HTC First

Announced:
Apr 4, 2013
Market status:
Released
Release date:
Apr 12, 2013

PhoneArena Rating:

7.5
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Display

Display size:

4.3 inches

Resolution:

720 x 1280 pixels

Pixel density:

341 ppi

Technology:

S-LCD 3

Screen-to-body:

62.51 %

Features:

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

Hardware & Performance

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

Type:

Li - Polymer, User replaceable

Camera

Rear:

Single camera

Main camera:

5 megapixels

Features:

Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)

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 6.1 oz (174 g)

Colors:

Black, Blue, Red, White

Cellular

LTE (FDD):

Bands 17(700 b), 5(850), 4(AWS-1), 2(1900)

UMTS:

850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz

Data Speed:

LTE, HSPA, UMTS

SIM type:

Micro SIM

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack

Features:

Album art cover, Background playback

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

4.0

Wi-Fi:

802.11 a, b, g, n; Hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct

USB:

microUSB, USB 2.0

Features:

Mass storage device, Charging

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass

Other:

NFC, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Phone features

Notifications:

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

Other features:

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

US CARRIER AVAILABILITY

Discontinued

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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