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HTC One Review


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HTC One Review
Call quality:

Call quality is of paramount importance and on the HTC One it is excellent. Sound coming from the top speaker grill (it doubles as an earpiece) is loud and clear. On the other side of the line, our callers reported the same saying our voice was easily recognizable with its natural tones.

The HTC One has dual microphones for noise cancellation which works very well, isolating side-noise on a busy street with little of that getting in the way.

Battery life:

The HTC One features a 2300mAh battery that is supposed to get you through a single day of moderate use. The bright and big display, though, and the quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor are a bad combination for those craving battery longevity. In our hands on experience the phone has just enough juice to get you through the day. We will update this section with more exact details shortly.


HTC wanted a comeback and it brought its best with the HTC One. It is a brilliant device in virtually every aspect. Coming with a beautiful aluminum body that fits almost organically in the hand, it has a great and vivid, extremely sharp 4.7-inch screen. The stereo front speaker bring a small revolution in smartphone sound that you’ll appreciate instantly when you hear it. Performance is flawless on the new Snapdragon 600 quad-core chip.

HTC took a huge risk with the HTC One UltraPixel camera going against all trends for increasing megapixel count. The results however are not so bold. The camera shoots good but not great photos.
That’s far from being a deal-breaker, though, it’s just one area where HTC will have to put even more effort in the future.

Right now, the HTC One is one of our favorite Android smartphones - gorgeous, powerful, HTC has improved in all the right places and is ready for a fight. Samsung, it’s your turn now.


  • Gorgeous aluminum design
  • Brilliant 4.7-inch 1080p display
  • Stunning, rich-profile sound
  • Buttery smooth performance


  • UltraPixel is a bit too hyped up, camera is good but not great
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Display4.7 inches, 1080 x 1920 pixels (468 ppi) S-LCD 3
Camera4 megapixels
Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, Quad-core, 1700 MHz, Krait 300 processor
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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