The benefits to choosing a contract phone are numerous, with many handsets coming free to customers willing to sign up for long-term contracts. When looking at the HTC phone deals available, you might first want to consider shopping online. As if you were not already going to be staying right here on the friendly Internet to do your research and find the best deals already, but we just wanted to be sure that you got the best bang for your money.
If you can narrow your handset choices down to three very good phones, then we can take a look at some of the contract options available for them.
Let us take three HTC phones and look at HTC phone deals which accompany them.
Perks of the Contract Phone
First off, you might be eligible for a free handset, especially if you are willing and able to sign up for 24 months of service with one operator. Take the HTC One, for instance. Vodafone offers a free HTC One handset when you sign up for a monthly plan at £29 a month during a 24 month contract with them. This is the kind of plan you can get behind, especially when you consider the unlimited talk time minutes, unlimited text messages and one full GB of data you will have access to. The HTC One is the most powerful of the HTC line-up we will be looking at, and it is certainly a smartphone which makes commuting and communicating a fast and fun experience.
The HTC One
The HTC One is a sleek, all aluminum bodied smartphone which is thinner and faster than most competitor phones. At 137.4 x 68.2 x 9.3 mm, the One is small enough to fit into a back pocket and not leave a noticeable profile. Weighing in at 143 grams, the One does not take up a lot of room and does not make your wallet, purse, or pocket feel like you have a lead balloon inside.
As it is a quad band phone, the HTC One can go to any country and find a GSM network to operate on.
It is an Android phone through and through with a Qualcomm Snapdragon, quad core 1.7 MHz processor and HTC Blind feed, the user experience on the One is as fast as any out there.
HTC One contract deals
Let us say that you want a low monthly tariff and are able to buy the HTC One outright. Talk is offering a contract on the HTC One for as low as £7.50 a month, but at this price you will need to purchase the One yourself for the somewhat steep price of £454.99. At this stunning price, customers will be able to use 150 talk time minutes, send and receive as many text messages as they would like, and use 500 MB of data.
Need a bit more data and a few more minutes on your plan? Three is offering an HTC One handset for only £249.99 when you sign for a 24 month contract at £19 a month. This plan doubles your minutes to 300, gives you 5000 text messages and as much data as you can handle. This HTC phone deal has a nice balance of allowances, especially for the infrequent talker who needs constant access to the web.
If you need even more minutes for business or you just really enjoy talking on the phone, then you can switch to a £17 a month plan with O2. The operator is going to have you paying £579.99 for the handset before giving you unlimited minutes, unlimited text messages, and 1 GB of data to play with each month.
Now, let’s suppose you would like those high allowances but do not want to shell out big bucks for the One. Vodafone offers just such a deal, with unlimited talk time, as many text messages as you care to send and receive, and 1 GB of data each month. For this 24 month contract, customers pay only £29 a month.
The HTC One X
The HTC One X has some give and take with regards to features of the One. The display is the same on the One and One X at 4.7 inches, but pixel density is actually a bit higher on the One, at 468 PPI versus the 312 PPI of the One X.
Then again, do not think the One X is the economy version of this line of HTC phones as it does have twice the megapixels of the One, snapping photos at 8 MP rather than the average photos taken by the 4 MP rear facing camera of the One.
Customers who do not need as much computing power as is available in the One can opt for the One X and still get an impressive 1024 MB of RAM for high speed applications and the power of a Quad core, 1500 MHz processor.
With the One X, you still get the sleek profile of the One, the quad band experience for travelling, and GPS for use with navigation apps when you just cannot find that restaurant or coffee shop.
The HTC One Silver
When looking at the difference between the HTC One Black and One Silver, look mostly at hiding the sweaty oils and fingerprints with the Silver-bodied One than the Black version.
While not much else has changed in terms of internal mechanisms, the different colours do mean different construction processes. This might mean a difference in longevity, but it is not clear as yet which colour has the advantage. What is clear is that the silver shows off more than black Ones, catching eyes more readily with its starkly contrasted black display and white body.
HTC phone deals are available on all three versions of the HTC One, with the mean price being about £30 a month for a decently stocked allowance. Sure, you can opt to spend just £7 a month, but access to the web and talking on the phone will be severely limited.