HTC One wins award for best new mobile handset, device or tablet at MWC 2013

HTC One wins award for best new mobile handset, device or tablet at MWC 2013
The GSM Association awarded HTC the award for best new mobile handset, device or tablet at Mobile World Congress 2013.

The award was determined by a panel comprised of industry professionals, members of the media and analyst communities. The new device has a lot going for it, and a lot riding on it as well. HTC has endured a fall from grace over the past couple years. The company needs a hero to save the day. The HTC One may be that device.

As we reported to you in our hands-on from HTC One announcement, this device is easy on the eyes. The build quality is superb and is probably the best build device turned out by this manufacturer. To back up the build quality, HTC also introduced its overhauled UI, Sense 5. HTC Sense has always been pretty snazzy and the personalization enabled by Sense is very useful. Sense 5 brings with it a new component, HTC BlinkFeed, an all-in-one aggregation which can replace the traditional Sense home screen.

Throw in a super-high-resolution display, Beats Audio, and a new take on camera technology which may prove to be a contender, and it is sure to make an impression. So, congratulations to HTC for the award, and keep checking in with us at PhoneArena.com for our review of the new HTC One.

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63 Comments

1. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

Its well deserved. Hopefully not too early to say, "Welcome back HTC!"

12. tusshharish

Posts: 342; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

i got many thumbs down but one won because nokia didn't introdure their flagship phone.......

27. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

Woulda, coulda, shoulda... I can't imagin any company putting out anything that could have competed with the One.

29. SleepingOz unregistered

Oh nokia fanboys these days. Smh..

47. amiroo

Posts: 269; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

what do you now about one my friend?? nokia didnt intodure?? u must guess if nokia introure the next lumia with only better camera could change it??(maybe with 190 gr)!!! but why canon didn`t won it with best camera if nokia think all thing is only camera cus nokia=camera?? sure in other spc one overshade on next lumia.. one has unique features of future..dont forget it.

51. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

if they were , it would be awarded best brick of 2013 :D

52. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

Typical nokia fanboy.lmao

19. maccess

Posts: 742; Member since: Jan 16, 2013

did the xperia z is one of the contender?? if yes then congrats to htc..

26. shadez10

Posts: 427; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

i prefer the xperia Z than the HTC one... kudos to HTC though...

39. DerryAhmad

Posts: 296; Member since: May 05, 2012

It's not. The Xperia Z was introduced at CES 2013 ealier this year. The Tablet Xperia Z was introduced in MWC 2013 though. Congrats to HTC! HTC ONE is definitely HTC's best phone to date. Pretty excited about Nokia 720 too. The most exciting well-packed mid-range smartphone being introduced at MWC 2013.

2. BillyG

Posts: 305; Member since: Sep 24, 2012

HTC FTW!!, if only its a nexus device, it will be the perfect smartphone in 2013.

3. smallworld

Posts: 517; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

This smartphone will fail because of stupid marketing by HTC.

32. smallworld

Posts: 517; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

Well the first HTC One video looks very very cheap... in comparison to the Xperia Z... The horses at the end of the Z's video were probably more expensive than all of the videos they made for the One. Peter Chou said himself that they failed on the marketing front. Stupidity.

42. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

I actually do not think that video was very cheap. Looks like the same people who did the Lumia 920 one and all those Hollister or Guess teeny bopper models probably cost more than the horses. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7HjbeICSyY http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9A8NnBbW_A

43. smallworld

Posts: 517; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

I still say serious lack of budget.

44. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Besides, it isn't Sony's fault that HTC spent all of their marketing budget on a show that no one except the really geeky websites attended. Silly HTC, they are not big enough for their own show yet, not even Sony is. HTC should have just used MWC like Sony used CES and just put that money into either making the handset better, more market research, R&D, or commercials like Sony. HTC has been listening to their phonearena fans too much and need someone experienced enough in marketing to tell them that they are nowhere near close enough to have their own HTC unpacked event yet. Unfortunately, they went through with it though.

38. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

It will fail again because of copying the z10 and Xperia P. Plus sense 5 blink feed crap is going to suck. Plus the poor button placement. Plus being the same size as a 5 inch screen phone when the phone has a 4.7 inch screen. Plus the usual assortment of HTC manufacturing defects and software issues. It has nothing to do with marketing. I can't believe people can't see that. If the GS1 and GS2 can survive on word of mouth than HTC phones would too if they were really that good. They are not, so please stop this Samsung wins because of marketing crap. The GS3 was the only handset they had where they marketed it more than the others. I agree that the Xperia Z promo video was awesome though. Sony makes the best videoes.

49. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

What are you talking about compared to a Galaxy S3 it is only a little bit taller but it is also a lot less wider, and that is a compromise i'm willing to have to have DECENT SPEAKERS which is something OTHER MANUFACTURERS DON'T CARE ABOUT. For you manufacturers have to do always the same stuff? All phones must look a like because if someone sacrifices form factor because of specs the phone will "fail". Grow up whinny baby.

54. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Um, it shouldn't be taller than the GS3 at all considering the GS3 has a bigger screen. The GS3 is thinner and lighter as well which makes this an even bigger fail on HTC's part.

57. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

Right because an aluminium smartphone should be compared to a cheap plastic phone in terms of weight, right? The One does tapper to around 4mm so thinness is not a problem because it has an ergonomic shape.

59. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Of course it should. What do you suggest? A brick category? Then it would be down to the Lumia 920 and the HTC One for that award. The GS3 curves at some measurements too, but unlike HTC, they do not need to declare it to avoid being too big for the screen size.

62. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Weight is decided by um... weight. You don't separate the weight comparisons just because one company chooses to use different materials. That is the companies choice and one of the consequences of using aluminum is a heavier phone, not to mention poor signal, no wireless charging, usually no NFC but I am aware the HTC One has it, greater heat sink etc. You don't just give it a pass on weight because it uses aluminum. Of course you compare them to all phones, including plastic ones.

4. som

Posts: 768; Member since: Nov 10, 2009

HTC ONE won the Award but a few sales and little profit now only $150 with 2 years contract.

5. lubba

Posts: 1313; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

It won because it looks like a blatant copy of the iPhone, just like every other Korean, Chinese, OEM.

6. yero789 unregistered

HTC is Taiwanese :D

8. androiddownsouth

Posts: 598; Member since: May 02, 2012

Please explain how this phone is a blatant copy of the iPhone???? This I gotta hear.

11. thachlel

Posts: 75; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

To many stupid fuking kids nowadays! Eat more n read more b4 saying n insulting

16. Kal-el

Posts: 96; Member since: Dec 14, 2012

cuz it's a rectangle ....iDIOT

15. Jonathan41

Posts: 532; Member since: Mar 22, 2012

Explain your opinion. Because frankly, I makes no damn since to me.

30. windroid unregistered

They wouldn't bother copy something outdated!

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