HTC One is one beautiful device. When HTC announced it in Barcelona last month, many were surprised that the phone surpassed their expectation. The phone has a beautiful aluminum body and is the first smartphone to come with an ultrapixels camera. The fight for the tag of the best smartphone in the market, especially in the Android platform, is on, and HTC One is currently the holder of that title. Whether it will retain the tag for the rest of the year, that’s a story for another day.
Over the last couple of years, the fight for the smartphone market has been on overdrive and many companies, the most notable being Samsung, Apple, HTC, LG and Sony, have invested a lot in research and developments in an attempt to capture the market that is increasingly drifting away from desktop computers and laptops to smartphones and tablets. HTC is looking to overcome the market resistance that some of its products last year – the HTC One X, One X+ and Droid DNA – experienced in their quest to snatch the ‘best smartphone’ title from Samsung’s SIII and Apple’s iPhone 5.
Once you hold the HTC One in your palms, you will feel just how striking the phone’s design is, with more pixels in smartphone-size screen, far much better specs than those of its predecessors, an amazing camera and an impressive battery. HTC put a lot of emphasis on durability and reliability of the HTC One smartphone, and it just might pay off. The big question is, what will other companies do to outdo what HTC has put in HTC One?
Some of the core features that HTC expects will sell their flagship smartphone are BlinkFeed which introduces a whole new level of controlling your phone – with your eyes. The Blink user interface takes over from the standard Android home screen. Samsung is also developing its own version of eye-navigation, but we’ll find out the details tomorrow. HTC also introduced a completely redesigned look and clock widget, Sense TV, a new Sync Manager and zoe camera among others. W
HTC One has all it takes to be a market leader – the best smartphone in the market. At the moment, it is comfortable at its spot, but will it retain it?