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Old February 19th, 2013, 07:56 PM   #51 (permalink)
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So, compared to the One X -

- twice the CPU power (whether the S4 or T3)

- twice the ram

- twice the internal storage

- twice the number of on-screen pixels

- twice the pixel size in the main camera

- twice the image stabilization axes (I think)

- 15 to 27% bigger battery, depending on version of One X

And the blogosphere is not terribly impressed.

Ummmm... Ok.

edit - I left off twice as many speakers and twice as many microphone diaphrams (low and high volume levels).

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So, compared to the One X -

- twice the CPU power (whether the S4 or T3)

- twice the ram

- twice the internal storage

- twice the number of on-screen pixels

- twice the pixel size in the main camera

- twice the image stabilization axes (I think)

- 15 to 27% bigger battery, depending on version of One X

And the blogosphere is not terribly impressed.

Ummmm... Ok.
Particularly the last spec,battery.Capacity is larger,& one would suspect that battery efficiency is improved over the ONE X.

Spec-wise,including memory options,have satisfied my requirements.If battery life proves to be acceptable & simultaneous voice/data w/3G remains as w/the LTEVO,this looks like the perfect time to pick up my 1st HTC handset.

Gonna contact HTC & hopefully get a firm answer on the 3G radio capability....
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Particularly the last spec,battery.Capacity is larger,& one would suspect that battery efficiency is improved over the ONE X.

Spec-wise,including memory options,have satisfied my requirements.If battery life proves to be acceptable & simultaneous voice/data w/3G remains as w/the LTEVO,this looks like the perfect time to pick up my 1st HTC handset.

Gonna contact HTC & hopefully get a firm answer on the 3G radio capability....
Just off the phone w/an HTC CSR & nothing definitive for an answer to the 3G radio/capability,as the CSR has the same information that is available to us,that which is on HTC's site.I will say that the CSR was very polite & quick to access any info regarding the HTC ONE,w/less than a minute wait time to speak w/a CSR.

Fired off an e-mail to 'em,hope to hear something soon........

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Wow,to those new to ANDROID & the development scene,one might suggest a visit to the nearest drugstore or health spa resort is in order.......

Just got this response from HTC:

I am glad to hear you are showing interest in the HTC One for Sprint. I understand you would like to know if this device will allow you to talk and surf at the same time. I know this feature is very handy to have around. Sadly, we do not have this informaiton available to us. The only information we have about this device is located on our sales site at HTC One Overview - HTC Smartphones. You can check with Sprint to see if they know this device would be able to talk and surf at the same time. I would think as long as this device has a SIM card that will allow connection to Sprints 4G/LTE network you should be able to do this without any issue. This is why the EVO 4G LTE is able to talk and surf at the same time, because of the embedded SIM card. I hope this information was helpful. If you have further questions, please feel free to reply. We will be happy to assist you.

I'm cautiously optimistic w/this response,cautious,as it seems they may have missed the emphasis on the 3G capability,though I stated as much w/my initial inquiry.Without knowing about the inner workings of the phone,I'm not sure if this enough information to make a determination on this one way or the other.

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Hardware wise I'm pretty impressed with the One. Looks like a very cool looking phone. The camera looks very interesting, looking forward to reading some reveiws on it.

Software looks good as well, lots of of bells and whistles. But it seems there were a lot broad strokes during the release event so I'm cautiously optimistic


But saying that, my GF is due for an upgrade and she's a big HTC fan so I'm going to try and convince her to pick this bad boy up.
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looks good, i just have to concerns really.

the camera has still yet to be tested in any meaningful way, every hands on review that got it failed to do a proper test. im not a big photo person to start with, but to be honest, when i drop this much money for something (as i buy these thigns outright) i dont want to be unhappy with any feature, even if its something i wont often use.

the UI, i dont like it in the absolute least bit. i dont want to just turn it off (which ive heard conflicting reports on hwo far you can turn it off) i just want it gone.

i guess im still waiting for a actual hand one review of the phone, not the same info everyones posting, i want to see someone dig into the phone.
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When will we know if this is coming to Verizon
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Is talking and surfing on 3g a capability of any phone other than iPhone ? I thought the reason the iPhone could do it was because it had dual 3g antennas, which was also how they got higher speeds on 3g. On the other hand, I thought voice was on 3g while data was 4G so you could surf and talk as long as a 4G connection and 3g connection were available. My understanding was, if you have no 4G signal, then you couldn't do talk and surf.

I could well be wrong. Being on an Evo3D and not having 4G at all, I am used to only being able to talk and surf if I was on wifi for data. You would think I would know more about this stuff as much as I lurk around here.
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Is talking and surfing on 3g a capability of any phone other than iPhone ? I thought the reason the iPhone could do it was because it had dual 3g antennas, which was also how they got higher speeds on 3g. On the other hand, I thought voice was on 3g while data was 4G so you could surf and talk as long as a 4G connection and 3g connection were available. My understanding was, if you have no 4G signal, then you couldn't do talk and surf.

I could well be wrong. Being on an Evo3D and not having 4G at all, I am used to only being able to talk and surf if I was on wifi for data. You would think I would know more about this stuff as much as I lurk around here.

Voice/data simultaneously on 3G is a feature of the SPRINT SGS3,SPRINT HTC EVO 4G LTE. (Works flawlessly on the GS3)

The only other phone that I'd heard of that has this capability (ANDROID) is the HTC THUNDERBOLT.
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Voice/data simultaneously on 3G is a feature of the SPRINT SGS3,SPRINT HTC EVO 4G LTE. (Works flawlessly on the GS3)

The only other phone that I'd heard of that has this capability (ANDROID) is the HTC THUNDERBOLT.
That's for CDMA, and it's called SVDO, it's not common. It should not be uncommon for GSM.

The end target in the USA is VoLTE - simultaneous data with voice over LTE. That requires hardware, firmware and the network. Hesse said at the LTEvo launch that beginning with the LTEvo, Sprint phones would support that as soon as the network is able.

PS - HTC was confused about the glass on the Evo 3D for a few months after its release. I'm not surprised if there's confusion again until they update their specs, it's nothing new for them.
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you have no idea how much i want this.

However the fact is i have 12 months left on my current contract. and I really shouldn't just buy one outright. Maybe if I sell some stuff i have been meaning to sell to offset the cost and sell my one x as well :/

Then again I was going to hold out until 4G became available on 3 mobile later this year to do anything...Though it probably won't be in my area right away anyway... + I would have an upgrade for next year as well then.

I don't know what to do
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Tbh waiting is pointless as something better will always come along but if your happy with your current devi e I would wait for 4g to become available in your area.
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I really like this device from a hardware perspective but don't care for the Blinkfeed thing and read that you can't really get rid of it. Bummer.
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DNA owners have generally been saying that is pretty efficient with the battery, and the One's battery is 15% larger with a smaller screen area to light up. So while I'd prefer a larger battery, there's reason to be hopeful.
Well depends on their usage doesn't it? I also know plenty of DNA owners who switched due to inadequate battery life (mostly heavy users tbf). And this on pushes more pixels too right? Should do better than DNA theoretically, but still it's a bit meh since you'll never be able to take full advantage of the great screen. Or they could've at least just released it with removable battery. Will probably get myself one regardless, looks fab!

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It's the same number of pixels as the DNA (higher density as smaller screen). Sure, a heavy user will need a RAZR MAXX or a spare battery, and I'm not saying I wouldn't prefer more, but it's definitely an improvement - especially if you compare with the One X a year ago (1800 mAh).

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Well, what I wanted for my APR upgrade is, well, an upgrade! Having the 3VO, which was quite the upgrade from a Pre , I wanted something that would be worth my dollars AND a new commitment to Sprint. Until THE ONE (that's the way I'd market it), I wasn't impressed with anything even rumored. The biggest (no pun intended) attraction was for the Note 2, but it's too big to comfortably carry around <insert pocket joke here>. As been said many times, to each his/her own.

Compared by my 3VO:
The procs an upgrade
RAM is an upgrade
Camera is an upgrade (Neat effects in addition to hardware)
Battery is an upgrade
Speakers are an upgrade

That's ONE heckuva upgrade (pun intended ).

EDIT: Oh yeah, almost forgot a pretty good deal, unless the price is jacked through the roof...
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I've always been a fan of HTC, but I had to go with the S3 over my One X (AT&T versions) last year. What made me move?

The camera wasn't as good as the S3. especially inside with lots of extra noise (At least to me).

The power button being on the wrong side of the curve and practically recessed made it hard to use a case and even without a case it was a pain to use.

Lack of storage options at the time (I remember not having as much free space as I thought with a 16 gig model). The 32 gig wasnt avaible through At&t either at the time.

There was always just a little bit of lag that seemed to plague Sense...

Large amounts of heat scared me a bit...

Bluetooth constantly needed to be reset in order to reconnect to a dormant device like the car head deck. That might have been part of the multitasking/battery saving stuff... Not sure though?

But the biggest was the multitasking.... Which caused all kinds of irritating problems with listening to music and books while trying to use Nav or even getting back to back notifications.... It kept resetting back to the beginning of a track or worst 3 hours of listened audio book....

Ok so after that long laundry list, if they fixed multi tasking and the lower light sensor is as good as they say (Even with a stunted picture size), I'm willing to give it a shot!
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With 2 GB of ram, there had better not be one single, solitary multitasking issue.
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The U.S. version of the GS III has 2GB of RAM, but, only 1.5 GB is actually available. Guess it all depends on how much is taken up by the O/S & SENSE 5,etc.... will determine if 2GB is gonna get the job done to everyone's satisfaction.
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The One X had 1 GB ram, and when launched, only 680 MB was available to the user - less than a 3vo. The custom rom community fixed that first, and then later, so did they, so that 770 MB was available (and that's fair enough, the phone system and the chips needing graphics memory and memory-mapped i/o ports are going to eat into that by design).

And that still wasn't enough.

We already know Jellybean's memory footprint, so it's down to chips requiring memory, Sense 5 (and Blinkfeed and Gallery and camera features - those are going to take ram for sure).

If it can't multitask on a quad core and 2 GB of ram like it's nobody's business and a walk in the park, then it's going to be doing something fundamentally wrong.

Hunts managed to squeeze 8 great tomatoes into a little bitty can - but they didn't go for 10.

At some point the eye candy has to stop taking away from fundamental smartphone uses - if this fails in that regard, then it's going to be an appliance, not a smartphone.

There just seems to be too much thought going into the design for that to have happened.

However - we'll see.
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We already know Jellybean's memory footprint, so it's down to chips requiring memory, Sense 5 (and Blinkfeed and Gallery and camera features - those are going to take ram for sure).


There just seems to be too much thought going into the design for that to have happened.

However - we'll see.

My thoughts exactly,HTC has went all-in w/this phone & I'm inclined to think just about everything,if not everything,should work well out-of-the-box.

If so,this may be the 1st non pre-paid phone that I buy off-contract.May even get an unlocked version & go w/STRAIGHT TALK/SIMPLE MOBILE or,something similar.

BTW,PDAdb.net updated their spec sheet for the ONE,the reference to an SD Card is gone.Also,GORILLA GLASS seems to be the material of choice for the screen,per the London press conference/announcement on 2/19/2013.Fast-forward to 32:55 in the video clip & it's briefly mentioned.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5HM8MHkL3c
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Yeah, I saw that in the London press conference (video is in the reviews thread, btw) about the Gorilla Glass - still, that doesn't preclude Gorilla Glass 2.

Which, btw, is a big don't-care.

They'd just use thinner GG2 to get the same effects as GG.

It's still glass, it's not transparent aluminum, it will still scratch, it will still break.
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Granted, nothing is bulletproof to date as far as materials that'll be used for the screen. I've had zero issues w/it on my last two phones,so, I'm glad to see that it's part of the construction, not to rule out other manufacturers screens though as being on par w/it.

I suppose it's also another selling point,as the pixel count for the camera has become (w/this phone being the exception to the latter).
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Remember, pixel count was halved, but pixel area was doubled and with that comes better light sensitivity, so noise ought be correspondingly less, as - I hope - would be compression artifacts.

Sensor specs exist if you know where to find them, but you need the part number (and you need it to not be made by Samsung, who has pulled their datasheets from public view).

If we get a leaked schematic for this like we did for the 3vo, you know I'll be all over it like I was then.
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CNET Asia has some photo comparisons with the iPhone 5. It matched and in some cases did better than the iPhone 5! Quite a feat as I considered the iPhone 5 as the best camera bar none.

Verizon is crazy not to pick this phone up.
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CNET Asia has some photo comparisons with the iPhone 5. It matched and in some cases did better than the iPhone 5! Quite a feat as I considered the iPhone 5 as the best camera bar none.

Verizon is crazy not to pick this phone up.
I have the link and a comment in our photo thread - http://androidforums.com/htc-one/690754-camera-talk-ultrapixel-more-keep-thread-topic.html#post5568375
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A sensible move: when you have a unique piece of hardware (the IR port) you encourage devs to write for it. HTC releases IR API, looking for a few good devs
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HTC One beats Xperia Tablet Z to Best in Show at MWC 2013 | News | TechRadar

Comments on: LG Arena Review: See What All The Fuss Is About There can be only One... (interview)

HTC One to be the only 'One' device this year: Report | NDTV Gadgets
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Pointed toward the articles and head of HTC UK and Ireland, not at the messenger (Early):

While the specifications and build are quite dignified (there are still some glaring un-answerables), The One cannot honestly be HTC's entire years strategy can it? It could be their short term strategy; it may be Their One for a time but by the time Autumn comes around and all the other guys are releasing fresh devices they can't possibly just stand by on the proposed merit of a device from 10 months prior...

Could HTC UK Guy be speaking specifically only of his region? Or is he really representing HTC Worldwide (informally)?
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This is a major topic of discussion over at xda. Some applauded the idea, saying the beast would be fed updates regularly, being the only horse in the stable. Others shared the"say what?" sentiment, and others still thought The One would be the only (high-end)One, with mid- and entry-level devices. I also read that best buy is going all out to market this prize. I can't see how any major player could go all in with a single device, but then again, I didn't see how the Pre was a house of cards, either. =-O
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Pointed toward the articles and head of HTC UK and Ireland, not at the messenger (Early):

While the specifications and build are quite dignified (there are still some glaring un-answerables), The One cannot honestly be HTC's entire years strategy can it? It could be their short term strategy; it may be Their One for a time but by the time Autumn comes around and all the other guys are releasing fresh devices they can't possibly just stand by on the proposed merit of a device from 10 months prior...

Could HTC UK Guy be speaking specifically only of his region? Or is he really representing HTC Worldwide (informally)?
Makes sense to me to have only one flagship per year.I'm sure they're not resting comfortably waiting for the $ to start rolling in,more likely,already hard @work developing next years flagship model.

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This is a major topic of discussion over at xda. Some applauded the idea, saying the beast would be fed updates regularly, being the only horse in the stable. Others shared the"say what?" sentiment, and others still thought The One would be the only (high-end)One, with mid- and entry-level devices. I also read that best buy is going all out to market this prize. I can't see how any major player could go all in with a single device, but then again, I didn't see how the Pre was a house of cards, either. =-O
I would guess depending on demand for the ONE will dictate if they should proceed w/a couple mid-tier &/or entry-level models for the rest of the crowd,as not everyone is as quick to plunk down a car or house payment for a phone as most here can find a way to rationalize such a purchase,with or without a carrier subsidy.
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No doubt they'll have other models at lower price points. Just not multiple flagship models beyond radio changes.

I wonder if they'll have carrier branding.
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...the head of marketing at HTC UK and Ireland, Phil Roberson, confirmed to tech blog Omio that the HTC One will be the only “one” for this year.

“Last year we had the X and the S, where people had different personal preferences between the two. We just said: Let’s just create one flagship device for this year,” Roberson told Omio.
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So will this phone eventually be available for Verizon
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The only thing I like is the dual external speajer and at the front instead of at the back. I need this because I love to Skype video and every one of my smartphone speaker is at the back so far.

BUT ... I ant paying $600+ for a phone.
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Then get it subsidised by your carrier, assuming you have an upgrade due.
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See the price/carrier thread for an article posted by KOLIO (I think) on that.
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Was surprised to see in my local phones4u they had a working version, I didn't get long with it but did have a hold and snapped a shot of a very pretty but nervous retail assistant. I like most of you have had many phones but I can honestly say this handset feels more premium than any other, it's got a really reassuring weight to it and feels solid, it's freezing though because its all metal. the screen is so sharp I've never seen a better one (we didn't get the droid dna in the UK) and the camera is amazing although would've liked to have been able to email myself the pic to properly check on the PC.

I'm hanging on to see what is in the S4 but I think I may have found my next phone.
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So how does that work then?

Are they taking orders??
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Jeeeeez... I cant believe how close HTC is cutting it the Galaxy S4 announcement!
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Jeeeeez... I cant believe how close HTC is cutting it the Galaxy S4 announcement!
I don't believe it was HTC's doing at all. Samsung is maliciously trying to undercut HTC. When they heard that HTC was launching the One on March 15, they purposely had their unveiling of the S IV on the 14. There's no doubt in my mind about it.
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Announcements -

SGS - March 2010
SGS2 - February 2011
SGS3 - May 2012

Time to delivery will be interesting.

I suppose that people that want to wait for the SGS4 would do so regardless.

I think that this is actually in HTC's favor. I'm pretty sure that it's in our favor as consumers.

People will get the announcement facts just as the One is rolling out. End of hype from the rumor mill.

If they don't like what they hear, then that means less waiting and confusion for those who will choose the One.
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Announcements -

SGS - March 2010
SGS2 - February 2011
SGS3 - May 2012

Time to delivery will be interesting.

I suppose that people that want to wait for the SGS4 would do so regardless.

I think that this is actually in HTC's favor. I'm pretty sure that it's in our favor as consumers.

People will get the announcement facts just as the One is rolling out. End of hype from the rumor mill.

If they don't like what they hear, then that means less waiting and confusion for those who will choose the One.

I think tech heads like us will side with HTC for the positive aspects of the One's superb hardware and beautiful design. But the majority will just get sucked into Samsung's unbelievable marketing campaign. I have no doubt that Samsung is going pull out all the stops for the S4, which isn't so much directed at hurting HTC, but more like just putting a big flag in the grass and saying...
Hey everybody look at how big Samsung's Galaxy series has actually become...
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Yep. Whenever someone says that HTC keeps missing the boat by making model variations, where Samsung doesn't, I go to our homepage, scroll down to the number of Galaxy device forums we have, plus the other Samsungs, and just shake my head.

The reality distortion field created by marketing and the insecure blogosphere writers who still can't get past their hidden iPhone envy is just hilarious.
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I think tech heads like us will side with HTC for the positive aspects of the One's superb hardware and beautiful design. But the majority will just get sucked into Samsung's unbelievable marketing campaign. I have no doubt that Samsung is going pull out all the stops for the S4, which isn't so much directed at hurting HTC, but more like just putting a big flag in the grass and saying...
Hey everybody look at how big Samsung's Galaxy series has actually become...
SAMSUNG makes a nice product w/some pretty cool features.As does HTC,or just about any manufacturer these days.You'd be hard-pressed to find anything that is outright awful.

I'm quite satisfied w/my SGSIII,but,got an upgrade/early upgrade option burning a hole in my pocket.Now seems like the perfect time to jump in & try out HTC for the 1st time.

The combination of top-notch hardware & aftermarket development (the XDA crew,among others,are already at it) makes this a no-brainer choice for my next phone.
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The SGS3 is pretty good, yep.
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I don't believe it was HTC's doing at all. Samsung is maliciously trying to undercut HTC. When they heard that HTC was launching the One on March 15, they purposely had their unveiling of the S IV on the 14. There's no doubt in my mind about it.
I'm as big of an HTC fan as anybody, but malicious? That just sounds like smart business, to me.
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HTC One Launch Delayed Until March 29 – Droid Life

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