It is obvious from a glance that the HTC One is a premium device. The front consists of an expanse of glass, with aluminium borders on the top and bottom, containing the speakers and front facing camera. Our sample is decorated in ‘Glamour Red’, which is a little more exciting than the other two colour variations; silver and black.
HTC has chosen to give the One a 4.7″ Super LCD screen which boasts a massive 1920 x 1080 resolution (1080P). This has a pixel density of around 469 ppi which is actually higher than the human eye can distinguish.
The back of the One is almost entirely comprised of a single piece of red aluminium, only broken by the HTC logo, camera and some plastic detailing. The back is slightly curved, meaning that the One fits very nicely in the hand. The overall fit and finish of the One is impeccable and cannot be faulted on any level.
If you look very closely, there is a small hole cut into the plastic detailing in the back which contains the active noise cancelling microphone, which helps to cut out background noise in calls.
Port placement is fairly logical, with the micr0-USB connector located on the bottom of the device, with the 3.5 mm headphone jack and power button located on the top. On the right hand side, we find the volume up and down buttons, with an iPhone style SIM-tray on the left.