Summary: It’s fairly likely that at some point in the past, you heard the endless speculation over the mythical “ Facebook Phone .” What was it? Who would make it? When would we see it released? Well, the answers to those questions in order are: a phone, HTC and now.
Summary: The HTC First is an interesting Android handset. It's said that Facebook went out and designed the Home app to make the smart phone more personal. Instead of weather or news on your home screen you have status updates from your personal network.
HTC First – how does the first official Facebook Home device fare
5 July 2013
Conclusion: The HTC First is an AT&T exclusive in the US , going for $0.99 with a two year contract, which makes it an attractive choice for practically anyone who wants an affordable yet relatively powerful and sturdy handset with 4G LTE – seeing as even grandmothers nowadays use Facebook, I have no doubt...
Conclusion: The HTC First is a budget phone that doesn’t feel like one. In fact, it reminds us a lot of recent Lumia handsets in look, feel, power, and price. Putting aside Facebook Home, you get excellent performance, comfortable design, a good display, and stock Android when you want it.
Excerpt: Social butterflies in the UK still have a little wait before they can pluck this handset from the store shelves, but thankfully we’ve been able to nab a US version of the HTC First aka ‘the Facebook phone’ to examine just how well the biggest move into mobile Mark Zuckerberg’s company has ever made,...
Pros: Beautiful, simple design, Great screen, Unique UI
Conclusion: "Facebook phone" should be considered a misnomer for the HTC First. In reality, it's just another Android phone that runs a different kind of software. The HTC First can disable Home and become a stock, though not current, version of Android that is just as capable as other devices of its ilk.
Summary: The main attraction of the HTC First is the fact that it’s the first phone to ship with Facebook Home preinstalled. The phone also comes pre-loaded with Instagram. For heavy social network users, these features may be important.
Pros: First phone with Facebook Home, Instagram preinstalled, 4.3 inch display with 1280x720, 341 PPI
Cons: No user replaceable battery, No microSD card slot, Unimpressive camera
Excerpt: Facebook is back in the mobile hardware game - in a way. The popular social network has combined with HTC and AT&T on the HTC First , the first (no pun intended) smartphone to launch with the new Facebook Home software out of the box.
Excerpt: After the HTC Status/ChaCha, Facebook is back at it with another hardware collaboration. The popular social network has combined with HTC and AT&T to create the HTC First , the first (no pun intended) smartphone to hit retail shelves with the new Facebook Home software out of the box.
HTC First Review – A Phone for Facebook Addicts Only
18 April 2013
Summary: In a world crowded with way too many Android smartphone choices, it’s nice that HTC has come out with a phone that has an emphasis less on specs and more on how it integrates with your lifestyle.
Pros: Facebook Home is like crack for Facebook addicts, Excellent grip, finish and form factor, excellent display, fair price point, option to disable Facebook Home U.I. and use stock Android 4.1.2, comes with 25GB of free Dropbox storage for 2 years, decent battery life, the only smartphone to come pr...
Cons: Display will be too small for some, lacks MicroSD slot for expandable storage, camera is meh