BoomSound on the HTC One is really fat (video)

BoomSound on the HTC One is really fat (video)
The HTC One is slowly trickling down through the reviewing machine, and some tests have started to appear here and there that demonstrate the superior sound capabilities of the handset.

The One sports dual-membrane mics and two frontal stereo speakers with amplifier. The twin-membrane microphone trio aims to capture a wider sound range, topping out at 120 dB, which, while not quite the Nokia 808 PureView or Lumia 920's 140 dB from the HAAC mics, is still a very respectable range, and should do well to capture concerts without much distortion.

What about the audio output, however - HTC touts its amplified twin speaker system, which finally someone decided to put at the front of a phone instead being muted on the back. The specs say that the speakers can pump out up to 93 dB of sound, which is up with the best mobile speakers, and in stereo to boot. These are the dry numbers, however, as their are other prerequisites for a good audio experience like sound fullness and the like, so check out how the twin-speaker system on the HTC One sounds like in reality with the video below.

source: ZDNet

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  • 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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48 Comments

1. feres13

Posts: 307; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

Since the top speaker is also an earpiece, imagine answering a phone call without knowing that the speaker is ON! Just kidding, this is really awesome, how many times did you have to bring your phone close to your ear because you're in a really loud place. THIS, IS AWESOME. Phone manufacturers should care more anout this kind of things like speakers, camera, instead of making huge displays with 8 core processors.

3. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

Yes,other phone manufacturers should also improve the sound quality on their phones. I always have to place my hand on the speaker so that I can hear the sound but it's great to hear that HTC has already improved the quality with boom sound

9. rizevnarastek

Posts: 349; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

Whatever you wanted to know about the HTC One. This is a great promo video. It's about the device and tells you all about the main features. It is almost exactly how the official promo should look like. Different theme and ambiance with real live footage. Great! http://youtu.be/2isfiSe51yw

11. rizevnarastek

Posts: 349; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

An example of boomsound...http://youtu.be/X0bTm5B6Hok

19. rizevnarastek

Posts: 349; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

Another example of boomsound...http://youtu.be/kz1ep0Z8Atk

20. user996

Posts: 221; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

yeah awesome sound ooh yes. oops battery's dead! lol speakers big as this need energy to work it isn't portable speaker so it will empty the battery with normal usage and background playback after about 6 hours

4. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

8 core is gimmick mate. If its only utilizing 4 cores every time, then make the same 4 power saving as well!!

12. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

You can't really say it's a gimmick. They are just future proof the phone. The same way they put 2GB of ram in SGS3 and at the time, ICS 4.0 doesn't require that much ram. 8 cores won't push its limit until the later on version of OS.

36. mail2eswar

Posts: 15; Member since: Mar 06, 2013

It is a gimmick mate. Because it is not a real Oct core. It has two quad cores and at a time only one quad core works. So, its just like any other quad core in terms of performance.

40. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Um no, read my reply. It is not just any other quad. Just like the Exynos 5 dual isn't just like any other dual core.

39. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Um...lol You need 8 cores to even make an A15 chip set run on phones. Samsung giving us true A15 power is definitely not a gimmick. I would rather have a true A15 quad rather than Nvidias approach with the Tegra 4i which is a gutted A15 that is no different from the fake A15 cores approach used by Qualcomm and Apple. The tegra 4 is a beast but it is starting to look like that is reserved for tablets and higher while the gimped Tegra 4i will be for phones. Using brute force and building a solid foundation is hardly a gimmick compared to other approaches that cut corners to try and achieve A15 performance in a cell phone.

48. true1984

Posts: 866; Member since: May 23, 2012

samsung's 8 core processor isnt a true 8 core. it's a quad-core A15 and a quad-core A7.it also sounds like you didnt do any research on at all and you barely even know what you're talking about as far as the Exynos Octa

5. asianface

Posts: 12; Member since: May 27, 2011

Speakers, camera, AND BATTERY Life :D I have to say general public have no idea what a 8 core processors really is for, but only geeks like us do :P Let's be honest, general public want a good phone with good price and good bonus, but not what's inside of a phone. Bc you can show for how great of the pictures your camera takes instead of how fast you can opening up a game like angry bird XD (However, I do care about how fast I can switch from app to app flawlessly.)

13. user996

Posts: 221; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

and buying Lumia 920 u get great camera and great speakers

43. lsutigers

Posts: 832; Member since: Mar 08, 2009

Absolutely awesome. I haven't heard a speaker this good since my old Nextel Motorola work phone. I always asked myself why manufacturers never put better speakers in their phones...clearly, it's possible.

2. asianface

Posts: 12; Member since: May 27, 2011

Took all the companies a while to figure that out. Bc i just love how not to hear my phone while using it as GPS while driving XD

6. dexter_jdr

Posts: 1163; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

nice that htc did something good for once... real dual speakers are rare this days..

21. clark

Posts: 51; Member since: Feb 23, 2013

I agree on you at least they have their very first innovation to be proud of (and that is dual speaker and the so called ultra pixel) I guess thats just two haha welcome HTC in the innovation world LOL

46. dexter_jdr

Posts: 1163; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

nokia 5800 xpressmusic phone has dual stereo speakers. year 2008

7. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Imagine listening dubstep with this phone, that would be awesome. HTC is AWESOME.

8. dexter_jdr

Posts: 1163; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

im still waiting for audio capture by htc one. (along with video capture of course)

10. rodkurt

Posts: 128; Member since: Nov 29, 2012

i don't really use speakers that much...

24. Urgency

Posts: 11; Member since: Feb 26, 2013

Then dont buy it.. Period.

27. rodkurt

Posts: 128; Member since: Nov 29, 2012

I'm just saying...cus speakers drain my battery...

14. PushpaLal

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 12, 2013

i really wana own this phone. bestest phone ever made!..love it!..but m bit skeptical about its camera...since Ultra pixel is a new kind in the market. Hope camera won't disappoint me!.

18. clark

Posts: 51; Member since: Feb 23, 2013

wow I read a new word "BESTEST" nice grammar. Look like you learned a lot. on school lol

22. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

lol hahahaha...... the word "bestest" cracked me up. xD

23. clark

Posts: 51; Member since: Feb 23, 2013

yeah me too, it just kicks my ass, that bestest Lol

31. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

best- bester- bestest! LOL!

47. dexter_jdr

Posts: 1163; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

tough luck kid!!!! you are now disappointed.

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