HTC First

Announced:
Apr 04, 2013
Market status:
Released
Release date:
Apr 12, 2013

PhoneArena Rating:

7.5
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HTC First

Announced: Apr 04, 2013
Market status: Released
Release date: Apr 12, 2013

PhoneArena Rating:

7.5
Read Full Review
  • Display 4.3" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 1.6 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 400, Dual-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB
  • Battery 2000 mAh(14.3h talk time)
  • Fingerprint
  • Lightweight
  • Thin
  • LTE
  • Waterproof
  • NFC
  • Dual SIM

Display

Display size:

4.3 inches

Resolution:

720 x 1280 pixels

Pixel density:

341 ppi

Technology:

S-LCD 3

Screen-to-body ratio:

62.51 %

Features:

Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass)

Camera

Rear:

Single camera

Main camera:

5 megapixels

Hardware Features:

Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.0; Focal length: 28 mm

Flash:

LED

Video recording:

1920x1080 (Full HD)

Front:

1.6 megapixels

Design

Dimensions:

4.96 x 2.56 x 0.35 inches (126 x 65 x 9 mm)

Weight:

4.37 oz (124 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)

Colors:

Black, Blue, Red, White

Hardware & Performance

  • benchmark

System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon 400

Processor:

Dual-core, 1400 MHz, Krait

GPU:

Adreno 305

RAM:

1 GB

Internal storage:

16 GB

OS:

Android (4.1)

Battery

Capacity:

2000 mAh

Talk time:

14.30 hours
the average is 22 h (1323 min)

Stand-by time:

18.2 days (437 hours)
the average is 21 days (509 h)

Cellular

LTE (FDD):

Bands 17, 5, 4, 2

UMTS:

850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz

GSM:

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

Data:

LTE, HSPA, UMTS

SIM type:

Micro SIM

Connectivity

Bluetooth:

4.0

Wi-Fi:

802.11 a, b, g, n

USB:

USB 2.0

Connector:

microUSB

Features:

Mass storage device, USB charging

Location:

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass

Other:

NFC, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Phone features

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass

Notifications:

Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone

Hearing aid compatibility:

M3, T3

Other features:

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Multimedia

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Headphones connector:

3.5mm

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation

US CARRIER AVAILABILITY

Discontinued

Pros

No Pros

Cons

  • Too little RAM
  • Low pixel density screen (341 ppi)

Description

HTC First is the first Android phone that will come with preinstalled Facebook Home which is designed around people instead of prioritizing apps like other phone interfaces do. By doing so, the software aims to deliver a more personal experience to Facebook users. At the same time, it should be easy to use with its minimalist, simple interface. As soon as the phone is turned on, the user's list of notification appears with their profile picture at the bottom. Need to dismiss something? Then all it takes is a swipe to the side. A swipe up brings the list of all installed applications. Something that's unique to Facebook Home is the Chat Heads feature (and no, we aren't making that name up). Simply put, when you're in a chat with someone, it puts an icon with their picture in the screen's corner for quick and easy access. There is even a counter that shows how many lines of text you've missed.

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