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HTC One hits UK retailers following delays

Sam Loveridge



The HTC One has finally hit UK mobile network retailers after release date delays caused by unprecedented demand and issues with the UltraPixel camera components.

Three, Vodafone, Orange, T-Mobile, EE and O2 will all be offering the HTC One, along with mobile phone retailers Phones4U and Carphone Warehouse.

Tariffs start at £33 for a 24 month contract for anyone looking to get the flagship handset for free.

The handset will start shipping from April 3 from the majority of stockists, so fans will just have to wait until after Easter to get their hands on one.

HTC One Features

The HTC One features the new UltraPixel camera alongside the HTC Zoe software, which revolutionises the normal still photo gallery into an animated memory bank. The UltraPixel camera automatically takes a 3-second video and 20 still frames with every shutter press, making what once was a still picture into a short animation.

Offering a stunning 4.7-inch Full 1080p HD display, the HTC One has an image density of 468ppi and runs Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean OS via its speedy 1.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon quad-core processor with 2GB of RAM.

The latest HTC Sense UI introduces the HTC BlinkFeed feature which pulls together information from over 1,400 media sources for a customisable notification stream on the home screen.

A 2-megapixel front-facing camera is also included as well as a 2300mAh battery, a duo of HTC BoomSound front-facing speakers and Beats Audio innards. The flagship handset also packs Bluetooth 4.0, NFC and 4G connectivity.

Are you eager to get your HTC One? Where will you be buying yours from? Let us know via the TrustedReviews Facebook and Twitter pages or the comments below.


March 28, 2013, 8:24 pm

Already got mine and it lives up to expectations! Only downside is the battery but I always carry a spare charger with me in the car or at work. Makes my iPhone 5 feel prehistoric. Glad to see HTC back with a bang!


March 28, 2013, 11:19 pm

Yeah, got mine too.. Loving it.. I'm finding battery going well, but I think I'm helping here. I've basically added 4 widgets Mobile Data / GPS / Brightness & Wi-Fi, and with them been widgets it's really fast & easy to enable them when you need them. Of course background tasks like Email won't work until you connect again, or at least I wouldn't expect them too, today I had Mobile Data & Wi-Fi turned off, but somehow got a Facebook notification, strange I know.. Also I think sometimes when you get a new phone, battery doesn't seem as good as your playing with it more, but so far even when I wasn't messing with Wi-Fi etc, it appears to be as good if not better than my IP4 was. :)


March 29, 2013, 9:04 am

I'm getting mine from Clove.co.uk very soon (preordered).
But I don't think there would be a need to disable Data/WiFi. I currently own Padfone 2 which runs on Snapdragon S4 Pro and for example tonight, with WiFi connected and set to always on, the phone only lost 5% of battery over 7 hours night. So that's a nice standby. I know Mobile Data burns more battery than WiFi and that it also depends on the signal, the stronger the signal the easier it is on the battery. But having all apps configured properly (no unnecessary notifications enabled), I think a phone can last entire day. I was able to get that from HTC One X and now Asus Padfone 2 and I expect slightly better results from HTC One.
I also have a feeling that frequent enabling/disabling WiFi/Mobile Data could drain battery even more than leaving it enabled.


March 29, 2013, 10:48 am

Haha I can't turn things off as I'm used to having everything on! But if you have a spare charger it shouldn't be an issue. Have you downloaded a new keyboard to as the HTC own is a bit different to the iphone and not to my liking. I recommend swiftkey :-)

sohiab rehman

March 29, 2013, 4:04 pm

Got mine in black, i also installed power tools and with sense 5 everything is perfect, A great phone and beats the the build quality of my galaxy s3..love it


March 29, 2013, 9:53 pm

Well I kind of like the keyboard, and prefare it to my iPhone, the long press on keys to get secondary character I like. Eg to get an @, just long press on 's', on the iPhone you have to press '.?123' and the tap were 'L' was, and then tap said key to get back, you can tap and hold mentioned key and drag to 'L', but that still seems long winded. Saying that ill have to have a try of Swiftkey.


March 29, 2013, 10:04 pm

I think the advantage of disabling wifi/data, even if you don't have apps configured properly your not going to get battery drain. Last night I had them switched of, and this morning didn't notice any battery loss. Not sure what percentage loss though, just going by the battery gauge. Oh, and the last time I charged battery was now 2 days ago, and my battery is still over half, must admit I'm not a heavy user, eg. Don't play games etc. So yes, I'd agree the standby power drain s pretty good from what I'm experiencing.


March 29, 2013, 10:34 pm

Just had a look at Swiftkey, I'm actually not sure what's better. The HTC keyboard also has the option to do swipe input too, settings / language & keyboard / HTC Sense Input / Trace keyboard, at first I thought it wasn't that great, kept trying to type 'best', kept doing 'brest', until I noticed the keyboard language was set to French, :). Changed it to English and I was amazed at how accurate it was.

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