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AT&T HTC First price slashed: get the Facebook phone for a buck

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AT&T HTC First price slashed: get the Facebook phone for a buck
The HTC First is a surprisingly solid device. It might have what seems like mid-range specs including a 720p display and mediocre camera, but the unibody solid construction and the immersive Facebook experience paired with nearly stock Android turns out to be a hugely appealing combination.

And now there is one more thing to that - a lucrative price of $0.99. That’s right, you can get the HTC First for only a buck on AT&T if you are willing to sign a two-year contract.

What’s even better is that the off-contract price of the phone has also fallen from the initial $450 to only $350. That puts it in Nexus 4 territory and the two devices are definitely huge rivals, but right now the HTC First offers the novelty and the Facebook experience that the Nexus 4 don’t have.

Which one would you personally pick - the Nexus 4 or the HTC First? If you like the HTC First more you can take a look at its AT&T page below.

source: AT&T

AT&T HTC First price slashed: get the Facebook phone for a buck

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posted on 08 May 2013, 09:37 2

1. Daftama (Posts: 563; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


You should give us money to use

posted on 08 May 2013, 09:44 4

2. rick2340 (Posts: 21; Member since: 06 Mar 2013)


I guess it wasn't exactly selling like hotcakes.

posted on 08 May 2013, 09:47 9

3. ph0adcbeit (Posts: 15; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


Surprisingly, this is not a bad device at all. Facebook skin or not, it has stock android under the hood, LTE,720p,16gb, and a very comfortable 4.3 inch screen size.

posted on 08 May 2013, 10:01 10

5. roldefol (Posts: 2866; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


Yes, under the skin it's a solid device. But no amount of money is going to wash away the stain of buying The Facebook Phone.

posted on 08 May 2013, 13:16 1

12. Diazene (Posts: 123; Member since: 01 May 2013)


what's the problem with that, just disable the facebook launcher from the settings, and you'll have stock android 4.1.2

the build quality is excellent, so are most of the specs

posted on 08 May 2013, 15:56 2

14. roldefol (Posts: 2866; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


Hey, that's a brilliant idea! I'm gonna go turn off Home on every HTC First at the local AT&T store. They'll thank me.

posted on 08 May 2013, 09:48 2

4. AndiAllDay (Posts: 14; Member since: 11 Apr 2013)


it's a stupid looking creeping phone with someone head looks like its looking at you all the time!

posted on 08 May 2013, 10:17 6

6. BadAssAbe (Posts: 434; Member since: 22 Apr 2011)


nexus4
better, bigger screen
fast updates
quad core
2gb ram
better camera

HTC first
LTE

Nexus 4, all the way

posted on 08 May 2013, 13:31 2

13. Diazene (Posts: 123; Member since: 01 May 2013)


build quality, storage, availability, screen, camera (no the nexus' camera is horrible), size, FFC, battery life, touch responsiveness

all make the HTC first better

posted on 08 May 2013, 10:53 1

7. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6497; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


Not too many people don't want a FB phone even if it's a dollar.

posted on 08 May 2013, 10:58 3

8. imkyle (Posts: 989; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


Stock Android does look sweet on an HTC device.

posted on 08 May 2013, 11:19 2

9. sharks (Posts: 164; Member since: 16 Feb 2013)


This is a no-brainer. Nexus 4 is a way better device than HTC First.

posted on 08 May 2013, 11:39 3

11. roldefol (Posts: 2866; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


Why are they even comparing the two? And who the heck is going to pay full price for the First?

posted on 08 May 2013, 11:30

10. alltechinside (Posts: 240; Member since: 21 Apr 2013)


No surprises here. This just doesn't appeal to the majority of the customers. It is a mid-range phone and the software loses productivity because its social first. It's a problem when it takes longer to access the phone app than accessing facebook.
It's good that Facebook Home can be removed to get the stock android experience but the Nexus 4 is much more appealing (except if you consider LTE).

posted on 08 May 2013, 15:59

15. yougotkilled1 (Posts: 167; Member since: 27 Apr 2011)


nexus 4 all the way. I don't see the HTC first getting updated to the next main android OS once it's announced at google I/O.

posted on 08 May 2013, 16:18

16. roscuthiii (Posts: 1803; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)


I would pick... not the Facebook phone. I'd fire up an old HTC Hero before the Facebook phone.

posted on 09 May 2013, 05:14

17. Raymond_htc (Posts: 430; Member since: 06 Apr 2012)


Well i'll be glad to get the HTC First! The specs are good so are the styling..but what's the push factor? Facebook Home. It's crap. HOW TO DISABLIE IT?

1) go to manage apps settings.
2) Disable Facebook Home. (its just a launcher....)
3)You get STOCK AOSP JELLY BEAN! :D

posted on 09 May 2013, 05:20

18. Raymond_htc (Posts: 430; Member since: 06 Apr 2012)


sorry not disable FaCEBOOk home.. but just clear its default..

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