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      Consumer Review: Verizon Wireless HTC One

      Opinion Piece Author: Kris Russo, NBC25 Account Executive

      Verizon Wireless HTC One

      PhoneThe Verizon Wireless HTC One has an amazing HD display along with a slew of other features that are impressive when comparing it to its competitors.

      The Verizon Wireless HTC One will link Facebook data right on the phones home screen. This is a one-shot easy access to updates. Other forms of News, Gossip, Weather, Sports and information can also be included on the home page update feed.

      DesignThe Verizon Wireless HTC One is powered by a 1.7GHz Quad-Core Qualcomm processor which is extremely fast and also helps with battery life, not to mention the 4G LTE network behind it. It does have 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal memory.

      Looking at the device, screen on top, the power/sleep button is on the top of the device on the left side, the volume toggle is on the upper right side and charging port is on the right side at the bottom. On the left side at the top is a 3.5mm headphone jack.

      DisplayThe Verizon Wireless HTC One has a 4.7â?? 1080p Super LCD3 Full HD display. The phone is great with all sort of viewing angles however falls short with any sort of sunlight around, makes it hard to see the screen, but in its defense, that is the case with most smart phones.

      CameraThe Verizon Wireless HTC One camera is a â??UltraPixelâ?? this is designed to help phones taking pictures in low-light or any indoor camera situations. The camera also includes the â??ImageSenceâ?? chip that allows the phone to capture image faster with a faster shutter speed. The One takes still images in 16:9 but it can be changed to a traditional 4:3 ratio if need and it just cuts the sides of the images off to accommodate. The camera also has a burst shooting mode that can be activated by pressing and holding the shutter key.

      Battery LifeSmart-phone users have concluded by now that no matter the phone in use it will have to charge every day. However, with each new phone release the batteries seem to get better and last longer.

      The Verizon Wireless HTC One has a built in (non-removable) 2300mAh Li-Ion battery and it runs a Quad-Core processor so that does help with the battery life. It does however depend on how itâ??s used how long it will last. If it is running on Wi-Fi it could last all day easily however if it runs on 4G all day it seemed to last about 8 hours before it needed to be charged.

      InterfaceVerizon Wireless HTC One is running the latest version the Jelly Bean 4.2. It can run over 150,000 apps that are available on the Android market.

      The phone never slowed and scrolling between pages or up and down long lists happened without hesitation. This phone is a great competitor for HTC when comparing to some other devices that are out right now.

      WebVerizon Wireless HTC One has a pinch-zoom feature for web pages it allows for zooming in and out as much as needed. There is a nice screen shot of bookmarked pages, and they can all be viewed in landscape or vertical configurations. That makes it easy to jump to the favorite pages easily.

      ConclusionThe Verizon Wireless HTC One is an amazing device right out of the boxâ?|.putting the Samsung Galaxy S IV and the One side by side it would be a tough call which one to choose. They are both by far the best devices to date.

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      SpecsProcessor: 1.7GHz Snapdragon Quad-Core ProcessorStorage: 2 GB RAM; 32GB On board Storage â?? Actual formatted is less.Screen: 4.7-inch 1080p Super LCD3Camera: â??UltraPixelâ?? with HTC Zoe camera with 1080p HD recording and a front facing cameraAudio: 3.5mm headset jackConnectivity: Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, GPSDimensions: 5.41â?? (H) x 2.69â?? (W) x 0.37â?? (D) Weight: 5.04oz