When you buy a phone, you want it to last. You don’t want it to get scratched or scuffed easily, and you don’t want it to break if (and when) you drop it. Thanks to its full metal body, machined from a single piece of aluminium, the HTC One and new HTC One mini will outlast and outperform its competitors where it matters.
Because they’re built from a single piece of aluminium, the HTC One / HTC One mini feel solid and sturdy in your hand — there’s no creaking or flexing when you’re holding it, and every physical button has a satisfying, solid click. The anodized aluminium in a stealthy black or stylish silver is scratch- and fingerprint-resistant, so your new phone will stay looking new for a long time.
A row of tiny holes on the top and bottom front face of either phone hide HTC BoomSound stereo speakers, keeping out dust while still letting rich and full sound through. Even the microUSB cable fits perfectly in the machine-cut port at the bottom of the phone — the precision in HTC’s construction is impressive.
The HTC One and HTC One mini’s UltraPixel camera and large f/2.0 aperture lens are integrated into the design — there’s no unsightly bulge or hump on the camera’s rear. The smooth, curved shell also means each sits easily in your hand, while the embossed HTC logo adds a touch of class to an already stylish design.
There’s just enough bezel on the edges, top and bottom to let you grip easily, without adding unnecessary bulk or weight. The HTC One and HTC One mini are designed to be deceptively simple and sturdy. Almost elegant.