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Wouldn't it be nice if a phone could expand to tablet size when watching videos and shrink to maybe a pen when not in use.
That would be the greatest thing ever. 2023 it will come?
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Well, I think it would be a nice boasting point to have a paper thin phone which is why everyone wants a bendable phone which doesn't really have much function besides being bendable. As for specs, I always think bigger is better since phones have many different functions this day. I didn't say I want a phone only to make calls and take pictures. Wouldn't it be nice if a phone could expand to tablet size when watching videos and shrink to maybe a pen when not in use.

Honestly, that idea only works in scifi movies. Once you actually stop to think about how you would interact with the device, you realize how incredibly stupid it would be.
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I just noticed HTC seems to copy Apple's button configuration whereby the home button on HTC One functions exactly like Apple's.
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Only thing I've seen which I dislike is the price.

Seriously $950 - iP5 is $750?
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iFixit just did a tear down and it received a 1/10 repair score. In case anyone had any true interest in that aspect.
 
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iFixit just did a tear down and it received a 1/10 repair score. In case anyone had any true interest in that aspect.

Yeppers!

http://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/HTC+One+Teardown/13494/1
    
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Bright side is they said it was solid. I also must of missed it, but I couldn't tell what audio chip was being used (besides the mention of 'Beats Audio').
 
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Bright side is they said it was solid. I also must of missed it, but I couldn't tell what audio chip was being used (besides the mention of 'Beats Audio').

A few things that have me concerned about this phone:

The battery is only a little larger than Nexus 4 (8.74 vs 8 Wh), but with 1080p & 1.7ghz CPU(instead of 720p & 1.5Ghz with throttle) the battery life is probably worse.
Android 4.1.2 to start, no time table for 5.0.0 or even 4.2.2 update.
Base model being 32 GB probably means the contract price is not $199 but $249-$299.
Edited by sherlock - 3/29/13 at 12:31pm
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A few things that have me concerned about this phone:

The battery is only a little larger than Nexus 4 (8.74 vs 8 Wh), but with 1080p & 1.7ghz CPU(instead of 720p & 1.5Ghz with throttle) the battery life is probably worse.
Android 4.1.2 to start, no time table for 5.0.0 or even 4.2.2 update.
Base model being 32 GB probably means the contract price is not $199 but $249-$299.

The GF had a Nexus 4 on AT&T service for about a month and the battery life was comparable to an iPhone. The best battery life I've seen on an Android device that wasn't a RAZR. It's all dependent on carrier signal, or so it seems with Android.
 
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The GF had a Nexus 4 on AT&T service for about a month and the battery life was comparable to an iPhone. The best battery life I've seen on an Android device that wasn't a RAZR. It's all dependent on carrier signal, or so it seems with Android.

That's with Nexus 4 throttling its 1.5Ghz Quadcore APQ8064, HTC One's APQ8064Turbo/SnapDragon600 running at 1.7Ghz with no throttle would consume more power, plus the 1080p panel would consume a lot more power than Nexus4's 1280X768. I didn't imply Nexus 4 battery life was bad, just saying One will consume a lot more power than Nexus 4 with only a slightly bigger battery.
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