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First

By HTC
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Verge score: 7.9 Verge score: 8.3 Verge score: 8.0 Verge score: 8.8

Announced alongside the Facebook Home software for Android the HTC First is a mid-range smartphone in terms of hardware specs: It has a 4.3-inch super LCD display, a 5-megapixel rear camera, and dual-core Snapdragon 400 processor but what actually differentiates this smartphone is the pre-installed Facebook Home integration and suite of apps.

Description

The HTC One is an Android Jelly Bean, LTE handset with an aluminum unibody construction and features a 4.7-inch, 1080p display and Qualcomm's Snapdragon 600 chipset with a quad-core 1.7GHz processor. It comes with front- and rear-facing 1080p cameras with an f/2 aperture and optical image stabilization.

The latest in the popular line of Samsung's Galaxy S smartphones, the Galaxy S4 ups the ante with a larger 5-inch 1080p display and 2600 mAh battery to match. Android 4.2.2 Jelly Beans runs on either an Exynos 5 or Snapdragon 600 processor (depending on region).

At first glance, Apple's iPhone 5 looks very similar to its predecessor but on comparison you'll notice it has a larger, 4-inch display and aluminum unibody construction. Its the first iPhone to include LTE connectivity as well as Apple's "Lightning" data connector for charging and sync.

  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: Apr. 12, 2013
  • Price at launch: $99.99

Availability

  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: April 2013
  • Price at launch: $199.00
  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: Apr. 27, 2013
  • Price at launch: $249.99
  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: Sep. 21, 2012
  • Price at launch: $199.00
  • Height: 4.96 inches
  • Width: 2.56 inches
  • Form factor: Slab
  • Color: Black, White, Blue, Red
  • Loudspeaker: Mono
  • Noise cancellation: Hardware (multi-mic)

Hardware

  • Height: 5.41 inches
  • Width: 2.69 inches
  • Thickness: 0.37 inches
  • Weight: 0.32 pounds
  • Form factor: Slab
  • Color: Silver, Black
  • Loudspeaker: Stereo
  • Noise cancellation: Hardware (multi-mic)
  • Height: 5.38 inches
  • Width: 2.75 inches
  • Thickness: 0.31 inches
  • Weight: 0.29 pounds
  • Form factor: Slab
  • Color: White, Black
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • Noise cancellation: Hardware (multi-mic)
  • Height: 4.87 inches
  • Width: 2.31 inches
  • Thickness: 0.3 inches
  • Weight: 0.25 pounds
  • Form factor: Slab
  • Color: White / Silver, Black / Gray
  • Loudspeaker: Mono
  • Noise cancellation: Hardware (multi-mic)
  • Screen size (diagonal): 4.3 inches
  • Technology: Super LCD
  • Pixel arrangement: RGB
  • Resolution (Y): 1280 px
  • Resolution (X): 720 px
  • PPI: 341
  • Touchscreen type: Capacitive

Display

  • Screen size (diagonal): 4.7 inches
  • Technology: LCD
  • Pixel arrangement: RGB
  • Resolution (Y): 1920 px
  • Resolution (X): 1080 px
  • PPI: 468
  • Touchscreen type: Capacitive
  • Screen size (diagonal): 4.99 inches
  • Technology: Super AMOLED HD
  • Pixel arrangement: RGBG (PenTile)
  • Resolution (Y): 1920 px
  • Resolution (X): 1080 px
  • PPI: 441
  • Touchscreen type: Capacitive
  • Screen size (diagonal): 4 inches
  • Technology: IPS LCD
  • Pixel arrangement: RGB
  • Resolution (Y): 1136 px
  • Resolution (X): 640 px
  • PPI: 326
  • Touchscreen type: Capacitive
  • Carriers: AT&T, Other
  • Other carriers: Orange, EE
  • GSM: Yes
  • GSM frequencies supported: 1900, 1800, 900, 850
  • UMTS / HSPA: Yes
  • UMTS frequencies supported: 900, 2100, 1900, 850
  • LTE: Yes
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi support: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11a
  • GPS: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Bluetooth version: Bluetooth 4.0
  • NFC support: Yes

Connectivity

  • Carriers: T-Mobile, Sprint, AT&T, Other
  • GSM: Yes
  • GSM frequencies supported: 1900, 1800, 900, 850
  • UMTS / HSPA: Yes
  • UMTS frequencies supported: 2100, 1900
  • LTE: Yes
  • LTE frequencies supported: 1900
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi support: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11a
  • GPS: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Bluetooth version: Bluetooth 4.0
  • NFC support: Yes
  • Media streaming: DLNA
  • Carriers: Verizon Wireless, T-Mobile, Sprint, AT&T, Cricket, US Cellular, Other
  • CDMA: Yes
  • GSM: Yes
  • GSM frequencies supported: 1900, 1800, 900, 850
  • UMTS / HSPA: Yes
  • UMTS frequencies supported: 900, 2100, 1900, 850
  • LTE: Yes
  • Max WWAN downlink speed: 100 Mbps
  • Max WWAN uplink speed: 50 Mbps
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi support: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11a, 802.11 a/c
  • GPS: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Bluetooth version: Bluetooth 4.0
  • NFC support: Yes
  • Tethering / mobile hotspot: Yes
  • Media streaming: AllShare
  • Carriers: AT&T
  • GSM: Yes
  • GSM frequencies supported: 1900, 900, 850
  • UMTS / HSPA: Yes
  • UMTS frequencies supported: 900, 2100, 1900, 850
  • LTE: Yes
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi support: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11a
  • 802.11n frequencies: 5GHz, 2.4GHz
  • GPS: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Bluetooth version: Bluetooth 4.0
  • Tethering / mobile hotspot: Yes
  • Media streaming: AirPlay
  • Manufacturer: Qualcomm
  • Brand / family: Snapdragon 400
  • Model: 8930AA
  • Clock speed: 1.4 GHz
  • Number of cores: 2

Processor

  • Manufacturer: Qualcomm
  • Brand / family: Snapdragon 600
  • Clock speed: 1.7 GHz
  • Number of cores: 4
  • Manufacturer: Qualcomm
  • Brand / family: Snapdragon 600
  • Clock speed: 1.9 GHz
  • Number of cores: 4
  • Manufacturer: Apple
  • Model: A6
  • Clock speed: 1 GHz
  • Number of cores: 2
  • RAM size: 1 GB
  • RAM type: DDR2

Memory

  • RAM size: 2 GB
  • RAM type: DDR2
  • RAM size: 2 GB
  • RAM size: 1 GB

Storage

  • Internal size: 64 GB, 32 GB
  • External: No
  • Internal size: 16 GB, 64 GB, 32 GB
  • External: Yes
  • Max external size: 64 GB
  • External type: microSD
  • Internal size: 64 GB, 32 GB, 16 GB
  • External: No
  • Resolution: 1.6 megapixels

Front Camera

  • Resolution: 2.1 megapixels
  • Video resolution: 1080p
  • Resolution: 2 megapixels
  • Video resolution: 1080p
  • Resolution: 1.2 megapixels
  • Video resolution: 720p
  • Resolution: 5 megapixels
  • Flash: LED
  • Focus type: Autofocus
  • Video resolution: 1080p

Rear Camera

  • Resolution: 4 megapixels
  • Flash: LED
  • Video resolution: 1080p
  • Resolution: 13 megapixels
  • Flash: LED
  • Focus type: Autofocus
  • Video resolution: 1080p
  • Resolution: 8 megapixels
  • Flash: LED
  • Focus type: Autofocus
  • Video resolution: 1080p
  • Video framerate: 30
  • Operating system: Android
  • Launch OS version: 4.1

Software

  • Operating system: Android
  • Skin: Sense
  • Operating system: Android
  • Skin: TouchWiz
  • Launch OS version: 4.2.2
  • Operating system: iOS
  • Launch OS version: 6.0
  • Headphone jack: 3.5mm
  • Other ports: Micro USB

Interface

  • Video out: Yes
  • Headphone jack: 3.5mm
  • Other ports: Micro USB, MHL
  • Video out: Yes
  • Headphone jack: 3.5mm
  • Other ports: Micro USB, MHL
  • Video out: Yes
  • Headphone jack: 3.5mm
  • Other ports: Lightning
Compass (Magnetometer), Proximity, Ambient light, Gyroscope

Sensors

Compass (Magnetometer), Proximity, Ambient light, Gyroscope, Accelerometer, Infrared
Compass (Magnetometer), Proximity, Ambient light, Gyroscope, Accelerometer, Barometer, Temperature, Humidity, Infrared
Compass (Magnetometer), Proximity, Ambient light, Gyroscope, Accelerometer
  • Capacity: 2000 mAh
  • Removable: No

Battery

  • Capacity: 2300 mAh
  • Removable: No
  • Capacity: 2600 mAh
  • Removable: Yes
  • Wireless charging: Yes
  • Removable: No
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