HTC is back in the market with its new flagship handset called the HTC One that promises to deliver a top class Android experience. Last year, the company's HTC One X had a response from smartphone buyers, but it failed to match the success experienced by Samsung's flagship Galaxy S3 smartphone. However, things look better for the Taiwanese maker as its latest device has received a good initial response from users all over the world. In this article, we'll briefly go through the key features of the HTC One.
The HTC One can be used on a wide range of mobile networks. You can operate it on any quad-band GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 2G networks and HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 3G networks. It will also support 4G LTE networks in some countries like the UK, France, Canada.
HTC has moved away from the standard polycarbonate plastic material used in almost all smartphones these days. Instead, the company has built the HTC One entirely from aluminum which looks extremely stylish and luxurious. Its body has the dimensions of 5.41 x 2.69 x 0.37 inches and weighs 5.04 ounces which is quite good as the phone sports a large display on its front side. The metallic casing provides an excellent feel in the hand and does a good job at resisting fingerprints and smudges.
On its face, the HTC One has a 4.7 inches Super LCD3 capacitive display that sets a new benchmark in terms of sharpness. It supports a true-HD resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels which adds up into a pixel density of 469 ppi. The screen is protected by scratch-resistant Corning Gorilla Glass 2 and has excellent viewing angles. High-definition movies look stunningly beautiful due to the bright, crisp and rich image quality, which will surely impress almost all smartphone users.
HTC One flaunts a 4 megapixel rear camera which is capable of shooting images of up to a maximum resolution of 2688 x 1520 pixels and recording full HD 1080p videos. The sensor is unique as it incorporates pixels which are three times larger than a normal sensor. Named Ultrapixels by HTC, these pixels are capable of capturing up to 300% more light which allows the camera to deliver perfect results in all kinds of light conditions. The camera also has optical image stabilization and HTCâs ImageChip to reduce noise levels. Some of the features available in the UI are face detection, geo-tagging, panorama mode, smile shot and much more.
The phone offers a Qualcomm APQ8064T Snapdragon 600 chipset which accommodates a quad-core 1.7 GHz processor, Adreno 320 graphics processor and 2 GB of RAM. The battery powering this hardware is a 2300 mAh unit which is non-removable. In the storage department, you get 32 GB or 64 GB of internal storage space and a free Dropbox account with 25 GB space.
HTC One slips out of the box with Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean paired with HTC Sense 5.0 user interface. One of the new features integrated into the UI is HTC Blinkfeed, which is somewhat similar to the Live Tiles of Windows Phone OS. Blinkfeed provides social networking updates, messages, notifications, news feeds, etc. in real-time on the home screen itself. Other bundled apps include HTC Zoe, Organizer, Google Maps, document editor, Google Now and much more.
HTC One is an excellent device, having all the qualities of a flagship handset. It offers an awesome display, speedy hardware and an innovative camera which sets it apart from the competition. Unless the company's rivals come out with groundbreaking hardware and features, they'll find it tough to beat HTC's latest flagship phone.