there!!
May 26, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by tonkakira Most Amazing Phone Ever!
I've been an avid HTC user since I switched from the iPhone to the HTC One X. The HTC One took everything I loved about the One X and made it even better. Boom sound is amazing especially when combined with Beats Audio. I've been posting Zoes on my facebook about my day (a day at the track, trip downtown, etc) with an amazing response from my friends. It's the single greatest thing I've ever seen in my life. My friends with samsung and apple products have been interested in switching to HTC just for this phone. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
May 27, 2013