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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I agree with Thom however
by OSGuy on Tue 9th Apr 2013 09:47 UTC
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Here are my reasons I keep staying away from HTC (or any other brand that has the same issues)

- Non-removable battery
- No microSD card slot

For me these two are a must. However, I recently learned that HTC One supports USB OTG:

On the bottom of that page in the link: Currently supported devices include the HTC One X, HTC One X+, HTC Butterfly and the all new HTC One.

I can buy a little portable adapter that will let me quickly plug in a USB stick (or a mouse, keyboard etc) to the phone. As far as the battery is concerned, it doesn't look like I have a choice anymore so it will have to be the HTC One for me. I am sure (I think) if one tries hard enough, the battery can be replaced after all.

Check this out: - A USB OTG (USB On-The-Go) cable is what is used to tell your device to act as a host, this is like a normal USB cable but it has one of the internal pins connected to Ground at one end to let that device know that it should act as the host (technically pins 4 & 5 are shorted to ground in an OTG cable).

Knowing that, I am seriously considering HTC One as my next phone.

Edited 2013-04-09 09:59 UTC

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