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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: 3993; 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: 63; 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: 5711; 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: 749; 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: 488; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


Commercial flop.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 13:09 2

41. smallworld (Posts: 488; 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: 418; 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: 737; 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: 1515; 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: 874; 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 (banned) (Posts: 6474; 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

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