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Old February 19th, 2013, 05:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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idk, he doesnt go on to say anything more then any other review, and misses an opportunity to show us a good comparison between cameras.

the other thing that bugs me is this is yet another review with conflicting "HTC told me" data.
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This isn't a professional review per se in of itself,but some good news regarding BEST BUY getting behind the marketing of the ONE(w/video review as well,via C-NET):

HTC One looks great. But will anyone care? | Mobile - CNET News
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Here's the HTC One official launch video -

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here is a good one of the camera and ZOE features

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Sense 5 from the same source as above.

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This is the first phone that has made me want to upgrade my Desire HD.

If only I could have the spec of the Galaxy S4, looks and build quality of the HTC, and waterproof capability of the Xperia Z it would be perfect :-)
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This is the first phone that has made me want to upgrade my Desire HD.

If only I could have the spec of the Galaxy S4, looks and build quality of the HTC, and waterproof capability of the Xperia Z it would be perfect :-)
What you've explained would be the perfect phone. This is what we all want haha. I'm about to pre order the
HTC One, knowing that the Galaxy S4 will almost surely be announced this month.

The HTC One seems like the perfect phone for me. Also, I don't want a phone that everyone else has, or I'd wait for the S4.
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I found this article/review to be well written,striking a nice balance between informative w/o delving too deep into the TECHESE, touching on all the features of the ONE:

HTC One: First Impressions - Mobile Phone | ThinkDigit Features
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Shouldn't there be more hands-on reviews by now, with this thing set to release in only a week?
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If anybody speaks German...

http://www.areamobile.de/video/htc-one-benchmarks

I used Google translate, but didn't get much out of it.
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If anybody speaks German...

http://www.areamobile.de/video/htc-one-benchmarks

I used Google translate, but didn't get much out of it.
Still a nice comparison video in any language.

Although benchmarks tell only part of the story,the screen looks like it's quite a bit better than the other models in the comparison,especially the SONY model.

I do have to hand it to SAMSUNG, no buttons on the display.I wish this were the case w/the ONE.That's about the only checkmark I have in the negative column,otherwise,all else looks great.
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I do have to hand it to SAMSUNG, no buttons on the display.I wish this were the case w/the ONE.That's about the only checkmark I have in the negative column,otherwise,all else looks great.
How does that even work, with only one hardware button?
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How does that even work, with only one hardware button?

There's a back & menu key on either side of the home button.
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Here is an unusual benchmark:



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HTC One review | Expert Reviews
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The handset managed 8h 32m in our continuous video playback test, which is a strong result and bodes well for all-day battery life.
The article also stated that another home screen could be set as default for those of us not completely enamored with BlinkFeed. All in all, a positive review which solidifies my decision for this phone.
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Here is an even better review. This one has an "alleged" benchmark against the Galaxy S4, where they are nearly completely identical.

jonchoo: HTC One review



Also from this article, with regards to battery:

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After a couple of days of heavy use, my concern with the modest 2300mAh battery has proven to be unfounded. The HTC One is a battery champ. It isn't a RAZR MAXX, but it is close. Despite the larger and higher resolution display; and quad core processor, the HTC One easily last through a normal work day. During my first full day with the One, the battery lasted nine hours before I had to fish out my portable charger.
One more review of the Haych TC One, before I go to bed:

HTC One Review: Top Of The Premium Pops?
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Not a review yet, but a promise of one. Androidcentral have received their review sample: HTC One is in the house | Android Central
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Replaced with one from same source, overall similar to original.
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I'd seen this on HTC's website,thought it'd be a nice how-to & answer some potential FAQ's,especially for those new to HTC:

Get Started with the HTC One; easy phone setup from your computer | ZDNet
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  • Know that startup noise you get when turning on a phone for the first time? The HTC One just about blows you away. That's the first sign of how good these speakers are.
  • It's going to take a little [getting] used to reaching to the top left to turn the power off and on. That's user error, though. Not the phone's fault.
  • I'm pretty quickly digging the new font in Sense 5.
  • Damn, it feels good in the hand.
  • Super LCD 3 display -- should be on every smartphone.
  • This is a European version, so no AT&T LTE, but HSPA works just fine.
  • If you're worried about BlinkFeed getting in the way of a more standard Android experience, don't be. One quick swipe and you're at the usual home screen.
  • Speaking of BlinkFeed, I quickly get the feeling that the key is going to be not overloading it with feeds. Find what's really important and stick with it.
  • Still not sold on the home button being in the bottom right, but figuring it out for Google Now and multitasking is simple enough.
  • I've yet to try to tap the HTC logo. But that's because I'm consciously reminding myself that it's not a button.
  • Wondering how long it takes me to scratch up the aluminum body.
  • Gotta go play with that camera now.
Not to just overlook all the positive aspects of this phone, because I can see them, (SLCD3!, beautiful Unibody design!, new Camera, Sense 5, etc.)

...But WHY, why, why, do we have to play musical chairs buttons every year?
I don't expect things to be exactly the same each and every year. There is some room for flexibility here, but a little more consistency would go along way. I know this is petty stuff but dropping a functional button for a pointless logo is absolutely frustrating. I don't really love the bandied about idea of having no physical buttons, in favor of on screen buttons, but If you go so far as to dropping one button and using the real estate for a logo, you may as well just drop ALL buttons.

Speaking of buttons...
As Aliveon2legs mentioned in one of these threads around here (I hadn't even realized/thought of it until he mentioned it.) Why no camera shutter button, HTC? Even if it required a few more prep minutes and difficult cuts on the CNC machine, plus a little extra software programming, it would be a very worthy investment on what is supposed to be considered a high-end phone. A camera button would be 'icing on the cake', however I assert that 'icing on the cake' is pretty much a requirement when you are purposefully building a high-end device and "going all in" with it.


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So as to remain on-topic I bring to this thread yesterdays TechnoBuffalo content:

http://www.technobuffalo.com/videos/htc-one-unboxing-video/


http://www.technobuffalo.com/videos/htc-sense-5-demo/


http://www.technobuffalo.com/videos/htc-one-camera-demo/
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The Verge's review of the HTC One:

HTC One review | The Verge

Going by the comments section underneath it seems they didn't do as much reviewing as they could have and more importantly wanted to be the first tech site to have the first review up of the phone. Shame, and frankly i agree.

In the review itself he even has a disclaimer saying:

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Quick note: HTC tells me my review unit isn't a retail model. That should mean only that it's not in retail packaging, but it's possible that there are slight software changes coming over time. I'll update here if that happens.
The Verge is a major commercial tech site which attracts a LOT of hits. If they're going to do a definitive review the phone they should be reviewing should at least be the final release model.
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HTC One review | The Verge

Going by the comments section underneath it seems they didn't do as much reviewing as they could have and more importantly wanted to be the first tech site to have the first review up of the phone. Shame, and frankly i agree. The Verge is the last site i would look to for a fair and balanced review.

In the review itself he even has a disclaimer saying:



Would you call that a review? Nope, not me either!
One has to wonder what this reviewer deems as "decent" for battery life.He rates it a 5 on a 1-10 scale,yet ,in the same breath,basically states that he used the phone extensively,w/lots of on-screen time & "only" got 10 hrs. of battery life.

Even most power users don't use their phones to the extent that the reviewer did.I'd say 10 hrs. w/this kind of use is acceptable & in real-world use most will see much better than this.
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Engadget have their review up for the HTC One. A thorough write-up and a great read. Very positive.

HTC One review (2013)
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TechRadar now have their review up.

Have said overall it's the best Android smartphone on the market - 4.5/5

HTC One review | Phone Reviews | TechRadar
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The inquirer has their review up now.

HTC One review- The Inquirer

Pretty general but they do say its the best smartphone they have used.
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Have said overall it's the best Android smartphone on the market - 4.5/5

HTC One review | Phone Reviews | TechRadar
They misidentified the processor as the S4 Pro. It's a Snapdragon 600, faster, not just because of clock speed.
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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
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Gizmodo too. Another positive review. Thumbs up once more.

HTC One Review: Damn Near Close to Perfect | Gizmodo UK
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Gizmodo too. Another positive review. Thumbs up once more.

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Gizmodo and Engadget are the two review authors that I always look for when researching a device.
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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 was surprised to see that GLONASS as well as GPS being supported. I was skeptical about that because it's not part of the built-in Snapdragon 600 capabilities, if this is accurate -

Snapdragon 800, 600, 400, 200 Processor Specs | Qualcomm

There was confusion about last year's crop supporting GLONASS.

But - HTC does list that on their website for the One's specs - GPS + GLONASS - so, there we go.

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Gizmodo too. Another positive review. Thumbs up once more.

HTC One Review: Damn Near Close to Perfect | Gizmodo UK
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...but suffice to say that Sense is the only manufacturer Android skin I’d seriously think about keeping on a phone.


Do my eyes deceive me or do we finally have someone actually saying something positive about Sense for a change?!?
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Another favorable review.As no one bases their buying choices solely on others experiences,this is a nice trend & bodes well for HTC:

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Another favorable review.As no one bases their buying choices solely on others experiences,this is a nice trend & bodes well for HTC:

HTC One review- The Inquirer
Thanks, Kolio, I (and I'm sure others) appreciate the info, but check out up there ^^^^^^^ about 4/5 posts....
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Going by the comments section underneath it seems they didn't do as much reviewing as they could have and more importantly wanted to be the first tech site to have the first review up of the phone. Shame, and frankly i agree.

In the review itself he even has a disclaimer saying:



The Verge is a major commercial tech site which attracts a LOT of hits. If they're going to do a definitive review the phone they should be reviewing should at least be the final release model.
I also noticed that this review complains about overall brightness, while the others from yesterday clearly say the opposite.
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I also noticed that this review complains about overall brightness, while the others from yesterday clearly say the opposite.
I've grown tired of the Verge reviews...They find something wrong with pretty much everything.

Engadget's review was a lot more in the favor of the phone performing well in pretty much every category, especially the camera.

An honest review will come of my hands when I get a hold of it Earlymon
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I also noticed that this review complains about overall brightness, while the others from yesterday clearly say the opposite.
Just for clarity sake, this was a comment regarding screen brightness right? Not camera brightness or anything else?
I think I recall noticing a comment like that regarding screen brightness when speed reading one of the reviews so far. Only one review so far that I have scanned mentioned it.

It is way too early to blow any whistles because this is not something we can determine from pre-release reviews since there are way too many variables at play here (like independent lighting, ambient lighting, different cameras, different camera settings, each reviewer sees things differently, flukes, anomalies, etc.)

But it couldn't help but make me start pre-considering who HTC's source(s) are for the SLCD3 screen panels this year. HTC definitely has a track record for sourcing their display panels from multiple manufacturer/distributors resulting in differing brightnesses and color reproduction values across the same device. I want to give them the benefit of the doubt in the new year with a new device, but it has been something in the back of my head even before reviews for when I go to test out 'The One' and do my personal research. I may even try to take a look at the device at multiple locations to increase the sample size.
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After reading all the reviews on here, I'm definitely picking one up.

Just need to wait until I get the confirmation i'm getting a bonus from work (forgone conclusion, just need to be 100%) and I will get this bad boy on order.
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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.

Other reviewers with production models said that the thing was very bright, far brighter than SAMOLED, as we've come to expect.

The Verge had different results, and noted that they had a pre-release model, but published anyway.

And Super LCD3 is a marketing term, and nothing more, it says nothing about display type or supplier.

The One X reported itself as a Sony, meaning that it came from Japan Displays, and it was an IPS species of some sort.

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.

Dear HTC,

Stop giving pre-release models to reviewers, it doesn't do anyone but them any good.
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Indeed...I will have it on Launch day and the torture,,errr testing will begin...lol. You know I'll be lighting up these forums with my honest take on the device.

Honestly if I can get past blink, and it works in my favor...With that kind of build quality and what not, it will be a hard phone to top. I can care less about the marketing abilities of a 4 megapixel camera compared to others with 8-13. If the thing takes good pics, is not bogged down by sense, and battery life is livable...I will make it my daily driver. I'm tired of the plastic and breakable glass, I want metal and the sense of durability when I pick my phone up...Will the software top my nexus...nope! But I can deal with a little change and deff walk in with an open mind...I'm becoming such a sucker for build quality!
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Another favorable review.As no one bases their buying choices solely on others experiences,this is a nice trend & bodes well for HTC:

HTC One review- The Inquirer
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HTC One review - Pocket-lint
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"HTC has done away one of our longest running complaints calendar links now open in Google Maps by default."


Why wouldn't you want calendar links to open in a calendar??

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Looks like the author has cleared up things a bit.

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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.
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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.
then SGS4 will get 6/5
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then SGS4 will get 6/5
Only in your mind.

Post crap here one more time to start your little flame war, and I will revoke your posting privileges.
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