HTC One Review – Camera and Audio are Selling Points

Ever since HTC lost the crucial flagship battle to Samsung Galax S II, it has been hit by bad news again and again. Now, HTC has a new flagship smart phone that is about to launch. The HTC One may be the one that will put the company back to the arena.

Design

Those who have already seen and handled the HTC One were impressed by its stylish design of all-aluminum unibody and large display. But there are even more good features inside the metal enclosure too.

Specifications

The HTC One is equipped with a Snapdragon quad-core 1.7GHZ processor with Android 4.1.2 OS (Jelly Bean), which could be upgraded to version 4.2.2. The Screen is a full 4.7-inch HD display with 1080×1920 pixel resolution. It comes with two storage options: 32GB and 64GB with 2GB of RAM. Beside LTE capability, it also supports Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC and so on.

Camera

The Camera is one of the selling points of HTC One. The HTC comes with a 4-megapixel rear-facing camera with 2688×1520 resolution, which may not sounds impressive. But HTC’s “UltraPixel” technology has much bigger pixel sensors, which are able to produce higher quality images than other cameras with smaller sensors but higher pixel counts. According to HTC, “For years, people have been misled about what is important in a camera – what matters is not pixel count, but pixel size. Bigger pixels let in more light. It’s
simple physics.”

The “UltraPixel” technology could capture 300% more light and offer better HDR photos and HD videos than its competitors. Its “Always Smile” technology allow in-camera editing to adjust individual faces within a group shot to make sure everyone has a pleasant expression.

Audio

HTC One’s “Sense Voice” feature takes care the background noise problem nicely by having two microphones on the back of the phone. They monitor the ambient noise levels of your environment and adjust the user’s volume up to compensate for the racket. Also, its “BoomSound” technology offers dual-front speakers to deliver bigger sound with less distortion comparing with previous generation phones.

The HTC One was supposed to be launched in March but was delayed due to complications arising from parts suppliers. The HTC One will be released in April and pre-orders will be fulfilled by the end of March. It will be available from all major U.S. wireless
carriers at retail price $199 with a standard two-year service contract and applicable data plan.

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