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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 ...
Excerpt: Though it does dabble in Windows phones HTC is best known for its Android handsets and though it’s been a while since it’s had a real hit on its hands with the One it manages that feat with aplomb. The design of the metallic One is sublime. It fits neatly in the hand without being too slippery and at 143g with a 4.7-inch 1080p 468ppi display it’s a pleasure to use.
Conclusion: The heat may be on for HTC but the One certainly helps ease off the pressure. Incredible hardware in a light, stylish package with one of the best user experiences around lands the HTC One in high regard. HTC haven't been afraid to try some new things with the One; the camera technology is compelling, the additional features are distinctive and Sense 5 is incredible.
Pros: Amazing user interface, Extensive camera options, Great screen, Fantastic build
Cons: Styling might not be for everyone, Can't remove BlinkFeed, 4G impacts on battery
Pure Android: Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One 'Google Play editions' review
19 June 2013
Summary: The Android device story has followed a predictable pattern for the past few years: Samsung, HTC, LG, and Sony release top-tier hardware to carriers the world over, with their own proprietary software layered over Android. Google, meanwhile, partners with one of those companies to release a Nexus phone running “pure” Android software, usually without carrier support and usually on hardware that doesn’t feel quite up to snuff.
Pros: Stock Android, Removable battery, Fast performance
Cons: Cheap-feeling design, Only 16GB of storage, Poor camera software
Conclusion: The HTC One is the company's best phone yet. You have my blessing: go ahead and buy one. It's not just fast, the display is superb and the design is elegant. Cutting edge CPUs and graphics are Android's bread and butter, much like PCs and it takes more to stand out: the HTC One has what it takes in terms of quality materials, build, design and solid software that doesn't overwhelm. Is it the perfect smartphone?
Pros: Stunning design, quality aluminum alloy casing, superb full HD display, fast, pleasing software customizations.
Cons: No removable storage, battery isn't user replaceable. Has only 2 of the usual 3 capacitive buttons.
Conclusion: Whether the Sprint version of the HTC One is the best choice for you will depend, as always, on how well Sprint suits you as a carrier. The nation’s third-largest wireless provider definitely has its ups and downs in terms of rate plans and coverage, respectively; only you can answer whether Big Yellow is the right fit for you where you live and work.
Pros: Outstanding build quality, Gorgeous display, Excellent audio experience, Camera’s low-light performance is top-tier, Sense 5 is responsive and adds value
Cons: -style social media aggregator that lives on the One’s far-left homescreen, is somewhat underwhelming. That’s especially true considering how much attention HTC -and then the tech media- lavished upon it int he weeks following its reveal. BlinkFeed works well enough once you plug in your Facebook and Twitter handles and tell it your favorite news outlets, but it sacrifices usability for visual flair. It’s not nearly as efficient to browse, say, a Twitter feed when you...