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


Last Updated: 2013-04-21 04:26:05
  1. digital83

    digital83 Member

    this phone is going to be great....just what i was looking for!!

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  2. j006

    j006 Active Member

    REALLY, REALLY disappointed this phone won't be on Verizon :(

    I too, would have bought one the first day. I guess we will see soon if there is any way to port the Sprint version over to VZW.
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  3. Doomstang

    Doomstang Well-Known Member

    I think Verizon is to blame there...not HTC. If I were on Verizon, I would be pretty upset too so I don't blame you.
  4. j006

    j006 Active Member

    Man I love VZW's call service, but their business practices get under my skin. You're right, I'm quite sure it was VZW's call on not getting the One, presumably because of the DNA being so new. For me, the DNA is a great device - just too d@mn big IMO. I was pi$$ed when the HTC One X didn't make it to VZW because it looked like the sweet spot in spec and size, and this news about the new HTC One feels the same.....
  5. Orion

    Orion Well-Known Member

  6. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    Yes and no, ya know?

    I get great life (8 hours screen on, wifi) on my LTEvo and average over 16 hours/day no matter what, with a 2000 mAh battery.

    Maybe the 2300 mAh with this setup will perform similarly. Those of us grown accustomed to and ok with 16 hours/day or so won't care.

    But even that performance isn't enough for some folks. Stick in 3100 mAh and I doubt you'd get more buyers - a day is a day, and that's all I've ever asked for within a reasonable budget.

    It's the non-removable battery that's making it a non-starter for many. People losing juice roaming with crappy signals (either kind) and doing a lot of talking for work - just need more.

    In my opinion.

    PS - bet ya the Sprint version won't be standard.

    PPS - that new live crap on the homescreen looks catastrophic, both as eye candy and as the ultimate battery waster.
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  7. KOLIO

    KOLIO SERIAL AGNOANDROIDIST Guide

    Good point on the battery life,it's not the capacity, it's the run time. Admittedly, I get caught up in the battery size, which is only one factor in run time.

    Just as you, if I can make it from my out-the-door time to well after a long day @ work, etc...., that's all I need/expect for run time.

    As long as we're on the subject, I just gotta mention that I'm currently rockin' a ZeroLemon 6300 mAh battery on my SGS III, more than enough juice to make it through a day :D

    Nice to have that option, but, I'd be willing to try the HTC ONE if it can run 12-16 hrs., the specs on this phone are making me seriously consider switching up, lots to like here......... :)
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  8. Hadron

    Hadron Well-Known Member Contributor

    On the plus side, one of the hands-ons I've read did say it can be turned off :)
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  9. AntimonyER

    AntimonyER AF Addict VIP Member

    I will say, my 2020 on my DNA is actually really strong. The One has 15% more, AND a slightly smaller screen... Everyone bashed the DNA battery, but it's good enough to last all day with light or medium usage. HTC I believe makes the most efficient phones on the market right now.
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  10. KOLIO

    KOLIO SERIAL AGNOANDROIDIST Guide

    I'm guessing/hoping the HTC ONE has simultaneous voice/data capability on 3G,as does the EVOLTE & SGS III........:questionmark:
  11. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    No doubt, no argument.

    I made that more as an indictment against the blogosphere. They evaluate everything with just how it comes out of the box - and HTC turns on everything out of the box.

    Once the milk labeled - HTC Sense 5, live screens, etc etc, wastes battery - gets spilled, there's no putting it back in the glass. Instead, we get endless posts of "I know all about HTC having never tried a newer one, Sense is bloated and the battery life sucks."

    One guy hits the forums with all social networking turned on to sync every 2 minutes and a bad signal and then it's a fact and a flame war - the One does too suck. :(

    Blogosphere never says either: I found this feature useless and non-existent on other phones, so to compare fairly, I turned it off - or - Ok, if you like this new feature, here's how it affects your battery life. They just say HTC suxorz.

    And then we start it up again in 2014 when HTC decides that people will love their non-replaceable battery again.

    LoL - it's just a phone, I'll stop there.

    But I will say that the new camera is intriguing, hardware-wise.
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  12. Hadron

    Hadron Well-Known Member Contributor

    Should at least give us a good loud ring :D

    Be interesting to see how it all works in practice, but it does look a very nice device, and I'll give them credit for doing more than just a spec bump. I hope this does pull things around for them.
  13. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    Ok, a lot of people know that I scrape various chip supplier sites so that months later I can answer arcane questions and address confusion.

    I just came across this for the Snapdragon 600 and 800 (the 600 is in the One) and thought I'd share.



    Hmmmm - may move to the One forum, don't know if this is too OT for here.

    But I will say this - that's a better ad for a chip than I've seen in two years for an entire Sprint phone. :)
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  14. KOLIO

    KOLIO SERIAL AGNOANDROIDIST Guide

    The camera is one of the things that has me looking real hard @ the HTC ONE.On many occasions,I'm finding a camera that takes pictures well in low-light situations a necessity/major convenience tool @ work.

    As you mentioned in a few posts here today EM,many things affect battery life,w/no two users alike.My biggest battery eater is a poor signal of any source @ work(one that you mentioned),& doubt that the champ of battery life,the RAZR MAXX HD,would fare measurably better than most flagship models,regardless of manufacturer.

    As you said,it's just a phone:D & I'm not hurting by any stretch of the imagination w/the SGS III.However,I'm looking forward to a release date & making a visit to the local SPRINT/BEST BUY for a test drive....:car:
  15. Adar

    Adar Well-Known Member


    I'm also happy that they didn't go for the 5+ inch phone. Those have their place, and in fact, my wife would be happier with that huge screen. Personally though, I think the 4.7" is about the best size. big enough to give me screen real estate, but not so big that it is unwieldy.

    I'm pretty sure this will be my new upgrade. I'm ALMOST willing to give the Samsung Galaxy S4 a chance, since the S3 apparently went WAY above the S2, which in my opinion was a piece of junk. I haven't really heard anything bad about the S3 though. I have built up quite a bit of brand loyalty with HTC though, not to mention just the familiarity with how their stuff works. It gives it a leg up on any other phones unless they are substantially better. Given similar specs, I will generally go for the HTC.

    Initially, a non-removable battery and lack of a MicroSD slot for external storage was a deal breaker for me. I've gotten to the point where it isn't AS important. It is a nice to have feature, but not a requirement. I've been getting by on just the 32GB card in my Evo3D for a long time now without being worried about running out of space. The only thing that does worry me is the battery. I do have an external battery pack, which does a pretty fast job of charging the phone, so at least I have that, but I'm already annoyed at the fact that I seldom can make it through the workday with my Evo3D before the battery is almost dead. Only way I can make it is to not use any internet or bluetooth. I ended up with a 1930mwh battery for my Evo3D, which actually was noticeably better than the stock battery. The new One isn't much larger than what I have right now, so I am hoping that it is much more efficient. If it won't last longer than my current phone, I'm not interested in it at all.

    Of course, none of that even slowed me down from pre-registering on Sprint for the phone. :)
  16. Bnice

    Bnice Guest

    I think the new HTC ONE is nicely design from the videos and pictures I have seen. I can't say anything else because I have not experience using the phone.
  17. Hadron

    Hadron Well-Known Member Contributor

    DNA owners have generally been saying that is pretty efficient with the battery, and the One's battery is 15% larger with a smaller screen area to light up. So while I'd prefer a larger battery, there's reason to be hopeful.
  18. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

    After experiencing the 3100mah removable battery, I'll never take any less, EM. The Note 2, even with the big screen and having all of my emails constantly push and sync, GPS active all the time, screen on auto, bluetooth enabled and connected on my commute to and from work, I get an average of 20-22 hours. And that's all without having rooted yet. I've never been able to come close to that, even with the Photon, which had awesome battery life initially. And with the extra Samsung batteries w/ stand that I was able to purchase for 50% off, due to a Samsung promotion, I never worry about actually using my phone a lot, knowing that I may need to charge soon. Comes in so handy when going to events and constantly turning the phone on and off to use the camera (either video or pics).

    Only thing that comes close to that type of experience is the razr maxx or razr maxx hd, from any reports that I've seen. Were it not for my experience with the Note 2, I might still think the same, but now the bar has been raised, so anything less than my current experience will not be good enough for me. I've also come to realize how important a removable battery is to me. At first, I didn't think it would be an issue, but it will be a must for my future phones as well.
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  19. rumblee1

    rumblee1 Active Member

    Bought the galaxy note 2 and couldn't be happier. Samsung got it right. Beautiful screen, superfast processor, plenty of ram, great build quality, fantastic and fast camera, micro sd slot, removable battery (not that it's necessary since my average day goes over 17 hours), and everything works flawlessly and correctly. Something I couldn't say about my moto droid x, and bionic after the ICS update. And as far as HTC goes, no removable battery, I won't even consider an HTC 1.
  20. Hadron

    Hadron Well-Known Member Contributor

    If a removable battery was one of your requirements I think it was a safe bet that the One would not be for you. :)
  21. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    drex, fair enough! :)

    BTW - moved some posts in from the Sprint speculation thread because this is real now, sorry for the confusion, but the flow still looks ok, ok? :)
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  22. AM2

    AM2 Well-Known Member

    looks interesting to me....I am an htc fan overall, but I must say that this is the first time since owning the OG Evo that the ONE is not an automatic purchase in my mind. what concerns me is primarily the lte connectivity and the update frequency. I have the Ltevo and it really is not doing htc any favors for me to have to cycle thru airplane mode just to experience lte. I just discovered my area has some spots of lte the other day when I just tried cycling airplane mode to see if I was near lte...lo and behold I was and its probably been there for a bit. stuff like that leaves a bad taste...the update frequency needs to be better too. with the OG they seemed to be timely unless I'm trippin, but lately it seems the support is waning in comparison to Samsung which is really the only other choice to compare with outside of a nexus device of course. I will say that according to my reading htc appears to be set to handle updates differently which could appease me on this issue if it pans out as described....the only other thing that could keep me in htc camp is the fact that my phone world revolves around htc at the moment....car cradles, media link, etc...the accessories could affect my decision...well actually only the media link it seems, as I'd have to purchase new everything else...the charging port is in a new place compared to Eltevo....uuurrggghhh.....decisions decisions....first time I may actually care about waiting to see what the gs4 will bring....good thing the woman has a gs3 for me to really delve into everything about it.....oh and another thing....the whole android beam, Samsung beam etc. thing is important to me. Samsung nailed the whole beaming thing to me...really cool to be able to share just about anything that way. with just about everyone I know that I would share content with owning a newer Sammy device, I'm the only one that can't participate in he sharing party...would really love to do this despite having an htc device...perhaps the ONE will allow for that to happen without it being more than a little bit of an inconvenience (3rd party apps etc.). ...also wondering if sprint will make some changes to make this the next evo, or if the evo line will even live on....this is a tough one for me....someone put things in perspective please....can't do this alone
  23. AntimonyER

    AntimonyER AF Addict VIP Member

    If Sprints rollout is anything like Verizon's, this will be widespread at first. CDMA to LTE hand offs were horrible at first. They are better now though.
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  24. AM2

    AM2 Well-Known Member


    battery has never been a significant issue for me either...like yourself I keep everything on, and yet I average along the lines of what EM posted in relation to your post. as he said, as long as I can get from the time I wake up to the time I go to bed without my phone dying, I'm good....granted, I'm also one of those" if the opportunity affords itself for me to grab some juice while I can I'm gonna plug in" kinda dudes....and I'm rooted so maybe those things make that much of a difference....overall though I consider myself to be somewhat of a heavy user, and with Ltevo I've never not had juice when I needed it, and I've had it since day one....my bro has the note 2 and he gets the kind of battery life ur obviously gettin as well. he raves about it...like I told him though, unless he either can't get to a charger at night when he sleeps, or just doesn't charge it at night simply because he knows he doesn't necessarily have to, I don't see a huge advantage in this category....(somehow that sentence seems weird when I read it back)....I would love to have a bigger capacity battery just to have it in case of some random situation where I would benefit from it, but I honestly don't think it would make my user experience any different from my current phone at least...which is why it's not a deal breaker for me in particular
  25. KOLIO

    KOLIO SERIAL AGNOANDROIDIST Guide


    Have you tried this:

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/...251bGwsMSwxLDMsImNvbS5idW1wdGVjaC5idW1wZ2EiXQ..

    Perhaps this will work for you in the meantime,until the feature is baked-in to ANDROID universally.Granted,the other party/parties have to have this installed on their phones,but,at least it's something those in your circles may be willing to install.
    Perhaps if you buy 'em a drink first:pepsi::coffee::beer::tee::beerglass:,they'll be more receptive to the idea..:five:
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