As far as maximum security goes, the fingerprint scanner is a step back.
If you have a PIN that you never tell anybody, nobody will know it unless they guess. If you have serious information on your phone, maybe security is also a serious issue for you. A professional can easily find, and lift your fingerprint off of almost any surface. Scan it at 2400 DPI, print it at 1200 DPI using raised ink, and then use a latex substance to create a "fake fingerprint" that can then be used to steal your data. Oh, and this method was found to work on the iPhone fingerprint scanners 2 days after the phone was released.
this is far from a step backwards, the method they used to unlock the iphone only works in perfect circumstances, circumstances that if were even slightly off wouldnt work, in the real world you would have to have very expensive equipment to get a pri... (continues)
I really think HTC did themselves a disservice with Boomsound and the "Ultrapixel" experiment. The Boomsound sounds great, but takes up a lot of space on the front of the phone that could be used to fit more screen. How often does one really sit and watch a video or listen to music without headphones in. Maybe I'm in the minority, but I rarely do. I'd rather have more screen and less speaker.
The Ultrapixel camera is also shoddy. It takes decent enough pics, but zoom in or crop it and the quality gets degraded due to the lack of megapixels. I know megapixels aren't everything, but a decent camera needs more than only 4. The whole lowlight picture thing is overblown.
Seems to me everyone wants to use their phone with two hands whether they admit it or not. What's the point in having a multi-touch display if you only ever want to use one finger with your phone? I'd like to see someone make that trick look natural with one hand.
I know there are many people out there that find anything above 4.8" to be somewhat intrusive. But, only two people I know have actually made a comment that they like one handed operation. Believe it or not,... (continues)
why dont you like the touch id placement, i have the 5s and find it a great place to put the sensor, i can have my phone unlocked before a even get it out of my pocket using touch id and it works over 99% of the time, having it on the back seems out of the way, while the home button most iphone users use to unlcok there phone over the power button, making inlucking your phone seamless