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  1. Greaver

    PS4

    Good to hear waltish - the PS4 is off to a fairy tale start and I can only see things getting better as it goes. Have held off picking one up even though I have the money sitting there but I imagine that will change with second son coming
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    PS4

    It is incredible how much Microsoft has dropped the ball with this gen. They honestly have offered no compelling reasons outside of XBL to buy an xbone if you already own a 360 and a PC when the biggest exclusive is hitting PC too (Titanfall), all the multiplats look better on PS4 (don't talk to me about ghosts frame rate issues, you couldn't pay me to play anything outside of the single player campaign and it cripples Titans) and as for the supposed best launch titles Dead Rising 3 looks like shit, has massive texture pop in and drops to 20fps while only running at 720p & Ryse is meant to be horrible and short, but pretty. I am simply amazed at the press too, I know noone wants to burn bridges but the xbone costs $150 more offers what we were promised 8 years ago with the addition of Kinect Still undecided on a PS4 too but no wonder they didn't go with Xbox 720
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    Steam OS

    Some more impressions from developers that have tried the early prototypes Dan Tabar Chris Remo (of Idle Thumbs fame) Ichiro Lambe talking on the haptic feedback Will be looking forward to more developer input on them as the prototypes and APIs move forward
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    Steam OS

    I strongly doubt it will be a subscription based service. Tomorrows announcement is definitely going to have something to do with input based of their own wording, a lot of rumors about a VR and controller combination (think about it, o+o) but even just a controller will be fine. I will quite literally buy anything Valve branded just to show support, they may not be mother teresa but they are the next best thing for gamers, and the steamos move is amazingly good news, as I would bet my hat Windows 9 or 10 will be some subscription based bullshit with all sorts of controls over what you can install.
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    HTC One

    We don't have 4G here yet but its impressive nonetheless, had no VDSL at home for a few days and I had 50ms to the DOta servers and 70ms to the aussie GU TF2 servers with almost no packet loss - who would have though mobile broadband had improved this much
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    HTC One

    So I finally got my HTC One today, and it is everything I hoped for and more. The build quality is awesome, it feels so very very solid in the hand, but not at all heavy, and the 4.7' screen making it slightly less wide than some 5' phones makes it comfortable to use with one hand (although lets be real here my hands are bigger than most). Sense 5 is also excellent, really elegant and simple without any of the bloaty bullshit of previous Sense versions and my god it is fast, no lag anywhere, not even when opening the dialer or the camera The blinkfeed is also really good in regards to mixing in social media with news, I didn't think I would use it but because the apps it links to load immediately it feels fast and seamless, meaning its actually a pleasure to use for quick bits of information. I keep staring at the bloody thing its so gorgeous - ordering a clear thin case for use at work, I am not a tradey or anything but I want this shit to retain its good looks forever its just so pretty. Took a couple of videos today, night time recording still has imprefect frame rates (I suppose every device does at night) but it handles high to low light really well which is important. The microphone is out of this world too, seems like such a small thing but being able to record loud stuff without distortion or wind noises over powering everything is awesome. I have two 12' subs in the boot of my subbie and the sound is still clear in the daytime video, even if the volume wasn't cranked. Overall it feels worth every cent, should you look for a new phone at the moment its $1000 off contract on Telecom and $1100 on Vodafone, you just need to hold it to get how epic it is. Said videos Dropbox links for those who want the unmolested footage https://www.dropbox.com/s/uzcls1gim4vxsq9/2...%2016.35.53.mp4 https://www.dropbox.com/s/n474ywmlc2u4f5e/2...%2021.43.24.mp4
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    HTC One

    I mean the dark blue standard background, the more colourful ones look awesome and really natural
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    HTC One

    The black background I have seen display ones with doesn't help - the more colourful ones really show off how natural yet vibrant the colours are
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    HTC One

    You can all but disable the Blinkfeed and never have to look at it And although people say the button layout becomes normal quickly there are already a bunch of hacks on xda to back the HTC logo the home button And yeah its a li-po battery - for those wondering about charge times its like 2 hours to 90% then another 2 to 100% - they disabled quick charge so the battery lasts longer
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    Android is lame.

    Google Music : D
  11. It comes in other sizes, but as usual they are rare as hens teeth There was a big write up about it will see if I can find it I imagine most people get SD cards anyway but with some games requiring 2gb of space now, the inability to install to SD card, and the available space on an S4 being 9gb thanks to all the features (and the sink they stuffed in) I can't imagine most people lasting with a 16gb Surely 32gb should be the new standard?
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    HTC One

    Stop shitting up my thread bowiee I am sure you can find better things to do with your time Cyberglitche's first post was exactly what I would have dropped on you too so stop taking things personally and fuck off As for the One only seven days until mine drops, been really surprising how many reviewers of the S4 have gone HTC One the better choice if you don't need the expandable storage and user replaceable battery - aluminum obviously a pretty big allure. Apparently even with the 1/10 ifixit its only $50US to get the battery replaced.
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    HTC One

    Anandtech 20 odd page review is finally in - http://www.anandtech.com/show/6747/htc-one-review Brian Klug awarded it the first Editors Choice Gold award hes ever given a smartphone, period, which is telling
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    HTC One

    Surprised there isn't already a thread about this Very happy that they have completely stripped down sense 5, every reviewer said there wasn't an iota of lag while using it Handtec has them for $649au and Clove has already started shipping orders seeing it has been released in the UK • OS: Android 4.1 with Sense (4.2 coming soon) • CPU: 1.7 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 600 • Screen: 4.7-inch 1920x1080 Super LCD 3 (468PPI) • RAM: 2GB • Storage: 32GB or 64GB • Camera: 4MP rear ("UltraPixel")/ 2.1MP front • Battery: 2300 mAh Li-Ion More importantly on the battery front What the reviewers are saying "The HTC One is the first smartphone in a long time that we’ve been drop dead excited to use every single day during the review period. We’re still in love with it and carrying it day-to-day, because it offers so many features that can’t be found in any other product on the market right now. From the stellar camera and its highlight reels to the aluminum body and stellar screen, the HTC One offers a truly first-class experience. HTC didn’t only hit this thing out of the park, it hit it into orbit, where it will aggressively compete with Samsung’s Galaxy S4. It’s so close to perfect we’re awarding it a well-deserved 9.5 / 10 and an editor’s choice." TechnoBuffalo "The first time you see the One, there's a "Whoa..." moment. And after you hold it, and use it, that astonishment bleeds into awe. The One commands respect. From a hardware design perspective, this phone is unparalleled. It was machined from a solid block on aluminum, each piece taking 200 minutes to carve out. It's pretty light (5.04 ounces) and thin (0.36 inches) but it feels rock solid." Gizmodo "The One camera truly outshines almost everything else in low-light situations. It usually produces better shots at night than the Nokia Lumia 920, and comes in second only to the current imaging king, the Nokia 808 PureView. We were amazed by how much errant light it picked up; the One could snag perfectly usable shots on pitch-black streets, and the OIS worked like a charm. The only time noise actually became a problem was in extremely dark scenarios, but otherwise we were quite impressed by how clear most of the images came out. We were blown away by how much light the One camera was able to grab at night." Engadget "But more interesting than all of that is that BlinkFeed actually works much better than we thought it would. In the few days we had between turning on the phone and it becoming part of the daily routine, we found that time and again we returned to the feed to just get a feel for what's going on rather than opening the specific Flipboard, Facebook or Twitter apps themselves. We particularly like the fact that tapping an article will show the picture and text in a reader-style mode, without the need to open the browser." Techradar "One of the reasons the calling sounds so good is down to the attention lavished on the HTC One speakers. Going under the somewhat cringe-worthy name BoomSound, you have two forward-facing speakers that offer really good performance. Gone are the days of tinny smartphone audio, the HTC One really performs in this area. The speakers not only offer great volume, but the stereo effect is also commendable. You get the sort of separation you want for watching videos or playing games: firing-up a movie on Netflix or playing a game like Real Racing 3, with its thumping soundtrack, the audio is really impressive, easy outclassing other smartphones." Pocket-Lint "With the HTC One we can safely say that the company meets the expectations. The device features a 4.7 inches Super LCD 3 display with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. The screen is extremely detailed, sharp, and for the tech geeks - pixel density comes at the whopping 468ppi. Colors are stunning, they just out at you with deep blacks, vivid reds and blues, and a great contrast. Viewing angles are also amazing." Phone Arena Pricing in New Zealand is as usual extremely high, both the HTC One and the Galaxy S4 are going to be $1150 here but due to an advertisement issue at Noels my missus and I picked them up for $800 each, which is $620au so I am stoked - made my decision based on the gorgeous build, the stereo speakers that actually work, the lowlight camera prowess.
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