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 ratio:

62.51 %

Touchscreen:

Capacitive, Multi-touch

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

Software Features:

Video recording:

1920x1080 (Full HD)

Front:

1.6 megapixels

Design

Form factor:

Candybar

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

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5 mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features:

Album art cover, Background playback

Music player:

Filter by:

Album, Artist, Playlists

Supported formats:

MP3, AAC, WMA, WAV, AMR

Video playback:

Supported formats:

MPEG4, H.263, H.264

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation

Hardware & Performance

System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon 400

Processor:

Dual-core, 1400 MHz, Krait

GPU:

Adreno 305

RAM:

1 GB LPDDR2

Internal storage:

16 GB

Device type:

Smart phone

OS:

Android (4.1)

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

4.0

Profiles/ Protocols:

Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP)

Wi-Fi:

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

USB:

microUSB, USB 2.0

Features:

Mass storage device, USB charging

Charging connector:

microUSB

Location:

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass

Other:

NFC, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Hearing aid compatible:

M3, T3

Cellular

LTE (FDD):

Bands 17, 5, 4, 2

UMTS:

850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz

GSM:

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

Data:

LTE, HSPA, UMTS

2G Data:

EDGE, GPRS

SIM type:

Micro SIM

Global Roaming:

Yes

Battery

Capacity:

2000 mAh

Type:

Li - Polymer, User replaceable

Talk time:

14.30 hours
the average is 21 h (1250 min)

Stand-by time:

18.2 days (437 hours)
the average is 21 days (493 h)

Internet browsing

Browser:

supports:

HTML, HTML5

Built-in online services support:

YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+

Phone features

Notifications:

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

Phonebook:

Unlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring ID

Organizer:

Calendar, Alarm, Calculator

Messaging:

SMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input

E-mail:

IMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange

Instant Messaging:

Hangouts / Google Talk

Other features:

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Availability

Officially announced:

Apr 04, 2013
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US CARRIER AVAILABILITY

Discontinued

Pros

No Pros

Cons

  • Too little RAM

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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