HTC One, T-Mobile, 500 mins, unlimited texts and data, £65 + £26PM 24M @ mobilephonesdirect

HTC One, T-Mobile, 500 mins, unlimited texts and data, £65 + £26PM 24M @ mobilephonesdirectGet this HTC One deal @ mobilephonesdirect

This is looking like one of the sweetest HTC One contract deals so far. From mobilephonesdirect, it’s £65 up front, and £26PM for 24 months. That’s £689 total.

The monthly T-Mobile allowance includes 500 minutes, unlimited texts, and unlimited data. Oddly enough, you can grab the same deal with 300 minutes and 1GB data. Zuh?

Free delivery.

(Thanks to BananaMannn at HUKD)

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Pondlife  Feb. 21, 2013 at 13:11

lcurdie / MOD  Feb. 21, 2013 at 13:27

Speechless? :p

Pondlife  Feb. 21, 2013 at 13:47

Hard to see why this is on worse deal than the xperia z as sim free cost is slightly less thus far

matt101101 / MOD  Feb. 21, 2013 at 13:53

Hard to see why this is on worse deal than the xperia z as sim free cost is slightly less thus far
Because it'll undoubtedly be a more popular device than the Xperia Z?

Pondlife  Feb. 21, 2013 at 14:01

Not sure.
More likely just as different companies and this is slightly newer, affordable mobiles might have similar soon.

Hard to judge which will do better atm, going by hukd the Z would do better, but that would be a foolish way to judge..

morpheus  Feb. 21, 2013 at 14:57

Hard to see why this is on worse deal than the xperia z as sim free cost is slightly less thus far
Because it'll undoubtedly be a more popular device than the Xperia Z?


Would be interested to know why you say that..... I am in the market at the mo and can see very few advantages to the One.

Pondlife  Feb. 21, 2013 at 15:01

Probably as htc broadly sell more than Sony.

morpheus  Feb. 21, 2013 at 15:31

Probably as htc broadly sell more than Sony.

Historically perhaps, but if we're talking historically the the English are the best in the world at Football too :p

Pondlife  Feb. 21, 2013 at 20:54

Not sure how you'd reach that conclusion, easier to argue Uruguay than England

gk141054  Feb. 21, 2013 at 21:14

Are you being deliberately obtuse? I reached it on the basis that England once won the world cup and so were good at football at the time, vis-a-vis HTC once made decent phones and sold lots. Which bears parallels to the fact that just because England once won the world cup, doesn't mean they will win the next one and equally because HTC "broadly sell more than Sony" (in the past), doesn't mean they will with the One versus the Z.

Hope I made that clear enough for you, the team is irrelevant and the fact you suggested another team process you understood the point being made. Past performance is not an indicator of future sales numbers.

gk141054  Feb. 21, 2013 at 21:15

Proves, not process.....

matt101101 / MOD  Feb. 21, 2013 at 21:24

Past performance is not an indicator of future sales numbers.
To an extent, it is. Samsung's good brand name helped them sell millions of S3s even though it wasn't as far ahead of its respective time as the S2 was. The HTC Sensation wasn't the utter flop it deserved to be because people associated HTC with the, very good, Desire.

Honestly, I doubt either the HTC One or Xperia Z are going to be 2013's best seller, that title will go to the iPhone 5S overall and the Galaxy S4 in the world of Android, so this discussion is all purely academic.

Pondlife  Feb. 21, 2013 at 21:25

Well one was a one off and one was an ongoing series of outselling on top models. You have to pick one very specific occasion for the England analogy, Uruguay made more sense as they at least weren't a one hit wonder. But whatever makes you happy, can even use a third profile if you like.

Pondlife  Feb. 21, 2013 at 21:31

Past performance is not an indicator of future sales numbers.
To an extent, it is. Samsung's good brand name helped them sell millions of S3s even though it wasn't as far ahead of its respective time as the S2 was. The HTC Sensation wasn't the utter flop it deserved to be because people associated HTC with the, very good, Desire.

Honestly, I doubt either the HTC One or Xperia Z are going to be 2013's best seller, that title will go to the iPhone 5S overall and the Galaxy S4 in the world of Android, so this discussion is all purely academic.


The i5s and s4 might not sell any at all you can't go by past performance remember.

Anyway it is an indicator just not a guarantee. It's a factor in why it's taken Nokia quite a while to decrease their smartphone sales to almost negligible levels despite poor products for a while.

gk141054  Feb. 21, 2013 at 21:48

» The i5s and s4 might not sell any at all you can't go by past performance remember.

Oh dear, made yourself look very silly there.....

matt101101 / MOD  Feb. 21, 2013 at 21:57

» The i5s and s4 might not sell any at all you can't go by past performance remember.

Oh dear, made yourself look very silly there.....

Errr, my sarcasm detector went off when Pondi posted that ;).

gk141054  Feb. 21, 2013 at 22:02

Oh absolutely Matt, I didn't think he was serious. Was referring more to the childish facetiousness of such a comment.

Pondlife  Feb. 21, 2013 at 22:03

Oh dear.
Why do you need two profiles anyway?

Wass  Feb. 22, 2013 at 09:56

I'm tempted by this deal but having had HTC DHD my biggest worry with HTC phones is battery life. Any one know if Sony battery life is any better than HTC.

matt101101 / MOD  Feb. 22, 2013 at 10:04

I'm tempted by this deal but having had HTC DHD my biggest worry with HTC phones is battery life. Any one know if Sony battery life is any better than HTC.
I don't think Sony phones are particularly known for their battery life, tbh.

morpheus  Feb. 22, 2013 at 10:11

Oh dear.

Some kind of echo thing going on in here....

As for the two profiles - no idea... one seems to be logged in on my phone and one on my laptop.

Pondlife  Feb. 22, 2013 at 10:21

Both have batteries tiny bit larger than the norm though and nearly twice the size of the HD, but then they'll use more, holding on and waiting for full reviews including battery tests makes sense to me. The Sony does have a Battery Stamina mode which could be helpful

morpheus  Feb. 22, 2013 at 10:25

I'm tempted by this deal but having had HTC DHD my biggest worry with HTC phones is battery life. Any one know if Sony battery life is any better than HTC.
I don't think Sony phones are particularly known for their battery life, tbh.


Seems to be pretty much the case for most Android phones of recent times. I guess software refinements and more efficient hardware should hopefully improve battery life in all phones. Having said that, they keep sticking more ram, faster processors, bigger screens to possibly negate any improvement in efficiency.

I have read good things about the Sony's stamina mode though, but who knows what it will be like in daily use.

A quick look at the specs suggests a Li-Po 2300 mAh in the One and a Li-Ion 2330 mAh in the Z.

Wass  Feb. 22, 2013 at 15:18

Thanks all I have S3 at the moment so this is really for my wife. Having used S3 it was massive step up in terms of battery life and charge time compared the DHD. Within 3 hours my phone is fully charged. I think I will hang about and see what the reviews say about the battery life before getting the phone for my wife.

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