Ahead of Mobile World Congress next week HTC announced its HTC One handset. HTC officially announced HTC one at two press events in London and New York. It is the High end phone from HTC with Ultrapixel camera, Zoe capture, full HD display with all new user interface HTC Sense 5 . Does the HTC One bring enough to the table to compete with the iPhone 5, Samsung Galaxy S3 and the Nokia Lumia 920? Lets see the features of HTC one in detail.
HTC one built quality is very good its aluminium body feels great in the hand. It is rectangular, flat and extremely thin in shape. There are the small portions on above the display screen and below it for speakers. On the above side their is the fornt camera also for the video calls, etc. On the back side their is primary camera 4MP camera, company calls it Ultrapixel with flash.
It is the full metal design of HTC there are no plastic inserts, no plastic top or bottom. In the hand the HTC One is reassuringly solid. HTC removes the polycarbonate body from its design and now they are returning to one of HTC’s favourite materials, aluminium.
HTC One has the 1.7GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor with 2GB of RAM. There’s 32GB of storage, and 64 GB but there is not any Micro SD card slot. So you can’t expand storage capacity more, though you do get 25GB of Dropbox storage. It has an embedded 2,300mAh battery serves as the One’s power source. More importantly it runs on the latest version of Android 4.1.2 JellyBean and in HTC ONE company introduces all new version of its user interface with HTC Sense 5
HTC One also has the new technology in camera which through more light on the sensor. Its camera is of 4 MP company calls it as the Ultrapixel.
HTC One runs on the second after latest version of Android 4.1.2 JellyBean along with newly introduced user interface HTC Sense 5 in the phone. HTC has addressed the biggest criticisms of its Android handsets i.e its main screen is not having only the widgets, it come with the main home screen which consists dynamic tiles that display content from a wide variety of news outlets, blogs, and Web sites which is quite different from the traditional Android phones. This New interface on the main screen is called as the Blinkfeed.
Coming on to the camera of the HTC One. Well its packed with the 4 MP Ultrapixel camera which shows the departure from the so called megapixel race and taken a different tack. It features updated ImageSense system, along with a revamped light sensor called the UltraPixel Sensor, technically it is able to capture a resolution of 2688×1520. HTC described and said, the actual size of the sensor is larger and the pixels it creates much more detailed.
We’ve written about the Ultrapixel sensor must checkout: What Is An Ultrapixel Camera And How It Is Better Than Others?
HTC One has all the other regular features like HDR shooting, panorama, 1080p video and so on. There’s also a new live mode called Zoe Camera that’s really exciting.
We are impressed by the HTC One so far. We thiink HTC Sense 5 is the right step in the right direction from the HTC. HTC one also have the many other features like Zoe Camera, UltraPixel Sensor, Blinkfeed, etc. The build quality is good but as i came to the Blinkfeed we can get the same experience by adding Flipboard or other widgets. Worse thing is that there’s no way to shut BlinkFeed off entirely.
HTC one will be available for customers in U.S.for $199.99 and $299.99 with respective company contracts in march 2013 and it is also expected that the phone will be available in India also in march for around Rs. 40,000.