The HTC One Is Great, but Not Perfect for Everyone

By Michelle Maisto  |  Posted 2013-05-08 Print this article Print
The HTC One Is Great, but Not Perfect for Everyone

The HTC One Is Great, but Not Perfect for Everyone

By Michelle Maisto


The HTC One is the struggling smartphone maker's latest big push to grab the attention of mobile consumers largely focused on Apple's iPhones and Samsung's Galaxy S devices. The HTC One is a really nice phone. It's thin, fast and attractive, and has a super-crisp 4.7-inch 1080p display that packs in what HTC says is 468 pixels per inch. (The Samsung Galaxy S 4's 5-inch display gets 441ppi.) The One has two great cameras, and is loaded with features, front-facing speakers that are loud and crisp, excellent microphone technology that dims background noise in videos and on calls, and a BlinkFeed feature that turns the home screen into a news outlet. In reviews of Samsung's Galaxy S 4, a surprising number of users brought up the One, preferring it to Samsung's newest feature-overstuffed powerhouse. If you turn to your phone often for news updates or to watch videos, television or movies, the One is a great option. But if quick access to emails, messages and other pressing content are your greater priority, you may prefer the BlackBerry Z10 instead. eWEEK takes a close look at the HTC One sees how it stacks up to some competing devices.

Michelle Maisto has been covering the enterprise mobility space for a decade, beginning with Knowledge Management, Field Force Automation and eCRM, and most recently as the editor-in-chief of Mobile Enterprise magazine. She earned an MFA in nonfiction writing from Columbia University, and in her spare time obsesses about food. Her first book, The Gastronomy of Marriage, if forthcoming from Random House in September 2009.

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