The Verizon HTC One is finally here, bringing the aluminum unibody design of the HTC One to Verizon 4G LTE with all the software features users lusted after on models that launched earlier and a little bit of software we could do without.
The Verizon HTC One release landed last week, marking the end of months of waiting as the HTC One arrived in Verizon stores and online.
We just got to open up the Verizon HTC One and go hands on with the device’s 4.7-inch 1080P display and 32GB of storage. This Verizon HTC One is only available in silver, but there is chatter of new color options on the horizon.
Overall the Verizon HTC One is the same device that arrived on Sprint, T-Mobile and AT&T and that is reflected in the $199 on contract price for the Verizon HTC One, though we are already seeing big deals from resellers.
Verizon HTC One Video: Unboxing & Hardware Tour
In the four-minute Verizon HTC One video below we offer an unboxing and a hardware tour of the Verizon HTC One that highlights some of the special HTC One features. We also look at the includes HTC One software including Sense 5, BlinkFeed and Verizon pre-installed apps.
The Verizon HTC One feels like a solid phone thanks to the aluminum unibody design that earned the HTC One a Gotta Be Mobile Editor’s Choice award when it was first released. This same design is present and even though some users are not fans of the Verizon and 4G LTE logos on the back of the device it remains a great looking gadget.
The built-in IR port under the home button allows us to control our HDTV and home theater and HTC BoomSound is as loud and enjoyable as it has always been.
When turning the HTC One on, users are greeted by HTC BlinkFeed, the new home screen for HTC Sense 5 that combines news and social updates into a single, scrollable page.
HTC Zoe is also on board, offering a smart camera option that combines photos and videos to make sure you get just the right photo.
One thing that is included on the Verizon HTC One which users may not like is a collection of pre-installed apps. Users will power on to a Verizon folder with 10 Verizon and Verizon installed apps and there is also an Amazon folder with several apps that users can not uninstall.
Thankfully these apps don’t take up much space and there is still a lot of room on the device, but it would be nice if users could remove apps they don’t plan to use.