During the last year, premium smart phones managed to catch most of the limelight in the consumer electronics section. With releases such as iPhone 5s, Lumia Smartphone with over 40 megapixel camera, Sony Xperia Z Ultra, Galaxy S4 and HTC One, options available to the consumers increased twice fold. Today we are reviewing HTC One.
HTC has always been known for its premium smart phones with elegant design and cutting edge technology. HTC One is the latest offering from HTC. Even though today HTC has fallen far behind apple and Samsung in terms of sales figures but still it has managed to maintain its reputation as a quality Smartphone manufacturer.
On the first sight we found HTC One to be drop dead gorgeous. Its metallic looks fully complement its advanced technology and the edge to edge screen design puts it in a class of itself.
The first thing we noticed about HTC One was its stunning screen design. It features a 4.7 inch edge to edge full high definition (1920 X 1080 resolutions) display and with its amazing contrast colors just come alive on it.
The processor featured in HTC one is one of the best in class. The quad core 1.7 GHz processor makes sure that all of the applications run like a breeze on it. In our testing we didn’t noticed any delays, yes it’s that fast.
Coming to the rear camera, it has a 4 megapixel sensor. Don’t let the megapixel figure fool you, HTC One’s camera works differently than another Smartphone’s camera on the market right now. Instead of focusing on just the number of pixels, HTC One focuses on larger pixels. Larger pixels allow its camera to capture significantly more detailed images. It is marketed as the Ultra pixel camera and we found that it performs much better than any other cell phone camera especially in low light conditions.
- Beautiful metallic front.
- Excellent camera.
- Super fast processor.
- Dedicated GPU
- Super clear full high definition 4.7 inches screen
- 2 GB Ram
- Amazing sound with beats audio system
- A customized home screen from HTC.
- Curved back makes it difficult to type when the phone is lying on a flat surface.
- We might have preferred some more mega pixels.
- Even though ram is sufficient at 2GB but it is DDR2, some other latest smart phones like iPhone 5s feature DDR3 rams for faster performance.
The bottom line is that this is a phone for those who love music and photography. Listening music on this phone is just as good as listening it on any dedicated mp3 player. With beats audio you just cannot go wrong when it comes to the music part. Photography is a pleasant experience on this phone, works extremely well in low light conditions but we found that images are a bit saturated in full daylight conditions. It is a flagship model so it’s only obvious that it will be quite heavy on your pocket but it’s worth every dollar that you will spend on it. The headline of HTC One’s features would be its Beats audio system with two front facing BoomSound stereo system. We tested it in different environments and it consistently sounded amazing. We would definitely recommend this phone if you are a music lover.
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James Jones is a professional blogger and experienced product review writer. He writes regular posts on a popular mobile review blog.