Tester77

HTC One or Nexus 5

After new phone what are peoples opinions should I get a HTC One or Nexus 5

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Most Useful Answer matt101101  Nov. 9, 2013 at 22:15

I'd have the Nexus, people rave about the One's build quality and premium feel, but if you've got any sense it'll spend its life in a case anyway, making how the phone feels (aka cold and metallic) an irrelevant point.

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matt101101 / MOD  Nov. 9, 2013 at 22:15

I'd have the Nexus, people rave about the One's build quality and premium feel, but if you've got any sense it'll spend its life in a case anyway, making how the phone feels (aka cold and metallic) an irrelevant point.

Kaushik  Nov. 9, 2013 at 22:22

HTC one is one of the best device even within the case. The sound and display quality has not match. But nexus makes you future proof, a bit more than HTC One, as hardware is better.

SamuraisShadow  Nov. 9, 2013 at 22:52

I own a ONE and can't recommend it enough to anyone. And you don't need a case with any high end phone - they're all built well enough to withstand a great amount of impact, unless you chuck it in a cement mixer it'll be fine.

The One's 'build quality and premium feel' is amazing, hold one and you'll realise it, it fits like a glove.

The Nexus is cheaper so if that's the sticking point then get that - but if you've got the spare cash then go for the ONE.

spruceyb  Nov. 9, 2013 at 23:18

Either one would be fine.
Both have pros and cons.

Nexus has that beautiful LG screen and Snapdragon 800

HTC one has that lovely build quality.

Cameras, HTC has the Ultrpixels which apparently work really well in everyday situations, LG has OIS but isn't a great performer (could possibly be fixed in FW Update though)?

Nexus has it beat on price though.

HarryB  Nov. 9, 2013 at 23:53

Sorry but I own both and the camera on the Nexus 5 is better than on the One. Also, the screen on the One is better than on the Nexus (Nexus screen is a bit washed out and fades at an angle, the One's does not)

If you're into ROMs and flashing etc famous rom developer Cotulla has just got an HTC One. He's the guy that got Windows Phone running on the HD2, as well as Android, Meego, Ubuntu, etc.

He's currently playing with Windows 8 and Windows RT on the HTC One.

Anyway, I'd say the Nexus only fails on screen, speakers, and it doesnt have high gain mics for recording in loud environments (gigs). Nobody really talks about this feature, but it's fantastic.. perfect audio quality :) not a crackly mess.. Tough call.

HarryB  Nov. 9, 2013 at 23:54

and ps, you can get a One on ebay for less than 300 and that's 32gb.

matt101101 / MOD  Nov. 10, 2013 at 00:21

and ps, you can get a One on ebay for less than 300 and that's 32gb.
With no warranty, I assume?

matt101101 / MOD  Nov. 10, 2013 at 00:25

And you don't need a case with any high end phone - they're all built well enough to withstand a great amount of impact, unless you chuck it in a cement mixer it'll be fine.
Entirely untrue; phones can and frequently do break when they're dropped from normal usage height when someone is walking and they land face down.

Not having a case on your phone is personal preference, claiming cases don't work or aren't beneficial in the event of a drop is moronic.

Tester77  Nov. 10, 2013 at 12:29

Thanks for all the comments,

Price isn't an issue being slightly swayed to the ONE, Issue is do I go for the newer Nexus 5 as stated being future proof or the slightly older ONE with its supposedly better build quality. mmmm choices choices

JanSt / MOD  Nov. 10, 2013 at 13:07

@samuraisShadow
And you don't need a case with any high end phone - they're all built well enough to withstand a great amount of impact, unless you chuck it in a cement mixer it'll be fine.

YOU ARE KIDDING, right?

Even a lot of cases won't save a phone from damage when dropped on a hard surface.
Do you work for a phone repair shop? :p

dognoiz  Nov. 10, 2013 at 19:42

Have just replaced my HTC one with Nexus 5

HTC has better speakers, looks nicer, apt-x -and blinkfeed ,curved back is a pain - try texting on a desk, I prefer the display on the nexus , nexus feels noticeably lighter will get better software updates and much cheaper

loofer  Nov. 11, 2013 at 09:12

I own a ONE and can't recommend it enough to anyone. And you don't need a case with any high end phone - they're all built well enough to withstand a great amount of impact, unless you chuck it in a cement mixer it'll be fine.

The One's 'build quality and premium feel' is amazing, hold one and you'll realise it, it fits like a glove.

The Nexus is cheaper so if that's the sticking point then get that - but if you've got the spare cash then go for the ONE.

Ultimately a case is going to be more protection than no case at all, but obviously it bulks out the phone. the only reason I get a case (and a cheap one too) is to prevent scratches on the back and side. I've just removed the case on my iPhone 5 and put on a 360 degree screen protector on it. It doesn't cover the edges but it still does the job and feels sleek and light.

Kev`  Nov. 12, 2013 at 14:58

I have the HTC One and can't recommend it enough. More than fast enough to run the latest games etc, and the speakers and screen resolution are unbeatable imo. The curved back does tend to annoy me when sitting the phone on a flat table at work to text as you have to hold it steady, but other than that I struggle to find any major flaws.

As for the keeping it in a case idea, I've had mine since May without a case and it doesn't have so much as a mark on it ..and that includes from every day use at work etc too. Seems pretty solid to me. One thing I have used is the Crystalusion Liquid Glass to stop dirty marks on the screen, which seems to work well.

Nexus 5 does look like a nice bit of kit though, and obviously Android updates will always roll out quicker to it than the One, but I run a custom ROM anyway so not really too bothered about that.

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