Matt Burns in TechCrunch posits more good words on the HTC One:
Pick one up. Try it. Feel it. The phone is closer to perfect than any other phone previously made.
GDGT’s Peter Rojas:
The One isn’t just the best smartphone HTC has ever made — it can legitimately lay claim to being the best smartphone ever produced by anyone.
The Guardian’s Benedict Evans:
The HTC One might be a collection of lovely bits of hardware, that’s not enough alone.
To topple the iPhone’s dominance or compete against the Galaxy S4, smartphone manufacturers need to make a jump well beyond the market leaders, or cut the price to the bone. There is no other way.