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April 15, 2013

HTC ONE(M7) Hands On

by TGN

MTC One M7Enough cant be sent about this handsets. I have always liked the build quality of HTC and the ONE is definitely following the tradition of a great looking design. It is the most beautiful phone out there.

Specs wise the One delivers.  With a full HD screen, an “Ultra Pixel” camera, fantastic speakers and a completely new way to see your social media. The all-aluminum chassis, using a zero-gap unibody design makes this phone one of the best looking devices ever seen.

Screen:

The HTC One is almost all screen. Its 4.7 inch(1080p) LCD display uses SoLux technology for improved picture quality and generates 468 pixels per inch (ppi)which is higher than the Iphone 5. Witch a screen and specs like this, the One’s display is vibrant, crisp and very VERY pleasing to look at.

Design:

This is where the HTC One shines…….really shines. Its slim, made of aluminum and practically all screen. It is extremely slim and virtually adds no bulk at all when in your pocket.

HTC Side HTC Back Front

Hardware and Software:

HTC One is a 1.7GHz quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor, 2GB Ram and 32GB internal storage and a 2,300 mAh battery. Unfortunatley no SD card slot however there is a developer version in the works with a 64GB internal memory.

With the power of Android Jelly Bean layered on top of Android is the new HTC’s Sense UI and an amazing aluminium body really makes this phone stand out from the rest. The fist thing you notice is what HTC calls the BlinkFeed, a main home screen that has dynamic tiles similar to Flipboard. Its a refreshing change if you use facebook and news feeds. Another new addition are the dual speakers, 1st handset(to my knowledge) to have these. In all honesty I do miss the HTC widgets which have been taken away but apart from that there is very little to complain about.

Something new or actually something old which has popped up is the IR blaster on its top edge. When used with the HTC Sense TV app and HTC remote software, users can command their TVs with the phone plus keep tabs on local programs. Ofcourse only in the countries its offered in.

Camera:

This was something I was very curious to see the performance of. A 4 Ultra Pixel, yes Ultra pixel and not Mega pixel camera.

With the Ultrapixel camera is HTC Zoe, a new feature which takes 20 images whilst also recording a short three second video clip. The advantage of this is that not only do you have a short clip for social networks but you can also drag through the video and pick a picture if you’d rather just send a still which is a great feature.

Nothing speaks about results like actual pictures so Ill do a camera comparison/review in a day or so.

Overall:
I am pleased with this device. It is a much needed change in terms of both UI and physical feel.

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