By Vamien McKalin | Mar 14, 2013 04:18 PM EDT
The HTC One reviews are in, and from what we've gathered, HTC has pulled out all the stops to come up with a device that is beautiful, elegant and very powerful. Reviewers all seem to agree the strong point of the HTC One is its design: probably the best smartphone design yet.
Here is a short review round-up of the Lumia 620 from popular websites all over the Internet:
Gizmodo UK - The One is, undoubtedly, an excellent device. It does everything well, some things — the build, screen and mind-bending speakers come to mind — superbly, with only a few entries in the negatives column. Of course, being average doesn't cut it any more, not with new smartphones spilling from Mother Innovation's every orifice.
The Verge - HTC's done great hardware before, though, and ruined it with ugly and problematic software — this time, it's manageable. Not great, not as good as stock Android, but manageable. Here, the problem lies with the camera. Maybe I'm in the minority when I say I care about the quality of my cellphone images, but I do, and the One just doesn't deliver.
Slashgear - Just as it took becoming the underdog to force Nokia to adopt an innovative "challenger" attitude, so it's taken a rough year to provoke HTC into raising its game. The end result is a phone that's beautiful, solid, and cleverly, thoughtfully equipped — one which makes bold challenges to our expectations of hardware specifications and software.
The Inquirer - The HTC One is a great smartphone and easily the best smartphone HTC has ever produced. The camera lets it down a little, but that's simply because of the hype that HTC has created around it.
The consensus here is how much the HTC One has a beautiful design and display, but the 4-megapixel Ultrapixel camera is lacking. The device does take good low-light photos, but the lack of detail poses a problem compared to other competing devices.
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