The HTC One is a unique phone. It looks very different than the majority of standard smart phones. It has a metallic body. Majority of smartphones tend to have glass or plastic case. The HTC One has a very solid feeling to it. It is very light weight. I used a screen protector a while, with the intention of having the phone look its best for longer. After a few months, I removed the screen protector and started using it with the bare screen. I was afraid that it was going to get scratched. Fortunately, the screen seems to be very resistant against scratches. It has been about two months since I removed the screen protector and I’ve yet to see any marks on the screen. Overall, the body of the HTC One is very well designed.
As for the software, the newest updates seems to drain my battery. Previously, the phone would last me all day without any issue. It would have to go into ‘power saver mode’ on heavy-use days. When I got the latest updates, it would not make it through the entire day. Aside from that, the phone runs very smoothly and is able to handle web pages like a champ.
I’m assuming that the newest implementation of this device will have all of the features that make this phone great. The HTC One M8 is an upgrade to the HTC One. There are rumors that speakers have been improved. it is too early to tel how well the new model will perform. Once it has been out for a while, it would be prudent to provide a review for it.