HTC First review

The so-called Facebook phone is great once you dial back all that Facebook

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"The HTC First is a good phone, but not for any of the reasons being highlighted in its marketing. It's compact, durable and has great LTE service from AT&T. Sans Facebook Home, it's exactly the type of device we wish we'd see more often."
For
  • Finally, a 4.3-inch LTE-capable stock Android phone
  • Solid, durable construction with a good screen
  • There's stock Jelly Bean under Facebook Home
  • Chat Heads are fun and functional
Against
  • Facebook Home is a glorified screensaver
  • Below average camera
  • Variable battery performance
  • No removable storage or battery
  • The Facebook phone needs a dedicated camera button
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