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post #31 of 88
From everything I've seen, I find the camera of the HTC One underwhelming. And while the night performance is among the best, the day performance (during which most pictures are taken) is noticeably worse than even its predecessor, the HTC One X.

The phone's design is nice, but neither the battery life nor the pure performance of the phone deserved the incredibly positive review it got.
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post #32 of 88
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How would you compare the cameras of the two?

I haven't had much time to play with it if I'm honest. So anything I tell you wouldn't be backed up by experience.

The review wasn't lying about exceptional quality in low light environments though. Sitting at my desk right now, pointing the camera at my car key, the cay key looks clearer with the camera than it does with my own vision...without the flash enabled. They must have done some post processing to artificially enhance the light. That was in normal mode too, not night mode or HDR. I'd have to use the camera in a couple of situations to get a full appreciation of its capabilities.
Edited by IcedEarth - 4/6/13 at 10:18am
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post #33 of 88
Reading this review has produced two things for me:

1. The urge to fornicate with an inanimate object.

2. An extremely jealous and envious Droid DNA in my pocket.

Thank you, Verizon, for jumping on board with the wrong phone. I fart in your general direction.
Edited by Infinite Jest - 4/6/13 at 10:25am
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The only problem I have with this review is the battery life test:

Forcing 200 nits across the board might be OK if you comapre all LCD phones, but for OLED phones that is almost max brightness while for LCD phone that's about 1/3 of the max. Thus you have battery life result like this with LCD Phone dominating OLED phones:






The result would be more applicable to every user if all phone all tested with their default brightness or the same brightness percentage on the scale(like 50%).
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post #35 of 88
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Reading this review has produced two things for me:

1. The urge to fornicate with an inanimate object.

2. An extremely jealous and envious Droid DNA in my pocket.

Thank you, Verizon, for jumping on board with the wrong phone. I fart in your general direction.

It sounds like there's a high probability of it coming to Verizon. It may be slightly delayed, but it should come to big red. I'm picking it up when it does wink.gif
post #36 of 88
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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

Yeah he REALLY seemed to like it lol. Great phone.
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My date for deeply discounted eligibility is up in about a month. Think they will be supply constrained in a month or is it worth waiting to save $350?
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My date for deeply discounted eligibility is up in about a month. Think they will be supply constrained in a month or is it worth waiting to save $350?

I think it is a phone worth waiting for.
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But their phones are so good they practically market themselves xD

Unfortunately, that hasn't worked for them for the past few years. Thus, their sales are crashing the last couple years. It used to work with their earlier android handsets, and that's probably why they chose the slogan "Quietly Brilliant."

But it seems they've killed the slogan as of a week or two ago, though, so perhaps their marketing team is changing stances.

I still wish HTC would have removable batteries/SD cards in their phones, (at least the SD card, which would still work with a unibody design) but here's hoping for a good HTC recovery smile.gif
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As for finding the camera to be "underwhelming," so did a lot of others. Then it was determined those reviewers had the pre-production units; the software was later upgraded and most if not all of the shortcommings no longer exist. Like most new devices, as more and more people use them and report problems, changes are made through OTA upgrades. The pre-production software had a default ISO/ASA setting that would not change even with manual override so bright light shots sucked. Now, the camera measures up to most evertything on the market and is still better at indoor / low-light shots that iP5. Only the Lumina 920 is better (maybe).

Read the new review from Brian Klug on AnandTech that was published yesterday. If you want to learn what the ONE is really all about, this review will give you a better understanding than anything else written. I find it funny the HTC haters / Sammy lovers stick to their beliefs in the face of solid evidence that this is truely a great phone, and much more inovative than the SGS4. It had to be, HTC's life depends on it; Samsung has really nothing to lose but pride as it will still sell millions of the S4 even with only moderate improvements over the S3, and a bunch of "new features" that have the Oh Wow! effect but are really useless in the everyday world. I don't understand why they take it so personal, you would think they designed the S4.
Edited by BDA45 - 4/6/13 at 2:55pm
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