HTC One prices in the UK start off at £459 ($703) SIM-free, less than the Xperia Z

HTC One prices in the UK start off at £459 ($703) SIM-free, less than the Xperia Z
Several of the leading mobile phone retailers in the UK have already posted their preorder prices for the HTC One. The one and only handset ranges from £459 (~$703), through £510 at Clove, to £519 at Expansys.

These prices are, of course, for the handset only, without any carrier subsidies and long contract commitments. For comparison, the other hot Android handset at the moment, the Sony Xperia Z, is £549 at Expansys, so the HTC One will go for less than that.

If history is any indication, this will translate to slightly above 600 EUR in the Old Continent, and the same amount, but in USD here in America. Of course, since all major carriers but Verizon will be carrying the HTC One, we'll likely be able to snag one for the typical $200 with two-year shackles, with the 32 GB version rumored to command a Benjamin heftier price tag.

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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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55 Comments

2. drpain

Posts: 85; Member since: Feb 07, 2013

Wow, cheaper and better than the Xperia z

9. Emily1985

Posts: 127; Member since: Nov 08, 2012

How do you know it better, you have these devices?

11. nikenturd unregistered

the Xperia is non IPS, has a slower cpu and gpu, has inferior camera and sound, has inferior design...what else....

13. Emily1985

Posts: 127; Member since: Nov 08, 2012

What are you talking about? They have the same GPU, Adreno 320!

16. techtruth

Posts: 30; Member since: Feb 07, 2013

underclocked!!!

15. pyradark

Posts: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 2012

you forgot Tough Phone, Superior design, water & Dust resistant, 5inch screen, microsd support, 7.6mm thick and many people will buy this!!!

28. rgxVOiD

Posts: 440; Member since: Aug 30, 2012

Inferior design. Compared to a Blackberry Z10/iPhone 5 with a Xperia S/P backings... yes indeed its inferior. One have a 4.7 inch display but its the same size as the Z with a 5 inch display, not to mention thicker and not IP57. One'a camera sample is average, its here on PA

35. robcar

Posts: 110; Member since: Jan 18, 2011

Xperia Z has a better a cleaner design and is water resistant but beyond that it seems HTC is a better choice.

49. HDShatter

Posts: 1021; Member since: Jan 17, 2013

In the real world the difference between an s4 pro and snapdragon 600 is minimal besides benchmark boasting. Now if it was a snapdragon 800 the Xperia Z would have a serious disadvantage. The snapdragon 600 is only 35% faster cpu, its basically an imporved s4 pro. The real king if the snapdragon 800 with 75% more powerful cpu and 2x the gpu power.

52. pyradark

Posts: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 2012

and in the real world people still choose Xperia Z over HTC.

17. ravigill

Posts: 25; Member since: Jan 30, 2013

now xperia z is out of compitition.......as we can see review of xperia z in phoneraena and gsmarena i.e. camera is not very good,,,,,...so in camera aspects sony out....in speed or benchmarks sony out as compare to htc one (by far distance)....so what xperia is ,,dust and water ressistant.....btw i never fall mobile in water .....so sony again out...

19. harshithh

Posts: 12; Member since: Feb 18, 2013

hey...wat the s**t u noe abt camera!!dude read the full review than speak...he says camera not at its best in only one of the mode nd in other all mode its excellnt!!!sony is still the best!!atleast for me!!

29. rgxVOiD

Posts: 440; Member since: Aug 30, 2012

Ahh, the good old bulls**t phonearena biased review...

39. ravigill

Posts: 25; Member since: Jan 30, 2013

SO What ur doing here ....

48. amiroo

Posts: 269; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

yess htc one no debut..its far better of screen, ui, camera, sounds, harware and software..specially with less cost..battary is better cus its 4,7 inch . im sorry sony fans i dont take xperia z only for water resistance..

3. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

Well I guess this really puts the z out of the question for most poeple (the average consumer)

14. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

me buy ( expecting hands down any moment )

27. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

i don't see a great difference. and don't forget this price is for 16GB version with no micro SD support. the 32GB is more expensive.

32. ngo2dd

Posts: 896; Member since: Jul 08, 2011

Oh don't forget you are not informed at all. There is only a 32g and 64g model of the HTC one.

34. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

oh sorry, my mistake :D

4. tusshharish

Posts: 342; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

i still love z ........cause its water and dust proof and having camera of 13 mp.....

6. Emily1985

Posts: 127; Member since: Nov 08, 2012

Do not just look at the numbers(trust me, they do not say anything), wait for the comparison between the images of the two cameras!

20. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

but not from this site.

23. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Dont forget its smooth flat surface design &to pkay station certified

5. aayupanday

Posts: 582; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

You will receive a better bang for your buck if you choose this One over the Xperia Z however, patience is required...

7. papss unregistered

What a good price for this beast.. Sony really needs to work on their pricing structure. That could hurt them severely. The one may be my next phone, looks amazing, has great specs.. I want it pretty bad

8. aquadust

Posts: 29; Member since: Sep 13, 2012

Xperia Z price start at 599EUR here is Slovakia. Would be nice if HTC One will start at around 550-560EUR. I'm going to sell my One X because of poor battery life. Let's hope so much extra power from new chipset and 1080p screen won't affect battery life of One too much.

10. nikenturd unregistered

Uh oh...Sony getting caught again with their pants down lol...the HTC is not arguably better..it IS better specs wise ( well at least on paper)...

12. Lyngdoh

Posts: 319; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

Seriously? This seems awkward to me. In India The htc butterfly is Rs 45990 (~£550).

46. garyyad

Posts: 10; Member since: May 22, 2012

that was a stupid decision by htc to price butterfly so aggressively now they realise it..gud for us..

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