IMG_6768I recently got the chance to try out the newest HTC One smart phone the M8, courtesy of Verizon Wireless. It is now time to send it back but before I do, here is the scoop on some of the features I enjoyed about the phone.

I am not that tech savvy, so for a list of specifications, sim card sizing, storage information and slew of other tech lingo I do not quite understand you check the HTC website.

As far as the ease, use of the phone and features I liked, here is my take.

Aesthetically: The new HTC One is a sleek looking phone. The rounded edges and brushed nickel finish give it a stylish look. The curved back is slightly slick so if you are a butterfingers like me, I would suggest some kind of rubberized case.

Sound: With front facing speakers on both the top and the bottom of the screen gives this phone excellent sound.

Screen: The large five inch HD display screen is vibrant and is easy to see even in the sunlight. The text is sharp and clear.

Battery: On most days the battery lasted all day. If I found myself out with the battery getting low I could switch to the “Extreme Power Saving Mode” which allows calls and texts to come in but shuts everything else down to save on battery life.

Blink Feed: Keep on top of social media, trending news and more with this home screen news feed. Pick and choose the highlights you want to keep track of and if it ever gets to take up more of your home screen than you like, it can easily be removed.

Camera: This phone has both a front and rear facing camera that produces super sharp images. Additionally there is a “selfie” taking mode as well as a dual capture where you can take a shot of both of the images that are appearing on the rear camera and front facing. There are also plenty of editing and filter options as well to add even more character to your pics.

Sense TV: In just a few short steps, you can pair the HTC one to your TV, cable box and home theater and then use it turn on the television, change channels and adjust volume.

Apps: The HTC One is an Android format so searching the Google play store will get you plenty of cool apps that will work beautifully with this phone.

If you are in the market for a new smart phone, this one will not disappoint.

I wish to thank Verizon Wireless for lending me the phone. I had a blast trying it out!

For information on specs, ordering or pricing visit the Verizon Wireless website.