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HTC First

alaTest has collected and analyzed 74 reviews of HTC First. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the durability and usability. The screen and design also get good opinions. The battery and camera get negative opinions.

performance, design, screen, usability, durability

camera, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the HTC First is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Alex Roth (techradar.com)

HTC First review

 

The so-called Facebook phone is great once you dial back all that Facebook

Finally, a 4.3-inch LTE-capable stock Android phone ; Solid, durable construction with a good screen ; There's stock Jelly Bean under Facebook Home ; Chat Heads are fun and functional

Facebook Home is a glorified screensaver ; Below average camera ; Variable battery performance ; No removable storage or battery ; The Facebook phone needs a dedicated camera button

Update: AT&T has dropped the price of the HTC First. With two-year contract, the phone is now just $0.99 cents.

May, 2013

Expert review by: Jake Smith (pocket-lint.com)

HTC First - Pocket-lint

 

The best Facebook Home experience out there, mixed with stock Android and LTE.

Solid mid-range device, jumps out of the spec-race, build quality, snappiness, complete Facebook Home experience, stock Android, LTE, battery life

The camera needs some serious work

The HTC First is a mid-range phone at best, and we’ve made that clear throughout the review. But that’s not to say the specs here aren’t plenty enough to handle what Facebook Home or stock Android has to throw at it. The HTC First is incredibly snappy,...

Apr, 2013

Expert review by: Duncan Geere (pocket-lint.com)

HTC Hero - First Look - Pocket-lint

 

The best Android handset to date, and a strong contender for the iPhone's crown

Full set of features, excellent user interface

Slightly sluggish, and could do with more onboard storage

HTC's Hero is better than the Magic, and better than the G1. It takes the best bits of other phones, and crams them all into one handset. We'd like more onboard storage and a meatier processor but even without them, this looks to be a solid contender.

Jun, 2009

Expert review by: Stuart Miles (pocket-lint.com)

HTC Diamond - First Look - Pocket-lint

 

If you aren't fussed about multimedia and just want to stay connected on the go, this is certainly one to watch

HSDPA, Wi-Fi, GPS, interface, no sign of Mobile 6.1

No external storage, no 3.5mm jack, prototype we tested was sluggish

Although we weren't able to test every facet of the HTC Diamond (GPS, camera quality) what we saw was very impressive.

May, 2008

Expert review by: Armando Rodriguez (pcadvisor.co.uk)

HTC First review

 

The HTC First has launched in the US, and is set to come to the UK on EE this summer. Here we've reviewed the HTC First and Facebook Home on an AT&T handset in the US. The HTC First is one of the more intriguing Android phones we've had the chance to...

Facebook Home and a low-price make the HTC First the ideal phone for Facebook fans on a budget.

Apr, 2013

Expert review by: Alex Todd (recombu.com)

HTC First Review: In Depth

 

Social butterflies in the UK still have a little wait before they can pluck this handset from the store shelves, but thankfully we've been able to nab a US version of the HTC First aka ‘the Facebook…

Beautiful, simple design ; Great screen ; Unique UI

No removable memory/battery ; Mediocre battery life ; Lacklustre camera

May, 2013

Expert review by: Techworld (techworld.com)

HTC First Facebook phone

 

Facebook Home and a low-price make the HTC First the ideal phone for Facebook fans on a budget.

Apr, 2013

Expert review by: Ross Catanzariti (goodgearguide.com.au)

HTC First Android phone (preview)

 

The HTC First is best described as a mid-range Android phone that comes pre-loaded with Facebook's new Android launcher, Facebook Home

Facebook Home looks attractive ; Minimalist, simple design

No plans for AU launch ; No microSD card slot ; No 4G for Australia

The HTC First is best described as a mid-range Android phone that comes pre-loaded with Facebook's new Android launcher, Facebook Home.

Apr, 2013

Expert review by: Ross Catanzariti (pcworld.idg.com.au)

HTC First Android phone (preview)

 

The HTC First is best described as a mid-range Android phone that comes pre-loaded with Facebook's new Android launcher, Facebook Home

Facebook Home looks attractive ; Minimalist, simple design

No plans for AU launch ; No microSD card slot ; No 4G for Australia

Apr, 2013

Expert review by: GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

HTC First review: The socialite

 

Announced alongside the Facebook Home launcher, the HTC First for AT&T is the first smartphone to feature the social network's Android add-on out of the box. Launching a dedicated "Facebook phone" isn't an unfamiliar affair for HTC - back in 2011, the...

Quad-band GSM and quad-band 3G support ; Tri-band LTE network support ; 4.3" 16M-color Super LCD capacitive touchscreen with HD resolution (720 x 1280 pixels); Gorilla glass ; Unmodified Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean with Facebook Home UI preinstalled ; 1.4...

Only 12GB of available storage and no option to expand ; Battery is not user-replaceable ; Only available on AT&T for the time being ; 5MP camera is not exactly cutting edge these days

There's a lot more to the HTC First than Facebook Home. With solid build quality, minimalist looks, pocket-friendly size, and capable hardware, the handset is arguably the most appealing mid-range Android smartphone at the moment.

Apr, 2013