Sizing up the HTC One
A few weeks back, we heard from one of our trusted sources that the HTC One (M7) was roughly the same size as the HTC EVO 4G LTE. Since the HTC One is rumored to feature a 4.7-inch display (the same size as the displays on the EVO 4G LTE and the HTC One X), we thought we’d give you an idea of what the latest pictures of the HTC One would look like if there were scaled match up with the One X.
The image above is the most accurate size comparison we could come up with. We pulled images of the HTC One and the HTC One X into Photoshop and resized them so that the heights of the displays matched up perfectly. When resizing the images this way, the size of the HTC One is very close to that of the HTC One X. The HTC One is slightly taller than the One X, but it beats out its older sibling in the width category.
Unfortunately, matching up the HTC One and HTC One X based on screen sizes isn’t a perfect science. When we overlaid the two devices, we noticed that the aspect ratios were slightly different. When the screen sizes are sized to a matching height, the HTC One’s display appears to be wider. This would technically make the display larger than 4.7-inches. The difference is so minute that most people wouldn’t even notice. There are quite a few reasons why HTC would choose a display with a slightly different aspect ratio, but it could be that the display on the leaked render we used of the HTC One was merely stretch a bit too wide by HTC’s graphic designers. We simply don’t know.
Either way, you can rest assured that the HTC One will be nearly the same size as the HTC One X. We think the only difference people will notice is if the HTC One comes in thinner than the 8.9mm HTC One X.