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Trouble deciding - HTC One or iPhone 5?

Discussion in 'Android Help' started by skullandcandy, Jul 17, 2013.

  1. skullandcandy

    skullandcandy Lurker
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    Hi I'm Gabe and I'm new. I'm looking to upgrade soon from my s3 which i currently hate.. and I'm currently confused on whether I should get the HTC one on sprint or the iPhone 5. I know I will probably get mixed messages on android forums but I really can't decide. :(
    I need good battery life
    I need a stable music player
    I need durability
    Lastly something cute lol I am a girl and looks do matter lol
    HTC one got my attention with the design of it but seems not to be very durable and I heard it's hard to fix.
    I always like the design of the iPhone it's common and you can find cool accessories everywhere for it.
     

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  2. dontpanicbobby

    dontpanicbobby 100% That Guy
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    Welcome to the forums skullandcandy. The HTC One is the cutest phone out right now if you use it without accessories. Excellent tunage can be had through that device. The only problem I see is storage. How much music do you usally carry around with you?
     
  3. SiempreTuna

    SiempreTuna Android Expert

    What might help is to know what it is you hate about your S3, coz if it is basically Android that you hate, then the answer is pretty clear ;)

    Re the two phones, I don't think there's much to choose between them on the four factors you list: both are very cute, very well built, have decent battery life and have good music players.

    Basically, they're both really good phones - the HTC is technically a touch more advanced as its around 6 months younger, but I don't think either is intrinsically better than the other. The choice comes down to your preferences regarding iOS v Android, screen size, app availability etc.

    (Obviously, I'd go for the HTC One :D)
     
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  4. sfbloodbrother

    sfbloodbrother Extreme Android User

    Google has a really good music service now, I am very happy with it. You get all the music you want for $7.99 a month.
     
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  5. skullandcandy

    skullandcandy Lurker
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    There's to many things I hate about this phone I have now.. I have small hands so screen size doesn't matter really. The one thing I didn't care for with the iPhone is how everything costs in the market and how I couldn't sync my music. I came from a 4s and I ended up missing the design of the iPhone. This is way to hard lol I know with the htc one I can get my music easily >> maybe I should buy both and call it a day..
     
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  6. I always recommend the same thing when getting a new phone. Go into your carriers store and HANDLE the phones that are candidates for YOU. Pick the one that feels best to you.

    The phone I pick for ME is very likely not the ne you will pick for YOU.

    ... Thom
     
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  7. skullandcandy

    skullandcandy Lurker
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    That's a good idea. I just hate going to the sprint store they always follow you around hungry like.. But I'll try that
     
  8. gtbarry

    gtbarry Android Expert

    Then go to a competitor's store that has both and simply tell them you are bored and looking but locked into your current contract for a full two more years.

    Also, I agree with people above, especially SiempreTuna. But, I do not agree with SiempreTuna about durability. I see A LOT more apple phones with broken screens than I see on Android phones.
     
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  9. skullandcandy

    skullandcandy Lurker
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    Apples durability really changed it won against the s3 and 4 in the drop tests.
     
  10. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)

    If it was me and i could afford it id take the One in a heartbeat because its both cutting edge and beautiful (i always thought girls like the samsung look that i hate lol)
    For durability just put a nice case on your s3 and help us to make it better because its still a great phone imo. I have a feeling though that your mind is made up and you can afford a new phone so what are the top three things you use a phone for? (Just so i can decide between iphone and HTC) x
     
  11. skullandcandy

    skullandcandy Lurker
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    Well I hate touch wiz omg its like Idk I just hate the design of it and the lag it has in every thing it does. Anyway I use my phone
    1 music I get music from my friends and stuff so I like to be able to save it
    2 camera I'm a photographer
    3 gaming I like playing games
    I get bored easily I like the os of the iPhone but it never let's me do what I want. But omg I love iPhone SMS theme lol
     
  12. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    There are 3rd party SMS apps that can look pretty iPhone like to my eyes, though I'm actually using the stock HTC app myself.

    I'm a bit skeptical about drop tests - no 2 falls are the same, so there's a big element of luck. It's safer to assume that any large screen phone can break if it lands wrong.
     
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  13. SiempreTuna

    SiempreTuna Android Expert

    Camera's #2? Which, given all phones do music pretty well these days (except maybe your S3 :D), means it's #1.

    In that case, the HTC One is favourite: it has the second best camera available on any phone at the minute. Bigger than average sensor, reasonable lens and some nice software to back it up.

    Of course, if you want the best camera on a phone (and it's best by a country mile) then - dare I say this on an Android forum? - you really have to get the latest Nokia. The camera on that is awesome - mechanical stablility, mechanical shutter, very good lens, huge sensor, the works - really, everything else is so far behind, they can't even see the Nokia's dust .. :D
     
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  14. AndyfromVA

    AndyfromVA Member

    The iPhone 5 did poorly in a recent comparison of smartphone camera image quality.
    Smartphone Camera Showdown: Who is the Best?
     
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  15. skullandcandy

    skullandcandy Lurker
    Thread Starter

    You guys are great! I'm going with the HTC one. :) plus it comes and red and rumors say blue :) I want red but it was my ex boyfriends favorite color so I'm going to get the black lol thanks all :)
     
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