Taiwanese smartphone maker, HTC recently announced their latest flagship android smartphone – The HTC ONE with tons of new features and hardware to pore over. Some of our readers may have heard about it. But what are these exactly and how do they affect your smartphone experience?
We at androidnova.org bring to you a complete workup on the HTC ONE features and specifications. So you can decide if it the right smartphone to cater all your needs.
Well, HTC One is one hell of a device! HTC has put in lot of efforts to make sure that ‘ONE’ can not only compete with other high end smartphones but at the same time have a unique identity of its own.
So let’s gets started.
Metal Unibody Design with 4.7-inch full HD SuperLCD3 display:
HTC One comes wrapped in a zero-gap aluminium unibody (non-removable 2300 mAh battery) and sports a brilliant 4.7” Full HD (1080p) SuperLCD3 display. Thus becoming the first smartphone maker to provide Full HD in under 5” screen. The display also resists scratches and reduces glare protected by Gorilla Glass 2, whilst offering whooping 468ppi resolution and rich, natural colors.
While the form factor is slim, but the power or lock/unlock button is situated on the top of the phone could mean a lot of stretching of fingers. A sore point could also be the inclusion of only two capacitive buttons below the display. The buttons – back and home and a big HTC logo, which is not a button and does nothing but say you bought an HTC phone. The recent apps screen can be reached by double-tapping the button, while a long-press shows you Google Now. Despite not actually using the device, this setup seems cumbersome.
Processor and Memory:
HTC has thrown in the brand new Qualcomm APQ8064T Snapdragon 600 chipset into the One. That’s the same CPU that was used in the LG Optimus G Pro. It’s a quad-core processor clocked at 1.7GHz.
The powerful processor is complemented by 2GB RAM and Adreno 320 GPU. While the internal storage in the HTC One is capped off at either 32GB or 64GB (no microSD card slot).
OS – Android 4.1 Jelly Bean with Sense 5 and HTC Blinkfeed:
HTC has always added its own dazzle to Android with its Sense software. Sense 5 or the New Sense, is all about the HTC BlinkFeed, a new homescreen on HTC’s phones. The main purpose of this Blink View is to keep you up to date with your world. The company has tied up with 1400 content providers to bring you updates related to sports, technology, current affairs, business, social networking and lifestyle to your BlinkFeed. The feeds are customizable and overall there is a Flipboard-like feel to it.
HTC UltraPixel Camera with HTC Zoe:
HTC One comes with the brand new Ultrapixel camera. It is basically a 4-megapixel sensor with enlarged pixels that capture more light and enhance details of a photo. In the HTC One’s camera, you will find a BSI sensor with each pixel measuring 2.0 microns. The company says it has has shied away from the use of megapixels because it claims that the industry has been misleading consumers by launching phones with more megapixels, but not improving the final image quality. While the HTC One’s Ultrapixel camera is awesome in its own right, HTC Zoe sends it over the top with a new way to view photos. A Zoe is a high res photo that captures three seconds of HD video at the same time it grabs a photo.
On the front, there is a 2.1 MP camera with 88 wide angle lens. Also comes with integrated HDR capability.
HTC BoomSound introduces for the first time on a phone, dual front-facing stereo speakers with a dedicated amplifier. Beats™ Audio integration enables the entire experience for rich, authentic sound whether you’re listening to your favorite music, watching a YouTube video or playing a game.
HTC Sense TV™:
The lock key doubles up as an infrared transmitter and Sense TV transforms the new HTC One into an interactive program guide and remote control for your TV.
HTC has managed to impress everyone with the specs sheet of the HTC One. On paper, it sounds a great buy, but things could change when we get to know how the phone actually performs. Also HTC’s got two giants in Samsung and Apple stomping around. One stone’s probably not going to reshape HTC’s world, and there’s a lot of risk in the HTC One - A Revamped Android, A new way of thinking about camera optics, A new home screen paradigm. Frankly, hardcore users may be afraid of such change.
HTC did not announce the price, but it is expected to be around Rs. 42,000 in India.