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HTC First Review

0. phoneArena posted on 15 Apr 2013, 06:50

Tagged as the first phone to offer the all-encompassing Facebook experience, the HTC First seems like the no-brainer device for hardcore Facebook users, but will it have enough uniqueness to call its own, so that it’s a compelling choice over other devices that are bound to also get treated to the new Facebook Home experience?...

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posted on 15 Apr 2013, 06:56 3

1. feres13 (Posts: 307; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)

Stock Android, LTE, "human-sized" 4.3" 720p display, honestly if this was sold for 49.99$ on a 2year contract it would be at&t's best mid range smartphone!

posted on 15 Apr 2013, 07:36 5

2. amiroo (Posts: 269; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)

its fairly good..love it.

posted on 15 Apr 2013, 09:44 2

5. loken (Posts: 462; Member since: 09 May 2012)

for a mid ranger , yea and if u remove the facebook home then its awsome

posted on 15 Apr 2013, 07:55

3. XperiaPrince (Posts: 108; Member since: 25 Dec 2012)

Why 7.5? I think It Deserves A 8

posted on 15 Apr 2013, 08:10 2

4. ImHungry (Posts: 17; Member since: 25 Jun 2012)

i think i may buy this as a back up phone.

posted on 15 Apr 2013, 10:03

6. Techboi (Posts: 84; Member since: 20 Sep 2012)

How is this bad battery life?

posted on 15 Apr 2013, 10:28

8. John.V (Posts: 99; Member since: 27 May 2011)

Honestly, for strict HSPA+ connectivity, I was hoping for something a little more than 15 hours...and that's with my normal usage.

posted on 15 Apr 2013, 10:52 1

9. toondewachter (Posts: 54; Member since: 24 Jan 2012)

What does that mean? Let's compare apples with apples. In terms of processing power you could compare it with last year's Galaxy S3 right? They also have comparable battery sizes. So which in your experience would last longer? The HTC First or the S3?

posted on 15 Apr 2013, 10:06

7. Techboi (Posts: 84; Member since: 20 Sep 2012)

I thought the new 400 processor would of been better tho

posted on 17 Apr 2013, 16:14

10. snowgator (Posts: 3604; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)

This is an okay option. Like a dozen other posters, keep the facebook. I want a pure Android experience, and I want more then just the Nexus options.

I still say: If an LG, Sony, or one of the smaller handset makers trying to become a serious seller just released a stock Android line (mid range and top end), they would hit gold. In a world of Skins and ovelays, a pure Android line WOULD stand out.

And I submit: Perform circles around some of these other devices with UI's on them.

posted on 20 Apr 2013, 08:46

11. Matt89 (Posts: 6; Member since: 12 Apr 2013)

What's so special about this phone, is there any feature of interest?
I was lazy to read it because too many words in this post :D, hhahahaaaaa!!

posted on 18 May 2013, 13:52

12. PorkyBurger (Posts: 585; Member since: 18 May 2013)

Stock Androids are so hot. I agree, remove Facebook Home, and it's awesome. Though, I know already this gorgeous phone will not arrive in my country, and if so, its going to be overpriced, for example for us HTC One S is more expensive than HTC One X at Amazon. Ouch :(

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