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Author HTC announces HTC One 4.7-inch flagship smartphone
Tsepz_GP
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Posted: 2013-02-20 09:43
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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.
[ This Message was edited by: etaab on 2013-02-19 23:04 ]



+1 exactly. They seem to have paid a lot of attention to detail with this one, from materials used to the audio amps powering the stereo speakers, this is the Htc i know and like, and they have gone with one of the best chipsets which seems to have demolished Sony's effort.

Must admit, I do wish they had bumped up the screen size by a bit, wouldnt hurt to have bumped it up to 4.85inch. Glad they have a 64GB variant this time though, i feel thats part of what let them down with the One X.

Randomuser

Considering the One's wide availability when its released? It shouldn't have a problem passing the XZ's sales, Sonys Japan sales are a poor way of gauging how a device will do internationally, i remember people thinking the Xperia X10 would be a major success due to its sales in Japan.
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Posted: 2013-02-20 09:52
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Sorry, HTC One does not beat XZ. Even the new UI is nothing great. What I really like is the Dual Stereo Speakers.

What are you'll always talking about chipsets, who gives a damn? If a smartphone can function smooth with a particular chipset then what's the problem? Look at BB Z10, It's a dual core and it's still very fluid. Talking about XZ, there is no lag found yet.

I don't think HTC One has anything exclusive besides the beats audio which is indeed good and I appreciate that. Also it's got IR blaster which is a great add on for lot of people. Ultra-Pixel? I'm very much excited to see the samples and if they turn out to be better than 13megapixel, than thank you HTC for starting a new revolution of a better smartphone camera.

Still even after all this I think XZ has a very good design, amazing glass materials and a rich polished UI. It's a beautiful smartphone inside out. I really don't see any better smartphone than XZ as this moment.

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Posted: 2013-02-20 10:03
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On 2013-02-20 09:30:23, >500 wrote:
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



Sorry if it seemed that way, my post was not directed at you

@Tsepz_GP

Please don't say something that stupid. No point bringing Xperia X10 to the discussion. That was a very old SE device.

HTC One Q1 sales target is 0.5 million. It will be available starting March 15 in various countries. Xperia Z sold 0.6 million in the first week of release in Japan alone (just one country). It would have sold at least 2 million units by the end of Q1 in Japan alone.

And anyway, it's not something I should even discuss. When Xperia S (which was heavily outdated compared to 2012 HTC flagships) beat HTC One X + One S + One X+ combined in terms of sales numbers, Z has absolutely nothing to worry about.

Sadly, another FAIL by HTC.

Not to mention, they might soon get sued by Blackberry/Apple/Sony. Maybe all 3.
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What do people think of the new Sense? Not liking the look currently, obviously will need to test in real life.
Sadly, it looks like the Bberry Z10.

Also, very surprised the s600 is available, I wasnt expecting it til about mid year, yet HTC and LG have it?

edit: all good randomuser
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>500

Since LG/HTC want only a few hundred thousand units, Qualcomm would have no problem providing them with s600

LG I couldn't care less, but HTC I do genuinely feel sad for. They were a good brand, sad they are making some silly decisions lately.
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Posted: 2013-02-20 10:22
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On 2013-02-20 10:03:52, randomuser wrote:

On 2013-02-20 09:30:23, >500 wrote:
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



HTC One Q1 sales target is 0.5 million. It will be available starting March 15 in various countries. Xperia Z sold 0.6 million in the first week of release in Japan alone (just one country). It would have sold at least 2 million units by the end of Q1 in Japan alone.

[ This Message was edited by: randomuser on 2013-02-20 09:09 ]



are u sure Ramu?

sonyviet said 140,000 Xperia Z slod in japan in 1 week
140,000 Xperia Z "all flying" within 1 weekLink text...
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Posted: 2013-02-20 10:29
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On 2013-02-20 10:03:52, randomuser wrote:

On 2013-02-20 09:30:23, >500 wrote:
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



Sorry if it seemed that way, my post was not directed at you

@Tsepz_GP

Please don't say something that stupid. No point bringing Xperia X10 to the discussion. That was a very old SE device.

HTC One Q1 sales target is 0.5 million. It will be available starting March 15 in various countries. Xperia Z sold 0.6 million in the first week of release in Japan alone (just one country). It would have sold at least 2 million units by the end of Q1 in Japan alone.

And anyway, it's not something I should even discuss. When Xperia S (which was heavily outdated compared to 2012 HTC flagships) beat HTC One X + One S + One X+ combined in terms of sales numbers, Z has absolutely nothing to worry about.

Sadly, another FAIL by HTC.

Not to mention, they might soon get sued by Blackberry/Apple/Sony. Maybe all 3.
[ This Message was edited by: randomuser on 2013-02-20 09:09 ]



Nothing stupid about it, Japan is Sonys home country, the sales of Sony there are bound to be above average in the beginning, same story with the Xperia X10 and other passed SE/Sony flagships, it's the same with Samsung in Korea, Nokia in Finland and other Nordic countries etc... Sales in the home countries tend to be big in the beginning and then level off pretty quickly, unless you're Samsung of course.

HTC One Q1 sales target is 0.5 million. It will be available starting March 15 in various countries. Xperia Z sold 0.6 million in the first week of release in Japan alone (just one country). It would have sold at least 2 million units by the end of Q1 in Japan alone.

News flash, sales targets do get broken, just ask Apple and Samsung, just because 0.5million is their sales target doesn't mean they won't go over that, especially when you consider the One is being released in 80markets to around 185 carriers, that's JUST in March, so clearly they have got themselves some excellent distribution, overtaking Xperia Z sales shouldn't be an issue at all, especially in the long run, put this together with Htcs update policy which is much better than Sonys, and Htc may have a winner here.

Btw, saying Sony have nothing to worry about here is a very ignorant statement to say the least, Htc, Sony, Huawei and the lot are battling for scraps, a very tiny piece of the pie, they ALL have to worry about each other, each quarter there seems to be a shift in market share amongst them, so I'd say Sony has a lot to worry about, in the same way that Htc, Huawei, ZTE and so on do.
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I think it's 0.6 million. There was a link with chart in the rumor thread.

@Tsepz_GP

Really no point arguing with you since you will only believe what you want to believe. And you are free to do that of course, and I don't really care.
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On 2013-02-20 10:22:53, feryshad wrote:

On 2013-02-20 10:03:52, randomuser wrote:

On 2013-02-20 09:30:23, >500 wrote:
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



HTC One Q1 sales target is 0.5 million. It will be available starting March 15 in various countries. Xperia Z sold 0.6 million in the first week of release in Japan alone (just one country). It would have sold at least 2 million units by the end of Q1 in Japan alone.

[ This Message was edited by: randomuser on 2013-02-20 09:09 ]



are u sure Ramu?

sonyviet said 140,000 Xperia Z slod in japan in 1 week
140,000 Xperia Z "all flying" within 1 weekLink text...



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Posted: 2013-02-20 10:56
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On 2013-02-20 04:45:29, randomuser wrote:
Full Size camera samples.

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

Just average IMO.


Wow, that's very average. Like taking 13 MP photo from Z and resizing to 4MP, or even worse. I would rather have 13MP and resize as much as I want rather than 4 MP max. But let's wait for proper review.
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Posted: 2013-02-20 11:05
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On 2013-02-20 10:29:09, randomuser wrote:
I think it's 0.6 million. There was a link with chart in the rumor thread.

@Tsepz_GP

Really no point arguing with you since you will only believe what you want to believe. And you are free to do that of course, and I don't really care.
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I only believe facts you on the other hand seem to be living in some sort of reality distortion field, I mean come on:
Z has absolutely nothing to worry about.
??? Anyone and everyone (except you and any other blind fanboy) knows that's utter BS in this industry.
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I think people should stick to what they like and not try to influence people on what is good or what is bad. The Xperia Z is the most rugged phone in the market, which in itself will gather a lot of sales, a first in the market. Sony havew a lot of fancy terms to back themselves which, to the end user is gospel. Bravia,Exmor,Walkman,etc are known names which will do better than the ultrapixel brand being developed by HTC. Also, with the PS4 event scheduled, expected to offer the Sony Smartphones with a slight edge in keeping with the PS World, Sony has a lot going for itself.
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Posted: 2013-02-20 11:31
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Early days but excellent benchmark scores coming from the One:
http://www.slashgear.com/htc-[....]d%3A+slashgear+%28SlashGear%29
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I still couldn't find what is so great about this phone ? What is the selling point ? Why should the customer choose this phone ?...and why someone call this flagship ?
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@Tsepz_GP

Not to add fuel to the fire, but, should we really be that concerned still about benchmarks? 9/10 consumers use of the phone wont be hampered if it had a lower benchmark. TBH, its gotten to the point where its all about bragging rights. We simply dont need the extra oopmh for the ways we CURRENTLY use our phones! And, despite what many forum goers think, the average consumer still dont CLEARLY understand the technical differences. Its only a very minute population, in the grand scheme of things, that buy for this sort of thing.

Moving on, as some sites have reported, despite it having different camera tech, its still 4mp, and consumers will see that, and be turned away. And most sales people wont be able to explain the tech properly. Not to sure if this will be affected when viewing on higher resolution screens?
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