Jan 23, 2012
So I have a chance to get a really good deal on an HTC Amaze from my cousin. I read about the phone, specs, watched videos and it seems decent. My problem is my current phone the HTC Nexus One: I've had the hardware issue with the power button. I had to download an app that made the volume rocker wake the phone.

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This problem has irritated the hell out of me and gave me ideas of HTCs low QC. So what would you guys do get another HTC phone? Switch brands?

All I really want if I get this HTC Amaze is not to encounter the same problem I had with my Nexus One that I paid $500 for. Do you think HTC fixed this problem in their newer phones?
i am honestly not an HTC person, i had the eris, then the droid x, and now the nexus. and so far my droid x was the best phone i had owned, i didnt have many issues with my eris, except for the silent mic bug that it was plagued by.
the dx had issues at first, but was worked out

and the nexus issues, well im still waiting. i think you should play with the rezound, some people like it, others dont. motorola has great build quality, but some people dont like the encrypted bootloader. and the nexus, well signal issues, and silent/robotic mic bugs are there, and we are still waiting on an update
Between me, family members and friends I have a lot of experience with HTC phones going back to the original G1 (aka HTC Dream). Despite lotsa use and abuse the only problem ever is a broken touch screen on a G2 (aka Desire Z). I would not hesitate to buy HTC again.

In fact, I just bought a new Amaze (aka Ruby) and I'm VERY happy with it. Better than the Galaxy SII IMHO.
You should check out the razr/razr maxx.
I love my razr. Best phone I have ever owned. Yes the bootloader is locked , but that isnt that important to me. They will be getting the ICS update also.
My main phone is a galaxy S2 but use HTC desire S quite a bit also and build quality is still excellent a year later. Would certainly get another of theirs if not Samsung.
They are pretty tough handsets.
IMO, there's going to be bad eggs in a batch of mass produced phones. I'm sure there are a lot of people who have had their N1 from launch and haven't had a single hardware problem but of course some will have different experience.

I know that your experience with the N1 has left a bad taste in your mouth but if you liked the phone I would give them one more shot. My only suggestion would be to invest in insurance if possible.
I was under the impression that the renowned power button glitch on the N1 was repairable by physically replacing hardware components in the phone DIY or by ordering a free replacement from HTC. Is there any truth to either of these avenues?
Well I cant fault my HTC Desire HD and I have not seen one bad review for the New One X, quite the opposite. So as things stand I shall be remaining with HTC