The Straits Times
Published on Feb 20, 2013

Hands-on with HTC One


Digital Life got a quick hands-on with the HTC One, the Taiwanese firm's latest Android smartphone that was announced last night (local time).

Aesthetically, the phone's aluminium unibody design feels solid and natural in the palm. Sporting a 4.7-inch display that fits the frame perfectly from edge-to-edge, the device boasts a Super LCD 3 display, with a screen resolution of 1,080 x 1,920 pixels.

This gives the phone a display density of 468 pixels per inch. Another impressive design feature is the zero-gap display, which means that the screen sits just under the glass, playing images right at the top of the screen. This creates a good viewing experience, even if the phone is tilted at an awkward angle.

Unlike the earlier HTC One X smartphone, which has three touchscreen control buttons, the HTC One only has the Home and Back buttons. To replace the Recent Apps button, users simply double tap the Home button to bring up a thumbnail list of the nine most recent apps used.