Originally Posted by Hadron
On the plus side, one of the hands-ons I've read did say it can be turned off
No doubt, no argument.
I made that more as an indictment against the blogosphere. They evaluate everything with just how it comes out of the box - and HTC turns on everything out of the box.
Once the milk labeled - HTC Sense 5, live screens, etc etc, wastes battery - gets spilled, there's no putting it back in the glass. Instead, we get endless posts of "I know all about HTC having never tried a newer one, Sense is bloated and the battery life sucks."
One guy hits the forums with all social networking turned on to sync every 2 minutes and a bad signal and then it's a fact and a flame war - the One does too suck.
Blogosphere never says either: I found this feature useless and non-existent on other phones, so to compare fairly, I turned it off - or - Ok, if you like this new feature, here's how it affects your battery life. They just say HTC suxorz.
And then we start it up again in 2014 when HTC decides that people will love their non-replaceable battery again.
LoL - it's just a phone, I'll stop there.
But I will say that the new camera is intriguing, hardware-wise.