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Bad: NOT MANY WHITE CASES... NOT EXACTLY A BAD THING
Comment: GREAT PHONE. BATTERY LIFE IS AMAZING IN COMPARISON WITH MY OLD DESIRE HD. JUST NEED A PROPER NICE CASE.
Good: mostly everything
Comment: After owning the htc one x for a whole day I have to say its light years in advance of the htc desire I last owned, the screen resolution is amazing, I was almost put off buying this phone because of cnets review my download speeds have shot through the roof and the phone has genuinely blown me away. I was holding out for the samsung galaxy s3 time will tell how good the s3 will be hopefully amazing for those who will own it, but so far I am very happy with this phone, well done HTC....
Good: super fast surfing, good camera
Bad: Hard to find something here, maybe a bit of a lardy? Can't comment on battery life yet.
Comment: Why such a negative review cnet? Completely alien to the reviews I've read so far.
Good: Looks, size, features, future-proof
Bad: Not a lot (maybe battery?)
Comment: Just wanted to chuck in my opinion on this review here. I skimmed over the review earlier and went down to the user comments to see everyone talking about how poor this review is. I then read the review in detail, and I can see exactly what they all mean!! Why was this allowed to be published?! You have to get halfway through it before you reach a paragraph that doesn't say 'don't buy this phone', and the justifications for this are nonsense! 'Too powerful'?! Really?! I think the term is future-proofing. I have an HTC desire and I am becoming increasingly aware that it is not really powerful enough these days, so I will make sure my next phone is at the top of the range!
I fully agree with everyone complaining about the comparisons with the iPhone, and even iPad(?!?!). It does read like a review written by a die-hard apple fan and seems to miss a lot as a result.
Finally, the comments about battery life and look and feel are rather strange. I have been reading through a lot of reviews of this phone as I am in the market for an upgrade now and this is the only review that says that battery life is poor. Nearly all other reviews say it is a good thing! (Also intriguing considering my colleagues who have recently purchased iPhone 4S's have to charge them up every lunchtime due to poor battery life - funny how the comparison isn't made here!)
The other strange thing is negative comments on appearance and quality. Again, these are things that other reviewers compliment the phone on! I understand that look and feel are subjective, but still, it felt like a final bit of scrabbling around to desperately try to clutch at negatives.
Very poor review. Also, there are a large number of comments that state they will be updated when the release version is out. It is, so where is the update?!
Comment: Please please please Cnet can you get someone to post a proper review of this phone? You're normally my go-to website when I want to read a review of a new phone, but this review seems to fall way short of your usual standards and just feels very shoddy and misinformed. A real disappointment.
Comment: I'm so sick of cnet thinking they are so much better than other review sites. Why are you so determined to find flaws in that which is recognised as exceptional? This is the best phone around right now and on several occasions you damn it for being too good! 'more raw power than any phone really needs' - is being future-proof now a bad thing? On the other hand, the review is thorough. Still not sure how it's been given a 4 star rating though...
Comment: COMMENT: it seems strange to say it's too powerful for most people, apps are bound to be made that tax it more heavily, and more power is surely good for running current apps very quickly.
I'd understand if you were paying a huge premium for that power, but the cheapest PAYG version of this phone still seems less than the iPhone 4S.
Comment: Cnet have got this style of reviewing that makes sure nothing comes close to the iPhone. It goes like this: If you want to review a Ferrari, you start by saying how beautiful and comfortable the Ford Mondeo is, follow it up by lamenting the waste of labour that has gone into producing the Ferrari, and conclude by questioning who will drive it in the first place. ...and so the winner is.... Ford Mondeo.
Before the reviewer could say a word about the HTC One she had already wrapped up the job by concluding that the iPhone offered the best experience. A hint of fairness would suggest that statement be followed immediately by one that states that the HTC One is in a different class when it comes to its capabilities. Instead it was all smirks, criticism, or even ridicule of the processing power of the HTC.
A botched job.
Comment: Dear Miss Lomas,
I have read your review and think that this device deserves at least 4 and a half stars. I agree that the design flaw around the screen is indeed unwelcome, but the consumer may not mind. It seems unfair to say the size of the screen is too large judging that it was in the good points of the HTC Sensation XL's review. The battery life is gtoo unfair because it did not affect the iPhone 4S or the Samsung Galaxy SII reviews. The quad-core processor should not be classified 'overkill' when you so eagerly expect a 1.8 Ghz dual-core processor in the Galaxy SIII. These points conveyed I hope you will reconsider your review in your later update.
"Sense 4.0 handily lets you put apps in a folder in the dock."
This isn't a Sense 4.0 thing - this feature is native to all incarnations of Ice Cream Standard and debuted with the Galaxy Nexus months ago.
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