HTC One now available at WIND

Ian Hardy

August 27, 2013 3:01 pm

Right on schedule is WIND Mobile with what might possibly be their best smartphone in their lineup.

The HTC One has arrived in stores across Canada and is available, as expected, for $629 outright or as low as $329 on the WINDTab 40 plan. The HTC One has an all-aluminum build with a 4.7-inch display (1920×1080 resolution), 1.7Ghz quad-core processor, 4MP “UltraPixel” camera that 1080p videos with Zoe Share, BoomSound, BlinkFeed (live home screen), and Beats Audio.

If you’re thinking about picking up the One make sure you have a good read of our  full review here. In addition – enter our current HTC One contest here.

Source WIND Mobile

  • Sukdis Knaatz

    An amazing phone, no doubt, but just a tad too big for me, personally, and the lock button is in such an awkward position.

    I am waiting for the Moto X Google Edition or the Nexus 5 – one of these will be my next phone. An outright purchase, of course.

  • heyman

    Anyone know whether this is bootloader unlockable? I wouldn’t mind using that modaco dual-booting software as I like the pure experience.

    • IJustGotaTan

      HTC provides bootloader unlocking right from their web site. If the device ships with Hboot 1.44, you can use Revone to do it yourself.

    • Henry

      Revone is hit or miss, doesn’t work for me on hboot 1.44. However unlocking bootloader was easy as pie with the HTCdev website. I still haven’t achieved s-off but I am running GE 4.3.

    • IJustGotaTan

      Revone worked for me on the first try. There are 2 versions of Hboot 1.44, the newer June date one closed the hole for Revone.

    • Henry

      It does work for a lot of people, I’m really bummed I couldn’t get it. I’ve even tried the alternate tool Moonshine, still nothing.

    • Henry

      I finally cracked it. I had to be on stock Sense to achieve s-off and flashed my GE rom backup after! So happy that’s finally done

    • detjoe

      Henry, I have the same problem with s-off and revone. hboot 1.44, so that shouldn’t be the problem. Did you relock the bootloader as well, or did you just flash stock sense to s-off? Flashed stock sense via cwm backup but still no luck with revone. Any ideas?

      Cheers

    • Henry

      I just flashed stock sense, ran revone a couple times and it worked. Then flashed back my backup of GE 4.3 rom. Check the date on your hboot 1.44, if it’s May or earlier it should work but if it’s June or after you might be out of luck. Moonshine might work for you but be aware, I think that method wipes your data!

    • detjoe

      Thanks dude! Yeah, it’s dated July. I guess I gotta wait… Back to Revolution HD 4.3… works like a champ with htcdev unlock (S-on).

    • IJustGotaTan

      Do not relock your bootloader!

  • Alex

    Nice to see them getting more of the higher end phones.

  • Matt

    What the hell is an “UltraPixel” camera?

    • IJustGotaTan

      You can read about it here.

      www htc com /www/zoe/

    • Anaron

      FYI, you’re allowed to post links. It’ll just take awhile to show up because a moderator has to approve it. Most of the time, it doesn’t take longer than 30 minutes.

    • Fawoo

      Marketing. It’s just a buzz-term. It’s kind of a way to state to consumers “the pixels are bigger”, but really it’s just as useless as the term “Retina display”.

    • FlageJan1

      incorrect

    • Henry

      Simply put it’s a lens that captures a lot more light. The HTC One is a great all around shooter but zooming in with 4mp doesn’t turn out well.

    • Matt

      Hmm. They really could have made the camera 8MP. I mean, this isn’t 2007.

    • Henry

      I don’t disagree although the claim was that having a bigger pixel size (ultrapixel) conflicted with more MP due to hardware size. Lame maybe but I do have an HTC One and the camera is great.

    • EvanKrosney

      Put physically larger pixels on a sensor without increasing the size of the sensor itself and you end up with a lower megapixel count. If you had a sensor with pixels the size of the One’s with an 8MP resolution, the sensor itself would be twice as large which is extremely difficult to do. Nokia did it on the 808 and the 1020, but there’s a massive camera hump on them for a reason.

    • EvanKrosney

      No, the lens is no different than any other smartphone’s. The difference is the physical size of the pixels on the sensor. Larger pixels can, simply put, collect more light. Think of it this way, put a 5 litre bucket out in the rain for 5 seconds in the rain and it will collect half the amount of water as a 10 litre bucket with double the diameter. In this case, most smartphone cameras would have 8 million 5 litre buckets; an 8 megapixel camera; while the HTC One would have 4 million 10 litre buckets.

    • King kobi

      Absolutely incorrect analogy.

    • EvanKrosney

      Give me a better one then.

  • deltatux

    Which specific model is this, or do all HTC One work on 1700/2100 MHz for HSPA?

    • kevin c

      There are different versions for AT&T vs T-Mobile.
      This has to be the T-Mobile version, meaning AWS band for voice & 3G data, 700 for LTE.

    • deltatux

      Do you know the exact model by any chance? My friend wants to know if her HTC One can work on WIND as well.

    • Nadefrenzy

      The Robellus/AT&T version won’t work with WIND. Only the T-Mobile/Wind variant works.

  • Eric

    I’m guessing this won’t work on Rogers/Bell/Telus, at least on LTE?

    The reason I ask is just in case the Wind coverage is poor in my area and want to switch.

    • Henry

      I believe both models run LTE over AWS but the Wind model won’t pickup 3g (hspa)

    • Eric

      Thanks. Just to clarify, are you saying that this Wind model will work on LTE on Rogers, etc but won’t be able to pick up 3G for those same carriers?

    • Henry

      That is my understanding but it’s hard to confirm. Your wind model would also have to be unlocked because Rogers wouldn’t allow a Wind phone to roam on LTE (right?). I unlocked my HTC for $7 using an ebay code.

    • Eric

      Yeah doesn’t really sound like a great solution either way. I think it would need to be unlocked at the very least. I wish they just made this pentaband and avoid all this hassle. Thanks for the info though.

    • Nadefrenzy

      From what I read on gsmarena, the HTC One with AT&T/T-Mobile both have support for 850/1900/2100 MHz UMTS. Therefore, the Wind/T-mobile variant is pretty much pentaband, but the Robellus/AT&T one isn’t—it doesn’t support AWS UMTS.

  • Max Newton

    Can Wind’s version HTC One can be turned into Google Play Edition? If so, still compatible with AWS band?

    • Elvis Ma

      Yes Flash the phone with the GE rom then flash it with a AWS compatible modem.

  • Anaron

    $329 on WINDtab ($40/month) isn’t bad.

  • Yosemity Sam

    I have a question not sure where to post I have Rogers iPhone 5 wondered if it will work on Wind I heard a wind unlocked phone will work with Rogers not sure it worked the other way around or not or do I have to unlock my Rogers IPhone 5 to work with wind

  • Yosemity Sam

    I have a question not sure where to post I have Rogers iPhone 5 wondered if it will work on Wind I heard a wind unlocked phone will work with Rogers not sure it worked the other way around or not or do I have to unlock my Rogers IPhone 5 to work with wind