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    Ask MoDaCo: the HTC One


    This is the HTC One, in stunning black. I have to confess that I really like the silver one, but now I have a black one in my hands... it's really growing on me.

    A device such as this deserves an extensive, thorough and honest review and that's what I will deliver - but I know lots of you have questions about the device right now... so i'm here to answer any queries you have.

    Fire away! :)

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    HTC have long made well built handsets, how does the One fare? And is it the best built Android yet?

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    Do you think the Black version will be more prone to scratching than the silver/white version? I know its anodized, just wanted your opinion now you have one.

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    Hey Paul.. this is the first time i am seeing a black version being reviewed...

    how does the black finish feel?? prone to scratches.. ?

    is the LED RGB or only Orange and Green like on the One X?

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    How do you feel about the camera? there have been talks about the 4ultra pixels.. i saw some images and they look amazing, you think they work great for photography etc? for their pixel sizes..

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    After reading the Verge review and seeing other previews I have the following comments and questions.

    Camera

    Takes low light shots that the iPhone 5 couldn't - bonus

    Verge say "Shots only good enough for Facebook and instagram" - so what, i'm not taking pictures to print on 2 foot high canvas, I have a 'proper' camera for that. You will never get brilliant shots in a smartphone, simple. I think people are forgetting that if you want good pictures, you need a dLSR or similar and are expecting miracles that defy physics with a tiny lens and sensor. Some realism please. ;)

    Sense

    Aaargh, gimme stock/AOSP anytime. Maybe CM with the HTC camera software for Zoe (being able to pick frame by frame which shot) would be a decent compromise.

    Size

    4.7", woohoo, so glad HTC haven't gone mad with everyone else who has gone 5".... how does the size compare to the Nexus 4? Which I feel is my size limit.

    Any chance of a side by side snap with the Nexus 4? Specs suggest HTC One is just 3.5mm taller, 5mm slimmer and 2mm thicker than the LG. How does the HTC feel in comparison?

    Battery

    It seems that until companies take the Droid Razr maxx route and sacrifice device slimness over battery life, then no phone will last a day, especially with 1080p screens, bigger/faster CPU and features. :(

    Notification LED

    RGB, nice, big and bright?

    Screen

    I'm assuming the usual HTC level of awesomeness?

    Price

    £519 sim-free.....ouch, how can anyone possibly spend 500 quid for this when a 16gn Nexus 4 is just £279? What makes the £240 difference worth it?

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    Do you know what date HTC has set to start shipping in Europe ? Placed my order at a belgium webshop.. Can't wait :)

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    HTC have long made well built handsets, how does the One fare? And is it the best built Android yet?

    No question it's definitely the best built Android device yet. It feels incredible...

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    Do you think the Black version will be more prone to scratching than the silver/white version? I know its anodized, just wanted your opinion now you have one.

    Hard to say, but the debacle around the MAO finish on the One S worries me. That said, the One S in grey didn't really chip so hopefully this will be OK!

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    Hey Paul.. this is the first time i am seeing a black version being reviewed...

    how does the black finish feel?? prone to scratches.. ?

    See above! I really thought the silver / white version was the one for me but this one feels super understated and classy...

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    How do you feel about the camera? there have been talks about the 4ultra pixels.. i saw some images and they look amazing, you think they work great for photography etc? for their pixel sizes..

    It's too early to say on that one, but I can say already that the low light performance is incredible. I was walking round taking pictures last night of stuff that I wouldn't dream of photographing on other devices. I plan to take photos with it alongside a X+ for comparison purposes.

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