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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I passed on HTC
by mbrock5532 on Tue 9th Apr 2013 07:22 UTC
mbrock5532
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2013-04-09

First, let me say that my first Android phone was the HTC Hero. I then upgraded to the HTC Evo 4G, all with Sprint. When it came time for my next upgrade, I was predisposed to another HTC.

But, while I liked the feel of the HTC phone and its build quality, like others before me, I chose the S3 because the HTC didn't have a removable battery, nor did it have an SD slot.

My Evo had battery life problems, and I always had a spare battery with me because I live and die on my smartphone with my consulting business. I can't always guarantee I'll be able to plug it in and recharge it. To not have the ability to swap in another battery was a deal breaker.

Lack of SD card was another deal breaker. I save a lot of files, and I need the SD card. No card slot, no purchase. Same gripe with the Nexus 4 and 7.

HTC seems to have copied two of the worst feature of the iPhone on this one.

Another reason was the internal memory. The S3 had 2GB of memory and the HTC only had one. I felt this would allow me to upgrade the ROMs longer on the S3 because of this.

HTC was notorious for not upgrading their phones, and I hated that. It forced me to learn about rooting and custom ROMs, though, so maybe it was a good thing in the long run!

When my contract for my S3 comes up, I doubt I'll even look at the HTC unless the above mentioned items are included again, and also I won't even consider it if they're locking bootloaders, etc.

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