What are the good and bad about the HTC One?

What are the good and bad about the HTC One?

The Good The HTC One flaunts a stunning metal design, a powerful quad-core processor, and a beautiful 4.7-inch, 1080p screen. It runs Android Jelly Bean, takes great pictures, and has a feature-packed camera app. The Bad The sealed case design means no SD expansion slot or user-replaceable battery.

Is the HTC One M8 a good phone?

The Bottom Line A few quibbles notwithstanding, the powerhouse HTC One is a beautifully crafted, near-ideal smartphone. Editors’ note (March 25, 2014): HTC has announced the successor to this 2013 model, the HTC One (M8).

How big is the screen on the HTC One?

Its 4.7-inch (1080p) LCD display uses what the company calls SoLux technology for improved picture quality and generates 468 pixels per inch (ppi). This, says HTC, helps the One’s screen boast the most impressive viewing experience of any phone it has ever created.

What kind of software does the HTC One have?

The HTC One has all the power of modern Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean at its disposal. It may not be the freshest Jelly Bean flavor available, currently 4.2, but you do get all the tight integration with Google’s wide range of software and services that modern Android phones enjoy.

What are the buttons on the HTC One?

While nowhere near as loud as, say, a Jawbone Jambox or Jabra Solemate, the phone provides enough audio oomph for small groups in quiet rooms. Above the display sit a 2.1MP front-facing camera and a notification light. Below are just two capacitive Android buttons, while a headphone jack and volume button are up top.

Is the HTC One available on Google Play?

Editors’ note, September 18, 2013: This review has been updated with experience using Verizon’s version of the HTC One. The HTC One is currently being sold by all of the four major U.S. cellular providers. A Google Play Experience of the HTC One running stock Android is also available unlocked.