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The AnandTech Podcast - Episode 19
featuring Anand Shimpi, Brian Klug & Vivek Gowri

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Total Time:  1 hour  42 minutes

Outline - hh:mm

HTC One - 00:00
The T-Mobile Announcement - 00:36
Samsung Galaxy S 4 - 00:55
Facebook Home - 01:17

As always, comments are welcome and appreciated. 

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  • Brian Klug - Saturday, April 13, 2013 - link

    I really want an HTC First almost entirely because of that fact, it'd make an awesome midrange phone for that reason, and includes LTE!

    -Brian
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  • skiboysteve - Friday, April 12, 2013 - link

    guys I love that you are passionate about the HTC One because I think this phone needs to sell to push the market forward... but you talk about it like its the only one with certain things. The Lumia 920 I believe is also in this category:

    Great low light camera performance - 920 has it
    High quality high amplitude mics with no clipping - 920 has it
    OIS - 920 has it, and its even better in the 920 (your own review shows it)

    The 920 has also other features that sets it apart:
    Clear Black display - very noticable outdoors
    High sensitivity touch - you can use your fingernails... super awesome when playing FPS so you dont smudge
    Wireless charging - I love it, i'm using it at my desk right now
    PureMotion (60 Hz refresh rate with low latency - really nice in windows phone since the UI is very fluid
    Xbox music - I know this isn't specific to the 920 but I bought the phone because I can music stream for free and keep my library with me cloud sync'd and download for a monthly fee (I travel a lot)

    Now... don't get me wrong. The HTC One X is better in some ways than the 920. The high sensitivity sensor means the videos are better, the shutter lag is less, the preview is better, its thinner, its lighter, its probably got a bigger battery, etc. And I'm super happy with your coverage of the HTC One, I eat it up.

    But why is there no coverage of the innovations of the Lumia 920? No review at all. And often when you're discussing the HTC One you say its "the first phone that... <fill in blank>" and completly disregard that the Lumia 920 often beat it to the punch.

    I switched to the 920 from my iPhone for the camera and the music.... and I've been delighted by the other cool features.. but it gets no coverage!
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  • Sm0kes - Friday, April 12, 2013 - link

    I don't think anyone will debate that Nokia makes phenomenal hardware. Industrial design and "fit and finish" has always been one of their strengths. Heck, I was a long time 6230, 6300 and N95 user. Where Nokia lost me is their alignment with Windows Mobile. While it is my preference, I have to imagine I'm not alone.

    This is the phone I've been waiting for and will likely be the catalyst for me to switch from my iPhone 5 back over to Android.
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  • Brian Klug - Saturday, April 13, 2013 - link

    The biggest issue with the 920 for me honestly is WP8. There, I feel so much better now.

    To be totally, 100% honest, the HTC One is like a Lumia 920 but with an OS I can actually get stuff done on. The Lumia 920 might be better in some regards, and yes it does deserve a review.

    -Brian
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  • BMNify - Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - link

    wow, i was expecting for impartial and professional statement from an Anandtech editor, you can't discount a good phone and OS just because you dont like it personally Brian. Reply
  • tipoo - Friday, April 12, 2013 - link

    Is a 920 review in the pipeline? Reply
  • Crono - Friday, April 12, 2013 - link

    They had a hands-on, but no full review... I think they might have missed the window for that review considering it has been months now since it launched.

    But the Lumia 928 - the 920 variant for Verizon with Xenon flash - is coming soon, so it would be a good opportunity to review the the 920, at least by contrast.
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  • tipoo - Saturday, April 13, 2013 - link

    Yeah, I guess they may as well wait for the next one now. Reply
  • teiglin - Friday, April 12, 2013 - link

    For me, Facebook was interesting in 2004, and it was exclusive to college students, and to be honest, I only even bothered to sign up after being badgered into it by my friends. Once they opened it up to everyone, I just thought "this is why I never joined Friendster" and stopped using it.

    Get off my lawn, Vivek! Gosh-darned kids!
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  • VivekGowri - Friday, April 12, 2013 - link

    Really now? ;) Reply

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