HTC One goes under the knife... and the hammer
0. phoneArena 29 Apr 2013, 02:59 posted on
After the Samsung Galaxy S4 passed through the torture chamber, it's now time for the other spring chicken, the HTC One, to undergo a scratch test. The unibody phone that could went for a scratch with a kitchen knife and we won't spoil the end result for you, but it also got introduced to a hammer, and that made the outcome even more interesting...
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1. chistoefurpuffer (Posts: 140; Member since: 11 Mar 2013)
Good job with the screen of course, but as expected of aluminum devices it of course scrathces more easily than it should. They should of stuck with their polycarbonate, which I must admit was very durable on HTC devices.
11. SherlockHolmes (Posts: 125; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)
I do not keep Fukin Knives with me in the Pocket with the One !!
29. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)
No but you keep coins and keys in your pocket which will scratch it just as much as a knife.
35. SherlockHolmes (Posts: 125; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)
It passed with Flying Colours on testing with Keys !!
Watch the Video and you will understand !!
And ya my Keys do not scratch the phone as mach as knife do !!
I do not know which type of locks you are using !!
37. chocolaking (Posts: 490; Member since: 22 May 2012)
Dude! stop the rumor please!
the coins or keys and my htc one in my pocket didnt' get scratched at all.
You may challenge my comment if you have an htc one in your pocket with keys and coins.
26. akki20892 (Posts: 3744; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)
thank nokia, my old 2010 N8 still young and fresh like a brand new.
4. hawra (Posts: 21; Member since: 29 Apr 2013)
i'm so happy i have the htc one HTC have produced a device which provides an amazing rich experience for the end user.
Sense 5.0 works beautifully on top of Android I feel they have got the balance just right.
I work in the technology sector having over 18 years of industry experience and used almost every phone on the market I can safely say I am thoroughly impressed.
The camera is a breath of fresh air and I like the new approach to quality and not just quantity. The speakers are absolutely mind blowing providing decent bass and treble the dual microphones are brilliant.
The front facing camera works a treat too. The battery life is amazing it last a day and hlaf power management does a very god job of keeping things under control. I am a heavy user a full charge does get me through the day and more wow !
The placement of buttons and ports has been carefully thought of the phone works well in one one hand. There is no point in having a phone which is cumbersome to use and difficult to hold.
The screen s gorgeous providing a fluid scrolling experience wth excellent viewing angles I am impressed with the materials used on the screen they feel smooth to the touch.
9. darkskoliro (Posts: 1037; Member since: 07 May 2012)
Interested to know, who do you work for? :)
16. hawra (Posts: 21; Member since: 29 Apr 2013)
i work for AT&T as a Supervisor at the phone testing department.
17. bojan (Posts: 188; Member since: 06 Oct 2012)
so tell us please is there any phones you guys testing now that we don't know about?
18. hawra (Posts: 21; Member since: 29 Apr 2013)
i can't tell you now i could get fired from my job.
10. tiara6918 (Posts: 1886; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)
Good for you for buying the HTC one. I almost stole the one from the store I was having hands on with it because I don't have money yet. I totally agree with you,the phone is amazing!
14. baller23 (Posts: 23; Member since: 18 Apr 2013)
Looks like you work in the advertisment department for HTC.
15. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 1017; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)
The only company that hires people to advertise their phonesand bash their competitors phones on the Internet is Samsung.
22. AFnerdTP (Posts: 86; Member since: 15 May 2012)
it would seem that your statement is proven wrong here...
19. Slammer (Posts: 1283; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)
After owning HTC phones for 9 years, I would like to follow you for the next 13 months and regularly check up on your experience with the ONE and will look forward to feedback. I recently left HTC as a customer. Experiences with HTC products have known trade offs. I would like to see how HTC holds up under the circumstantial problematic ingredients that I don't believe have been rectified as of yet. Sense is my go to skin. I love the intuitive implementation of the overlay but it has caused issues where having a removable battery skirts issues that arise from the operational technical aspects of it. Hard resets had become minimalistically helpful after the OS coupled with sense failed to solve snafus. Only pulling the battery for total power disconnect, solves these issues.
I would love to return to HTC if knowing that these issues have been resovled. Until then, removable batteries should have been a prerequisite for HTC. As shallow as it sounds, I would have stayed with HTC if they kept battery accessibility in tact.
33. hawra (Posts: 21; Member since: 29 Apr 2013)
i get what you saying slammer. i see big change in htc this year they didn't just make a phone or upgrared a phone they worked hard. they build it from the ground up this time. i can tell you they fixed every know issuse with htc phones in the past they fixed all the issuse thats what impressed me the most.
21. AFnerdTP (Posts: 86; Member since: 15 May 2012)
don't go nuts.. it's just an observation.. but your post doesn't sound like it's coming from..... one of us..... a consumer.
and if you want to praise a particular phone that bad, learn proper grammar - it'd help your credibility.
5. wendygarett (unregistered)
How about this touture test, throw it into the sea and never take it back...
6. tusshharish (Posts: 342; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)
your test should be done for iphone.........
28. amats69 (Posts: 1217; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)
you want torture test eh? how about slap it on your hard face? LOL
8. aayupanday (Posts: 543; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)
For the love of God please don't hammer that beauty like that :(
30. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)
If you are attracted to a phone you may want to get your mental health checked out.
20. Troysyx (Posts: 154; Member since: 30 Jul 2012)
Man, if i had a nickel for every time i took a knife to my phone or hammered the crap out of it.. . .. . .
25. kozza3 (Posts: 586; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)
these tests are so dumb, the only useful part of that whole video is the key test
27. gwuhua1984 (Posts: 1237; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)
My heart ached everytime he scratched the device. It's interesting to see the knife test... but not exactly practical. Key test is the only test that was practical.
31. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)
I wonder how it fairs in a water test, those speaker holes in the front will probably make it an instant failure to any amount of liquid contact.
34. user312 (Posts: 68; Member since: 21 Aug 2012)
Who else cringed when it was hit with the hammer?
40. b1acktiger (Posts: 212; Member since: 19 May 2012)
Try Knife on S4's edges and back and Yeah hammer !! Then only we can justify the videos of S4 vs HTC One hammer test.