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HTC One review | Memory & Battery

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

Smartphone performance

Smartphone performance

Powerful quad-core processor

The HTC One is equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 quad-core processor with a clock speed of 1,7GHz and 2GB RAM memory. It is a powerful processor, which this smartphone needs. In practice, the HTC One is a very fast smartphone; applications are opened in no time, and browsing the internet is flawless. Graphically heavy applications are shown satisfactorily. The Galaxy S4 has the same processor as the One, but with a higher clock rate. Sill, in practice it is not an issue. The HTC One delivers outstanding performance in terms of speed and stability.

HTC One microSIM

HTC One microSIM

Placing the microSIM card

As we often see in new smartphones, the HTC One also works with a microSIM card. Due to the seamless construction, it is not placed on the back of the phone, but on the left side. You can open the drawer for the microSIM with a small, thin, metal pin, . This pin comes included with the phone. It works similarly to the iPhone. I personally find it a bit cumbersome, but I do have to remark: how often do you actually change your SIM card? After placing the microSIM, this will no longer be a hindrance.

 

HTC One memory

HTC One memory

Internal memory & Dropbox storage space

The HTC One comes with a 32GB memory, and in the (near) future, a 64GB version will also become available. It also comes with two years of free Dropbox storage space, up to a maximum of 25GB. All in all a considerable memory, this is sufficient for virtually everyone. Still, it is too bad that the memory cannot be extended with a microSD card. You cannot transfer files with a memory card, but the HTC One does come with a USB cable included.

HTC One battery

HTC One battery

2300 mAh battery

In terms of energy supply, the HTC One is equipped with a 2300 mAh Lithium-polymer battery. What is immediately noticeable when you look at the specifications of this battery, is the incredibly long standby time of 500 hours. Furthermore, the HTC One has a talk time of 18 hours. If you do not use your smartphone very often, you can easily use it for two days. With average use, the battery will last for more than a day, and with intensive use, the HTC One will last about 16 hours. That is impressive performance that most (high-end) smartphones cannot mimic these days!

 
 
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