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  Reply # 982193 8-Feb-2014 09:29
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Has anyone got the 4.4 update yet?

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  Reply # 982236 8-Feb-2014 12:09
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The upcoming M8 creates an interesting dilemma, I had gotten into the habit of changing my phone fairly regularly but I find myself not necessarily wanting to part with the One. The camera whilst not revolutionary is a lot better than most give it credit, the snapdragon 600 never seems to be lacking oomph, the screen never seems too big or small. the body has survived well with no scratches or dings despite never having lived in a case.

It still feels and acts like a premium handset, a newer better version should be even better but why fix what ain't broke, therein lies the dilemma....

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  Reply # 984004 11-Feb-2014 12:30
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Wade: The upcoming M8 creates an interesting dilemma, I had gotten into the habit of changing my phone fairly regularly but I find myself not necessarily wanting to part with the One. The camera whilst not revolutionary is a lot better than most give it credit, the snapdragon 600 never seems to be lacking oomph, the screen never seems too big or small. the body has survived well with no scratches or dings despite never having lived in a case.

It still feels and acts like a premium handset, a newer better version should be even better but why fix what ain't broke, therein lies the dilemma...


Hi Wade: Your comment interested me. Unlike you (and most GZers, I'm betting) I don't change my handset regularly. In fact, I'm currently using a three year old HTC Sensation and have only been looking to upgrade in the last few weeks. If I had to buy a new phone today it would still be the One, even though it's about to celebrate it's first birthday, particularly as it's available from Telecom for only $349 on my current mobile plan (and I'm expecting the "One2" to be around that $1000 mark, if not 5-10% more).

So I'm keen to know what other people think - especially those who have owned the One for while: Would you still buy One at the current reduced pricing, or hold out another couple of months for the M8, or to get a look at the Galaxy S5?

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  Reply # 984108 11-Feb-2014 13:54
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Wade: The upcoming M8 creates an interesting dilemma, I had gotten into the habit of changing my phone fairly regularly but I find myself not necessarily wanting to part with the One. The camera whilst not revolutionary is a lot better than most give it credit, the snapdragon 600 never seems to be lacking oomph, the screen never seems too big or small. the body has survived well with no scratches or dings despite never having lived in a case.

It still feels and acts like a premium handset, a newer better version should be even better but why fix what ain't broke, therein lies the dilemma...


Hi Wade: Your comment interested me. Unlike you (and most GZers, I'm betting) I don't change my handset regularly. In fact, I'm currently using a three year old HTC Sensation and have only been looking to upgrade in the last few weeks. If I had to buy a new phone today it would still be the One, even though it's about to celebrate it's first birthday, particularly as it's available from Telecom for only $349 on my current mobile plan (and I'm expecting the "One2" to be around that $1000 mark, if not 5-10% more).

So I'm keen to know what other people think - especially those who have owned the One for while: Would you still buy One at the current reduced pricing, or hold out another couple of months for the M8, or to get a look at the Galaxy S5?


Yep, I love my One and if, heaven forbid, I lost it today, I would replace it with another One.

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  Reply # 984387 11-Feb-2014 19:19
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If I had to replace it the only thing I would change is colour, I prefer the look of the black model

I have done the full GPe conversion also which sways my vote, pure Google just compliments the ones style imho, nothing short of a nexus 6 or M8 GPe is going to excite me more!



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  Reply # 984722 12-Feb-2014 08:14
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merve0o0: Has anyone got the 4.4 update yet?


Not yet (Telecom unrooted). But I'm not in a hurry to get it either. The main reason is I like the App Ops feature that the current firmware has to control permissions. As I understand it the move to 4.4 will remove that. I don't use the Sense launcher, preferring either Apex or Action launchers, so that means I'm happy with my One 'as is' at the moment.




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  Reply # 985068 12-Feb-2014 13:55

4.4.2 Not on Vodafone yet either

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  Reply # 985108 12-Feb-2014 14:21
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Dingbatt:
merve0o0: Has anyone got the 4.4 update yet?


Not yet (Telecom unrooted). But I'm not in a hurry to get it either. The main reason is I like the App Ops feature that the current firmware has to control permissions. As I understand it the move to 4.4 will remove that. I don't use the Sense launcher, preferring either Apex or Action launchers, so that means I'm happy with my One 'as is' at the moment.


If you are rooted, you can add AppOps back in, either using the Xposed framework or using a standalone app that was compiled from 4.3 source. It works really well.

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  Reply # 988796 17-Feb-2014 12:02
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Thanks for the feedback, eracode and Wade. I picked up my One on Friday afternoon and sh!t I love this phone! It's a serious upgrade from the old Sensation in every regard and I really like the Sense implementation - it's obviously faster, and it fixes some of the things that irritated me about the old phone, but it's just way classier!

The one thing I thought might concern me was the lack of an SD card, but I've gotten smarter about actively offloading photos, etc. to the cloud and have reduced the (admittedly absurdly large) amount of music I carried around on the card in the Sensation, so this won't be a problem. And I'm really impressed with the battery life so far, considering how much use it's had over the weekend!

The only negative thing I can think of so far are those really cheap cr@ppy headphones that came with it, but I had a good pair of Sony in-ear phones that I'll swap over to this phone, so no loss.


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  Reply # 989394 18-Feb-2014 06:49
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Glad that your mileage did not vary. Hope you don't get version envy when the new One comes out - due shortly it seems.

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  Reply # 992226 22-Feb-2014 10:37
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Wade: If I had to replace it the only thing I would change is colour, I prefer the look of the black model

I have done the full GPe conversion also which sways my vote, pure Google just compliments the ones style imho, nothing short of a nexus 6 or M8 GPe is going to excite me more!


I just did that. I had a silver one for about 5 months and then i was in HN getting a notebook sent away for repair and saw they had the black one there. bought it and sold my silver one for $550 so im happy.


Im only wanting the update to see if the tap and pay thing works like i hope it will then i can leave my card in the car.

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  Reply # 992281 22-Feb-2014 12:30
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merve0o0: Im only wanting the update to see if the tap and pay thing works like i hope it will then i can leave my card in the car.


Does not support international payments yet sadly.

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  Reply # 992303 22-Feb-2014 13:19
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I too find the One to be a very nice bit of kit. So much so that I think I'll pass on upgrading it this year.

For me I want to wait and see what happens with the roll out of 700MHz frequncy.

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  Reply # 992515 22-Feb-2014 18:59
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afe66: I too find the One to be a very nice bit of kit. So much so that I think I'll pass on upgrading it this year.

For me I want to wait and see what happens with the roll out of 700MHz frequncy.

A.


Have the One too, I haven't played with a Snapdragon 800 phone and find the One fast enough for sure - although it does get super hot sometimes, the new M8 looks garbage compared to my current One so I wouldn't upgrade to that!

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  Reply # 993032 23-Feb-2014 21:46
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afe66: I too find the One to be a very nice bit of kit. So much so that I think I'll pass on upgrading it this year.

For me I want to wait and see what happens with the roll out of 700MHz frequncy.

A.


Have the One too, I haven't played with a Snapdragon 800 phone and find the One fast enough for sure - although it does get super hot sometimes, the new M8 looks garbage compared to my current One so I wouldn't upgrade to that!


I have noticed it getting hot also. Mostly with video or charging. That is a side effect of the aluminium case though. Conducts the heat rather then insulating it like plastic would.

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