HTC One 32GB – Factory Unlocked, US Warranty – Silver (Unlocked) Review/Deals

HTC One 32GB – Factory Unlocked, US Warranty – Silver (Unlocked)

HTC One 32GB - Factory Unlocked, US Warranty - Silver (Unlocked)

  • Display: 4.7-inches
  • Camera: HTC UltraPixel
  • Processor Speed: 1.7 GHz
  • OS: Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean)
  • Unlocked cell phones are compatible with GSM carriers like AT&T and T-Mobile as well as with GSM SIM cards (e.g. H20 and select prepaid carriers). Unlocked cell phones will not work with CDMA Carriers like Sprint, Verizon, Boost or Virgin.

The HTC One Unlocked is the smartphone you’ve been waiting for. This sleek device has an all-aluminum body offering a slim and easy grip. HTC BlinkFeed on your home screen keeps you up to date with what’s important to you. Everything becomes louder and sharper with dual front-facing audio speakers powered by HTC BoomSound. UltraPixel Camera with HTC Zoe captures up to 20 photos to create a 3-second highlight video that will bring your photo gallery to life. This smartphone also works as a TV rem

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  1. Johnny Saigon® says:
    296 of 305 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    The ONE to Rule Them All, April 8, 2013
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    Johnny Saigon® (Sydney/Saigon/Irvine/Waikiki) –
    (TOP 1000 REVIEWER)
      

    What is there to say about this phone? If I just write about it, I’m just going to ramble on and on. So to save everyone some grief, here are bullet points (my direct comparisons are to the iPhone 5, Samsung Galaxy S3 and Note 2, but mainly to the Galaxy S4):

    The Good:

    1) THE SCREEN: If there was such a better screen on a phone, I have not yet seen it. The iPhone 5 is lauded for its excellent screen, but at its current resolution, it trails behind the One’s screen by far. Everything just POPS out at you. Even in direct sunlight, everything is CLEAR and BRIGHT. I really loved the Droid DNA/HTC Butterfly’s screen, but once again HTC has outdone itself and given us a true masterpiece in 4.7″ 1080p(468ppi) form. This is THE BEST screen on the planet right now – WOW!!!

    2) THE DESIGN/HARDWARE: Why do most reviewers laud the iPhone 5’s aluminum construction so much, when it chips and nicks so easily?? If you want a true masterpiece in design and craftsmanship, look no further. The One feels THICK and TOUGH. I don’t have to worry about carrying this around case-less(except from drops, which is a whole other case). I will not be worried about this phone nicking and scraping like the iPhone 5. Personally, it may not have the flair of some of the Sony and Nokia phone of the past, but in totality the One has the best combination of design and craftsmanship. It oozes style and sophistication(*cough*Samsung*ahem*).

    3) THE DUAL FRONT-FACING SPEAKERS: We have all been desensitized to the modern smartphones nowadays with their crappy, tinny, mono speaker. I remember the days of the Nokia n95 and n84 with their stereo speakers – whatever happened to phones after that? Whoever agreed to a mono/solo speaker with all the smartphones thereafter?? FINALLY, someone has the senses to come back to reality – thank you, HTC!. Trust me, your ears will thank you and you will realize all phones should have been made like this. Especially when you use ringtones/alerts that were specifically created for this phone, the sound is loud, immersive, expansive, and POPs into your ears. It’s simply a re-revolution.

    4) THE CAMERA: I don’t use my phone camera to make prints from photos, I have my dedicated cameras for that. So to me, the paramount function of phone cameras is the convenience/accessibility – it has to be able to capture what I want quickly and clearly, with decent enough quality to post online. Therefore, the 4MP size in the One’s camera does not bother me at all. Who cares if the camera isn’t THE BEST phone camera ever? Because it is not, but it is a GREAT low-light shooter, and to me that’s more important than pixel count. The sensors in the camera are bigger than other phone cameras, therefore, it can capture a lot more light, which in laymen’s terms it can give you better photos in more situations than other phone cameras can. Also, the touch spot focus is almost instantaneous – this camera is quick, quick, quick!

    5) For a near 5-incher, it’s quite svelte, at least at the girth. It’s easier to hold in the hand than the Samsung Galaxy S3/S4, and for sure a heckuva lot better than the Note 2. It fits in your hands nicely and securely, with just the right combination of size, weight, and balance.

    6) The UI and software design is now very minimal and simplistic. For better or for worse, if you are used to the old Sense UI’s, you will need some readjusting. Personally, I like this new one better. If you’re a casual news reader, then you’ll like new default home screen which displays a gathering of news sources – some of its own partners, some for your Facebook and Twitter, etc. – to form a Flipboard style of news reader. Personally, I’m a huge Pulse news reader fan, so I only use that.

    The Bad and Ugly:

    1) The battery is only 2300mAh – I wish it was bigger because I’m one of those paranoid people who always needs my phone at fully charged, just in case, of you know, something. But so far it’s been holding steady at about 40% at the end of the day(from 9am-6pm). I check emails, read the news, text, Facebook, etc. throughout the day – I would say that I’m a moderate to heavy user. Another bad thing that I’ve noticed is it charges slower than most other phones.

    2) Comparing features with the Samsung S4, the One is lacking. It’s not a deal breaker, but for those who like fancy functions, the One will not make you as happy. The HTC One is very simple in its feature set. The one feature I miss most from the new Samsung phones is Smart Stay, where the phone can sense that you’re looking at the screen, and won’t dim/turn off the screen – that was a HUGE convenience for when you’re watching a movie or reading the news.

    3) Like I wrote earlier, the size is both good and bad, and it’s also heavier than most similar phones. It’s taller than the S4, and with the power button up on top, it’s almost impossible to do one-hand…

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  2. Chantell O. says:
    163 of 168 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    5 Stars for Superior Hardware, May 1, 2013
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    Warning: huge review coming.

    For total transparency, I am a mobile application developer for a corporation. I get my hands on a variety of phones on a daily basis; I have myself owned a Motorola Droid, LG Quantum and Nokia Lumia 900 (both Windows Phone 7 phones), Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7-inch, and now the Developer Edition of the HTC One. I have tested and used a Samsung Galaxy S4 before it was released to the public. I develop on iOS devices as well so have knowledge of iOS (iPhone/iPad), Android, and Windows Phone devices. I have not developed for Windows Phone 7/8 but was a daily user for two and a half years.

    The HTC One is the phone to bring me back to Android after I left the platform due to instability and poor hardware (6 Motorola Droids in six months is not okay). What follows is a review of the One, a comparison to the other flagship phones out there (iPhone 5, Samsung Galaxy S4, Nokia Lumia 920) based on my experience working with them and/or researching/considering them for my next personal device.

    HTC One Pros:
    -Build quality is phenomenal. One of the biggest drawbacks for me in Android phones, which actually kept me from returning to the platform, was that the quality of the materials used is just too cheap for the price point. Android is giving itself in many ways a reputation as the budget OS. Samsung is a key example, which still insists on using plastic (really, plastic) in their flagship phones. This is unacceptable. If I am going to spend $600+ on a phone, you better offer premium materials. The One really feels good in your hand. Yes, it’s heavier than other phones out there–but for me this is an indicator that HTC didn’t go cheap on materials. The aluminum is still very much a light material but way more solid than the cheap plastic of the Galaxy S4. Hold the two phones next to each other and I’d almost guarantee you’d pick the One over the S4 any day of the week. I have read some professional reviews that have expressed concern that the zero-gap build quality HTC advertises was not present in their review device. I am here to say that my device has none of those quality concerns. There are no gaps anywhere on the phone and everything is straight-edged and cleanly put together. HTC really shines in their build quality on this device.

    -Hardware. This goes along with the build quality point, but I really can’t praise HTC enough for the materials they put in the One. No, the One does not have all the bells and whistles that the Samsung GS4 has. But the screen is beautiful (truly a masterpiece), the speakers are the best I have ever heard on a phone (and dual front-facing speakers is a stroke of pure genius–really, why hasn’t anyone figured this out until now?) [side note, I consider the One’s speakers better than my laptop’s speakers–I own an ultraportable Lenovo X220T that has weaker speakers with less bass capability than this phone], and the One takes whatever I throw at it without ever stuttering.

    -The Cameras. This is both a pro and a con. The front-facing camera is great. I skype on a daily basis with my best friend in Japan. Today I skyped with him for the first time using the One. He commented that the video quality was significantly better than it had ever been (in comparison to my laptop, my Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7-inch, and my Nokia Lumia 900) and the audio quality was better as well. Kudos to HTC on the front camera. As far as photo shooting goes, I have only tried it a small amount, but the camera is FAST to snap that shot. My 900 takes much longer to focus and get a shot–not the One. It’s almost instantaneous. As others have mentioned, the low-light quality is very good. The colors are very true on the rear camera.

    -Blinkfeed. Okay, matter of personal preference. I hate most of the Sense UI (being completely transparent), but I actually like Blinkfeed. It’s not as nice as the live tiles I had on my Windows Phone 7 to keep up with the people I care about, but it’s nice to be able to scroll through facebook posts without actually having to deal with the facebook app. Some people hate Blinkfeed. Okay, understandable, it’s a matter of preference. I do find it annoying that it is your home screen and not just a side screen instead.

    Cons:
    -The Rear-Facing Camera. Alright, I own a dedicated camera. But I never carry it around, and my phone is my de facto camera for mostly everything. However, I can say after taking shots with the rear-camera that I will now be taking my actual camera with me anywhere I want to take photos seriously. The One’s camera just does not cut it. The 4MP shots are grainy, to the point that I can see the grains of the photo just in viewing them on the HTC’s awesome 1080p screen. There’s no way you’ll ever be printing off photos and hanging them up with this device. I know MP is not an indicator of how good a camera is, but I would have been much happier if HTC had put in…

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