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HTC: A brief history in solid handset designs

0. phoneArena 23 Feb 2013, 10:27 posted on

Now that HTC’s big fat cat is out of the bag, everyone is up in arms over the HTC One’s stunning design, which isn’t too surprising considering that it’s premium in every aspect. Naturally, it shouldn’t surprise many, especially when the Taiwanese company is renowned for designing some of the best looking devices in the last several years – and of course, this latest smartphone is looking likely to be another win for them...

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posted on 23 Feb 2013, 14:09 3

54. RiseAgainst94 (Posts: 281; Member since: 03 Mar 2012)


The design team at Sony, "I say we just make another rectangle."

Nokia: a long history in solid designs.

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 16:46 4

58. Feanor (Posts: 733; Member since: 20 Jun 2012)


The design team at Sony, "I say we make another rectangle and make it look expensive and premium".

Nokia: "Let's also make a rectangle but paint it in basic colours and make it look like Lego".

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 18:39

69. RiseAgainst94 (Posts: 281; Member since: 03 Mar 2012)


Props to you for making a legitimate comeback and in some respects you are correct, but as far as aesthetically appealing I am not so impressed by their companies use of the standard rectangular shape I just feel that Nokia makes some of the most durable products. im personally a fan of curves and smoothness, to each their own.

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 20:55 1

76. vignesh_viggs (Posts: 34; Member since: 15 Jun 2012)


Agreed. Htc One is a model Copied from Sony Xperia P

Source: Naked Eye and Xperia Blog

http://www.xperiablog.net/2013/02/20/the-back-of-the-htc-one-looks-awfully-familiar-to-us/

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 10:35 16

3. XperiaUser (unregistered)


and they end up with a device with a BB Z10 looks like front and Xperia P like back . this "ONE" is so ugly .

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 10:44 8

5. itsjustJOH (Posts: 232; Member since: 18 Oct 2012)


The HTC One: unifying the BlackBerry Z10, the iPhone and the Xperia P in "ONE" phone.

Also comes with their messy, new UI.

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 10:51 6

7. gregariousguy (Posts: 11; Member since: 22 Aug 2012)


yeah and from back they completely copied xperia p's design and just lil bit modified it.

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 11:45 8

19. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 1116; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


Huh, apart from the screen placement it doesn't look nothing like a Z10, and the it looks nothing like a Xperia P except for the camera line. You xperia fanboys are really funny, your washed out with poor contrast and viewing angles screens are always the best. According to GSMArena, the Xperia Z has a contrast of 700, which compared to my almost 1 year old One X which has 1400 is quite poor.

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 12:22 3

27. FireDragon (Posts: 114; Member since: 13 Nov 2009)


See yourself, they ARE a lot look-like on those places. Those small things matters when there are very less space to design. I wouldn't call ONE ugly but it is not original.

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 13:07 4

43. Feanor (Posts: 733; Member since: 20 Jun 2012)


It looks nothing like the Z10 and the P? Can you please try to be a bit more objective?

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 12:57 2

37. lyndon420 (Posts: 4560; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


I'd like to see this in black. You can't ignore what this thing has to offer though. Besides the stereo speakers etc it also can be a universal remote with its IR sensor on the top.

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 10:41 4

4. itsjustJOH (Posts: 232; Member since: 18 Oct 2012)


Not sure if you're actually praising HTC, or mocking them.

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 13:04 1

42. tusshharish (Posts: 342; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)


but i still nokia in design......some htc devices have more screen and no design ......but every piece of nokia is great designed....

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 10:51 15

6. SonyXperiaNexus (Posts: 374; Member since: 01 Oct 2012)


Nokia, Sony and HTC are xtremely good at phone designs. samsung should learn a thing or 2 and apple should make their phones more durable.

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 11:00 13

10. GALAXY-STORM (Posts: 328; Member since: 13 Oct 2012)


And their flagship sells more than all these three combined. Just wish those three could learn a thing or two about marketing.

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 11:17 11

13. XperiaUser (unregistered)


more numbers of sells doesn't mean that they are best in every aspect . Sony,HTC,and NOKIA users are those people who really cares about quality.

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 11:54 2

22. GALAXY-STORM (Posts: 328; Member since: 13 Oct 2012)


Quality didn't guarantee reliability in them. So people opted for one that comes with it.

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 12:15 3

25. wendygarett (unregistered)


What quality? The only quality I found are mostly from Apple and Samsung, they made sturdier product than others and the sales figures prove that

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 13:56

51. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


Oooh unfortunately the HTC and Sony fans will never accept the truth.

posted on 24 Feb 2013, 10:22 2

87. ngo2dd (Posts: 896; Member since: 08 Jul 2011)


Sale don't equal quality. If then Justin beiber is one of the best singer of all time.

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 12:23 1

28. FireDragon (Posts: 114; Member since: 13 Nov 2009)


Motorola too. HTC used to very good and very original. Their last several attempts, not so much to meet their own level of designing.

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 10:54 5

8. gregariousguy (Posts: 11; Member since: 22 Aug 2012)


sony is unrivaled in designs, I think phonearena has forgetten this thing.

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 17:24

60. John.V (Posts: 99; Member since: 27 May 2011)


I suppose it's the US market in general. We honestly missed out the with the early Xperia Win Mo phones...like the X1 & X2. I think the X10 was one of the first great Android phones I remember using from Sony. Then again, I loved many of their old school candybars...like the t68i, W700, and W580.

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 11:02 12

11. Lifengineer (Posts: 44; Member since: 15 Dec 2011)


Although my 2 last smartphones were Samsung (S2 and S3), I will never forget my first which was HD2. It is a living legend! Dated 2009 I gave it to my father and it is currently running Android 4.2.1 while my S3 is running 4.1.2.
By the way, I still love HTC wayyy more than Samsung! I really feel they are innovative while I can't deny the huge resemblance between Galaxy s1 and iphone 3/3s.
I am really looking forward to see what the One delivers!

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 11:32 4

14. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


Wow! That did absolutely nothing. I am not a fan of their designs. I am however a big fan of LG and Sony designs. For some reason the black monolithic minimalist slabs tickle my fancy much more than HTC phones do.

LG made some sexy looking phones. The original Razr flip was nice too.

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 11:35 5

16. XperiaUser (unregistered)


i like lg design too ...my rating ....

SONY
LG
HTC
NOKIA
APPLE
SAMSUNG

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 11:46 15

20. PointMaza (Posts: 60; Member since: 14 Dec 2012)


if this is your rating than you can kiss my ass
LG? Sony? huh!
HTC Makes the best phone designs..

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 11:50 2

21. emadshiny (Posts: 1144; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


agreed about Sony but for me Nokia is second and HTC third.

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 12:41 7

33. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4857; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


HTC has a history of great design & build quality. Sony'sold Erricson phones were busted. Only the new Sony's from mid 2010 to now are decent.

Nokia also has a better history of design & build quality, than Sony.

Are you guys crazy? Does history not count for anything? Sure Sony NOW has alright phones but their history has more crap. Sony has corrected themselves RECENTLY but BOTH HTC & Nokia have been making sexy well build phones for decades.

You Sony fan boys are a wild bunch. lol

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 12:45 6

34. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4857; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


The correct list taking account to all of their history & current devices:

Nokia
HTC
LG
Apple
Samsung
Sony

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