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Key Features

  • Android v4.1 (Jelly Bean)
  • Performance

  • Display

  • Camera

  • Battery

  • 16 GB,
  • Does not support Indian bands
  • FM Radio

What makes HTC First unique?

  • The thinnest HTC phone with 5 MP camera

Buy For

  • Fast Processor
  • Nice Display
  • 4G LTE
  • NFC
  • Deeply integrated with Facebook

Beware Of

  • No Micro SD Slot

The first Facebook Phone


HTC First possesses a world class S-LCD 3 Capacitive Multi-Touch display of 4.3-inch exhibiting an incredible clarity. Running on Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) OS, this smartphone features a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels along with a pixel density of 341 ppi.


HTC First gets powered with a massively powerful 1.4Ghz Dual-Core Krait Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 Processor coupled with 1GB of LP DDR2 RAM. This superb configuration assures the device to be unbeatable by its competitors.


HTC First boasts a 5MP Rear Camera with BSI Sensor and Full HD video recording features along with a 1.6MP Front Camera with ultra-wide angle for video calling.

Connectivity and Battery

On the connectivity front, HTC First includes 4G LTE, 3G, GPS with A-GPS, Glonass, Bluetooth, WiFi, Micro USB and NFC as its features. It has been fueled with a 2000 mAh battery.


HTC First is totally a social network device which makes update, posts comments and a lot more with a single touch with its Live Facebook Home Stream features. Thus, it is a perfect buying option in today’s scenario when almost everyone stays glued to social networking sites. However, if not very much demanding about Facebook feature, then one may also consider the Samsung Galaxy S3 and Nokia Lumia 920 for such a processor.

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HTC First Specifications


Brand HTC
Model First
Operating System Android v4.1 (Jelly Bean)
SIM Slot(s) Single SIM, GSM
SIM Size SIM1: Micro
Network 4G: Available (doesn't support Indian bands)
3G: Available, 2G: Available


Size Compare
Dimensions 126 (H) x 65 (W) x 8.90 (T) mm
Weight 123.9 grams


Screen Size
4.3 inches (10.92 cm)
Screen Resolution
HD (720 x 1280 pixels)
Pixel Density
342 ppi
Display Type
Touch Screen Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch


Chipset Qualcomm
Dual core, 1.4 GHz, Krait
Adreno 305
1 GB


Internal Memory
16 GB


Main Camera

5 MP Primary Camera
LED Flash
Image Resolution 2592 x 1944 Pixels
Camera Features
Digital Zoom, Face detection, Touch to focus
Video Recording
1920x1080 fps

Front Camera

1.6 MP Front Camera
BSI Sensor
Camera Features Fixed Focus


2000 mAh
Type Li-Polymer
User Replaceable
Up to 14.2 Hours(2G)
Standby Time
Up to 432 Hours(2G)

Network & Connectivity

SIM Size SIM1: Micro
Network Support
4G (doesn't support Indian bands), 3G, 2G
4G Bands:
FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 700(band 28) / 1700(band 4)
3G Bands:
UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz

2G Bands:
GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz



Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11, a/b/g/n
Wi-Fi Features
Mobile Hotspot
with A-GPS, Glonass
USB Connectivity
microUSB 2.0


FM Radio
Audio Jack 3.5 mm

Special Features

Other Sensors
Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope

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12 Expert Reviews for HTC First

Recent Expert Reviews
  • HTC First review: a Facebook phone that's pure Google at heart
    Dieter Bohn
    09 Apr 2013 | theverge

    Because of its small size, the First is a pleasure to hold. It nestles comfortably in one hand in a way that few popular Android phones do these days. More so than the iPhone 5, too, thanks in large part to its rounded edges and corners. It\'s about 0.35 inches thick, which doesn\'t put it into the world of crazy-thin phones, but neither is it chunky. Actually, looking at the physical design of the First, it\'s impossible not to point out straigh...

    Pros: You can use it one-handed Great display Stock Android

    Cons: Camera is sub-par Facebook Home feels unfinished Not super fast

  • HTC First review: The socialite
    GSMArena team
    19 Apr 2013 | gsmarena

    Announced alongside the Facebook Home launcher, the HTC First for AT&T is the first smartphone to feature the social network`s Android add-on out of the box. Launching a dedicated "Facebook phone" isn`t an unfamiliar affair for HTC - back in 2011, the Taiwanese manufacturer released the Salsa and ChaCha duo of entry-level devices. HTC First official photos Facebook Home aside, the HTC First features a spec sheet, mostly taken from last year`s top...

    Verdict: There`s a lot more to the HTC First than Facebook Home. With solid build quality, minimalist looks, pocket-friendly size, and capable hardware, the handset is arguably the most appealing mid-range Android smartphone at the moment. We were most surpri...

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