General Your thoughts/expectations of the HTC One (was the M7)

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  1. Chuckz is on

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    I'd like to hear some opinions
     

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  2. Hadron

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    Given that most of what's "known" about it is rumour:

    * Screen sounds good. I like the fact that they've not made it larger, but if those casing photos are real they have made the phone itself bigger, which is not so clever.

    * Rumours of a more light-efficient camera sensor would be potentially good if true (potentially because everything depends on execution rather than theory). I hate the "let's keep making pixels smaller because the marketing people say that a higher pixel count sells" approach to photography.

    * if the phone is the size it is, I'd prefer more battery capacity, especially as it's not replaceable.

    * I dislike non-expandable storage, and for me 32GB is still tight (I know I'm in the tail of the distribution, but for me this would be an issue). Streaming off someone's cloud service is of no interest to me.

    So some good, some bad. I'll reserve judgement until I see the final package.
     
  3. Chuckz is on

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    Yeah you're right I think we have to wait a little bit more before you make assumptions of what the hardware software is going to be on the phone.
    but honestly what is speculated about the phone sounds like a nice phone.
    But definitely battery would have to be very important for this phone. Any new smartphone at that.
     
  4. stuters

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    little as possible for as long as possible ;-)
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    it will look good and have a crap battery life and be buggy as hell to start with if HTC track record is any thing to go by..
     
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    Something that caught my eye today: although the recent prototype photos seemed tamer in style than the earlier renders, I'm beginning to wonder whether the renders might be closer to the production model? First (that I saw) there were pictures of a new midrange device, whose design language resembled the render, and then there's this alleged image. I'd have probably dismissed the latter as using an old render except for the stylistic resemblance to the 603e photos. Well, guess we'll know soon enough.

    (Note that while some reports of that retail listing are saying that it includes microSD support, I can't find that in the picture or the original source - as far as I can tell that was added as the rumour was rehashed and reposted ;)).
     
  6. EarlyMon

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    Moved to the new forums - cheers! :)
     
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    I'm curious, although not in the market, as I have the DNA. I'm very pleased with my phone though, I think HTC deserves more credit for their phones than they are getting. If the M7 is better than the DNA is should be very well received.
     
  8. Chuckz is on

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    What are the specs on the HTC DNA is it a good phone I hear everyone saying that if you're going to get the DNA you might as well just wait for the m7
     
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    The DNA is a Verizon version of the Butterfly, but with no SD card slot. Compared with what we expect of the M7 it has a slightly larger display (5"), same resolution, less storage, slightly smaller battery, and without the fancy camera tech the M7 may turn out to have. But if you're not on Verizon it doesn't matter ;)

    BTW the last couple of days' rumours are that the M7 will become the One <insert obligatory Highlander or Matrix joke here>.

    Looks like suspicions that the render was the real design may be true: http://phandroid.com/?p=116377

    HTCSource.

    The statement about 32GB and 64GB variants is most interesting to me, since (a) this is the first time I've heard anything other than 32GB mentioned, and (b) it's a departure from last year's "one model = one capacity" approach.
     
  10. Chuckz is on

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    When you say another few days and we won't need them anymore. Are you saying that they're going to be releasing official information on the phone?
     
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    Yup, that's what I meant.

    There's even a countdown on their website, showing blurry teaser animation and green "1"s flashing up in the timer. That's one thing we can be definite about :)
     
  12. Chuckz is on

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    Doesn't HTC already have a phone called One?
     
  13. Hadron

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    They have a series of phones called One: One X, One S, One V. Think of this as a continuation of the branding, or maybe evolution if this one ends up being called just "HTC One".
     
  14. Chuckz is on

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    Well I get to upgrade my phone in July so I'll need to keep a heads up on what I can benefit out of the most with these new gadgets. I'd like to see what HTC has up their sleeve with the m7.
     
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    the cloners are taking an interest: The GooPhone One is an exact replica of the unreleased HTC One :rofl:


    Well, about 6 hours until the unveil, IIRC.

    Shaping up to be interesting: from the rumours it sounds like a world-beating screen, improved camera tech & at least trying to look like decent speakers. Definite AV emphasis. If the 64GB option turns out to be real then that's my storage needs covered.

    So, can they pull this off without dropping any balls on e.g. quality control, or some silly software slip-up? And most importantly, can they get enough people to pay attention to a phone that doesn't say Samsung on the front?

    Fingers crossed :)
     
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    this looks to be a great phone, and when /if it releases on verizon i will buy one. But it amazing that the phone is going to be released in hours, and only 20 comments about it so far.

    Back in the day the "incredible"...had hundreds of thousands of comments leading up to release.
     
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    Details are now up on HTC.com.

    Will leave you to read rather than quote here, but specs look pretty good. :D

    And yes, it can be used as an infrared remote control!
     
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    Looks beautiful and amazing! Too bad it isn't coming to Verizon...Very disappointing. I would've bought it outright retail first day.
     
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    Another small battery imo, reported as being 2300 mAh.
     
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    I'm not convinced about the BlinkFeed stuff, but I'm not a social media user. But it can be turned off, and of course you'll be able to use another launcher.

    The "two buttons" thing is going to force developers to make some adaptation though.
     
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    I have to say all other specs/features are top-notch, no complaints there, especially if the 64 GB version is available w/SPRINT,however,that 2300mah battery is definitely a disappointment. HTC has a very enticing offer to trade-in for this, but, I'll have to wait to see what kind of battery life to expect before considering this phone.
     
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    This is exactly what I came here to discuss...Evo 3D had 4 buttons, Evo LTE has 3, and HTC One has 2....will they debut a single button iPhone next year? :p
     
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    Not that I was really EXPECTING it, but I have to say I am still a bit disappointed about the lack of removable memory or battery. Being available in a 64GB variant will offset most of my concern about storage at least. So far, this looks to be my next phone. I've still got my Evo3D, so definitely time for an upgrade. Especially since I will be able to use 4G for the first time ever.

    I like the dual speakers with amps idea though. Not sure how much actual use I will get out of it. If it uses those for the speakerphone functionality, that would be cool.

    Also, the phone DOES look awfully nice.
     
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