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Good: Audio, Screen, Design, Metal body, SENSE 5 and Camera!!!
Bad: no waterproof
Comment: Best of the best
HTC put in a lot of effort this incredible phone
Samsung is not comparable
only thing samsung is good at is advertising
Good: Design, Metal body....
Bad: Battery Life, No smart features ....
Comment: This is one of the best smart phone in the market till now ...
Good: audio, screen and design
Bad: No SD card
Comment: I never really loved my Galaxy S3. Sure, it was fast, had a great screen, and it did all the things I needed it to do. But it looked like a cow pat, and TouchWiz really is a bit of a dog, in visual design as much as function.
So when the HTC One was announced, I hoped that I could return to HTC, a company who always seemed to get their product and software design right, even if they couldn't always match the Samsung beast for features and marketing spend.
So now I’ve owned the flagship HTC One for a weekend, and I have a phone I love again. To my eye, it’s the most beautiful bit of industrial design that’s ever been brought to a mobile phone, especially in its elegant HTC flip case. But better still, the redesigned HTC Sense interface is a revelation. It’s logical, simple, and throughout there are examples of thoughtful design like the clear, crisp modern fonts, with the right colours carefully chosen for clarity (can anyone actually see the dark grey-on-black of their read emails in Samsung’s TouchWizz?).
I really like BlinkFeed. Perhaps it’s not for everyone, but I enjoy having a mashup of news and other stuff always available when I feel like occupying a few moments. And it’s more surprising than just opening up a website or app – you find yourself checking out things you might not normally have thought about.
The screen, as you would expect from one having the highest resolution available, is fabulous; but the real tour de force, unmatched by any portable device this size, is the sound from the speakers. I’d say it’s nearly as good as a full size iPad, and it’s stereo. Far from being a gimmick, this gives the audio a degree of spaciousness that leaves one looking disbelievingly at its source.
There’s always a danger when choosing expensive devices like smartphones to fixate on the tech specs; 100 more ppi here, 4 more cores there. But little is written about the pleasure of actually using the device – how it looks and feels in the hand, the look and feel of the interface, the pleasurability of actually using the thing. Despite having the tech specs to see off almost any challenger, for me the real winning quality of the HTC One is that it feels like my Breitling watch; elegantly designed, beautifully engineered, and a pleasure to use.
Comment: inovations that upgrade my experience.
Good: The screen is the BEST of any phone. And you CAN see the difference. It has the BEST speakers of any phone...which the review somehow forgets to mention.
Bad: Not waterproof. Camera is good, but not best.
Comment: HTC is the king of androids. They had the first phone to beat Retina display. And now they have the first phone to have an even higher pixel count than their Retina beaters. HTC is constantly the FIRST to create new phone technology. But Samsung outsells them because they pour money into advertising. So you have a choice....buy from the company that spends its money on ads. Or from the company that puts its money into new tech.
Good: beautiful design, amazing speakers, fantastic to hold
Bad: nothgin yet
Comment: cnet I do sometimes wonder about your objectivity- you do know for example that you can push the blink feed off to the side so you never have to come across it? Not what your headline implies! Not sure about hte black but certainly the silver one doesn't scuff in the least. And camera in low light is stunning, video too- there are several comparisons of video withe HTC One, Z, iPhone 5, Samsung s4 and the only one that produces decent results in low light is the HTC one. So your headline about the camera seems skewed. And the display on this outclasses any other phone I'e seen - period. I've seen a few people mention your pro Samsung bias. I am beginning to wonder myself too.
I am pretty disappointed by the depth of your review - and I think I'll stick to others that do a more indepth review.
Personally, I prefer the Xperia Z over any of the other crop of Android phones (including the S4). The main reason being that it is waterproof. But when I pick up the HTC One it is a pleasure to pick it up.
Good: Gorgeous looks and build quality
Bad: Battery life only so-so
Comment: Good balanced review, if factually incorrect in places, for example the PPI is 468 (see CNET.com for instance), not 446 as mentioned. Small point, but tends to back up a previous comment that perhaps this reviewer only had the HTC One for a short while and therefore it is not an in-depth review.
And, are you serious? "I don't think it's the prettiest phone around, but it's far from horrific and doesn't do anything too drastic -- it's unlikely to turn anyone off completely. "
Good: Well built,top end specs, good speakers, useful software
Comment: I like this phone. I' ve read many reviews on it now and most come out positive. Your comparison shot with the iphone clearly shows the iphone takes a better picture at long distance. But that was to be expected given the mega pixel difference. Its a shame you didn't post any other iphone pictures so we could do further comparisons. From what I've read I would think the interior shots might have been better than the iphones, but we will never know now.
Your battery test, wasn't much of a test either. In fact it left me with the impression that you had this phone for 24hours or less, which isnt long enough to properly test anything. According to others the battery is fine anyway but thats not the point.
Good: yet another andrain mobile
Bad: andrain and it's just like every other bland touch screen movile
Comment: Another pointless android mobile with 1 day max battery life and a many useless apps and if it's dropped it breaks.
Just give us a mobile with t9 Talk Text Email Web and Nav with 5 day battery life .... and a 3 inch screen would be fine too.....
So to sum this one up
Pointless and smart phones are done ..... we've all tried them and they don't do TTEWN very well ...
Good: Metal body, premium feel
Bad: Blinkfeed, non removable battery, short battery, no sd card slot.
Comment: HTC messed this up on 2 accounts: one is non removable and small battery (2300 mah?). Add to it they gave a feature which is copy of flipboard but less useful. Cant be customized (HTC has like 10 partners, you cant pull rss feeds urself), cant be removed and hogs the battery. The SD card slot is mere annoyance but other two factors kill this fone. Bad battery and bloatware (anything I do not wish to use is bloat, here it sits as my homescreen. No thanks)
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