Whenever a newer version of a device comes out the old version usually gets a price cut. This is the case for the HTC One (2013) as its price is now down to $499.99 as indicated over at the HTC USA website. This device originally costs $599.99 and at some point sold for $574.99 which means that consumers will be getting a $100 or $75 discount.
The HTC One (2013) is available as an unlocked device and comes with 32GB of internal storage space. The beauty of an unlocked device is that you will be able to use it on any GSM network and if you constantly travel to other countries you can bring your device with you and use a local SIM on it.
The new HTC One (2014) is expected to go on sale next month at presumably a higher price so customers on a budget who would like the premium HTC experience might want to take a look at the HTC One (2013).
However, if HTC will continue to sell the old model even when the new model is released then we could expect a further price reduction. Samsung and Apple usually drops the price of their old flagship models whenever a new one gets released so its best to wait and see if the price will drop further.
Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE support; 3G with HSPA; LTE
4.7-inch 16M-color 1080p Super LCD3 capacitive touchscreen with 469ppi pixel density
Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean with Sense UI 5.0
Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 chipset
Quad-core 1.7 GHz Krait 300 CPU
Adreno 320 GPU
2 GB RAM
32 GB built-in storage
4 MP autofocus “UltraPixel” camera with 1/3″ sensor size, 2µm pixel size; LED flash
1080p video recording @ 30fps with HDR mode, continuous autofocus and stereo sound
2.1 MP front-facing camera, 1080p video recording
Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct and DLNA; Wireless TV out
GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS
MHL-enabled microUSB port
Standard 3.5 mm audio jack
Accelerometer and proximity sensor
Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
Front-mounted stereo speakers with BoomSound tech
At $499.99 this device is still not cheap considering that the newer HTC One (2014) will be coming out soon with more features.