The HTC One launched today. It should be available in the US in March on AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile.
It will include a 4.7" screen, the same size that the HTC One X and the HTC One X+ smartphones had. However, the screen has a bump up in Pixels Per Inch (PPI) at 468.
That number is insanely high compared to other smartphones out there like the Nokia 920, iPhone 5, etc. But, to be realistic, mosts tests show that users, holding a screen 6" from their face, can only resolve around 300 PPI. So, while the speeds and feeds are exciting, most of us won't be able to distinguish screen nuance between the HCT One and the lower resolution iPhone. Your mileage may vary, depending upon how good your eyes are, but, on average, you won't notice.
The new, Ultra-pixel camera sounds good, but, use will be necessary to see how good it really is for stills and video. But, if the lessons of the past are any indication of the future, the HTC One ancestry in cameras were all solid performers.
It's still running the same Snapdragon 1.7 GhZ, quad-core processor that has been very responsive in the HTC One X+. It also has a large battery, necessary to support running the brilliantly, large screen.
The battery is also pulling extra duty in supporting LTE. In the Denver and Boulder area, LTE is widely rolled out. So, most folks on AT&T, at least, will be able to put the large screen to use for web browsing, image downloading, etc.
In the North, there is coverage up to Longmont (with some eastern gaps), but, then, LTE gets spotty north of Longmont.
To the West, you're good until you get into the mountains and then you drop down to 3G data speeds.
To the South, you run out of LTE just south of Highlands Ranch and are limited to standard ATT 4G.
And, finally, to the East, you are covered with LTE several miles east of Aurora, but, run into 3G almost immediately, compared to the gradual 4G to 3G you see in the south toward Castle Rock.
Overall, the HTC One should we well usable in the center of Colorado. Let's just hope that the HTC One doesn't suffer from the radio nightmares that afflicted the HTC One X+.