HTC has unveiled another exciting flagship Android phone in the market. It is packed with features and hardware that you might not resist. Talking about a flagship model, we always think of the best of the best. Like the qualities and features that the device has to compete with other topnotch phones around. So, will the HTC One be really worth every penny? Let’s take a look.
HTC One overall look and build
HTC One looks sleek and sturdy on the outside especially with the metal and glass build that it has. By looking at the front, you’ll notice the huge screen, front facing camera, and first seen HTC BoomSound where you can see two speaker grills in the front. They are not just mere stereo speakers, because it has a dedicated amplifier and Beats Audio integrated on the board to make the sound output louder and the quality better. HTC One’s dimensions are 137.4 mm in height by 68.2 mm in width by 9.3 mm in depth and weighs around 143 grams with the battery in it. For the input/output’s on the device, you have a 3.5 mm headset jack, and micro USB 2.0 that is a 5 pin port that comes with mobile high definition link to connect it via USB or an HDMI that requires a special cable to get started.
HTC One specifications
This is one of the chief reasons why I think the HTC One will stand out in the market. It comes packed with hardware that is built for the kill. Starting with the screen, it is equipped with a 4.7 inch multi touch capacitive screen that displays a native full HD at 1080p (1920 x 1080 pixels) with 468 ppi of pixel density. Just imagine how vivid the colors will be on the HTC One, comparing it to the competitor’s topnotch device, the Samsung Galaxy SIII that displays only up to 720p with pixel density up to 306 ppi. Moreover, you have the options of using WiFi, 3G or 4G LTE, GPS and Bluetooth for your connectivity.
Another important enhancement that the HTC One boasts is the 4.3MP rear camera with LED flash that it comes with. I know that you are thinking of the megapixel count and 4.3MP does not sound enticing at all, but the reason why it is lowered like so, is to enable the lens to catch more light and make your photographs as noise free as possible without sacrificing quality. It doesn’t stop there because the rear camera is a 28 mm lens with an aperture range up to F2.0. What that means, is that the HTC One can capture more light particularly on a low light situation. Furthermore, both the front and back camera are able to capture full HD videos at 1080p. It also has the capability of slow motion video recording which is great for adding a new flavor on your videos.
The HTC One will be running on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean with options to upgrade it to a later version in the future. Popping under the hood is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, which is a quad core processor, clocked at 1.7 GHz, 2GB of DDR2 RAM, and internal storage options that starts from 32GB to 64GB. With this type of hardware, you can be comfortable that your device will run as fluid and as buttery smooth as you imagined. Additionally, you are backed with a 2,300 mAh Lithium Polymer battery so you could enjoy the device without constantly plugging it for charging.
The HTC One will be available in retail stores and begin shipping this coming March 2013. Pricing for the HTC One will be coming soon as well. Overall, it is an awesome device and lives to the expectations of how a topnotch smartphone should be.