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HTC One prices in the UK start off at £459 ($703) SIM-free, less than the Xperia Z

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HTC One prices in the UK start off at £459 ($703) SIM-free, less than the Xperia Z
Several of the leading mobile phone retailers in the UK have already posted their preorder prices for the HTC One. The one and only handset ranges from £459 (~$703), through £510 at Clove, to £519 at Expansys.

These prices are, of course, for the handset only, without any carrier subsidies and long contract commitments. For comparison, the other hot Android handset at the moment, the Sony Xperia Z, is £549 at Expansys, so the HTC One will go for less than that.

If history is any indication, this will translate to slightly above 600 EUR in the Old Continent, and the same amount, but in USD here in America. Of course, since all major carriers but Verizon will be carrying the HTC One, we'll likely be able to snag one for the typical $200 with two-year shackles, with the 32 GB version rumored to command a Benjamin heftier price tag.

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posted on 20 Feb 2013, 06:19 16

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


Wow, cheaper and better than the Xperia z

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 06:46 12

9. Emily1985 (Posts: 123; Member since: 08 Nov 2012)


How do you know it better, you have these devices?

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 07:01 5

11. nikenturd (unregistered)


the Xperia is non IPS, has a slower cpu and gpu, has inferior camera and sound, has inferior design...what else....

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 07:19 12

13. Emily1985 (Posts: 123; Member since: 08 Nov 2012)


What are you talking about?
They have the same GPU, Adreno 320!

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 07:49 1

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


underclocked!!!

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 07:48 9

15. pyradark (Posts: 781; Member since: 10 Jun 2012)


you forgot Tough Phone, Superior design, water & Dust resistant, 5inch screen, microsd support, 7.6mm thick and many people will buy this!!!

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 08:42 3

28. rgxVOiD (Posts: 435; Member since: 30 Aug 2012)


Inferior design. Compared to a Blackberry Z10/iPhone 5 with a Xperia S/P backings... yes indeed its inferior. One have a 4.7 inch display but its the same size as the Z with a 5 inch display, not to mention thicker and not IP57. One'a camera sample is average, its here on PA

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 09:39 1

35. robcar (Posts: 78; Member since: 18 Jan 2011)


Xperia Z has a better a cleaner design and is water resistant but beyond that it seems HTC is a better choice.

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 15:39

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


In the real world the difference between an s4 pro and snapdragon 600 is minimal besides benchmark boasting. Now if it was a snapdragon 800 the Xperia Z would have a serious disadvantage.

The snapdragon 600 is only 35% faster cpu, its basically an imporved s4 pro. The real king if the snapdragon 800 with 75% more powerful cpu and 2x the gpu power.

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 18:58

52. pyradark (Posts: 781; Member since: 10 Jun 2012)


and in the real world people still choose Xperia Z over HTC.

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 07:54 3

17. ravigill (Posts: 24; Member since: 30 Jan 2013)


now xperia z is out of compitition.......as we can see review of xperia z in phoneraena and gsmarena i.e. camera is not very good,,,,,...so in camera aspects sony out....in speed or benchmarks sony out as compare to htc one (by far distance)....so what xperia is ,,dust and water ressistant.....btw i never fall mobile in water .....so sony again out...

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 08:06 4

19. harshithh (Posts: 12; Member since: 18 Feb 2013)


hey...wat the s**t u noe abt camera!!dude read the full review than speak...he says camera not at its best in only one of the mode nd in other all mode its excellnt!!!sony is still the best!!atleast for me!!

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 08:46 3

29. rgxVOiD (Posts: 435; Member since: 30 Aug 2012)


Ahh, the good old bulls**t phonearena biased review...

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 10:49

39. ravigill (Posts: 24; Member since: 30 Jan 2013)


SO What ur doing here ....

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 14:16

48. amiroo (Posts: 269; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


yess htc one no debut..its far better of screen, ui, camera, sounds, harware and software..specially with less cost..battary is better cus its 4,7 inch .
im sorry sony fans i dont take xperia z only for water resistance..

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 06:30 2

3. darkskoliro (Posts: 994; Member since: 07 May 2012)


Well I guess this really puts the z out of the question for most poeple (the average consumer)

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 07:31 4

14. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1372; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


me buy ( expecting hands down any moment )

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 08:31 1

27. emadshiny (Posts: 1142; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


i don't see a great difference. and don't forget this price is for 16GB version with no micro SD support. the 32GB is more expensive.

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 09:04 1

32. ngo2dd (Posts: 790; Member since: 08 Jul 2011)


Oh don't forget you are not informed at all. There is only a 32g and 64g model of the HTC one.

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 09:38

34. emadshiny (Posts: 1142; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


oh sorry, my mistake :D

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 06:34 17

4. tusshharish (Posts: 342; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)


i still love z ........cause its water and dust proof and having camera of 13 mp.....

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 06:40 2

6. Emily1985 (Posts: 123; Member since: 08 Nov 2012)


Do not just look at the numbers(trust me, they do not say anything), wait for the comparison between the images of the two cameras!

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 08:07 10

20. emadshiny (Posts: 1142; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


but not from this site.

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 08:17 2

23. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6674; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


Dont forget its smooth flat surface design &to pkay station certified

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 06:37 1

5. aayupanday (Posts: 520; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


You will receive a better bang for your buck if you choose this One over the Xperia Z however, patience is required...

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 06:45 1

7. papss (unregistered)


What a good price for this beast.. Sony really needs to work on their pricing structure. That could hurt them severely. The one may be my next phone, looks amazing, has great specs.. I want it pretty bad

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 06:46

8. aquadust (Posts: 18; Member since: 13 Sep 2012)


Xperia Z price start at 599EUR here is Slovakia. Would be nice if HTC One will start at around 550-560EUR. I'm going to sell my One X because of poor battery life. Let's hope so much extra power from new chipset and 1080p screen won't affect battery life of One too much.

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 06:59 2

10. nikenturd (unregistered)


Uh oh...Sony getting caught again with their pants down lol...the HTC is not arguably better..it IS better specs wise ( well at least on paper)...

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 07:08 1

12. Lyngdoh (Posts: 225; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)


Seriously? This seems awkward to me. In India The htc butterfly is Rs 45990 (~£550).

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 14:13

46. garyyad (Posts: 10; Member since: 22 May 2012)


that was a stupid decision by htc to price butterfly so aggressively now they realise it..gud for us..

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 07:57 9

18. pyradark (Posts: 781; Member since: 10 Jun 2012)


Xperia Z all they way!! thanks to its water & dust resistant points

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 08:08 5

21. emadshiny (Posts: 1142; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


and better design.

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 08:15 3

22. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6674; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


Htc is afraid of sony craftmanship not too mention its waterproof/dust resistance phone and flat surface design. Which phones u guys prefer in the u.k. xperia z or htc one

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 08:22 2

25. emadshiny (Posts: 1142; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


Z for me all the way :D

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 19:00

53. pyradark (Posts: 781; Member since: 10 Jun 2012)


people will choose water/dust resistant
than they so called ultra pixel that nowadays people dont care

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 08:21 1

24. emadshiny (Posts: 1142; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


the difference is not that much and here in middle east Z costs only 680$ which is way cheaper than Butterfly. i don't understand why One must cost lesser than Butterfly?!

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 08:29 4

26. lee480 (Posts: 177; Member since: 24 Sep 2012)


lol. Even if it cost much more, I will still get the Z. Build Quality guaranteed.
Beautiful Camera and lovely screen. I dont give a s**t about viewing angles btw.

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 09:01

30. ngo2dd (Posts: 790; Member since: 08 Jul 2011)


This article is wrong. There is only a 32 and 64 gig model so the 64 will cost 100 more on contract not the 32.

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 09:02

31. supa_dupa (Posts: 67; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


Sony is in trouble. Their flagship is outdated...before the release...

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 10:32

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


Nothing unusual here. They are just going thorough this every year. Outdated before being released.

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 19:00

54. pyradark (Posts: 781; Member since: 10 Jun 2012)


yup always outdated but 3rd place on smartphone sales

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 09:27

33. andro. (Posts: 1971; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


64 GB Htc one x plus goes for 599 payg on a lot of carriers and 250 to free on bill pay depending on tariff and contract length. I'd expect the 32gb Htc one to be similar

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 09:53

36. PointMaza (Posts: 60; Member since: 14 Dec 2012)


Great thing in lower price

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 12:16

43. emadshiny (Posts: 1142; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


look at this:
https://securecdn.disqus.com/uploads/mediaembed/images/437/7988/original.jpg
LOLOLOLOL

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 13:47

44. Aaron_R96 (Posts: 198; Member since: 22 Jan 2012)


The HTC One comes to significantly more if you happen to drop your first one in water and need a replacement! Then the XZ is half the price! ;)

In all honesty though, I think with the eco-system of Sony (incl. Walkman, playstation and cross-device NFC), better design language (IMO) as well as at least comparable specs with the HTC One definitely show us Sony are not out of it by a long way!

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 13:49

45. Aaron_R96 (Posts: 198; Member since: 22 Jan 2012)


Oh and also, I imagine most consumers will buy either of these handsets on carriers, especially in the US and here in the UK, therefore prices will probably be exactly the same - sim-free pricing is neglible.

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 14:15

47. amiroo (Posts: 269; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


yess htc one no debut..its far better of screen, ui, camera, sounds, harware and software..specially with less cost..battary is better cus its 4,7 inch .
im sorry sony fans i dont take xperia z only for water resistance..

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 15:41

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


The Z was only $650 unlocked. Sony price cut it down to $500 a few months after launch because the first devices with Snapdragon 800s came out.

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 15:53

51. TMach (Posts: 381; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


A few mis-informed people so it seems, first off Clove is selling the Xperia Z for £522 unlocked and is pricing the HTC One at £510 so £12 is hardly an issue. As for the rubbish about the screen, if you've seen the Xperia Z live, you will appreciate a thing of beauty. In truth, I will probably end up getting both as these are my two favourite manufacturers for reason of their build quality and design. I doubt you could really say one is better than the other as whilst the One seems to blow every other phone out of the water on benchmarks, the margins are not great (the next best scores are from the Xperia Z by a mile from the next best) and the key is how does this translate into real time use? The two are obviously the best phones around, to be joined at some stage by the, up till now, non existent S4 (not a choice for me as don't do plasticky phones). In the words of iPhonearena, it is down to personal choice but loving the clean lines of the XZ and the robustness of the One!

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