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HTC One hands-on

0. phoneArena 19 Feb 2013, 10:41 posted on

Let’s get the obvious out of the way people! The HTC One is one damn fine looking device, especially when it’s utilizing a sturdy metallic casing. Going with a metal unibody design, which HTC details specifically as a zero-gap aluminum body, our hands can’t stop falling in love with the sturdy feel. In comparison to other recent things, the only thing close to this design that we can remember, was the HTC One S from last year...

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posted on 19 Feb 2013, 11:18 1

26. alila2 (Posts: 157; Member since: 01 Nov 2011)


the left top button is an infrared , love it , its genius , endless possibilities , for example , hey honey, from now on, i'm a new breed of men , i'm going to let you have the remote control and watch all your soap opera shows , she'll be like awhhhhh how sweet BJ 4 U, then the devilish infrared screwing fun begin .

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 11:29 1

29. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


That is great and all but unless it has the swipe to wake up gesture on the Z10 or a physical home button then that is still a ridiculous to place the power button on such a tall phone.

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 11:35

33. alila2 (Posts: 157; Member since: 01 Nov 2011)


i just learned that it also serve as a power button like you said which make you 100% right , should have been placed on the right side.

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 12:14

39. Retro-touch (Posts: 273; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


Either way big f@#k up in my book, why not just put the bloody power button on the side, not to mention the UI is WP style and app drawer...let's not even go there, wait...where is the recent apps key, apparently you have to double tap home button which is awkward and long press home for google now

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 13:39 1

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


the blinkfeed or what ever is a page that can be removed. its not the FULL UI. its styled on Flipbook/ google currents guidelines and grows on the genie.apk that the first androids shipped with ( news and weather app)

and HTC has always had their power button on the top right... so for HTC users its in a uniform place.

Samsung usually places their power button on the top side right. for galaxy users its in a uniform place.

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 15:02

45. Izoe (Posts: 131; Member since: 02 Sep 2010)


Actually placing it on the left side makes it easier to press. If it has to be on top, the right is the worst place it could be, unless you are left handed that is. try it out with your phone and see. Glad they did this, I actually suggested placing it on the left if they didn't want to place it on the side in my post a few days ago.

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 20:16

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


Top left is fine. If you're right handed like most of the world, you will naturally have your finger near the button when you try to press something on the back.

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 14:39

58. gwuhua1984 (Posts: 1237; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)


That's not necessarily true...

Do you use your right hand to hold the device and swipe screens with your left hand if you're right handed? I'm sure it's the other way around.

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 11:09 1

22. alila2 (Posts: 157; Member since: 01 Nov 2011)


John V. I love you man, like your reviews and all , but would you please drop this Jooooooooooohn thing, its sooooooooooooo not needed ( cool ) ( unprofessional ). I mean it doesn't have to be a cold turkey , next review let be Joooooohn V. the one after Jooohn V. by the time you review the S4 you'll be good to go.

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 15:11

46. John.V (Posts: 99; Member since: 27 May 2011)


How would I make my stuff unique and my own?

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 09:02

56. alila2 (Posts: 157; Member since: 01 Nov 2011)


by keeping the good work up.

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 11:10 1

23. gwuhua1984 (Posts: 1237; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)


Hopefully the speakers will be as good as they claim. I watch a lot of movies with my phone and using speakers when I drive, if that's as good as they claim, HTC will make a sale for sure from me (after i compare X Phone and SGS4 with this).

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 11:17

24. mdolphins9998 (Posts: 10; Member since: 19 Sep 2012)


I love, it actually looks like a hybrid I-phone/HTC HD2, and the only thing that sucks is that it has no Micro SD card slot!!!!

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 11:17

25. Red-Pain (Posts: 33; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)


WHERE'S MY M4 I WANT MY M4 !!!! :@

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 11:18

27. Doppiadi (Posts: 15; Member since: 18 Feb 2013)


I think HTC did the homeworks really well. For what I can see very simple/elegant design, well built, sleek user interface, good innovations with the camera. Maybe the screen resolution is a bit useless, 720 would have been still pretty decent and less energy hungry. Right now we only have to see battery tests to see if this can truly be one of the top 2013 phones.

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 11:22

28. DerryAhmad (Posts: 278; Member since: 05 May 2012)


It looks like they put Flipboard onto their homescreen added with the ability like the Livetiles.

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 11:31 2

30. bayhuy (Posts: 320; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)


HTC - leading the innovation...again!

posted on 21 Feb 2013, 08:43

60. WWThinker (Posts: 55; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


You must be joking! Innovation what? No uSD card, no user replaceable battery, no dual-SIM support, so thick at 9.3mm! So many phones offer 1920x1080 hence this is no innovation? 4.7" is probably a little better than many others but this is no innovation!

If innovation means a hardware with good specification, then HTC One is certainly more innovated than the iPhone5.

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 02:33

61. Jonathan41 (Posts: 532; Member since: 22 Mar 2012)


Okay, you tell me what smartphone available on the market or coming to the market in the near future has the flowing:

-Infred sensor for use a remote control
-Front facing stereo speakers
-4 Ultrapixel camera
-Pixel density over 450ppi

Not to mention it will be the first phone on the market with the Snapdragon 600 processor

I'm sure I missed something but, I think HTC is doing just fine in the innovation department.

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 11:35 1

31. bayhuy (Posts: 320; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)


Crapsung fans will be mad.

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 11:35

32. eyedoc81 (Posts: 50; Member since: 20 May 2011)


"Isn’t she lovely? Isn’t she wonderful? Isn’t she precious!? Well, we know that’s what Stevie Wonder would say after taking a meticulous look at the just announced HTC One – "

Isn't he blind??? Classy.

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 15:19

50. John.V (Posts: 99; Member since: 27 May 2011)


Is he now? Is he really now? ;)

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 11:53

35. ramoman (Posts: 18; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


htc sense tv remindes me with sony video unlimited and music unlimited also hhhhh nice way to be unique

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 11:55

36. marchels14 (unregistered)


Looks like blacberry z10, i see a sue from blacberry and microsoft.

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 22:18

55. chadrick0814 (Posts: 209; Member since: 23 Nov 2011)


Based on the dates announced, it would be hard to argue that HTC copied, developed, and mass-produced a device in a matter of a couple weeks.

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 12:06 1

37. Techboi (Posts: 84; Member since: 20 Sep 2012)


Thats a sexy phone especially in black

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 12:37

41. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


Is this windows or android ... that's what one would say if Stevie Wonder really had a look :D

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 14:44

44. SmartPhoneStream (Posts: 162; Member since: 21 Jun 2012)


Looks cool, i want to see how the Snapdragon 600 performs and then want to see the Snapdragon 800 when that comes out

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 15:17 1

49. kclgphilsbsa (Posts: 765; Member since: 21 Jan 2013)


im a samsung Fan, but im already turned on with these..
i like it, but still ill wait for s4 and moto X if they will actually change the landscape..
XZ just offered new on the stage regarding water and dust resistance..yet XZ didnt manage to bump some fantastic elements> screen and camera

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 17:30

51. metalspy101 (Posts: 56; Member since: 15 Dec 2012)


What About battery life?

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