When the HTC One was announced it was rightfully lauded for its aluminium unibody design. However, whilst checking out pictures of the handset rear, we were reminded of another handset we know well – the Xperia P. The Xperia P was arguably the sexiest handset launched by Sony in 2012. The aluminium-clad beauty sat in between the Xperia S and Xperia U in terms of specs and hence was a great all-rounder with a premium feel.
We have put both handsets side-by-side below and there appears to be more than just a close resemblance between handsets. Both feature a tapered design and sectioned in a very familiar fashion. The main difference between the two (apart from the transparent bar of the Xperia P) is the LED flash placement and a boxier design for the Xperia P versus the rounded corners of the HTC One. Could HTC have used the Xperia P as inspiration for the rear design of the HTC One? Let us know what you think in the comments below.
HTC One against the Sony Xperia P