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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, 13:45 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: 1985; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


Looks bad.

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 20:29 3

75. darkskoliro (Posts: 1077; 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: 557; Member since: 12 Aug 2011)


HTC FTW. Stay frosty Sammy!!!!

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 13:49 11

7. Jonathan41 (Posts: 532; 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: 141; 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: 590; 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: 44; 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: 5993; 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: 1985; 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: 3477; 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: 1985; 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: 1985; 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: 1466; 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 (unregistered)


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: 645; 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: 180; 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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