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HTC One Specs Review: A Jet Li of a smartphone

0. phoneArena 19 Feb 2013, 13:31 posted on

HTC is one of our favorite smartphone companies. No, really. They have proven it numerous times that they can think outside the box. We've seen it in some of their earlier Android smartphones, which could easily stand out from the crowd thanks to their characteristic design features and highly-customized software experience...

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posted on 19 Feb 2013, 13:42 20

1. menny07 (Posts: 89; Member since: 13 Dec 2012)


It's beautiful :D
But no tablet was announced :'(

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 13:58 6

11. htc_prep (Posts: 303; Member since: 09 Oct 2009)


yet... there was a picture posted with 12 covered products so its wait and see on that note. but its hard to compete with the nexus 10...

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 16:26 2

37. metalpoet (unregistered)


who cares!!!!! This is Phone arena....NOT TABLETARENA!

Maybe they should launch a completely seperate site for tablets because this site should only be about PHONES thus the f***ing title!

Until a tablet comes out(IN AMERICA) with a hologram keyboard and it can cook me dinner, they are virtually useless compared to an ultrabook!

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 16:35 4

43. htc_prep (Posts: 303; Member since: 09 Oct 2009)


dude look at the top menu bar the third option says TABLETS. and this site posts on the nexus 7 & 10. note 8.0 - 10.1. the transformer line. the tab line and iPad line... oh yea ive read posts on the playbook and surface... so it was a legitimate question.

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 19:48 2

64. lyndon420 (Posts: 1761; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


Somebody piss in your cereal this morning? Got nothing of substance to add to the thread so instead you b*tch and moan?

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 02:23

85. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


Oh chamfered edges :( expect another lawsuit..

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 13:43 8

2. drpain (Posts: 85; Member since: 07 Feb 2013)


All is moot due to the poor battery life, sadly. 2300mah is not gonna cut it.

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 14:04 20

14. htc_prep (Posts: 303; Member since: 09 Oct 2009)


why not??? you havent used it yet?
its not the size of the battery its how you use the battery.
the 2100 mAh supports the S3 just fine
the 2000 mAh supports the evo 4g lte and gives it the same performance of the S3.

the 2020 mAh on the Droid DNA gives a day and half performance.

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 14:06 14

15. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5842; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


How do you know that 2300 mAh isn't going to cut it? Have you seen any power consumption test results? Nothing like Fire, ready, aim.

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 16:13 9

34. BesnikRrustemi (Posts: 43; Member since: 08 Jan 2013)


That`s right !!
and BTW its not tegra 3 anymore
the new sense is more optimized than the previous
even s4 pro consumes less battery than tegra 3,so not to mention the snapdragon 600 that is on it.
this phone is a beast !!

posted on 22 Feb 2013, 03:05

102. UNIT057 (Posts: 8; Member since: 22 Feb 2013)


It's going to push battery life right to the edge. We don't need real time manufacture produced consumptions tests to known that. It's historical data. It's looking at other smartphones and seeing their real time performance.

I wouldn't say 2300 mAh won't cut it, but it will standard.

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 14:26 10

22. chrisbo5 (Posts: 31; Member since: 26 Jan 2012)


my dna has awesome battery life, I think the extra 300 mah would add a extra 3 hours to my 12-16 hour that i get on my dna

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 15:32 6

28. androiddownsouth (Posts: 598; Member since: 02 May 2012)


The DNA gets good batterly life, so your statement is false drpain. If you haven't used the phone, don't be so quick to judge it.

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 15:42 8

31. bigstrudel (Posts: 518; Member since: 20 Aug 2012)


Iphone 5- 1400mah battery. 9 hours of web browsing. Size doesnt matter.

posted on 22 Feb 2013, 03:09 1

103. UNIT057 (Posts: 8; Member since: 22 Feb 2013)


Apple designs iPhone and iOS in tangent, meaning they can take optimising seriously and work with the core of iOS and iPhone custom Apple SoC to bring long lasting battery life.

But with Android it's different. The HTC uses NVIDA CPU and a Google OS. It will be a lot harder to optimise battery life when your major components are primarily designed by other manufactures.

And let's not forget than an iPhone will not last 9 browsing the web.

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 16:31 5

40. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5480; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


We still don't know anything about the power consumptions, maybe 2300mAh will be enough. So stop trolling about poor battery in every article.

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 18:39

55. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)


HA! Good luck pulling off an a15 with a 2300mah battery, wtf if your going to be pushing that your gonna want atleast 3000, probably more like 3500.

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 20:26 3

74. ngo2dd (Posts: 785; Member since: 08 Jul 2011)


It is an A15 chipsets. It is a snapdragon

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 18:45 1

58. israinwet (Posts: 47; Member since: 29 Nov 2012)


I like the direction HTC is going now. If I was not on verizon I would definitely give it a try. I am a past thunderbolt owner so I know all to well how poor an HTC product's battery life can be. That being said, I say give it a chance.

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 22:09

83. JohnnyBravo (Posts: 105; Member since: 02 Dec 2012)


This phone better come out for Verizon. Im going to be super pissed if Verizon doesnt get this jewel of a phone because we got the DNA. Dont get me wrong the DNA is a great phone but this is a pure jewel. Also, can I just say that Im getting sick and tire of Verizon and their "DROID" packaging of phones??? its like come on we are not all 14 year old boys that get a kick out of robotic exotic car racing design. And if this phone does come out later for verizon it better not be altered in any way with disgusting Verizong branding...

so mad right now that Verizon is not listed as a carrier scheduled to get this phone. This was my phone damn it!

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 19:10 1

60. som (Posts: 768; Member since: 10 Nov 2009)


Small battery 2300 with full HD display my estimated time will last about 4 hours of non-stop usage.

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 19:54 1

65. Hunt3rj2 (Posts: 396; Member since: 11 Nov 2011)


The DNA had good battery life with just 2020 mAh. Smaller screen, more power efficient SoC, and a bigger battery. It should easily get through a full day of use.

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 13:43 2

3. ashisharbola (Posts: 61; Member since: 20 Oct 2012)


Now I will decide between this and upcoming S4... :D

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 14:07 6

17. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5842; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


The biggest problem for me is no VZW. :-(

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 14:27 4

23. Jeradiah3 (Posts: 1007; Member since: 11 Feb 2010)


With the DNA on board, you'd assume that Verizon wasnt going to carry the HTC One. I dont like how certain phones arent with every carrier. Phones like the DNA, HTC One and many others shouldnt have carrier exclusives. I wouldnt mind trying the DNA on AT&T's LTE network to see if it can get rid of the displeasure ive had with HTC over the last year and a half

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 16:29

38. metalpoet (unregistered)


yeah once again Verizon Wireless had to be a bunch of f***ing douches and not carry it because they think the DNA is supposed to be some badass device when in reality the DNA sucks with its 16GB internal memory and no memory card slot, thats why this device should be pretty sweet with two options of 32 GB or 64 gb because id totally get the 32GB!

posted on 21 Feb 2013, 01:27

99. jamsatu (Posts: 14; Member since: 20 Feb 2013)


maybe the best way is to cut off ties with any carrier. and breath the air of freedom :). buy phone unsubsidized

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 19:32

62. GTR722 (Posts: 236; Member since: 20 Oct 2012)


Its sad to see how PA got 100% excited with this phone...and with the Xperia Z..."ohh aahh its ok, end" This people need to be more proffesional.

posted on 21 Feb 2013, 01:28

100. jamsatu (Posts: 14; Member since: 20 Feb 2013)


But they are..

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 13:44 14

4. wp8forever (unregistered)


Galaxy s4 ,you better come out with I don't know what to make me go crazy , Jesus this phone is ready to fight , Samsung this thing has everything from build quality, to camera , and let's not talk about the snapdragon lol hey I'm just saying ,let's all wait and see .

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 13:45 13

5. p5yb0rg (unregistered)


If the phone has such a sophisticated camera, why doesn't it have a dedicated camera button?

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 13:57 4

10. htc_prep (Posts: 303; Member since: 09 Oct 2009)


good point. i like the button placement on the Evo 4g LTE...

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 14:07 3

16. biophone (Posts: 1893; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


Looks bad.

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 20:29 3

75. darkskoliro (Posts: 984; Member since: 07 May 2012)


I like camera keys, but they should make better ones because every time i press down on one the phone moves and the image gets ever so slightly distorted :(

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 00:35

84. Suts_97 (Posts: 124; Member since: 05 May 2012)


Good question!

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 13:45 11

6. valapsp (Posts: 476; Member since: 12 Aug 2011)


HTC FTW. Stay frosty Sammy!!!!

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 13:49 11

7. Jonathan41 (Posts: 528; Member since: 22 Mar 2012)


My next phone. Hands down. Awesome job HTC.

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 18:42 2

56. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)


I'm still waiting for Nexus 5 or Motorola X Phone.

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 22:05

82. haroonazeem638 (Posts: 128; Member since: 29 Mar 2011)


I have the nexus 4 which is the best Android phone I have ever had in terms of design, looks and speed (fluidness). I really like what HTC did with this phone. However, I wouldn't get it just yet. I want to see what the Galaxy SIV has to offer in terms of design and hardware. Software wise, I have no complains. Completely happy with Jelly bean. The only thing I care about now is the build quality, material used and how a phone looks. Plastic doesn't work for me anymore (hint Samsung).

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 13:52 2

8. cornerofthemoon (Posts: 513; Member since: 20 Apr 2010)


Beautiful phone, but drop it a couple of times and it will be scratch hell.

Better buy a case.

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 16:17 11

35. BesnikRrustemi (Posts: 43; Member since: 08 Jan 2013)


phones are not made to drop or to use them for self-defense !!

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 18:43 1

57. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)


No, but a phone should be made with these in mind: It needs to be able to survive in a pocket with keys,coins or any other metal objects one might carry around. It needs to be able to survive at least a 5 ft drop onto a hard surface like cement too. Without these the phone is automatically considered weak.

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 13:56 3

9. htc_prep (Posts: 303; Member since: 09 Oct 2009)


i like the summation within the article in terms to the maturation of HTC's one line of devices while keeping it open to not painting the picture of the perfect device that most first thoughts of a new device do.

im not sold on the blinkfeed but i have read on several occasions that this stream is a page that can be disabled. is this true? not because its "WP" style its not. i like the FLIPBOARD/ Google Currents theme that is represented, i just have worries on the tax its putting on the battery with its image and content refreshes.

I do like the placement of dual speakers on the front it leaves room to play with the designs on the back for future devices such ass a rear notification light or even a non touchscreen notification display area and the uniform desgin across carriers means good OEM and 3rd party accessories... this is on its way to a win!!

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 19:55

66. Hunt3rj2 (Posts: 396; Member since: 11 Nov 2011)


The blinkfeed can be disabled. In fact, you can change the launcher to look like a slightly changed Sense 4 homescreen, with the same clock widget.

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 14:01

12. jrod78 (Posts: 1; Member since: 19 Feb 2013)


Check out Mobile Geeks quadrant score for m7 Unreal wipes the competition off the planet. Check the youtube channel. Its crazy qualcomm s 600 is a beast.

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 14:09

18. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5842; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


I think 2013s benchmark is being set by the S600. No denying it is a beast.

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 14:12 2

21. biophone (Posts: 1893; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


800 should will be even better. No longer crapdragon. Sammy got some competition.

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 14:03 8

13. tech2 (Posts: 2144; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


Well written Ray S., well written, not 'Quietly Brilliant' but quite brilliant ;)

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 14:10 2

19. biophone (Posts: 1893; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


I'm a big htc fan. That being said i love this phone. Hate the front speakers thats ugly. Otherwise I would like a kickstand. But great materials and htc sense looks good. Battery size is good as well.

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 19:55 4

67. Hunt3rj2 (Posts: 396; Member since: 11 Nov 2011)


Front speakers are good, no need to cup your hand to direct the sound.

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 14:11 5

20. biophone (Posts: 1893; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


Phone arena saying they love htc no one gets mad. If they said that about apple everyone would be up in arms!!

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 14:36 6

24. amats69 (Posts: 1079; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


and thats is what i called PREMIUM phone! my next phone indeed!good job HTC!

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 14:45 1

25. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6560; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


but no SD CARDS MICRO SLOT :(

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 15:35 7

29. androiddownsouth (Posts: 598; Member since: 02 May 2012)


Ideally it would be nice to have one, but if 64GB of storage isn't enough for someone on their phone, I really don't know what to say.....

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 14:54 2

26. Desmund (Posts: 74; Member since: 01 Nov 2012)


I can deal with the no SD micro card because as of right now yet to use up all space in 16GB actually 10 in original Moto Atrix 4G

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 15:20 1

27. PermanentHiatus (Posts: 267; Member since: 22 Jun 2012)


If by Jet Li you mean HTC is washed up, then yes I agree.

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 15:39 9

30. Desmund (Posts: 74; Member since: 01 Nov 2012)


Someone doesn't know what they're talking about.

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 15:44 2

32. techtruth (Posts: 30; Member since: 07 Feb 2013)


these android battles are really going intense.. i will wait for gs4

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 15:57

33. Diego! (Posts: 507; Member since: 15 Jun 2009)


I have to admit it looks way better in the non-official pictures as in the "One"s (LOL) released by HTC. Specially the red version!
I just checked it will be released in Argentina by Claro and Personal, that's great!!
But, before I handle my wallet, I wanna Samsung has to show. Go on Sammy, we are waiting for you!

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 16:25

36. tmcr7 (Posts: 157; Member since: 02 Nov 2011)


Still no expandable storage? When will HTC ever learn that customers are always looking for this option?

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