HTC, the quietly brilliant company that seemed to be slipping into oblivion during the past year resurrected this past week to deliver a powerful and breathtakingly gorgeous smartphone called the HTC One. Aptly named the One, this device is no improvement over previous designs, but rather one that is fresh and innovative, way ahead of its predecessors and one that intends to make smartphone users all over the world vie to own the device.
What Makes the HTC One Special?
Today’s mobile industry has become so highly competitive that if you are building new smartphones based on existing technology, you are only heading one way – downhill.
HTC built the remarkably brilliant HTC One X, but got its timing pretty bad, and before they knew what hit them, were pushed down by more creative and unique promotions from Apple and Samsung. Not to be deterred by their declining market vale, the big guns are back with a new and innovative product line that introduces new technological terms to describe its smartphone features. Let’s take a look at what the HTC One delivers in terms of design and innovation and why its way classier than the other HTC Phones.
The Brilliance of the HTC One
: In Design
Impressively thin, its sleek design is intended to ensure maximum screen viewing. Its 4.7 inch LCD display promises to offer improved picture quality of up to 468 pixels per inch. The HTC One body features an aluminum chassis with a polished high end look and is available in both black and silver. The smartphone is equipped with speakers on both sides to deliver a richer audio experience. HTC has incorporated the Beats technology and a built-in amplifier to create a richer sound experience, what it likes to call BoomSound.
: In Hardware
The hardware components are set to dazzle you like Hollywood stars on the Oscar red carpet. A 1.7GHz quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor, probably the first of its kind on a smartphone, 2GB RAM, and and impressive 32 GB and 64 GB internal storage space should leave you feeling regal. This is coupled with a much more modest battery at 2,300mAh.
: In Software
HTC One comes with the latest version of Android, the Jelly Bean, accompanied by the HTC Sense interface. HTC Sense now carries improvements and this comes by way of BlinkFeed, a feature that displays live tiles bringing live stories and updates right on the home screen. So you can open up your HTC One and view what’s going on around the world, not just the weather!
Remember how you voice drowns when you’re talking from a noisy location? Now the Sense Voice technology will boosts in-call volumes in a noisy environment offering a much better call experience. Another key feature is the Sense TV, a feature that will give you more power over your TV. With Sense TV, you will be able to select TV channels, check out program guides and set up the phone to notify you of your favorite shows.
: In Camera
One word. UltraPixel. Although the camera is only a modest 4MP one, its newest technological breakthrough which combines the ImageSense technology with ImageChip 2 hardware and an improved light sensor makes its image capture more high density, meaning the camera can capture 300% more light than any phone can currently achieve. The HTC One’s camera prowess is further enhanced with what it likes to call the HTC Zoe; a technology that will allow you to capture 20 photos automatically along with a 3 second video, which will be great news if you are a Vine App user.
Fresh reviews from users who did get to try the device have only high praise for the HTC One. If you are in the market for an elite smartphone, save your pennies for the HTC One. It is likely to hit the markets in the US in March on T-Mobile, AT&T, and Sprint carriers at $199.99 for the 32GB and $299.99 for the 64GB models.
Are you keeping your eyes open for the HTC One? What do you think of the initial HTC One reviews?