You ever heard that Facebook and HTC were trying to built Facebook Smartphone? This HTC First might be the one they had for. Although it’s not a kind of Facebok Smartphone with Facebook OS or something like that. Instead this HTC First is an Android powered smartphone that is installed with Facebook User Interface called as Facebook Home UI. If you aren’t familiar with this new UI by FB on Android device, the User Manual of HTC First should help you to learn on how to use it.
HTC First comes with 4.3-inch Super LCD Capacitive touchscreen with touch-bar form factory design. The display has pixel density approximately 341 ppi and is equipped with 720p HD resolution (720 x 1280). The size of the body of HTC First is 4.96″ x 2.56″ x 0.35″ (inches dimension: L x W x T) and has 4.37 ounces weight; equals to 126 mm x 64 mm x 8.9 mm and 123.9 grams.
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Because HTC First is a kind of Facebook smartphone that you might not ever use if before, there are at least three sections tutorials that you must read carefully. There are Facebook Home at page 23-25, Facebook Camera at page 26 and 27, and Facebook Messenger for the third on page 28-30.
The other tutorials are ordinary Android tutorial. Such as how you can use data connection of AT&T carrier to connect the internet, using the Wi-Fi for internet connection, learn how to use the HTC First as a router portable Wi-Fi Hotspot, and also connect to the internet by USB tethering.
Special for Hard Reset tutorial, you can go to page 71 of the User Manual of HTC First. Or you can follows the steps below:
Press and hold Volume Down, then press and hold Power ~> 3 Androids appears, release both the Volume Down and Power ~> Select Factory Reset with Volume Down ~> Confirm with Power button ~. Done
If you see a blank page, just Reload your browser.
HTC First for AT&T Specifications
The Android version used on HTC First is Android Jelly Bean version 4.1. Along with this JB OS, the dual-core 1.4GHz Krait processor, the Qualcomm MSM8930 Snapdragon 400 chipset, and Adreno 305 GPU are installed to work as main hardware of HTC First. For the storage, the 16GB built-in memory is quite huge, though there is no microSD external memory slot. The phone has 1GB RAM.
Because the HTC First is specially designed for Facebook with Facebook Home UI, therefore you’ll get many features of Facebook faster than ordinary Android devices by HTC. From HTC First Homescreen you can get the News Feed, make status update, do comments, even make a chat with your friends via Facebook Chat Heads. And there are a lot of more.
On the Quick Start Guide, you can also learn how to user Cover Feed of Facebook Home that can streams recent photos and posts from your Facebook News Feed, learn to use Facebook Messenger, using Facebook Camera, use NFC and Android Beam, Email, and more.
Along with AT&T Carrier, the HTC First supports for GSM network, HSPA and 4G LTE. The details about AT&T frequency supported networks can be read as follows: UMTS/HSPA/HSPA+: 850/1900/2100 MHz; GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz; LTE: 700/1700/2100 MHz. The SIM uses microSIM type.
You can use the phone for photoshot, video recording, or video calling. There are 5 Megapixel camera with F2.0 apperture and 28mm lens attached on the rear side of the phone and 1.6MP camera embedded on the front side. The 5MP camera is able to record Full HD 1080p@30fps video along with video light. Another features alongside with 5MP camera are the LED Flash, geo-tagging, autofocus, touch focus, and smile detection.
HTC First phone’s body casing is designed with 4 colors options: Black, White, Red, and Pale Blue. You can’t change the casing easily, because it’s not designed for replaceable casing. That’s why the battery with Li-Po 2000mAh capacity is also non-removable type. You can use up to 14 hours under talktime usage.
Wi-Fi uses 802.11 a/b/g/n with Wi-Fi hotspot ability. Bluetooth uses version 4.0 with A2DP and supports LE. There are microUSB v2.0 for USB cable and also NFC connectivities.
Table of Contents of HTC First User Manual for AT&T
Setting up your phone
First week with new phone
Photos, videos, and music
Search and web browser
Travel and maps
Google Play Store and other apps
Bluetooth and NFC
Backup and reset
Trademarks and copyrights
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Because the AT&T microSIM card sometime need to be inserted manually, or to be remove it in case you wanna change your number, this is the way you can eject the card holder of the microSIM from HTC Frist and then insert the microSIM to the device.
On the picture above, we also listed the tutorial-image on how you can charge the battery properly on HTC First and also to power on the battery.