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An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
88

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

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Engadget Review

The new One looks sharp, performs well, has solid battery life and improves on its predecessor in most categories. It's still at the top of our list, but its slick finish makes it uncomfortable to hold. What's more, we'd like to see some more improvements to the One's display and HTC's UltraPixel technology, which were once among the best in their class.

Pros
  • Beautiful all-metal design with brushed-metal finish
  • Duo Camera delivers great imagery
  • Top of the line performance
  • Long battery life
  • Motion Launch is a nice touch
Cons
  • The phone has a slippery feel that makes it difficult to grip
  • No enhancements to the display or HTC's UltraPixel technology
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Scores

Engadget

88
 

User Reviews

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seure
Ok... After playing with the device for a few hours I can firmly say that the...read more
90
lukewarm74
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
100
jaredvillhelm
So far this phone is blazing fast at every single task I set out to perform....read more
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Average Critic Score

Reception and call quality

89
 

Display

91
 

Battery life

89
 

Camera

69
 

Ease of use

90
 

Design and form factor

94
 

Portability (size / weight)

73
 

Media support

89
 

Durability

85
 

Ecosystem (apps, accessories, etc.)

82
 

How It Stacks Up

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