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HTC One Review
9 May 2014
Summary: The HTC One is without a doubt the most well-built and well-designed Android smartphone to date, and though HTC made some vexing design choices, the invocation of a virtual menu button among them even when they fail they’re often brave and without comparison in the industry. The HTC One has the best screen, the coolest use of imaging and the highest-quality materials outside of Apple’s iPhone 5, and is well worth your consideration, if not your hard-earned money.
Pros: - Gorgeous 4.7-inch screen is unmatched in clarity, viewing angles and density - Android 4.1.2 feels fresh and new in Sense 5.0 - The phone feels really fast, demonstrably more so than even the last generation’s best-in-class - The Ultrapixel camera is perfect for most situations and is evenly-matched in most others - HTC’s choice of materials feels like a challenge well met - Amazing sound for a pair of phone speakers - Surprisingly good battery life
Cons: - The virtual menu button still crops up in too many apps, disrupting an otherwise-flawless software experience - The included keyboard, while good, is nowhere near as accurate or easy to use as SwiftKey, Swype or any number of third-party keyboards - Automatic brightness is set too high - Calls are occasionally disrupted by a poorly-placed bottom microphone - May be too tall for some users - Battery is not removable and no expandable storage - Backing gets hot after ...
Summary: HTC's flagship smartphone for 2013, the One, really impressed us when we reviewed the international version last month . Its stellar design, speedy performance, and absolutely incredible display overshadowed some of the complaints we had with its camera and battery performance. Since then, we've been eagerly waiting to get our hands on the proper US version of the phone with support for LTE networks here in the States.
Pros: Beautiful design, Speed to spare, Solid network performance
Cons: Average battery life, Unimpressive camera performance, Sense 5 still isn’t perfect
Summary: The Android market has changed radically in the past couple of years. Where we once had a spec war, with manufacturers racing to release ever-more powerful smartphones as quickly as possible, now it’s turning into a marketing battle — and Samsung is winning by a mile. HTC, by comparison, isn’t doing so well. The company has learned some important lessons about not flooding the market with iterative designs, and the culmination of that is the aptly-named HTC One .
Google Nexus 5 vs. Moto X vs. HTC One (Google Play Edition)
3 January 2014
Excerpt: Of the small number of phones that have been update to Android 4.4 Kitkat, three standout: the Google Nexus 5, Moto X, and HTC One Google Play Edition. Which of these smartphones is the best to own?
Summary: The HTC One dual sim is priced at a very steep Rs 53,590, which is the same price as the new Apple iPhone 5s. This is the official price from HTC so you can find it for a little less online. We fail to see why the addition of an extra SIM and storage expansion on an Android has led to a price difference of nearly Rs 10,000 between this and its single-SIM brethren.
Excerpt: The next gen HTC One model is called just that, no ‘X’, no ‘+’ or 'S', just a simple number denomination. So far, the Taiwanese company hasn’t been faring all too well with devices like the HTC Butterfly proving to be way too pricey and the Windows Phone 8X and 8S models still remaining under the radar. This could be HTC’s big break back into the majorly relevant league, but the price of Rs. 42,900 (MOP) might still be a deterrent for some.
Conclusion: There's more than one way to say which one of the two beastly smartphones we reviewed today is better, but that won't necessarily mean it's the phone you'll want. Adding the wins and ties together in our test looks like the objective, fact-based approach. OK, we take this for a fact. And here's another one. The LG G2 is the newer device and that carries a lot of weight in an industry evolving as rapidly as this. But then again, it's more expensive too.