Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 8th Apr 2013 22:21 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless The reviews are universally positive, and virtually everyone seems to agree: the HTC One is one heck of an Android device, and quite possibly the best phone currently on the market. Outstanding build quality, great design, fast - and just like the One X before it, it looks like to me it's a far better phone than its Galaxy counterparts. Why, then, is no one buying HTC phones?
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My thoughts
by WorknMan on Mon 8th Apr 2013 23:49 UTC
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Well, first of all, let me say that I have a Nexus 4, and so am not in the market for a new phone, especially not a fake Android phone like the S4 or HTC One. But if i were in the market for a fake Android phone, I'd at least want one with an SD card slot (since data doesn't grow on trees when you're streaming from the cloud) and a removable battery. These are two things I guess we'll never have again on a genuine Google phone.

In regard to the HTC One, there are two other things that immediately turn me off:

- The Blinkfeed thing that takes up a whole screen and is non-removable. If you're going to fork Android and do your own thing with it, fine. But IMO, it is incredibly arrogant on HTC's part to force their shitty bloatware onto an entire home screen and not give users the option to remove it. It seems very power-user hostile. The only answer HTC fanboys have for this is, 'well, you can install a launcher'. Well, you can kiss my ass too ;)

- There's a honkin' huge 'HTC' logo on the bottom of the phone that doesn't actually do anything, and can never be programmed to do anything, because there is no 'button' underneath. That's one less button than every other Android phone has, and is a waste of space.

- And if what another poster said is true and there is only 16gb of storage available on the AT&T version, that's another strike against it.

As for the S4, it seems to me that comparing the HTC One with the S4 is like comparing the shit I took last night vs the one I took this morning. However, I think I'd have to go with the S4, because of the extra hardware features. The big speakers on the HTC One do nothing for me, since I don't use speakers on the phone anyway. I have a Jawbone Jambox that I pair up whenever I want big sound.

All that being said, I think it's kind of dumb to say that you don't like company x's phones, because all of them have had winners and losers. Any HTC fans remember the Thunderbolt? That thing was an ass burger.

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