After two weeks with my htc one I can say this phone is really great and the best I have had.
What I really liked:
-The build quality is just phenomenal and the best I have ever seen in a mobile phone. It's even better than the iPhone 5 because it feels more sturdy and it sits very well in the hand in spite of it's size. At first I was worried I might drop it but then I realized it provides a good grip. I can't describe how neat and premium it is you just have to try it.
-The user interface and responsiveness. I used a Samsung before this and the first difference I noticed HTC has gone for simplicity rather than features. I liked how neat and stylish sense 5 it does not look cartoonish like touch-wiz but I guess it is not as effective as the galaxy. Not that I miss any of touch-wiz features now, I can certainly live without them. What I really like and matters the most is the HTC one is responsive and speedy there is no lag at all. Menus appear instantly as you touch the screen and apps open really quick too.
-The screen and boom sound. They collectively make for a good multimedia experience. The screen is very sharp and vibrant and it is not bad under the sun either. But the S4 screen slightly produces better colors or saturation.
Well I bet everyone knows the boom-sound is the best among all phones. I compared it to my brother's galaxy s4 and they nearly have the same loudness with beats audio turned on, but when you turn it off there is a boost in it's loudness. Off course I had to turn the S4 to face it's back when I compared them so you see the placement of the stereo speakers at the front of the htc one really makes a big difference. By the way beats audio does a very good job and I keep it turned on.
What I disliked:
-no memory card. 25 gb of user available memory space means I can't put in many HD movies and videos.
-blink feed can not be removed
Now the tings I haven't mentioned before because they were just OK for me:
-Battery life. It lasted a full day (16 hours) with moderate use like texting, music, a little bit of non HD gaming,a lot of internet browsing and navigation. It is not extraordinary and not bad at the same time.
-I don't use the camera that much but I can say it is really good and fast too. The only complaint is at 4 megapixels you can't capture many details, so far away objects and landscape scenery is not good on this phone. But for everyday scenarios it is more than capable. And it's really good at low light pictures.
-The non removable battery is not an issue for me since I don't swap batteries and have never changed one before. But if your battery dies (probability of occurrence = 10%-30%) then you will have to send it to htc for replacement and where I live there is no htc center.
conclusion: If you don't get the HTC one then you are missing a one in a decade phone. It is just too much quality in a single phone. If you combine a better build quality than the iphone, a speedy user interface like iOS, a versatile OS like android, top specifications like Samsung and innovation then you get the htc one. Sure it is not perfect but it is as close as it gets to perfection.
The phone model, build quality, screen is awesome. But rest everything is a big minus for me and I have returned it.
1. Was unable to play music on my car stereo (Sienna) AUX port while connected to its audio out port.
2. Was unable to transfer photos and videos from the phone to Laptop. Could not detect the phone in my Windows 7 HP Laptop using USB cable.
3. WiFi can turn-on automatically even if you disable it.
4. The touch screen though good, was not perfect like apple. I have experienced lot of typos while using whatsup app and twitter.
5. The screen-unlock key and emergency-call keys are next to each other and I hit emergency-call key once by mistake and called 911.
6. The "back" button does not work in single touch, had to hit twice on many occasions.
7. No separate menu to sort voice mails and no option to selectively delete a voice mail.
8. When you try to close the browser in single touch, wont work.Need to hit X mark using thumb and hold for some what longer to close the browser.
9. Sound quality not as good as iphone. Try to Play songs and you will feel it.
Limbtz, 25 Jul 2013Brace yourself. Jelly Bean 4.3 is comingim ecstatic with my htc one and my iphone 5. Any news about new update im from japan
Only one word will describe abt this device.
The word is " Awesome "
- Superb cam clarity even S4 can't stand infront of this.. I had S4 i sold it bcz of its plastic body n over heat issue.. Its my First HTC mobile.. And i m very much impressed abt the performance..
- Screen - Amazing
- Sound - Beat sound is awesome
- Speakers - Dual speakers are really good..
- Build quality n design - Its unique
- Batter backup - The best
- Performance - No hang n lag n heat issues
All in all its one n only best device i ever used..
Thanks to HTC for making a most awesome device..
Love this phone. The build quality is awesome. And the speaker is great.
Love this phone. The build quality is awesome. And the speaker is great.
Did anyone knows when Android will roll out the 4.2.2 update for HTC ONE in Australia, Why It took them so Long.
Its amazing experience to have a phone like HTC ONE..... I just Love it
Chamath Thirusha, 26 Jul 2013please ...anyone can tell ,battery life of this phone.....if we full use it. :) ??5hrs.
please ...anyone can tell ,battery life of this phone.....if we full use it. :) ??
RaZ1, 25 Jul 2013Factory reset and try again !I tried that several times but still in vain.
Yapjunseng, 24 Jul 2013This is phone so disgusting
Easy heat and easy finish battery
This phone is rubbish
But ... moreThe HTC One doesn't easily heat up. The S4 does, I have a Vodacom repair and alot of customers complain about the S4.
The HTC One battery is excellent, about two days of moderate use, and more than one for heavy use.
It feels very premium and has the best display I ever seen, believe me.
hossein, 25 Jul 2013Does the sound of one better than nokia 808.please help.Better than any handset I have ever tested.
I have used the handset for about 2 months. Ultra fast, excellent camera, very fast focusing using it to photograph my children. Never a out of focus photo, almost as fast as SLR Camera.
Very premium feel build and best display ever. Much beter display than S4.
Moving from a Samsung Note 2, I am very impressed.
don't discuss too much about camera. just understand n remember some simple facts: ultrapixel means larger pixels bt the resolution remains exactly 4mp! larger pixels stretches out the performance of 4mp to almost 8mp bt if u compare to 13mp camera of s4 n xperia z the lack of resolution is clearly visible. specially in outdoor photography on a bright sunny day only resolution(megapixels) counts! ultrapixels is very effective technology bt with this u also need minimum 8mp resolution. 4mp of htc one is to low! importance of resolution is undeniable. in 13mp cameras u can zoom allot... bt in 4mp zooming is very limited..
this phone looks very good. visited a phone store yesterday to check out the galaxy s4. htc one aint that bad......
the only problem is that the lock buttons and the volume keys are pretty much plushed on the surface, which means you can drop this phone while trying to lock it. the best part....... the stores keeper dropped it once from waist height..... and it left a crack on the screen. he had no other option but to keep the cracked phone on display :P