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HTC One (2014) Silver Variant Spotted in the Wild

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HTC is terrible at keeping secrets. Information about the company’s HTC One follow-up  has leaked ad infinitum: press renderings and benchmarks have come at a constant clip, ruining whatever surprise HTC had in store for March 25.

Today, the leaks continue with purported images of an HTC One (2014) in the wild. It appears to be the silver variant of the device, revealed unofficially last week.

The uploader of the photos, a member of HardForums, said that the device was an evaluation model from HTC. He reports that the front-facing camera is 4 MP, and that the handset feels “thinner than the 2013 ONE [sic] and taller.” Take all that with a hefty grain of salt, of course.

Should the rumors prove accurate, the HTC One (2014) should feature a 5-inch 1080p display, a Snapdragon 800 or 801 chipset, 2GB of RAM, and a dual-camera array capable of capturing quality photos low-light conditions. March 25 can’t come soon enough!

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Via: HardForums

 

  • Shawheim

    Desire 816 over this new One

  • Morgan Casteel

    I think they’re pulling our leg

  • novybajwa

    want thisss one plz give me

  • chris125

    Let’s hope they Didnt skimpon the battery and camera

  • Richard Yarrell

    Pretty hideous this Htc M8 just like this dude squiddy20

    • squiddy20

      1. Wow. What a childish retard. Posting images you found on the Internet and claiming they’re me. Also, way to use the same image you used a week ago. How original.
      2. Yes, this blurrycam shot is 100% proof of the final build of the new HTC One. It could have a case on it. It could be an intentionally leaked early prototype of the device. It could be anything. What a blind Samsung fanboy.

      • Chris

        just ignore the kids

    • Chris

      maybe you should stay on topic and grow up a little?

  • saif

    This is the details under the leaked image. Someone should go to this guy in Atlanta Georgia to leak all the details!
    Cant wait until end or March

    • Tim242

      You are wrong for that

      • The Narrator

        Guys an idiot for not hiding himself.

        • Tim242

          That may be true. But posting GPS coordinates and a map of his location is just pure wrong. What if I did that to you? You and your multiple accounts would disappear quickly.

    • Ben Edwards

      Samsung I9505G? Hahah. That’s brilliant.

  • Cruz

    For anyone that is not liking the new One and GS5. This is the time to get a Nexus 5. The price is right and the specs are great. And in my opinion the device looks great. The Nexus 5 will go great with the new wearable Google is working on with LG.

    • Chris

      Nexus 6 is right around the corner though

      • Tim242

        If you consider Oct/Nov right around the corner…

        • Chris

          It will come soon plus like I said above come ship with new android versions

          • Tim242

            9 months is not soon. Just sayin.

          • Chris

            True, but look how far we are in 2014 already. It’s almost March.

            And who knows. Maybe Google will surprise us with an early nexus decide. Sure the nexus devices always came out in the fall, but who’s to say Google won’t change it up?

            Got to have an open mind my friend

      • Ben Edwards

        Right around the corner, as in late 2014? Lol. Long time to wait don’t you think?

        • Chris

          It will come soon and shipped with the next android version. October last year came fast after February did right?

      • Cruz

        Seems like no one is satisfied no matter what they have or what’s around the calendar…

    • Intellectua1

      No thanks, I’m not a stock Android fan. It’s a bit too boring for me and I don’t want to have to root my phone just to get good features..

    • Tim242

      No thanks. Battery and camera are meh. Cord has lead in it. Oh, and not possible on Verizon.

  • Dee

    Why 2GB ram and not 3?

    • Ben Edwards

      Do you really NEED 3GB of RAM though?

      • Chris

        Do we really NEED 2Gb though? Why not just 512mb?

        • Tim242

          That is not a valid argument. We know 512 MB is not enough. Anybody that has used the Note 3 and looked at usage, knows that you never even approach 3 GB.

          • Chris

            Just responding to but hurt people who hate High end specs

          • Tim242

            The S5 has the same high end specs, with what will probably be a much better camera. The main thing people were screaming about was JUST 2GB of RAM whaaaaat? There’s a double standard around here.

          • Ben Edwards

            I believe you meant butt, and my behind is just fine but thanks for the concern :) Couldn’t help but laugh at “hate high end specs” though, get a grip.

        • Ben Edwards

          Hey 512MB worked pretty well for Apple up until recently. That’s a good question though, is 2GB even necessary? My Note 10.1 has 2GB and it never gets close to that with decent usage.

      • The Narrator

        The question is… Why not? Id rather have 3gb and not 2gb if I’m stuck for 2 years.

        • Ben Edwards

          There’s no reason why not, but I’m going to assume that it’s an added cost that adds no additional benefits to the phone – so that being the case I would rather stick with 2GB of RAM that works equally as well and have cheaper device (albeit slightly, every cent counts).

  • ahhh yes

    YES the ONE is a fantastic phone, even looks good. But HTC really needs to shock us or goodbye. I don’t think carrying over the same look / design over is going to sell phones.

    • Chris

      It worked for Samsung and Apple.

      Why do they need to change the look each year? Why do you think car companies keep the same look for a good 5-7 years before changing it up?

      • NexusMan

        I think the original HTC One is a fantastic device. BUT….HTC is not Samsung and Apple. The difference is Samsung and Apple are releasing iterations on devices that actually have sold phenomenally well. ahh yes, is simply stating that clearly, HTC needs to bring something EXTRA, because what they already had, clearly wasn’t enough.

        • Tim242

          They are bringing something extra. Extra bezel!

        • Chris

          What is they need is better marketing. Cleaver marketing that is and no not hip hop music or hiring Robert Downey Jr

  • htowngtr

    I’d hope its the 801 and not 800, but you never know.

  • Jeremy Gross

    i was hoping no black bar and smaller bezzels…..

  • crazed_z06

    OMG.. it looks just like the old one! It must not be good!

  • Mario Lovato

    His name is right on the upper part of that clip board so guess he doesn’t care if they know he leaked it

  • rawr

    Need to replace my gnex but the choices are the sweet logo black bezel of HTC, capacitive/hardware buttons of the S5, or the mid-tier sinking ship moto…

    How hard is it for companies to replicate the nexus devices?

    • James_Kernicky

      I’m in the same boat as you. VZW galaxy nexus is crawling right now, I’m afraid it might catch fire some time.

      • rawr

        Sad part is, if it wasn’t for the employee discount we get for working here, I’d probably be on a new nexus every year w/ ATT or Tmobile.

      • T_Dizzle

        My GNex is running 4.4.2 via CM and it’s running pretty quick. I want a better battery and 4G radios so I’ll probably upgrade this year. Check out the LG G3 this year.

    • SplashMTN

      I went from the Gnex to the G2 and love it. LG can be bad with updates and the skin can be ugly, but my at&t G2 got 4.4.2 last Saturday. The screen, camera and battery are the best I’ve seen/used.

      • Tim242

        Just be sure to wash your hands thoroughly after you touch the cord. It has high amounts of lead.

        • The Narrator

          Like I said before, You’re more likely to die by being eaten by a shark on top of Mount everest

          • Tim242

            Lead doesn’t kill you instantly. It poisons you slowly, causing cancer. It is banned for use in most items. I’m not sure how cheap electronics manufacturers are still allowed to use it.

          • The Narrator

            It hasn’t killed anybody yet. How do you know it’s not in anything else you use? You don’t. It could be anywhere. If I die of cancer, oh well. All the medicinal Marijuana will be mine.

          • Tim242

            It has killed many children. Why do you think it was banned from toys? How do I know it’s not in anything else? You are lacking so much common sense. How do you think I knew it was in this? Answer: From the required warning.

          • Chris

            You and your multiple accounts really need to educate yourselves.

          • The Narrator

            Lol don’t make me expose you again. You don’t want to know what I’m capable of.

    • Chris

      Simple. Buy a nexus device.

      • Tim242

        Can you simply make it work on Verizon?

  • OneForTheGoodDays

    Just me? Or is HTC regressing to the Rezound form-factor? I actually LIKED the Rezound… so that’s not a bad thing.

    • Chris

      Just not all plastic, much better android verison and a much better sense.

  • GregSki86

    I’m very enticed by HTC’s One, since Samsung’s galaxy series is boring as hell now. Might consider picking this beauty up when it comes out depending on what specs HTC has up their sleeves.

  • Blue Sun

    I heart blurry cam.

  • TSON1

    What is that nasty ring around the camera? Reminds me of that kid in elementary school that drank red soda with both lips inside of the cup.

    • ReturnOfTheMack

      I looks like the device has a translucent case on it.

  • The Narrator

    I just want to know if they added more mp and does it have 3gb ram, and 3000+ battery. Shoshone wndnxjdkdndnd

  • Justin

    They need nice colored cases for this device

    • Tim242

      To cover up that “premium” metal? /s

  • reyalP

    Branding on the front of the phone does not equate to premium quality anymore!

  • yankeesusa

    Even though it looks a lot like the original I still like it.

  • C Jacobs

    2014 will be a repeat of 2013 for HTC: lots of accolades, not a lot of sales.

    • Alan Paone

      Same for 2011 and 2012. I wonder how they haven’t figured out that they have to do more than make a great product

      • OF

        And to think building a great product would be enough. What a crazy world we live in!

        • Tim242

          They can’t skimp on the camera, and they need a lesson in marketing.

  • http://www.twitter.com/nblufire12 Nathan Patel

    I dont like bezel…….! LG halp

    • Tim242

      LG will help you with bezel, but hurt you with the high levels of lead in their cords

      • http://www.twitter.com/nblufire12 Nathan Patel

        Motorola chargers :)

        Always so durable. Especially my car charger. No lead is nice too

  • NexusMan

    I realize that is a blurry pic purported to be of a phone that has yet to be released, but….that does not look good.

    • BMC123

      what dont you like about it? its looks just like the first htc one but with a ring around the camera

      • NexusMan

        No it doesn’t. Similar. But not just like it.

  • WCM3

    If this thing takes semi-decent pictures and has a decent battery, i’m getting it.

    My bets from latest HTC phones are 4.0 blurry as shiet megapixels and a 1,500 mAh battery..

    • Cael

      HTC’s battery situation is so bad that they need to seriously outright steal from the competition.

      • LionStone

        My DNA’s 2020mAh is averaging 16+ hrs w 3 hrs screen time on. I have a Nexus 7 and much of time the DNA is hotspotting about 10-50 GB a month. When I don’t need it and shut off data and use it just as a phone, it lasts for days.

        • Ryan

          16+ hours with hospot? I want to see proof. If so thats not to bad.

      • cizzlen

        Seriously dude. My One absolutely sucks power. I’ve tried roms, and stock rooted OS but the fact is Android still sucks in battery life minus the G2 and Moto Razrs.

  • DJyoSNOW

    Yes march 25th can’t come soon enough. I guess though part of an upgrade would be the screen size. (My 2¢)

  • http://androidandme.com/ Taylor Wimberly

    Microsoft is pushing their partners to do dual-boot phones with Android and Windows. I wonder if HTC would be one of their first partners to try that.

    • Alan Paone

      I hope not, I’ve only just finished expunging microsoft from my digital life.

  • http://twitter.com/geoff5093 Geoff Johnson

    I’m really curious how the dual-camera feature will work

    • calculatorwatch

      I read somewhere that it just functions as a depth sensor so that they can create enhanced depth-of-field shots like heavily blurred backgrounds and bokeh effects. Hopefully there’s more to it than that or I’m gonna be pretty disappointed.

    • Chris

      It may work like the nitro camera where you can snap a photo and then focus it AFTER you take a shot.

  • flosserelli

    So the huge black logo bar is a done deal *sigh*

    • onlygoodtime88

      its a finger print scanner

      • George264

        I was hoping for that to be. Then it wouldn’t be a space waster. Besides they had a sensor on the max they can’t be going backwards with this..right? Everyone’s going for a fingerprint sensor now with apple and samsung on it

  • NothingShocking

    No matter what side you look at it, you are still going to know it’s and HTC.

    • NexusMan

      Exactly. Is the logo on BOTH sides REALLY necessary? (The front one will probably be replaced with the carrier, which will be even worse).

      • Tyler Casilio

        I have a feeling, an extremely small one, that there isn’t going to be a bottom bezel on the front

        • Tim242

          Have you seen the pics? It’s a done deal.

  • Ray

    Pictures taken with a potato?

    • flosserelli

      :)

  • MrJigolo

    Still has that horrible bezel :/

    • hoosiercub88

      You need a bezel so your hands don’t touch the sides of the digitizer…

      • NexusMan

        But you don’t need a giant black bar at the bottom, serving as a background for a logo.

        • hoosiercub88

          I think that the kinds of people that cruise DL/AC/Etc are the only ones that look at things like that and think about it as much as you’re obviously doing.

          • Jordan

            It changes how you use the device, & essentially makes it as hard as a Note 3 sized device to use single handed. The majority of people rest their pinky on the bottom of the phone when using it. When there’s that much bottom bezel(Speakers, HTC Logo, on screen buttons) you simple just can’t reach the top without readjusting your hand. This takes away from the overall experience, which most people, even those who don’t read DL, pay attention to.

            I’m all for on screen buttons, but in this case I wish they would had just left their capacitive.

          • hoosiercub88

            I never had any issues using my Note II single-handed I realize it’s not quite as big as a Note 3 but it’s still a large, wide handset.

            I wouldn’t purchase an HTC phone for my own personal reasons, They make nice devices that obviously some people adore, I’d really like to have seen them make a bold move with their One, but they didn’t, just as Samsung didn’t make a bold move with the Galaxy S.

          • NexusMan

            Not thinking about it excessively. I have eyes, and I saw it, and found it unattractive. INSTANTLY. It took no more than a couple of seconds to come to that reaction.

      • Jordan

        He’s talking about the HTC logo bezel.

        • hoosiercub88

          It’s personal preference, that fraction of an inch in length gives the phone more space for battery/radios/antennas/etc.. I’m sure It’s not solely aesthetic, at least from the inside.

          • NexusMan

            Virtually every other manufacturer on virtually every other modern high end smartphone, has managed to accomplish that without a bezel, a bezel on top of the bezel, and on screen buttons on top of the bezel on top of the bezel.

          • Tim242

            There could be screen there instead of useless bezel.

      • Alan Paone

        On a tablet yes, but on a phone you hold the sides and back. Why are you holding your phone with your thumb on the front?

        • hoosiercub88

          Because that’s how I hold my phone..?

          I guess I’m holding it wrong.

          • Alan Paone

            You’re holding it the normal way. There’s no need for a bezel the way you’re holding it!

          • Jordan

            Here’s a reference picture on how not to hold it by clinching onto the front of the device. http://forums-cdn.appleinsider.com/e/e1/e1853501_IMG_0004.jpeg

          • hoosiercub88

            I wasn’t aware there was a right and wrong way to hold my phone.

          • NexusMan

            Yes. To steal a quote from you, you hold it on the sides and back “so your hands don’t touch the sides of the digitizer…” That method is especially useful, when using phones with current, advanced, modern designs that reduce unnecessary bezels and increase screen real estate.

          • NexusMan

            And here’s the right way.

        • NexusMan

          I even hold my Nexus 7 on the sides and back. I never use my thumb on the front, to hold a mobile device 7″ or smaller.

      • The Narrator

        Looking at my G2..

      • Justin W

        Don’t forget about the bottom and top speaker grills – those are what I would count as bezels though.

      • Tim242

        The logo bezel…

  • Chris Stuart

    What if HTC is pulling a Samsung by putting all of the M8’s in fake bodies like they did with the S3 before launch?

    • jonzey231

      I think about that with every leaked phone I see. I thought it was so cool when Sammy did that lol. I’ll still never buy a Galaxy device but kudos to them for keeping everyone guessing back then.

    • NexusMan

      I hope.

    • Cael

      I don’t think HTC is smart enough for that.

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      That’s not far fetched. Look at what we believed was the M7 last year for a long time… including videos on youtube.

      http://cdn.gsmarena.com/vv/newsimg/13/01/htc-m7-leak/gsmarena_001.jpg

      • Cael

        That wasn’t a fake though…it was an actual prototype… More in line with the KLP/KK situation.

  • Intellectua1

    This phone won’t be much of an upgrade from last years HTC One.. And it looks exactly the same..

    • Weber

      I have a feeling that will be the mantra for 2014 – slightly updated phones.

    • Chris

      Nothing wrong with that. They don’t need to change the look each year. Besides its whats on the inside that counts

      • Intellectua1

        Oh because I could’ve sworn people were complaining about that with Samsung.. Now it’s OK..

        • Tim242

          Thank you for pointing that out

        • The Narrator

          It is about design. That’s why the G Pro 2 and Sony Z2 are currently in line for best smartphone of 2014 so far. That is til the G3 comes out.

          Another gripe is Samsung not changing software and bloating it too helll. 7.8gb usable. What a joke.

  • Bender Bending Rodriguez

    Anyone else no longer mind the bottom bezel after seeing the S5?

    • Matthew Merrick

      The S5 is the bezely-est phone from Samsung in quite a while. Surprising really

      • fillyo75

        Probably because of that finger print $h!t

        • Matthew Merrick

          That explains the bottom bezel, but not the top or sides.

          • NexusMan

            Don’t see it.

    • http://twitter.com/geoff5093 Geoff Johnson

      *raises hand* The S5 is going backwards in looks and design

      • NexusMan

        And THIS isn’t?

        • turdbogls

          maybe, but at least this one still looks good. the S5 is ugly as S***

          • NexusMan

            I’m not into Samsung phones as much as some others, but I actually don’t think it is ugly as some others do. I actually think both the black and white versions look better than every previous Galaxy S device.

          • Justin

            you dont like the band-aid inspired back plate?

          • NexusMan

            I have to shop where you guys shop, because I’ve never seen a black, electric blue or white band aid. Or, are we still pretending the copper gold version is the only one that exists? Remember guys, the GS 5 backplate is removable, and with Samsung being the most popular Android manufacturer with the most accessory support, there will be alternative backplates available within weeks of release…You’re STUCK with that HTC design.

          • Cael

            This even though I’m probably going with neither.

          • Simpsons Did It

            I mean I’ve seen bandages of all colors, but you could have left that out and made a better point.

            Shopping for HTC One and Samsung S4 cases (like spigen), you get much more options and quality with the S4.

            and no case in the world can hide the black logo bezel.

          • NexusMan

            See above comment regarding band aid colors.

          • NexusMan

            That’s great for you. But what does what you’ve seen have to do with that one line of my original statement? …”I have to shop where you guys shop, because I’ve never seen a black, electric blue or white band aid.” OK, you have seen bandages of all colors. I have NOT. Which is why I said, and I’ll repeat it AGAIN: I have to shop where you guys shop.

          • ReturnOfTheMack

            You’re not stuck if you choose to buy it. I remember when we were kids we had these thick waterproof band aids that came in all sorts of bright colors including blue, black, and white.

          • NexusMan

            Of course. That goes without saying. But remember, your statement also applies to the MILLIONS of more people who will buy the GS 5 over the All New HTC One. My “stuck,” comment was made in response to someone who stated that the HTC One may be going backwards in design, “but at least this one still looks good. the S5 is ugly as S*** ” My point is, I, like many millions who will actually buy it, don’t think it’s ugly. And if someone wants to buy it, but does think it’s ugly, they can pop off the back and pop on a different one.

          • JimmyHACK

            Remember when everyone loved the same back on the original N7, now it’s a no-no i guess. I love the textured/rubbered backs of N7/N72013/N5

          • Chris

            There is always a case….. There is always those “skins” you can put on the back.

            and besides. You are still stuck with samsungs front and sides.

          • NexusMan

            And like I said, the front and sides don’t bother me.

          • michael arazan

            They actually had multi colored bandaids in hospitals and superhero ones back in the 2000’s

          • NexusMan

            Yes. I’ve seen superhero and Dora band aids.

          • Justin

            yeah, because the first think i look for in a phone is away to make it look better than it does from factory.

          • Eric R.

            I’m sure some company will make a faux back

          • Chris

            I’m surprised they didn’t go with that this time around.

          • turdbogls

            its not just the back. bezels are way to big for a 2014 flagship device.

        • Chris

          Looks just like last years.

          • NexusMan

            No it doesn’t. Look closer.

        • Gideon Waxfarb

          Well, this one appears to have 3 navigation buttons, so they’re making progress :P If they make Blinkfeed optional, that’ll be even better. In that case, I might actually consider buying one.

          • Zach

            BlinkFeed was made optional in sense 5.5, I can’t imagine they would take that away in sense 6.

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    Looks like there’s a case on there in comparison to the leaked press renders. Definitely a case look around the camera.

    http://i1-news.softpedia-static.com/images/news2/The-All-New-HTC-One-Leaks-in-More-Press-Photos-428217-3.jpg

    • Kyle Wiggers

      Don’t want an evaluation model to get dinged up, right?

      Edit: There’s definitely a rubber bumper around the entirety of the device, but I’m not sure what that thing on the camera is.

      • Milind Shah

        There’s a mistake…it should be an* infinitum instead of ad :)

        • Kyle Wiggers

          I don’t think so…

          • Milind Shah

            Lol yeah I googled what it meant later…sorry :P

          • Kyle Wiggers

            No problem. ;)

        • El_Big_CHRIS

          No, it’s right.

      • rawr

        That is actually the bumper bezel, HTC thought the keyless black bar bezel was not enough.

    • NexusMan

      That makes sense.

    • Tyler Casilio

      Yeah, I was gonna post the same thing

    • http://TransientTangent.com/ Blake Mitchell

      Am I the only one disappointed that it looks like HTC is ditching the chamfered edges?

  • Fry

    Still looks better than the band aid phone

    • NexusMan

      How about the black, white and blue one’s?

      • Dennis Persaud

        those are black white and blue bandaids

      • The Narrator

        Plasssssstic

        • Simpsons Did It

          You have cases made of metal or glass? Most cases are “plassssssssssssssstic”.

          Also you should go to a speech therapist to get that fixed.

      • Fry

        Reminds me of something Fisher price would make

        • NexusMan

          Reminds me of a 2012 Nexus 7, or a driving glove, or a steering wheel. As a previous commenter suggested, guess some people are just too sheltered.

      • KingofPing

        It’s like you’ve never seen colored band-aids before. Sheltered life?

        • NexusMan

          Don’t have to be sheltered. Sorry, my local pharmacy keeps it very simple. Don’t understand why that is so hard to grasp. Not that a band aid discussion on a mobile site is not COMPLETELY silly, but again, nope, I’ve never seen a black, shimmery white, or electric blue band aid. Maybe the person in charge of ordering stock at my local pharmacy is a bit sheltered.

          • KingofPing

            *laughing*

            Remember this?

            “Or, are we still pretending the copper gold version is the only one that exists?”

            The “we” seems to be just “you”; apparently under the impression that if you haven’t seen it – it doesn’t exist.

            The rest of us are well aware they come in black, blue, white, clear, princess, Batman, Ninja-Turtle, and so on.

            Look; if you’re going to whine about people comparing ‘em to band-aids, fine – but asserting that the complaint fails because there’s more than “only copper” isn’t going to work. We know better, even if you haven’t seen it with your own eyes.

            Try another tack. …or better yet, accept that some people just aren’t going to like the backs on these, and that there’s little you can do to convince them otherwise. (I’d go with the second option.)

          • NexusMan

            Are you an idiot? Since you want to pull quotes from my statement, pull the ENTIRE quote…and to quote you:

            “Remember this?”

            “I have to shop where you guys shop, because I’ve never seen a black, electric blue or white band aid.”

            How in the hell does that statement mean I’m “apparently under the impression that if (I) haven’t seen it – it doesn’t exist.”? It MEANS exactly what I said. I, ME, PERSONALLY, ME MYSELF & I have never seen it, and I need to shop where you shop. So apparently YOU’RE the only one under the impression is that if I haven’t seen it, it doesn’t exist, because reading comprehension is not a flaw of mine.

          • KingofPing

            Ok, ok…it’ looks like you’re about to have an aneurysm here, so I’ll stop playing for a moment and try to explain for you *why* this is so entertaining:

            The claims in this thread are that the backs of the S5 look like band-aids. Your response indicated that color somehow affects this and the fact that there are four colors for the S5 backs made some difference.

            There are, literally, millions of colors of band-aids. Literally. Millions. …but this isn’t even the funny bit.

            Color doesn’t matter.

            Here’s an exercise: Take a bunch of band-aids and a bunch of markers. Color ‘em all any way you want.

            Guess what? They still look like band-aids. Color doesn’t matter.

            Your response to the OP’s post was utterly and completely pointless. Regardless of color, to the folks who look at the backs of these things and see “band-aid”, they’re still gonna look like band-aids. Comprende?

          • NexusMan

            If this is entertaining for you, you really need a life. Frankly, I’m bored. Since you are so interested in pulling quotes, you should have already seen that I already addressed this point. I have already explained that my original band aid comment was made because all the posts I had seen online calling it the band aid phone, posted pics of the copper gold version, next to a tan bandaid. And to go further, of course color matters
            , as I’ve indicated elsewhere, things that are different colors evoke different feelings and bring different comparisons to mind. Here’s a little exercise for you: a small plastic circle, colored copper, looks like a penny. That same colored circle, colored silver, looks like a dime. Guess what? They both are still small plastic circles, not currency. If you don’t get it, it’s really no further interest of mine, exposing it to you any further. Every single response of yours, to me, regarding this topic are utterly and completely pointless.

          • KingofPing

            …smh

            FYI: The similarity they are commenting on is the design. (A penny looks like a penny, no matter how you color it.) this is the bit you constantly fail to grasp. At least you’re consistent.

            …not that this will at all affect how deeply buried your head is in the sand.

            Have a great day.

        • NexusMan

          When I see a black perforated leather-like device, band aids are not the 1st thing that come to my mind. Sorry. 2012 Nexus 7, yes. Driving gloves, yes. Steering wheel, yes. But apparently, you see black band aids a whole lot more than you’ve seen those things. But to each his own.

          • KingofPing

            “But apparently, you see black band aids a whole lot more than you’ve seen those things.”

            *laughing*

            Psst. Hey… Buddy…

            Show me where I’ve stated any personal opinion of mine regarding the back of the S5 or what *I* see when I look at it?

            (Hint: My comments were regarding your utter failure of logic and had nothing to do with my personal preference.)

          • NexusMan

            Huh? My comment was in regards to your apparent shock that I have “never seen colored band aids before.” You do realize that’s how this board works. You make a specific comment and I hit reply to that specific comment. In thisb particular thread I’m not responding to anything else you’ve said elsewhere, so I’m not sure why you are. We have other threads throughout this post for that. Again, to recap, you expressed your apparent shock that I’ve never seen “colored band aids,” though I never actually said that, and I just told you, that I’ve seen other things that came to my mind before band aids. “But apparently, you see black band aids a whole lot more than you’ve seen those things. But to each his own,” was, again, a response to your apparent shock that according to you I’ve never seen colored band aids.

          • KingofPing

            blah blah blah…

            How your shock regarding colored band-aids somehow means I see more of them than steering wheels is quite the leap there, bud.

            I know how forums work…do you know how “logic” works? Try not making baseless assumptions…for starters.

  • QQpayne

    I like HTC devices, I just really like the over saturated colors of the AMOLED displays more. Not decided who my next device will be with yet, but unless HTC screens start to look more vibrant it wont be this phone.

    • Kyle Wiggers

      I’ve compared my Galaxy S4 to HTC Ones in the past, and I must say that the color reproduction on the IPS screen is fantastic.

      • Justtyn Hutcheson

        While color reproduction and accuracy may be great, vibrancy, brilliance and brightness are usually where AMOLED have the upper hand, as they can be tuned digitally to make the colors “pop”, even if they aren’t really accurate. There is a reason that the default setting on the GS4 isn’t nearly as accurate as some of its other settings, for the same reason that most consumer point & shoot cameras are built to emphasize skin tones in portrait or auto modes: accurate simply isn’t terribly attractive.

        • QQpayne

          Exactly, IPS isn’t bad, I just don’t think it looks as good to me. Considering the screen is the interface for the phone, and what I will spend all my time looking at when I use it, I hold more value on it being exactly the way I like it.

    • rals

      The screens are nice, but to put on screen buttons above HTC black logo bar makes as much sense as a $3 bill

      • Matthew Merrick

        So…. Lots of sense? With the value of the dollar what is is, nothing costs a dollar anymore. 2s and 3s would be really convenient for most people.

        • NexusMan

          Not really. Very few things cost $3 or $6 exactly. So you’d constantly be getting back change to break down that $3 bill back down to a bunch of $1 bills.

        • Chris

          Thats what $5 bills are for.

    • Chris

      At least on samsung phones you can control the screen settings so if you dont want those over saturated colors you can go for a more IPS display, movie or what not mode.

  • Rammstein

    Blurry shot with a Galaxy S4…learn to use your phone’s camera people!!!

    • Kyle Wiggers

      “Blurry shot with a Galaxy S4″ — shots fired

  • Mayoo

    The title looks like a Pokemon hunt!

    • Henry Green

      Reckon every 8192th is a shiny?

    • El_Big_CHRIS

      damn it now I have the battle music stuck in my head

    • calculatorwatch

      HTC One used bezel slam!