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HTC One review | Introduction

Published on: Sunday, August 4th 2013                   Written by: Ilse Jurrien - Photography by: Mark Peters

HTC One review

D ecreasing sales forced HTC to take a new direction. As part of this, HTC introduced a new flagship phone at the start of this year. The HTC One is a unique smartphone, and that is immediately noted in its design. The sleek phone with a complete aluminum body feels solid and luxurious. The HTC One is equipped with a powerful 1.7 GHz quad-core processor and runs on the Android Jelly Bean operating system, in combination with the HTC Sense user interface. This new multimedia smartphone also has many new functions for audio and photography.

Do you want to know more about the HTC crown jewel? Read on and discover whether the HTC One can compete with the high quality of Samsung, Apple, Sony, and Nokia.

HTC One smartphone review

HTC One smartphone review

Android OS - 1.7Ghz quad-core - 4.7" touchscreen - UltraPixel camera - Beats Audio

 

HTC One test

HTC One test

HTC One smartphone design

The HTC One has a powerful look with its complete aluminum body and clear 4.7" Full HD touchscreen. The phone feels durable and solid, and at the same time, it looks sleek and stylish. Especially the male audience is quite a fan of this phone’s design. The slight roundedness on the back makes this smartphone comfortable to handle. The HTC One has a so-called unibody-design, which gives it a seamless construction, but at the same time content, since the battery is not removable. There is no space for a micro SD card, and you can insert the microSIM card in a slot on the left side, instead of the back. Despite the beautiful design, it is recommended that you get a case for it, because the matte aluminum body is very susceptible to scratches and the ‘Beats Audio’ text on the back comes off easily.

HTC One Android smartphone

HTC One Android smartphone

HTC One phone functions

As an original Android supporter, HTC has a lot of experience with the Google OS. The HTC One runs on the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system. HTC then put its own Sense user interface on top of that, which has clearly undergone an update, in terms of design as well as functionality. The HTC Sense skin’s minimalist design works well. New functions that the Sense update has brought to the HTC One are BoomSound, BlinkFeed, and Zoe, among others. BoomSound provides an extra good sound experience thanks to the two stereo speakers on the front of the internal amplifier. With HTC BlinkFeed, you can display the latest news and social media updates that are important to you on the main screen. This info is refreshed automatically so that you are always up to date. HTC Zoe is for the Ultra Pixel camera that is integrated in the HTC One. Further on in the review, three new functions will be discussed in detail.

 
 

Our Rating!

Design
90%
User friendliness
90%
Features
95%
Performance
90%
Price / Quality ratio
80%
89%
Review rating
HTC One
 
 
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