HTC Sense is much more than just UI & a few widgets / apps. This is just one example:
You won't know it unless you've tried it.
Theres some clever stuff in there, but the flip to speaker phone thing seems to be just covering up a pretty major design flaw. Did they seriously put the speaker on the back of the phone? I don't see any little feet to raise the back off of the table. Does speaker phone work flat on a table or in your hand without being muffled?
The main reason I use speakerphone is not worker collaboration but when I just want to check an email or an address or cinema times and continue my conversation. Or on very rare occasions FaceTime/Skype. I assume there is a button to activate speaker without turning the thing over?
I do really like the HTC in car mode on the One X. The way it gives you super chunky buttons to control your music library inside of the Sat Nav app was a very nice touch.
The lower lip of HTC phones is curved a bit upwards, so the speaker doesn't get muffled when placed flat on the table. You can hear perfectly clearly even with the phone facing upwards. When you hold the phone, try holding it to cover the entire bottom bit of the phone, especially when it's curved. You won't do it normally. I don't think it's a design flaw; a clever design on the contrary.
Of course, there is a dedicated button to activate the speaker phone.
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If u like the desire you will love the hox. Everything is MUCH faster/smoother and the screen is fabulous. It's far and away the best phone out there
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I don't think anyone would say the nexus or xperia are as good as the hox.
I love my One X, but there has been an issue with not regaining signal when it loses it. It isn't frequent, but it's annoying.
As for ICS on the Desire HD LHC, my old phone is a DHD and it's had ICS for many many moons via XDA. Get it rooted and booted.
I've even rooted the OneX now, although I haven't custom rom'd it yet. Waiting for a stable, fully functional Jellybean release (CM10 maybe).
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I got the One X.
Nice phone. No complaints as yet except for the 'Case-Mate - POP!' case that came with the order from Carphone Warhouse. Appallingly bad, no button response at all. had to pretty much break the case to get it out ... £15 down the tube.
Bought a 'Case-Mate Tough-Case' (as I had on my Desire), much, much better. Happy once more.
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