HTC has released the new HTC One, the updated version of the last year’s best Android phone nobody bought. The Verge already has its review up, and its conclusion is exactly as you expect.
There are a lot of great Android phones on the market right now, but two stand out: the Nexus 5 and the new HTC One. The Nexus 5 is Google’s purest vision for Android, the One the platform’s most mature and developed form. I desperately wish it took better pictures, and I’m reluctant to buy or recommend it until it does, but I like absolutely everything else. It’s fast, long-lasting, does everything a phone should, and does it all with totally unparalleled class and style. From motion gestures to the Dot View case, it has genuinely new, genuinely useful features.
It may not outsell Samsung and the relentless marketing sure to follow the feature-rich Galaxy S5, but HTC executives say they don’t care. They say they just want to build a phone for people who like nice things.
It’s really hard to argue with that quality feel that last year’s One had, and which this year’s model improves. I think it’s pretty much the only Android phone that can measure up to the iPhone in this department – and now, it also has an SD card slot.
Very good they added an sdcard slot. Is the battery replaceable on these? If the bootloader ends up being locked that would pretty much ruin it for me.
Wow, what a shitty obnoxious site The Verge is.
On the plus side, nice phone from HTC.
I desperately wish it took better pictures, and I’m reluctant to buy or recommend it until it does
Give me a break. I buy a phone for ALL the features…not just the camera. The HTC One is a brilliant phone and the new camera is a major leap above the old HTC One camera. The editing software app is the absolute BEST I’ve ever seen on a smart phone.
This writer needs to stop thinking megapixels are where it’s at.
Edited 2014-03-25 18:57 UTC