No Marc McLaren

Stuff Singapore - - Super Test -

The main rea­son I moved over to An­droid 18 months ago was the screen size: four inches just wasn’t big enough. The over­flow­ing ham­per of the App Store kept me loyal to Ap­ple for a while, as did the fact that I also have an iPad and Mac­Book Pro, but in­creas­ingly I felt the ir­re­sistible pull of all those big An­droids. The HTC One and One M8 even­tu­ally won me over, of­fer­ing Ap­ple-qual­ity de­sign with big-but-not­too-big screens and a steadily im­prov­ing app se­lec­tion.

But bet­ter though the Play Store is th­ese days, it’s still no App Store, and the prom­ise of a 4.7in iPhone was enough to re­gain my at­ten­tion. That all changed when I saw it. It’s just not pretty enough.

I love my HTC One M8, with its weighty metal build and sub­tle de­sign touches – such as the per­fectly milled speaker grilles and the way the black antenna band runs into the rear cam­era. But I also love be­ing able to eas­ily share files across lots of dif­fer­ent de­vices – not just ones made by the same company – and I love be­ing able to have my main home­screen just car­ry­ing my five most-used apps, and I love wid­gets. So I’m stick­ing where I am, un­til the iPhone 7 at least.

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