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  1. phonegeek's Avatar
    There is nothing here... Still a max of 64GB available, still no MicroSD, no inductive charging, marginally better camera, slightly larger battery, larger screen...

    I don't see anything here to make me want to switch from a One X+, or a Samsung GSIII, or an iPhone for that matter....

    There is no innovation happening, maybe on the camera front but only slightly. Samsung is the only one doing anything close to innovating and even that is marginal. Mfg's still haven't learned that to beat Apple you have to innovate and give people things that don't exist on any other device today and this is why Apple can still dominate the market with only minor tweaks to their devices every year because no one is competing...

    <END OF RANT>

    MG
    02-20-2013 08:48 AM
  2. Phil Nickinson's Avatar
    There is nothing here... Still a max of 64GB available, still no MicroSD, no inductive charging, marginally better camera, slightly larger battery, larger screen...

    I don't see anything here to make me want to switch from a One X+, or a Samsung GSIII, or an iPhone for that matter....

    There is no innovation happening, maybe on the camera front but only slightly. Samsung is the only one doing anything close to innovating and even that is marginal. Mfg's still haven't learned that to beat Apple you have to innovate and give people things that don't exist on any other device today and this is why Apple can still dominate the market with only minor tweaks to their devices every year because no one is competing...



    MG
    lol. Be sure to let us know how you feel after actually using it, m'kay?

    It's definitely a big step up.
    02-20-2013 09:25 AM
  3. luke31's Avatar
    There is nothing here... Still a max of 64GB available, still no MicroSD, no inductive charging, marginally better camera, slightly larger battery, larger
    To quote (somewhat) one of my favorite movies of all time: "If you [need more than 64GB storage], then I am Mickey Mouse!"

    In all seriousness, though, how do you define innovation? We've reached a pinnacle where things can only improve on the margin. We can cram more pixels into the display, we can make it flexible, we can up the camera quality, we can increase the storage, we can add another four cores... In the end, how do you even define innovation? A smartphone, in essence, is a smartphone, and can only be made better through "marginal" innovations. Perhaps you want Google Glass? That defines a whole new product line. But it's no longer a "smartphone" per se. I think HTC did a wonderful job to create an incredible phone. What else could they have done? Turn the phone into an autobot that could blow rush hour traffic away? Other then that, I think it's plenty "innovative" relative to the current smartphone market.
    02-20-2013 09:47 AM
  4. droidmyme's Avatar
    innovation Pronunciation: \i-n-vā-shn\Function: noun Date: 15th century 1 : the introduction of something new 2 : a new idea

    The HTC has an infrared power button which will double as a TV remote.

    You think that's not innovating? Ok, fine, then show me what other smartphone has an infrared power button, hmmm?

    Sent from my LS670 using Android Central Forums
    TomsAndroid and reinangel like this.
    02-20-2013 10:37 AM
  5. threepackape's Avatar
    innovation Pronunciation: \i-n-vā-shn\Function: noun Date: 15th century 1 : the introduction of something new 2 : a new idea

    The HTC has an infrared power button which will double as a TV remote.

    You think that's not innovating? Ok, fine, then show me what other smartphone has an infrared power button, hmmm?

    Sent from my LS670 using Android Central Forums
    that's what i thought when I bought my Samsung Galaxy 2 7.0 tablet with infrared out. Cool feature... but I only used it once during the last several months.

    when you got your eyes on the TV and your hands on your lady sitting next to you, the last thing you want to do is to use a smartphone/tablet to control the TV.
    02-20-2013 10:48 AM
  6. droidmyme's Avatar
    that's what i thought when I bought my Samsung Galaxy 2 7.0 tablet with infrared out. Cool feature... but I only used it once during the last several months.

    when you got your eyes on the TV and your hands on your lady sitting next to you, the last thing you want to do is to use a smartphone/tablet to control the TV.
    Not sure how that relates to the conversation, but ok.

    Sent from my LS670 using Android Central Forums
    Aquila and blessedred like this.
    02-20-2013 10:52 AM
  7. odd1ne's Avatar
    that's what i thought when I bought my Samsung Galaxy 2 7.0 tablet with infrared out. Cool feature... but I only used it once during the last several months.

    when you got your eyes on the TV and your hands on your lady sitting next to you, the last thing you want to do is to use a smartphone/tablet to control the TV.
    Why not you embarrassed?

    My tablet is a much better remote for sky than the actual remote itself
    02-20-2013 11:16 AM
  8. Cattails_r_Edible's Avatar
    The HTC ONE will be mine! Love the zoe feature! Op is on crack!

    Remember what the doormouse said, feed your head!
    reinangel and blessedred like this.
    02-20-2013 11:46 AM
  9. mightyfacundo's Avatar
    To the OP:

    What exactly are you looking for in your next smartphone?



    Sent from my DNA
    Aquila likes this.
    02-20-2013 11:54 AM
  10. MangoPowah's Avatar
    There is nothing here... Still a max of 64GB available, still no MicroSD, no inductive charging, marginally better camera, slightly larger battery, larger screen...

    I don't see anything here to make me want to switch from a One X+, or a Samsung GSIII, or an iPhone for that matter....

    There is no innovation happening, maybe on the camera front but only slightly. Samsung is the only one doing anything close to innovating and even that is marginal. Mfg's still haven't learned that to beat Apple you have to innovate and give people things that don't exist on any other device today and this is why Apple can still dominate the market with only minor tweaks to their devices every year because no one is competing...



    MG
    64GB isn't enough?

    I'm sorry, but just what in the world are you storing on your phone where 64GB isn't enough?
    02-20-2013 12:14 PM
  11. xlDeMoNiClx's Avatar
    64GB isn't enough?

    I'm sorry, but just what in the world are you storing on your phone where 64GB isn't enough?
    Probably something he can't mention here or he'd get banned. :P
    02-20-2013 12:14 PM
  12. Cattails_r_Edible's Avatar
    Typical sd card troll! With 32gb there is no need for one!

    Remember what the doormouse said, feed your head!
    Ry likes this.
    02-20-2013 02:37 PM
  13. Ry's Avatar
    These threads are awesome.
    Rizz1-2, paul-c and TheLibertarian like this.
    02-20-2013 04:05 PM
  14. Mike Lentsch's Avatar
    To quote (somewhat) one of my favorite movies of all time: "If you [need more than 64GB storage], then I am Mickey Mouse!"

    In all seriousness, though, how do you define innovation? We've reached a pinnacle where things can only improve on the margin. We can cram more pixels into the display, we can make it flexible, we can up the camera quality, we can increase the storage, we can add another four cores... In the end, how do you even define innovation? A smartphone, in essence, is a smartphone, and can only be made better through "marginal" innovations. Perhaps you want Google Glass? That defines a whole new product line. But it's no longer a "smartphone" per se. I think HTC did a wonderful job to create an incredible phone. What else could they have done? Turn the phone into an autobot that could blow rush hour traffic away? Other then that, I think it's plenty "innovative" relative to the current smartphone market.
    "How dare he?" That's what's cool about innovation - you can't always predict what's next.
    luke31 likes this.
    02-20-2013 05:27 PM
  15. ratchetjaw#AC's Avatar
    I just hope at&t gets the 64gb version

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I317 using Tapatalk 2
    02-20-2013 06:57 PM
  16. odd1ne's Avatar
    Typical sd card troll! With 32gb there is no need for one!

    Remember what the doormouse said, feed your head!
    But the ones that mother gives you don't do anything at all

    Sent from my HTC Desire using Android Central Forums
    02-21-2013 06:17 AM
  17. NoYankees44's Avatar
    What exactly was innovative about the s3? 2gig of ram? Some little software things? That's it. No new display. No new anything really. Just a good mix of what we already had.

    I guess apple ppl(and arguably Samsung ppl these days) gauge innovation by number of units sold...

    Sent from my ADR6425LVW
    TheLibertarian likes this.
    02-21-2013 08:57 AM
  18. Ry's Avatar
    "Innovative" is so overused.
    TheLibertarian likes this.
    02-21-2013 10:43 AM
  19. XChrisX's Avatar
    Honestly, I gave Samsung a try for my first Android phone, but now that the ante has been upped in storage space here. I'm thinking my next just might be HTC. The 64gb black version will be hard to beat!
    02-21-2013 11:15 AM
  20. n8ter#AC's Avatar
    innovation Pronunciation: \i-n-vā-shn\Function: noun Date: 15th century 1 : the introduction of something new 2 : a new idea

    The HTC has an infrared power button which will double as a TV remote.

    You think that's not innovating? Ok, fine, then show me what other smartphone has an infrared power button, hmmm?

    Sent from my LS670 using Android Central Forums
    It's not innovative. Sony has smartphones with IR blasters in them, and I think their tablets had them as well. They can do the same thing, too (double up as remotes).

    Nothing innovative in that.
    02-21-2013 11:20 AM
  21. KoukiFC3S's Avatar
    I'd rather have 64GB of onboard storage since you can't install apps on an SD card.
    02-21-2013 11:25 AM
  22. n8ter#AC's Avatar
    64GB isn't enough?

    I'm sorry, but just what in the world are you storing on your phone where 64GB isn't enough?
    Apps, Games, eBooks, Music, Magazines, Documents, Videos, Podcasts (Video and Audio), Pictures (though at 4MP, they won't be as huge as some current smartphones that don't over-compress like HTC is known to do), Cached YouTube Watch Later Lists, etc.

    These things tend to weigh a lot, you know...

    Most people get more than they need, to be safe that they won't be forced to buy another handset if their requirements overrun the device capacity.
    02-21-2013 11:35 AM
  23. Ry's Avatar
    IIRC, only AT&T said they'd be carrying both the 32GB and 64GB models. Do you think T-Mobile and/or Sprint would leave out a model?
    02-21-2013 11:43 AM
  24. Lodingi's Avatar
    Probably something he can't mention here or he'd get banned. :P
    No that's not it. I have 32 gigs and plenty of THAT, and room left over.
    reinangel likes this.
    02-21-2013 11:57 AM
  25. ryanr509's Avatar
    Apps, Games, eBooks, Music, Magazines, Documents, Videos, Podcasts (Video and Audio), Pictures (though at 4MP, they won't be as huge as some current smartphones that don't over-compress like HTC is known to do), Cached YouTube Watch Later Lists, etc.

    These things tend to weigh a lot, you know...

    Most people get more than they need, to be safe that they won't be forced to buy another handset if their requirements overrun the device capacity.
    So really no SD card is why u aren't interested. Is their any phone that has more than 64gb of onboard storage?

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Android Central Forums
    02-21-2013 12:21 PM
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