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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Less expandable, slower updates
by digitallysane on Tue 9th Apr 2013 12:48 UTC
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"and if you held the SIII and One X in both hands it was clear right away which of the two was the better phone."
I guess that should have been "which of the two was the better *looking* phone".
My first Android phone was a HTC Desire. Excellent device crippled by very low internal storage which rendered it almost unusable in time.
Took a hard look at the One X last year. I liked the great design and the gorgeous screen a lot. Apart from this, it was inferior to Samsung devices. No replaceable battery (unhappy but could live with it), no SD card (unacceptable). Locked boot loaders, bad updates record.
Got a Galaxy Note 2 in the end, and I'll stick with pen-accessorized phablets for some time, so until HTC has some offer in the area, they're out for me.
My secondary phone is a HTC WP 8X. Great design, good device. Gorgeous screen, I like it a lot more than Note's AMOLED. Has the same problems as the One X: sealed battery, no SD card. Lack of storage means constant management of photos and music for me on that phone. And the included software, compared to what Nokia has on its WP phones, is lame.
HTC is doing great design and some great devices and then they break them with some strange decisions (at least for me).
Samsung goes for the route of giving basically everything you might want. Except for the design (and the debatable AMOLED color pallette), there's really nothing to say bad about the Galaxy line, but there always seems to be something to nag about a HTC.

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And, quite important: the battery life it's excellent on the Galaxy Note 2, with a quad core proc and huge screen, and not that great on the HTC 8X, with a smaller screen, dual core proc. And a sealed battery.

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