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HTC Rival to Samsung Galaxy S4 now available from £22 per month

You can get the HTC One, the company’s new top-of-the-range smartphone, from, a subsidiary of Carphone Warehouse, for £22 per month on a two year contract on O2 with an upfront fee of £50 (down from 100), when you enter FBFREEHTC at checkout.

That’s a total cost of ownership of £578 which is only slightly more expensive than the SIM Free version of the HTC One (note that this particular model is likely to be unlocked as well as are most Carphone Warehouse devices). Phones4U sells the HTC One for £490.

The plan on O2 comes with 600 minutes, 750MB data and unlimited texts. Note that also bundles free insurance and gadget support for a year. It is also available on 18-month contract for £36 per month from Orange.

As for the HTC One itself, it was unveiled earlier this year and was the first smartphone to come with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 600 SoC which runs at 1.7GHz. It also has 2GB of RAM, 32GB onboard storage, a 4.7in 1,920 x 1,080 pixels, a 4.1-megapixel camera with Ultrapixel sensor plus Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.

Other notable features include NFC plus a number of HTC-only features like Zoe. You can read the review of the HTC One smartphone here.

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