All you need to know about the HTC One
0. phoneArena 19 Feb 2013, 13:59 posted on
The new HTC flagship has finally reached our shores, and boy what a magnificent sight to see it is! The Taiwanese company has come up with a beautiful aluminum smartphone that will not only wow you with breathtaking appearance but also with the powerful hardware and innovative features it has at its disposal...
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1. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
HTC One is a really good looking phone. I just wish it was available on VZW. Moving to AT&T or Sprint is not an option for me. Been there, done that, and what-not.
Good luck to HTC, though.
8. MikeG77 (Posts: 401; Member since: 24 Nov 2008)
Doug im actually a little concerned about this device coming to Verizon. You know there going to ruin it with obscene amount logos, crappy software and that stupid persistent Wi-Fi notification. I hope im wrong but i have a feeling im right.
10. Jasonhunterx (Posts: 111; Member since: 20 Jul 2011)
Root it and get a case or use disable feature in android
13. MikeG77 (Posts: 401; Member since: 24 Nov 2008)
Yes i am well aware of root but that will take some time to establish, i havent used a case in a few yrs because they make the phone to bulky and they take away from the asthetics and disable is an option. The problem with the app disble is 2 fold...
1. Verizon still bakes these apps into the software which in turn slows down the update process.
2. If the ICS update for the Thunderbolt is any sort of indication then Verizon will find a way to block that option from us.
27. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
For whatever reason VZW has, I suspect the HTC one is not headed to VZW. A shame, but the Magic 8 Ball agrees with the statement - The HTC One is not headed to VZW, right?
Not sure what you are referring to about the Wi-Fi notification, though.
30. MikeG77 (Posts: 401; Member since: 24 Nov 2008)
I think the only way the One will come to Verizon is Verizon can figure out some way to handicap the device. I agree that if they don't get the device it would be a real shame but we'll have to see what happens. In regards to the Wi-Fi notification it was a big issue with the S3 and the Incredible 4G. Verizon even went so far as to remove the Wi-Fi toggle from the notification panel.
33. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
Are you referring to the ability to tether (turn the phone into a Wi-Fi hotspot)? The GS III and Note II have that ability with JB. (Dunno)
P.S.: I don't see the One on VZW. If it was going to be offered, that would have been part of the announcement.
40. Hunt3rj2 (Posts: 396; Member since: 11 Nov 2011)
I heard that Verizon is just delaying their release so HTC did not announce Verizon as a launch partner, but for sure will launch on Verizon.
2. _Bone_ (Posts: 2154; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)
Waiting for the Motorola and Samsung flagship just became painful. Spectacular comeback, HTC, well done!
22. AnTuTu (Posts: 1575; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)
Well we all love HTC and this beast mate.
But people like you will run here and there just to have a look for those flagships devices when Legends (Samsung, Motorola) will bring it in the market. So hold your horses.:)
4. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)
The only thing I like to know why they didnt add A SD CARD micro
6. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4270; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
Because it comes in a 64 GB version. Only the 1% of consumers need more than 64 GB, and no manufacturer is trying to appease the 1%.
19. Slammer (Posts: 1515; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)
On board memory is reliant on nothing happening to the device. Lose the phone to malfunction, equals possibly losing imporant data stored within the on board memory. RAM is different than ROM. I want to make sure I can retain vital info on the card to move to a different device on the fly.
28. darkskoliro (Posts: 1076; Member since: 07 May 2012)
My phone has never broken so...yeah :\ And I always manage to back my stuff up :))
7. drpain (Posts: 85; Member since: 07 Feb 2013)
The only thing you need to know: 2300mah battery. Non-replaceable battery.
Better carry around a charging cord and be near an outlet. Even HTC makes an external 6000mah battery just for this phone so you can recharge every 4 hours.
41. Hunt3rj2 (Posts: 396; Member since: 11 Nov 2011)
You obviously are uninformed and have no idea how battery life works.
Better carry around a charging cord so you can charge it every 48 hours or more...
63. gtrxman (Posts: 122; Member since: 10 Sep 2011)
@ Hun3rj2 48 hours?? You must be joking. 1080 resolution + "Blink" running all the time + giant screen = Maximum 1 day battery life.
73. lager8807 (Posts: 7; Member since: 13 Oct 2012)
i agree 48 i dont think so but the quad core will help with power consumption
9. Jurdiales (Posts: 133; Member since: 10 Oct 2012)
My only concern is: Why it looks familiar to the iPhone 5??? I don't like the iPhone, but, this phone reminds me that phone... :/
11. wizzardtech (Posts: 59; Member since: 12 Mar 2012)
Those were the old days. The processor that its using is 40% better performance and efficient, added with minimalistic htc sense. Battery is more than enough. Cant wait.
12. drWho (Posts: 3; Member since: 19 Feb 2013)
I honestly think it will receive the same lackluster sales as the One. Sammie won the Android war and why take a chance HTC might not be around much longer. Its a nice looking phone though, you cant take that away from them, but I wouldn't buy one because you might not get any updates.
14. Slammer (Posts: 1515; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)
My contract has been up for 8 months. My charging port has been busted for 10. What has kept me going, is swapping batteries(thus one of the most attractive points in removeable batteries). Since I have been a perpetual HTC purchaser for years, I've been holding out patiently in hopes that HTC would've acknowledged my concern for including removeable batteries and expandable SD slots. I would've kindly purchased another fine product by HTC but:
Many calls to them have resulted in them claiming I'm not alone in these thoughts. Yet, as we see today, they have chosen to ignore crucial aspects in mobile technology. HTC seems to think these features are a joke.
I have decided to leave the HTC umbrella and move on. Tomorrow I will be purchasing a different brand. They have always made a solid device. However, excluding the key features has pushed me and judging by their consistant number drop, appearently others to flee. Who's joking now?
Ignore the people that have supported you, and observe the exodus.
15. DaNTRoN (Posts: 135; Member since: 23 Jul 2012)
Slammer, excellently stated. I've been exclusive HTC customer for almost 3 years spanning 3 devices. I will never buy another HTC. That's for sure.
Yay great a cool camera good display. But this phone will be obsolete when key lime pie comes out and its 2014 and the people who bought this are still on jb.
They come out with a " flagship" like 3 times per year and then forget about the people who purchased last months " flagship"
16. Slammer (Posts: 1515; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)
As a consumer advocate, I take my devices seriously. I literally just got off the phone with HTC and explained my position that I'm highly disappointed in this offering. She claims that most people want slimmer phones with longer battery life. So do I, but not at the expense of eliminating these features. From Samsung to Motorola to Palm to HTC and even the iPhone, the charging ports get used daily and are vulerable. She claims I can send back an HTC phone within the warranty and they'll replace it. My bone of contention is when it is NOT under warranty and she said people don't seem to care.
To say the least, I was livid. Tomorrow I will be purchasing the Note.
34. DaNTRoN (Posts: 135; Member since: 23 Jul 2012)
I emailed them about jb on my one s. And they sent me a link to their press release site with a quote from October....
17. som (Posts: 768; Member since: 10 Nov 2009)
Now is a good time for HTC to come back and compete with Galaxy S4 but without the Smart Stay feature people will go to the plasticky S4 but inside no others can match the smoothness.
18. som (Posts: 768; Member since: 10 Nov 2009)
HTC copied iPhone without removable battery and microSD slot is a draw back for people that needed the most.
49. phoenixpr (Posts: 167; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)
HTC One is clearly in front in the design area, However HTC I have a very important question. I buy my phone off contract as most American are doing more and more each day. Going toward prepaid verse contract. I'm sure this HTC One will be around $500 - $700, steep. So how have HTC prepared to insure customer it's an great investment? For example, I paid $675 for my laptop about 2 years ago, just bought a new battery for my laptop, it's like new. I am good to go for many years again. What is HTC prepare or will being doing after a year or 2 when the HTC One just simply needs a new battery so consumers can continue enjoying HTC One? Even after the one years warranty expires, what, how or who do we go to get a new battery installed?
55. Slammer (Posts: 1515; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)
Did you call HTC and explain your concern? I have and was assured by HTC reps that I wasn't alone in my concerns. Yet, Tuesday HTC seemed to ignore these concerns.
Me, my Wife and some friends of ours, have had to resort to extra batteries and desktop chargers over the years in order to nurse our phones through only a few more months of our contracts. The MicroUSB ports have given up after almost two years of connecting and disconnecting. It is normal wear and tear that isn't covered under insurance. For this reason, our love for having removable batteries saves us from having to spend upwards of 100 dollars for insurance claims on a device that is only going to be retired very shortly.
60. phoenixpr (Posts: 167; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)
I did address my concern last year via email many times to HTC. They said they agree with me, yet this new HTC One did the opposite of what I address to them. Basically same thing that made them fail last year to Samsung. I truly believe they think following Apple is going to make them be on top. HTC don't have the sheep following to do this HTC One. The reason people like android over IOS is because the ability of removable battery and micro sd card.
20. Altair (Posts: 367; Member since: 02 Feb 2012)
design = iPhone / xperia / BB 10 rip off
blink feed = Windows Phone rip off
Ultrapixel = Nokia Pureview rip off
All you need to know about copycat HTC
43. jamsatu (Posts: 17; Member since: 20 Feb 2013)
blinkfeed is more to google+ app for android and IOS than boring-not-even-live tiles from wp.
and google+ app is so cool, and.. oh wait.. sorry not available for wp. I understand if you've never seen it
57. 5odead (Posts: 5; Member since: 30 Nov 2012)
The HTC one looks like HTC evo 4g late and one s.
21. PhilTech (Posts: 11; Member since: 16 Jun 2012)
Why haven't they learned their lesson?? They should have released it with 16GB internal, SD slot and removable battery. That would make it a bit cheaper and give us flexibility. I'm sure they would have sold better or at least given Samsung a run for their money if they put SD slot and removable battery on all their phones. Its a fact HTC designs and materials are better than Samsung.
25. Slammer (Posts: 1515; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)
What's worse, is they didn't seem to care that I care. I called them after the release of the EVO LTE and expressed my concern that eliminating these two elements, would lead to descention. They claim I am not alone in these concerns. It appears they ignored these concerns and have seen their numbers drop.
In calling them again tonight to express my displeasure with this device, I was met with no remorse by the Representative.
I thoroughly enjoyed my years as a perpetual HTC consumer. I've been waiting awhile out of contract for this device in hopes for these options. It will hurt that tomorrow I leave their products behind as I purchase another brand.
32. willard12 (Posts: 1513; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)
What is the likelihood that if you call Apple and address these concerns that the iPhone 5s will have an SD card slot and removable battery? Granted, iphone's sales can't be questioned like HTC's. On the same note, HTC notices that iPhone sells without the features. As a fan of the 2 features, it's sad that HTC has gone the way of apple.
52. phoenixpr (Posts: 167; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)
What HTC don't under is they don't have the herd of sheep like Apple does. If Apple puts out crap it will sell because of the volume of sheep Apple has in their staple. Until HTC gets the same amount of sheep like Apple have then the HTC One would sell till then, Dead on arrival like the last one. Samsung will sheep right over this in March. Sorry HTC once again your on the next boat back out to the drawing board.
44. jamsatu (Posts: 17; Member since: 20 Feb 2013)
I don't think it's hard to transfer sd card content to phone's internal memory.
Besides, more internal memory leads to more space for games. I don't think people will be able to bring game's content from their SD card to different phones.
and for the battery, it's not like most people will be nowhere near electricity for more than 15 hours? ofcourse, 2300 mah will do great through a day
50. phoenixpr (Posts: 167; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)
Agree with you 100% PhilTech, HTC once again going to loss money to Samsung. HTC One is clearly in front in the design area, I buy my phone off contract as most American are doing more and more each day. Going toward prepaid verse contract. I'm sure this HTC One will be around $500 - $700, steep. Not sure how HTC have prepared to insure customer it's an great investment? For example, I paid $675 for my laptop about 2 years ago, just bought a new battery for my laptop, it's like new. I am good to go for many years again. What is HTC prepare or will being doing after a year or 2 when the HTC One just simply needs a new battery so consumers can continue enjoying HTC One? Even after the one years warranty expires, what, how or who do we go to get a new battery installed?
23. bparkerson (unregistered)
What about wireless charging? Has anything been mentioned about this feature on the One? With all the noise this device has created today has everyone overlooked this including me? I'd be surprised if no... this is one hell of a phone! Damn you Verizon!
64. gtrxman (Posts: 122; Member since: 10 Sep 2011)
I don't understand all the fuss about wireless charging. You still need a device specific charger that's just another piece of electronic "stuff" laying around. Plus it takes twice as long as traditional charging. Can someone tell me what the upside is, other than being "cool?"
66. bparkerson (unregistered)
Don't mistake my question as contributing to "all the fuss". At the time of my comment I was merely comparing features to features with existing and upcoming devices. Especially since the HTC DNA has it, I was wondering if this feature would be included in the HTC One's extensive portfolio. I use my device more often than not while it is charging. So, until wireless charging can be utilized from a couple of meters away from it's platform, I don't personally have much use for it. However, it's one of those, "rather have it and not need it than need it and not have it" kind of thing. BTW, in the future, try not to insinuate what the person commenting is thinking and take more care on how you interpret those comments. :-)
29. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
I think that BlinkFeed is crap and even worse that there is no way how to turn off that crap...
42. Hunt3rj2 (Posts: 396; Member since: 11 Nov 2011)
It is easily turned off, it's literally just a homescreen page. What are you even reading?
31. andydroid (Posts: 14; Member since: 01 Jun 2012)
looks like an iphone looks like windows phone its an android.
36. Lyngdoh (Posts: 234; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)
Is this an iPhone 5 on the back of the htc One? Just curious to know because the one looks like the back of iPhone 5.
37. AshishRomea (Posts: 145; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)
SONY XPERIA Z FOR ME REASON :
=SNAPDRAGON 600 - SNAPDRAGON S4 PRO (Both are almost same!)
=NOT WATER PROOF - WATER PROOF
=NOT DUST PROOF - DUST PROOF
=NOT SHATTER PROOF - SHATTER PROOF
=ALUMNIUM BUILD - GLASS,ALUMINIUM & METAL COMPOSITE BUILD
=9.3 MM - 7.9 MM THICHNESS
=468PPI - 443PPI PIXEL DENSITY
=4.7" S-LCD 3 - 5" TFT LCD with BRAVIA ENGINE 2 & OPTI CONTRAST PANEL
=2300 MAH - 2370 MAH
=32GB / 64GB - 16GB with SD CARD upto 128GB (on 4.2.2)
=4MP ULTRAPIXEL - 13MP EXMOR RS
=NO SUPERIOR AUTO - SUPERIOR AUTO FROM CYBERSHOT (similar enhancement used in Canon)
=2.0 MP FRONT - 2.2 MP FRONT
=DUAL SPEAKERS - ONE SPEAKER
=BEATS AUDIO - WALKMAN AUDIO
=NO BATTERY LIFE SOFTWARE - BATTERY STAMINA MODE
=NFC (MARKET BASED) - NFC STANDARD
=USES STANDARD HEADSET - USES SUPERIOR WALKMAN HEADSET
=NO NFC COMPATIBLE DEVICES - 6 NFC COMPATIBLE DEVICES
=NO WIRELESS CHARGING - WIRELESS CHARGING
=PLAYSTATION CERT but NO CONTENTS - SONY ENTERTAINMENT NETWORK
45. jamsatu (Posts: 17; Member since: 20 Feb 2013)
both have pluses and minuses. as for me, what available to my country first will be my choice (which is likely to be the Xperia Z)..
but.. i like blinkfeed very much. it's like my dream widget.. camera for The One is not special, but everything else is beautiful
59. rgxVOiD (Posts: 440; Member since: 30 Aug 2012)
blinkfeed is like Timescape but its permanently on the homescreen while timescape is an app
38. Stephan (Posts: 2; Member since: 20 Feb 2013)
Nobody appreciates progress like I ..... very neat. But what kills the deal for me is no removable battery and no micro sd storage. Sorry!
51. phoenixpr (Posts: 167; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)
I agree with you 100% Stephan, that is also a deal breaker for me as well. Once again HTC will lose to Samsung.
39. klawhon (Posts: 2; Member since: 20 Feb 2013)
they are following apple with their integrated battery and non micro sd card slot. no wonder they are at the bottom and are trying to come back up. try a BIGGER removable battery and a micro sd card slot and things might work out for you HTC. other than that, the phone is beautiful.
46. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1635; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)
To all who think its not coming to VZW i have heard something that might cheer you up...HTC are thinking of releasing it to VZW however later this year and maybe with a new name