The 2 points in the negative column are actually huge pluses for me and many others
no user replaceable battery and no SD card slot are pluses?
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The lack of expandable storage is definitely a negative for me. I'm currently in the last couple months of a 3 year contract using the HTC Desire...yep, the original. I've got 32GB on the Desire, and I would like to see my next phone have more storage than my current one. I upgraded from 8GB to a 32GB micro sd card halfway through my contract.
I keep a lot of music and videos on my phone, and I like the idea that my phone will be future-proofed with a good amount of storage. Unfortunately, no Canadian carriers that I know of have the 64GB HTC one, and the lack of expandable storage is keeping me away from the 32GB version. I'm waiting a bit longer to see what else will be around this summer.
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No memory card slot is a huge negative for me. That was the reason why I went with the Note 2 over the DNA.
It has no mico sd card slot but it does support USB OTG.
Some Android devices can act as a USB host, so that you can use USB devices attached to them.
Samsung's S and Note models plus the LG Optimus G Pro support USB OTG
This is a GREAT phone! speedy, effective, stylish... And there is a version in China or someplace that has a removable backplate that gives access to SD Cards and battery, but, thats way over in China. XD
This is an amazing phone on terms of build quality and stability, but I think the S4 definitely beats it in the other columns.
Call Bell. They offered it to me, but I have decided that my Optimus G is still fine (upgrade from another line).
The One is a killer phone. 32Gb is enough for me and the battery is large enough too. I upgrade before they die.
A user replaceable battery is ONLY a good thing is someone plans to actually purchase a spare battery and use it something I have never ever done and will never do but it lowers the overall build quality, physical strength of the device, and will just always pop off every time I drop it.
An SD card slot would also not be used by most people including myself (there is enough internal storage) and will just be a slot that either collects dust or has an ugly/flimsy slot cover.
So yes the HTC One is perfect without those 2 features.
Wow I completely missed this.
I actually own a One and it is by far the best phone I have ever used. Plus the thing just feels amazing. By far the highest build quality you will ever find in a phone, even compared to Apple (wife has a 5).
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