This phone seemed to have really great specs, beautifully designed and is made of sturdy material such as aluminum until...Boink....4MP main camera? What the heck? it says ultrapixels though as a justification but what exactly is an ultrapixel? its supposedly better because it's megapixels are bigger than the megapixels on competing cameras. Seems to be just a marketing ploy to me. Have to wait for reviews to determine whether it's any good at all.
I dnt know why people are much concerned about the fix storage 32/64
You have a mobile device , not a file server. 64 GB is far enough for a smart phone!
Impecable design. Superb video, great audio. Top of the crop specifications. This phone gets 10/10/10 from me.
+GSMARENA HTC uses flash player in their web browser so you better change the specs ;)
Anonymous, 19 Feb 2013Seems like a great phone! Would really like to own this phone. Sadly, it isn't waterproof.and what do you think it's just a cellular phone ... not anything else, you will use it in the middle of a heavy rain ????
I already use HTC ONE X from the very first days here in Cyprus. Amazing but I hope the new ONE be better. Iam looking forward to buy it.
The game of "MegaPixel" is over now, its going to be a revolution with "UltraPixel". HTC has labeled this as 'UltraPixels' and it is capable of capturing 313% more light than smaller pixeled sensors.HTC explained that the UltraPixel sensor allows it to double the size of photos taken on the 8-megapixel sensor.
faishu, 19 Feb 2013dude but s4 does not have hardware qualityWait for it to launch then see it for yourself.
Seems like a great phone! Would really like to own this phone.
Sadly, it isn't waterproof.
AnonD-109911, 19 Feb 2013Exact copy and concepts of Windows Metro UI. Nothing any new sparks with this device. Copy cut... moreTrue, you could say the design is from Z10, aluminium unibody from iphone 5 and blink feed is from WP.
As for the first and second, the design looks great, there are a few extras like dual loud speakers. Whether similar to other eesigns or not, it gets a huge thumbs up from me.
As far as blinkfeed goes - yeah, it copies WP but it's android. You can make it look like anything you want - any experienced user will probably switch it out sooner than later.
What's really interesting and completely unnecessary is the buttons.
Home - double tap for task switcher and press and hold for google now? Those are iphone controls. Any android user will be trained to long press home for task switcher. Why did HTC have to do that. For android, the reverse controls are appropriate?
Back - long press for task killer. This is from WP and annoys me the most. Why couldn't they just integrate the task killer into the task switcher? Now you have two interfaces which look different but do about the same thing to the novice user - talk about inconsistency and confusion.
Just feels like HTCtried to reinvent the wheel for no good reason here
Those are my major gripes. But those put aside, the phone is mighty impressive. I still rate it 10 all around for the time being. HTC deserves that...
AnonD-18125, 19 Feb 2013Obviously! Galaxy s 4 will be the best smartphone of 2013.Poor samsung fan...y u like to waste ur hardearned money or ur parents....
According to me, mostly people try to spend their money on the cheap quality phones like samsung which doesnt look different than some china model...at times i find micromax better than samsung atleast you get it for better rate...however with the kind of innovation that htc has done now is really overwhelming...i feel piry for all samsung fans who likes to wait for cheap build quality saturated colours for camera and the worst resolution screens...
The front facing design can be better, highly prone to dust build up in the speaker hole and very hard to clean it. Prototype 4mp ultra pixels, how does it holds up against 13mpx ordinary camera?? I wonder about the picture quality... hmmm... i wonder y they mix & match copy frm bb z10 & ip5 design??
The 2300mAh battery should be plenty for a 4.7 inch screen. I'm not worried about the battery life at all. The construction looks solid and it looks great - and nearly all the spec boxes ticked (except for microSD but that's alright with 32 or 64 gigs of storage).
Looks great to me all round. They could have made it smaller though. The Xperia ZL is only 1mm wider and 5mm shorter than this but packs a much larger screen. No comment on the Optimus G Pro as the dimensions on gsmarena's page are wrong...
This phone deserves, and gets an all round 10 rating from me