Making the New HTC One

 

The HTC design team has developed many products with the philosophy: simple, crafted and human.

Over a year ago, I sat down with the design team to brainstorm ideas for a new phone, bringing together the best of our software and hardware in a beautiful package.  We concluded that our greatest design achievement would be to create an entirely metal phone.

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I have worked at HTC for 12 years – from the very earliest days – because I love to create phones that connect to people, and allow people to connect to what is important to them. But I design because I want to overcome what others say can’t be done and deliver not just a device, but something truly beautiful.

We are the first company in the world to successfully create a full metal phone.”

I believe the creation of the new HTC One is an achievement, not just because of its long list of features and specs, but because we worked together across the company to reinvent what a phone could be. And we delivered.  Sure, we have incorporated industry-leading technical specs, amazing new camera experiences, and unmatched sound quality with dual speakers; but the total package is what makes me most proud of the team effort encapsulated in the new HTC One.

Feeling is more important than physics

While many define the thickness of phone by its physical size, HTC defines it by the way it feels to people. Holding the new HTC One, I can’t help but think, “We did it!” We created a phone that retains a thin feel with tapered edges; the design is simple, clean and elegant. And it is all metal. In fact, we are the first company in the world to successfully create a full metal phone. This phone is the ultimate example of designers and engineers working together and pushing each other to challenge our collective thinking and create the ultimate phone design.

As designers, we love to conquer challenges. We can put our ideas to paper or render them on a computer, but until we sit with our colleagues from engineering and manufacturing to figure out how to execute, those ideas cannot take flight.

For example, during product development, we had to solve the problem of making an antenna work under a metal phone casing. We figured out how to manufacture a phone from a single piece of aluminum. We created a zero gap construction phone, seamlessly bonding plastic to metal. And we architected the internal workings of the phone as a pyramid in order to include all the components necessary to power a premium experience, while keeping it thin and easy to handle.

I spent countless hours with the engineers; we sat on the factory floor and refined and tuned the manufacturing process to make sure that everything was just perfect.

The ultimate success for me is that we have created a design that people love. When you hold the phone in your hand you will feel great product design, and it is beautiful.

The New HTC OneAll Metal Body of the New HTC OneBoomsound with the New HTC One

  • DanielleArredondo

    I love the look of the phone. Biggest thing for me is wireless charging. You included it in the DNA. Did you here?

    • Steven Bell

      No they can’t it’s a metal phone so its very hard to.

    • http://twitter.com/sarabsingh12 Sarab Singh

      Nope- I guess because of its aluminum uni body it would have been challenging. TO be honest I still believe it not a big deal.

      • http://www.facebook.com/antti.lumo Antti Valtteri Lumo

        Wireless charging uses usually induction and aluminum is infact non ferrous metal and is not magnetic, but while I am not knowing what kind of aluminum alloy they used I don’t know how it would have worked out if they would have tried to make a induction charger in the phone. I just think it could have been possible, but it would have made the phone a lot more expensive.

        While wireless charging is nice to have, it’s not yet at the point where the tech is so good that you have to have it, maybe in few years it will, but until that it’s faster and more efficient to use corded charging.

        • Bradley Haggerty

          I can’t speak for HTC, but wireless charging on the S3 is roughly the same charge speed as plugging it in the wall. I’d like to believe it’s the same for other phones.

          • http://www.facebook.com/thomas.a.mcdonnell Tom McDonnell

            Not sure what your talking about because the S3 doesn’t come with wireless charging. But just like any other phone, you can purchase a case that will give it the wireless charging capability. So it isn’t really the phone’s technology that gives your S3 fast wireless charging, it’s the technology in the case and the manufacturer of that case.

    • Ordeith

      You would probably love the :Lumia 920. Built in wireless charging, and the same high end audio chips HTC failed to properly license for the One.

  • npco543

    The phone looks really nice, and I love the photo of the machined shell… just beautiful, inside and out. But the rest of the photos are of quite poor quality, especially considering their purpose is to highlight the design of the phone. Please update this page with professional photos ASAP.

  • Ryan Noverly Joseph

    the Long press on the home should’ve been the multitasking, and the double tap Google Now. my sister’s first smartphone is a HTC One S, she really like the multitasking fonction. I don’t really open Google Now unless is it a notification. I personaly have a HTC Incredible S, I was about to get the One X but it was a Rogers exclusive(people don’t change compagnie for a smartphone)

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=771795572 Esa Edvik

      PreHome app provides a better task switching experience than the Android stock “multitasking” menu IMHO. Try it out :)

  • Ryan Noverly Joseph

    the HTC One X coul;d have been what the S3 is right now, the mistakes of making it an exclusivity to some carriers kills it. and Good luck explainig the average cosumer why you guys choose to have a 4 MP camera while the other flagship of this wil have a 13 MP one.
    2 things are missing from this device Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 and Gorilla Glass 3……

    • http://www.facebook.com/danny.medina.77715 Danny Medina

      its a 4 ultra pixel which equals 13 MP

      • http://www.facebook.com/LucerinRed Rusty Shackelford

        No, it’s 4 MP. It’s just substantially higher quality pixels that effectively make it equivalent to a higher pixel device.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=771795572 Esa Edvik

          Just larger pixels on the sensor, not “higher quality” per se. There’s also no point in calculating any kind of “equivalency” for the sensor in the One. Its resolution is 4MP, the pixels are larger than other camera phones by far and they’re more efficient in gathering light that forms images.

          Whether the images are comparable to higher MP count and different sensor/lens tech phones, remains to be seen. I’ve seen a few samples floating around already and it’s decent enough, but still needs some work firmware wise probably. Certainly seems promising.
          Best Android pics are definitely still taken with a Galaxy Camera, but it lacks phone capabilities, so…

    • http://blog.htc.com/ Larry Meadows

      Hi Ryan, I am confident you will be more than pleased with the performance of the Qualcomm chip in the device. One very early look at performance was done by Chris Burns at Slashgear and can be read here http://www.slashgear.com/htc-one-benchmarks-off-the-charts-19270000/. As for the camera, we have a 4 UltaPixel camera. The pixel size, which helps establish quality of the photo, in the HTC One is almost 3 times the size of a 13 MP, letting in 300% more light.

      I believe you will be very pleased with the HTC One when you are able to test it yourself.

      • Adam

        Is there a way you can clarify the wording on that a little more Larry, you said “3 times the size of a 13 MP” I think you were saying that an UltraPixel is 3 times the size of a MegaPixel but I’m not 100% sure, I just wanted to make sure that this gets answered a little better so people understand the difference between MP and UltraPixel

        • http://blog.htc.com/ Larry Meadows

          Good point Adam, the best explanation is in a post today from HTC’s Symon Whitehorn, it is available at http://blog.htc.com/2013/02/breaking-the-megapixel-myth/

        • Bradley Haggerty

          From what I can tell, the term UltraPixel is a proprietary term they made up, similar to Apple’s Retina Display, it’s a fun sounding buzzword. Despite this, megapixels are not actually an important part of a camera as far as quality goes. I have a feeling the change to the camera will be much more noticable than adding some more megapixels like everyone else.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/oneseries Peter Vernelen

    What can I say it is indeed a beauty and the specs & features are just incredible, blink & zoe the perfect match ;)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1781854686 Rafał Żółkiewicz

    Large piece of Excellent work

  • Eric

    The chamfered edge looks like the iPhone’s. But I really love how the entire design came together in the final product. Kudos to HTC. Looks like it’s time to upgrade from my HTC HD2 :))

    • http://blog.htc.com/ Larry Meadows

      Thanks Eric, Thomas and team did an amazing job on this phone.

  • Bill Gwrless

    I can’t find any reference to WiFi Hotspot capability. I have this on my HTC EVO 4G and it is ABSOLUTELY the most valuable feature. I can’t find it listed as a feature on the HTC ONE. Is it there and I overlooked it, does anybody know?

    • http://blog.htc.com/ Larry Meadows

      Looking at my HTC One, the option is under setting>wireless & Networks, you have the option for Mobile Network Sharing including turning on the portable hotspot. It’s a great feature and I use it in my travels extensively.

      • Bill Gwrless

        Larry, Thanks so much. Now, I MUST HAVE this device, come on Sprint, hurry UP already!

      • Bill Gwrless

        Larry, I would assume you work for HTC. Perhaps you could alert them that this feature is not mentioned in the materials. I called Sprint and they gave me what they had, but even they could not tell me if it was available. It would be good to have it in the marketing/features list. Well it probably couldn’t hurt anyway.

        • http://blog.htc.com/ Larry Meadows

          Thanks Bill, yes I do work for HTC.

          I assume it will show up as “Turn on Sprint Hotspot” on your network, provided you have a data plan that supports WiFi hotspot sharing (I’m sure you do). I will pass along the feedback.

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001452282854 Pradumn Ar

            @htcadmin:disqus mate can u plz tell me the maximum number of homescreens that can be added aside from the htc blinkfeed..

          • http://blog.htc.com/ Larry Meadows

            In addition to the Blinkfeed screen, you can add up to 4 additional home screens for a total of five

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001452282854 Pradumn Ar

            @htcadmin:disqus thanks a lot for the reply..just saw the notification on my disqus..though learning the answer from u disappoints me.. would have loved 7 or atleast 6 other than the blinkfeed,that 2 gb of ram has so much of potential..anyways thanks once again :)

          • http://blog.htc.com/ Larry Meadows

            I have been using the One since Feb 18 and, like you, I was coming from a 7 home screen set (on my One X+). I am one who has always used a lot of widgets on how I set up screens. I have had to more judicious about what I chose to put on the screens, but after two weeks, and setting up my smart folders, I have quickly gotten used to the screen set and I find it more productive. When you have a chance to use the new One, I am confident you be pleased.

  • str8loungin

    HTC ONE looks amazing! Can you let me know if the LED notification light is Red/Green only or does display many colors?

    • http://twitter.com/Noschiii Scene Wolf

      It has 5 colors but I dont think that is a reason why I buy a smartphone. ;)

  • TomasHunter

    The One looks amazing, and I can’t wait to feel, see, and hear it. I’m constantly streaming music, TV and movies on my phone, so I am really excited for the new screen and speakers on the One. The majority of my streaming is done on the train on my commute to work at DISH. I use DISH Anywhere for streaming live TV and DVR recordings on my HTC Evo LTE and it’s a great phone, but the single, rear facing speaker is kind of weak. I can’t wait for the One to come out so I can test it out with DISH Anywhere and a few of my other favorite apps.

    • http://blog.htc.com/ Larry Meadows

      I think you will love BoomSound through the dual front facing speakers

      • http://www.facebook.com/lcinar Levent Cinar

        are they as good as the bi-amped stereo ones in the touch pro2 or better? Sadly, I’m back on it and everybody keeps telling me how premium the sound is.

        • http://blog.htc.com/ Larry Meadows

          I believe so, yes. The dual front speakers and amplifiers creates the loudest, clearest sound I’ve personally heard from a phone. When you get the chance to hear it yourself, I think you will be equally impressed.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=696112190 Ahmad Abdel-Aziz

    Great article Thomas :)
    Thank you!
    The HTC ONE rules

  • Ryan Noverly Joseph

    have you checked the HTC site. the spec of the phone yes they did mentioned it was a GG2. And the Snapdragon is set to launch in Q2 this year. they could ve wait a little. like they did last year with the One X

    • David

      HEY RYAN, GO TRY THE HTC ONE AND JUDGE IT YOURSELF! The blinkfeed and Zoe is superbly cool! The ultrapixels in the cam is too good to be true. How’d i know? I’ve tried the camera (:

  • http://twitter.com/sealteamsix Joey Sujanto

    Love this phone since first appearance… :) definitely my next mobile replace my old HTC one X :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/Himaro Alistair Hardy

    i love the look of the phone. what colours is it available in? My contract is up for renewal in august and i’m heavily leaning towards HTC at the moment. the next question is Vodaphone (Brother works there, Discount) or or do i stick with Orange (EE now)… but that’s for further down the line

  • http://www.facebook.com/Chronicbint Kevin Hornsby

    Just a shame it has Sense on it and will be vastly more expensive than the Nexus 4.

  • http://www.facebook.com/darren.fagan Darren Anthony Fagan

    plz can i have one, my desire s is on the way out and can’t get an upgrade till november…..darrenfagan@live.com

  • http://www.facebook.com/pauline.clavin Pauline Okeeffe Clavin

    stop telling me how brilliant it is i know !

    you tease ಥ_ಥ

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Robert-Johnson/1108622506 Robert Johnson

    I’ve worked with HTC in the past Thomas and I’m sorry to say that your design team overlooked too many important items. It is my understanding that this device lacks a micro SD card slot and the battery can not be removed. Obviously you did not think of the businessman or businesswoman in your design tactics. I’m sorry but I can’t recommend this phone in its present state.

    • http://blog.htc.com/ Larry Meadows

      Hi Robert, Thanks for the feedback.

      It’s true the phone does not have a microSD slot, but does have 32 or 64 GB of storage and also connects to Dropbox for added cloud storage.

      As for the battery, I travel quite a lot in my job here at HTC and in the short time I have been using the HTC One (and Droid DNA prior) I have not had an issue with battery life with moderate to extensive use. However, I do carry with me a backup battery pack (charger) that can easily provide more than two full charges to the phone.

      I believe the important thing is to make sure you have the accessories you need to meet your demands, and I am sure the battery bar will do that.

      • HowlJenkins

        All android phones can connect to Dropbox for added storage….

        • http://blog.htc.com/ Larry Meadows

          Wasn’t implying they couldn’t, just reminding of the option to do so. Personally I use Dropbox and Skydrive, I store music and movies on my phones and I have yet to have a storage issue. Granted, I remove movies after watching and i cycle my music collection. For docs, spreadsheets and PPT, i always store to the cloud as well as back up my photos there.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=771795572 Esa Edvik

          All Android devices also have data connections so you don’t have to store anything on the device besides your apps.

          • http://profiles.google.com/ray.cliff Ray Cliff

            Depends where you live, outside of inner city unless you have what you want on your phone, you are out of luck trying to watch videos or work with the cloud because it’s too slow to utilize in any practical terms. Thus you need the removable sd card and it’s also faster and easier to just whip out the battery and replace it! Whats with the adoration ofmetal phones anyway? They are too uncomfortable to use in colder climates and make it more likely that the screen will be damaged when the phone is dropped, while the plastic phones tend to “cushion” the impact!

          • wajd valentine

            i’m sorry, “faster and easier to just whip out the battery and replace it”? complete and utter bullshit, i have an s3 and an extra battery (which was way too expensive) and it’s by all means very unpractical because heres how the process goes, lets say you’re running out of battery(primary) first the camera flash will stop working and then the camera as well but you cant change the battery to the secondary as to completely utilize the primary one, but regardless lets say you did, after you empty the second battery, you are left with an empty charge phone and a useless second battery since its empty, and then you come to recharge, you have to recharge both by first charging one battery then removing it and putting the second battery, and remember you cant charge the secondary battery alone, you have to plug it in the phone to charge, which is very frustrating. idk about you but i charge my phone overnight, and that means i cant wake up in the middle of the night to switch the batteries to charge the second battery which means i have to do it the next day which takes all the practicality and simplicity out of the process. i even dont use the second battery anymore, i bought a battery case, an external battery that connects through usb and charging cables that are very portable and useable for cars, carry around in pocket for wall sockets. all were way cheaper and more practical to use than “switch the battery” simply charging the battery when near a wall outlet or in the car, use the external battery plug or battery case when im running low on battery somewhere without a charging outlet. moreover, there are other methods for manual recharge like solar panel case(dont know where i heard of that but its really cool). so no, external battery method sucks and id rather have a beautiful phone like the htc one with better placement of battery (under the screen instead of under the cover which lessens the heat) the only perk i see for removeable batteries is when the battery stops working and you need to fix it which you can simply just send the phone to the repairing center and lets be honest, battery replacemetns are a ararity unless you used it for over 3+ years

      • http://twitter.com/siong222 n0222

        Dear Larry , one thing u need to know is : humans are always greedy . even the 32gb/64gb is more than enough for them .

      • http://www.facebook.com/andyperezv Andy Perez Viscarra

        Hello Larry, People do not preffer a beautiful desing, people preffer more features in theirs phones.
        including a micro sd slot maybe is not necessary, but some people want it, the same for removable batteries or longer capacity batteries. However I love the ONE.
        P.S. HTC needs more marketing.
        Regards.

      • http://twitter.com/ridvan_1088 ridvan

        hi Larry,

        can i ask you a question? as you seem to know everything about htc one,

        i got my htc one a week ago and i really love it,

        but
        the phone heats up a little bit after 5 minutes use, and the battery
        life i am little consern about, in 24 hours of NOT heavy use battery
        life goes down from %100 to %40.

        i will be verry happy if you give me an answer as i have only a feew days left to be abble to change the phone.thank you very much.

        • http://blog.htc.com/ Larry Meadows

          On the phone heating up, i am not experiencing that on mine, so I would have that looked at. As for battery life. The first week i had my phone I cycled the battery every time – letting it die until charging and then fully recharging. Now, on little use I get over 1 day, up to a day and a half on LITE use. On my normal use – which is moderate to heavy i am getting a full day easily. I recommend cycling the battery to ensure you are getting the most.

          On the heating up, have that looked at or contact customer service at https://support.htc.com/en/005-HTC_One

          • http://twitter.com/ridvan_1088 ridvan

            hi Larry,

            thank you for your quick reply.
            i have taken my phone to where i bought it from,
            they told me to leave the phone there and they tested it and phoned to HTC asking about the heating up,
            HTC team said that it can heat up about 40 celcius it is normal,
            i mean, i have always used HTC phones, yes, i guess all the phones get a little hot but my new HTC ONE get hot at the back side after 5 minutes of use, i dont mean up to 40 celcius, maybe not even 30, but 5-10 minutes of use of normal sending e-mail the phone should not get hot,
            Anyway if it really gets hot and break down, then they will replace it with the new one they said i have 2 years guarantie.
            thank you very much for your help.

      • Nupicasso

        Larry,

        You’ve responded to the question of battery with the above answer of using a battery pack. Multiple questions have been posted regarding battery after the warranty period. The main concern is battery replacement. Once the phone is aged and the battery doesn’t take a charge, the last thing I’m gonna want to do is keep it constantly connected to a battery pack. It would appear that HTC didn’t put much thought into this concern based on the iFixit tear down and rating. I love the design of this phone, but won’t purchase it because of this fact. Too bad for me and for HTC.

        • http://blog.htc.com/ Larry Meadows

          How often do you replace / upgrade phones?

          • Nupicasso

            2 years is the average upgrade policy length. I’ve definitely had batteries fail prior to that due to a defective battery. I also worn out a battery prior to two years being a heavy user. For heavy users who need to sometimes charge twice a day, which is what I’m reading about this battery, the 350-500 cycle life of the lithium battery could be used rather quickly.

          • http://blog.htc.com/ Larry Meadows

            Thanks for the info. I am a moderate user and I am getting 18 hours or so per charge (i charge it every night). Obviously time will tell about he full lifecycle, but i believe it will be going strong for you after two years.

          • Nupicasso

            Glad to hear that you’re getting so many hours of use per charge. Based on the reviews I’ve read, you’re one of the few. Though some blogs are saying that a firmware update could possibly fix the poor standby time.

          • http://blog.htc.com/ Larry Meadows

            Most of the reviews I have read are positive on battery life on the One. The most detailed and comprehensive review I have seen of the HTC One is at AnandTech (http://anandtech.com/show/6747/htc-one-review). I know I am biased, but I believe you will be best served with the One vs others (even with removable battery). I will get the full details on the battery warranty to better answer the question for you.

            Have a great night.

    • PakKing

      I agree Robert Johnson, I ask HTC If I were to purchase this phone off contract like so many people are doing. At $600 – $700 a pop. I’m planning on keeping the phone for at least 4 years. So after the one year warrenty, if I’m in need of a new replacement battery what do I do? HTC that is my question. I see so many business people running around the city looking for an available outlet at starbucks to charge up. They look like nut jobs running around like headless chickens. HTC did miss the boat once again.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004008884938 Dom Huby

    Still using a hero :) Really like the new HTC though

  • http://twitter.com/573W1E Henners

    I have one burning question about this phone, how are “menu button” presses emulated on the new HTC One as it only has two buttons, as my One X+ can use the recent apps button as the menu button as well. What about the new HTC One?

    • Jason Hall

      Nexus devices have no physical buttons. Android is designed to be operated with software buttons.

    • http://twitter.com/duhitsandy Andrew

      Haha you really like phones huh!

    • http://twitter.com/apa1102 Apa Chen

      back button

    • http://www.facebook.com/Nikhil777j Nikhil Jose

      ha ha if they can make this device awesome.. off-course they will put option for that ..

  • matty roach

    how do you get the SIM in?

    • http://blog.htc.com/ Larry Meadows

      Very similar to the One X, there is a sim card removal tool and the microSIM slides into left side of the phone.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=4905714 Brian Parsons

    I’m on my 3rd HTC device now. One of those loyal sense fans. This new version looks superb. My big concern is the only thing keeping me from going to iPhone at this point. My wife has an iPhone5, and even with an LTE chip, her battery life is far superior to my Rezound. What is a realistic expected battery life for this device?

    • Bradley Haggerty

      I’m guessing not too good judging by all the homescreen features they talk about. Things like Motoblur on Motorola phones and Touchwiz on the S3 really drain the battery. After putting Cyanogenmod 10.1 on my S3 I get over 16 hours of battery life a day now. This is of course not with heavy use, but it sure beats the 6-8 it was getting.

    • Jon Clayton

      My HTC evo gets better battery life than the iPhone 5. It only has a 720p screen instead of 1080p but the one has a larger battery. I’m assuming it would be around the same battery life of an iPhone 5. I don’t know why every one complains about battery life on android. Most android phones have passed up iPhone yet no one complains about iPhone battery life.

    • Sid Ray

      Battery life of a device depends largely on what’s running, front-end or back-end. Fancy apps like Live Wallpaper, etc consumes a lot of power. Believe me “With great power (One) comes great responsibilities (Battery)” :P Cheers!

  • Travis

    By a full metal phone, does that also mean that the screen is a metal-glass alloy? (not sure if term is correct, using best understanding of the material)

  • HowlJenkins

    Sure its beautiful, but I’m sure this is another one of HTC’s “2 steps backwards” phones with no SD expansion, and no removable battery

  • Anderson Alves

    I tried to contact the HTC for to know when come to stores unlocked(because im brazilian and actually I have a One X) so I need the new model but must to be unlocked or without plans. But the support says what dont have a new model and if this exist their dont to know. Anyone here can give me answers plz? This phone is fantastic

  • http://www.geektrends.it Giuseppe D’Elia

    Good! :)

  • Colin Kealty

    I always wanted the specs of the one x in the body of the one s, i guess this is it :)

    • http://www.facebook.com/lcinar Levent Cinar

      I’ve always wanted the specs of the onex+ in the one x, but it came out too late and this one was just around the corner

  • http://www.facebook.com/noelv1976 Noel Vieira

    Where’s the kickstand?? You have no idea how often I use that piece

  • http://www.facebook.com/lcinar Levent Cinar

    Would you please release the 64gb version at the same time!!? I’m ready to preorder but no way I’m buying 32! That’s why I didn’t buy the one x Last year. If there’s no news about it until the MWC, well, I may skip ahead and I don’t want that.

    To be clear, for a phone, 32 is ok, but I don’t believe in tablets, that’s why the pricetag of a flagship is acceptable, because it can do more. But in europe, the coverage is bad, 4g isn’t released everywhere yet and streaming services don’t exist everywhere, so I’m not going to copy delete videos or music every night or morning before leaving for work. Wouldn’t it be more productive if I only had to do this once per month, and also be able to leave for a trip without a laptop?

    + Question, when the battery starts to die (30% less efficient after a year), can I count on htc’s support to replace that at a reasonable cost? (still on a touch pro 2 because my pro 7, paid top dollar died, and the pro 2 still works because I could change the battery).

    I never owned anything else than htc (sense is awesome, best screen quality, best design) So please don’t let me down.

  • http://www.facebook.com/mynameiszecarlos Zé Carlos

    Wrong! Ericsson 337 was the first full metal phone. I have one and still working!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001452282854 Pradumn Ar

      this is the first full metal SMARTPHONE!!!..;)

  • David

    Release the date for it to be launched at respective countries!
    PS: Make it a big one!
    Time for the ONE REVOLUTION!
    **Excited to a few for myself!
    (one for me, one for my wife and one more for my kid!)

  • Utzu sandru

    It’s not just beautiful…….it’s quietly brilliant!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/kartikkris Kartik Krishnan

    Stuuning piece of engineering… Shows ur prowess and ur passion ….I would love to see a phone that carries such credentials for WP8 as well!

    • http://www.facebook.com/samsung.kent Kent Ryan Norcio

      hope HTC might be doing it also in WP8 Os..

  • http://www.facebook.com/Th.L.Gonzalez Thiago L. Gonzalez

    Thiago L. Gonzalez well i was really in love with my htc desire s that i got as gift from a good friend!! i was looking deep in htc also coz was my first serius smartphone, after a quick run on samsung galaxy mini. BUT THEN COME THAT TIME THAT NOBODY WANT!!! My desire got stolen!!! i mail to htc greece and they just told me that they cant help coz that anti-thif suport is not working in greece, i trai differents ways with apps and things like that but nothing. so thanks htc to give me a nice and big suport. Very nice phone the new HTC ONE i think the next will be HTC ONE+ with a very big suport from google???? ho knowz!!!

  • http://twitter.com/mike1986_ mike1986

    It would be great if black one could be more glossy, just like white one is. But overall, both versions are great!

  • Ahmed Farrash

    Hi,
    Great job but u need also to work on the accessories part. Look at Samsung and IPhone accessories , it’s almost impossible to find any cover or anything specialy here in Dubai. Thanks

    • http://blog.htc.com/ Larry Meadows

      We will have more details on accessories in a future blog post

  • Daniel Marcovici

    I am pleased to announce that I will be leaving my SGS3 behind and getting the HTC One.
    This phone is gorgeous and the specs are quite impressive… Bye bye Sammy :-(

    • http://blog.htc.com/ Larry Meadows

      Music to our ears, in BoomSound no less :-)

    • Bradley Haggerty

      That’s a pretty odd decision, considering the S4 is coming out. It’s really uncomfortable using an HTC phone after a Samsung phone or visa versa. Samsung places the power/lock button on the right while HTC, Apple, maybe some others put theirs on the top. They also have different bloatware, one poison may be more annoying than the other.

  • https://www.facebook.com/CFishsVisions CFish

    I was lucky enough to get a lengthy hands on with the One this morning and I have to say it is a truly fantastic device, premium build as ever from HTC, the seamless construction is great and the whole thing is beautifully crafted. I love the new Sense5 icons, the sound is fantastic thru the dual front speakers. Blinkfeed is cool, and very useful, the UI is very smooth, fluid and very fast. Zoe share is great and I can see myself using it a lot to share snapshots of daily life. The all new Ultrapixel camera is BRILLIANT! I am very impressed with the innovations that have gone into the camera and all that it is capable of and the amount of in phone editing that can be achieved without the need for third party apps. Very excited about getting One soon so I can get creative with what it can do. Do I think people should go pre order it? Absolutely, you will love it!

    • http://blog.htc.com/ Larry Meadows

      You are so kind Mr Fish. Can’t wait to see some of your photography from Scotland.

      • https://www.facebook.com/CFishsVisions CFish

        Just saying it how it see it Larry! Soon as I get my hands on One there will be Scottish vistas aplenty for sure :)

  • http://twitter.com/Noschiii Scene Wolf

    I love it ! This is the best phone .!

  • anthony marschall

    I absolutely love my one x, but I really hope htc have got it right with the battery life on this phone I feel that’s what has held the whole company down in the past.

  • http://twitter.com/hhaaacc e-greg

    it has front facing stereo speakers man, where else do you want them to be?

  • http://www.facebook.com/jack.r.mcqueen Jack R. McQueen

    Just One X ! ! ! That’s Complete …

  • http://www.facebook.com/shane.smith.37017 Shane Smith

    If this phone is half as good as my One X, it will be brilliant and I can’t see me wanting any other……….ever. Well done everyone at HTC

    • http://blog.htc.com/ Larry Meadows

      Thanks Shane

  • http://www.facebook.com/gurtir Gurtir Singh

    make sure back cover is removeable so battry can be changeable otherwise I loved the design , totally amazed, love it

    • Bradley Haggerty

      There’s no back cover. It’s mentioned multiple times that it’s an aluminum *unibody*.

      • http://www.facebook.com/ric.rhodes Ric Rhodes

        The legend was also a antibody phone but u could take the back off, change battery and memory, I have had every HTC phone from the S71 and have the One X now which I love, the One sounds and looks like an awesome phone but in recent years HTC has neglected battery life on their releases and I’m afraid The One will have the same problem, I hope not

  • theastromechdroid

    This is one of the best looking phones I’ve ever seen.

  • Guest

    HTC If I were to purchase this phone off contract like so many people are doing. At $600 – $700 a pop. I’m planning on keeping the phone for at least 4 years. So after the one year warrenty, if I’m in need of a new replacement battery what do I do? HTC that is my question. I’m not talking about the on board storage.

  • PakKing

    HTC on If I were to purchase this phone off contract like so many people are doing. At $600 – $700 a pop. I’m planning on keeping the phone for at least 4 years. So after the one year warrenty, if I’m in need of a new replacement battery what do I do? HTC that is my question. More and more people are buy off contract and willing to stay with the $700 longer than 3 years. During that time a refesh in battery is needed. Despite what other small minded people thinking that battery life is good enough.

  • PakKing

    I agree Mr Annoying, I ask HTC If I were to purchase this phone off contract like so many people are doing. At $600 – $700 a pop. I’m planning on keeping the phone for at least 4 years. So after the one year warrenty, if I’m in need of a new replacement battery what do I do? HTC that is my question. I see so many business people running around the city looking for an available outlet at starbucks to charge up. They look like nut jobs running around like headless chickens. HTC did miss the boat once again.

  • http://twitter.com/thisguypaul Paul Voorend

    What I’d like to know is does HTC do much user testing? This is only my opinion, but I’d much rather have a phone that was maybe an extra mm thick and a much larger battery & more functionality like a MicroSD, than something they think is thin, but not as usable. Other companies have been able to do it, so why not HTC? Samsung can pack both a 3100mAh battery & an SD Card into their Note 2, and it’s only 0.1mm thicker! Give me a phone that is plastic, but include these things (and can probably include wireless charging then as well), and then you’ll be on a winner. 5″ screen would be nice too, like on the Droid DNA – THAT is almost the complete phone!

  • http://www.facebook.com/samsung.kent Kent Ryan Norcio

    what a great phone!! very impressive… getting obsessed. haha :)

  • Horus Jarilo

    I have a strong feeling that BlinkFeed will really take off. It’s gonna be big and I see a lot of potential with it. Zoe as well. You’ve really put a One heck of a device together and I can’t wait to get a hold of it. I just hope the speakers don’t eat up the battery too fast. For the rest I’m pretty confidant it can last a whole lot.

  • http://www.facebook.com/alxbll Alex Bell

    So the case itself is now the phone’s antenna?

  • Sergio Sanchez

    …It’s a beautiful piece of hardware and will be replace my ONE X+..I think that you can eliminate the back button using swipe the finger in the button section!!!

  • soni manutd

    you guys always, always make great looking devices even for mid-tiers, but really hope you guys figure out how to pack more battery power… that said tho, am willing to give htc another try after my disappointment with the htc hero and desire hd…

  • http://twitter.com/runninrebel37 thatuptowncat37

    Prior to my current mobile device, the SGS3, I was an HTC fan. I dealt with early versions of Sense, and all that came with the brand. I chose HTC because their devices felt “solid” as compared to other devices. I moved to Samsung because the last couple of devices HTC created lacked something I couldnt put my finger on. I regret the move to a certain extent…the reason I dont regret leaving was because Tmobile DID NOT GET the One X+…Had they gotten THAT device I would have wholeheartedly sold my SGS3 and gotten the 1x+. But CORPORATIONS does not ALWAYS LISTEN to consumers and end up experiencing LOSS. Id like to think…HTC is listening and may very well have a PLATINUM WINNER….but as history would have it…..all that remains to be seen. We are dealing with a metal case and this device has not yet been released to the REAL WORLD. HTC send me a ONE and I will let u know real time what works and doesnt about this device and at the same time u will regain my loyalty…..

  • http://www.facebook.com/chandrasunilbly Chandrasunil Kumar

    how
    much cost htc one

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000358652698 Jeremiah Adebowale

    I love HTC

  • Bostjan Kercmar

    No SD car, no buy. It’s not so much the capacity but the fact that if there is a problem with the phone and it has to go to service, I can’t easily remove SD cart with everything on it.

    Waiting for S4.
    Sorry HTC.

  • http://twitter.com/b_k_f Brian Fraser

    Would love to see one halfway between the black and silver one (sort of Titanium/gun metal grey), or are you already holding that back for the 64gb model?

  • http://www.facebook.com/kimnhatcuong Kim Nhật Cương

    I don’t like this name

  • a) youth.in.asia

    I didn’t think an Android OEM couldn’t get any closer to an iPhone design and get away with it unscathed… The plastic gives it durability and a light overall weight to the phone

    • http://www.facebook.com/sheperdaziz Sheperd Judah

      by iphone design do you mean a rectangle with rounded edges?

    • http://www.facebook.com/wilswong Wilson Wong

      plastic gives it durability and light overall weight? perhaps it is time to actually hold it (i did) before giving comments.

  • http://www.facebook.com/kevin.coutinho3 Kevin Coutinho

    No words to say amazing phone

    • http://blog.htc.com/ Larry Meadows

      Thanks Kevin, can’t wait until you get the chance to test it yourself!

  • methuen2012

    i really hope this will be available on the verizon network…

  • http://www.facebook.com/ces.dipier Ces Di Pier

    I like it very mucho

  • romancanhelpyou@bellsouth.net

    Hey guys, any of you know if HTC ONE will have hotspot feature?

  • romancanhelpyou@bellsouth.net

    Hey guys, would any of you know if HTC ONE will have portable hotspot as a option. It is a make or break thing for me.

  • http://www.facebook.com/manudivita Emanuele Di Vita

    please, please, please. more marketing! in Italy nobody knows HTC. I’m a proud owner of my forth HTC in a row. I will not move to any other producer. I’m in love with HTC features, sense, style and look. but here in Italy when I say HTC people look at me as a extraterrestrial creature. You are forgetting a market where people have more than one mobile phone a person as average. here we are very emotional consumers, we buy to appear cool. that’s why i-phone rules. but it has the half of power and potential than our loved htc’s. marketing, please

  • Chris Melius

    There a differance brtween the htc One V an the denseIs

  • http://www.facebook.com/Henry.R.Ford Henry Ford

    The phone looks great, but the marketing? Isn’t it a little short-sighted to call it an “HTC One” (No other suffixes). This will make searching [Google] for it a nightmare! To buy or to repair, how can you isolate this phone from the “One X”, “One S” and “One V”, etc.? Model names should be unique!

  • http://www.ahitagni.com/ Ahit

    I got a chance of testing the HTC One , in a pre-launch event. The phone is superb! You can check the photos here http://bit.ly/HTCOneMeetUp

  • http://www.facebook.com/djrickyrick1 Rick DjRickyrick Rodriguez

    What do u think is better note 2 or htc one

  • Fappy_Meal

    all these wondrous features and probably sub standard battery life Le sigh… like most android phones their batteries are always one step behind the hardware they put in them.

  • http://www.facebook.com/wilswong Wilson Wong

    LIke the phone but what’s the point when you can’t sell it due to sales delays ? Are you forcing us to go Samsung? If can’t deliver then don’t advertise.

  • Sid Ray

    First of all, I congratulate HTC on this marvelous achievement of creating a complete metal phone. I’ve always been a HTC fan to the core. I started my HTC journey with Magic and it still continues. The last metal chassis I used Motorola E8 and it was quite durable. So I believe that the One would be durable firstly because of its unibody chassis and it is officially lightweight (143g).

    Kudos to Thomas and his team for this One.

  • Ting

    A full metal smartphone is a great idea if the paints are not easily off or seen scratches for 5 years. Then, it does make users feel the quality of phone.

  • akram1234555

    The phone very niece

  • yolandamtucker

    I did not find this article helpful at all. The author wrote about his feelings and his and his collegues hard work during the design process but the did not share with me why I should buy this phone. Frankly, I could care less about the time and effort put into the design and to manufacture the phone. I want to know how this phone compares to the others in the market place. I am a current owner of the HTC One V and I absolutely hate this phone so I want to know what features have been expanded, removed or added.

  • T Fearless

    As a loyal 10 year HTC customer I have to say I am so very disappointed in HTC’s decision to take on an “I-Phone’esque” approach, meaning on-board storage & built-in battery. I recently dropped my HTC One & the screen cracked beneath the Zagg covered gorilla glass leaving the phone screen completely black and unresponsive to the touch. However, the phone itself continued to work. So alarms I had set would sound every 15 mins, regardless of my lowering the volume to mute using the volume rockers, until the phone’s built-in battery finally died (a day later!). And the data I had stored on the device was all lost b/c I wasn’t able to see nor select on the screen to load the device as a storage drive when plugged into a PC using the USB cable, as the default option is set to charge the phone only. This was the most frustrating thing I have ever been through with a cell phone and HTC has lost a loyal customer and fan. How hard is it to take pride in what sets you all apart – intuitive design catered to the needs of real, savvy tech fanatics?! Please, I implore you to be brave enough to LISTEN to your customers and just go back to removable batteries and external SD storage card slots…. The beauty of both your external phone designs and UI is already ingenious enough! (PS – I have the 20 GIGs of free Dropbox storage for 2 years, but being a flight attendant who needs to access data, pics, music, videos, etc while working 30,000+ feet in the air, I don’t have the luxury of streaming this data from the plane. This is just NOT a viable solution for everyone. And in addition, I ran out of the 10 GIGs of “usable” on-board storage on that HTC One in less than 3 months of owning the phone! I’m actually kind of glad it broke b/c it was becoming unusable anyway with its constant “Unable to take photo b/c low storage memory” pop-ups. Shame on you HTC for building phones with such enormous, cutting edge features that are limited by the phone’s own ability to perform adequately due to low storage capacity.)

  • Dmitry

    Please tell me whether the HTC One to operate the device HTC Media link HD? He will play in 1080p quality? If so, would not delay in sending video on TV?

  • http://twitter.com/GaggingforIT IT Man

    Shame it’s got that nasty red Beats Audio logo on the back, spoils those clean lines somewhat; couldn’t they have just etched that logo in (if it has to be there at all) and thus make it a lot more subtle?

  • Colin Brain

    I am an older user of smartphones, have used HTC technology for many years having started with the the original MDA and currently on my fifth generation HTC Smartphone, the first “HTC One”. I purchased this phone because of it’s camera abilities. However on a holiday in Canada I quickly found out it’s limitations. Before going off to Egypt I discovered a supplier of Galilio 2500mAH batteries which together with the original 1700mAH supplied by HTC enabled me to spend four hours photographing the Sphynx and Pyramids – I would have hated spending so much money to get somewhere and not have enough battery power to photo and video the surroundings. So being able to change batteries is a MUST!

    Here is another idea for you, anyone who works from home or office would really appreciate a handsfree loudspeaker facility that we can use that would also charge the phone whilst using it in the office for business calls. I normally charge for this advice but as I have used HTC phones for so long and really appreciate your helpline in the UK you can have these two ideas for free!

  • http://twitter.com/marvinleetang Marvin Lee Tang

    I’m a big fan of HTC, design and materials used, I think they nailed it with HTC One. how does Samsung gained traction with the Android Wars? Simple, by putting things that we don’t need. They call it Ground breaking but I call it useless. Air Swipe with the Galaxy SIV? MIND BLOWING!?!?!

    I constantly contact and gave pointers to Sony to focus on their Specialty because it lacked market for ” Waterproof Phones and Dustproof” now, it’s staple with it’s Acro S and The New Sony Xperia Z Line, once they were marketed as the Sony “Cybershot” Cameraphones but they gave way out of it.

    Now, HTC is one of the best and pioneered in terms of Durability and Premium Design, I haven’t got one but I have friends who owned one and I love the premium feel of it. but the question is, how Can HTC separates from other Android Phones. they really need a lot of marketing for HTC One.

    is the Premium Feel of HTC One can make or Break the Android Wars? the problem is that with so Many Fish in the Sea ranging from iPhone, Nokia, Sony or LG can do the best thing in terms of Design and Feel.

    So I think the slogan for HTC would be, ” HTC can deliver the “ONE” you needed most

    a series of Advertisement, not a Jab to Samsung for delivering the Useless things in a Phone. but the best features found in HTC without compromising the Premium Feel to it

    it’s like ” We equipped the Ultrapixel Camera for low lighting condition to give the best sharper image you can find in a smartphone”

  • http://www.facebook.com/stephen.nevitt.9 Stephen Nevitt

    I have the new one x plus, amazing and best phone I have had,keep up the good work, well happy with htc looking forward to the new one

  • http://africasiaeuro.com/ Heinz Rainer

    Recently on a trip met a HTC One owner who kept on cursing his phone continuously. Since I use a 8S I was wondering how the ONE could lose battery power so fast. He claimed it requires regular re charging – every 3-4 hours. His local dealership was unable to solve the problem, so I had a closer look – found the protecting plastic foil still intact and his Android playing havoc ! I thought of capacitive AMOLED , removed the plastic foil and – wow the phone stopped playing mad, This guy kept on praising me in front of all passengers. Thus saved an excellent phone ‘s name and reputation.

  • http://twitter.com/QueenArumLily Tara

    Why can`t I buy the 64 GB version in the UK? I`ve tried all the mobile phone companies, they only have 32 GB.

  • Gerard White

    I suppose all these commentators suggesting copies of i-phone like features are too young to know some basic facts: Apple stole the idea of the mouse as a computer integration tool and also stole the use of icons to represent programs from Zerox. Apple then had the cheek to sue Microsoft for stealing Apple’s look and feel, they lost the case. Now 30 years later we have Apple trying to patent everything from how we use our fingers to the bevel and a piece of glass. (glass has been beveled for hundreds of years.) Apple is no longer an innovator they are a litigator out to stifle design. If Apple were an innovator then they would have produced a phone of the quality of The One. Like Steve Jobs, Apple is dead and buried under a mountain of unsold handsets. Six year old OS, Apple Maps, Every thing ring fenced? The One for me is The One and Only

  • Dave Carlson

    Gorgeous phone but since I’ve had to eventually replace the battery on every phone I’ve owned, I’ll not be buying this one to replace my aging HTC Evo 4G. I also want a microSD card slot so I can port my tunes from phone to phone, if/when I have to replace my phone. It sure would be nice for the microSD card slot to recognize a 128 or 256GB card (when they become available). Please add these customer wants to your next phone in development.

  • tupperware

    the HTC ONE is everything what the new iphone should have been, screen size shy of 5inch to allow narrow width (than competition), curved back design for good hand grip without sacrificing battery size/capacity (almost double compared to iphone5 lame 1440mAh), bright HD display, aluminum zero gap design, nice sounds, unpretentious camera saving smaller file size, everything about it!

  • Mark Schira

    Hi Thomas
    A truly lovely phone, congrats for that!
    One thing has me worried, iFixit finds the phone is very hard to open, questioning how feasible it would be to replace the battery in let’s say 2 years.
    Does HTC offer battery replacements?
    Best

    • Tai Shy

      I’m sure the idea now is that instead of making things that last, companies are making things that wear out, forces you to purchase new updates. IMO I think it’s a good way to push technology forward. Keeps us up to date.

  • Kalson

    Hey guys, one question. Can I get the aluminium outer shell of the HTC ONE replaced at any authorised HTC service centre if I get damage or scratches on it?
    Please note that I’m enquiring about the replaceability , NOT THE repairability of the outer aluminium shell( I don’t know whether there’s any method to repair the the ugly scratches.) that’s why I’m asking about the replaceability. Thanks!

  • http://twitter.com/SimonGreely Simon Greely

    It is a great looking phone and would have been my choice over a Samsung s4 but for the fact there is no micro sd slot. Even with 16g of memory i have over that with music and pictures on my micro sd card so went for the s4 purely due to it having a microsd slot. Sort this and you will have my next upgrade!

  • http://www.facebook.com/andrew.hajjiri Andrew Hajjiri

    I just visited an AT&T store to check them out. I found ALL 3 display sets to have gaps around the front panel. Either from the panel not being bonded correctly or the midsection plastic not shaped correctly. Either way there is a serious gap in several different spots in different areas of the individual sets being displayed. I’m bummed out too because I was 100% ready to buy this phone ! But it has a HUGE problem and as of right now nobody has a clear idea of why this is happening.

    • http://www.facebook.com/andrew.hajjiri Andrew Hajjiri

      I just noticed that HTC has not responded to anyone here for a few months.

      • http://blog.htc.com/ Larry Meadows

        Hi Andrew, not sure i agree we have not responded to anyone in a few months. Like most blogs, we are more active on comments on the newer stories, such as the Developer Edition, but I do keep combing through other stories as well.

    • http://blog.htc.com/ Larry Meadows

      I have been using an HTC One since the the announcement and it does not have gaps. Which AT&T store did you visit to review display models?

    • Miguel Angel

      I bought mine at Best Buy and I just realized about the little gap. I don’t think is a big deal…

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Stany-Noronha/590634808 Stany Noronha

    Good for nothing…!!!! tired of waiting………..??

  • Savage1701

    What happens after 12-18 months when the battery, like all of its type, begins to lose its ability to hold a charge? I have never had a smartphone, cellphone, or any electronic device, for that matter, that had a Li-Ion battery that lasted more than 1-1/2 years with daily charging.

    What do people do with these phones when this occurs and they still have a 6-12 month commitment on their contracts? iFixit rates this phone as one of the worst ever to tear down and get at the battery inside.

  • Ordeith

    You should see it on the inside, it doesn’t look so great with its imprecise components and stolen technology.

  • Nupicasso

    Mobile power supply isn’t an acceptable solution for this concern. Are you saying that he should walk around with his phone constantly connected to a mobile power supply when his battery is old and wont take a charge?? That is the silliest thing I’ve ever heard. The battery situation is whats keeping me from buying this phone.

  • bblackmoor

    It’s beautiful phone. Now how do I change the battery? (To put this into perspective, I have gone through three batteries — as in, worn out and replaced the battery three times — in my previous phone before the phone itself died and needed replacing.)

  • mahmood samater

    I agree The camera and the sound is uncomparable to any other smart phone,so far

  • bblackmoor

    I received my HTC One yesterday. It’s a well made phone, attractive and solidly built. I was very pleased with it until I discovered it has *no way to replace the battery*!

    As we all know, the Li-ion battery in a cell phone typically lasts a year or so. To put this into perspective, I have worn out and replaced three batteries in my previous phone before the phone itself died and needed replacing. (That’s why I bought the HTC One.)

    I can’t express how disappointed I am. How on Earth could anyone think that making a disposable $580 phone was a good idea?? A phone with a non-replaceable battery makes as much sense as a car with non-replaceable tires. Whoever approved of this should be FIRED.

    I am returning the HTC One and have ordered a phone with a more sensible design (Samsung Galaxy S4).

  • Christora

    Got mine last week. a great phone. better then the s4 IMO. screen clarity is flawless. wifi signal is super strong. where i got 2 bars in my one x, i get full with the One. very responsive and fast.

    build quality is great. they could pay more detail to the USB and headphone cutout, looks a bit rough. but otherwise great.

    For those complaining that it doesn’t have a removable battery or SD card are not intelligent to even have this phone. Firstly you should have researched the phone before purchasing it. Secondly, when is a battery replaced? after 2-3 years? with today’s technologies batteries tend to last for a long time and i’m sure most people will move on to a new phone in about 2 years time. HTC warranty will cover any issues relating to battery. And who changes their SD cards often? 32GB or 64GB is more then enough for most people.

    • http://www.facebook.com/dan.buthusiem Dan Buthusiem

      For me, removable batteries serve two purposes:
      1) It makes it quite convenient for me to swap to spares when a battery dies.
      2) When two of my batteries bulged, I was able to change it out for $20 on my own, without having to worry about refurb swaps or extra service fees. Also, the removable battery door allowed the expansion to go out in a safe direction, instead of pushing against the phone’s main board and LCD panel. This is also quite important to me, as factory warranties only go for 1 year. I keep my phones 2 years before upgrading. How am I supposed to deal with the collateral damage from the battery destroying the phone’s innards? How am I even supposed to detect that it bulged?

      Removable sD Cards serve two purposes to me, as well:
      1) If the phone physically dies, either from sailing off of a roller coaster (which a few of my friends have already experienced), or from going swimming somehow (showers, toilets, rain, etc. – again, direct experience with this), what’s the one thing which survives nearly 100% of the time? The sD card. If you don’t have a recent backup, and the phone is physically dead, well so is access to the phone’s internal storage with all of my stuff.
      2) Sometimes, I need access to the files on my phone, and email is not an option. Also, I don’t always carry a USB cable with me. Having a removable storage device makes it very convenient to pull my files off, regardless of the size of my files. I’ve also had issues where a computer wouldn’t map the phone’s storage, or the phone was just being stubborn and refused to unmount the card. My Evo 3D and Evo 4G both allowed me to pull the battery and place the sd card into a card reader. This isn’t an option on phones like the iPhone and HTC One.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Laverne-AsIam/100003104649138 Laverne AsIam

    I just got the HTC One and I want to scream, where are my APPS from my Nexus S? When I log into Google Play it says they are on HTC phone but I don’t see them on the phone. I don’t think this girl set my phone up right also why can’t I see my Facebook contact pictures everyone is a silhouette? ARGH new phones are such a challenge.

  • Laurentius Magnus

    I am very happy with my new HTC One so far. Used it for a week or so. Regarding design, it’s a piece of art. Simply stunningly beautiful. Congrats! But I have one little thing that bothers me, and that is that you put the logo on the front. Logos and design doesn’t match. And I wish HTC would have the boldness and courage to not have the logo on the front side… well, like Apple. The design itself should be the logo and what speaks to the customer. That said, being bothered by such a small detail just emphasizes the perfectness of the design in the first place. :)

  • Kyle Rauch

    I just bought my HTC one three weeks ago, and absolutely loved it until I dropped it from 3 feet off the ground. They advertised it as durable, and from a very small drop, it cracked. It apparently isn’t covered by the warrant. Maybe it was a fluke but I doubt I will buy a phone from HTC again. Very unfortunate, because I loved the phone at first.

    • MoDXB

      Kyle I had a Samsung S2 that took multiple falls with no visible damage, but did have its glass shattered when it got struck from a particular angle.

      Point is, you were unlucky..glass will break depending on impact no matter what phone it was. Try not to hate HTC for it..any smartphone dropped from the same angle would have shattered I think…I’m a person that absolutely loves Samsung, but now buying the HTC one as I realized Samsung simply can’t beat it’s design…

  • Richard Aylward

    I can’t believe people are complaining about not being able to remove the battery or put in an SD card. As someone has already said, if you’re getting a new device that you’re going to use every day – find out about it first! Or at least ask about its features in the shop. If the battery life is a concern – get a ‘battery bar’ or one of the other battery boost devices. If 32Gb of storage won’t be enough – buy the 64Gig version. However, I will concede one point. The advantage of having a removable battery is the ability to ‘kill’ the phone easily should it freeze or suffer some other software issue.
    I’ve only had mine a week and am very happy with it although I do have a couple of concerns over stability. Early days – I’ll wait awhile before I flag it as an issue.
    Enjoy the experience…

  • Sarvesh Nandkar

    anybody plz help me..
    i m not able to access rom on my htc one.plz tell me how to do so..
    plz plz plz..

  • random person

    the rumour mills called it the “M7″ before the official details were out and when they did come out, we learned that it was to be called the HTC One. :-)