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Posted: 2013-02-19 17:42
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HTC today announced its new flagship smartphone with the HTC One. A 1.7 GHz quad-core model with a 4.7-inch Full HD display, Beats Audio and 4 megapixel camera

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Posted: 2013-02-19 18:34
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Hmmm weird move with only 4 megapixel camera. It has to be really good, I'm looking forward for some samples.
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Posted: 2013-02-19 19:40
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Amazing.
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Posted: 2013-02-19 20:39
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Incredible stuff by HTC, sounds like they've gone all out, and its being released soon after announcement, shows that they are serious unlike some other OEMs.

So thats the 1st major Android flagship outed, now we have to just see what LG and Samsung bring in the Optimus G Pro and GS4 respectively.
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Posted: 2013-02-19 20:44
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First photos from this phone, two words, not impressed.

http://blog.gsmarena.com/here[....]the-htc-one-ultrapixel-camera/
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Posted: 2013-02-19 20:48
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Agree with you. I know they are indoors but they certainly aren't anything special.
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Posted: 2013-02-19 21:38
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On 2013-02-19 20:44:12, admad wrote:
First photos from this phone, two words, not impressed.

http://blog.gsmarena.com/here[....]the-htc-one-ultrapixel-camera/


That type of sensor would not perform well if you need to use higher ISO setting, which is what was required for those samples.. it should shine outdoors when the sun is out Let's hope that HTC managed to put decent optics on there and the jpeg processing is on par.. otherwise that sensor would go to waste.
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Posted: 2013-02-20 00:02
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Stereo speakers on a flagship again ? About time !

Lets face it, we all want to say it, its better than the Xperia Z.

Better benchmark scores with a better up to date chipset, better skin in Sense, intriguing camera and it'll still be getting up to date updates more often after Sony give up on their device.

Oh and well done HTC on not feeling it necessary to go crazy with increasing the screen size. Anything more than 5" is too big now.
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Posted: 2013-02-20 00:49
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The recent HTC Butterfly got a decent 45 hours battery time in GSM Arena tests. I say this as it's a recent similar device
Phone?? What phone??
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Posted: 2013-02-20 04:16
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On 2013-02-20 00:02:57, etaab wrote:

Lets face it, we all want to say it, its better than the Xperia Z.

Better benchmark scores with a better up to date chipset, better skin in Sense, intriguing camera and it'll still be getting up to date updates more often after Sony give up on their device.

[ This Message was edited by: etaab on 2013-02-19 23:04 ]



that's just your opinion, better skin in sense? everyone has their own preferences for that, getting up to date updates more often than sony? how can you be so sure when it hasn't happened yet?

the only thing I agree is with the updated chipset on the HTC, but still I cannot understand people wanting faster cpu, better chipset, better gpu, when they don't even use all of it's potential, so yeah specs is really more of a geek talk, people complaining about lag on a dual core and that they need quad core only means they don't know how to maintain their phone software-wise.
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Full Size camera samples.

http://www.sogi.com.tw/newfor[....]cle_list.aspx?Topic_id=6209481

Just average IMO.
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On 2013-02-20 00:02:57, etaab wrote:
Stereo speakers on a flagship again ? About time !

Lets face it, we all want to say it, its better than the Xperia Z.

Better benchmark scores with a better up to date chipset, better skin in Sense, intriguing camera and it'll still be getting up to date updates more often after Sony give up on their device.

Oh and well done HTC on not feeling it necessary to go crazy with increasing the screen size. Anything more than 5" is too big now.
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Strange. I couldn't find anything that the new HTC is better than Xperia Z especially from customer point of view. I don't think a customer will choose based on a tad different in terms of benchmark. Customer will choose based on the responsiveness (lag free, fluidic). There is no different between the two.

I believe, the first thing a customer will look is the look of a device. Most people will choose based on the look and sony xperia Z got this covered.
Next, maybe they will look into the built quality. Premium feeling. Sony Xperia Z got this covered.
Next, they will look into the touch response (how smooth the touch) and a lag free phone will always be preferred. Sony Xperia Z got this covered.
Next, They will look into the display quality. The sharpness etc. Sony got this covered.
Next, small portion of people will look into the camera quality, features and how easy to take picture. Sony got this covered.

and with additional features like water and dust resistance (if marketed correctly) will seal the deal.

However, all of this will not happen if the marketing is not good. The only thing that is required is marketing/adverts.
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On 2013-02-19 20:39:20, Tsepz_GP wrote:
Incredible stuff by HTC, sounds like they've gone all out, and its being released soon after announcement, shows that they are serious unlike some other OEMs.

So thats the 1st major Android flagship outed, now we have to just see what LG and Samsung bring in the Optimus G Pro and GS4 respectively.



Cheap shot at Sony? If so, the XZ coming out a month after announcement isnt too bad really.

And the 1st major flagship this year? Um, XZ? Sony isnt exactly a small company. Sure they dont sell as many handsets and may make less money. But they are sure as hell a bigger company than the likes of ZTE, Huawei, if thats the class you are putting Sony in, that is. They're even bigger than LG and HTC when it comes to brand recognition.

edit: I dont care if its directed at Sony, I for one use a Blackberry, just dont agree with what you said

edit 2: Moving onto the phone itself, specs sound ace, I just dont like the look?? HTC's design language has changed a tiny bit here, but I would have liked to see a complete redesign. Too many of their phones are looking very similar.

And I hope for HTC's sake the reception is on par with other handsets. That One S of theirs and a couple other aluminium handsets were really not up to scratch in terms of reception. (not just an issue with HTC either)

Finally, all this talk of 'better handsets' is highly subjective. Of course there are handset better equipped than others, but defo doesnt make them 'better'. All comes down to how we use our phones, what features we require etc etc. I think the processing power found in the XZ, the s4 pro, is more than enough for current uses in a phone. I just dont get what people need that extra oomph for, benchmark bragging rights? If not, than what else? Honestly, an s4 pro or equivalent will handle all tasks just fine, even on a full hd screen. Sure the CPU's are becoming more efficient, but id prefer manufacturers work battery tech.
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Posted: 2013-02-20 08:59
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Oh please, get real.

HTC's Q1 sales target is half a million. Sony sold more Z's than that in a single WEEK in Japan.

Last year, Xperia S sold a lot more than Htc One X + One S + OneX+ combined. And we all know Xperia S was way behind One X/OneS/One X+ hardware wise. Z and One are not THAT different.

So just like how Sony Xperia Z is no threat to Galaxy S4 in terms of sales, HTC One is no threat to Sony Xperia Z.

Anyway I do like this handset. A good but inadequate flagship IMO with design copied from Blackberry Z10, Iphone 5 andSony Xperia Ion

Ultrapixel ? FAIL. An average joe isn't gonna understand what ultrapixel is, they will walk into a store and see 4mp - Instant turn off !!!
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On 2013-02-20 08:59:19, randomuser wrote:
Oh please, get real.

HTC's Q1 sales target is half a million. Sony sold more Z's than that in a single WEEK in Japan.

Last year, Xperia S sold a lot more than Htc One X + One S + OneX+ combined. And we all know Xperia S was way behind One X/OneS/One X+ hardware wise. Z and One are not THAT different.



If your post was directed to me because I said Sony dont sell as many handsets, it was just a general comment comparing the whole market, ie, Sony not number one. Calm down
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