AT&T HTC First price slashed: get the Facebook phone for a buck
0. phoneArena 08 May 2013, 09:30 posted on
The HTC First is a surprisingly solid device. It might have what seems like mid-range specs including a 720p display and mediocre camera…
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2. rick2340 (Posts: 21; Member since: 06 Mar 2013)
I guess it wasn't exactly selling like hotcakes.
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.
5. roldefol (Posts: 4107; 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.
12. Diazene (Posts: 129; 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
14. roldefol (Posts: 4107; 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.
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!
6. BadAssAbe (Posts: 456; Member since: 22 Apr 2011)
better, bigger screen
Nexus 4, all the way
13. Diazene (Posts: 129; 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
7. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)
Not too many people don't want a FB phone even if it's a dollar.
8. imkyle (Posts: 1071; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)
Stock Android does look sweet on an HTC device.
9. sharks (Posts: 233; Member since: 16 Feb 2013)
This is a no-brainer. Nexus 4 is a way better device than HTC First.
11. roldefol (Posts: 4107; 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?
10. alltechinside (Posts: 248; 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).
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.
16. roscuthiii (Posts: 2204; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)
I would pick... not the Facebook phone. I'd fire up an old HTC Hero before the Facebook phone.
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
18. Raymond_htc (Posts: 430; Member since: 06 Apr 2012)
sorry not disable FaCEBOOk home.. but just clear its default..