HTC, $746 htc.com/au ★★★★ HTC knows how to make a smartphone statement: with aluminium. The One handset arrives in a premium metal body with no gap between its 4.7-inch screen and its form, and a precisely machined bezel not dissimilar to the iPhone 5. HTC’s new 4G flagship phone debuts many features of its own, however, including two front speakers powered by Beats audio, a photo-heavy, Flipboard- like homescreen called BlinkFeed, a universal infra-red TV controller, an unorthodox camera with many new features and an ‘‘Ultrapixel’’ resolution. Photographic results show crisp focus, great colours and greatly improved lowlight treatment, though cropping and zooming should be kept to a minimum. The 1.7GHz quad-core chip and 2GB RAM keep Android Jelly Bean (4.1.2) steaming along, though users cannot expand its built-in 32 or 64GB memory.