HTC One (M7)
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HTC's latest flagship is the company's best yet. Its beautiful design, great display and solid performance make it among the finest phones available.
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HTC One (M7)
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- 87AVERAGE CRITIC SCORE52 ReviewsPC Mag80HTC One (Verizon Wireless)The HTC One continues to be a well-designed, powerful 1080p Android smartphone, but the five-month wait for a Verizon Wireless version didn't do it any favors.EngadgetNot RatedHTC One Google Play edition: what's different? MoWhile the HTC One ships with one of the least obtrusive and most polished skins available today, stock Android just takes this handset in a completely new direction. Sure, you lose Zoe and the infrared transmitter (at least for the time being), but you gain Android 4.2.2, a better user experience.Ars Technica90Review: The HTC One Google Play edition offers theYou can now get one of the best Android phones available and a supported installation of stock Android, along with the promise of relatively prompt updates. That's a good thing, and we're hoping that Google continues to devote resources to the program.GizmodoNot RatedGalaxy S4 and HTC One Google Edition Hands-On: TheYou still get the same great phone on the hardware side. From a design standpoint it's still our favorite phone ever, and it's by far the most satisfying to hold. The screen is incredibly sharp and looks just as good as it did on the skinned version.CNET80HTC One Google Play Edition review: Stunning desigThe pricey HTC One Google Play Edition's unique blend of premium design, components, and pure Jelly Bean software will only tempt true Android fanatics.EngadgetNot RatedHTC One Google Play edition hands-on (video)There's no doubt that stock Android makes this powerhouse of a phone even better -- it certainly feels snappier and brings a extra level of clarity and simplicity to an already phenomenal user experience.PC Mag90HTC One (AT&T)The HTC One is still the most elegant Android phone on the market, even if AT&T stuffed it with bloatware.TechCrunch80HTC One Review: The Competition Is Fierce, But HTCThere’s no question that the One will be facing some very serious competition in short order, but if you’re looking to pick up a new phone in the weeks or months to come it’s definitely worth your consideration. Trust me, you’ll find plenty to like here.Computerworld90HTC One deep-dive review: A smartphone that flirtsThe HTC One is one of the best made smartphones you can buy today.New York Times90The HTC One Deserves Its Place in the SpotlightHTC has put all of its 2013 eggs into the One basket, and in general, that was a good call. You could quibble with the software overlays, but it would be hard to imagine a more impressive piece of phone hardware.AllThingsD80HTC Makes the One the Android to BeatThose looking for a new take on Android, and especially a better smartphone camera, should consider the HTC One.PC Mag90HTC One (Sprint)The first truly great smartphone of 2013, the innovative, well-built, aluminum-clad Sprint HTC One is an easy Editors' Choice winner.CNET90HTC One review: The gorgeous HTC One is a winnerWith the One, HTC has created a premium phone that's fast, thin, and flaunts a very sexy design. In my experience, the phone's screen and its camera largely live up to the hype, though the camera's low-light performance is a bit oversold.Laptop Magazine80HTC One (Sprint) ReviewSprint's HTC One offers a supersharp display, impressive sound and a host of innovative features inside the most beautiful Android phone yet.Wired70HTC OneThe One is still an outstanding handset with screeching-fast hardware, and arguably the one with the best fit and finish among Android options. ... So the big stumbling points here are the not-great battery life and the sub-par camera.PC World90Review: HTC One is the Android phone to beatEven with its handful of quirks, the HTC One is among the best Android phones you can buy. Heck, it’s among the best smartphones you can buy, period. ... If you’re in the market for a new smartphone, this is the one to get.Engadget90HTC One for AT&T and Sprint: what's different?It looks like the global HTC One, and performs like it too. Regardless of whether you're loyal to Ma Bell or the Now Network, you can expect the same high-end design and fast performance, though battery life seems to vary modestly depending on the network.AnandTech90HTC One ReviewThe HTC One is an incredibly ambitious phone. I can't think of the last time I've been excited not just because I'm reviewing a triple-A handset, but rather because there are innovative new features inside and ambitious risks taken by the OEM.AnandTech90The HTC One: A Remarkable Device, Anand's Mini RevThe One is without a doubt the best Android smartphone I’ve ever used. HTC’s build quality and materials choices have been steadily improving over the past couple of years and I honestly don’t know a more fitting name for its latest flagship other than the One - it’s the one to get.ZDNet90The HTC One is the best smartphone I have ever useIt is clearly a better piece of hardware than anything else out there or coming soon and deserves a fighting chance. HTC did just about everything they could with the hardware and software while also making broad carrier deals to get the device launching on three of the top four US carriers.Gizmodo90HTC One Review: The Beauty Is a BeastIt's simply one of the most exciting pieces of hardware we've seen in a long time, including the Galaxy S IV. As of this moment, the HTC One is looking like the best Android phone you'll be able to buy for the foreseeable future.Laptop Magazine80HTC One ReviewThe HTC One's jaw-dropping design, good low-light camera, fresh approach to the home screen and awesome speakers make it a stellar Android phoneEngadget90HTC One review (2013)HTC's latest flagship is the company's best effort to date. Its beautiful design, great display and solid performance have convinced us that the One is among the finest phones you can buy.ZDNetNot RatedHTC One: Meet the smartphone that can save HTCWith its unibody aluminum smartphone, HTC will finally be launching the same Android device with the same name on multiple US carriers. The HTC One combines amazing hardware with a unique software experience.Ars TechnicaNot RatedHands-on with HTC One, a powerful phone that may nThe HTC One aluminum body feels nice to hold, with a back that curves into tapered edges on all sides ... Likewise, the BlinkFeed seems to be for people who don’t care a whole lot about what they put into their brains, as long as it sates the desire to be entertained.CNETNot RatedHTC One wows with stunning design, premium parts (In the limited time I've spent in the presence of the HTC One, I can definitely say it's fast, thin, and flaunts a very sexy design. Of course these words describe a lot of new smart phones. If the phone's screen and camera live up to the hype, however, then HTC may have a big winner on its hands.PC MagNot RatedHands On With the HTC OneWe got to spend some time with the new HTC One, and it's very impressive. The phone is a block of tough, silvery aluminum with two inlaid plastic lines on the back; apparently, it takes more than three hours to mill and tool the metal for each phone.GizmodoNot RatedHTC One Hands On: Exactly How Youâ€™re Supposed toThe new Sense is also fluid, with the app drawer accessed from either a software button in the center of the screen, or a swipe to the right ... The image also not grainy at all, which was pretty impressive given the lighting circumstances.AnandTechNot RatedHands on and Impressions from the HTC One - FormerTo say that the HTC One takes some bold risks is putting it lightly, but the hardware I’ve seen is impressive and without a doubt the best out of HTC, or any Android handset maker for that matter, to date.EngadgetNot RatedHTC One early hands-on!Early impressions are that the phone feels great in the hand, very thin and very well made. The UI customizations, meanwhile, are another story entirely. Very Windows Phone-like, we're not sure traditional Android fans are going to love it.Consumer Reports80HTC One has all the bells and whistes and lives upOut of the box, HTC One's many capabilities and vast number of controls and capabilities are a bit intimidating, and not all are executed perfectly. However, after spending time with the phone, I found the HTC One's suite of bells and whistles among the best of any phone.SlashGear80AT&T HTC One ReviewIn AT&T form, it’s our favorite Android handset of the moment.Mashable90HTC One Is a WinnerThe HTC One isn't just different from other Android phones out there today. It's better.ABC News80HTC One Review: A One of a Kind Android PhoneThe One is a beautiful phone with a well-made case, stunning screen and unique software. Yes, its camera and battery performance hold it back from being the perfect smartphone, but those other attributes set a new bar in the Android phone market.PC World Australia90HTC One Android phoneThe HTC One is one of the best designed phones we've ever used. It has an outstanding display and offers fast and smooth performance. However, its battery life is below average, its new camera technology isn't a revolution and the tile-based 'BlinkFeed' home screen won't suit all users.Android Authority80HTC One Review!In the end, with the HTC One, the company has combined a gorgeously designed, well built phone with a “throw it at the wall and see what sticks” approach when it comes to the included software. --- A solid, well performing phone that does an awful lot really well, while only occasionally missing the mark.Wired UK80HTC One reviewThe HTC One is a lot of smartphone, with a terrifically powerful processor, a stonkingly good screen and pretty good camera. But its premium spec comes at a premium price and with other high quality Androids like the Google Nexus 4 coming in at half the price, how many will want to stump up the extra ackers for just a few extra attributes?Pocket-Lint100HTC One reviewThe HTC One is the best phone that HTC has made. The design, the refreshes made to HTC Sense, and the power on offer make this amongst the best that Android has on offer. There's innovation, there's attention to detail and there's plenty on offer straight out of the box.Tech Advisor90New HTC One review - fastest smartphone offers supThe HTC One is up there with the very best smartphones on the market today. It has superb performance, and excellent build quality spoiled only slightly by running hot in use. You can't fault the feature set, and it matches the other high-end products in terms of price.SlashGear90HTC One Review The end result is a phone that’s beautiful, solid, and cleverly, thoughtfully equipped – one which makes bold challenges to our expectations of hardware specifications and software. Now, HTC has to find a way to educate consumers as to why they should care about it.CNET AsiaNot RatedHTC OneNo doubt, HTC's 4-megapixel approach is likely to confuse consumers--especially those that rely on big numbers to buy products--but if the company's image quality delivers a superior result, it could attract new customers who want to take better pictures on their handsets.MashableNot RatedHands On With the Ultrapixeled HTC OneHTC's overall thrust — that the One was conceived and built with real-world use in mind — is compelling. I'd love to have some of the features on my iPhone, especially the IR blaster and good-sounding stereo speakers.Wired UKNot RatedHTC One: Hands-on preview of the Samsung Galaxy S3Wired.co.uk went hands-on at HTC's event and the phone impressed. Its massive screen hasn't made the phone bulky. Its aluminium enclosure is smooth, lightweight and felt rugged.SlashGearNot RatedHTC One hands-on: Sense 5, BlinkFeed and TVOverall, though, this is undoubtedly the best version of Sense we’ve seen on an HTC device, and in a way it takes us some way back to the original premise of the software.Pocket-LintNot RatedHands-on: HTC One reviewHTC Sense 5 is a step in the right direction, making the departure started in Sense 4. With bloat remove, it feel slick and fast, but is still distinctly HTC, with Blink Feed bringing a new face to HTC's flagship phone.Gear Diary80HTC ONE: A Review from Two ContinentsWe see the HTC ONE as an excellent phone but not the clear home run winner we wanted, and HTC needed, it to be.Digital Versus80HTC One ReviewAt the end of the day, the HTC One is the perfect product to get the company back on its feet—provided it doesn't change horses in midstream, and provided you aren't too picky about the camera.GSM Arena80HTC One review: To rule them allWe think they delivered bang on target in terms of design, screen quality, the custom Android skin and audio.Daily Mail90The One and only really is the most desirable HTCThe One’s the first desirable HTC in years – and the best 4G Android so far – but there are so many 4-point-whatever Androids around this spring it’s getting quite hard to be emotional about them.T3100HTC One reviewSo while Samsung’s upcoming sequel may appear to be a veritable powerhouse we can confidently say that the HTC One is the best Android smartphone you can buy right now.Android Central80HTC One reviewIs it HTC’s best phone yet? Without question. And on balance, is it the best Android phone you can buy? For the moment, absolutely.phoneArena90HTC One ReviewHTC wanted a comeback and it brought its best with the HTC One. It is a brilliant device in virtually every aspect. Coming with a beautiful aluminum body that fits almost organically in the hand, it has a great and vivid, extremely sharp 4.7-inch screen.TechRadar90HTC One reviewThe Galaxy S3 is sleeker, the iPhone 5 is, well, Apple-ier, and the Nexus 4 is cheaper. But for the overall package of smartphone design and functionality, the HTC One stands head and shoulders above the rest.Digital VersusNot RatedHTC One: Hands On, First ImpressionsThe HTC One was a pleasant surprise for us. It feels really good in your hands—despite the large form factor—the materials and finishing are truly high-quality, and the flawless fluidity when navigating through the Sense interface looks like a sign of good things to come.IGNNot RatedHTC One Hands-on ImpressionsUltimately, the HTC One is a step in the right direction for Android smartphones and the device’s simple and sophisticated minimalist aesthetic is a home run. Even if a few of the features ... were somewhat oversold, the HTC One serves up top notch design and a stellar user experience.UbergizmoNot RatedHTC One Hands-OnThe HTC One is the first device manufactured by HTC to use a matte aluminum finish, and it definitely gives the device the sense of premium the company was going after. The device feels great in the hand and is light, but it can slip easily around your hand due to the matte aluminum finish.Phone ScoopNot RatedHands-On with the HTC OneThis design is the clear successor of the phones that came before it, including the Nexus One, One X, Windows Phone 8X, and Droid DNA. The One combines the best of all of those designs, and the result is stunning. Not as square as the iPhone, but with a higher-quality feel than the Galaxy S III.T3Not RatedHTC One review: Hands-onThe HTC One One looks like an impressive smartphone, although whether the brand can make successfully convey its key features is another matter. We reckon the Ultrapixel issue may well confuse things for all but hardcore tech fans, while the Zoe Mode is also set to be somewhat devisive.phoneArenaNot RatedHTC One hands-onThe HTC One is one damn fine looking device, especially when it’s utilizing a sturdy metallic casing. Going with a metal unibody design, which HTC details specifically as a zero-gap aluminum body, our hands can’t stop falling in love with the sturdy feel.GSM ArenaNot RatedHTC One hands-on: First lookThe HTC One packs a 4.7" Super LCD 3. The resolution is 1920 x 1080 resulting in an impressive 468 pixels per inch. ... The HTC One features a full metal zero gap unibody. The body frame is made out of aluminum and inside the casing HTC has crammed all the different bits and pieces of technology.Android CentralNot RatedHTC One hands-onThis is finally a phone from HTC worth waiting for, a perfect blend of exciting software innovation and striking hardware design.TechRadarNot RatedHands on: HTC One reviewWe're not sold on the likes of BlinkFeed, as it seems a bit too 'beta' for something launched on a flagship phone ... That said, this is a phone that wows the second it hits the hand, has a great screen, strong internal storage of up to 64GB ... and a superfast processor.MacNN80Review: HTC OneThe HTC One is an outstanding smartphone that has very few obvious flaws. It combines a gorgeous design with a very slick operating system.HotHardware90HTC One Smartphone Review: Android EmpoweredGiven the HTC One's exceptional performance, excellent multimedia capabilities, and attractive design, this phone is definitely one of today's best high-end devices. We like it so much, we're giving it our Editor's Choice award.BGR90HTC One review: The smartphone that changes everytThe One combines an impeccable design, a sleek aluminum body, sturdy construction, well-made software and a handful of innovative features into a single package that is class-leading in almost every regard.Business Insider90HTC One Review: The Most Beautiful Android Phone EThe HTC One is easily the most beautiful Android phone ever created, and has all the other bells and whistles you'll need. You should buy it.Notebookcheck90Review HTC One SmartphoneAll in all, a successful smartphone that raises the bar quite a bit.BGR100HTC ONE REVIEWThe HTC One is the best Android smartphone in the world — period. It combines some of the best materials with the most incredible screen I’ve seen, and is the fastest and most responsive Android phone I have used.Expert Reviews100HTC One reviewIt’s a gorgeous phone with a beautiful screen, and we think it's a more desirable handset than the Sony Xperia Z ... Most will be tempted to see that handset before making a choice, but with the HTC One, HTC has a huge contender for handset of the year.Techno Buffalo100HTC One Review â€“ The Best Smartphone Weâ€™ve UseThe HTC One is the first smartphone in a long time that we’ve been drop dead excited to use every single day during the review period. We’re still in love with it and carrying it day-to-day, because it offers so many features that can’t be found in any other product on the market right now.Android Community90HTC One Review (2013)If you’re judging the market as it stands right here, right this second, there’s a distinct possibility that you’ll find no more satisfying a smartphone experience than the HTC One. Rolling out with one of the top most potentially powerful mobile processors on the planet the HTC One is king.TrustedReviews80HTC One reviewThe UltraPixel camera is a mite disappointing given the ballyhoo made at its launch, but it proves that HTC is one of just a few mobile companies trying something truly interesting.Expert Reviews100HTC One reviewMost will be tempted to see that handset before making a choice, but with the HTC One, HTC has a huge contender for handset of the year. It's an amazing phone and deservedly wins our Ultimate award.Expert ReviewsNot RatedHTC One review - hands-onIt's HTC's big launch for this year, and with a CEO's speech full of words like "risk" and "revolution" we expected to see some big changes when we managed to get our hands on the phone. The big draw of the HTC One is the new version of HTC's Sense interface.Techno BuffaloNot RatedHTC One Hands-OnThe floor was packed at HTC’s One event this morning, but we managed to throw a few elbows to get up to a device for a quick video walk-through. We briefly discuss some of the One’s standout features.DroidLifeNot RatedVideo: HTC One Hands-on and Overview (Update: GallHere is Kellex in New York City with his first hands-on and overview with the new HTC One. The device has a stunning 4.7″ 1080p display, Snapdragon 600 processor, “UltraPixel” 4MP camera along the backside, 2,300mAh battery, Sense 5.0, running Android 4.1.2.The InquirerNot RatedHTC One hands-on reviewThe thing that immediately struck us about the HTC One was its design. HTC claims it's the "most beautiful smartphone ever", and on first impressions it's hard to disagree.Android PoliceNot RatedHands-On With The HTC One - Great Build Quality, GI really like the direction HTC is going in - no one is building premium phones, and this feels like one.Android CommunityNot RatedHTC One Hands-OnWe’re mighty excited about the HTC One overall. The phone looks great, feels great, runs fast, and has just about every feature we could demand of it, bar wireless charging (which still, we have to say, feels like a gimmick). Sense 5 finally feels like a return to original form.BGRNot RatedDo or die: Hands on with the HTC OneIn the brief time I spent flipping through the phone though, there are huge improvements in the latest version of Sense that could very well win over power users who have historically complained that Sense was too cumbersome.Photography Blog80HTC One ReviewIn summary the HTC One is a great smartphone with a unique camera that could either more than satisfy your needs, or fall some way short, depending on how you intend to use and share your photos.PocketNow90HTC One (Sprint) ReviewIf you’re on Sprint and you’re shopping for a high-end Android smartphone, the HTC One should be very near the top of your list.t-break90HTC One ReviewAlong with that premium feel, you are also getting a product that performs faster than any phone currently available and with a camera that won’t make you miss your point and shoot. HTC has wisely chosen the name for their flagship product. It truly is The One.
- 90AVERAGE USER SCORE226 ReviewsEngadget Reader70November 16, 2015Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition. - EngadgetHitking80October 25, 2015Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - EngadgetEngadget Reader100June 12, 2015Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A gadget unicorn - EngadgetEngadget Reader80December 30, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - EngadgetEngadget Reader90December 23, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Fantastic phone overall. I have had it for nearly 2 years and it is still head and shouldersabove the competition. The camera under low light is the only low point with this phone.4.8 out of 5 is an accurate rating for this masterpiece from HTC.Engadget Reader90November 22, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader90November 17, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader90November 11, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!I have had this phone for a year now.. it has performed wonderfully.. the only issue I have is the battery life is now diminishing, and it is not a user replaceable battery. I previously had the HTC Inspire which I could have additional batteries charged and swap them out as needed ( I use tons of apps all day)Engadget Reader90October 14, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader90October 12, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader90October 6, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader90October 2, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader90October 2, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Perfect device, much loved! It was going strong until we recently upgraded the firmware and the phone no longer turned on. Other than that it was a brilliant device.Engadget Reader90September 15, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Hell of a phone, only weakness is the camera not enough for me!Engadget Reader80August 31, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Be different. Taking out of your suit's pocket in a company of your friends and colleagues you will be a captain of a ship floating on the ocean of iPhones. This design it remarkable the performace it perfect. It has never frozen, never stopped, and wasn't slow ever! The beats audio gives you the disco right into your ears. the screen is amazing! Once you bought it you set the requirements to the top and if it comes to buying a new phone you will see the difference immediately. I really like it, and my next mobile will be HTC too if they keep producing phones like this one. ( I'll skip M8 for now, but what about M9 M10? :) )Antilag10August 10, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Like many other m7 owners, I received a unit with a defective camera. Unless the phone is ice cold, and the lighting is perfect, my pictures end up being a big pink grid. This thing overheats, which makes the camera problem worse, and the battery is pitiful. It's also possible to lose charge while plugged in, since qualcomm's fast charge tech is intentionally disabled.Edit: After EXACTLY a year of use, my M7 is now totally dead. Can't charge, or turn on. It died almost exactly the same time I ordered it last year. Nice birthday suicide HTC. Seems like earlier serial numbers of this phone had some serious issues. Defective cameras, panel gaps, overheating. Quality control like this is unforgivable, definitely going to buy a nexus once the new one(s) are out.Engadget Reader90July 3, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader10June 18, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!An awful product that should be avoided. You'll be sorry. - EngadgetEngadget Reader90June 15, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader90June 14, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!It's a very nice smartphone, fast and reliable.Engadget Reader10June 11, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!I even got a replacement refurbished phone - no improvement. This phone is seriously terrible. Sure, 4g is great and all, but it's not unlimited data. This phone's ability to connect to any wireless internet anywhere is so choppy. It's impossible to hold a skype conversation or stream netflix. This is the WORST possible buy. Not to mention that they force you to update your phone almost every two weeks and everytime the phone updates, the quality degrades that much more. Absolutely TERRIBLE! I will definitely go back to Apple. This was my first and LAST Android.Engadget Reader80June 6, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!I've owned my HTC One for roughly six months, and it's still one of the most beautiful devices on the market (even more so than the new HTC One M8). However, that's not to say it's not without it's issues.First and foremost is the camera. I understand HTC's methodology in the ultra pixel technology, but they've fallen short on the execution. Aside from the fact that my camera is now a tad defunct, and wont focus on objects further than five feet away (I've tried everything from adjusting settings, factory resets, updates, other camera apps, etc), photos I originally took when focus wasn't an issue still came out a tad noisy and grainy. People may argue that megapixels are getting out of hand, but I honestly believe the more the merrier. Since you aren't utilizing an actual lense, it's nice to be able to have a more dynamic canvas to deal with.Secondly, the battery isn't what I would call fantastic. My previous two phones were the HTC 8x and Razr MAXX, both of which had outstanding battery life. Of course, in some cases, apps will lead to unforeseen drainage, but all things considered, the battery life could have been better.The build quality of the device, however, feels superb with the (almost) all metal chassis. The only drawback to this all metal is the phone can wind up being difficult to hold, and want to slip from your hands (especially if they're dry). Aside from the LG G2, the bezels on this device are very slim, and with the combination of the forward facing speakers lends itself to a premium device.I've never really had much of a problem with call reception and quality, except for the occasional moment when I get a "no sim card error." I used to have the same issue with my HTC 8x, and from what I've researched, it seems to be an issue with HTC phones and the saddle the SIM card sits in.Sense (now running 6.0) is one of the few Android skins I actually like, and commend HTC on making a less obtrusive, more elegant UI. May not be a full comprehensive review, but these are just my quick hits after owning it for six months. I was disappointed to see they didn't at least up the camera in the M8 to at least an 8 "ultrapixel", but I guess you can win 'em all.Engadget Reader90June 2, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader90May 28, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader90May 23, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader90May 20, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader100May 18, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A gadget unicorn - EngadgetEngadget Reader100May 11, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A gadget unicorn - EngadgetEngadget Reader80May 11, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - EngadgetEngadget Reader100April 28, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!I love everything in HTC One. The built quality is the best yet Android devices have. Aluminum metal looks very great, even it is slippery in my hands sometimes. The 4 MP Ultrapixels is very nice. This is the camera which I really use and need. I usually use the camera to shoot in a low light situation, where HTC One blows away the competition (iPhone 5, SGS 4, etc). It also have the sleek HTC Zoe Features yet others doesn't have!There is no performance issues found in HTC One. The Snapdragon 600 may still stands out compared to the 800 version. I believe its because the lightest HTC Sense ever which brings the performance to the fullest. Boomsound is one of the best features I loved about HTC. The frontal sound really booms when I played any video or music. I loved the beats audio version which really beats!I has the average amount of battery life. Compared to Samsung Galaxy S4 and iPhone 5, HTC One may stands out a 14 hours of average battery life. I use the power saver mode to get this, never had any issues on performance wise. Really loved this phone. HTC One Rocks!!Engadget Reader90April 26, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader100April 25, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!I switched from Samsung S3 to HTC One. I was a die-hard Sammy. Have 4 TV's, but after 4-5 minutes tooling around in the HTC I was ripping out the sim card and credit card. also, love the T-Mobile pricing and 0% interest finance option.Engadget Reader90April 23, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The deisgn on this device is perfect in almost every way. the only issue i have with the phone is that i am not a fan of the sense UI.Engadget Reader90April 23, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetDonDeyv90April 23, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader90April 16, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader80April 8, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - EngadgetEngadget Reader100March 31, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A gadget unicorn - EngadgetEngadget Reader100March 27, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A gadget unicorn - EngadgetEngadget Reader90March 21, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader90March 21, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Simply put, this is the best phone of 2013. The design, user interface, camera, and internals make this phone look great on paper and in the hand. Although the battery and the noise problem are minor setbacks, they aren't make or break problems. All in all the phone is a buyer's go to.Engadget Reader100March 20, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A gadget unicorn - EngadgetEngadget Reader100March 20, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A gadget unicorn - EngadgetEngadget Reader100March 19, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Best smartphone so far..Engadget Reader80March 11, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - EngadgetEngadget Reader100March 2, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A gadget unicorn - EngadgetEngadget Reader90February 28, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The HTC One is an exceptional phone. While not quite as speedy as the new and upcoming flagships (like the Sony Xperia Z2 or the Samsung Galaxy S5), it's still plenty quick for everyday use. Graphics wise too, it definitely powers along well. The FHD 1920x1080 display is extremely crisp and clear, and I've got no complaints in that department (apart from it being a bit small for me, but that's nitpicky).Build quality is definitely a plus with this phone, but I'm still unconvinced that aluminium is superior to polycarbonate. Sure, it can feel nice to touch, but doing anything remotely intensive with the phone tends to heat it up like a saucepan and render it difficult to use. Button and port placement is interesting to say the least; the power/lock/wake button is on the top-left of the device, the headphone jack is top-right, the volume rocker sits high up on the right-hand side, and the micro-USB port is situated on the bottom-right of the phone. There are only two capacitive buttons here: home, and back. No menu button, no multitasking button. This takes some time to get used to. Generally, I prefer Samsung's button placement. Power/lock/wake on the right hand side makes so much more sense to me, and I do prefer their physical home button layout. In the end, once you've used the phone for some time it becomes a non-issue.The camera is fairly good. Indoors and in lower-light areas it does a stellar job, but outdoors in good lighting it loses to phones with higher megapixel counts, simply because 4MP limits the clarity of a lot of shots at 100% zoom. If HTC can get their Ultrapixel tech into a camera that sits around the 10MP range, I'd be much happier.Battery life is so-so. It'll last through a full day of light usage: browsing the web, listening to some music, checking Facebook and Twitter, and a couple of phone calls and text messages. However, doing anything remotely intensive (playing a game, for example) will drain battery life extremely quickly. Where I could generally get through a day or more of medium usage with my Note II, the HTC One will often fail to last the 12-14 hours it's off the charger with the same kind of load. I keep power saver turned on all the time for this very reason, and have very little trouble with it in this mode.Overall though, it's hard to go wrong with the HTC One. My biggest complaint would be the nature of having to unlock the bootloader through the HTCdev website in order to even gain root access to the phone. For this reason, I'm still running the stock rom, and waiting for stock updates. Apart from this, the HTC One is a great all around device, and certainly a handset worthy of most of the praise it gets.Engadget Reader90February 26, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!TECH MOBILE REVIEWS: HTC ONE 9.5/10 http://www.techmobilereviews.com/htc-one.htmlIt has been a long time waiting but, HTC's newest flagship device is finally out, and it brings stunning new features and specs. The HTC One brings a 1.7 GHz Quad Core Processor, with a 4.7 Inch FHD 1080p Display with an amazing pixel-per-inch count of 468. The HTC One however is far from being safe from the likes of Samsung or Apple. A lot is riding on the HTC One. Lets take a look at the spec sheet.SPECS-1.7 GHz Quad Core Snapdragon Qualcomm 600 Processor-4.7 inch, Full HD 1080p, 468 PPI-4 MP Ultra-Pixel Rear Camera (Can record in 1080p HD)-2.1 MP 88 degree wide-angle front facing camera (Can record in 1080p HD)-2,300 mAH non-removable battery-Dual Frontal Stereo Speakers (Beats Audio)-Android 4.1 Jelly Bean with HTC Sense 5-Weighs 143 Grams-NFC CapableA DESIGN LIKE NO OTHERDesignThe design of the One, is truly spectacular. The One is made out of entirly of metal. HTC has made great designs in the past, but this takes the cake. The HTC One takes design on a phone to a whole new level. The One absolutely feels spectacular. You won't want to let it off your hands. It feels amazing.On the front we have two capacitive buttons, which is 1 less than the traditional 3 from past HTC phones. On the top and bottom we have the speakers, and on the top right corner we have the front facing camera. On the back we have the camera and LED flash with the Beats Audio logo on the bottom center.The One has kind of the same design language from the Droid DNA. The back of the phone curves around in an almost triangular form, which allows the One to fit naturally in the hand. The HTC One certainly makes no compromise's when it comes to the design, and i have to say, this is probably the best design I've ever seen thus far on any smartphone.TEXT IS CRISP, AND COLORS ARE RAZOR SHARPScreenWhen the Droid DNA was first released, it packed an insane 441 pixels per inch. The One ups the ante by giving us a pixel density of 468. Thats the highest resolution ever on a smartphone here in the US.The screen size is nice and spacious coming in at about 4.7-inches. Since its equiped with a Super LCD 3 display, colors are vibrant and true-to-life. Text is super sharp, and watching movies couldn't have been so better.BLAZING FASTPerformanceThe HTC One screams with speed, as it takes hold of a 1.7 GHz Quad Core processor. The HTC One is plenty fast, esspecially since the UI is less intrusive. The One performed day to day tasks with ease, and powered through apps, and internet searches. The One is certainly no joke in the speed department.PicturePowering the One is an adequate 2,300 mAh internal battery. I dont know if this was a smart move, esspecially since Samsung still offers the removable battery on the S4. Even so, I didn't have any problems with the battery. I was able to clock in a pretty decent day, with some medium to high usage.IDEAL FEATURES THAT ALL CAN USESoftwareThe HTC One comes with the all new, Sense 5, and you can see definite changes from the previous versions of Sense. For one thing, this is probably the best version of Sense to ever be released from HTC. Other versions of Sense were just too bloated. But with the One it changes all that, and in turn provides the user with a less in-your-face UI.HTC has really stressed a lot of the key features in the device, and some of them are really cool. One of them is called "BlinkFeed". "BlinkFeed" is basically your news, or social feeds all on one page. If you have or ever had the app "Flipboard" then you know what I mean . HTC offers a variety of news sources to choose from, that range from technology to entertainment. You are able to pick and choose which types of news you want as well as the source of the news. By default "BlinkFeed" is your homescreen, and i know some aren't too fond of that idea. But you can change that, and just have a regular homescreen if you prefer. The downside is you cant remove Blinkfeed entirly, and it will always run in the background.The HTC One contains the fairly recent Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. However, I think HTC has missed the mark on that, fairly slightly. Just because i think that any flagship phone should be equiped with the latest and greatest, Jelly Bean 4.2. Hopefully HTC will be able to update the One to Android 5.0 (Key Lime Pie), which is set to debut this year.DITCHING THE CROWDCameraProbably the most highly controversial parts of the One is the camera. That is because the One has what HTC calls "Ultra-pixels". Yep that's right, HTC has done away with the mega-pixels. Some might call this good thing, others not so much. Before we go into some of the camera's features, I just want to take some time to explain what an "ultra-pixel" is and if it is any better than any other mega-pixel camera.If I told you to guess what the HTC One's mega-pixel count was, I bet you wouldn't get close. But thatâ€™s okay, I will just tell you. You might be shocked, but the camera is only a 4MP sensor. But before we completly diss the One, it worth noting that the amount of mega-pixels doesnâ€™t make a difference, but has become a sneaky marketing tool. Instead of mega-pixels, HTC has made what they call â€œultra-pixelsâ€. What is an â€œUltra-pixelâ€? Put simply, the individual pixels are larger and thus bring in more light, which in turn leads to excellent low-light performance. Low-light performance might be good, but I did notice a lot of camera noise when i started to zoom in closer towards objects. Detail was not that fine, but color reproduction was great.Staying on the focus with the camera, the One can record video in 1080p HD, and as you expect from almost every smartphone, the One took great and stable video's. But moving towards another aspect of the camera that has been gaining buzz, is what HTC is calling, a Zoe. What is a Zoe? A Zoe basically takes a series of photo's and records a 3-second video. You have the ablity to edit your Zoe, and then share them amongst your friends through social media, like Facebook. This makes your Photo Gallery come to life, which is pretty nice. (We will show some pictures taken from the One in the coming days)WHERE CAN YOU GO WRONG?OverallFrom the One's design, to its camera, there is definitly a lot to talk about. This phone is bursting with tons of goodness that show how hard HTC worked on this device. The One is probably the best Smartphone i have ever tested and reviewed. Its stellar design, and its simplified Sense UI make for a well-built phone. The phone however does not have a micro-SD card slot, so your stuck with 32GB. The One also doesn't give you access to the battery, but you shouldn't worry too much. The One will be available through three major carriers: AT&T (They have 64GB Model, Exclusive), Sprint, and T-Mobile. Verizon is not included this time, but hopefully that won't stay that way. I would think any carrier would be proud to have, and sell the One. I personally, will be buying the One, and as of right now, it is the Best Smartphone, period.Engadget Reader40February 26, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Just not that impressed with it. Got a lot of the bling factor,but under the skin it is a very plain phone.Engadget Reader90February 25, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader100February 25, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Bought this phone back in September 2013 because I did well in my exams in my previous term in school, so my uncle rewarded me by getting the phone I really wanted. This phone is the best phone I've ever owned. It's premium built quality is still unmatched up till now and the front facing speakers are a dream. This phone's speakers totally blows it's competitors away. It's placed logically and with Beats Audio, it has arguably the best speakers for smartphones. It has many great useful features like BlinkFeed, Video Highlights, and Music player that displays lyrics which made my friends and family who uses a Galaxy or iPhone rather jealous. This phone came with Android 4.1.2 on board and now, I'm already running Android 4.4.2. I'm satisfied with how HTC has handled the updates, considering it's updates were poor in the past. Love this phone to bits and can't wait to see the HTC M8!Engadget Reader90February 18, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader60February 9, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Ok I really like my phone but there are factors I hate so much about it. Keep in mind that I switched from an iPhone to an android.....here it goes PROS: 1. I really like the look of this phone, it's very sophisticated. 2.Some people may not like the Blinkfeed but I really enjoy it. It gives me up to date information on what's going on everywhere. 3.The camera is great, the picture qualities are superb. CONS:1. The text lag is so frustrating. Let me explain.... When I first received my phone texting was quick. Now, four months later, it takes FOREVER for my texts to load. It will say I have a message and I will stare at my message screen for about 30/45 seconds before my message appears. When I send a message, my message will sit in the send box and I will not be able to hit the send button until the device is ready (idk why it waits to send messages but I will sit for about 10/15 seconds after my message is ready to be able to send messages. I erased a majority of my messages so it could possibly send/receive messages quicker but it did nothing. When I'm group messaging the message will first pop up as if that person individually text you and it will have to download the complete message (which takes my phone anywhere from 10-60 seconds). After it downloads it will then become part of the group text. Because of this I don't receive group messages from A LOT of people. It is so frustrating. Now when I had an iPhone, I never experienced text lag or message downloading. I would have thousands and thousands and thousands of texts and never had an issue with lag. THIS IS THE MOST FRUSTRATING THING ABOUT THIS PHONE. and it's not something small. People text daily!2. I can't send legit videos. Let me explain.....there's an option to send mms videos but the quality is so awful that it's not worth sending. So when you take videos you cannot share them unless it's through email. This sucks. Also, the email will only let you send a video that is not too long. I tried sending a video that was a little under two minutes and it was in HDR and it wouldn't send. I chopped it down to 22 seconds and it still would not send. Which leads me to believe that HDR videos will only send if they are under 20 seconds, which obviously blows. How can you share videos with ease? You can't. Now with my iPhone I could send videos through text messages and never had an issue. I sent it to iPhone and android users and they both received the message just fine. Any type of video and I've sent many different length videos. 3. You can only send two pictures at a time. Ugh so annoying. This is for android devices and not just HTC ONE. With my iPhone I sent multiple pictures at a time and never had an issue. 4. The battery life is so awful. I teach and hardly use my phone at work but for the strangest reason I will go from 100% at 7am and end at 12-25% by 3:30 pm. It's so weird. Every day is different. Sometimes it will leave me at 40% and sometimes lower. But never over 40% and remember I HARDLY use my phone during work, only during students lunch. I will take my phone out to respond to messages and what not. 5. Many apps aren't supported for android or are geared more towards iPhones and works poorly on androids. Like EMOJI, I hate that I can't use emojis. Starbucks app never refreshes in a timely manner, I have to keep shutting it down and reopening it and have to click reload to see my balance (it's just a mess). Instagram is geared more to iPhones because it doesn't update my followers/following and when uploading a picture you have to crop most of it out because Instagram is made for a smaller screen (iPhone) and the picture ends up looking weird. Sephora and nordstrom don't have app son android. All in all I will be switching back to an iPhone as soon as the iPhone 6 comes out. Even though this phone is cool, the problems I listed above are unbearable. For some people they don't mind the text lag and the sending pictures and videos but for me it's a must. I will not switch from an iPhone in the near future unless they change these features. For iPhone users thinking about switching, do your research and test the product before settling.Engadget Reader20February 3, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!An awful product that should be avoided. You'll be sorry. - EngadgetEngadget Reader100February 3, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A gadget unicorn - EngadgetEngadget Reader100January 30, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A gadget unicorn - EngadgetEngadget Reader60January 29, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Detailed ReviewEngadget Reader90January 23, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!okEngadget Reader100January 22, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Very well rounded device in all areas especially in build quality. I love picking up this device and hate putting it down. If you are very much a fan of the iPhone yet want the flexible of an android device. You will easily want to switch to this device. Enjoy all the media consumption on this device rich sound, bright brilliant screen, and wide array of file format supported.Engadget Reader100January 22, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A gadget unicorn - EngadgetEngadget Reader100January 21, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A gadget unicorn - EngadgetEngadget Reader90January 19, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The Htc One is an amazing device that is more than capable of being your daily driver. It has all the functionality and features needed to make a phone "smart" and it delivers outstanding performance. Htc has truly outdone themselves here and in my opinion this is the top Phone out right now. Its a phone that I would be happy to have for a couple of years without needing or even wanting to switch to another phone.Engadget Reader90January 10, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Amazing phone. This flagship HTC device is not only the best of HTC, but it is one of the best in the entire Android kingdom. If some people dislike Samsung because of it's cheap looking plastic, then they can have no complaints about the HTC One. Since I believe that Android is truly superior to Apple, there is no better device than the HTC One.Antti90January 9, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!I just love this phone. I had a bad habit of changing phone every 4-6 months (2012 I had Samsung Galaxy S 2, Samsung Galaxy S3, Samsung Note 2 and Nexus 4) but after getting this phone I have settled down and its soon already one year with this one and only phone I might consider switching to is the next HTC one.Lets start with the good parts: Display is just fantastic. It is the best display there still is. Its sharp and colours are excellent. Also the build quality is one of the reasons why I love this. It is not plastic like Samsung. And only phone which is more beautiful than this is Nexus 4, but with that one I always had to be careful not to shatter the glass either back or front of it.Every phone has something to improve. The lesser problem is the batterylife. Note 2 taught me what a good battery life is. It is not horrible, but I have learnt to plug this in every time possible to avoid any horrible moments of dead phone.And then the worst part of this phone: Camera. It is just bad. Ultrapixels or not, 4 ultrapixels is not enough. Yes the pics mostly look great on the phone screen. But after uploading them (fullsized of course) on the computer it is too easy to see how the pictures loose details. This is definitely better than Nexus 4, but even Samsung Galaxy S 2 takes better pictures.Luckily I don't depend on the camera and that is why I still think that HTC One is the best phone you could get. I was sure that I would get Nexus 5, but I am not ready to leave even Sense 5.5, which in my opinion is great.Engadget Reader90January 7, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader80January 4, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - EngadgetEngadget Reader90December 30, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader90December 30, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader80December 27, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!I came to this phone having previously owned a Samsung Galaxy S3 (which broke, hence my need for a replacement). I narrowed my choice down to either the HTC One or the Samsung Galaxy S4.As much as I liked the look of the HTC One, I was unnerved by some factors, although let me tell you: now that I have my hands on the HTC One, those fears were totally unfounded.Firstly, battery life. It's fine, certainly no worse than any other phone I've used, namely my S3. As for the lack of a replacement battery, how often do you do that!? I actually had a spare battery for my S3, and I used it...once. So really, I just don't see this as an issue. It lasts through a day no problem (unless of course you are watching videos on it all day, but then what would you expect!)Secondly, the camera. Now here I was a bit worried: 4MP!? But let me assure you that it is more than good enough for a camera on a phone. I take a fair few pictures, normally of spontaneous events or friends hanging out. If I'm on holiday somewhere spectacular I would take a proper dedicated camera with me, after all, if you use a phone as your main camera, you will run the battery flat in no time! What's more, the low light camera is fantastic. And when I really think about it, I am usually taking pictures inside, in "low light" and this is perfect for that. In good lighting conditions I'd liken the camera quality to be slightly better than the camera on the latest iPad, so really quite good for a device you carry around in your pocket, and that does so much more than just take pictures.Thirdly, the build quality. Is it really as good as the reviews make out? Answer: a resounding yes. When you hold if for the first time, it is a breathtaking moment (depending on how into phones you are!). Any one who has glanced at an iPhone 5 with a pang of jealously as to the sleek, modern, sexy design, let me tell you, this is the phone for you. It feels brilliant in the hand, and feels truly luxury. And for those worrying about the extra weight over plastic? Let me tell you, it's just not an issue- it doesn't feel heavy, it feels well made. Very well made.Blinkfeed is not my cup of tea, but it's certainly not annoying, and from time to time it is useful, and although maybe not being a brilliant thing for me (I don't really care what half my facebook "friends" are saying), it is certainly not a bad thing, and for the right, social media oriented person, this will surely be an excellent feature.The rest of the phone is as advertised: The sound is amazing, the greatest benefit of this is the superior phone call quality, and in particular, the great speaker phone experience. It is finally not a trade off between call quality and convenience when I decide to use speaker phone. The screen is jaw droppingly beautiful, the colours are true to life and just look so much classier than my Galaxy S3 ever did.All in all then, this phone is simply the best phone I have ever owned. It has it all. Yes, it would be nice if the camera was a tad better, but really, that is not a problem. I am truly relieved that I trusted my gut and opted for this phone over the S4. If you get this, you will not be disappointed. You have to keep hold of a phone for a long time these days, and I for one will never get bored of seeing and holding this phone, as I very quickly did with my S3.P.S. check best deal for HTC One at: mobilephonesandy.wordpress.com/htc-one/Hope this review is helpful.Engadget Reader80December 25, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Only downside, not running Google's pure Android.Engadget Reader90December 22, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader90December 12, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader30December 9, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!i am a apple freak, but really liked the design of the HTC one. Really blinkfeed is amazing, but everytime you "open"the phone ti first wants to sync blinkfeed and on 4g cellular or wifi it always takes some time even if you are not interested in blinkfeed when opening. The screen is fabulous, but after one week of using it i put my sim back in my iphone 5s 64. Its a relief how apple managed to make the operating system. Laos android (htc on and google nexus 4,2?) have so many unlogical items, sometimes pressing back back back takes you to the home screen when it should take you to the begin screen of the app.Media : when scrolling trough my 995 pictures it many times displays grey and you have to wait until the tiny pictures are loaded (a problem due to the memory not direct connected to the processor) with my iphone 5 and 5s i can scroll whatever in want and its never gives any hick-ups (5590 pictures)Music : scrolling and searching goes more logic on the iphone.sound quality : outstanding, amazing, cristal clear, but i always use headphones and thats the same as iphone (with a preferance to the iphone)size : suck, tis really to big and i dont have small hands but i have to grip many times and when re-gripping it gives you the feeling that you phone is not secure in you hand any morebattery : same as iphone 5s even with power save on, i use email and call a lot, after 2pm 20-30 percent left, always need to recharge during the day (same as iphone 5s). Noticed that if you turn off cellular data, it can take you a whole day (same as iphone 5s)i tried it over the last 2 weeks another day : i prefer iphone, it really stand out against android, and the 2nd reason is the privacy which is not guaranteed with androidcheerzEngadget Reader70December 8, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!i got this free and i really like the look and presentation of this device but once i tried starting to use it as my daily driver i realised how much i love love and missed my blackberry Q10!well okay, i do love qwerty keyboards but i definitely prefer this on screen keyboard to that of the iPhone's!This is more of a media consumption device than a phone or communication device, if that's what your looking for i would recommend the BlackBerry Q10.Engadget Reader90December 6, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader100December 5, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!I think this is the best android phone of 2013Engadget Reader70December 4, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Like thousands of other people, I chose this phone to break my iPhone addiction. Also like most people who bought the HTC One, the initial quality and craftsmanship is what drew me to this phone. Sadly, my excitement for this phone faded about a month into ownership. My phone was one of MANY HTC One's that had a known camera issue with low-light situations and correctly focusing (http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2317507). After a month of dealing with this camera issue, I exchanged the One for a Galaxy S4 and couldn't be happier.HTC should have dealt with this widely known issue better. HTC almost had the iPhone killer but couldn't resolve this phone's issues like Apple would.I am glad I ultimately joined the Android base.I prefer the Samsung Galaxy S4 over the HTC One for the following reasons:The Galaxy S4 seems overall faster in every regard compared to the HTC OneRemovable\Replaceable battery comes in handy.an accessible MicroSD slot is nice.Engadget Reader70December 4, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Like thousands of other people, I chose this phone to break my iPhone addiction. Also like most people who bought the HTC One, the initial quality and craftsmanship is what drew me to this phone. Sadly, my excitement for this phone faded about a month into ownership. My phone was one of MANY HTC One's that had a known camera issue with low-light situations and correctly focusing (http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2317507). After a month of dealing with this camera issue, I exchanged the One for a Galaxy S4 and couldn't be happier.HTC should have dealt with this widely known issue better. HTC almost had the iPhone killer but couldn't resolve this phone's issues like Apple would.I am glad I ultimately joined the Android base.I prefer the Samsung Galaxy S4 over the HTC One for the following reasons:The Galaxy S4 seems overall faster in every regard compared to the HTC OneRemovable\Replaceable battery comes in handy.an accessible MicroSD slot is nice.Engadget Reader90December 3, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!I bought the One when it first came out. I find the phone easy to use, I love the inferred remote, that was a nice surprise, its a built in app, I have five different remotes, all different cable providers and electronic manufacturers and set up is a breeze. The touch controls are fluid and my phone NEVER glitches. It does tend to get a little warm to the touch if you stream a movie, but beyond that.....I love the HTC oneEngadget Reader90December 2, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader90December 1, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader80November 30, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - EngadgetEngadget Reader90November 28, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader90November 27, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader90November 27, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader100November 26, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!I've waited along time to upgrade phones and the HTC One didn't disappoint. Everything about this phone screams quality. From the amazing display to the durable aluminium body. The only thing I would have liked to see would've been Microsd card support. Other than that this is by far the best phone I've ever had. That's coming from someone who's used iPhones, Droids etcEngadget Reader90November 26, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!I think the new model will force me to finally leave apple's ecosystem, a stunning phone, the only downside is the lack of memory here in uk and the camera. The 32GB internal is somewhat inadequate for such great device.Engadget Reader80November 19, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Overall, it was a great phone and I enjoyed using it. But in the end, I kept returning to my Lumia 925 for portability and overall ease of use.Engadget Reader90November 19, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Great phone :)Engadget Reader80November 16, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - EngadgetEngadget Reader10November 10, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!I've had it for two days. AT&T pushed an update to the phone. The phone restarted. Now the phone is unusable. I've tried a factory reset and a recover. Both times the phone just dies. I have to wait an hour before being able to access the reset menu. HTC + AT&T seems to be a match made for failure. I am glad that I only have this phone for app testing. It will be returned to AT&T for a Samsung today. This is why my iPhone will always be my primary phone.Engadget Reader90November 5, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader90November 5, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader90November 2, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader90October 18, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Great phone with great display and battery. Could use some more love from third party accessories makers but all in one this is the best option on the market.Engadget Reader100October 15, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A gadget unicorn - EngadgetEngadget Reader90October 15, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader80October 9, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Great Phone. Much better than my old S3 and Sense UI 5 is Simple and easy to use. Happy with the Camera and the Screen (Beautiful, beautiful screen, BTW). Build quality is solid. My only problem is the microphone. I've already had to send it back to the shop within a month of purchase because it can't seem to pickup my voice. I've read alot on the net about the problem and they say that it's because the noise suppression coding is buggy.. OK well FIX IT. I love this phone and this one little problem is marring an otherwise perfect productEngadget Reader90October 2, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!One wish for this phone. Unlocked bootloader. HTC's software is awful. They changed so many things that didn't need to be changed. As soon as I can, I'm unlocking the bootloader and putting on an AOSP ROM.Engadget Reader100October 1, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Great phone, good for music lovers and even hardcore android users. Wish there was a menu button instead of the htc logo.Engadget Reader70September 23, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!I wanted to like the One, but I was ultimately let down by the phone. The first issue I noticed was build quality with the device. The first phone I was handed had obvious gaps around the whole chassis, the second one was fine but later developed a small gap. The second issue was the camera. I wanted to like the camera, I really tried, but the phone I had suffered really badly from the purple tint issue. Every single picture was exhibiting a ton of pink and magenta elements through the image. Add onto this, there was a lot of pixelation and distortion in the images. I think HTC can fix this with a firmware update but for the phone to be out as long as it has I'm not optimistic one is coming.Third, the phone ran extremely hot. Browsing Twitter for 5 minutes would result in the phone feeling hot to the touch. I think this is just not right for this kind of device.Fourth, I had a few hand off issues in my time with it. I would notice the phone struggle between 3G and 4G, and sometimes even drop down to 1x. It would take five to ten minutes before it came back.I don't think the One is a bad phone, I think it still has a lot of redeeming qualities about it, but for me it just wasn't all that great. If you happen to get one without any camera issues you'll be in for a treat as the phones display and feel is really great; if you get a Blue one the front is incredibly sharp, the back not so much.Engadget Reader90September 20, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Pros: Build quality, 1080P display, fast processor, better than expected cameraCons: Verizon locked down root accessBest phone I've ever owned.Engadget Reader90September 16, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader100September 12, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A gadget unicorn - EngadgetEngadget Reader50September 10, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The form factor is a)too big to use easily one-handed, and b)beautifully built with one jarring exception - the volume rocker buttons look like a reject from a 70's automobile dashboardEngadget Reader90September 6, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader100August 31, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A gadget unicorn - EngadgetEngadget Reader100August 30, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Great features, great experience, great phone! This one tops the rest, including and especially the iphone.Engadget Reader90August 26, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader100August 22, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!My first Android phone was a Nexus One followed successively by the other Nexus devices. My first non-Nexus device was the Note 2. I didn't like it very much because TouchWiz was so ugly, it made the UI overly cumbersome, there were endless reminders, and there were lots of gimmicky features.I was a bit hesitant with getting the HTC One because of the fact that it was running 4.1 (I bought this phone sometime in May 2013) and it wasn't stock Android. But the build quality, camera, and speakers got me. Despite running 4.1 (when I got it) and Sense, the HTC One is GREAT PHONE. I don't mind Sense at all since it is so UNOBTRUSIVE. In fact, I think it streamlines some UI elements such as copy & paste and text selection. The metal build of the One feels great and it has that premium heft. It doesn't feel overly light nor cheap at all. I really enjoy the chamfered edges as well. The only problem is that, since it is quite thin, it might be a bit slippery. So be careful when holding it!The screen is a razor sharp 1080p and it's not overly washed out nor overly saturated. The camera is only 4 megapixels but it performs so well that I don't mind. The pictures come out clean, crisp, and vibrant. Panoramic mode is very well done here and Zoe is pretty nifty. Unfortunately, I've yet to really use the photo editing software so I can't really say much about that. Also, those speakers are not a gimmick! These are seriously loud speakers and they're decent sounding too! Battery is alright. It gets quite hot when running for a while especially when video chatting. It'll last your standard 9-5 day, but, if you're not going straight home after work, you might want to charge it before leaving work.I was going to complain about how there are few quirks like how the battery saving mode switch is constantly in the notification pulldown and how activating accessibility mode gets rid of slide to unlock (it becomes tap to unlock which because annoying when there are lockscreen music controls) but my One got updated to 4.2 just a few days ago. The new update gets rid of the persistent battery save mode in the pulldown and the tap to unlock quirk. So, with 4.2 it's pretty much an almost perfect phone. in the end, the HTC One is a great great phone! The build quality is far superior to any others I've seen, the screen is amazing, the speakers will make boom you away, and the camera, especially in low light, will satisfy your daily picture needs. If you need a new phone get the HTC One.Engadget Reader90August 16, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader90August 12, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!My previous phone was an iPhone 4, but I dropped the phone and the screen shattered. The cost to fix the screen was rather expensive and it was easier to just buy a new phone. I was arguing between the iPhone 5, since I was fairly invested in iOS, the HTC One, my sister was raving about it, and the S4. I went with the One because it was cheaper, had a higher storage capacity at its price-point, and fell in love with the design.Two weeks into owning the phone and I'm incredibly happy with my choice. There are many things going in its favor.ProsBeautiful display that outshines any other phone I've usedTop specs that breezes through everything I throw at itCamera that shoots fast and clear photos, haven't used the video option yetDesign that is a beauty to behold and feels wonderful in the handLoud and clear speakers for calls and musicRelatively non-intrusive skin on Android, although running 4.1 Consshort battery life due to power hungry screen and componentsodd button placements/occasionally difficult to pressHTC logo where a home button should be, although easy to learna few Sense 5 software quirks, but will definitely be solved in the next updateOf the current smartphones it is certainly at the top, although not by a huge margin. There are certainly many great options out there with the iPhone 5, Galaxy S4, Lumia 900+, etc., but the One is the only one that has lived up to the hype and then some. I would definitely recommend this phone, but it is best to try out the others before purchasing, since everyone has their own preferences.Perhaps the best aspect of being in the Android ecosystem is that if the phone is lacking certain features you can usually find an app that'll give it to you. I have multiple keyboards, an app that replicates the notification features available in the S4, and a few other tweaks that make it easier to use.Update: Now that I've had the device for a month the main problems are the difficulty of reaching the power button and choice of buttons at the bottom of the screen. I have pretty large hands and can reach the power button without having to fiddle with it, but given the size it has cramped my hand on more than one occasion and would be far better on the top right hand side. The HTC Logo would have been better at the top of the phone and give the phone a dedicated recent apps button. It is fairly easy to adjust to, but it can get annoying when you realize how much time could be saved with a simple design adjustment. Otherwise I still stand by my original assessment that it is a fantastic phone and damn near perfect.Engadget Reader100August 7, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A gadget unicorn - EngadgetEngadget Reader100August 6, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The most important factors for me: battery life and reception, are both exceptional. The interface is sometimes confusing if you are coming from a pure Android phone like the Nexus. I thought I would not care about having front speakers and turns out I do. It is fantastic! No need to raise the volume to the max, not even half way actually. But the best part for me is that the battery life is just perfect. I can go through my day without having to recharge at all. Go get it!Engadget Reader90July 31, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader90July 30, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader90July 26, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader100July 26, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A gadget unicorn - EngadgetEngadget Reader100July 26, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A gadget unicorn - EngadgetWael90July 23, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader100July 19, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!What can I say which has not already been stated about this phone. If you love android like me you cant go wrong. This is a great looking phone with exceptional performance. Highly recommended.Engadget Reader90July 18, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!my htc one is the red one and color of red is rocks!Engadget Reader90July 16, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The HTC One is a feature rich device that gets a lot right from the start.Metal Unibody, light & slim profile which really feels like the premium product that it is.Dual front facing Boomsound speakers with Beats Audio really was a revelation to me. It makes listening to music direct from the phone a joy; its clear and isn't lacking in power which was totally unexpected when I first heard it.So much for thinking it was just a marketing gimmick!Blinkfeed is a good new & Social media aggregator, and the Full HD screen makes watching videos a joy, and reading text a breeze. Using the latest Sense software is a lag-free experience thanks to the Quad-core processor, 2GB Ram and good integration done.The Ultrapixel camera excels in low light and in the right hands, performs quite well in almost all other situations as well. Yes, it can overexpose if you're not careful, but that can be worked around with proper click to focus use, which also adjusts the exposure accordingly. But more importantly, is HTC Zoe & Video Highlights. Would you miss the resolution in some cases, perhaps. But this camera is more than capable of meeting 90 of a typical users' needs.One feature that isn't too talked about is the optical stabilisation which benefits both photo taking & video. The ability to shoot at 60 FPS, slow motion mode, and also Full HDR video which would be interesting for those who're so creatively inclined.The IR-blaster was something else that I wasn't sure about at first. Gimmicky? in some ways, yes, but with Sense TV, you do have a Smart Remote with TV guide in your phone now. Found it useful at home and in public areas when testing its usage and range (decent line-of-sight range on it!)So if you're looking for the best Android device out there, you can hardly go wrong with the superb HTC One!Engadget Reader100July 16, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!I've been searching for the perfect smartphone and this is the closest thing that I could definitely get for now..HTC One is beautiful yet awesome in many terms.. There are lots of things that I love so much about this phone, here are some of it,First, I must say that ZOE, Live Gallery and it's Video Highlights completely changing my experience of enjoying moments! It's simple but genius! I extremely in love with it.. If you like to capturing moments of your loved ones, you will instantly fall in love with these feature.And then there's also this Boomsound feature with this dual front speaker, when i first tried it, I was like "Why can this simple things, putting the speaker on the front, haven't became a default thing on every phone?" The differences are just like night and day! I almost never watch videos or listen to music without my headset on, but now, I barely reach my headphone again because I could still enjoying my videos and music without it. Again it change my experience..Those two reason alone would be enough to make me fall in love with the HTC One, but there's so much more it can offer such as its beautiful screen! It's gorgeous! I was mesmerized by it, it's crisp yet so natural.. The performance of 1700GHz Snapdragon 600 with Sense 5, wow! Fast and fluid, Sense has transform itself to the most reliable Android skin, sure there are still things that needs to be polished but I must say HTC has done an excellent job with the HTC One..*and I just smile after I wrote this.. This phone is that good :)Engadget Reader90July 15, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader100July 14, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A gadget unicorn - EngadgetEngadget Reader100July 14, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The One is a phone that just captures the imagination before you even turn it on, the sleek design is something that makes it stand out. In the hand, it is solid, and unusually light, in fact it takes a bit of getting used to. It is thinner and lighter than most other phones I have had before.There were features about the construction of the One that drew me to it, all metal, a high resolution, large screen, and sound quality from the onboad speaker design. The camera was a bit of a punt for me but prior to the availability of the phone there were plenty of comparisons to help with the decision of getting the phone.AFter that though the camera has proven to be the feature of the phone that I most use and enjoy, wit the help of editing software as well. The One comes with great custom software and features built in, Boomsound makes it an entertainment device, The HTC skin for Android, Sense 5, is really intuitive, and for the most part the phone works out of the box.Mostly though, you cannot beat the power, with a quad core processor and 2 gb of ram the phone never lags, and processes all of the things that I have thrown at it.The One for me has been an encounter in the unfamiliar, having used Windows Phone for a long time, it is nice to see Android running on hardware that can handle it.Engadget Reader100July 10, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Firstly let me describe the look and feel of the phone, its perfect..The aluminium gives you the premium feeling which no other phone can deliver. The unibody construction does deliver what it promises without any gaps. The curved back allows you to hold the phone without slipping and it feels great int he hand. When you hold the phone first time, you realize how light it feels for a phone made from metal completely. A lot has been said about the build quality on the internet, but once you hold it you have to agree there is lot more that you cant really express.The screen quality is great, it has great viewing angles and infact the highest ppi in the market now :) so this is the best mobile screen period. The sound quality from the boomsound speakers just add to the screen in helping you consume mobile content better. These are the loudest speakers ever on the phone (Loudest but still crystal clear). The HTC One has two speakers on the front (Yes the front of the phone), I wonder why no one has thought about this before but kudos to HTC for this. The HTC One phone along with its screen and the speakers takes your mobile viewing experience to a newer level. Just to add to this the power button doubles as an IR blaster, with HTC SenseTV software this can be used to control any TV and Set top box.HTC One ships with a new version of Sense. Sense 5 has been built from scratch and it shows, no lags whatsoever in the app drawer or anywhere else. There are quite a number of new features namely Blinkfeed, Zoe, The new music player. Blinkfeed is htc's take on a news aggregator it stays on your home screen(you can move it to secondary home screen if its not your thing) So far i love it.. show me the news without opening any apps and seemed to consume less battery than most other news aggregators(Flipboard, pulse etc). Sense 5 allows you to have folders on your appdrawer which makes it quite easy to organise ur appsThe ultrapixel camera itself has a lot of useful features.The camera peforms quite well is daylight and night. Zoe is a great idea that has been implemented even better. Zoe allows you capture a capture upto 20 secs in a 3 sec period. just delete those photo bombers in the background, also adding a plethora of other features while editing like sequence shot(compiling an image from a sequence of images), Always Smile(edit a such that everyone is smiling), Object removal(get rid of those photo bombers) and a lot more. The 30 Sec video highlights make taking pictures more fun.In terms of battery life, HTC One last me a day without worrying to look for an outlet to plug in. My typical day includes music(Bluetooth) while on the train to work, phone calls from around an hour(On Bluetooth) and so, lots of whatsapp, if that sounds like your typical day usage, and the ocassional browsing of my feed readers, xda, and also gaming here and there ;) You can be sure the HTC One will definately suffice your needs.End of the day its a phone and whats more important than making that phone call and being able to hear what others say to us. HTC One has SenseVoice which allows for crystal clear phone call and the dual built in mics which adjust the call sound based on the noise around you.Overall HTC One is a phone that looks great, feels great and works great!! what more could you want!!Engadget Reader90July 9, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader100July 8, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!I am going to divide this review into several parts so it will be easier on the eyes. I have had this amazing phone for about two months and I use this as my only device during the period.Design/ConstructionIt is astonishing how HTC can craft a device using what they call as the All-Aluminum, Zero Gap construction. The design is slightly curved on the back, which makes the phone sits perfectly on your palm, following its natural contour. The tapered edges make the phone feels slimmer and adds to the overall ergonomic. Overall, the phone screams premium and sturdiness. I am thoroughly impressed by the design and construction of it.ErgonomicsThe positioning of the button is great with the exception of the power button, which doubles up as the IR Blaster. This is actually a great utilisation of button, a unique one I must say, which unfortunately sacrifices a little ergonomics. However, it is a great improvement over the 8X, which has button on the right, which makes it more awkward for my right pointing finger to reach. The volume rocker has a brushed aluminium finish which makes it distinctive on the side of the phone. It has nice tactile feeling. No issue here. The capacitive buttons may have made some people cringe, but I had no problem at all since day one. The two speakers flanking the screen blast the sound to you directly, so that is another plus point for ergonomics; you donâ€™t have to cup speakers anymore.ScreenTouchscreen phones have their screens as the main focal point of the device, and the One actually has made that focal point even more pronounced with its gorgeous screen. Colours are neutral, without oversaturation, with very wide viewing angle. Extreme angle viewing is also great with very little colour degradation. Boasting the highest ppi of any smartphones available today, the Oneâ€™s screen makes texts looks very sharp and detailed, so do pictures and videos. Overall, your sense of sight will be very pampered by the screen. Heck, your sense of sight will be pampered by the whole device.CameraI am still impressed by the camera. Although itâ€™s only 4.1MP, but the sheer size of the sensor makes it a great camera for low light photography, which I have to say I do most among other genre of photography. It lacks fine detail due to the resolution, but overall image quality is awesome. The optical image stabilisation helps with low light photography and video, too. Some people reported that the images produces are sub-par compared to other flagships, but so far I get exceptional results, although I am using custom image parameters (saturation/contrast/ISO, etc). So with the correct settings, I believe it is on par if not surpassing the others.SoundAudio output from the 3.5mm jack is of great quality. Very minimal distortion and overall flat response. However, stereo crosstalk could be slightly better.BoomSound should be standard in every other phones. It totally blows the other out of water. I have never experienced phone speaker listening experience like this before. It is useless to write it here, you gotta feel it for yourself. Itâ€™s not really a table top hi-fi experience, but among other smartphones (or all phones) it is the best sounding (save for the Butterfly S and 8XT, which have the same BoomSound speakers).SoftwareSense 5 is a further enhancement over Sense 4. Some people got turned off by Sense when the One X came out last year, complaining that the UI is heavy and slowed down the phone. However, the new Sense 5 feels much lighter. So light that I have yet to experience stutters (not even lag). So light that I am considering turning off 3 cores and underclock the other one to 500MHz so as not to be an overkill.The UI is also more elegant with dark theme and flatter icons, and definitely a plus for the executives and professionals. The addition of blinkfeed is a plus for me, as I like to read the news in the morning and do not have much time. It feeds me with the content that I tailored myself, so it will not only be current, but relevant to what I need.Camera software is another big improvement than last yearâ€™s flagship. It now offers Zoe and the ability to make highlight videos. Zoe lets you do many awesome things with your photo and takes the experience into a whole different level. Highlight videos makes it more pleasing for you to showcase your pictures, based on the category that you have set them to be in.The addition of USB-OTG capability in the software/kernel somehow makes the argument that the phone only has limited capacity seems invalid. One only needs to plug in USB stick if he wants additional storage. Besides, internal storage is more stable and faster, too.Battery lifeThe phone lasts about 20 hrs on a single charge with moderate to heavy usage, with average of 5 hrs screen time. Moderate to heavy usage in my definition is whatsapping like crazy (my gf is overseas, so thatâ€™s the best way we communicate), browsing about 4 hours, 1 hour of calling/messaging, 15 minutes of Minion Rush, 6-8 hrs of music/media, and all day auto-sync and auto-update. I have no complain about battery life.Light to moderate usage can easily last 30-ish hours of battery life, especially if power saving mode is on.That was before the 4.2.2 update.After the update, the phone feels much lighter and battery life is slightly improved with the phone lasts about 2-3 hours longer than usual.Overall, I am thoroughly impressed by this phone. I definitely recommended this phone to anyone. In fact, three of my colleagues upgraded their phones to this after I showed and recommended this phone.So far there is no other phone that screams both premium and performance like the HTC One. The hardware is a sight to behold, and the software compliments the hardware with not only look, but user-friendly operation, which are coupled with great features.This is THE flagship of 2013.Engadget Reader100July 7, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A gadget unicorn - EngadgetEngadget Reader100July 6, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Bought the HTC One dual sim (here called J One) 3 days ago as a replacement for PadFone 2 and Nokia E52. Phone feels solid and is convenient in everyday use. Battery life, which, i feared, would be insufficient, is actually good - even with 2 active gsm modules.Adding this to awesome screen, good sound and great reception - makes the One dual sim a perfect phone. Almost flawless.Engadget Reader100July 5, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!HTC One and Only (Best handset of 2013)I recently upgraded from HTC One X+ to HTC One. When I first tried HTC One, I was totally mesmerized by the looks and was blown away by the performance. I had made up my mind to switch over to HTC One first possible thing. Finally, a month back I upgraded to HTC One. Here's my review after using the phone for 1 month.HTC One comes with all metal uni-body construction. The full metal phone looks very solid and premium in hand. The back of the phone is curved and gives perfect grip to hold the phone. The phone looks very sleek and is comfortable to hold. The display of HTC One is simply stunning. I totally love the 1080p resolution display of the phone.HTC One is powered by Qualcomm S600 processor and comes with 2 GB Ram resulting into very fast performance.The ultrapixel camera with OIS on HTC One clicked awesome images. The low light performance is simply mind blowing. I specially love to click Zoe shots which is 4 sec. video pic and select most appropriate image. The camera has lovely features like Sequence Shot (my favourite), object removal, auto smile etc.Living Gallery in HTC One has totally reinvented the photos we see in Image gallery. It brings life to our clicks. Video highlights feature automatically creates 30 sec. video of the selected photos of Events in gallery.HTC One consists powerful 2300 mah battery. It easily lasts full day with moderate usage and around 3 Â½ hours of screen time.With HTC One, HTC introduced Boom Sound i.e. front facing Dual speakers for the first time in industry. The sound on HTC One is very rich and loud. Also, in HTC One, Beat Audio works even for external speakers too as there is dedicated amplifier for front stereo speakers also.Sense 5 on HTC One is very light and isn't resource hungry like previous Sense versions. The phone is totally lag free. Even on running multiple applications there is no lag whatsoever on HTC One.I also like the new Blinkfeed feature on HTC One. We can check all the news, feeds and social network updates at 1 place and in constantly updated automatically so that we don't miss out anything.Also, 1 of the best feature of HTC One is Sense TV. With built-in infrared remote we can control our TV and set-top box. I don't have to hunt for my TV remote anymore when I want to watch television.Overall, HTC One is the best phone of 2013. A must have gadget. Its totally blows the competition away . I love my HTC One and even after 1 month I still don't feel like keeping it aside. There is never a dull moment with HTC One as a perfect companion.Engadget Reader90July 3, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader100July 1, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Let me start with bottom line: "Everything your phone isn't but should be" ;) But since I'm quite nitpicky person it wouldn't be fair if I left this review without 'cons' part, right? :)First thing you'll notice when you unbox your One, and almost everyone around web have a consistent opinion regarding that particular thing, is certainly the huge wow factor in its design. I own a silver version and I can testify that everything, from 1080p screen, across shiny edges to brushed aluminum back is beautifully crafted. And that cold feeling of metal in my hand puts a smile on my face every morning when I first touch it, honestly :) And if your phone gets hot during those countless hours of gaming sessions, rest assured that aluminum will dissipate that heat quite efficiently.Small design decisions that made me quite happy were charging port at the bottom and IR sensor incorporated within power button (ridiculously good idea, btw). Silver version is also quite fingerprint-proof, so my OCD can take a little break there and I'm very thankful for that ;)Nevertheless, first hardware "flaw" that I noticed is two capacitive buttons instead of three. And you wouldn't believe how fast I realized that I don't actually need that third button :) OK, I'm still bothered by ugly "3-dots" menu appearing in certain apps, but "reliable source" told me it will be gone in the next update. Keeping fingers crossed. I still miss "search" button more, since the days Google decided to say goodbye to it. Shame on them, if you ask me.Speed? Believe me, it's fast. And I mean REALLY FAST! I previously owned HTC One X+ and it was "fast enough" for me, but One takes the game to another level. I often turn off the phone overnight and I was pleasantly surprised with boot-up time (with "fast boot" disabled). HTC decided to give their (and my) beloved Sense a bit more professional, toned down feeling and that works quite well â€“ no hiccups, no stutters, no dropped frames, no Sense restarts. It offers fluid and reliable experience.And is it just about software tweaks, but battery life on this phone is AMAZING! I usually give my phone pretty hard time and I was quite happy when my One X+ gave me 16h day with 3h of screen on time. Now, how about 17h with 5h screen on time? Maybe it could go even more but I had to go to sleep. Yup, you heard it well! This monster can be hyperactive much longer than you ;)Software annoyances? Wellâ€¦ I'm a creature of habit and, as such, I like to customize things, carrying the same user experience with me for years. In a way, it is not good, and I would like to get rid of that pattern. On the other hand, I feel uncomfortable when something I got used to is changed or when I can't customize it to resemble my previous usage pattern. One of the examples is home screen. I like the way BlinkFeed works, but I simply don't need it and I would like to be able to remove it from my home screens. Furthermore, just when I got used to horizontal scrolling in app tray, HTC decided to make it vertical again. I really don't care which way you scroll it but I would like to choose one solution and stick to it. And yes, where are my Weather lockscreen and leap view? I 'can' live without those things but they were very nice and useful, in my opinion.But I'm ready to forget few minor annoyances, especially when now you have the ability to create folders in the app tray. Now, that's what I'm talking about!HTC One doesn't come with the "latest a greatest" Android version out-of-the box, but I'm really not bothered with that. If you are one of those who can't stand not having the most recent and most pure version of Android and you love HTC design at the same time, you can, as we speak, order Google version of HTC One from Google Play Store. I'm more of a Sense kind of guy and I more appreciate Sense updates rather than Android version. But that's just my opinion.And now few words about "special features".BoomSoundFirst of all, when I heard about BoomSound I thought it was a gimmick. I was wrongâ€¦ I was VERY wrong. This phone has, hands down, THE BEST SOUND I have ever heard from a mobile device. And I'm not talking only about loudness, I'm talking about quality. Those dual front speakers are something so special and so awesome that now I would probably never buy a phone without them, EVER! Once you try this, there is no turning back. Couple of days ago, I heard my phone ringing from a bagâ€¦ in a caseâ€¦ in my living roomâ€¦ while I was taking a SHOWER?! 'Nuff said? ;)Sense TVMy only comment is: Bwaaaaahahahaha, now I'm the king of all TVs in pubs and restaurants! :)) And finally â€“ a remote control that you can't lose. If you misplace it, simply call it ;)CameraHTC advertises One's "ultrapixel" camera as an unmatched low light performer and it does live up to its name. I'm not very fond of taking photos with mobile phone camera butâ€¦ That "Zoe" thingy is AMAZING. Couple it with "Highlights" feature and those boring sessions where you show gazillion photos from vacation to your friends will turn into an artistic display. Imagine one ridiculously cool video for every day you spent swimming, sightseeing and partying. Seriously, the way "highlights" combines your marked photos into a video with cool music and even cooler effects is something you NEED, believe me!Now, I'm sure there's more to say about this phone, but this is the best I could do in just one month of playing with it. The way it completes the tech part of my life cannot be described in few words, so I'm also sorry if I bothered you too much ;) And be sure that if I discover some particularly cool feature I'll be back to update this review.As HTC said, in their marketing campaign, this certainly is "everything your phone isn't", but definitely should be. Of course, in case you already got it, it's everything your phone is :)Engadget Reader100July 1, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!This review will be in six sections: camera, sound quality, screen, ease of use, battery life, and look and feel.So, let's start with camera. Where to begin? Simply put, this camera with its Ultrapixel technology is one of the best smartphone cameras on the market for low lighting conditions. The 4MP Ultrapixel sensor can pick up more light than normal smartphone cameras, so the pictures will show up better in low lighting conditions. The same also goes for video; it's nice being able to take video where you can actually see something in places that are quite dark rather than having sound and pitch blackness.As for sound quality, the HTC Boomsound front facing speakers are awesome. I don't need to plug in headphones/speakers for clear sound anymore. These are the best built-in smartphone speakers on the market. The stereo sound is crisp and clear. The sound isn't tinny like other phones either; it is a rich sound with depth. It is quite useful for sharing YouTube videos with friends.The 1080p, 4.7 inch screen is absolutely amazing. You can look at it from pretty much any angle. Again, like the speakers, this is good for sharing content with friends from your phone. You don't need to have everyone looking at the phone straight on; anyone at any angle can see whatever picture or video you are showing off. The colors are very realistic as well, making it great for watching videos and such.Sense 5 has greatly simplified the Android experience. It is incredibly ease to use, and all the features have help screens when you first use them to help you get set up. It is very straight forward. Blinkfeed lets you get your news and social feeds right on your homescreen, which eliminates the need of going to the Play Store to get a news app. Sense TV walks you through setting up your home theater remote on your phone, and the interface is intuitive: tap the thumbnail of a TV program and it will show up on your TV screen. Even the camera interface is easy to use: switching from the front to the rear camera and vice-versa only requires a swipe on the screen.On battery life, the phone can easily last a day with moderate usage. This includes a lot of Whatsapp and Facebook usage, a few minutes of phone calls, maybe some light gaming while waiting for a bus or train, and an hour of music over Bluetooth headphones.The look and feel is the best. The build quality is solid, with the full aluminum body. It feels very premium, and the curved shape of the phone rests perfectly in the palm of your hand.Overall, the HTC One is the best smartphone you can get right now, and I highly recommend it.Engadget Reader100June 30, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Despite the hype around the iPhone I personally like the HTC One more. It's true that I've been an android user for many years, but I've always gave credit to the iPhone regarding it's hardware and app design. With the appearance of the HTC One iPhone has met it's rival in terms of design and build quality. My major concern about this phone is the same I've always had with the iPhone and it's the non removable battery. I am a proud owner of an iPod Touch for 6 years now and I didn't had any battery problems but I don't give it the use of a smartphone and my last two phones (Galaxy S2 was the last), I had to buy new batteries in not a lot more than a year, so I'm a bit worried.Also there is no sd card support, ok, it comes with 32 gb and cloud storage with internet access everywhere also helps to cut down the need of an SD card, but it was an advantage that android had to the iPhone in my point of view.My final opinion is that this is the best smartphone at the moment and it could be even better with some tweaks.Engadget Reader100June 30, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!HTC One gorgeous looking smartphone with monster specs1.SPEED- Packed with SNAPDRAGON 600 chip gives fastest processing power & ultimate gaming experience.2. CAMERA- Megapixel myth is over now, itâ€™s a new era of Ultrapixel. HTC has excels in terms of Camera Technology. It captures best low light and day light pics with vibrant colors. HTC One camera software comes with awesome pre-defined inbuilt filters to make your pics more colorful.It comes with a special feature called Zoe (3 sec video or 20 frames together) gives a visual treat with enormous picture editing features which was not possible earlier.3. STORAGE: HTC One comes with high speed 32/64 gig variant with 25gig from Dropbox gives enough space for capturing pics & videos.4.SPEAKERS: Hats off to BOOMSOUND on HTC ONE, 94db 1st time on any smartphone with dual frontal speakers amplified with beats audio gives the best in class sound.5.SENSE 5: Simple, easy, clean interface & refreshing icons packed with some great new features.6. BATTERY: HTC One is packed with powerful 2300mAh Non-Removable battery & most importantly with Sense 5 coded in such a way which consumes very less battery compared to other Interfaces like Touchwiz UI7. Display: It has best display among all smartphones so far with highest 469 ppi packed with 1080p gives crisp & bright display with vibrant colors.8. BlinkFeed: HTC guruâ€™s has done this time and finally gave a new name to see all social content at one place with user based priority of rich content in a flip board style.9.BUILD QUALITY: Built up with premium Aluminum metal with Zero gap technology gives premium feel to hand while holding it.10.EARPHONE EXPERIENCE- No need to spend on costly earphones as HTC One comes with awesome piece of earphones looks same like Beats by Dr. DreLook & Feel: A phenomenal device with sexiest look so far built up with premium Aluminum metal comes with Sense 5 out of box to give ultimate experience ever.Engadget Reader90June 30, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!I've been a long time HTC user and I have to tell you: This is The smartphone I've been most satisfied with.An amazing screen, awesome camera (top low light quality, standard quality during day light), top reception (my first smartphone with reception in the elevator) and extraordinary battery life. I get 2 days out of the battery, while regularly syncing emails and feeds. a perfect smartphone for Ingress players ;-)Engadget Reader90June 26, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Definitely one of the best phones ever made. The design and quality as well as the good hardware and software system make it a very fast and versatile device, with no lag at all and so many possibilities of screen personalization. From apps on the app gallery, desktops, widgets and the Blinkfeed itself. Maybe it's not the most powerful phone (S4 has some more Ghz) or doesn't have the best battery (S4 has a few more mAh) but the phone is so well made and optimized that performs far away better than any of the phones that try to compete with it to be the flagship of Android. I would recommend it to anyone out there.Engadget Reader90June 25, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!I call this a parent phone or an outdoors man phone simply due to Zoe and Highlights feature. As a hobby photographer, I love to take pictures and compile them into little memories. What drew me to the One over the S4 was Zoe. Hanging out with my new twin nieces for a day, going home and seeing the moments jump to life in the gallery are just amazing (http://youtu.be/9dTj9mckcRc) and sold me on this device.Aside from that feature, HTC Sense 5.0 gives you a fairly great Android experience. If you don't like Blinkfeed, then just shove it aside and use another page as your home page or download a launcher like Nova or Apex and ignore it all together, but I don't find it annoying, clunky, or ugly.Engadget Reader100June 25, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A gadget unicorn - EngadgetEngadget Reader90June 25, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader90June 24, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader90June 24, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader100June 22, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!I have been using the HTC ONE for a week now and so far it's been great. I love the white matte plastic that surrounds the phone which looks really good and contrast well with the aluminum. The forward facing speakers have only gotten compliments so far from my friends and relatives. The 4.7 inches of the HTC ONE in my opinion the ideal screen size for those who love big screen devices.Of all the smart phones I have used till now the HTC One has longest and best battery life. I use my phone all the time for various activities browsing social media sites,watching youtube videos and playing online games but I still have half my battery in the evening which is so cool.Also the UltraPixel camera makes the low light pictures more clear which was not possible earlier and also like object removal feature.Overall the HTC ONE is value for money phone which has so many new features as compared to iphone and samsung.Engadget Reader90June 19, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Simply put, this is an incredible phone. I've jumped from iPhone to Android so I can have this phone, which after 4 years on iPhone was a difficult decision, but I don't have any regrets. The hardware feels and looks fantastic in your hand. The screen is crisp and bright. My only criticism, and it's a small one, is the power button. It's almost completely flush with the top of the phone making it a little tricky to press at times, depending on the angle you're trying to get at it from. But it's a minor inconvenience.The user interface is fast and responsive and scrolling works perfectly. It's incredibly snappy, makes my iPhone 4 feel like wading through mud in comparison. I tried using Blinkfeed but prefer using an app for reading news etc, so I moved it off the home screen to the left hand pane and have pretty much forgotten it's there now. It's wasted real estate I suppose but not a big deal. Not sure why HTC don't allow you to remove it. Battery life has been excellent. It got well over 17 hours of moderate usage including email, youtube, listening to podcasts, web browsing, whatsapp etc - with powersave on. I'm not sure what powersave cuts down on - i've not noticed anything change switching it off, so whatever it does, it does it discreetly. All in all, a fantastic phone.Engadget Reader100June 19, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Best phone I've owned.It's a load of power with a magnificent screen loaded in a truly awesomely designed smartphone (I own the Silver version) !I love everything and for the first time I even love (and don't want to get rid of) Sense. SenseTV is a great addition, BlinkFeed is something you easily get hooked-up to, and HTC ZOE is both fun and amazing.I really can't find any downside to this phone and have already recommended it arround me.Engadget Reader100June 19, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!This mobile phone is really extraordinary. I have been using it for a month and it never stops surprising me.The generous size and resolution (1080p) of the display makes it extremely pleasant to read news, watch pictures and clips I shot with the camera or videos streaming on Youtube or Vevo. The colours are brilliant and realistic and the response to user touch is fast and smooth.The ultrapixel camera is really spectacular and I've had a lot of fun discovering its many functionalities. It is one of the most famous characteristics of this device and the results exceed every expectations. The ultrapixel technology can be appreciated in every shot, especially in those pictures taken in Macro or HDR mode. The sequence shot, removal of unwanted objects and the many filters you can apply to freshly taken pics are both interesting and useful. The icing on the cake is represented by the wide-angle frontal camera, which I often use when taking group pictures and no friends is left out of any picture!Listening to your favourite music is never been that pleasant, whether with earphones or speakers (HTC Boomsound) thanks to beats Audio technology: once you try it, you can no longer go back. Watching a music video on this device is a unique experience. You can even set up a small karaoke party, thanks to the lyrics downloaded from Gracenote and floating on the screen.HTC Blinkfeed has been a nice discovery. Like many at the beginning, I thought it was an interesting feature but I did not know how much I would have effectively used it. Now not only I find it very useful and straightforward, but I also publish posts on Twitter or Facebook directly from Blinkfeed.The 32GB memory is more than sufficient to fulfil my needs and, thanks to Dropbox too, I don't think I'll ever regret the absence of a SD memory slot.I have to admit that I've never taken into consideration the battery life when picking a smartphone; as long as it last 1 day of heavy usage I'm more than happy with it. But I've been positively impressed by the battery life of the HTC One: I can get to the end of the 2nd day of heavy usage and even complete the 3rd day with a more moderate usage (social networks, calls, texting, taking pictures and some short game sessions); this is also due to the Power Saver mode.Let's talk about the design, honestly one of the main reasons of my interest for this device. I've been fascinated by the aluminium unibody from day 1 and I have to admit the HTC One proved lighter than I expected, very pleasant to touch and a beauty to look at. All the buttons are easily accessible and the Gorilla Glass 2 allows me to use it without screen protectors nor fear of accidental scratches.If you require a phone with extremely high multimedia capabilities and want to try something absolutely stunning and innovative, the HTC One is the phone for you.Engadget Reader100June 16, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!I bought this phone without ever reviewing it, I heard good reviews and have confidence in it, I took a shot in the dark and I was rewarded. I have not regretted dropping $199 on this phone yet. I am a big fan of it thus far and quite pleased.The screen is brilliant and the battery life is great.Engadget Reader90June 14, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader90June 11, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The One is an All-Inclusive Mobile DeviceI love holding the HTC One, it feels sturdy and well built. I can text with one hand so itâ€™s not too wide like a phablet but makes great use of the screen real estate. One of my biggest reasons for leaving iPhone behind for the Inspire was because of the screen size and quality.The HTC One is thin enough to fit in shirt pockets or small hand bags even a wallet but not too thin that I donâ€™t feel like I have a good grip when holding it. I always buy cases for my phoneâ€™s so that I can get a good grip on it and this is the first time I feel like I can carry a phone without a case. The build quality just feels great right out of the box.I love the high quality resolution of the screen. The font type is clear, image quality is crisp that I would actually read a book on my HTC One. Gaming apps are fun because the speaker quality sounds better than some hand-held devices like the DS.The battery has been great so far but I am still a firm believer that the more you use obviously the more you will lose. I am picking up my phone less and not reacting to every single notification I get. I listen to music on my 30 minute round-trip work commute and when I get into the car I plug it into my car stereo to listen to my music and have a hands-free conversation if I get a call. This leaves me with about three quarters battery life which is pretty good.What I appreciate most is that now having the HTC One in hand even if given the choice in color I love the platinum color of the HTC One. Itâ€™s not shiny and cheap but more matte, sophisticated and with beautiful lines like a skyscraper.Engadget Reader100June 10, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Overall, this is a great device. This is the first time I have ever bought a phone and felt it was truly ahead of it's time. It feels so much more modern and solidly built than anything out there. It's specs are so outrageously powerful, it sometimes even feels too good, like this epic BOOOOOMSOUND speakers! Speaking of, I haven't even heard laptops with as clear and high quality speakers as this phone. All in all, one hell of a device and I have no regrets whatsoever! :DEngadget Reader90June 8, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Simply the best phone I've had so far. It just sounds amazing and looks amazing. Sure, there's a few minor things with the software in it, but such are rather small and rather easy to fix. If you want the best Android phone around in summer of 2013: Get HTC One.Engadget Reader100June 7, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!By far the best phone I've ever had. Truly amazing.Engadget Reader90June 7, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader90June 7, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader100June 6, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!I have the HTC One for a month now.I'm a previous user of Sony Xperia Sola, Samsung S2, S3, iPhone 4S and Sensation XL with beats audio.Screen: Really best screen ever, Full HD resolution, you'd really love to look at it.The screen size 4.7" in my opinion is the best size for a smartphone, neither small as an iphone nor huge as a Samsung Note.Touch sensitivity is great, I hardly get typing errors on the keyboard.I didn't experience any lags or glitches on this phone.Camera: I loved the photos I took using the One, Ultrapixel camera is good.The Zoe feature is really great.It takes 20 frames and 3 seconds video, you could choose your best shot easily.Macro shots are comparable to photos shot using DSLR.The camera interface is really fast, it takes less than a second to capture a well focused pic.Low light photos are far better than any smartphone I used.The phone automatically sort the photos into events and automatically renders a 33 seconds highlight video of the pics and zoes.Video rendering is super fast, it takes seconds to render the video, thanks to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 quad core CPU.Audio: The dual front-facing speakers are of a best quality in terms of clarity and bass.It's loud in a closed place.Battery: I'm a power user, Wifi connected all day, Sync ON, an hour surfing, I use the phone to take photos and videos.It takes 36 hours to reach the yellow zone "20%" of the battery, which is great for me.Design: I love it's design. I didn't have any gaping issues in the metal construction.The metal unibody is attractive to everyone who see the phone in my hands.It's the most prestigious phone I've ever had. It feels solid in my hand.I'm happy to have chosen HTC One over S4 and iPhone.Engadget Reader70June 5, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition. - EngadgetEngadget Reader100June 4, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!I hope to submit a more detailed review later, but wanted to help people trying to decide between this phone and the Galaxy S4. I sold my S3 to help pay for the Dev. edition of the HTC One.That's how much I like it, and prefer it to the S4. Don't get me wrong -- I loved my S3. But this takes Android to a new level of sophistication and excellence. Nuff said?Engadget Reader100June 1, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!This is truly an awesome phone to have. I have had it for only few days, but the excitement from the day that I got it never ends and the phone really live up to the hype. Build quality is superb and with that rounded back, it's really nice to hold and feels premium. Stereo speakers are loud and very clear on whichever track I play.BlinkFeed is helpful - it delivers news that you care about in one screen. UltraPixel camera is great, especially in low light. I just wish it had better megapixel count [perhaps 6mp?]. There are only few minor quirks with OS, otherwise, on software side, everything's great running Sense 5.Engadget Reader90May 31, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader100May 31, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A gadget unicorn - EngadgetEngadget Reader100May 31, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!It's a beautiful device that does everything (or almost everything) a tech lover would want in a device. There are a few things that a bothersome, like the fact that it Ships with Android 4.1, and in doing so, lacks a built in quick settings menu. Other than these small gripes, the device is a definite must buy. I'm notoriously hard to please when it comes to tech, the the HTC One does it right. Buy it!Engadget Reader100May 30, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!I've had a fair share of smartphones by now and have always been happy with the phone I've chosen. The HTC One however takes that happiness to a new level, let me tell you why:It looks and feels absolutely amazing!To me the HTC One is the most beautiful smartphone ever made and while you might not agree with me there, you'll have to admit that it is one gorgeous phone. Plastic is king at the moment in Android land and it's great to see a handset maker break with that tradition and go for a mainly aluminium body. The use of aluminium makes the phone a bit heavier than its competitors, but this isn't a bad thing. HTC has arranged the internal components in the phone in pyramid fashion, making the weight of the phone wonderfully balanced. The curved back of the phone helps it rest in your palm even better. This phone is a real joy to hold. Last but not least, HTC didn't jump on the "bigger is better" bandwagon and kept the One's screen a nice 4,7 inches, meaning the phone is more finger friendly for us folks with smaller hands.The hardware is a techie's wet dream.The HTC One comes with the best hardware currently on offer, a full HD screen with the highest PPI around. Enough raw CPU and GPU horsepower to smoothly run just about anything you can throw at it and enough RAM to happily multi-task your way through the day. The standard plethora of sensors, a front and rear camera and array of noise cancelling microphones which should keep your movies and phone calls background noise free. That's not all however. The One comes with stereo front facing speakers and they are amazing, the sound is crazy for a mobile device. Why did no-one do this before?The software really adds to the experience.Love it or hate it, HTC's Sense skin has had its ups and downs. I used to love Sense back in the day and was appalled when it became a bloated monstrosity crammed with features hardly anyone needed and animations for just about every action you could possibly want to perform. HTC luckily came to their collective senses (excuse the pun) and decided to go for a more minimalist approach. This was already visible in Sense 4 which was loaded onto last year's models (and converted me back to HTC's Sense skin) and is even more apparent in Sense 5. HTC's skin no longer seeks to replace all of Android but instead tries to augment it in places where the user experience is suboptimal, examples of this are the calendar and weather apps and the redesigned app drawer.The camera is good (but has a learning curve).HTC has not been shy in marketing the One's Ultrapixel camera. Now, if you don't know what it is you can read up on it on the HTC site as I'm not going to discuss the hardware. What I will discuss is how the camera performs in everyday circumstances. The One's camera is a bit more temperamental than other smartphone camera's I've owned. It shoots good pictures when you have everything set to auto, but tends to overexpose when there's a lot of light (the curse of the larger pixels I suppose). If you want truly amazing shots, something the HTC One is definitely capable of, you're going to have to fine-tune the settings and get to know the camera a bit better. I for one don't mind spending some time tinkering with settings, but I can imagine that this doesn't appeal to every user.Is it really that good?Yes, I think so. I've never been happier with any smartphone I've owned so far. That's not to say that I have a few minor gripes with the HTC One. For one I would've preferred the standard Android button layout, having said that you get the hang of the new layout pretty quickly though. There are also some minor software issues, the biggest being "he who shall not be named" or the 3-dot menu key which pops-up at the bottom of the screen in some apps. Hopefully however HTC will fix those in the upcoming 4.2.2 update. If you can live if little things like that on an otherwise stellar product (I definitely can) than the HTC One is the phone for you.Engadget Reader90May 29, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A solid and beautiful phone that can handle your most demanding lifestyle. Boomsound with Beats Audio is crisp and clear especially with the dual front speakers that blast not only your ears but everyone around. it's like a miniature beat box. Blinkfeed keeps you up to date with agendas, news, and social networks. The battery with moderate usage will last a full day on a single charge. The colors and sharpness is brilliant that allows you to see full detail of all pictures and videos.Donald90May 28, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Had the iPhone from the first one but switch to the HTC One after seeing it and reading reviews. Traded in iPhone 5. So far it has been a great experience. I was worried I might miss some features or apps from iPhone but I have found the same or equivalents.Engadget Reader100May 28, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A gadget unicorn - EngadgetUday90May 27, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader90May 27, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best Android smartphone currently on the market.The front facing speakers are a huge boon, the low light camera takes better photos than an iPhone5 and the Optical Image Stabilisation is great for vidoes. It could have benefited from higher resolution photos though, as it doesn't win against the Lumia 920 in terms of ultimate smartphone camera performance.A hardware photo button would have been awesome.And the option to use default Android rather than Sense UI, which is OK but still feels like a step behind the Google design powerhouse.Engadget Reader100May 27, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A gadget unicorn - EngadgetEngadget Reader90May 25, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader100May 24, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!I really like the design and aesthetics of this phone. It's very intuitive starting from the home screen to the settings and app manager.Battery life on normal use (streaming youtube vids, email and texting) lasts for almost 2 days.I love the colorful and high res display, it really pops out at you. And the audio is probably the best i've heard from a smart phone. My beats pros sound amazing with the One.Overall I am very pleased with the HTC One. I'm so relieved i decided to go with this over the g4. :DEngadget Reader100May 23, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A gadget unicorn - EngadgetEngadget Reader100May 21, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!This is simply the best phone I have ever owned. I LOVED my Treos, but this is finally a smartphone that I think I will like for a LONG time. The quality of the build, the smoothness of the software. The BoomSound is NOT A GIMMICK - it is extremely useful and is the best sounding smartphone I have ever heard. I HIGHLY recommend this phone.Engadget Reader90May 21, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Intro:I tend to more of a Windows Phone afficianato, but when HTC announced the ONE, I was smitten and couldn't wait to actually see, feel and use their new flagship phone. I was very fortunate to obtain one directly from HTC to try out, and this phone definitely lives up to its billing -- it is the ONE!Exterior and Build Quality:Much has been made in the media of the uni-body metal construction and I have to say that this phone is absolutely beautiful to look at and feels even better in the hand. Of all the 40+ phones I've owned, this one has by far the best quality construction. It just oozes of craftsmanship - from the overall size and placement of controls, to the way it feels in the hand. There is nothing cheap or flimsy about this unit. Buttons and jacks are generally found in the usual places (power and headphone on the top; volume up/down on the right -- sorry lefties; and the microUSB on the bottom) but they feel just 'right'. The only complaint I have about having the microUSB on the bottom is that it makes it difficult to put the phone in the cupholder of the car with the charging cable attached.Speed:The Qualcomm 1.7Ghz quad-core Snapdragon CPU just seems to fly through Android 4.2.1 and any of my apps without any hesitation. Even when streaming video while 3 or 4 apps are running in background, there's nary a stutter anywhere. And the touch response is smooth, fast and consistent. I think this thing could handle just about anything.Screen:The 4.7inch screen on the ONE is nothing short of spectacular. It's clear, bright, and displays full 1080p HD. Video display is VERY comfortable -- since you've got your own portable HDTV! The automatic display brightness does have some difficulties with bright sunlight outside though. Battery:The multi-cell 2300mAh LiIon battery generally lasts through a 24 hour period on my generally light use, even with LTE and BT turned on all the time. I still find GPS and WiFi to be major battery burners. There's no real need for NFC here in Canada (yet), so that's been turned off and I only use WiFi when I'm at home at the end of the day for downloads, updates, etc.Radios:Generally, the radios provided with the ONE are as good as most modern smartphones. Cellular coverage is good, WiFi and BT are as good as others. My only disappointment is that the GPS receiver is not quite as sensitive as the one in my 8X. The 8X can get location fixes inside buildings, where the ONE struggles until it gets outside. Camera:There has already been a lot written about HTC's Ultrapixel camera used in the ONE. From practical experience, I can say that the pictures produced by the ONE are excellent in normal light situations and vastly improved in low light. Pictures are sharp with good colour saturation and generally good exposures. Taking the unit out of 'auto' mode helps a lot! For the front facing camera, the pictures are generally good, but I still can't seem to get the hang of not having it look like it was taken with a fish-eye lens :-)Sound:Beats Audio combined with HTC's BoomSound on the ONE is nothing short of amazing for smartphone audio. While it will never compete with component stereos, etc. the sound output is way more powerful than most phones and I think they've tuned the Beats Audio much better with this unit.Apps provided by HTC:HTC provides Sense5 and BlinkFeed as their own overlays to the standard Android interface. To be honest, I didn't see much of Sense5 -- other than the time and weather widgets on the lockscreen and the top of the Home screen. BlinkFeed on the other hand, seems be HTC's response to livetiles on WP8. It's great -- providing a customizable, updateable summary feed of everything going on in your calendars, social media and news feeds. I was hoping for more customization options though, since I'm not sure I want everything intermingled like it is now.Overall:I have to agree with HTC that this is the phone that all others will be measured against. It is an amazing piece of craftsmanship and an absolute joy to use -- both personally and at work.Engadget Reader100May 20, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A gadget unicorn - EngadgetEngadget Reader80May 20, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!This is an all around excellent Android phone with some specific stand out features. I'll cover the things I've found to be positive, net-neutral, and then the negative aspects.** Positives **BoomSound: This is what HTC calls it stereo front speaker technology on this phone. The marketing name is kind of corny, but the sound coming out of this little device is *unreal*. Truly excellent speakers for such a small package! As far as I know, no other Android devices (or iPhones) come anywhere close. Audio quality while using the phone for regular (non-speakerphone) calls is also excellent.4G LTE on T-Mobile: This is one of the first devices to support T-Mobile's LTE. It also supports HSPA+ 42Mb/s, so you've got 4G coverage basically all over the United States.Display: The display on the One is gorgeous. The color reproduction looks pretty good. Some other phones, such as the older HTC One S model, are too "punchy" or saturated. This display looks more realistic, and works decently well outdoors in the sun, also.Aesthetics: The case on this device feels very nice and solid. From a distance, the screen appears to wrap around the left and right edges (but up close I can tell that there are actually what appear to be plastic shims which give it this appearance). The top and bottom speaker areas are aluminum, as well as the majority of the backside of the device. The back side is curved which feels really nice in the hand, but you may want to get a case for when you set the phone down on a table to keep the back from getting scratched.Zoe: This is what HTC calls the 3 second camera bursts on this device. It's an optional mode when you're taking pictures. When shooting a Zoe, the camera captures 1 second prior to when you press the shutter, plus 3 seconds following the shutter, for a total of 20 frames plus audio. You can select to save out individual frames (to get the best shots, for instance), and you can combine still images and Zoes into a 30 second film and online photo album that I think is also called a Zoe. HTC provides 6-months of free cloud storage, per Zoe, in case you want to share them with others.** Neutral **Below the screen, there are capacitive back and home buttons. The HTC logo is not used as a button. Most other Android devices have at least three buttons, so if you're upgrading from an older Android device, you'll need to adjust to the change. But it's really not bad at all. I've found the buttons to be pretty responsive, although getting to the multitasking screen can be tricky. You have to double tap the Home button in quick repetition. Getting to the Google Now screen requires holding down the Home button -- I've found that this often doesn't work for me on the first try.** Negatives **One thing I noticed with LTE coverage in the Phoenix area is that I rarely get more than one or two bars of signal strength on LTE, and it will often switch between HSPA+ ("4G") and LTE ("4G LTE").This phone has a power button which is also an IR emitter and receiver. Neat concept, but I could not get it to learn the commands it was missing from my Media Center remote, so I could not really use it. Your mileage will vary here.The volume buttons are a bit hard to access. Nothing terrible, it's just that they're small with no bump outs and they don't have any spacing between them.Sense 5: I think it's overall a nice improvement over Sense 4. Things look cleaner/crisper and much closer to stock Android, generally. Some things are really confusing though. The default home panel is BlinkFeed, a new HTC specific feature that shows news, social, and calendar updates in a photo-oriented, vertical scrolling layout. I don't care for it, but I can't reclaim that panel for any other purpose -- I can set a different panel as the Home one, though. The launcher panels look extremely similar to the full Apps listing. The full apps listing even shows a large clock and the weather at the top, and pressing the back key while in the full apps list doesn't return you to Home (or a prior activity for that matter). And the full apps list defaults to a custom ordering that isn't alphabetical. So for a while it can be confusing to keep track of where you are: Home or Apps.Pre-installed apps: HTC and T-Mobile preinstall a bunch of apps. Most of them can be disabled but none of them can be uninstalled. Windows Phone has a much better approach here; apps can be uninstalled and later reinstalled by finding them in the Store.Hands free operation: The AT&T and Sprint models of the HTC One include a wired headset. I got a hold of the headset and have been using it with my T-Mobile One. The button on the headset does not activate Google Now unless the device display is turned on and unlocked. This means you cannot place phone calls or send texts from the headset except to redial the last number that was used (by double tapping the button). Here again, HTC's Windows Phones allow voice commanding through a headset while the device is locked.Camera: The camera takes great quality pictures overall, but they are only 4 megapixels. So you will probably not want to print any of them above 5x7 size.Battery: It's not user replaceable.Engadget Reader100May 19, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The HTC One has features you can use - a lot - in a great looking package. I have put the One through its paces over the past few weeks and I have to say that it is as perfect as a phone can get! I like Blinkfeed a lot - it is what you make it, whether it's as a feed for your social media, for news of all kinds or a bit of both. The camera is phenomenal in low-light, my photos have never looked so good. And I am liking Zoe and the Highlights, sharing a video presentation is very easy. They are really cool features that spice up your memories. Even if you have no intention of using your phone as a boombox (although you can!), the speakers are loud with exceptional clarity - never inadvertently miss a call or have trouble with a speakerphone conversation, and the audio on video is a pleasure. Speaking of video, the camera also shoots excellent video, and the audio quality on the recording is the best I have ever had, whether on a phone or a standalone camera. Related to that, the screen is so clear and vivid without being oversaturated, so watching it back is a pleasure.Sense 5 is pared down for improved smoothness but still with some great feature improvements. It has eliminated the need to download other third-party apps - going on the web for more news and information is really easy and quick with the new Sense stock browser, and the stock keyboard is easy to type on and has great word prediction. General phone function is top-notch, the phone speeds along with no lag, and connectivity is very good. Battery life is not record-breaking, but it will get you through the day just fine. All this is wrapped up in a design that is a thing of beauty - the silver aluminum version I have feels and looks very premium and classy.Overall, this phone is as I said at the start - perfect.Engadget Reader90May 18, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader100May 17, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!This is my fourth HTC phone, feel and look of the phone is stunning. The curved back, the front facing speakers "BoomSound", Zoe and BlinkFeed they meet all my daily needs. I am heavy user of my One, i get around 23h battery life. Thank you for bring me back to life with HTC One."I think for most android users this is the phone we have been waiting for."Engadget Reader100May 17, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A gadget unicorn - EngadgetEngadget Reader100May 16, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A) HardwareÂ· HTC manufactured a tremendous smartphone! HTC One is beyond my expectations in terms of build quality!Â· Not ONLY it's made of a single metal body, It also has a relatively lightweight, a great feel in the hand and a premium look!Â· The curved back was awesome! Couldn't believe it till I held it!Â· Boom Sound Front Dual Speakers, Beats Audio and the Noise Cancellation intelligent chip are champions! My voice, and other party voice, are really clear in the noisiest environment (Sometimes I have to make a phone call from a factoryâ€™s production yard, with all machinery running, and the in-call sound clarity is awesome). Phone calls now are at their best with HTC One.Â· The Silver White HTC One is stunningly goodlooking. All of my friends love it.Â· Battery life is better than what I had on my previous HTC phones (HTC OneX/X+), for my same moderate usage pattern. I, now, seldom use the external battery bank to charge my HTC One to make it last through the night.Â· Cell phone signal, Mobile Data, WiFi and Bluetooth have no problems whatsoever.Â· I get a relatively faster GPS lock on my HTC One, compared to my previous HTC phones, which is amazing.B) SoftwareÂ· HTC One has made a great experience! HTC Sense 5 is truly lighter than previous Sense versions, itâ€™s minimal, but very capable. I never experienced any lag, on my HTC One, switching from app to app.Â· I love that I can group all the apps in â€œFoldersâ€, right in the â€œApp Treyâ€, I use â€œCustomâ€ mode to sort my apps and move them around the app trey. This is very awesome, as I used to have my most frequently used apps on folders on my main homescreen, now all my folders are one click away, right in the app trey, saving space on my other homescreens.Â· When I first bought my HTC One, I tried to explore HTC Blink Feed. It took me absolutely no time to customize what I need to be shown on Blink Feed. I loved it.Â· I love that Blink Feed can be set to Automatically Refresh, only on WiFi. If Iâ€™m on Mobile Internet, I drag the Blink Feed down to refresh.Â· I love the HTC Music Player with rich voice and Beats Audio sound enhancer, on the stereo boom sound front speakers and on the headphones.Â· I love that the Music Player can actually pull down the lyrics and album arts and show them on screen.Â· ZOE takes a window of 3 seconds shot, when you press the shutter button onscreen! This enables you to do tremendous editing! I love all the editing modes, especially the â€œAlways Smileâ€ which enables me to choose the best scene of a group of my friends.Â· You can remove unneeded moving objects! ZOE is really smarts enough to determine what objects you may need to take out! Mainly moving! I love this option a lot.Â· I love the â€œSequence Shotâ€ mode, taking a set of photos and then choosing best 5 is brilliant.Â· I loved the 30 Seconds Highlights Video which is created automatically and highlights your whole day. I loved the themes I can use to bring the Highlights Video. The HTC Gallery is the best and most live galley.Â· HTC Share is very fun, I loved that I can share the whole event with photos, Zoes and highlight video. I can choose what to share. HTC Share creates a full event with Title and Location.Engadget Reader100May 16, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The HTC One provides a breathe of fesh air compared to other current smartphones. With its all metal body, it feels great in the hand and provides you with a premium feeling that you don't find in most flagship phones. The display is vibrant and the colors pop out, something that can only be fully experienced if you see it in person. The camera is also another great feature as the new HTC Zoe provides you with features that can remove people in the background, catch the perfect picture by correcting anyone who isn't smiling, or combine multiple action shots into one photo. The ultra-pixel camera allows for better pictures all around especially for low-light conditions. HTC Blinkfeed is another great feature that I enjoy. Before, I was not able to keep up to date with current events going on around the world. Now, it is displayed right on my homescreen and it is easy to flip through the different articles to find one that most interests me. Lastly, Boomsound is amazing! It provides you with a stereo experience and the sound is crisp, loud, and clear.Engadget Reader90May 15, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader100May 15, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A gadget unicorn - EngadgetEngadget Reader100May 15, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The phone as a whole is much better to me than a a sum of it's parts, coming from a Galaxy Nexus there are a bunch of small things that make me very happy, and a couple minor annoyances (No expanding notifications!). I love how this phone plays better with mass texting than a Gnex. It's speakers are amazing to the point that I find myself using the phone for alot of stuff I haven't used a phone for in the past.Engadget Reader90May 11, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader100May 11, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!I've been using the HTC One as my primary phone for about two weeks, having moved over from an iPhone 5 and prior to that a Nexus 4.There isn't much left to say that other reviewers haven't already said and I echo the positive ones and will join those who gave it a 10/10 which I've only ever done with one previous gadget which is the Chromebook Pixel.In both cases I've evaluated the devices from my own personal needs and use cases.From the moment you take the HTC One out of the box you feel like you've got something special in your hands. It is, along with the original iPhone, the 4 and 5 and the Nokia Lumia 800 among the finest crafted phones ever made and I'd go so far as to say that it trumps all of them due to the following:Intelligent front facing placement of the (stereo) speakers, the best ever on any phone I've used.Feels far more durable than any iPhone ever has (especially the 4/4S with their glass backs and the 5 with it's penchant for flaking paint and picking up dings on the frame).The slight curve to back (which the Lumia 800 also had) that just makes it feel great in the hand.Volume buttons with the right amount of resistance (like those on the iPhone) to avoid accidental presses.I was ready to quibble about the placement of the power button on the upper left corner but somehow it hasn't bothered me in the least.Likewise, I've struggled with phones with similar screen sizes in the past - HTC has managed to ameliorate this by making the One as thin as it is so handling it hasn't been a problem at all.Turn on the device and hands-down the best screen ever on a mobile device comes to life - like with the Chromebook Pixel it has to be seen to be believed.The only other hardware element that I want to draw attention to is the camera. Much digital ink has been spilled about whether Ultrapixels are "better" or "worse" than the megapixels offered by other high-end camera phones (namely the iPhone 5, Lumia 920 and Galaxy S4). Yes, when you zoom in and do 100% crop the photo quality of the other devices is superior. It is rare that one would find oneself in a scenario that would require one to do so. And there are two areas in which the HTC One excels:Color balance: it captures and renders colors with a very high degree of fidelity to life.Low light photography: set the camera to night mode and be prepared to by amazed by what the f/2.0 aperture, OIS and long shutter achieve. Though I haven't used the Lumia 920 enough myself to back up this claim from my own use of the One and from comparisons I've seen around the web the HTC One may be the leader in this area.On to the software.Unlike many other reviewers I'm not especially devoted to having a phone running stock - the biggest benefit to me of the Nexus devices are speedy upgrades to the latest version of Android, but even my Galaxy Nexus took a while to get 4.2. I acknowledge that there are still areas where stock Android is a bit rough around the edges and other areas where there is scope for 3rd party skins to lessen the learning curve for first time smartphone users or those moving over from another platform.On balance I personally feel that HTC has gotten much right with Sense 5 than wrong and I don't find it to be intrusive and generally I feel that it in enhances the usability of the phone.That being said, I haven't used Blinkfeed at all, I've relegated it to the far left home screen and made a different screen my home screen and never looked at it again.Another option that I exercised (and appreciated being able to do) was to disable the lock screen entirely and jump straight to my home screen when pushing the power button.There are a number of other nice touches, such as the iOS style tapping of the notification bar at the top of the screen to automatically scroll back to the top of a page (this isn't totally system wide but when and where it does work it is nice to have). Dropbox users (of which I'm not one) will appreciate the deep integration with that service.The Dialer, Mail, Messages and Calculator apps are all nicely done and work as they're expected to. The font and icon choices are generally tasteful.In terms of the other software features, I've shot a few Zoes but haven't done anything with them, I haven't used the Highlight feature at all yet.In addition to the amazing screen, the beautiful hardware and industrial design the best thing about the HTC One is the speed at which it runs.Even on the Nexus 4 and 7 I've encountered lag and jarring transitions. I've seen absolutely none of that here. It can't be overstated how smoothly this thing runs.More than anything it feels like the first device that I've used that was purpose built to run on 4G/LTE. Whereas on the iPhone 5 LTE kinda feels bolted on in the sense that the only thing that really feels faster is file downloading, everything else feels just like it always did. The One hums along with so much power that speed proliferates all aspects of the software. Having 4G on board just further augments this.And that's really all there is to say.If you need a powerful, modern phone with a great screen, speedy OS that's perfect for multitasking and excellent camera then the HTC One should be at the top of your list.Engadget Reader100May 10, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!HTC really outdid themselves this time. The One is by far the best Phone I ever had - no matter which aspect you look at. The camera makes stunning pictures (and has lots of great functions as well), the sound is simply breathtaking, the screen crisp and amazingly sharp and it feels like it is out of this world.I can honestly and without hesitation recommend this phone to anyone I know!YouShallNotPass90May 9, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The HTC One.I've used them all. G1, Droid1, SGS1, DroidX, SGS2, HTC Thunderbolt, HTC Sensation, Droid Bionic, SGS3. They were all good, and some were great. I was over the moon last year with my Galaxy S3. It was fast, it had an 8MP camera, and it had neat eye tracking features. A week after I got my GS3, i disabled all of the motion and eye tracking features because they just didn't add to anything, and my guess is that they were really only slowing down the phone. Something had to be causing that lag right? But still, it was and still is a great phone.The time came for HTC's keynote, and they introduced this beautiful phone with a great screen, and a 4MP camera. Odd I though. So I waited for Samsung. Their Keynote began and it was awful. Some might say it was tacky. Tacky. Then it hit me like a ton of bricks. Samsung is tacky. Touchwiz is tacky. It's all I could think about as I stared at the "Life Companion" slogan that's written on the wallpaper.Throughout my time using the GS3 I did everything I could to hide touchwiz. I installed Nova. I installed custom roms. I installed custom roms with custom launchers. But the only real way to get rid of hideous touchwiz was to install an AOSP rom like cyanogenmod but as steady as it ran, there were still a few too many bugs for my taste. So it was always back to Touchwiz.Needless to say, it was at that moment when I just fell head over heels in love with the HTC One. Sense 5 is beautiful and simple. It feels like it's out of my way, and it doesn't look like it was designed by a group of elementary school kids raised in the 1990's. I fell in love with the One because HTC focused on features that I would use many times a day. -The boomsound speakers are a true technological wonder. It's not that they're louder; It's that they're pointed at you, and they sound really clear.-The 4MP camera is more than enough pixels for most people, and the low light shots without the flash are fantastic (if you know what you're doing). -Zoe's are so simple and the coolest thing ever. That feature by itself beats any cellphone camera i've ever used.-The screen. It's beautiful and you can also see it outdoors. That's something that can't be said for any of Samsungs AMOLED screens. In the end I couldn't be happier with this phone. If I could change a few things...I would remove the HTC logo on the front of the phone, and replace it with the home button, and add a multitasking button or menu button.A MicroSD card slot would also be nice.Engadget Reader90May 7, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader90May 6, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!While not a perfect phone, it is one of the best, if not the best, android phone. The Snapdragon 600 is fast, the display is beautiful, the camera is great, the phone looks gorgeous, it feels wonderful, and the list goes on and on. There are a few quirks that prevent it from being the perfect phone, but in reality, there can be no one perfect phone.The HardwareThe actual design and outside of the phone is outstanding. It feels wonderful, is incredibly durable, and looks the part. It is simple with a bit of complexity sprinkled in. Weeks after I got it, it still impresses me whenever I look at it. It is also resilient to scratches and scuffs. The only issue I have had is that the power button seemed to stick some when I got it, but it loosened up, and I havenâ€™t seen anyone else with the problem.The HTC One is fast. The S4 and the Note II can beat it in some tests, but the HTC is always trading blows, and it often beats the S4 and the Note II. I havenâ€™t experience slowdown when running most anything. I have experienced some small issues with and N64 emulator, but games are definitely playable.The DisplayWhile some may say that a 1080p 4.7 inch screen is unnecessary I would argue the contrary. When I am watching movies or other media, I would argue that it takes up more space in my field of vision than my 45" TV The real thing that matters is degrees. Additionally, a high-res screen is the best thing to combat anti-aliasing.The colors and the brightness on the display are also great. The whites are bright and the blacks are fairly deep (if not quite as black as some other phones). The color is rich and vibrant. Practically the only issue I have with it is on a software front. The automatic brightness cannot be adjusted, and it is very noticeable when it changes brightness when you are going from a bright place to a dark place or vice-versa.The BatteryThe battery is probably my primary complaint. It is nothing special. It can easily get me through the day, but not much further. Admittedly, it is pretty good for the size and for the power behind it, but a 2600mah battery (or better power management) might have been appreciated. Also, the fact that the battery isn't removable is not by any means a deal breaker, especially considering the Unibody design, but it is one missing feature (along with no SD card slot, but in my experience, 32 GB is enough, and the 64GB version exists for those of you who need more space).The SoftwareHTC Sense has definitely improved. While before it was somewhat bloated, it now is much more sleek and streamlined. Blink feed isnâ€™t for me, but one can easily change the homepage. I do like it to keep tabs on new, even though social media isnâ€™t my thing. The camera works like a charm, with changing from rear-facing to front-facing only taking a swipe and to turn of Zoe takes one click. There are plenty of options. The AT&T version comes with its terrible bloatware, but luckily HTC doesnâ€™t inflict you with much on their own.ConclusionThe One is a wonderful phone. I have experienced few problems with it, and they are plenty manageable. If you have the money and are looking for a phone, the HTC One is likely the phone for you.Engadget Reader100May 6, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!I have to say the design on this phone is so gorgeous. Using it along with my MacBook Pro, it is such a great match in color and design. I have to give some credits to Google Android as well for making the OS so much more user friendly than I was first exposed to the Android platform. The screen sensitivity, the versatile apps in Play Store, the Blinkfeed really made this phone a great phone on top of all the hardware casing and design. The screen is gorgeous too, the resolution is crispy and clean. Watching a HD movie trailer on it is a pleasant experience along with the BeatAudio. The front speakers of the phone is, in my personal opinion, what makes the phone unique. The dual speakers made the stereo sound like a set of speakers. Maybe laptop speakers because, of course, due to a missing sub-woofer the bass might be a little weak but that could definitely be compensated with a nice noise canceling headset, afterall, this is a phone and not a pair of speakers! So far I've been really happy with this phone and I have recommended to many of my friends and a handful actually bought it and loved it so far. So props to HTC and Google!! for doing a great job on making the phone work! and Switching over from an iPhone 4s user was painless and smooth! which even myself is quite surprised. XD.Engadget Reader100May 6, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A gadget unicorn - EngadgetEngadget Reader90May 5, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!I'm not a shill for HTC, a Samsung hater or iPhone fanboi but this phone in my humble opinion is simply superior to my friends S4 and fiancee's iPhone 5.Engadget Reader100May 5, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The HTC One truly surpasses the iPhone 5 in many ways and leaps the rest of the 2013 phones(S4,Nexus 4,DNA,Z) in the dust with the best: display, camera, and battery life.Engadget Reader100May 5, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!FIRST SMARTPHONE I'VE EVER HAD, BEST SMARTPHONE I'VE EVER HAD.Engadget Reader100May 3, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A gadget unicorn - Engadgetnar90May 3, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!I usually carry a second phoneâ€¦ my primary being an iPhone 5 I've been using since release day. My previous second phone was the BlackBerry Z10 and Lumia 920, so I've had some experience with each of the major platforms.I won't talk about Android in general, because it's Android and is great there. With a slightly more open platform there are a couple apps I can get on Android that isn't in iOS and I like that. I recently found it has 4.1 to boot which I didn't even know was any issue until someone mentioned there is now 4.2; as far as an inexperience Android user goes, I don't think it matters much.I've owned a GS3, which I didn't like (felt cheap) and this device feels absolutely excellent in the hand. The curved back gives it good ergonomics, but naturally does not sit well and will rock on a table. Durability is great on this device. I haven't drop it or anything, but it feels good in the hand; it doesn't flex or anything. Actually the only phone thing that does flex is the camera lens cover. I was hoping it would be sapphire glass like the iPhone 5, but it's soft plastic; overall quality feels good.The front screen looks beautiful, but honestly I couldn't see the pixels on my iPhone 5, so I'm worried about certain things like playing media: Will the increased resolution mean if I play a movie it will use my battery faster because it needs to scale and draw to more pixels? What about day-to-day use? IMO I quite fine with the low dpi, so I hope this high resolution display doesn't hinder its battery longevity.Sense 5 works nice on this phone and the ability to have widgets is nice to have. I don't particularly like the new "live feed" home screen which I can't disable. In the US, it's okay, but when you travel to say China where most of the feeds are blocked, it's pretty useless. The inability to disable it sucks. The app switcher isn't great, but it works fine and it's easy to use. I mentioned some things I didn't like as much, but overall I'm very happy with the UI.The camera performance compared to my other devices is pretty silly. It isn't great silly, it's just stupid. I'd like to think megapixels don't matter, but in this day and age where I take a lot of pictures on my phone, it does matter. Without optical zoom, it gives me the ability to zoom (or crop); without resolution, it means I'm stuck with whatever I've shot and that's pretty annoying. My Lumia doesn't sacrifice resolution for image quality and nor should this one, but it does. Luckily this is my second phone, but if it was primary phone I've have doubts about it.I've also taken a look at the speakers, and yes they are excellent. This is definitely something I hope to see on some other devices, it's not like revolutionary as I've already had front facing speakers on my TV, on my W8 tablet, but it's good to have it on a phone. IMO I don't know if "Beats" support is any better or worth without it because I find Beats products to be hyped up overall.Battery life has been good. Being a second device this part is hard to judge since I technically have the battery life of two phones to spare. I have tried using this device for two days straight and I can say I can last to dinner on the second day before needing a charge; for most people I don't see to be any issue if you work in an office or whatnot, or you drive somewhat; if you're going out to party all night, get a cheap flip phone; the one I got for $10 lasts like 2 weeks on a charge.Finally the most important thing: call quality is excellent.I would recommend this phone to any one except the folks who depend on this phone cameras; for everything else it's the best phone I've seen in a while.Engadget Reader90May 3, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadgettechw90May 3, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader100May 3, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!This is the best phone that I have ever used or owned. It is faster than my iPad with zero lag. LTE is still spotty but the Wi-Fi performance is spectacular. I have problems connecting to my iPad from my bedroom but have zero issues with this phone.The design makes every other phone including iPhone, S4 look archaic.The 32 GB of memory is more than enough. I have 22/36 GB available right now and that includes local syncing a majority of my music playlist from Google Music to my phone.The camera is awesome especially Zoe feature and the low light/HDR performance is really useful.Engadget Reader80May 1, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - EngadgetEngadget Reader100May 1, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A gadget unicorn - EngadgetEngadget Reader100May 1, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Honestly this is a GREAT Android the device. I'm all about the style first and foremost, and this phone has it. Once I get past the looks, the HTC One has brought a lot of first for me. First phone where I've actually played music from the phone itself without the need of an external speaker. The BoomSound is impressive. Also the first time I've used a Android smartphone and haven't been too concerned about my battery life throughout the day. With previous phones I would get to my desk at work and automatically plug it up to make sure I had power throughout the day. With the one, I put my phone on the desk but don't plug it up. With some real world tests, I've disconnected at 7am and been still rocking all the way until 10:30pm.The HTC One also is the first phone where I've enjoyed taking pictures as HTC Zoe and the video highlights feature in the gallery is very cool. I will warn you though, if you plan to use HTC Zoe, make sure you turn off or change the setting to upload using WiFi only on any app or service you use that instantly uploads images to the cloud. Zoe takes 20 pictures and a 3 second video in one shot, so if you do a couple of them, you could quick burn through your data allotment before you know it.I do have a few minor complains. I don't like the placement of the power button now or the placement of the microUSB port for charging. Also I do kind of miss the weather widget. Again these are minor and overall the phone is amazing. I brought it full retail and have not regretted that decision.Engadget Reader100April 29, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A gadget unicorn - EngadgetEngadget Reader100April 29, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A gadget unicorn - EngadgetEngadget Reader100April 28, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Best phone on the display case period! This is superior to the iphone!Engadget Reader100April 27, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A gadget unicorn - EngadgetEngadget Reader100April 27, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A gadget unicorn - EngadgetEngadget Reader100April 26, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!In many ways, this is the "MacBook Pro with Retina Display" of smartphones. Machined aluminum unibody? check. Absurdly high resolution display? check. all backed up with amazing processing power (though that's not true of the 13" MBP+RD, but I digress).It's been a while since I've been this satisfied with a smartphone, and that is saying something...Engadget Reader100April 26, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!I am truly stunned by how much I like my first Android device. Not sure how else to put it. This is an honest review. Disclaimer : I have had every iPhone since day one and was always in the camp that I would never switch to Android. Also, I realize the paragraph below is more about switching from iOS to Android, but I felt like I needed to include it because my decision wasn't just based on the ONE. I also had to take into consideration the OS switch. A couple weeks back I decided now was the time to try out Android. I've read and heard all of the stories about how iOS is the superior experience etc. etc. I don't disagree that iOS is great, however, I've always longed for the open and customizable experience of Android. Many iPhone friends and colleagues of mine questioned my decision to make the move over and over. I heard things like "you will want to switch back after a few days or weeks." I certainly took that into consideration and figured it would take me a little while to get used to Android and figure it out. Enough background information - let's put it this way - It took me all of about 30 mins. to figure out Android and the ONE is an amazing piece of technology. After a couple days of heavy use I love this thing. My favorites below :-Beautiful design - love the aluminum body and how thin it is. Feels solid and because of how thin it is, I have no issue slipping it into a pants pocket. -Screen - Just gorgeous. Crisp, clear, big. iPhone screen is paltry next to this thing. Real estate is vast and videos, movies, games pop. No lag at all. May have some screen techies disagree, but this screen is better than my iPhone 5 in every way. -Front Speakers - This is something that is probably more important to me than most as I listen to a lot of music via my mobile. There is NO comparison between the ONE and my iPhone speakers. The sound that comes out of the ONE is fantastic and has to be the best ever out of a smartphone. Loud, crisp, clear. Can't state enough how much I Love the speakers.-Handset/Speakerphone volume - See comment above, but both of these things are loud, clear and excellent most likely because of the quality of the front speakers. -Software/Sense/Blinkfeed - as mentioned above, loving Android. Sense and Blinkfeed are very nice IMO as well. Plus, if you don't want Blinkfeed to be your home screen no problem, you can set a different home-screen very easily. Almost completely forgot about the swiped keyboard in Android. This has made my data input infinitely quicker in just a couple days (more of an Android vs. iOS thing but I felt like I had to mention).-Camera - I use my phone camera as my primary camera but I am not a pro photog. The camera on the ONE is excellent for my needs (take pics of kiddos, some videos). It is the best I've used in low light conditions. Believe it or not, I do have one thing I'd like to see improved :Battery - It's pretty good, but not excellent. I've come to accept this with smartphones. With heavy use (Spotify streaming, videos, push email, screen brightness pretty high etc) I've gotten a little over a day on a full charge. Some have complained of lack of removable battery - not an issue in the least for me coming from iPhone. Plus, I can use one of my dozens of USB plugs to charge the thing. For me, the ONE is the best smartphone I've ever owned. I know, I know it's cliche to say nowadays, but interestingly enough, I did not say this when upgrading from my 4s to the iPhone 5. As such, this epiphany was likely the driver of my desire to ditch the iPhone and give Android a shot. Thankfully, I took the plunge and I am so very happy I did.Engadget Reader100April 26, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A gadget unicorn - EngadgetEngadget Reader100April 25, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!This phone is so well crafted that it makes you fall in love at first sight, on top of that the software is very impressive!But one of the best features believe it or not is the camera, 4 ULTRA PIXELS is a blast!!, on top of Zoe and all the other features it makes this phone the GREATEST smart phone in the market!!Engadget Reader100April 24, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Hello my name is Jack and I'm an ex-Iphone user. I realized I was in the wrong company when I was looking to customize my phone and I could not, they told me what I could and could not do. Then I wanted some apps that did what I wanted, nothing. I saw the HTC One and Android and feel in love. I can't say enough about the features, the apps and the customizations. I really like the Blinkfeed, if I didn't I would just make another page my home. I've seen the light and could not be happier.Adityan70April 24, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!It is certainly not as good a the iPhone5. But it is certainly one of the best Android phones in the market.Engadget Reader90April 21, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!I waited a long time for this phone to come out. I was very close to switching to a Windows phone, but when I learned about the One I decided to wait it out and keep my Google ecosystem (so worth it). The phone is simply amazing! Every review will say how awesome the design is, and I can only echo that. The processor in the phone is awesome, its incredibly snappy and quick. I'm still getting used to BlinkFeed, but after some narrowing down of what it shows me, I'm liking it a lot better. The display is unbelievably good. Before getting the phone I read a lot of mixed reviews on the camera. For me, the jury is still out. Every picture you take will look AMAZING on the phone. But after uploading a few to Facebook, they didn't look quite as awesome. It could have been that my computer monitor didn't have as high of a resolution as the phone display, but I was a tad disappointed. That being said, I'm still in trial mode, as I've only had it for a few days. Other than that, the new camera features are soooo cool (Zoe, HDR video, effects, etc.)I'm with AT&T and 4G LTE is extremely fast with this phone. I downloaded all of my apps in under 5 minutes.Engadget Reader100April 20, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A gadget unicorn - EngadgetEngadget Reader100April 20, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A gadget unicorn - EngadgetEngadget Reader100April 20, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A gadget unicorn - EngadgetEngadget Reader100April 17, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!This phone is really different from other flagship phones, when it comes to the design and feeling the HTC One is, in my opinion, the most beautiful One ! The hardware integrated in the phone is the best you could find or choose for a phone plus Sense 5 is very smooth and fast. The camera takes beautiful pictures, especially nightly ones, and is very fast and easy to edit.Engadget Reader100April 11, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best Phone I have ever seen !Engadget Reader90April 10, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader100April 9, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A gadget unicorn - EngadgetEngadget Reader100April 9, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A gadget unicorn - Engadget
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