HTC One Smartphone Now Available in 24-Carat Gold

The HTC One smartphone is now available in 24-carat gold.

The device is being offered by Goldgenie for £1895 which is equivalent to $2890.06. Customers can also purchase Rose Gold and Platinum versions of the handset with the former selling for £1995 and the latter for £2095. All of the company's phones are delivered in a customized Goldgenie box, making them a great gift for someone into really "high-end" smartphones.

The company also offers the Samsung Galaxy S4 in Gold and Platinum.

The HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4 pure Android Google Editions are now available for purchase in the Google Play online store.

There are some minor differences with the Android software installed in these two new versions of the devices such as a few UI enhancements, a new camera app interface, a tweaked app drawer design, a new live wallpaper, a new default lock screen clock and a different boot animation.

The regular versions of these smartphones were released earlier this year. The pure Android models were announced shortly after their initial release. So now that both are available for purchase, most consumers are wondering which one is better. Here is a quick comparison of the two pure Google Edition models of the Galaxy S4 and HTC One.

Both the Google Galaxy S4 and HTC One have the same specifications as their original variants. The Galaxy S4 features a 5-inch Super AMOLED display while the HTC One has the same 4.7-inch Super LCD3 screen. The Galaxy S4 has a slight advantage as it comes with Gorilla Glass 3 protection over the Gorilla Glass 2 found on the HTC smartphone. Samsung crafted the Galaxy S4 using plastic for its exterior. The HTC One feature glossy aluminum casing that outclasses the Samsung phone in terms of design.