For the longest time, Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC had to play second fiddle to Korean electronics behemoth Samsung. This doesn’t mean though that HTC is not up to par with Samsung when it came to coming up with very powerful smartphones. In fact, the company is just as good as the Korean OEM but hasn’t gotten a really good break lately. It has in fact turned out very capable handsets in the past such as the HTC One X and the HTC Droid DNA but is yet to catch up with Samsung in terms of popularity of its smartphones.
The HTC One 4G is available for a reduced sale price now starting at $29.99.
HTC is trying to change all that with its latest flagship device, the HTC One. The handset is a marvel of smartphone engineering with its zero-gap aluminum unibody construction which not only gives it a solid build quality but a classy and elegant design aesthetic as well. In addition to that, the HTC One comes with a very impressive set of components in its internals that make it one of the most powerful handsets currently available in the smartphone market today.
Though the HTC One is yet to achieve what the Samsung Galaxy S IV, its main competitor, in terms of popularity, the handset has reached a strong following and is actually very popular with the smartphone-buying public. Of course, with a premium handset such as the HTC One, one can only expect to find a premium price tag attached to the retail package of the handset.
But if you happen to have no qualms of moving over to Sprint and making the carrier’s version of the HTC One it released in US shores as your next smartphone, you can actually save a lot of dinero in the process. As it stands, the Now Network currently has a promotion that will let you pick up the Sprint HTC One at a heavily discounted price point.
The deal Sprint currently has will let you purchase the $29.99.
HTC One from Sprint-authorized online retailers at a sub-$30 price point which is not only a bargain given the capabilities of the handset but is also the absolute lowest its price point can get at the moment. Of course, you will still be required to get tied down with the Now Network for two years because a new two-year service agreement is required if you take advantage of this promotion.
Some people may be averse to these contracts but it is negligible really when you come to think of what the HTC One packs in its internals. Running Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean for its operating system, the handset has its circuitry built around a QualComm AQP8064T SnapDragon 600 chipset while a quad-core 1.7 GHz Krait 300 processor and 2GB of RAM make it a multitasking monster. Available in a 32GB version to take care of your storage needs, the HTC One also comes with a 4.7-inch Super LCD3 screen with a Full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels that not only reduces glare but resists scratches as well. Its camera department on the other hand boasts of a rear 4MP UltraPixel snapper and a front 2.1MP video call and self-portrait shooter.