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Old April 12th, 2013, 01:59 AM   #101 (permalink)
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Hey Big O,

Congrats.

Curious, what mobile phone are you replacing? Is this your first Android? why not wait for the black model?

since you are an ATT employee, I am guessing you have had an iphone or two. What made you leave the apple arena for android/htc one?

All curious questions.... Thanks in advance if you decide to answer.

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You put in 2, 26, or 266 and Anna shows up, but not Company at all??

Hmm. Must be new then. I put in 26 and get Ana and Connie, as well as others.
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Have to click on the blue 'matches' button on the left. Still odd that Anna Company comes before Company but anyway.
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Oy! Where you have the shadow head above the pad, I have the list of matches.

They'll show alphabetically so Anna first seems reasonable, I think that may depend on sort order in people, not sure.
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Perks of the job.
Lucky you man...I got 3 important questions?

Ok as EarlyMon asked already...GPS, how is it?

As an at&t employee I'm sure you've had experience with the iphone 5's garbage wifi signal that basically conks out if your not within 2 feet of the router, how does the ONE compare?

The LTE signal, honestly how is it? Is it solid, or a bouncing bean that jumps back and fourth.

These 3 are important ones for me as I've been using an iphone 5 on my at&t account and on a scale from 1-10 id give the i5 a solid 1 on how good a job it does on the above questions...lol.
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Hey Big O,

Congrats.

Curious, what mobile phone are you replacing? Is this your first Android? why not wait for the black model?

since you are an ATT employee, I am guessing you have had an iphone or two. What made you leave the apple arena for android/htc one?

All curious questions.... Thanks in advance if you decide to answer.

Marctronixx,

I carry two phones at all times. I replaced the Nokia Lumia 920 on my work phone with the HTC One (I didn't have the Lumia by choice, and my Lumia had replaced a Galaxy S III). It's definitely not my first Android. I've owned androids from before I worked at at&t, but since I've been with at&t, I've used a Captivate, HTC Inspire, HTC Vivid, Galaxy S II, Note, Note II, and Galaxy S III.

I couldn't wait for a black model because I was given a device that was sent to our stores for employee use, so they get the say in which colors they give out for free. I'm not complaining either way, the phone still looks stunning.

So to answer your last question, nothing made me leave my iPhone, as that is my personal phone. This is so I don't carry two Android phones around and can get the best of both worlds.

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Lucky you man...I got 3 important questions?

Ok as EarlyMon asked already...GPS, how is it?

As an at&t employee I'm sure you've had experience with the iphone 5's garbage wifi signal that basically conks out if your not within 2 feet of the router, how does the ONE compare?

The LTE signal, honestly how is it? Is it solid, or a bouncing bean that jumps back and fourth.

These 3 are important ones for me as I've been using an iphone 5 on my at&t account and on a scale from 1-10 id give the i5 a solid 1 on how good a job it does on the above questions...lol.
Sean, to answer your questions:

I have not tested the GPS out yet... I will test that on my way to work at around 9:30am central. I'll have to get back to you on that on how quickly it locks and accuracy.

As far as iPhone 5 wifi.. I am actually still running 6.1 software on it, refusing to update as of right now just because of some of the issues people ARE having with wifi and even cellular signal. I talk to a few people a day that have these issues. My iPhone 5 works decent on wifi MOST of the time right now, however my issues really isn't staying connected, it's at times not having networks SHOW UP in the list if i'm not closer to the router. It only happens sometimes though. It's very strange.

With that being said about the iPhone wifi... the HTC One picked up my wifi signal at home very quickly, and it's actually showing full bars even in my garage (where my iPhone does drop down to 2 bars instead of 3), and the signal has been solid. No huge flux in speeds received at all, and connection has not dropped yet.

I wouldn't be able to answer the LTE question for you, as my town is not LTE, only HSPA+. If I end up traveling to the nearest LTE area before release though, i'll be sure to take tests and posts screens of those tests.
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Oy! Where you have the shadow head above the pad, I have the list of matches.

They'll show alphabetically so Anna first seems reasonable, I think that may depend on sort order in people, not sure.
Same phone? Is it a setting or something?
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No, sorry, I'm on last year's HTC.

I'm describing how it's been since 2010, maybe 2009, so the change on yours surprised me.
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My day one is coming to a close.... I'll post a general review later tonight ish.
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I saw the non-f of the One at Worst Buy store today. They have 4 of them.

I wish the screen is little wider and less long, like the N4 screen, so it is easier to type on the virtual kb.

The back camera is quite flush. Is it easily scratch?

The flashlight is not as big as the N4.

I saw the Samsung Note 8 today. Very nice! Wide screen.
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Alrighty. I'm going to post my thoughts on this phone after getting a solid day out of this phone.

I'm not one for typing up reviews, and i'm doing it on a smaller keyboard using my iPad, so i'll try to make sure it's not a lightweight review, but i'm also not going to spend forever typing because I don't feel like nursing hand cramps ^_^.

So here goes:


"One day, and I'm in love with One"

I find myself to be somewhat of a tech geek. I'm not like the nerdy style tech geek that knows every last detail of every last device and could detail with great ease each style of LCD screen, audio codecs, nor how many nanograms of silicon go in each processor. I can tell you, however, that I know my way around cellular phones more than the average Joe. I've had many devices in my day. I've had Palms, I've used Windows Mobile, I've used many Androids and a few iPhones... and won't touch BlackBerry. In my estimated 40 (rough estimate) cellular devices in the last 10 years, I can safely say that I've never been impressed on an "overall" level with a phone in one day of use as I am with the HTC One right now, and here's why:

1) Audio. I've used a lot of cell phones as stated above. And on all of those phones that i've used, minus the HTC surround, the speakers of those phones were on the back. I've never understood why companies do that. It would seem to be common sense that sound coming towards you would always be better than going away from you. The HTC One is finally that device that puts native speakers on the front, free from obstruction between themselves and my ears. This is something that HTC tried with the HTC surround, but failed when they required it to be slid out. There is something to say about these speakers as well. Most mobile devices are well known for that empty, tin like sound they produce. The HTC One's speakers are hands down, without a doubt, the most fulfilling sound producing speakers i've EVER heard on a cell phone, EVER. The rich vocals, surprisingly balanced bass, and vibrant high notes are a pleasure to listen to. I cannot turn the music off on this thing. I don't want to because I keep getting awestruck at how amazing it sounds. I switch the Beats audio off in the settings, and the sound reverts back to everything I hate about cell phone speakers, and turn it back on and my ears melt. It's amazing. Now I know beats audio is really more of a glorified equalizing software, but irregardless of how it's done, the audio on this device is effing amazing. Therefor;
Audio - 10/10

2) Build Quality. Nowadays we see a lot of manufacturers going with unibody designs, in which case I have no qualms. I could care less about using SD cards as i've usually got a computer available to transfer content if I need to. I also could care less about replacing batteries inside. If my phone has battery issues, they would usually arrive within the first year while the warranty is still effective... and never really ran into an issue. We've also seen a lot of manufacturers use plastic that are cured with a lot of fancy processes and such, and again, I don't really care, as long as my phone stays together and work well. Nokia has been well known for quality built phones, and even the late HTC one X and one X+ were relatively well built products. In most cases, however, people usually compare build quality of whatever device they are using to that of the iPhone. The iPhones have always been well built in my opinion, and it's hard to beat the iPhone. The HTC One, in my opinion, compares really well with build quality to iphone. It's a solid feel in the hand. No jagged edges. Sturdy aluminum body. Flush, large screen on the front accompanied by the precisely pinholes drilled for the speaker grills. This phone is a work of art. The camera on the back is flush with the phone, which I like. I was never a fan of how HTC usually had their cameras stick out on the back. Makes me feel uneasy when I set the phone down screen facing up. HTC has really done well here.
Build Quality - 10/10

3) Screen. Not going to spend too much time here. The screen reminds me of the retina display on the iPhone in terms of pixel density. Naked human eyes won't be able to pick one out of the bunch. The color reproduction in most cases from what i've seen is pretty close to accurate, however i've noticed that some of my personal photos taken with my DSLR seem like they are a *ting* warm or vibrant in some cases. In either case, I cannot complain. Viewing angles are superb just like they were on the One X lineup, and the range of brightness makes for easy viewing during the day and making sure i'm not blinded in a darker room.
Screen - 10/10

4) Camera. Let me level with you guys. I'm not going to be too critical on the camera, and while I know some of you are going to be disappointed, please understand that I'm a DSLR hobbyist first, so for a camera on a phone not to produce the same quality as my DSLR, I don't lose any sleep over it and it is not a defining factor for ME in a phone. That being said, without monkeying with settings, the camera seems to produce colors a bit on the cooler side. Bright light will allow this camera to shine, and will produce very sharp images. Just like every other cellular camera though, it doesn't matter how low the aperture can get, how many megapixels the sensor has, or what type of glass is used, the lenses are simply ALWAYS going to be too small to let in enough light to NOT produce a massive amount of noise in low light situations, creating a reason for me to try not use it unless I absolutely have to.
Camera - 7/10

5) GPS. Just a quick point to the GPS, i've used quite a few phones that have trouble getting lock on GPS sats or have trouble maintaining a lock. I ran GPS for 40 minutes today, and each new route locked within 1-2 seconds (usually on the 1 second side). While driving, it was spot on on my location, allowing google nav to properly inform me of turns that I need to be making before I get there, instead of when the turn is right up my nose.
gps - 10/10

6) Battery. I had 1.2 hours of phone calls, 32 texts, 40 mins of GPS, 2 hours of music, and probably 1.5 hours of facebook and another 30 mins of youtube. Off charger for 14 hrs with 29% battery left. Run of the mill, but at least it's not dying mid day.... but i have only had it for one day.
battery - too soon to rate

7)Sense UI - I actually wont be installing a 3rd party launcher. I like this version of sense. A lot lighter than usual, and although blinkfeed is annoying as a home screen, it's useful as a separate page. I just added a new panel and set THAT as my home page and put a normal clock and icon setup on it.
Sense - 8/10


8) call quality - The ear price plays good audio while on the call, and while not as rich as the stereo audio, it is a crisp sound. The person I was calling said I was clear, however they could still tell I was on a cell phone with a minor amount of cellular distortion and cracks. I would have to say
Call quality - 8/10.

Overall: 9/10 My hand is really starting to hurt. This is a day 1 review. Sorry if I missed points. Generally I'll say that this phone is fantastic, and if I had to choose one phone, this phone could VERY easily replace my iPhone 5. It runs smooth, feels great, sounds AMAZING (still loving the sound), the screen is beautiful, and the phone overall is something that HTC should be proud of. I'm sure the S4 will be a fantastic phone and sell better than the HTC One because HTC sucks at marketing, but if you're looking for a breath of fresh air, please take a look at your nearest store that will be carrying it and get your hands on it. This is something that people should have ZERO problem appreciating.

Thanks for reading.

(Edit)

The HTC ir blaster and tv and cable/sat box controls on this is super easy to set up and works amazingly well

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Nice review man. One small think you left out though? How's the ONES call quality and reception in your opinion?
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I'm describing how it's been since 2010, maybe 2009, so the change on yours surprised me.
Yep - my sensation works how you describe - this is a step back IMO.
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Nice review man. One small think you left out though? How's the ONES call quality and reception in your opinion?
The ear price plays good audio while on the call, and while not as rich as the stereo audio, it is a crisp sound. The person I was calling said I was clear, however they could still tell I was on a cell phone with a minor amount of cellular distortion and cracks. I would have to say 8/10.
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The ear price plays good audio while on the call, and while not as rich as the stereo audio, it is a crisp sound. The person I was calling said I was clear, however they could still tell I was on a cell phone with a minor amount of cellular distortion and cracks. I would have to say 8/10.
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Hi guys, just had the phone for a week having upgraded on UK TMobile from an HTC Sensation to HTC One. Others appear to have done some good in-depth stuff, so I'll be brief:

GOOD POINTS
  • Beautiful phone, excellent screen, very responsive and top-end build quality.
  • Blinkfeed - some discussion on this but have found it to be a nice touch.
  • Camera - really nice feature, just getting used to it but produces some decent results. Zoe is not just a gimmick.
  • Beats Audio - excellent sound quality for a phone with decent bass. Best served via N7 Media player... Headphones are also decent.
  • Personal assistant - tried Speaktoit - Your Personal Assistant Personal Assistant app, seems to work well with HTC One interface.

BAD POINTS
  • Battery life - not great, just about lasts 1 day but appears to be improving (will have to stop playing with it with all data/wifi etc on). Might try turning auto brightness back on, removing live wallpaper and perhaps installing JuiceDefender again...
  • Aluminium speaker cover is slightly scuffed already despite being in the official case (leather stand wrap-around one)
  • Messaging app was annoying with grey speech bubbles (your replies) in conversations, switched to ChompSMS which is fully customisable
  • NFC - beam functionality doesn't appear to be working (see my other thread on HTC One forum for more), this might not be enabled yet or may just be my phone...

Not made many calls with it yet, but appeared to be clear and loud enough (especially when compared to my HTC Sensation!).

In conclusion, if anyone is thinking of getting an HTC One and has any questions, please PM me...
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  • Aluminium speaker cover is slightly scuffed already despite being in the official case (leather stand wrap-around one)...
How do you think it got scuffed like that? Do you have the silver or black One?
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Silver one - was just in my pocket in my work clothing and then jean pocket etc... so not entirely sure - it's not dreadful or anything but it is noticeable if you look closely and it ties in with what I've read in pro-reviews about it being easily marked... definitely worth a protective case (just a shame to hide away such a nice looking phone) - I just take it out to show people and then put it back in for day-day use...
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Dang! And a big welcome to our corner of the world!

Ok - my first phone questions are usually the same - how's the GPS/navigation, how's the 3G reception, and if you have LTE, how's that?

What's the voice quality like?

Can you provide any comparisons on any of that to things we can relate to - the LTEvo or other?

I see from your profile info that you're rocking the LG Optimus G. (Very nice. )

Any performance impressions you're able to share between that and the One?

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ok so wow. great question:
Can you provide any comparisons on any of that to things we can relate to - the LTEvo or other?
I have the LTEVO and it's faster. (double quadrant) FASTER (Double ANTUTU) FASTER (better LTE speeds somehow . might be a fluke)
Quad Core vs Dual Core is a no brainer.
There's a few apps that you can't uninstall but not a deal breaker at all. The device flies. I am in mostly 4G LTE in Central Texas so my speeds have been great so far. I am currently on WiFi and it's flying too (30 Mbps connection)
Device set up was quite easy. It boots in a flash , especially with Fast Boot enabled.
My daily driver prior was the LGOG which is now my work phone /demo phone / hotspot.
The HTC ONE is built exquisitely. I thought an all glass phone was pushing the envelope and now ZERO GAP technology takes it further. I have played many YOUTUBE HD videos through BOOMSOUND and can't lie. it's loud. co-workers tasked me what the ruckus was. LOLz. The stock beats earbuds are very good too 8/10. i'm no audiophile but ima earbuds / cans whore! i have 3 pairs of cans, 4 pairs of earbuds, and two external aux speakers (chill pills, matrix speakers). the device is very light compared tothe LTEVO and LGOG. Thin perfect edges and just an amazing build all around. the screen is highly responsive and i am slowly starting to like skype all over again vs swiftkey flow ( i haven't installed it yet) wow so much in just a few short hours has happened and it's hard to tell you without more questions so keep them coming and i will keep answering them as much as i can. i have 2 back to back conf calls tomorrow and i will try and use the htc one for both as much as i can! thanks~
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So now we have yet another post that the One is loud. So I have to ask... when you say loud, do you mean that the phone is still loud even on the lowest volume setting, or do you mean that the phone can be turned up loud enough to piss your cube-mates off?
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After picking up a silver one in a shop, the white ring round the edge looked really dirty, is it plastic or metal, and can it be easily wiped clean... I remember thinking the same last year when I saw a white one x, it looked grubby, as if it didn't play well with finger prints.... shame cos the rest of the handset looked stunning..
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Can't say I've had that problem with mine, probably all the people picking it up with filthy hands
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What do people think of the call quality? Both on your end (making call with the cell phone), as well as people on the other end (receiving call from you).

I'd also be interested in call quality over bluetooth.

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What do people think of the call quality? Both on your end (making call with the cell phone), as well as people on the other end (receiving call from you).

I'd also be interested in call quality over bluetooth.

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Seems perfectly fine if a little quiet considering the volume of music via the speakers. Actually...does that stack? No - that would be via speakerphone. I dunno - seems fine.

Speaking of stack I haven't tried Bluetooth calls I'm afraid.

Just ran the battery down fully - 14 hours of moderate to heavy use (tapatalk and whatsapp periodically through the day). Power saver off. Will try a day on power save.
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I've had the phone for a month now and i can honestly say it is still blowing me away. This is just a mini 'update-ette' based on my period of ownership so far.

Still no scratches, gaps, scuffs, dings, dents or marks, but I have put a screen protector on and an XtremeGuard rear protector film on the phone. I don't baby the phone but neither do I throw it about. It occasionally goes in a pocket with loose change or keys and i've dropped it once. After all that it hs no marks on it and I am very pleased indeed.

The battery life is holding steady at about three days of light to moderate use or, more usually, two days of moderate to heavy use, which is absolutely phenomenal. I really can't fault HTCs power management. I'd love to find a Tasker method of turning on the inbuilt power saving toggle overnight but I have yet to find a way (I know I can set up Tasker profiles but i've found that Tasker is a bit flaky if you ask it to do too much).

I'm fed up with Blinkfeed and only having three four rows on the main screen (as I posted in my last review) so i'm still using Nova Prime. In the last two weeks, the phone has stayed rock solid stable without any hiccups at all. It's blisteringly fast and I just can't put it down. I[ve got used to the size (step up in size from my iPhone 5) and it's just about perfect I think. Any bigger and I would dislike it.

I use Quickpic as a Gallery app as I dislike Facebook and the way it 'seamlessly' integrates into your photo album, whether you like it or not.

I'm now getting itchy fingers over rooting the phone and toying with the idea of unlocking the bootloader and installing the Android Revolution ROM. Not that the phone is even remotely bad with the current Stock ROM; in fact, it's awesome but I need to do more research though as if I can find a ROM that removes all the Facebook integration from the phone in its entirety, gives me a Tasker toggle for Power Saving, removes the necessity for Blinkfeed, allows the battery percentage on the status bar and give me five rows of icons on my homescreens without installing a launcher then I would go with that if it also had great battery life and was stable. I'm in no rush though as the phone performs admirably in the extreme as it is.

To all my American friends getting their shiny new Ones now, I hope you love the phone and it blows you away as much as it has me. My thoughts on this phenomenal device are well documented on here should you be interested to read what I and more established and respected members think on the various aspects of the device in more detail, such as in the battery life thread and the camera thread.
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Scoot... I gotta say, you are one of my primary motivations for wanting this phone. I appreciate your ongoing reports.

However.... I have to say that I was pretty disappointed when I went to Best Buy today to talk deals...... I had my mind set on the silver phone, but they had an all black one on display. That phone looks awesome. Nothing like what you see in pictures. As it has been said before, you have to hold this phone and see it in person to really appreciate it. Even though they had this huge lock mechanism on the back of the phone, I was still able to gain an appreciation for the feel of this phone.

So now the bad news. As you can imagine, I examined this phone very thoroughly. I did find a problem with the build quality. Sorry to all those that have been so ready for uber build quality. I found that the speaker grill was delaminating from the main body in the upper right hand corner. Sorry Best Buy, but I had to explore how bad the delamination was. I stuck my fingernail in the gap between the grill and main phone body and I was able to pry the grill up quite a bit - with just my fingernail. I was disappointed to say the least. I had horror flashbacks to my three delaminating EVO screens.
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Scoot... I gotta say, you are one of my primary motivations for wanting this phone. I appreciate your ongoing reports.

However.... I have to say that I was pretty disappointed when I went to Best Buy today to talk deals...... I had my mind set on the silver phone, but they had an all black one on display. That phone looks awesome. Nothing like what you see in pictures. As it has been said before, you have to hold this phone and see it in person to really appreciate it. Even though they had this huge lock mechanism on the back of the phone, I was still able to gain an appreciation for the feel of this phone.

So now the bad news. As you can imagine, I examined this phone very thoroughly. I did find a problem with the build quality. Sorry to all those that have been so ready for uber build quality. I found that the speaker grill was delaminating from the main body in the upper right hand corner. Sorry Best Buy, but I had to explore how bad the delamination was. I stuck my fingernail in the gap between the grill and main phone body and I was able to pry the grill up quite a bit - with just my fingernail. I was disappointed to say the least. I had horror flashbacks to my three delaminating EVO screens.
Maybe it is different in your Best Buy but all the ones I go to use Dummy Phones for display. They are the same size but significantly less in the quality department and no real internals. They are always pretty beat up after a few days too. Was it a real phone or a dummy?
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Sick - it sure seemed like a real phone. Typical Best Buy... nobody came up to help so I just spent time with the phone, myself. It was one heck of a dummy phone if it was not real. It had all the details right down to the polycarbonate on the sides and such. Tomorrow, I am heading down to the local Sprint store. They have a stack of them ready for sale - all silver, though. BB had no news on when that beauty of a black one would be available.
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Sick - it sure seemed like a real phone. Typical Best Buy... nobody came up to help so I just spent time with the phone, myself. It was one heck of a dummy phone if it was not real. It had all the details right down to the polycarbonate on the sides and such. Tomorrow, I am heading down to the local Sprint store. They have a stack of them ready for sale - all silver, though. BB had no news on when that beauty of a black one would be available.
Did it turn on? I would bet at least 100 Quatloos that it was a dummy phone. Again they are built to be as close to the real thing as possible but on the cheap and no working internals. Having said that I did see a drop test from 6 feet online where that particular piece broke off so anything is possible.
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Did it turn on? I would bet at least 100 Quatloos that it was a dummy phone. Again they are built to be as close to the real thing as possible but on the cheap and no working internals. Having said that I did see a drop test from 6 feet online where that particular piece broke off so anything is possible.
Saw the same video

Pretty sure it was linked here in ONEDERLAND somewhere.

I bought a clear case before I saw that video & was gonna use it @ work only,but afterwards,I think I may reconsider & use it full-time.
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Saw the same video

Pretty sure it was linked here in ONEDERLAND somewhere.

I bought a clear case before I saw that video & was gonna use it @ work only,but afterwards,I think I may reconsider & use it full-time.
Why I investing in the poetic atmosphere and Ottorbox commuter cases
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And 9 other cases.... We need to get you started on that 12 step program.
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Did it turn on? I would bet at least 100 Quatloos that it was a dummy phone. Again they are built to be as close to the real thing as possible but on the cheap and no working internals. Having said that I did see a drop test from 6 feet online where that particular piece broke off so anything is possible.
lol.... Sik, I love the Star Trek reference. That takes me back... In fact that is one of my favorite episodes.

I am beginning to see what you mean about the dummy phone. It did not turn on, but had a static image of blinkfeed. I kept playing with the suface trying to figure out how they got the image to do that. It looked real, but you could make no changes to the screen nor could you turn it on or off. I thought it had to be a sticker on the front of the glass, but it was not. I guess I should have pulled that delaminating part all the way off to see if there was a speaker below. The lack of attention from any of the BB staff ... well they never would have noticed.
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I'm really glad I could help you, Toolwarrior I firmly believe forums like this are a place to share experiences and a love of certain devices so will alwys do what I can to give my opinions based on real world usage. For the most part, if I have never used a device, I will not offer an in-depth opinion on it.

I would bet you a GI Joe to a damned if I know that it was a dummy model you picked up in BB. I've seen a dummy model exactly like you describe with the static picture on it and compared it against my phone at a Vodafone store when I went in to enquire about cases and yes the build quality of the dummy version was nowhere near like the real thing in my other hand.

It sounds like you are doing the right thing though and finding a store with real phones to check instead.
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Almost 24 hours with this phone....
Battery life is very good.. which I know is an issue for some.
Also note.. I am using it on LTE.
I charged it fully and used it during my night shift streaming pretty much all night on LTE and after 6 hours of that I was still at 70%
Total time with my moderate usage so far seems to be about 10 hours.

Coming from the Nexus 4 the battery life is way better and LTE does not seem to drag it down at all.

Build quality is phenomenal.
My wife is even trying to nick my phone
Screen ... No words for this it's just fantastic.

The things that bug me... the offset home button is making me a little nuts.
You cannot use the back key to close the app drawer like on the 15 past Android devices I have / had... WHY HTC.......

The lockscreen control placement is awkward for me.
The NFC logo being there when NFC is on is annoying....

There are a few other little things that nag me but that's pretty much it.
I think HTC hit one out of the park here. (no pun intended :P)
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the device came with earbuds with a mic and remote that sound pretty damn good for some stock HTC earbuds. The device has Beats audio on it that really sets off the sound in a warm way without over doing the bass. Google Music and the stock music sound absolutely amazing in my car with no tweaks. I havenít used my Sony cans as of yet but I will most likely write up an earbuds vs cans review soon enough. The quad core is outrageously fast (blows my other phones away). Itís really hard to bog this device down while running 9 apps at a time and sync is turned on. While it is light the build quality is exquisite and screams premium engineering from top to bottom. Itís got a beautiful 1080p screen. youtube hd and IMDB HQ trailers are stunning over 4G LTE and WIFI. After 24 hours itís got decent battery life but the verdicts not out on it. Keep in mind Iíve been a busy bee with conference calls and many tasks going on. True weekend use is where I earn my money. Stay tuned to a full robust review on the best Android device I have ever ownedÖ
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I went to BestBuy today to see the One in person. From the pictures I saw I expected it to be larger than the LTEvo, its pretty much the same size. The OS is really fast, no stutter, really smoothe screen transitions.

The screen is really amazing, very crisp, and the thing looks great even with the brightness turned down. Amazing HTC improved the screen that much over the LTEvo.

The phone doesn't feel like its metal, it feels like its plastic. I know its metal, maybe its the coating, or the fact its so light. I felt the same way when I got the LTE, so I wasn't suprised.

I noticed the back arrow doesn't back you out of apps anymore. You need to use the home button, which in previous sense versions will stack up apps in your recent apps cue. I didn't have enough time with the phone to see if that will cause any jam ups or not. I'd assume HTC did this on purpose and has a way for sense to deal with the que.

Since I was using a floor model I didn't get the time to really explore the device like I want to. Maybe I'll test drive it soon, got an upgrade waiting on one of my family lines.
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Just updated my review here to make an addition to Zoe and add sections for heating, damage and apps
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I've noticed that after extended use (usually of games), my previous phone (Evo 4G) as well as my recent phone (Evo 4G LTE) have gotten pretty hot, almost uncomfortably so. This made me wonder, would the metal body of the One get this hot as well, and possibly even burn you? Or at least make the phone difficult to hold? Or is it designed in a way that it stays cool?
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I've noticed that after extended use (usually of games), my previous phone (Evo 4G) as well as my recent phone (Evo 4G LTE) have gotten pretty hot, almost uncomfortably so. This made me wonder, would the metal body of the One get this hot as well, and possibly even burn you? Or at least make the phone difficult to hold? Or is it designed in a way that it stays cool?
Aluminum is a good thermal transmitter, so it's doing its job getting the heat out from the inside. If it gets hot enough to burn you, something is seriously wrong with the phone.

Newer games are really hardware and power intensive, so they create a lot of heat. Phones don't have fans to disipate the heat so they rely on transfer through the case.
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I've noticed that after extended use (usually of games), my previous phone (Evo 4G) as well as my recent phone (Evo 4G LTE) have gotten pretty hot, almost uncomfortably so. This made me wonder, would the metal body of the One get this hot as well, and possibly even burn you? Or at least make the phone difficult to hold? Or is it designed in a way that it stays cool?
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Aluminum is a good thermal transmitter, so it's doing its job getting the heat out from the inside. If it gets hot enough to burn you, something is seriously wrong with the phone.

Newer games are really hardware and power intensive, so they create a lot of heat. Phones don't have fans to disipate the heat so they rely on transfer through the case.
^^^This. Plus check out my review, which I linked a couple posts ago and you'll see MY experience in regards to the heat. Obviously it can vary though.
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Just an amendment to my little blurb about the phone...

The "TV" app (remote control) is a total slam dunk!
This thing is not only easy to set up but it's already replaced my remote.

I have U-Verse, and once I told it what channels I had and it did its very simple tv and box setup away I went.

One issue:
I have a XanTech DL85K IR extender because our set is on the wall and the U-Verse box, Blu-Ray player and other things are in the closet.
Sometimes the IR from the phone does not get relayed thru correctly and it ends up punching the wrong channel in.
I just select it again and it works the second time.

You guys have GOT to try this remote!
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Ok so I came from HTV Evo 4G>HTC Evo 3D>iPhone 5>Samsung Note 2>HTC One

I'm on Sprint.

I loved the first two phones but they were slower than dirt. i've always hated iphones but I thought i'd give the 5 a try. i returned it after 10 days and got the Note 2. That phone was way too much like an iPhone so i sold it and just received the HTC one today. This phone sucks.

Why would they ditch the wonderfully functional 4 hard buttons at the bottom of the phone?

Basically, i just want my Evo 4g or 3D back but just be faster. And have a fast camera. Gawd the camera on my 3D was terrible. 5 second shutter reset etc...

Anyway, first out of the gate, i can't just press hard button menu>settings to jump to settings real quick. so annyoing. i have to swipe over to apps, scroll down to settings, to enter settings.

i have not figured out a way to organize the app list in a list instead of a grid. for whatever reason i have a difficult time reading through the apps in a grid. I don't like the icons, I just want the name of the app in an alphabetical list.

The back button which on my older HTC devices was on the right side. now it's on the left and is really small it's hard to hit.

The top swipe down tray is basically useless. Most android users are offered a wealth of options in the swipe down tray. really pissed about that.

Amazon appstore doesn't work. the stock keyboard is dog poop so i'm just trying to get into amazon appstore to get Swiftkey 4 which i've already paid for.

I'm tired after a long day of work so hopefully in the morning i will feel less frustrated but so far I hate this phone. I just want my old school goodness with a fast camera and fast operations. i would still be rocking my 3D but i botched the digitizer replacement. grrrrrrrrrr
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Amazon appstore doesn't work. the stock keyboard is dog poop so i'm just trying to get into amazon appstore to get Swiftkey 4 which i've already paid for.
here is the fix for the amazon app store
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2242265&highlight=amazon+appstore
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Anyway, first out of the gate, i can't just press hard button menu>settings to jump to settings real quick. so annyoing. i have to swipe over to apps, scroll down to settings, to enter settings.
If you swipe down, and look up at the top right corner, there is a settings "gear". Click it and it will take you straight to settings.
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K, got the appstore fix. Thanks for the tip of the gear in the menu. i overlooked it, but one would have to agree it's just way easier to have all the usefull widgets (wifi, bt, etc) in the dropdown tray.

now i'm annoyed that the power button is on the top left corner instead of the top right. why HTC? my last two HTC phones had it on the top right. now it's a reach to actually hit it and totally unnatural if using your right hand.

the back and home hard buttons i'm finding also take multiple attempts sometimes to hit it right. the touch zone for those buttons is too small
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K, got the appstore fix. Thanks for the tip of the gear in the menu. i overlooked it, but one would have to agree it's just way easier to have all the usefull widgets (wifi, bt, etc) in the dropdown tray.

now i'm annoyed that the power button is on the top left corner instead of the top right. why HTC? my last two HTC phones had it on the top right. now it's a reach to actually hit it and totally unnatural if using your right hand.

the back and home hard buttons i'm finding also take multiple attempts sometimes to hit it right. the touch zone for those buttons is too small
With the outstanding overall quality of the device, I'm willing to overlook a few things myself.
My last 4 years have been on iPhones so the transition was pretty easy for me. (i'm not use to other android phones)
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