• umer936

    Ew.

  • Roh_Mish

    Good that we have to buy our phones separately paying full price.

  • Trent Callahan

    That's disgusting. T-Mobile at least somewhat does it good on their phones, these guys are just nasty. I swear, phone companies have no idea what the group who buys these things actually wants. OR, they just don't care, since people buy them anyways.

    • ProductFRED

      T-Mobile actually had zero branding on the One for some reason. Sprint has zero branding on any of their devices anymore.

    • http://randomphantasmagoria.com/ Shawn

      Are you kidding me? "The group" who buys these things are average people who couldn't care less about carrier branding, Android skins, root, fast updates, or anything else that we geeks care about. We make up maybe 1-2% of people who actually own an Android device. No one cares about us, and why should they? We aren't where the money is. They placate us with things like the Google Play Edition phones, Nexus devices, and developer-edition phones because they know that we're passionate enough to care.

      • Trent Callahan

        That's a nice point, but us nerds are the only ones talking about this device, at least from what I've heard. The average user knows these words: Galaxy, Note, Optimus, iPhone.

        • http://randomphantasmagoria.com/ Shawn

          While that may be true, the carrier stores will be hocking the One Max fast and heavy for at least a week until it becomes clear nobody's going to buy it. But my point is, the people who *do* buy it mostly aren't going to care about the fact that AT&T's or Verizon's logo appears on the front. They're going to buy it because they were sold on it and they liked some of the "neat features" that the phone has.

          But yes, we're definitely in agreement that nobody is going to care about this phone. haha

          • Trent Callahan

            Nice point about the buying anyways part. :p

  • Brendan

    Hooray for sprint with no branding on either!

    • fixxmyhead

      Hooray for what? for there garbage service?

      • Trent Callahan

        Does coverage really matter these days? For the majority of users, networks work in most areas. I only know of one place where my T-Mobile doesn't work, in that's in Indiana (the boonies) over 1,000 miles away from me today.

  • silver_arrow

    The sad thing is this is exactly what we were expecting when we say the original One.

  • Anfronie

    Carriers are the bane of the cellphone existence...

    • Rice30

      Carrier trolling, only in USA.

      • http://randomphantasmagoria.com/ Shawn

        False. Carriers throughout the world are every bit as bad as US carriers. Ask Vodafone or Telstra customers. Ask SK Telecom customers.

        • My1

          not really the Americans are the only ones I know to have specific models for their devices, making flashing an unbranded international version close to impossible, especially when talking about Updates...

    • Eduardo Ortiz

      Call me crazy but i actually changed from verizon to att because of the note 2. I wanted that phone no matter what but verizon actually find a way to ruin it for me with their home button logo and the gigantic 4g lte back cover logo. Soooo hello at&t and international phones! Most of the time when the carrier logo is on the housing and not under the glass, i replace the whole housing or back cover with the unbranded one. But verizon just went too far.

  • chris125

    And AT&T plastering their logo in status bar on all devices as well

  • Edward Germanotta

    Oh god why? That's fugly

    • Eduardo Ortiz

      Fugly is worst than moist

  • abqnm

    EVleaks must work for the NSA.

  • blahblahblah

    For the love of God shut up! Why does it matter if it's HTC's logo, or Verizon's? Either way, you're looking at a logo. Grow up and bitch about something that matters.

    • Gabernasher

      No idea, the buttons are just plain stupid on HTC devices anyways.

    • BitchyMcBitch

      I wonder, does bitching about "bitching about logos" qualify as a more worthy cause?

      • Guest

        Have you seen the verizon note 2?

    • Trent Callahan

      The point is that you don't need to look at the logo, numnuts. Carrier logos do nothing useful. I know what network I'm on, and a guy on the subway doesn't look at my phone and go, "Oh, that's a nice Optimus on T-Mobile you've got there! I'm gonna go make the switch now!"

      Logos are ugly and take up space. I usually don't recommend this, but...
      GoBack2iOS.

      • blahblahblah

        I don't have an iphone dipshit........

        GoBackToSuckingDick

        • Trent Callahan

          Niceeeee. Where'd you get that, sixth grade?

  • Matthew Merrick

    The Verizon one is gaudy as hell. The AT&T one will confuse people and piss off the older/tech illiterate crowd

  • qwerty

    htc one with sense 5.5 / android 4.3 is what we need not this, htc.

  • heyfrightnn

    ATT log at least look good... Verizon???? ugliest logo ever... who did that logo...
    Verizon make money but they are stupid

    • Eduardo Ortiz

      If they are going to slap their logo on their phones, they should at least make it more subtle like at&t or just go with the "V" that looks like a check mark but not the whole thing!

  • Richard Yarrell

    Great way to make a device that's already so far behind the curve even worse. Verizon is a sad conclusiĆ³n and At@t is just copying Verizon. Plain and simple nothing beats Samsung or the Galaxy Note 3 period.

    • Gabernasher

      Nothing beats Samsung? Nexus devices beat Samsung and their bloat/TouchWiz.

    • Trent Callahan

      Lol, money-wise you're right. But as for quality, HTC makes arguably the best-made devices along with LG's recents and Google's Nexus line (Made by LG). Oppo looks sick too, but I don't feel they fit in as a major manufacturer atm.

  • Goldenpins

    scumbags. they probably took advantage of HTCs financial problems with an offer to add their logo..

  • senor_heisenberg

    It's crazy that HTC's own logo isn't on the front, but I honestly believe Apple, Google, and now Motorola are doing it right. Devices look so much better with a clean front. In the Nexus' case, having no buttons on the front help as well.

    • My1

      but a button bar like on the nexus devices and Sony Devices also means that they're not completely honest about screen size, resolution and aspect ratio, I as a film fan, really Like Samsung since they have real button that dont suddenly turn away when rotating the device (like on Nexus 7 or my Galaxy tab 2 7.0) which is really annoying when speed-operating device and I have the roation setting locked and an app locks to another rotation (like having the tablet in vertical mode and switching to movie app, pushing Back button multiple tiimes can result in starting another video to play and whatnot... also I dont like the Fact that especially some devices waste space above or/AND below the screen with almost or no usable parts at all, like Nexus 4 or xPeria Z, Samsung uses a bit of space above too, but even though most of the height there is used for their logo, the top bezel is reasonable and below the screen we have the buttons making the bottom bezel even more reasonable...

  • Anthony Tyson

    Poor HTC. I don't know how the hell they could possibly allow the carrier to take their logo spot. Very sad.

    • flosserelli

      Right now HTC will do anything to sell phones, and if that means replacing their own logo with carrier logos, then they will do it.

      • Anthony Tyson

        Sad truth is sad

  • Brian Utne

    Are their logos etched in nice and big on the center of the back of the device too?!

    • My1

      well on the Max you can relace the middle segment of the Back Cover, so who cares...

      • Brian Utne

        Well, that's excellent.

        • My1

          well, might be but for us German people where I havent seen hardware branding for really a lot of time (special carrier phones not included) it annoys me more that they have Sim and MicroSD bvelow that cover but STILL no replacable battery...
          talking about unreasonable...

  • squiddy20

    And this matters because....? A logo is a logo is a logo. Most people will know right away that it's by HTC, regardless of if their logo is on there.

    • Trent Callahan

      Most people will know a Galaxy/Note/iPhone. If logos are necessary, they shouldn't be ugly. Don't comment please. ^-^

  • David Hart

    I think I'm more appaled that a logo has replaced the home button.. wtf.

    That should just not happen ever, soft/UI buttons 4 ever!

  • PhilNelwyn

    "With Annoying Carrier Logos Where HTC's Should Be."
    You mean where the home button should be, right?

  • A.Noid

    Just say NO to locked bootloaders!

  • Alex

    Horrible. I hate how carriers have such huge ego problems.

  • MoChange

    Am I reading too much into the dates shown in the sense widget? ATT says Friday the 1st and Verizon's says Thursday the 7th!

  • TY

    Really, for the New One series, HTC should have cut out the black bar and go for on-screen nav bar. Three advantages:
    1. No more place for carrier branding on the front!
    2. Can use the standard 3 button layout.
    3. Make the phone shorter, no space wasted.

    Bonus points if they make the nav bar customizable/hide-able.

    • Matthew Fry

      They are dedicated to their 2 button layout whether you like it or not. Personally, I just wished they had Google Now on the home long press and the app switcher on the back button long press (although it might be hardcoded as a app kill button via developer controls).

      • TY

        I think they are more like dedicated to putting their logo on the front. The 2 button layout is a result of not having any places for the logo.
        Also, after 4.2 you can swipe up from the home button to launch Google Now.

        • Matthew Fry

          Just got 4.3 today from 4.1.2 and I'm very happy.

  • Elaimeral

    Software is Sense 5.5 on top of Android 4.3.

    basketball shoes

    • Trent Callahan

      What..?

  • tony guarisco

    Forget where logos go and the HTC Max.
    Why doesn't HTC and Verizon bring out Sense 5.5 and Android 4.3 on the HTC One?

    • Matthew Fry

      It just arrived for the T-Mobile HTC One. I'm installing it now.

  • http://randomphantasmagoria.com/ Shawn

    That's one thing I love about my Google Play Edition GS4. There's no carrier branding whatsoever...hell...there isn't even any Galaxy S4 branding on it. The Samsung logo is on the top above the earpiece and raised slightly on the battery door. That's it.

  • My1

    "It's not altogether surprising that Verizon decided to brand the One max with a scarlet V"

    as far as I can see the V of Verizon on that picture is White, not scarlet...

    for those who dont what what color scarlet is look here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scarlet_(color)

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