HTC announced a delay in the One release date for the UK some time ago and now the company’s Android flagship is available to purchase in the region via various retailers and a few carriers. Meanwhile, other parts of the world got its launch pushed back even further and North America and Europe can now expect it next month.
Let’s start with Carphone Warehouse, a retailer with arguably the biggest selection of carriers. Those who want to get themselves a unit from said source will be able to choose from EE, T-Mobile, Vodafone, Three, Orange, O2 and Talkmobile. Plans start at £33 a month on a 2-year agreement with absolutely no down payment and go all the way up to £47 per month for unlimited minutes and texts with 4GB of data.
Phones4u on the other hand, has a more straightforward approach to buying, with only three carriers to choose from. The device is available on Vodafone for the cheapest, but it can also be purchased with a few plans on Orange, while EE has just one scheme at £41 a month. And Dial-a-Phone is offering the handset with contracts as short as 18 months and regular payments as low as £28 on Orange.
Finally in terms of retailers, we have Clove, offering the device SIM-free and without a contract. But it won’t come cheap. Those interested will have to fork over £510 (inclusive of taxes) for either the glacial silver or the stealth black color with 32GB of on-board storage. There is a note on the product page which says that stock of the first silver units has been delayed until April 3 and more stock is expected in the week beginning on April 8, while black units are anticipated to arrive on April 10.
And lastly, the flagship is available to purchase on Three’s website practically for free (£0.10), with plans which start at £34 a month on a 24-month contract. It can also be picked up on a ‘Pay As You Go’ scheme for a total price of £495.
And as GSMArena points out, Amazon UK has HTC One listed for an April 12 release at about £530, while Vodafone’s official site for the region says that the phone is currently out of stock but will have it shipped in three to four weeks. That’s quite a while to wait.