As much as we're not fans of the term "superphone," the HTC One undoubtedly deserves the title of being super rather than just a plain smartphone. The all aluminum body is something that we've seen for generations and from other phone makers, but the idea of integrating an IR blaster into the power button push aspects of the HTC One's design into genius territory.
The decision to focus on photo quality with "Ultrapixels" rather than continue to play the megapixel game is admirable. Even small touches such as using a specifically polished concentric pattern on the volume rocker speaks to how much HTC cares about putting out a good design.
We had the fortunate chance to sit down and chat with Jonah Becker, director of design at HTC, to get some additional insight on how such an industrial design came to be. Check it out below:
Don't forget to check out our original hands-on with the HTC One here.
I've always been a fan of the design of the iPhone. However, I will say, this phone looks outstanding. I loved the One X, but this device is incredible. The first Android phone I've truly adored. I hope HTC and other manufacturers continue putting out remarkable products like these.
Honestly, most HTC phones are awesome, and samsung is overrated with it's cheap plastic design phones and hardware wise, it doesn't really outperformed other phones in the market.
This shows how ignorant people are thses days. If it's Apple or Samsung, it must be a great phone.
Actually, some phones have a built in headphone amp (like the DNA) that make a HUGE difference. So its not ruined in the slightest. If this has that, and a high quality DAC (right term?) this could be a music lovers best phone. Other than the no microsd though since to take advantage of the quality its nice to use FLAC