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Old 06-07-2013, 11:06
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This is one for those who have moved from iPhone 5 to htc One. Not just iOS to android, but specifically these phones.

Do you like the htc? Any major annoyances? Will you be sticking around or going back to iPhone?

I am asking about the htc in particular because for the past three years I have been an iPhone user. I tried to change t galaxy s2, found various bits annoying then sold it after two weeks to go back to iPhone 4 again.

Then more recently I tried galaxy s4 and note 2. Again, found annoying niggles, and went back to the trusty iPhone 5.

But something in me still wants to go over to android. Maybe it's samsungs android I didn't like. Maybe I'd like htc sense.

So, any users out there want to comment?
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Old 06-07-2013, 14:02
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Yeah I went from the iPhone 4 to the first htc one, and I want to move back haha. The cameras better but that's about it. But the internets really slow, and the keyboard hard to use.
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Old 06-07-2013, 14:20
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This is one for those who have moved from iPhone 5 to htc One. Not just iOS to android, but specifically these phones.

Do you like the htc? Any major annoyances? Will you be sticking around or going back to iPhone?

I am asking about the htc in particular because for the past three years I have been an iPhone user. I tried to change t galaxy s2, found various bits annoying then sold it after two weeks to go back to iPhone 4 again.

Then more recently I tried galaxy s4 and note 2. Again, found annoying niggles, and went back to the trusty iPhone 5.

But something in me still wants to go over to android. Maybe it's samsungs android I didn't like. Maybe I'd like htc sense.

So, any users out there want to comment?
Can you say what the niggles were with the Android phones you've tried? Then someone might be able to tell you if that's just Samsung flavoured Android, or if it's just Android in general.
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Old 06-07-2013, 15:01
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I've not moved from the IP5 to the One but I do actually have both. Although I like things about the HTC, in particular the big screen, I have stuck with the iPhone as my primary phone. However, this doesn't come down to hardware differences but (despite your OP) my preference for IOS for a whole number of reasons.
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Old 06-07-2013, 17:20
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Can you say what the niggles were with the Android phones you've tried? Then someone might be able to tell you if that's just Samsung flavoured Android, or if it's just Android in general.
Samsungs: power button is in the wrong place. Naturally holding the phone with your left hand you'll naturally put your thumb over the power button. I lost count of the times I accidentally pressed it.

I use Skype and Viber a lot and when calling my mates used to comment on weird background noise or the voice lag - but this only ever happened on the Note 2, and never on the iPhone 5. I used the same wifi connection so it is not a question of networks.

Plenty of random crashes, especially in stock rom SMS app.

Not a huge fan of custom roms but android revolution is good.

Swype is good but the predictive text sometimes gets the text way wrong.

The overall experience of Samsung android is that's its full of lag and its very random too. Considering the processors are way more powerful than iPhone 5 I'm a little surprised to say the,least.

Some of the apps are implemented way better in iOS than android. Auto trader is a case in point. Very flash and smooth on iOS but just 'normal ' on android.

I've just about accepted android is not for me but I'm still willing to give android anther chance IF I can find reason enough to move away from iOS.
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Old 06-07-2013, 18:43
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Samsungs: power button is in the wrong place. Naturally holding the phone with your left hand you'll naturally put your thumb over the power button. I lost count of the times I accidentally pressed it.
The power button is on the right-hand-side of the phone.
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Old 06-07-2013, 19:38
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The power button is on the right-hand-side of the phone.
It still get pressed with your fingers then ifnyoungold it with left hand
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Old 06-07-2013, 23:12
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A lot of the things you describe seem to be specific to a particular phone model or type. I wouldn't let them put you off Android all together.

I'll agree that a few apps are better on iOS than Android, but that's pretty rare these days. Try another Android device - if you're looking for SIM free you could try the Nexus 4 - that's a straight Android experience without all the extra stuff manufacturers add to them.
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Old 07-07-2013, 05:45
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I moved from the 5 to One,and have no regrets whatsoever. Nearly everything on the HTC makes the Apple look and feel so outdated. The apps to me are just as fast,and the screen in size and quality is a massive improvement. One major point for me is the awsome call quality over the 5. All to their own,but as I said,I for one would never go back.
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Old 07-07-2013, 08:37
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Shaggy, what were the annoyances you found with the s2 and more recently the s4 and note?

You may get the same thing on the Htc?

Sometimes people forget that if they don't like something on an android device, they can just get another from the play store....

Even the launcher (the home theme) can be changed, even without root. Keyboards can be changed on the fly, SMS apps, the dialler, email client..... You can change as often as you like and often feels like you have a new phone.

I've not used the One but sense has its own benefits.... It tends to integrate social media better into the phone... Facebook etc tends to be heavily present in contacts app etc.

If it wasn't for the slightly smaller screen size than the s4, I probably would of got that myself, but coming from a note 2 it was too big a drop in screen size (before that was the iphone4s)
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Old 07-07-2013, 09:17
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Samsungs: power button is in the wrong place. Naturally holding the phone with your left hand you'll naturally put your thumb over the power button. I lost count of the times I accidentally pressed it.

I use Skype and Viber a lot and when calling my mates used to comment on weird background noise or the voice lag - but this only ever happened on the Note 2, and never on the iPhone 5. I used the same wifi connection so it is not a question of networks.

Plenty of random crashes, especially in stock rom SMS app.

Not a huge fan of custom roms but android revolution is good.

Swype is good but the predictive text sometimes gets the text way wrong.

The overall experience of Samsung android is that's its full of lag and its very random too. Considering the processors are way more powerful than iPhone 5 I'm a little surprised to say the,least.

Some of the apps are implemented way better in iOS than android. Auto trader is a case in point. Very flash and smooth on iOS but just 'normal ' on android.

I've just about accepted android is not for me but I'm still willing to give android anther chance IF I can find reason enough to move away from iOS.
1 - its a none starter then as most Android phones have power button in this place - I hold the bottom of the screen so has never been an issue. The size difference should allow you to adopt a different grip

2 - Skype is not great on Android, many better alternatives.

3 - I have never had SMS crash so I cant offer any advice on this.

4. You are supposed to teach Swype new words when it gets them wrong, that the way the app works. Of course you can just use the standard keyboard instead?

5. Samsung run the touchwiz overlay, but I wouldnt call them laggy? HTC have a similar overlay applied. Complaints about lag are usually to do with the amount of apps running at any one time.

Given your objections above, do you really have a reason to switch? HTC One is a nice looking phone, but based on the criteria above e.g. power button, skype, swype - do you see a different outcome?
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Old 07-07-2013, 09:35
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Given your objections above, do you really have a reason to switch? HTC One is a nice looking phone, but based on the criteria above e.g. power button, skype, swype - do you see a different outcome?
Doubt it. Having only tried Samsung touch wiz and some custom Roms I thought it may have been the hardware, but its more than likely ill have the same objections on htc. Will stick with iPhone for a while longer
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Old 08-07-2013, 00:50
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I moved from the iPhone to another Android phone and moved back within days.
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Old 08-07-2013, 02:12
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I moved from the iPhone to another Android phone and moved back within days.
Thats because you've been an Apple sheep for too long. Android phones are far superior and better quality than iPhone's which are all the same and are poor quality.
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Old 08-07-2013, 08:26
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Thats because you've been an Apple sheep for too long. Android phones are far superior and better quality than iPhone's which are all the same and are poor quality.
Each to their own I suppose. I went to the HTC one having lost an iPhone 5. Sold it within a month and bought another 5.

The screen and sound blew the iphone away but I found the os very clunky and some of the apps were just buggy.

The lack of Sky Go at the time was also a deal breaker as well.

Thankfully I did not lose out on any cash as the One seems to hold its value very well.
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Old 08-07-2013, 11:45
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Each to their own I suppose. I went to the HTC one having lost an iPhone 5. Sold it within a month and bought another 5.

The screen and sound blew the iphone away but I found the os very clunky and some of the apps were just buggy.

The lack of Sky Go at the time was also a deal breaker as well.

Thankfully I did not lose out on any cash as the One seems to hold its value very well.
I'm gonna have to strongly disagree here. I have tried the HTC One on numerous occasions and in no way is it clunky at all. Not even close. In fact, its up there with my Nexus 4 which i still say it much nicer to use and far smoother than the iphone 5 and much nicer to use.

Sky go is a pain in the arse. The sky devs really need shot for the piss poor implementation on Android. However, its just as crap on the ipad.
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Old 08-07-2013, 11:52
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Each to their own I suppose. I went to the HTC one having lost an iPhone 5. Sold it within a month and bought another 5.

The screen and sound blew the iphone away but I found the os very clunky and some of the apps were just buggy.

The lack of Sky Go at the time was also a deal breaker as well.

Thankfully I did not lose out on any cash as the One seems to hold its value very well.
Shame you didn't get on with it. Not finding my One clunky at all. I would say HTC have really nailed the os for this phone .I know overlays have their detractors, but Sense developers worked really hard on this. I really doubt I'll go Google Edition with this, I'll wait for a cheap motherboard for my N4 16Gb to come along if I want the pure experience.
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Old 08-07-2013, 14:10
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I'm gonna have to strongly disagree here. I have tried the HTC One on numerous occasions and in no way is it clunky at all. Not even close. In fact, its up there with my Nexus 4 which i still say it much nicer to use and far smoother than the iphone 5 and much nicer to use.

Sky go is a pain in the arse. The sky devs really need shot for the piss poor implementation on Android. However, its just as crap on the ipad.
Clunky may have been the wrong word. It may be that I did not give it long enough to see the true benefits. I have had each of the iPhone models before the 5 so may be more a case of not liking change but don't regret going back to the 5.

I do accept the qualities of the One hardware though. Build, screen and sound of the One are great. I am not one to slate all things android like certain few on sites such as macrumors. Some people are as protective of a brand as they are their kids.
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Old 08-07-2013, 14:17
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HTC one is built with robostic software than Smasung S4 and HTC one has more advanced features compared to S4.
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Old 21-07-2013, 14:20
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Just to update my own thread. I've been testing a HTC One alongside my iPhone 5 all weekend. Generally impressed but I think so far the only feature where the HTC lacks behind the iPhone is the camera quality. Plus I'm not convinced about Zoe apart from being a gimmick?

Because of the camera quality, so far I'm swaying towards keeping my iPhone,

Pity, because htc is the first android implementation I've really liked after trying most samsungs over the years.
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Old 22-07-2013, 12:18
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Zoe is designed to let the user choose the best photograph in a series of shots, e,g if the subject blinked then choose the photo after the blink. I think this is a fantastic feature and I would hardly call it a gimmick no.

Blackberry have something similar called Timeshift.
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Old 22-07-2013, 23:06
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Zoe is designed to let the user choose the best photograph in a series of shots, e,g if the subject blinked then choose the photo after the blink. I think this is a fantastic feature and I would hardly call it a gimmick no.

Blackberry have something similar called Timeshift.
Fair enough. But unfortunately the htc is going back because of the inferior camera. A real shame because the phone outdoes the iPhone in almost every other category.
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Old 23-07-2013, 02:58
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Fair enough. But unfortunately the htc is going back because of the inferior camera. A real shame because the phone outdoes the iPhone in almost every other category.
Unless you use your camera 24/7 on a phone it's something that wouldn't bother me at all!

I have a (another) Nexus 4 and the camera on that it absolutely shite, but i wouldn't trade it in for another phone yet!
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Old 23-07-2013, 09:43
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Unless you use your camera 24/7 on a phone it's something that wouldn't bother me at all!

I have a (another) Nexus 4 and the camera on that it absolutely shite, but i wouldn't trade it in for another phone yet!
It's useful to have a good camera for when you're out and about though. (I mean when you're not carrying a dedicated camera, obviously.)

This was one of the few things that bugged me when I went from two old SE phones with decent cameras to an iPhone 3GS, which never seemed good enough to get decent pictures. I appreciate the camera on the iPhone 5 for that.

Nexus 4 seems like a really good phone from what I've seen, but as you say the camera is a let-down. The colour temperature is so cool that a lot of pictures seem to have a blueish tinge.

But again, as you say, it depends what importance you attach to the camera and how good the phone is in general. The HTC One seems like a good all-rounder to me.
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Old 23-07-2013, 13:20
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whats the music quality like on the htc one?

listening to music through headphones that is
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