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Old 25-10-2013, 14:20
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Old 25-10-2013, 14:42
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It's totally dependent on your needs, budget and preferences.

Have you read/watched in-depth reviews of both online? Have you been to a phone shop and had a play? I'd advise doing both to form a personal opinion before totaling relying on others opinions - that comes later.
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Old 25-10-2013, 15:09
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It's totally dependent on your needs, budget and preferences.

Have you read/watched in-depth reviews of both online? Have you been to a phone shop and had a play? I'd advise doing both to form a personal opinion before totaling relying on others opinions - that comes later.
the htc one is cheaper but most of music collection over 1k songs are purchased music from iTunes.....
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Old 25-10-2013, 15:23
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Apart from both being able to make calls they are nothing like each other to use. You really need to try both.

But what swayed me to the HTC (having never owned any smart phone before) was the screen resolution. As someone who uses maps it is just like looking at fine detailed paper and there is no fuzziness at all. The IPhone 5 (no 5S then) had a less detailed screen.

Your needs will be different to mine though so try both.
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Old 25-10-2013, 15:26
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the htc one is cheaper but most of music collection over 1k songs are purchased music from iTunes.....
Go to a phone shop and try both handsets. The screen is much bigger on the HTC, but perhaps you might find the iPhone more pocket-able and it will seamlessly integrate with your iTunes.

Personally if your going Android I would wait for the Nexus 5. The sound chip on the Nexus 4 is excellent and I also have an iPhone 5s. The 5s perhaps just shades the Nexus on sound quality but it's very very close.

It's likely that the 5s will have the better resale value so something to consider when looking at total cost of ownership
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Old 25-10-2013, 15:29
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HTC One is the best phone on the market. I would buy it even if it were more expensive than the 5s. But as it`s cheaper.... it really is a no brainer.
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Old 25-10-2013, 15:30
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Go to a phone shop and try both handsets. The screen is much bigger on the HTC, but perhaps you might find the iPhone more pocket-able and it will seamlessly integrate with your iTunes.

Personally if your going Android I would wait for the Nexus 5. The sound chip on the Nexus 4 is excellent and I also have an iPhone 5s. The 5s perhaps just shades the Nexus on sound quality but it's very very close.

It's likely that the 5s will have the better resale value so something to consider when looking at total cost of ownership
the thing is i will be getting it on contract....people have told me not to get the nexus 5 on a contract....and i can't really afford as a student to spend 300+ on a phone in one go....

Also there is the issue of my music collection.....all my songs are iTunes purchases
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Old 25-10-2013, 15:34
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Get the iPhone then
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Old 25-10-2013, 16:06
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Get the iPhone then
hmm maybe
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Old 25-10-2013, 16:10
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the htc one is cheaper but most of music collection over 1k songs are purchased music from iTunes.....
There is no problem syncing Android to iTunes (even copies the playlists etc).

I just have an app called iSyncr and it will even sync over the wireless.

Here it is: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...Syncr&hl=en_GB

There is no excuse to have an iPhone.

Honestly I would try both and see which you are more comfortable with although you can customize Android more than the iPhone (can customize absolutely anything).
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Old 25-10-2013, 16:11
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the thing is i will be getting it on contract....people have told me not to get the nexus 5 on a contract....and i can't really afford as a student to spend 300+ on a phone in one go....

Also there is the issue of my music collection.....all my songs are iTunes purchases
What about a nexus 4 off ebay then. A 16gig can probably be had for a tad over 200.

Combine that with something like the ovivo freedom sim, which runs of the vodafone network and you are going to save one heck of a lot of money.

I have no problem just copying my itunes music ( as long as you got it after 2009 I think ) out of the itunes music folder on to the nexus 4 drive and using google play.
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Old 25-10-2013, 16:29
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There is no problem syncing Android to iTunes (even copies the playlists etc).

I just have an app called iSyncr and it will even sync over the wireless.

Here it is: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...Syncr&hl=en_GB

There is no excuse to have an iPhone.

Honestly I would try both and see which you are more comfortable with although you can customize Android more than the iPhone (can customize absolutely anything).
Oh....
So i will have to download isyncr to my macbook...and then it will sync my iTunes library to my htc one?

Do you download the app to your macbook or you download the app to your phone?
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Old 25-10-2013, 16:58
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Combine that with something like the ovivo freedom sim, which runs of the vodafone network
Presumably Ovivo (and Vodafone) are fine some places but, where I live, they are c**p for 3G and not really suitable for smartphones (good 2G though!)
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Old 25-10-2013, 17:02
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Oh....
So i will have to download isyncr to my macbook...and then it will sync my iTunes library to my htc one?

Do you download the app to your macbook or you download the app to your phone?
The app runs on the phone.

And if you've got a Macbook you'll need this one

https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...r4Mac&hl=en_GB

You go to the Google Play store from the icon on the phone and find the app, download and install it. Not unlike you would do with an iPhone except for where you get the apps from of course .
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Old 25-10-2013, 17:24
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Oh....
So i will have to download isyncr to my macbook...and then it will sync my iTunes library to my htc one?

Do you download the app to your macbook or you download the app to your phone?
There is an app that goes on the computer and also one on the phone.
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Old 25-10-2013, 17:27
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the thing is i will be getting it on contract....people have told me not to get the nexus 5 on a contract....and i can't really afford as a student to spend 300+ on a phone in one go....

Also there is the issue of my music collection.....all my songs are iTunes purchases
there's nothing inherently wrong with getting a Nexus 5 on contract, its just a far poorer deal over the long term than buying it up front, as you'll be likely paying the same per month as if you picked a more expensive handset. Chances are that the Nexus 5 will be higher specced than the HTC One though, so even if you do spend the same as you would for the H1, I'm not sure thats reason to discount the N5.

itunes purchases will work fine on any device.
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Old 25-10-2013, 18:46
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There is an app that goes on the computer and also one on the phone.
I notice that there is no mention of needing any software installing on the computer on the Play Store. You have to go to the developer's website to get that.

http://www.jrtstudio.com/iSyncr-iTunes-for-Android
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Old 25-10-2013, 21:22
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HTC one many times better than iPhone. Had 3 iPhones for several years got fed up waiting nearly a month for my 5s I ordered in the morning of launch day 20th Sept. so just before they delivered got. htc one.
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Old 25-10-2013, 21:23
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Old 25-10-2013, 23:33
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Old 26-10-2013, 07:03
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HTC one many times better than iPhone. Had 3 iPhones for several years got fed up waiting nearly a month for my 5s I ordered in the morning of launch day 20th Sept. so just before they delivered got. htc one.
I also had the 4 4S and 5 iPhones before taking the chance on the HTC One. No regrets whatsoever. It's a brilliant phone,and no way would I consider getting the 5S. Screen size alone would be a great disappointment. Best money I've ever spent on a phone.
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Old 26-10-2013, 09:20
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You might want to try an HTC instore first as its mahoosive compared to an iphone.

http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/c...ps8f15fada.jpg
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Old 26-10-2013, 10:55
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Very impressed with the 5s. The battery is lasting much longer than the 5. And since the new iOS 7.0.3 update on Wednesday, reading comments on that thread, others have posted how much longer their battery life is lasting also. Also, from seeing 5s vs HTC One videos on YT, the 5s is quicker accessing online content and Apps and is more responsive. The camera on the 5s is a lot better also and has a lot more options.

The fingerprint ID is also very handy as it saves you from having to type in a pass code everytime you want to access your phone which can be very annoying.
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Old 26-10-2013, 16:42
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Very impressed with the 5s. The battery is lasting much longer than the 5. And since the new iOS 7.0.3 update on Wednesday, reading comments on that thread, others have posted how much longer their battery life is lasting also. Also, from seeing 5s vs HTC One videos on YT, the 5s is quicker accessing online content and Apps and is more responsive. The camera on the 5s is a lot better also and has a lot more options.

The fingerprint ID is also very handy as it saves you from having to type in a pass code everytime you want to access your phone which can be very annoying.
how long does the battery on the 5s last?
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Old 26-10-2013, 17:11
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how long does the battery on the 5s last?
Mine lasts 5 days. But I don't use it for internet much. Just calls/ texts and gaming. Others on the iOS 7 thread commented that their batteries are lasting a lot longer now since the new iOS update.
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