Gold HTC One

OK, boys and girls. You've marveled over the 24-carat gold-plated HTC One — now it's time for you to win one of your own.  Yes, we're teaming up with Goldgenie to bring this one-of-a-kind Android smartphone (valued at $2,403/£1895) to one lucky Android Central reader.  Here's what Goldgenie founder and CEO Laban Roomes had to say when his company announced the gold phone last week:

"We are delighted to welcome HTC's flagship phone the HTC One to the Goldgenie family. It is an extremely powerful phone with a beautiful interface & is a guaranteed jaw dropper when people see it embellished in Gold."

And now, we're delighted to announce we're working together to give one away. Read on for the full details, and click here to learn more about the 24-carat gold-plated HTC One and Goldgenie's HTC One customization service.

Update July 8: We've closed the comments and will pick a winner shortly. We've got your winner right here, let's all wish him the best!

Now, the fine print:

  • To enter to win this 32-gigabyte, 24-carat gold-plated HTC One, you need to do two things: The first is to follow @goldgenie on Twitter. Maybe tell 'em we say hi, too. 
  • Second: Leave a comment on this post. It's that easy.
  • This one's open to everyone. Have at it!
  • And finally, we'll close down comments at noon EDT on Monday, July 8, 2013, so everyone's got plenty of time to enter.
  • A winner will be picked at random.

Good luck, and thanks to Goldgenie for making one Android Central reader very, very happy.

 

Reader comments

Last chance: Win a 24-carat Gold HTC One from Goldgenie and Android Central!

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That is the ONLY WAY TO IMPROVE a HTC One: cover it in gold... otherwise it is perfect...

Thank you very much for this. You guys are awesome for doing this. Android Central will always be the best Android website out there. And whether I win or not, I really appreciate the content you folks publish. Cheers and hope it continues in the future.

It would be the closest I'd ever get to having a tech equivalent of Bender's $10000 cigar from 300 big ones. I think to truly replicate that you would need gemstones to make it more pointlessly expensive, and then throw it away at the end of the night.

Looking forward to playing around with that One piece of gold. When I win it, don't delay to ship it, please.

I want one of these so badly, but won't the gold plating rub off easier than normal because of how soft gold is?

WOW This would be one very lucky winner! Good luck to everyone... and to me as well lol!

Good luck to everyone who wants to win this thing. Probably the most unique giveaway I've ever entered.

Does it come with its own temple and pedestal; complete with booby traps and a massive boulder that chases you? Better question, can I dress as Indy when I carry this bad boy around?

I love gooooooooooooooooooooooolllllllllllllllllllllddddddddddddddddd

(Goldmember voice)

Since I went to a smart phone I have been an iPhone user, winning this would be one heck of a way to say sayonara too Apple and Hello to Android! @silverhand2003

MY Preciousss!!! Is that thing real gold?? Like golden gold? BLING BLING!! Is that thing real Au gold?!? If i win it i would be the top news for like a month in my village! Maybe i would get elected to be a village president!

Oh man... I would love an HTC One!!! I'd have to put it in an Otterbox case (can't risk scratching that Beauty), and I may never use another phone.

Well this is just the most amazing contest ever. I'd be a proud owner of this HTC ONE.

This is killer! Excellent partnership! Hope I win! I could certainly use this to say the least! Cheers!

I don't know if I'd have it in me to actually use it! That is so cool though. I wouldn't buy one myself though because a smartphone is only good for a couple years AT BEST. Still, this is like the craziest contest I think AC has ever run. And you guys have had some doozies over the years. Thanks for the love guys!

P.S. Congratulations Jerry! I didn't know you weren't on the payroll!

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That would be so awesome to win! I would want this because I've never had a phone made by HTC before and have always wanted to try it out,nexus 4 owner here, it would be a great learning experience.

it'll be a dream come true to win this. HTC one is the best thing that happened this year *hot tears*

Don't hate the player, hate the game. That phone is not for scrubs, scrubs need not apply.

That would be nice to have, of course, winning would make me MORE paranoid about my phone's condition. Didn't know that would be possible!!!

This is AWESOME! I would love to have this phone! Finaly a first good android phone, and an upgrade from galaxy s2 :D

What a great contest and what a beautiful phone! I would love to win, even the display it comes in is amazing looking. I cant wait to get my hands on a phone!

Cha Chinggggggg....... Love the sound of gold, I love the feel of it better though.....

wow thats amazing i hope i will win these stuff i love all htc phones but a gold covered one its really awesome!

Seeing as how I didn't win the lottery last night, I feel I deserve this =) Good luck to all!

I would love to win that gold plated htc one. I really need a phone upgrade but don't have one until December. Help me out android central.

I would love to have the best phone dipped in gold this year. It would be hard to not want to try and sell it though too, given its price.

...and then, Jenkins, when I win, I will melt it down and turn it into golden paperclips! Mwahahahaha!

It's funny - my wife thinks that, should I win this, she'll get to use it. Silly girl....

Very nice I would really love to win this since my one x decided to take a swim in my nephews pool!

Aye why not? Let's hop in on this roller coaster. I might get something.

MOMMY DO YOU SEE ME?

Oh wow a gold version of the HTC!!!!!! this phone is "splendid", i have been trying to find one for girlfriend and this one seems to be THE ONE... okay it was a lame joke... good luck everyone

Beautiful looking device. Would love to have one of these beauties.

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Aww, nice. Although I wouldn't want to take it out of the house I still want one!

omg!! AC you guys are really awesome i am just too happy to follow this site from along time ago..well i have participated in almost every giveaway contest ( never won though :( )..but who knows my luck can change.. well i wish, hope and desperate to win this time and GOLDGENIE you really make these devices from good looking to really stunning and sexy looking..well best of luck to everyone :)

This is an awesome giveaway. Hope I win!
Good luck everyone!

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Hopefully this is the winner comment.

Thanks for the giveaway guys. You always amaze me.

The phone looks gorgeous, thanks for the competition. Hoping for the best! :) Fingers crossed. x

GRAB ALL THE GOLD! Wonder will they release other GOLD phones such as, a Nexus 4?

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I resisted twitter for all these years but I couldn't pass this opportunity. Signed up just for this.

My twitter handle is @RFolhadella.

this would be an awesome gift.
android central's contests are the best (no kiss-assing or anything, really lol)

Gotta have it! It would go great with my gold-plated Timex! Thanks for the opportunity Android Central.

I just want to be that guy that can say he owns a 24 ct gold phone! :D
Pretty awesome to say the least.

Dang!!!!! How can One make the HTC One better? Bling it up! Black & Gold....awesome!! @RozailanR

Oh please, please, please pick me, pick me. I'm stuck with a shattered Droid DNA & all I want is this bee-you-tea-full phone. Oh please, please :-) Thank you in advance... I'm thinking positively & crossing my fingers :-)

Yes please. Pretty, pretty please. Pretty, pretty please, with a cherry on top!

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CHA-CHING!!

I will be one happy guy if I end up winning this. Good luck to everyone else. :)

Every time I see this thing I think of C3PO... Hope I'm not disqualified for saying that... @brendenkeene on twitter

I was thinking about picking up the HTC One, but this seems like a better alternative :)

In my dreams. instead stuck with the recently scrapped HTC ONE S.
Lol. Just hope the winner gets an android update next year.

Just what a grad student needs! This phone will distract people from my lacking haircut, ramen noodle diet, etc. Come on AC, I need this!

Wow, i thought the HTC One couldn't be better... but a Golden HTC One?? AMAZING, i want it sooo bad

I really hope I get this phone! I still have a T-Mobile G1! It's so time for an upgrade and this would be the perfect one!

I am new to Android from Apple (every iPhone except 5) and decided to switch to Samsung galaxy s4 (although the HTC One was my close 2nd) because of all the features, commercials, fans, hype and I can honestly say I am happy leaving apple for a phone that can do everything. I'm thankful to have sites like yours that help a newbie manage his device. This HTC one is sweet and I am not going to lie if I were to win it the S4 may have to go in a drawer.

HTC One in Gold? WOW ... I mean really WOW. Whomever gets this can honestly say they have the best phone in the world.

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