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

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  1. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    So, compared to the One X -

    - twice the CPU power (whether the S4 or T3)

    - twice the ram

    - twice the internal storage

    - twice the number of on-screen pixels

    - twice the pixel size in the main camera

    - twice the image stabilization axes (I think)

    - 15 to 27% bigger battery, depending on version of One X

    And the blogosphere is not terribly impressed.

    Ummmm... Ok.

    edit - I left off twice as many speakers and twice as many microphone diaphrams (low and high volume levels).

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  2. KOLIO

    KOLIO Guides Guide

    Particularly the last spec,battery.Capacity is larger,& one would suspect that battery efficiency is improved over the ONE X.

    Spec-wise,including memory options,have satisfied my requirements.If battery life proves to be acceptable & simultaneous voice/data w/3G remains as w/the LTEVO,this looks like the perfect time to pick up my 1st HTC handset.

    Gonna contact HTC & hopefully get a firm answer on the 3G radio capability....

    IPWNPACIFISTS Well-Known Member

    I just want a system dump :D
  4. KOLIO

    KOLIO Guides Guide

    Just off the phone w/an HTC CSR & nothing definitive for an answer to the 3G radio/capability,as the CSR has the same information that is available to us,that which is on HTC's site.I will say that the CSR was very polite & quick to access any info regarding the HTC ONE,w/less than a minute wait time to speak w/a CSR.

    Fired off an e-mail to 'em,hope to hear something soon........

    Wow,to those new to ANDROID & the development scene,one might suggest a visit to the nearest drugstore or health spa resort is in order.......;)

    Just got this response from HTC:

    I am glad to hear you are showing interest in the HTC One for Sprint. I understand you would like to know if this device will allow you to talk and surf at the same time. I know this feature is very handy to have around. Sadly, we do not have this informaiton available to us. The only information we have about this device is located on our sales site at HTC One Overview - HTC Smartphones. You can check with Sprint to see if they know this device would be able to talk and surf at the same time. I would think as long as this device has a SIM card that will allow connection to Sprints 4G/LTE network you should be able to do this without any issue. This is why the EVO 4G LTE is able to talk and surf at the same time, because of the embedded SIM card. I hope this information was helpful. If you have further questions, please feel free to reply. We will be happy to assist you.

    I'm cautiously optimistic w/this response,cautious,as it seems they may have missed the emphasis on the 3G capability,though I stated as much w/my initial inquiry.Without knowing about the inner workings of the phone,I'm not sure if this enough information to make a determination on this one way or the other.

  5. bearballz

    bearballz Well-Known Member

    Hardware wise I'm pretty impressed with the One. Looks like a very cool looking phone. The camera looks very interesting, looking forward to reading some reveiws on it.

    Software looks good as well, lots of of bells and whistles. But it seems there were a lot broad strokes during the release event so I'm cautiously optimistic

    But saying that, my GF is due for an upgrade and she's a big HTC fan so I'm going to try and convince her to pick this bad boy up.
  6. opticalshadow

    opticalshadow Well-Known Member

    looks good, i just have to concerns really.

    the camera has still yet to be tested in any meaningful way, every hands on review that got it failed to do a proper test. im not a big photo person to start with, but to be honest, when i drop this much money for something (as i buy these thigns outright) i dont want to be unhappy with any feature, even if its something i wont often use.

    the UI, i dont like it in the absolute least bit. i dont want to just turn it off (which ive heard conflicting reports on hwo far you can turn it off) i just want it gone.

    i guess im still waiting for a actual hand one review of the phone, not the same info everyones posting, i want to see someone dig into the phone.
  7. Chuckz is on

    Chuckz is on Active Member

    When will we know if this is coming to Verizon
  8. Adar

    Adar Well-Known Member

    Is talking and surfing on 3g a capability of any phone other than iPhone ? I thought the reason the iPhone could do it was because it had dual 3g antennas, which was also how they got higher speeds on 3g. On the other hand, I thought voice was on 3g while data was 4G so you could surf and talk as long as a 4G connection and 3g connection were available. My understanding was, if you have no 4G signal, then you couldn't do talk and surf.

    I could well be wrong. Being on an Evo3D and not having 4G at all, I am used to only being able to talk and surf if I was on wifi for data. You would think I would know more about this stuff as much as I lurk around here.
  9. KOLIO

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    Voice/data simultaneously on 3G is a feature of the SPRINT SGS3,SPRINT HTC EVO 4G LTE. (Works flawlessly on the GS3)

    The only other phone that I'd heard of that has this capability (ANDROID) is the HTC THUNDERBOLT.
  10. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    That's for CDMA, and it's called SVDO, it's not common. It should not be uncommon for GSM.

    The end target in the USA is VoLTE - simultaneous data with voice over LTE. That requires hardware, firmware and the network. Hesse said at the LTEvo launch that beginning with the LTEvo, Sprint phones would support that as soon as the network is able.

    PS - HTC was confused about the glass on the Evo 3D for a few months after its release. I'm not surprised if there's confusion again until they update their specs, it's nothing new for them. :p :)
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  11. Netherdragon

    Netherdragon Well-Known Member

    you have no idea how much i want this.

    However the fact is i have 12 months left on my current contract. and I really shouldn't just buy one outright. Maybe if I sell some stuff i have been meaning to sell to offset the cost and sell my one x as well :/

    Then again I was going to hold out until 4G became available on 3 mobile later this year to do anything...Though it probably won't be in my area right away anyway... + I would have an upgrade for next year as well then.

    I don't know what to do :dontknow:
  12. Liamo_210

    Liamo_210 Well-Known Member

    Tbh waiting is pointless as something better will always come along but if your happy with your current devi e I would wait for 4g to become available in your area.
  13. CafeKampuchia

    CafeKampuchia Well-Known Member

    I really like this device from a hardware perspective but don't care for the Blinkfeed thing and read that you can't really get rid of it. Bummer.
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  14. ov3rdriv3

    ov3rdriv3 Member

    Well depends on their usage doesn't it? I also know plenty of DNA owners who switched due to inadequate battery life (mostly heavy users tbf). And this on pushes more pixels too right? Should do better than DNA theoretically, but still it's a bit meh since you'll never be able to take full advantage of the great screen. Or they could've at least just released it with removable battery. Will probably get myself one regardless, looks fab!

    PS: Love Arnie! :D
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  15. Hadron

    Hadron Well-Known Member Contributor

    It's the same number of pixels as the DNA (higher density as smaller screen). Sure, a heavy user will need a RAZR MAXX or a spare battery, and I'm not saying I wouldn't prefer more, but it's definitely an improvement - especially if you compare with the One X a year ago (1800 mAh).

    P.S. Smoke me a kipper...
    ...I'll be back for breakfast ;)
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  16. toad6386

    toad6386 Well-Known Member

    Well, what I wanted for my APR upgrade is, well, an upgrade! Having the 3VO, which was quite the upgrade from a Pre :D, I wanted something that would be worth my dollars AND a new commitment to Sprint. Until THE ONE (that's the way I'd market it), I wasn't impressed with anything even rumored. The biggest (no pun intended) attraction was for the Note 2, but it's too big to comfortably carry around <insert pocket joke here>. As been said many times, to each his/her own.

    Compared by my 3VO:
    The procs an upgrade
    RAM is an upgrade
    Camera is an upgrade (Neat effects in addition to hardware)
    Battery is an upgrade
    Speakers are an upgrade

    That's ONE heckuva upgrade (pun intended :D).

    EDIT: Oh yeah, almost forgot a pretty good deal, unless the price is jacked through the roof...
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  17. burtonvdp

    burtonvdp Well-Known Member

    I've always been a fan of HTC, but I had to go with the S3 over my One X (AT&T versions) last year. What made me move?

    The camera wasn't as good as the S3. especially inside with lots of extra noise (At least to me).

    The power button being on the wrong side of the curve and practically recessed made it hard to use a case and even without a case it was a pain to use.

    Lack of storage options at the time (I remember not having as much free space as I thought with a 16 gig model). The 32 gig wasnt avaible through At&t either at the time.

    There was always just a little bit of lag that seemed to plague Sense...

    Large amounts of heat scared me a bit...

    Bluetooth constantly needed to be reset in order to reconnect to a dormant device like the car head deck. That might have been part of the multitasking/battery saving stuff... Not sure though?

    But the biggest was the multitasking.... Which caused all kinds of irritating problems with listening to music and books while trying to use Nav or even getting back to back notifications.... It kept resetting back to the beginning of a track or worst 3 hours of listened audio book....

    Ok so after that long laundry list, if they fixed multi tasking and the lower light sensor is as good as they say (Even with a stunted picture size), I'm willing to give it a shot!
  18. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    With 2 GB of ram, there had better not be one single, solitary multitasking issue. :mad:
  19. KOLIO

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    The U.S. version of the GS III has 2GB of RAM, but, only 1.5 GB is actually available. Guess it all depends on how much is taken up by the O/S & SENSE 5,etc.... will determine if 2GB is gonna get the job done to everyone's satisfaction.
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  20. AntimonyER

    AntimonyER AF Addict VIP Member

    Haven't run into one on my DNA :)
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  21. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    The One X had 1 GB ram, and when launched, only 680 MB was available to the user - less than a 3vo. The custom rom community fixed that first, and then later, so did they, so that 770 MB was available (and that's fair enough, the phone system and the chips needing graphics memory and memory-mapped i/o ports are going to eat into that by design).

    And that still wasn't enough.

    We already know Jellybean's memory footprint, so it's down to chips requiring memory, Sense 5 (and Blinkfeed and Gallery and camera features - those are going to take ram for sure).

    If it can't multitask on a quad core and 2 GB of ram like it's nobody's business and a walk in the park, then it's going to be doing something fundamentally wrong.

    Hunts managed to squeeze 8 great tomatoes into a little bitty can - but they didn't go for 10.

    At some point the eye candy has to stop taking away from fundamental smartphone uses - if this fails in that regard, then it's going to be an appliance, not a smartphone.

    There just seems to be too much thought going into the design for that to have happened.

    However - we'll see. :cool:
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  22. KOLIO

    KOLIO Guides Guide

    My thoughts exactly,HTC has went all-in w/this phone & I'm inclined to think just about everything,if not everything,should work well out-of-the-box.

    If so,this may be the 1st non pre-paid phone that I buy off-contract.May even get an unlocked version & go w/STRAIGHT TALK/SIMPLE MOBILE or,something similar.

    BTW, updated their spec sheet for the ONE,the reference to an SD Card is gone.Also,GORILLA GLASS seems to be the material of choice for the screen,per the London press conference/announcement on 2/19/2013.Fast-forward to 32:55 in the video clip & it's briefly mentioned.
  23. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    Yeah, I saw that in the London press conference (video is in the reviews thread, btw) about the Gorilla Glass - still, that doesn't preclude Gorilla Glass 2.

    Which, btw, is a big don't-care.

    They'd just use thinner GG2 to get the same effects as GG.

    It's still glass, it's not transparent aluminum, it will still scratch, it will still break.
  24. KOLIO

    KOLIO Guides Guide

    Granted, nothing is bulletproof to date as far as materials that'll be used for the screen. I've had zero issues w/it on my last two phones,so, I'm glad to see that it's part of the construction, not to rule out other manufacturers screens though as being on par w/it.

    I suppose it's also another selling point,as the pixel count for the camera has become (w/this phone being the exception to the latter).
  25. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    Remember, pixel count was halved, but pixel area was doubled and with that comes better light sensitivity, so noise ought be correspondingly less, as - I hope - would be compression artifacts.

    Sensor specs exist if you know where to find them, but you need the part number (and you need it to not be made by Samsung, who has pulled their datasheets from public view).

    If we get a leaked schematic for this like we did for the 3vo, you know I'll be all over it like I was then.

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