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HTC One already sold by one AT&T Store

0. phoneArena 12 Apr 2013, 20:54 posted on

Hear about the kid that went into the AT&T Store to check about pre-orders for the HTC One and ended up walking out of the store with the device in his hand; it might not be as funny as the joke about the duck who was sitting at the bar (put it on my bill) and in fact it might just tick off a large number of people who have to wait until next Saturday for their handset...

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posted on 12 Apr 2013, 20:57 26

1. palmguy (Posts: 568; Member since: 22 Mar 2011)


Somebody's gonna get fired :)

posted on 12 Apr 2013, 21:06 8

2. freebee269 (Posts: 539; Member since: 10 Aug 2012)


This guy isn't the only one. There's reports from other people getting theirs also.

posted on 12 Apr 2013, 21:13 15

3. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3109; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


HTC One is by far the most beautiful cell phone ever made. I would be all on board if Verizon was going to offer it and if it had a larger battery.

posted on 12 Apr 2013, 21:25 23

4. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)


It looks good but:
No micro sd
Locked bootloader
Small battery, non removable
Runs very hot
DDR2 ram (The s4 has DDR3)
Snapdragon 600 (The s4 (international) has an exynos 5)
Adreno 320 (The s4 (international) has PowerVR SGX 544MP3, its way more powerful)
gorilla glass 2 (s4 has gorilla glass 3)
Also the s4 is a big.little chip so battery life is expected to be better by a decent amount.

Sorry, its just not worth getting it over the s4 unless you have a fetish for how your phone looks.

posted on 12 Apr 2013, 21:27 32

5. gagdude (Posts: 33; Member since: 18 Mar 2013)


you sound like a total samsung fanboi

posted on 13 Apr 2013, 16:27 3

52. gmracer1 (Posts: 646; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)


He'll be a mad sammy fanboi when he drops his S4 and it shatters--while the One would still be intact with its aluminum body xD

posted on 12 Apr 2013, 21:36 24

8. BiN4RY (Posts: 83; Member since: 22 Jun 2012)


You sound like a typical Samsung fanboy that likes to nitpick and circlejerk about everything that is slightly negative in competing phones.

-Sure it doesn't have microSD support, but it's something that can totally be lived with.
-So what it doesn't come with unlocked bootloader out the box? HTC DEV offers bootloader unlock anyways.
-No, the battery isn't "small". It honestly isn't a big deal to not have a removable battery. How often have you replaced the battery in your current phone anyways?
-No it doesn't run "very hot", stop pulling your own false speculations out of your ass
-DDR2 vs DDR3 in a smartphone? Wow who cares?
-Sure Exynos and its GPU is faster, it's not like you can notice the marginal difference through everyday use anyways. Shall I also mention Exynos = virtually no dev support?
-Gorilla glass 2 vs 3... what's the point of even comparing them? They're more or less the same thing
-Phone size is purely subjective depending on the user.
-"Little chip so battery life is expected to be better" uh what? They're both designed with 28nm lithography

posted on 12 Apr 2013, 22:39 14

15. BadAssAbe (Posts: 456; Member since: 22 Apr 2011)


HDShatter points out (mostly) facts,
You makes excuses

HTC ONE is a good phone but the Samsung S4 is better without a doubt

posted on 12 Apr 2013, 23:00 6

20. Hemlocke (unregistered)


Same BIN4RY from XDA? Your points are spot on, even if you aren't, but if you are, they carry even more weight, given your developer status.

posted on 13 Apr 2013, 00:46 7

27. sniper1087 (Posts: 515; Member since: 31 Dec 2011)


huh? ddr2? It is DDR3 so dont believe him, the rest is not necessary I am getting the 64gb and I see no need for an SD card.

posted on 13 Apr 2013, 02:06 5

30. iushnt (Posts: 1785; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)


Htc one has ddr2

posted on 13 Apr 2013, 02:05 5

29. iushnt (Posts: 1785; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)


The only advantage that htc has is the looks.. But its subjective..

posted on 13 Apr 2013, 16:08 1

51. JEverettnow (Posts: 228; Member since: 11 Mar 2013)


I have had to replace the battery in almost every device I have had. As a cell phone tech I am always ordering batteries for people. Unfortunately the Evo 4g LTE doesn't have a removeable battery and I have seen them go bad a few months after the device has been purchased. That and the screen going out is the biggest issue with those phones. Horrible hardware!

posted on 14 Apr 2013, 20:37

60. ECPirate37 (Posts: 198; Member since: 14 Jul 2011)


I replace my battery at least three times a week. My current battery last about 8 hours, but I'm not always around an outlet, and if I'm working a 14 hour day; I need extra batteries.

Also, I had to buy a replacement battery for my EVO 3D because the factory one wouldn't last longer than 3 hours (even if I wasn't using it) after about 18 months.

posted on 12 Apr 2013, 21:38 12

9. darkkjedii (Posts: 22012; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Dude so what. Maybe it's not worth it to you, but that guy clearly wanted a One not an s4. Go to bed dude

posted on 12 Apr 2013, 21:49

10. babyk (Posts: 312; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


you guys always look for excuses glitches my goodness

posted on 12 Apr 2013, 22:52 6

17. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)


Not a samsung fanboy, the S4 (international) has a micro sd, better support, better battery, cpu, gpu all of which I care most about in a smartphone. If the HTC one had a snapdragon 800, better removeable battery and a micro sd I would probably get it.

HTC benefits? Probably better audo, better speakers, more natural screen, much better material used on the phone, sense is nicer than touch wiz.

posted on 13 Apr 2013, 06:14 3

35. darkkjedii (Posts: 22012; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


But all that means squat, if that's not the device you want man. People want what they want, it called C H O I C E.

posted on 12 Apr 2013, 22:54 5

18. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Micro SD is a feature that isn't taken full advantage of by the mass majority of consumers.

Anyone who actually cares about the bootloader being unlocked would either get the developer edition or unlock it themselves when the key becomes available, otherwise, it's not a point of interest.

It isn't exactly "small," reviews have shown it to be an average performer and well enough to last a day, which is all you need really, considering it's pretty much a habit to charge nightly.

How would you know that? Are you basing it on personal experience with the phone, or just one report that says it?

DDR2 vs DDR3 won't make much of a difference in daily performance. Same for Snapdragon 600 vs Exynos 5; the S4 Pro still runs any task on any device without any lag, what makes you think the Snapdragon 600 would? Daily performance will be negligible because Krait 300 and Adreno 320 are still top performers. The only thing these "advantages" are in is benchmarks, not actual use.

Gorilla Glass 2 is kind of a bummer. Gorilla Glass 3 would have been welcome, but this is anything but a deal breaker.

In theory, yes, but that remains to be seen. Like I said before though, the One will get you through a day so that doesn't matter too much.

Maybe 2 of your points are actually valid, possibly a few more if you are in the minority of the market which uses features that are ignored in the major portion.

posted on 12 Apr 2013, 23:04 4

22. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)


The snapdragon 600 is a glorified s4 pro, I would skip it and wait for tegra 4/snapdragon 800 if you really wanted power.

The benefit of ddr3 ram? Its not extra speed that makes the huge difference, its the fact that ddr3 is more power efficient than ddr2.

The benefit of big.little will be a dominate feature, it uses the a7 for casual gaming, radiom os/ui, idleing etc and using much less power than a15, it should save power by decent amount unless your a heavy gamer.

posted on 13 Apr 2013, 13:51

45. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Why would you want that power though, when the S4 Pro already runs everything we through at it? The only thing you would want the Tegra 4/Snapdragon 800 for is tablets with super high res displays, not phones with 1080p displays.

I'm not sure how much more efficient DDR3 is to DDR2, but I'm sure it's not much. But, like I've stated multiple times, as long as it gets you through the day (which both the One and GS4 do), it doesn't matter.

I'm well aware of how big.Little operates, but whether or not it will have a noticeable difference has yet to be seen. It might give you another full day of battery, it might give you just a few hours, or it just might not change anything at all, we don't know.

posted on 13 Apr 2013, 21:40

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


Its a pretty big difference, on a PC at least. For smartphones I don't see why it would be any different. USB 2 - USB 3 is like laughably different so I assume it is the same here.

posted on 13 Apr 2013, 00:15 3

26. iamkiga (Posts: 1; Member since: 13 Apr 2013)


that sounds like typical marketing people hired by samsung. They attack any other phone makers. There're evidences found on a website called "mobile01" in Taiwan. It was supposed to be just regular internet users, but they are hired by Samsung to make sansung sound so much better. Any negative reviews with samsung will be erased or attacked.
wonder why samsung have more marketing budget than research?

posted on 13 Apr 2013, 02:05 1

28. tiara6918 (Posts: 2065; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


I've heard on tv that the reason why Samsung has spent more on ad than r&d is that they want all those apple fanboys to transfer to them

posted on 13 Apr 2013, 16:34

53. roscuthiii (Posts: 2226; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)


Every company wants a competitor's customers... It's just business as usual.

posted on 13 Apr 2013, 20:34

56. oister85 (Posts: 499; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)


@ tiara6918 isn't that what everybody wants (failure comment)

posted on 13 Apr 2013, 02:16 3

32. amats69 (Posts: 1465; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


You are indeed a pathetic person.. whats with the hate to HTC? Why not just leave and buy the phone you like...oh I get it! You're mad coz you can't accept the fact that the phone you like is as ugly as sh!t....get a life

posted on 13 Apr 2013, 08:39 1

37. KParks23 (Posts: 639; Member since: 13 Oct 2010)


Why the hell are you comparing the us one to the international s4 stop trolling

posted on 13 Apr 2013, 11:05 1

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


You are forgeting a major thing, according to the list of countries that are getting the "international" most countries won't even get it, even the UK which has a huge market only gets the S600, which makes your whole point subjective as you might end up stuck with a S600 S4.

posted on 13 Apr 2013, 20:29

55. oister85 (Posts: 499; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)


@ hdshatter what ddr2 and ddr3 means or what it does?

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