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[4]: Audio specs
by ezraz on Thu 27th Mar 2014 18:53 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Audio specs"
ezraz
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2012-06-20

nice dodge leos - but i never mentioned cables! any old cable will do just fine. don't try to write off everyone who cares about what they hear as a rich audiophile. you don't need to be a "food-o-phile" to want something better than fast food.

audio pros have a simple rule: garbage in = garbage out.


improving the source quality is always the best and most complete way to improve playback. this is fundamental.

everything between the source and the room is secondary when it comes to improving the sound. also, these days basic amps, cables, and speakers are plenty capable of their duties. it's the source files that are greatly compromised.

this argument isn't about frequency range or speakers or cables, it's about digital resolution.

yet only AUDIO makes computer people swear we don't need any more resolution, 1978 resolution should be fine.

or another question for you -- why don't you want to hear what they are hearing in the recording studio? you can't handle the truth ?!?

you couldn't carry 2" tape reels and a multitrack deck in your pocket 40 years ago. early iPods 10 years ago would have maxed out at 18 songs in digital HD.

But in october 2014 the pono player will hold 800 HD songs (with 128gb removable cards right around the corner) along with a high-end DAC and amp, so you can take hifi around with digital convenience.

OH By the way -- Sony disagrees with you. I'm a crazy random, of course, me and sony.

http://www.engadget.com/2013/09/25/sony-unveils-bevy-of-walkman-dev...

Edited 2014-03-27 19:03 UTC

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