After the rather forgettable HTC Buttefly, HTC has recently launched its new flagship Smartphone HTC One in the Indian market. The new flagship phone is aimed at recapturing its lost glory in the highly competitive smartphone market which is now dominated by Samsung. HTC has packed lot of unique features into its new flagship product to give a stiff competition to Samsung and Nokia. The price of the smartphone in the Indian market is Rs. 42,900.
The 4.7 inch screen looks impressive with full HD display (1080p). An all aluminum frame of the phone gives a chic look to the phone. But the metal body looks susceptible to finger prints and scratches. Front of the phone has two speakers at the top and bottom of the screen which spoils the look of the phone to a certain extent.
A 1.7 GHz quadcore processor powers the phone. The processor along with a 2GB RAM makes the smartphone to work fast even while handling multiple apps. HTC One runs on the latest Android 4.1 which makes all the latest Android apps available for it.
Apart from the all the regular media features, HTC has added some proprietary stuff to the One. HTC BoomSound, a technology which embeds amplifiers inside the dual front speakers, gives brilliant sound clarity even in crowded places. Another innovative feature called HTC Blink Feed gives updates from the desired social networks, news, and feeds right on your home screen.
A 4.0 megapixel HTC UltraPixel Camera captures good quality pictures. The result is crisper pictures and smaller file sizes. HTC claims that the Ultrapixel sensor can give more clarity and capture 300% more light than the other 13 megapixel cameras that are powering other top end smartphones. Another innovation is HTC Zoe, a camera function which captures 20 photos with single click and a 3 second video. The camera onboard the HTC One rivals the camera found on other competing flagships like Nokia Lumia 920 and the upcoming Samsung Galaxy 4. Full HD video capability complements its screen.
Connectivity and Battery
The phone has 4G LTE which is a desirable feature now that 4G networks are up and running in some telecom circles in India. Other noteworthy connectivity features are its NFC capability and GLOSNASS (along with GPS). A 2,300 mAh is good enough to keep the phone running for a full day without any need for recharge.
HTC Oneis certainly one of the best Android smartphones that are available in India now. But the only problem with HTC One is its price. HTC should have priced it a bit less to challenge the market leaders well. Go for it if you want to stand out from the Galaxy totters and the Nokia obsessed.
HTC One Specs:
Screen: 4.7 inch, 1920×1080, 468ppi
Processor: 1.7GHz Quadcore processor
Memory: 2 GB RAM and 16 GB/32 GB ROM
Camera: 4 MP (Full HD) rear camera and 2.1 (HD) front secondary camera
Connectivity: 3G, HSPA+, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS with GLONASS, DLNA, HDMI, and NFC
Battery: 2,300 mAh