There’s a lot to like about the HTC One, but among the device’s biggest draws is its incredible design. Pictures don’t really do it justice; you have to hold it, touch the screen, and twirl it in your hands to truly appreciate how amazing the One looks. Better than all the other flagships currently on the market? You be the judge.
In this monster gallery—58 pictures in total—we’ve snapped the HTC One next to ten different big name devices, all of which claim to be the tiptop of the line. They were until the One showed up. You may already have your preference in phone, manufacturer and materials, but there’s no denying how incredibly great the One looks and feels. The DROID DNA, which is still relatively new, feels decidedly last-gen next to the One, and it’s from the same manufacturer.
In all, we pit the One next to the Lumia 920, Galaxy Note II, Galaxy S III, iPhone 5, BlackBerry Z10, Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 4, HTC One X, DROID DNA and the Xperia Z. The bar of design and engineering as clearly been raised. Now it’s time for other companies to match it.
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