Pros -Build Quality
-Camera - I like it over my old S3
-Less Feature (Not Over Whelming)
-Battery Life is good enough
Front 2 button layout (sometimes not responsive)
Hard Button Layout
Calls can be tinny
No HTC Email Widget
App killer needs a select all
Some phones have gaps in physical design
No expandable Memory,64B Edition doesn't work on T-Mobile
Summary -BlinkFeed is Awful!
-Two button design is counter intuitive. I keep thinking the HTC logo is a home button (sometimes not responsive)
-Hard Button Layout;Power button
-When volume is turned all the way up, phone calls can be tinny
-No HTC Email Widget (except gmail)
-Lock Screen;swipe up instead of just anywhere
-App killer needs a select all
-Some phones have gaps in physical design
-No expandable Memory (64B Edition doesn't work on T-Mobile)
A phone that's built to last forever doesn't have the guts to last forever. HTC needs to revamp their sense and abandon blink feed. They definitely have a great phone, one I chose over the S4 due to a simpler feature set, but the need to make those features much easier to use.
Pros Stunning Design
Finally a phone with good sound quality
Good universal remote
Cons I have not found a flaw yet.
Summary This is one kick butt phone. I made a wise choice going for this one. The sound quality of the speakers are better than most laptops and the best I have ever heard from a phone. This one is a keeper.
Pros Fabulous screen, beautiful build, built-in speakers you can actually hear.
Cons No removable battery, no SD card slot. Battery life (so far) has been very good. HTC Sync manager doesn't seem to work very well, but good old drag-and-drop file operations work fine.
Summary I had a Galaxy S2 Skyrocket before this, and several iPhones before that. This is better than any of them. The industrial design is gorgeous, and it is a pleasure to purchase a tech item that wasn't made in Mainland China.
The included earbuds (Beats Audio brand) are surprisingly good. The phone is very slim, so finding a case that doesn't bulk it up is a challenge. Bluetooth paired with both of my cars with no issues.
Pros Large screen, fast processor, good front-facing speakers, customizable screens, blink news feed.
Cons Lack of app integration, duplicate software, lackluster apps.
Summary I switched from the iPhone 5, expecting to be disappointed, and was pleasantly surprised by this phone. I do miss the integration of the applications that I had with the iPhone, and found it odd having multiple options with core apps, i.e. multiple texting apps. Some of this was due to AT&T added software, and for those who use Gmail you will find going all-Google eliminates this issue by integrating contact, email, calendar through Google.OK, so I originally thought the HTC One was a good replacement for the iPhone. After using it for a few months my opinion changed completely. I was relieved to switch back to iPhone 5S, which arrived in the mail last week. The HTC itself was a good phone, but when you're used to the seamless integration of the operating system components and the highly polished apps available on the iPhone, Android just doesn't cut it. Apps that were awesome on iPhone were minimalist and difficult to navigate on android. The larger screen on the HTC is harder to read that the smaller iPhone screen because of the difference in resolution. Also, I dropped the HTC once, something I've done with all three previous iPhones I've owned, and the damage to the soft aluminum and plastic-like center of the phone was extreme. Anyhow, all-in-all it's not a bad phone, but I am so much happier to be back on the iPhone, especially with iOS7.
The phone itself is great. The screen is large, and although I immediately noticed the difference between it and the iPhone's retina display (i.e. webpage text is not as readable without zooming as it is with the smaller iPhone screen), the image is very good. The screen brightness is great, and the auto-adjust works much more reliably than iPhone.
The front-facing speakers are a huge improvement over iPhone. If you are always cupping your hand by the iPhone or iPad speaker to hear audio while watching a movie, you'll appreciate the HTC speakers. I also found the clarity of the speaker to be better than iPhone when talking with the phone to my ear.
I know the blink news feed has gotten mixed reviews. I happen to like it a lot. It brings together my Twitter, Facebook and general news in one place, which I find very helpful. It would be great for HTC to continue to improve the functionality of this app.
The camera works just fine, but I find Zoe to be a bit gimmicky. As far as I can tell, all Zoe does is provide some animation in your photo library. I'm not sure that's worth as much as the hype surrounding it. Other features of the phone are very good, like multi shot.
Overall I am very happy with this phone and don't miss my iPhone at all. I am also happy to have ditched Verizon's maddeningly slow G4 network for AT&T's fast one. But that's another story.
Updated on Oct 18, 2013
Pros Looks, display, sound, camera, call quality.
Cons Maybe a 5 inch display instead of 4.7? Not noticeable
Summary Best android device to date