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Christmas Gift Guide

Lovely design meets luxury metal

A glitter that's all golden

Golden but just skin deep

Speakers with a touch of flash

Chat like a high roller

Polished and shiny edges

HTC Sense UI, opulent package

Svelte yet sumptuous

Ritzy curves

No that's not a fancy paint job or case covering the HTC One smartphone you see before you. This HTC One is in fact one of two handsets in the US that sports real 24-karat-gold plating. Both devices will be awarded to lucky contest winners on Christmas and New Year's Day.
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Instead of the typical silver aluminum HTC One, the unibody chassis of this One sparkles with the iridescence of 24-karat-gold plating.
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Aside from its pricey gold plating, the 24-karat version of the HTC One is identical to more-pedestrian flavors of the smartphone you'll find in the US.
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The 24-karat HTC One's two BoomSound speakers have a bit of extra sparkle.
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Nothing says you're well-heeled quite like speaking through a gold-plated smartphone.
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The 24-karat-gold HTC One sports the same polished edges, just with more luster.
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Sheathed in a 24-karat golden chassis, the HTC Sense UI takes on a whole new level of lavishness (or gaudiness, depending on your tastes).
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Even plated in precious 24-karat gold, the HTC One still keeps its sleek profile.
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One of the best aspects of the more-down-to-earth HTC One is how great its curved back feels in your hand. The 24-karat model thankfully features the same comfy design.
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