The newer HTC One is arguably the best smartphone yet in terms of hardware, but its software moves considerably farther away from the stock Android experience. Even more so from HTC's own Sense.
The biggest change from Sense 4+ to the newest Sense 5 is Blinkfeed, a scrollable feed of news and social network updates. This is the first thing you see when you unlock the phone. While this is a uniquely personal new way to experience Android, you might still prefer the stock Android UI instead of bloated OEM skins. Unfortunately, HTC has actually made it impossible to remove the Blinkfeed home... more