Mar 07 AT 11:20 AM Taylor Wimberly 27 Comments

Hands-on the HTC One series


At Mobile World Congress, HTC proved they were returning to old form. With the HTC One series, they showed me beautiful design, top of the line specs, a stellar camera, and some great software enhancements. My daily phone hasn’t been made by HTC since the Nexus One, but the HTC One X is a device that could find a home in my pocket.

The One X has already been confirmed for AT&T and rumored for Sprint and T-Mobile, so US fans should have this device near the top of their wish list. We already covered the full specs and launch event, but we also spent some quality time with the entire One lineup. Check out our quick hands-on video to get a closer look at each device.

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  • Alan Reboli

    This is a fantastic direction that sense is heading. Awesome!

  • jaxidian

    Those are some good looking phones! I hope this helps boost HTC sales. Lately they’ve slumped. I think they might have a winning series here, just as long as they don’t release 50 different versions of the same phone! *glares at Samsung’s Galaxy S 1/2 phones*

  • copa

    can you tell wether the devices lie flat on their backs or if they “wobble” around the camera bump?

    • keridel

      They lie flat as far as I could tell. The whole device felt solid and well designed. Sense 4.0 is the direction we want them to take.

      Its not perfect but it is very good.

  • spazby

    HTC is about to put out some great great phones

  • jaydeeIL

    I’m hoping this does make it to Sprint. I’m up for an upgrade in April and already have my pesos put aside. Let’s get it done Sprint!

  • Jorge Eslava

    Great job HTC!

  • mattcoz

    That silver S is one great looking device. If I could have any phone right now that would probably be it.

    The cube interface is very reminiscent of the original TouchFLO, HTC is coming full circle.

  • kwills88

    It’s been a long time since I was impressed by htc, only thing that I am against is the whole ditching of a removable battery for the sake of design.

  • jonathan3579

    I am thinking of picking one of these up unlocked if they contain T-Mobile’s bands. I think the new Sense can grow on me. Variety is the spice of life.

    • Tina

      T-Mobile will getting these around May.

  • h0ruza

    I’m warming to them a lot more although the design of all three phones hasn’t move far from last years line.

  • Bilal

    I know this is probably tough but these types of reviews would be much more appreciated if they can be recorded without so much background noise.

  • Simon

    Am I wrong when assuming that phones with “docking dots” such as the One X can’t have removable batteries?
    My girlfriend has a HTC Rhyme and it lacks removable battery but is about the only phone they’ve done so far that has that!

    • cthonctic

      The Galaxy Nexus has pogo pins (what you called “docking dots”) yet still features a removable battery, so that’s not the reason. I’m thinking HTC did it to shave off a couple tenths of a milimeter of frame thickness.

  • LilSmurf2009

    I knew i was waiting for something good to come out!!! actually i was waiting for the galaxy nexus to come out on TMO but i would take an HTC phone over Samsung any day of the week.

    • apo

      Not over a Google phone though.

  • redraider133

    Will be interesting to see if verizon gets a variant of this. HTC looks like they are going in the right direction with their phones and sense.

  • Hall Lo

    I really like the look of the silver/blue one s. Nice color matching, and nice design, and nice hardware too! :D

  • MrDSL

    why does everyone keep praising this phone?

    It has a 1800 non removable battery with no sdcard slot…Its a step backwards! HTC is not known for making phones with good battery life..

  • robwhittaker

    Impressed with the camera. But looks like it’s lost the stock panarama mode. It’d be interesting to see how well sense functions as the old version is annoying.

  • Nathan D.

    I would love to get my hands on the one x or s

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  • MJM128

    I was hoping for a larger battery, and a removable micro sd card. I’m not really looking forward to this now. Also what’s with this weird using part capacitive buttons and then one on screen button. Choose HTC Dammit!

  • Monkey

    So the specs for the AT&T One X on HTCs site shows 16GB. I was really looking forward to it but 16GB is disappointing. I just don’t see 16GB being very much anymore. With cameras shooting HD video, 16GB will go quick . Google just raised the cap for apps to 4GB in the marketplace. Just don’t understand how the people at AT&T manage to remove “good” features when they get high end devices. I can’t remember the last phone AT&T didn’t molest by removing beneficial features the international version of the same phone had. They always always find a way to ruin a good thing.


    What is the status on HTC bootloaders now? Locked/encrypted?

    If so, it’s a definite PASS.

    • dVyper

      Even if it is locked, byt the time you get sick of Sense HTC will have released an ‘unlocker’ for it