HTC has just announced their next major Android smartphone – the HTC One. This smartphone comes with an all-around premium look, boasting 4.7-inch 1080p Super LCD 3 display (with 468 DPI and Gorilla Glass 2), all in an aluminum unibody. Under the hood lies Qualcomm’s Quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor which is clocked at 1.7GHz and paired with 2GB of RAM.
The One comes with non-removable 2,300mAh Li-polymer battery, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, WiFi a/ac/b/g/n and 32GB or 64GB of storage options, with no way to plug-in a memory card. But there’s one thing that stands out – UltraPixel camera, which HTC claims that it gathers 300 percent more light than traditional smartphone sensors. The camera is a 4-megapixel BSI sensor, with a dedicated HTC ImageChip 2, F2.0 aperture, and can record 1080p Full HD videos.
As expected from HTC, it comes with HTC’s Sense 5 UI and Android 4.1.2. The HTC One will be available in March in silver and black color offerings. On paper, the specs of this smartphone really looks impressive, but we’ll need to wait for the actual reviews to arrive. The HTC One surely beats Samsung’s Galaxy S3 and Apple’s iPhone 5 in many areas, but Samsung too is not sitting idle, as there are rumors of the Galaxy S4 arriving in March.
For now, let’s take a closer look at the side-by-side comparison between HTC One, Samsung Galaxy S3 and Apple iPhone 5.
|Device||HTC One||Samsung Galaxy S3||Apple iPhone 5|
|Operating system||Android Jelly Bean (4.1.2)||Android 4.0.4 ICS||iOS 6|
|Processor||1.7GHz Quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor||Exynos 4412, Quad-core 1.4GHz||Apple A6, Dual-core 1.2GHz|
|Display||4.7-inch Super LCD3 (1080p screen and 469 ppi)||4.8-inch Super AMOLED (306 ppi)||4.0-inch, IPS TFT (326 ppi)
|Resolution||1920 x 1080||1280 × 720||1136 × 640|
|Dimensions||5.41" x 2.69" x 0.37"||5.38″ x 2.78″ x 0.34″||4.87″ x 2.31″ x 0.30″
|Storage||32GB or 64GB||16GB, 32GB or 64GB||16GB, 32GB or 64GB|
|SD card slot||No||Yes, up to 64GB||No|
|Rear camera||4 MP UltraPixels camera||8MP rear camera||8MP rear camera|
|Front camera||2.1 MP UltraPixels camera||1.9MP front camera||1.2MP front camera|
|Video recording||1080p recording||1080p recording||1080p recording|
|Weight||143 g (5.04 z)||133 g (4.69 oz)||112 g (3.95 oz)|
|RAM||2GB||1GB & 2GB for some models||1GB|
|WiFi||WiFi 802.11 a/ac/b/g/n||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
|Battery||Li-Po 2300 mAh||2100 mAh (11 hours talktime on 3G)||1440 mAh (8 hours talktime on 3G)
|Color||Silver and black||Black, blue, white, brown, red, grey||Black and white|
|Bluetooth||Bluetooth 4.0||Bluetooth 4.0||Bluetooth 4.0|
|Radio||Stereo FM radio with RDS||Stereo FM radio with RDS||No|
|Sensors||Accelerometer, gyro, Proximity, Ambient light sensor||Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer||Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass|
|User interface||HTC Sense 5||TouchWiz||iOS 6 UI|
|App Store||Google Play Store||Google Play Store||Apple App Store|
Which phone is winning, and which one will you pick as the winner? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below.