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Comment: Had it for over a year now, its definitely the best smartphone ever made. Any phone coming out in 2014 will need to be really special to beat it from the number 1 spot.
Good: Screen Size/Quality, Camera Features, Speed and Build Quality, Duel Speakers
Bad: Sensitive in pocket and always calling/texting people randomly, Beats sounds no different from previous phones, Camera blur on move, Battery isnt the best,
Comment: A little background, This HTC One is my first Android Phone, I am usually an Apple Guy, however was convinced to change onto Andoird. I do like Android even though there are some things I do hate about it in comparison to Apple, however I think I will stick with Android as the good outweighs the bad I think.
So far my number one hate about this phone is the fact that you can turn it on in your pocket. I can be listening to music while walking or riding my bike and all of a sudden my music will start skipping or changing track. I check my phone and the screen is on and I can even find random texts have been sent to people along with phone calls and even font size changes.
The Camera on this phone is good to an extent. It has some good features and I love how you can focus the light in different areas. However, you must have a very steady hand when taking pictures as the slightest move will cause a blur.
Beats Audio seems like a waste of time, Without Beats turned on the Audio is crap, however with it on, it sounds no different from any other phone I've had. The Duel speakers are good for watching videos and stuff, however they are not as loud as I would have hoped.
On to the good...
The screen size and quality on this phone is great, It is great for playing games on and watching videos. Camera features on this phone are good, you have around 15-20 different options to choose from and all are good in their own way. I love how you can focus the light when taking images, it really helps to bring out the thing you are taking a picture of.
The speed of this phone is great, it has slowed down over the months I have had it, however it is still pretty fast and I can do anything I need to without having to wait too long.
The build quality of this phone is very sturdy and feels solid in the hand. However I would recommend that getting the black version is not recommended unless you don't mind greasy finger prints being visible most of the time.
Overall this is a decent phone, however I don't think I would get another. It is good, but there is too much bad for me to really want to keep this. So I will be considering a new phone soon as I think its time for a change.
HTC - "Here's to change", I think they went the wrong way with the "change".
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.
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