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Review of HTC One

Read here a detailed analysis of HTC One:

HTC launched their new smartphone, HTC One, in February 2013. When HTC officially announced the handset, the spec list was so crowded that it was almost unbelievable. Now, as it is getting ready to make its release world wide, more details about its features are out, confirming that all the features presented during the announcement are real. HTC One is definitely eligible to participate on the spec war of smartphones.

HTC One

Is HTC One a real Number One? Let us go through the main specs of the handset.

Design and Exterior:

HTC One

It is finally the time for Samsung and Apple to be beware. HTC One comes with a really stunning design. Even the utmost critic of HTC One will admit that the device has the best design available on the planet. The company has extended the screen to the edges of the chassis further than ever before, meaning you're getting a 4.7-inch Full HD display without the additional heft. And it is a lot more thinner than its immediate predecessor, HTC One X. The HTC One is so thin that you can very easily slide your phone in to your pocket.

Though it is thinner, it is not that weightless. It has weight enough to make you feel proud with its presence in your hand. The Dual front speakers are another attractive feature of the device. They have machined holes. HTC has termed it as the “BoomSound”.



The only problem that could happen with the design is that it tends to be slippery. Not that it will just slide off your hand or anything, just that, to operate the power key or to switch the alarm off, you will have to move the phone up and down a bit.

Display:

HTC One

It has a full HD screen of 4.7-inches. It has 468ppi. Even the Galaxy S4 will be having a pixel density of 441 ppi. This makes the screen of HTC One a better one. There will; be no pixel to be found out on the screen. As expected, the handset has a screen resolution of 1,920×1,080 pixels. The screen makes you able to see with ease even in the bright direct sun light. The movies, videos web pages and texts look great in the screen. We could simply say that HTC One's display is gorgeous.

CPU and Performance:

Another highlighter of HTC One is its Snapdragon 600 (APQ8064T) chipset, which pairs a 1.7GHz quad-core CPU with Adreno 320 GPU. It is the powerful processor available in the market. The performance of HTC One is energised by this powerful processor.

Operating System:

HTC One

HTC One is backed up with Android 4.1.2 Operating System. There is nothing outstanding to mention, as the OS works as smooth and precise as in any other device it supports.

Camera:

HTC One

HTC brought in the Ultra Pixel Camera for its One smartphone. Though it has only 4MP camera, the processed image will be of super quality. It is much much better than many of the 13MP cameras available with many leading smartphones. HTC even created a blog to explain this process. So you can imagine how much important the feature is.

HTC does care about the video calling urge too. HTC One has a front camera of 2.1MP. There is an easy way to swap between the two cameras. You just need to move our finger up and down on the screen. There are so many options for the camera settings that sometimes we will remember the old saying “too much ingredients spoil the soup”. The number of options are so large that the icons are small. So, it s not that easy for a first time user to tackle it easier.

The number one criticism about the camera is that, it is not that easy. If you are a photo maniac, the choice will be superb. But if you use the camera for taking some random pictures here and there on the go, the HTC One's ultra pixel might make you pull your hairs.

But for most f the people, the ulrapixel camera will be a blessing. The fast shooting, accurate focus, sharp continuous shooting and a nippy HDR mode together will make the photo look stunning on the phone screen.

Internet and Connectivity:

HTC One

HTC One allows you to use both the Google Chrome and the inbuilt internet browser. But the inbuilt browser of HTC One is so good that you might think why to use Google Chrome, after all. The device comes with a huge connectivity package. It supports GPS with GLONASS, Wi-Fi 802.11n, Bluetooth 4.0, HTC MediaLink, GPRS, EDGE, USB and HDMI port.

Storage:

HTC One has a 2GB DDR2 RAM and 32 or 64GB of internal storage. The major con of the phone is that it does not support microsd cards. Thats such a big loss.

Battery:

HTC One is powered by a huge 2300mAh Battery. The life of the battery is not that much unexceptional. It depend on what you intend to do with the phone. Even after dropping the battery charge to 1%, emails and Facebook updates were shown by the phone, as per the reports of experts. Though there are much scope for improvement, the current battery status of HTC One is only “satisfactory”.

Price:

Though the company has not declared the price of HTC One worldwide, taking in to consideration the price at which the handset sells in Taiwan, it is likely to have a price tag of approximately 37,000/- Indian Rupees. Definitely, the phone is worth it. Even the very design of the phone deserves that much money. And the display is pricelessly awesome. In short, it is worth buying.

Verdict:

It is time for the much acclaimed Samsung Galaxy S4. However Samsung might try to grab a place in your heart for its S4, HTC One will be remaining there silently for sure. It is such a smartphone that anybody would love to own. On the matter of functionality, performance and physical features, HTC One is minimum three steps ahead of Galaxy S3 for sure.

If HTC could do something to extend the battery life and include a memory card slot, HTC One will go to the zenith for sure.

Pros:

• Excellent Design.
• Quality Display.
• Ultra pixel Camera.

Cons:

• Battery not up to the expected level
• No memory card slot.

Last updated on 13-03-2013. Published on 13-03-2013. Written by .
Published by Mobiles4Sale in category Reviews
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