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HTC One Review

Effie XuReviewed By: Rating: ★★★¾☆ (3.7) Updated On: Aug 11, 2014

Unassumingly small and handy, smartphones have made their way into the life of a common man. It serves as an organizer and a means to locate spots in a jiffy by connecting it to the web. One can upload pictures and comments in social media even when traveling. Owning HTC One helps you with all these activities and more. Read on to find if this smartphone is just one you need.

HTC One Review


The well-built and multi-colored smartphone from HTC just weighs 143 grams. Its user-friendly dimensions of (5.41 x 2.69 x 0.37) inches allows it be deftly tucked in pockets. The gizmo is sold in various hues, such as black, red, silver, and Gold. It has Android operating system – just the one needed for mobile computing devices. Reliable and packed with many usability features, the operating system can be further upgraded to, v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean) or v4.3 (Jelly Bean) OS.

There is an impressively wide 4.7-inch capacitive touchscreen that allows multi-touch options. So, users can instruct the mobile phone by few gestures. Made from Super LCD3 technology, the touchscreen is quite responsive. It supports 16M colors and offers a HD resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. The pixel density is also striking – at 469 ppi. The strong body is equipped with an equally strong glass cover display. Made of Corning Gorilla Glass 2 technology, the screen is scratch or dust proof. It can also withstand some amount of shock or stress. The HTC mobile phone has a unique HTC Sense UI v5 property – The software utility allows the user to change the home page design, keyword functionality, widget sizes, and many more – effortlessly.

HTC One Review

Internal Specs

Powered by Qualcomm’s APQ8064T Snapdragon 600 chipset, the HTC One smartphone offers a high performance speed of 1.7GHz. The quad-core Krait 300 processor is noted for fast performance and low power-intake capability. So, it suits the mobile computing technology of the smartphone. There is also an Adreno 320 graphics card dedicated for videos and photos.

The robust internal specification also includes a 32GB storage option. It can be further increased to 64GB. The internal memory is 2GB RAM. There is no memory card with this device. The gizmo has the permission for 25GB Dropbox. There is an expansion card slot which can accommodate a microSD memory card. So, the mobile phone can take up an extra storage of 64GB.

Battery Life

The lithium-polymer rechargeable battery has a 3300 mAh capacity. It offers 25 hours talk time while 585 hours standby time. The battery runs out of juice by 10 hours when it is used to browse the net. For wireless connectivity, it offers a battery life of 13 hours and few more minutes.


There is a highly-sensitive 4MP HD camera that supports a resolution of 2688 x 1520 pixels. The camera has an LED-flash. It is equipped with optical image stabilization, autofocus option, HD video streaming and image recording capability at the same time, stereo sound, HDR, face and smile recognition utility, geo tagging facility, and more. The 1/3-inch sensor has 2µm pixel size. The front facing resolution is 2.1 MP that offers a front-facing video resolution of 1080p at 30fps.

HTC One Review


The smartphone from HTC supports 4G connectivity, such as the LTE 800, 1800, or 2600 bandwidth, LTE 1800 or 2600 bandwidth, LTE 1900 – for Sprint, LTE 700, 850, 1700, 1900, or 2100 – for AT&T, and LTE 700, 1700, or 2100 for T-Mobile systems. The wireless connectivity includes Wi-Fi option at 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac bandwidth, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot, DLNA, and Bluetooth v4.0, A2DP connectivity. The smartphone is compatible with NFC utility. There is an infrared port, microUSB2, USB On-the-go, and USB Host options.

Like a premium gadget, the smartphone has fingerprint scanner software utility that can unlock the system once it detects the right fingerprint. So, only the owner of the smartphone can quickly open the phone through the fingerprint scanner – without unwarranted people getting access to it. There are many sensors in the system – such as gyroscope sensor. It keeps the orientation of the smartphone same irrespective of how the screen or the phone has been tilted from the main axis. HTC One has a waterproof body.

HTC One Review


The price is at an immensely high level – $650. Many may wonder whether they will go for a laptop instead at this budget. The whooping price tag is because of many utilities and sophisticated technologies that the smartphone offers.

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Review Overall

Summary: The gizmo is high-priced and is tad bulky. Buttons may be also little difficult to tweak because of their placement. Nevertheless, useful HD screen with fast performance and low power consuming tendency can strike a chord in your heart easily.
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