Whenever a newer version of a device comes out the old version usually gets a price cut. This is the case for the HTC One (2013) as its price is now down to $499.99 as indicated over at the HTC USA website. This device originally costs $599.99 and at some point sold for $574.99 which means that consumers will be getting a $100 or $75 discount.
The HTC One (2013) is available as an unlocked device and comes with 32GB of internal storage space. The beauty of an unlocked device is that you will be able to use it on any GSM network and if you constantly travel to other countries you can bring your device with you and use a local SIM on it.
The new HTC One (2014) is expected to go on sale next month at presumably a higher price so customers on a budget who would like the premium HTC experience might want to take a look at the HTC One (2013).
However, if HTC will continue to sell the old model even when the new model is released then we could expect a further price reduction. Samsung and Apple usually drops the price of their old flagship models whenever a new one gets released so its best to wait and see if the price will drop further.
- Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE support; 3G with HSPA; LTE
- 4.7-inch 16M-color 1080p Super LCD3 capacitive touchscreen with 469ppi pixel density
- Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean with Sense UI 5.0
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 chipset
- Quad-core 1.7 GHz Krait 300 CPU
- Adreno 320 GPU
- 2 GB RAM
- 32 GB built-in storage
- 4 MP autofocus “UltraPixel” camera with 1/3″ sensor size, 2µm pixel size; LED flash
- 1080p video recording @ 30fps with HDR mode, continuous autofocus and stereo sound
- HTC Zoe
- 2.1 MP front-facing camera, 1080p video recording
- Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct and DLNA; Wireless TV out
- GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS
- MHL-enabled microUSB port
- Bluetooth v4.0
- Standard 3.5 mm audio jack
- Accelerometer and proximity sensor
- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
- Aluminum unibody
- Front-mounted stereo speakers with BoomSound tech
At $499.99 this device is still not cheap considering that the newer HTC One (2014) will be coming out soon with more features.