We’d urge you to consider the HTC One if you are after a top of the range smartphone in the same vein as the Galaxy S4. True, the Sony Xperia Z is also a worthy alternative but it comes with a slower Qualcomm Snapdragon APQ8064 (and a much lower price tag).
The HTC One is available from Affordable Mobiles on a £35 pay monthly contract without upfront fee (and a total cost of ownership of £840 but with a HTC Media Link device, one that plugs into your TV’s HDMI port and syncs with your phone. It carries an SRP of £80.
The plan, which is on Three, includes 2,000 minutes, 5,000 texts, 5,000 3-to-3 minutes and unlimited data allowance. Three also includes unlimited Skype as well as unlimited tethering plus the ability to use data on your phone in mainland Europe for only £5 a day.
The HTC One comes with a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 SoC clocked at 1.7GHz, a 4.7in Super LCD 3 display with a 1,920 x 1,080 pixel resolution, 2GB of RAM, 32GB onboard storage, a 4-megapixel camera (with sensors that are actually bigger than the competition, 4G/LTE compatibility, HTC Sense 5, Beats Audio technology and two front facing speakers with built-in amplifiers.
Check out our review of the HTC One smartphone here.