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jazz5993 posted on
Breath of Fresh Air
jazz5993 has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
The HTC One provides a breathe of fesh air compared to other current smartphones. With its all metal body, it feels great in the hand and provides you with a premium feeling that you don't find in most flagship phones. The display is vibrant and the colors pop out, something that can only be fully experienced if you see it in person. The camera is also another great feature as the new HTC Zoe provides you with features that can remove people in the background, catch the perfect picture by correcting anyone who isn't smiling, or combine multiple action shots into one photo. The ultra-pixel camera allows for better pictures all around especially for low-light conditions. HTC Blinkfeed is another great feature that I enjoy. Before, I was not able to keep up to date with current events going on around the world. Now, it is displayed right on my homescreen and it is easy to flip through the different articles to find one that most interests me. Lastly, Boomsound is amazing! It provides you with a stereo experience and the sound is crisp, loud, and clear.Build quality 10/10Reception 10/10Call quality 10/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 9/10Camera 9/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 9/10Text input 10/10Display 10/10Battery 9/10
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matstarr posted on
A look into the One
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Let's start out on the way the device looks. As soon as you open your box you will be absolutely blown away with the sexy look and quality build of the device. Htc has added in HTC Sync Manager with this installed you can very easily have your Messages, Bookmarks, Contacts, photos and more transferred from your old device to the HTC One. The screen is amazingly gorgeous and stunning, the 1080p screen is easily the best screen out there to date (468ppi). Htc has also made Sense which is an interface to the phone lighter than usual BUT still a very useful tool for those who are deep into tech and even those that have trouble using a smartphone. Blink-feed has also been added to this addition of Sense. It is a crafty and elegant News-feed, Social Media and other interests all bundled into a scrollable feed. It saves time and makes finding what you need nice and easy all in one place and always at your fingertips. Another wonderful addition has been the implementation of the second front facing speaker. This device is the loudest device I have ever owned but its quality sound being produced here. If you like listening to music then this is the device for you, not to mention HTC has thrown in a pair of ear buds in the box to enjoy as well. Another key feature added is Zoe. Have you ever tried to take a pic of a moving object such as a baby, pet etc and ended up with a blurry photo???? Well good news those days are long gone with Zoe you can record a 20 second clip and then extract...Build quality 10/10Reception 9/10Call quality 10/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 9/10Camera 9/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 10/10Display 10/10Battery 9/10
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sneakymoose posted on
Excellent Android phone
sneakymoose has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
This is an all around excellent Android phone with some specific stand out features.
** Positives **
BoomSound: The sound coming out of this little device is *unreal*. Truly excellent speakers for such a small package! As far as I know, no other Android devices (or iPhones) come anywhere close. Audio quality while using the phone for regular (non-speakerphone) calls is also excellent.
4G LTE on T-Mobile: This is one of the first devices to support T-Mobile's LTE. It also supports HSPA+ 42Mb/s, so you've got 4G coverage basically all over the United States.
Display: The display on the One is gorgeous. The color reproduction looks pretty good. Some other phones, such as the older HTC One S model, are too "punchy" or saturated. This display looks more realistic, and works decently well outdoors in the sun, also.
Aesthetics: The case on this device feels very nice and solid. The back side is curved which feels really nice in the hand, but you may want to get a case for when you set the phone down on a table to keep the back from getting scratched.
Zoe: It's an optional mode when you're taking pictures. When shooting a Zoe, the camera captures 1 second prior to when you press the shutter, plus 3 seconds following the shutter, for a total of 20 frames plus audio. You can select to save out individual frames (to get the best shots, for instance), and you can combine still images and Zoes into a 30 second film and online photo album called HTC Share.
** Negatives **
One thing...Build quality 10/10Reception 7/10Call quality 10/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 8/10UI speed 9/10Everyday usage 8/10Text input 8/10Display 10/10Battery 7/10
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brother1g posted on
2013 Smartphone of the Year
brother1g has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
After using the HTC One for well over a month, I can say without fear or doubt, “The HTC One is 2013 Smartphone of the year.” The design is breathtaking and unique, you can definitely spot it out of a crowd of phone from both the back and the front. The full metal body scream premium in looks and feel. That 4.7 in 1080p makes everything from texts to games vivid and come to life. Those dual-front facing speakers add clarity, volume and bass to your music, videos, games and even phone calls. The Ultrapixel™ camera is a masterpiece of a camera, from brilliant outdoors shots to marvellous indoor/ low-light shots. Even BlinkFeed™, which I thought I wouldn’t use, is surprising very good at keeping you from using dozen of different apps to check your news and social media as it is presented to you in a very and professional manner. Now finally, the most important thing of any smartphone, Performance; The HTC One neither know nor show any sign of lag, hiccups, struggling, when switching homescreen, opening apps, browsing the web, or playing games. It handle everything you throw at it, like it was nothing at all. The only thing I don’t like about the phone is that the buttons for volume and power are very flush to the devices and it’s hard to tell if you press the button or not. Other things what have been said about I have nothing else to say and I hope you guys enjoy the devices and I if you need more info click the link (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9J1sGfAfc_0)
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- Sound Quality
- Build Quality
- Fast Performance
- Buttons are hard to press sometimes
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AhmadAAziz posted on 18 May 2013, 08:08
HTC One - The Best
AhmadAAziz has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
•HTC manufactured a tremendous smartphone! HTC One is beyond my expectations in terms of build quality!
•Not ONLY it's made of a single metal body, It also has a relatively lightweight, a great feel in the hand and a premium look!
•The curved back was awesome! Couldn't believe it till I held it!
•Boom Sound Front Dual Speakers, Beats Audio and the Noise Cancellation intelligent chip are champions! My voice, and other party voice, are really clear in the noisiest environment (Sometimes I have to make a phone call from a factory’s production yard, with all machinery running, and the in-call sound clarity is awesome). Phone calls now are at their best with HTC One.
•The Silver White HTC One is stunningly goodlooking. All of my friends love it.
•Battery life is better than what I had on my previous HTC phones (HTC OneX/X+), for my same moderate usage pattern. I, now, seldom use the external battery bank to charge my HTC One to make it last through the night.
•Cell phone signal, Mobile Data, WiFi and Bluetooth have no problems whatsoever.
•I get a relatively faster GPS lock on my HTC One, compared to my previous HTC phones, which is amazing.
•HTC One has made a great experience! HTC Sense 5 is truly lighter than previous Sense versions, it’s minimal, but very capable. I never experienced any lag, on my HTC One, switching from app to app.
•I love that I can group all the apps in “Folders”, right in the “App Trey”, I use “Custom” mode to sort my apps and move...Build quality 10/10Reception 10/10Call quality 10/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 9/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 10/10Display 10/10Battery 9/10
- HTC Zoe - Best Gallery
- HTC Boom Sound - Best Music and Video Experience
- HTC Sense 5 / HTC Blink Feed - Best Android experience
- If Battery with more mAh, it would be great. But to keep HTC One thin and sleek, the battery is doing great.
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Hunt3rj2 posted on 18 May 2013, 01:48
The new king of Android.
Hunt3rj2 has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
I'll be honest. At first, leading up to the announcement, I was not expecting the then-rumored M7 to be anything that would blow me away. I assumed it would be a modified version of the One X that launched last year, with a slightly remixed design that incorporated things from the Droid DNA in a respun manner.
I don't think I've ever been that wrong before.
This phone is unlike anything I've ever used. I remember how it used to be that an all-metal phone was impossible. I remember how people used to say that front facing speakers were never happening. I remember how people used to say HTC was finished. With this single phone, HTC has destroyed all those notions in a single fell swoop.
It is only fitting that we begin with the metal unibody. Coming from an HTC 8X, this phone is simply something else. The metal body simply feels incredible in the hand. The razor thin edge leads to this incredibly ergonomic curved back that allows it to easily rest in the hand. Even though the edge is so thin, the grip is reassuring. There's this slight outward curve that means that if you try to pinch your fingers together, the worst that can happen is that it falls into your palm, as opposed to the inward curve of other phones that can send the phone flipping out of the hand. Every single design element seems to be thought out with incredible care. Something like the IR blaster, which is awkwardly placed on the Galaxy S4, is cleverly hidden on the HTC One to appear as if it isn't there at all.
The...Build quality 10/10Reception 10/10Call quality 10/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 9/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 10/10Display 9/10Battery 9/10
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kingkoopa765 posted on 17 May 2013, 16:42
Near perfection from HTC, best yet
kingkoopa765 has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
Being in cell phone sales, I'm pretty picky with phones. I had been watching this phone since February and it lived up to the hype. Nothing feels more quality than the aluminum body and the design of dual front facing speakers. The screen resolution is amazing and makes media experience really nice. I don't care how many pixels the camera is, it takes fantastic shots with great detail and editing options. I can't complain about the software because its customizable, if you don't like sense then root it. If you don't like blinkfeed then use a different launcher (apex is nice and free). If you don't like the battery life use juice defender ultimate. Overall this is the best phone out right now in my opinion.Build quality 10/10Reception 9/10Call quality 10/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 10/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 10/10Display 10/10Battery 9/10
- Build quality
- Dual front speakers
- 4 ultrapixel camera
Steebie posted on 17 May 2013, 16:51
A Full Generation Ahead of the Other Smartphones
Steebie has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
First of all, the build is awesome. If you're geeky, like me, you'll love the fact that this phone is machined out of a solid block of aluminum. It feels great. Absolute lack of creaks like I've had with every plastic phone I've had. Perfectly rigid. I've dropped it (no case) and there was no mark at all. My wife even slid it over salt on a restaurant table and there were no marks at all. Any fear of aluminum scratching easily are unfounded. This is not like the iPhone 5. How did it take so long for someone to figure out a way to make an all metal body? It pays off in the feel and look.
The Boomsound is no gimmick. These speakers are loud and clear. My wife even listens to music on the speakers while washing dishes. They sound that good! Plus, the headphone jack has an independent amp and sounds absolutely great. The only phone that sounds better with music (on the headphone jack) is the HTC 8X. This thing is a music lover's dream...especially if you subscribe to one of those streaming music services.
On the topic of sound, the call quality is amazing! I've never had a clearer call, even on a land line. My mother in law is hard of hearing and this is the first phone that gave her no problems during calls. The noise reduction is so good that my wife can't even tell when I'm driving...even on speakerphone (which is loud enough to use without bluetooth so you don't get a ticket!). There is NO louder phone.
The screen is amazing. If you turn off powersaver mode, it is brighter...Build quality 10/10Reception 9/10Call quality 10/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 10/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 10/10Display 10/10Battery 10/10
- Too many to list
- Boomsound Speakers!
- A little slippery in the hand
jmendenhall posted on 17 May 2013, 11:09
T-Mobile HTC ONE
jmendenhall has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
Don’t let the “not running the latest version of Android” talk fool you, the HTC One is the best all-around smartphone on the market today. It has the features you want (like dual-front speakers, a browser that can run flash, wide- angled cameras and infrared) without feeling jam-packed with gimmicks. By going with 4.1.2, it gave HTC a chance to cut down the errors you find when using GUI’s with Android. I am noticing a considerable drop in app crashes compared to my last phone (The Galaxy Note 2, which is a great phone as well. It’s my second choice right now.)
My two cents on BlinkFeed.
I didn’t think I would use Blinkfeed (I already use Scope), but I am using it way more than I expected. It is great for reading news articles when you are on the go. Currently have it set for Vice, Atlantic and Reuters. I am hoping they add more sources in the future. NPR, Harper’s and National Enquirer would make my next list.Build quality 9/10Reception 8/10Call quality 9/10Internet 9/10Multimedia 9/10Camera 10/10UI speed 9/10Everyday usage 9/10Text input 9/10Display 9/10Battery 9/10
- Camera, Infrared, build
- no multiscreen
- more sources for Blinkfeed
dario2411 posted on 17 May 2013, 10:24
Thank you for bring me back to life with HTC One
dario2411 has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
This is my fourth HTC phone, feel and look of the phone is stunning. The curved back, the front facing speakers "BoomSound", Zoe and BlinkFeed they meet all my daily needs. I am heavy user of my One, i get around 23h battery life. Thank you for bring me back to life with HTC One.
"I think for most android users this is the phone we have been waiting for."
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rayford85 posted on 16 May 2013, 21:55
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The phone is the best I've ever used. The build quality is just so premium. Boomsound is so awesome it makes my nexus 4 sound so bad! Blinkfeed is good if that's your thing. I prefer the traditional homescreen but I still use blinkfeed from time to time. The battery life is just awesome. 7hrs. screen time easy every day for me. Lastly the camera is the best i've ever used. seriously nothing comes close to the quality of pictures that come out of this phone.Build quality 10/10Reception 10/10Call quality 10/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 10/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 10/10Display 10/10Battery 10/10
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sjaywu posted on 16 May 2013, 21:21
Better than the GS4 and iPhone 5. End of Story.
sjaywu has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
The battery life understandably is a bit less than I would like. Taking advantage of the ridiculous hardware and tremendous screen is very draining. Any bit of moderate use will drain it before the day is done. I've pretty much kept power saver on all the time to keep life to a full day with moderate use.Build quality 10/10Reception 9/10Call quality 9/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 9/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 10/10Display 9/10Battery 8/10
- build quality
- speaker volume
- battery life
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PatriotGyrl posted on 16 May 2013, 20:11
Surpasses the hype!
PatriotGyrl has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
After spending just over a month with the HTC One, I have to say that I am highly impressed.
I expected an adjustment period for the new technology that is present on the device such as Blinkfeed, and Zoe; but what I found was an easy transition to full immersion.
The entire Sense UI has an entirely different feel than previous versions, yet somehow maintains a sense of familiarity. HTC made a bold move by deleting one of the standard 3 buttons found on all other Android devices. After a day with the phone, it is second nature to use the 2 button layout.
I wasn't sure I would use Blinkfeed, and now, I can't see how I lived with out it. I love that I am immediately updated on all of my news and social feeds just by hitting the power button.
Call quality on the ONE is outstanding, even in noisy settings. The screen of this phone is so crisp and vivid, this is the one feature that is immediately noticeable when you turn it on.
I love watching videos on it, with the front facing dual surround speakers with BoomSound technology, the experience is fully engaging and bold.
The pictures taken with the 4mp Ultrapixel camera are extremely vivid and detailed. The colors are accurate, and in low light situations, not a detail is missed.
The battery has performed better than my HTC OneX by about 20%. I am averaging about 7-8 hours of moderately heavy usage before getting to about 10 percent battery. I can't complain about that at all. This is a smart phone, it is doing a lot, and I do...Multimedia 10/10Internet 10/10Reception 10/10Call quality 10/10Build quality 10/10Camera 10/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 10/10Display 10/10Battery 9/10
laboyhs posted on 16 May 2013, 17:01
Best phone ever! Can't keep my hands off it!
laboyhs has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
The all metal casing of the one gives a solid, stylish and modern design that feels good in the hand. It is unique and captures everyone's attention in silver. Screen size is perfect for the small hand, and having the screen side to side is an excellent use of space without adding any bulk. It is sleek and thin. Speaking of the HD screen resolution, the screen looks great, brilliant and colors look crisp, even under sunlight. Boomsound speakers are great. In terms of the new features, Blinkfeed is something to get used to, it is a great way to have all the headline updates without entering the web. And I love how I can have my normal custom screen as a home page instead of the Blinkfeed if I want to (I have a picture of my kids as wallpaper), so if anyone does not like the Blinkfeed have the option to just "ignore it". The camera is great, still learning more features about it, but Zoe is a new and great experience. Watching the photos come to life in the album, and having them posted in the Blinkfeed is a way to keep in touch with memories. (And I am a camera power user, as I am always taking pictures of every moment). Love its macros and lowlights. Overall it is the best phone I've owned, comming from the HTC One X which is excellent, and I highly recommend it to everyone!Build quality 10/10Reception 10/10Call quality 10/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 10/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 10/10Display 10/10Battery 9/10
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mechanimal82 posted on 16 May 2013, 05:22
The #HTCOne is THE phone of 2013
mechanimal82 has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
“Inspirational, conceptual, beautiful. The #HTCOne is THE phone of 2013”
HTC really have done a superb job with this phone, I have been running the silver variant for 2 months now and have to say this is one of the finest phones I have used to date. Not only in design, but the Sense UI has been trimmed to give a more fluid feel and less power hungry which shows in the battery usage.
Every aspect of this phone is outstanding and I have never had a phone I've been so happy to use and enjoy. Definitely recommendedBuild quality 10/10Reception 10/10Call quality 10/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 10/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 10/10Display 10/10Battery 9/10
- Great Design
- Great Camera
- IR Blaster
- Good Battery life
- Responsive and fast
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babyboy14622 posted on 14 May 2013, 17:50
babyboy14622 has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
I say that this is the best htc device that I have owned. I don't have anything to say much because I haven't had the time to figure out of what everything does/doesn't do. you should check out the device if you want to know more about it. I recommend this device to any htc user who is wanting a new device.Build quality 10/10Reception 10/10Call quality 10/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 10/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 10/10Display 10/10Battery 10/10
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samsungapple posted on 11 May 2013, 20:19
htc one. disappointment
samsungapple has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
design is perfectly fine. The hardware is just phenominal but sense 5....... not there yet. comparing to the iphone or galaxy, the sense 5 isnt there yet. not laggy but still, feels like something is missing.Build quality 10/10Reception 9/10Call quality 9/10Internet 8/10Multimedia 6/10Camera 9/10UI speed 3/10Everyday usage 3/10Text input 4/10Display 9/10Battery 4/10
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renan_batista2 posted on 11 May 2013, 14:00
renan_batista2 has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
The device its really worth it, camera its the best in the market, in my opnion, Battery is ok, Very smooth. For me its perfect size i really dont get used to 5 inches devices for me 4.7 its the perfect match for me. . Boomsound is the best sound quality you can ever seen. The only thing that i noticed its when i use the Boomsound on Youtube App, somehow the sound starts to be a litlle wheezing, not so much just a little, but when i play some random music or video thru the play music that problem just down show up anymore .. so i dont know why that happens...Overall, the device is really worth it i recomend for anyone who is deciding whether buy GS4 or HTC One. Im pretty happy with this device.Build quality 9/10Reception 10/10Call quality 10/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 10/10UI speed 8/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 8/10Display 10/10Battery 10/10
- Design, hardware, Camera, Size
- External buttons (home, volume and power), Typing not so good as well
hyped1 posted on 11 May 2013, 13:15
I have owned 3 iphones and this is the phone that got me to switch to android!
hyped1 has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
I am quite used to and fsamiliar with iPhone as I WAS an iFan for many years! I also have an Asus Transfoermer Infinity Tablet thus am familiar with android. The design and general specas of this phone intrigued me from day one, I was anxiously anticipating it's release and video / online reviews were making me even more antsy as all of them seemed to confirm my hopes of something sexy, fast, and feature rich. All of my hopes were happily fullfilled as the phone performs better than advertised! The camera IS amazing, the sound is incredible and the screen? Text at even the smallest sizes is still completely legible! I will never go back to iPhone and am glad I switched to the ONE!Build quality 10/10Reception 10/10Call quality 10/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 10/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 9/10Display 10/10Battery 10/10
- beautiful clear screen,
- speed and fluidity of interface
- phone is lagless with apps launching and working flawlesly
- camera is impressive with many cool features
- audio is loud enough to drown out ambient noise and sounds clear and crisp with music as well as video files
- phone build quality and feel in hand
- Sense UI takes longer to get used to than say touchwiz with more actions required to reach phonse settings etc.
dahumbleprof posted on
A PIECE OF §HIT WRAPPED IN ALUMINUM
dahumbleprof has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
Well, having owned this One for about two weeks before hurriedly ditching it and going for the S4 which I now use, I think it's fair enough to say I had a pretty bad time with it those two weeks. This phone just sucks!! It has nothing else going for it except its (even questionable) design and design materials.Build quality 1/10Reception 1/10Call quality 1/10Internet 1/10Multimedia 1/10Camera 1/10UI speed 1/10Everyday usage 1/10Text input 1/10Display 1/10Battery 1/10
- Amazing Full HD experience with the display
- Really pleasant internet browsing
- Incredible quality output audio with BoomSound
- Poorly built housing
- Very mediocre camera
- Poor battery performance
- Slow firmware updates and support
- Boring UI
- Unimpressive call quality
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marcg posted on 10 May 2013, 17:09
Best phone I have owned
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I have had a Galaxy S2, and enjoyed it (once I used a custom ROM). After anticipating the Galaxy S4 for a while, I was a bit surprised when I saw the HTC One announcement. i was amazed at the build, camera and features and made the decision to buy this instead. I am so glad I did. I don't even feel the need to change the ROM or user experience. HTC Sense is working well and smoothly. The camera, build and UI are the best out right now.Build quality 10/10Reception 10/10Call quality 10/10Internet 9/10Multimedia 9/10Camera 10/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 10/10Display 10/10Battery 8/10
- no microSD upgrade
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vasbaev posted on 07 May 2013, 06:13
Single-handedly best mobile phone to date. Period.
vasbaev has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
Having had the HTC One for over a week, I can safely say this is the first Android device to top them all. There is not a single reason to get an iPhone or a Blackberry in favour of this monster. All the classic Android niggles that have always gone against its favour are in the past: beyond extensive catalogue of quality paid and free apps (is definitely on par with the Apple App Store); zero stutter or lag; connectivity beyond reason; unprecedented polished feel of Sense UI and Android; miles higher pixel density, screen size and resolution; cheaper than the iPhone 5 and Blackberry Z10; superior stereo speakers quality (can't overstate this enough); incredible form factor (the most comfortable handset to hold in my opinion); completely fingerprint, scratch and scruff-proof after a week of intensive case-free use and carry.
My advice is to drop whatever phone you have now and get this, it was build to last with HTC switching to a one-flagship-a-year policy. The 4.2 update is within reach (~1 month) and considering the phone is magnificent even without it makes for an incredible solid quality phone. My flatmate's iPhone 5 is dwarfed in every respect including design/looks/feel, speed, battery life and even app availability.Build quality 10/10Reception 10/10Call quality 9/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 9/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 10/10Display 10/10Battery 10/10
- the loudest, most clear smartphone speakers I've ever heard in my life
- 4G LTE
- 32GB Storage
- amazing battery life
- beyond crazy display
- no micro SD expansion (but do you really need more? - get an unlimited data plan and Dropbox)
techguy22 posted on 05 May 2013, 21:10
HTC ONE, THE BEST ANDROID PHONE RIGHT NOW
techguy22 has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
I just got my unlocked HTC ONE for 560. boy, this phone is simply amazing. nothing can beat it. everything about is just amazing. im not sure if we ever going to see another beautiful phone like this in near future. sense is meh but over its awesomeBuild quality 10/10Reception 10/10Call quality 10/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 10/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 10/10Display 10/10Battery 9/10
- amazing build quality
- boomsound, dual speakers make sense
- great features
- 32GB for 579 is awesome
- awesome Display best on the market
- sense is meh
- having 2 buttons take time to get used to
- camera needs some improvement
- no SD card or removeable battery.(coming from an S3
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Allison28 posted on 05 May 2013, 17:00
Best Decision Ever
Allison28 has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
I didnt know if I wanted an HTC One or a Samsung GS4. I am more than happy I purchased an HTC One. I went from the HTC Amaze to the HTC One, there is a major difference but the One makes the Amaze look sick and old. Honestly, I dont see much of a difference between the Amaze's 8mp camera and the One's 4mp camera- its better than I thought it was going to be. Low to no light situations come out fantastic thanks tot he UltraPixels. Screen is huge and bright, sound is exceptional, I was skeptical about the internal storage but its really working out. I put all my apps and music on the phone and I still have around 17gb left. I LOVE that they don't partition the internal storage, everything fits right in under the same space and its easy to keep track of. The only thing that kind of annoys me is that there are no widgets for email or test messages the way there were on the Amaze. But I downloaded AquaMail and fixed all of that (I can live without seeing all the messages on one page). I wish there were more home pages too, the limit is 5. Other than those minor things the One is FANTASTIC!Build quality 10/10Reception 10/10Call quality 10/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 9/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 10/10Display 10/10Battery 9/10
shobhit posted on 04 May 2013, 11:32
shobhit has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
This is a fantaistic phone. Best build quality, snappy Ui,The 1080p screen has amazing colour accuracy and amazing viewing angles. The pictures look painted on the screen.The screen is great, super lcd has the most accurate colors and great viewing angles. a group of people can watch a video on this phone at the same time with ease.Build quality 10/10Reception 10/10Call quality 10/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 10/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 10/10Display 10/10Battery 10/10
- Fast processor
- Build Quality
- Boom Sound