HTC One goes under the knife... and the hammer

After the Samsung Galaxy S4 passed through the torture chamber, it's now time for the other spring chicken, the HTC One, to undergo a scratch test. The unibody phone that could went for a scratch with a kitchen knife and we won't spoil the end result for you, but it also got introduced to a hammer, and that made the outcome even more interesting.

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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)



1. chistoefurpuffer

Posts: 140; Member since: Mar 11, 2013

Good job with the screen of course, but as expected of aluminum devices it of course scrathces more easily than it should. They should of stuck with their polycarbonate, which I must admit was very durable on HTC devices.

11. SherlockHolmes

Posts: 125; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

I do not keep Fukin Knives with me in the Pocket with the One !!

29. HDShatter

Posts: 1021; Member since: Jan 17, 2013

No but you keep coins and keys in your pocket which will scratch it just as much as a knife.

35. SherlockHolmes

Posts: 125; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

It passed with Flying Colours on testing with Keys !! Watch the Video and you will understand !! And ya my Keys do not scratch the phone as mach as knife do !! I do not know which type of locks you are using !!

37. chocolaking

Posts: 495; Member since: May 22, 2012

@HDshartter Dude! stop the rumor please! the coins or keys and my htc one in my pocket didnt' get scratched at all. You may challenge my comment if you have an htc one in your pocket with keys and coins.

26. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

thank nokia, my old 2010 N8 still young and fresh like a brand new.

2. KingKai

Posts: 9; Member since: Apr 08, 2013

I want to see a drop test..

3. longtian

Posts: 40; Member since: Apr 13, 2013

The experiment best in more than 5 times

12. WakaFlakaD

Posts: 576; Member since: Apr 30, 2011

Find it on YouTube...

4. hawra

Posts: 21; Member since: Apr 29, 2013

i'm so happy i have the htc one HTC have produced a device which provides an amazing rich experience for the end user. Sense 5.0 works beautifully on top of Android I feel they have got the balance just right. I work in the technology sector having over 18 years of industry experience and used almost every phone on the market I can safely say I am thoroughly impressed. The camera is a breath of fresh air and I like the new approach to quality and not just quantity. The speakers are absolutely mind blowing providing decent bass and treble the dual microphones are brilliant. The front facing camera works a treat too. The battery life is amazing it last a day and hlaf power management does a very god job of keeping things under control. I am a heavy user a full charge does get me through the day and more wow ! The placement of buttons and ports has been carefully thought of the phone works well in one one hand. There is no point in having a phone which is cumbersome to use and difficult to hold. The screen s gorgeous providing a fluid scrolling experience wth excellent viewing angles I am impressed with the materials used on the screen they feel smooth to the touch.

9. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

Interested to know, who do you work for? :)

16. hawra

Posts: 21; Member since: Apr 29, 2013

i work for AT&T as a Supervisor at the phone testing department.

17. bojan

Posts: 188; Member since: Oct 06, 2012

so tell us please is there any phones you guys testing now that we don't know about?

18. hawra

Posts: 21; Member since: Apr 29, 2013

i can't tell you now i could get fired from my job.

32. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

That is pretty awesome :3

10. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

Good for you for buying the HTC one. I almost stole the one from the store I was having hands on with it because I don't have money yet. I totally agree with you,the phone is amazing!

14. baller23

Posts: 27; Member since: Apr 18, 2013

Looks like you work in the advertisment department for HTC.

15. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

The only company that hires people to advertise their phonesand bash their competitors phones on the Internet is Samsung.

22. AFnerdTP unregistered

it would seem that your statement is proven wrong here...

19. Slammer

Posts: 1515; Member since: Jun 03, 2010

Hawra, After owning HTC phones for 9 years, I would like to follow you for the next 13 months and regularly check up on your experience with the ONE and will look forward to feedback. I recently left HTC as a customer. Experiences with HTC products have known trade offs. I would like to see how HTC holds up under the circumstantial problematic ingredients that I don't believe have been rectified as of yet. Sense is my go to skin. I love the intuitive implementation of the overlay but it has caused issues where having a removable battery skirts issues that arise from the operational technical aspects of it. Hard resets had become minimalistically helpful after the OS coupled with sense failed to solve snafus. Only pulling the battery for total power disconnect, solves these issues. I would love to return to HTC if knowing that these issues have been resovled. Until then, removable batteries should have been a prerequisite for HTC. As shallow as it sounds, I would have stayed with HTC if they kept battery accessibility in tact. John B.

33. hawra

Posts: 21; Member since: Apr 29, 2013

i get what you saying slammer. i see big change in htc this year they didn't just make a phone or upgrared a phone they worked hard. they build it from the ground up this time. i can tell you they fixed every know issuse with htc phones in the past they fixed all the issuse thats what impressed me the most.

21. AFnerdTP unregistered

don't go nuts.. it's just an observation.. but your post doesn't sound like it's coming from..... one of us..... a consumer. and if you want to praise a particular phone that bad, learn proper grammar - it'd help your credibility.

5. wendygarett unregistered

How about this touture test, throw it into the sea and never take it back...

6. tusshharish

Posts: 342; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

your test should be done for iphone.........

7. amro99

Posts: 114; Member since: Nov 29, 2012

will you yourself survive from such a test?

28. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

you want torture test eh? how about slap it on your hard face? LOL

8. aayupanday

Posts: 582; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

For the love of God please don't hammer that beauty like that :(

13. Rehankhan

Posts: 323; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

shut up

30. HDShatter

Posts: 1021; Member since: Jan 17, 2013

If you are attracted to a phone you may want to get your mental health checked out.

36. chocolaking

Posts: 495; Member since: May 22, 2012

That's really offensive dude..

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