HTC One Review


HTC has unveiled another smart phone that toughens the competition with its rivals which is named as HTC One. This is one of the biggest handsets from HTC with all the enhanced specs and high end features.

To what extent HTC could stand up the competition against the new editions and the upcoming editions from its rivals? Let us peep into the details of the new smart handset and find out the answer.

Design :

This can be termed as the best beautifully crafted smart phones in the HTC range. The aluminum body is wrapped on the body which weighs only 143 g, because of its huge size of 5.41 inches tall, 2.69 inches wide the weight may not be a matter. It has a flimsy body of 0.37 inches thickness and this can be handled easily and offers good grip with its slight curved edges.

The continuous rear part has a flawless flat design equipped with a camera lens and flash on the top part and the HTC logo at the center. The arrangement of the buttons is fine with the power button and head phone jack on the top, USB port at the bottom and the volume rocker is on one of the sides. The front part is unique with the clear screen fitted with two soft keys below, speaker grilles are present on both above and below of the screen, the front facing camera beside the speaker grille above the screen and the sensor on the other side. On the whole it can be said as one of the best crafted Android phones.

Display :

The 4.7 inches Super LCD 3 powered touch screen is the real part we look for in any smart device. The pixel resolution offered to this screen is about 1920×1080 pixels that is HD quality at a pixel density of 469 PPI which offers ultimate sharpness and clarity. The Gorilla glass 2 covering protects the screen from any external noises and scratches. The color contrast is good and the balancing of the brighter colors, presenting the details in a very catchy manner is the best thing.

Software and Hardware :

The 4.1.2 Jelly Bean Android Version is the software version available in this smart phone. The Sense 5 technology of HTC is really a great enhancement to the device with all new apps and widgets, the look of the apps have been changed a lot. The user interface provided by the OS along with the presence of Sense 5 technology is a crack shot.

Another surprise HTC has brought to you is the Blink feed technology, the Blink feed technology is a scroll of tiles on the home screen that consists of the latest updates from different websites that you link up to. For example if you set the updates from face book, twitter, technology or news sites the latest updates will scroll on the home screen in tiles format. You can simply click on the tile to select it or scroll down the tiles to get new updates.

The hardware configuration we find in this handset is on top notch with 1.7 GHz quad core processor supported by 2GB RAM that enhances the performance and supports the hard core games. The internal memory is opted with 32 GB memory and 64 GB memory that can be selected based on the user requirement. The absence of card slot memory is a great draw back as far as concerned.

Battery Life :

HTC has thought of enhancing the battery backup with the induced Li-Po 2300 mAh battery. The battery is really a good factor on the moderate use and it also depends upon the type of apps and the tasks you are performing with the handset. This is good and gives backup for almost about 8 hours approximately. The brightness adjustment however protects the battery to some extent.

Camera :

With all the latest enhancements why does HTC opted for only 4 MP camera? The answer is HTC bothered or focused more on the sensors than the camera size which means the sensors are equipped with ultra pixel technology which is called 1/3 inch sensor. The ultra pixel method in the sensors means it lets in more light to get the same quality as a big size camera. The results are efficient and the shots are simply the best one we have seen for a 4 MP camera. The modes like HDR, panorama, Night mode etc., are clearer than we expected it to be. Each detail is framed carefully in the shots; the filters can be applied for the images and most prominent settings are present in this camera.

The 2.1 MP front facing camera is quite good to have a good video chat and self shots that makes it more usable. The 1080 pixels HD quality video can be captured continuously at 30 frames per second even in HDR mode.

The interesting feature about the camera is the ZOE mode which is a new feature like the ultra pixel method. The Zoe mode is used to record the video 0.6 seconds before the shot and three seconds after the shots which makes it alive and moving. This is a latest and exciting feature but it needs a little upgrade or enhancement.

Features :

The connectivity features are really good that make the things more exciting with the 4.0 Bluetooth connectivity, the WI-FI connectivity with the hot spot and direct connectivity and more over the basic things like USB, internet etc. are present to fulfill our needs.

Multimedia Features :

The features are included with two music player one from Google and the other from HTC that are perfectly usable and efficient. The video play back is also present that make the video watch more exciting. The Beats sound system shows out excellent sound quality, in addition to this we have got two built in speakers that are the real power that maintains the volume and the quality in an utmost way. The gaming features are quite fascinating and even the hardcore games are played in a better way.

Additional Features :

The first thing we deal with is the KID mode which is an app for customizing the environment by selecting the apps especially for kids like the story books, recordings etc. The HTC Sense TV is another technology that makes to control your TV that is it can be used as a universal remote by following some rules and methods to integrate the phone with the device. The HTC Watch is a portal provided by HTC to download your favorite movies from this which is payable.

The Car app works as a navigator when we are in driving presenting the road map. The basic apps
like the calendar, photo viewer, document editors and the Google apps like the Google search; Gmail, Gtalk, You Tube, Play store etc. are included to be more usable. The social networking sites like the Facebook, Twitter etc. are integrated to avail the users with social networking experience.

Call off :

The latest smart phone HTC One is the best smart phone in the present trend with all the latest specs and new technology that really amuses the users at a price range around 45000 app.

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