All you need to know about the HTC One

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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49. phoenixpr

Posts: 167; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

HTC One is clearly in front in the design area, However HTC I have a very important question. I buy my phone off contract as most American are doing more and more each day. Going toward prepaid verse contract. I'm sure this HTC One will be around $500 - $700, steep. So how have HTC prepared to insure customer it's an great investment? For example, I paid $675 for my laptop about 2 years ago, just bought a new battery for my laptop, it's like new. I am good to go for many years again. What is HTC prepare or will being doing after a year or 2 when the HTC One just simply needs a new battery so consumers can continue enjoying HTC One? Even after the one years warranty expires, what, how or who do we go to get a new battery installed?

55. Slammer

Posts: 1515; Member since: Jun 03, 2010

phoenixpr, Did you call HTC and explain your concern? I have and was assured by HTC reps that I wasn't alone in my concerns. Yet, Tuesday HTC seemed to ignore these concerns. Me, my Wife and some friends of ours, have had to resort to extra batteries and desktop chargers over the years in order to nurse our phones through only a few more months of our contracts. The MicroUSB ports have given up after almost two years of connecting and disconnecting. It is normal wear and tear that isn't covered under insurance. For this reason, our love for having removable batteries saves us from having to spend upwards of 100 dollars for insurance claims on a device that is only going to be retired very shortly.

60. phoenixpr

Posts: 167; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

I did address my concern last year via email many times to HTC. They said they agree with me, yet this new HTC One did the opposite of what I address to them. Basically same thing that made them fail last year to Samsung. I truly believe they think following Apple is going to make them be on top. HTC don't have the sheep following to do this HTC One. The reason people like android over IOS is because the ability of removable battery and micro sd card.

20. Altair

Posts: 367; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

HTC One design = iPhone / xperia / BB 10 rip off blink feed = Windows Phone rip off Ultrapixel = Nokia Pureview rip off All you need to know about copycat HTC

43. jamsatu

Posts: 17; Member since: Feb 20, 2013

blinkfeed is more to google+ app for android and IOS than boring-not-even-live tiles from wp. and google+ app is so cool, and.. oh wait.. sorry not available for wp. I understand if you've never seen it

57. 5odead

Posts: 5; Member since: Nov 30, 2012

The HTC one looks like HTC evo 4g late and one s.

21. PhilTech

Posts: 11; Member since: Jun 16, 2012

Why haven't they learned their lesson?? They should have released it with 16GB internal, SD slot and removable battery. That would make it a bit cheaper and give us flexibility. I'm sure they would have sold better or at least given Samsung a run for their money if they put SD slot and removable battery on all their phones. Its a fact HTC designs and materials are better than Samsung.

25. Slammer

Posts: 1515; Member since: Jun 03, 2010

What's worse, is they didn't seem to care that I care. I called them after the release of the EVO LTE and expressed my concern that eliminating these two elements, would lead to descention. They claim I am not alone in these concerns. It appears they ignored these concerns and have seen their numbers drop. In calling them again tonight to express my displeasure with this device, I was met with no remorse by the Representative. I thoroughly enjoyed my years as a perpetual HTC consumer. I've been waiting awhile out of contract for this device in hopes for these options. It will hurt that tomorrow I leave their products behind as I purchase another brand.

32. willard12 unregistered

What is the likelihood that if you call Apple and address these concerns that the iPhone 5s will have an SD card slot and removable battery? Granted, iphone's sales can't be questioned like HTC's. On the same note, HTC notices that iPhone sells without the features. As a fan of the 2 features, it's sad that HTC has gone the way of apple.

52. phoenixpr

Posts: 167; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

What HTC don't under is they don't have the herd of sheep like Apple does. If Apple puts out crap it will sell because of the volume of sheep Apple has in their staple. Until HTC gets the same amount of sheep like Apple have then the HTC One would sell till then, Dead on arrival like the last one. Samsung will sheep right over this in March. Sorry HTC once again your on the next boat back out to the drawing board.

44. jamsatu

Posts: 17; Member since: Feb 20, 2013

I don't think it's hard to transfer sd card content to phone's internal memory. Besides, more internal memory leads to more space for games. I don't think people will be able to bring game's content from their SD card to different phones. and for the battery, it's not like most people will be nowhere near electricity for more than 15 hours? ofcourse, 2300 mah will do great through a day

50. phoenixpr

Posts: 167; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

Agree with you 100% PhilTech, HTC once again going to loss money to Samsung. HTC One is clearly in front in the design area, I buy my phone off contract as most American are doing more and more each day. Going toward prepaid verse contract. I'm sure this HTC One will be around $500 - $700, steep. Not sure how HTC have prepared to insure customer it's an great investment? For example, I paid $675 for my laptop about 2 years ago, just bought a new battery for my laptop, it's like new. I am good to go for many years again. What is HTC prepare or will being doing after a year or 2 when the HTC One just simply needs a new battery so consumers can continue enjoying HTC One? Even after the one years warranty expires, what, how or who do we go to get a new battery installed?

23. bparkerson unregistered

What about wireless charging? Has anything been mentioned about this feature on the One? With all the noise this device has created today has everyone overlooked this including me? I'd be surprised if no... this is one hell of a phone! Damn you Verizon!

64. gtrxman

Posts: 137; Member since: Sep 10, 2011

I don't understand all the fuss about wireless charging. You still need a device specific charger that's just another piece of electronic "stuff" laying around. Plus it takes twice as long as traditional charging. Can someone tell me what the upside is, other than being "cool?"

66. bparkerson unregistered

Don't mistake my question as contributing to "all the fuss". At the time of my comment I was merely comparing features to features with existing and upcoming devices. Especially since the HTC DNA has it, I was wondering if this feature would be included in the HTC One's extensive portfolio. I use my device more often than not while it is charging. So, until wireless charging can be utilized from a couple of meters away from it's platform, I don't personally have much use for it. However, it's one of those, "rather have it and not need it than need it and not have it" kind of thing. BTW, in the future, try not to insinuate what the person commenting is thinking and take more care on how you interpret those comments. :-)

24. phil2n

Posts: 519; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Still go for Xperia Z

29. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

I think that BlinkFeed is crap and even worse that there is no way how to turn off that crap...

42. Hunt3rj2

Posts: 396; Member since: Nov 11, 2011

It is easily turned off, it's literally just a homescreen page. What are you even reading?

31. andydroid

Posts: 14; Member since: Jun 01, 2012

looks like an iphone looks like windows phone its an android.

35. GMS85

Posts: 216; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

Sony Xperia Z All the way

36. Lyngdoh

Posts: 319; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

Is this an iPhone 5 on the back of the htc One? Just curious to know because the one looks like the back of iPhone 5.

37. AshishRomea

Posts: 145; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

SONY XPERIA Z FOR ME REASON : =SNAPDRAGON 600 - SNAPDRAGON S4 PRO (Both are almost same!) =NOT WATER PROOF - WATER PROOF =NOT DUST PROOF - DUST PROOF =NOT SHATTER PROOF - SHATTER PROOF =ALUMNIUM BUILD - GLASS,ALUMINIUM & METAL COMPOSITE BUILD =9.3 MM - 7.9 MM THICHNESS =468PPI - 443PPI PIXEL DENSITY =4.7" S-LCD 3 - 5" TFT LCD with BRAVIA ENGINE 2 & OPTI CONTRAST PANEL =2300 MAH - 2370 MAH =32GB / 64GB - 16GB with SD CARD upto 128GB (on 4.2.2) =4MP ULTRAPIXEL - 13MP EXMOR RS =NO SUPERIOR AUTO - SUPERIOR AUTO FROM CYBERSHOT (similar enhancement used in Canon) =2.0 MP FRONT - 2.2 MP FRONT =DUAL SPEAKERS - ONE SPEAKER =BEATS AUDIO - WALKMAN AUDIO =NO BATTERY LIFE SOFTWARE - BATTERY STAMINA MODE =NFC (MARKET BASED) - NFC STANDARD =USES STANDARD HEADSET - USES SUPERIOR WALKMAN HEADSET =NO NFC COMPATIBLE DEVICES - 6 NFC COMPATIBLE DEVICES =NO WIRELESS CHARGING - WIRELESS CHARGING =PLAYSTATION CERT but NO CONTENTS - SONY ENTERTAINMENT NETWORK

45. jamsatu

Posts: 17; Member since: Feb 20, 2013

both have pluses and minuses. as for me, what available to my country first will be my choice (which is likely to be the Xperia Z).. but.. i like blinkfeed very much. it's like my dream widget.. camera for The One is not special, but everything else is beautiful

59. rgxVOiD

Posts: 440; Member since: Aug 30, 2012

blinkfeed is like Timescape but its permanently on the homescreen while timescape is an app

38. Stephan

Posts: 2; Member since: Feb 20, 2013

Nobody appreciates progress like I ..... very neat. But what kills the deal for me is no removable battery and no micro sd storage. Sorry!

51. phoenixpr

Posts: 167; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

I agree with you 100% Stephan, that is also a deal breaker for me as well. Once again HTC will lose to Samsung.

39. klawhon

Posts: 2; Member since: Feb 20, 2013

they are following apple with their integrated battery and non micro sd card slot. no wonder they are at the bottom and are trying to come back up. try a BIGGER removable battery and a micro sd card slot and things might work out for you HTC. other than that, the phone is beautiful.

53. phoenixpr

Posts: 167; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

Agree with you klawhon...

46. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

To all who think its not coming to VZW i have heard something that might cheer you up...HTC are thinking of releasing it to VZW however later this year and maybe with a new name

47. Stephan

Posts: 2; Member since: Feb 20, 2013

I applaude HTC for their new device. It's a beauty. I especially like their build quality ..... although the display size is a little big for my preference. I prefer a micro sd external storage because it's convenient in many ways which I won't discuss. However, I do understand that technology has allowed us to store data other ways exterior to the device ...... so that's not a deal breaker. What is the real deal breaker for my concern is ....... no removeable battery. This is a serious over sight for many reasons. It's a shame ...HTC missed the bulls-eye! I really wanted someone else to bring the heat on Samsung!
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