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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Build quality issues
by randomshinichi on Tue 9th Apr 2013 11:29 UTC
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2013-04-09

When in Taiwan, I asked the same question of my cousin, since I also think HTC makes great phones. After telling me a couple horror stories about phones failing one after another, he concluded that HTC reserves crappy ones for the domestic market and sends out ones which probably won't fail that quickly for export. While I don't believe that, it definitely looks like there are quality control issues.

I also don't think they're reliable with software updates unlike Samsung. Look at the HTC One S. Jelly Bean came out for it after the One X, even though both were advertised as part of the same premium high end series. And when it finally did, the xda-developers community had to fix the keyboard, which had two z-s on it and no y. How did something like that ever get past QC?

Software updates are an even bigger deal for me since I bought the One S for its camera, which has that custom ImageSense chip. Cyanogenmod doesn't use it, and it shows. It feels like a normal camera, and starts up slower. My phone's life is thus dictated by HTC.

Which is too bad really, since they make some really good phones. I'm really tempted by the HTC One.

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