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auzzuro
Apr 12, 2013, 08:09 AM
i think the HTC One is one of the best-designed phones on the planet.i think there is a very high possibility getting the best smartphone of the year.Don't get me wrong ..i love apple and i hope apple truly innovate .. not just increase the spec and name it iphone 5S..what you guys think about HTC One?



ZombiePete
Apr 12, 2013, 08:15 AM
Eh. Honestly, I don't like the aluminum bars at the top and bottom of the front; I prefer and unbroken look on the front of the phone a la the iPhone or the Nexus 4. The thinner bezel on the sides is nice. Other than that I don't see what's really that great or innovative about.

ValerieDurden
Apr 12, 2013, 08:31 AM
I do like it.

CEmajr
Apr 12, 2013, 08:56 AM
I think it's the best designed smartphone we have seen so far. Even better than the iPhone 5. It's very impressive. The only smartphone I would consider outside of the iPhone. The big question is whether htc will be able to market it well enough to sell big numbers.

SoIsays
Apr 12, 2013, 09:17 AM
I think it's a very good phone. What HTC needs to do is put $100M of marketing muscle behind it.

dvoros
Apr 12, 2013, 09:38 AM
i think the HTC One is one of the best-designed phones on the planet.i think there is a very high possibility getting the best smartphone of the year.Don't get me wrong ..i love apple and i hope apple truly innovate .. not just increase the spec and name it iphone 5S..what you guys think about HTC One?

:DI LOVE this phone. Its the perfect size and will definitely win the award this year. I also love the software. Blinkfeed is amazining and the way it handles photos is awesome. Apple dropped the bucket with the iPhone 4 and forward. The 5s is nothing to write home about.:confused:

auzzuro
Apr 12, 2013, 09:40 AM
i just try it... is a solid phone .. i prefer white ..

Fernandez21
Apr 12, 2013, 09:45 AM
I think it takes the iPhone design to the next level with an all aluminum design, curved back, and stereo speakers. I love what I have seen in the design in the brief minute I had with the dummy phone at best buy, and can't wait to have both in hand side by side.

ucfgrad93
Apr 12, 2013, 09:49 AM
It looks pretty impressive to me.

Shrink
Apr 12, 2013, 09:51 AM
Nothing impresses me...I'm incredibly jaded!!:p

;)

DSF
Apr 12, 2013, 09:55 AM
HTC One is really one slick phone. I really like the front design of the phone.

Eh. Honestly, I don't like the aluminum bars at the top and bottom of the front; I prefer and unbroken look on the front of the phone a la the iPhone or the Nexus 4.
Take a look at this drop test video
KwE9PGDnlvs
Those parts are prone to fall on impact..

cynics
Apr 12, 2013, 09:56 AM
It's my opinion people here put too much emphasis on how the phone looks over how it functions. Form over function.

Don't get me wrong I wouldn't buy the technically best smartphone on the planet if it was pink and hello kitty shaped. At the same time if it looks like a smartphone I'll pick function over form 9 times out of 10.

Makes me wonder if a lot of people choose an iPhone just because it looks nice and has an Apple logo on it. Which is fine, not my money but my prioritize are in other places.

jeepik
Apr 12, 2013, 10:07 AM
Makes me wonder if a lot of people choose an iPhone just because it looks nice and has an Apple logo on it. Which is fine, not my money but my prioritize are in other places.

OFF COURSE 100% people buy apple products for their looks, they also happen to work as good as they look

im totally neutral as i have the note 2, will have the s4 and the one as well as the iPhone.

samsungs dont look as good as they function
htc one looks better then it functions

everyone is calling the iphone boring and i am right there, but, bottom line, it looks as good as it functions 100%

Elit3
Apr 12, 2013, 10:24 AM
Short answer, Yes it impresses me. Long answer, sorta. They screen and the innovation and marketing techniques of the UltraPixel is almost as good as Apples. The UltraPixel is really on 4 megapixel but has a bigger Sensor. AKA it performs better, as it takes in more light. So it is 4MP but not the same. If you catch my drift (is that the term :P ). So yeah those points impress. So does the build quality. BUT the launcher doesn't. It add's nothing but a stuck on widget that you cannot remove to my knowledge, yeah you can get a new launcher/homescreen, but we shouldnt have to do that. And they have done thew same as Samsung, and FB phone, catered to the minority, and they will suffer for adding a trivial feature like that. So apart from that, yeah it does.

MuffCabbage
Apr 12, 2013, 10:25 AM
I think the HTC One looks great. If I was going back to Android at this time I would probably get it over the GS4.

Im a bit iffy on HTC QC tho, so i really hope they put a lot of love into the QC on this phone.

cynics
Apr 12, 2013, 10:30 AM
OFF COURSE 100% people buy apple products for their looks, they also happen to work as good as they look

im totally neutral as i have the note 2, will have the s4 and the one as well as the iPhone.

samsungs dont look as good as they function
htc one looks better then it functions

everyone is calling the iphone boring and i am right there, but, bottom line, it looks as good as it functions 100%

I agree it works well (maybe not as good as it looks depending on user needs).

My point was I'm getting the impression looks and Apple logo are the only deciding factors to some people.

I have and use an iPhone but not because of its looks. I actually keep my phone in a case so in comparison I think it looks pretty bad with its small screen (in a big honkin case).

DesertEagle
Apr 12, 2013, 10:46 AM
Even the HTC Diamond impressed me. At least for a while. ;)

MacRumorUser
Apr 12, 2013, 10:55 AM
WHY have another thread when we have a massive one as it is ????

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1541786

auzzuro
Apr 12, 2013, 11:13 AM
i think this time round htc got it right... i hope apple this year came out with something new not just increase the camera pixel , a7 chip n nothing else more

ZombiePete
Apr 12, 2013, 12:54 PM
HTC One is really one slick phone. I really like the front design of the phone.


Take a look at this drop test video

Those parts are prone to fall on impact..

I have never dropped a phone and had the screen crack. I once had a phone slip out of my pocket while getting in my car and then ran over it though...where's the test for that, huh!? ;)

adnbek
Apr 12, 2013, 02:04 PM
I have to admit that it's the first Android phone that has captured my attention. If I wasn't already invested so heavily in the Apple ecosystem, that would definitely be my phone of choice.

I hope it does really well. HTC has released a winner and doesn't deserve to be overshadowed by the crap Samsung puts out.

TacticalDesire
Apr 12, 2013, 05:55 PM
I'm very impressed with it but I can't justify getting it when I already have a Nexus 4.

saha-med
Apr 12, 2013, 08:55 PM
I hafta say, ever since ive bought the ip4 i though no other phone could beat it in terms of design. I though i would never go the droid way.

But the HTC One has really impressed me (the black color version especially)... Well coming June its goodbye to apple and hopefully apple comes up with something better in ip6 so that i can do the jump back

chagla
Apr 12, 2013, 09:10 PM
i think the HTC One is one of the best-designed phones on the planet....?

I humbly disagree with that part. have you seen The Nokia N9?
Please have a look. http://swipe.nokia.com

thanks.

bmac4
Apr 12, 2013, 09:15 PM
I am not that impressed with it. Sure the design is good, but sense just does not look that good to me. That blink feed or what ever it is called does not looked good to me at all.
What is with iPhone users saying this would be the android phone they would get? Is design the only thing you care about? There have been some really great android phones that have come and gone before the one. I just don't get it.

Honestly I think my nexus 4 is sexier.

Technarchy
Apr 12, 2013, 09:31 PM
I prefer the design of the HTC One X more, but the One is a damn fine looking, all business, few gimmicks smart phone.

Fernandez21
Apr 13, 2013, 12:30 AM
I have never dropped a phone and had the screen crack. I once had a phone slip out of my pocket while getting in my car and then ran over it though...where's the test for that, huh!? ;)


You mean like this one?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m669QDakJNg

blackhand1001
Apr 13, 2013, 12:35 AM
I am not a big htc person as I don't like sense but I personally thought the droid dna was better looking.

http://www.htc.com/managed-assets/shared/desktop/smartphones/htc-butterfly/features/f4-1.png

jjfactory
Apr 13, 2013, 12:53 AM
I like it. Seriously considering it as my next phone.

daneoni
Apr 13, 2013, 06:56 AM
Just played with the One and WOW...stunning device. Best screen I've seen on a phone and build quality and design is phenomenal. Like what HTC did with the UI too. Responsive, smooth and great fonts. Didn't have an issue with power button placement either.

If I was in the market for a non-Apple flagship...no question. Might even trade my N4 for it.

snowcrash
Apr 13, 2013, 10:56 AM
It's the first time a phone has come out that makes me actually want to do the switch. I think the phone is beautiful and the OS looks great.

I'm debating it but waiting for a little more real world testing of it, seeing how the GS4 is and if Googles and Apples event has anything that catches my eye.

I'm still a huge Apple fan boy and will always be, they build great products. I have an iPad, 2 Apple TVs, MBP, iMac and an iPhone 5, but think it would be cool to mix it up a little and have an HTC One.

auzzuro
Apr 13, 2013, 11:45 AM
i am also waiting for apple for their next product... if nothing new comes along the way:mad: i am going for htc one

daveathall
Apr 13, 2013, 11:47 AM
Had a play with a working model in the O2 shop in Harrogate this afternoon, the device is beautifully crafted with a screen to die for, I like the OS and was really impressed with Blinkfeed, bottom line is, IMHO, tis a stunner, and my first impression is that one would need to look far and wide to find a better phone. :)

appletoandroid
Apr 13, 2013, 12:02 PM
4.7 inch screen on a phone the size of an Xperia Z...

Largest bezel in the industry...

People complain about Samsung making larger and larger devices, how about HTC making larger and larger bezels...

Pass, I'll gladly wait for the GS4!

MacRumorUser
Apr 13, 2013, 01:33 PM
4.7 inch screen on a phone the size of an Xperia Z...

Largest bezel in the industry...

People complain about Samsung making larger and larger devices, how about HTC making larger and larger bezels...

Pass, I'll gladly wait for the GS4!

Exageration is such a talent, I bet you are mighty at making mountains out molehills too......

iPad5
Apr 13, 2013, 02:29 PM
HTC One is really one slick phone. I really like the front design of the phone.


Take a look at this drop test video
YouTube: video (http://youtube.com/watch?v=KwE9PGDnlvs)
Those parts are prone to fall on impact..

Yeah I was gonna get this phone until I saw that drop-test video and this other video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V9mIqjICdYI&feature=youtube_gdata

I'll stick with my iPhone 5, thanks

nfl46
Apr 13, 2013, 03:33 PM
I really like it! Screen size is perfect - not too big, not too small, plus its 1080p.

ZombiePete
Apr 13, 2013, 10:31 PM
You mean like this one?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m669QDakJNg

The phone I ran over was an EVO 4G (during the year I was with Sprint, aka "the lost year") and the screen definitely was not operational afterward. ;)

hyteckit
Apr 13, 2013, 10:40 PM
It's my opinion people here put too much emphasis on how the phone looks over how it functions. Form over function.

Don't get me wrong I wouldn't buy the technically best smartphone on the planet if it was pink and hello kitty shaped. At the same time if it looks like a smartphone I'll pick function over form 9 times out of 10.

Makes me wonder if a lot of people choose an iPhone just because it looks nice and has an Apple logo on it. Which is fine, not my money but my prioritize are in other places.

Form follows function.

People want the functionality, but also wants the form to fit their lifestyle and personality.

How is it any different from buying a car?

bmac4
Apr 13, 2013, 11:30 PM
It's my opinion people here put too much emphasis on how the phone looks over how it functions. Form over function.

Don't get me wrong I wouldn't buy the technically best smartphone on the planet if it was pink and hello kitty shaped. At the same time if it looks like a smartphone I'll pick function over form 9 times out of 10.

Makes me wonder if a lot of people choose an iPhone just because it looks nice and has an Apple logo on it. Which is fine, not my money but my prioritize are in other places.

I could not agree more. It seems that looks of the phone are more important than anything. People just pass over most android phones because they are plastic. Sure I want a good looking phone, but I want it to work well too.

appletoandroid
Apr 14, 2013, 12:49 AM
I could not agree more. It seems that looks of the phone are more important than anything. People just pass over most android phones because they are plastic. Sure I want a good looking phone, but I want it to work well too.

Well, I'll agree w/ you on this one. For iOS, it just doesn't work at all. So many people missing out on Android b/c they think plastic is cheap, when it is truly the highest build quality of any smartphone on the market.

aneftp
Apr 14, 2013, 07:04 AM
HTC has been known for their designs the past couple of years.

The real issue these days is not design. It's HTC's (especially in the USA) lack of timely Android updates.

And of course HTC has never been know for good battery life.

I'll wait a few weeks to see what kind of reviews people are giving the HTC One before considering it.

saha-med
Apr 14, 2013, 07:15 AM
Well, I'll agree w/ you on this one. For iOS, it just doesn't work at all. So many people missing out on Android b/c they think plastic is cheap, when it is truly the highest build quality of any smartphone on the market.

there is the word "quality" in build quality

MacRumorUser
Apr 14, 2013, 07:23 AM
.

And of course HTC has never been know for good battery life.

I'll wait a few weeks to see what kind of reviews people are giving the HTC One before considering it.

Battery life from us who have the device here in Europe is very good all told. I'm getting through a medium-heavy day on 3G & Wifi with around 40-45% left on my battery.

Read the big HTC thread for the breakdown of daily activity etc..

The one is the first Android handset I've had where the battery life was consistent on a daily basis, previously with other Android devices it could be ok one day, then terrible the next.

onthecouchagain
Apr 14, 2013, 08:54 AM
HTC has been known for their designs the past couple of years.

The real issue these days is not design. It's HTC's (especially in the USA) lack of timely Android updates.

And of course HTC has never been know for good battery life.

I'll wait a few weeks to see what kind of reviews people are giving the HTC One before considering it.

You can bet ill be brutally honest about htc ones shortcomings if there are any. I'm known for it. ;)

Ditto for any phone I may get in the future.

MacRumorUser
Apr 14, 2013, 02:33 PM
You can bet ill be brutally honest about htc ones shortcomings if there are any. I'm known for it. ;)

Ditto for any phone I may get in the future.

lol..... yes!! we all know :p


But try and appreciate the good stuff before you attack the bad, and when you make a list of it's problems (we all know what they are going to be at this stage .. i.e. Sense, button placement, power button) try and see if you can take a good point and counter balance it against each of the bad.

It makes the focus much more balanced :) I try and do that with every device I get regardless of who its by too.

fredaroony
Apr 14, 2013, 06:45 PM
Yeah I was gonna get this phone until I saw that drop-test video and this other video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V9mIqjICdYI&feature=youtube_gdata

I'll stick with my iPhone 5, thanks

I can see why you were banned now...every post is about how your iPhone is better...

MacRumorUser
Apr 15, 2013, 01:49 AM
I can see why you were banned now...every post is about how your iPhone is better...

He just enjoys trolling this forum section, his latest troll about how you have to have an iPhone if you want to attract girls was priceless in its moroseness and shows how utterly moribund his opinions are.

JaySoul
Apr 15, 2013, 02:34 AM
Just spent a few days solid with an HTC One, will post my full thoughts later.

But as a teaser, trust me - it is very good.

UPDATE:

I've posted my review in the main big HTC One thread. Hope it helps.

auzzuro
Apr 15, 2013, 10:19 AM
great ... waiting for your review ? does it drain battery? sound quality? zero gap built in quality? call reception?and so om ....

MacRumorUser
Apr 15, 2013, 10:51 AM
great ... waiting for your review ? does it drain battery? sound quality? zero gap built in quality? call reception?and so om ....


I can answer some of those questions too, I've been using mine for 10 days or so.

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Every phone drains battery. ;)

That being said the HTC One holds up to a decent workload very well. You'll be charging every night if your a heavy user and every couple of days if your a light user.

It's certainly got the best battery life of any HTC device and rivals their competitors and the best other devices despite being very powerful and lovely screen.


Currently with normal - medium use down to 37% battery with 1day 7hours 48mins on my battery clock.

(medium workload for me = about 60 minutes of phone calls per day, 30+ texts per day, update twitter & Facebook, read my RSS news, make appointments and check calendar diary, upload a couple of photos to Instagram and listening to music whilst walking the dogs on the beach 3 times daily)..

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Sound Quality. In calls for most part excellent and reception holds up excellently too. In areas where we have poor coverage (i'm in rural ireland) and are notorious for dropping calls, the One has managed to stay connected where my iPhone and previous other phones have dropped calls.

Speakers are excellent and there is a clarity to music played when listening to the device or watching media (youtube etc...)

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Zero gap. Yep I have read others have had minuscule gaps but mine is perfect. Everything is sealed and perfectly formed.

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Performance wise, the phone is very fast... very very fast. There is not a trace of lag in any of the Sense 5 interface no matter what you are doing.

Even third party launchers and widgets can't seem to trip it up. It just rockets away with whatever you throw at it. Were definitely reaching a plateau of performance where I wonder why we need any more power when nothing seems to phase what is now available in these 2013 flagships.

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Camera is inconsistent. Great photos, but apply some software filters of the HDR option and it can bring in over compression, softening of image or blurred areas which are not there in standard mode.

Also scene selection is a little cumbersome. Auto fix photos option for editing in gallery is too harsh often over exposing some images.

Software for the camera side of things is getting better with each firmware it seems, but those stuck on earlier firmwares have to wait for a proper big update from HTC before we get those improvements.

I have plenty examples of pictures over on the other HTC One thread. Including the sweep panoramas.

bmac4
Apr 15, 2013, 02:54 PM
I can answer some of those questions too, I've been using mine for 10 days or so.

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Every phone drains battery. ;)

That being said the HTC One holds up to a decent workload very well. You'll be charging every night if your a heavy user and every couple of days if your a light user.

It's certainly got the best battery life of any HTC device and rivals their competitors and the best other devices despite being very powerful and lovely screen.


Currently with normal - medium use down to 37% battery with 1day 7hours 48mins on my battery clock.

(medium workload for me = about 60 minutes of phone calls per day, 30+ texts per day, update twitter & Facebook, read my RSS news, make appointments and check calendar diary, upload a couple of photos to Instagram and listening to music whilst walking the dogs on the beach 3 times daily)..

--------

Sound Quality. In calls for most part excellent and reception holds up excellently too. In areas where we have poor coverage (i'm in rural ireland) and are notorious for dropping calls, the One has managed to stay connected where my iPhone and previous other phones have dropped calls.

Speakers are excellent and there is a clarity to music played when listening to the device or watching media (youtube etc...)

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Zero gap. Yep I have read others have had minuscule gaps but mine is perfect. Everything is sealed and perfectly formed.

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Performance wise, the phone is very fast... very very fast. There is not a trace of lag in any of the Sense 5 interface no matter what you are doing.

Even third party launchers and widgets can't seem to trip it up. It just rockets away with whatever you throw at it. Were definitely reaching a plateau of performance where I wonder why we need any more power when nothing seems to phase what is now available in these 2013 flagships.

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Camera is inconsistent. Great photos, but apply some software filters of the HDR option and it can bring in over compression, softening of image or blurred areas which are not there in standard mode.

Also scene selection is a little cumbersome. Auto fix photos option for editing in gallery is too harsh often over exposing some images.

Software for the camera side of things is getting better with each firmware it seems, but those stuck on earlier firmwares have to wait for a proper big update from HTC before we get those improvements.

I have plenty examples of pictures over on the other HTC One thread. Including the sweep panoramas.

Sense was the one thing that did not impress me about the HTC one. It seemed every review I read about it said that was the one thing they did not ready like about it. It seems you do like. Do you like the blinkfeed? Do you use it that often? Also how is it only have 2 buttons at the bottom?

MacRumorUser
Apr 15, 2013, 03:52 PM
Sense was the one thing that did not impress me about the HTC one. It seemed every review I read about it said that was the one thing they did not ready like about it. It seems you do like. Do you like the blinkfeed? Do you use it that often? Also how is it only have 2 buttons at the bottom?

Yes I use Blinkfeed every day. For getting good overview / lowdown on your twitter updates, Facebook updates and calendar, as well as being able to read RSS, respond to twitter and Facebook without opening the apps themselves makes it so much quicker.

The two buttons at the bottom are absolutely no issue for me. If your coming from an iPhone that has 1 button then getting used to two isn't an issue, and if you were previously on android and find adapting to two buttons so hard & traumatic to do, then maybe you don't need a new phone, but counselling ;) j/k

Yeah it's a total non issue as far as I'm concerned. I also like the double tap for multitasking management.

bmac4
Apr 15, 2013, 03:57 PM
Yes I use Blinkfeed every day. For getting good overview / lowdown on your twitter updates, Facebook updates and calendar, as well as being able to read RSS, respond to twitter and Facebook without opening the apps themselves makes it so much quicker.

The two buttons at the bottom are absolutely no issue for me. If your coming from an iPhone that has 1 button then getting used to two isn't an issue, and if you were previously on android and find adapting to two buttons so hard & traumatic to do, then maybe you don't need a new phone, but counselling ;) j/k

Yeah it's a total non issue as far as I'm concerned. I also like the double tap for multitasking management.

OK cool. Glad to hear there is no lag in sense 5. That was my one concern with the phone. I am not planning to get the phone, but I hope the phone does well.

MacRumorUser
Apr 15, 2013, 04:07 PM
OK cool. Glad to hear there is no lag in sense 5. That was my one concern with the phone. I am not planning to get the phone, but I hope the phone does well.

Yeah Sense 5 is just so fast and smooth, it finally feels like an android device can offer as smooth an experience as the newest iOS device. Apps load near instantly and multitasking in sense 5 now works properly compared to previous sense versions.

bmac4
Apr 15, 2013, 04:12 PM
Yeah Sense 5 is just so fast and smooth, it finally feels like an android device can offer as smooth an experience as the newest iOS device. Apps load near instantly and multitasking in sense 5 now works properly compared to previous sense versions.

Yea. I have the nexus 4 and every other nexus I have had has been super fast. I this line of skinned android might just be ad smooth.

MacRumorUser
Apr 15, 2013, 04:16 PM
Yea. I have the nexus 4 and every other nexus I have had has been super fast. I this line of skinned android might just be ad smooth.

The next nexus with specs to match the S4 & HTC One is going to be sooooo fast :) I do think we may finally have reached a plateau for the moment, because no app is pushing those specs other than the odd game.

bmac4
Apr 15, 2013, 04:39 PM
The next nexus with specs to match the S4 & HTC One is going to be sooooo fast :) I do think we may finally have reached a plateau for the moment, because no app is pushing those specs other than the odd game.

Oh sure I agree.

jamojamo
Apr 15, 2013, 08:25 PM
Well, I'll agree w/ you on this one. For iOS, it just doesn't work at all. So many people missing out on Android b/c they think plastic is cheap, when it is truly the highest build quality of any smartphone on the market.

Oh really, iOS just doesn't work at all. What a exaggeration. It may not be to your liking or your preference, but that doesn't mean it doesn't work. If it truly didn't work, millions - yes MILLIONS - of users would be up in arms.

Please stop being so over the top. We get it, you like Android, many people do, but you're opinions are being devalued because of all of your "If it's Apple it sucks" attitude of every one of your posts.