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HTC One Now Available From Verizon for $199

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Go get it! A full four months after it was released across the globe, the HTC One is now available on Verizon. The phone is identical to the One released back in April, except that it now has “Verizon” and “4G LTE” logos on the back, plus Verizon CDMA and LTE radios on the inside. The rest is the same. Same 4.7″ FHD display, BoomSound speakers, 4MP (UltraPixel) camera, Snapdragon 600 processor, 2GB RAM, and Sense 5.0.

The phone can be had for $199 on new 2-year contract or $599 at full retail. We’re only seeing the silver version on Big Red’s website.

If you haven’t yet, be sure to check out our HTC One review.

Via:  Verizon

  • BOB Dudek

    FYI
    I Installed this HTC Transfer Tool on MY old phone to move the content to MY new HTC phone..
    As the HTC 1 one does not have a micro sd slot,this app saved a lot of messing around.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.htc.dnatransfer.legacy&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwyLDEsImNvbS5odGMuZG5hdHJhbnNmZXIubGVnYWN5Il0.

    ALSO.. For those saying it does not work… Watch the tutorial on the play store. You don’t open the app on your new device.

    Took a long time to transfer music and video but I did have quite a bit and my old (HTC Rezound) phone may have been a bit slow.

    Nice

  • tech gadgets

    Hi, This mobile is good and features are better than previous series.

  • Bradley Chee

    im boycotting this phone. Verizon needs to realize that they cant just release a phone 4 months late and expect sales. Verizon needs to learn to get good phones on release date.

  • BOB Dudek

    BEEN waiting..AND now the New MOTOS just dont do it..MEH looks and for the $ and features not exciting.

    ..AND the new LG..well thats a a 299 dollar phone..

    JUST DID mine via THE online MY VZW.

    Ordered just now ..done..easy and the chat person gets some $ props when you/he stays on while doing the order process..give him the confirmed # and hes a happy camper.

    .THE Store pickup never ( as of 1 hour ago) an option offered.. …I can wait 2 days..besides with all the discounts and the _____- promo code..-$89 off the bottom line

    AS IT’S replacing my solid HTC REZOUND..I think this HTC1 device is STILL the best bang for the buck…in all areas..of what we want in a SP device. AND its not a Motorola !

  • S.Scott Turgeon

    when I bought my Maxx Verizon would not even admit the HTC one was even coming clearly Verizon is not behind this device and they want to push out there droid which is fine for me cause I love my Maxx but its shady.

  • Menelaus

    Picked one up, played with it for about 20 minutes. It’ll be going back on Monday. Some serious build quality issues:

    1. The top of the screen is taller than the metal it sits next to. This means every time I pulled the shade down, my finger ran over the higher glass surface. Super annoying.

    2. The power button is beyond flush with the body and almost impossible to hit. No tactile feedback on whether or not you hit it, either.

    3. Because of the curved back, typing on the phone while it’s on the desk is an awful experience.

    4. The lack of a menu key is deal breaking for me. Didn’t think it would be a huge deal, but it is.

    5. The camera displays some strange banding under florescent lights that the S4 does not, and the results show up in the pictures. Super weird, super bad.

  • Guillaume Loize

    I just picked up a GS4 a week ago (in store) and am considering going back and trading it in for the One. I believe I have 14 days? I know I will have to pay a “restock” fee, but will I also have to pay this ridiculous $30 upgrade fee (again)? Anyone know?

  • OneForTheGoodDays

    Just walked into the store to see the hand-feel. The corners are sharp. The capacitive keys are a new config than I am used to and the screen is smallish and feels skinnier. The camera is limited and not that awesome in regular daylight. Though all the reviews are right, the camera is AMAZING in lower light.

    I also checked out the S4, and the Droid Maxxx…. both have cons, the S4 – touchwiz, and the Droid Maxxx – the Camera. I am still not sure. I need to see how the Moto X feels, though the screen on the One doesn’t make me hopeful about navigating with my large hands.

  • Alec

    I still care I was considering the one the gs4 the lg g2 and the moto x. I chose the one because of the aluminum build and fast processor. I did not like the gs4 because of the plastic build and touchwiz. i liked the lg g2 but the back buttons are wierd and again plastic build. Then I did overall like the moto x and it seemed it had a good build even though it was plastic, but the specs were to mid class for my likings. The one is still rated as #1. I will be glad to have this phone for 2 years.

  • Eric Hibbs

    Yep, it’s available. I went to the local VZW store this morning to get it. After NINETY minutes on the phone with tier 2 supervisor my rep said there is a KNOWN ISSUE and Verizon can’t activate the One on their own network. I’m so incredibly disgusted with Verizon right now! No matter how good this phone is, the way Verizon handled it will always be known as Verizon’s Edsel!!!

    I came home empty handed and Verizon sucks!!!

  • truesun

    Verizon’s own Spanish language arm Viva Movil by J Lo has HTC ONE for $99 online and in store.

  • kaizach

    If you sign up for a free Dell Advantage membership, you can get the phone for $149.99 with free shipping + $50 Dell E-Gift Card + Free urBeats Earphones by Dr. Dre

  • Unknown2124

    I’m wondering how much people was thinking that the Droid DNA 2 was coming…?

    • BSweetness

      No one who pays attention was thinking that after Verizon said that all Droid branded phones from here on out will come from Motorola.

  • Me

    Better late than never I guess lol

  • JoserJDM

    They still make these?

  • chuckfu

    I know it’s ‘old’, but this is still the phone I wanted- all things considered. So, I got it this morning. Currently enjoying the great speakers… Current oddity: I can’t seem to find the Power Saver mode. It doesn’t appear under settings/Power or in my quick settings. Is that where it should be? Any chance Verizon and/or 4.2.2 would leave that feature out?

    • jh123416

      Is the power button on the top or side? Just wondering. Might go and get One.

      • chuckfu

        top left- which is a bit odd as of now.

      • chuckfu

        Top left. pretty odd to get used to.

        • jh123416

          And are the home/back keys strange or no?

  • fauxshizzl

    I will wait six months or so and pick one up off Craigslist for around $200 like I did with the DNA.

    • Phillies3429

      Good luck with that…

      • fauxshizzl

        It has worked with every other phone I have bought. I am not worried. There are enough people that buy the newest phone right when it comes out that they sell their current one cheap.

    • drudometkin

      Not gonna happen. It’ll be about a year before its $200. Unless you buy one that’s messed up. I just sold my note 2 that came out last year for $400.

      • fauxshizzl

        Ye of little faith. You found one of those idiots born every minute to buy yours. I mean $400 for a year old used phone? That is insane on the buyers behalf, but well done on yours.The people who have enough money to not care but still just want to get something for their old one are the people I am after. There are clearly a lot more of them than you think, and some get new phones every few months as they come out.

  • RoninX

    While the 4 month delay is annoying, there are only two reasons why it should affect your decision to buy an HTC One.

    1) You buy a new phone every 6 months.
    2) You’re waiting for the HTC Two or the Galaxy S5, which are probably about 8 months away.

    • Jordan Webb

      I’d have bought one if they’d released it anytime three months after announcement. Motorola stole my attention with their devices and delivered them first, so that’s what I went with. HTC lost a sale.

      • RoninX

        I’ve been a Moto fan for years and currently have a Droid 4, but I was disappointed that Moto didn’t release a Droid with top-of-line specs.

        • Taglogical

          Top-of-the-line processor arrangement (new Moto line), but at the cost of SD, removable battery, HDMI, LCD screen… shame.

  • jaybar

    alright verizon, time to do away with the 4G LTE logo

  • terry12s

    It’s nice to see that it finally made it to Verizon, but for me, the only thing that turns my crank about it is BoomSound.

  • MichaelFranz

    you know 4 months isn’t that bad…think about it. Since its launch, HTC has pushed 3-4 updates to the device, albeit most weren’t android OS revisions, but security and stability patches. Waiting four months for a more secure and bugless phone, plus it now has 4.2. 4 months is worth the wait. I guess its cool factor is killed because you didn’t have it 4 months ago like your friend..

  • jboogie1289

    Even though this is the truth Kellen, it sounded so much like a low blow when you said it!!!

    “Go get it! A full four months after it was released across the globe, the HTC One is now available on Verizon. The phone is identical to the One released back in April, except that it now has “Verizon” and “4G LTE” logos on the back”.

    Nice!!!

  • Sat Sharma

    despite vzw’s beyond poor handling of this launch, its a top notch phone. i want it, but can’t seem to get it in NYC. inventory is real limited. i may have to buy online and wait a day or two.

  • Faust

    Any chance s-off works on this version? If the bootloader is unlocked and we can get gpe ROMs ported onto this, this might be hard to pass up.

  • Famouz Starz

    NO FRONT VZW LOGO! i’ll pass……………

  • woot

    Apparently can be had for $150 ($180 w/ $30 upgrade fee) via reddit with promo code ‘FIFTYRMN’

    • OneForTheGoodDays

      Just tried this… and yes it works. $50 bucks off.

      I wish I knew if this would be around next week, as the Verizon rep in the store I visited yesterday said the Moto X will be available MAYBE next week.

      • woot

        Just found a site that says it’s valid through 9/30/2013:

        “Save Up To 70% Off Verizon Best Selling Smart Phones Like The Samsung Galaxy S3, Droid Incredible, & Razr M + Take An Additional $50 Off With Code + Get Free 2-Day Shipping. Offer Ends 9/30/13.”

        • OneForTheGoodDays

          Awesome. *chillaxes*

        • jh123416

          I love how they use those smartphones in that coupon.

  • schoat333

    VZW really did HTC dirty on this one. Forcing them to wait to sell their flagship until VZW had their droid line out? That’s some BS. I wonder how Samsung got their S4 out?

    • BSweetness

      Aside from Apple, Samsung has the biggest pull in the smartphone market. They’ve become popular enough that they can dictate (some) terms to carriers now, especially when it comes to the Galaxy S and Note lines.

      If Verizon wanted to sell one of the most popular devices of the year (S4), I’m sure Samsung told them the release time frame needed to be timely.

    • Detonation

      Verizon had the DNA, they weren’t going to sell the One till that phone ran it’s course.

  • Mark Schleupner

    It’s a no for me if there is no black version.

  • Appleanche

    Why are people saying the phone is ruined or care that it’s been out, it’s annoying as a Verizon customer to get phones later but it’s still the best phone on the market.

    The S4 is slightly faster but thanks to Touchwiz it’s probably not going to show. What other phone (iPhone included) compares to the build?

    Yeah it sucks getting it so late, but better late than never.

    • schoat333

      Honestly, sense and TW are a tie for slowing things down. Sense gets the advantage for using better colors tho. lol.

      • Appleanche

        Have you used Sense 5.0? Just watch comparison videos, in most cases you’ll see the HTC One being much snappier than the S4 in general UI and OS.

        And yeah, it’s defiantly a bit more classy than Touchwiz.

        • schoat333

          Still compared to GPE, both are slower. I find sense to be far more intrusive. I can actually use TW, with some light theming of course.

          • Dylan Patel

            Actually, Sense and GPe are equal in speed. I have a feeling you haven’t used Sense 5.

    • Daeshaun Griffiths

      it’s just the commenters that care about it coming 4 months late. If you like it, get it. VZ missed some sale opportunities yeah, but it’s still a good device that will be supported by htc and xda

  • MikeSaver

    how come it is you guys said not to get this phone on verizon?

  • Crysmic

    Does anyone know if the camera on the GS4 is good or not? i keep hearing mixed reviews.

    • n900mixalot

      One for low light drunk girl shots. GS4 for everyday. One for Twitter selfies. GS4 for everyday shots. See where I’m going?

    • BSweetness

      The S4 has one of the best all around cameras out there.

      The mixed reviews you’re hearing are probably for the One’s camera, which is a mixed bag. Very good low light performance, but hit or miss performance outside of that.

    • Godzilla

      its awesome, not sure who would say otherwise

  • DCABuckeye

    Too late HTC. Verizon still won because I upgraded to the Maxx (which I absolutely love), but I was dying for your One for months. Another pretty caught my eye and my heart. Was willing to forgive the Thunderbolt and offer another chance, but your One came to the dance way too late to wear the slipper. Good luck HTC. Truly.

    • jh123416

      That must have been an easy battle to win!

    • LionStone

      Too late HTC? Or perhaps VZW…Yea, more like VZW. You honestly think HTC said, No VZW, you cannot buy our phone til August? Haha :-) no.

  • Byron Galvez

    bahhhhhh

  • cameron

    I really want this phone, the only thing holding me back are HTC’S financial troubles. Do you think they will be around in 2 yrs?

    Also,I have seen all the horror stories about their update process, have they really turned a corner and will offer the update support that Samsung does, and even what the new Motorola offers?

    • Appleanche

      It’s launching with 4.2.2, HTC claimed they’ll have 4.3 by the end of September on US carriers.

  • Steve B

    Does anyone even care about this phone anymore? Verizon killed it for their customers.

    • MikeSaver

      What did they do?

      • BSweetness

        They released it far too late – four months after it’s global launch.

        • Steve B

          This. Verizon’s M.O.

        • MikeSaver

          Ohh ok. I hate Verizon, couldn’t give two shits about their customers.

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      I must admit they would have sold a shitton if they launched in a TIMLEY MANNER!…

      Either way I ordered mine for store pick up first thing this morning. I’ll grab it later…. And the S4 will immediately go up on Swappa

    • fritzo2162

      It’s still the best phone out there though…which kind of says something about how much HTC poured into this thing.

      • BAuffret89

        Agreed. Hence why I just bought it. PS for anyone that’s interested you can use the coupon code FIFTYRMN to get $50 off. Then just choose in store pick-up and boom!

        • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

          Meh… tried. Didn’t work for full price

        • chuckfu

          Can you find the power saver mode? It doesn’t appear to be on mine…

      • Steve B

        That’s debatable. There’s one I would say is better, the Oppo 5, and one on par, GS4.

        Just depends on what you’re looking for.

      • michael arazan

        If it is 16 gb, no thanks

        • Guest

          It’s 32 GB

        • fritzo2162

          Yeah, it’s 32GB.

          I’m on my 5th smartphone and don’t think I’ve ever used more than 8GB of space on any of them. I just asked my colleagues in the office as well and they range between 4GB and 12GB. What do people do that loads their phones up so much?

    • MichaelFranz

      if someone unlocks its bootloaders its game on…old released phone becomes useful again :)

      • Raj Bhatt

        Oh wow, has it still not been unlocked even though it is on all carriers?

        • MichaelFranz

          depends on if that methods works on this model…etc etc…until its official just speculation for now.

    • Raj Bhatt

      I agree with you. I’m waiting for the LG G2 at this point. I haven’t seen any mention of it on DL, but the leaked release date on VZW is Sept 12th.

      • Steve B

        Are you dead-set on staying with Verizon? If not, you might want to wait and see what kind of a Nexus device the G2 turns into.

        • Raj Bhatt

          That question has been an internal battle for me ever since the Nexus 4. I am fine with leaving Verizon, but my wife has to travel through a Native American reservation for 45 miles to and from work, and only Verizon has reliable service there. So we’d be dealing with 2 companies and I’d also have to get higher minutes since our cell to cell calls won’t be free anymore.

          I don’t mind paying a little extra for the ability to have a Nexus, I just need to convince myself it will be worth the extra effort. I’ll probably buy the G2 off contract and sell it when the Nexus comes out. Hopefully the dev community will be able to do some good work on the G2 though.

          • Steve B

            Yeah. Do you like the design though?

          • Raj Bhatt

            Eh, I don’t know how I’ll feel about the back buttons but I definitely like the internal design. Except for the non-removable batter. The front looks a lot like my GNex but it has much more screen real estate, which is cool with me.

          • Steve B

            I could never love those back buttons. Seems like a gimmick. We’ll see how it’s received once people actually use it. I really hope the Nexus G2 drops those buttons in favor of a traditional design.

          • Raj Bhatt

            I think you’re right, the Nexus will have a more traditional design. I’m worried about rumors that it will have a Snapdragon 600 rather than the G2′s 800, but either way those are great processors.

            The back buttons are weird, but I feel like the hand twisting controls of the Moto X are also a gimmick. The main thing I dislike about the G2 is that the notification light is on the BACK of the phone. WTF, I’m not laying my phone face down when I’m sitting at my desk, etc.

          • Steve B

            No kidding. The 600 vs. 800 rumors keep going back and forth. Latest I’ve heard is the new Nexus will mimic the G2 internals and the Nexus 4 externals and price.

          • Raj Bhatt

            Let’s hope so. I’ll sell the G2 in an instant for that.

      • beaumac

        G2 has much bigger battery and is supposed to use less power with its gram and new processor. I can’t live with questionable battery life after r the GNex so I’m with you in waiting

        • michael arazan

          Better off with the Samsung because there is software that allows you to transfer apps to the SD card for Samsung devices

    • aQuickBit

      I am planning on getting it :(

    • jose

      I do. This will be my next phone. Getting it at full retail to keep unlimited data. Leaving Verizon is not an option, so that rules out any Nexus devices. As far as I’m concerned, this is still the best option out right now. Sure, there’s a few compromises and things I don’t like about it, but overall, it works for me.

  • EraserXIV

    How did they get away with no logo on the front?! Seems like HTC has a little more flex than LG I guess..

  • Crysmic

    i don’t think it is worth it to buy it now after 4 months.

    • sk3litor

      It’s still a great phone

      • Crysmic

        yea but it has its cons too

  • Steven Cornea

    gonna wait and see what the development for this phone is gonna be, if it can be unlocked, I’m all over it.

  • Ryan Ropero

    I love getting a phone 6 months after everybody else does !! Its like getting told what your getting for Christmas in July.

    • n900mixalot

      I thought it was 4 months. Tomato tomato I guess.

      • Shaunwin

        or Tim-o-tato

  • marko358

    Only 6 more months until a black or blue version is released!

    • Kevin

      i wish you were wrong but i bet you’re right. which sucks because i’d be a lot more likely to buy if the black was available.

    • Kevin

      well not that the CS reps know much, but i just did a chat and asked if there will be a black version of the htc one and the response was “no there will not”

      • marko358

        Ugh. That just killed it for me. I don’t use cases.

      • LionStone

        Yea, that’s now… I’ll bet Black or Blue will be offered during the holidays. I can’t think of any reason why they’d limit the choice of color after the initial launch w silver? Just like they’ll probably do a BOGO deal too. That’s how I got my Droid Incredible! :-)