just preordered my samsung galaxy s4. if htc one had come out when it was suppose to, i probably would have bought it. luckily or unlucky, depending on your perspective, it lined up just right with sammy.
I was one of those people that moaned about the Htc one being just about looks. so decided to go to my local phone shop and try it wasnt straped to a chain in the wall they just handed to me and let me have a play with it. my first thoughts were wow this is thin and wow it looks beautiful something that i have never said about a phone even though i had an iphone. the screen was amazing and the response time was very quick. I did have concerns about the battery as Htc has aways had awful battery issues. But i decided to go for it and surprise surprise the battery has been excellant. i cant complain i am a medium/heavy user and i have gotten a day out of easily.
The HTC One is already on sale in Singapore. I happened to explore with it and this is what I have to comment:
Likes: Looks elegant, slim and sleek. Screen is fantastic. Very attractive phone, definitely KO the iPhone 5.
Dislikes:Tiny notification light infront, hiding behind the speaker grill, they should have emulated the S3 notifciation light setup.
Back notification light is innovative and useful, first I have seen in a smartphone.
Camera performance is a let down. Picture has lots of noise and macro photo is terrible.
Overall a nice phone but I still prefers the AMOLED screen of the S3.
HTC One, I like the white one, due to the Build Material, Sound, Sense UI and Battery. However camera should be done little bit better than this.
Those guys who're sayin that what's wrong with the plastic(s4) certainly do not have a slight idea that s4 had an aluminum prototype first it looks so premium but was rejected as Samsung was unable to mass produce aluminum cases.
Plastic s4 was a liability not a choice as it it expected to sell millions.
i own htc one from 15 march every body see any picture toke with my htc they say its better than i phone 5 and s3 and even s4 dont lessen 2 gsm arena or any where just go and try the phone by ur selfand really u going 2 fall in love with it beats audio and watching movies really like in the cinema with any head set cam is amazing try it by ur self and the cam can do alot of things that no other phone can do it see in you tube htc cam
Dagiira, 15 Apr 2013Not at all.. s4 is not that good. it uses penthile structure. Speakers- HHT WON, camera in rea... moreand who the hell cares about pentile structures, with a pixel density of 441 sencond only to the htc 460+ you will never even see how they are lined up and to be honest if you are complaining about screen design layouts on new devices you really need a life.
Dagiira, 15 Apr 2013Not at all.. s4 is not that good. it uses penthile structure. Speakers- HHT WON, camera in rea... morethe camera did not win at all, it was deemed to be far less superior on multiple tests, i think it actually won only once in certain camera conditions and that may have been low light, which is what it was supposed to be good at, letting more light in, and even then it was only marginal mate, the htc camera was beaten even by the iphone 5 on multiple tests also, speakers yes it did do better on sound output but really who the hell listens to a phone through the speakers, i always will connect to at least a mini portable speaker, regardless of quality a phone speaker regardless of the manufacturer is rubbish, so take the win, that to me says nothing
Dagiira, 15 Apr 2013Not at all.. s4 is not that good. it uses penthile structure. Speakers- HHT WON, camera in rea... moreNot at all.. s4 is not that good. it uses penthile structure. Speakers- HHT WON, camera in real life conditions- (where really almost nowhereis is perfect light) HTC WON, UI(arguable) but sense has become very clean and light. no expandable memory, only clear win for s4.
What's wrong with pentile structure? It's America VESA certified structure.
What's really matter most was how vibrant can the screen displaying a picture or video. For this alone, all types of LCD screen are dead, yes including HTC so-called SLCD3, it was just another IPS LCD screen. Even Samsung PLS screen are better than any IPS screen.
To make matter worst HTC also faking about the so-called 4MP UltraPixels camera sensor. It really put digital camera hobbyist hope for a miracle to drain.
If have 2000 bucks to spend on buying phones, i will definitely buy HTC One & SG4. Both are great flagship for their respective companies. However resources are scarce and more than 90% of smartphone user buy them for their utility including me, correct me if am wrong. If am buying a smartphone now i will go for SG4 not because its better than HTC One, but because it has more software features. While i like HTC One, the aluminum unibody and premium feel will not do anything for me (Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder). Beside I don't plan to use my expensive smartphone as a hammer neither will I throw it on floor like a football (Drop test stupid) . But I hope the HTC One sells very well and revive HTC. But i don't think only HTC One can do that, their midrange smartphones also have a very large role to play. Goodluck HTC and ONE!!!!!
HTC ONE is all the rage these days!!! Everybody is talking about it!!! Awesome!
HTC should make one with WP8. I need a second phone to match the looks of my iphone! :)
geordie81, 15 Apr 2013hmm, screen, processor, spec, micro sd, battery cover, weight, software, some gimmicky yes but... moreNot at all.. s4 is not that good. it uses penthile structure. Speakers- HHT WON, camera in real life conditions- (where really almost nowhereis is perfect light) HTC WON, UI(arguable) but sense has become very clean and light. no expandable memory, only clear win for s4.
Xfactor0024, 15 Apr 2013thats true..but at the end of the day, you just gotta admit, the HTC ONE is a class on its own :-)that is down to preference, while i do think the HTC is a very nice phone, and also a VERY close second to the s4 i still prefer the s4, its the little things that make it for me, but again its all down to preference, the build materials are better in the HTC and it is much more premium LOOKING then the s4, but for me its just not as durable in multiple conditions, I do ADMIT it is very slick looking, especially in black :-)
The phone is highly priced in dubai and india
Can get xperia z with 37500 rs but one costs 42000rs
Dubai xperia z 2600 dhs
One 3300 dhs
geordie81, 15 Apr 2013hmm, screen, processor, spec, micro sd, battery cover, weight, software, some gimmicky yes but... morethats true..but at the end of the day, you just gotta admit, the HTC ONE is a class on its own :-)
superpiff, 15 Apr 2013How do you figure the s4 is an all around better device and I don't want to hear about softwar... morehmm, screen, processor, spec, micro sd, battery cover, weight, software, some gimmicky yes but some still very good and new, size, durability, camera, the HTC comes 2nd in all those catagories, pretty close to the s4 but still second, build quality is what the htc trumped the s4 on, and personally i prefer plastics because of said durability but this is down to personal preference of course
zahoor, 15 Apr 2013phone is very heavy display very sml, looking nothing special really?