HTC First

For those looking to get their hands on a pre-installed Facebook Home experience, the HTC First is what you are looking for. The new HTC handset has already been announced for both EE and AT&T, with the later of these offering the phone for just $99 with contract. For those that would rather go the no-contract route? The phone will set you back $450.

That $450 buys you a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 dual-core powered handset with 1GB of RAM. Other specs for the handset include a 4.3-inch display with a 720p resolution, a 5MP rear cam, 1.6MB front cam, and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean with Facebook Home as the launcher.

While most folks will likely go with a contract plan, there are some of us that just don’t want to be tied down to contract. If that sounds like you, you can always snag the handset off-contract but you might also want to consider the fact that Facebook Home will be heading to Google Play and will work with quite a few handsets without a hitch.

Installing custom launchers requires very little technical skill, and there are quite a few handsets you can buy unlocked for $450 or less that offer more bang for the buck, such as the LG Nexus 4. Still, it’s up to you.

What do you think, interested in the HTC First or not?

Andrew Grush
Andrew is one of the three Managing Editors of Android Authority, primarily responsible for the overseeing of US team of writers, in addition to several other projects such as VR Source and more. He loves tech, gaming, his family, and good conversations with like-minded folks.