HTC One, HTC CORP.
The One is a phone that can match Apple's standards of feel and finish.
Plastic and metal are joined together so well that you can't tell by feel where one ends and the other starts.
The 4.7-inch screen is also quite a sight, its 468 pixels per inch among the best.
Two front-facing speakers give you real stereo sound when turned sideways to watch a movie.
HTC's camera has a lower resolution than most.
Promises of better low-light shots from its larger sensors only partly delivered.
Like other Android phone makers, HTC adds confusion by customizing the interface. There are four different "home" screens from which to launch apps, for instance.
The One is worth checking out as an alternative to the Galaxy S4 from Samsung, which also adds complication with its custom features.
- Peter Svensson, AP Technology Writer