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Bad: It's an HTC phone.
Comment: The problem as I see it lies in HTC itself. The company routinely puts out inferior products that don't stand the test of time. Whereas most companies would consider this cause for alarm, HTC just continues to churn out junk. When you add their dismal customer service to the mix, it should send anyone running to one of the dozen cellphone companies that back up dependable products with top-notch customer service. Sorry HTC, you've taken enough of my money.
Good: Speed, Power, Camera
Bad: Volume, Battery
Comment: Everything about this phone is great and it's strong and sturdy. Only downside is the battery life lacks slightly when using the quadcore processor to the max by playing 3D games, but other than that, it's an ideal phone
Good: Best phone camera, Best screen on a mobile, best design on a mobile, premium quality
Comment: Best phone i've ever owned or tested and thats all of them.
Good: Low light, Screen, Sound, Speed, Multi tasking, Beauty, Battery
Bad: Couple more MP camera would be nice, bigger flash, removable battery/storage
Comment: Owning a HTC One X, I wasn't sure how much of an upgrade this would be.
This phone is so step forward from the One X it's stupid that they even used the same product line in the name. This is a totally next generation bit of kit.
• I had to push the One X into my ears to hear anything if I was in a noisey place trying to make a call. Never again with the One.
• The Full HD 1080p screen is ridiculous. Ubuntu Edge and others say you can barely tell the difference with this kind of ppi. I can notice the differene. The screen is absolutely stunning. I appreciate every pixel. I think this is the sweet spot. If it had a smaller a screen/higher the res, I think I would struggle to notice to perceive the difference.
• Sound. Incomparable to the One X. Insane bass, huge volume. Expect these speakers to sound better than your laptop, unless you have an expensive and modern multimedia laptop.
• Camera. I work in Cinematography and this camera has low light capability that gives professional cameras like the 5D mkII (£2,000) a run for their money. It really can't even be compared with the One X (which already had a pretty good camera I thought!) it's just in another league.
Note that the image is only 4mp. It's called 'UltraPixel™' cause the photosites (pixels) are larger, less squashed, on the sensor. This is why it's so amazing in low light. Also, go find a cheap camera with more than 5 megapixels and compare it to a professional camera with less megapixels. Companies know that 80% of consumers are clueless about the intricacies of camera components/sensors etc and all they understand is things like the finite number of pixels- that's what sells. So they use techniques like interpolation, which is where you blow up a 3mp image to a 5mp image for example, which just creates a bigger file, which takes longer to load and doesn't look any better, but at least it sounds good! My HTC One will flies through my gallery really quickly because the pictures have slightly smaller (but super-sharp, very high quality) photos which really make the most out of every single pixel, rather than just making a blurry soupy mess with megapixels of guff)
• Build. Wowzies this thing is hard to stop touching. Finally someone made something as sexy as an iPhone. I wish I didn't care about this aspect but I definitely do. I always wondered why no one else bothered making a phone that FELT as expensive as an iPhone. The One does.
• Battery. OH MY GOD a smartphone that I cannot kill in a day. Hallelujah. Mine was second hand and I just cannot destroy the battery in 24hrs. In fact last night it was at 30% after a good bit of GPS, loads of surfing, video watching, heaps of facebook, and generally fiddling. This makes me a very happy man. I'm so bored of charging my One X halfway through the day.
• Multitasking. SH!!T ON MY FACE. THEY'VE BROUGHT BACK REAL MULTI TASKING. not that disgusting, hideous pretend HTC One X "multi tasking" which just re-launches whatever program you recently had open. Double-tap the Home button to IMMEDiately bring up an actual task manager that saves the exact state of whatever you last had open. Thank you jesus.
• Speed. Loading texts, opening the camera... doing anything, this phone doesn't think. Nothing seems to take more than a second to open or load or process.
Just to say, I really liked my One X, but it's just a relic compared to this unrelenting piece of jewellery. Got mine 2nd hand on eBay for £310 with a small scuff.
Dropped it once already onto stone (Arghh!) and it's completely unmarked except for possibly a tiny little hairline crack in one corner of the screen which may have even already been there it's so hard to see.
Good: Display, Speakers, Camera
Bad: Battery, Power Button Location, Can Run Hot
Comment: I was an iphone fan from end of 2008 onwards and I got fed up with my latest 4s as the software was no different despite the updates etc and I felt like a change. I looked a the iphone 5 of course but there was nothing exciting me. After a week or so of trawling through different android and windows handsets it came down to the HTC one and the Xperia Z for looks, features and how they felt in the hand. I’m super happy with my choice./ In short I would go as far as to say the HTC One is the best phone I have ever had. It blows the iphone out of the water. The battery life could be a little better if the phone is used a lot but then with the sap dragon battery guru and power saver features I get a day and a half out of it now depending on my usage. If I play a game such as miniclip pool for an hour or so it can tend to run a little hot but then picking it up after a while like first thing in the morning its cool cold metal feel makes up for it. The power button may have been better on the side but its no biggy. The battery life and running hot after long uses is the only reason is a 4.5 and not a 5. Amazing phone with a decent camera an fun features. I personally love blinkfeed. It gets you off to sleep at night if nothing else and the sound of the phone is clear and loud. Well done HTC #loving_it
Good: audio, camera, build
Bad: I'm struggling to think- but power button on the side would be more handy
Comment: @Abid6814 22 June 2013
Just read your comments and as an HTC One owner I'd agree totally with your comments. The battery life has really surprised me by how long it lasts.
Good: audio on headphones and speaker; camera; feel
Bad: power button on the top (but can live with it)
Comment: brilliant phone- one of the best I've had in several years (including note2, s3, iphone...). Just had the 4.2.2 upgrade and there are some nice touches. The One used to run hot sometimes but with the upgrade to 4.2.2 that seems to have gone. Also you CAN remove blinkfeed. I found myself using it- but prefer flipboard and currents. Installing Apex, Nova etc removes it. Or move it so it's not your home screen.
Good: Stylish, good screen, seems fast.
Bad: Too many gidgets and gadgets
Comment: My first mobile phone was a Nokia. The o/s was clear, simple and easy to use, so my second phone was another Nokia. My third phone was a Nokia... and the o/s was complicated, messy and a struggle to use. My next phone was an HTC Magic. The o/s was clear, simple and easy to use, so my next phone was an HTC Sensation... and ditto. My sixth phone is the HTC One... and its complicated, messy and a struggle to use, so my next phone will be a Nexus or whatever bare Android I can get. I'd trade the One for a Nexus 4 right now, but Vodafone doesn't offer that option.
Good: Stunning design and build quality, Audio experience, Camera software, HD Display
Bad: Feel compelled to put a cover on the phone to protect handset so can't see build quality!
Comment: The HTC One was a phone worth waiting for and the perfect choice for my annual conundrum of which phone to upgrade to which has become my favourite annual tech ritual.
First impressions last and the HTC One is a definite head turner. The full aluminium body is simply gorgeous. The handset looks stunning, feels excellent in the hand and you instantly know you are holding a high quality handset that was built with the best materials available with no shortcuts taken.
When you switch the HTC One on you quickly realise that HTC has put as much thought into the inside of the device and the user experience as they have in the build, design and structure of the handset. The display is full HD and offers one of the best visual experiences I've ever encountered on a mobile. Watching HD movie trailers is an absolute joy and not only do you get an amazing picture quality you are introduced to HTC's new innovation of BoomSound.
Boomsound is such an obvious feature you have to ask why no one has ever introduced it on a handset before. Simply put you now have full stereo dual speakers on the front of the phone that lets you enjoy audio the way it was meant to. The great thing about BoomSound is that it not only works brilliantly when consuming video and music content it also transforms the quality of phone calls particularly in noisy environments. Call quality is clear particularly when you have lots of background noise going on.
Much has been said of the new HTC Ultra Pixel camera technology. The HTC one takes great photos, I'm not in a position to say if its the best camera in the world, but what I can say is that HTC has outshone its rivals with the software that accompanies the camera. HTC Zoe has made me fall in love with taking photos and videos all over again. Object delete, Sequence Shots and 30 second video highlights are all part of the fun. These features have impressed everyone I've introduced to the phone and people love what you can do with the camera.
HTC Sense has gone on a calorie controlled diet and the new version is lean, fast and looks stunning. BlinkFeed was a feature I was slightly dubious about and I wondered if I would ever use it. Having configured my settings I know have a BlinkFeed setting to match my every mood. Its a great way of getting the news you want from sources you may not have known about. It is the perfect companion for a journey when you want to know what is happening in the world around you quickly and effortlessly.
Battery life has always been a bug bear of mine and if I am honest some of my previous HTC handsets have not been able to match my power consumption. The HTC One battery life handles everything you throw at it. I can use the device intensively and still have 20% battery life left after 14 hours plus of frequent use. On more moderate usage it is easy to get 20 hours plus and still have nearly 40% battery life left. HTC has built in some great power saving functions that don't compromise the quality of the experience but do let you extend the battery life.
The HTC One is a great allrounder. It is easily the most feature rich handset on the market today. You get a great camera, unrivalled sound and audio quality and a superfast handset that can fly through the most intensive application challenges. It is powered by an excellent battery and is the most beautiful handset in the market today.
The HTC One is definitely the ONE phone you would want and I have no hesitation in recommending it.
Good: everything oozesquality the design of the uni-body is awesome
Comment: Upon recieving my one i believe this phone is unbelievable once you open the box you notice the differance as soon as you pick it up the contours and design is awesome it fits so snugly in your hand for such a big phone(4.7 screen
Once you fit the sim into the phone the setup is easy and within five minutes your into your account and the msin screen,the screen is so bright and responsive to your touch
Sense 5 as some brillaint innovations
Blinkfeed is a unique app like flipboard you will love it or hate it but i like for the current news or sport,technology or your socail sites are included.at the time and its expanding and refreshes about every hour
Boomsound is loud and will be loved by music lovers it's easy to use with front facing speakers
Camera zoe is a brillaint innovation which everyone will want to use with zoe share for the brillaint times you want to share witheveryone on socail sites the concept is differant
With it running jelly bean 4.1.2 and sense 5 overlay.the operation of the one runs smoothly and turning from blibkfeed to mainscreen it just melts so nicely into wallpaper of main screen
The battery is good and i can get a day and more out of the one charge with a battery saver option built into sense5
This phone is a worldbeater and htc should be proud of this design and innovation of the uni_body casing you won(t be disappointed with this phone
Yes, I recommend this product.
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