HTC One Dual Sim Review Part 2: Hardware


This part of the review will cover hardware side of the device. During announce it was stated that this is first HTC High-End Dual Sim device. Before that we have seen only low/mid-end devices with one active GSM module.


Specs of the device:

Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 Quad-Core 1.7 Ghz

4,7 inch Full HD 1080p Display 468 PPI



microSD slot (Supports up to 64 GB cards)

Networks: Simulations support of 2 microSIM


850/900/1800/1900 MhzIMG_4403

850/900/1900/2100 Mhz

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac

Bluetooth 4.0

GPS/Glonass Support

HTC UltraPixel Camera

HTC BoomSound™

Size: 137.4 x 69.3 x 10.4mmIMG_43941

Weight: 156g

So as can be seen from the table above, specs are almost identical to HTC One, only difference in support 2 simcards,microSD support and removable back cover

So lets, compare both devices in terms of the size and weigh.


Size: 137.4 x 68.2 x 9.3mm

Weight: 146g

HTC One Dual Sim

Size: 137.4 x 69.3 x 10.4mm

Weight: 156g

1 2


Unfortunately during this test I haven’t got my own HTC One yet, so there won’t be much photos comparing them. But only these photos will be enough to see that HTC One Dual Sim is slightly thicker and wider. Moreover if you take both devices in your hand you will definitely recognize which device is Dual Sim. Original HTC One is lighter so your feel that device fit in your hand perfectly, while Dual Sim might cause some difficulties because of increased depth. Beside of that devices are almost identical.








Next chapter will cover size of Dual Sim comparatively to other 4.7′ HTC devices.

In this test I took following devices:

HTC One Dual Sim


Size: 137.4 x 69.3 x 10.4mm

Weight: 156g


Size: 134.4 x 69.9 x 8.9mm

Weight: 130g

HTC Titan


Size: 131.5 x 70.7 x 9.9mm

Weight: 160g
It can be clearly seen that HTC One Dual the longest device and if you have tight jeans be ready to face some discomfort using such device 😀






Earlier it was mentioned that device has 2 active sim cards, in Software part I will explain how they are working but now I can mention that both modules are working simultaneous and can receive calls at the same time, but there is hardware limitation:

Sim card Slot 1 can work both WCDMA/GSM modes

Sim card Slot 2 can work only GSM mode

So if you want to use another data plan on other sim card on WCDMA speeds, you have to physically switch sim cards.



This is the end of Hardware review part. We observed the most interesting hardware sides of this device and in next chapter we will cover the most interesting sides of Software. 

Stay tuned! And leave your comments 😉

LlabTooFeR© 2013

You may also like...