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Key Specs
  • Display 4.70-inch (1080x1920)
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 600
  • Front Camera 2.1MP
  • Rear Camera 4-Ultrapixel
  • RAM 2GB
  • Storage 32GB
  • Battery Capacity 2300mAh
  • OS Android 4.1
Market Status Released
Release Date April 2013

HTC One Review

  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Brilliant HD screen
  • Excellent build quality
  • Top of line performance
  • Decent battery back-up
  • Bad
  • Position of power button makes using it cumbersome
  • Pictures are grainy and lack detail at times

HTC One is HTC's premium flagship for 2013. From the time the phone was launched internationally, we've been enamoured by its design. It is a make or break device for HTC, which has not been doing well financially, as the Android smartphone world is dominated by Samsung. On paper, the HTC One seems to be the best in terms of hardware specifications and materials used in its construction. Do these translate in to making the phone the best performer in practical use? We try to find out.

HTC One Summary

HTC One mobile was launched in April 2013. The phone comes with a 4.70-inch touchscreen display offering a resolution of 1080x1920 pixels at a pixel density of 468 pixels per inch (ppi). HTC One is powered by a 1.7GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor. It comes with 2GB of RAM. The HTC One runs Android 4.1 and is powered by a 2300mAh non-removable battery.

As far as the cameras are concerned, the HTC One on the rear packs 4-Ultrapixel camera. It sports a 2.1-megapixel camera on the front for selfies.

HTC One is based on Android 4.1 and packs 32GB of inbuilt storage. The HTC One is a single SIM (GSM) mobile that accepts a Micro-SIM card. The HTC One measures 137.40 x 68.20 x 9.30mm (height x width x thickness) and weighs 143.00 grams. It was launched in Black, Silver, and Red colours.

Connectivity options on the HTC One include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth v4.00, NFC, Infrared, FM radioWi-Fi Direct, Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL), 3G, and 4G. Sensors on the phone include accelerometer, ambient light sensor, gyroscope, proximity sensor, and compass/ magnetometer.

As of 1st February 2023, HTC One price in India starts at Rs. 9,999.

HTC One Full Specifications

Brand HTC
Model One
Price in India ₹9,999
Release date April 2013
Form factor Touchscreen
Dimensions (mm) 137.40 x 68.20 x 9.30
Weight (g) 143.00
Battery capacity (mAh) 2300
Removable battery No
Colours Black, Silver, Red
Screen size (inches) 4.70
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 1080x1920 pixels
Pixels per inch (PPI) 468
Processor 1.7GHz quad-core
Processor make Qualcomm Snapdragon 600
Internal storage 32GB
Expandable storage No
Rear camera 4-Ultrapixel
Rear flash LED
Front camera 2.1-megapixel
Operating system Android 4.1
Wi-Fi Yes
Bluetooth Yes, v 4.00
Infrared Yes
Headphones 3.5mm
FM Yes
Number of SIMs 1
Wi-Fi Direct Yes
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL) Yes
SIM Type Micro-SIM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) No
Compass/ Magnetometer Yes
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes
Gyroscope Yes
Barometer No
Temperature sensor No
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  • The ONE and only ONE :)
    Rohit Shitole (May 8, 2014) on Gadgets 360
    I'd like to start my review by highlighting the not so good features of this device. The camera on this device is great during day light but worst under low light. It has a pink hue when clicked under low light conditions. Although this can be easily fixed by replacing the camera but HTC should've got it right the first time. Another feature is the Battery life. Although the battery last the whole day on moderate usage but I'd expect more from HTC. The ONE has an aluminium uni-body which makes it look sexy and sleek, it is also the best part of the device. Awesome features like blink-feed, Zoe, Ultra pixel camera makes this a device to die for. ONE is a paradise for hard-core gamer's. You can play heavy-duty games and this device wont disappoint in that regard. Also the experience of playing games and watching movies is a bliss, thanks to the Full HD 4.7 inch screen and Beats Audio. Love it or Hate it. I've made my choice and I don't regret it. My HTC, the one and only...!
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  • Not for indians
    Himanshu Kumar (May 2, 2014) on Gadgets 360
    Htc one . Its a dual sim phone Htc has worked a lot on display for this phone and gives all of their on display htc one comes with 4.7 inch full hd 1080 display that gives resolution of 468 ppi optical lamination to reduce glare and reflection ,80degree viewing angle with ips gorilla glass 2 . Running on jeally bean operating system 4.1.2 moving on to cpu which is heart of phone is powered by next generation 1.7 ghz quad core processor which is good but for a phone which has a tag price of upto 42650 is not a smart choice because other brands are giving a big processor within this price.Having a ram of 2 gb makes mmakes possible for playing some good games.with this phone htc has comes up with ultramegapixel technology thats is not increasing the number of pixels but increasing the size of pixel .back camera comes with 4 ultramegapixel and front with 2 megapixel with wide angle lens with hdr capabilities .both camera support image stabilisation feature by htc.coming on to internal storage it can vary upto 32 gb to 64 gb .with features like bsi ,smart flash,wifi ,bluetooth ,infrared,binkfeed,zoe ,boom sound add a lot of shinning star to htc one.but battry market by 2300 mah adds aa slight disappointed .suming up htc one is a good inovation by htc but its not for countries like whose focus are on mid segment phone.if htc would have slightycut off the prize then this would become a hit in india
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  • Reviewing the HTC ONE
    Julian Knox (Nov 7, 2018) on Gadgets 360 Recommends
    Its pretty good for the price, had it for 5 years still working, no cracks only a scratched screen. Battery life lasts the day just barely with on and off use of the phone. Really easy to use.
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  • My experience (rather than a review) of using HTC One
    AWenger (May 7, 2014) on Gadgets 360
    The technical specs have already been clearly mentioned above so I wont stress on them again. I have been using HTC One since 10 months and this is more of my experience of using HTC One rather than a review. Let me be clearly honest here, I would have not gone for HTC One if I had 40K to buy a phone. I was lucky enough to win it in a giveaway. I will make it easier by mentioning the positives and the negatives separately. POSITIVES: There should be no question over the touch characteristics of a HTC phone. The design is very nice. The sleek finish and the elegant metal body make the phone look very classy. The dual front facing speakers is something new and it makes the phone look better. The screen size is decent as compared to the current phones. The display is very precise given its high PPI. And the performance is brilliant too. I have never experienced any lagging issues in these 10 months. It supports all the latest high-end games and apps. Ultrapixel is a nice innovation by HTC. The front camera is more than capable of taking good pictures. Zoe mode helps you to take talking pictures. The new Android updates are rolled out regularly so you can stay up-to-date with the new Android version. The sound is quite good and the Beats amplifiers are a luxury. Blinkfeed is also one great feature introduced by HTC which connects to various social networking sites and keep you updated with the recent happenings. It also has NFC and Infrared. NEGATIVES: Given the screen size and location of the power button, it is a bit tedious to reach the power button to lock and unlock the phone. You either have to drag you hand mid-way to reach the power button or use the other hand. The metal body is not all merry too, I've experienced heating issues while playing high-end games (Asphalt 8, Injustice: Gods Among Us etc.) and also while charging. The camera is not that effective in low light, you'll see purple patches around the corners of the photo. The flash is powerful but it does not cover large distance. (This is in context to the fact that I was able to take a clearer and a more distant photo in a dark room with Moto G than HTC One.) Another major drawback is the battery life. I simply don't get how have they mentioned 'Decent battery back-up' in the Good part. I have never survived a day without looking for a port to charge my phone. Given the Indian audience, it would be fair enough to count the price in the negatives too.
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  • Batery camera
    Shahitha Alaudeen (Nov 29, 2019) on Gadgets 360
    I was irritating to use it switch off in 50%,40%,30%,etc,,, hanging watse
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