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    Default This "phone" is EVERYTHING.

    I took the plunge and decided to head to Sprint to see this baby, and I knew immediately that I had to have it. Coming from AT&T I got the $100 port in discount, which made the phone a cool $99 on contract. Another plus is the fact that I now get unlimited data, and for $13 LESS a month, and Sprint has full LTE coverage in my town.

    First impressions:
    1) HOLY CRAP this thing is gorgeous. And once I picked it up, it was vastly lighter than I expected too.
    2) Then I turned on the screen to put some music on to try the speakers and WOW was I blown away by how crisp and beautiful everything looks on this display. And then I was FLOORED by the speakers.
    3) The front facing camera takes some pretty stunning photos. I was beyond impressed. I haven't gotten to try the Ultrapixel camera yet, but I'm expecting beauty.
    4) The messaging app is the best looking of all the Android skins, and I don't mind it at all coming from an iPhone 5.
    5) Transferring all of my iPhone 5 stuff, and music from iTunes, using HTC Sync Manager on my iMac wasn't a hassle in the slightest, which was surprising having tried to sync my iTunes stuff with a Galaxy S3 & Note II in the past. This was a MAJOR relief. It feels great knowing my iMac will play nicely with my One.
    6) The TV app is freaking COOL, and I had it all set up within 5 minutes.
    7) The battery came with only 38% so the longevity is still to be seen obviously.

    All in all, this phone feels so Apple in the best of ways. Once I got home and really started playing around with it, and had all of my music and stuff on it, I knew immediately that my iPhone 5 was a thing of the past. The iPhone 5 is still a phenomenal smartphone, but the One is THE device of 2013.

    Sorry for creating an unnecessary new thread, but I just had to share my excitement over this thing. How did you guys immediately react to your HTC One? I wanna hear!
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    Default Re: This "phone" is EVERYTHING.

    Did you install GMail and your contacts and calendar from Google? I have a iphone and a G3 so I have contacts from Google and IPhone. Did you use a Mac email address first then add the GMail?
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    Congratulations, now go wipe your chin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CSI Guy View Post
    Did you install GMail and your contacts and calendar from Google? I have a iphone and a G3 so I have contacts from Google and IPhone. Did you use a Mac email address first then add the GMail?
    HTC has a process where you can import your iOS contacts over bluetooth. I used it and it worked fine for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joshuapingley View Post
    6) The TV app is freaking COOL, and I had it all set up within 5 minutes.
    It is cool but it also sort of sucks. For my DVR there's no guide button and no way to add it. It's the button I use most and not having it on there makes the app useless.
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    It's a nice phone. I played with it in the store and I agree that it's iPhone-like. I've never tried htc sync and always use a app called isyncr. I will have to give htc sync a try.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Van Smack View Post
    It is cool but it also sort of sucks. For my DVR there's no guide button and no way to add it. It's the button I use most and not having it on there makes the app useless.
    Yeah, there appears to be no way to create a custom template or remote setup. However, I have heard that you can assign the function of a button on the remote to any of the buttons in the app, so you could assign the guide button to something else if necessary. Still, they should allow you to design your own remote.
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    Default Re: This "phone" is EVERYTHING.

    I really want to like this phone and with my BB trade in it would would cost me nothing to switch (and still profit too), but reading reviews I'm not liking the limited battery life and not having the SD card option, nor the removable battery. Those are pretty much deal breakers for me. Also, how reliable is HTC as a brand?

    The rest of the phone looks (sounds) amazing though. Hopefully those who are willing to give it a try have a great time using it and report back with their thoughts.

    I still have 2 weeks to decide!
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    Default Re: This "phone" is EVERYTHING.

    I have used everything in my day, and I do mean everything. Every Iphone iteration, Galaxy S2 and S3. HTC One X and One X+. Nokia Lumia 920. Sony Xperia ZL.

    The One is by far and away the most impressive piece of hardware I have ever held. Incredibly impressive.
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    Except for the no SD expansion and mediocre, non-removeable battery.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OhAlfie View Post
    I really want to like this phone and with my BB trade in it would would cost me nothing to switch (and still profit too), but reading reviews I'm not liking the limited battery life and not having the SD card option, nor the removable battery. Those are pretty much deal breakers for me. Also, how reliable is HTC as a brand?

    The rest of the phone looks (sounds) amazing though. Hopefully those who are willing to give it a try have a great time using it and report back with their thoughts.

    I still have 2 weeks to decide!
    64gb version is available. How much storage do you need? I would really have to try to fill it up.

    Battery seems to be ok. External charger is often more flexible than swappable batteries. I am at my desk all day most days so it is not an issue at all. Just have a external charger for those instances when going to be away from power.
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    Default Re: This "phone" is EVERYTHING.

    Quote Originally Posted by qnet View Post
    It's a nice phone. I played with it in the store and I agree that it's iPhone-like. I've never tried htc sync and always use a app called isyncr. I will have to give htc sync a try.


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    I used the transfer tool and it worked perfectly over WiFi within minutes

    From my newly opened HTC One
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    Quote Originally Posted by joshuapingley View Post
    I took the plunge and decided to head to Sprint to see this baby, and I knew immediately that I had to have it. Coming from AT&T I got the $100 port in discount, which made the phone a cool $99 on contract. Another plus is the fact that I now get unlimited data, and for $13 LESS a month, and Sprint has full LTE coverage in my town.

    First impressions:
    1) HOLY CRAP this thing is gorgeous. And once I picked it up, it was vastly lighter than I expected too.
    2) Then I turned on the screen to put some music on to try the speakers and WOW was I blown away by how crisp and beautiful everything looks on this display. And then I was FLOORED by the speakers.
    3) The front facing camera takes some pretty stunning photos. I was beyond impressed. I haven't gotten to try the Ultrapixel camera yet, but I'm expecting beauty.
    4) The messaging app is the best looking of all the Android skins, and I don't mind it at all coming from an iPhone 5.
    5) Transferring all of my iPhone 5 stuff, and music from iTunes, using HTC Sync Manager on my iMac wasn't a hassle in the slightest, which was surprising having tried to sync my iTunes stuff with a Galaxy S3 & Note II in the past. This was a MAJOR relief. It feels great knowing my iMac will play nicely with my One.
    6) The TV app is freaking COOL, and I had it all set up within 5 minutes.
    7) The battery came with only 38% so the longevity is still to be seen obviously.

    All in all, this phone feels so Apple in the best of ways. Once I got home and really started playing around with it, and had all of my music and stuff on it, I knew immediately that my iPhone 5 was a thing of the past. The iPhone 5 is still a phenomenal smartphone, but the One is THE device of 2013.

    Sorry for creating an unnecessary new thread, but I just had to share my excitement over this thing. How did you guys immediately react to your HTC One? I wanna hear!
    I totally agree. This is the best smartphone I have ever used and I have tried every high end phone. It just seems to be a better iphone5. Not taking anything against the iPhone , this one just edges it out in my opinion.
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    Default Re: This "phone" is EVERYTHING.

    dont worry about the battery, it gives you 24hrs of good usage off a charge. Its 300% better than my one-x which i needed to charge 2 or 3 times a day, thank god its no more
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    I was blown away by this phone. I've used many different types,brands in the past and this one is awesome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by raymer View Post
    dont worry about the battery, it gives you 24hrs of good usage off a charge. Its 300% better than my one-x which i needed to charge 2 or 3 times a day, thank god its no more
    It takes so long to charge though

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    Default Re: This "phone" is EVERYTHING.

    I just played with one at BB tonight. It's nicly built for sure. Speakers sounded nice. One other annoyance I found was the oddly angled top power button. It didn't hsve a good feel at all. I also disliked the flat/flush rocker on the right side. My S 3 works so nicely with finger placement...meaning left thumb easily changes volume and my middle finger can quickly lock the phone etc. via the right button. No annoying top buttons.

    I really hoped that seeing this phone in person would change my mind, but sadly it didn't.

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    Default Re: This "phone" is EVERYTHING.

    Ditto! This phone is amazing! The screen is a work of art! The speakers are awesome, I can actually hear now on speakerphone!

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    Default Re: This "phone" is EVERYTHING.

    How did you get a $100 discount for movin to T-Mobile? I only see the option for a $50 gift card on their website.
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    I am really, really torn between One and S4. I have upgrade available on May 7th and have to decide by than. Last year I opted for One X and later wished I had gone with S3 instead. Now I might chose S4 and later be sorry I didn't pick HTC One. I don't know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OhAlfie View Post
    I just played with one at BB tonight. It's nicly built for sure. Speakers sounded nice. One other annoyance I found was the oddly angled top power button. It didn't hsve a good feel at all. I also disliked the flat/flush rocker on the right side. My S 3 works so nicely with finger placement...meaning left thumb easily changes volume and my middle finger can quickly lock the phone etc. via the right button. No annoying top buttons.

    I really hoped that seeing this phone in person would change my mind, but sadly it didn't.

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    OK. We get it. You have bad taste in tech. You don't need to keep posting on a thread, putting down what's clearly a great device to express your dissatisfaction in being born with such a tiny pen!s. If you prefer Samsung's inferior displays, crap-plastic build, and irrelevant-for-2013 removable memory and battery, then settle for less and be happy with it. Smarter folk will stick with HTC and enjoy having a superior device. Here endeth the lesson.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OhAlfie View Post
    Except for the no SD expansion and mediocre, non-removeable battery.
    wow troll much?... besides you can use a micro sd card (and any flash media form) via otg. And also with all the free cloud service out there, it is a non-issue.

    battery... I'll give you half credit there... but if you can carry an extra battery... you can carry a battery pack (that will also charge ANY usb devise)... thinking more about it, I might take back that half credit i gave you LOL

    hope you got paid for all your trolling time
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    This is one phone I could see myself sticking with for 2 years (long as devs and HTC support it )
    Current Devices: Nexus 4, Nexus 10, Nexus 7, Galaxy Note 2, Galaxy S3, iPhone 5. Soon HTC One
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    Quote Originally Posted by OhAlfie View Post
    Except for the no SD expansion and mediocre, non-removeable battery.
    I am so used to no micro sd, and non removable battery, that this is a non issue for me. If I need to carry a spare battery with me, I can carry a charger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OhAlfie View Post
    Except for the no SD expansion and mediocre, non-removeable battery.
    Yawn.

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