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HTC One Review

0. phoneArena 14 Mar 2013, 12:02 posted on

The HTC One brings the best out of HTC’s industrial design legacy, clad in a beautiful aluminum body, it brings a 4.7-inch bright and vivid display, an UltraPixel camera and a revolutionary front stereo speaker setup…

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posted on 19 Mar 2013, 16:05

143. tha.fox (Posts: 100; Member since: 30 Nov 2011)

I see your point to a certain extent. BUT if you do your research HTC in 2012 was #1 company to update their phones the fastest. Look it up you are wrong. Also My droid DNA is more power efficient then my razr, razr maxx, nexus 4 by alot, galaxy nexus, lg spectrum, and the same or better than my s3. The reason HTC did bad last year is because Apples Import ban on the HTC One line last year that everyone seems to have forgotten and it held off release till after the s3 launched and it screwed up their sales. I ported the One to my dna and it slaughters Nature UI in every aspect

posted on 20 Mar 2013, 07:51 4

145. mydi.maus (unregistered)


posted on 25 Mar 2013, 17:01

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

one`s camera is best..



ultra pixel simply is best innovation this year.

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 19:47

158. thelukewarm (Posts: 18; Member since: 18 Dec 2012)

the design is impeccable, the front speakers are fairly powerful, but the UI is not horrible, to me it seems to be a mixture of WP and iOS

posted on 08 Apr 2013, 19:44

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

(inb4 downvotes)

Sorry HTC, the international s4 is a more powerful device than the one. The Exynos 5 is better than the snapdragon 600. Simple as that. It also has ddr3. But sense does look much better than it used to. Beats touch wiz any day but on my s4 (international) I will just root and use custom roms, which the HTC one can't do till they unlock the bootloader.

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 14:34

166. chocolaking (Posts: 494; Member since: 22 May 2012)

The S4 is COMPLETELY no match to the HTC ONE.
Stop dreaming..

posted on 16 Apr 2013, 23:52

167. trexnkrumpets (Posts: 45; Member since: 15 Jan 2013)

with blinkfeed and the simpler ui? :) I find WP8 a mix between android and iOS. (Much more stable than android, but more customizable than iOS) I just want to be able to customize app drawers/folders than only limited filing for games,dang-nab you MICROSOFT!

posted on 28 Apr 2013, 00:13 1

169. xuan3 (Posts: 1; Member since: 28 Apr 2013)

LOL Seriously? Sense is horrible? Go use a Nokia then. Sense is so much better than other UIs, and you think it's horrible. GENIUS.

posted on 02 May 2013, 00:25 1

171. WakaFlakaD (Posts: 524; Member since: 30 Apr 2011)

No way people should thumb this down. While it might not come anytime soon, but it is my very ideal device as well.

Camera button!!! I feel like this is always being overlooked at. Xenon flash is always welcome (How I miss my Nokia n82 from back in the days)

I don't mind paying $800 for this to be honest

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 12:07 29

2. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1345; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)

Another win for Android!

Note 2 owner.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 12:07 29

3. Dimitru (Posts: 40; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)

the best from HTC !!!

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 12:58 1

36. cloud_atlas1991 (Posts: 61; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)

The camera is on par with the best out there but I'd still go for iPhone 5 in terms of this spec.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 13:10 3

42. RiseAgainst94 (Posts: 281; Member since: 03 Mar 2012)

Flip that and maybe you have an argument.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 12:10 15

4. gdesmo (Posts: 2; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)

Looks promising

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 12:40 3

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

but what about camera??????????

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 13:28 1

47. GuitarPlayer (Posts: 36; Member since: 15 Nov 2012)

Ok, nice phone, BUT in pocketnow review you can see that lumia 920 have much better camera for fotos and videos.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 13:35 3

49. rizevnarastek (Posts: 349; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)

It's exactly pocketnow.com where you can obviously see the One's camera is better. The colors are natural and the picture looks good. As do the videos.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 13:49 7

54. GuitarPlayer (Posts: 36; Member since: 15 Nov 2012)

What!? you must be kidding. Lumia camera much more sharper and versatile!

posted on 17 Mar 2013, 04:32 2

125. rizevnarastek (Posts: 349; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)

Yes, sure.... you must know photography.

The color reproduction is way better on One than 920.
Even on a cropped photo the letters are a bit more visible on the One. Sharpness is good enough.

On the second note, Lumia 920 is a WP8 so it makes it kinda irrelevant in this comparison.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 12:13 6

5. spideyhead256 (Posts: 148; Member since: 05 Nov 2012)

I'm glad to hear that their are gonna be only two storage variants available and they would be 32 gb and 64 gb.all that boomsound and beats audio wouldn't matter if the phone doesn't have sufficient space.and not all of us have (or want to have) our music backed up on the cloud.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 12:30 4

22. ghostnexus (Posts: 96; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)

I also agree anything lower than 32gb would not be enough

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 12:13 11

6. REYNER (Posts: 187; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)

woah!!! breath-taking review i think i like this phone! seriously im considering it to be my next big thing! LOL! now s4 impress me!! you still have the chance to make me change my mind!

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 12:16 6

8. nostarwhere (Posts: 9; Member since: 12 Mar 2013)

Unimpressive, can't find anything to wow!

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 12:59 15

38. iDroid8 (Posts: 155; Member since: 16 Oct 2012)

First with 450+ ppi
Ultrapixel camera
Rare device with front facing stereo speakers
Awesome design
Fresh UI
What else do you want?

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 13:08 5

40. proto (Posts: 59; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)

450 ppi... Meh 441 or450+..there is no difference
Ultrapixel camera is nothing spectacular.

Fronfacing stereo speakers
Awesome design
Fresh UI
On that, we can agree

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 16:26 3

83. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)

The initial quality of the One's camera isn't bad at all, though nothing to flaunt, it's still pretty nice. However, where it really excels is in low light performance, which is what the Ultrapixels were intended to do anyways.



Go down to the extremely low light category. You can see that the One did an amazing job at lighting up a dark subway tunnel, and is very comparable to the Lumia 920 in that regard.

posted on 17 Mar 2013, 04:35

126. rizevnarastek (Posts: 349; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)

The best photo comparison is in the diner, where the One's photo seems to look worse but in fact it is really better. 920 has fake color and fake white-balance. The rednes visual on One's photo was exactly like the setting was and that's what matters in a photo.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 12:19

10. siluro (Posts: 46; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)

So the camera on the HTC one would be between which phones would you say? I'm really hoping to get a pretty decent camera on my next phone....

posted on 17 Mar 2013, 04:36

127. rizevnarastek (Posts: 349; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)

Not between. On the top is more appropriate. Smartphone-wise of course. ;)

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 12:23

12. _Bone_ (Posts: 2155; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)

Cool review, the One gets the highest score since the Galaxy S3 and looks deserved.

One minor thing: I don't think you can remove BlinkFeed or even stop it refreshing pages, you can only remove content but it will still take memory and one home screen of the pack. From what I understand it only pulls updates from a very limited numbers of sources which is a pity, because it looks good but isn't the all-around feed engine as the W8 tiles. Otherwise everything seems to be in place.

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