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Tuesday Poll: Is the HTC One Your Next Smartphone?

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Time for our obligatory poll, asking which of you will be picking up the new HTC One. It’s a sharp looking device and with specs such as a quad-core Snapdragon 600, 2GB of RAM, and a ton of new proprietary software from HTC, it’s probably going to be a real killer of a device.

From what we know, it’s headed to AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile supposedly sometime in March. As for Verizon, it’s not looking so good. So, let’s hear it!

Will the HTC One be your next phone?

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  • punkroyale

    Once you went Thunderbolt you’ll never go HTC again.

  • http://twitter.com/BamseHansen Villiam

    samsung all the way :) or, if they had real gamer computers, it would be all the way :)

  • S2556

    GS4 and moto X has the best bet at taking money. Still anyones game though!

    • Stan

      Im defiantly waiting to see what the Samsung GS4 has in store, as well as the Moto X Phone. I think I’ll either buy the GS4 or Moto X phone. HTC One wasn’t as exciting as I thought It would be.

      • S2556

        yeah. I think what makes the HTC one a no go for me is sense 5.0, weird hardware key layout, and locked boot loader.

  • Joe

    Where’s option for no, even if it’s going to Verizon.

    • JoshGroff

      That would be the option “No”

    • MooleyBooleyTroll

      Didn’t you ever learn from your mother? No means NO!!!! :P

  • Daniel

    Maybe if they made a smaller, 4″ or so, version with a keyboard ON VERIZON I’d care a lot more…

    • Tim242

      You might as well forget about 4″ screens and keyboards. They are dead.

  • Tony Byatt

    Landslide Poll…Numbers Don’t Lie…

  • http://twitter.com/kderentz Kristopher Derentz

    Ill wait to see the next Nexus Device or the X-Phone ….. Im itching to get back on android, but one of the main reasons I left was the lack of updates and waiting on carriers, and this phone will still have those issues. Fingers crossed that Google will sell the X Phone or next Nexus with LTE, on Verizon, and you will get updates directly from Google.

    • Tim242

      Google will not sell a Verizon phone.

      • Ronaldo

        UNTIL THEY DO. THEN YOUR MIND WILL BE BLOWN.

  • Hazadriel

    Won’t go with another skinned phone after the Thunderbolt. It’s Nexus or bust.

  • NicholasMicallef

    I’ll wait and see how it compares to the SIV…

  • jrod

    Wow Check out Mobile Geeks Quadrant test score for M7 aka HTC one UNREAL check the youtube channel Qualcomm 600 A BEAST!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Greg

    LOL

  • Rodeojones000

    Not even if it came bundled with guaranteed lifetime unlimited data on Verizon and spit out a $100 bill once a month.

    • JoshGroff

      I’d buy one off contract on release day if it did that.

  • ckeegan

    Honestly, it would be silly for any true Android fan not to at least wait 2 months for Google I/O before buying a phone. Unless of course you desperately need a new phone now. Hell, even then, I would probably borrow someone else’s for 2 months.

  • http://www.facebook.com/walmes1 William Almes

    you should stop doing poll, because everyone will say know, all im going to say is enjoy your crappy 2 year old smartphones and flipphones. im sure most of you have them that said no.

    • Tim242

      I have a Note II that I paid $750 for, with taxes. I will buy another phone full price when one comes along that suits me. The ONE is not the ONE.

      • Ronaldo

        NICE OPINION.

  • Michael33704

    Galaxy Note 2 is the game winner for the foreseeable future…..

  • http://www.youtube.com/kimirPORTALS kimir

    HTC is almost as dead as RIM.

    • Tim242

      Sadly. But, they are digging their own grave.

  • spunker88

    Verizon passed on this because they couldn’t find anywhere to put their logo on the front.

    • Tim242

      Or maybe because they have the superior DNA.

      • TylerChappell

        Gotta say, I am pretty happy with my DNA thus far, especially after getting the sexy garnet red Seidio kickstand case for it today. This HTC One, while nice, does not give me any buyer’s remorse whatsoever. Storage aside, the Droid DNA is quite possibly the best phone on Verizon right now, if for the screen alone.

    • MooleyBooleyTroll

      Verizon would etch their logo into the screen if they had too.

  • EvanTheGamer

    HELL no, but the SGS4 certainly is!

  • StevieWelles

    Perhaps if they let me get rid of Sense easily.

  • http://twitter.com/jdrch jdrch

    No user removable battery.

  • Hohlraum

    I don’t support companies that negotiate with terrorists.

    • JoshGroff

      I’m assuming there’s a story to go along with that post?

      • Hohlraum

        They settled with Apple over their BS patent claims.

        • JoshGroff

          Shows how much I knew about the exact definition of terrorism. Learn something new every day. o-o

          • Hohlraum

            This is the US. We throw that word around for anyone we don’t like these days ;)

          • JoshGroff

            Although, to be fair, they were legally obligated to negotiate with said terrorists. That has to count for something. ;)

  • BrianLipp

    So, what were people saying about HTC “not being able to top the Droid DNA?” I seem to recall people getting mad at me for saying it would be topped in a few months, but “the Droid DNA has super highend specs. How can you top them?” Just goes to show you, never discount HTC when it comes to topping one of their own phones is less than 4 months

    • Tim242

      Smaller display, same size device. All other specs are comparable. So, how is it better?

      • BrianLipp

        One has snapdragon 600, with has A15 components which alone makes it better than the s4 pro. The screen is smaller, but is still 1080p,so it has a better ppi. And w/e they’re doing with the camera will probably make it better than the DNa. It’s the same things that happened with the rezound and the one X.

        • Tim242

          In every day use, there will be no speed difference. Plus, Sense slows it down anyway. Are you serious about the PPI? The human eye can’t detect over 300. Even if it could, do you think your eyes could see the difference between 440 and 486? That is utter nonsense. That camera junk they are doing is a gimmick. Ultra pixel is a marketing ploy, like retina display.

  • David Caccavo

    had the Rezound for a while and it was serviceable. moved on to the Galaxy S3 and it blew it away. i cant help but love stock that i get on my N7 so if the Nexus 4 came to verizon I would ditch all other phones. affordable, stock, and excellent specs. dangerous combination.

  • Guest

    Samsung > HTC

    • eee

      HTC > THC

  • t3chi3

    Waiting on the Xperia Z

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    DEFINITELY. 4.7 1080p. I honestly refuse to go bigger after the S3. The hardware design is fantastic. Who else can match HTC with Android phones on design? Nobody. The new Sense will take some getting used to, but i’ve come to terms with using the Skins for their pros because they’re not going anywhere. I’m willing to give it a try…if I don’t like it either a launcher or rooting will suffice. 64GB will be mine!

    • Rob

      EPIC FAIL with the battery again. Just like all HTC devices. Don’t get this, you will regret it. Oh, also HTC has the SLOWEST software upgrade rate of all the mobile companies. They blame it on carriers but everyone knows that just isn’t the whole story.

      • JoshGroff

        I’d say HTC is second to Samsung, with Motorola and LG being the slowest.

      • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

        Everyone says the same thing about other OEMS (They take forever with updates) bottom line is it starts with your carrier (ask VZW customers)… And on top of that no oem taks less than 3 months to update to the newest Android Version… at that point it doesn’t really matter who is faster.

        And I don’t have much to say about the battery since it hasn’t been tested. DNA has 2020, this is 2300 it should be fine. If it’s not, my car charger will suffice.

      • LionStone

        Yep, epic fail on the battery…I just hate when my DNA performs like this hehe :-)

    • Tim242

      The DNA is 5″ 1080p, yet the same size as the One.

      • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

        It’s not. DNA height is 5.55 inches. ONE is 5.41. DNA Width is 2.78. ONE is 2.69. Daily navigation of the phone will be a lot easier than the DNA

        • LionStone

          What’s that, like a 1/4″ difference in height? I wouldn’t say a lot easier in navigation though.

        • Tim242

          2.7 vs 2.78 in width. Do you really think less than a tenth of an inch in width will make a difference? WoW.

  • Kevin McDole

    Not with that button placement and absolute lack of task switcher.

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      Task switcher…double tap home button

      • Kevin McDole

        Oh yeah, convenient…along with the other 50 features mapped to the home button. Going to look like a tool with the HTC logo in between the buttons.

        • mustbepbs

          Maybe you should get the phone with the apple on the back if you’re concerned with how you look with your phone’s button placement..

          • Kevin McDole

            I care about being able to switch tasks easily, like I can do on my Nexus 7 or Rezound. Are you not looking at the same phone? You’re really defending what they’re doing? I’m an avid fan of HTC and I feel betrayed and hurt by this latest decision. The rest of the community (probably including you) has been bashing them for so long. I was holding out on giving them a chance. Look at this…I can’t even speak.

          • mustbepbs

            I said with the LOOK. You said you’ll look like a tool with the HTC logo in between the buttons. I wasn’t commenting on their clear lack of intelligence with their button placement and functions, just on your comment.

        • JoshGroff

          Is remembering to double tap instead of holding it like with other HTC phones really that much of a difference?

          • Kevin McDole

            The One X and later phones of that series had a dedicated switcher, and later the home button had Google Now added to it. I just think it’s silly to remove a button and then to assign three tasks to a button. If I wanted an iPhone (like someone suggested I might like), I would’ve bought one.

          • JoshGroff

            I didn’t know that, I did know they got rid of the menu and search buttons though. (Really like how CM10 has the search button mapped to Google Now on the Rezound though.)

          • Pedro

            And if you are HTC, and trying to get as much repeat customers as possible, is it so hard to NOT change what your customers know?

            By the way, I’ve never gone HTC. OG, Gnex, N4. fastboot oem unlock.

    • LionStone

      Fackwors!?

      • Kevin McDole

        Yes.

        • LionStone

          Yep… can’t figure it out either :(

    • TylerChappell

      Maybe the lack of a task switcher button is HTC’s way of not wanting to remind people just how piss poor of a job their Sense implementation of the task switcher is compared to stock Android. =[

  • me

    Yeah, the hardware buttons are a major no go. Once you have the Galaxy Nexus, you can never go to anything with hardware button again.

    • kidtronic

      Having gone from a Gnex (R.I.P.) to a GS3, the transition is painful, but you get used to it.

      • http://thomashunsaker.com Thomas Hunsaker

        I ended up disabling the buttons on my GS3 and enabling the soft-keys. Best phone-related decision ever.

  • Dave

    HTC made strides, but still doesn’t seem to get it as far as I’m concerned. WTF is that giant HTC logo in the nav bar. What designer signed off on that?? Fire him now. Why won’t they move to on screen buttons, that goes for you too Samsung. For the love of god, it’s cleaner and makes for a much more attractive phone. The camera thing to me is whatever, but I do love the speaker upgrade, and feel that’s something being overlooked greatly. The quality of design is also a plus. But I’m not a fan of skins, get rid of them, period. Not a bad phone, but with the others coming out this year, I feel like this will fall flat, just like the One-X.

    • brando56894

      Agreed. I do love the idea of amp’d stereo speakers, the contrast of the black and white makes the phone look ugly thought, if I were to get it I’d get the black model so it would be seamless. I’ve had two HTC devices and I’ve never liked Sense and always took it off as soon as possible.

  • mustbepbs

    Looks like the consensus is NO!

  • me

    Nexus 5 All The Way!

  • derek connolly

    No, I’m not really a fan of the Iphone 5 ;)

    • http://twitter.com/havens1515 Randroid

      More like Windows Phone 8…

  • http://twitter.com/Bateluer Robert Boluyt

    Looks like a solid device from HTC, but I just bought a Razr HD Maxx a month ago. Maybe if Verizon decides to terminate my unlimited data plan.

  • jmasterj

    If they sold it unlocked for $400 or less I would certainly consider it, but only after waiting to see what the Galaxy S4 and the X Phone turn out to be.

  • leenephi

    No “maybe”?! XD Too soon…

  • Ben Johnson

    Tempting, but to many bad decisions to be a default winner.
    – No Verizon
    – No Software Buttons (now only 2 buttons)

    – “BlinkFeed”?

  • teevirus

    Waiting on Moto X phone. Assuming it comes to Verizon.

    • Austin Warren

      You don’t know anything about it. Don’t get too hyped.

      • ckeegan

        But it’d be stupid not to wait 3 months for more info, before dropping $ on this.

      • teevirus

        I should have also mentioned that I’m not up for a new phone until July. So I would be waiting anyway. I do agree that is should not get hyped because I was excited by this phone and now that I see official specs and the skin I’ll pass.

  • Russell Sprague

    once you go soft keys you can’t go back. Waiting for the Xperia ZL

    • http://twitter.com/wynalazca Andrew Webber

      Except for when you actually do go back to physical keys (I went from GNex to GS3) and realize the extra screen space is very useful. I don’t think I’d consider soft-keys to be a selling point of a phone for me, regardless of what Google’s intentions are.

  • http://twitter.com/martyjones100 martyjones100

    I wouldn’t sleep with HTC One if it was the last woman on earth & humankind depended on it

    • leenephi

      Harsh, bro. And I don’t say bro very often.

  • EricRees

    Oh how I would love for this phone to be on Verizon. Yet the DNA is going to ruin my chances. I am a sad, sad man.

    • Damian

      In the same boat! Have you decided on the DNA for your upgrade?

      • EricRees

        No sir. I’m stuck in limbo at the moment, I don’t know what to do D:

        • Damian

          I’m a Charge owner and I don’t think I can wait much longer for anything better. Time to bite the bullet again.

          • EricRees

            Wait until we get a bit more information on the Galaxy S4, or the XPhone. Right now is an awkward time to do any moves.

      • Ben Johnson

        I’ve been thinking about it, but I can’t get over that 16GB.

    • LionStone

      Get it on T-Mobile :-)

      • Tim242

        Oh, that awful T-Mobile network…

        • LionStone

          I wanted to try it with the N4 but none were to be had through Google, but I think they have pretty good coverage in the Bay Area and East coast. No?

        • Pedro

          It’s not that bad.
          They just don’t want to cover you!

          Me, they want!

  • alphanu22

    iDonotwant

  • JoshGroff

    I might wait for it to get S-off and buy one used when I decide to hop off Verizon, or I might actually wait out my contract and get the Note 3/X phone before I go prepaid.

  • http://www.facebook.com/dan.gulino.1 Dan Gulino

    Where’s the i’m broke option?

  • bravsfn1

    Man I hope they don’t bring that sense 5 crap to the DNA. Yuk.

  • DroidzFX

    YeS! I want to use that new innovative feature called zoe…. aka a video clip.

    • Tim242

      I want BlinkFeed! /s /s /s

  • http://twitter.com/Tutunkari Ku

    Not with the bollocks that is my HTC Rezound.
    I’ve had both an Eris and an Incredible and the Rezound is by far the worst I’ve owned.
    I’m through with HTC/Verizon and going Nexus/T-Mo when my contract is up.

    • Tim242

      Better test that network first. It’s terrible.

  • http://jordanhotmann.com/ Jordan Hotmann

    Once you go Nexus, you don’t go back…

    • hyperbolee

      Went GNex to Note 2, would never go back lol
      Edit: unless you’re talking about HTC… cause my wife had a Rezound and yuck I agree with that, now she has the Gnex.

      • pd240

        I did the same. The note 2 is already starting to have a good development community.

        • wickets

          thats true but in reality the note sans developers is still an incredible piece of tech…the roms are just icing on the cake

          • michael arazan

            HTC needs to make a a media device with wifi, just music pics and videos and take advantage of the Beats, where is that product? also maybe a wireless beats bluetooth speaker.

        • Thomas

          Note 2 rocks !!! That is all, carry on…..

      • Bionicman

        the Note 2 is a fantastic phone. I’ve been stock and everything about it has been great. all this talk about roms is getting me interested. maybe when i start feeling that it is getting stale i’l start playing with roms.

        • Fattie McDoogles

          I got the Note 2 and put CM 10.1 on it and have not looked back. I miss a few keyboard and some of the stuff for the S-Pen but it’s not worth going back if you ask me.

          • cole hartman

            Are the nightlies stable enough yet?

          • Fattie McDoogles

            Yea. I haven’t had a problem with any of them. Make sure you wipe your cache every time you update to a new nightly and definitely give it a reboot after you install it. I would wait about an hour or so so everything can settle. But they are great.

        • Dave

          My incredible battery life was shattered with the OTA update. Radio reception is not as good any more. I’ll have to ROM it if it doesn’t get fixed.

          • Bionicman

            weird it didnt affect mine. reception is light years better than my gnex and its crazy watching my friends and family having to constantly charge their phone when im barely at %75. ok i’ll stop drooling over my phone now

          • Dave

            Mine was like that. Now it’s plugged in by 3pm. After several 3 way calls with VZ and Samsung, if it’s not fixed by the next OTA, I’m allowed to re-upgrade at upgrade pricing. Example, today: 18 texts, 1 call @ 3 minutes, 34 minutes screen time, powered up for 4 hours, battery at 77%.

          • Bionicman

            5 hours battery time w/ 4G on – 30m screen time, 15m 4G streaming,15m music = %90 battery left….(not to mention I have 2 push email accounts and other services running in the background). maybe you have a bad phone/battery?

          • Dave

            It worked great until about two weeks ago, right when the OTA hit. I can’t imagine any hardware could tank that fast. 4g goes in and out a lot now, never did before.

    • JoshGroff

      Except for the fact that the G-Nex has terrible radios and camera. I had to go back to my Rezound because of it, but at least I have CM10.1 to keep me going.

      • BulletTooth_Tony

        The One only has a 4 megapixel camera… larger pixels to capture the image, yes…. but I’m very interested to see how well they can dispel the megapixel myth by using this sensor….

        • Austin Warren

          2 * 4mp cameras

          • Tim242

            Nope, just the one.

          • http://www.facebook.com/michael.drewitt Michael Drewitt

            It has new tech HTC is calling “ultrapixles” 2, 4mp sensors in one, supposed to be better, but we will see .

          • Tim242

            It is not two 4MP lenses. It is only one. They are just bigger pixels. It MAY make the on screen pic look better. However, it is still just 4MP. Zooming or printing will greatly reduce quality.

      • John

        Radios are just fine on my gnex. But ya, camera is bleh. It’s not a deal breaker for me & choices are good I guess.

        • JoshGroff

          I guess I’m just used to Motorola and HTC’s radios, which have been pretty solid, so going to the G-Nex was a major disappointment. Could be my G-Nex was exceptionally bad, but I wasn’t about to buy another just to find out.

        • http://twitter.com/havens1515 Randroid

          I have to agree that the biggest issue with my GNex are the radios. I don’t use the camera too often, and when I do it’s fine for my uses. But the radios are awful.

      • droidftw

        Only thing I hate about my GNex is the GPS. It takes forever to get a lock.

        • http://jordanhotmann.com/ Jordan Hotmann

          Sammy has had issues with GPS for as long as I can remember…

        • http://twitter.com/paedz718 Paul D

          do a Google search for “galaxy nexus optimal gps settings”. After I made the changes noted to my gps.conf file, my GPS locks in seconds. must be rooted tho

      • AxemRed

        I used to have a Bionic and I complained to Verizon about data drops enough that they let me switch to the GNex. I’m happy with the GNex and wouldn’t switch back. But I agree about the camera and radios. In regards to the radios, the difference is huge. The Bionic had shockingly better signal than the GNex.

    • http://www.facebook.com/objection89 Miguel Angel Portela

      You do when the new one’s made of glass and has horrible battery life.

      • http://jordanhotmann.com/ Jordan Hotmann

        The 4.2.2 update really improved battery life. Getting 4+ hours of screen on time now.

      • Pedro

        Battery wasn’t ever bad. Then again, I never ran the stock kernel. Google apparently fudged the original kernel to keep 2 cores on at all times and never let them slow down.

        A bad day for me from day two was just over 3 hours screen time. Coming from a Gnex, I still think it’s heaven. I’ve never had an issue getting through a day. And a wireless charger on my desk at work makes anything less than 50% battery a thing of the past. Just set it (down), and forget it!

    • Rodeojones000

      Smartest response I’ve read today. I won’t ever own a non-Nexus device.

    • DC_Guy

      Not for everyone. I had my Nexus 4 for about a week and sent it back. I still have a Note 2 and an iPhone 5 and I love them both.

    • Dan

      I hated both my Nexus phones.. Just sayin GO NOTE 2

    • APPLE.LORDofCRAPDROIDS

      MEH! THIS SOC WILL BE OLD NEWS AND THE SIZE OF THAT BATTER IS JUST SHOWING HTC IGNORANCE. IN OTHER NEWS I CAN’T BELIEVE THE S4 WILL USE THIS SAME CHIP I MEAN BY THE TIME IT COMES OUT THERE WILL BE LIKE A DOZEN PHONES WITH IT… BY THE WAY THE SUNSPIDER BENCH IS JUST PATHETIC. I BET WHEN THE NEW IPHONE COMES OUT WITH ITS A7 WITH QUAD CPU AND QUAD POWERVR SGX554 IT WILL JUST ANNIHILATE THESE POS. BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAAHAHA

      • Austin Warren

        Worst troll ever. Stop sucking that D.

      • EvanTheGamer

        You are such a funny…looking person. Also you must be living in your dogs basement, eh?

        And you must really have a horrible caps lock. Wow. I’ve never seen such a bad caps lock issue before in my life.

        • JoshGroff

          EVEN WITH CRUISE CONTROL YOU STILL HAVE TO STEER.

      • trwb

        You didn’t have your typing up loud enough. I think you need extra caps on those locks.

    • Tim242

      Not really. I went from Gnex to Note II.

    • MooleyBooleyTroll

      My N4 is OK.. Will be going back to Moto if they ever have one that works on T-Mobile.

    • http://twitter.com/davidbavin David Bavin

      Had the GNex, now have a Note II.

    • Hohlraum

      Unless that Nexus is on Verizon. Then you don’t go back to Verizon either.

    • http://www.facebook.com/fady.awad.31 Fady Awad

      Pure android 4.2.2 in the HTC One would be amazing…

  • sc0rch3d

    nope, friend just dropped off an S3… i’m okay being a generation behind :)

  • Austin Warren

    Definitely not. Too many better phones coming out. Plus, it’s too small.

    • http://www.Nave360.com Sebastian Gorgon

      HA…

    • EricRees

      4.7″ is too small these days? Oh dear.

      • Austin Warren

        After using my Note 2 yes. Can’t believe I ever used an iphone. Even the Gnex feels small.

      • Shilamar

        That’s just someone being ridiculous.

      • Tim242

        Yes, it is too small when their 5″ display DNA is the same size.

  • http://twitter.com/_GotHeeem Eric Witts

    If Kellen can’t operate the thing, how can us lay folk run it!

    • JoshGroff

      By messing around with it for more than 5-10 minutes? They don’t give you that much hands on time.

    • Tim242

      I know…I was like Damn.