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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72. ojdidit84 (Posts: 438; Member since: 16 Jul 2011)
The majority of customers AREN'T looking for SD cards. That average consumer that purchases a phone could care less about removable batteries or SD card storage. There's really only a very small amount of consumers that absolutely need to have an SD card or removable battery anymore.
86. tmcr7 (Posts: 179; Member since: 02 Nov 2011)
How else would you explain HTC One X losing out to Galaxy S III despite having a superior design?
107. UNIT057 (Posts: 8; Member since: 22 Feb 2013)
How else would you explain iPhone losing out to Galaxy SIII. iPhone doesn't have an SD slot. So your argument is invalid. Furthermore, using aluminium instead of plastic or glass does not necessarily make it superior.
110. UNIT057 (Posts: 8; Member since: 22 Feb 2013)
I am sorry my comment should read "how else do you explain Samsung Galaxy S3 losing out to iPhone..."
Not the other way around
108. nogetch (Posts: 11; Member since: 23 Feb 2013)
Lack of Advertisement !!
People here in India hardly knows HTC exist !!!
89. nikenturd (unregistered)
Ojdidi....your logic and reasoning is soo hypocritically wrong...majority dont want added storage for their movies,music and photos? Im sorry but sd slot IS a dealbreaker to many
106. UNIT057 (Posts: 8; Member since: 22 Feb 2013)
Many is NOT most. You mis interpreted his comment. Saying only a small fraction 'need' it is true. Saying that there are many who would prefer it, and would impact their buying decision is also true.
It is also true that no SD options is NOT a deal-breaker to most.
User don't want to buy an SD card, fiddle around with adapters, drivers or messy transfer options that come with Android. They want something built in that just works, that has enough storage to store their data. 32GB is more than enough for a consumer product.
104. UNIT057 (Posts: 8; Member since: 22 Feb 2013)
iPhone is the worlds most popular smartphone. Which doesn't have and SD slot. Point invalid "Customers are always looking for this option".
SD cards are horrible. Performance and security wise. When storage is build in, the storage they use inside the phone (embedded with the motherboard) has faster read/write speeds than an SD card (so access system files and media is faster).
39. henrickrw (Posts: 408; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)
The endless story. Nice built and construction and at the end of the day this will be a complete fail. #FAIL
I'd rather my S3 and Note2 until the S4 gets here.
105. amats69 (Posts: 1238; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)
what to expect from you? youre a samsung Fanatic..your profile pic says it all :P
41. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
Fantastic looking piece of kit.
But seriously, it's design philosophy took all the clues from the iPhone 5.
Doesn't anybody noticing the outlining of the edges?
Xperia Z with it's power button is still the style champion for me
68. Hunt3rj2 (Posts: 396; Member since: 11 Nov 2011)
Not really. The chamfered edge is the only reason why. Otherwise, almost looks like the Droid DNA.
42. henrickrw (Posts: 408; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)
Let's see what Exynos have to trash this hitch.
47. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
Well, it should.
Be it the USA Snapdragon version (1.9Ghz Snapdragon 600), or the Exynos 5540/ Octa, S4 will top this.
But it won't mean much other than bragging rights.
More important advantages should be the bigger and removable battery, more energy efficient/larger screen, sd slot, faster internal memory (new Samsung tech), and richer, innovative software.. the usual stuff
49. henrickrw (Posts: 408; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)
Agree. S4 will punk out this for sure bro
69. Hunt3rj2 (Posts: 396; Member since: 11 Nov 2011)
US version will have the same exact SoC, so no performance advantage. Exynos will most likely not have a significant performance advantage over Snapdragon 600, unless you know something that I don't.
The only different will be removable battery, bigger OLED screen, etc. Same difference with the GS3 vs One X, except now it's much closer and the One will probably have a significantly better camera.
44. evarod48 (Posts: 152; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)
extremely disappointed that Verizon will not carry this or Lumia 920, I'm up for an upgrade and my Droid Incredible has been showing its age for a while
70. Hunt3rj2 (Posts: 396; Member since: 11 Nov 2011)
Easily 5-6 hours of screen on time with plenty of standby time in a day or two. Or 3-4 days.
48. Taters (Posts: 5038; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)
Poor journalism since it is basically the same size as the DNA and bigger than the 5 inch Xperia Z and ZL. You are glad it is 4.7 inches because you do not want your handsets huge right? Well, it is still huge at 4.7 so that comment made no sense.
The more I look at it though, the uglier it gets. The T shaped lines on the back and the clear separation of the top and bottom bezels at the front makes it look really disjointed. And it also looks HUGE and bulky like the Lumia 920 compared to the 7.9mm Xperia Z.
79. ngo2dd (Posts: 896; Member since: 08 Jul 2011)
Dude stop trolling. If you are good at design please design us a phone.
51. MC1123 (Posts: 1254; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)
let's see if it's "ultrapixel" can match last year's 808PV and lumia 920!! and the forthcoming nokia EOS!
53. Bfrenz (Posts: 106; Member since: 26 Aug 2012)
Ultrapixel is a gimmick word never used by Nokia for their 5Mp Ultrapixel Nokia N95.
71. Hunt3rj2 (Posts: 396; Member since: 11 Nov 2011)
The N95 didn't have a sensor with the latest tech for the pixels. A 5 MP camera in the iPhone 4 is still nothing special.
111. UNIT057 (Posts: 8; Member since: 22 Feb 2013)
iPhone 4 didn't have 'Ultrapixel' though, and a better quality camera with 5MP is very possible.
54. Aeires (unregistered)
The hardware is great and the build looks good but there's nothing I see that makes me want this phone badly. Definitely wouldn't trade my N4 for this, even though the One is better in some regards, just don't see anything overwhelming enough to upgrade from what I own to this.
59. mydi.maus (unregistered)
more like jackie chan,..
61. bparkerson (unregistered)
What about wireless charging? I believe I've read every article, blog, and watched every video on this device today and just realized I haven't heard anything mentioned on the wireless charging feature. Not that it matters this device is
63. _PHug_ (Posts: 429; Member since: 11 Oct 2011)
It looks nice i suppose but only a fool would buy a smart phone for it's looks.
Smart phones are all about the specs & functionality.
With that being said I expect the Galaxy S4 to tie or top this, meaning that the following Galaxy Note 3 will top this or blow it away.
So, I'll wait.
If i'm wrong about the S4 & Note3 being superior I can still get this, most likely on markdown
73. Fuego84 (Posts: 321; Member since: 13 May 2012)
You call this a review? Where's the video?
77. GeekMovement (Posts: 1997; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)
Would have been almost perfect for me if they added a micro sd card slot because I carry a 32gb card in my galaxy s III at the moment, but it seems smartphones are eventually going to start going away from micro sd cards so I guess everything else about this phone is incredible and absolutely beautiful. Coming to sprint is even more exciting!
80. LongXuyen (Posts: 1; Member since: 19 Feb 2013)
It looks like HTC's Sense is trying to make Android look like WP8 or is that being simplistic? As a non-technical type, why not just use WP8?
81. Dijen (Posts: 2; Member since: 19 Feb 2013)
It's strange that how with such poor knowledge PA reviews a product even before testing it. hTC one's said OIS is not true OIS but a software based stablization with the help of gyroscope. The camera pixel are of 2 microns, that's good. But 4mp is too low to get large advantage. But if everything is OK it can take better 4 mp photos that iphone 5, GS3, xperia z but not better than that of L920, because L920 is not a normal phone. It has true spring and floating lens or hardware based true OIS.
87. stoleriko (Posts: 1; Member since: 20 Feb 2013)
shame it doesn't have a dedicated camera button!
88. Techsplash (Posts: 41; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)
its almost perfect in everyhing.i just dont like how the apps menu looks on this.only 6 apps in one page.
95. eshwarnag (Posts: 19; Member since: 20 Feb 2013)
u can change it to 4X4. other videos on youtube show em
90. lucysan (Posts: 1; Member since: 20 Feb 2013)
I always check out this website for iPhone alternatives - microsoftapple.com - My personal favourite is the Nokia Lumia because of the camera and speed of the operating system.
91. Wildmanfan (Posts: 238; Member since: 15 Jul 2010)
what the hell does any of this have to do with Jet Li?
93. tha.fox (Posts: 100; Member since: 30 Nov 2011)
you can tell everyone hating on battery obviously havent owned a htc phone since android 4.0. Samsung phones will never fix there radio issues and the fact that there interface is the ugliest one. or there ugly amoled screens that leave burn marks or look bad in dark rooms with black backgrouds. The htc one just raised the bar and the haters cant admit it haha
94. eshwarnag (Posts: 19; Member since: 20 Feb 2013)
GSIV, better be good. don't be the i5 of the Galaxy series.
101. nasznjoka (Posts: 378; Member since: 05 Oct 2012)
I dont understand all these stories about HTC one what does it have to offer???? a camera?
that's not a good selling poing even if i see too much marketing even more than apple's.
they ve bought all tech sites to just talk about 'ulta what what*******' this 's hype and soon is gon be put under carpet