HTC One Nexus

HTC One vs. Nexus HTC One with Google Experience

Google announced HTC One Nexus (with Google Experience) earlier today. The device will be available for purchase starting June 26th. You will be able to order it from Google Play Store. Price is same as for the original HTC One SIM unlocked version, $599. Both devices, HTC One and HTC One with Google Nexus Experience, look exactly the same. However, there are some differences on the software side of the phone. Here is a comparison chart highlighting the difference between HTC One and Google HTC One with Nexus Experience:

HTC One vs. Google HTC One Nexus Experience

Specs HTC One Google HTC One Nexus Experience
Bootloader unlock Yes Yes
OS Android 4.2.2 with HTC Sense 5 Stock Android 4.2.2
Software updates Periodic software updates issued by HTC Priority updates issued by Google
Availability Available now Available from June 26th, 2013
Price $599 $599


If you love HTC Sense UI, you’d definitely go for HTC One while for those who like the untouched stock Android experience should give HTC One Nexus a go. Google’s version of HTC One has same user interface as found in other Nexus devices. So, anyone switching from a Nexus 4 or any other Nexus device will find it quite familiar and easier to understand. Here’s how the UI looks like on both of the devices:

HTC One (Sense 5 UI):

HTC One with Sense 5 UI

HTC One Nexus UI:

HTC One Nexus

So, which one are you getting?

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