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Product Code: HTC-ONE
Manufacturer: HTC
Manufacturer Code: Silver: 99HTT010-00 / Black: 99HTT009-00 /
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HTC One Overview

The all new HTC One is a smartphone with over 300 new features and innovations encased in a beautifully crafted metal body.

The HTC One brings a new experience to Android users with a dramatically improved HTC Sense user interface, great design and cutting edge hardware.

There are 4 key improvements to the HTC One over previous HTC models.

HTC BlinkFeed - Streams live updates from a variety of feeds, be it social or news direct to your Home screen. Now you don’t have to hunt for what’s happening in your world, it is all just there. The latest updates from friends, photos, calendar events, music, news and more. With over 1,000 global content partners BlinkFeed can enhance your connectivity and access to information.

HTC BoomSound - Dual front speaker that uses Beats Audio tuning, speaker & headphone amplifiers for a richer, louder and more immersive sound.

HTC Zoe - Made up of 4 components, Zoe Photos, Highlights, Editor and Share

When you press the shutter the HTC One automatically takes 20 photos and 3 seconds of video. These are combined to produce an image that literally comes to life. Simply scroll back and forth with Time Scrubbing to select the exact moment you want to remember. Once captured Zoe Highlights automatically creates instant cinematic movies of your events. Create perfect results with Zoe Editor with retouching tools, object removal and more. Finally share a collage of events through Zoe Share.

No longer does your photo gallery have to just show static images, now they are dynamic.

Sense TV - Lets you control what you watch on the big screen with a built in cable TV electronic programme guide and remote. A built-in infrared transmitter on the HTC One works as an interactive visual channel guide and universal remote with the most popular television set-top boxes and audio video systems. Browse and set reminders for shows from the most popular cable TV providers.

Interact with all this great content through a stunning 4.7 inch HD capacitive display, which has a 1920 x 1080 resolution for an incredible 468 PPI (points per inch). The screen is in fact 43% sharper than an iPhone 5 that has 326PPI. For added peace of mind Corning Gorilla Glass 2 makes for a tougher and scratch resistant screen.

With the design of the HTC One there were no compromises, Constructed from a single piece of aluminium it is designed to not only to be ergonomic,but stylish too. It is incredibly thin at less than 10mm . A zero gap and aluminium construction means that it is also rugged and resistant to general wear and tear.

Capture your special moments with the awesome HTC UltraPixel Camera which features all the latest imaging tools. Unlike other smartphone cameras,the HTC One has a super sensitive image sensor which provides up to 300% more light during capture. The performance in low light conditions is improved dramatically and provides more clarity, contrast and detail in your photos. No longer measured in megapixels, you can easily print a 10x8 inch photo out in stunning detail.You can record video content in full 1080p HD through the UltraPixel camera or the 2.1 megapixel (88 degree wide angle lens) front facing camera.

Running Google Android, you get all the smartphone features you would expect so document editing, creating and replying to emails, browsing the internet, YouTube and navigating from point A to B are all part and parcel of the HTC One. With the latest Android apps and services pre-installed on the phone you can easily customise and personalise your phone.

On board connectivity options include 3G, 4G (subject to network provider - not available on Dual SIM model), WiFi, Bluetooth, DLNA, microUSB, MHL, USB-on-the-go & NFC so there are few reasons not to remain connected and lead a digital lifestyle.

With a 1.7GHz quad-core processor and 2GB of RAM the HTC One will handle most things that you can ask of it. With a 2300mAh battery you should get a full day's usage from it.

The HTC One is great for entertainment on the move with its stunning 4.7 inch high definition screen. With that resolution of 1920 x 1080 and 468 PPI, photos and movies are sharp and crisp with superb contrast. However, you don’t just want to view a movie, you want to hear the sound and become part of it. HTC BoomSound provides dual frontal stereo speakers that deliver big sound with less distortion and greater detail. This is due to powerful integrated amplifiers, which also mean the HTC One is the phone of choice when you want to share music with friends.

All this digital content can be shared on the phones internal memory (32 or 64GB depending upon availability) or in the cloud thanks to 25GB of FREE Dropbox storage (for 2 years) with the HTC One.

With all of these features it is easy to forget about the phone. It goes without saying that many of the phone features seen on HTC's past devices will be available to give you the best in call options, but the HTC One also has Sense Voice; dual microphones which detect loud ambient noise and then dynamically boost the call voice to compensate and ensure clarity.

HTC One Features

  • Android 4.1.2 (Jellybean)
  • HTC Sense with HTC BlinkFeed
  • HTC Zoe dynamic photo gallery
  • 4.7” Capacitive Screen
  • UltraPixel BSI Sensor Camera
  • 1.7 GHz Quad-Core Qualcomm processor
  • 2GB RAM
  • Slim full metal design, just 9.3mm thick (Single SIM variant)
  • HTC BoomSound dual frontal stereo speakers with dedicated amp
  • 32GB Internal Storage
  • 25GB Dropbox for 2 years
  • 4G (Subject to network provider - not available on Dual SIM Variant)
  • NFC
  • MicroSD expansion slot (Dual SIM Variant Only)

HTC One Box Contents

  • HTC One
  • Headset
  • 3 pin UK charger
  • MicroUSB cable
  • SIM eject pin
  • Documentation
SIM Free & Unlocked Yes
Operating SystemAndroid
Version4.1.2 (4.2.2 update available)
Custom SkinSense 5
Processor
Speed1.7GHz Quad-Core
Dual Core
Quad Core Yes
Make/ModelQualcomm Snapdragon 600
Other
Expansion Slot Yes
TypeMicroSDXC
Capacity (Up to)64GB (AVAILABLE ONLY ON DUAL SIM VARIANT)
RAM2GB
ROM
Internal Storage Yes
Capacity32GB (25.29GB user accessible)
Display/Screen
Touchscreen Yes
Size4.7
TypeCapacitive Touchscreen
Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels (468 ppi)
OtherCorning Gorilla Glass
GSM/GPRS Yes
Frequencies850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz (Single & Dual SIM)
Speed
3G/HSPA Yes
Frequencies900/1900/2100 MHz (Dual SIM Variant // SIM Slot 1 ONLY: 850/900/1900/2100 MHz)
Speed
4G Yes
Frequencies800/180/2600 MHz (NO 4G ON DUAL SIM VARIANT)
Speed
Bluetooth Yes
Version4.0
FunctionsaptX enabled
WiFi Yes
VersionIEEE 802.11 a/ac/b/g/n
DLNA Yes
Version
Ports
DatamicroUSB
PowermicroUSB
Audio3.5mm audio jack
Video OutMHL via microUSB
Facebook Yes
Device Controls
Keyboard
Optical Trackpad
Hardware Buttons
Other
GPS Yes
Antenna TypeInternal Glonass
A-GPS Yes
Built-in SoftwareGoogle Maps
Camera Yes
Megapixels
FlashAuto Focus and LED Flash
Camera LensBSI Sensor with F2.0 aperture and dedicated imagechip
OtherOptical Image Stabilization, Smart Flash, Continuous Shoot, Slow Motion video Recording
Front Facing Camera Yes
Type2.1 MP wide angle lens with HDR capability
Sensors
G-Sensor Yes
Proximity Sensor Yes
Digital Compass and Gyro Yes
Light Sensor Yes
Audio
Formats.aac, .amr, .ogg, .m4a, .mid, .mp3, .wav, .wma (Windows Media Audio 9)
Recording.amr
Video
Formats.3gp, .3g2, .mp4, .wmv (Windows Media Video 9), .avi (MP4 ASP and MP3)
Recording.mp4 (1080p @ 30fps)
Near Field Communication Yes
FM Radio Yes
Battery
Capacity2300 mAh
TypeLi-Polymer
Removable
Call Time
GSMUp to 27 hours
3GUp to 18 hours
Standby Time
GSMUp to 479 hours
3GUp to 500 hours for WCDMA & Up to 433 hours LTE
Dimensions137.4 x 68.2 x 9.3 mm (Dual SIM Variant: 137.4 x 68.3 x 10.4mm)
Weight 143g (Dual SIM Variant:153g)
Software
Other
Warranty24 months
HTC_One_Quick_Start_Guide.pdf HTC_One_Quick_Start_Guide.pdf (232KB)
HTC_One_User_Guide.pdf HTC_One_User_Guide.pdf (3000KB)

The following is a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about this product. Hopefully you will find the answer to your question, if not, use the contact form below and we shall answer it for you.

A further HTC One FAQ can be found in this blog post

Do you ship internationally?

Yes - If you are located outside of the UK you may want to take a look at our list of FAQs for international customers on the following link:http://www.clove.co.uk/international-customers.aspx

Is this phone SIM FREE and Unlocked?

Yes, this phone is unlocked and can be used with networks around the world. Do check the specifications to ensure compatibility in your region with your network provider. No SIM card or contract applies to this phone.

Is this phone brand new?

Yes. Unless the description of the product suggests otherwise (I.e. EX-DEMO) then this product is brand new and has not been used before.

Is there any network/operator branding?

No - There is only the manufacturer’s branding.

Does the phone have a Micro SDHC/memory card slot?

No, there is no memory card slot on this phone.

What SIM card does this phone use?

This phone takes a micro SIM card.

Is this handset LTE compatible?

Yes, this is a 4G enabled phone. Compatibility will depend on the country it is used within and the network/airtime provider.

Does this phone have a removable battery?

No, the battery is fixed and can not be removed.

What languages are on the phone?

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Overall Rating * * * * * 5 Stars Buy it now!

Alexander 11th September 2013

Overall Rating
5 Stars Buy it now!

Recommend to a friend? Yes

"All is good! Thanks Clove!"


Ninja 7th September 2013

Overall Rating
5 Stars Buy it now!

Recommend to a friend? Yes

"Great smartphone and will be a great gift this christmas God Bless You All."


Karthik 24th June 2013

Overall Rating
5 Stars Buy it now!

Recommend to a friend? Yes

"Thanks for your service. Excellent. And the phone is just blazing!!! Love you clove!!"


Mauricio 24th June 2013

Overall Rating
5 Stars Buy it now!

Recommend to a friend? Yes

"The best and most beautiful phone there's ever been! Couldn't be any happier.

Thanks to Clove for a great service!"


Denis 21st June 2013

Overall Rating
5 Stars Buy it now!

Recommend to a friend? Yes

"Great phone, thanks clove."


Alexey 11th June 2013

Overall Rating
5 Stars Buy it now!

Recommend to a friend? Yes

"Perfect phone!"


Nick V 25th May 2013

Overall Rating
5 Stars Buy it now!

Recommend to a friend? Yes

"Review of HTC One
Nothing I will write will shed great technical insight to this brilliant piece of machinery. You can read all the technical reviews and see the various benchmarks being run....no this is a real world review from a very experienced smartphone user.
I am a sales person that relies on their communication devices almost exclusively for data while on the road. Selling anything is very difficult and fibre optics is a technology that is becoming more sought after and with price compressions more accessible and now more than ever a very competitive industry. Therefore we have to stay ahead of the curb technically as we reach our clients and are on the road.
Here is my technical set up and it’s very simple and deadly effective:
1. HTC One (obviously)
2. Microsoft Surface Pro Tablet
I am not going to get into the merits of the Surface versus an Android or iOS tablet. I will say that any person that has to use Exchange in the office and the obligatory suite of products such as Excel, Word and PowerPoint do yourself a favor and check out the Surface Pro. It’s so F---ing powerful and versatile.
Now on to the main topic of this review and that the HTC One. Why the HTC One. I have used pretty much every smartphone there is to use. It’s a weakness that I have had for the better part of 10 years and it’s borderline manic. I love the thought and really the comfort of using a device that has you covered no matter what you want to do. From 8-5 you’re a business power user….check. From 5-10 you want to be informed, sometime entertained and still connected….check. You want a device that is powerful yet very style oriented and can take an incredible picture very very fast……check!! The HTC One has everything you are needing and wanting in a phone without having to give yourself to its ecosystem as a whole. This is very important to a person like me and hopefully other professionals like me that will benefit from this unit.
Let me get more specific….
In the last year I have had the pleasure of using several leading smarthphones:
1. The iPhone 5
2. The Galaxy Note II
3. The Blackberry Z10
4. The Nokia Lumia 920
5. The Google Nexus 4 (LG)
6. And of course the HTC One
Why have I used so many devices?…..well again I am sick – when it comes to phones I am a relentless pursuer of the perfect balance in a smartphone.
I am not going to get into the shortcomings of all the other phones listed. All of them are VERY good units and may be right for you I would be proud to carry any of them if I didn’t have my technical illness. I will though tell you why the HTC One separates itself from the other units.
Design
The HTC One is only rivaled in design by the iPhone 5 and the Lumia 920. Let’s take Samsung out of the equation on the esthetics of a phone. Plastic and faux metal…really?? It’s 2013….common man! The Blackberry gets a pass because A. I am Canadian and it’s my patriotic duty to look past the cheap plastic materials and screen. B. It’s there first kick at the can so-to-speak on their new phone and I think they will step up their game in the next itineration.
The HTC One is as you all may or may not know made out of a single piece of metal, much the same as the iPhone 5 yet it’s curved back and 4.7” screen and stunning display put it ahead of the very well designed iPhone and the blocked one-piece polycarbonate of the Lumia 920.
It’s a design masterpiece and HTC has not cut corners. What does this mean for the average consumer? You get a unbelievable design in the perfect size and weight that truly stands out in a crowd and in a boardroom.
The HTC One has also a new feature of its design that I think is revolutionary. That’s the HTC Boomsound. I am not sure why it’s taken manufacturers so long to figure this out but the front facing speakers are truly remarkable! I love to watch YouTube or Netflix when I get a little downtime and I can’t tell you what a difference these speakers make. They are loud…wait…..really loud very. The sound is crisp and deep at the same time, you honestly have to take a second look to assure yourself where the sound is coming from.
To wrap up the few words on the design you can only sum it up as breakthrough. From its all metal esthetics to the brilliant screen all complimented by the new Boomsound speakers this a unique smartphone that will stand out and maintain its WOW factor for a very very long time.
Guts
This is to me the most important aspect of this phone. Guts are of course the processing power and the OS. The means to which your ends are achieved.
The HTC One is powered by a Snapdragon 600 processor and really this means nothing to me other than it absolutely FLIES!!!! There is nothing that this phone cannot process and does it at breakneck speeds.
I use this phones for various function and for the sake of understanding how it performs I will list the common used apps that are always being used during business hours and most of them simultaneously…
1. Email – both exchange and Gmail are set to receive as soon as an email comes in.
2. PocketInformant – don’t even get me started on this GEM! It’s the King of PIM’s and I could not even get out of bed without it.
3. Tweet Caster
4. News 360 and Press Reader
5. Whats App
6. Skype and Google Hangouts (Talk)
7. ESPN Streak for the Cash
8. MLB AtBat
9. ESPN Score Centre
10. Google Finance
11. Google NOW (Search)
12. Google Maps and Navigation
13. Internal (flash enabled) web browser
These are the core apps that I use and switch between them constantly. I will not get into how I use them but they are all used throughout the day. In the evening you can add a couple of more:
1. Netflix
2. YouTube
3. Sirius XM
I am sure there are more that I will remember later but you get the idea....
The apps load in an instant and run without crashing....even when I am talking on the phone with a Bluetooth headphone and keyboard attached.....AND while broadcasting a hotspot signal for the Surface Pro to pick up.
You cannot downplay the fluidity of this unit and how it performs. You cannot make it crash....it’s incredible really. We all knew there would come a time when the handheld would replace the desktop and with the HTC One you have the feeling that we are not that far off.
Camera and other Sense 5 OS benefits
Let’s talk about a very important subject for me and that is the camera. I have a 2.5 year old daughter that is of course like any other father the “apple of my eye”. I demand a camera as it’s just not realistic to get the SLR out in those moments that have to be captured immediately. Some of the best shots of course on not staged and I have captured some perfect moments on past HTC camera’s and the HTC One takes the camera another step forward.
The camera is great but I absolutely love certain features, specifically the multiple shot feature is invaluable when you have a little girl who NEVER sits still!!! The ZOE feature is also truly cutting edge. I have a gallery full of ZOE shots that are amazing. What I can say to anyone reading this review is simply this…..you have to see this camera in action to truly appreciate it. The low light features are only rivaled by the Lumia 920 there is so much packed into this with a super friendly UI.
I will not say much about Sense 5 because the skin has been redrawn to be a minimalist. This is refreshing because while very functional and feature rich you really don’t notice it that much and that is the beauty of the skin.
Conclusions
The HTC One is the undisputed Heavyweight Champion of the smartphone division right now. There are a lot of great phones in the marketplace and some have better specific features such as the Lumia 920’s camera or the completely unified inbox of the Blackberry Z10 that aggregates every type of message into the Hub. Having said that none of the current competitive phones can compare to the overall package that HTC has put together in the One.
The design, speakers, speed and ease of use for the UI and camera come together in the most stunning and blazingly fast package I have ever used.
HTC has fallen behind Samsung and Apple in the last few years but has ultimately gathered itself and put together a phone that is not only worthy of your consideration but has no true overall competition when taking into consideration all of the factors that should be the basis on a decision.
"


Haitham 22nd May 2013

Overall Rating
5 Stars Buy it now!

Recommend to a friend? Yes

"amazing phone thanks clove"


Julian Rojas 14th May 2013

Overall Rating
5 Stars Buy it now!

Recommend to a friend? Yes

"Best phone ever, as well as Clove service. Keep it up Clove and HTC"


Baramzisyan 9th May 2013

Overall Rating
5 Stars Buy it now!

Recommend to a friend? Yes

" Had it for a day now, and it is a truly lovely device. Extremely quick, solid build, and easy to use.

The screen is lovely, so crisp and sharp and amazes anyone who looks at it.

I had my doubts about Blinkfeed, to me it just seemed like bloatware that I would want to disable, but having used it - it just works, I've even found it quite a joy to use, it has a really polished feel to it.

Overall it is a fantastic device.

Bad Points-
Battery life - yeah, like any other smartphone - if you use it lots then it will drain the battery - big deal, just charge it up!

Until manufacturers can come up with newer battery technology all phones will suffer from this. "


DK 8th May 2013

Overall Rating
5 Stars Buy it now!

Recommend to a friend? Yes

"

Received my HTC One a couple of days (thanks to Clove) and I must say I'm super impressed with the build quality, buttery smooth performance and BoomSound!! Battery performance (a common HTC gripe) is history - full day's performance with heavy usage. Memory, more than i require so no complaints even with absence of Micro SD slot.

Now i only want the HTC One version of WP8/8.1/9.

Highly recommended.

"


Paul 5th May 2013

Overall Rating
5 Stars Buy it now!

Recommend to a friend? Yes

"HTC One arrived last week. I have thoroughly tested it and I am extremely impressed. Screen and speakers are extremely good. Virtually perfect phone. I use a Mac and had to use Android Transfer to get my music and photos on the phone. HTC sync software for Mac is useless."


Steve 3rd May 2013

Overall Rating
5 Stars Buy it now!

Recommend to a friend? Yes

"

I received my phone back in mid-April and had also ordered several accessories with it. Unfortunately the Otterbox Commuter case could not ship at the same time as it was not in stock.

I contacted Clove who assured me they would ship it separately when it arrived.

Well........today it arrived in Qatar so I wish to thank Clove for your brilliant service.

Still very much in love with my phone and the new update (1.29) has improved the camera even more! Fantastic!

"


Alan 22nd April 2013

Overall Rating
5 Stars Buy it now!

Recommend to a friend? Yes

"Have this phone for almost a month. I was going to wait for the galaxy s4, but I'm so glad I didn't. The HTC ONE is without any doubt the best phone ever built. Everything about this phone is a joy to behold. It exudes quality! How can apple charge so much for iphone 5, when you can have this piece of brilliance, with twice the memory for less? This is my first HTC and it won't be the last."


Andrey 21st April 2013

Overall Rating
5 Stars Buy it now!

Recommend to a friend? Yes

" Everything I need is here, in my hand!!!...
I'v got my One only 15 days !!!! after dispached order....realy, with the situation on RussianPost (damn!!), even that I'm living in Urals.
The phone is suprisingly best for today on the market, this is how smart must be!"


Steve 18th April 2013

Overall Rating
5 Stars Buy it now!

Recommend to a friend? Yes

"I have had my phone for over a week now so thought I would give a quick review.

Battery life is impressive. I use 'Juice Defender Ultimate' to have close control on my phone and I now get over a day and a half out of the battery. Regular use, WiFi, YouTube, Emails, BBC news etc. Maybe 3 hours of music a day.

I have installed PowerAmp Pro and now that I have the settings I want......the speakers are even more amazing.

Pictures in low light and indoor situations........best on the market bar none!

Really thrilled with this phone! "


Martin 13th April 2013

Overall Rating
5 Stars Buy it now!

Recommend to a friend? Yes

"I've owned almost every HTC phone since they first started with early windows devices. I can finally say that HTC have got a real winner on their hands. It is all what has been said in these reviews and bar betters battery life and expandable memory I'd call the HTC One the best and most complete phone on the market today. Anyone want my Nokia Lumia 920 and iPhone 5 64gb ?!!"


Rmpatel 12th April 2013

Overall Rating
5 Stars Buy it now!

Recommend to a friend? Yes

"Absolutely stunning and breathtakingly fast with full metal, it easily beats the s4 and the iPhone "


Ranjan 11th April 2013

Overall Rating
5 Stars Buy it now!

Recommend to a friend? Yes

"A really good phone!"


Imran Ahmed 11th April 2013

Overall Rating
5 Stars Buy it now!

Recommend to a friend? Yes

"I would like to congratulate Clove on excellent customer service before I write this review - Well done.

I have worked in the technology sector for the last 18 years and a techno addict since the age of 12. I have pretty much used every phone in the market.

HTC have come back HARD ! This device is the perfect combination of design,technology and software out on the market I don't think any other phone provides such a rich and rewarding experience. In my opinion there is no point in producing a phone which has technical statistics which are mind blowing but the end user experience is rubbish. HTC sense 5 does an amazing job of sitting on-top of Android and HTC have found a perfect balance.

The hardware design is fantastic as soon as you take the phone out of the box you instantly realize this is a product which made with quality in mind. The screen is gorgeous and vivid the materials used on the glass are perfect.

The battery lift is above average I hit mine hard and I mean hard on usage. The camera works very well and the front facing speakers need to be heard they are amazing.

The only thing I would improve is the addition of expandable memory.

So far the ultimate smartphone in the market. I don't work for HTC :)"


Steve 10th April 2013

Overall Rating
5 Stars Buy it now!

Recommend to a friend? Yes

"I work in Qatar and the phone was shipped and delivered within 3 days of posting. Thanks Clove!

This is a truly brilliant phone. I can't fault it and the sound is amazing, truly. "


Martin Donoghue 9th April 2013

Overall Rating
5 Stars Buy it now!

Recommend to a friend? Yes

"Great phone matched by Clove's usual great service!"


Ken 8th April 2013

Overall Rating
5 Stars Buy it now!

Recommend to a friend? Yes

"The best phone out there!"


Junaid 8th April 2013

Overall Rating
5 Stars Buy it now!

Recommend to a friend? Yes

"Before I say anything about this phone people,let me tell you the kind of handsets I have owned in the past few years.
HTC Desire,Galaxy S2,Galaxy S3,Razor i,iPhone 5,HTC One X ,HTC 8X,HTC One X,Sony Xperia Z ( currently own as well),Xperia U,HTC Desire C to name a few. The reason I mentioned the long list of phones is simple. Take my advice into serious consideration before you buy this handset.I am a seasoned & advanced Android user. I have lived with Android ever since the day it was born ( The G1 ). My experience is not limited to Android only. I own an iPad ( with retina display ) n also own an iPhone 5 currently ( IOS ). I have also lived with Windows 8 mobiles for a while lol.

Now I am going to be very short and to the point before you get bored and leave my review half way through lol. I am going to rate the phone in Five major areas ( the most important to an average consumer ).

Design ( 5 stars ):

It's the most beautiful and elegant premium phone mankind has ever made. If you are thinking of the Galaxy S4 don't even think about it. It's a bigger Galaxy S3 made with the same cheap plastic. If you have never owned a Galaxy Phone before then yes by all means go for the Galaxy S4. But remember there is a big difference in ergonomics of a 4.7" screen ( HTC One ) and a 5" screen ( Xperia Z which I also currently own ).

Camera ( 4.5 stars ):

Too many technical details are needed here in order to understand the Ultrapixel technology used in HTC One. But in short HTC One is using 4 MP camera with an Ultrapixel sensor. A sensor which HTC claims brings 3 times the more light then a regular sensor in a normal mobile camera. In order to test this I used it against iPhone 5 ( which I also currently own ) and Xperia Z ( which i also own n has a 13 MP camera ) under all lighting conditions. Results were amazing. It had the best low light performance i have ever seen in any phone camera. Normal day light shots were excellent as well but got pixelated once zoomed in due to low 4 MP. But u won't even notice that if u r uploading pics on Facebook or sending them via whtsapp or viber. It wasn't a problem for me cuz phone cameras r meant for that purpose anyway n my pics were v decent wen uploaded on facebook.

Performance : ( 5 Stars )

Simply mind boggling performance. With the worlds fastest chip ( currently available ) Snapdragon 600 at 1.7 Ghz with 2 Gig of Ram it just refuses to slow down. I am a v heavy user and the phone just doesn't slow down n is fast and responsive n silky smooth. Lot of ppl after reading my review will be thinking about the Galaxy S4. It's no faster then the HTC ONE. S4 will also be using the Snapdragon 600 chip with a little more clock speed of 1.9 Ghz. Difference is so minimal ( 200 MHz ) that it won't b noticeable to us at all.

Battery : ( 5 Stars )

Big 2300 mAh battery is used in HTC One. It is the biggest battery HTC has ever used in any of there phones. Results r amazing. I am able to get full day of use out of the phone easily now that i have had the phone for a week. People battery is not an issue with this handset which past HTC sets had an issue with. As long as u r like me ( average usage ) checking Facebook ,whtsapp,viber and emails n surfing the web or reading articles n listening to music battery should last you a day easy. Like with any smart phone these days if u r going to play games and watch movies then obviously the battery will drain out quicker.

Sound : ( 5 stars )

This is my personal favourite. It's the worlds first phone to have two speakers at the front of the phone. It's also the worlds loudest phone ( lab tests carried out ). If you don't believe the lab tests then listen to me. People I have never ever ever heard sound like this from any phone ever in my life. It's crispy and clear with a lots of bass. Watched a few movies on it and was shockingly surprised how good the sound was on this bad boy ( thanks to Beats Audio ). No wonder HTC calls it Boomsound.

I obviously cudnt cover everything but I tried. I highly recommend this phone as its simply the best phone out there and the one to beat in 2013. If u r not bothered about the ergonomics and cheap construction and can also live with a average sound on a phone ( after experiencing sound on the S3 for 6 months ) then by all means go for the Galaxy S4 ( I personally wouldn't ). To me a phone has to look good & feel practical ( specially one hand use ). I will leave the rest for you to decide. Choice is yours. Ether u make UR own mind up or take advice of someone who has nearly owned all the top phones world has ever produced. Good luck!!!!"


david1uk 7th April 2013

Overall Rating
5 Stars Buy it now!

Recommend to a friend? Yes

"Fantastic phone. I love it!!"


selami 7th April 2013

Overall Rating
5 Stars Buy it now!

Recommend to a friend? Yes

"Very nice phone thanks clove"


Kamal 7th April 2013

Overall Rating
5 Stars Buy it now!

Recommend to a friend? Yes

"Excellent Phone. A very pleasant experience purchasing the phone from Clove. Now I know how much good audio can do to improve your smartphone experience. Upgraded from HTC One X. Will buy again when an opportunity comes :)"


Peter 5th April 2013

Overall Rating
5 Stars Buy it now!

Recommend to a friend? Yes

"Hands down the best smartphone I've ever had. The One has it all:

- Best screen money can buy
- excellent camera
- excellent build quality and choice of materials
- extremely fast, no lag whatsoever
- excellent speaker
- excellent reception
- excellent call quality
- very good battery life

Every phone I've previously used missed at least one of these. Not the HTC One - it's the first phone I'd call perfect."


bill 25th March 2013

Overall Rating
5 Stars Buy it now!

Recommend to a friend? Yes

"the absolute best phone ever. amazing and classy metal and none of the ugly plastic from any galaxy phones like the ugly galaxy s4 with all of its gimmicks "


James 25th March 2013

Overall Rating
5 Stars Buy it now!

Recommend to a friend? Yes

"absolutely amazing phone, a must have for any tech fanatic!"


Carlos 24th March 2013

Overall Rating
5 Stars Buy it now!

Recommend to a friend? Yes

"Super Amazing phone, keep it up HTC."


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