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“Metal versus plastic; who wins?”


HTC One review: metal versus plastic; who wins? After a few lean years of declining sales, HTC had to make amends. In order to achieve this, they have been investing heavily in their new flagship, the HTC One, since the beginning of this year. After the camera was announced in mid-February, final availability was delayed due to a shortage of parts for the camera, and there was also a dispute with Nokia about the technology used in the microphone.

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HTC One product details

With the HTC One, HTC is trying to turn the tide. This metal-manufactured One will have to compete against flagships of competitors.

Aluminum Multimedia Phone

Not only has the HTC One been given a beautiful aluminum body, it also has a set of impressive specifications. Of course there is a 4.7 inch display with Full HD resolution. This makes the HTC One a phone with one of the highest pixel density of the moment. Images are crystal clear and extremely sharp. Both above and below the screen there is a speaker which HTC itself calls BoomSound. This stereo sound comes directly to you and can be much louder than comparable phones. Moreover, it does not distort when you turn it up a bit. What's more, there's Beats Audio software that optimizes music for both BoomSound speakers and plugged in headphones.

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UltraPixel camera

HTC has equipped the One with an ingenious new type of camera called UltraPixel. Instead of unnecessarily many small pixels, HTC uses fewer and at the same time extra large pixels. These capture up to 300% more light, so you can still take good photos even in dark conditions. The HTC One excels in this. What also helps is the built-in optical image stabilization.

Main HTC One specifications

  • 4.7 inch display + Gorilla Glass
  • Quadcore processor (Snapdragon 600) at 1.7 GHz, 2GB of RAM memory
  • 4 megapixel main camera + Full HD video
  • High-speed mobile web browsing via 4G (LTE)
  • Chose between 32 and 64GB of storage

HTC Zoe and BlinkFeed

The HTC One runs under the Android operating system with HTC Sense on top of it. This is HTC's own shell that looks just a little bit nicer than standard Android and also has some extra apps. One of them is HTC Zoe. HTC understands that it is difficult to take a single perfect picture. That's why in Zoe mode the device takes 20 different photos and a 3 second video. This really brings your photo album to life. Another advantage of the Sense UI is the presence of BlinkFeed. This is located in the home screen and combines information from your social network and various news sources. This gives you an overview of everything that's important to you. What's more, it looks visually attractive.

Pro and cons HTC One

  • Superb high-resolution display
  • Metal unibody
  • Powerful forward facing stereo speakers
  • Beautifully designed Sense UI with numerous functions
  • Despite the UltraPixel technology 'only' 4 megapixels

Most important HTC One specifications

Dimensions 137.4 x 68.2 x 9.3 mm
Weight 143 grams
Item ID 801n
Codename HTC M7
EAN code 8716406029669, 8712421513480, 8712421513473, 4718487644759, 4718487642519, 4718487642502, 4718487641918, 4718487637393, 4718487631414, 4718487631407, 4718487631124, 4718487630462, 4718487630455, 4718487630448, 4710937395259, 4710937394108, 4710937394092, 4710937394085, 4710937394078, 4021114184260, 0471848762519, 0000006350000 Show 8 more, 4718487630448, 4710937395259, 4710937394108, 4710937394092, 4710937394085, 4710937394078, 4021114184260, 0471848762519, 0000006350000
Operating system
Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
Color display 4.7 inch, TFT
Camera 4 MP
Processor 1.7 GHz, Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, Quad Core
Secondary camera 2.1 MP
Data network
4G (LTE)
Build-in memory
Internal memory 2 GB (Size (RAM)), 32 GB (Storage), 64 GB (Storage)
Memory card slot
Power supply
Battery 2300 mAh

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HTC now also sends video teasers for the One M10 #powerof10

HTC One A9 video sample: via @YouTube

This comparison between the Samsung Galaxy S6 and HTC One M9 shows what optical image stabilization is all about

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HTC One (801n)
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Samsung Galaxy S10 (G973)
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Samsung Galaxy S10+ (G975)

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 Current product    
Android4.1 (Jelly Bean)8.0 (Oreo)9.0 (Pie)119.0 (Pie)
Color display4.7 inch, TFT5.2 inch, IPS6.1 inch, Curved Dynamic AMOLED Quad HD+, hole-punch display6.2 inch, Infinity-O Display, hole-punch display6.4 inch, Curved Dynamic AMOLED Quad HD+, hole-punch display
Camera4 MP16 MP12 MP, 12 MP, 16 MP12 MP, 12 MP, 64 MP12 MP, 12 MP, 16 MP
Processor1.7 GHz, Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, Quad Core2.2 GHz, Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, octa core1.7 GHz, 2.4 GHz, 2.8 GHz, octa core2.4 GHz, 2.8 GHz, 2.9 GHz, Samsung Exynos 2100, octa core1.7 GHz, 2.4 GHz, 2.8 GHz, octa core
Secondary camera2.1 MP8 MP10 MP10 MP10 MP, 8 MP
4G (LTE)
Internal memory2 GB (Size (RAM)), 32 GB (Storage), 64 GB (Storage)4 GB (Size (RAM)), 64 GB (Storage)8 GB (Size (RAM)), 128 GB (Storage), 512 GB (Storage)8 GB (Size (RAM)), 128 GB (Storage), 256 GB (Storage)12 GB (Size (RAM)), 8 GB (Size (RAM)), 1 TB (Storage), 128 GB (Storage), 512 GB (Storage)
Memory card slot
Battery2300 mAh4500 mAh3400 mAh4000 mAh4100 mAh

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