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ATT / Sprint for the One. Its a nice phone, but the UI seems to be leaning towards a wannabee Windows 8.

Also, at least for me, I will be sticking with my Note 2, to pick up the next Note. Depending on if the Samsung wow's me that could work too.

The funny thing is when the S4 comes out it will be marketed against the iphone 5/5s because its the only competition. HTC can bring a beautiful phone out, but in the end Samsung is now the Apple of the Android world (name recognition AT LEAST-wise).

T-Mobile will also carry the One.
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I picked mine up one hour ago. smile.gif

They didn't have any in black, had to get the silver one. First world problems. frown.gif
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Upgrade due on the 25th, looks like we have a winner. I'm eating my words too, after an HD7 I vowed to never go HTC again, it was such terrible build quality - fake speakers and the volume rocker rusted, no joke! So kudos to HTC, hopefully it'll save them.
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I picked mine up one hour ago. smile.gif

They didn't have any in black, had to get the silver one. First world problems. frown.gif

Just ordered mine within the last hour too. My student loan arrived promptly this morning. Contract for my Desire s ended back in mid March so have been holding my upgrade until now. I cannot wait. Such a beautiful looking phone. The Desire S has a bit of aluminium and it was great to feel in the palm of the hand. Especially when it was cold. Just felt great and my Desire S has without the last two years punishment.
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I want this phone with Stock Android. Sense kills it for me.
Couldn't agree more. I despise that nonsense.
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Just ordered mine within the last hour too. My student loan arrived promptly this morning. Contract for my Desire s ended back in mid March so have been holding my upgrade until now. I cannot wait. Such a beautiful looking phone. The Desire S has a bit of aluminium and it was great to feel in the palm of the hand. Especially when it was cold. Just felt great and my Desire S has without the last two years punishment.

After using it for a couple of hours (after using a GSII for two years) I have a couple of minor issues with the phone:

1. The power button is at the top left. It feels a bit awkward in my opinion because I'm not left handed and due to the size of the phone my right thumb can't reach if I'm holding it in my right hand. tongue.gif

2. For some reason on this phone when you do the drop down box from the top, it doesn't have the short cuts for wifi/bluetooth/silent ect...like my GSII did. I don't know if this is inherent on all HTC's but I want this sorted ASAP, hopefully there will be a ROM that incorporates this. I loved those shortcuts for my bluetooth and wifi. I don't want to go into the settings. frown.gif

Beautiful phone though.
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Wow, what an incredibly positive review. I've never seen anything get Anandtech's Gold award -- this is pretty awesome, I'm glad he liked it so much thumb.gif
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Just ordered mine within the last hour too. My student loan arrived promptly this morning. Contract for my Desire s ended back in mid March so have been holding my upgrade until now. I cannot wait. Such a beautiful looking phone. The Desire S has a bit of aluminium and it was great to feel in the palm of the hand. Especially when it was cold. Just felt great and my Desire S has without the last two years punishment.

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1. The power button is at the top left. It feels a bit awkward in my opinion because I'm not left handed and due to the size of the phone my right thumb can't reach if I'm holding it in my right hand. tongue.gif

2. For some reason on this phone when you do the drop down box from the top, it doesn't have the short cuts for wifi/bluetooth/silent ect...like my GSII did. I don't know if this is inherent on all HTC's but I want this sorted ASAP, hopefully there will be a ROM that incorporates this. I loved those shortcuts for my bluetooth and wifi. I don't want to go into the settings. frown.gif

Beautiful phone though.

The power button issue wouldn't be a problem for me really. I'm right handed but I always hold my phone in my left hand for some reason. I'd say the second issue is because of Sense 5. The Samsung phones also don't use stock Android but it's closer to stock than HTC. Do you have the Power widget which has WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS and screen brightness on it? I don't plan on using Blink so I will turn it off for the standard home screen interface. I've always used the power widget. Very handy.
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I guarantee that AOSP roms will become available for this phone relatively quickly, so the fact that it comes with Sense is a non-issue

EDIT: Although, this version of Sense doesn't look too bad. I might actually consider sticking with it (if I needed a new phone, that is)

My Evo 3D came with Sense 3.6 by default---looked nearly as ugly as the iPhone interface, with all the rounded corners and gloss effects.
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After using it for a couple of hours (after using a GSII for two years) I have a couple of minor issues with the phone:

 

How would you compare the cameras of the two?

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