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HTC One (2014) Dummy Unit Compared to iPhone 5S, Galaxy S4, LG G2, and Others

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This morning, the world is getting yet another look and perspective on the HTC One (2014). Steve Hemmerstoffer, a French technology blogger, was able to get his hands on an HTC One (2014) dummy unit, posting comparison photos of the M8 unit alongside popular smartphones.

The photos give a good idea of how the HTC One measures up to the iPhone 5S, Galaxy S4 and Note 3, the Sony Xperia Z1, and the LG G2. Its accentuated curves and height (it’s taller than all but the Z1 and Notes 3) differentiate it from the rest, to say nothing of obvious standouts like the dual cameras and stereo speakers.

Those considering upgrading to a One (2014) won’t have to wait much longer. HTC is scheduled to announce the device next week, and will supposedly make it available for order immediately following the unveiling.

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  • GSMUnlockLabs

    if you pick this device up and you want to unlock it you can get an HTC One 2014 unlock code here: http://gsmunlocklabs.com/htc-one-2014-m8-unlock-code/

  • GSMUnlockLabs

    In a few days you can get your hands on the HTC One 2014, or M8, or whatever it’s going to be called. You can also get it permanently unlocked via IMEI unlock code here: http://gsmunlocklabs.com/htc-one-2014-m8-unlock-code/

  • Phil Rocci

    I highly doubt HTC added/kept the bezel for aesthetic/brand-naming reasons alone. Shortening the phone in the manner many people have requested (myself included) while maintaining the general One motif simply may not be possible with the internal component requirements.

    No, it doesn’t make the phone any prettier considering this perspective, but maybe some of those criticizing HTC for keeping the bezel simply to get their brand on there will reconsider..? I’ve seen quite a few people swear off the phone for this very reason, which ultimately translates into fewer sales for a company that has the potential to keep the flagship Android device competition alive (and remember, we consumers benefit from competition with more phone for the money).

    I’d just hate to see people get the wrong idea and not support HTC because of it, especially considering this release will significantly impact, if not DETERMINE, HTC’s fate…

  • Phil Rocci

    Why doesn’t anyone acknowledge that the HTC logo bezel may be required for engineering purposes? I highly doubt HTC added/kept the bezel for aesthetic/brand-naming reasons alone. Shortening the phone in the manner many people have requested (myself included) simply may not be possible with the internal component requirements.

    No, it doesn’t make the phone any prettier considering this perspective, but maybe some of those criticizing HTC for keeping the bezel simply to get their brand on there will reconsider..? I’ve seen quite a few people swear off the phone for this very reason, which ultimately translates into fewer sales for a company that has the potential to keep the flagship Android device competition alive (and remember, we consumers benefit from competition with more phone for the money).

    I’d just hate to see people get the wrong idea and not support HTC because of it, especially considering this release will significantly impact, if not DETERMINE, HTC’s fate…

  • chris125

    That is nearly as wide as the note with almost an inch smaller screen. Crazy how large it is for the size, especially when compared to the g2 with larger screen.

  • BMC123

    but but but it has a black barrrrr!!! wahhhhhhh!!! that 5 mm space is so important!!!!

    • Chippah

      yes, it is, its 2014.
      unless there is a really good reason for it..

      • LionStone

        Nexus 5 has black bar too… sooo now what?

  • Practical Pete

    I think DL needs to do a web redemption, like on Tosh.O, with the kid who leaked the HTC One (2014). Kellen can interview him and then send him to HTC’s unveiling. That would be awesome.

  • Chippah
    • ChristianPasquariello

      Good point. I just upgraded my HTC DNA to a LGG2 in white on there $60 a month SAVE plan. My HTC was a good phone it’s reliability sucked.

      • LionStone

        Reliability? What did you do to it?

        • Chippah

          you mean what did it do to him!
          In Soviet Russia – Phone breaks you !

          • ChristianPasquariello

            Lol. No doubt.

        • ChristianPasquariello

          Babied it. Only phone I’ve had, other then a Samsung Blackjack that have had issues (that one failed 2 days out of warranty), and I had a cell phones since 1998. Let’s see, theres the Sim card issue were the phone constantly detects a new SIM (not a big deal). Also,it charges but will no longer communicate with a PC, tried everything, its a hardware issue, then the little metal strip on the side just fell off, AND the battery, granted its 16 months old, but when at 50%, if you do a restart drops down to 2% or so. I love the phone for the features, price, etc. though.

          • ChristianPasquariello

            Plus since the 4.2.2 update that finally came, battery life SUCKS.

          • LionStone

            Dang, sorry to hear, I work construction, don’t use a case and everything intact except the usb cover. With changes in seasons, I’m in extreme heat to below freezing and battery life is still good, even after the update. A couple times down to 7% or so, it shut off, after the update. But hopefully after 4.4 it’ll correct that. It’s been a beast, hotspot for N7 and Chromecast… the gf will get it after I get the New One.

          • ChristianPasquariello

            Yeah Kit Kat will give you the option to put it in a conservative battery mode. Thats not really fixing the problem, it’s making it more convenient then constantly turning off Google location services, etc. The problem is the battery is small, and without the ability to change it, after 12+ months it will start to suck.

    • LionStone

      #BoomSound #DualFrontSpeakers #Duh

      • Chippah

        Bigga peckas!

        • LionStone

          Hell yah!

  • Daniel

    I just really hope they make an even better HTC One Mini this year with a MicroSD slot and nicer, but still small screen.

  • Weber

    It looks like the S4 is violating The All New One in the last picture.

    • flosserelli

      The S5 will definitely do that to the new One in sales.

      • Weber

        Then I guess the positioning was intentional

  • https://www.facebook.com/christopher.johnsc chris_johns

    not for nothing if i knew absolutly nothing of phones n went to pick one up from that table all them facing down…id be the htc one id grab first, or the sony or iphone…the lg and samsung look like such garbage next to these devices its almost sad lol

    • michael arazan

      HTC looks the best from the back in the whole picture.

  • https://www.facebook.com/christopher.johnsc chris_johns

    man do i love the look and build and that finish…that finish is a thing of beauty…but HTC must be drunk with the size of this thing

  • jnt

    S5 is going to be bigger as well… I don’t know… both might be just too big as I felt the S4 and One, and G2 were just right at the “big enough” line, for me anyway.

  • JSo

    I still prefer my Nexus 5

  • CaptM

    To be honest, I just can’t decide on what to get at this point, I’ve been running a Bionic w/CM and it has been running fine (just getting old, never had any problems with my Bionic at all from the first day it was released). I’m grandfathered into unlimited data on Verizon and really don’t want to lose that, I so wanted the Nexus 5 (wish Verizon would let it on their network), then decided to wait to see what the GS 5 would be like, now it’s the HTC One, and I want to see what the LG G3 is going to be. At this rate, I’ll be “Waiting” for the next flagship every few months just to see if it is better then what was released a few months before. :-(

    • PoisonApple31

      The G3 seems to be a solid bet so far, very interested in that here.

    • https://www.facebook.com/christopher.johnsc chris_johns

      I couldnt wait n got a moto x…i feel your bionic pain though…i did love the device my only beef was the screen…meh to that screen…i traded it in at costco for a og razr then a galaxy nexus…then after fighting wtih assurions garbage replacements they sent me a brand new droid hd(which i loved) passed that off to my pops got myself a motomaker x for christmas…but if iw as gonan get a phone now id love this htc one minus the fact its gigantic…htc must be drunk…id wait for the g3 or next moto x at this rate but this trend of getting bigger n bigger needs to die

    • JSo

      I know a lot of people who are grandfathered into the unlimited data plan on Verizon don’t want to do anything to lose it. But honestly, you can switch to, let’s say T-Mobile, and still have Unlimited data and not be tied down to a contract and also be able to get that Nexus 5. :)

    • EdubE24

      If you can live with 6gb’s they have the Max plan they don’t advertise. Same price, and you get the phone discount!!

      • cpo122

        But you can only get the max plan with edge, right? at least that’s my understanding.

        • EdubE24

          That’s incorrect. Just did it with one of my lines.

  • jimbob

    Makes me realize just how awesome of a design the GS4 could have been without the physical buttons. Its already smaller than many other 5″ and smaller screen devices and could be shorter if it had on screen buttons. I know Sammy gets ripped a lot, but this is an area where they got it right. Such a high % of device is usable screen even with the physical buttons.

  • http://twitter.com/geoff5093 Geoff Johnson

    Shrink the bezels, remove the black bar, and you’d have yourself a great phone HTC. Can’t believe it’s so much taller than the G2 but with a smaller display.

  • eyecuala

    Aww, the iPhone looks so cute, like a little baby smartphone. ;-)

  • Rhino3081

    Design i very nice, just don’t get the waste of space that the HTC black bar is.

    • QuakerOats

      It’s where they had to shove some internals, maybe the digitizer, as the bottom of the phone has a big speaker taking up the space where you could normally pack in some other electronic stuff.

  • Richard Yarrell

    Boring

    • rezzler76

      Selling my note 3 for this bad boy. Dont you love that sexy back

      • Matthew Merrick

        No

    • squiddy20

      … like your comments

    • Phil_A_Shio

      Your life is boring, yes most definitely.

  • hyperbeatser

    I’ll say it again, it is so unnecessarily tall

    • ButThatsJustMe

      and unnecessarily thick and input jacks unnecessarily off center

    • The Narrator

      Because the iPhone is tall. /s

    • flosserelli

      If it wasn’t for the damn black bar, it would be just a smidge taller than the S4.
      I hope HTC has something useful planned for the that logo bar. Otherwise, it is a colossal design fail.

    • http://www.facebook.com/lee.goldschmidt Lee Goldschmidt

      Because of Boomsound. It’s also because of Boomsound that the black bar is there, as that’s where the screen digitizer needs to go.

      • hyperbeatser

        Boomsound=More Bezel, More Bezel=Bad so Boomsound=Bad.

        • LionStone

          Boomsound=Better Sound, Better Sound= Awesome so Boomsound is Better!

      • Gideon Waxfarb

        Honestly, I’d rather have a smaller phone without Boomsound. As long as it’s loud enough where I can hear it ring or chirp from the other room, I’m good. Otherwise, headphones or my jawbone jambox are better options, IMO.

        • chris125

          Agree. I don’t really use my phone as a stereo, so as long as I can hear when it rings that is about the only thing I care about.

        • AndySamberg

          Agreed. “Hand-feel” is a big deal when it comes to something that is always in your hand. Boomsound is neat, but if im going to listen to music it will either be through quality headphones or a proper sound system.

        • http://www.facebook.com/lee.goldschmidt Lee Goldschmidt

          That’s fair, but that’s HTC’s trademark now, so I would advise waiting for the Moto X 2 or whatever LG comes out with.

    • LionStone

      Hehe, presume much?

    • AndySamberg

      Tall indeed. Thats the MAIN reason i’ve never bought an HTC. The number one reason is the location of the power button on their unnecessarily long devices. Oh and “Sense” yuck.

  • http://www.nowhereelse.fr/ Stagueve

    Not Anywhere Else ^^

  • eibook

    Wow, I cant believe how much bigger than the G2 that thing is!

    • Chippah

      With a smaller screen.. PFFFFFFT!

  • MichaelFranz

    I am in love with the design and that color….just dont know if i can be pulled away form current device

    • EdubE24

      Just sold my G2 yesterday. Getting ready for the new wave of phones to hit us. Got a good price, using my old iPhone 4S, and ready to spend my new found cash!!

      • PoisonApple31

        You’ll be waiting til the G3 at least. Don’t bite on this HTC garbage.

        • EdubE24

          Just storing my cash. Hopefully with a few trades, I can try them all!!

        • LionStone

          Garbage? Guess that’s why it won award after award lol!

  • Miguel

    Looks pretty big compared to the S4 and G2, I thought it would be smaller or thinner at least.

  • T4rd

    No one had a One (2013) to compare it to..?

    • S5

      Must have not been one of the few people who bought one.

      • The Narrator

        Few? This guy has terrible jokes

        • PoisonApple31

          You are just truly clueless.

          • The Narrator

            Nope. The HTC One did pretty good. Not as good as Samsung’s trash, but not bad.

  • Brandon Yip

    Shes a thick one alright

    • S2556

      That’s what she said

  • Tony Pettinato

    Much bigger than the G2 with a 0.5 inch smaller screen. Not sure if the speakers make up for that…

    • S5

      well it isn’t like they could have removed the black logo bar or anything…

    • SplashMTN

      Only 0.2 inch smaller screen, but I agree that it’s looks a little too large for a screen that size. If only it didn’t have that pointless logo bar on the front…

    • The Narrator

      People love bezels.

      Not.

      • James Monday

        Now that was a funny joke.

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    Seems to be the only color of dummy unit that’s floating around.