The HTC one
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The HTC one is a powerful and beautiful device which runs on Android 4.1.2 (upgrade to 4.2.2 now available). It has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 chipset powered by a 2300 m Ah nonremovable battery.  There are lots of flagship cellular devices in the market but the HTC one, for me at least, comes closest to fulfilling the important and necessary criteria of a modern cellular device. And here are some reasons why you won’t regret investing in the HTC one and why this device has blown my mind:

The HTC one
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Slick Design

If you chart out and bring every mobile device in history, you will notice that the HTC one looks the most evolved and most efficient to work in that one palm of yours. It is 137.4 mm long, 68.2 mm across and only 9.3 mm thick. The back slightly protrudes at the central axis which gives the phone a vague semicircle appearance on the back, but it tapers at the sides to give you the 9.3 mm. This makes holding the phone easy and it increases grip.

Power House

Powered by a Li-Po 2300   battery, the device has four separate cores and gigahertz of 1.7 at your command. This makes multi tasking a very smooth and easy experience. Personally I have found that lags are nil or minimal in the HTC one. The RAM memory is 2 GB and with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 chipset. A powerful phone indeed!


Do not be fooled by its 4 MP tag. The camera uses fewer but larger pixels on a sensor that's the same size as the 8 or 13 MP units. HTC has coined the concept of “Ultrapixels” to describe this. It has a fast F2.0 lens which offers an optical image stabilization system. This catches more light and makes the device ideal in low light imaging conditions.

The front camera/ secondary camera have a MP of 2.1 but also with 1080 p shooting capacity. And when it comes to video recording both the front and rear camera has 1080 p full HD video recording feature.

Additional features of the camera include: smile detection, object removal and sequence shot, the sequence-shot pictures can later be edited to form a single picture (another remarkable feature of the camera of HTC one) so that a different moments of capture is in one single picture.

 The new HTC Zoe feature makes small videos/movies out of your pictures, which could be a fun option to have if you get bored with swiping your fingers to check your pictures.




A 4.7-inch 1080p Full-HD screen with a pixel density of 446 pixels per inch, rivaled by few and unmatched by any smart phone to date. It features a Super  LCD 3 capacitive touchscreen. The display of the screen is spectacular, the images and colors are vibrant and crisp. Detail to colors and images are hauntingly magnificent. Personally, watching movies or playing games on a handset has never been more fun and satisfactory.


Besides doing really well on drop tests by third-party reviewers, the uni-body case of the HTC one gives it a strong and tough built which is one reason the battery can’t be removed from the back.

While holding the phone it feels slim and comfortable but also tough and rugged, it has a firm built quality about it. It feels like it can take a certain amount of damage if accidents are to occur, which is necessary a smart phone. Also the entire body is made from aluminum so if you drop this phone a couple of times by mistake then rest easy because it can take it.



Boom Sound

“Dual frontal stereo speakers powered by built-in amplifiers deliver bigger sound with less distortion and more detail.” HTC

The front dual speakers takes you to a whole another dimension of sound enjoyment, you must experience the richness of this device. If you compare the audio with any other phone you will notice the difference. HTC one gives large and rich sound quality. It has good bass engineered with Beats Audio. Whether you like blasting away your music or love it in your headphones, HTC one sound engineering won’t let it get in the way of your rich music experience. The device has a volume large enough for a small crowd in a quiet room, which in my opinion is quite rare in many modern-day smartphones. This of course goes without saying that volume is exceedingly good enough for one person.

Please know also-that the HTC one is not a perfect device. And not everybody will like the device in the way I like or in the way I dislike it. The battery is non-removable and you don’t have the option of switching memory SD cards as you don’t have access to the slot. Because of the aluminum the device is quick to heat up during times of overuse which can make handling a little difficult. And for those people who like using the power/screen lock button with their thumb the placement is a bit awkward and even uncomfortable.


But even with these points against the HTC one, it is the best device to date to have come close to fulfilling the criteria of a modern smart phone. I feel that it provides me with the 'whole experience'. I am convinced that the pros far outweigh the cons. I think HTC one deserves a place in the pocket of all lovers of modern handsets.