HTC One vs HTC 8X vs Lumia 920 vs ATIV S [Chart]

Another new competitor has been announced, and as usual we’re back to compare it with the best that Windows Phone has to offer. HTC has justĀ announcedĀ their new flagship Android phone, the One. Apparently all those letters after phone names like the One X, One S, and One V were just too complicated, so they removed the letters. How does this new phone stack up against our beasts?

The main feature that the One has to compete with Windows Phone is a great camera. HTC is touting it as “UltraPixel” technology. Basically it works by magnifying pixels to three times that of a standard 8MP camera. It also has a lot of features found in the Lumia 920, such as optical image stabilization. The HTC One even has OIS in the front facing camera.

The One is a juggernaut Android device. It has basically anything and everything you could think of, even an IR blaster. Despite that it still has the HTC name on it, and not “Galaxy.” Will all these amazing features be enough to woo the Android folks from Samsung? Does it make you want to switch?

  • “Kid mode,” excellent low-light shots, BlinkFeed, all-aluminum body…

    Is it just me, or is HTC really good at just ripping off EVERYBODY in the smartphone realm and getting away with it? Sure, all the specs make it out to be a destroyer, but I can’t help but think that HTC is a ticking litigation time-bomb.

  • Edgar Cervantes

    Sure, the HTC One is cool. It doesn’t really impress me, though.

  • Why not?

  • Edgar Cervantes

    I just don’t feel like Android smartphones are really stepping it up anymore. I mean the new Windows Phones are exciting because they are different. In a way, I was also more excited about Blackberry’s devices.

    I think we are just getting used to expecting these great specs from Android manufacturers. We are no longer wowed. Plus, we are reaching that plateau where there is really not much they can improve, other than software.

  • Maybe you’re just getting desensitized? To me it seems like the mother of all phones. I mean it has a fricken IR blaster for god’s sake. Chavez seems impressed.

  • Edgar Cervantes

    Yeah Chavez likes it. I am more excited to see what the Motorola X Phone is all about. According to the rumors, it is here to change the whole game software-wise.

    Also, at this point I am enjoying over 24 hours of battery life with the Galaxy Note 2. I am not about to be happy with a 2300 mAh. I don’t doubt it will have good battery life, but it won’t be enough for me to drop my current phone. Nor will the specs be, anymore.

    What I mean is… the separation between high-end Android smartphones is getting pretty small. It is now harder for them to really impress us. We have seen a 1.7 GHz quad-core processor in the past, we have seen 2 GB of RAM, we have seen a 4.7-inch screen (hell, to me that is a small screen), we have seen a 1080p display (though these are more new than the other specs).

    Really, the part that I liked most about it was the widget center that kinda copies Metro UI. The rest is just good ol’ high-end specs.

  • Alex Morales

    Both Apple and Samsung are getting boring. Their interface is old and boring. HTC One is different and thats why I like the One. I also like Windows phones. I have an HTC 8x myself.