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Good: love the design of the uni-body and innovation of sense 5
Comment: This is one of the best designs and a worldbeater smartphone
Good: Sound and display
Bad: Almunimium body, Interface too plain, Zoe is miss and hit
Comment: I have had this one for 3 weeks and my decision to buy this one was based on reviews. Aluminium body as good it looks but it is little slippery and doesn't feel safe in hand and scruffs easily and also gets dirty quicker. Recently phone slipped out of my pocket in car driver s seat and it was minimum height drop on car floor and it had big dent by headphones socket and I have dropped my S3 before many times and it shows no sign of damage compared to HTC One. I genuinely doubt anyone who has this one will keep it dent free even with case due to aluminium metal body. Zoe is miss and hit but low light photos are very good. phone has decent battery which only last longer due to phone switches off data mode when phone is not switched on for long time.. as good it sounds it takes good 10-15 seconds for phone to switch between 3G to Wi-Fi when you awake phone. Also signal on both 3G and WI FI seems to be worse when compared to my S3. Generally speaking I believe Samsung are easier to use and have more features. HTC One also heats up a little when used heavily which could be concern for hot countries and given phone require case to protect aluminium body on top. I have also just acquired S4 and remote function is much better and setup is easier and works much better then HTC One. Screen display is stunning and I will be knit picking by saying blacks could be richer as they have slight grey tint. Sound is best I have heard on any phone yet. Another problem I found is if you display pages in different language its doesn't have good coding hence people using multiple language pages would struggle a little unless they download optional software. People slate S4 for using 7-8 GB of internal memory for software but at least it has got external card option where as on HTC One mine is showing around 26 GB available out of 32. Calls are again miss and hit and sometimes I can hear brilliant sound when others are speaking but they have little problem with hearing me. I have used my S3 and S4 and iPhone 4s previously from same place and never has had same problem hence I would say it is something to do with phone. HTC Once setting are again not as quickly accessible compared to S3-S4. I also found there is no option to display battery percentage which I believe will be sorted in next update. This is stunning looking device but requires care. Samsung is plastic buts durable and more strong and you will scratch this phone 20 times quicker compared to S3-S4 if used in same way. I pretty much buy every single top phone as hooked to them and I would say its like buying expensive car which looks nicer but requires more attention and care. Still I think its good step forward by HTC but they have long way to go before they can catch up with Apple and Samsung.
Bad: weak screen
Comment: DO NOT BUY THIS PHONE. I GOT MY HTC ONE 9 WEEKS AGO......FINE PHONE....WELL PLEASED WITH IT.
UNTIL SAT DOWN HAVING A COFFEE THE PHONE FELL OUT OF MY JACKET POCKET...A DISTANCE OF MAYBE 3 FOOT
HUGE SHOCK, TWO BIG CRACKS IN SCREEN.
NOW I KNOW ONE THING MY LAST PHONE THE IPHONE4 I HAD FOR TWO YEARS..DROPPED IT A FEW TIMES AND FROM MUCH HIGHER UP...NOT A MARK ON THE IPHONE.
I now learn theres no chance of fitting a new screen from a number of forums visited.
The phone only fell 3 foot at the most.
Weak Brittle screen
Good: amazing music quality (headphones & speakers); superb low light camera & zoe is excellent- feels fantastic to hold
Bad: in bright sunlight it's like the s4- hard to read:(
Comment: love this phone- it looks and feels amazing. Audio is the best I've come across. The Zoe camera mode is brilliant for capturing photos when people are moving and in low light this phone is brilliant. Doesn't scuff (I've got the chrome one). The customation of menu options works a treat (not sure what the cnet reviewer is going on about - sounds like he didn't try!). I've switched blinkfeed off. I get the impression that the CNET reviewer hasn't actually used the phone very much at all!
Good: Everything except the OS customization
Bad: Customized OS
Comment: After having many Android devices I won't consider anything except Nexus phones/tablets.
Every non-Nexus device I've had has suffered from badly implemented OS modifications (not improvements), applications that I don't want but can't be removed and non-existent OS updates. I'm sure this will be no different.
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Comment: Best mobile phone ever, plain and simple.
Comment: very poor speaker design very prone to dust dirt and sand getting clogged in also very buggy and drains battery very quick and it easily dents scratches far to easily wish i went for the s4 now as also the camera is very poor
Good: amazing screen quality, 4g is awesome, everything is fast
Bad: It broke after a week
Comment: I love the phone but after a week of owning it, it won't charge. Doesn't recognise that the charger is plugged in whether it's in a power socket or plugged into my pc. Has anyone else had this problem?
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