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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

While SD card slot could works with unibody design, it just makes the design more complicated and still wouldn't look as good as a uni body design with no microSD card slot. Right now Unibody vs Removeable bat/SDslot is a give & take situation.
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Upgraded from a GS3 to the HTC One. I got the S3 because it was the cheapest current-gen Android phone available.

Some points:

 

  • Samsung's software is horrendous. It was horrendous on the Omnia Lite, and still on the S3
  • The HTC One's body is absolutely beautiful, it feels so good in the hand.
  • The screen is much better. Samsung's AMOLED screens have this odd blue tint to them (I don't know if I'm the only one that sees this?)
  • Pictures taken with the HTC One are sharper than pre production units (there was an update that addressed this issue
  • Sense is really simple and looks good (my favourite UI behind MIUI)
  • Blinkfeed doesn't really offer much and just wastes battery life
  • Audio sounds great through the bundled headphones (better than my MOS 003 headphones)
  • Battery life is weaker than the S3, but I'll assume that's HTC sense, since it takes up quite a bit of the battery

 

Samsung have marketing on their side, but I still don't like their phones. Very cheap feeling for the price you pay. MIUI is what made me enjoy the S3 though

    
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Upgraded from a GS3 to the HTC One. I got the S3 because it was the cheapest current-gen Android phone available.
Some points:
  • Samsung's software is horrendous. It was horrendous on the Omnia Lite, and still on the S3
  • The HTC One's body is absolutely beautiful, it feels so good in the hand.
  • The screen is much better. Samsung's AMOLED screens have this odd blue tint to them (I don't know if I'm the only one that sees this?)
  • Pictures taken with the HTC One are sharper than pre production units (there was an update that addressed this issue
  • Sense is really simple and looks good (my favourite UI behind MIUI)
  • Blinkfeed doesn't really offer much and just wastes battery life
  • Audio sounds great through the bundled headphones (better than my MOS 003 headphones)
  • Battery life is weaker than the S3, but I'll assume that's HTC sense, since it takes up quite a bit of the battery

Samsung have marketing on their side, but I still don't like their phones. Very cheap feeling for the price you pay. MIUI is what made me enjoy the S3 though

If you hated GS3 that much you should have bought a HTC OneX a year ago, regardless the GS3 and HTC phones are such divergent products that if you hate one side you will really like the other side.
Edited by sherlock - 4/6/13 at 3:27pm
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Upgraded from a GS3 to the HTC One. I got the S3 because it was the cheapest current-gen Android phone available.
Some points:
  • Samsung's software is horrendous. It was horrendous on the Omnia Lite, and still on the S3
  • The HTC One's body is absolutely beautiful, it feels so good in the hand.
  • The screen is much better. Samsung's AMOLED screens have this odd blue tint to them (I don't know if I'm the only one that sees this?)
  • Pictures taken with the HTC One are sharper than pre production units (there was an update that addressed this issue
  • Sense is really simple and looks good (my favourite UI behind MIUI)
  • Blinkfeed doesn't really offer much and just wastes battery life
  • Audio sounds great through the bundled headphones (better than my MOS 003 headphones)
  • Battery life is weaker than the S3, but I'll assume that's HTC sense, since it takes up quite a bit of the battery

Samsung have marketing on their side, but I still don't like their phones. Very cheap feeling for the price you pay. MIUI is what made me enjoy the S3 though

If you hated GS3 that much you should have bought a HTC OneX a year ago.

 

I bought the S3 for £250 brand new, which makes it great for the price. But I couldn't imagine spending £500+ on it. (For what I paid I thought it was fantastic).

    
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I bought the S3 for £250 brand new, which makes it great for the price. But I couldn't imagine spending £500+ on it. (For what I paid I thought it was fantastic).

While, for me it is worth every penny spent and only upgrade I'd consider would be another Galaxy phone(S or Note) as the removable battery(I carry 2 extra) & SD card(3X 64GB micro SD with all my favorite videos) slot makes them perfect for media consumption during long flights(having a full battery to swap once I touchdown is a huge plus), SAMOLED's superior performance in dark rooms is great for watch videos in a plane and the whole "cheap plastic" thing goes away with a case anyway.

Either way, HTC One & Samsung Galaxy S3/4 are such divergent products(Aluminum,no removable bat/SD slot, SLCD, 4MP with 2micron pixel vs Plastic, removeable bat/SD slot, SAMOLED, higher MP with smaller pixel) that it is almost impossible for a person to like one and not hate the other.
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I want this phone with Stock Android. Sense kills it for me.
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While SD card slot could works with unibody design, it just makes the design more complicated and still wouldn't look as good as a uni body design with no microSD card slot. Right now Unibody vs Removeable bat/SDslot is a give & take situation.

Considering they already have to put a hole in the unibody design for the SIM card, I think it wouldn't be too hard to do a microSD slot. There are unibody phones that have microSD slots, but I guess they're typically polycarbonate ones. I'd imagine those are easier to work with for having more holes and such.

Regardless, I'm hoping the Sprint version has a microSD slot, since they did it with the previous generation of HTC devices. smile.gif
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Considering they already have to put a hole in the unibody design for the SIM card, I think it wouldn't be too hard to do a microSD slot. There are unibody phones that have microSD slots, but I guess they're typically polycarbonate ones. I'd imagine those are easier to work with for having more holes and such.

Regardless, I'm hoping the Sprint version has a microSD slot, since they did it with the previous generation of HTC devices. smile.gif

That won't happen, with ONE there won't be carrier specific modifications and no matter which carrier you get it form it will all look the same.
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I kind of want this...but I also want a qwerty phone. Q10 is on my wish list but this phone is definitely looking appealing. I wonder if Bell would get a hold of it.
post #50 of 88
Meh, the HTC One X was good but Galaxy for me was a tad better on performance, battery life, and pretty much everything. I already got my eyes on the next Galaxy but am eager to check this new one out.
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