- Great design & build quality
- Ultrapixel camera
- Stunning screen
- BlinkFeed limitations
- All Android keyboards
- Gets warm from heavy usage
The HTC One is a smarphone that has been built with one purpose, to revive the ailing fortunes of its maker by being only the best Android smartphone out in the market. With amazing built and processing the HTC One was launched in the market just for one purpose win in style,speed and quality.
Design And Build:
In terms of build quality the HTC One is almost flawless. A precision machined aluminium body is then seamlessly joined to the rest of the phone using a technique which leaves no gaps, and we mean none at all. It’s certainly on a par with Apple’s own standards. At 143g it’s not the lightest smartphone being safely trumped by both the BlackBerry Z10 and the Galaxy S4 .With the 137.4 x 68.2 x 9.3 mm dimensions which put it as being just slightly thicker than the iPhone 5. On the top you’ll find the power/lock button and on the side is the volume rocker, which, from a design point- of-view is the weakest aspect of the phone. On the front you’ll notice two rectangular grills which is where HTC has managed to cram two speakers for stereo sound.
The HTC One sports a 4MP Ultrapixel camera. Yes you saw correctly, Ultrapixel - not Megapixel. All camera sensors are broken up into tiny photosites, each photosite then translates into one pixel so while the HTC One has less of these than most of its rivals, it’s actually still taking up the same amount of physical space because the photosites are much bigger. This means it can collect a lot more light and then in turn produce much better looking photos.Its ability to capture low light images is exceptional while colour reproduction is outstanding.
The HTC One comes with a 4.7-inch 1080p Full HD display sporting a ludicrous 468ppi. It’s a stunning panel that produces dazzling levels of contrast and colour reproduction and while we know the current trend is to go bigger, we’d argue that HTC has absolutely nailed it with this 4.7-inch offering.
Under the hood you’ll find a 1.7GHz quad-core processor along with 2GB of RAM, which combined makes the HTC One one of the fastest smartphones on the planet. While we would question the need for such an overt amount of power it certainly means that navigating the One is absolutely seamless with no lag whatsoever when gaming, playing video or through heavy multi-tasking.One did get quite hot when downloading large apps from Google Play or when playing a high-resolution game like Real Racing. While it certainly isn’t as bad as the Xperia Z it definitely seems to be a trend that is appearing as smartphones get more and more processing grunt.
Power On It:
If you’re going to spend your day mainly texting, tweeting and browsing then you’ll get a comfortable day's usage with the One finally beginning to complain by the late evening. If however your commute is filled with Real Racing, heavy data usage and a serious dose of YouTube then we’d probably recommend having a charger at work.
HTC One is definately the power house of features and various properties so if you want a decent competitor Sony Xperia Z and Samsung Galaxy S3 then here is the one more contender for it. With amazing built and processing HTC One will steal your heart right away.