Rated 5 out of 5Â by promitchdog An underestimated phone
This is my first smartphone and its a really nice phone to have. I use the stock version of android and the phone holds its own. Though I wish it would get updates to new versions of android!
August 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by eddie519685 Cant expect better for a phone!!!
With all the other phones it took a while to adjust to it. THIS PHONE IS SIMPLE TO USE I don't know how they can make them any faster. Even though this is really a facebook phone that I personally don't like its still a very good phone
November 2, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Ginny Awesome Phone
This phone is awesome once you learn how to use it! You can make it so that Facebook doesn't dominate your phone or universe too. It's very light weight and there are apps that I can download for my daughter. Takes great pics but low light can be blurry, so adjust your settings accordingly as with any other phone. I'm a huge fan of Android so this is their answer to the iPhone for me. I've had 2 other Smartphones and this is my favorite one so far! If you hear a voice talking to you, go into your accessability settings to turn her off. Apparently someone turned her on before the phone was shipped to me and it drove me nuts. And if you want affordable accessories, I suggest Amazon. The AT&T store won't have accessories for this phone for at least another few weeks.
May 19, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by kriu Excellent Phone
This is an excellent phone... People underrated it. Everyone compares phone against the nexus 4 , but the built quality of this phone incomparable with nexus. Though 5MP camera is a drawback, other than that I don't see any issues with this phone... Facebook home can be disabled if that is bothers.. Overall very good phone
June 13, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by thomzaionick202 good phone
it was the awesomest phone that i have ever used but why is it only on at&t?
May 1, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Nvidiafanboy Love this phone.
Simply put I love this phone period. I use this phone as a second device, because my main phone is the new HTC One developers edition purchased directly from HTC Dev. I love Facebook don't get me wrong but with 2 easy steps for removing Facebook as the default launcher and boom, you have a stock Android experience. The phone is silky smooth from transitioning screen to screen. The display is very good for being a 720p display it has extremely vibrant colors. The price for the phone is a no brainer. Last I checked the phone was going for .99 cents with a contract through AT&T the only other phone available for that price was the old iPhone 4 (not the S). The phone has amazing specs and because of the way the UI is designed its so fast. The camera is ok it could have used a better camera but at this price you can't go wrong regardless. I would seriously recommend this phone to anyone wanting to go Android or simply looking for a new phone with good hardware that doesn't want to spend much money. It's a great starter phone or even for an experienced user looking for stock Android Jelly Bean. I have recommended this phone to everyone that doesn't have the budget for the HTC One. It's a solid device very smooth to the touch, doesn't leave smudges for the most part because of the surface they used on the back side. The glass is very glossy makes the phone look much more expensive than it is. The battery life is really good also. I use this device at work and stream music on it via wifi from 7am to 3pm using headphones and I don't have to charge it until I get home. And coming from HTC you know it has quality written all over it. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!! 10 out of 10
May 24, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Qulla Great for me
I love this phone and I think it is a great look..I love the fact that this phone transfers everything for me. I had to download my music again which I didn't like but It's cool..My only negative thought is that I can't put my SD card in the phone so I can retrieve my pictures..I'm not sure how to open the phone, or if u can even open the phone, but I can't figure out what to do to get my pics...
June 12, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Russell Awesome!
Listen this is my first smartphone because i am a teen. But, i am a HUUUUUGGGGGEEEEEE tech buff. I can strongly say from knowing quality that this is a great smartphone, especially at a low price, it also is on the best version os android.... Stock!
June 20, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by jake5141 screen break
The screen on this phone is really bad i cracker my screen on the first drop
June 26, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by JohnnyK ATT's best kept secret
I don't know why all the reviewers gave this little phone such bad reviews. It's great phone at a great price on ATT. The screen is bright and vibrant. The speaker is amply loud. The camera is fine for pointing and shooting. I've not encountered a phone that is easier to use. Jelly bean 4.1.2, the 4.3 inch footprint, and processor make this phone a diamond in the rough. People rely too much on reviews. Go to a store and handle this phone for an hour or so and you'll fall in love. AND IT'S $0.99!
September 3, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by manumhta Great Looks
beautiful phone with good features and at an excellent price.. pale blue colour is just too good
May 2, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5Â by Caixa It was okay
I got the phone as an emergency replacement for a broken phone. I got it during their 1 cent promotion of the phone. And for the first month it was amazing. The screen is a nice size, with the entire phone still being able to fit in an average pocket. It accomplished tasks quickly, had sufficient storage, and didn't have a terrible battery life.
Almost three months having the phone, I am regretting the rushed decision. The screen now kills the battery to where it will not last 24 hours off the charger if used once. The speakers have deteriorated to where it might as well not be on there. The Charger no longer works with it, I have to place it carefully or it won't connect, and as of today will not connect. I have tried a few other chargers with it, and am pretty sure it is the phone not the charger, though I could be wrong. Perhaps the most annoying part is that when I try to use it as an actual phone, I get complaints from the other end that they can't hear me. This is while I am in an isolated room alone. I have had to use a headset for almost a month now.
I will take some responsibility as I have dropped it a couple of times, which may have damaged some of the insides. However all of these incidents were on relatively soft surfaces: grass fields, carpets, and maybe once on a hard wood floor. However, the phone is only one in name at this point.
The Facebook Home feature as many have said is capable of being turned off, as I did. I experimented with for a week and found the constant updates and blasts distracting.
As i stated, it is an okay emergency replacement, however I would look towards it for an end all be all.
September 22, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5Â by Nisha Okay!!
I have had a few problems with this phone. My phone has been getting overheated for about a month now. I would charge my phone and it wouldn't charge. The charger was not working for me. I have dropped my phone. Overall, if these problems did not happen, this would be a great phone.
November 13, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5Â by texdv8 Don't get this phone!
Screen cracked five days after purchase. Unit was simply in my pocket by itself. Very fragile. My carrier refused any action due to damage. I have had many different phones by many different manufacturers. This is the worst unit I've ever owned by far. Very poor build quality.
September 14, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Greg1 Great Form
Great form and function... size is perfect....could do without Facebook (which I did). Great value!
June 25, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Jlean Excellent
This phone is very good if you just remove facebook home after i removed it i never saw it again, i have no idea why people are hating on this phone it is NOT THE "FACEBOOK PHONE" it is the htc first.
May 12, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5Â by KayyKayy HORRIBLE PICTURE QUALITY!
I upgraded to from an iphone 4S to an HTC First and while the pone itself is cool and easy to get used to, the CAMERA IS TRASH!
The use of my phone camera is very very important to me so the horrible picture quality is a deal breaker. I barely take pictures now because its so bad. If you are big on pictures and video, then don't bother with this phone. Being that its the "Facebook" phone, you'd think that they would have put a little more effort into the camera....WRONG! I honestly regret buying this phone. I cannot wait to get my sweet sweet iphone back.
September 27, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by echang426 Excellent Phone Bad Reputation
This HTC First is an amazing phone for such a low price on contract. It performs fabulously and has a very vivid and sharp display. While I wish there was an expandable memory slot, the relative simplicity of this unibody design is beautiful and feels solid. The nickname the "Facebook" phone is such a big misnomer, which HTC should quickly rethink. The mere fact Facebook Home is factory installed on the phone and slightly more integrated into the software does not make it a Facebook phone. When I mean slightly I mean slightly, the only difference I have seen is that your SMS also goes through FB messages, which is helpful if you need to save a message someone sent and your phone's SMS storage is mixed out. Like others have said, once you disable Facebook Home through 3 or 4 simple clicks, you won't see it again unless you press the widget.
This phone definitely deserves more praise than it is getting, especially for a $0.99 mid-range phone with decent specs and a solid construct. Even more beneficial, the First runs on pure stock Android Jellybean, and there is little if any bloatware from AT&T loaded on.
If HTC were to rebrand the First as just an android phone with Stock Android, I bet this phone would sell much faster.
May 20, 2013