Review: The HTC One Is Great for Some, Better Than Most

By Michelle Maisto  |  Posted 2013-05-08 Print this article Print

The Z10's keyboard, with its word suggestions that float up over one's fingertips, is also a pleasure to use—which also colored my experience with the One. The One's Android-style keyboard, with its word suggestions over the keys, felt slow and stiff by comparison.

Which is not to say the One isn't a great phone. It's fast, and its 4.7-inch display, with 468 pixels per inch, is gorgeous. (Though admittedly, I've yet to again have the wow experience I had with the HTC DNA and its 5-inch super LCD3 HD 1080p display.)

The One feels good in the hand—it's not big and warm and slippery like the Galaxy S III or 4—and it looks good. If you often turn to your phone for entertainment, the One is a great choice. Google makes it very easy to purchase and watch television shows and movies, and of course there are endless apps to choose from in the Google Play store. (Trying the One, it was fun to use Instagram—an app not yet available for BlackBerry 10.)

As many reviewers said in summing up their Galaxy S 4 reviews, you can't go wrong whether you choose the latter or the One. But those aren't the only options out there.

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