People who have reviewed the HTC One have expressed awe at its exquisite design. The entire phone is tooled from one piece of solid aluminum. It takes 200 minutes to carve each one. Though it is light and thin, it feels much heftier in the hand. It has a curved back to fit neatly in the palm, and angled edges to make it easier to hold. Its weight is only 5.04 ounces and it thickness is 0.36 inches. This makes it one of the lightest and thinnest phones available.
The screen design is also innovative. It is a Super LCD 3 screen, 4.7 inches wide, and a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. This means it has an unprecedented 468 pixels per inch. The bezels are very thin, giving more viewing area. Speakers built into the bezels give stereo sound. Their BoomSound technology gives big music listening ability unheard of in a phone. Even at high volume, sound is excellent, without distortion. There is an 88-degree wide-angle front camera for chatting. This means you don’t fill up the whole screen when video chatting. Its ImageChip 2 attached to the 4 MP rear camera uses UltraPixels to give excellent quality camera action with just the 4 MP. It has f2.0 aperture and optical image stabilization that is excellent for a phone.
There is a micro USB port that can be used as an HMI port to connect the phone directly to a TV. This can also be done wirelessly with Miracast. The power button can also be used as a remote control. The HTC One has 2 GB of RAM and either 32 or 64 GB of storage memory. It is not expandable, however. It features the Snapdragon 600 quad-core chip, with a speed of 1.7 GHz. The 2300mAh battery is adequate and consistent with keeping the size more compact.
• Even with a high pixel count, the phone only takes 8 seconds to be fully powered
• Super fast loading for all apps
• Camera take the best low-light pics of an SmartPhone
• Superb sound system
• Sharp display with extra true colors
• Poor quality video
• Ships with Android 4.1, outdated by the time it ships
• Software is of poor quality
With all the pluses and minuses, the HTC One stacks up as the ideal SmartPhone, with many retailers offering good deals, some with no credit check contracts. It tops the list in most characteristics, which makes it the phone of choice for most.