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[2]: Audio specs
by ezraz on Wed 26th Mar 2014 23:06 UTC in reply to "RE: Audio specs"
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the "science" behind and most digital audio is the real scam. learn to identify real experts and ignore the wannabes trying to convince you that something less is more.

they have been lying to us, depriving us of our true music, for many years now.

you can continue to accept sad, flat, xerox copies of real music at your own risk. everyone benefits from better sound.

Edited 2014-03-26 23:07 UTC

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RE[3]: Audio specs
by zima on Tue 1st Apr 2014 20:32 in reply to "RE[2]: Audio specs"
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It is far more likely that ~musicians simply don't understand sampling theorem, and digital audio in general. And BTW, the science which led to (yes, in that order) 16/44 is the same as the one behind 24/96 (which can be very useful for editing, but that's all) - if you disregard one, you also claim the second is flawed.

Anyway, crappy audio quality nowadays is due to loudness war, and that won't go away with the move to "HD" audio... (actually, a form of loudness war was already present on vinyl)

Time and time again, during blind ABX listening tests, the "golden ears" are unable to tell the difference between SACD or DVD-Audio and Red Book CD. That's also largely because ~musicians are people with among the highest incidence of hearing damage.

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