HTC One Professional ReviewsGeneral


  1. sean76

    sean76 Well-Known Member

    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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  2. TheSuper

    TheSuper Well-Known Member

    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!!!
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  3. sean76

    sean76 Well-Known Member


    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!
  4. TheSuper

    TheSuper Well-Known Member

    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.
  5. sean76

    sean76 Well-Known Member

    Can't wait for the One...No keys going in my pockets man :D
  6. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    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! :) ;)
  7. PyroSporker

    PyroSporker Well-Known Member

    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
    And
    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

    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.

    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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  8. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    I stand cheerfully corrected, good eye! :)
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  9. PyroSporker

    PyroSporker Well-Known Member

    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.

    Here are their findings :
    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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  10. iowabowtech

    iowabowtech root@android:/ # Moderator

    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. :D
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  11. sean76

    sean76 Well-Known Member

    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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  12. marctronixx

    marctronixx Moderator Moderator

    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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  13. sikclown

    sikclown Well-Known Member

    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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  14. Wolfedude88

    Wolfedude88 Well-Known Member

    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.
  15. toad6386

    toad6386 Well-Known Member


    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
  16. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    Hold power for 10 seconds or adb reboot.
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  17. KOLIO

    KOLIO NOTEoriously XPOSED Guide


    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..... :argh: :shot: :D


    YOU'RE WELCOME!:rofl:
  18. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    Never worry about that. :)

    Better to just camp here, we'll walk you right through it when the time comes. ;) :)
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  19. KOLIO

    KOLIO NOTEoriously XPOSED Guide

    Looking forward to it!

    THX again,EM! :thumbup:
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  20. Hadron

    Hadron Well-Known Member Contributor

  21. toad6386

    toad6386 Well-Known Member

  22. TheSuper

    TheSuper Well-Known Member

    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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  23. sean76

    sean76 Well-Known Member

  24. KOLIO

    KOLIO NOTEoriously XPOSED Guide

  25. sean76

    sean76 Well-Known Member

    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 :confused:
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