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Nice review :) One question I have is that does it have NFC? I use that a lot on my Nexus 7.
1 year, 3 months ago on Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 Review
Physical home button? Seriously, Samsung! This thing better be cheap. Most likely then, I would prefer a Nexus 10.
1 year, 3 months ago on Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 Unveiled
Idea for HTC: How about a HTC First: Google Edition?
1 year, 3 months ago on Facebook Giving Up On The HTC First, Saying You Can Disable Facebook Home
@Haloruler64 I was contemplating whether or not selling my Transformer was a good idea to "upgrade" to the Nexus 7. I'm glad I did, I can live without the keyboard and the buggy, restarty ICS update (until the N7 did it with 4.2). I do miss the old tablet layout on Android with the buttons and notification bar on the bottom, works so much better in landscape imho.
1 year, 5 months ago on Nexus 10 Sales Haven't Been Very Strong, According To Estimate
As much as I would love a Nexus 10, my Nexus 7 serves me just fine. I have no real reason to switch or to justify the higher price.
I've never been a fan of Touchwiz's notification sounds and ringtones.... Sense or ICS+ for me :D
1 year, 5 months ago on Download Samsung Galaxy S 4 "S-Voice" APK, Ringtones, And Wallpapers
It's not awful, but HTC really need to be focusing on the special features of the device. The BoomSound ad is a step in the right direction, but they need to do more than that. Showing off what HTC Zoe and the automatic highlight reels would be a great idea.
1 year, 5 months ago on New HTC One Commercial With James Van Der Beek Will Make You Facepalm
"There’s a 5.8″ qHD TFT display (resolution unknown)"
Isn't qHD the resolution? 960x540 with a ppi of around 190.
1 year, 5 months ago on Samsung's New "Galaxy Mega" 5.8" And 6.3" Models Officially Revealed
So that is what the "New Download" notification was telling me about earlier on my Nexus 7... I was guessing it was just another nightly.
1 year, 5 months ago on CyanogenMod CM10.1 M3 Stable Snapshot Builds Released For 30 Devices (So Far)
I'm guessing the screen will be 720p as every phone (apart from the One and GS4 which are stated for the future) that Home will be available for first on April 12, the One X/X+, GS3 and Note 2 have 720p displays.
1 year, 5 months ago on Update: HTC And Facebook Officially Announce The HTC First, Launches April 12th On AT&T For $99.99
@Haloruler64 Here's the one they're showing in the UK at the moment :) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mN-cigNrueg
1 year, 6 months ago on HTC, When We Said Advertise More, We Didn't Mean Like This
"City" is a cool city :)
1 year, 6 months ago on T-Mobile Lights Up First Seven Cities With LTE
@Haloruler64 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Huegn5EfA2A I couldn't find a better quality version.
I saw a German ad for the One showcasing it's dual front speakers with a nicely done ad of people in bands and such performing, facing away from the viewer. I think that one is particularly effective, now to do it in English :)
Great review. I enjoyed reading it and would mirror a lot of what you said.
Battery life for me can be average to terrible. I used my phone moderately over the course of 2 hours and from a full charge it was then on 35%. Gaming performance is also disappointing for me and I'm glad I found a reason why some games are fine and others are down right bad. NFS Most Wanted being the worst performer. I like how the camera is quick and easy to use, but it doesn't excel in good lighting but its low light performance ain't bad (but it ain't no 808 Pureview, 920 or the new One)
In relation to the development side, I'm disappointed with my One X+, mostly thanks to HTC and NVIDIA. Unlocking the bootloader will delete several system apps and such in the process, meaning that you can no longer OTA it and there is no S-OFF (while the Snapdragon based One XL and S have S-OFF)
Still, I'm happy with the device as whole, the physical hardware is just too good, especially that screen. But, I'm looking to upgrade to the 2013 One when it finally arrives after all of it's delays! :(
1 year, 6 months ago on HTC One X+ Review
If my Galaxy Note was anything to go by, I bet the S4 will be indeed built very well but for me, for a good experience starts with the materials used on the device. I have will often spent ages just twirling my One X+ or old Desire HD in my hand because it's pleasing to the touch. I personally prefer a device that feels "weighty" in my hands instead of overly light. Although, I gotta give it to Samsung, their phones are built like a tank almost.
1 year, 6 months ago on Samsung Says It Isn't About The Materials But The Experience
Grrrr.... Bad, HTC bad! :(
1 year, 6 months ago on HTC One Faces Release Delays, Won't Be Released In The UK Until March 29
@TreParker The back doesn't open it is sealed.
I usually finish the school day with around 15% remaining after moderate use throughout the day, so having a portable charger like you mentioned is a good idea.
1 year, 6 months ago on HTC One X+ First Impressions
No, no, no :(
1 year, 6 months ago on HTC One May Be Delayed Due To Shortage Of Cameras
I agree, I haven't this way about any application before. I think I bought the app early on back in December 12. I never thought that an app like this would be such a big target for piracy, I'm glad that that's been stamped out but then the issue of Twitter's obscene token limit still remains... :l
1 year, 7 months ago on [Editorial] Good 3rd Party Twitter Clients Are Now An Exclusive Party
If HTC can stick to their word then this will be great. But they need to get the rest of their 2013 line up right, I didn't like what I saw from the previous leaks....
1 year, 7 months ago on The HTC One Will Be HTC's Only Flagship This Year
In my experience, my 3GS was the worst phone I've ever had. Needed 3 replacements and they all suffered the same issue of poor and often usable cellular connection in terms of voice, texts and data. Did not have those experiences on any other phone I've had
1 year, 7 months ago on iPhone is the most reliable phone on the planet, 300% more reliable than Samsung
All I want to know is... How will the "menu" button work now seeings as there is no Recent Apps button for it to utilize.
1 year, 7 months ago on Sense 5: What's New
Man, I love the look of the new HTC One, contemplating whether or not to sell my One X+ :L
1 year, 7 months ago on Comparing The HTC One, One X+, And One X
1 year, 7 months ago on Original Galaxy Note Getting Jelly Bean And New Nature UX
Would love to be mashing that "Check for updates" button but my old Note is running CM10 :D
While I stream most of my music on Spotify, I still have around 100 songs on my phone that I really like that I listen to in PowerAMP from time to time because it sounds a lot better, that said I still listen to a lot of my mobile music (and at my PC) through Spotify. Yeah, it is expensive... I would of spent of £200 on it know but hey, when I reach "sixth form" (further education) I'm eligible for half price Spotify! :)
1 year, 7 months ago on The Age Of Streaming Is Upon Us, Do You Still Store Music On Your Phone?
I pretty much agree with everything you said about the One X+ and I also have some issues with it as well, no quick settings being one of them and the useless battery usage stats page. While being blazingly fast most of the time, sometimes it can be incredibly laggy and slow. And the heat is another issue, I don't have to do much on it for it to start to heat up and I mean really heat up! You put in in your pocket after using it and you'll feel it on your leg. Look forward to more of your thoughts on the One X+, I adore mine :)
1 year, 7 months ago on HTC One X+ First Impressions
How big of a problem needed a security update nearly 3 years after release? :D
1 year, 7 months ago on HTC EVO 4G Updated With Security Fixes 32 Months After Release
Awesome device! No issues really at all with mine :D
1 year, 8 months ago on Deal: HTC One X+ $80 For New Customers, $140 For Upgrades
£70 seems a bit steep in my eyes. I like the design and it's size, but I bought a portable battery pack for about £20 on Amazon which is quoted as having twice the capacity. I don't think the design or size matters really when it is sitting in your bag or on a desk.
1 year, 8 months ago on Just Mobile Gum Plus - Unboxing and Hands On [VID]
I feel that Sony's low/mid range Xperia devices that are sold here (UK) are the best option in that price point. The Xperia U and P are a real cracker for the price and the only thing I can find wrong with them is that there is no expandable memory on either of them. If I had to buy a cheap-ish Android device in the event of my current device failing, then to one of those I would go for. Would be a shame to see them exit a market I think they excel at.
1 year, 8 months ago on Sony May Quit Producing Entry-Level Smartphones - It Wants To Compete With The Likes Of Samsung And Apple
Oh crap... I had no idea it was this bad for HTC... :(
1 year, 8 months ago on HTC Fourth Quarter Profits Drop 91% Year-On-Year Earning Them Only $34 Million
And.... my phone is obsolete. Waaaaaaa :(
1 year, 8 months ago on NVIDIA Tegra 4 Announced!
@JQuest81 Only thing about the Z was that awesome hinge that wouldn't stay open. not sure why HTC couldn't implement some magnets or something....
1 year, 9 months ago on Photos Of The Samsung GT-B7810 QWERTY Phone Emerge
Why can't we have more devices like the Desire Z / G2? Has to be my favorite Android phone ever design wise. One of the last Android phones I remember having a physical shutter button.... I miss it so much :(
No GT-N7000 love :(
1 year, 9 months ago on Register Your Samsung Device On Facebook And Get A Free Flip Cover And TecTiles
"dat WVGA" Ahaha :)
1 year, 9 months ago on HTC HD2 Graced With Windows RT
HTC One X+:D
1 year, 9 months ago on What Did You Get For The Holidays?
I must say, I like the notification panel more on the RAZR HD. No pesky WiFi notification for a start :)
1 year, 9 months ago on Motorola Takes On Samsung With Ad That Makes No Sense
This is going to flop in the UK. Stuck on EE on expensive plans with little 4G data when you can get the better speced One S on 3 with unlimited internet for half the price per month with a free phone. What the hell are you doing HTC?
1 year, 9 months ago on HTC Further Confuses Us With Newly Announced One SV
What about the Sensation even the XE and XL!? Only just over a year old and no more updates? Shocking. Also, why is the One X+ on the list, doesn't it ship with Jelly Bean?
1 year, 9 months ago on HTC's List Of Devices To Upgrade To Jelly Bean Leaked
The Nexus 4 just keeps on giving, almost like the godly HD2. Is this the new HD2?!
1 year, 9 months ago on XDA Members Get Nexus 4 Working On AT&T LTE, On One Rare Band Available Almost Nowhere
I don't mind these in app purchases being in apps that are free (but they're still annoying), but I have a problem with in app purchases in apps I have already paid for, whether it be 69p or £5... WeatherPro and Asphalt 7 spring to mind.
1 year, 9 months ago on Should Apple place restrictions on the price of in-app purchases? [Editorial]
SwiftKey Flow bigger than GTA: Vice City.... Man it must be good :D
1 year, 9 months ago on SwiftKey Flow Is Coming In Less Than 24 Hours
Santa ain't going to be bringing many Nexus 4s this year.... :'(
1 year, 10 months ago on Nexus 4 8GB Officially Out Of Stock, 16GB Still Available To Ship In 5-6 Weeks
"New owners" meaning what? Those who bought the Nexus 7 after the free Play Credit offer ended?
1 year, 10 months ago on Google Giving Away Free Movies, Music, Magazines, And TV Shows To New Nexus Owners
All HTC need to do now is one thing... RELEASE AN UNLOCKED INTERNATIONAL VERSION ALREADY! :(
1 year, 10 months ago on HTC DROID DNA Houses Notification Light On The Rear
1 year, 10 months ago on Poll: What Phone Will You Be Buying This Holiday Season?
I guess this only really benefits those with computers with dedicated graphics cards, so my laptop I guess will still be getting as hot as hell...
1 year, 10 months ago on Google Chrome Updated, Brings GPU Acceleration For Up To 25% Increased Battery Life