Specs summary

Screen
4.7"

The HTC One's screen is 4.7 inches with 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution.

Processor
1.7 GHz

There is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 APQ8064 Quad core 1.7 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean (Update Available: 4.4.3 KitKat) operating system (OS).

Camera
4+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 4+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 2+ megapixels resolution.

Storage
32/64 GB

Internal memory is 32/64 GB. No external card slot is available for expansion.

Battery
2300mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 2300 mAh battery. HTC's performance ratings are 19.2 days standby time, 1572 minutes (2G), 818 minutes (3G).



I have a total crush on this phone.

- Blake Stimac , IntoMobile 


Its beautiful design, great display and solid performance have convinced us that the One is among the finest phones you can buy.

- Brad Molen , Engadget 

Reviews summary

8.7/10AVG.
RATING
Based on 87 reviews

HTC is known for making stylish and powerful handsets, and with their latest flagship device, the HTC One, they've not failed to impress.

Experts have praised the "premium feel" of the curved aluminum backplate and the phone's 4.7-inch display which one reviewer calls the "highest screen resolutions ever seen on a smartphone".

The One also earns high marks for its fast, 1.7GHz quad-core processor with 2GB of RAM which helps ensure the HTC Sense 5.0 user interface, with its new BlinkFeed homescreen - which works like the Flipboard app or Windows Phone devices' Live Tiles, runs without a hitch.

One thing that really stands out is the already controversial 4-megapixel camera. While other device-makers have been engaged in a race to increase megapixels, reviewers are applauding HTC for choosing quality over quantity. The HTC One touts the innovative UltraPixels, which improves overall quality and sharpness of images by using larger pixels to capture 300% more light and avoid the high signal-to-noise ratio generated by high-megapixel sensors.

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Earning mixed reaction is the 2,300 mAH battery: several reviews say that the higher capacity battery is an improvement over the one found on the One X while others suggest that the battery's still relatively small given the screen size or should at least have been removable to allow for a spare. Another often used criticism for the device was its lack of a microSD card slot. Although, 32 or 64 GB of on-board storage is likely sufficient for most.

Thanks to its sleek design, sheer power, and innovative features, the general consensus is that this Android Jelly Bean-running device stands out from its rivals and should win back Android fans for struggling HTC.

Need to Know: HTC One

1. Great industrial design, a sharp screen and an overhauled Sense 5.0 overlay offer real eye candy. (The Good)

2. Ultrapixel technology trumps rivals when it comes to low-light photography. (The Good)

3. Battery life. (The Bad)

4. Lack of a microSD slot and removable or bigger battery. (The Bad)


Reviews (8.7/10 Avg. rating)


Expert Reviews

A beautiful handset with an amazing screen and innovative camera - an Ultimate smartphone

from Expert Reviews

HTC has pulled off a blinder with the HTC One. It’s a gorgeous phone with a beautiful screen, and we think it's a more desirable handset than the Sony Xperia Z.

Given you can move BlinkFeed out of view, the HTC should appeal to everyone. It will be especially tempting to those who crave the low-light capabilities of its camera. Its metal chassis is also a big selling point - and one, based on past models, that is unlikely to appear on the Samsung Galaxy S4...

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HTC has pulled off a blinder with the HTC One. It’s a gorgeous phone with a beautiful screen, and we think it's a more desirable handset than the Sony Xperia Z.

Given you can move BlinkFeed out of view, the HTC should appeal to everyone. It will be especially tempting to those who crave the low-light capabilities of its camera. Its metal chassis is also a big selling point - and one, based on past models, that is unlikely to appear on the Samsung Galaxy S4.

Most will be tempted to see that handset before making a choice, but with the HTC One, HTC has a huge contender for handset of the year. It's an amazing phone and deservedly wins our Ultimate award. 

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BitBitByte

Good looking, good performing phone

from BitBitByte

The HTC One is still a device worthy of my praise and your hard earned money. Despite not being the newest (or fastest) kid on the block any longer, HTC really pushed for the very best device. It may have cost more to design and manufacture and it may have put more stress on their employees than ever before. But the payoff, a device that is lasting and worth owning many months after it’s release, is a worthy trade-off in my book...

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The HTC One is still a device worthy of my praise and your hard earned money. Despite not being the newest (or fastest) kid on the block any longer, HTC really pushed for the very best device. It may have cost more to design and manufacture and it may have put more stress on their employees than ever before. But the payoff, a device that is lasting and worth owning many months after it’s release, is a worthy trade-off in my book.

If you’re looking for a new device to call your own this fall/winter season, the HTC One should definitely be on your list. It was a great device six months ago and it’s just as great of a device now. 

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GottaBeMobile

Sharp-looking design and great build quality

from GottaBeMobile

The Verizon HTC One is one of the best smartphones on the market, pairing a sharp-looking design and great build quality with an excellent mix of software features that the average user will actually use on a daily or weekly basis.

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The Verizon HTC One is one of the best smartphones on the market, pairing a sharp-looking design and great build quality with an excellent mix of software features that the average user will actually use on a daily or weekly basis.

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TechRadar

HTC is going all out

from TechRadar

The Galaxy S4 is sleeker, the iPhone 5 is, well, Apple-ier, and the Nexus 4 is cheaper. But for the overall package of smartphone design and functionality, the HTC One stands head and shoulders above the rest.

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The Galaxy S4 is sleeker, the iPhone 5 is, well, Apple-ier, and the Nexus 4 is cheaper. But for the overall package of smartphone design and functionality, the HTC One stands head and shoulders above the rest.

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Droid Life

One solid device wrapped in aluminum.

from Droid Life

If you are looking to upgrade from your aging Galaxy Nexus or any other older device, the HTC One is a great choice. It’s as simple as that. HTC’s sales numbers might not reflect it, but they have put together one of the best smartphones of 2013 in the One. If your phone’s camer...More

If you are looking to upgrade from your aging Galaxy Nexus or any other older device, the HTC One is a great choice. It’s as simple as that. HTC’s sales numbers might not reflect it, but they have put together one of the best smartphones of 2013 in the One. If your phone’s camera is a huge selling point, you might want to check out other devices because that is one of the One’s few weak points. Overall this is one solid device wrapped in aluminum.

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Tech Advisor

Beautiful Android smartphone that offers near-perfect performance

from Tech Advisor

The HTC One is up there with the very best smartphones on the market today. It has superb performance, and excellent build quality spoiled only slightly by running hot in use. You can't fault the feature set, and it matches the other high-end products in terms of price. In terms of audio and visu...More

The HTC One is up there with the very best smartphones on the market today. It has superb performance, and excellent build quality spoiled only slightly by running hot in use. You can't fault the feature set, and it matches the other high-end products in terms of price. In terms of audio and visual output it is unsurpassed. The interface might be an acquired taste for some, and we weren't overly impressed with the camera. It's not perfect, but alongside the Xperia Z and iPhone 5 this is about as good a phone as you can buy.

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APC

Number one indeed

from APC

The One is a fine achievement in smartphone design and easily the best smartphone that HTC's ever produced. It's also -- in the current market -- easily the phone we'd recommend you buy over the existing smartphone incumbents.

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The One is a fine achievement in smartphone design and easily the best smartphone that HTC's ever produced. It's also -- in the current market -- easily the phone we'd recommend you buy over the existing smartphone incumbents.

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Daily Mobile

Stylish and simplified

from Daily Mobile

The HTC One is a device that shows what Android could be if OEM's actually paid attention to details of making an awesome user experience from top to bottom instead of cranking out tons of plastic devices to make a buck. While the Sense 5 UI is not perfect yet I feel HTC will fix it's shortcoming...More

The HTC One is a device that shows what Android could be if OEM's actually paid attention to details of making an awesome user experience from top to bottom instead of cranking out tons of plastic devices to make a buck. While the Sense 5 UI is not perfect yet I feel HTC will fix it's shortcomings in the near future after all this is it's maiden voyage. I give this phone 9.2 out of 10 unless you NEED a feature on Android device that this phone doesn't have this should be your next Android phone of choice.

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Phandroid

It's everything you love about the best mobile OS on the planet, coupled with equally amazing hardware

from Phandroid

It seems fairly obvious that the HTC One Google Play edition was created for one purpose: to put a sock inside the mouths of the enthusiast crowd who demanded a stock Android experience from HTC. For these Android enthusiast who don’t mind paying a premium to have the latest from Google, th...More

It seems fairly obvious that the HTC One Google Play edition was created for one purpose: to put a sock inside the mouths of the enthusiast crowd who demanded a stock Android experience from HTC. For these Android enthusiast who don’t mind paying a premium to have the latest from Google, the HTC One Google Play edition is near-Android perfection. Everything you love about the best mobile OS on the planet, coupled with equally amazing hardware. I guess now it’s time to see if anyone will put their money where their mouths is.

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IntoMobile

Definitely and interesting handset to say the least

from IntoMobile

The HTC One Google Play Edition is definitely and interesting handset to say the least. Not only do you get the great hardware found on the original HTC One, but you also get the stock Android experience that many have been clamoring for. Still, there are a ton of tradeoffs in the software department that should be taken into account.

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The HTC One Google Play Edition is definitely and interesting handset to say the least. Not only do you get the great hardware found on the original HTC One, but you also get the stock Android experience that many have been clamoring for. Still, there are a ton of tradeoffs in the software department that should be taken into account.

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Ralph

Worst Phone I Have ever had

Have had for 1.5 years. Battery awful. Does not last a day. Useless for business phone. Miss a lot of calls. Lousy email setup. Had issues with software and hardware. Useless to repair. Did I mention the battery is awful. Joke of a phone. Not very rugged. Cannot see screen outside. Camera awful.Touch...More
Have had for 1.5 years. Battery awful. Does not last a day. Useless for business phone. Miss a lot of calls. Lousy email setup. Had issues with software and hardware. Useless to repair. Did I mention the battery is awful. Joke of a phone. Not very rugged. Cannot see screen outside. Camera awful.Touch screen awful. Need to touch screen 5-6 to answer calls. Makes me miss my blackberry. Less

Perfect

It's extremely fast, beautiful and robust.


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Full Specs

Overview
Release date March 31, 2013
Regions available USA, Canada, United Kindom
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
CDMA:
800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
1900/2100 MHz
LTE:
1700/1900/700/2100 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA, LTE
SIM card Micro-SIM
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean (Update Available: 4.4.3 KitKat)

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Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 APQ8064 Quad core 1.7 GHz
Internal Flash Memory 32/64 GB
RAM 2 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 1.26 W/kg
Body: 0.69 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 2300 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time 602 minutes
Wi-Fi Surfing Time 598 minutes
3G Surfing Time Unknown
4G Surfing Time Unknown
Talk Time 1572 minutes
3G Talk Time Up to: 818 minutes (3G)
Standby Time Up to: 19.2 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Aluminium
Colors Black, White, Red, Vivid Blue, Gold
Dimensions [H x W x D] 13.7 x 6.8 x 0.9 cm (5.4 x 2.7 x 0.4 in)
Weight 143 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels
Pixel density 468 pixels
Size 4.7 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key Yes
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging SMS, MMS, Google Talk
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared Yes
Bluetooth 4.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP, PAN
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot No
Expansion Slot Info
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out HDMI
DLNA Support Yes
NFC Yes
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallett Yes
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
4+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
Yes
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Geotagging, Image stabilization, Multi-shot, Panorama, UltraPixel BSI image sensor, HDR
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, 3G2 / 3GPP2, MPEG-4, WMV, AVI
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 60 fps
Front Camera
Resolution
2+ megapixels
Zoom
Additional Front Camera Info
Self-portrait
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, AAC, AMR, WMA, WAV, M4A, OGG
Radio Yes
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, 3G2 / 3GPP2, MPEG-4, WMV, AVI
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Stereo
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Viewable document types No
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): HTC M7

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