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HTC One M7: Pros and Cons

Android OS v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 APQ8064T
Adreno 320
2 GB / 32 GB
4.7 inch (1080 x 1920 px)
4 MP, 2688 x 1520 px, autofocus, optical image stabilization 2688х1520 px, autofocus, UltraPixel

HTC announced the launch of the One M7 smartphone in 2013. The manufacturer is offering this smartphone with 4.7 inch Super LCD3 display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 APQ8064T SoC, and 2 GB of RAM. The smartphone runs on the Android OS v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean) operating system. This phone has only one rear-camera (4 MP, 2688 x 1520 px, autofocus, optical image stabilization 2688х1520 px, autofocus, UltraPixel) on its back for photos and videos. Will it prove its worth? I aim to reveal that by the end of my review.

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This article shares our personal experiences and thoughts about using the HTC One M7 smartphone. We hope to offer helpful insights to others interested in this device. The specifications below are from the official manufacturer data, but we also consider user reviews. If you've seen any mistakes or things missing in these specifications, please let us know.

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HTC One M7 specifications

BrandHTC
NameOne M7
ModelONEM7
Release date2013

Weight, dimensions, colors

Weight5.04 oz
Dimensions5.41 x 2.69 x 0.37 inch
Colorsblack, blue, gold, red, silver
SIM typeMicro SIM

The weight of the HTC One M7 is still considered to be lightweight and portable. A micro SIM is larger than the current standard Nano SIM card but smaller than the older SIM card size.

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System, chipset, performance

OS versionAndroid OS v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean)
SoCQualcomm Snapdragon 600 APQ8064T
CPUQuad-core 1.7 GHz Krait 300
GPUAdreno 320

The HTC One M7 comes with Android OS v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean) out of the box. Android is an open-source operating system. This means users and developers have more control over the software. The quad-core mobile CPU can provide fast and efficient performance for mobile games. Smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices use Adreno GPUs.

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Display type, size, resolution

Display typeSuper LCD3
Screen size4.7 inch
Resolution1080 x 1920 px
Multitouch supportyes

Smaller smartphones are generally more compact and easier to handle. The display size is the diagonal distance from one corner of the screen to the opposite corner.

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Memory, storage

RAM2 GB
Internal storage32 GB
Memory card slotno

The smartphone has 2 GB of RAM. It can run many apps at once without much lag or slowness. More RAM lets you keep more apps and processes open in the background. This keeps the device from slowing down. Generally, a smartphone should have a minimum of 32 GB of internal storage. The One M7 has 32 GB. The internal storage of the HTC One M7 (2 GB) cannot be expanded.

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Cameras, flash

Main camera4 MP, 2688 x 1520 px, autofocus, optical image stabilization 2688х1520 px, autofocus, UltraPixel
FlashLED
Selfie camera2.1 MP

You may have budget limits. Or, you may prioritize other features over a multi-camera system. If so, this single camera setup can be a good choice. The One M7 offers optical image stabilization (OIS) for their rear camera systems.

Connectivity, network, wireless

GSM 2G bands850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
Network coverage2G / 3G / 4G
Wi-FiWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetoothv4.0, A2DP
GPSA-GPS, GLONASS
NFCyes
FM radioyes, with RDS
USBmicroUSB 2.0, USB host
Headphone3.5 mm jack

The 4G provides faster data transfer speeds compared to previous generations. This HTC phone can connect to Wi-Fi networks at home, at work, or in public places. You can use Bluetooth to connect your One M7 smartphone to many Bluetooth devices. This phone has a built-in GPS receiver. The One M7 comes with NFC (Near Field Communication) functionality. The 3.5 mm headphone jack allows you to connect wired headphones or earphones to the device.

Battery type, capacity, charger

TypeLi-Po 2300 mAh, non-removable

The Li-Po 2300 mAh, non-removable battery gives the smartphone a good battery backup. The lithium polymer (Li-Po) battery is a light-weight, rechargeable battery. The One M7 does not have a removable battery, it integrates the battery into the phone's design.

Features, sensors, specials

Sensorsaccelerometer, compass, gyroscope, proximity
SpecialsCorning Gorilla Glass 2

Today, smartphones come with many sensors. They help make the user experience better. The accelerometer is a sensor. It measures the tilting motion and orientation of the phone. Corning Gorilla Glass is tougher. It resists scratches, impacts, and drops.

Verdict, pros and cons

Every phone has its strengths and weaknesses, and this HTC phone is no exception. As with any device, there are aspects that shine and others that fall short. By examining both sides, we can paint a complete picture of what this phone has to offer. Let's explore its standout features and areas for improvement. Remember, this is just my opinion, and yours might be different.

Pros

  • optical image stabilization (OIS)
  • Corning Gorilla Glass shield

Cons

  • limited-size screen
  • non-expandable storage
  • single camera setup
  • no 5G support
  • no Type-C USB port
  • low-capacity battery
  • no fingerprint reader
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Lucas Bradley I'm Lucas Bradley, the founder of the Phone42.com site. I love technology, especially smartphones, and I've been working with tech stuff for more than 20 years. This means I've seen a lot of changes and have learned a bunch about what makes a good phone. On Phone42.com, I look at all kinds of phones. They can be from big, well-known companies or new ones trying to make their mark. I want to help people understand what's new and cool in the world of smartphones, in a way that's easy to get.
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