Mobile Phones: HTC One
News & Reviews: HTC One
Last Updated: Jun 19, 2013
If you were wishing for a Samsung Galaxy S4, LG Nexus 4, Sony Xperia Z or HTC One without any contract but still at a subsidized price, then DiGi is the first telco to offer this type of deal. Covering four of the major smartphones in Malaysia, another thing setting them apart is that they all offer Google Edition versions although, we're pretty sure you won't get the Google Edition if you buy any of them except for the LG Nexus 4. While you won't be contracted for 12 or 24 months you will be signed on with a DG SmartPlan 58 but you can terminate the plan anytime without any early termination fee. In addition to this you will also get two months monthly fee waived. For more details on pricing check out the table below:
Last Updated: Jun 17, 2013
HTC has recently published a UA Prof File confirming the HTC One Mini. For those who don't know, a UA Prof file or User Agent Profile is a specification file that lists the model, screen size and other details before the device gets officially announced. UA Prof files are not required but they are usually done by the manufacturer. Since HTC released it, it is as official a confirmation as possible.
Other details mentioned in the HTC One Mini's UA Prof file is that it will have a 720 x 1280 pixel display. This coincides with other tech specs that include:
- 4.3-inch (720 x 1280)
- 1.4Ghz dual-core Snapdragon 400
- 2GB RAM
- 16GB Storage
- 1700 mAh battery (non-removable)
- front facing Beats Audio speakers
- Android 4.2.2
- UltraPixel camera
Last Updated: Jun 13, 2013
The HTC One Mini or M4 has appeared again. Placed side by side with the original HTC One, this time with the same colour, it looks like it will maintain the same aluminum unibody chassis but go for a much smaller build. While the chassis remains the same it looks like there will be a white ring of plastic, perhaps to increase durability and reduce weight.
Last Updated: Jun 10, 2013
Already, two major smartphones have become Nexus devices by going Google Edition and it appears that the Sony Xperia Z Google Edition is next in line. Admittedly still the flagship smartphone of Sony, the Sony Xperia Z will follow suit and go stock Google according to two separate Android rumour sites. Like the Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One before it, the Sony Xperia Z will get faster Nexus-like updates but apart from the ROM, it won't get any hardware refresh so tech specs should remain the same.
Last Updated: Jun 09, 2013
Following what Samsung is doing with their Samsung Galaxy S4, HTC reportedly are making a smaller, less expensive version of their flagship HTC One smartphone. Going by the codename HTC M4 or eventually the HTC One Mini, it will likely maintain the same UltraPixel camera but lower other specs like perhaps the screen size, processor and other features. Recently, a number of leaked images of the HTC One Mini have been spotted online placed side by side with the original HTC One.
Last Updated: May 31, 2013
After our earlier report on a possible HTC One Google Edition, it seems that this rumour has been confirmed. HTC are going to release a HTC One running stock Android for a Nexus experience, much in the same way as when Google announced the Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Edition at Google I/O. According to HTC, the HTC One Nexus Edition will be priced at $599 (RM184) and be sold at the Google Play Store from 26 June 2013.
Last Updated: May 28, 2013
After Google's recent surprise Nexus device unveiling of a Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Edition at Google I/O, quite a few smartphone makers are looking to do the same with their smartphones. HTC are no different as rumours are about that they are working on a similar HTC One Google Edition as well. Currently all HTC One smartphones use Android as the operating system with HTC's Sense UI layered on top of it. Opting for a HTC One Google Edition would mean this Sense UI being removed leaving the stock vanilla Android. Like all Nexus devices it would certainly mean faster updates from Google (which may or may not improve UltraPixel camera performance).
Last Updated: May 27, 2013
In what looks like an "if you can't beat them, join them" move, a bigger screen HTC One looks to be coming soon. With a cheaper and smaller screen version of the HTC One already in the works, we can't help but wonder if HTC One is following Samsung's current decision to make various versions of it's flagship smartphone (Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini, Active, Zoom, Mega). The only difference being that the HTC One versions will likely come packing ultrapixel rear cameras.
Last Updated: May 27, 2013
The HTC One looks great and works well with its 1.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor. Quite a few smartphones are now sporting this same processor with some even going to 1.8GHz and 1.9Ghz. Not to be outdone, HTC One tech fans at Pocketnow decided to see what would happen if this same processor on the HTC One was overclocked to 2.0GHz and above.
Last Updated: May 21, 2013
Maxis has recently released it's bundle plans for the HTC One. In view of how popular the smartphone is, Maxis have been a bit more flexible this time around so you can get it on either a 12 or 24 month contract or with a SurfMore or TalkMore plan. For the full details, check out the table below: