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HTC One Google Play Edition vs HTC One

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Maybe there would’ve been some sort of improvement with the post processing performance of the Google Play Edition’s Ultrapixel camera, but that’s not the case after checking out some of the samples we shot. Honestly, their qualities look identical in all lighting conditions.

Camera interface of the HTC One Google Play Edition - HTC One Google Play Edition vs HTC One
Camera interface of the HTC One Google Play Edition - HTC One Google Play Edition vs HTC One
Camera interface of the HTC One Google Play Edition - HTC One Google Play Edition vs HTC One
Camera interface of the HTC One Google Play Edition - HTC One Google Play Edition vs HTC One

Camera interface of the HTC One - HTC One Google Play Edition vs HTC One
Camera interface of the HTC One - HTC One Google Play Edition vs HTC One
Camera interface of the HTC One - HTC One Google Play Edition vs HTC One


At the same time, their 1080p video recording qualities are identical to one another as well – so there’s no clear victor in this category. The videos might not be the prettiest things out there, but it has enough of a balanced look to make them pleasing nonetheless.

HTC One Google Play Edition Sample Video:



HTC One Sample Video:




Now, we’re going to hand the overall shooting experience to the Sense 5 HTC One, just because of the myriad of shooting modes and manual settings available to it. In comparison, the only unique aspect of the Google Play Edition is the availability of its Photosphere mode, which gives us that 360 degree rotatable image.


Multimedia:

Visuals are yet again what separate the music players on these two devices, since it’s the Sense music player on one, and the usual Google Play Music app on the other. Seriously though, we can’t say that one player is remarkably better than the other – even more when they boast nearly the same functions. Additionally, their front-firing speakers produce the same level of audio quality, which is astoundingly powerful, sharp, and commanding.

Google Play Music on the HTC One Google Play Edition - HTC One Google Play Edition vs HTC One
Google Play Music on the HTC One Google Play Edition - HTC One Google Play Edition vs HTC One
Google Play Music on the HTC One Google Play Edition - HTC One Google Play Edition vs HTC One
Google Play Music on the HTC One Google Play Edition - HTC One Google Play Edition vs HTC One

The Sense music player on the HTC One - HTC One Google Play Edition vs HTC One
The Sense music player on the HTC One - HTC One Google Play Edition vs HTC One
The Sense music player on the HTC One - HTC One Google Play Edition vs HTC One

It’s the same display, so there shouldn’t be one that’s more optimal for the video watching experience, right? Not really, because the Sense 5 HTC One supports videos encoded in Xvid, in addition to MPEG-4 and H.264 out of the box. On top of that, there’s that nifty screenshot function available to it too that’s accessible by tapping the button on the right side of the screen. It also supports the built-in infrared remote controller.

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HTC One

HTC One

OS: Android 5.0 4.4.3 4.4.2 4.3 4.2.2 4.1.2
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Display4.7 inches, 1080 x 1920 pixels (468 ppi) S-LCD 3
Camera4 megapixels
Hardware
Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, Quad-core, 1700 MHz, Krait 300 processor
2 GB RAM
Size5.41 x 2.69 x 0.37 inches
(137.4 x 68.2 x 9.3 mm)
5.04 oz  (143 g)

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