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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47. Stephan (Posts: 2; Member since: 20 Feb 2013)
I applaude HTC for their new device. It's a beauty. I especially like their build quality ..... although the display size is a little big for my preference. I prefer a micro sd external storage because it's convenient in many ways which I won't discuss. However, I do understand that technology has allowed us to store data other ways exterior to the device ...... so that's not a deal breaker. What is the real deal breaker for my concern is ....... no removeable battery. This is a serious over sight for many reasons. It's a shame ...HTC missed the bulls-eye! I really wanted someone else to bring the heat on Samsung!
48. phoenixpr (Posts: 157; 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?
56. jamsatu (Posts: 11; Member since: 20 Feb 2013)
so, you don't have any local store to change your phone's battery when the warranty expires?
61. phoenixpr (Posts: 157; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)
That is correct Jamsatu, no store no where to go to change a simple battery if I were to purchase a non removable device. Which I haven't or never would. These non removable device are disposable after the battery get weak and no long work. Then you have to trash a perfectly good phone because no one can simply change the battery. Does that make any sense what so ever to trash a $600 - $700 phone because of battery issue and after warranty expires??????
65. gtrxman (Posts: 101; Member since: 10 Sep 2011)
Looks like a really nice phone. I wish HTC well on this.
One drawback for me is I simply don't get "Blinkfeed". Can you say "Motoblur?" Who needs all that FB, Twitter, Google+, etc. constantly streaming to their home screen, wasting battery and data? It looks to be pervasive on this phone. I'll wait for a full review. If it can't be deactivated, then, for me, it's a deal killer.
68. jamsatu (Posts: 11; Member since: 20 Feb 2013)
Please watch a lot of blinkfeed walkthrough videos on youtube. Blinkfeed is actually a more visualized google reader. Or maybe a newsreader, which integrated with social feed. So, if you don't need the social feed, i bet there is a way to exclude social stuff from the feed, or to set the synchronization interval to achieve best battery life. For me, blinkfeed is a better version of any newsreader that available on the play store. Because htc said it has some agreement with most tech or any news website that i regularly browse, so i will have full content from the site without go to the site itself. I'm sure in someway, it will give benefit the reader and the website. Hope PA will (or maybe already) be listed on blinkfeed. The.best.period.
69. gtrxman (Posts: 101; Member since: 10 Sep 2011)
It depends on what you need. I really have no need for a continuous feed from any website. Pulse newsreader is fine for me - it synchronizes in the cloud and can be accessed from mobile or desktop. To me, HTC is just reaching to provide something different.
67. Akraw (Posts: 14; Member since: 02 Apr 2012)
I have read all the reviews of Xperia z and from that it seems the battery life of xperia z is not good ....so for me xperia z is no more a option....i will go for the HTC one....waiting for its review...
70. murati (Posts: 21; Member since: 29 Apr 2012)
This phone will shoot HTC back to the stars. It has it all, I just love the HTC user interface and now it is even better. I don't care about SD card, don't give a sh... about removable battery (did you realy ever change battery folks?), i don't care about processor and stuff.. I absolutly LOVE the new design and that is about it for me. I use phone for calling, sms, mail, calandar, I take some picture and that is about it. So for me, this phone in hardware is more than enough, eh for me even Nokia 3310 would still be ok but why if you have such a sexxy phone out there :)
71. Savage1701 (Posts: 9; Member since: 19 Jun 2011)
One thing I would appreciate PA making mandatory is noting, in the specs, if the battery is embedded or not.
I always expect that with Apple, but now with HTC and Sony and others doing it, that would be nice to know. I am opposed to most phones with embedded batteries, especially if there is no booster/case accessories for them on the aftermarket. To me, a removable battery is key, unless it is like an iPhone that has a lot of vendors making a lot of accessories such as those booster/case combos.
Smartphones burn through their batteries with any sort of modestly heavy use, and I have yet to have a Li-Ion battery last for a 2-year phone contract.