HTC tells the design story of the One
posted by Victor H. / May 01, 2013, 5:25 AM
Yet even Samsung dared release its own promo vid telling us all about the benefits of plastic in the Galaxy S4 and speaking about its design approach. And now it’s HTC’s turn. The company has just released the design story behind the One and it’s an exciting look at the diamond cutters, electro-chemical etching and all the complexities that went into making the beautifully simple “zero-gap” construction on the HTC One.
It details everything about the phone - starting from the one piece of aluminum and how it gets formed into a phone-like shape down to the chamfered edges. Take a look below.
source: HTC America
- 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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Despite it's good materials and sturdy build quality, I think that the front facing stereo speakers look a bit strange, and also the S4 managed to fit a larger screen into a more compact body, so thus the S4's design is better, in MY opinion.
posted on May 01, 2013, 5:30 AM 16
the front facing speakers are part of the reason it has a larger body to screen ratio than the s4.
posted on May 01, 2013, 5:39 AM 19
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oh my Attack of the Samsung fanboys!
posted on May 01, 2013, 5:47 AM 18
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Front facing stereo speakers are way better to have than a slightly compact body.
posted on May 01, 2013, 6:37 AM 7
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i really think by the users first year of usage, all those speaker holes on the htc one will be filled with dusts and other particles and most likely has to be opened and cleaned. not sure how they designed it but holes on the front looks like a good feature but dust piling up inside the phone isnt so appealing to me.
posted on May 01, 2013, 7:28 AM 7
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Real speakers are much better than phone speakers. The S4 has a wolfson DAC that will deliver higher quality audio to a pair of actually good speakers, the HTC One has the terrible built in snapdragon 600 one.
posted on May 01, 2013, 3:33 PM 1
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Phonearena you had already posted this stuff 2 months back.
posted on May 01, 2013, 5:36 AM 14
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I also already saw this video a few weeks/months ago but it still is good to be informed on how that zero gap HTC one was built
posted on May 01, 2013, 5:42 AM 12
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Well done HTC! You are the ONE! :)
posted on May 01, 2013, 5:54 AM 12
Dude you are awfully cheesy lmao ....
posted on May 01, 2013, 6:37 AM 8
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Samsung "dared"? WTF. Obviously there are a whole lot of people who are not so completely turned off by Samsung's manufacturing methods. I have a Note 2 and I have no problems with the construction at all. I LIKE my removable back cover. Kudo's to HTC for putting out the One. It's truly a nice phone. I LOVE the front speakers, however I would like to see future phones make them a little more compact. Thank you though, HTC, for bringing them to market.. I hope front speakers become industry standard. As for the One's design.. I much prefer the way the S4 feels in the hand. While I like the coating on the phone, I find that for ME personally, i don't care for the phone's rounded back. I don't understand why people (PA) included has to be so pissy to one another about the various phones. HTC and Samsung both make great phones in different ways, which only gives us more choices. I hope HTC comes back and really challenges Samsung.. and they both stomp all over Apple.
posted on May 01, 2013, 8:37 AM 2
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