HTC hasn’t had much luck in the smartphone market over the past couple of years, despite creating remarkable handsets. Of course, 2012 remained the year of Samsung with its bestselling Galaxy S3. But 2013 seems to be more promising for HTC, thanks to the company’s launch of its latest flagship smartphone, the HTC One. It looks good, has quite a few good features, but the real question is, is it fancy enough to put a dent in the Galaxy S3’s sales?
HTC One: Let’s just start by telling you how much we love the HTC One’s overall design. Clad completely in aluminum, it’s got a premium, futuristic look and feel. Its 4.7-inch full HD display has a breathtaking 468 ppi resolution – the best resolution in a smartphone till date. The phone runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean with an upgraded HTC Sense UI overlay. Powered by a quad-core 1.7 GHz processor and 2 GB of RAM, you get either 32 GB of 64 GB of internal storage. The HTC One is fitted with a 2,300 mAh battery. What sets it apart in the market is its unique camera with Ultrapixels technology that promises sharper, clearer images with better color reproduction. It also comes with Beats Audio-enhanced stereo speakers for the music lovers.
Samsung Galaxy S3: Even though this phone has been in the market for a while, it still boasts of competitive specs. When it comes to the overall design, it does look good with its pebble-like curves, but we can’t help giving more points to the HTC One here. It does have a slightly larger 4.8-inch screen, but its resolution of 1280X720 pixels can’t compare with that of the HTC One. The Galaxy S3 is powered by a dual-core 1.5 GHz processor and scores lower in terms of processing power too. It does have a fantastic 8 MP rear camera, but we wonder how it will fare against the Ultrapixels camera in HTC’s flagship.