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: Nicely designed phone
by nej_simon on Tue 25th Mar 2014 21:58 UTC in reply to "Nicely designed phone"
nej_simon
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2011-02-11

.. Same goes with phones with on-screen buttons like the nexus, that is just a waste of display space.


The on-screen buttons uses the same amount of space as if they where part of the bezel. But they can be hidden when playing movies, games etc. So you're actually gaining space by having on-screen buttons. (Not on the HTC one though).

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RE[2]: Nicely designed phone
by Troels on Wed 26th Mar 2014 08:23 in reply to "RE: Nicely designed phone"
Troels Member since:
2005-07-11

But they don't, on a phone like the nexus 5 there appears to be plenty of room for buttons beneath the display.

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