So I've been seeing a lot of posts about people saying they tried the HTC One... only to read that most if not all of these people didn't really give the phone a shot. Most of these people had either returned it the same or next day after they got it. To me, this is not a justifiable amount of time to truly test a phone. So... I have taken it upon myself to tell you guys my experience with the phone thus far. I purchased the phone 1 week ago. I have not returned it. I have not switched back to my iPhone 5. Here's how it's going so far... Design The design of this phone is absolutely stunning. You really have to see the design in person to see just how nice it actually looks. The pictures online do not do it justice. People have been saying that the power button placement is kind of in an odd location, and quite frankly, I somewhat agree. However, this is not a design flaw that will make me return the phone. I have gotten used to this and that's that. Not every phone is going to have the power button in the same spot. That's what you get for changing phone manufacturers. Also, I wish that the volume rocker was a little bit raised on the side. Though it looks sexy being flush to the side of the phone, I do sometimes find it difficult to find while using my phone at night. Again, this isn't a flaw that is a huge deal, and being that I have a case on my phone now, the opening on the case for the rocker has helped me locate it at night a lot easier now. Finally, the back and home buttons on the bottom of the screen are different compared to other Android devices. Though some users will find this annoying, being that I was coming from iPhone after 6 years, I knew I was going to have to learn the new hardware. Thus, this doesn't bother me at all and I have gotten used to the placement very easily. The HTC logo is not misleading at all for me and I have never accidentally pressed it thinking it was a button. Display/Speakers The screen on this baby is absolutely amazing. I had always been a huge fan of iPhone for having the beautiful screen and amazing color production. The screen on the HTC One is just as good, if not better given you have more pixels thanks to it being 1080x1920. Colors pop and blacks are black unlike on Samsung where they have that weird blue tint that I loathe so much. The screen is also very easy to navigate. I have somewhat small hands yet I still manage to use my phone with one hand. The speakers on the HTC One are revolutionary. I do not know why phone manufacturers haven't put front facing speakers on their phones but HTC got it right. You really have to experience the difference in sound in person. It will blow you away compared to the iPhone 5 or the S3/4. Watching videos and playing games, the "BoomSound" speakers really immerse you in the content you are viewing. Not to mention these speakers can pump out some incredible volume. I used to have my iPhone on as loud as it can because I found it hard to hear sometimes. With the HTC One, I am below half volume because they get so loud. Android/Sense Being that I was so used to iOS, I was a bit nervous switching to the Android OS. After using it for a week so far, I must say that thanks to Sense 5 and Jelly Bean, the transition was rather smooth. I went in with an open mind knowing that things were not going to look the same and that there would be different ways of achieving the same thing. I'll admit that Android does take some getting used to. Notifications are handled differently for one. I miss having my screen turn on when I received a message, but I do like the notification light on the HTC One that says I have a message. This also saves the phones battery so I guess it's an okay trade off. Overall, I actually like Sense 5. Blinkfeed is actually useful to me because it is kind of my daily source of news. I did take out the FB integration on Blinkfeed just cause it got a little annoying, but I do like the fact that you can pick and choose what is shown. Overall, Sense is probably the best UI that I have used on Android. Camera The camera is so-so. Coming from the iPhone 5, I was a little iffy on the UltraPixel stuff. I'll say this, the camera does take some great shots at night however I have had some trouble taking pictures during the day. There is a lot of noise on certain pictures. I also wish that the pictures were more than 4MP. Being that I have a rMBP, the pictures don't fill the wallpaper on my laptop. Something small to complain about but still something I wish was changed. Zoe is cool but I don't really have much use for it. Also, the gallery needs a major overhaul. Too many button presses just to view one picture. I will say that the editing software along with the different "Instagram-esqe" filters is pretty awesome and I wish that the iPhone 5 had more options like this. Conclusion I know I probably missed some things to talk about but I'm not some professional reviewer. This review is just to give a basic user's idea of my experience so far. All and all, I really do like this phone. Do I miss my iPhone? yes. Why? I think mainly because most of my friends and family have iPhones. Dumb thing to think about, but hey, that's what Apple does to get you trapped in their eco-system and it works. Though I have not decided on which phone I am going to keep (and I have 1 more week to decide before I have to return it to AT&T), I will say that the HTC One is the first Android phone to really have me consider switching. If I go back to the iPhone, I am going to miss the bigger screen, the incredible speakers, as well as the sexy new design of the HTC One. I will update you guys in about a week to let you know what I decide! Thanks for reading my review and I hope it wasn't a waste of your guys' time!