Rated 5 out of 5Â by mnaeh Everything your phone should be
Let me start with bottom line: "Everything your phone isn't but should be" ;) But since I'm quite nitpicky person it wouldn't be fair if I left this review without 'cons' part, right? :)
First thing you'll notice when you unbox your One, and almost everyone around web have a consistent opinion regarding that particular thing, is certainly the huge wow factor in its design. I own a silver version and I can testify that everything, from 1080p screen, across shiny edges to brushed aluminum back is beautifully crafted. And that cold feeling of metal in my hand puts a smile on my face every morning when I first touch it, honestly :) And if your phone gets hot during those countless hours of gaming sessions, rest assured that aluminum will dissipate that heat quite efficiently.
Small design decisions that made me quite happy were charging port at the bottom and IR sensor incorporated within power button (ridiculously good idea, btw). Silver version is also quite fingerprint-proof, so my OCD can take a little break there and I'm very thankful for that ;)
Nevertheless, first hardware "flaw" that I noticed is two capacitive buttons instead of three. And you wouldn't believe how fast I realized that I don't actually need that third button :) OK, I'm still bothered by ugly "3-dots" menu appearing in certain apps, but "reliable source" told me it will be gone in the next update. Keeping fingers crossed. I still miss "search" button more, since the days Google decided to say goodbye to it. Shame on them, if you ask me.
Speed? Believe me, it's fast. And I mean REALLY FAST! I previously owned HTC One X+ and it was "fast enough" for me, but One takes the game to another level. I often turn off the phone overnight and I was pleasantly surprised with boot-up time (with "fast boot" disabled). HTC decided to give their (and my) beloved Sense a bit more professional, toned down feeling and that works quite well â€“ no hiccups, no stutters, no dropped frames, no Sense restarts. It offers fluid and reliable experience.
And is it just about software tweaks, but battery life on this phone is AMAZING! I usually give my phone pretty hard time and I was quite happy when my One X+ gave me 16h day with 3h of screen on time. Now, how about 17h with 5h screen on time? Maybe it could go even more but I had to go to sleep. Yup, you heard it well! This monster can be hyperactive much longer than you ;)
Software annoyances? Wellâ€¦ I'm a creature of habit and, as such, I like to customize things, carrying the same user experience with me for years. In a way, it is not good, and I would like to get rid of that pattern. On the other hand, I feel uncomfortable when something I got used to is changed or when I can't customize it to resemble my previous usage pattern. One of the examples is home screen. I like the way BlinkFeed works, but I simply don't need it and I would like to be able to remove it from my home screens. Furthermore, just when I got used to horizontal scrolling in app tray, HTC decided to make it vertical again. I really don't care which way you scroll it but I would like to choose one solution and stick to it. And yes, where are my Weather lockscreen and leap view? I 'can' live without those things but they were very nice and useful, in my opinion.
But I'm ready to forget few minor annoyances, especially when now you have the ability to create folders in the app tray. Now, that's what I'm talking about!
HTC One doesn't come with the "latest a greatest" Android version out-of-the box, but I'm really not bothered with that. If you are one of those who can't stand not having the most recent and most pure version of Android and you love HTC design at the same time, you can, as we speak, order Google version of HTC One from Google Play Store. I'm more of a Sense kind of guy and I more appreciate Sense updates rather than Android version. But that's just my opinion.
And now few words about "special features".
First of all, when I heard about BoomSound I thought it was a gimmick. I was wrongâ€¦ I was VERY wrong. This phone has, hands down, THE BEST SOUND I have ever heard from a mobile device. And I'm not talking only about loudness, I'm talking about quality. Those dual front speakers are something so special and so awesome that now I would probably never buy a phone without them, EVER! Once you try this, there is no turning back. Couple of days ago, I heard my phone ringing from a bagâ€¦ in a caseâ€¦ in my living roomâ€¦ while I was taking a SHOWER?! 'Nuff said? ;)
My only comment is: Bwaaaaahahahaha, now I'm the king of all TVs in pubs and restaurants! :)) And finally â€“ a remote control that you can't lose. If you misplace it, simply call it ;)
HTC advertises One's "ultrapixel" camera as an unmatched low light performer and it does live up to its name. I'm not very fond of taking photos with mobile phone camera butâ€¦ That "Zoe" thingy is AMAZING. Couple it with "Highlights" feature and those boring sessions where you show gazillion photos from vacation to your friends will turn into an artistic display. Imagine one ridiculously cool video for every day you spent swimming, sightseeing and partying. Seriously, the way "highlights" combines your marked photos into a video with cool music and even cooler effects is something you NEED, believe me!
Now, I'm sure there's more to say about this phone, but this is the best I could do in just one month of playing with it. The way it completes the tech part of my life cannot be described in few words, so I'm also sorry if I bothered you too much ;) And be sure that if I discover some particularly cool feature I'll be back to update this review.
As HTC said, in their marketing campaign, this certainly is "everything your phone isn't", but definitely should be. Of course, in case you already got it, it's everything your phone is :)
June 28, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Hasansap Rocks
i have used nearly all the latest smartphones Samsung i phone etc.
but this one is a super star in the race. i switched from iPhone 5 to HTC one.
All i can say is there is nothing to be pointed out as a drawback for this piece.
What i am waiting for is the Android update for my super star.
June 28, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by AqBlac BEST ANDROID PHONE EVER & BETTER THAN OTHER NON ANDROIDS IN EXISTANCE
Simply amazing, beautifully, gorgeous & quality.
I love the cold feel, blink feed, and zoe words cant say, list goes on.
Keep up HTC - you set the standards others comply.
Your Ever Fan.
June 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by jpolettez Where design meets performance.
It's quite hard to find a phone that's well built and also packs good hardware and software. I've had many HTC phones before, and certainly this is the best by far. The old ones had nice build quality (Desire Z, One X) but lacked in performance and battery life. However, with the One, you get amazing looks, feel and software helps you get things done fast. The camera is snappy, the screen is crisp and vivid. BoomSound speakers add just another dimension to the music that was absent on other phones.
And what about battery life? Well, surprisingly after the first charge of the device i managed to get more than 30 hours of it.
So, if you're looking for a different phone, packed with the best features from the market just get the one.
June 30, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by smithey HTC one, Fantastic to use but some issues
This is my first HTC phone and im very impressed. The look and feel of this phone is unmatched and a great screen that is very easy to see in sunlight in comparison to my old s3. however i have only owned this phone 6-8 weeks and im having problems already, i have noticed that one of the pixels on the top of the screen is staying lit the whole time.
However my main problem is with the front facing speakers. The top speaker seems to have given up already, its crackling and very blurry at any sort of volume, it completely ruins the sound experience of the phone and for this i had to give a low rating.
Also i am unsure of what to think of the camera. is does take some brilliant photos, but at times it seems like its not taking in enough light and pictures seem rather dull.
In general i love this phone and prefer it to my old s3 but with problems like this popping up after such a short length of time and now facing being without my phone for 1-2 weeks, build quality has to be questioned.
June 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Rawad Fantastic phone
Fantastic phone !
i love everything about it , when u feel the aluminium you just don't go back to plastic , i have the HTC case but i use it only if i go on trips because you will always want to feel that premium aluminum quality .
July 1, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by techm8 Everything you could want from a phone
I have always used HTC phones. I knew there would always be shortfalls as the company learned the big bad world mobiles. Their Quietly Brilliant Campaign was ok, it was subtle, but you can't be subtle in this game. Along comes the HTC One and takes everyone by surprise. I deliberately side tracked it for a few weeks to see if the dust would settle. It didn't. Everyone was talking about more and more and I had to have it.
I got mine on 4G UK and I must admit it blows every other HTC phone out the water. It blows an iPhone clean away purely on non app store features alone. Samsung can't even touch it.
I'm a photographer and a camera phone will never cut it for me, so it won't matter what came out.
Get this phone now, you won't regret it.
July 1, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by hannahbanana THE smartphone to beat all smartphones...
This is the best smartphone yet! The front-facing speakers alone are worth it, but it just keeps on giving. The Blinkfeed is great; when I got the phone, I just specified what news topics I have interest in and BAM! articles tailored to me appear. It's like a better RSS feed than what you usually use. I love the screen, it's beautiful and attentive, and the camera is wonderful. It's arguably the best phone camera out there. It took me all of 5 minutes, if that, to understand the navigation of the phone. All in all, this phone is the best smartphone I've ever owned; this phone will be hard to top.
July 1, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by OneGeek What were you thinking ?
HTC One is good looking phone with sleek design.
- Great Camera
- Stylish body
- Good resolution screen
- Fast processing
- Blink Feed
- No Menu button
- Confusing HTC Software
Overall a good looking phone, but not easy to use phone. I would not recommend this phone to anyone.
July 2, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 Easily the best smartphone ever
Camera: Maybe it's just 4 MP but don't you ever underestimate the quality of the picture. Camera focus is great. Stock photo editor is cool. Simply the best.
Sound Quality: Beats Stereo. Nuff said.
Screen: Large screen with super detail 1080p.
Ease of use: Well, maybe because previously I used iPhone so at first it's a bit strange for me to adapt with the phone, but now, it's easy.
Battery life: For a smartphone with many feature, it's pretty good.
Look & feel: Premium look and super cool design with zero gap construction, what else could i tell?
July 3, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Ueliton Best phone ever created
Perfect phone in every angle! Highly recommended! HTC just nailed it!
July 3, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by w1111w11 An amazing phone!
Awesome camera, loud speakers, super fast hardware and friendly UI within such a beautiful phone. What's more, it's long-life battery can last very long. It's such an excellent phone that you must have.
July 3, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by youngr Every important feature in ONE
Coming from an HTC one s, I could truly say this is a huge upgrade. I have always loved sense and preferred it over stock android, and this phone just reinforced that! It improved everything that I already love from an HTC phone. Only thing I would like is faster updates to newer android versions, but the phone itself is perfect. Hard to imagine what HTC will do next year with their One flagship, but hopefully it's just as a great if not better!
July 3, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by FaresMansour DON'T THINK..! JUST GRAB ONE..!
Best phone ever had...
Super fast, excellent camera, magnificent screen, crystal clear sound, good battery life, excellent build quality..
No words can completely describe this phone, but "Amaaaaazing" is a good start to describe it...
In the end, it is the "ONE".
July 3, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by leehanz everything what i want from htc!
I love htc.
But there are only a few things that i think they should improve:
Faster charging time(i wish)
Higher battery mAh like 3300 (please put the removable battery back)
Please put the removable micro sd card back or make a default 64 gig internal memory for all handsets.
Make all your units upgradeable to the newest OS of android.
If all of this minor problems are resolved ................ HTC is truly the ONE!
July 3, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Rituraj Great Phone but one serious shortcoming
Indeed the best Android phone you can get in the market. Look and feel is awesome and quality is the best. Little disappointment in terms of battery life.. to completely charge the phone (100%), it takes 4 to 5 hours which is really irritating. The charge also last only for a day. This means you will almost always charging the handset. HTC must do better R&D and overcome this issue.
July 4, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by aliasgarhatimali Best HTC I have owned <3
This phone is just PERFECT! Love everything about it :D i have had no problems with it. The screen and camera are just amazing and so is the sound. The battery is also quite good. Can't ask for anything more.
July 4, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 Still HTC is the One!!
I've been using HTC phones for long time.. They were all great, but all had problems too (buggy, laggy, rebooting, dead camera, dead Tegra 3 CPU).
Despite of all these unfortunate situations I bought the HTC One.
And this ONE is simply the best all I had until now! It's the first Android phone I see that has no lag at all. I've tried many other Android devices too, but this one rules them all.
The sound quality is really great, the battery life is pretty good, I can watch a movie, play games, listen to music, go jogging, hang on the web and all in one single day. I don't need to charge the phone daily, even if I do all the activities I mentioned before. The features of the camera are really good too, the quality of the photos is not that good, but still better than I take with my small Nikor S6000 camera. The UI is blazing fast, everything is blazing fast on this phone. I do like the infrared port too, with the appropriate app it will mute the TV on incoming calls, really nice :)
I have one small problem with it: it heats up quickly and frequently. I can tolerate it unless it burns it's mainboard down :P
Congratulations HTC, keep on the way of crafting good hardware and building quality software! Thank you.
July 5, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by RJackson Words Can't Explain
I have been using the HTC One since the very day it was available on my carrier. Over the last two and a half months I have been enjoying this fine piece of equipment. To start, the build quality of this device is simply stunning. The One really feels like a premium device that you paid a premium price for. Sometimes I take my One out of the case just so I can feel that cool aluminum against the palm of my hands, I also take it out of the case when family and friends want to see it. They are amazed of how beautifully designed this phone really is. I also love the 1080p screen, again simply amazing, and the ability to easily see the screen in direct sunlight without cranking up the brightness to max is nice. When it comes to the UI, htc did a great job with sense 5. This is a perfect example where less is more, there are so many great features but not so much where most of them never gets used or used once to be never used again, no gimmicks here at all. Not only that but the UI is so responsive its as if the phone knows what you are about to do before you actually do it. I didn't think I would use blinkfeed and zoes too often but I find myself using the features every day. The camera is simply amazing as well and the ultrapixel has put to rest the megapixel race, at least in my opinion. Most importantly to me though is the superior battery life of this phone. Between 50 to 75 emails and texts in a day to random youtube video throughout the day and other multimedia content plus making a few hours worth of phone calls, I find myself easily lasting 12 to 15 hours before having to charge the device again which at that point about 30% of juice still remains. Simply put this device is all around the best smartphone on the market right now and I can't wait to see what htc has up their sleeves next.
July 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Anouck setting the standards again
The HTC One X was considered the best smartphone 2012 and it whas well deserved , but this has all changed here's the New HTC One
I just love all the new awesome features like HTC Zoe highlights and its allied photo editing capabilities which adds ton's of to the imaging experience and has the potential to change how we share moments via photo & video
HTC boomsound is simply out of this world super stereo speakers on the front of the device is simply a clever move and gives superb audio quality
Design wise its just WOW HTC has nailed it again , zero gap all metal unibody in combi with this magnificent full 1080p display is the perfect match
blinkfeed is like a native flipboard pasted on the homescreen like a giant widget I just love that feature its so easy to view all the important news and interesting content, so no more digging for the latest news :)
July 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Ghaleb88 The Best Smartphone I have used
I am a tech fanatic and usually I change my smartphone very frequently, around 2 smartphones per year. In my opinion, the HTC one is really the best smartphone I have every used. The FHD screen looks amazing and the fonts always appear to be crispy and clear. The sound that this smartphone can produce is really awesome because of the two speakers and the boom-sound feature. I started actually watching full videos on my smartphone for the first time because of the sound and display experience. It comes with Sense 5, for me, which has two very important features: Blinkfeed and Zoe. I usually start my day by visiting tech blogs and news sites while going by bus to work, with blinkfeed i can read all the news very easily. I consider Zoe to be the best innovation ever from HTC as I can now captures short 3 seconds video clips from still photos where I can later one choose the best photo and export it. Overall the phone is excellent. The battery life could have been better, but for a heavy user like me, I charge it once per day which is, for me, is excellent.
July 6, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Abinayan Overall Product is good
Phone is good and really smart ,,, but htc sync manager craps , its working in windows , open and automatically closes , it has to be cleared ,
July 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by dkn2411 The best phone i ever owned
This is my fourth HTC phone, feel and look of the phone is stunning. The curved back, the front facing speakers "BoomSound", Zoe and BlinkFeed they meet all my daily needs.
July 7, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Simoniel Trully the best phone out there
After being in a smartphone world for almost 10 years now, this is the first time i can really say wow, the One totally blows me away. There has been a long time since a phone with so many new features has been revealed, One is packed to the full. First thing u notice when u hold it for he first time is the design, its absolutely beautifull, round backside makes it ergonomic and very comfortable to hold, the phone leaves feeling that is much smaller than it is. One's beauty is really unique and a story of its self.
BoomSound - my top new feature on the phone, don't judge it before you hear it. By far the best audio experience on the mobile device ever, totally blows away anything compared to it.
BlinkFeed - thought this is going to be a gimmick, a feature i wouldn't use, i was wrong. I have it setup to show only things that are interesting to me, and use it all the time to keep myself updated. Big thumbs up on its design and transition effects.
Ultapixels and Zoe - i'm quite glad HTC took a turn in the megapixel war cause that wasn't going anywhere really. What sensor needs is light, light, light...and have i mentioned light? :)...bigger pixel size in a conjuction with a high aperture size lens is what makes camera a good one. One's camera doesn't dissapoints and its a trully enjoyment to use it low light conditions. Zoe is a great and easy way to make your memories into a cool short movies which u will watch more than u think so.
Sense 5 - as a past Sense user i must say thank you HTC, thank your for making it lighter and still managing to leave its personality. It looks GREAT and it runs faster then a intergalactical spaceship.
July 7, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by miHah It is a phone for everyone!
I own my HTC One for more than two months now and I must admit it is better than I first thought it will be! Before the One I had One X which is really an awesome phone. But when you make a switch to HTC One your mind can be blown away. First thing that impressed me were the speakers while phone was turning on for the first time - it really makes a difference. It is my first phone that had never lagged on me nor was slowing down with daily tasks, everything you do, you can do with ease. I don't know what more I could expect from a phone. Even the battery is good..it could be better but is more than acceptable. It manages to go through whole day with 20-40% left.
Thank you HTC for making my life easier with HTC One!
July 7, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by aecandroid Metal Beats Plastic any day!
I love HTC devices and always have. Sense is amazing. Sense is basically the bits inside that make it so good. Like being able to refit text to your screen in the browser. Even silence the ringer by flipping the phone over. The phone couldn't work better in everyday life. Everything from the blink feed to the ultra pixel camera are just amazing. I can't get enough of using the phone as my remote for my tv!
July 7, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by HamdirR Best Smartphone Ever Made? the world agrees
The HTC One is designed to leave you speechless, to amaze and surprise you, the moment you pick it up you will be welcomed by an amazingly pixel dense LCD screen, at an amazing 470ppi with blacks super deep and infinite view angles, next the sound, never did you hear a sound so good from a mobile device, matching quality laptop speakers, it's not only about loudness but clean dimensional quality thanks to its stereo nature, the phone also records audio HDR stereo quality (try it in a concert and you will be amazed), then you notice the build quality, the phone is rigid, the finish is exquisite, the metal parts are laser cut to perfection and the injected plastic bands are completely flush with the device.
Now that we are done with the triple sensory attack, we move to practical matters, complimenting the hardware we find a very light and super smooth customized android experience (which gets even smoother with the just released 4.2.2 update) no lag, no stutters, no freezes, no bugs, none of the issues from your previous android device, just flawless refined out of box perfected software.
The camera is very innovative, with great advantages but also you need to be mindful of few shortcomings, this is why i will discuss it in detail, mainly being 3x larger than the ordinary smartphone pixel size, the pixel density gets a reduction in return, this is why the camera can only do 4 megapixels but captures 3x the detail due to the light loving sensor, you will find extra detail captured in the dark areas of the image, with eye popping almost three dimensional results and much unlike the usual flat photos taken by smartphones, on the other hand it's still 4 megapixels, which are plenty in most screens at 1:1 but don't expect to do any zooming, as for digital zoom? forget about it will immediately destroy your results, in fact i would have preferred if HTC didn't provide the digital zoom option at all, but ofcourse the greatest advantage of the ultrapixel is low light, never did a phone capture so much detail in low light, the low light abilities are extended with the camera settings, auto mode will slow down the shutter and take great photos, night mode will slow it further and take similar results with less noise, but HDR will simply shock you, it will see at night beyond what your eyes can see, you can even use the flash with low light HDR, the phone will snap two different exposures and use the flash to simply boost the exposure without tinting or casting shadows to the image, finally you can use ZOE mode to take fast shutter low light results for fast moving objects, the light abilities have an effect on daylight photos though, so in some cases the phone can overexpose an image, this is why you will need to choose your focus/point correctly, otherwise you can control exposure from the settings or rely on HDR/Backlight modes, the shutter in daylight is incredibly fast, even faster in ZOE mode, perfect for taking photos of your loved ones, holding down the shutter will give you time freeze stop motion results, so all in all if you don't care about pixel count and willing to work with the camera settings a little, this is the greatest all-rounder smartphone camera around, usable in all conditions.
One the most amazing camera software features, is the video highlights, the phone compiles a short film from events within the gallery, using all the photos, ZOEs and videos available for an event, this is all done with zero wait in real time! You can choose the theme/music for the edited video, in practical use if you were using your phone during a day to take photos/videos, at the end of the day you can have them all complied in a very nice video highlight. We also have the ZOE photo manipulation abilities but i will stop here since i can go on forever.
The IR remote is surprisingly useful; you can even program any remote control by choosing "other" and pointing the original remote to your HTC One! You can control every visual/audio equipment in your living but even air conditioners, ceiling fans etc
Battery life will last you from the morning till end of day, on average use, unlike most smartphones the phone doesn't drain badly during actually usage even with high screen brightness, the only possible problem with the battery life is that you can have some needless standby drain if you have many accounts syncing in the background so controlling those account can be helpful, i found the Qualcomm Snapdragon Battery Guru app (From the maker of the HTC One CPU, you can download from the android playstore ) great at reducing standby drain, alternatively the phone also includes a power saver mode which reduces the CPU speed from 1.7ghz to 1.1ghz and reduces background data activity .
To conclude, you will be left speechless, it's not that the HTC One masters one specific element but it is the global quality of this device as a whole that is mouthwatering, there is not one area left out or neglected, the entire abilities of this device combined working in harmony to give you a truly unique, sleek and "next level" experience.
Check the online expert reviews and hype, the world agrees this is the best smartphone made to date.
July 8, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Mustafa104 I love it
I love this phone. But I have three problems...
The first problem is the battery , It's not that bad but I wish it lasts longer.
And the second problem is the Polished gap , I like it and I found it cool but I can see Scratches there.
The last one is the cam. I don't use mobilephone cam. alot so I won't talk about this point.
On the other hand , I like One's hardware and I think it's one of the best -if it's not the best- hardware,
the HTC sence and watching videos on HTC One.
At last I'm PROUD because I'm using this smartphone. Thank You HTC.
# I'm sorry if there is any mistake in my review.
July 8, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 The Best Smartphone of 2013 HTC ONE
The HTC One is the best Android phone Iâ€™ve tested to date, and the best phone on the market today. Itâ€™s superior construction and build-quality make the Galaxy S4 feel cheap, and the gorgeous screen is a show stopper. Carrying around this device will certainly garner some peeks and interest from others, as it feels like you canâ€™t help but be drawn to the simple, yet elegant and functional design. The vivid bright screen will make you wish they made it in a size ten times bigger, as movies never looked so good. The HTC One can easily perform as well as other new high-end devices like the S4 or Optimus G in real life situations.
The HTC One is fast, very fast. The HTC One features a quad-core 1.7 Ghz Qualcomm Krait processor utilizing the Snapdragon 600 chipset. The HTC One features 2 GB of RAM as well, and 32GB of internal storage.
HTC One also showcases the company's revamped Sense UI. The latest Sense 5 UI brings some drastic changes to the earlier look and feel of the home screen and is divided in two main screens - Blink Feed and Android homescreen. The Blink Feed becomes your aggregator for news, notifications, photo gallery and other social updates from various networking sites. This makes news not only more accessible, but with the feed updated every two hours on a data connection (or more if you have a Wi-Fi) you always stay abreast with the latest. The second screen as we mentioned above is the standard Android homescreen that allows you to add and place shortcuts and widgets.
The device is fitted with a 4.7-inch Super LCD3 touchscreen with a 1920x1080 pixel Full HD resolution at a whopping 468 pixels-per-inch. At the top and bottom of the frame we see the micro drilled holes which highlight the front facing stereo speakers.You also get HTC BoomSound, which brings Beats Audio technology and a dedicated amplifier for a more improved and enhanced sound quality.
The HTC One comes with only two touch navigation keys, the Home and Back button. The third Menu button has been stripped from the hardware in favor of contextual menus within Android applications. Although most apps for Android now include a software menu, especially if they are optimized from Android 4.0 or higher, the lack of a menu key may take some getting used to for seasoned Android users. On the top of the device is the sleep/wake button, and on the right side is the volume rocker. The bottom of the device is where users will find a Micro-USB port for charging and/or syncing; however, the port is offset slightly to the right side and isnâ€™t center, something peculiar (but Iâ€™m sure thereâ€™s a reason for it) and it makes docking the HTC One a little more difficult.
The HTC One also flaunts some stunning camera capabilities which raises the bar for smartophones further. The device packs in 4-megapixels and before you dismiss it, hear it out. The HTC One basically houses four million, large, UltraPixels in its sensor.To give you a comparison, eight million smaller pixels are found in 5-megapixel iPhone 5 while thirteen million micro pixels are found in the 13-megapixels Sony Xperia Z. This basically means that HTC One's each pixel is physically bigger and therefore enables you to capture more light, thereby producing a overall more vibrant and high-resolution picture.Other camera goodies on board include optical image stabilization and something called Zoe. Now Zoe is basically a camera mode that allows you to capture a 3.6 second video clip simultaneously with a burst of 20 full resolution photo.
The extra weight of the HTC One mentioned above can be attributed to the battery and aluminum frame. The HTC One comes with a 2300 mAh battery, 300 mAh smaller than the Galaxy S4â€²s battery. However, the HTC Oneâ€™s battery life when in Power Saving mode lasts much longer than the Galaxy S4 when in the same mode. Where S4 users were able to get through one day on the Galaxy S4 on a single charge, the HTC One was able to last two. Bottom line, the HTC Oneâ€™s longevity is a breath of fresh air, and will keep users texting, tweeting, and surfing day and night with no issues.
July 9, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Allu0330 AWESOME phone!!!
Good looking and gorgeous disply. And BlinkFeed is an attraction but can still improve. The battery life is good, not excellent, but very decent. and I love the Ultrapixel approach as well!!!
July 11, 2013