I was working in the hotel lobby last night when someone came over to me and asked if my HTC Butterfly (the DROID DNA on Verizon) was the HTC One. Of course it wasn’t but that gave me an idea: I should go quickly show the two together in a video so that you, our readers, can see the physical design differences. The One, of course, has a more powerful processor, a totally different camera, stereo speakers and more, but it does look relatively similar in a passing glance.
The One is, in my eyes, the far superior device from a design standpoint. It’s built out of aluminum through a special process and has beautiful chamfered edges like you see on other high-end smartphones, such as the iPhone. Here’s a quick look at the two devices side-by-side.