HTC One already sold by one AT&T Store

HTC One already sold by one AT&T Store
Is someone else living your dream? You know, the one in which you're walking into an AT&T Store one week before the HTC One is supposed to be officially launched, and having them practically shove the new flagship model right into your hand. Yeah, this happened on Friday to someone who goes by the user name go3go and go he did, to his nearby AT&T Store. He went to check on whether he could still get a pre-order in for a 32GB unit since online it showed that the carrier was out of stock. He was told that the pre-order period was last week and that the HTC One was available today. He ended up walking out of the store with a 32GB silver model of the phone.

Now, perhaps your dream was a little different in that you always ended up with the 64GB model presented to you by Kaley Cuoco as you both walked arm in arm out of the AT&T Store. By the way, AT&T has confirmed that the device is still expected to be launched on April 19th so we're pretty sure that the rogue salesman and the store he works at will get a harshly written reminder that launch dates still apply to everyone.


source: AndroidCentralforum

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  • Display 4.7" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 4 MP / 2.1 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, Quad-core, 1700 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 2300 mAh(18h 3G talk time)

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57 Comments

1. palmguy

Posts: 986; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

Somebody's gonna get fired :)

2. freebee269

Posts: 542; Member since: Aug 10, 2012

This guy isn't the only one. There's reports from other people getting theirs also.

3. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

HTC One is by far the most beautiful cell phone ever made. I would be all on board if Verizon was going to offer it and if it had a larger battery.

4. HDShatter

Posts: 1021; Member since: Jan 17, 2013

It looks good but: No micro sd Locked bootloader Small battery, non removable Runs very hot DDR2 ram (The s4 has DDR3) Snapdragon 600 (The s4 (international) has an exynos 5) Adreno 320 (The s4 (international) has PowerVR SGX 544MP3, its way more powerful) gorilla glass 2 (s4 has gorilla glass 3) Also the s4 is a big.little chip so battery life is expected to be better by a decent amount. Sorry, its just not worth getting it over the s4 unless you have a fetish for how your phone looks.

5. gagdude

Posts: 33; Member since: Mar 18, 2013

you sound like a total samsung fanboi

52. gmracer1

Posts: 646; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

He'll be a mad sammy fanboi when he drops his S4 and it shatters--while the One would still be intact with its aluminum body xD

8. BiN4RY

Posts: 83; Member since: Jun 22, 2012

You sound like a typical Samsung fanboy that likes to nitpick and circlejerk about everything that is slightly negative in competing phones. -Sure it doesn't have microSD support, but it's something that can totally be lived with. -So what it doesn't come with unlocked bootloader out the box? HTC DEV offers bootloader unlock anyways. -No, the battery isn't "small". It honestly isn't a big deal to not have a removable battery. How often have you replaced the battery in your current phone anyways? -No it doesn't run "very hot", stop pulling your own false speculations out of your ass -DDR2 vs DDR3 in a smartphone? Wow who cares? -Sure Exynos and its GPU is faster, it's not like you can notice the marginal difference through everyday use anyways. Shall I also mention Exynos = virtually no dev support? -Gorilla glass 2 vs 3... what's the point of even comparing them? They're more or less the same thing -Phone size is purely subjective depending on the user. -"Little chip so battery life is expected to be better" uh what? They're both designed with 28nm lithography

15. BadAssAbe

Posts: 508; Member since: Apr 22, 2011

HDShatter points out (mostly) facts, You makes excuses HTC ONE is a good phone but the Samsung S4 is better without a doubt

20. Hemlocke unregistered

Same BIN4RY from XDA? Your points are spot on, even if you aren't, but if you are, they carry even more weight, given your developer status.

27. sniper1087

Posts: 537; Member since: Dec 31, 2011

huh? ddr2? It is DDR3 so dont believe him, the rest is not necessary I am getting the 64gb and I see no need for an SD card.

30. iushnt

Posts: 3147; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

Htc one has ddr2

29. iushnt

Posts: 3147; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

The only advantage that htc has is the looks.. But its subjective..

51. JEverettnow

Posts: 228; Member since: Mar 11, 2013

I have had to replace the battery in almost every device I have had. As a cell phone tech I am always ordering batteries for people. Unfortunately the Evo 4g LTE doesn't have a removeable battery and I have seen them go bad a few months after the device has been purchased. That and the screen going out is the biggest issue with those phones. Horrible hardware!

60. ECPirate37

Posts: 347; Member since: Jul 14, 2011

I replace my battery at least three times a week. My current battery last about 8 hours, but I'm not always around an outlet, and if I'm working a 14 hour day; I need extra batteries. Also, I had to buy a replacement battery for my EVO 3D because the factory one wouldn't last longer than 3 hours (even if I wasn't using it) after about 18 months.

9. darkkjedii

Posts: 31538; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Dude so what. Maybe it's not worth it to you, but that guy clearly wanted a One not an s4. Go to bed dude

10. babyk

Posts: 379; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

you guys always look for excuses glitches my goodness

17. HDShatter

Posts: 1021; Member since: Jan 17, 2013

Not a samsung fanboy, the S4 (international) has a micro sd, better support, better battery, cpu, gpu all of which I care most about in a smartphone. If the HTC one had a snapdragon 800, better removeable battery and a micro sd I would probably get it. HTC benefits? Probably better audo, better speakers, more natural screen, much better material used on the phone, sense is nicer than touch wiz.

35. darkkjedii

Posts: 31538; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

But all that means squat, if that's not the device you want man. People want what they want, it called C H O I C E.

18. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Micro SD is a feature that isn't taken full advantage of by the mass majority of consumers. Anyone who actually cares about the bootloader being unlocked would either get the developer edition or unlock it themselves when the key becomes available, otherwise, it's not a point of interest. It isn't exactly "small," reviews have shown it to be an average performer and well enough to last a day, which is all you need really, considering it's pretty much a habit to charge nightly. How would you know that? Are you basing it on personal experience with the phone, or just one report that says it? DDR2 vs DDR3 won't make much of a difference in daily performance. Same for Snapdragon 600 vs Exynos 5; the S4 Pro still runs any task on any device without any lag, what makes you think the Snapdragon 600 would? Daily performance will be negligible because Krait 300 and Adreno 320 are still top performers. The only thing these "advantages" are in is benchmarks, not actual use. Gorilla Glass 2 is kind of a bummer. Gorilla Glass 3 would have been welcome, but this is anything but a deal breaker. In theory, yes, but that remains to be seen. Like I said before though, the One will get you through a day so that doesn't matter too much. Maybe 2 of your points are actually valid, possibly a few more if you are in the minority of the market which uses features that are ignored in the major portion.

22. HDShatter

Posts: 1021; Member since: Jan 17, 2013

The snapdragon 600 is a glorified s4 pro, I would skip it and wait for tegra 4/snapdragon 800 if you really wanted power. The benefit of ddr3 ram? Its not extra speed that makes the huge difference, its the fact that ddr3 is more power efficient than ddr2. The benefit of big.little will be a dominate feature, it uses the a7 for casual gaming, radiom os/ui, idleing etc and using much less power than a15, it should save power by decent amount unless your a heavy gamer.

45. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Why would you want that power though, when the S4 Pro already runs everything we through at it? The only thing you would want the Tegra 4/Snapdragon 800 for is tablets with super high res displays, not phones with 1080p displays. I'm not sure how much more efficient DDR3 is to DDR2, but I'm sure it's not much. But, like I've stated multiple times, as long as it gets you through the day (which both the One and GS4 do), it doesn't matter. I'm well aware of how big.Little operates, but whether or not it will have a noticeable difference has yet to be seen. It might give you another full day of battery, it might give you just a few hours, or it just might not change anything at all, we don't know.

57. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Its a pretty big difference, on a PC at least. For smartphones I don't see why it would be any different. USB 2 - USB 3 is like laughably different so I assume it is the same here.

26. iamkiga

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 13, 2013

that sounds like typical marketing people hired by samsung. They attack any other phone makers. There're evidences found on a website called "mobile01" in Taiwan. It was supposed to be just regular internet users, but they are hired by Samsung to make sansung sound so much better. Any negative reviews with samsung will be erased or attacked. wonder why samsung have more marketing budget than research?

28. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

I've heard on tv that the reason why Samsung has spent more on ad than r&d is that they want all those apple fanboys to transfer to them

53. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

Every company wants a competitor's customers... It's just business as usual.

56. oister85 unregistered

@ tiara6918 isn't that what everybody wants (failure comment)

32. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

You are indeed a pathetic person.. whats with the hate to HTC? Why not just leave and buy the phone you like...oh I get it! You're mad coz you can't accept the fact that the phone you like is as ugly as sh!t....get a life

37. KParks23

Posts: 733; Member since: Oct 13, 2010

Why the hell are you comparing the us one to the international s4 stop trolling

39. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

You are forgeting a major thing, according to the list of countries that are getting the "international" most countries won't even get it, even the UK which has a huge market only gets the S600, which makes your whole point subjective as you might end up stuck with a S600 S4.

55. oister85 unregistered

@ hdshatter what ddr2 and ddr3 means or what it does?

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