HTC One first look
We look at the HTC One and see how the latest Android superphone stacks up
The design of the HTC One really stands out, as it sports a 4.7-inch 1080p HD screen that looks fantastic. "If Apple coined the term Retina Display for its iPhone 4, at this pixel density, the HTC One takes it to the next level," wrote KYM's Basil.
The anodised aluminum metal body comes across as a "comfortable in-hand experience" and the "curvaceous back" makes it more ergonomic than some of the competition. Of course, you're getting all the goodies you'd expect in a handset like this including a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 600 at 1.7GHz, 2GB of RAM, Bluetooth, GPS, WiFi and the ability to use 4G LTE.
The HTC One launches with the latest version of Sense and it does look much different than previous versions thanks to its social stream called BlinkFeed. This provides an almost Windows Phone-like tile experience which delivers updates from your social networks, calendars and even content from ESPN.
The HTC One camera has UltraPixel technology which will provide bigger pixels, captures 300 percent more light and it will even let you shoot HDR videos. The HTC Zoe feature will let you create highlight videos automatically with music and crossfades inserted for you. We can't wait to play with this camera on a day-to-day basis.
Overall, the HTC One is shaping up to be a fantastic device. It sports an incredible design, has some of the best specs of any phone we've ever seen and HTC has added enough software tweaks to make it interesting. Look for the HTC One to land in March on AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile with pricing to come down the road.