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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Nice Phone
by SmallPotato on Wed 26th Mar 2014 06:20 UTC
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As always, in terms of phone design, HTC always excels.

It's a little disappointing that the new One has reduced the size of internal storage. With my HTC One and 32GB storage built-in, I do not really need to think about the microSD, let alone those "App2SD" or management of partitions. As a developer I also hate it when I need to think about all the combination of internal and external storage, and the non-standardized representation of the SDCard partition. So I would rather have a large onboard storage than a small one with an external microSD.

Of course I do not complain if I can get a phone with large internal storage AND microSD, though I would probably use microSD just for multimedia storage.

The depth sensor is nice. It would be great if developers can use it to create some apps.

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