HTC had, once been a premium brand, with robust build quality and stylish designs, but not quite handy with the common folk. But that was the Windows Mobile era, and Android has completely changed the landscape and opened up the smartphone space to many more players
What started as a single device in the One range, HTC now has lots of choices to offer to consumers in its agship series. The Taiwan-based company is currently offering at least 10 devices from the One series but what takes the top spot is the recently announced HTC One ME, which we are taking a thorough look at this month.
Design and Build Quality
HTC has always focussed on the phone’s design and the One ME is a prime example of that. The phone is a visual treat that makes it as good looking as Apple’s iPhone 6 or Samsung’s Galaxy S6. Unlike the complete metal nish, HTC has gone with a two-tone nish on the One ME. The front side of the phone boasts metal nish whereas the back side features a polycarbonate shell and the end result is a beautiful, clean look. The phone is not slim by today’s standards but the phone sits well in the hand and with a curved back, it provides a good grip.
As far as placement goes, the loudspeaker is laid out on the top along with the a ngerprint sensor and front-facing camera whereas the power button, volume rocker button and microSD card slot on the right hand side. The left hand side features the dual nano SIM card slots while the top and bottom sides feature an IR blaster and micro USB port, and 3.5mm headphone jack respectively.
HTC One ME features a 5.2-inch display supporting WQHD resolution (1440×2560) with a pixel density of 565ppi (pixels per inch). The phone runs on Android Lollipop with Sense UI 7 on top. e device uses a MediaTek helio X10, Octa Core 2.2GHz CPU. It features 32GB ROM (internal memory) and 3GB RAM. The memory card slot can accept a microSDXC card up to 2TB.
The phone is capable of playing loads of multimedia files and enhancing the multimedia experience is HTC’s BoomSound dual front-facing speakers with Dolby Audio surround.
The back camera on the One ME boasts a 20 megapixel Back-side Illuminated (BSI) sensor. It can capture up to 20 images continuously and allows to add more modes like Bokeh, Photo Booth and Split Capture. The camera allows both Auto and Manual modes to suit both the casual as well as serious users. On the video front, the camera supports 4K video recording but predictably, it is limited to 6 minutes only.
The UltraPixel camera on the front takes some good selfies and with the beauty mode support, users can clean up the selfie for flawless skin in real time. The ME uses a 2840mAh battery. The phone has dimensions of 150.99 x 71.99 x 9.75 mm and weighs 155g.
HTC has always focused on the design of their devices and the One ME is a prime example