HTC One review (M8) - Does the latest flagship from HTC tempt you to switch?

By Bla1ze on 25 Mar 2014 02:42 pm EDT
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Unless you live in a cave, there's a good chance you've heard about the latest flagship device from HTC. It goes by many names at this point, HTC One, the all new HTC One, M8, HTC One 2014. In any case, after several months of the device leaking onto the internet in every way possible, it's now official and Mobile Nations' own Phil Nickinson, Android Central's editor in chief, has given it a full run through.

HTC has been noticeably excited about the HTC One for some time now, and rightfully so. It's a hell of a smartphone. It's an imperfect one, sure. The camera still trades resolution for features, but the features tend to be pretty compelling, and it's not like you aren't able to take some beautiful shots. That's probably our single complaint about the new HTC One.

The specs on the new HTC One have it running a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 quad-core processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB or 32GB internal storage with micro SD support up to 128GB and of course, it's running Android 4.4.2 KitKat with a 1920x1080 441ppi Gorilla Glass 3 display and LTE.

I currently own a 2013 HTC One and to me it's one of the best Android devices available so it's a given I'll be grabbing a new one as my secondary device. But what about you folks? Does the new HTC One change your thoughts on Android in any way or is it 'just another Android device'?

We know BlackBerry isn't standing still but let us know what you think of the new HTC One and be sure to check the full review on Android Central. The review format is sexy, we totally need some new BlackBerry devices so we can use it as well.

Read the full HTC One review (M8) at Android Central

507 comments

JamesIV

My friend has it. Its a pretty sick phone. Still staying with my z10 :)

Posted via CB10 on my Z10

ianbordas

Well.. only if i can RUN BB10 on this thing...

thedustytaco

Well it has gestures such as swipe back to get to home screen now.

I guess its like bb10 lolololol

spikesolie

Irs not the same

From zee coolest flicking smartphone ever

Puz_zled

Really? ......We are really discussing this here? Sorry but this is a bit of trolling the faithful, which doesn't seem like Blaize' s style. Seems more like Phil N hijacking Blaize's byline. Bottom line: Nice hardware, but wrong OS.

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Isa Gumus

Second that !

No other but BlackBerry.. Just Love It

FrankDLR1972

For reals! What gives? Sure, great phone, but not the place for this.

BBM Channel: The Group Ride C00055B7C

buylocal_getaBB

If i wanted android, i would ask for android

Buy a bb, get a droid for free

Supa_Fly1

Dude get real stop sacking the sack man!

Anyone can choose whichever device they feel regardless of being a fan of a particular mobile OS or company. This isn't grade school boys and girls.

BlackBerry Q10  & Full Metal CB10!

Nicholas Kathrein

Mobile Nations is a network of sites. They'd be dumb not to cross post between the sites. Why do people not want to know what everyone else in the space is doing? Are you scared that knowing about the competition will hurt BB? If you don't like the article just skip it. Knowledge never hurt anyone but the people who didn't want it out.

Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance. ~Confucius

barney009

So does Phil on AC promote Blackberry phones - I think not!

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jdayent

Yep! I want the hardware of the HTC One, BlackBerry 10's Hub for communication, iPhone's ecosystem, and the Nexus 5 price point!

From my BlackBerry Z30

asaf.az

Could not agree more
If I wanted android device I already had it
Blackberry os is the ONLY true multitasking os

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Mr Z10

Second and third that

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Dave79

+1 would love a device like that from BlackBerry - I guess we can only dream..

IJKBB10

2nd that!

Posted via CB10 with my  Z30

Z10NIZED

Android is just too clunky, doesn't matter how great the phone is

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dc9super80

While I agree to some extent and as an iOS user myself, I somehow thing HTC Sense is not at all bad. I actually like their design.

darkehawke

Android is actually smooth and pretty damn efficient. Clunky is far from the truth.

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berries_good

Just another Android phone...

darkehawke

Nothing gets past you!

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slagman5

I disagree. The Samsungs are "just another Android." The HTC One's are different with metal cases and features over the spec wars philosophy. But hey, Samsung is the "cool" fad now so people still flock to buy those plastic phones...

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marknick

Disagree... it's very clunky

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Jerale

I have an Android device and I have to say I agree. It's very clunky and disorganized but I do like the widgets. I think I prefer BlackBerry's OS over Android's.

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DiegoV_G

Android smooth? Not

Posted via CB10 with my crazy beautiful Q10

pididipop

I agree with you. I'm running the latest version of Android on my second phone (Samsung) and Android is "clunky.". When I use my Z10, I can maneuver so much more efficiently than with Android. Also I have had issues with the memory management system Android uses.

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Nicholas Kathrein

That's because your using a Samsung phone with all their bloatware. Nexus 5 or Moto X. HTC One doesn't have those issues either.

Skier1960

I have Nexus 5 and not Clunky at all.. Your right about the Bloatwear on those devices, really makes them "Clunky"...

HTC One is a really nice looking machine for sure. But very expensive. I believe they are selling for $700.00 before taxes. That would stop me from buying for sure:)

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Brutal Efficiency

Clunky and Lag are different things.

BB10 is less Clunky, as it efficiently manoeuvres around.

Doesn't have anything to do with lag.

Quality Poultry - Channel PIN: C004B64D1

kjjb0204

Maybe two years ago "clunky" was a valid argument. Anyone that's used the Moto X would probably tell you it's as smooth and fluid as iOS and certainly far more capable. Forget the clunky argument. Not true any more. Not to mention, there are several clunky things on my Q10 I wish were smoother.

mousii

Maybe I accept the review of android but definitely not the Q10 view. What is clunky about it? It is an amazing phone!

Powered by BB

Hassan00

Million times better than BlackBerry

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spikesolie

Not bb10 sorry

From zee coolest flicking smartphone ever

darkehawke

Moto x is as smooth and and fluid as my z10. Sorry to say it but Android has come a long way.

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Soeasy

You have absolutely no clue as to what you're talking about.

But, be my guest. Keep showing what a tool, or toy you are.

castano22

I'm going to get it just so I can use Google voice and try to switch to a Data only plan

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DStLouis

Why should it changes anything ?

I mean, I'm using BlackBerry mainly for productivity and security.
So I don't see how another Android device could impact that.
Rocket like specs don't necessarily make a device more productive and secured. Even using a year old Z10, that already respond quickly to actions, what did additional processor speed means in real life? ..only few fractions of second quicker to load up. Considering the number of going back and forth to make things done... these potential speed gain became totally irrelevant.
Ex. Jumping from text message to personal email apps, then to Facebook messenger, looking at your next meeting event, completing by sending a corporate email.... today nothing beat the efficiency of BlackBerry Hub for those all day long actions.
And that's only one example where BlackBerry excel in productivity.

Forget the specs that's the OS that matter.

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root56

I agree with you there. Though for some apps and games better specs make sense. Main concern is that android has a lot of security problems (grated more people use it so it gets attacked more than other os)

Hidjk

"I'm using BlackBerry mainly for productivity and security."

Me too.

Most people don't think about this until they are affected and lose something ie bank or personal information almighty dollar etc.

People are like sheep in a way, and blindly go about doing things and not really thinking things through and looking at the bigger picture.

But that's the story of life, there's more to getting up each day going about our business only to do it all again the next day until the day our bodies die, but most people don't bother to give it any thought, and look for the big picture...

Take care

www.livingtruth.ca www.carm.org

Prem WatsApp

That's right. I deal with it every day. Backups? Forget it. Security? Don't I have Antivirus? Mate, you better check whether it's still there. (LOL)

People need to get bitten at least once, lose their data or get hacked before anything happens in their thought processes. And don't get me started on passwords....

"No Q10?" -> "Buy from Chen... "

Nicholas Kathrein

Dumb people get bitten. I would bet you what ever you want to wager that if you follow my simple instructions you will never get bitten. We can wager if you like. It's all very simple.

Soeasy

"There's more to getting up each day going about our business only to do it all again"

Yeah, unlike posting drivel on the interwebs... Because that's a far nobler endeavor...

Hidjk

Drivel to some, a wake up call to other's. Until your eyes are opened you will always be blinded to the truth and remain wandering around in the dark... You are more than just dust blowing in the wind...

Take care.

www.livingtruth.ca www.carm.org

Soeasy

Blah, blah blah... These are cell phones Reverend... I hope you care as passionately about something that actually important.

Cheers!

Hidjk

No Reverend here just a regular guy with a regular job who once was blind and wandering around in the dark like you.

"I hope you care as passionately about something that's actually important."

Let's see a cell phone or eternal life and God and your soul. I think I know which one is important.

(besides their talking about HTC Android junk here on a BlackBerry site lol)

As far as caring about something that's actually important, I wouldn't be talking to you or others on here if I didn't care about and think you are important too.

Anyways its getting late for me and I'm tired, it was nice talking/writing with you. I'm going to hit the sack you take care and have a good one.

Oh yes, stick with the best, stick with BlackBerry... don't follow the crowd be the crowd... ;o)

www.livingtruth.ca www.carm.org

Soeasy

"just a regular guy with a regular job who once was blind and wandering around in the dark like you".

I'm not in the dark. Android junk is ok to some. Has nothing to do with anything other than cell phones.

"How can a man die better. Than facing fearful odds, for the ashes of his fathers and the temples of his Gods?"

You be well.

Skier1960

That's a good Opinion...

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zeon mohamedd

The belt quality of the phone make me love it...but for sure am not going to buy one..if I will going to buy an android phone it will be xperia z2...for it is the best phone on the planet until now...waiting for the new blackberry flagship and then decide between it and z2

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DiegoV_G

Agree. I would pick the Xperia Z2 (currently the best phone in the planet) over the HTC, which is almost the same price

Posted via CB10 with my crazy beautiful Q10

ewalker53

No, it runs Android and BB10 is far, far superior. I used the Nexus 5 with KitKat for a month and you couldn't pay me enough to go back. I'll keep my Z30 in BlackBerry comes out with the next generation handset.

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cribble2k

I find it ironic that BB fanboys shit on Android, yet they believe that running Android apps on bb10 is the best thing ever. You all hate the os but love the apps.

This is why I hope BB10 never gets google play services. Why would google even bother to help the #4 platform?

Kiddo2050

Haha Kevin wants google play services, I never want to be touched by what is likely the world's worst corporation. "We want to organize and deliver the world's information." By the way that includes all of your private information too.

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drycube

I second that motion and double down with a resounding, "Hell No!"

Opined with my Z10!

MuskokaSports

I feel tricked reading this post, I read Crackberry to find things out Blackberry...where's the connection? If there will be Android based posts, blog apps please :)

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3Dee

Don't switch, get both!

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ErnstMach

You know what? That's exactly what I was thinking! Im considering a Q10 and the One

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ianbordas

Nah get the Z30 and the Q10!

ErnstMach

Z30 is positively anaemic compared to the M8, sorry. I'd like to see what full-touch flagship BB produces, but I fear it won't arrive soon enough for me, as my current phone is hobbling along as it is.

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buylocal_getaBB

Anemic!?? *sigh* at some point people will realize it's the user experience that matters, not the specs. Quad core processor to accomplish the same thing as a dual core? That seems like poor engineering to me!

Buy a bb, get a droid for free

MrRtic

Why???...get the Q, skip the one

Posted via my FABULOUS z10

ErnstMach

I want the Q10 for its size and keyboard. But I also want the ubiquity and app library of android, not to mention the better entertainment capabilities of the M8. I started out in the android ecosystem, so I figure a gradual transition is best while BB World beefs up :)

Posted via the Android CrackBerry App!

BlueRocks

You can get the android library in bb10 now. I've used it to download netflix, Instagram, vine, and more.

What can be better than BlackBerry and Android app availability all on one bb10 phone?

Posted via CB10

3Dee

Having Google Now, Hangouts, full app integration. Am just saying...these features are pretty freakin' awesome.

Posted via the Android CrackBerry App!

Mr.KLScott

Hangouts are just a rip off of BB's HUB...are you serious??? you don't do anything with your phone but DL music and text obviously

Posted via CB10

mrtouchedme

Hangouts is actually nothing like Hub, it's closer to a BBM ripoff. Just does instant messaging, SMS, and MMS. Not a central hub with all messaging/app integration

Barely posted from the shittiest device I've ever owned Samsung Lag-axy S3

spidave

Not all android apps work good in BB10 , there are lots of apps that crash and freeze .

newbaskerville

Pretty foolish headline. If people on crackberry wanted other phones from android, they would be on android central.
Ill advised move.

Posted via CB10

Isa Gumus

I agree...

No other but BlackBerry.. Just Love It

BlackBerry Wine

Not at all!

Rick Pringle, Z30 on CB.10

Undbiter65

Exactly. What is this crap even doing on Crackberry? Just call it Android Central and be done with it

"We are truly alone, the scars on your heart are yours to atone" (BBM#18)

jordandrews90

Um I don't care about the HTC One...

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sk8er_tor

Same here. Plus, I'm a bit baffled with this post and reminds me of what TMO did to BB users by advertising the iPhone. Here we have almost an advertisement for HTC on CrackBerry... or maybe it's to generate traffic to Android Central? I have no idea but it's just odd.

Prem WatsApp

It's the new move (suggested by Kevin in his comments on one of yesterday's blog posts), be informed about the competition, and then shout out loud for your own brand.

Fanboy/girl = only really knows about his / her brand, blindly following

Champion = knows about the rest too, and why his / hers is BETTER

Just to sum it up what he mentioned.

"No Q10?" -> "Buy from Chen... "

FrankDLR1972

Wouldn't it be better to highlight all the awesomeness of the HTC and call on BlackBerry to bring those features to their phones instead of trying to lure people away from BlackBerry by showing them new shiny gear?

BBM Channel: The Group Ride C00055B7C

alternator77

If that is the lame ass argument being out forward by the editors and people writing articles why don't they just merge all the mobile nations sites into one and save themselves some time.

And if that B.S. Argument were true we'd see regular articles and reviews about BlackBerry apps and devices on the other sites asking them if they'd make the switch.

Posted via CB10

barney009

Exactly. The press is full of crap about Android and IPhone if that's what I wanted to read about. I come to this site to read about Blackberry as there's never any mention of them anywhere else.

Posted via CB10

shabbs

That is a nice looking phone... the addition of MicoSD will be sure to sway some... 4MP camera is a bit of surprise. Crank that shit.

KlausW

No need to switch. Just get the Z30.

rat_time

The rear has larger dual lenses for its camera, this thing will take better pictures than the Z30s 8MP camera. The MP doesn't mean quality all the time.

Posted via my  Z10.2.1

rat_time

Sorry that was for the above message regarding the 4MP camera

Posted via my  Z10.2.1

rat_time

The rear has larger dual lenses for its camera, this thing will take better pictures than the Z30s 8MP camera. The MP doesn't mean quality all the time.

Posted via my  Z10.2.1

rat_time

Fuck this CB10 app has way too many problems lol, or maybe I'm mentally challenged

Posted via my  Z10.2.1

shabbs

Dude... step away from the phone...

;)

rat_time

That is the last time I open the CB10 app Drunk lol

Posted via my  Z10.2.1

bombastic

Hahaha. I know your pain. No editing of your own comment possible ... yet.

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jonno_atamaniuk

About that...

While yes, you are right, megapixels don't always equal quality, there are some things to bear in mind here. First off, we are working with no optical zoom (unless I missed something in the review). This means that if you get a great photograph and you want to crop to a certain part of the image, your quality will drop considerably. You can't add information to create a larger image very easily, and doing so will only slightly mask pixelation. Secondly, you still cannot print as large with a 4 megapixel camera as you can with an 8 megapixel camera. I know that these devices we hold in our hands are not meant to be capturing pro-quality shots, but they are the camera we often have on us at any given time. Would you rather hear "I'm sorry, but we can't print out that graduation photo in the size you want because it will look too pixilated" or "your photo has a bit of noise and grain, but it's actually a lot better than we thought it would turn out at 11x14"?

I do completely understand and agree that the lower noise levels on the ONE's camera are incredibly helpful. But there is good reason that even point and shoot cameras at least "plateaued" at 12 megapixels. The HTC ONE is more designed for occasional small or medium print sizes and for digital sharing while the vast majority of other devices are trying to make printing a viable option for most people.... in my humble opinion.

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juanka22

Just an opinion but from my experience a simple camera phone quality camera us fine for most things that are out of the blue when you want a picture, eg. if you are out and see a funny poster or see a friend you haven't seen in a while. If you are going to a graduation or other important life marking event or celebration you will more than likely bring a more reliable and professional camera. Although I can see your point for tourism because most people don't buy a camera for tourism. They use their phones

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Chanlion

What's with all the Android stuff lately?

Personally, It's nice hardware but I'm for BB10 for the software and what it does. (As primary) I might consider replacing my secondary with it though.

alan510

I agree. Way too much android stuff on CrackBerry these days. However I sympathise. These guys have to make a living and if BlackBerry disappears from the consumer market or is sold off, they need to find work somewhere. So I completely understand the diversification. Just wish they'd post this stuff on Android Central.

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barney009

Absolutely agree - expect they're getting ready to jump onto the android bandwagon! I wonder if Imore and android central promote Blackberry?

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litig8or98

Jump over to Android Central some time; this stuff, and much more is already there. What you're seeing here (and complaining about) is but a drop in the bucket. Crackberry is just giving you a taste of what's out there. No need to bemoan it; one can always ignore that which is of no interest.

JR A

Which is why there's Android central... face it, CB is hedging their bets, I mean, there isn't much going on with BB that's exciting news to write about.

wincyUt

Does Android Central have more traffic than Crackberry?. If the answer is no, then rest your case.

3Dee

Ha ha, you should see the comments on Android Central when anything about BlackBerry is posted!

Posted via the Android CrackBerry App!

Nicholas Kathrein

Just skip the article. Really it won't hurt you not to read it. I mean you obviously don't want to hear or see anything competing with BB. Sounds like a great idea to me. I'm sure that's not was BB was doing all these years.

Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance. ~Confucius

ikalinin

I'm as loyal as it gets. i don't care what others are making, i'm BlackBerry forever!

masterful

Same here. What is new with 4.4 vs older version? Any idea?

Posted via CB10

TrueKulcha

If I wanted a ?*#* Android I won't even be on Crackberry so I'm just not getting the point of this. Android central is just a few clicks away and having someone on Crackberry point me in that direction is a gross insult to my intelligence and all the others on here.

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barney009

Well said!

Posted via CB10

Strikkie

Just got myself a second Z10 for business. It's about productivity baby!

Posted via CB10

lengend

Does it support BlackBerry apps?

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birdman_38

Actually if it could dual boot that would be awesome.

sedalia066

Got a Z30 already. The HTC is not even tempting on any level.

IJKBB10

So true! I too not to longer ago upgraded to the BlackBerry Z30 from the Z10!

Posted via CB10 with my  Z30

spikesolie

So which part exactly was supposed to make me want to switch?

Posted via CB10

Nicholas Kathrein

Your joking right? You pretending to not know whats so great about this phone? You've seen the photos? I mean if you can't see it then.... Try this. Pretend it's not a spoon.

Movie ref.

leeboy82

Isn't this a blackberry website SMH

Posted via WHT Q10

TrueKulcha

Makes me wonder same thing. There's an old saying where I came from and it goes like this. "You will always put your mouth where the soup is running". Some of these guys are here to write whatever gets them publicity. No brand loyalty whatsoever buy their loyalty lies with the almighty dollar.

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SnoozerBold

Well, I believe writing articles is a job so yes, the almighty dollar is in play.

However it's a legit question if the phone is going to be competition and we always hear about people saying they're going to switch to one Android phone or another. It's a halfway decent way to gauge interest and yes, it gets people talking on this site both good and bad.

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Nicholas Kathrein

There is another saying.

Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance. ~Confucius

whatsever

I thought it was all Blackberry here but it seems Android and yesterday Apple typo keyboard? :)

barney009

I know, getting a bit tired of this site. There's Chris posting all his comments from his android, Kevin promoting the typo and now this. I use this site to hear about tips and tricks and to hear about what's going on with BlackBerry! Think I'll start using another site.

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3Dee

It's almost as if the CrackBerry team aren't blind fanboys but are instead well informed tech lovers and tech journalists.

The horror!

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barney009

There is a difference between knowing the competition and actively promoting it (as with this and Kevins typo article) does Phil on AC promote Blackberry....i very much doubt it!

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3Dee

Ha ha, you've definitely got that right!

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Nicholas Kathrein

Yah! Who want's informed tech journalist. We want the ones that make me feel good for buying the phone I currently have and reinforcing the choices I made.

Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance. ~Confucius

barney009

But unfortunately any article about a droid seems to attract all the android fanboys to this site and I'd rather not read their garbage!

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Nicholas Kathrein

I read this site reguardless if it's about Android or BB. I like to keep up with all the different phone OS's. I will chime in anytime someone says something that factually isn't true. I think if people said something about BB that wasn't true you would chime in as well. I don't believe putting my head in the sand benefits me as the consumer. I don't owe anything to BB, MS, Google, or Apple. Who ever makes the best OS for "ME" is what I buy. I can't tell anyone what's best for them unless they tell me what they want from their OS. Not one OS is going to be the best for every person. I rather deal in facts then FUD. None of these companies benefit by use mindlessly being something no matter what because of the brand. When you do that you end up with less then you deserve and the company thinking they don't have to innovate. When people buy Apple phones in mass it tells companies they are doing something right and if their smart their learn what is working and roll that into their devices.

andrzejb

I had 3 htc one all of them had screen issues like glue spots, yellow spots etc so answer is simple NEVER..i stick with Q10for business and IP5s for privat and fun...no place for android phone

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Fidel Mercado

REALLY???..3 HTC ones and ALL had screen issues. I'm calling B.S.

Nicholas Kathrein

Yah. I guess thats like Kevin's brother with his 3 broken z10s. That HTC One must be trash.

lmart

A friend had an HTC and it was a terrible phone. He had it for 4 months before getting rid of it. Turned me off from the phones permanently.

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andriykoua

I love the 199 special on a BlackBerry z10 during Christmas. if I can get pricing like this on z30 I will be a happy camper.

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rdgroulx

I'd get one if it ran BB10.3 with a dark themed hub. Otherwise why downgrade from my Z30.

I'm Zeeing a bright future for Blackberry

Isa Gumus

Well said ...

No other but BlackBerry.. Just Love It

EauRouge

Android is interesting, but I could never give up the hub

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Mohammed Zakaria1

It's an absolutely stunning phone, but still it doesn't seem to convince me to move away from my love (BlackBerry).

BlackBerry Lover by heart

daxs3790

Android is great but without the features of BB10 that I've become so used to like the Hub, Peek and Flow, and the stellar multitasking I don't think I could fully make the switch. Plus now with apktrain.com I can just download any Android app directly to my phone. All the BB10 goodness + Android ecosystem = Best smartphone experience

Posted via CB10

iain-livingstone

BlackBerry Loyal!! No HTC here! From the awesome Z30 :)

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Dylan Garcia2

No way 1 HTC who 2 more importantly it's android , I know it has less security Than apple, less apps than apple, worse keyboard, clock, email than blackberry, worse office than windows phone, so no more likely to get a Z30 or just stay with my Z10,

;) just my opinion , subject to change based on evidence ;)

Nicholas Kathrein

Actually Android has more apps than apple and a better keyboard since you get to "choose" which one suits you.

jamesharmeling

HTC huh? The only thing that phone does for me is make me feel grateful for my BlackBerry's. FTW!!!

Live it, love it, be it.....BB10

Isa Gumus

:) well said

No other but BlackBerry.. Just Love It

swcomputerdesign

Not at all!!!

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foobu2

Nice hardware, but it's not BlackBerry.

 Z30 ™  Best mobile platform.

IgotsThis

Meh looks like the s5 in HTC form.

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Nicholas Kathrein

How can something look like something else yet still look like itself? Are you writing a riddle?

barney009

Why do you go troll somewhere else android fanboy!

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Captain_Hilts

Just another Android device as far as I'm concerned. Granted, it's probably better than many others in terms of build quality, but I have no need for an OS that places more emphasis on games and customization than actually doing something productive. I'm sticking with BB10.

Posted via CB10

chris_t

I would probably buy a HTC if it ran BB10, I'm not capable of understanding / using Android.

Posted via CB10 from my exquisite Z10 on Cosmote Romania

Lobwedgephil

Looks nice, anyone know how the default email app is on an HTC phone? Had an S4 at one point but couldn't stand the email app.

Ratul Ramchandani

Well, I'd love to, only if it was as functional as BlackBerry!
And oh yes, a price tag of under $400 would be tempting ! :P ;)

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jrohland

Has this become Android Central or is the author just a moron?

Nicholas Kathrein

I think a smart person who didn't want to read this would have known how to go down to the next article.

Kaye_max008

Nope. Keep it, I will have my z10

Z10 10.2.1.2228

kunamvahees

Absolutely no one can tempt me to move away from BlackBerry..
Except, Blackberry itself pushed me away..

Itstakenovermylife

Can you port BB apps to it?? ;)

chevpower394

I know it's all the same website company but come on, save this for android central.

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TrueKulcha

Totally and 110% agreed.

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jordandrews90

Completely agree, can't wait to hear their excuse for posting this.

georg4BB

Agree. I prefere BB because of BB10. Why should an Android device change this. It's still an Android device, even with the best hardware.

3Dee

The earth is flat!

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Nicholas Kathrein

It's not flat! there is a little bend right there at the end of the world then you fall off.

kastortroy

I have own an htc and they are probably one of the best Android out there. Very nice quality build. Tempted to upgrade but im very very happy with my z30 now.

Blackberry, my proverbial middle finger

JP Yow

This was an odd article to post here. It feels like a few BlackBerry references were tacked on randomly to try to justify its relevance.

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rickster2611

No I'm not tempted to switch but I do think BlackBerry should be ashamed of themselves for not driving designs in their construction of BB10.

HTC may have their faults but the design and feel of device isn't one of them.

Time to get radical BlackBerry ,can you really afford not to ?

Unleash the Tribe (TAT)

There is still a hell of alot of work to do before BlackBerry is to rise again. Design and OS is a step in the right direction.

BlackBerry...Get it done!!!!

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greenberry666

Aaaand it will be exactly the same as any other Android with specs sufficient to run the OS

mabbasr

No Z30 all the way.

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OmarVlogable

My friend has the HTC One. It's HAWT! But I'm sticking with BlackBerry for now.

VR6

Not sure why this is on the Crackberry site

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bradpromac

When I saw them on tv, I thought it was a good looking phone, but I'll stick with my Z30 thanks.

AmaZ30ed

Peter Morris

From my limited experience of Android phones there is no way I would contemplate one.

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nerdydaddyo

Just another HemmorDroid.

I used my Q10 to create this CrackBerry madness!

Imak92

r u even kidding
with the hell ive been going through the last three months with my z10
i have been waiting for the perfect replacement
and its finally here

omg goodbye random shutoffs
geting messeges of miss calls cause my phone randomly appears off
camera not turning on or going green
where do i even stop with the bad things about my z10
i feel sorry for whoever gets it from me

Prem WatsApp

No such dramas here. Except battery life is a bit of a ... drain.

You must have a lemon for sure.

"No Q10?" -> "Buy from Chen... "

cmmozey

Nope. If you've had one android you've had them all...

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Nicholas Kathrein

False.

Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance. ~Confucius

neovty

yes. i dreamed about an os 10 on that hardware.
cheers,
neovty

BlackBerry Wine

I have been with BlackBerry since the Storm 1 arrived, and have no reason to look elsewhere my Z30 serves me just fine and as far as the lack of apps the BlackBerry World has more than I will ever teneed. Of course there have been changes some good, some bad but, all in all BlackBerry has it. For any truck drivers out there, my first truck had a Cummins 220, so yup I am patient.
Ciao

Rick Pringle, Z30 on CB.10

daves_25

Android keeps me from switching. However, if a gun was put to my head, the HTC One would be the phone i'd choose (based on the 2013 models reviews)

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sdiedericks

No thanks. Why get an android phone if I can have BB10 & Android OS BOTH on my Z30??

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assk

Hahaha yesterday I sold mine HTC one and bought the z10 again. Its not HTC, but Android. BlackBerry just does the trick for me.

So sorry Android phones, no more Android for me.

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siva5284

Definitely yes. I'm a sensation XE user before Z10. I want to get back to HTC ever since I lost my old one. But switching from Z10 is bit of a tough call!!!

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paulmike83

Awesome specs but...staying loyal to BlackBerry.

Apple, The New Evil Empire

ibpluto

Good looking device, but can't see it wearing well without a case (looked chipped up a bit already in that video).

I like the double tap and multiple gestures to wake up in the various screens ... for sure a cool idea and would like to see BB10 implement this. Also like the saveable camera settings, that's time saver and I love efficiency. Still no unified inbox and likely still the same at its E-mail (HTC one not the best). Stock keyboard likely still sucks, but of course swift key is available.

Bottom line, I will stick with BB10, but if I had to make a change and BB didn't exist, this device would be on my short list.

AngryEdmontonian

Does it still require Android?
if yes, then no.

Can it run BlackBerry 10?
If yes, then yes.

What kind of question is that Bla1ze? Does this Android make you want to switch to Android? We probably would have already switched.

rthonpm

It's Android: more of the same in a new(er) shiny package. In other words: no.

thoughtfulreader

It would be great if BB10 could run on HTC One hardware, but that's obviously not possible.

Kevin Michaluk

No, but I definitely need a new BB10 phone to review so I can put that kind of SEXY HOT review template to use on CrackBerry here! :)

walt63

yeah...i like the format too. It was pretty smooth.

oh yeah, a new device too.

Raptor5007

I think all of you are way to obsessed with phones.

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mrtouchedme

+1 haha

Barely posted from the shittiest device I've ever owned Samsung Lag-axy S3

bbfanboi

Are you kidding? It's still only an Android!

Relletti

Meh.. When one of my upgrades is up on Verizon i will probably give it a look but my z30 is my main phone of choice.

wilkto

Haven't heard about it and not interested.

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bigbadben10

Hahahahaha Funny article.....Quite happy with my Z30 as it is the best all round mobile out there atm thank you!

azzziim

I don't care about HTC or any other brand, BlackBerry forever, but waiting for new high end phone from BlackBerry as my Z30 getting old day by day #lolz

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Paul Collins4

If they sell it for 5 pound I will buy one to go with my z10

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Detective M Downs

Very good review by AC! The review made me want buy an HTC One!

gyalis

Nope!!!
We just need an updated version of the Z10...

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KalKom Software

That's called a Z30.

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Prem WatsApp

He's talking about screen size, wants a smaller phone.

"No Q10?" -> "Buy from Chen... "

darkehawke

Exactly this.

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4ron

No. The specs look really good but I can do without the potential malware. I'll stick with my Z10.

mauwat

No, I am fine with my Z10.

bigmac_4000

Z30 came out last October and just won on two different web site reader choice polls. That tells me my Z30 Has atleast another 9 months of life at the top before i consider another phone (which will also be a flagship BB). Clunky malware android garbage. Can be a Ferrari body it's still a chevette Engine inside lol

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kjpeigan

Not even giving it a thought of switching...my BlackBerry Z30 is handling all my needs...don't need bells and whistles...need productivity as main function...plus, the hub, the hub, the hub...woo-hoo

Rocking the Z30 Regina SK Canada

Mr.V786

Not interested I picked up a brand new Z30 in white STA-2 in UK for less than £400 SIM FREE!! Last week. Now I'm waiting for the super spec'd BlackBerry!

Posted via CB App on my White Z30 :)

obermayr

No I stay with BlackBerry.

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treaker

No, it runs android.

Z10 on Telus

nabollocks

Lipstick on a pig...

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HCamMan

Beautiful device but Android OS sucks!

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KalKom Software

Jesus H. Christ, 4MP in this day and age?
Hahaha, no thanks, Android is clunky as it were, and I picked my Z10 because of secure communications and productivity.

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HasKam

You're clearly not paying attention lol

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Parrillas NY

por favor es android que esperan? me quedo con mi Blackberry Z series

Bluenoser63

Does it run BB10? If it does , I might switch.

sickyute

A friend of mine has its predecessor. He claims that with heavy use he only get 2 hours battery life.

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3Dee

Your friend Mr O ver Clocker?

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Signhere

Nope. I'm down and dirty with the thirty.

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mrneo3277

2nd that brother

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Drmoe

Just another android device but looks like a BlackBerry. I'll stick with my bad boy for more reasons than one!

Posted using the best phone ever, the Z30!

iToya

I want HTC to win. I just won't be helping them get there.

Nice looking phone, put BB10 on it and then we could talk.

JP Yow

Was this post sponsored by T-Mobile?

Two weeks ago CB staff were cautioning us about efforts by carriers to get BlackBerry users to switch. Today, they seem to have jumped on board...

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bbmtna

I haven't really given it the time of day.

I just got my Q10 back from repairs, FYI don't jam something into your HDMI port. And i'm loving it. It does everything I need.
I have my playbook if I need a bigger screen for image editing and I have my Z10 if I want to play simpsons.

The Q10 does everything else well enough that I leave my other devices at home when I step out.

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Prem WatsApp

Same setup here.

An LTE Playbook or a Z30 would be a nice addition, though.

"No Q10?" -> "Buy from Chen... "

mrneo3277

HE'LL NO!,BB Z330 IS THE BEST
BECAUSE HTC ONE IS STILL ANDROID, AND STILL CAN'T DO WHAT BB10 DOES, AND IM NOT SORRY,ITS GOOD, BUT NOTHING BEATS BlackBerry

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rocker_man1

I agree with many here. There was no reason for this Android post on Crackberry. I come here for all things BlackBerry. If I wanted to read about an Android device I would go over to your sister site.

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percy franklin 360

What's with all the android love lately?

From my awesome Z30

Edweazy

Nah. As a former htc owner, they turn into garbage after a year. While my z10 is still going strong

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BerryManUK85

Any particular reason you guys felt the need to post a review of an Android device on a BlackBerry-focused site?

I understand posting reviews of accessories and smartwatches, but not on competitor hardware that isn't geared towards BlackBerry users. Also, I do like the new review format. Would be pretty cool to see some of the existing devices running 10.2.1 given this new treatment :)

geoffsdad

YTF is this posted on a BlackBerry fansite?

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Whyareallthegoodnamestaken

It is just another android device. But it is a very nice looking one,it has to be said. It's a great phone. But it's not a BlackBerry.

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1raygin

Seriously not interested in leaving BlackBerry for an Android phone I also question why there are Android articles on Crackberry. I read Crackberry for BlackBerry news. This phone doesn't tempt me at all.

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Blomsternisse

I used to be a huge Android supporter back in the days (from Android 1.6 to 2.x) but it simply is too limited, ugly and still feels like a beta product (yes, even 4.x). I'll stick with my BlackBerry Z10 until BlackBerry releases a follow up with better hardware (and not bigger, like the Z30). Either that or I'll jump to iPhone in the future, considering the more reasonable size (4") and the extremely impressive camera.

...So, no... I don't care about HTC's latest Android phone.

Tamellingham

The HTC one is a nice phone: cracking looks. My wife had a Desire HD a few years ago, and the HTC take on Android was very good - better than the mess that is her current Samsung Galaxy Note 2.

No Android will make me trade in the Q10 any time soon though.

And there's nothing wrong with discussing a different manufacturers' flagship device on a BlackBerry forum: a Mercedes owner's club is perfectly entitled to talk about the new Ford Focus. Stop being so insular, some folks! :)

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risburk@msn.com

Android phones have come a long way. They are better at many tasks than ever. But with the ability to port their best Apps to my Z30 I have the best of both worlds. A phone I prefer with the ecosystem of apps that work on it. I look for the BlackBerry version first but alas the apps I like are not always on the BlackBerry World.

Long live BlackBerry!

Christopherburk.ca

mrneo3277

Hey Kevin, let android central do the silly ass shit,,,,your CRACKBERRY not CRANDROID",,STOP ASKING US WHAT DO WE WANT TO USE PAST BlackBerry,

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R Field

Android Central is that way Bla1ze why the hell is this being posted up here are AC and iMore posting up reviews on BlackBerry 10 devices? Yeah didn't think so. >>>

Naser Naser

I will switch to it next month

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RussyRoo

Apparently I live in a cave.

Came for the berries, stayed for the crack.

igor10000

I liked the design of the previous one. My friend has it and complains about keyboard, so that reminds me of how awesome keyboard we have on BB10.

randomroyalty

Can I root it and run BB10?

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brandonwh

There are a lot of features that are pretty cool. I like anything that makes me faster at doing things so swiping right into apps or switching the camera with just a swipe. That being said there is a lot going on. Almost too much for me, but I guess you could get used to that.
Am I alone on, I don't care how my phone looks? I care about the screen size and that the bezels aren't huge, but I wouldn't care that the back has a chrome finish ect.
Also, Phil does a great job on videos.

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the brother

seems like there's a 'swipe up to unlock'....? gesture much??

also that back is gonna scratch so easily, there will be serious fugli-ness in HTC land. Telus is offering a 3-piece accessory bundle to move these and the other carriers are going to need serious help too. i'm sure the Z30 speakers still blow this thing away.

dear tech buffalo, let's do another head-to-head! #Z30 #PoweredByBlackBerry

LostOnThePianoRoll

Apparently I've been living in a cave called dentistry school... I didn't hear about it up until now

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JAS0NB0URNE

I must live in a cave. Never heard of it.

Posted with my  Q10.

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