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  Reply # 794194 6-Apr-2013 10:46
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Farking Samsung and their lies about the gap issue with the HTC One. Apparently all the posts online about how you can put a piece of paper through the gap in the phone is totally BS! I will never, ever own a Samsung again!

For the screenshot posted by Samsung Taiwan: http://www.mobile01.com/topicdetail.php?f=566&t=3294194

Further discussion (and for you to translate):
http://www.mobile01.com/topicdetail.php?f=568&t=3293933

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  Reply # 794260 6-Apr-2013 12:25
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theUpload:

Vodafone - nope. But from my sources it may be around the $1149 mark as it's 4G.

Telecom - while it's 4G, as they don't have a network to support it, their pricing is $999.

Availability for Telecom is around early May. It's going to be a long long month.



I'm not to keen on the "inflation" were seeing on cellphone prices these days. $1149 for both the S4 and the One? I shudder to think of the price of a brand new phone in a few years time and its not like we have decently priced contracts  like the states do to warrant it.


Yep it's bloody robbery.

I'm on an $80 plan, been on it for 5 years, reason I haven't changed is I get 3GB of data. Apparently the plan has been grand fathered. So will be demanding something special from Vodafone.

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  Reply # 794285 6-Apr-2013 13:32
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Kopkiwi:
theUpload:

Vodafone - nope. But from my sources it may be around the $1149 mark as it's 4G.

Telecom - while it's 4G, as they don't have a network to support it, their pricing is $999.

Availability for Telecom is around early May. It's going to be a long long month.



I'm not to keen on the "inflation" were seeing on cellphone prices these days. $1149 for both the S4 and the One? I shudder to think of the price of a brand new phone in a few years time and its not like we have decently priced contracts  like the states do to warrant it.


Yep it's bloody robbery.

I'm on an $80 plan, been on it for 5 years, reason I haven't changed is I get 3GB of data. Apparently the plan has been grand fathered. So will be demanding something special from Vodafone.


How about you just ask politely and respectfully, isn't that how you would want to be treated?

Compared to what plans cost 5-10 years ago (I used to pay over $800 a month to VF at one point), things have improved significantly.

Do I think it a little strange the new phones are $100 more? Yes. Perhaps the carriers found margins a little tight once all the competition started during the S3 release?

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  Reply # 794532 7-Apr-2013 11:34
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@daauckland.

Still got those Pictures/Videos coming for us? :D

I have been hanging out. Hope you are having fun with your new toy :)

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  Reply # 794556 7-Apr-2013 12:19
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Finch: @daauckland.

Still got those Pictures/Videos coming for us? :D

I have been hanging out. Hope you are having fun with your new toy :)


This ultra detailed review from Anandtech might tide you over ;)

http://www.anandtech.com/show/6747/htc-one-review

"I've never given any smartphone an editors choice award before, though I daily regret not giving the One S an award of some kind. For the HTC One I'm giving our Editors Choice Gold award, which is our second highest award. The One is an incredibly awesome device."

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  Reply # 794635 7-Apr-2013 15:53
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Zub:
Finch: @daauckland.

Still got those Pictures/Videos coming for us? :D

I have been hanging out. Hope you are having fun with your new toy :)


This ultra detailed review from Anandtech might tide you over ;)

http://www.anandtech.com/show/6747/htc-one-review

"I've never given any smartphone an editors choice award before, though I daily regret not giving the One S an award of some kind. For the HTC One I'm giving our Editors Choice Gold award, which is our second highest award. The One is an incredibly awesome device."


This review did it for me - finally happy I've read up enough to get the One over the S4 :)

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  Reply # 794651 7-Apr-2013 16:30
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has anyone ordered the HTC One developer Edition from USA? I am one of the guys who got the One from Noel Leeming for 800 bucks but am thinking if to return that and get the One from USA

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  Reply # 794653 7-Apr-2013 16:41
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Krishant007: has anyone ordered the HTC One developer Edition from USA? I am one of the guys who got the One from Noel Leeming for 800 bucks but am thinking if to return that and get the One from USA


I was thinking of ordering one via YouPost, because it is a pretty amazing deal. But after looking into the frequencies it appeared to be a no-go on NZ 4G (and i wasn't 100% sure on high speed 3G). Might hurt re-sale value later, even if you don't use 4G now.

Given that the Noel Leeming special made the local version the same price as the developer edition (after currency conversion and gst), and has local support, it seemed to come out on top as the better deal.

If you discover better news regarding the radio frequencies though, let me know :)

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  Reply # 794656 7-Apr-2013 16:44
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heavenlywild: Farking Samsung and their lies about the gap issue with the HTC One. Apparently all the posts online about how you can put a piece of paper through the gap in the phone is totally BS! I will never, ever own a Samsung again!

For the screenshot posted by Samsung Taiwan: http://www.mobile01.com/topicdetail.php?f=566&t=3294194

Further discussion (and for you to translate):
http://www.mobile01.com/topicdetail.php?f=568&t=3293933


All companies do it, I recall HTC doing the same a few years back. I can't recall which phone but it was pretty blatant, and I recall them making some form of retraction. Based on that, you would never buy any HTC again. If you want a vendor who has never told any lies or mistruths about it's competitors you might struggle for gadgets.

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  Reply # 794671 7-Apr-2013 18:17
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OK.
Took some sample pics with both HTC One and with Nexus 4
All pics are using HDR, no flash and Zoe is turned off.
To me there is much less noise in the HTC shots. Granted Nexus does more pixels but they aren't as good.
My opinion only.
Files:
Nexus set : http://db.tt/UQslrKvi
HTC One set: http://db.tt/dGsqel0d

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  Reply # 794674 7-Apr-2013 18:27
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Zub:
Krishant007: has anyone ordered the HTC One developer Edition from USA? I am one of the guys who got the One from Noel Leeming for 800 bucks but am thinking if to return that and get the One from USA


I was thinking of ordering one via YouPost, because it is a pretty amazing deal. But after looking into the frequencies it appeared to be a no-go on NZ 4G (and i wasn't 100% sure on high speed 3G). Might hurt re-sale value later, even if you don't use 4G now.

Given that the Noel Leeming special made the local version the same price as the developer edition (after currency conversion and gst), and has local support, it seemed to come out on top as the better deal.

If you discover better news regarding the radio frequencies though, let me know :)


Im sorry can you elaborate what Youpost has to do with ordering htc one? im confused!

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  Reply # 794675 7-Apr-2013 18:27
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thanks a lot for that. seems like the low light performance of the One is definitely much better. and the wider field of vision will help things out a lot. but the outdoor shots, i dont know. i think i preferred the images from the Nexus 4 for those ones.. especially the road shots..

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  Reply # 794676 7-Apr-2013 18:28
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I'm sorry can you elaborate what Youpost has to do with ordering htc one? im confused!


Just a way to important an item that would otherwise be US only.

Edit: The HTC One Developer Edition will be available in limited quantities to customers with a US Zip Code for $649 when the HTC One is released in the United States.

Soz. I meant YouShop.

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  Reply # 794678 7-Apr-2013 18:34
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Thanks for posting the samples. I gotta say, quite disappointed with the performance of the HTC One in decent sunlight. Very jagged edges. WTF? If you look at the coastline one, there's some kind of ghosting?

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  Reply # 794679 7-Apr-2013 18:35
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dauckland: OK.
Took some sample pics with both HTC One and with Nexus 4
All pics are using HDR, no flash and Zoe is turned off.
To me there is much less noise in the HTC shots. Granted Nexus does more pixels but they aren't as good.
My opinion only.
Files:
Nexus set : http://db.tt/UQslrKvi
HTC One set: http://db.tt/dGsqel0d

Damian
Thanks. Going on those I really prefer the photos of the HTC One overall BUT I do like the Nexus 4 road shots with the trees better than the HTC. 




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