HTC has launched today, 18th February, their tip of the spear smartphone: the HTC ONE. We participated online at the grand unveiling and we summed up the HTC One review for you.It was no mystery that HTC will put all its efforts into this phone in order to ascend to the big league and take on iPhone and Samsung Galaxy S. It seems they have tried really hard and managed to bring to the audience a truly magnificent gadget.
First of all let’s take a look at the HTC ONE tech specs. The new One model will run on a 1.7GHz, quad-core, Snapdragon processor with 2 GB of RAM memory. There will be two models available regarding the storage space: 32 GB and 64 GB. The HTC One will also pack an internal GPS antenna and a bunch of cool sensors like: gyro sensor, accelerometer, proximity sensor and ambient light sensor. The display will be a gorgeous Full HD 4.7” at 468 PPI. The height of the smartphone is 137.4 mm while the width is 68.2 mm. The very thin body is 9.3 mm thick and only weighs 143 grams.
The coolest hardware feature by far is the stereo audio output. Never has a smartphone sounded so good and clear. The videos on this smartphone also come with a vibrant and clear soundtrack that makes the experience of watching something, playing or just listening to music without headphones a real treat. We must notice that the speakers are developed under Dr. Dre’s Beats trademark. The dual front speakers with amplifiers built in will give you the best sound experience on a smartphone so far.
One more of the new features brought by HTC is the HTC Sense Voice that is meant to give you a clear and volume adjusted conversation in loud environments. So whether so work in a loud office or just talk your way through the loud city the Sense Voice will detect ambient noise and will boost your volume to compensate thanks to the dual built-in microphone. There is also the Sense TV feature that allows you to select from TV channels, program guides and settings adjustment while outputting your favorite movie or show directly to your TV, using the HTC One both as a TV feeder and a remote.
HTC BlinkFeed brings you in the blink of an eye and a tap of the phone every news or information you want. You can setup your own social networks and feeds to have them update at all times. You shouldn’t worry about the content sources as there are about 1400 of them as the HTC GM stated himself.
The HTC UltraPixel Camera is sustained by a dedicated HTC ImageChip to record 1080p Full HD videos and it also comes with a image stabilization sensor that helps shoot as smooth as possible. Another appraised thing about the new camera is that it takes up to 300% more light than any other smartphone camera and delivers clear and bright images even in darker environments. Another cool built-in feature to the HTC One is the HTC Zoe that practically uses the photos in a predefined directory to collate them in different manners and stream them as video. You can add a lot of effects, sounds and even create a fluent video if you have photos taken in a row. It’s practically image editing software that is so easy and fun to use.
The HTC ONE will be available in 80 countries and regions at one and will be distributed by 185 operators and retailers form March. The smartphone is already available for pre-order. It is expected the price of HTC ONE to be around $750.
It has been a pleasure to bring to you one of the first HTC One reviews out there. Keep it core, geeks & freaks!