HTC One wows with stunning design, premium parts
HTC's brand-new flagship smartphone, the HTC One, is a gorgeous piece of all-aluminum smartphone machinery by any standards. CNET's Brian Bennett went hands-on with the Android Jelly Bean phone before today's launch event.
With dual audio speakers, a new Beats Audio feature in BoomSound, and a rebooted version of the HTC Sense interface layer that includes a new element called Blink, and an IR blaster to act as a TV remote, the HTC One certainly packs some interesting extras.
HTC's flagship device should appear in the U.S. in March for T-Mobile, AT&T, and Sprint. It'll cost $199.99 for the 32GB version and $299.99 for the 64GB version.
Compelling? Yes. But how does the HTC One compare to the hottest competition? Check out our chart below for the spec-in-spec lineup against the HTC Droid DNA, the BlackBerry Z10, and the iPhone 5, and be sure to read Brian's hands-on impressions for more.
We'll have photos and video coming up, as soon as we can get them, and will update this chart with more specs as they're announced.
|Phone||HTC One||HTC Droid DNA||RIM BlackBerry Z10||Apple iPhone 5|
|OS||Android 4.1||Android 4.1||BB10||iOS 6|
|Processor||1.7GHz quad-core Snapdragon 600||1.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro||1.5GHZ dual-core Snapdragon S4 Plus||Proprietary A6 CPU|
|Screen||4.7-inch LCD, 1,920x1,080 pixels, 468ppi||5-inch LCD 3; 1,920x1,080 pixels, 440ppi||4.2-inch LCD; 1,280x768 pixels, 355ppi||4-inch IPS LCD; 1,136x640 pixels, 326ppi|
|Internal storage||32GB, 64GB||16GB||16GB||16GB, 32GB, 64GB|
|Expansion slot||No||No||Yes, up to 64GB (format using FAT32)||No|
|Carrier||T-Mobile, AT&T, and Sprint||Verizon||Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile||AT&T, Sprint, Verizon|
|Battery||2,300mAh, embedded||2,020mAh, embedded||1,800mAh, removable||Not listed; embedded|
|Camera||4 megapixels (ultrapixels), 2.1-megapixel front-facing||8 megapixels, 2.1-megapixel front-facing||8 megapixels, 2-megapixel front-facing||8 megapixels, 720p front-facing|
|Dimensions (inches)||5.4 x 2.7 x 0.37 (thickest) and 0.12 (thinnest)||5.6 x 2.7 x 0.4||5.1 x 2.6 x 0.35||4.9 x 2.3 x 0.3|
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Article updated on 2/20 at 11:12am PT with info on wireless charging.