92
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HTC One Google Play edition: what's different?

Summary

The HTC One Google Play edition is the same phenomenal phone we've come to love made even better with stock Android, but held back slightly by the lack of AWS for HSPA+ and Google Wallet.

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Pros
  • Stock AndroidBeautiful designStunning displayImpressive camera
Cons
  • No AWS band for HSPA+No Google Wallet support
HTC One Google Play edition: what's different?

Last week we got our hands on the HTC One Google Play edition and shared our first impressions. Today we dig a little deeper into how this superphone differs from its Sense 5-equipped siblings, with a focus on benchmarks, battery life and camera performance. As you'll recall, Samsung introduced a Galaxy S 4 running stock Android at Google I/O and HTC quickly followed suit by announcing an unskinned version of its own flagship, the One. The handset, which went on sale in the Play store on June 26th for $599 unsubsidized, is based on AT&T's 32GB model and features identical specs. As such, it also comes with the same limitations. So, what's the HTC One like with stock Android? Is it better than the devices running Sense 5? What do you give up and, most importantly, is it worth spending the premium for this Google Play edition? Find out after the break.

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Scores

Engadget

92
 

Breakdown

Reception and call quality
8.4
Display
9.6
Battery life
7.5
Camera
7.8
Ease of use
8.3
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Specs

One

Type
Smartphone (Android)
Camera
yes
Internal memory
32 GB
Screen size
4.7 inches
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Specs

One

Type
Smartphone (Android)
Camera
yes
Internal memory
32 GB
Screen size
4.7 inches
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