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HTC One Google Play Edition

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the sound and usability. The responsiveness and screen are also appreciated. Many are critical about the features and value for money. There are some mixed opinions about the battery.

design, screen, responsiveness, usability, sound

camera, value for money, features

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the HTC One Google Play Edition is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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HTC One Google Play Edition review: One for Google

 

The Google Play Edition of the HTC One presents one of the hottest smartphone tickets this year in a whole new dimension. Gone is the home-brewed, Sense-d Android OS. Instead, users of the Google Play Edition of the metal-clad smartphone will be...

Stock Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2 ; 4.7" 16M-color 1080p Super LCD3 display with 469ppi pixel density; Gorilla Glass 2 ; 32 GB built-in storage; 2GB of RAM ; 4 MP autofocus "UltraPixel" camera with 1/3'' sensor; 2µm pixel size; LED flash; OIS ; 2.1 MP...

Only a few of the HTC Sense enhancements are present ; Underwhelming 4MP ultra-pixel camera ; Camera app offers only basic settings ; Available only in the United States with no subsidies for $599 ; 32GB version available only, single silver color scheme

We enjoyed every minute spent with the HTC One Google Play Edition. Like its Samsung Galaxy S4 counterpart, the metal-clad smartphone with stripped-down Android on board offers the pure Google experience, tucked into a vastly improved hardware compared...

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HTC One Google Play Edition (Unlocked)

 

HTC's beautiful and elegant One smartphone is even better running stock Android, thanks to the unlocked Google Play Edition.

Beautiful stock Android 4.2. No bloatware, mandatory UI layers, or OS update restrictions. Gorgeous hardware. Faster than the regular HTC One

Expensive. No removable battery or memory card slot. Camera performance suffers a bit without HTC's software processing

The HTC One is a great smartphone to begin with. But as is the case with nearly all Android smartphones, even the best ones aren't guaranteed OS updates. What they are guaranteed is to have tons of bloatware preloaded, and often heavy UI layers and...

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HTC One (Google Play Edition)

 

The HTC One Google Play Edition is the pure Android phone to get if you want the best display, design and audio quality -- if you're willing to splurge.

Gorgeous design; Nearly flawless display; Impressive audio quality; Strong overall performance

Missing camera features and other perks; Steep price tag; Galaxy S4 has better camera

Click to EnlargeThere aren't many smartphone shoppers willing to pay $599 up front for a device, but if you want the pure Google experience, the HTC One Google Play Edition is an excellent choice. You get the same beautiful craftsmanship, gorgeous...

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HTC One Google Play edition: what's different?

 

Last week we got our hands on the HTC One Google Play edition and shared our first impressions. Today we dig a little deeper into how this superphone

Stock Android ; Beautiful design ; Stunning display ; Impressive camera

No AWS band for HSPA ; No Google Wallet support

The HTC One Google Play edition is the same phenomenal phone we've come to love made even better with stock Android, but held back slightly by the lack of AWS for HSPA+ and Google Wallet.

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HTC One Google Play Edition

 

Editors' note: For this review, I focused on how the HTC One Google Play Edition differs from the carrier-branded versions of the handset. For my complete assessment of the HTC One's design, features, and performance, please see the full review .

The HTC One Google Play Edition's metal design is gorgeous. The phone's hardware and components are top-notch. The clean Android Jelly Bean UI is refreshingly simple, and Google promises a stream of fresh updates as they happen.

The HTC One Google Play Edition doesn't offer any of the extras found in HTC Sense. The handset's unsubsidized price is expensive.

The pricey HTC One Google Play Edition's unique blend of premium design, components, and pure Jelly Bean software will only tempt true Android fanatics.

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HTC One Google Play Edition Review

 

HTC announced a pure Google version of its outstanding HTC One. Naturally, purists and enthusiasts will drool with anticipation knowing that this is going to be a serious offering – even more knowing that it's bound to receive software updates...

Same stunning design as before ; Slightly faster performance ; Great low lighting camera performance

Expensive with no subsidy option ; Basically 6 months old

As we’ve detailed at the beginning of this review, diehard Android fanatics will fancy over the Google Play Edition of the HTC One – mainly for its pure Android experience. And it helps too that it’ll more than likely receive those spiffy new updates...

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Review: HTC One Google Play Edition

 

There is currently no better Android smartphone on the market

Pure Google experience ; Outstanding, high-res display ; Stunning design ; Faster Android updates ; Superb performance

Standard Android camera app weak ; No 64GB version ; Currently US-only

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HTC One Google Play Edition review (video)

 

The Samsung Galaxy S4 isn't the only device that got the Google Play Edition treatment. Indeed, HTC got a slice of the pie, too. Enter, the HTC One Google Play Edition. Curious to know more? Find out in our review.

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HTC One Google Play Edition (Unlocked)

 

HTC's beautiful and elegant One smartphone is even better running stock Android, thanks to the unlocked Google Play Edition.

One place you’ll see some performance degradation from the Sens-ified version is with the camera. HTC’s UltraPixel camera requires software processing to do its magic, particularly in low-light areas; otherwise it’s just a 4-megapixel sensor, albeit...

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