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All you need to know about the HTC One

0. phoneArena posted on 19 Feb 2013, 13:59

The new HTC flagship has finally reached our shores, and boy what a magnificent sight to see it is! The Taiwanese company has come up with a beautiful aluminum smartphone that will not only wow you with breathtaking appearance but also with the powerful hardware and innovative features it has at its disposal...

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posted on 19 Feb 2013, 14:14 10

1. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)

HTC One is a really good looking phone. I just wish it was available on VZW. Moving to AT&T or Sprint is not an option for me. Been there, done that, and what-not.

Good luck to HTC, though.

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 15:34

8. MikeG77 (Posts: 415; Member since: 24 Nov 2008)

Doug im actually a little concerned about this device coming to Verizon. You know there going to ruin it with obscene amount logos, crappy software and that stupid persistent Wi-Fi notification. I hope im wrong but i have a feeling im right.

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 15:54 3

10. Jasonhunterx (Posts: 111; Member since: 20 Jul 2011)

Root it and get a case or use disable feature in android

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 16:28

13. MikeG77 (Posts: 415; Member since: 24 Nov 2008)

Yes i am well aware of root but that will take some time to establish, i havent used a case in a few yrs because they make the phone to bulky and they take away from the asthetics and disable is an option. The problem with the app disble is 2 fold...

1. Verizon still bakes these apps into the software which in turn slows down the update process.

2. If the ICS update for the Thunderbolt is any sort of indication then Verizon will find a way to block that option from us.

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 20:18

27. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)

For whatever reason VZW has, I suspect the HTC one is not headed to VZW. A shame, but the Magic 8 Ball agrees with the statement - The HTC One is not headed to VZW, right?

Not sure what you are referring to about the Wi-Fi notification, though.

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 20:56

30. MikeG77 (Posts: 415; Member since: 24 Nov 2008)

I think the only way the One will come to Verizon is Verizon can figure out some way to handicap the device. I agree that if they don't get the device it would be a real shame but we'll have to see what happens. In regards to the Wi-Fi notification it was a big issue with the S3 and the Incredible 4G. Verizon even went so far as to remove the Wi-Fi toggle from the notification panel.

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 00:08

33. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)

Are you referring to the ability to tether (turn the phone into a Wi-Fi hotspot)? The GS III and Note II have that ability with JB. (Dunno)

P.S.: I don't see the One on VZW. If it was going to be offered, that would have been part of the announcement.

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 19:55

40. Hunt3rj2 (Posts: 396; Member since: 11 Nov 2011)

I heard that Verizon is just delaying their release so HTC did not announce Verizon as a launch partner, but for sure will launch on Verizon.

posted on 22 Feb 2013, 04:30

58. rgxVOiD (Posts: 440; Member since: 30 Aug 2012)


posted on 19 Feb 2013, 14:40 7

2. _Bone_ (Posts: 2155; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)

Waiting for the Motorola and Samsung flagship just became painful. Spectacular comeback, HTC, well done!

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 18:21 2

22. AnTuTu (Posts: 1580; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)

Well we all love HTC and this beast mate.

But people like you will run here and there just to have a look for those flagships devices when Legends (Samsung, Motorola) will bring it in the market. So hold your horses.:)

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 14:44 2

3. fsahin (Posts: 46; Member since: 17 Mar 2012)

Taking my hearth; finaly best smartphone.

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 14:45 2

4. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)

The only thing I like to know why they didnt add A SD CARD micro

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 15:27 3

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

Because it comes in a 64 GB version. Only the 1% of consumers need more than 64 GB, and no manufacturer is trying to appease the 1%.

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 17:31 2

19. Slammer (Posts: 1515; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)

On board memory is reliant on nothing happening to the device. Lose the phone to malfunction, equals possibly losing imporant data stored within the on board memory. RAM is different than ROM. I want to make sure I can retain vital info on the card to move to a different device on the fly.

John B.

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 20:21

28. darkskoliro (Posts: 1090; Member since: 07 May 2012)

My phone has never broken so...yeah :\ And I always manage to back my stuff up :))

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 14:57

5. thunderising (Posts: 232; Member since: 25 Nov 2011)

When is worldwide availability?

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 15:33 1

7. drpain (Posts: 85; Member since: 07 Feb 2013)

The only thing you need to know: 2300mah battery. Non-replaceable battery.

Better carry around a charging cord and be near an outlet. Even HTC makes an external 6000mah battery just for this phone so you can recharge every 4 hours.

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 19:56 1

41. Hunt3rj2 (Posts: 396; Member since: 11 Nov 2011)

You obviously are uninformed and have no idea how battery life works.

Better carry around a charging cord so you can charge it every 48 hours or more...

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 09:48

63. gtrxman (Posts: 130; Member since: 10 Sep 2011)

@ Hun3rj2 48 hours?? You must be joking. 1080 resolution + "Blink" running all the time + giant screen = Maximum 1 day battery life.

posted on 07 Mar 2013, 10:35

73. lager8807 (Posts: 7; Member since: 13 Oct 2012)

i agree 48 i dont think so but the quad core will help with power consumption

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 15:46

9. Jurdiales (Posts: 133; Member since: 10 Oct 2012)

My only concern is: Why it looks familiar to the iPhone 5??? I don't like the iPhone, but, this phone reminds me that phone... :/

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 15:55 2

11. wizzardtech (Posts: 59; Member since: 12 Mar 2012)

Those were the old days. The processor that its using is 40% better performance and efficient, added with minimalistic htc sense. Battery is more than enough. Cant wait.

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 16:18

12. drWho (Posts: 3; Member since: 19 Feb 2013)

I honestly think it will receive the same lackluster sales as the One. Sammie won the Android war and why take a chance HTC might not be around much longer. Its a nice looking phone though, you cant take that away from them, but I wouldn't buy one because you might not get any updates.

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 16:30 1

14. Slammer (Posts: 1515; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)

My contract has been up for 8 months. My charging port has been busted for 10. What has kept me going, is swapping batteries(thus one of the most attractive points in removeable batteries). Since I have been a perpetual HTC purchaser for years, I've been holding out patiently in hopes that HTC would've acknowledged my concern for including removeable batteries and expandable SD slots. I would've kindly purchased another fine product by HTC but:

Many calls to them have resulted in them claiming I'm not alone in these thoughts. Yet, as we see today, they have chosen to ignore crucial aspects in mobile technology. HTC seems to think these features are a joke.

I have decided to leave the HTC umbrella and move on. Tomorrow I will be purchasing a different brand. They have always made a solid device. However, excluding the key features has pushed me and judging by their consistant number drop, appearently others to flee. Who's joking now?

Ignore the people that have supported you, and observe the exodus.

John B.

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 16:42 1

15. DaNTRoN (Posts: 135; Member since: 23 Jul 2012)

Slammer, excellently stated. I've been exclusive HTC customer for almost 3 years spanning 3 devices. I will never buy another HTC. That's for sure.

Yay great a cool camera good display. But this phone will be obsolete when key lime pie comes out and its 2014 and the people who bought this are still on jb.

They come out with a " flagship" like 3 times per year and then forget about the people who purchased last months " flagship"

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 16:59

16. Slammer (Posts: 1515; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)

As a consumer advocate, I take my devices seriously. I literally just got off the phone with HTC and explained my position that I'm highly disappointed in this offering. She claims that most people want slimmer phones with longer battery life. So do I, but not at the expense of eliminating these features. From Samsung to Motorola to Palm to HTC and even the iPhone, the charging ports get used daily and are vulerable. She claims I can send back an HTC phone within the warranty and they'll replace it. My bone of contention is when it is NOT under warranty and she said people don't seem to care.

To say the least, I was livid. Tomorrow I will be purchasing the Note.

John B.

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 00:37

34. DaNTRoN (Posts: 135; Member since: 23 Jul 2012)

I emailed them about jb on my one s. And they sent me a link to their press release site with a quote from October....

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 17:06 1

17. som (Posts: 768; Member since: 10 Nov 2009)

Now is a good time for HTC to come back and compete with Galaxy S4 but without the Smart Stay feature people will go to the plasticky S4 but inside no others can match the smoothness.

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 17:17 3

18. som (Posts: 768; Member since: 10 Nov 2009)

HTC copied iPhone without removable battery and microSD slot is a draw back for people that needed the most.

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