HTC one: Alu, Ultra Pixel, Innovative Ui And Mega-Sound

HTC has introduced its new flagship. It has you not only in comparison to the one X (plus) the hardware improves, but also missed a whole new look to the user interface and the Smartphone itself.

The new HTC One, which the Taiwanese people have presented today, kind of looks at first glance like the Blackberry Z10 with an unknown version of Windows phone. Already the housing design stands clearly with its two-tone elements from the previous one series. The unibody is completely in aluminium and the back to the middle of the curved, which makes only 4 mm thin the device on the side, in the Middle the depth is 9.3 mm. On the scale, the chic part brings 143 grams.

The processor is a 1.7 GHz quad core processor of the type Qualcomm Snapdragon S600, a revised version of the Snapdragon S4chipset with Adreno 320 GPU. Supports is the processor from a 2 GB large memory, internal and non-expandable memory is either 32 or 64 GB.

BlinkFeed and BOOM sound

The new homescreen of one represents a real innovation. HTC has risked a lot with Scythe 5.0 and runs the risk that one speaks (8)-Abklatsch a Windows phone or Android fans to turn away. I personally have to say but that I first really good like the Division into squares and rectangles and looks just great, also because it represents a real varied to the Android UI monotony times. The feature called “BlinkFeed” displays the favorite content as a stream that update constantly (with a wink) – as long as it does not from the feeds. According to, who already had the Smartphone in hand, however, the stream has a hook, so only content are presented by HTC partners. Android running way, not in the latest 4.2er-, but still in the 4.1-jelly bean version what should perhaps the biggest criticism of the device so far.

Presentation takes place on the previously sharpest Smartphone display ever, because HTC squeezes just over 2 million pixels (1,920 x 1. 080p / FullHD) 4.7 inches, what ppi corresponds to a pixel density of record-breaking 469. The Super-LCD3-display is protected by 3 Gorilla glass. Who is not only a sharp screen, but also rich sound, could be also happy with the one. Beats audio certified Smartphone comes with two elongated speakers that are installed above and below the screen. According to the manufacturer, these make for five times louder sound (“boom sound”) as that of the Apple iPhone 5.

Ultra pixel and Zoe

Finally, it has changed a lot also on the camera. Rather than how so far to compete more and more megapixels, it has limited on 4-megapixel. These are however larger than ordinary pixel – HTC calls it advertising “ultra pixel” – and can take up to 300% more light than is possible with other smartphone cameras. Recordings under low light conditions to succeed better than ever before. Still, it remains to be seen how the new camera in practice strikes. With “Zoe” you have a group photo function Knipse that Windows phone also missed, “smart group shot” means and also at the new Samsung Smartphones such as the Samsung Galaxy touch 2 is used: it takes multiple pictures in quick succession and can put together then individual photo, so that no person with eyes closed ends up in the photo. The camera captures video with 1080 p and HDR and slow motion videos with 60 fps (at 720 p). The 2.1 MP front-facing camera has an 88 ° wide angle lens and can also be HDR.


The power comes from a 2,300 mAh battery, and I also wonder how long this eventually perseveres in the face of the FullHD display and powerful processor. Standards, GLONASS, A-GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 are 802.11 a / ac / b / g / n, LTE, DLNA, NFC, MHL, MicroUSB aboard.

The HTC one to appear from mid March for €679 (EIA). Then, it will be interesting to see how the monster Smartphone compared with the new Samsung Galaxy S4 ’s doing, which supposedly will be presented on March 14.