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Jul 19, 2013, 2:31 PM
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No SD Card slot and iffy support

I really wanted to like this phone HTC, I really did. I have been looking for something to replace my Nexus S but this just won't cut it. 16 GB was fine two years ago, but now I need at least 32 GB (large music collection) and I want it in a smaller physical package.

My wife has a HTC One S that you stopped supporting. It doesn't imbue consumers with a lot of confidence when you drop support for a device that is not even two years old.

Try again HTC because I really want an alternative to Sammy.
The sad part is.... the One S is barely ONE year old. It was released in April 2012. So the phone was only a year old when they announced it was no longer supported. This was a couple weeks after I purchased mine... That makes me think it will be my l...

Jul 21, 2013, 11:02 AM
over in the "HTC One mini" discussion:

Pros & Cons..

I like the reduced size but:
Cons: 😎
1> The sides are plastic (unlike the One)
2> No camera stabilization
3> Smaller battery (waiting for review on how this will effect performance)
4> No NFC
5> No TV remote ( I dont use anyway)

Pros: 😁
1> smaller size (speaks for itself)
2> Screen res. is best for the screen size
3> Camera lens is recessed. (will not scratch)
4> Still has front speakers and Boom sound.(nice)
5> Has newer version of Sense 5 (nice)
6> The side and top buttons are easier to locate with fingers.

Summary: 🙂
My opinion it will be an even trade off between the One and the Mini One. I think the decision for anyone would be a personal preference between the 2 . I think I will go with the One instead of the...

Jul 18, 2013, 1:51 PM
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Yikes. Which company in Europe operates LTE at such a ridiculously high frequency? You can forget about that signal penetrating through buildings unless they have a tower on every block. 😳
No idea, it also says Canada but I'm not aware of any Canadian carriers that operate at that frequency.

Sounds like sprint's 2.5Ghz spectrum... great for wide open areas, probably work well in a stadium-like area, but if somebody holds up toilet ...
That's actually Europe's "official" 4G frequency band. Some of the first LTE networks used that.

Jul 18, 2013, 10:01 AM

curious to know the benchmark scores....

Also, hopefully there will be a 32gb version when it goes on sale.
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