HTC, the company that made the first Android smartphone but that lost out to Samsung when it comes to market share and profits, fought back in 2013 with the terrific-looking HTC One.
The phone mounts a beautiful 4.7-inch, 1920x1080 display into a sturdy all-enclosing aluminum unibody housing, and its thinness and heft give it a solid feel that's sadly rare in the world of mass-market plasticky phones.
The difficulties of manufacturing this gem took a toll, since HTC couldn't keep up with demand. But the company's reputation came out ahead. The HTC One is a statement that Android can be classy.
December 31, 2013 12:00 AM PST
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| Caption by: Stephen Shankland
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