If you’re like me, you love the hot-new HTC One and its rock-solid aluminum body. However, you may not like the BlinkFeed, which is well – not my way of consuming news. And while I understand HTC for including it preloaded, I don’t get what were they smoking thinking when they made it mandatory. Sure enough, you can shove it on one of the homescreens and never scroll to that page, but that’s the point. I don’t want it on ANY of my homescreens. Period. I have my own way of keeping up with news and HTC ain’t gonna tell me how to do it.
The other thing I don’t like about the HTC One are its front speakers. While they do provide an awesome sound on a mobile device, they occupy too much space. You see, the HTC One has a 4.7-inch screen but these speakers make the device larger than the Galaxy S4 which has a 5-inch screen. That’s pretty stupid when you think about it. Perhaps the Taiwanese company could create another device called HTC One Lite that doesn’t have these powerful speakers (one speaker is enough) to make the end product more compact. I’m sure some folks like to use their speakerphone while listening to the music, but for the rest of us – a “regular” speaker will do the job. And if the end result is a slightly smaller device – we’ll love the phone that much more.
The image above represent the HTC One I would like to have — it’s easier to make a mockup of the black version, but that doesn’t mean I don’t like the silver one – quite the contrary. It should have the same hardware, including that 4.7-inch full HD screen, Snapdragon 600 quad-core processor, and (of course) an aluminum body. How do you like it?