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HTC One review

If you're one of the estimated 1.08 billion smartphone users on the planet, you may well be interested in the HTC One review. This Android smartphone is the latest product offering from Taiwanese manufacturer HTC Corporation (formerly known as High Tech Computer Corporation). Originally due to hit the shelves in March 2013, there have been manufacturing delays. But has it been worth the wait?

HTC One: pros and cons

HTC have an excellent track record, with previous products such as the HTC Desire HD smartphone having already received considerable plaudits.

HTC One Specifications

Operating system: Android 4.1.2; Android 4.2 (Google versions)

Dimensions: Height 137.4mm (5.41 inches), Width 68.2 mm (2.69 inches), Depth 9.3 mm (0.37 inches)

Weight: 143g (5.0 oz)

Central processing unit: 1.7 GHz quad-core

Camera: 4-megapixel, 2.0μm camera with auto focus.

HTC One review

The phone is designed to look and feel classy, slim to hold but packing a powerful punch in terms of functionality.

Its sleek design comprises an aluminum uni-body chassis and a Gorilla Glass 2 4.7-inch, full high-definition screen that spans from one edge to the other.

At 143g it certainly feels solid. One downside is that the phone is a one piece, so you can't just flip it open to replace the battery yourself. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 central processing unit, possessing a clock speed of 1.7 gigahertz (with 2 gig memory, 32Gb of on-board storage and Google's Android 4.1.2 (Jellybean) O/S.

The HTC Sense GUI looks great and makes it stand out from the usual Android interface. You can customize your home page, perhaps to display your social media updates, latest weather bulletins or live newsfeeds.

Speakers are at the front, meaning crisp audio. Navigating between screens performed smoothly.

HTC One camera operation

The HTC One review highlights its excellent photographic technology. While its rear-facing camera is 4.1 megapixels, the phone incorporates 'Ultrapixel' technology. This means the screen's overall pixel count is dropped but the pixel size is increased. This avoids graininess. The 2688 × 1520 pixel images are fantastic - amongst the sharpest available in the current crop of smartphones.

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