I hope you aren’t sick of reading press reports and reviews of the new HTC One. They all say something similar, but this phone really speaks for itself.
Ok, here’s mine, and let me let the cat out of the bag – the HTC One is my favorite phone of 2013, to this point.
A great design, a form factor that feels good in my hand, an excellent screen and enough power to run any app and complete any task is that the HTC One offers.
The screen is full HD and 4.7-inches, which gives 468ppi. This very easy to see and catching to the eye but sharp enough to appreciate pictures, videos and graphics from games and apps.
The HTC One comes in 32 and 64GB storage choices. The Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connections and fast and crisp.
The volume control is on the right-hand side of the phone, right in the metal casing. It’s easy to adjust and kind of fun to play with.
The processor is a quad-core 1.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro. When paired with the 2GB of RAM, you have a phone that can do whatever you need it to do.
Another nice feature that isn’t getting a lot of mention is the noise reduction when you have the speaker on, or an ear piece in. You can actually hear what is being said. One the other side of the coin, the Beats by Dr. Dre Audio front facing speakers can put out the sound and it’s clean and crisp. You hear the music like it was intended to be heard.
Now, let me introduce you to BlinkFeed. BlinkFeed is the home screen on the HTC One and it’s quite customizable. BlinkFeed can bring hidden content to your home screen and keep it there. BlinkFeed gives you a choice of news feeds in different languages coming from various content providors. It’s impossible to be “out of the loop” with BlinkFeed. It’s pretty easy to customize, but over time, you will get the hang of it.
Two additional great features of the HTC One.
Grab the entire moment and bring it to life in three-second snippets. Unique to the HTC One, you can capture those special moments with your kids, friends and relatives and relive them. Feel free to add special effects and have AT&T Locker store those memories no matter where you are. It’s also easy to share your creations.
HTC UltraPixel Camera
The HTC One’s camera is said to have a sensor gathers 300 percent more light than traditional smartphone camera sensors and delivers improved low-light performance. It’s not the highest resolution camera in an Android phone, but more than adequate for a smartphone camera.
One other great thing about the HTC One, it’s easy to make call. Imagine that in this day, a smartphone that is great for making calls. I’m trying to be funny here, but it really is a nice phone. You can easily get at your contact list and dial and redial numbers.
The phone is fast and performed well. The review model I had was an AT&T unit running on their 4G LTE network in Atlanta.
As far as color choices, the HTC One comes in your choice of black or silver. It has a zero-gap aluminum unibody that seems to protect the inners pretty well.
I love, and recommend this Android phone. It even gets a second look from iPhone users. That’s saying something.
Customers can order their HTC One at www.att.com/htcone – it’s $199.99 with the standard contract.