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1) Can the Blinkfeed thing be COMPLETELY disabled (not shoved to a side screen)?
2) Is the screen IPS?


It can be disabled by installing a third party launcher... it'll always be on the side-screen in the HTC Launcher. But, you'll never come across it unless you sweep to it if you're in that mode.

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Well I'm hoping mine comes by Friday, I don't have any decent buds, so wondering if I should buy some now.

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How's good is the audio output quality through the headphones jack?
Can you try playing a song like Hotel California or Time (Pink Floyd)?

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Real world is what I care about - my real world. If pics look great on my phone and great on my 27" iMac i'm happy. Low light performance IS important to me, I think the Zoe mode is going to be a godsend for me as i'm always snapping Lucie and missing the exact right shot - this should fix that. The camera on the one is as much about software as hardware.

Yeah, Real world..... screen use/phone use snaps that are sharp and not blurry. i'd be happy with that. I can see the benefits of Zoe already, like you, kids move to damn fast to get the right shot. ;)

I was trying to make the point that people expect perfect shots with their phone's in conditions that you'd struggle to get with a dSLR and a f1.8 lens. Expectations really need to be lowered.

The N4 is artificially underpriced - that's all there is to it. But... nicer construction, better camera, newer / faster CPU, 32GB / 64GB on board, 1080P great screen... you pays your money...


Artificially under-priced, yes. But that's the realism of where we are and it will no doubt be the same if Google release the "X" phone or the next Nexus. Google have changed the pricing landscape with all Nexus devices and against the HTC One, I really don't think I can justify almost double the price for no way twice the phone. (in my opinion)

Its nothing against HTC and their hardware/device, it will be the same with the Galaxy S4, no doubt another £500 phone as well as the Xperia Z.

Maybe I just need to stop being a tight-ass. ;)

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How much are you missing the multi task button? Going from the s2 to n4 the addition of a dedicated, one touch, multi task button was a massive part of why the phone felt so fast, so losing it doesn't appeal to me.

Are you missing the extra real estate from the 5" phones you've been using recently? I was fairly certain I wanted a 5" phone next but if there's no on screen buttons I guess 4.7 may feel better?

Does it support usb-otg?

I don't really miss it from a multi tasking perspective - double pressing the home button is fine. I do miss the ability to turn it into the menu button though. :(

I actually feel more relief moving to a more mangeable size than sadness at losing the screen size. :)

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Well I'm hoping mine comes by Friday, I don't have any decent buds, so wondering if I should buy some now.


*cough* Buy a RHA pair if you do (amazing value) *cough*

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Can you tell me if you can use an OTG cable with it and if usb host is working (reading some memory stick) ?

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How's good is the audio output quality through the headphones jack?
Can you try playing a song like Hotel California or Time (Pink Floyd)?

Just played Hotel California on the One using my UE Triple Fis. By default 'Beats enhancement' is on, it actually doesn't sound like crap for once... I can't decide whether it sounds better with it on or off though.

I'm not sure if it has the same amplifier as on the 8X (when I used that the sound was fantastic), but it does sound very good. I can crank it up to max volume with no significant distortion (my ears might be broken though).

One of my test tracks is 'Changed the way you kiss me' by Example, purely because when the bass cuts in at 53 seconds it causes most devices to have some sort of fit. The One performs admirably... :)

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Yeah, Real world..... screen use/phone use snaps that are sharp and not blurry. i'd be happy with that. I can see the benefits of Zoe already, like you, kids move to damn fast to get the right shot. ;)

I was trying to make the point that people expect perfect shots with their phone's in conditions that you'd struggle to get with a dSLR and a f1.8 lens. Expectations really need to be lowered.



Artificially under-priced, yes. But that's the realism of where we are and it will no doubt be the same if Google release the "X" phone or the next Nexus. Google have changed the pricing landscape with all Nexus devices and against the HTC One, I really don't think I can justify almost double the price for no way twice the phone. (in my opinion)

Its nothing against HTC and their hardware/device, it will be the same with the Galaxy S4, no doubt another £500 phone as well as the Xperia Z.

Maybe I just need to stop being a tight-ass. ;)

Remember a lot of (most) people will be buying on contract...

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Does it have the best camera you have ever used on a smartphone (not counting that nokia 404 thing)?

If it does (or if it even comes close), how can the verge list the camera as one of the negative points?

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Can you tell me if you can use an OTG cable with it and if usb host is working (reading some memory stick) ?


Voila. :)

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Does it have the best camera you have ever used on a smartphone (not count that nokia 404 thing)?

If it does (or if it even comes close), how can the verge list the camera as one of the negative points?


I'll let you know when i've taken more pics! :)

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Just played Hotel California on the One using my UE Triple Fis. By default 'Beats enhancement' is on, it actually doesn't sound like crap for once... I can't decide whether it sounds better with it on or off though.

I'm not sure if it has the same amplifier as on the 8X (when I used that the sound was fantastic), but it does sound very good. I can crank it up to max volume with no significant distortion (my ears might be broken though).

One of my test tracks is 'Changed the way you kiss me' by Example, purely because when the bass cuts in at 53 seconds it causes most devices to have some sort of fit. The One performs admirably... :)

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Sounds promising! (no pun inteded)
This is one of the main subjects that matter to me on a smartphone, nice to know the One has it covered.

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Sounds promising! (no pun inteded)
This is one of the main subjects that matter to me on a smartphone, nice to know the One has it covered.


I'll try and compare it to the X+ and Xperia Z before giving a definitive opinion! :)

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Does it have a slot for a micro SD card?

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Does it have a slot for a micro SD card?


No

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The all aluminum body is "supposed" to cause network reception issues, have you experienced anything like that?
What is the total available memory to the user? thing to consider as there is no way we can expand the memory.
USB OTG?

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Does it have a slot for a micro SD card?

No, although with capacities of 32GB or 64GB this is probably less of an issue compared to the Nexus 4...

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The all aluminum body is "supposed" to cause network reception issues, have you experienced anything like that?
What is the total available memory to the user? thing to consider as there is no way we can expand the memory.
USB OTG?

Reception seems BETTER than the plastic bodied Butterfly!

I'll reset the device and check storage available later on... i've installed a bunch of stuff now!

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I don't really miss it from a multi tasking perspective - double pressing the home button is fine. I do miss the ability to turn it into the menu button though. :(

I actually feel more relief moving to a more mangeable size than sadness at losing the screen size. :)

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