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Good: 1080p screen, lightning processor, RAM, image stabilization
Bad: Battery, no expandable storage, not weather resistant
Comment: This phone has many great features, but with such a bad battery, I can't see it lasting a full day without little charges throughout.
Good: Build quality, Camera software and new BlinkFeed
Bad: Beats music processor. Usual bad battery life
Comment: HTC usually lacks build-in music equalizer and sound processor for their default music player. When going with Beats processor, it only works with headphones plugged-in. Will this HTC One be any different?
Good: High res screen, Powerful processor
Bad: No Micro SD slot, Non removable battery, not sure about this camera.
Comment: Nothing about this phone is grabbing me, HTC have promised big things in the past in regards to next gen camera capability (I.e. the imagesense tech of the previous One range) and have failed to deliver.
The 1080p screen my stand out now but will quickly become just another good screen as the year goes on, and i see HTC are sticking with their apple emulating policy of no expandable storage and non removable battery (something Apple can pull off thanks to their obsessive followers) but HTC'S biggest concern should be Samsung with their upcoming Galaxy S IV that will most likley match or even trump the One's specs and offer the extra's like a micro Sd slot and replaceable battery.
Overall I expect this phone to enjoy the same 'relative' success as its predecessor and that it will be (Justifiably or not) completely overshadowed by the Galaxy S IV.
Good: Design, interesting new features, display, speed
Bad: Design, features look confusing, camera is a risk, battery
Comment: I have the HTC One X and I do like the company a lot, but if I do swap my One X, it won't be for this.
The design looks nice and fresh and you can tell its made of high quality materials just like all HTC's (the reason I chose the One X over the S3) but it does have its downsides that are noticeable. I can't imagine it being sturdy at all, the One X isn't too bad but I bet if you were to drop this HTC One, it would at least chip the metal frame. The processor and display look incredible and will more than be a competitor for any device that rivals release in the near future.
However, I think these new features are a risk that needs to work for HTC, because Samsung and Apple are beating them big style. I can see some people loving them and some hating them and I'm referring to the BlinkFeed homescreen primarily. It looks interesting and quite cool and its certainly unique, but it also looks very confusing which goes against the easy-to-use HTC Sense. Sense has always been easy to use while retaining its easy-on-the-eye graphics but this looks the complete opposite, putting a lot of people including myself off. It's very similar to Flipboard app and although I enjoyed messing around with it at first, I just can be bothered with it now and I fear it'll be the same with this.
The camera is a risk too, but it still looks interesting and HTC make it sound exciting too. That isn't as much as a problem for me, but I still don't understand why HTC didn't throw in a 12mp camera with tons of clever optics which I reckon is something Samsung will do with the S4. If people take time to carefully view the camera on offer, it'll probably be just as good as the 12mp S4's, but most people just look at the megapixels on offer and this will cause HTC to miss out to Samsung yet again.
Elsewhere, HTC haven't done much else to tempt buyers away from Samsung so if customers don't like the camera and feel the BlinkFeed is too confusing, HTC won't be selling many of this. It's a shame really because I do like HTC and I feel that the One X/One X+ are great phones that should of got more credit than they actually did but Im still unsure whether the company can get back to the good old ways they used to have with this new phone.
At least the sound quality looks AMAZING yet again. I love listening to music on my One X and this looks even better, so credit HTC for that. I can't imagine Samsung S4 having as good sound as this.
Good: Its the same as all the other mart Phones that are perfectly fine
Bad: Size, Weight, Dull
Another big fat smart phone that does everything that my 2 year old SII does a nanosecond faster while weighing a ton and not fitting into my pocket.
Not much in the way of progress, is it?
What's going to be the next 'must have' consumer product?
The Smart Phone concept has jumped the shark.
Good: Full HD 1080P Screen, attractive styling,
Bad: non-removable battery, no micro SD card slot, camera resolution, bit big, low battery power, low storage space
Comment: looks stylish but HTC are trying to change their future by doing the same thing as they did with the last few phones which flopped... underpowered battery, oversize screen, non-removable battery and no expansion storage slot.
When they analysed what the market was looking for and produced it they were at the top of their game as far as android was concerned.
Now they're playing follow my leader behind any manufacturer who comes up with anything a bit different, anything at all, like a writer that has lost his muse.
Manufacturers need to provide what customers want based on common sense, not just copy other manufacturers and try to dictate to customers that 'this is what thou shalt want'.
It's ok, but it's lacking in too many important areas to be a real contender for the high end of the market. Sort of like it's a bargain basement flagship phone.
Bad: Nothing Yet
Comment: Love it but please CNET none of this dodgy journalism
Good: i like the design and the camera looks very intresting
Bad: don have micro sd card,removeable battery,don have many smart feature like galaxy s3 and galaxy note II
Comment: i will like to see how this camera image produces
and the blinkfeed ..
hope hTc can learn from samsung
bud i much look forward to galaxy s4 than other phone
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