We just wrapped up checking out HTC’s brand new One smartphone. To put it bluntly: it’s a babe and is probably one of our favorite Android smartphones on the market. We need to reserve the final say for our full review, when we’ll get to test the battery life and the power of the quad-core processor, but boy’o’boy is the aluminum unibody design something to drool over.

Make no mistake, the One certainly borrows from the design language of the iPhone 5 – one only need look at the chamfered edges to see that – but it offers a much larger 4.7-inch display with a full 1080p resolution, a unique new Zoe camera function that allows you to take 3-second clips and then process highlight reels, excellent audio through its stereo front-facing speakers and more.

Plus, it’s landing in just about a month, at the end of March, on three major U.S. carriers (Sprint, T-Mobile and AT&T) in both black and silver, and with 32GB and 64GB capacities. This is a phone worth getting excited about, we just hope HTC isn’t quickly overshadowed by Samsung’s Galaxy S IV. The two phones are definitely going to compete for mindshare, but so far we think this is one of the best phones HTC has ever built.