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HTC One Review

0. phoneArena 14 Mar 2013, 12:02 posted on

The HTC One brings the best out of HTC’s industrial design legacy, clad in a beautiful aluminum body, it brings a 4.7-inch bright and vivid display, an UltraPixel camera and a revolutionary front stereo speaker setup…

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posted on 14 Mar 2013, 12:40 5

29. SleepingOz (unregistered)


Root it!

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 12:24 23

14. THE-ONE (banned) (Posts: 28; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


Htc One
Sony Z
S4
All 3 are great devices.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 12:51 2

34. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3009; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


"Compliment for the 3rd device not valid until tomorrow".

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 14:17 3

65. dynamo.one (Posts: 62; Member since: 14 Feb 2013)


xperia z? that cr*p? please!

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 14:53 4

72. AshishRomea (Posts: 145; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)


XZ is the best , der are more reasons to it !

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 12:25 3

15. cloud_atlas1991 (Posts: 61; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


Slow claps for HTC!

posted on 19 Mar 2013, 06:35

138. allen83 (Posts: 107; Member since: 01 Mar 2012)


ang sama mo naman gusto ko nga ang htc one na yan. I think it deserves a big applause with standing ovation :)

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 12:26 6

17. avin007 (Posts: 139; Member since: 28 Feb 2013)


So finally its been reviewed!!!

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 12:27 7

18. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5589; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


this is a truly great phone, i would probably even consider owning one myself if it came to Verizon. i can't wait to see what the Motorola X has in store for us. HTC or Motorola for 2013!!!

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 12:34 3

25. ghostnexus (Posts: 96; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


I hope the HTC one gets the aws band on Verizon.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 14:59 1

74. a_merryman (Posts: 668; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)


It is definitely between this and the motorola x for me this year, I'll hold out until I see what motorola/google has in store for that device before I make a decision.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 12:27 2

19. smallworld (Posts: 438; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


Commercial flop.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 13:09 2

41. smallworld (Posts: 438; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


Truth hurts.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 12:32 1

23. Musty18591 (Posts: 17; Member since: 11 Jan 2012)


Let's be honest its Design is Perfect ..best looking phone so far in my opinion :) ... ( but the camera .. n HTC's Sense UI ) are really confusing !!! .. not that good for a flagship phone !!!

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 12:34 8

24. OpTiMuS_BlAcK (Posts: 411; Member since: 04 May 2012)


Front Stereo Speakers, Finally HTC makes it an essential~!

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 12:34 8

26. ryq24 (Posts: 486; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


Htc design some of the best looking phones! Too bad they are struggling.

posted on 17 Mar 2013, 12:18

132. taikucing (unregistered)


Because HTC is paying Apple for f****g stupid useless patents of rounded corner, aluminium backcover & bouncing scroll effect!

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 12:40 5

27. timtimity (Posts: 196; Member since: 13 Aug 2012)


I held a dummy version today. Very nice in the hand. Later tonight I've got a tricky decision to make. S4, HTC One or Xperia Z.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 15:29 1

77. SonyFan (Posts: 22; Member since: 22 Jan 2013)


i choosed the Xperia Z...better materials, better camera,water-dust proof, Display,Thin, beautiful, very good front cam, better dev support at xda

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 12:45 7

30. anjel1708 (Posts: 27; Member since: 06 Mar 2013)


I am truly excited. I can't wait to get one. What I really like is all the sammy fans that trash talked this device seeming disappointed with the leaks today about their phone. They will still buy their phone (Which will still be a great phone) and continue to bash this one. In the end I think the HTC is overall going to be a better phone of the two even if they lose in the sells catagory. Which doesn't mean it is a better product no matter what you say. All it means is it is a more popular product. If you are disappointed let go of having to have the S4 and buy the better phone. I believe that is what I am doing.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 12:55

35. REYNER (Posts: 187; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


agree with you at some point but i dont think that the recent leaks will be the s4 maybe thats just the improved version of sIII samsung is known for releasing such improve previous flagship(GS plus,advance, sII plus) but if that turns out to be true i will take HTC One hands down

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 12:59

37. anjel1708 (Posts: 27; Member since: 06 Mar 2013)


True and I agree.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 17:18

86. Slammer (Posts: 1003; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)


I will NOT sacrifice removable battery and expandable memory SD slots for asthetics. Beauty doesn't get the job done.

Evidently, many new HTC fans have discovered something because of beauty. As an HTC user for 9 years, be warned. While the phone may be great to behold, battery life has been the trade off as well as charging ports being broken due to more frequent charging. What will you do when both these items pass away outside of manufacturer's warranty? With no way to get to the battery, you're left with a nice looking brick.

Also, to celebrate on board memory over SD slotted cards, is another mistake for consumers. I have had two phones where the one died completely and one suffered on board memory failure. All info is lost without retrieval. And, why the move to get consumers to pay close to 120 dollars more for an increase in memory, when a larger capacity card is far cheaper.

People need to look at these things. What good is a device if you out grow it before end of contract?

John B.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 14:02 1

61. McLTE (Posts: 691; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


The only gripe I have with the One and it's huge for me.. is lack of removable battery and no SD slot. I just can't buy one without that. :(

if it gets Note2 type battery life, I could forgo the removable battery.. but I hated not having a SD card slot on my Nexus and won't go through that again.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 17:13

85. Taters (Posts: 2917; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


You seem to ignore the fact that there is nothing preventing the GS4 from being better AND more popular. They arent mutually exclusive things. In my honest opinion, the GS3 was not only more popular than the HTC One X, it was also the better phone which is reflected in the 7.8 score for the One X and the 9.3 for the GS4.

I haven't seen anything change here really so far. The GS4 should still have better ergonomics, button placement, software options , battery life, etc.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 12:47

31. viralroshni (Posts: 2; Member since: 01 Dec 2010)


Htc made the awesome smartphones . Things to improve battery & camera. Same for all android phones. Battery charging time is also crucial . Htc one is one of the best device of 2013. But purchasing depends on value of money compare to other phones with same spec. Today all smartphone manufactures are focusing on new features but ignoring core feature improvement . Like call management software , messaging , removable battery or battery case, etc.

Hardware improvement is just a one side of coin. Software side is also crucial.
Customisation should result in productive and quick work.

Htc one success depends on how well they price their product considering local competition of each market.

Quality products also require great marketing in 2daya over competing market ...

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 12:48 4

32. bojan (Posts: 188; Member since: 06 Oct 2012)


HTC one beats them all in best camera quality. iphone 5,BlackBerry Z10, iPhone 5, Lumia 920, and Note II

http://www.zdnet.com/camera-phone-comparison-htc-one-blackberry-z10-iphone-5-lumia-920-and-note-ii_p6-7000012594/#photo

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 12:48 3

33. viralroshni (Posts: 2; Member since: 01 Dec 2010)


Htc made the awesome smartphones . Things to improve battery & camera. Same for all android phones. Battery charging time is also crucial . Htc one is one of the best device of 2013. But purchasing depends on value of money compare to other phones with same spec. Today all smartphone manufactures are focusing on new features but ignoring core feature improvement . Like call management software , messaging , removable battery or battery case, etc.

Hardware improvement is just a one side of coin. Software side is also crucial.
Customisation should result in productive and quick work.

Htc one success depends on how well they price their product considering local competition of each market.

Quality products also require great marketing in 2daya over competing market ...

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 13:07

39. cyko969 (Posts: 49; Member since: 23 Mar 2010)


They need to do VS between HTC One and the Lumia 920 camera. Next phone I get, I want a good camera. I have an upgrade waiting to happen and I'm trying to hold out till Nokia's new hardware arrives to decide which way I should go. I'm still using my HD2 lol.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 13:11 2

43. rickysam (Posts: 44; Member since: 07 Jan 2013)


ha ha ha another nail on xperia z's coffin before the s4

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 13:11 11

44. vladd100 (Posts: 56; Member since: 12 Jul 2012)


finally....i made my decision...htc you won big

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 13:24

45. josephnero (Posts: 305; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)


I knew Ultra pixels would turn out 50% marketing

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 13:46 2

53. scsa852k (Posts: 290; Member since: 16 Oct 2012)


I'm still waiting for the price..
Once the price for this bad boy and Xperia ZL is announced, I'll make my decision.
With Oppo Find 5 as a back-up and cheaper option..

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 13:52 4

57. michealnam (Posts: 3; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


it's no doubt htc recieve an award for this One. undisputably, the One is a top nudge handset of our time.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 13:57 2

59. jphillips63 (Posts: 173; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


Here is some news from HTC they now have a developers edition of the One

http://blog.htc.com/2013/03/htc-one-developer-edition/?NS03

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 14:02 3

62. N-fanboy (Posts: 538; Member since: 12 Jan 2013)


Two words: My Next phone

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 14:52 3

71. amats69 (Posts: 1033; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


i think its 3 words :) my next phone also

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 15:22 1

76. Android4u (Posts: 456; Member since: 16 Aug 2012)


That's four words silly lol...I get what your saying though...count me in too!!!!! Can't wait to pick this beauty up

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 14:08 1

63. .AppleJack (Posts: 20; Member since: 19 Feb 2013)


I think it looks like BB Z10

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 14:17

64. tha.fox (Posts: 100; Member since: 30 Nov 2011)


What is he talking about????? the back button was always on the left! atleast on every phone ive ever had

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 14:22

66. tha.fox (Posts: 100; Member since: 30 Nov 2011)


You can also pinch to zoom on the homescreen to add widgets lol

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 14:33 1

67. joshboss (Posts: 3; Member since: 13 Mar 2013)


HTC made it clear that those white stripes are NOT PLASTIC, but are METAL. Read in the "Design" section, third paragraph, last line. reviews.cnet.com/htc-one/

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 14:38 1

68. henrickrw (Posts: 404; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


Good job HTC. I'm going to buy it just to play a bit & then sell it... But my top pick is the mighty GS4

posted on 15 Mar 2013, 06:29

100. elmersunyc (Posts: 17; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


like the idea of getting both!

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 14:41 1

69. henrickrw (Posts: 404; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


The S3 still scored higher.. 9.3

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 14:51

70. AshishRomea (Posts: 145; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)


and you ve given Xperia Z 8.5 ? proves again the website is bad & biased ! Owns a Z!

posted on 15 Mar 2013, 15:15

108. Andrewtst (Posts: 314; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


Z won't be much higher score than one, it loose every single part except win of water resistant.

Processor older and lower, screen bad viewing angle and can't even match any brand flagship in market.

Speaker was weak and low volume output.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 14:55 3

73. rayman173 (Posts: 61; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)


Exceptional job HTC, once again you've impressed me but you have some tough competition. I'll have to see how this stacks up against the Xperia Z before I make my decision.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 15:16 6

75. feres13 (Posts: 306; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)


Say NO to plastic

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 16:04 3

79. dicemoney (Posts: 57; Member since: 28 Mar 2011)


HTC one have better hardware Samsung have the better software hard choice be I'm leaning to the one because of the speakers and screen

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 16:06 1

80. _PHug_ (Posts: 380; Member since: 11 Oct 2011)


No SD = No Buy

You all can continue lying to yourselves but smartphones are here to simplify life and be the ultimate all-in-one.

Smartphones should add features not take them away

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 16:07 2

81. amats69 (Posts: 1033; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


SIII - 9.3, HTC ONE - 9.1???? Seriously???the One really deserves higher!

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 17:18

87. Taters (Posts: 2917; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


Why would it? The GS3 was brilliant for it's time. Big phone that appears tiny. In fact, it is still smaller than the HTC One and it has a larger screen. The GS3 was super comfortable to use and has no compromises.

This has some poor button placement and is way too big for a 4.7 inch phone. Same size as the Droid DNA. Plus the camera and battery life apparently sucks.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 17:43 1

89. gwuhua1984 (Posts: 1237; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)


I don't understand why you keep saying the camera and battery life sucks. The camera is pretty darn good considering it's only a 4mp. The battery life last through the day, not to mention there was previous report showing video playback lasting a lil more than 8 hours.

posted on 15 Mar 2013, 01:25

95. Taters (Posts: 2917; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


The reviews say it, not me.

posted on 15 Mar 2013, 13:27

106. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5589; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


oh so you're allowed to pick straws with the One but when everybody calls out Samsung for giving us more of the same then we're all being ridiculous? i wouldn't expect the battery life on the SIV to be that grand either btw.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 16:36

84. Joosty (Posts: 26; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


Barely beats the Note II

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 17:20

88. itiswhatitis (Posts: 422; Member since: 23 Jan 2012)


Being honest and truthful I hope that Samsung sells tons of s4 so that HTC reduce the price of 'One'

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 18:46 4

90. ar2730 (Posts: 40; Member since: 24 May 2012)


I'm a sells rep for AT&T, and to me I don't care for a recycled design. So, buh-bye galaxy, and hello HTC One! I will sell the hell out of this device!!!

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 19:57 5

91. tiara6918 (Posts: 1395; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


HTC One!!!This one would be a very successful smartphone. This is the one everybody has been waiting for

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