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  Reply # 823830 22-May-2013 21:57
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Billfish:
mrgsm021: The speakers on the HTC One certainly helps with the volume of ringtones, even notification tones are loud and are of stereo quality, sounds awesome


After all the buzz I'm am a little underwhelmed by the max volume I can wring out of my One.  I'm unsure if perhaps my phone has a fault.   I have wound the sound settings up to max but dont really think the volume is much louder than my wife's Galaxy 2 or my daughters One X.  If I was hearing them working as intended should I be left in no doubt that these babies are loud suckers?

Any thoughts appreciated.  Bill   


No, your unit is not faulty (or at least I think it unlikely). Many users guilty of getting a bit carried away describing the speakers I'm afraid. If you look back through this thread you will see that I said I don't actually think mine is even as loud as the S4, however the quality of the sound is a lot better (trying listening to some music from the One Vs the One X for example).




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  Reply # 823880 22-May-2013 23:46
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Dingbatt: I like the boomsound speakers because now I can actually hear my phone ring, which wasn't always the case with the One X.


That's it - now I have to get one! I currently have the HTC Sensation and find the ring tones quite quiet, even at full volume. Years of maltreatment (working in noisy environments without protection, playing in rock bands, deep diving) means my ears are shot. I can't hear cicadas, because the permanent ringing in my ears is pretty much the same frequency. People are always asking me "Is that your phone?" when I haven't heard a thing. A ring tone with real volume could be the deciding factor! 
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TBO sounds like you need hearing aides of some sort Id say - or at least a hearing check from a professional.
Im in the health area and I need aides myself so I know what its like.
Sorry to be slightly off topic but the HTC One speakers "sound" really good.

This is just my advice only!!




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Reply # 823935 23-May-2013 08:22
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haha with regards to dropbox and zoe, took a few zoe photos yesterday for fun and dropbox folder was synced with about 300 photos. gota be careful next time

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  Reply # 823936 23-May-2013 08:24
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strokes: haha with regards to dropbox and zoe, took a few zoe photos yesterday for fun and dropbox folder was synced with about 300 photos. gota be careful next time


That's the only downside of Zoe right now. One Zoe = 20 images. It can easy add up!



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  Reply # 823964 23-May-2013 09:20
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So in a very unscientific manner I used an SPL meter to compare identical ringtones at full volume between my One X and my One.
The levels recorded were very dependant on what ringtone was playing, but I found that the One was generally 3-5 dB louder than the X.
For someone like Andrew027 it's as much about the pitch as it is about the loudness. A ringtone consisting of cicada chirps would be useless whereas a foghorn might be just right. In that respect the quality of the speakers may play a part.
Watching a movie using just the phone speakers on the One is easier, possibly because of their position as much as anything. Can't compare with the S2,S3 or S4 as I don't own them.

Edit: While doing the above experiment I noted that whereas the X has options for different notifications to be used for different events, i.e. text, email, calendar, etc there is no longer the option in the One. Or are those settings hidden elsewhere?




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  Reply # 823973 23-May-2013 09:50
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Dingbatt: So in a very unscientific manner I used an SPL meter to compare identical ringtones at full volume between my One X and my One.
The levels recorded were very dependant on what ringtone was playing, but I found that the One was generally 3-5 dB louder than the X.
For someone like Andrew027 it's as much about the pitch as it is about the loudness. A ringtone consisting of cicada chirps would be useless whereas a foghorn might be just right. In that respect the quality of the speakers may play a part.
Watching a movie using just the phone speakers on the One is easier, possibly because of their position as much as anything. Can't compare with the S2,S3 or S4 as I don't own them.

Edit: While doing the above experiment I noted that whereas the X has options for different notifications to be used for different events, i.e. text, email, calendar, etc there is no longer the option in the One. Or are those settings hidden elsewhere?


Generally each app will offer the ability to choose its own notification sound.




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  Reply # 823995 23-May-2013 10:23
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psychrn: TBO sounds like you need hearing aides of some sort Id say - or at least a hearing check from a professional.

Yes, that's true. I did have a hearing test several years ago and probably should have another one.

Dingbatt: For someone like Andrew027 it's as much about the pitch as it is about the loudness.

Also true - it's often when sound is at a similar frequency to my tinnitus that I have the problem. Perhaps I just need to create some custom ringtones that are quite different from the standard HTC ones.

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  Reply # 824035 23-May-2013 11:28
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Does anybody know where I can get a Batman case for the One? I love Batman, my favourite superhero, and have a case on my SGS3. Not sure if I would use it or not because the One is a beautiful device, but would like to have the option.

Thanks

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  Reply # 824053 23-May-2013 11:59
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  Reply # 824149 23-May-2013 14:31
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Dingbatt:
jaffanz: -snip- i didn't receive an OTA until i hit Sydney for a week. popped into the iTunes store joined wireless and upgraded lol. getting that over Vodafone NZ; highly unlikely.


This made me smile. However, now you have admitted carrying out such sacrilege in an iTemple, the iPolice are on their way!

Has anyone on either the One or the S4 had a look at 'Smart IR Remote for HTC One' (or S4) in the Play Store?

When I looked the HTC One version only had 100+ downloads but all favourable comments. $US10 is maybe a little steep for a punt, but it looks promising compared to the stock (Peel) app.


iPolice lol. Actualy its a little worse for me than even what is described. not only was i in the iTemple.. after i brought a hardcase for a Retina the staff member needed a fondle of the HTC One (i could tell by the glances he was giving it)... and after that he nearly cried as he wanted one but had to have an iPhone obviously lol. poor sod.
then the 3 people who sat down to either surf or mistook me for an informative caring type and asked me where the head-candy was; were also convinced to not get iPhone 5s but HTC Ones across the road. i even walked one lady over on my way out and had her signed up with the provider lol.

HTC One players - 3 / iPhone 5 lovers - 0

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  Reply # 824167 23-May-2013 15:13
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I'm very happy with my battery so far.

After the first few day of not being able to put it down and sucking the life out it somewhat fast.

I'm now back to using it for work calls/texts and quick updates and other fast odds and ends.

Which means receiving a boat load of calls, making a few and texting, checking stuff.co.nz each morning/afternoon, checking facebook about the same, note I only read things sent to me or I have been tagged in, can't be @ssed reading about what someone had for lunch etc. So only short amount of screen time.
Use's of a few other apps, but again, no messing around, do what needs to be done and turn the screen off. I keep wifi, data and bluetooth off unless using them.

As I post this, I have 56% left after 2 days 5 hours 24 mins and 18 sec

Works for me :)

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  Reply # 824219 23-May-2013 17:10
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Response I got from Live chatting with one of the HTC representatives.

"Unlocking the bootloader on any HTC device actually prevents the phone from receiving official updates. This is because OTA updates are signed and phones with unlocked bootloaders will not be able to verify the signature."

Wow, I never realised rooting would be this difficult on HTC devices.

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  Reply # 824274 23-May-2013 18:02
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Within hours of release the OTA is turned into a flashable update by the folks over at XDA anyway.

Also by being rooted you can run the latest WWE ROM without having to wait 6 months for a Telco update.

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  Reply # 824313 23-May-2013 18:47
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S-off has been sorted for the One, which means we'll be able to flash any firmware version and do a full return to stock with factory locked bootloader if necessary.

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  Reply # 824497 24-May-2013 00:22
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bradstewart: S-off has been sorted for the One, which means we'll be able to flash any firmware version and do a full return to stock with factory locked bootloader if necessary.


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