HTC One now available – are you buying it? [POLL]


Today is the day, fellow HTC fans! The HTC One is the best device of the year for many (including our very own Chris) and it is all but guaranteed to sell like hot pancakes. If you have been holding your breath on this one it’s time to pull the trigger. The HTC One is available from 3 major US carriers as of today – Sprint, AT&T and T-Mobile.

HTC One pricing and availability

  • T-Mobile: Magenta’s HTC One costs $99.99 with a $20 monthly device payment for 24 months. You can also purchase the phone for $579.99. (Stores will have it available the 24th). Either way, customers get a free car dock for a limited time. Sounds like an awesome deal to me!
  • AT&T: Ma Bell’s HTC One costs $199.99 on a 2-year contract, but it can also be purchased off contract for $599.99.
  • Sprint: As for Sprint’s HTC One, it will cost $99.99 if you sign a 2-year contract and bring your number from another carrier. Not bringing your number would add $100, making the HTC One $199.99 on-contract and $549.99 off-contract.

We have a couple great deals here. If you are set on purchasing the HTC One, you can’t go wrong with one of these offers. T-Mobile’s new UNcarrier plans look great if you don’t mind paying full price for your device over the course of 2 years (with very affordable plans). A down payment of $99 for what could be the best smartphone of the year is not hard to swallow.

Sprint’s offer is also great, but only if you are switching carriers and can import your number. If you need to upgrade or start off fresh (with a new number) you will have pay $199, just like with AT&T.

Still, the HTC One is worth $200. So go ahead and place your orders! Are you getting one? Which is your carrier of choice? Don’t forget we have a review coming for you very soon, so be on the lookout for that if you are still not quite sure.

Buy T-Mobile HTC One
Buy AT&T HTC One
Buy Sprint HTC One

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  1. As much as I like this phone, I’m holding out to see what happens with the Google X Phone. I have until October on my contract anyway, so by then, I might just buy the X off contract if it’s as customizable as they say… Oh, and if it has an unlockable bootloader.

    1. Same boat. S4, One, and X…it’s going to be fun.

      Will have to head down to a T-Mob once they are all in stock and get some hands-on with ’em all. Should be fun. :)

  2. Seriously thinking about it. My nexus 4 just still feels too new to justify buying another phone.

    1. The nexus 4 is just 6 months old what would posses you to buy another phone so soon? Especially a phone that is only marginally better at best and most likely not better at all.

      1. I bought the nexus 4, and let me tell you that the one is not “marginally” better. It is much better. Nobody will argue that the camera quality on the nexus is really poor. The construction of the One is also obviously far and above. Obviously the nexus 4 had an angle with unlocked price point, but it is not in any way a better phone than the one.

        1. It also has an angle of no vendor bloatware :)

        2. the camera isnt terrible, its just not comparable to the high end ones. but yeah, I held a one today, it is so freakin incredible in hand.

        3. I agree with everything you said except the last part … the Nexus 4 is better in one regard because it runs the latest Android OS 4.2.2 and will get the next Android OS, probably KLP, about 6 months before the HTC One, it’s fully bootloader s-off unlocked and has amazing dev support, and is an AOSP supported phone. These things are important to many people and the fact that the One is not released with 4.2.2 is a bad sign for the timeline for future updates. People will be annoyed when KLP comes out with some sweet new features and bug fixes that they can’t have on their almost brand new flagship phone. Even 4.2.2 that the N4 has had for months had quite a few important bug fixes, and the One is likely months away from getting that update. If I get the One I’ll be keeping the N4 for these reasons. And I nearly forgot the N4 is almost half the price of the One.

          1. I would agree with that and it was more of a personal opinion. I always root and unlock all my phones so I will have KLP a few short days-weeks after its released and put on my ONE =]. Right now I am actually digging sense 5 and not really minding anything.

      2. My friend got one today, It feels so great in hand. Carrier bloat is a non issue to me since im always running a custom rom. But its just a really nice phone. haha Like I said, my nexus is just too new for me to justify another.

    2. same here man… same here

    3. I have a galaxy nexus i just got in December, and I can’t see myself getting a new phone at least until the next nexus, which would rock if it was made again by HTC (or by Sony or Motorola).

      1. I got the Galaxy Nexus on launch day and then the Nexus 4 on launch day to replace it. I think im going to hold out til the next Nexus again as well, though the One is quite tempting.

  3. I’d like to. As soon as it comes to Verizon.

    1. cross your fingers….
      it’s coming to Verizon, its not, it’s coming, it’s not……..maybe it will:-D

  4. Missing a answer. Maybe i am going to buy it

  5. Ugh, I’m torn. S3 user right now (rooted & ROMed). Those front-facing speakers are mighty nice… But I don’t want to lose my removable battery and micro SD slot options… I’ll likely move onto the S4 in the end.

    1. The One makes the plastic Galaxy S devices feel like a toy.

      1. I’ll take the lightweight plastic and removable battery any day.

      2. Yes, the One looks much more premium. And if looks are important to you, then you should buy this One. Personally, I’m waiting for the S4 because I need a removable battery. I’ll put a nice case on either phone so looks is not important (to me).
        Both are comparable in the spec department.

      3. Looks aren’t everything. Some people need other things. It’s ok. It’s not a personal insult to you if they don’t like it, so you don’t have to harass them, ok??

        1. Looks? I was referring to the feel in your hand. The quality of the screen. The dual speakers. And Sense 5 is FAR superior over Touchwiz. Looks is just a bonus. BTW I currently have a GS3.

    2. I’m in the same boat as you currently running synergy, if the s4 came with the octo chip here in the us I might have considered it but most of the software is already available for us rooted s3 owners,I just don’t think there’s enough to the s4 to consider it an upgrade

  6. Let me just tell you that I received the phone on Wednesday and it is far and away the best phone I have ever had. I have had Dozens of phones from the One X, Galaxy S3, Nexus 4, etc. and this phone knocks them completely out of the park.

    Let me hit some highlights
    -Boom Sound- the dual speakers, although the volume isn’t massively impressive, the clarity is UNRIVALED. and I mean it. It is like crystal clear, HD sound, as compared to any phone Ive had.

    -Camera- The low light really is impressive, I took a picture in near darkness and the picture looked like a moderately lit room. NOT TO MENTION, front camera quality is amazing. The 2.1 megapixel wide angle lense up front takes really, really good pictures and is great for video chatting.

    -Construction- The phone is built amazingly, the aluminum construction is sturdy, the screen is beautiful, the phone is beautiful, and the dual speakers give it a very symmetrical look and feel.

    I finally have a phone where I am not dissatisfied with any portion of it. I will be holding onto this one for a long time.

    1. i just watched the drop test for the one.. seems to have some serious durability issues. especially the speaker covers coming off. just be careful. And Chris mentioned the build quality flaw as well.. htc build quality by butt… get out of here. smh

      1. Thanks! I always run ballistic cases, and have never had good experiences dropping giant screen phones anyways so Im always on the lookout.

      2. Get some insurance,relax & enjoy the phone.

        As for that drop test,I too was disappointed seeing the speaker grill come off,but,it wasn’t enough to deter me from getting the ONE.

        Besides,most phones would not hold up well at all w/such a drop test..

        I’m willing to bet that if 100 people had any given phone of the same model & dropped it, the results of damage would be statistically similar across most makes & models.

      3. I drop my Nexus 4 from 3 feet and the screen cracked, so speaker cover coming off is not scary at all.

        1. That sucks. mine got dropped from about 6 feet onto tile floor, survived with no scratch. No case of any kind on. My heart stopped for a second :)

        2. Dropped my N4 dozens of times from waste level with no case… still no break here.

      4. I really can’t expect any phone to survive a drop unless i’m sitting on my couch and have carpet to be honest, but, I have insurance to take care of this, so it does not matter to me. I think people in general make too much out of this.

        1. Just get the Nokia 920 and be worry free of all drops. Best built phone ever built!

          1. Htc one is a billion times better than the 920

          2. The phone itself might have somewhat better specs but as far as the android system along with it…it makes the phone suck ass

          3. According to numerous reviews, the “android system” is far superior to the 920’s as well as other smartphones,

          4. Android is laggy and full of malware. Give you phone about a month and a half and I gurantee you it will be laggy

          5. The HTC One is lag free and performance significantly better than any phone currently. I guarantee you are wrong.

          6. I bet it won’t stay that way. Its still a new phone but i guarantee you it has no durability to it. Just watch you better get some insurance on that cheap plastic and unstable android system.

          7. Be gone troll!!

          8. You just can’t handle the truth about you assdroid system!

          9. Dumbass Android users…

          10. It’s people like you that should use Apple products….should have speed limiters on their cars….and need instructions on toothpaste.

            Android gives you freedom. If you don’t know how to handle that freedom, and blindly install any/all apps without regard to the permissions, starting at boot, always running in the background, etc…then it’s YOUR fault.

            It would be like you accidentally discharging a gun and calling it a POS because it didn’t have 20 safety mechanisms to help you protect you from yourself.

            Get a clue.

          11. “Android is laggy and full of malware.”

            Guys…this is where you should have stopped. Ignore the SOB and move along. Obviously he is only here to troll you all. Stop responding to him. Flag his comments and get him removed. He is on this site for one obvious reason only: To troll.

          12. Hey buddy i bet a million bucks that you won’t ever get a update for your phone when a new update to the system comes out…. Thats how sucky the Android system is lol

          13. Trollin’ trollin’ trollin’, keep that moron trollin’! Dumbass….

            Honestly, how lame is your life that you have to piss on fans of a product you don’t use?

            Does your computer come with a drool-to-text interface? It must. I highly doubt you have the capacity to type, since you obviously cannot think.

            Oh, BTW: You’re out a million bucks. My Nexus device will be updated the moment KLP is released. Send the check to: Piss off, wanker.

          14. Oh wow! You must be part of the 7% of people that actually might get the update lol…

          15. Oh wow! You’re still wasting oxygen the rest of the world could actually put to some form of use that isn’t a complete and utter waste!

            You know, you are a classic example of the inverse ratio between the size of the mouth and the size of the brain.

            Troll on, you warthog-faced buffoon!

          16. You fandroids can’t handle the truth about your shitty assdroids lol

          17. Truth?

            Okay: Whenever I see posts from you cheerleading mactards, this is what I see:

            …and you never fail to meet my expectations!

          18. That was pretty lame bro…. You must be a square just like your assdroid

          19. In the short time we’ve been “conversing”, you have demonstrated every loathsome characteristic of the internet troll personality and even discovered a few new ones. You are verbally repulsive, intellectually retarded, you’re morally reprehensible, vulgar, insensitive, selfish, and stupid. You have no taste, a lousy sense of humor, and you most likely smell as disgusting as you likely look from living in your Mom’s basement; grown so large off your steady intake of Monster Energy Drink, Cheesy Puffs and Dominos Pizza that when looking directly at you we can see behind you due to gravitational lensing.

            So long, Chief wanker. It’s been.

          20. Wow totally wrong about me dude great job asswipe

          21. You mean you did not comprehend the cultural references to popular movies and television from whence most of the above verbal abuse originated?


            Wrong about you? Based on what? Let’s see…you came to an android fan site, with an obvious dislike of the product. You did not engage in relevant discourse, but rather jumped right in with the MacTard cheer-leading. You’re not giving us much else to go on here, princess.

            No, I think we pretty much have you pegged. If you ever got an idea in what you call a brain, it would die of loneliness and despair. You’re about as much use as a condom machine in the Vatican.

          22. Wow dude i see you’re spending alot of time typing up these long messages trying to insult me. Maybe you need a female in your life or maube you’re the one in your moms basement smelling like stale fish..

          23. lmao…

            Search Google for some of the insults posted. Pulled directly from TV shows and movies, cut/pasted, and slightly edited for relevancy.

            I wouldn’t waste the time to type them up myself.

            Not that I actually ever expected you to be able to catch up on that.

            Oh, and hey: Great job on taking an insult directed at you and regurgitating it back like last night’s haggis. Truly, you have a dizzying intellect!

          24. Oh yea did I mention how HTC had to steal Nokia’s exclusive hardware for the HTC One??.. They’re pathetic! Without Nokia’s hardware where would they be??.. Assdroid!

          25. You sad little git…You should really try and read more than just headlines.

            The Finnish company recently applied for a preliminary injunction, pointing the finger at STMicroelectronics, which is responsible for manufacturing the mic for both Nokia and HTC.

            Nokia had an NDA with STM. STM offered the chips to HTC. HTC didn’t “steal” anything, cupcake.

            God, you have to be the worst troll…ever.

          26. We’ll see how you feel when the lawsuit hits them

          27. How I’ll feel? I won’t feel a thing. They are two companies that I have zero stake in whatsoever.

            Wait…are you actually implying that you *do* have feelings for Nokia?

            Aww…isn’t that sweet. I mean, that’s almost adorable! Sure, it’s woefully sad and utterly delusional, but it’s almost cute in it’s naivete.

          28. Oh so what are you a Samsung boy?? The leader in copycat technology!

          29. lmao…

            You so want to peg me as a fanboy, you poor little fop. I almost hate to disappoint you.

            In fact, I won’t. I’ll just sit back and let you delude yourself even further.

            Though frankly, I am *amazed* you were able to recall I mentioned my Nexus above, which is admittedly manufactured by Samsung. I really didn’t think you had the capacity to make such a connection. Color me impressed. (You know, as one would be impressed by a sloth not mistaking it’s own arm for a branch.)

          30. Had 2 updates on my phone in 4 months. Caught your lie again. Sorry, move on.

          31. Andorid is just like a poor man’s Bently something cheap with the hopes that it will satisfy your every need but in the end it falls apart just like fisherprice toys

          32. I’ve had Android devices for almost 3 years now first was August of 2010, and never have had any malware problems, yes I’ve downloaded apps the installed search icons on my device, but that is easily fixed, by uninstalling the app that caused it. Yes, sometimes they are laggy, but with each new phone, it gets less and less, as specs get better and because of jellybean. Its mainly because with Android you get true multitasking, and not just the half multitasking the Apple gives you.

          33. Blah blah blah…. It still sucks as a system

          34. Blah blah blah, you still suck as a person.

          35. You lame af

          36. uhm, used android since the mytouch3g days… no malware on any of my phones. Had my latest N4 since the date of release., still no lag. WTF are you talking about? Perhaps if you avoided download porn apps you wouldn’t get malware.

      5. We all know that you are a Samsung paid student from Korea so f u

    2. I have no doubt it’s an awesome phone and better than most other phones released before it, however, here are some reasons why I’ll not be getting this phone.

      1. The battery could be a lot better and is actually worse than that of the Samsung Galaxy S IV. I think the phone is a fail in this area. What’s the use of a powerful phone with a weak battery

      2. While the camera is the best for taking night time photos it simply is a total fail with day time photos when it compared to today’s standard according to most reviews.

      3. As far as very useful and intuitive feature goes, it’s not even nearly in the same class as the Galaxy S IV

      4. I like that it’s beautiful, but I would have wanted it thinner and lighter, besides most people slap on an ugly case on their phones and so hide all the glory and splendor of the phone anyway

      Why on earth will I go for the second best phone when I can have the very best.

      BTW, I will not be going for the Samsung Galaxy S IV either, I think the Note III will be significantly better than both phones mentioned above.

      1. Note 3 will be beast, IF they can keep the same dimensions while making the screen bigger… The Note 2 is already big enough imo…

        1. “Will be”? Not valid.

          1. Mayynnn, I ain’t no grammar Nazi

          2. That’s not what I meant. LoL!! I meant you’re comparing to a phone that isn’t even here yet.

      2. I just don’t want to look like I desperately wanted an iPhone 5.

      3. 1. false, the battery is smaller to feed less power consumption, it isn’t worse
        2. if you say so…most of us work during the day and live at night
        3. now you are just spewing garbage
        4. so you want to hold a glassware? you are really making a lot of sense

        1. 3. How was he spewing garbage? s4 has Smart Scroll, Smart Pause, Group play, S health, S Voice (and s voice drive), smart hover or whatever its called etc. HTC is bringing the blink feed. I think there is a clear winner in the features category.

          1. This is how ignorant and foolish these guys are blinded by the aluminum which does nothing but ruin reception and dent. pretty sad actually. No different than an isheep.

          2. Half of those “features” are gimmicks especially the worse than useless S-Voice… Seriously, why would you need that when you have Google Now?

    3. I agree. I picked mine up today and I am absolutely blown away by everything on the phone. The screen and the speakers are just nothing short of amazing.

    4. Until the next version release…….

  7. I really love the design of this phone and really like some of the software features (especially around the camera software). However, I’m concerned about possible slow Android updates. Currently have the Nexus 4 and loving the quick updates as and when things come out. I know The HTC One won’t ever release updates as quick as a Nexus device but if they release reasonably quick compared to non-Nexus devices then I could be converted.

    1. I know, right? HTC really needs to man up and say they will update the device.

    2. I hear ya the one could of at least come out with 4.2.2 I think it would of gotten alot more attention kind of ashame might see what the lg optimus pro comes with it all else fails will definitely be picking up the note 3 in the fall..

      1. 4.2.2 is a tablet update & brings no real improvement to Sense

        1. while I meant to say 4.2.1 , 4.2.2 was not just a tablet upgrade was also a nexus 4 upgrade since I also own that device you might want to do some research before correcting someone else, have a nice weekend

        2. and just another point the s4 releases with what os ……?

        3. Er….um….no.

          4.2.2 was a *major* bugfix release for 4.2.1 which, in many users’ opinions, should never have been released.

    3. Htc is actually ranked number one for Android updates for the past 3 years

  8. Thinking about buying the DNA thanks to a mini usb micro sd card adapter that will allow me to add expendable memory to it

  9. Negative. Really like the way the phone looks but after coming from a phone without removable storage to the note 2 the idea of going back to a fixed amount just doesn’t grab me… Probably going to wait and see what the note 3 has and how well this device is supported even then I will by that point have decided to wait for the next version to come out… So I guess I consider this phone the first HTC in a while that I actually have interest in and will wait to see how things play out before I jump on.

  10. Ordered direct from HTC’s site unlocked. Was suppose to be here today. Got an email saying BACKORDERED and the phone rep I spoke with said it will be here Wednesday. GRR…I sold my GSIII and sent it off yesterday. Without a phone for several days. I may just die you know. But my iPad Mini will be glued to my hip till then I suspect.

    1. I am in the same boat, ordered a Developer Edition which was supposed to ship over a week ago (the ship date kept changing by a day, every day until today when I got the backorder notice). The website says ship date “unknown” and the email basically says maybe by end of April. =0(

    2. ugg that sucks

    3. Estimated ship date for the Developer Editions is the 29th. Ugh!

  11. If Verizon would get it, I’d switch to them. If not I’ll likely renew with Sprint. Def getting it though. Amazing device.

  12. Not sure why anyone would get this over the GS4.. Not only is it older technology, One’s a compromised product. And it’s metal so you probably do not want to drop it. Oh wait you say youre getting a case? exactly..

    1. Older tech?

      1. I think what he’s saying is since the release date of the SGSIV is after the HTC One, the S4 automatically has better specs making the HTC One obsolete lol

    2. Older technology? You obviously have not played with the S4 or the One. I have physically held both and although Samsung does make a good product overall it reallly isn’t a better product this time around. Stop watching videos and actually hold the phones.

      1. it is older tech… also it has no sd card support… no removable batts, no air touch, no smart stay, no smart pause. I can list about a 100 more practical stuff but you get the point.I already held the One. I currently own the Note 2 and even my Note 2 is far beyond what that one can do. and last but not least, the one looks too damn close to an iphone.. wtf

    3. the hype machine ran strong with some people. buzz words and catch phrases…

      1. you can be ignorant, that’s up to you. as a note 2 user, I can say without a stutter or doubt, this phone is 1000x more practical than the one. How much more so will the gs4 be. Hype, etc call it what you want. Ill stick to phones that give me the whole package. I swear this generation is pretty dull. Unless it’s a samsung, it’s just another android phone. At least the polls show most people have some sense.

        1. HTC Sense?

        2. I was agreeing with you… the hype around their camera, which review photos have shown is utter garbage and blurry – being outdone by the GS3/Note2 and iPhone 5 – not to mention the GS4 which is even better yet. Hype around the “new” sense, which is looking like the original Blur with forcing social media down your throat. Hype around the stereo speakers, whose grill falls off with no hope of repair or replacement with the slightest of drops… hype around the material, which is susceptible to scratches and dents… so on and so forth… the hype machine ran strong with those that feel this is a great phone… it is not. It’s not even as good as last years phones.

          1. oops sorry lol. +1 im just blown away by people who are willing to get a phone just because its made of metal… the drop test I saw was ugly with the one. Why compromise on so many practical awesome features u know? Cmon our Android brothers, open your eyes.

    4. OH_NOES!!!! Someone likes a phone I don’t like!! I better insult them quick so they know that I (and my phone) are better!!!


      It’s bad enough we get Apple and WP trolls in here. Do us Android fans *really* need to troll each-other???

      FFS, man….get over yourself and your phone. Try and realize that other people have different tastes and needs than you, and that in liking other things they are *not* attacking your own tastes and preferences.

      In short: Please just grow the hell up.

  13. Nope the note 3 is for me

    1. Ditto Note 3. Hope it isn’t made of “premium” aluminum, though. I want my Note to survive falls like a champ; flex; leave more room for a battery; not interfere with reception, etc.

      Viva La Plastiq! :)

      1. I might consider it if they keep cleaning up Touchwiz. So many videos I have watched I’ve noticed many cases of lag. This shouldn’t be on.

  14. This Poll is a bit harsh… because of how many options you provided, not getting one option is going to be on top…

    1. Nothing new……Samsung has been paying professionals to troll forums. Our friends @ phandroid are likely taking a cut as well. It’s capitalism at its best. Samsung is really beating apple in its own game….and at the same time the little guys are getting beat down even further as well.
      I gotta say, it’s a great strategy. kudos to Samsung executives.

      1. any proof with that…? just wondering

      2. Wait- you REALLY believe Phandroid is being paid by Samsung to bash HTC?

        1. That’s what sour losers say Chris don’t worry about him.

        2. I find this amusing Chris, since most of the things I’ve read from you personally seem more biased toward the One.

        3. Lol, not you Chris. We know of your love for the HTC one ;)

  15. I was really interested in this phone having played with 1 here in NY I’ve decided to pass. The construction is nice but the decisions HTC has made with regards to its software implementation are odd at best and a complete custerfcuk at worst. And the much touted camera, while good at low light, fails to pass muster in regular shooting conditions. How many people primarily shoot pictures/videos in the dark or even poorly lit places on the regular? Boom Sound is nice but I don’t spend a great deal of time playing music/videos from my phone in noisy environments.

  16. I really want to, but I’m about 6 months from my next upgrade, we’ll see how it fairs between now and then. I hope HTC has done enough to get back in the game though.

  17. -_- No “No, but for some other reason” option. I want it, but I am waiting to see what Moto has to offer. Moreso, the Unlocked edition is delayed, and it’s quite expensive, considering already bought a Nexus 4 flat out.

  18. No, but not because I do not want it. I would love that phone but due to the fact I am not up for an upgrade and because of other issues I simply cannot afford a new phone right now. Perhaps by the time I can though this will be a cheap upgrade option ;)

  19. damn decision decisions, i really like the looks of this phone, but i love Samsung too, but htc makes me think twice because their bootloader policy and the their updates! but is so damn sexy phone, hahaha what to do?

  20. Waiting to see what the X Phone and Nexus 5 will be like, but the One and the Galaxy S4 are both tempting me.

  21. HTC is having some supply chain issues with the Unlocked and Developer versions. I pre-ordered the Developer Edition from HTC ShopAmerica, and received an estimated ship date of 4/15. Every day since the ship date has drifted forward by a day. Today I received an email stating the phone is backordered, with an ambiguous “by the end of April” ETA. So frustrating that my local AT&T store has them, but the pre-ordered unlocked Developer Editions are going to arrive later. HTC really needs to get their logistics figured out, this is ridiculous.

  22. I was definitely getting this phone then I played with it at the at&t store and it was eh okay. the dual front speakers where okay not like wow that’s incredible , yes it’s fast but so is my s3. camera was cool to play with but again not leaps and bounds above my s3 , anybody considering buying one I would suggest you go mess around with it for a bit,I may still purchase the one if I can get a unbeatable deal on one……May wait a month or so we’ll see

  23. Ordered T-MOBILE version via BEST BUY w/an ETA of April 24-25.

  24. I’m dying a slow death with my old hardware. So tempted to buy the HTC One but forcing myself to wait and see what Google announces at I/O next month. If Google doesn’t make any big mobile phone announcements then I waited for nothing.

    1. lol, i know how that feels. I was using the GS1 for about 2 years and got the Note 2.. Im mostly likely going to skip the Note 3 and get 2 years out of this one and get the Note 4.

  25. Waiting until the GS4 comes out, so I can try out both and see which I like. Hoping they release info about the X Phone set to release later this year, so I can decide if that would be worth waiting for, or if I should just decide between the One and GS4

  26. Yes, when the black version is available

  27. I’m going to wait for the Note 3 :) If it dissappoints, Note 2 or the One for me

  28. WHy do hot pancakes always sell so well? Or maybe that is just high school educated rhetoric. I can think of a lot of things that sell better than hot pancakes. Crack, meth, cigarettes, malt liquor and sex sell better then hot pancakes.

  29. I bought the nexus 4 instead. It might not have the specs the s4 and one have but it’s still smother and will get updates way before any of the other android phones will.

  30. Most definitely getting the “One”

  31. I own the HTC One in the uk and it’s a truly brilliant device all round. The picture and screen are exceptional.

    U dont need a removable battery at all with this device. Some people need to think it’s a phone at the end of the day not a laptop

    1. yeah except on my Note 2, I fully utilize my 64gb micro sd. You don’t have it thats why you’re not using it….

      1. Dam, I see somebody been making love to a Sammy phone, why don’t you shut da f up, with that pos Sammy product u got, I’ll own any device before a dam Samsung, go finish beating ur phone off u lame

      2. If it doesn’t work for you, then it doesn’t work for you…but that doesn’t mean other people can’t love it. Don’t get me wrong, I have been 100% against getting a phone without a micro sd slot for years, but I am getting this phone because the built in storage is sufficient for my music collection and because I love elegant engineering (my childhood dream was to be a car designer…but as a programmer I usually get kudos for my user interface design).

        I actually do have a 64GB micro sd card and I am *not* utilizing it. I am at 20GB, so I think I’ll just get the 32GB HTC One and it should be fine for 2 years.

        1. I still waiting the 64 GB HTC One come out for support T-mobile, don’t know how long it take, or just get a 32 GB one now. Need it to take pictures and video for my kids mostly.

      3. Lame A$$ punk

  32. I don’t buy PHONES that doesn’t SUPPORT SD CARDs. I’ll wait for the XPERIA ZL or the GS IV which ever

  33. The Nexus 4 is all the phone I need right now and I absolutely love it. The One is very aesthetically pleasing but why buy it knowing that I’ll just flash it, essentially turning it into the phone I already have?

    1. The Nexus 4 seems nice, but that display is not.

  34. I’m quite positive the Nexus 4 is better for some users and vice versa regarding the One. You guys get way too caught up on “the latest and the greatest”. It’s a good phone but why do I need Sense? Or dual front speakers? Spare me the gimmicks I just want Android.

    1. Just as some people get way to caught up with latest and greatest, others get way to caught up with other things.

      People like what they like. It’s not a personal attack against you if some people like the One or the SIV instead of the n4, so there’s no need for you to attack them.

      What are gimmicks to you might actually be useful to others.

  35. Definitely holding out for the Galaxy Note III, unless Samsung screws it up

    1. well looking at their history, the Note 3 will rock.

  36. I’m just going to wait for the Nexus.

  37. I voted “No” but the option I really wanted was “they can keep this integrated battery, small display, small internal storage POS”

    1. Small display?? Since when is 4.7 inches a small screen?

      1. well, my point of view is that of a Note II user and besides, its main competitor is the S4 which has a 5″ display..

  38. Already got mine on wed… It’s awesome!

  39. I’m in the UK and loveing this phone

  40. What ever that are saying about the battery life is poo it’s up there with the rest ok

  41. ordered the developer edition… so will have to wait… my first HTC phone. Will probably get an s4 too just to see which one I like better…

  42. Costco has it for $159.99

  43. It’s “hot cakes”, not “hot pancakes”.

    1. Hot pancakes are better than cold pancakes.

      …unless you have applesauce…then it really doesn’t matter, just slather that good stuff all over it.

  44. I’ll be waiting for the G-Note 3 and to see what Motorola has to offer by the end of the year before I pull the trigger. I’ll be buying my next phone at full price and I don’t want to be stuck with a brick in my pocket after the battery dies and won’t be able to swap it with a fresh one. Unless it has a 3100+ mAh battery….Besides I’m on vzw, this is not coming to vzw at least not yet anyway…

  45. if i didn’t already have a GS3 or currently my Nexus 4(!) I would consider getting the HTC One. First off, I’m done with Touchd**k. Takes up too much screen real-estate, and while some of those features are “nifty” they aren’t realistic and might drain battery and RAM. I like simplicity and between the GS4 and the HTC One, the One has it. If i did have it, I would disable the Blinkfeed first thing. Yeah is that Octacore processor great, yes it is. I’m actually amazed at how far smartphone processors have come. But what in Thor’s name are you doing on your phone to require 8 processors? I know, four running “mainly” and four running “background.” Overall since my Nexus 4, I’ve decided that I’m just gonna go Nexus from now on. Simplicity, longevity, and no-bullspit Manufacturer UI.

    1. Have you never used a phone with Sense? Sense is the most resource heavy, bloated mess of any skin. BTW, you cannot disable blink feed, nor remove it from the screen.

  46. How about an option for VZW users? I would buy it if it were available….

  47. I want the HTC One but waiting to see what the new Nexus is going to be like. But damn I really want the HTC One especially the developers model… So tempting but I’m with AT&T and really dont want their bloatware or anything AT&T on it

  48. It’s funny to me that the ppl blasting the HTC One are the ones who are not going to get it in the first place lol. It doesn’t matter if the One has the latest technology, you were going to get either the GS4 or Note III either way.

    1. you’re funny cause I aint getting the GS4 or the Note 3. I currently own the Note 2 am am floored by all it’s practical features and power and fluidity. HTC = just another android. Im getting Note 4 thank you very much.

  49. If it was a Nexus phone, I would be all over it. But since myself and sense UI don’t get along, I guess I’ll pass on this one…

  50. Picked up mine this afternoon. So classy! Its absolutely fantastic. No complaints at all.

  51. Stupid Verizon. What do they have against nice HTC phones that don’t have “droid” in the name?

  52. nexus 4 all the way…don’t text and drive kids also get a case

  53. Nope Opitmus G Pro for me.

  54. Above and by far one the best Smartphone I have ever had. I am a high data user and even with that the Battery is just beautiful, Boom Sound is amazing, I’m even impressed with the Camera and Zoe on this phone. And I have to say Jelly Bean with Sense 5 running over it… And…and… I even link Blinkfeed. I JUST LOVE THIS PHONE.

  55. You’re missing an option on your poll:

    “No – I have Verizon, so I can’t get it.”

  56. No exchangeable battery, no expendable memory, not the real android-buttons, fingers don’t feel the power button and volume rocker…. Instead of trying to blame Samsung for just being successful, HTC should have done their homework. THAT is supposed to be a flagship? Really?

    There is no phone with top specs, replaceable battery, SD-Card slot and a real true android experience on market right now. HTC could have closed that gap instead of creating just another locked, planned obsolescent and limited device with a crappy unusable buggy hardly updated UI.

  57. it looks so little in the hand pic

  58. Total as of now, 1130 (all carriers/unlocked combined) are getting it 728 saying it’s not the One for them.

  59. its so beautiful , I wouldn’t mind marrying it …

  60. No. Google has me on the “buy a good phone for a reasonable amount of money” while t-mobile has me on “2 phones with 2 gigs of data each for less than $80 a month with no contract plan.” Never gonna buy a subsidized phone again, and I don’t think any phone is worth over $500.

  61. ehh s4 for me htc sux with updates nd i just dont like htc sense great build tho like always but sense just kills it for me either plain vanilla or touchwiz for me

  62. I think touchwiz lags a lot but the HTC one with sense 5 never slows down.

  63. I WOULD consider buying it IF VERIZON WOULD PICK IT UP!!! That needs to be added as an option in the Poll. “I would if it were on Verizon” or “I would like to but it’s not ON VERIZON”

  64. Does it have Sense? Yep… not buying it.

  65. I Like the device but non-removable battery is a deal breaker. Ironically I discovered the value of removable batteries on the original Evo. Why HTC abandoned such a great feature is beyond me. That so many people complained about the battery with the 2012 HTC One line and HTC continued the trek to bankruptcy by ignoring that customer feedback is just WOW!

    My first two smartphones were HTC, but I have not purchased an HTC device since they switched to non-removable batteries and I will not purchase another HTC device unless they offer changeable batteries. Their is just amazing value in being able to drop a fully charged spare battery into your phone at the airport or wherever you are when your first battery dies.

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