To illustrate that, photographer Mahmoud Mfinanga who goes by the nickname emmazedphotog, showed that you can achieve a lot with the HTC One and enjoy using it along the way. Mfinanga actually praises the camera saying:
“The HTC One's camera is remarkably amazing. The f/2.0 aperture size really becomes useful in situations where your environment may lack a good amount of light.”
Admittedly, he does not like the interface, and we can whole-heartedly agree that digging up options can be quite a pain. Nonetheless, the photographs he captured are ‘remarkably amazing’, if we could quote the author himself. Take a look - all that’s used are VSCO Cam’s amazing filters and the HTC One's stock camera app.