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[2]: Audio specs
by ezraz on Wed 26th Mar 2014 11:47 UTC in reply to "RE: Audio specs"
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You win nothing believing computer compression programmers over audio professionals and musicians. Xiph.org verse every legendary record producer? I listen to real experts.

Thinking we can't hear anything more than 16/44 is BS. We hear WAY more than they can measure. Look up timbre and explain to me how digital audio lives without it.

You probably can't see the extra resolution in your TV or camera, either correct? Of course you can. Guess what -- your ears smoke your eyes in regards to sensitivity and spatial awareness.

See the latest story published in journal of science about how olfactory researches just determined that we can actually smell in 100x more detail than what they initially thought. Science is barely scratching the surface on our human senses.

But since we misunderstand our ears and there is so much bad science pushed out by xiph.org (the people who claim there's no loss in lossy), links like this get posted about and internet people believe them.

There's all kinds of flaws in their assumptions.

Watch the testimonials from musicians over at ponomusic.com and tell me all those people's ears are emotions are deceiving them.

no link from monty to programmers at xiph can change that.

audio is analog, digital is just a recreation.

http://wfnk.com/blog/save-the-audio for more thoughts....

Edited 2014-03-26 11:49 UTC

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