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“All New HTC One” 12-Minute Video Review Appears Weeks Before Official Unveiling

The other night, on DL Show episode 51, I joked that we’d know everything about the “All New HTC One” (or HTC One 2014) long before its official arrival because there would be at least two or three unofficial reviews of the phone. In other words, HTC is terrible at keeping their devices a secret. Sure enough, we aren’t but four days removed from that statement and a 12-minute video review or overview of the AT&T model from some kid in Schaumburg, IL has appeared on YouTube (if you can call this a review). That’s right, we have an entire 12-minute session with HTC’s new flagship a full three and a half weeks ahead of their planned unveiling event in NYC. 

So what can we see? Well, outside of this kid failing to hide his identity over and over again, we’re still digging through it all since it is such an exhaustingly long video. But so far we have been shown an SD card slot, listened to Soulja Boy (wtf?), seen a body that matches up exactly to the render leaks, slight tweaks to Sense in whatever new version this is (leaker says “6.6” but it’s probably Sense 6.0), all sorts of views of the new camera UI (which is super buggy because it’s a dev unit), and a pure look at those on-screen buttons.

Update:  We tossed in a massive gallery below the video, but you’ll see that there are most definitely dual rear cameras, the power has moved to the top right side, headphone jack to the bottom, and Sense mostly looks the same. The camera has been really simplified to a shutter button and an options button that will let you choose between six modes:  Camera, Video, Selfie, Zoe, 360 Panorama, and Dual Capture. The overall color scheme, or at least the accents around the UI, seem tweaked slightly to green, and BlinkFeed looks more flattened or modern.

Update 2: Annnnnd video pulled. The leaker is now back-tracking on Twitter, saying that it’s not a real phone after the world (and HTC reps) told him how much trouble he would be in. Something seems off. I guess we’ll know before long.

Update 3:  The video is live again. Who knows for how long.

Update 4:  Private again. I give up. Head to the comments if you want to watch.

I’d say HTC will have some extra tricks up their sleeves, but this gives us a bit of a primer before we get to March 25.

We’ll update this post as we have more, but for now, watch along with us. Also, feel free to suggest job openings to this kid’s parents, who he likely just cost a job.

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htc one 2014 m8-2 htc one 2014 m8-5 htc one 2014 m8-4 htc one 2014 m8-10 htc one 2014 m8-11

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htc one 2014 m8-3 htc one 2014 m8-6 htc one 2014 m8-9 htc one 2014 m8-1 htc one 2014 m8-1

Cheers Ron!
  • Colorado Mark

    “I’m zooming in all the way and I can still see all the detaow” hahaha I think this kid is doing HTC a favor. This video actually persuaded me to wait until the new version is released. Looks like the new best in smartphones.

  • HoosierDaddy

    ugh! That was painful to watch!

  • Wooltron

    So Walter White’s kid stole the new HTC???

  • Dude

    No finger print scanner 🙁
    Ill take the S5

    • Maximus

      Why on earth do you need a fingerprint scanner?

  • Shakira “hips dont Lie”

    the hardest decision ill have to make is this one. Not whether or not its the s5/htc one2 or z2.. whether which htc one 2 color to get!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • CHRIS42060

    I missed the entire review. I pretty much facepalmed the entire time. Just when I would look up he did something stupid again.

  • ilovegoogleglass

    Loving the roundness….

  • Shadowstare

    That Sd Card slot tho…

  • Anthony

    That was painful to watch.. but definitely glad I got to see the phone

  • MrBouche

    He kind of sounds like Homestar runner.

  • Anthony Bottari

    Gotta say that gunmetal look has really caught my eye..Still waiting to see what’s up with the rumored Galaxy F too.

  • BustNHeadsDaily

    Lets not forget the build quality problems they had with the first One.

  • BMC123

    i love the .5 second sound test of the speakers

    • Jason Kahn

      I think he was more worried about getting sued by the music industry then by HTC

  • CharlesJorgenson

    TOE THUMBS

  • blairh

    Took me about a minute online to learn he took the phone from his dad, who is a tester. Man, what an enormous mistake by this kid. I just hope his dad doesn’t lose his job now. On the bright side, phone looks excellent.

  • bogy25

    Does anyone know what the dual cameras do?

    • Cael

      It’s supposed to help make the crappy standard UP camera take better pictures.

      • ratnok

        If it’s anything like this, it’ll be a revolution in smartphone camera imaging.

        http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-13970_7-57619625-78/corephotonics-dual-camera-tech-will-change-smartphone-imaging/

        • Cael

          According to the article: “Using two 13-megapixel cameras, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 800 platform and special algorithms, Corephotonics’ technology is capable of performing optical zoom of up to 5 times without any moving parts.”
          HTC going with two 13 MP cameras? It’s been leaked that they’re not.

          • Chris

            well we will see when the phone launches.

          • Tim242

            Hahaha you are once again suffering delusions.

          • Chris

            its the truth. no need to cry over the silly cameras like @disqus_5bRelah9iK:disqus given the device is not out yet.

  • TheDrunkenClam

    Still got that awful skin they call sense. More like senseless.
    Move along, nothing to see here.
    Gimme a Google play edition on Verizon and it’s a day one buy for me.

    • Cael

      Ugh, I played with it in the Verizon store the other day on the One (2013) and I absolutely hated it everything about it. I prefer their “bloated” sense to this crap. And I have to scroll down for the app drawer? No thank you.

      • guest

        troll

        • Cael

          I’m not the one posting as a guest saying troll.

    • Chris

      sense has come a long way since its early days.

      don’t like sense then don’t use it. its not going anywhere.

      • TheDrunkenClam

        I won’t. Nor will a lot of people. And meanwhile HTC can continue to wonder why their sales figures are horrible.

        • Chris

          stock is only cared about from the nerds. The average joe is fine with sense The average joe is Androids main user base now. Android is no longer a ‘nerd’ thing.

          • TheDrunkenClam

            The average Joe has never been introduced to stock android. If Motorola keeps doing its thing you watch and see them become very successful.

        • guest

          when will you people learn that not using stock is NOT why htc is failing….

          damn idiots

          • NexusMan

            There is no one single reason why HTC is failing…there are several.

    • cizzlen

      So you think every Android device should only come with stock Google? Thank God people like you aren’t in charge of this stuff.

      • Chris

        That would be a very apple like move.

        People go on and on about how Android is about choice, and yet they bitch that they want only stock and nexus devices. Go figure.

  • chris_johns

    This…is unfortunate

  • yummy

    Hey kid. Welcome to the group W bench.

    • Tim242

      Hush chris

  • JeremyAn2

    Alternate Link to the Video. Watch it while you still can! Still opting for the S5, but for you HTC loyalists, enjoy!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R75tRkORqQE

    • JeremyAn2

      This kid just decimated HTC’s marketing plan. You almost feel bad, but I suppose this is karma’s way of serving up some justice for that little “Buyer’s Remorse” quip. Unless, of course, this was part of their strategy. A controlled leak, perhaps. Then again, this child doing an amateur review of a complicated smartphone doesn’t do all that much to help in my opinion.

      • Cael

        He decimated their marketing plan? Everything was already leaked. The only thing he did was actually show it in a video first. Phone is still fail regardless.

        • hkklife

          HTC and Samsung are half-assing it so far. Sony has almost zero US presence. Moto is once again waaaay behind with a glacial release schedule and that’s not even taking the Lenovo acquisition into account.

          This means that LG is in prime position to dominate 2014 with a 1-2-3 punch of a G Pro 2 (assuming it makes it to all the carriers and isn’t gimped), a G3 and some kind of G Pad refresh. A 1080P G-Flex refresh would be cool too. They just need to address their skin and update policies but hardware-wise they are definitely in the lead.

          • Cael

            Evleaks said Sony was putting the Z2 on Verizon, so Sony is learning. Moto’s product is going to actually be of quality so they can get a pass.
            I agree with the LG bit.

          • Tim242

            LG leading in hardware? Hahaha

          • calculatorwatch

            Overall I’d say the G2 was leading in hardware when it came out. Other than the camera which is second only to Samsung cameras, it has the best ratio of [screen size x battery capacity / overall size] and still will when the S5 and new One come out

        • JeremyAn2

          Maybe that was a little strong. Let’s say he severely damaged their planned presentation of the upcoming device. Photo and spec leaks that we’ve seen thus far are great and all, but a 12 minute video of a near-final version of the device is pretty crucial. Part of the whole unveiling experience is being able to show and detail the tech properly. The kid kinda’ robbed them of that a little.

          And I wholeheartedly agree that the phone is still a fail.

  • NexusMan

    HTC better come with more than this kid is showing, for people to have “Buyer’s Remorse.”

    • As opposed to Samsung’s lackluster GS5 update? I disagree.

      • Tim242

        That “lackluster GS5” will blow everything else out of the water…pun intended.

        • M3D1T8R

          Where is said pun?

          • Tim242

            The GS5 is the only one of the bunch that can be in the water.

          • M3D1T8R

            Oh, got it. Not really a pun, but ok. And the Z2 has water resistance, better than that of the S5.

          • Tim242

            Well Sony phones don’t make it stateside.

          • M3D1T8R

            Okay now I understand that your definition of “the bunch” means only phones widely available in the US. But we do not yet know what carriers the Z2 will be on.

          • NexusMan

            The GS5 will leave the Z2 in the dust. (The GS5 has dust resistance better than that of the Z2).

          • M3D1T8R

            Yeah but I’ll take better water resistance over better dust resistance. Slightly more dust isn’t likely to ruin a phone. More water, maybe.

          • NexusMan

            I, personally, keep my phones away from both.

    • Cael

      They have a camera mode named Selfie. Buyer’s Remorse for HTC started when they decided it was a good idea to name it that.

    • Chris

      sure, like the S5 thats really just a S4.1 or 4.5

      • Cael

        And this one is just an HTC OneS. Whoops they already used that name 2 years ago. Fail.

      • NexusMan

        You’re missing my point. Samsung’s Galaxy phones are solidified global blockbusters. The HTC One was not. If that almost the same looking phone didn’t sell the 1st time around, they need to bring something phenomenal or game changing to the table this time around. And I’m sorry, but to the general public, an SD card slot ain’t it. If they don’t “bring it,” then why would I be interested in this phone when I wasn’t interested in the last one?

  • WCM3

    “Whoa, I don’t know if you saw that, i can’t even see that. Ohh!! It’s not a bad picture..”

    love this.

  • facepalm

    “Let’s go ahead and make the phone even larger instead of getting rid of the bezels!” seems to be the next big idea this year, with Samsung, Sony and HTC all jumping on the derpwagon. Let’s hope LG improves on relevant matters instead of going for 24 cores or a 2000 ppi screen or something.

    • hkklife

      All signs point to LG ripping everyone a new a-hole in 2014. I am no LG fanboy but they are the ONLY ones who get the message about reducing bezels while increasing screen size and battery life. The G2 is 7 months old but stacks up to the latest 2014 devices from Sony, HTC and Samsung.

      • Chris

        how well is it doing in actual sales though among everyone, just just nerds?

      • NexusMan

        We’re talking about the same LG that just released a laughably giant curved phone, right?

  • Jacob Serna

    If this kid doesn’t deserve a Tosh.0 web redemption then idk who does JESUS! Lololol

    • Tim242

      Chris…

  • EZE4

    Lol someone said he had toe thumbs. Y’all are wrong ja ja ja ja smh

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  • Ashtrix

    Most stupid review ever, keeping aside that troll kid, I think the M8’s finish is not an unibody plus the boomsound speakers are not in the same proportion as of the original One M7…

  • yellowflash94

    anybody notice how the htc logo on the black bar glows like a capacitive button?

    • onlygoodtime88

      i didn’t notice i would have to watch the video again.

    • flosserelli

      I think the logo is reflective, not illuminated.

    • chris_johns

      I saw that too…thought id be cool if it did light up…almost like a notification light but thad be a lil od self phone advertising

  • Chris

    FBI will be at his school tomorrow…. They will get him during lunch when everyone can see.

  • Wayne Peterkin

    Wow. The kid’s parents are probably the ones to be blamed here if any blame is actually even necessary. There was a lot of personal stuff of his on the phone. This probably means that he has been using it for quite some time. What I really think though is that this whole thing was a set up. Everything followed a perfect order. HTC was ready and waiting. They responded very promptly. If this kid has been uploading videos and worried about copy right I think he probably would know the repercussions of uploading video footage of an unreleased phone.

    • onlygoodtime88

      he is a kid he doesn’t know who works at HTC he was answering everyone on twitter. but its his family member phone

      • Wayne Peterkin

        I still don’t buy this. We have seen companies pull this stunt before. Apple did it, it happened with a nexus too I think. What would stop HTC from doing it to get the buzz out? The moment the guy said it’s not going to be a good week and then he stupidly replies that it’s a fake phone knowing full well that he revealed the IMEI among other sensitive information and keeps talking we should have some hunch that it might be fake. I don’t know, but if he could figure out as much as uploading the video and understood copyright infringement then I think he might be smart enough to help HTC set this up.

        • onlygoodtime88

          true but we all know HTC is worst at marketing they can never come up with anything like this. unless they hired samsung to market the HTC M8. no company would leak there phone in video.

  • Joshua Hoffman

    I feel really bad for that kid. Not to be rude, but he seems slower than most. Check out Jeff Gordon’s tweets to him. Sure he may have violated an agreement, but we’ve all seen it before. He’s young, and hasn’t learned many lessons yet. It would feel wrong if he was charged with something for showing a phone, that we’ve all seen before; while Biebs can get away with drugs, underage drinking, and racing. Cut the kid a break, just take the phone. He’s already got the internet jerks bagging on him for the way he speaks, yet they know absolutely nothing about him or who he is.

    • NexusMan

      If it came from his parent, the parents should know better than to allow him access. And should have made him aware that such a thing is a no no. So the parents should be absolutely held responsible. As for the kid, he too, should be held responsible by his parents.

      • aQuickBit

        Because every kid ever follows their parents’ rules…

        • NexusMan

          “If it came from his parent, the parents should know better than to allow him access.” Maybe you missed that part.

          • aQuickBit

            Pretty sure I got it. Its analogous to a cookie jar. Parents put it up high on a counter so that junior can’t get the delicious snacks. They do know that he shouldn’t be eating sweets right before bedtime and tell him that he can’t have one. Well junior doesn’t like that and decides to Macgyver a way to get up on the counter and into the cookie jar despite his parents best efforts to keep him out. He gets what he wants.

          • NexusMan

            Not quite the same. A better analogy would be a parent who owns a gun. That parent is responsible for keeping that gun out of reach from a child. Keeping said gun up high on a counter is certainly not good enough in the eyes of the law. That same parent who knows their job is on the line, should also have enough sense not to leave the phone that can get them fired resting on that high counter. No, the possible consequences are not as grave, but it is ultimately the parents fault for allowing access to said phone. Get a lockbox.

    • Kevin

      Have you checked out his YouTube channel “straightuppranking”?

  • Hah, this kid lives in the suburb over from me. Young guy, probably got a parent fired.

  • eric

    Is that a flash on the front facing camera??

    • Cael

      It’s a sensor.

      • ratnok

        How do you know?

        • Cael

          This leak, common sense, and every other smartphone that has sensors on the front of it.

  • Sadly I prefer the original matte back cover to this new metal cover!

  • Chris

    Watched the video. Lost brain cells due to it…

  • Morgan Casteel

    I knew it wasn’t real. They’ve done this before.

    • onlygoodtime88

      its real and confirmed

      • Morgan Casteel

        Who confirmed it? I’m having a hard time believing Htc is really going to release a device that doesn’t look as good as the one prior.

  • steven taylor

    why are people concerned about someone being held accountable? especially a kid or his parents? seriously, aren’t leaks why you read sites like this?

    • Chris

      part of me says this was done by HTC themselves. I mean look at all the leaks of the device so far. Far more then any other phone.

      • calculatorwatch

        I really don’t think these leaks are helping HTC and all. Sure they’re creating a lot of buzz around the phone. But it’s giving people a chance to judge things (like the bottom bezel) and say “If this part of the phone isn’t good I won’t like it”. Much better for HTC if they had the chance to generate all the buzz at once and emphasize the good parts of the phone so people could judge the whole package and not base those judgments on prior speculation.

        If Samsung had leaked press renders of the S5, people would have said “It’s uglier than the S4” (which it is) and that’s all they’d be thinking about during the actual unveiling.

        • tillman

          Probably true, but how about this for marketing: HTC has multiple design prototypes, leaks a few to get feedback on the internet and make the final decisions on design while also creating buzz leading up to the March 25th unveiling.

          • calculatorwatch

            That would be the best scenario. Imagine how excited everyone on this site would be if they came out with the phone without that huge logo bar.

  • Drew

    Who the hell would get this over Moto X or Nexus 5? Moto X/N5 is the best Android device for every single person who wants an Android. The end.

    • onlygoodtime88

      everyone except you

    • Chris

      Thank god you are not in charge of android….

      • Cael

        Yeah, because build material is the single indiciation of why you should get a “smartphone”.

    • cizzlen

      Lol you sound like one nerdy ass fan boy. Stahp it

    • NexusMan

      I agree. There HAS to be something more than what we’ve seen thus far.

    • BMC123

      i am

  • Chris

    Unless HTC did this on purpose to bulid up hype and are just saying they are “looking in the manner”

    I mean why all the leaks all of the sudden

  • Chris

    Well the phone looks a hell lot more premium then the Band-Aid by samsung

    • NexusMan

      I’m sure there will be at least 40 million people out there who will prefer the Band-Aid by Samsung to the Reynold’s Wrap by HTC. HTC needs a hell of a lot more than “looks,” at this point. If that wasn’t the case, the sales of the 1st HTC One would have been a hell of a lot better.

      • Chris

        or course. its called marketing.

        • NexusMan

          Not even talking about marketing. As hard as it may be for many of us on these boards to believe, there are people who swear up and down that the Galaxy phones look better than the Ones (I work with one of those people). To each his own. I personally know many people with Galaxy phones and they are well aware of both the HTC One and iPhone and none of them have ever said, “boy, I just wish this phone looked better.”

      • anon

        Just because a phone sells more than another doesn’t mean its a better product… People just buy Samsung phones because everyone else has them, just like how iPhones are (people always fall into the trap of buying a phone that has all this bloatware aka “gimmicks”

        • NexusMan

          Not saying that at all. I’m saying that not everyone finds the Galaxy phone ugly, or cheap looking, and believe it or not, some find the HTC One ugly. It all is a matter of personal opinion. A phone does not have to be metal to look “premium,” and it all is subjective, really.

    • Cael

      Haven’t you ever heard of never judging a book by its cover. Premium build =/= Premium software experience.
      And the HTC One is still ugly no matter how good it feels.

      • Chris

        like you said, never judge a book by its cover.
        we are talking about two UNRELEASED phones here.

        touch wiz premium? ha

        • Cael

          I never even mentioned touch wiz as premium. I dislike touch wiz more than I hate HTC’s new sense.
          And who cares if it’s unreleased? Sense 5 sucked, Sense 5.5 sucked. Sense 6 looks just like them. Oh they made stuff transparent? Big whoop.

  • landon

    On his twitter he said they fired his parents :p

    @roshanjamkatel- “I never posted thos video, it was always on my computer, someone dod this”

  • Alex Ashley

    This kid is so stupid!!!!! I feel bad for his parents who probably just lost their jobs at HTC

  • onlygoodtime88

    look at this guys

    • Jenny Wong

      pwned

    • Kevin

      Did that guy seriously try to blackmail that kid? What a punk. He deleted those tweets already.

      • onlygoodtime88

        this is Jeff Gordon he is the Communications Manager at HTC so the HTC M8 has just been confirmed the Real Deal

        • Kevin

          Did not know that. Haha. His twitter account doesn’t look legit. With only 1000+ followers. Also, “it’s not going to be a good week for you. my friend”. I’d hate to be in that kids shoes right now.

          • onlygoodtime88

            i don’t know about the followers but i know its his legit account because his account has been pined in many news and by HTC facebook page

          • Joshua Hoffman

            Right? Whether its real or not(The account), I can’t imagine howhow scared that kid is. He’s probably broken the phone by now. Poor guy

          • calculatorwatch

            Hope not. Those prototype units cost thousands of dollars. He doesn’t need to give HTC another reason to come down hard.

          • flosserelli

            “Poor guy”? More like stupid. He can kiss his college fund goodbye.

          • Aldrin Tauro

            Well, there’s a guy on LinkedIn named Jeff Gordon who is a Senior Global Online Communications Manager working for HTC, and that page is legit. So unless the guy on Twitter did a lot of research looking for a person to impersonate, it could be legit. Plus, it’s not like the guy’s a CEO or something. He probably tweets through HTC’s account on official business.

      • wes

        That’s not anywhere close to blackmail. He just stating the facts that they know who it is and that he’s going to be in trouble. Kid screwed up big time.

  • Matthew Galea

    He sounds exactly like my best friends brother who has down syndrome. So I’m going to guess that he’s not the brightest tool in the shed or the sharpest star in the sky. lol! And I’m sure there are going to be repercussions for his actions. At least I hope so, cause it sounds like this kid needs to learn a valuable lesson from this.

    • Kevin
      • Matthew Galea

        Oh dear God!! This kid has the intelligence of a sponge.

      • calculatorwatch

        I like all the back tracking he’s doing. Like he’s gonna convince everyone that someone else got the file off his computer and posted it to his YouTube account. No, the best thing he can do now is own up to it and publicly apologize to HTC. If it’s all out there on twitter they might be persuaded to look good and show him a little mercy.

  • chocolate8175

    That kid is “special”

    • onlygoodtime88

      He gets them early because he’s “special”? Yeah special-ed.

  • omarsalmin

    LOL.

    I know it’s mean, but, his parents need to be disciplined for raising a stuttering, toe thumbed child who cannot even pronounce developer and gives up on it after the 3rd attempt at the word. This was too funny. Oh, and toe thumbs, That is all

    • calculatorwatch

      I’m not sure I would go as far as to be that insulting. But they definitely failed to impart on him how seriously companies take this stuff… And the fact that people can press the pause button to see that split second you showed everyone the serial number.

  • Jgoo

    This is a loser phone

    • onlygoodtime88

      million times better than s5 and z2

      • El_Big_CHRIS

        IDK about the Z2, but the S5, yes.

  • Jgoo

    Ahhhaaaha the second camera is dedicated to selfies …

    • Chris

      The front/ of course

    • Morgan Casteel

      Lol no bro that’s the what the front camera is for.

    • flosserelli

      No, that would be the Oppo N1

  • Michael Schnider

    “Whoa! I didnt even know that was there” Lol….

  • gpaine

    Tries to protect identity: Shows name, face, and all ID numbers. Bush league.

  • I give the camera a… 9. No wait, 8.7.

    Ok kid… ok.

    • cizzlen

      That part made me lmao

  • austinolet

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TyIgxs5ykzo new link

    i downloaded it before it was taken down have fun!

  • Kevin

    *Opens up YouTube video then closes it
    “I don’t want to get copyright”
    Yes because we sure wouldn’t want to violate any sort of policy.

  • jnt

    Any indication of how many megapixels in that thing?

    • Chris

      Its HTC so likely a bump to 6 or 8 “ultra pixels””

  • John Smith

    Is this kid Chou’s challenged son?

  • Ubi2447

    Psst. I’m just going to leave this here, incase other missed.
    http://youtu.be/ymGM0KeY0Pc
    Backs away slowly

    • John Smith

      Thanks!

  • David Foggia

    I didn’t get a look a the video. Anything special that was noticed? Fingerprint scanner? Specs? Size?

  • M3D1T8R

    Okay, this kids [lack of] quality video making and reviewing skills aside, I think it looks pretty good. A couple things. First on the positive side:

    SD slot, yes! Rumored to be true, seems confirmed, awesome.

    USB port on the bottom in the _middle_ not off to the side like before. I figured they had to do it to the side because of the speaker in the middle, so I’m glad to see this. Just easier and more intuitive to plug and unplug.

    And headphone jack on the bottom we already knew but great to see it there.

    Not sure about:
    The power button, I don’t mind it on top but again, would prefer it in the middle (gotten used to this on my DNA and actually like it). A minor detail.

    And the HTC logo bar doesn’t look nearly as annoying as when I saw the first renders.

    I’m not sure about the more rounded corners. Personal preference thing bit I tend to like the more industrial squared off look (cough*Z2*cough) than this “blown up Iphone”, but it’s not a deal breaker, and may indeed make the phone easier to hold and operate in hand.

    And then there are a few things I wish this kid bad been smart enough to check out, such as:

    Compare the two devices face to face on each side so we can see if the new One is wider, etc. Would have been so easy for him to do this.
    “I think the screen is 5 inches”. Does he not have access to a tape measure? Or maybe he doesn’t know how to use one.

    And how about on board storage? Sure it’s an early version so may not be final, and I’m guessing it only has 16GB onboard, which will be a dissapointment but less so with the SD slot. But again how hard would it be to go into settings/storage and see what is there?

    Also I don’t know if he could tell us the battery Ah without taking the phone apart, but he could have at least gone through the settings a bit to see what information is there.

    Lastly, and perhaps most annoying, the camera. Holy lord, kid. How hard would it be to go into the camera settings (again probably not final but still it would tell us something) and show us what resolution options there are? Arrgh.

    Some of these things are such obvious mistakes that I would say maybe he didn’t reveal them on purpose, if it weren’t for the fact that he’s clearly …to choose my words carefully..not the sharpest stick in the room, or at least not the best at expressing things and actually showing us the phone he’s “reviewing”.

    All that said I’m glad for our own sake that he likely sacrificed his and his parents quality of life in some way in order to show us this, better than nothing! Still can’t wait until final specs are leaked: Battery, internal storage (please still be 32), camera, etc. Probably only be another day or two at this rate.

  • Chad Frankos

    Loved my s4 while i still had loki… But now being stuck on touchwiz I would prefer the one and sense i got my girlfriend over it anyday. If the s5 is locked down like this im going htc in a heartbeat.

    • flosserelli

      Knox is here to stay, my friend :/

  • s3oodan
  • hyperbeatser
  • Tyrone Biggums

    Damn I missed it! Was anyone able to download it?

    • nate

      check the comments here

  • DDroid45

    i also feel this could be a stunt to make us think we now know what to expect, just to surprise the heck out of us later

  • AbbyZFresh

    That was by far the worst review i’ve ever heard. This kid sounds like he’s still in 8th grade. How did he get the HTC One leak is beyond me.

    “Soooooo” sutter stutter “like… uhh”

    • Chris

      His mnommy and daddy wo– well worked for HTC….

  • DDroid45

    i use to love sense, i think its getting to plan now, its either htc m8 or xperia z2 this year

    • Chris

      It has been cleaned up in recent years. I just hope they don’t clean it up too much dfor the sake of the stock whiners.

      • DDroid45

        It’s already headed that way. Like I do like it being cleaned up but heck sense 5 to sense 5.5 the feature option to have a different lock screen background and different home screen background no longer exist and I don’t like that

  • Eric Ross

    Is the ir blaster craze carrying on or dead?

  • Proioxix

    This kid is really stupid. The video has been taken down but it only takes 5 seconds to find it. Go on YouTube, search for HTC One and filter by upload date, that’s how I found it. I’m going to stick to my Nexus 5 until the next Nexus. I really don’t see why HTC left that huge logo at the bottom, just sitting there. Bad design choice HTC. Camera UI looks nice.

  • miri

    At least this time their ‘all metal’ claim seems valid. The original One’s casing actually had a significant amount of plastic in it.

  • bd1212
  • Egnimatic_Foolishness

    Poor Kid. It’s funny in so many ways but I don’t want to talk too badly about the kid, since in the grand scheme of things, he provided information that people wanted to know. His delivery……. Needs work but I’m appreciative of the fact that we saw the phone.

  • Clint O

    Video is private now… Damn i didnt get to see it

  • AUSTEEEZZZ

    Stab me in the ears because this kid is killing me with him pronunciation

  • mystikalrush

    Meh, if the camera is the only thing it has to offer, IF it is even better then the new S5 then I’m not sold. Either way, I’m going with Samsung this round. Not impressed HTC, buyers remorse my @$$!

    • Sounds like your mind was already made up anyway

      • mystikalrush

        For the time being yes, I would love to see a comparison next month. Not much changed compared to similar HTC One. Of course every new phone always gets the typical new OS/UI updates, with some hardware tweaks. Samsung at least brought some new innovative features to separate itself from its predecessors.

    • MicroNix

      I could be swayed if the camera compares to the S5. There’s going to be so many good choices in 2014! Its going to be tough deciding!

    • bd1212

      Sounds like your mind was already made up on getting the S5.

    • Chris

      Before you go off crying, wait till it officially comes out.

  • miri

    I like the general hardware and software design, but the dual cameras looks pretty strange and it’s disproportionately massive compared to the screen size.

  • Hydroninja9

    Video is private , surprise surprise , for anyone who wants to see it i have a reupload https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymGM0KeY0Pc&feature=youtu.be

    • nate

      thank you. I hope you dont value your youtube account too much lol

      • Hydroninja9

        this is a controlled leak think about it night of the oscars when everyone is on twitter , not a coincidence

        • Adam Elghor

          If it were a controlled leak I don’t think they would get that kid to leak it

          • mo

            Depends. It seems the way he acts and speaks are making this video more viral. Then those tweets are making it even more talked about.

  • WestFiasco

    The phone looks pretty good, I’m looking forward to an official reveal soon.

  • John T. Wildman

    Haven’t had a HTC since the incredible 2..nice 3g device, but wasn’t a huge fan of sense, at least not then. I’m not opposed to skins and some of it was very nice compared to vanilla android, just wasn’t for me.
    HTC makes every bit as nice a device as the next guy, but need to do a better job getting their name out there.

  • Brandon Fischer

    While watching this I felt like one of the passengers in Airplane! that tried to kill themselves rather than listen to war stories.

    • Frisi

      You deserve more likes.

  • Paul Devey

    Yea, I want it.

  • Alejandro Martinez
  • OneForTheGoodDays

    Camera took like 6 seconds to load up… that’s not good.

    • I’m sure the release day software will be less buggy.

    • onlygoodtime88

      have you heard of developer edition?

    • Chris

      Its not called an early bulid for nothing kid
      !

  • cwillen

    So… was being the first to review the M8 (or the “All New One”) this kid’s “make a wish” or something?

    • AUSTEEEZZZ

      I wanted to shoot myself in the face listening to him try to pronounce words

      • Douche Bigalow

        This kid has a mental disability or a bad speech impediment, or maybe just a stupid tongue piercing like a Hipster Troll

  • OneForTheGoodDays

    This was the most entertaining review ever…

    1) “So… okay…”
    2) Fact followed shortly by “I dunno, so….”
    3) OH G-D
    4) “like”
    5) Plays one second of music to prove it’s beats audio…. “I think this is still running beats audio” then “I don’t think it’s running beats anymore”

    This list will never end if I keep going so okay I’ll stop there, oooh wait… here’s… here’s like here’s one more item:

    6) This kid’s dad is out of a job.

    • aQuickBit

      You forgot my favorite line “It has the detail of everything”. I would have never thought to describe the camera functionality like that in my lifetime. Clearly this guy is leagues ahead of any reviewer to date.

    • calculatorwatch

      My favorite is “And the camera is actually different from the old one”

    • BigTimmay

      He would fit in well at BGR.

  • Kyle Cordiano

    Video is now private. Really. You stupid kid.

  • The Narrator

    Looks like somebody exposed him. Good. Leave it to the professional’s kid.

  • Jeremy Gross

    the video was just made private

    • This video is private.
      Sorry about that.

      I think it’s a little late for that Lol

  • ok4me2xlr8

    +1 on turning captions on!!!

  • Amorel79

    Headphone jack on the bottom! Everyone else, pay attention!

    • bimsebasse

      Is that great? I mainly hear music with the phone in my pocket – jack at the bottom would be awkward.

      • calculatorwatch

        Do you keep your phone in your pocket right-side-up? If so I think you’re in the minority.

        • bimsebasse

          Hehe, I’ve found my people! Never thought of doing it wrong side up.

          • calculatorwatch

            Haha, very interesting. Mine just ends up upside-down because the top of my hand (and top of my phone) goes in my pocket first.

  • chris125

    If this does have an SD card slot, it definitely caught my eye. Now to see battery size and how camera performs. Htc looks to have a winner on their hands. It looked buttery smooth even for pre release version.

  • buckley101

    LOL this kid. I’d rather wait for HTC to announce it than listen to this kid for another 8 minutes. I had to stop before I face palm myself so hard that I get a concussion

  • chris125

    For being “sponsored” he was pretty clueless about a lot of parts of just phones in general. Prob his parents phone and he just swiped it to post a video.

  • The Narrator

    Yeah, stopped the video. Annoying voice is annoying.

    Oh, and I’ll happily take his parents job too.

  • After a minute of watching the video I couldn’t take it anymore, and just looked as your screenshots from his video.

  • Derek Traini

    If you guys want to die laughing, turn on captions! hahaha

  • Maxim∑

    youtube stabilization is amazing

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    “So If I open up Kik and shake it up because I don’t want you to see my messages” lmfao . . . This kid is the greatest.

  • Miguel Meza

    Such a beautiful device, regardless of that bezel at the bottom. Also, you guys should be glad that at least he didn’t film this with a potato.

  • Robert Young

    its funny how bad the video is.. and if he says reall really nice, one more time!!!UGGHH and he has a speech impediment. LMAO

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    What are we thinking about the SD card slot claim?

    • Allen Byrd

      I think if it’s true, HTC has a winning phone and definitely a Galaxy S5 killer. I love everything about it right now.

      • That black HTC bezel/bar at the bottom is my only complaint so far….and I think I could live with that

        • Allen Byrd

          It looks much better in person than in the press shots. And not just the HTC bar, the whole thing imo.

        • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

          The chopped off speaker up top does get my OCD going a bit…but I like everything else otherwise.

      • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

        I must say I didn’t expect it…and I didn’t really care but this would be a big plus.

      • The Narrator

        That and the G Pro 2.

        • MicroNix

          Though you don’t agree, those 2 and the S5. There will be at least 3 good candidates this year. Something for everyone.

    • +1. Or should I say… Plus ONE!

      #SoPunny

    • MicroNix

      Looks like there’s a pic of an SD card with an exclamation mark in the notification bar. It would appear to be legit. If so, what a welcome surprise.

  • Allen Byrd

    SOULJA BOY LOL

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    Why is it always some punk kid with these videos? And does he know that any point in the video you can pause it and see the Serial Numbers?

  • hyperbeatser

    that was quite possibly the worst “review” of anything, ever.

  • Dave S.

    nice toe thumbs.

  • TSON1

    Oh god, he put the camera on a FAMILY PHOTO within the first minute of the video. Nice.

    • TSON1

      HIS. FULL. NAME. IS IN THE END OF THE VIDEO. How do you not catch that before posting? I’m done.

  • Matthew Muysson

    I’ll just shake it so you can’t see my messages.

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    Chromecast….On!

  • Carlos Morales

    Anyone else get headache from this awesome review

  • MicroNix

    Feel bad for whoever’s job he’s costing. Though if that was mine to work with, it wouldn’t leave my sight. I’d value my job too much.

  • Mackster248

    This is what’s wrong with the internet. Sure it wasn’t the best review ever, but take it for what it is. He still provided all of us a first full look at the all new One. Usually when a phone leaks this early, it’s in a short terrible non-HD vid quality, with no sound.

  • Just_Some_Nobody

    Make fun of the kid all you want but he has something a lot of people here would love to have. He’s doing at least that right.

  • wtfisthiskidtalkingabout

    Ugh that had to be the worst broken up review I have ever seen

  • Zayd

    Only reason I watched this was to see how much worse the kid would be.

  • “Oh, God, cover that up…”

    This guy has to be the stupidest kid I’ve ever seen. -_-

    • Julian Coronado

      I agree with you. My only question is, how did he manage to get his hands on one? And since he did, why weren’t extra security measures taken to prevent leaks. *facepalm*

      • Tri-State Weather

        Easy…his parents work htc and he snuck the phone when they weren’t paying attention

        • The Narrator

          I hope his parents are held responsible.

          • MicroNix

            Why do you hope that? That’s just not nice.

          • The Narrator

            The world isn’t a nice place. You should know that, kiddo.

          • MicroNix

            Respect for others has no age requirements. Also, before calling someone kiddo, you should know their age.

          • The Narrator

            It’s a phrase. Kiddo, son, buddy, pal, calm your tits.

          • Phil

            You are the type of idiot that’s wrong with the world

          • Zyphdr

            Yeah the world isn’t a nice place because some people like you exist.

          • KingofPing

            Responsibility is far more lacking in this world than respect. Respect also goes both ways…where’s the respect for the NDA? How about for the work of all the folks who put their time and effort into trying to keep this product under wraps?

          • BigTimmay

            8 year olds, dude.

        • Cael

          No, he found it in a bar!

        • Jkdem85

          His parents don’t work for HTC or AT&T one is a geo-engineer and the other is a teacher. Believe he was a beta tester somehow

          • Adrynalyne

            HTC doesn’t employ children for testing.

            What is your source for the parents other than another rumor?

          • Jkdem85

            Try googling his name and town in Illinois his parents jobs are listed several places. Oh and what’s your source?

          • Adrynalyne

            My source? Child labor laws and the fact that they need someone who knows something to test.

            Let us also not forget that there are usually more family members than parents. I talked a kid into leaking me an internal Omnia i910 build years ago. He had his uncle’s credentials and logged into the partner’s website. He too saw pre-release phones.

      • Security measures are taken, but they’re only worth anything post-leak. I’ve got my hands on early releases of phones before, and just like this one they all have prominent ways to identify who’s responsible for the device.

        • BigTimmay

          Such as…?

          • DoctorJB

            I would say the serial numbers across the back that the kid doesn’t exactly cover up would make it easy to identify the source. Also left his google account (with his full name) signed into the phone.

          • BigTimmay

            Oh, I took that as they customize the test devices, discreetly, with identifiable marks or features.

          • DoctorJB

            They do that for screener versions of films. It wouldn’t be that hard to make the background image device specific depending on the number of demo devices in circulation. http://torrentfreak.com/pirated-dvd-screener-linked-to-oscars-host-ellen-degeneres-140110/

    • miten patel

      The best part is when he stopped playing that youtube video because he didn’t want it taken down because of copyright claims. He is making a video of not released phone.

      • Alisan_C

        its controlled leak OR it’s a way to shift attention.

        Maybe they will launch prototype B, while this one (prototype A) has been leaked intentionally

        • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

          Lol you’re giving HTC way too much credit.

          • DoctorJB

            Having the camera crash during the viral leak plus the exec making nebulous threats would be a horrible PR stunt.

    • The Narrator

      Can’t wait to see him get in trouble. I’ll be laughing hysterically.

      • Mackster248

        I never understand why people enjoy seeing other people suffer. The kid gave us all a preview that wasn’t filmed with a potato. Take it for what it is, not in the areas he failed at.

        • The Narrator

          Because he’s stupid, and it’s obvious he nor his parents have any regard for responsibility.

          • Kevin

            I’d hate to see you have kids some day.

          • MrOrange645

            I think a lot of people would hate to see The Narrator have kids. Unfortunately, people like him always end up reproducing.

        • MicroNix

          Agreed. It’s a sad state of society.

          • The Narrator

            Nobody is suffering. It’s called being responsible. His parent/s took that responsibility when they got it. Either stick too it, or get what’s deserved. I’m sure HTC would not like a 12 year old showing it off in the worst possible way, pre release, and ruining everything they’ve worked for.

          • polyphemous

            And he’s just a kid. Everyone makes mistakes at that age. Sure, he’s done a bit of financial damage to HTC, and maybe it was his parents’ fault that he got the phone in the first place, but he’s a kid and shouldn’t have his life ruined over this.

          • scastro87

            I don’t think this does anything to HTC’s financials tbh.

          • AndroidUser00110001

            And if you had a chance to be one of the first to leak a phone in a 12 minute video I am sure you would have instead of worrying about being responsible.

        • KingofPing

          The sad state of society is that no-one is capable of taking responsibility for their actions and anyone who calls for such a thing is attacked as being “mean”.

          • Mackster248

            No, you’re getting it all wrong. I’m not against him getting reprimanded for what he did, but the fact that there’s people here and all over the Internet that’s “hoping” he gets screwed over for his mistakes are the ones that are sad. Look at the comments, there’s people here that can’t wait for his a$$ to get fried. That’s the fcked up part IMO. If he gets in trouble then let it play it’s part, but there’s people going out of their way for him to make sure he gets canned.

        • AndroidUser00110001

          I say jealousy. The majority of people bitchin about some kid leaking a phone would do the same if they had given chance.

      • Griff

        Me too, HTC has to have some kind of confidentiality contract…If they don’t I’d be surprised…seeing as this is a breach of contract if they do have one, it might turn into a legal issue.

      • Alex Boro
        • austinolet

          its me! i’m @thegooglefanboy! and +thegooglefanboyXD on g+

          • Alex Boro

            Yeah, I saw/replied to you on twitter haha. That kid is so f*****

          • tyguy829

            what’s your problem dude? why would you want to ruin this kid’s life? Don’t you have anything better to do?

          • MK17

            I guess anyone will do anything to be the person that made something go “viral”.

          • Jkdem85

            I wouldn’t be bragging about that… why would you ruin this kids life? Not only that you take joy in doing it

          • Ryan

            I’ve not seen the video, but i have been looking at the tweets and such. I’m sure more pastebins will come up, but I did actually get the one doxx removed actually. No one should be posting personal info of anyone under 18 like that IMO.

          • Can’t believe he’s pissed at you lol

        • Alisan_C

          someone else replied that his dad is a geoengineer and his mom is a teacher and they are not related to htc?

    • Maxim∑

      IMEI 353718050030845
      S/N FA41WWM00444
      P/N 99HYK000-00

      • Alex Thomson

        Necessary? Glad you can copy.

    • Kevin

      Who this kid? His YouTube channel is straight up pranking with some cringe worthy pranks.

    • BananaBob

      Roshan Jamkatel is getting his butt fired!

      • Ursa

        That’s ok, Roshan always comes back in 8-11 minutes.

  • Watching it now!

    • SplashMTN

      Did you watch the whole video? He was holding the original one in the beginning to compare it.

      • No I hadn’t, I had just started it without sound (I’m at work) and once I saw the New One come out I tried to delete my comment but I couldn’t….so I edited it 😉