It’s not even on the market yet but the so-called Facebook phone, or HTC One is already a hit. An Android phone, Mashable calls it a “winner.”
“HTC has focused on a few standout features — including an interactive home screen, a retooled camera and a novel way to share experiences — to turn the One into a device that, well, stands out. None of those features is perfect, but at least the company is really trying to differentiate and not just “skin” things,” writes Mashable.
According to the site the phone has a great design some desirable features, including its high’end design.
“The screen is a beautiful LCD with full HD resolution, 1,920 x 1,080 pixels. That puts its pixel density way north of ‘retina’ at 468 pixels per inch (ppi) — not that it makes much difference to your eyes. The screen makes photos and videos look amazing, although I wouldn’t expect anything less from a phone that calls itself a flagship,” reviews Mashable.
With the One, HTC is introducing a new feature called Zoe. After you take photos or a few videos of any event, the phone automatically creates a short video compilation of them, sort of a slideshow. HTC is launching the HTC One on April 19. As we recently reported, the HTC One along with other new smartphone models is currently taking pre-sales orders.
The HTC First, which comes equipped with Facebook Home, will be available tomorrow. According to The LA Times, Facebook Home is an interface for some smartphones running the Android operating system. Instead of a main home screen, the phone has a “Cover Feed,” which displays the latest Facebook status updates and photos uploaded by users’ friends. Another plus for Facebook lovers, Facebook Home also comes with “Chat Heads,” a feature that lets users chat with friends while using another app.
Another attractive feature of the HTC First is the cost; it’s half the price of most flagship smartphones. The Times says the lower price is because it doesn’t have the best hardware specs. For example, its camera takes lower resolution pictures than other smartphones. But for those addicted to Facebook, the appeal will be the quick link to all of the information and apps on that social network.
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