Is the htc one still a good choice?

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by MacAttackkk, Sep 9, 2013.

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    I'm waiting until tomorrows apple event to check out what the iphone 5s has to offer. If i am unimpressed, i am considering going with the htc one (which finally came to verizon). Is the htc one still a competitive smartphone? I was looking at the note 3 but i dont think i want such a big phone, the htc one seems like a good compromise between the iphones small screen and the note 3's mega screen. Are there any other smartphones comparable? I have head the galaxy s4 becomes laggy over time.
     
  2. macrumors 6502

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    Right now as far as what I would recommend in order that is available as of today.

    Moto X
    HTC One
    S4
    LG G2

    I own a S4 and now buying and using Note 8, my future daily driver will probably be part of the Note line.
     
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    jrswizzle

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    The HTC One is an excellent choice IMO. I'll compare it to the GS4 because they are considered the top 2 and I've owned both:

    HTC One pros
    -Sense 5 is smooth and minimalistic
    -Boomsound speakers are awesome
    -design is stunning

    GS4 pros
    -Camera is excellent
    -Display to phone size ratio is perfect
     
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    ucfgrad93

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    I think it is a great choice. I'm really enjoying my HTC One. I switched from iOS in July.
     
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    LadyX

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    If you want to compare the HTC One with another smartphone, it would probably have to be with the GS4 since they're the best Android phones as of yet. So I suggest you do some research on the two smartphones and see which one you like best. I preferred the HTC One over the GS4 because of the Android skin. I dislike TouchWiz, Sense in my opinion is far superior. That being said, you can't go wrong with either one. Both are excellent devices. And yes, the HTC One is still a competitive smartphone.
     
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    ChazUK

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    I wouldn't recommend any other android phone today myself. Great phone (so much so my wife now owns one herself)
     
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    Oohara

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    If I hadn't been so sold on the screen size and pen/TouchWiz functions of the Note series, and was due for an upgrade right now, I would probably go with the One. It's just so damned handsome, the screen is fantastic, spec-wise it's totally on par with the S4, and the speakers are just awesome. The only serious downside seems to be the camera, that's something to consider. In terms of being up to date with tech development though, I think the One is definitely still a good choice.
     
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    Cnasty

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    I too was waiting to see what the Note 3 had to offer before going with the One.

    In the end the Note 3 was to good to pass up for me.

    The One is dead sexy and really like the speaker set up and would have been my choice.
     
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    I really enjoy my One. So far it has been a great phone, aside from the camera.
     
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    gotluck

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    The one is still perfectly relevant
     
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    The HTC is still completely relevent.

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    I'm so disappointed that the Motorola or Google or whoever once again dropped the ball on camera quality. The Moto X would be a no brainer if the camera wasn't so disgustingly awful.
     
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    TacticalDesire

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    Yup. Still a good phone. We probably won't see another flagship from HTC until sometime next year. But I would also look at other phones such as the Xperia Z1 and the G2.
     
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    I was set on getting the One, but now I am debating the One and the G2. The battery life on both phones is better than what I currently get, but the G2 is really drawing me in with the battery life it has. I guess I'll have to play with both of them in the store to see which I prefer.
     
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    onthecouchagain

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    Unless there are very specific reasons you want the HTC One that no other phone has, I'd skip it at this point in time. Or wait a bit more.
     
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    What are the pros of the note 3? I like the look and features but im afraid its too big (coming from an iphone 4s tiny screen). I also already have an ipad.
     
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    Oohara

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    Mostly the software/pen features - splitscreen multitasking, Action Note, Scrapbook, etc. Aside from the screen size itself of course, for me this size is perfect and makes it very enjoyable to read, write, surf the web, or play games. And speaking of the latter - of course the Note 3 will have top notch specs that guarantee it'll be useful for a long time to come. Already the Note 2 is a beauty when it comes to even the most demanding games, and the Note 3 slaps it silly in benchmarks.

    But, if it's too big then it's too big :) Personally I laughed at the Note 2 when it came out, but after testing it a few times in stores I came to see it in a different light. Now I don't even consider it especially big anymore - for me this has come to be a new standard and very natural phone size.
     
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    Constantly hearing that a software fix will solve those camera issues but we will see.

    I think the Moto X is probably the "smartest" phone in the bunch. My wife has the HTC One and the only reason she would switch to a Moto X is because she can get it in pink.
     
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    mKTank

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    HTC One isn't only "still a good choice."

    It's the best choice.
     
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    The Game 161

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    In your OPINION yes

    to others it might not be. For me I wanted a bigger screen than 4.7.
     
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    mKTank

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    For me I wanted a proper RGB layout (PenTile is hideous and needs to die in a fire), a sharper screen, lower power consumption, more brightness, and more accurate color. Yay.
     
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    The Game 161

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    Hey whatever works for you.
     
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    verpeiler

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    That's exactly what I'm gonna do this evening. If just the leaked information and nothing more get announced today I'll order a HTC One right away.
     
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    nick_elt

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    i think im the only person it seems but i find the htc one design boring and overated

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    ah yes, because you can see the arrangements on a full hd screen your not jumping on any bandwagon at all...........
     
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    adder7712

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    It's still is. It has some of the best speakers on any recent smartphone.
     
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    I have the One. My inlaw compared it to his GS4, he immediately commented that the One has a sharper screen because of the GS4's Pentile pixel arrangement. I briefly had the GS3 last year and the fuzzy text was very bothersome, but I was surprised he still noticed it on the GS4 with its 1080p display..

    I love the One, switching back and forth from my iPhone 5. But the one major disappointment with the One is the camera. I was excited when I first learned that it has a 4MP camera which should mean better low light capability, which is true, add to it the optical stabilization really helps minimize handshake blur, but shots taken during the day look pretty bad. Why? Because the One's camera is effectively 2 megapixel due of its 16:9 sensor.
     

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