htc one review - white polycarbonate panels
HTC One is the high-end flagship product of HTC 2013.
Since the launch of this phone in the world, we have been fascinated by its design.
This is a success or failure device for HTC, because the Android smartphone world is dominated by Samsung, HTC's financial situation has been poor.
In theory, HTC One seems to be the best in terms of hardware specs and building materials.
Doing these translations makes the phone perform best in actual use and we are trying to figure it out.
The most striking feature of HTC One is the design and physical structure of the phone.
It is said that the mobile phone is a beautiful hardware.
When you experience the phone yourself, you can appreciate the finer design nuances of it.
In terms of design and attention to detail, we see HTC One at the top of the list with the iPhone 5.
The first thing people noticed after picking up the phone was its advanced installation and completion.
It has a thin outline and doesn't feel embarrassed to hold it.
This phone does look a bit similar to the BlackBerry Z10, because the borders of both phones are very thin, most of the front is occupied by the display, body elements (
Aluminum in HTC One)
The narrow one above and below it is the best.
It also looks like the iPhone 5 because of the thin line between its chamfer edge and the frame.
The HTC One sport is an aluminum-in-One housing with a polycarbonate frame on the side and an accent on the back.
We comment that the color of the unit is silver and the sides and lines on the back are white.
The phone feels thin with rounded corners and chamfer edges. The 4. 7-
The inch display is the largest part of the front and the glass is bent around the edges of the chamfer.
HTC uses Corning Gorilla Glass 2 to make the screen durable and relatively scratch-resistant.
There are two capacitive touch buttons at the bottom of the display, not the usual three, with the HTC brand in the middle.
There are two aluminum bars around the top and bottom panels.
Strips comes with a speaker grille, part of the HTC Boom Sound set-
Enhanced Stereo sound with Beats Audio and dedicated sound amplifiers can be provided at most. The 2. 1-megapixel wide-
The angle front camera is on the right and above the display, while the lights and proximity sensors are on the left.
The back of the phone is curved, which, in our view, helps with ergonomics and provides a good grip.
Brushed Aluminum has two white polycarbonate bands at the top and bottom, consistent with the aluminum bands at the front. The 4-
Behind-pixel camera lens located at the top.
Unlike One X and One X, the lens unit does not stand out and is flush with the phone's body, making it look more elegant.
There is an LED flash right next to the lens.
Like X and butterfly, there is no removable back cover for the phone.
The HTC brand is engraved in the middle, and the Beats Audio brand is at the bottom of the phone.
The plastic belt on the top also has noise
Cancel the microphone.
Bottom panel with microphone and MicroUSB port.
The right side is the volume rocker, which is a piece of aluminum.
It is flush with the sides, but the tactile feedback is still good.
There is a micro SIM card tray
Small holes pop up on the SIM and left.
Top sport a 3. 5-
Mm headphone jack and a power/screen lock button with an infrared transmitter for transmitting signals to a supported device.
We felt that the placement of this button made the experience of unlocking the screen a bit cumbersome due to the size of the phone, similar to what we saw in Onex.
We would prefer the button if it was placed on the side.
The mobile phone also has the notification LED in front (
On top speaker grill).
HTC One's 1080 p display is One of the best we 've seen so far.
The phone shows a 4. 7-
Inch Super LCD 3 display with Corning Gorilla Glass 2, Resolution 1080x1920 pixels, packaging-
468 pixels per inch.
Of all flagship phones, the screen has the highest pixel density, and the text and images look very clear.
It is very pleasant to read the text and browse the web.
The display is not very reflective and has good visibility in the sun.
The perspective on the phone is great.
The screen is less reflective compared to HTC Butterfly, we found the viewing angle is better than Sony Xperia Z, Sony Xperia Z is another phone with HD featuresscreen.
Taiwan's smartphone giant HTC One is far from the usual million-pixel competition and introduces the concept of super-pixel.
The cameras we don't use, have more pixels, this feature for a month-
Larger pixel resolution after shooter.
The normal smartphone camera provides pixel number 1.
The average camera size of HTC One is 1 micron and the pixel size is 2 microns (µm).
The camera has 1/3-inch BSI (back-illuminated)
According to the company, the price of the sensor is lowerlight shots. It's a F2.
Aperture 0 and lens 28mm.
The combination of larger pixel sizes and large sensors means that more light is absorbed per pixel.
HTC claims that the amount of light captured per pixel has increased by 300%.
This phone has its own image signal processor HTC ImageChip 2 dedicated chip (ISP)
, It allows users to take faster and better photos under all light conditions and motion.
The phone also has a smart flash that adjusts the intensity of the camera flash according to the distance from the subject.
This phone supports 1080 p HD video recording and slow motion video shooting.
The phone also allows users to click on a photo while taking a video.
HTC One also comes with 2. 1-
Can shoot a wide-sized megapixel front camera
Angle shooting is convenient for 1080 p video calls.
Like other Android devices of the company, HTC integrates its own camera app, allowing users to select different scene settings (
Ordinary, landscape, portrait, backlight, night scene, text, macro)
For still capture;
Switch between HDR, scan panorama, and group portrait modes and select slow motion video mode.
It also allows users to place a selfie (
Ranging from 2 seconds to 10 seconds)
, Select resolution, video quality, viewing duration, image adjustment (
For exposure, contrast, saturation, and clarity)
, ISO and white balance settings.
You can also choose to disable continuous shooting or limit to 20 frames.
In addition to this, there are other options related to face and smile detection, geographic information
Tab, shutter sound, and grid interface.
Interestingly, the camera app also offers lenses that can add 16 effects like dark brown, negative, retro, and more, even before clicking on a picture.
Like HTC Butterfly, it also has a sightseeing mode, which means that if you lock your phone in the camera app, when you press the same key again, you will find it open (
No need to unlock screen).
The phone also includes a new camera mode called HTC Zoe that automatically takes up to 20 photos and 3-second videos.
Interestingly, you can view photos and Zoe clips in interesting slides that provide music tracks and transition effects, allowing you to capture actions and make a specific event vivid.
The quality of indoor and outdoor shooting is very good, and the color reproduction and clarity of the camera are very good.
Sometimes, we observe that the photo lacks finer details due to the low resolution of the sensor.
However, we found that color reproduction is more accurate than iPhone 5.
We spent a few nights.
The phone disabled the mode shooting of the flash and found that the shooting effect was very good, although the sense of particles can be seen at some times.
We also observed that the photos taken by HTC One's camera in night mode were more natural than those of Nokia Lumia 920 and iPhone 5.
However, photos of the iPhone 5 look more attractive.
On the other hand, the night mode photo taken by the Lumia 920 looks a bit overdoneprocessed.
HTC One's video recording feature is also good, as HTC uses a video stabilization engine to capture video smoothly.
The front camera is perfect for HD video chat and even for selfiesclicks.
HTC One runs Android 4. 1.
Jelly Bean and Sense 5 are HTC's own UI and include some custom apps in addition to the skin interface.
While some prefer stock Android over any type of skin treatments, we think this feeling is one of the better skin handling solutions that looks great throughout skin treatmentsHD screen.
That is, the skin level in the sense of 5 is minimal compared to previous versions, the icon has been watered down and looks flat.
We are disappointed to note that this phone is not equipped with Android 4.
Hope HTC can launch an update as soon as possible.
The highlight of Sense 5 UI and HTC One is the home screen feed that the company likes to call a Blink Feed.
If you use the social news app Flipboard, the link Feed looks familiar.
You can select "themes and services" for the Blink Feed, which pushes updates on the home screen.
At the time of writing, local news services included NDTV, Hindustan Times, India Today and Aaj Tak.
You can also choose the categories of interest.
It also allows you to select services like Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, LinkedIn, and Plurk to configure your account and receive updates on the link Feed.
The form of an update is a tile that can be used to provide full text or video.
You can also share updates via social networks and email.
This phone offers the Blink Feed as the default home screen with time and weather information on it, but you can easily select any other home screen as the default screen.
You can add up to 5 home screens including Blink feedback and reduce the number of home screens to 1.
The default clock and weather information display has been adjusted to flat minimalist white on the black design, although the traditional flip clock and analog clock can also be provided as a widget.
Weather and clock information is also available in the menu/app launcher tray.
In terms of personalisation, Sense 5 takes a step back and there is no scene and skin to change the look and feel of the interface.
As we discussed earlier, HTC has reduced the number of peeling options and we welcome this change.
The familiar ring is gone.
Just like allowing the user to unlock the screen and jump directly to the lock screen of the phone, mail, message or camera app.
Now you can choose between the five lock screen styles of wallpaper, productivity, photo album, Music, and lock-free screen options.
The lock screen still allows you to unlock and go directly to your phone, message, Internet, or camera app by dragging the corresponding icon on the screen.
One can navigate the phone through the capacitive touch button in order to get into the home screen and return.
This is HTC's first time to get rid of the third menu and the app switcher button.
The long on-time Home button will take you to Google immediately, and double-clicking will take you to the app switcher.
You can change the pair.
By setting the speed of clicking the Home button.
We did miss the appearance of the third button, especially since there is no button in the middle of the phone.
It will take some time to adapt to the new arrangement.
HTC also replaced the previous 3D UI for up to 6 apps and changed the app switcher UI using the flat app preview grid.
The app can be rejected by pushing the preview window out of the screen.
HTC also offers 3-
The finger outputs the gesture, allowing the user to turn on the HTC Media Link HD output to the TV if enabled.
Certain gestures are allowed on the phone to control the alarm.
For example, when the phone moves, you can choose to reduce the ringing volume or flip the phone to turn the speaker on.
There is also a power saving mode that can check CPU usage when the screen is off, reduce screen brightness, turn off vibration and disable data usage.
The mode is called automatically when the phone runs out of battery.
The notification tray has a set shortcut and clear all notification buttons as well as extensible notifications (
Spread with two fingers). Android 4.
1 Jelly Bean also introduced Google Now, which can be accessed directly by long pressing the Home button or by searching for widgets after the first initialization.
Google Now is a voice-based information assistant and an extension of Google search.
You can ask questions and this tool will return answers or search results.
It uses "cards" that are essentially small boxes that provide different sets of information, including weather forecasts, directions, traffic information, scores, appointments, and currency exchange, among others.
Google now collects information based on the user's behavior, location, and even email to automatically provide information.
HTC's gallery app allows users to browse images and videos on their phones, as well as images and videos on online services such as Dropbox, Facebook, Flickr and Picasa.
It also has a shortcut to the camera app.
The gallery app allows browsing based on events (
Time, date, place)and Albums.
The messaging app provides some interesting features, including secure inbox, password protection folder for storing confidential messages, and the option to block messages from selected senders.
The messaging interface can also be customized with different color options for message bubbles and the ability to select background images.
HTC also offers its own keyboard, which also offers word prediction, options to add words to a personal dictionary, and a keyboard like "swipe", which HTC calls a tracking keyboard, allows users to slide their fingers over letters to keys-in words.
The keyboard is easy to use and does not feel embarrassed when typing with one hand.
There have also been some changes to the app launcher, and now it provides vertical scrolling.
Applications can be sorted alphabetically and recently.
The application search is integrated in the launcher.
You can arrange the application in a grid of 3x4 or 4x5.
The phone is in
Installed apps such as Dropbox, Polaris, TuneIn Radio, SoundHound, etc. , in addition to Zoodles, a child mode that allows users to selectively access some children's apps.
There is a TV app that uses the IR transmitter of the phone as a program guide and a universal remote control.
While the guide feature is not available in India, we are able to set the phone to the remote of the TV.
HTC One allows you to recover, transfer, and import content from previous devices.
The phone supports restoring content through an iPhone backup, and during our use, we found that iPhone contacts can be imported even through Bluetooth.
The phone also features FM radio.
HTC One is driven by 1.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 Quad Core 7 GHz
The core processor with 2 gb of RAM and the Adreno 320 chip for graphics processing.
Our review unit has 32 gb of non-
Scalable internal storage. With Android 4.
1 Jelly Bean, thanks to all the power under the Project Butter and under the hood, the overall experience of navigating through the interface is very impressive.
When launching an app, playing a game, scrolling a web page, or switching between apps, we don't have any lag at all.
From the performance point of view, HTC One is hands-on
At this time, the winner of the decline compared to other Android flagship in the market.
HTC One provides Chrome in addition to the default browser.
The default browser also allows users to open Adobe flash to view Flash content.
It also provides a reader mode for reading pages with heavy text.
We can make the most of it-
While some formats include HD clips.
Mov is not supported by itself (
It is easy to solve this problem using third party applications).
The front speaker on the phone provides excellent sound quality at high volume.
The phone not only supports headphones, but also Beats audio using the front speaker.
The quality of the sound output is unparalleled, and even the sound of the bell is pleasant and rich.
Watching video clips or listening to songs is a happy experience.
The call quality is good and the phone can be locked into the cellular network even in the weak signal area.
HTC One is equipped with a 2300 mAh battery and it lasts us all day in our use.
We charge the phone in the morning (at around 9am)
Medium to heavy use, including 1-1.
Phone for 5 hours, two e-
Mail account with push notifications, playing some music, Twitter notifications and WhatsApp chat, phone lasted good 11-12 hours.
It is worth noting that we have turned off Wi-Fi and auto-
Brightness, the phone is connected to the 3g network with the highest brightness of the screen.
Depending on your usage mode, changing these settings may help to run your phone for a long time.
The phone also includes NFC connections.
It provides LTE 4g connectivity but does not cover the 4g band in India (2300 MHz).
We have to say that HTC One made us fall in love with it.
This is the best Android phone we have ever used, combined with all the features available, great HD screens and excellent build quality.
The UltraPixel camera for HTC One is a hybrid package, although it requires a very low price
The light picture, with accurate color reproduction, sometimes misses the details due to the low resolution of the lens.
As the specs compete, handset makers have no choice but to choose the best components for their flagship.
This also means an increase in production costs.
The price of smartphones has been rising for many years, and now the price of flagship phones has reached Rs.
40,000 and above
What do we think Rs is asking.
42,900, this is a good proposal for this caliber mobile phone.
In terms of synthetic benchmarks, the phone is superior to all competitors including Sony Xperia Z.
If you are a person who likes to have the best phone, we will not hesitate to recommend HTC One anyway.
The phone not only matches the price with the iPhone 5, but also the architecture and design department under construction and the overall experience.
If it is not
Flagship HD screen, but a bit expensive.
You can consider other flagship, like the Samsung Galaxy s iii, which now has an attractive discount compared to their release price.
Big screen enthusiasts may prefer the Galaxy Note II.
Samsung Galaxy s4 is also expected to be listed in India.
It also features high definition screen, high
Terminal hardware and some new smart features, but more or less the same as its predecessor Galaxy S.
However, in terms of prices in other markets, prices are expected to remain at the same or even higher levels.
If you want to see
The IPhone 5 is still the best smartphone in this price range.
Before we leave, we would also like to add that the success of the phone also depends on the marketing drive of HTC.
If it wants to get a place for itself on the best-selling list, it has to match the South Korean competitors.
As Apple and Samsung offer monthly installment plans for potential buyers, the struggle is very hard. Rs.