HTC One Line of Smartphones Hands-On in NYC

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Yesterday we brought word of HTC’s new line of Android smartphones, the HTC One. There are three phones in the line and each has its own unique screen size and feel. What is particularly unique however is the fact that the phones are NOT UNIQUE. No, the enhanced camera, sound and build-quality is the SAME across the line. As one of the HTC reps put it, “The great thing this time out is that you only need to make the choice with regard to the size and feel you want, the camera, sound etc is the same across the line so THAT isn’t a choice you have to make.

Here’s a video of the HTC One X and HTC One S followed by pictures of each.

I had a chance to met with Chris Park from the HTC Product and Strategy Team. He pointed out that there are three main takeaways from the HTC One line.

1. They are focussing on enhancing the experience for their consumers through the use of premium designs and premium materials.

2. An amazing camera. Shotos have taken off and are the most used area after calls. Yes, last year there were 45 billion photos uploaded to FaceBook from MOBILE devices. Billion with a B.

3. Remarkable Music. Beats Audio is on all three devices and now works at an OS level so all apps can take advantage of it.

All three experiences are available across the line of devices.

As Park said, “We’re bringing the best products forward and we are excited to have these to offer the consumer.”

Their premium design is really an evolution in design as they have been thinking through everything from a design and use perspective.

“Authentic sound and amazing cameras are important and we’ve got them.”

Here’s a closer look at all three.

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The HTC One X is going to be exclusive to AT&T in the US.

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HTC One X back

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HTC One X micro-USB

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HTC One X

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HTC One S- 4.3″ Screen

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HTC One V 3.7″ Screen

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Beats Audio is across the entire line. Works with all audio on the devices.

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The phones offer HTC Sense 4

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About the Author

Dan Cohen
Having a father who was heavily involved in early laser and fiber-optical research, Dan grew up surrounded by technology and gadgets. Dan’s father brought home one of the very first video games when he was young and Dan remembers seeing a “pre-release” touchtone phone. (When he asked his father what the “#” and “*” buttons were his dad said, “Some day, far in the future, we’ll have some use for them.”) Technology seemed to be in Dan’s blood but at some point he took a different path and ended up in the clergy. His passion for technology and gadgets never left him. Dan is married to Raina Goldberg who is also an avid user of Apple products. They live in New Jersey with their golden doodle Nava.

3 Comments on "HTC One Line of Smartphones Hands-On in NYC"

  1. This is a great idea. I’m not sure how well the non-removable batteries will go over among Android users, though. Too bad it’s AT&T exclusive – that stuff is getting tiring.

    • Only one of the phones is an AT&T exclusive. So there are going to be options.
      As far as the none user replaceable battery goes, since it results in a phone which is in the, light and remarkably solid people need to get over it. It is one of those times where the trade-off is well worth it. Trust me, having handled all three of the phones there’s no question about this.

  2. I hope that the One X will come in a black color.  I don’t particularly like the white.