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#1 vetsanctified

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 18:10

In a radical turn of events, from having an iPhone just some months ago, then a BlackBerry (that died yesterday) I took the plunge and got myself an Android, HTC ONE X. This reflects nicely with me having an iPad 3 just months ago and now I have a Nexus 7. Just dont tell me to replace my iMac and macbook air, I love them.

Let me start saying this: THIS IS THE PHONE ANDROID NEEDED.

Yeah, the Galaxy S3 and Note 2 might have better specs. But many dont understand that the public is shallow... and that is not a bad thing. Looks matter and the ONE X has them. The black/white polycarbonate matte finish looks and feels great (unlike the plasticy looks in most android flagship models). The front is minimal, elegant, understated.

Android always needed a phone with an iconic design that could rival the iPhone or the Lumnia. I think the ONE X is it.

Software wise it's awesome. The smoothest Android experience in a Phone I've ever had (BTW, never buy LG and Motorola phones).

Any tips to improve my experience? I tried to root it but it's hard on OS X and right now I have no time to install Windows )I want to get rid of all the crap my carrier bundles with it).


#2 +Majesticmerc

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 18:16

Fellow One X owner. I agree almost entirely. I love my One X to bits, I just miss having an SD card slot and removable battery.

Lookswise, I think it's the prettiest phone on the market at the minute. Very underrated by the reviewers I thought. The only thing I dislike is Sense now. I used to like Sense, but compared to the ICS/JB default theme, Sense looks dated in comparison. Of course that's just my opinion, I know others love it still.

Easiest way to improve your experience IMO is to get rid of FriendStream if you have it on your homescreen(s). It sucks up battery and doesn't really do much. If you want to get rid of the bundled stuff, you can 'disable' it in the "Apps" section of settings. You can't fully remove it without rooting (I hate Android for this), but you can disable it which basically uninstalls it. You just don't get the disk space back.

#3 MorganX

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 18:20

Hated Android until the Galaxy S3, plus Andorid has the app I really need that is still not available for Windows Phone though it started on Windows Mobile. While the Lumia 920 shames the S3 IMO from a hardware standpoint and the performance of the OS, it is all about the apps at the end of the day.

#4 OP vetsanctified

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 18:20

Fellow One X owner. I agree almost entirely. I love my One X to bits, I just miss having an SD card slot and removable battery.

Lookswise, I think it's the prettiest phone on the market at the minute. Very underrated by the reviewers I thought. The only thing I dislike is Sense now. I used to like Sense, but compared to the ICS/JB default theme, Sense looks dated in comparison. Of course that's just my opinion, I know others love it still.

Easiest way to improve your experience IMO is to get rid of FriendStream if you have it on your homescreen(s). It sucks up battery and doesn't really do much. If you want to get rid of the bundled stuff, you can 'disable' it in the "Apps" section of settings. You can't fully remove it without rooting (I hate Android for this), but you can disable it which basically uninstalls it. You just don't get the disk space back.


Great! How can I disable the apps? I'm taking a look at the Apps section and I only see the normal options, forced stop and unsintall updates.

#5 +Majesticmerc

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 18:28

Hmm odd, maybe it can be overridden? Google's How-to is here. I did notice that I can't disable Flash, but everything else I was able to IIRC.

#6 OP vetsanctified

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 18:34

Hmm odd, maybe it can be overridden? Google's How-to is here. I did notice that I can't disable Flash, but everything else I was able to IIRC.


Done. I had to do it from the "All" tab. Now my app list feels sane.

I haven't used Android on a phone since 2.2.3 (I'm serious). So what's the best sms app, keyboard, launcher, phone calling app alternatives? I highly prefer minimalism.

#7 Detection

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 18:39

ADW Launcher Ex has always been my favourite launcher in terms of speed and customisation ability

#8 pes2013

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 18:56

Let me start saying this: THIS IS THE PHONE ANDROID NEEDED.

Not really; Maybe the one you needed

But many dont understand that the public is shallow... and that is not a bad thing.

Since when is being shallow a good thing?

Looks matter and the ONE X has them.

When dating yes. On technology no.

Android always needed a phone with an iconic design that could rival the iPhone or the Lumnia. I think the ONE X is it.

The S3 is a lot more than that...

Any tips to improve my experience? I tried to root it but it's hard on OS X and right now I have no time to install Windows )I want to get rid of all the crap my carrier bundles with it).

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1644167

Gotta love these "apple people" that don't know what they are doing....

#9 OP vetsanctified

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 19:02

Not really; Maybe the one you needed


Since when is being shallow a good thing?


When dating yes. On technology no.


The S3 is a lot more than that...


http://forum.xda-dev...d.php?t=1644167

Gotta love these "apple people" that don't know what they are doing....


I'm not the only one who thinks that. Take a look at the reviews.

You're moralizing shallowness. Read Zizek.

Not on technology? Dieter Rams would like a word with you.

I'm sure the S3 is a lot more. However it's not presented well. The medium is the message, read McLuhan.

Already tried the mac shell script. Repaired the line breaks myself, no dice.

So please, spare me the attitude, this is not a debate. I'm sure you're about to say that my references are 'pretentious' (there is no such thing as that in pragmatism), don't waste our times.

#10 Steve B.

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 19:12

When dating yes. On technology no.


The majority of people shop with their eyes. Would you buy a raw steak that was brown in its packaging and not red? Exactly the same principle applies, looks are what get a person interested in a product before they purchase it, that's why companies spend so much time with their design.

A good example is Microsoft's recently launched Outlook.com app for Android. Everyone hates it because of the poor design.

#11 pes2013

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 19:16

I'm not the only one who thinks that. Take a look at the reviews.

Ive seen the reviews. Im not saying its a bad phone, Im just not saying its the phone Android needed. Sounds like a joke.

You're moralizing shallowness. Read Zizek.

You talked about people. Moral....., also read criticism of Zizek.

Not on technology? Dieter Rams would like a word with you.

Anyone that buys technology because of its look instead of its internal structure either has no idea about technology its self or loves and kisses the dirty toilet seats of people that work at or for Appl..oh wait. Never mind. You are right.

Also, Rams said that the only company that follows his guidelines are Apple. See the kissing part above ;)

I'm sure the S3 is a lot more. However it's not presented well. The medium is the message, read McLuhan.

Its not presented well? Is that you TRYING to make a joke?

Already tried the mac shell script. Repaired the line breaks myself, no dice.

Im sorry that you do not know how to root your phone when the instructions are pretty clear.
Maybe this is clearer: http://forum.xda-dev...g_the_HTC_One_X
If not, just VM, install Windows and do it from there.

So please, spare me the attitude, this is not a debate. I'm sure you're about to say that my references are 'pretentious' (there is no such thing as that in pragmatism), don't waste our times.

Im giving you my opinion. I don't own a S3 or a HTC One X (I know a HTC). Ive played with both and there is without a doubt that the S3 is way better.

Im not saying its a bad phone either. In the top 5 without a doubt.

The majority of people shop with their eyes. Would you buy a raw steak that was brown in its packaging and not red? Exactly the same principle applies, looks are what get a person interested in a product before they purchase it, that's why companies spend so much time with their design.

Clothes yes; Its what you wear. Food yes, its what you eat.

Do you look at other peoples phones? Hell do you even have your phone out 24/7 like maybe the clothes you wear or a local shop that has a raw steak on display the whole day?

The examples you put are terrible sorry.


sanctified my intention was not to rain on your parade. Im sorry if you have taken it this way. I was just expressing my opinion.

#12 Steve B.

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 19:27

Clothes yes; Its what you wear. Food yes, its what you eat.

Do you look at other peoples phones? Hell do you even have your phone out 24/7 like maybe the clothes you wear or a local shop that has a raw steak on display the whole day?

The examples you put are terrible sorry.


You're missing my point, in general an item needs to look appealing to the consumer for them to be interested in buying it. There's no point trying to cram the specs of a Nexus 4/iPhone 5/8X into one of these. It just won't sell.

#13 OP vetsanctified

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 19:29

Ive seen the reviews. Im not saying its a bad phone, Im just not saying its the phone Android needed. Sounds like a joke.


You talked about people. Moral....., also read criticism of Zizek.


Anyone that buys technology because of its look instead of its internal structure either has no idea about technology its self or loves and kisses the dirty toilet seats of people that work at or for Appl..oh wait. Never mind. You are right.

Also, Rams said that the only company that follows his guidelines are Apple. See the kissing part above ;)


Its not presented well? Is that you TRYING to make a joke?


Im sorry that you do not know how to root your phone when the instructions are pretty clear.
Maybe this is clearer: http://forum.xda-dev...g_the_HTC_One_X
If not, just VM, install Windows and do it from there.


Im giving you my opinion. I don't own a S3 or a HTC One X (I know a HTC). Ive played with both and there is without a doubt that the S3 is way better.

Im not saying its a bad phone either. In the top 5 without a doubt.


Clothes yes; Its what you wear. Food yes, its what you eat.

Do you look at other peoples phones? Hell do you even have your phone out 24/7 like maybe the clothes you wear or a local shop that has a raw steak on display the whole day?

The examples you put are terrible sorry.


sanctified my intention was not to rain on your parade. Im sorry if you have taken it this way. I was just expressing my opinion.


I dont know how to make myself any clearer. I will just say that you are confusing moral with ethics, underestaming the value of aesthetics in psyche and extrapolating my mention of Dieter Rams.

#14 Fahim S.

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 20:45

If it ran a stock version of Android then I'd agree with the sentiment of this thread. However any skinned version of Android sucks.

I'd agree that the HTC One X is the prettiest Android handset out there but no way near as nice looking as the Lumia or iPhone.

#15 Arceles

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 20:57

If it ran a stock version of Android then I'd agree with the sentiment of this thread. However any skinned version of Android sucks.

I'd agree that the HTC One X is the prettiest Android handset out there but no way near as nice looking as the Lumia or iPhone.


My RAZRi begs to differ, besides, who in his 5 senses tries to define beauty as something objective? As far as I know... beauty is one of the most subjectives things out there. For example, Lumia is all great with colors and plain without them, same as the Iphone, however my phone has class, has angles, has no fear to express that is a nerdy device with the intel logo on the back (it would gain more points if it were AMD :D) and kevlar, because kevlar stops bullets (*only for illustration) crystal breaks.



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