HTC’s new Android smartphone is simply called ‘One’, without any suffixes to indicate whether it's an entry-level, mid-range or high-end phone. The positioning is clear, however, as HTC wants us to believe that it's the best smartphone ever made, plain and simple. It's also the only new Android phone HTC launched this year, so to say that expectations are high is an understatement. The HTC One has a lot riding on it.
Not to get ahead of ourselves, but those expectations are met for the most part. The One is the successor to last year's models, the One X and One X+. The new HTC One is a true state-of-the-art smartphone, with the extremely fast Snapdragon 600 processor, a 4.7-inch display with Full HD resolution and 32 GB of internal storage. HTC equipped the One with an ‘Ultrapixel’ camera with optical image stabilization. The design of the HTC One is impressive as well, with an aluminium body that looks slick and feels solid. With the new Sense 5 shell and the ‘BlinkFeed’ home screen HTC promises a new and improved Android experience. So is the HTC One worth the 650 euros, and is it really the best smartphone ever created?