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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An Acer user's point of view
by Chrispynutt on Tue 9th Apr 2013 12:21 UTC
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2012-03-14

I can't comment on why people buy Samsung, but I can comment on why I didn't buy a HTC One X or One.

- HTC One Xs failed multiple times for friends, 8+ times for one and 3+ for another. I just don't trust HTC anymore.
- For a phone that fails so often I want a removable battery and SDcard so I can either fix myself or recover some of my data. If I wanted a closed phone there is Apple/Nexus for that.
- I find Sense in it's recent incarnations more offensive than TouchWiz or Sony's effort. It really is awful. After using both an S3 and One X in a shop, if I had to choose it would be S3.
- I don't buy this whole plastic is somehow dishonest compared to metal.
- I don't really like HTC's phones designs that much. That is not to say I like Samsung's either, but at least I can get a cool case and fewer compromises. Really with personalisation the S3's design is kind of moot.
- HTC are me tooing everyone else on the 5"ish phone. Why that Vs LG/Samsung/Sony... I have small hands, either I buy a 4.3" phone and just about use it in one hand or I go the whole hog and get a beast like the Note2.
- Virtual buttons or full buttons, don't just remove some of them.

My present phone is an Acer Cloudmobile. It is far from perfect. However it is far less compromised than an HTC for me and I have received 2 patches and then an upgrade to Jellybean in the past 8 months. Acer's UI is receding overtime, it is still offensive, but really just limited to so hide-able apps and some extra shading in the notification area. Far closer to stock than any big name make.

I personally think it lacks the personality of the Liquid, that had some white gloss Sci-Fi going on. However the arced top and bottom and lack of physical buttons means my titchy hands can operate it.

The software isn't bullet proof, you can tell Acer doesn't have the team size of other makes, but it works.

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