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HTC One Announced – 4.7″ 1080p Display, 1.7GHz Quad-Core, UltraPixel Camera


This morning, the HTC One was finally unveiled. After months of hype and teases, we now have the official look and list of specs. The device comes with a 4.7 inch Full HD 1080p display at 468 PPI, is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 1.7GHz quad-core chip, comes equipped with an UltraPixel camera, Sense 5.0, 2GB of RAM, NFC, and a 2,300mAh battery. 

The device is set for a global launch in early March. As for which carriers, it looks like T-Mobile, AT&T, and Sprint are currently on the list, but there is no sign of Verizon. We will see if that changes sometime down the road.



HTC BlinkFeed, HTC Zoe and HTC BoomSound Deliver HTC One’s Unprecedented New Smartphone Experience

London and New York City, February 19, 2013 — HTC, a global leader in mobile innovation and design, today announced its new flagship smartphone, the new HTC One.  Crafted with a distinct zero-gap aluminum unibody, the new HTC One introduces HTC BlinkFeed™, HTC Zoe™ and HTC BoomSound™, key new HTC Sense® innovations that reinvent the mobile experience and set a new standard for smartphones.

“People today immerse themselves in a constant stream of updates, news and information. Although smartphones are one of the main ways we stay in touch with the people and information we care about, conventional designs have failed to keep pace with how people are actually using them,” said Peter Chou, CEO of HTC Corporation. “A new, exciting approach to the smartphone is needed and with thenew HTC One, we have re-imagined the mobile experience from the ground up to reflect this new reality.” 

HTC BlinkFeed: A personal live stream right on the home screen
At the center of the new HTC One experience is HTC BlinkFeedHTC BlinkFeed is a bold new experience that transforms the home screen into a single live stream of personally relevant information such as social updates, entertainment and lifestyle updates, news and photos with immersive images so that people no longer need to go to separate applications to find out what’s happening.  HTC BlinkFeed aggregates the freshest content from the most relevant and interesting sources, giving it to people at a glance, all in one place, without the need to jump between multiple applications and web sites.

To enable this new dynamic approach to the smartphone, HTC will provide both local and global content from more than 1,400 media sources with more than 10,000 articles per day from some of the most innovative media companies, such as the AOL family of media properties, ESPN, MTV, Vice Media, Cool Hunting, Reuters and many others. For more information on HTC BlinkFeed’s content partners, visit the HTC Blog.

HTC UltraPixel Camera with HTC Zoe

The breakthrough HTC UltraPixel Camera redefines how people capture, relive and share their most precious moments. HTC Zoe gives people the ability to shoot high-res photos that come to life in three-second snippets.  These Zoes, photos and videos are then displayed in a unique way that brings the gallery to life and transforms the traditional photo gallery of still images into a motion gallery of memories.  It also automatically creates integrated highlight films from each event comprised of Zoes, photos and videos set to music with professionally designed cuts, transitions and effects. These highlight videos can be remixed or set to different themes, and can be easily shared on social networks, email and other services.                                     

To enable this innovative camera experience, HTC developed a custom camera that includes a best-in-class f/2.0 aperture lens and a breakthrough sensor with UltraPixels that gather 300 percent more light than traditional smartphone camera sensors.  This new approach also delivers astounding low-light performance and a variety of other improvements to photos and videos. In addition, the perfect self-portrait or video is just a tap away with an ultra-wide angle front-facing camera which supports 1080p video capture. Multi-axis optical image stabilization for the rear camera also helps ensure video footage smoother whether stationary or on the move. HTC UltraPixelcamera adds many other features and effects such as enhanced 360′ panorama, time sequencing and object removal.

HTC BoomSound

The new HTC One offers the best audio experience of any mobile phone available today. HTC BoomSound introduces for the first time on a phone, front-facing stereo speakers with a dedicated amplifier and an amazing full HD display that immerses people in music, videos, games and the YouTube™ clips they love. Beats Audio™  integration is enabled across the entire experience for rich, authentic sound whether you’re listening to your favorite music, watching a YouTube video or playing a game.

HDR recording uses advanced dual microphones and audio processing to capture clean, rich sound that is worthy of high-definition video footage.  Phone calls sound great on HTC One thanks to the addition of HTC Sense Voice™, which boosts the call volume and quality in noisy environments so that conversations come through loud and clear.

HTC Sense TV™

HTC Sense TV transforms the new HTC One into an interactive program guide and remote control for most TVs, set-top boxes and receivers. Tapping the power of the cloud, Sense TV makes it simple and intuitive to see what’s on and find that favorite show.

Metal Unibody Design

Wrapped in a zero-gap aluminum unibody and sporting a brilliant 4.7”, Full HD (1080p) screen, the new HTC One features the latest Android Jelly Bean operating system and LTE network technology to offer blazingly-fast browsing in a package that combines premium design with breakthrough build quality.

Available in stunning silver and beautiful black, the sleek and crafted aluminum unibody sits comfortably in the hand and showcases HTC’s unique antenna technology, which helps people achieve a crystal clear signal. The display also resists scratches and reduces glare, whilst offering incredible 468ppi resolution and rich, natural colors.

Global Availability

The new HTC One will be available globally through more than 185 mobile operators and major retailers in more than 80 regions and countries beginning in March. For more information and to pre-register for the new HTC One, visit www.htc.com.

  • This disappoints me that Verizon will not have this phone. They need to get on top of this stuff.

  • TheCheapGamer

    Front facing speakers….finally!

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  • Ian Dunn

    Nobody has seemed to mention what kind of storage options this phone has. Is there an SD Card slot? Probably not. Will there at least be a 32GB option?

  • HTC still ignores what people really want in devices removable batteries, non hardware buttons, and SD Storage, is it any wonder why Samsung is now the top dog?

    • Shilamar

      Samsung has a hardware button……

      • Well yes but it still has the other two I mentioned.

  • joeblow

    Does not make sense for VZW to release this when the DNA has been out for months now and it has a bigger 1080 display. Yeah this has more S/W features and a slightly better PPI, and camera but besides that there is nothing groundbreaking and I am sure subsidized price will be $199+

  • talkdj

    Wow, a phone that plays music in STEREO?!?!? Yes, I know that they all do that with headsets, buds, etc. I’m talking STEREO on the speakers???? Geesh, way to go HTC. It’s about time someone did this. The phone looks cool too. It’s will be about the hardware and software and of course the flip clock

  • reggie1225

    Repeating what I said in another post on a previous article. HTC logo where a button, any button should be is an immediate fail. It’s one thing to skin a phone to help differentiate. That can be accepted. Getting rid of a button, one kinda needed by the system. Ultimate Fail. They wonder why they’re floundering then they pull a stunt like this on top of “features” hidden behind jargon. What chance I thought HTC had with bouncing back is gone. They’re going the way of RIM at this point.

    • Shilamar

      Watch how many it sells, and we’ll see how important a button is.

  • Tim Buchanan

    2300 mah battery?! Bwahaha! Good luck with that.

    • Chris

      S3 has 2100?

  • Harsh Karn

    How many pixels is ‘ultrapixel’? Also, it is just me or this phone actually looks ugly …

  • Rodeojones000

    Congrats HTC. You’ve managed to take your crappy skin and make it even worse.

  • like sense 5 but I really hate the hardware. Dust can easily get into the 2 huge stereo speakers.

  • trophynuts

    1. what are the memory options for this? I assume no SD slot. Which brings me to #2…..if no SD Slot how good of a chance is it that the new Soff method will work on it? I’d think a good chance.

    • NYCHitman1

      32/64 GB Internal.

  • Neomastermind

    I’m going to be in the minority, but I really do not like the design of the back of the device. I really wish they’d have made the back match the front in way. Yes, it would be more iPhone-like but the iPhone has a damn good design. It’s ALMOST as nice as my Nexus 4.

  • Rodeojones000

    Not a Nexus = not buying.

  • MatthewSimmons

    No Verizon uhh…..WTF. So much for getting excited this week.

  • Steve Benson

    HTC Turd Sandwich.

  • coolsilver

    Nope nope nope. Sorry HTC

  • What was the answer on the removable battery? Seems large, but I’d still like to be able to have a backup

  • Tyler Rynberg

    Battery = fail

  • Austin Warren

    Lol I hope the X phone has hardware buttons to piss off everyone who wants useless on screen keys.

  • nightscout13

    What is an UltraPixel? Sounds like a gimmick

  • Rob

    HTC…once again…as with all their devices…EPIC FAIL on the battery.

  • This phone looks promising for Android. I like how they are focusing on the camera, which I felt that iPhone has had an edge for a long time. I think all of are waiting for the super phone: great screen, great radio, great battery life, and great specs. I think 2013 will be the age of the juggernauts, quad cores, 2-4 gigs of ram, 1080p, and maybe a f/1.4 :).

    • NYCHitman1

      4 gigs of RAM? What kind of crack pipe are you smoking? Lol.

  • We found love in a hopeless plaaace.
    We found loove in a hoooopeless plaaaace.

    Wait…. that’s not the song?

    I feel so used!

  • They don’t list which version of Android it’s shipping with. This is HTC we’re talking about so my guess is gingerbread

  • Looks slick, would want to grab one of those

  • scotts71479

    I read that you can disable the blinkfead home screen if you don’t like it.

  • Booyah

    That is a damn good looking phone, with an atrocious UI. If it is unlockable and able to put vanilla JB on it, I’m all over it. Otherwise, pass.

  • Messiah Rex

    No Verizon? I guess this is likely due to Verizon wanting to stick a DROID monicker in front of the HTC One name. HTC is trying to keep a unified vision, so it is following Google with the LG Nexus 4, and skipping VZW unless and until it meets their demands. I hope this becomes more of a trend. The more the manufacturers stick it to Verizon, the more it will be forced to conform, or risk being left behind by AT&T and even Spring + T-Mobile.

    • Detonation

      Google skipped Verizon with Nexus 4 because it’s a GSM phone.

      • Dain Laguna

        well that and because they didnt want vzw interfering with the update process like they did the gnex. (which also was a gsm phone with an lte variant)

  • Tim242

    What will their next “one” be called? HTC TWO? HTC ONE II? HTC ONE 2? Such a stupid naming scheme.

  • chris125

    HTC just needs to drop sense. It is their achilles heel and just doesn’t really do anything for them..

    • Tim242

      Agreed. DIE SENSE DIE!

      • chris125

        just imagine this phone with stock jb… HTC wants to stand out, using sense isn’t the way to go. This phone doesn’t even make me think of buying it over say the s3. Will be interesting to see what the s4 brings and if it will be on verizon since this is MIA. and no the DNA isn’t the same( processor, battery, storage, etc) Plus htc still needs to prove they will support their devices more than they have been.

    • LionStone

      Haha, ok…I’m sure they’ll drop it for the 6 or 7 guys that absolutely abhor it 🙂

  • Why do all HTC phones look the same

    • Chris

      Have you even looked at this phone? Compare this to the damn Rezound.

  • Zach

    No microSD, no wireless charging, no Android 4.2 (which will probably take months to update to), no Verizon, WP8 style Sense, and a potentially low life battery. Other than that, looks great, just doesn’t do anything for me.

    • TylerChappell

      At 2300mAh, and with a newer-gen Snapdragon, and a slightly smaller screen, the battery life on this phone should be just fine considering how I get pretty great life on my Droid DNA, especially when in standby/sleep mode.

  • nobody72

    still a smallish sealed battery ? I mean either the battery has to be replaceable or it needs to be larger.

    • the DNA does fine with a smaller battery and a bigger screen. It’s like all of you don’t realize that 10000 core CPU’s aren’t always faster, and the bigger the battery doesn’t mean it lasts longer

  • gregmr

    Can we just put the camera and display in a Galaxy Nexus and call it a day?

    • Captain_Doug

      ..and a snapdragon 600/800 and 4.7″ 1080P slcd3 screen.

      • gregmr

        The “screen” would be the “display” I’m referring to

        • Captain_Doug

          ah. So, then just a snapdragon processor would be cool.

  • My biggest question: with all of this data being pulled down in the background in real time, how will that not shoot your data usage through the roof? If they limit the fetching to when you unlock the device, the refresh will be slow and annoying. If they pull down in intervals, it will be out of date. If they pull in real-time, that’s a ton of data, much of which is wasted. Interested to see how they fixed that little conundrum.

    • florious80

      I think the answer is that there is no solution. You can either have your info now, and get murdered by data usage and decreasing battery life. Or you can get it in intervals, but like you rightly said, it’ll be “out of date”…. no way around it.

    • Liderc

      Great point. This is something that’ll need to be looked at.

  • mustbepbs

    HTC says:

    “Me too! Me too!”

  • Zach Armstrong

    I’m not a big fan of it. That new version of Sense is really ugly looking.

  • Monte

    Nice phone. Verizon will probably make their own Droid version of this phone and call it the Droid Incredible 3 or something like that.

    • I very much agree with you on that one

    • Brett Dawson

      They have, it’s called the DNA

      • Captain_Doug

        Or the Droid Incredible 4G LTE…

      • NexusMan

        The DNA is the One X, not the One.

        • florious80

          So One >> One X? I thought they usually do it the other way around… So the next name would be “On “?

    • schoat333

      They can call it the Droid LOL. That’s what verizon will do when you ask when it will get updates.

  • David Gray

    long live the king Samsung GS3!!!!

  • Tim242

    Nice hardware. But why would they decrease screen size? Sense still sucks. Only a 4 MP camera? More light, but less detail when printing or zooming. Battery could’ve been bigger.

    • Captain_Doug

      Not everyone likes 5″ screens. 4.7″ is my sweet spot. Did you hear nothing about the camera? Battery can always be bigger…

      • Tim242

        4.7″ is your sweet spot? The DNA and One are virtually the same size.

        • Captain_Doug

          Yep, and I don’t like the One. 5.4″ x 2.68 is a poor excuse for a 4.7″ phone.

          • LionStone

            Hmm, have to agree… the DNA is 5.5″ tall with a 5″ screen, which is the max I’ll go. So I guess the front speakers kept them from bringing down the overall height, which may be an ok trade off for some.

          • Captain_Doug

            I want something more Gnex sized. Even smaller would be nice. The speakers are nice but I’m not sure it’s worth it. I use earbuds anyway.

    • Detonation

      Please read this before judging it for having only a 4MP camera: http://www.engadget.com/2013/02/19/htc-one-imaging-in-depth-ultrapixel-camera-and-zoe-share/

      • Tim242

        That will not change the amount of pixels in the picture. Ultra pixel is just marketing.

        • Dain Laguna

          the same way tons of megapixels is just marketing too?

          • Tim242

            Tons of MP may be marketing, but you still need MP. Zooming and printing require at least a minimum standard. 4MP is not enough for that.

        • Detonation

          I’ll take a better looking picture over more pixels. A higher megapixel count does not mean better quality pictures. Unfortunately marketing has caused the public to think this, as you’ve just demonstrated for us.

          • Tim242

            You don’t seem to get it. I realize that more MP is not always better, but you do have to have a minimum for quality. 4MP might be OK on the screen at normal view, but any zooming will quickly deteriatr the quality. Don’t even think about printing it. It may have more light, but will be less detailed.

    • it has the exact same screen size as the phone it’s replacing, the One X, how is that decreasing screen size? And if you knew anything about actual camera’s, you’d realize how much 4 mp is…. but here…. they agree with you “That large sensor packs just four megapixels (!) and while anyone who knows digital photography understands that’s plenty, it’s still a daring move in a market driven by the megapixel myth. We’ll take four million 2µm pixels over eight million 1.1µm pixels any day, but we think it’s going be an uphill battle for HTC to educate the average consumer.”

      • Tim242

        That’s the problem. You think it is replacing the One X. The One X + replaced the One X. Their next flagship was the J Butterfly/DNA. They are going backwards. So much for fewer phones! 4MP is plenty for casual viewing, but not for zooming and printing.

        • Neomastermind

          The One Series is the Flagship line. One X/+ –> One. DNA was a Verizon outlier.

          • Tim242

            You are incorrect. The DNA is not even close to being a one variant. They released the J Butterfly in Japan as their newest flagship. The DNA is the US variant of that.

  • Steve

    I actually think this phone is a big win for HTC. They create a new interface that is unlike any other. They got rid of the old sense look. The phone itself is sweet looking. Not sure if I’ll buy it but it’s worth a test at the store now.

    • unlike any other? don’t get me wrong, I like it, but’s a total copy of live tiles from W8

      • NexusMan

        Exactly…what they did was copy Windows Phone 8 & Flipboard, and mash them together.

    • chris125

      looks like wp8…

    • florious80

      If you have any doubt that you’d buy this, I’m not sure this is a “big win”…..

  • Adam Marr

    BoomSound. Zoe. BlinkFeed. Did they croudsource the naming of these things to local elementary schools?

    • Tim242

      My sentiments exactly!

    • NexusMan

      The names are pretty dumb…I just attributed them to language barriers.

    • derek connolly

      Beats by Dre is now BoomSound by Kindergarden Dre

    • Sirx

      It seems that appearance is the only thing HTC is aping from the IPhone. They’ve come up with a whole slew of marketing buzzword gobbledigook to throw out there, too >_>

      • angermeans

        Plus one for using the word gobbledygook. It is about the only word that should be used for these horrible buzz worded features now a days. It’s better than Samsung ‘S naming’ though. Not only that, but this hardware looks great (although a lot like the iPhone) it is years ahead of Samsung cheap brushes plastic look and feel. Hopefully HTC can get some traction with this device I’m tired of the cheap hardware builds of android OEMs if they are going to copy apple they should do it on their excellent hardware not software.

        • my gf is alwaays whinning about her 4s make laugh when she gets lags and my xperia z flies

  • Good looking phone, but I can’t stand the BlinkFeed thing that they are forcing on the homescreen: Big time fail

    • NexusMan

      You can switch to a traditional homescreen, if you choose. My question, though, is once you switch, does it stay switched, or does it by default go back to that flipboard screen after a timed interval.

      • The Engadget article made it seem like you couldn’t have a traditional homescreen

        • NexusMan

          No…you can swipe to the right and get a traditional home screen…but I’m wondering if after doing that it will keep going back to the other one by default.

  • Uriah Bullard

    Nothing that warrants not waiting for the “X” Phone, or the “Galaxy 4″…Sorry HTC,

    • schoat333

      Have to agree. I would even choose the note 2 over this.

      • Kayak83

        The Note 2 is no slouch.

        • schoat333

          No one said it was.

      • New_Guy

        I most definitely will choose the note 2 over this. But no slight to HTC as this device seems very nice, just not for me….

    • Dave

      The GS4 will outsell this thing at EOL in its first hour of pre order.

      • LionStone

        Most sold does not equal best phone…remember, we already learned that with the iphone 🙂

        • Dave

          For sure, but it shows this device will not be very relevant in the big picture.

          • LionStone

            Maybe it will make a pretty good dent…its on all major carriers except Verizon. Just a little premature to say something won’t be relevant when it hasn’t even been released.

    • D.B.Evans

      Great specs, I love the hardware in HTC phones – the looks are okay, nothing groundbreaking, but it’s acceptable. But BlinkFeed and Zoe look to be a major unwanted bloat. And to make these functional, they need some pretty deep hooks into the OS.
      I’ll wait on final judgement until I can see some more hands-on … but for what I’ve seen so far, I have to agree that my next phone is looking to be the GS4, although I’m not giving up hope that the x-phone will emerge from its vaporware status and hopefully impress.

    • completely agree. i appreciate that HTC is trying something New, but they completely missed the mark on this one. I LOVE the all aluminum design, and the diamond cut edges similar to the iPhone 5…but the overall design, isn’t anything awe inspiring.
      sorry HTC, this phone had to be great to get that bad thunderbolt taste out of my mouth…and it missed the mark.

      the only thing i like here is the “boom sound” and the camera depending on how good it actually performs. Zoe, and blinkfeed, and the app drawer, lock screen ect….all are terrible implimentations of the android OS. they are going the wrong direction with Sense.

    • Tech Pro

      Wonder how X or S4 can outdo HTC ONE in Camera and Sound departments.

      Note2 is just a show off. It’s pain on the button when putting it to back pocket unless you have a handbag.

  • Only thing I want from this is to try out the new sense 5.0, but I think. This phone will do very well

  • What a sexy piece of hardware. I’d never consider it though because I won’t own a device that doesn’t come stock with vanilla Android. Sorry HTC, make the next Nexus and maybe I’ll buy your product.

  • Yep

    Shame no Verizon. I guess I’ll wait to see what the Sammy S4/Note 3 and Googlerola X Phone have to offer…

  • PyroHoltz

    How are folks liking Sense 5.0 on the DNA?

  • Tom Snow

    Like the aluminum unibody idea, interested in the Snapdragon 600, ultrapixel camera…meh. Overall interesting pieces but not excited as a whole.

  • palomosan

    I just want the next Nexus on this body, come on Google go back to HTC, they still make the best hardware.

    • Captain_Doug

      HTC and Moto are the hardware pros.

  • So their camera is just 4MP (check their site). It just has a much larger sensor to capture more light. Big deal. Photos will still look cr*ppy when printed or zoomed in. It’s not even good enough to capture a photo for a 4K screen backdrop. 🙂 (which WILL be the trend in 2013)

    • S_T_R

      You have it completely backwards. The s**y lenses can’t even come close to resolving the miniscule pixels in most phone cameras. Zoom in to the pixel level on ANY phone photo and it looks like a blurry mess.

      Fortunately, HTC knows more about cameras than you do, and thus made a sensor that fits with the basic lens AND has larger photosites for better low-light performance and better dynamic range, which means clearer pictures and better colors. The only downside is that people, such as yourself, who are driven more by marketing than knowledge of how cameras actually work, will get confused because it doesn’t have MOAR megapixels.

      And 4K is a LOONNNGGG way from being commonplace.

      • While your reply is a bit insulting (you must have HTC shares or something whereas my last HTC is HD2), I have to say I insist lenses is a major thing. With higher resolution you DO have more noise this is correct (DSLR have this too in less degree). HTC ONE photos will be looking better on the phone’s screen and maybe a mean monitor. Not if you print them or zoom them (or zoom to print them, VERY common thing to cut cr*p around your kid’s portrait for example). If they were true to the consumer, they would make a camera with larger CCD AND keep the current trend in MP (or at least 8MP). But no, they will sell you this next year (mark my words). Nice Apple marketing, but I have news for HTC: Works only for Apple (doesn’t even work for MSFT).
        Ah and mark my words #2, you will see the first 4K monitors and TVs in “semi ok” price within the next 18 months (thanks to the push coming exactly from tiny screen FullyHD phones -like HTC ONE- and super hi-res tablets). DPI is the “next big thing” (if it makes sense is another discussion) and HTC chose to jump from the train (at least in photo capture).

        • S_T_R

          Lenses matter, but not for pinhole phone cameras. The resolving power the tiny phone pixels is so great it is not feasible to make a lens that can match it.

          Reasonably priced 4K TVs may show up in 2 years, but we won’t side wide adoption for at least 5 years, and possibly not ever. Why? Resolving power again. The human eye can’t tell the difference between 2K (1080P) and 4K at normal viewing distances unless you’re bringing out something that’s 60″ or larger. Average flat screen is in the 40’s.

          • Starting from the top: Exactly. This is why you cannot expect much from HTC One or any phone camera. That said, both CCD size increase and the pixel resolution others seem to have agreed for 2013 (i.e. 13MP – possibly same OEM), would be maybe the top that can be achieved with the current tiny lenses. As I said mark my words, if HTC ONE goes well (I don’t expect it to go too well), then HTC… TWO (hehehe), will be an UltraPixel phone but with 8 or 13MP (on a larger CCD).
            So you don’t seem to disagree about 4K after all. We are 6 months apart. We’ll see. The error you make is that you connect adoption with IF it makes sense. I never said it makes sense. “Makes sense” doesn’t drive the market. “I want this and I can have it and others will envy me for having it” drives it. Let see today… 1080p is ok for 40″ screen you say. OK. For 50″? Is it too much for 23″? No let see something else… the “Retina” thing that Apple started. Does it make sense? Let say it does (hmmm). It calls the latest iPad “Retina”. My Galaxy Note 1, has 1280×800 screen which is higher DPI than their iPad (not iPhone though). You believe the eye will perceive difference in pixel size (they are really invisible in diagonal lines or circles on my phone already) and new FullHD (1080p) phones? I hardly believe it. Yet, I want one. Although it will eat more battery (here is somewhere that we are in need of major update – and one more thing where HTC ONE fails) and will need stronger GPU.

    • “That large sensor packs just four megapixels (!) and while anyone who knows digital photography understands that’s plenty, it’s still a daring move in a market driven by the megapixel myth. We’ll take four million 2µm pixels over eight million 1.1µm pixels any day, but we think it’s going be an uphill battle for HTC to educate the average consumer.”

      • show me a 300DPI print (pretty modest for a current printer – not just photo printer) from a 4MP camera with large sensor and a 12MP camera with a bit smaller sensor – ah… and same lenses

    • Dain Laguna

      what photographer uses their smartphone to create 4k backdrops? hello dslr?

  • Justin Winker

    @Kellex – I think you mean UltraPixel camerea in the 3rd line of the first paragraph.

  • Dave

    No Verizon 🙁 Rather have this than the DNA. Seriously, Big Red is falling behind on their device line up. They need to get their head out of their behinds and get with the times. It’s no longer about exclusive phones anymore and other carriers are catching up in coverage.

    • pretty sure that VZW top three phones by sales as the GS3, Iphone5, and the Note2, all of which are global phones, not exlusive…… it’s not only Verizon with there head up there butts

      • Pretty sure he was talking about VZW….

      • Ronaldo

        *Pretty *exclusive *their *their

    • Dave

      S4 Pro must have been an intermediate processor, only a small handful of devices have it. Seems like it will get dumped into mid range devices now in favor of the newer chip.

      • Well, what’s the point of using a few month old CPU(even it’s it’s good) when you can use a cutting edge?

    • Austin Warren

      No other carriers are coming anywhere near the coverage or speed of Verizon.

      • Ronaldo

        In Chicago, I routinely get trounced in speed and coverage by my girlfriend.

        • Ronaldo

          She’s got Tmobile, I have VZW. SHOULD HAVE ADDED THAT HUH??!!

          • zionlion

            Yeah no joke. Depending on the city, VZ’s LTE is GARBAGE now that every phone uses it (and there are so many SIII and iPhones). My last few speed tests in SF – TOPPED out at 8 down. DOWN! For LTE? That’s ridiculous. They are making it easy for me to move to 30 bucks a month on T-MO at the end of the summer. I can’t even justify the cost of VZ because of their “awesome network” anymore, which was the only thing keeping me on previously. At times I’m only getting 4 down (when in the city center).

          • itsgonnalast

            Agreed. My VZ LTE speeds are terrible. Most of the time I get ~4 mbps down.

            The only reason I’m even interested in Verizon anymore is because of…

            1) my unlimited data
            2) their incredible LTE coverage, not speed

          • snowblind64

            I recently got a Nexus 4 and switched to the T-Mobile $30 plan. Got to say I’m pretty happy with the coverage and speed. I get an average of 15Mbps down and 3Mbps up in my house. I definitely don’t miss the huge Verizon bill.

          • Trevor

            I’m loving my Nexus 4 on Tmobile as well. I’m on their $60 2GB plan, but think I’m going to try Straight Talk (probably on Tmobile unless I find spotty coverage areas before my month of prepaid runs out).

          • cyruss69

            That’s your problem..you’re in chicago…way more people on Verizon than T mobile.. as far as speed goes.. and coverage.. could be your phone there should be way better coverage in chicago with verizon.. I have family In chicago that have Tmobile Verizon and AT&T and they all say Verizon is way better

          • michael arazan

            I visit Chicago from st.louis, and chicago is awful for 4g coverage, and very spotty on vzw. Basic 3g is covered mostly fine there, as long as you are not more than 30 stories up and then you get no signal at all.

          • Have you tried TMO in St. Louis? I’m in STL Metro East and thinking about switching to TMO prepaid…

        • LionStone

          Niiice 🙂 I love when I get trounced by my gf too!!

        • DaveIsAwesome

          In Bolingbrook (45 minutes southwest of Chicago) I just got 17.44 down and 14.76 up on my RAZR MAXX with the Speedtest.net app.

    • Kyle

      Verizon didn’t want it because they couldn’t fit their logo in the gap between the back and home buttons.

  • JBartcaps

    OMG A 2,300 mAh battery!!!!! /s

    • Is this good or bad? Non removable…

      • Considering the 1800 mAh battery in the DNA lasts pretty much all day, the battery life improvements in the Snapdragon 600 and the larger battery may just push this device in the the territory of the Razr HD (though obviously well short of the MAXX)

        • Stevedub40

          2020 mAh in the DNA

        • 2020.. But I agree with the point you are making

        • chris125

          it doesn’t last anywhere near full day unless you barely use it.

          • I get thru a good ten hour work day with no problems, with 40% battery life. Left over

      • JBartcaps

        Bad, especially is everything on the screen is updating in real time. I thought OEMs were moving to 3,000+ mAh batteries but I guess HTC isn’t.

        • gregmr

          It’s Lithium Ion though so maybe wait for some reviews before you judge

          • It’s the same thing they were saying about the Droid dna battery life that it was going to be so bad and then the reviews came in and we found out how good it was

        • Captain_Doug

          Who else is besides Motorola? I guess if you want a phablet and get a Note 2 but even then there are only 3 phones with over 3000mah batteries. Razr maxx, razr maxx hd, and the note 2. Hopefully they move that direction but don’t exaggerate.

          • chris125

            the new sony/huwai have larger batteries as well

          • Captain_Doug

            I agree with Huawei but the Sony ZL only has 2370mah. Not really much bigger.

          • JBartcaps

            LG, Samsung, and Huewai do, I’m not exaggerating

          • Dain Laguna

            and huewai sells what flagships here in the U.S.? aside from the razr maxx hd and the note 2 (and maybe an lg) most phones are in the 2800mah range and lower

          • Captain_Doug

            The LG Optimus pro isn’t released yet so battery size is a rumor. Plus it is also a 5.5″ phone. No one is doing what motorola is doing. It seems like it, but they aren’t. These other phones just have proportional batteries as they get bigger. The maxx was double the battery capacity for it’s size. These 5.5″ phones should have 5000mah batteries if they’re going to be grouped in the same category.

  • Alex Farra

    Typo, “is equipped with a MegaPixel camera”

  • chris125

    Meh ill wait and see what Samsung and google/moto reveal

  • Jeff Tycz

    Dear HTC,

    Enough with the captive buttons already!!!

    • Captain_Doug

      My next phone will have to have on screen keys. I bet the x-phone will but I’m afraid it’ll have an amoled display. Not terrible but not a 4.7″ 1080P slcd3 screen either.

      • Dain Laguna

        how dare you want something other than an amoled display! (says your current 2 and soon to be more downvoters and everyone who will probably downvote this.)

        • Captain_Doug

          So far, only 2 up, 1 down. Amoled’s burn in. Went into a Verizon store and the all the Razr’s have burned in on screen keys and notification bars. Not classy. Plus the color is so cartoonish. Also, 1080P. Amoled can’t do that(yet).

        • zepfloyd

          Yeah, how dare some of us want real color reproduction and not crazy saturated crap. SLCD3 uses less power vs AMOLED too. It will be interesting to see if Samsung ups its game with the SIV and their take on 1080p.

      • Tyler Cameron

        I’d rather have a 720/768p screen because on a 1080p screen of such a small size, scaling becomes very apparent and things will look awful unless they’re optimised. Very very few apps will scale well on such a small, high resolution screen…

        • Captain_Doug

          I could definitely “settle” for a 720P display at 4.7″. Hopefully apps become optimized for FHD phones as almost all flagships will have a 1080P display.

    • and the small batteries.

      • Captain_Doug

        how is 2300mah small?

        • Tony Allen

          Because my Note II has a 3800mAh battery, that’s how.

          • TruEastSydeBoi

            3100mAh..but yes i agree anything less then that is inadequete for heavy users

          • Captain_Doug

            No, it has a 3100mah. If you have a 5.5″ phone and an extended battery, you’re just trolling on this 4.7″ phone. Just leave and go to your phablet articles.

          • Austin Warren

            Lol a man bashing big phones. How’s those small hands working out for yabuddy

          • Captain_Doug

            I can palm a basketball. No small hands here. There is such a thing as preference.

        • Motorola is fitting 3100mAh batteries in similar thickness/size phones. Why can’t HTC? I feel as though it could be bigger.

          • Captain_Doug

            I agree. Batteries can always be bigger, but that doesn’t make this battery small. My dream phone has a Maxx battery but 2300mah isn’t bad.

          • I agree, but for a flagship phone I would’ve assumed they would put more into it.

          • Captain_Doug

            That would’ve been nice.

          • Dave

            Remember battery size is the gas tank, and the chip is the MPG. An a9 or a15 chip is going to be light years more efficient anyway. This is why a GN2 can get the same or better battery life than a Moto with a big battery.

        • Dave

          Especially with a9 and a15 processors coming. 3100mah is going to be absurd battery life if the couple those with newer chips.

    • Butters619

      What exactly does the HTC button do. There was a lot of guessing as to it’s functionality the other day but nothing concrete

      • MetroGnome711

        It doesn’t look like it’s a button. The Verge confirmed that there is no Multitasking button, it’s a double tap to the home button, and Google Now is a long-press.

      • NexusMan

        It does nothing. It’s just a logo, and consequently, a monumental waste of space.

        • Butters619

          Yeah just saw that. Easy pass on this phone.

    • Tony Allen

      Why on earth would you hold poor buttons captive?

    • George

      Samsung isn’t losing money

      • Captain_Doug

        Selling at $800 a share. Very cool.

      • Jeff Tycz

        Where in that sentence did I say Samsung!?!

    • Neomastermind

      I think that they think that they’re Samsung. Samsung can get away with it because they’re the leader and actually have a strong brand to ride on.

  • Captain_Doug

    Pretty interested to see how the Snapdragon 600 does. Not really interested in the HTC One at all though.

    • hkklife

      Yup, no interest here either, even if it were to launch on VZW. Sense, a screen <5", undersized battery, no microSD slot, and spotty track recors for updates. No thanks!

      • TylerChappell

        When it has 32GB and 64GB options, there really is no need whatsoever for a microSD slot. People who need that much storage on a portable device are definitely in the minority, and HTC is not targeting this phone for the minority.

    • NexusMan

      The buttons and the homescreen are really the only things I don’t like.

      • Captain_Doug

        Yep.the homescreen can be changed, the buttons are the real killer for me. I wish it had a smaller chassis too. 5.4″ tall and 2.68″ wide is ridiculous. Could be 5.1 x 2.6.

        • chris125

          so it is pretty much the same size as the s3 with a smaller screen…. They need to get rid of the bezels and make these phones get a smaller footprint not larger.

          • Captain_Doug

            I think we should be friends.