HTC One First Impression: The New Flagship Smartphone Is All About Design, Camera And Speakers

By: Anuj Bhatia

Hurray! The most cherished smartphone in the planet has arrived. Well, mould your brain a bit and let's dig into the HTC One. The Taiwanese giant has finally announced their so-called flagship device. In an event held in New York City, the company set fire the stage with ‘Ultrapixels' led device. The device has a whopping 469 ppi display.

After days of hysteria, HTC M7 aka HTC One, has been launched. The event was not less than any fire cracker. The company presented the most innovative Android smartphone in the planet. The smartphone has built in Sense 5.0 UI - custom player on the top of Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean.

Stuffed with a giant 4.7-inch 1080p HD display , 2GB of DDR2 RAM, 32GB/64GB of internal memory , Wi-Fi, 3G, 4G LTE, NFC , 1.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon Quad Core processor and 2,300mAh battery. Indeed, the internal hardware specifications rocks. One has to wait for the Samsung Galaxy S4 to see much improved hardware brilliance.

The above mentioned specifications are not fabricated by any means. The alleged specifications swirling around the internet for past few days perfectly synced with company's announcement.

HTC One - The ‘UltraPixels' Singularity

The HTC One is not just about zippy processor speed or metal -styled body, it's about the camera fitted inside the body. The company says that the device houses the most advance imaging piece of technology. The device essentially has 4-mega pixel camera. Yes! You read it right. The folks over at HTC says with the low resolution camera essentially allows each tiny pixels to a much larger level, which led to improved pictures shot in low -lights.

Basically, the camera found inside the device will significantly improve shot taken in the dark. It is said that the camera found inside the HTC One can capture 300 per cent more light against nearest rivals. Until now, most handset manufacturers were laying with the so -called "Mega pixels". In real terms, smartphone cameras perform way less than any convential point and shoot cameras.

HTC One - Styled with Substance

The first thing you will notice is the much alluring aluminum crafted body. The company took a right decision by going for metal -styled body, which naturally gives premium finish to the device. Samsung should learn from HTC. The HTC One, although, doesn't remind iPhone 5, but its comparisons are evident.

The device shares some similar moves with the BlackBerry Z10. Well, let's appreciate the freshness around the HTC One. It's much more gorgeous than first iPhone or even Samsung Galaxy S3. The company says that the device comes with three colors: Black, Silver and Red. 

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HTC One First Impression: All About Design, Camera and Speakers

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On the front, HTC One has built-in speakers. On the back there is Beat logo, which is synonymous with crystal sound. The new HTC One offers HTC Boom Sound, a technology which ahs been introduced for the first time on a phone, front-facing stereo speakers with a dedicated amplifier and an amazing full HD display that immerses people in music, videos, games and the YouTub clips.

Beats Audio integration is enabled across the entire experience for rich, authentic sound whether you're listening to your favorite music, watching a YouTube video or playing a game.

HDR recording uses advanced dual microphones and audio processing to capture clean, rich sound that is worthy of high-definition video footage. Phone calls sound great on HTC One thanks to the addition of HTC Sense Voice, which boosts the call volume and quality in noisy environments so that conversations come through loud and clear.


HTC One - Sense 5.0 UI and Other Software Changes

The HTC One now comes with mushroomed user interface. The Sense 5.0 UI reminds of Windows Phone 8 user interface. HTC says that they have done incremental changes need to make the experience slick and dun to work with. To make UI really engaging, the company has added few welcome additions in the form of HTC Zoe, HTC BoomSound and HTC Sense Voice.

Competition Check

The HTC One faces a stiff competition with the Sony Xperia Z, iPhone 5 and LG Nexus 4 and BlackBerry Z10. There is no harm in comparing the handset with the Nokia Lumia 920. Well, the HTC One beats all its competitors by big margin in the display department. However, the Sony Xperia Z also has stunning 1080p HD display. The Nokia Lumia 920 and iPhone 5 both comes with astonishing camera features. Design wise, the HTC One is beautiful, but the Xperia Z is not less than the former handset. The Sense 5.0 UI, will surely adds much value to the popularity of the handset.

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