AT&T HTC First price slashed: get the Facebook phone for a buck

AT&T HTC First price slashed: get the Facebook phone for a buck
The HTC First is a surprisingly solid device. It might have what seems like mid-range specs including a 720p display and mediocre camera, but the unibody solid construction and the immersive Facebook experience paired with nearly stock Android turns out to be a hugely appealing combination.

And now there is one more thing to that - a lucrative price of $0.99. That’s right, you can get the HTC First for only a buck on AT&T if you are willing to sign a two-year contract.

What’s even better is that the off-contract price of the phone has also fallen from the initial $450 to only $350. That puts it in Nexus 4 territory and the two devices are definitely huge rivals, but right now the HTC First offers the novelty and the Facebook experience that the Nexus 4 don’t have.

Which one would you personally pick - the Nexus 4 or the HTC First? If you like the HTC First more you can take a look at its AT&T page below.

source: AT&T

Related phones

First
  • Display 4.3" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 1.6 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 400, Dual-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB
  • Battery 2000 mAh(14.3h talk time)

FEATURED VIDEO

18 Comments

1. Daftama

Posts: 641; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

You should give us money to use

2. rick2340

Posts: 21; Member since: Mar 06, 2013

I guess it wasn't exactly selling like hotcakes.

3. ph0adcbeit

Posts: 15; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Surprisingly, this is not a bad device at all. Facebook skin or not, it has stock android under the hood, LTE,720p,16gb, and a very comfortable 4.3 inch screen size.

5. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Yes, under the skin it's a solid device. But no amount of money is going to wash away the stain of buying The Facebook Phone.

12. Diazene

Posts: 129; Member since: May 01, 2013

what's the problem with that, just disable the facebook launcher from the settings, and you'll have stock android 4.1.2 the build quality is excellent, so are most of the specs

14. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Hey, that's a brilliant idea! I'm gonna go turn off Home on every HTC First at the local AT&T store. They'll thank me.

4. AndiAllDay

Posts: 14; Member since: Apr 11, 2013

it's a stupid looking creeping phone with someone head looks like its looking at you all the time!

6. BadAssAbe

Posts: 508; Member since: Apr 22, 2011

nexus4 better, bigger screen fast updates quad core 2gb ram better camera HTC first LTE Nexus 4, all the way

13. Diazene

Posts: 129; Member since: May 01, 2013

build quality, storage, availability, screen, camera (no the nexus' camera is horrible), size, FFC, battery life, touch responsiveness all make the HTC first better

7. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Not too many people don't want a FB phone even if it's a dollar.

8. imkyle

Posts: 1116; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

Stock Android does look sweet on an HTC device.

9. sharks

Posts: 236; Member since: Feb 16, 2013

This is a no-brainer. Nexus 4 is a way better device than HTC First.

11. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Why are they even comparing the two? And who the heck is going to pay full price for the First?

10. alltechinside

Posts: 248; Member since: Apr 21, 2013

No surprises here. This just doesn't appeal to the majority of the customers. It is a mid-range phone and the software loses productivity because its social first. It's a problem when it takes longer to access the phone app than accessing facebook. It's good that Facebook Home can be removed to get the stock android experience but the Nexus 4 is much more appealing (except if you consider LTE).

15. yougotkilled1

Posts: 167; Member since: Apr 27, 2011

nexus 4 all the way. I don't see the HTC first getting updated to the next main android OS once it's announced at google I/O.

16. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

I would pick... not the Facebook phone. I'd fire up an old HTC Hero before the Facebook phone.

17. Raymond_htc

Posts: 430; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

Well i'll be glad to get the HTC First! The specs are good so are the styling..but what's the push factor? Facebook Home. It's crap. HOW TO DISABLIE IT? 1) go to manage apps settings. 2) Disable Facebook Home. (its just a launcher....) 3)You get STOCK AOSP JELLY BEAN! :D

18. Raymond_htc

Posts: 430; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

sorry not disable FaCEBOOk home.. but just clear its default..

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at https://www.parsintl.com/phonearena or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit https://www.parsintl.com/ for samples and additional information.