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Old June 16th, 2012, 08:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default I've "upgraded" to the One X

So my contract expired EOF March but i held off for the One range, then for the SGS3 to either be better or reduce the One range.

I had a quick hold/play of both and opted for the One X. Just more "me" i felt.

Managed to get 300m, 500t, 0800 & VM free, U/L Data, 750MB D/L and 1 booster (Free Landlines) for 22 per month. So it's only costing an extra 7 per month.

First impressions of the One X.....

Well, i'm bored already! 2 days in and there's nothing to really shout about. I played with my Desire every day for like 10 months, at least. Tweaking, testing, arranging, designing etc etc. OK, it was my first smartphone. I've left sense on the HOX and sense widgets. All very boring.

I find the One X now a bit too big, for one handed operation. I can't easily pull the Notification bar down with one hand, whilst holding it. And i've been told i have big hands. In fact, i find several tasks impossible with one hand. I find the phone too light too, it's lacking the curvature, or rubber parts on the back like the Sensation XE.

On the plus side, the camera and screen is sooo much better. But that's it. I don't notice the speed difference. The Desire does look like a toy now and tiny in comparison.
(*I also couldn't tell it was in my pocket at work and i'm bending, lifting & walking a lot)

So farewell HTC Desire! You've been an absolutely brilliant phone. Opened my eyes to the "smartphone" era.

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Old June 17th, 2012, 02:35 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Got my one x on Friday. Must admit to being a bit underwhelmed. It doesn't feel that much quicker than my desire. Was starting to wonder if I shouldn't have gone for the s3 instead.

However, the more I use it, the better it looks and feels. I think the real issue is I know what to expect from android now. When I got the desire I didn't, so the whole experience was a shock and surprise. Was looking for the same feeling with the one x, but didn't get it. It is just a nice phone!

Really loving the screen now - like the way you can run your finger around the smooth edge of glass at the side of the screen.

Was going to keep it stock for a while, but already starting to eye up xda.
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Old June 17th, 2012, 03:47 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I'm loving the s3. It's so fast.

I didn't like touchwiz so went for go launcher. I'm not going to customise as much as yge desire as I'm used to android now, but I am definition very pleaded with it
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ive just upgraded to one x and love it. Rooted it straight away and custom rom and it's like lightning. I think coos lick is right in saying it seems boring as your used to android now. I was the same in that, when you first start tinkering with the desire it's amazing how far you can go with it in terms of customization etc, but now you've been there and done it the one x doesn't seem the same. just root it and you'll soon be playing again.
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ive just upgraded to one x and love it. Rooted it straight away and custom rom and it's like lightning. I think coos lick is right in saying it seems boring as your used to android now. I was the same in that, when you first start tinkering with the desire it's amazing how far you can go with it in terms of customization etc, but now you've been there and done it the one x doesn't seem the same. just root it and you'll soon be playing again.
I'm expecting this reaction when I get my next android phone... Probably the oneX too! Just not sure if I should have a look at the SG3?! I just get my head around taking a samsung over the HTC and I don't know why!?
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I can relate to that. I was gonna wait for the sg3 as i like to have something different every time. I've never had a samsung or the one by apple that shall remain nameless.
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Had my One X for just over 2 months now & i still know i made the right decision not rooted yet, waiting for the devs to get full root & s-off without having to use htc dev site.
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Old June 17th, 2012, 04:16 PM   #8 (permalink)
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However, the more I use it, the better it looks and feels. I think the real issue is I know what to expect from android now. When I got the desire I didn't, so the whole experience was a shock and surprise. Was looking for the same feeling with the one x, but didn't get it. It is just a nice phone!

Was going to keep it stock for a while, but already starting to eye up xda.
Think you've hit the nail on the head there!

I'm also looking on here and xda. Just keeping an eye on what's happening and new.

Found this awesome sight with so many gorgeous screen designs. So i think i'll have a little play next week.

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I cannot believe how quick the camera takes a picture!
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Why are you even posting this in the desire forum, it has nothing to do with the desire. The One X has the same problems as the desire, absolutely appaling audio recording quality so if you've upgraded to a quite frankly rubbish contract deal for that then more fool you. Android is android, no matter what phone you have. Instead of upgrading my desire I brought a digital camera, best thing I ever did.

Seriously can the mods either merge or get rid of all these "see you later" threads as nobody really cares how happy people are with their new phones, it's not as if we know you personally and feel oblidged to congratulate you on your new purchase.
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Why are you even posting this in the desire forum, it has nothing to do with the desire. The One X has the same problems as the desire, absolutely appaling audio recording quality so if you've upgraded to a quite frankly rubbish contract deal for that then more fool you. Android is android, no matter what phone you have. Instead of upgrading my desire I brought a digital camera, best thing I ever did.

Seriously can the mods either merge or get rid of all these "see you later" threads as nobody really cares how happy people are with their new phones, it's not as if we know you personally and feel oblidged to congratulate you on your new purchase.
Look at the post count of the person you are criticising, and also the date of the last post. I think you are forgetting that this is a community - and long time members are interested what other long time members are choosing for their next device. Its called sharing information - exactly what this forum should be about.
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This.

I'm sticking with the Desire but it is good to hear the views of people who have jumped ship (shall we call them "Splitters" ? : ). Especially people who've shown themselves on this board to be folks whose views you can trust (there do seem to be a larger proportion on here than I'd expect on an internet forum...)
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Look at the post count of the person you are criticising, and also the date of the last post. I think you are forgetting that this is a community - and long time members are interested what other long time members are choosing for their next device. Its called sharing information - exactly what this forum should be about.
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I think this thread is perfectly valid. There are many users who are now coming to the end of a 2 year contract on their Desire's and sharing their thought's/experiences and reasons for choosing the phone they have moved on to helps others now looking to upgrade.

The Desire was crippled from the outset with it's dire internal memory issues so rooting and custom roms were essential to this phone. There are many people on this forum who have devoted many, many hours to helping people like myself out and it is nice to be able to thank them and let them know what you have purchased so they know what forums you'll have moved on to.

@leerees - Point taken about this being a Desire thread, but as SUroot says, it's also a community.
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Quite! Because this is a community which is very welcoming, knowledgeable and helpful I'm taking everything the say regarding updates into consideration when my time comes.
I think in a way its a shame this group is thinning out and going out onto different phones, but needs must!
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I too found this thread interesting, as I'm ready to start thinking about my next phone (even though I have one year left on my three year contract). So it's good to know what people coming from the same place are thinking. If I had to go now I'd likely get the One X, but then again there's likely to be something even better (maybe with more memory) in a few months.
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Perhaps an even faster version of the One X

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I think this thread is perfectly valid. There are many users who are now coming to the end of a 2 year contract on their Desire's and sharing their thought's/experiences and reasons for choosing the phone they have moved on to helps others now looking to upgrade.
Bingo. I'm a new member and my contract is now up on my Desire, so I'm debating what to get next. I've found several posts in this threat helpful.
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For all of those who are still trying to decide between the One X & the SGS3 here is a One X speed test using Antutu, the One x is on the same 4.04 base as the SGS3 & is the standard rom ie not custom or rooted.

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For all of those who are still trying to decide between the One X & the SGS3 here is a One X speed test using Antutu, the One x is on the same 4.04 base as the SGS3 & is the standard rom ie not custom or rooted.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/elmh8vdf3yrijv1/Screenshot_2012-08-19-08-48-07.png
Benchmark apps mean nothing. It takes 1 good score from you and compares it against some random average for a device, which for the s3 includes s4 krait devices. I could return to stock and show my device above the one x quite easily.... because all the bad one x scores will be included too.

If anyone is unsure which to get, go down the shops and try them both out and go for the one you like best
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Benchmark apps mean nothing. It takes 1 good score from you and compares it against some random average for a device, which for the s3 includes s4 krait devices. I could return to stock and show my device above the one x quite easily.... because all the bad one x scores will be included too.

If anyone is unsure which to get, go down the shops and try them both out and go for the one you like best
Solid advice here. Benchmark results are cheated so often that there is no true baseline.

They are pretty much useless. All that matters is that you are happy with your devices performance
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ok point taken, I misunderstood the thread. As for upgrades, I opted for the samsung galaxy s2, I was going to get the s3 but decided against it as it's just too big. Managed to get mine for 26 on 3, on the one plan. All you can eat data and 5000 minutes I think.
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