HTC One – Review Part 8

Today will be the final part. I have covered off as much of the HTC One as possible. I am still learning little gems about this phone but without a doubt it is a marvel.

As I have mentioned before HTC having included a decent array of software but not bloatware. I useful app included is Flashlight. Open the app and you are faced with a picture of a torch. Tap 3 times to scroll through the torch light strengths.

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Next up in the calculator. It is a very basic calculator with a few more options in landscape mode. See screen shots below.

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Next up is the voice recorder. The One records crisp quality audio and with the recording app you can share, set as ringtone and change the quality. Simple but effective app.

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Lastly there is the car mode app. This brings up large buttons and some voice control options. The voice options include call, play, radio on, listen to station , check for new messages, find and help.

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You can also add your own apps to the interface.

Some neat touches. If you tap the weather icon on the Sense clock it brings up an animated today forecast. You can swipe left to reveal hourly and daily forecast too. Once again HTC have thought of everything.

You’re half asleep an the alarm goes off. You swipe one of the alarm icons, but you can’t recall if you snoozed the alarm of stopped it. Have no fear, since if you did snooze it a notification will appear in the notification centre. Tapping the notification stops the snooze.

Ok, so finally I have covered off over 8 days, plus first impressions and camera effects and samples everything about the HTC One.

If you are interested in the design process of the HTC One, check out this from HTC

As I summarised yesterday, this is a superb phone. Software and hardware gel together. The HTC One is unlike any android phone I have ever had. It feels like a totally refreshing user experience. All the software links into each other, syncs with something, interacts with Blinkfeed, and it is the first phone whereby I have only installed 45 apps/games. That’s because it includes so much out of the box. It doesn’t have bloatware just fully functional and useful features and benefits. Everything has a benefit to you the user. The camera is excellent with its various modes, super easy editing, Zoe mode and loads more. The sound and audio are first class. The setup procedure and manual is the best I have ever seen. And the phone is the best looking device available. HTC really have thought about every menu, user interaction and kept it easy to use but still a powerful capable device. Plus the battery will last a day even if you use it a lot. It is also the first android phone that won’t have a new launcher added. All in all, it just works out of the box, like an iPhone but better.

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PS. There will be more 🙂

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