Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 25th Mar 2014 17:13 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless

HTC has released the new HTC One, the updated version of the last year's best Android phone nobody bought. The Verge already has its review up, and its conclusion is exactly as you expect.

There are a lot of great Android phones on the market right now, but two stand out: the Nexus 5 and the new HTC One. The Nexus 5 is Google's purest vision for Android, the One the platform's most mature and developed form. I desperately wish it took better pictures, and I'm reluctant to buy or recommend it until it does, but I like absolutely everything else. It's fast, long-lasting, does everything a phone should, and does it all with totally unparalleled class and style. From motion gestures to the Dot View case, it has genuinely new, genuinely useful features.

It may not outsell Samsung and the relentless marketing sure to follow the feature-rich Galaxy S5, but HTC executives say they don't care. They say they just want to build a phone for people who like nice things.

It's really hard to argue with that quality feel that last year's One had, and which this year's model improves. I think it's pretty much the only Android phone that can measure up to the iPhone in this department - and now, it also has an SD card slot.

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RE: It's Dead on Arrival
by sb56637 on Tue 25th Mar 2014 20:08 UTC in reply to "It's Dead on Arrival"
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"The company's profits and sales continued to fall, and its devices has yet to achieve the popularity held by Samsung's popular Galaxy line of devices."

If they want to fix the above, they must fix the below:
"Embedded rechargeable Li-polymer battery"

The market has clearly stated that a removable battery and a SD card slots are what the masses want. Maybe not everyone, but the majority want it.

Sorry HTC, you have an incredible device but I'm buying a Galaxy S5.


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