HTC One uses dual membrane microphones, promises superior audio recording

HTC One uses dual membrane microphones, promises superior audio recording
That all high-end smartphones can capture great high-definition video is something we're pretty sure about. When it comes to capture audio, however, not all handsets are capable of delivering stellar results. 

To make sure the new HTC One does not disappoint in that aspect, its maker has equipped it with a pair of high-quality microphones capable of capturing both high and low sound pressure levels equally well. How does that happen? Well, through the use of dual-membrane mikes, the kind of which you aren't likely to see on other smartphones. One of the membranes is highly sensitive in order to record even the faintest of sounds. That could be quite useful, for example, when you're recording someone's speech. The other microphone membrane is made for high volume levels, which means that it will capture even the sound of a rock concert. The two signals are mixed together and the result is a clean, dynamic sound free of distortion or crackling noises.

But that's just one of the many cool things about the HTC One. To learn more about what makes the smartphone stand out of the crowd, make sure you read our HTC One hands-on.

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  • Display 4.7 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 4 MP (Single camera)
    2.1 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, 2GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB,
  • Battery 2300 mAh
  • OS Android 5.0 Lollipop
    HTC Sense UI



17. dragonscourgex

Posts: 307; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

I think HTC is really showing what they can do with this phone. I still have about six months before I"m up for an upgrade...I think I will have to keep HTC in mind when I start looking.

16. wendygarett unregistered

Gimmick :)

15. dexter_jdr

Posts: 1163; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

well, at least give us a sample of one's audio quality...

14. dexter_jdr

Posts: 1163; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

is this a payed review for htc one? or its just a moment of shine for htc one that pa wont mention other competitors' audio capture technology....

13. nemo.king

Posts: 3; Member since: Feb 19, 2013

htc one rocks .. apple fanboys shocks

12. zig8100

Posts: 244; Member since: Dec 13, 2012

Pretty sure the HTC Evo LTE had the same mic but it was never marketed. The HTC Evo LTE picks up every sound very clear even loud music. On play back you can hear every note very clear without distortion. Yes I tested it by putting it next to a speaker at loud volume. Sounds great!

11. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

The One is turning out to have some very nice features... I might have to get one....

8. amiroo

Posts: 269; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

great sound ..every time i shock by new innovation of one.

6. Shubham412302

Posts: 595; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

hope I beats the unbeatable nokia 808 with rich audio recording

5. sbw44

Posts: 433; Member since: Dec 04, 2012

Nokia has 3 High Amplitude Microphones! Rich Recording

7. Emily1985

Posts: 127; Member since: Nov 08, 2012

Nokia Rich Recording Drag Racing competition. Recorded with the Nokia 808 PureView R33 SKYLINE - NOKIA LUMIA 920 PUREVIEW

9. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010 Happy now...? Yes...the evil Phone Arena posted it ...shocking isnt it :/ Btw...the Droid X had 3 mics as well. The RAZR too. Dont know if they were High Amplitude or not....but its been done before... its no big deal.

10. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

This dual membrane thing is a lil different than 2 or 3 mics.

4. takay0

Posts: 144; Member since: Mar 25, 2012

i like this phone! but i wish the camera was better =\

18. lallolu

Posts: 734; Member since: Sep 18, 2012

I wish it was 13mp

19. KParks23

Posts: 750; Member since: Oct 13, 2010

What are you talking about this will be one of the best camera phones out, just because its MP is not as high does not make it a bad camera your not going to be putting your pictures on street billboards are you? the important things in a camera are lens and sensor not megapixels... Geeze ppl are clueless

3. appleroyally.

Posts: 11; Member since: Mar 06, 2013

We do not like this

2. No_Nonsense unregistered

Rich recording hello. Oh, wait never mind.

1. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

i love music phones ^^

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