My Nexus 4 mysteriously cracked a few days ago in my pocket, so I went to local wireless store and picked up what was in stock - HTC One. My initial preference was either Nokia Lumia 1020, Sony Xperia Z, or HTC One.
I had nexus 4 since the day it was released and since I am a sort of perfectionist - I was not too happy. The first day I got 2 hairline scratches on it out of blue, chassis was creaking, usb port was wobbling and creaking, and also little buzzing noise in the speaker.
Now when I picked up HTC One - it is a different world. First impression was - WOW what an amazing device! Appears to be very solid and of premium quality. Battery life so far not bad, although I had a charging issue (and hopefully it went away). This phone apparently was discharged for some time.
I have it for two days now and its awesome. Slow Motion camera is sick!
HTC One. Stock. Current daily runner.
Nexus 4 (8GB) Stock. Mysteriously cracked screen.
Samsung Galaxy SII T-989 - DARKSIDE evolution 3 by TDJ - Given away.
myTouch 4G Good screen|eMMC gfee/eng spl MIUI.US by TDJ - Dropped from 4th floor. Still works, but battery drains within hours.
HTC HD2 TMOUS, 2.08.HSPL Radio 2.15, Using HyperDroid GBX - SOLD.
MyTouch 3G 2.22.27.08 1.33.0013d Ginger Yoshi < Flawless ROM! - Fully retired, collecting dust.