HTC ONE Specification Review

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Price in India: INR 42,990

Code name M7, we are not talking about any James Bond gadget- But this device HTC ONE indeed has all the quality to become a 007 gadget. HTC’s reinvigoration has started with last year ‘One’ series and HTC One will be their ace to retain the first position from Samsung. Samsung started swamping the market with countless handsets, HTC became a runner-up, trying to get their Smartphones noticed among the hordes of other devices. But 2012 is now a history and HTC One has landed on earth. Let’s have a look at the phone and the highlighted features.

 

HTC ONE Specification Review

 

Looks and Design

The HTC One is one damn fine looking device, especially when it’s utilizing a sturdy metallic casing. Going with a metal unibody design, which HTC details specifically as a zero-gap aluminum body. The HTC One is made from a single piece of metal, with the wireless antenna being built into the aluminum housing. That’s a pretty neat approach, because it makes the phone feel super premium and high-quality. Equally skinny amongst the masses with its uniform profile of 9.3mm thin (0.36 inches), while being over lightweight at the same time. Combining those things with its impeccable construction. The handset has a striking appearance with two large speaker grills situated above and below the display, with contrasting colors between the metal unibody and the glass covering the screen. The handset is available in three colors: white, dark grey and red. The measurement of HTC One is 5.41 x 2.69 x 0.37 inches ie  137.4 x 68.2 x 9.3 mm

HTC ONE Specification Review

 

 

Screen

Sporting a 4.7 inch screen, slightly less than Samsung Galaxy S3 and stayed the same as in the HTC One X.  LCD3 technology supported display is having an amazing pixel density of 468 ppi. Everything that’s shown on this display will  look super sharp and clear. Also don’t cover that beauty because it’ll be protected by a Gorilla Glass 2 panel- No scratches guaranteed.

 

Processor and memory

We have many surprises under the hood. Tegra 3 SoC, HTC has armed the One with the new Snapdragon 600 chipset and naturally expecting it to be bloody fast. It features a quad-core processor clocked at 1.7 GHz, which is much faster than Samsung Galaxy S3 and Sony flagship device Xperia Z.

The powerful chipset will be complemented by 2 GB RAM, while the internal storage will be either 32 GB or 64 GB and it is not expandable. So Samsung will be having a small advantage over this section because all devices from their house will be having expandable memory.

 

Camera

The company will no longer participate in the megapixel war. Instead of  8, 13 or more megapixels, has gone a totally different way. The pictures taken with the HTC One will max out at about 4 megapixels. Do you think that it is a low resolution? Wrong!!! Dont bother about MP count here. Instead of increasing the megapixel count, HTC increased the megapixel size. So camera sensor should be able to capture a lot more light, allowing you to take more detailed images, with less noise and better exposition. There’s also a pleasant 88-degree wide-angle front-facing camera that can stuff all of your friends into the shot, without having to stretch your hand out.

HTC is introducing the term UltraPixel. What is ultrapixel? An UltraPixel is basically a big pixel, which can capture 300% more light compared to other leading smartphone cameras. See the micron pixel count of leading smartphone cameras, where iPhone 5Galaxy S III and Lumia 920 have 1.4 micron pixels  and Xperia Z has 1.1 micron pixels. The HTC One will sport 2 micron pixels, so the frame  will be physically larger. HTC has also introduced optical image stabilization (OIS) technology similar to the one in the Lumia 920. OIS will make all movement of the camera sensor smoother, resulting in a much more pleasant video recording. All in all, the camera of the HTC One looks really promising. So as a conclusion, the saying “less is more” is completely valid in this case.

 

Software

Software part is not so amazing because it is featuring android 4.1.2 jelly bean and can be upgraded to 4.2. But there’s the brand new HTC Sense 5 user interface. The  BlinkFeed feature, which will act like a Livestream of social updates, communication, images, news, articles and other stuff like that. It resembles to Sony’s Timescape.

Some pretty cool features are also introduced including HTC Zoe, which will make sure that our media galleries being dynamic. In addition to the regular images , Zoe will also activate the recording of short 3-second clips along with those images. These short videos will then be stitched together to create a dynamic thumbnail video.

HTC Boomsound and HTC Sense Voice are also introduced. It makes sure that you are experiencing a loud and clear audio from the stereo speakers that is working with Beat support. Sounds great for music lovers who loves to rumble the eardrum with music.

 

Connectivity and Battery

Coming with all well known connectivity features like Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, LTE and Wifi, Wireless charging is a famous absentee here. Because Samsung galaxy S4 is announced to have the wireless charging feature and Nokia Lumia 920 also have this on board. So that would be a disappointment for HTC.

It is supported by 2300mAh battery and this will store juice for all the operations for a day.

 

At one glance

For ease of reading, we are featuring the whole specs here.

  • 4.7-inch full-HD display
  • 1.7GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor
  • 2GB RAM
  • 32GB/ 64GB internal storage-Not expandable
  • UltraPixel camera
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/ac/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, NFC, Micro-USB
  • 2,300mAh battery
  • Android 4.1.2
  • 137.4 x 68.2 x 9.3mm
  • 143g

 

Bottom Line

HTC One is a show stealer and it’s undoubtedly a dreamy thing to find in a space filled with plastic Android Smartphones. For the time being, the HTC One can rule the land, but we’ll have to wait and see what Samsung has got with the Galaxy S IV. The clash of titans is going to happen again in the coming months. Samsung Galaxy S3 gave the winning title to Samsung last year. Lets see what will happen this year. Can Samsung continue their journey as winners? Can HTC claim the title? Lets wait and watch.

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