HTC One Review–1.7GHz Snapdragon 600 Quad-Core, 2GB, UltraPixels

Posted on Feb 24 2013 - 7:02pm by rickychew
  • Design
  • Processor
  • Camera
  • Display


HTC held a news conference in London as scheduled. During this conference, HTC officially launched the next-generation flagship Android phone – HTC One that is previously known as HTC M7. This phone design is stylish, outstanding hardware configuration, and the use of new technologies .

As 2013’s first flagship product, HTC One with a totally brand new design. The overall shape exquisite fashion, but also has many unique features added in design. Different from HTC One X, HTC Butterfly flagship phone, HTC One comes with a full aluminum unibody shell, with great-looking texture.


It is worth mentioning that at the bottom of the screen of HTC One, it is equipped with only two touch buttons – Back button and Home key, a very unique design. Besides, the device is equipped with dual stereo speakers right above and below the screen.


HTC One’s corner has undergone the chamfering process, which makes the look more refined and the grade therefore also enhance a lot. It is worth mentioning that the back of the phone’s body is arc-shaped design, more suitable and convenient for users grip. At the back also added a unique plastic partition, chic and personality.


Noted that HTC One is covered with a full aluminum unibody, but HTC Official said no signal related issue should exist.

HTC One’s body dimensions is 137.4 × 68.2 mm. Despite being a big smart phones like HTC Butterfly, HTC One is more “compact”. It is suitable for single hand-operated but yet with 1080p HD resolution display as its brother.

It is worth mentioning that the HTC One’s body thickness is only 9.3mm. As a quad-core smart phone has a metal casing, the thickness of the fuselage apparently too slim. In addition, as the result of arc design at the edge, the side is to give people a sense of ultra-thin.


In term of keys and interface configuration, HTC One has some degree of similarity with the previously released HTC Butterfly. Around the fuselage, it equipped with integrated volume control keys, power button and 3.5 mm headphone jack, MicroSIM card slot, MicroUSB data interface.

As an annual flagship product, enhance the overall hardware configuration is also an inevitable move. HTC One is equipped with the top of today’s high-end display of 1080p (1080 × 1920 pixels) full HD, but due to the machine’s screen size is 4.7 inches, making phone screen pixel density is higher, reaching 468ppi, compared to 5-inch 1080p HTC Butterfly screen display is more crisp and clear.

Meanwhile, HTC One is still a quad-core smartphone yet it is not the same with the HTC Butterfly which equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064 quad-core processor, but equipped with a new Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 quad-core processor, clocked up to 1.7GHz, with 2GB large memory (RAM) and belongs to today’s high-end top level.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 series processors is released in early January of this year. It uses the new Quad-Core Krait 300 CPU and speed-enhanced Adreno320 GPU which boost up to 40% of performance as compared to Snapdragon S4 Pro processor and lower power consumption.

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11 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Yongchang March 3, 2013 at 2:49 pm - Reply

    Quite decent but not really that appealing.. waiting for the next big one!

  2. mrvaio March 7, 2013 at 2:19 am - Reply

    really epic one, althought im fan of sony but i must agree that is a really good phone, both design and its specifics

  3. Rodrigo Pantoja March 9, 2013 at 3:06 am - Reply

    Awesome design and HTC Zoe probably is incredible but I liked Xperia Z’s UI better.

  4. Song Quotes March 11, 2013 at 1:31 am - Reply

    It’s really beaultiful but I liked Xperia Z’s design better than thw One’s.

  5. SW_Glumff40 March 14, 2013 at 5:31 am - Reply

    One dream, one phone ! I’m waiting for its for several months now. He’s a very good phone, 1080p display and a sound quality like nobody has listen to it.

  6. Omar Jee March 19, 2013 at 11:19 pm - Reply

    i think sgs 4 is better at least in battery issues :)

  7. Simão Wolff M March 20, 2013 at 4:43 am - Reply

    i don’t know what UltraPixels but 4 mgpxl in camra that not good at all comparing to galaxy s4 13 mgpxl and xperia z also (^^”

    • eddy March 26, 2013 at 6:59 pm - Reply

      then you better just check it out, i mean ultrapixel. More megapixels does not mean better quality of picture, just resolution bigger.
      Just try comparing s4 and HTC one’s picture quality. Go read some reviews.

  8. Sérgio Santos March 20, 2013 at 11:06 pm - Reply

    For me this phone have better design then s4 or xperia z.

  9. Eddy March 26, 2013 at 7:02 pm - Reply

    From all the pictures I’ve seen, those pictures are taken by others, and you are not even put a credit for them. How you make the review if you don’t have a phone with you. Same thing in your HTC butterfly post.

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