A hands-on with the 18-carat golden HTC One now a reality
posted by Chris P. / Oct 09, 2013, 7:07 AM
Now, the 18-carat HTC One below is, once again, produced in conjunction with GoldenGenie, but this time around it's been specifically crafted for the 18th anniversary of the MOBO music awards (hence the logo on the back). Despite being by far one of the most beautiful handset on the market right now, gold definitely manages to add to its exterior. Unfortunately, as you can imagine, gold and other precious metals, while pretty, are far from practical – the unit that the folks over at AndroidCentral got their hands on (one out of just five, by the way) was already pretty scuffed, as you can see. If it were us, this bad boy would sleep tight in the snuggliest, most fluffy case money can buy to avoid just that.
- Display 4.7" 1080 x 1920 pixels
- Camera 4 MP / 2.1 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, Quad-core, 1700 MHz
- Storage 64 GB
- Battery 2300 mAh(18h 3G talk time)
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It looks ugly to begin with, and even uglier with the scratches and scuffs all around the body. Picture 1 and 2 support what I'm talking about.
posted on Oct 09, 2013, 7:17 AM 9
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Go watch the actual video from androidcentral:http://youtu.be/j5Ay31DAM_8 This particular phone is just a test version. The real gold phones (limited to 5 units only) will be on display at the MOBO awards.
posted on Oct 09, 2013, 7:46 AM 1
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Still it's very sexy looking. I would take it with all those scratches on it. Remember gold is most malleable of all metals, so it is what it is. I like it.
posted on Oct 09, 2013, 11:58 AM 2
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I kinda do as well. If I bought one though, I'd have some kind of coating on it so it wouldn't scratch as easily. Maybe this one does as well and it's taking damage because so many tech bloggers are oggling it so much. Could be. I'm sure people who pay for this to be done are taking more care of and attention to how they use their phones.
posted on Oct 09, 2013, 9:38 PM 0
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posted on Oct 09, 2013, 7:19 AM 2
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It's not a real gold phone. Ever tried scratching gold? It's not that easy to scratch.
posted on Oct 09, 2013, 8:01 AM 0
And that's precisely why they're using 18k? 24k gold is used by the banks and federal reserves worldwide, it has almost no practical use elsewhere (unless you wish to lose less energy with your wires, saving some bucks on your power bill)
posted on Oct 10, 2013, 1:09 AM 0
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This gold HTC one is designed as the mobo award, not for actual sales... (Unless you are willing to pay thousands of dollars for it) Don't know why so many hate comments, because your lovely oem doesnt get awarded? Hehehe
posted on Oct 09, 2013, 7:31 AM 3
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It doesn't really attract me towards it. The Gold is just very much over powering, makes it seem like real gold plates. For me that isn't very attractive. iPhone 5S did a better job.
posted on Oct 09, 2013, 7:49 AM 0
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LOL Its not even for sale, its for an award. AN AWAAAAAAAAARD. That HTC is part of, NOT APPLE.
posted on Oct 09, 2013, 2:43 PM 0
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I don't get the hate, would love to have this.
posted on Oct 09, 2013, 10:06 AM 0
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