HTC One Phone - A Spectacular Piece Of Engineering

7/8/2013 2:10:07 PM

After several weeks of rumors, Taiwan based HTC has finally unveiled their latest super smartphone. Rumors going around had this phone pegged as M7, but this power-packed phone will compete with the likes of iPhone 5, Blackberry 10 and others in that league - and is simply called the HTC One. It will be loaded with Android 4.1 - Jellybean operating OS.

Description: HTC One


In a bid to capture the market once again, HTC have left no stone unturned with this phone. HTC One has been equipped with the best hardware available at the moment. The phone, which has a metal design, is packed with at 1.7 GHz Qualcomm quad-core processor. It has a 4.7 inch screen with 1080P resolution and features 2GB RAM. On the looks of it, it might not seem that different from the HTC Butterfly, but this is where the similarity ends.

With 32GB or 64GB internal storage being available there is no support for microSD card. It has a 2.1 mega pixel front camera and a 4.3 'ultrapixel' rear camera, which is one of its key features. Apart from this, it will be equipped with a layer of the brand new Sense 5.0 UI. The most prominent changes which HTC Sense brings to the table are Blinkfeed and Zoe. Blinkfeed feeds relevant news and social network updates to the user directly on the device's home screen. Zoe on the other hand, utilizes the camera to take short clips, which it automatically combines into entire stories. This whole gives the Sense UI 5.0 a new look and feel, which we are sure the users will love.

At the launch event in the US, an HTC official said, "For years, people have been misled about what is important in a camera - what matters is not pixel count, but pixel size. Bigger pixels let in more light, it's simple physics... We're trying to balance out what a lens can support and what a sensor can support. We're talking about real image quality, not just megapixels for the sake of megapixels. The era of the megapixel is over."

HTC claimed that the camera in its new phone can capture 300% more light than the cameras in existing phones. It can also produce better HDR pictures and videos. Just like the camera in Lumia 920, the camera in HTC One features optical image stabilization. Considering that HTC have announced the phone a week before one of the largest events in the mobile industry - The Mobile World Congress, this must be considered as a bold move. The phone would be available for sales by March end or April beginning.



·         Dimension: 137.4 x 68.2 x 9.3 mm (5.41 x 2.69 x 0.37 in)

·         Weight: 143 gms


·         Type: Super LCD3 capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

·         Size: 1080 x 1920 pixels, 4.7 inches (~469 ppi pixel density)

·         Multi-touch: Yes

·         Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 2, HTC Sense UI v5


·         Alert types: Vibration, MP3, WAV ringtones

·         Loudspeaker: Yes, with stereo speakers

·         3.5mm jack: Yes, Beats Audio sound enhancement


·         Card slot: No

·         Internal: 32/64 GB, 2 GB RAM


·         GPRS: Yes

·         EDGE: Yes

·         Speed: HSPA+; LTE, Cat3, 50 Mbps UL, 100 Mbps DL

·         WLAN-Wi-Fi: 802.11 a/ac/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot

·         Bluetooth: Yes, v4.0 with A2DP

·         NFC: Yes (Market dependent)

·         Infrared port: Yes

·         USB: Yes, microUSB v2.0 (MHL)           


·         Primary: 4 MP, 2688 x 1520 pixels, autofocus, LED flash

·         Features: 1/3'' sensor size, simultaneous HD video and image recording, geo-tagging, face and smile detection, OIS

·         Video: Yes, 1080p@30fps, HDR, stereo sound rec., video stabilization

·         Secondary: Yes, 2.1 MP, 1080p@30fps, HDR


·         OS: Android OS, v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean), upgradable to v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)

·         Chipset: Qualcomm APQ8064T Snapdragon 600

·         CPU: Quad-core 1.7 GHz Krait 300

·         GPU: Adreno 320

In direct competition

Nokia Lumia 920

Simply because the Lumia 920 has one of the best cameras around and performs exceptionally well even in low light conditions. Plus, the Windows 8 experience is the most unique of the lot, but it does lack in the apps department.

Description: Nokia Lumia 920

Nokia Lumia 920

Apple iPhone 5

Not only because of the excellent camera, but also the amazing build quality and stunning display. HTC One does offer a larger sensor on a cell-phone cam that the world has not seen yet, but there is no doubt that it will compete with iPhone 5 and maybe even beat it easily.

Description: Apple iPhone 5

Apple iPhone 5

Sony Xperia Z

With a brilliant water and dust resistant body and a 13MP camera, the Sony seems like the closest competitor to the HTC One. But the skin on the Sony smartphones and Bravia engines for the display have been around for quite some time - so the HTC has a leg ahead in this area.

Description: Sony Xperia Z

Sony Xperia Z


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