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Old March 14th, 2013, 09:30 PM   #51 (permalink)
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5/5 - wow! First review i've read where they've given the phone full marks out of either 5/10/100.

Barely any major negatives. Best phone HTC has made.
Indeed..Michael Fisher of Pocket Now pretty much echoed the whole unbelievable feel for the phone...This is definitely looking like the best HTC has built so far.

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The first very critical review of HTC One from CNET UK. It was going to happen, so it's to be expected.

HTC One Review | Mobile Phones | CNET UK

Reviewer had the black HTC One. Worth mentioning is that he says the black paint on the metal gets scratched/scuffed very easily and had marks all over the back of the phone. So i suppose that's something to note and be wary of.

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When I pulled my black model out of my pocket, I was horrified at the amount of marks on it from my gold house keys. It was so easy to mark with metal objects that it basically became a pocket blackboard.
What idiot puts their very expensive mobile phone in the same pocket as their house keys?! WTF?! Is this guy for real? In my days of owning mobile phones i've never put my phone in the same pocket where i keep other items. Why would i want to do that? I'm not an idiot! The pocket my phone goes into is a pocket that's empty and contains nothing. Yet this reviewer thinks what he did is perfectly acceptable and normal behaviour. What a moron!!!
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The first very critical review of HTC One from CNET UK. It was going to happen, so it's to be expected.

HTC One Review | Mobile Phones | CNET UK

Reviewer had the black HTC One. Worth mentioning is that he says the black paint on the metal gets scratched/scuffed very easily and had marks all over the back of the phone. So i suppose that's something to note and be wary of.

However i am surprised at the stupidity of the author for the following:



What idiot puts their very expensive mobile phone in the same pocket as their house keys?! WTF?! Is this guy for real? In my days of owning mobile phones i've never put my phone in the same pocket where i keep other items. Why would i want to do that? I'm not an idiot! The pocket my phone goes into is a pocket that's empty and contains nothing. Yet this reviewer thinks what he did is perfectly acceptable and normal behaviour. What a moron!!!

I lint roll the pockets that my phone goes into...lol!

Some things just amaze me...Gold Keys hahahahaha! Yea I also lit a flame to my hand and was so surprised when my hand started to get warm and then I noticed my hand was on fire...lmaoooo, Ridiculous!
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It's almost like he did it on purpose. Words fail me! What did he think was going to happen? I just don't get it.
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It's almost like he did it on purpose. Words fail me! What did he think was going to happen? I just don't get it.
Can't wait for the One...No keys going in my pockets man
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Well, this is why some people like plastic.
You guys laugh, but I'll tell you what gripes me:

Someone is going to make a perfectly clear and functional cover for this about as thick as packing tape and make it easy to apply - and make a million bucks.

And it won't be me.

That's the real crime here!
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Despite HTC's screen supplier history (at least 4 on the Evo, 2 on the 3vo for example), we've seen none of that on the One X.
Hmmmm. I'm going to have to respectfully disagree.
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1987328 (see post 2 for specific One X info)
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=26290717&postcount=3737
(there are more examples out there *yes I know there is a regional aspect to this, I'm not going to overlook that fact. The US One X did receive mostly Sony panels)

Androidforums.com | HTC Evo 4G LTE - Screen Flicker
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Androidforums.com | HTC Evo 4G LTE - Anyone have light leakage?
I lead both posts to here (there are more examples out there):
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1696768

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And Super LCD3 is a marketing term, and nothing more, it says nothing about display type or supplier.
I don't think I purported it as being anything more than a marketing term and didn't allude to it having any bearing on display type OR supplier... It is good to mention though for some of those that may not understand.

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The 1080p screen has been proven since the Butterfly J, and I've yet to hear of screen issues on the DNA.

One reviewer claimed that the One screen was like the DNA, maybe just a tad better. I attribute that to observer bias, and expect that this screen is really the same one that has already been successful in their supply chain.
To the same token, the fact that the screen is 1080p does not really say anything about the display type or supplier either.

One other reviewer claimed that the One screen was like the DNA but maybe just a tad worse. It is a total wash on that front.

The Butterfly has a 5" screen, the J Butterfly has a 5" screen, the DNA has a 5" screen, and the "J" has a 4.3" screen. The One has a 4.7" display. Therefore they are not going to be able to utilize the same panel that they have been using for any of these other devices.

I'm not close enough to the DNA to know one way or the other about any display issues and I don't have any first hand experience with any of these more recent devices screens so I can't speak towards any issue regarding them.
I think a trip to "the other guys" carrier is in order for me in the near future before "The One" comes out to get a good visual baseline of these devices to mentally reference.
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I stand cheerfully corrected, good eye!
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Slashgear review, another very positive one. Overall opinion is this is a winner.

Great review, properly in-depth and thorough, a real credit to them. They went in deep. Loved their wrap up at the end. Basically summed up everything that needs to be said.

HTC One Review [2013] - SlashGear
I haven't read them all, or had the time to pay close attention to the details of every review but the Slashgear review is the first one I've noticed that has tried to identify the remaining storage capacity. We can't create a hard and fast rule because the exact remaining capacity amount will vary for final production units and on a per carrier basis.

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Without a microSD card slot, internal storage becomes all the more important. HTC has sensibly bypassed the 16GB point and instead opted for 32GB and 64GB versions, though the latter will be only available in certain, limited locations. Our 32GB review unit had 25.49GB free out of the box.
32GB formatted (NTFS - flash drive for windows) ≈ 29.7GB
29.7GB - 25.49GB ≈ 4.21GB

64GB formatted (FAT/exFAT - MicroSD card current Android phone) ≈ 59.46
59.46GB - 4.21GB ≈ 55.25GB

Gives us a ballpark of approximately how much storage capacity will be able to be utilized since there is no MicroSD card capability (shame on you HTC).
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I was a major complaintant of the no sdcard on the Gnex but gotta say after having a phone without one, I'm fine with it. I started with 28 GB, still have 17.3 free. Makes a little adb knowledge a bit handier than usual. Bootloop and no nandroid (oops) or working rom on the /sdcard partition means adb push is your friend.
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I was a major complaintant of the no sdcard on the Gnex but gotta say after having a phone without one, I'm fine with it. I started with 28 GB, still have 17.3 free. Makes a little adb knowledge a bit handier than usual. Bootloop and no nandroid (oops) or working rom on the /sdcard partition means adb push is your friend.
I agree!
IMO the less open ports and moving parts..The Better!

I have 16GB on my nexus 4, and have over 9GB available right now with all my stuff on it. I've learned to live in the cloud and adapt to the way technology is going.

Same with the battery, I was an original iphone user and never complained about sealed batteries...Why you ask? Less moving parts and the scrapping of flimsy, creaky battery doors. I use a case on all my phones, do I really want to take my case off twice a day, replace the battery, and do that a few more times per day? Nope...I own a car charger and have a charger in my office as well as my house and when I need to charge my phone I plug it in...
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you get two years of 25gb dropbox for free as well. i still have a little over a year left on the LTE evo so i will have 3 years of 50gb of dropbox storage... i think ill be good...
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My two cents on removable storage: I have always been a huge fan of having removable storage as at least an option but in both my Transformer Infinity and LTEvo I have 64 GB MicroSD cards with exactly nothing on them except for backups. I just don't keep much outside of photos on my phone and even those go to the cloud along with all of my Music and now even my backups. My needs have evolved and MicroSD cards just aren't one of them anymore. I also have to think from a design and manufacturing standpoint that they just couldn't fit the SD Card slot in without changing this beautiful design.
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My two cents on removable storage: I have always been a huge fan of having removable storage as at least an option but in both my Transformer Infinity and LTEvo I have 64 GB MicroSD cards with exactly nothing on them except for backups. I just don't keep much outside of photos on my phone and even those go to the cloud along with all of my Music and now even my backups. My needs have evolved and MicroSD cards just aren't one of them anymore. I also have to think from a design and manufacturing standpoint that they just couldn't fit the SD Card slot in without changing this beautiful design.
While I like the option to have removable storage, I don't use enough spare to require it myself.

If anything comes with 32gb that is perfect, heck I don't ever use 16gb but I prefer a little more space just to be safe.
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I was a major complaintant of the no sdcard on the Gnex but gotta say after having a phone without one, I'm fine with it. I started with 28 GB, still have 17.3 free. Makes a little adb knowledge a bit handier than usual. Bootloop and no nandroid (oops) or working rom on the /sdcard partition means adb push is your friend.

I was wondering how we'd be able to clear n00b loops (my term to describe my goof ups), without having a battery to pull, etc. And since my volume down button had been broke, I'm becoming more familiar with adb than your average n00b (With my best Yogi voice)! :-D
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Hold power for 10 seconds or adb reboot.
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I was wondering how we'd be able to clear n00b loops (my term to describe my goof ups), without having a battery to pull, etc. And since my volume down button had been broke, I'm becoming more familiar with adb than your average n00b (With my best Yogi voice)! :-D

I'm gonna have to brush-up in that area as well,haven't rooted/ROM'D anything since the HUAWEI ASCEND & did most of that OTA-D/L.

I'll be splitting my time between here/XDA/YOU-TUBE to avoid getting on anyone's last nerve as much as possible.....


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I'm gonna have to brush-up in that area as well,haven't rooted/ROM'D anything since the HUAWEI ASCEND & did most of that OTA-D/L.

I'll be splitting my time between here/XDA/YOU-TUBE to avoid getting on anyone's last nerve as much as possible.....


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ZDnet just posted one this morning. The title gives the verdict away:

The HTC One is the best smartphone I have ever used (review) | ZDNet
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ZDnet just posted one this morning. The title gives the verdict away:

The HTC One is the best smartphone I have ever used (review) | ZDNet

I haven't seen a truly bad review, yet. Even the publishers that favor other devices can't find enough they don't like to rate it too badly.
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Review from Android Central:

HTC One review | Android Central

Credit to them for a well written, balanced, in-depth review. Once again wholly positive with only a few niggles but nothing major. HTC's best phone yet. As for battery life, lasted at least a day. Suits me fine!


There's also this from PocketNow:

http://pocketnow.com/2013/03/18/why-you-should-get-the-htc-one

Not really a review as it isn't up yet, but more listing the pro's for why you should want the HTC One. Do you agree with the author?
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Aaron from Phone Dog...Part 1 & 2


HTC One Review Part 1 - YouTube

HTC One Review Part 2 - YouTube
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As per phone dog the HTC ONE is just plain amazing in a lot of different ways.

Only issue would be battery life

Normally I just write off reviews until I get a real good hands on to really put the phone through some real world usage...However If the battery on the ONE struggles to make it through the day on the version that Aaron from phone dog is using which is an unlocked version, I'd be scared to hear how the LTE version for the states would hold up
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As per phone dog the HTC ONE is just plain amazing in a lot of different ways.

Only issue would be battery life

Normally I just write off reviews until I get a real good hands on to really put the phone through some real world usage...However If the battery on the ONE struggles to make it through the day on the version that Aaron from phone dog is using which is an unlocked version, I'd be scared to hear how the LTE version for the states would hold up
If you have a strong data signal most of a typical day,you'll probably have little to nothing to worry about.

NOTHING sucks the life out of a phone quicker than a weak signal.I've found this to be true,as certain as the sun will rise tomorrow.Until I finally bit the bullet & got an ISP @ home,other than my cellular service,nothing taxed my battery more,not even close.

There isn't a phone out there that will survive on a single charge for a full day if it is constantly looking for a signal,or,dropping/connecting constantly.

If LTE is your concern,I'd sit back & wait for some user experiences from our members here (who have LTE) to start rolling in before taking the plunge,but,I'm speculating that the battery won't take a huge hit from using LTE.

I think I can speak for some members here in that we wish we had that (LTE) to worry about.
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Comparison of Black vs Silver from Pocketnow.

HTC One Color Options Compared: Black vs White - YouTube

EDIT: Pocketnow have just had a 'hangout' with four staff members and they are comparing the S4, Xperia Z and HTC One. Majority decision favours the One.

http://pocketnow.com/2013/03/20/samsung-galaxy-s-4-vs-htc-one-vs-xperia-z
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A "mini-review" from Anand is now up at Anandtech. Not Brian's full review (we're promised that soon), but to quote:

"It’s rare that I’m so moved by a device to chime in outside of the official review, but the One is a definite exception."

AnandTech | The HTC One: A Remarkable Device, Anand
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And here's a review from The Register.

Review: HTC One Android smartphone ? The Register

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Let’s not beat about the bush, the HTC One is a supremely classy, capable and stylish handset. It’s as powerful as you could possibly want, lovely to look at, pleasant to hold and easy to use. The new camera is arguably the best fitted to any current smartphone. The 1080p screen’s a cracker. Battery life more than acceptable. I’m giving the new Sense 5 launcher a thumbs up too. All HTC needs to do is get out there and promote the daylights out of the thing so that world+dog don’t end up buying the Galaxy S4 or the iPhone 5 by thoughtless default. In short, the One deserves to be a success and if you are after a new smartphone in 2013 you really have to include it in your shortlist no matter what your OS allegiance
The world and his wife seem to love this phone. This makes me happy.
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Great review. They genuinely seem to love it!

Review by Tech Digest:

REVIEW: HTC One : Tech Digest

They seem to be pretty impressed with The One and once again a positive review
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What Mobile - Review: HTC One – Welcome back to the A-list | What Mobile

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More a thumbs up than a review, but I thought you might like this:

20 best mobile phones in the world today | News | TechRadar
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Review from PhoneArena - 9.1/10

Points off for the camera, it's good but not great.

HTC One Review

PocketNow have released their full review for the HTC One and what a review! Had the phone for 11 days. Credit to them for an in-depth, well balanced and well written review. Once again points off for the camera - good, but not great. Gave it their highest score ever for a smartphone - 9.2/10. A must-read!

HTC One Review | Pocketnow


Android Authority review:

HTC One Review

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http://www.androiddissected.com/htc-one-review-quietly-brilliant/
Review from Gizmodo.com (previous review was from Gizmodo UK):

HTC One Review: The Beauty Is a Beast
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The HTC isn't out everywhere, the SGS4 is out nowhere, HTC has released a camera update but no one is going to re-do anything after both phones have gone through their first update cycle, and we're going to hear the results of the horse race for the next year.

Thread title is standard but to say we're being generous is an understatement.
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Although this is from a professional review,I thought it made for a good read for those of us who are somewhat on the amateur end of the spectrum of the world of photography*.

Not to mention a mood booster for those of us patiently awaiting the release of the ONE.

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Reviews keep on coming!

HTC One review • Reviews • Eurogamer.net


http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/reviews/mobile-phone/3427036/new-htc-one-review/?pn=1

This review one says the phone becomes very hot in use. Hmmmm. Anyone else heard about that?
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So the camera is disappointing according to gsm arena. I bet ultrapixel dies after this phone.
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This review one says the phone becomes very hot in use. Hmmmm. Anyone else heard about that?
The first one is beyond sensationalism; the benchmark table is simply wrong. Despite the One coming in first.

In the second, he said he noticed that it got hot while benchmarking. Heating during benchmarking is expected to some degree. When someone questioned his iPhone bias in the comments, he got defensive and changed his remark to be more severe about temperature.

/sigh

There are a host of apps that profile a running system and accurately report battery temperature. On any phone that's more than a fair indicator of the overall temperature. How hot is hot? He said, hot to the touch, but not too hot. Last I heard, we measured temperature in degrees.

GSAM Battery Monitor will give you a temperature graph for your battery time. It's the default graph. It's not rocket surgery to do reviews properly.

Maybe ask about heat in the user reviews thread.

None of these flapdoodles seem to know how to do a basic reporting job with all facts and figures, so I'm with you, let's hear from users what's up.
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I've been thinking about this heat thing.... I don't know what material the Sony is made of, but I know that Sammy and Apple have plastic backs. Last time I checked, aluminum had a MUCH greater heat transfer rate than plastic, so doesn't it follow that with an aluminum shell, the heat from the ONE would be more evident? Just saying...
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I've been thinking about this heat thing.... I don't know what material the Sony is made of, but I know that Sammy and Apple have plastic backs. Last time I checked, aluminum had a MUCH greater heat transfer rate than plastic, so doesn't it follow that with an aluminum shell, the heat from the ONE would be more evident? Just saying...
Most of the back of my LTEvo is aluminum, and it has never been hot.

Is there a heat thing?
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Had my One a week now & through all the playing I've been doing, it hasn't even warmed up once!
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Most of the back of my LTEvo is aluminum, and it has never been hot.

Is there a heat thing?
Just to clarify, the "heat thing" I was referring to was about the amount of heat the reviewer experienced during benchmarks. The reviewer mentioned it was a concern for him as far as component longevity was concerned. While not a common item in most reviews, I've seen it mentioned at least once before, so I guess it caught my eye (thus my head) more than warranted.

But to answer your question, Early: No, there is no "heat thing," unless you'd like to apply some humanistic adjectives and say the phone is smoking hot!
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No English translation yet, but thanks to the wonders of Google Translate Mobile-Review's HTC One review is now available.
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They continue to say that the antennas are inside. They're not.
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Came across this today. Quite exhaustive.

AnandTech | The HTC One Review

Editor's Pick, Gold rating.
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AnandTech | The HTC One Review

Editor's Pick, Gold rating.
That's the one people have been waiting for, Anandtech reviews seem to sway people, and this one can only do good for the One.
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That's the one people have been waiting for, Anandtech reviews seem to sway people, and this one can only do good for the One.
Brian is the only guy I know who does battery tests with all devices set to the same, objective brightness level.

He really works at providing details. I like that.
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