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HTC One selling well, but not as well as the Samsung Galaxy S4

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HTC One selling well, but not as well as the Samsung Galaxy S4
For much of last year, the Samsung Galaxy S III practically had the top-shelf Android market all to itself. This year, though, the Samsung Galaxy S4 has a challenger with the HTC One. How much of a rival is the aluminum clad HTC One to the Galaxy S4? According to a survey of 20 Sprint and AT&T stores in the Los Angeles area, the HTC One has been selling well which has to be good news for the Taiwan based manufacturer to hear.

The HTC One has been selling well

The HTC One has been selling well

While the HTC One has been selling like the proverbial hotcakes, the problem for HTC is that the Samsung Galaxy S4 is selling even better than its rival. While the former has been available since April 19th, the latter has been available from some carriers since April 27th. Even with the nearly two week head start that the HTC One had, the device has been outsold by the Samsung Galaxy S4 which also has had limited distribution. And while you might defend the numbers by saying that Verizon, the nation's largest carrier, isn't offering the HTC One, Big Red is not releasing the Galaxy S4 until the end of this month.

As for returns, a reliable source inside a Sprint store says that the HTC One has been returned because of dead pixels and blown-out speakers, although he was quick to note that it has yet to become a major problem. Still, fewer Samsung Galaxy S4 units have been brought back to the store. Another thing in favor of Korean based Samsung is the company's larger marketing budget. A new ad for the flagship model was just added to the prime time television rotation.

Thanks, Anonymous Tipster!

source: Examiner

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posted on 05 May 2013, 02:01 57

1. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1237; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)


HTC needs to get that black one in stores! That'd definitely help.

posted on 05 May 2013, 09:59 4

169. GoBears (Posts: 454; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)


Never said the One wasn't an outstanding device. I just said it lacks some basic features that some of us need. No, the battery doesn't last a full day of moderate use. Everyone I know that has one has to charge it during the day. That's not acceptable to me. As far as as exclusive, I was talking about leaving out the US largest carrier. That's just stupid when you are trying to sell devices. I'm not bashing HTC nor glorifying Samsung. Just pointing out reasons why they are losing sales battles to Samsung.

posted on 05 May 2013, 02:50 18

20. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


HTC really screwed themselves when they couldn't get camera sensors. That little debacle cost HTC valuable time when the GS IV was not available, and could have built up some sales momentum. But with nothing to sell, HTC has lost some of the potential of the One to turn around its sales slide. I think the One will do well for HTC. But it could have been great.

posted on 05 May 2013, 02:58 34

23. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)


Common consumer won't buy because: No micro sd. 4mp camera = bad to them.

posted on 05 May 2013, 03:11 38

31. Rayanx10 (Posts: 45; Member since: 30 Mar 2013)


you just a hater you hate htc. no one cares about micro sd they are damn slow anyway and that is making your s4 laggy. and its not 4mp camera you idiot the camera is perfect and its a new technology next flagship it will be better this is just start its beta mode you clearly not smart enough

posted on 05 May 2013, 03:19 7

34. moroninc (Posts: 193; Member since: 14 Jul 2012)


your right.. folks (not nerds like you and me) will compare 13mp vs 4mp and obviously higher the better right?. foget the replacable battery on the S4 or the SD card slot.. the camera is the one that will make or break the sale.. and for me.. it let the one and HTC down by calling it "Ultra"

posted on 05 May 2013, 03:19 11

36. mew7946510 (Posts: 55; Member since: 10 Nov 2010)


You can actually say that though, even though I hate to admit it. Most people like phones with microSD card slot even though it's not very favorable nowadays and also most people need lecturing about the myth that the more the megapixels, the better, which can be true usually but not always.

posted on 05 May 2013, 03:37 9

42. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)


View a 4MP camera vs 13Mp on a full screen desktop the difference is clear which is better no matter how good the sensor is.

posted on 05 May 2013, 03:42 17

47. smutty.puppet (Posts: 24; Member since: 24 Apr 2013)


i think you are one of those students that got payed by samsung.

posted on 05 May 2013, 03:42 13

48. lovenyc8 (Posts: 164; Member since: 13 Mar 2013)


see why htc is better. http://www.cnet.com/8301-17918_1-57423240-85/camera-megapixels-why-more-isnt-always-better-smartphones-unlocked/

posted on 05 May 2013, 03:43 15

49. lovenyc8 (Posts: 164; Member since: 13 Mar 2013)


see why htc is better. http://www.cnet.com/8301-17918_1-57423240-85/camera-megapixels-why-more-isnt-always-better-smartphones-unlocked/

posted on 05 May 2013, 03:47 27

51. tedkord (Posts: 13021; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


I care about micro SD. I won't get a without it. And my class 10 64gb Sandisk is in no way slow, nor does it slow down my S3. The class 2 it came with didn't slow it down any.

posted on 05 May 2013, 04:23 12

60. abdane (Posts: 494; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


lol, whoever thought the HTC One or the Xperia Z will sell better than the GS4 is an absolute IDIOT ! the One Sux !

posted on 05 May 2013, 04:26 21

62. chistoefurpuffer (Posts: 140; Member since: 11 Mar 2013)


Someones pretty butthurt, I'm sure before the HTC One you would definitely of liked an sd card and removable battery.

posted on 05 May 2013, 04:27 11

63. chistoefurpuffer (Posts: 140; Member since: 11 Mar 2013)


Wouldn't say it sucks, but I still do prefer the s4 over the HTC One for it's flexibility.

posted on 05 May 2013, 04:28 2

64. jonartpop (Posts: 190; Member since: 25 Oct 2012)


Yes especially in developing countries. Common consumers do not care about ultrapixel they only care about the bigger megapixel and big storage.

posted on 05 May 2013, 08:49 3

142. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


Very well said! As a Big Red subscriber myself with Holy Unlimited Data, I couldn't have stated it better!!

Kudos to swappable memory, Big Red and Holy Unlimited Data.

Say "No to drugs" and say "No to fixed memory"!!

posted on 05 May 2013, 04:59 6

70. jromy (Posts: 114; Member since: 26 Feb 2013)


That didn't really help to make your point tho...who the hell wants a beta anything on a flagship?

posted on 05 May 2013, 05:03 18

71. jackhammer91 (Posts: 21; Member since: 23 Apr 2013)


calling s4 laggy!! who's the fanboy here or should i say hater!!

posted on 05 May 2013, 05:21 16

76. Rayanx10 (Posts: 45; Member since: 30 Mar 2013)


listen man all phones when they start a new technology they start small and then they go big and this is htc case although its 4 ultrapixels camera its better than many phones out there and the low light photos are amazing at night. the s4 low light pictures suck you can't see anything only black & brown solid color.

posted on 05 May 2013, 06:35 10

92. Note2waitingonNote3 (banned) (Posts: 87; Member since: 19 Mar 2013)


Samsung will always rule

posted on 05 May 2013, 06:46 7

96. rizevnarastek (Posts: 349; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)


Indeed the S4 flexes ;)

posted on 05 May 2013, 07:20 5

105. WakaFlakaD (Posts: 509; Member since: 30 Apr 2011)


Again with your comment, so what is so bad about not having the abilites to remove the battery and having a SD card slot?

Most people charge their phone once a day. Morning till night. It will for sure last them the whole day with charging it, except if they spend 3straight hours playing graphic intense games or watch movie at the highest brightness.
No SD card? Well for device like the HTC One, you have the ability to back it up on Dropbox?Box.com? What is it so bad? Seriously.
I will say iCloud is another story

posted on 05 May 2013, 07:35 4

110. GoBears (Posts: 454; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)


Why would anyone on a tiered data plan want their pictures and videos stored on ANY type of cloud storage? Stop knocking removable storage because your precious phones don't have any. I have over 30GB of music, pictures and video I can swap between phones in an intstant and access whenever I want no matter where I am. I still have unlimited data on Big Red and I still despise "cloud" storage. I want my media on my device the instant I want it. I won't buy a device without an SD. They should put the slot on the device and leave it up to the user if they care to use it, end of story.

posted on 05 May 2013, 07:04 14

102. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


iCare too, there's no way in hell I'd buy a smartphone with no microSD slot because a smartphone without expandable memory is a Dumbphone also known as an iSomething!!

posted on 05 May 2013, 07:10 5

103. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


It doesn't quite sux' but, it could have
been GREAT. Aesthetically, it's a nice design. HTC needs to stop wanting to bs like kr--Apple and give their nicer devices expandable memory and removable batteries! !!

posted on 05 May 2013, 07:14 12

104. WakaFlakaD (Posts: 509; Member since: 30 Apr 2011)


Do you know you are pretty much saying that the microSD card make the phone smart? When did microSD became the brain of a smartphone? If you are calling a phone without microSD slot, so you are saying the HTC One is a dumbphone?

And Stop hating on Apple products. It doesn't make you a better person. No one needs to hear your opinion about how much you hate on certain products. Keep it to yourself. Buy what you like and ignore what you don't

posted on 05 May 2013, 07:31 3

107. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


i????p™

posted on 05 May 2013, 07:53 14

115. AamirSIII (banned) (Posts: 187; Member since: 04 Oct 2012)


today i tested HTC One for like 5 mins and guys,WOWWWWWWWWWWWW....

that handset even looks premium from a distance! i have ordered my GS4 and it will be sent to me tomorrow but i will definitely be getting One!
i just wish HTC works more on its marketing department like sammy! i bet it would give GS4 even more tough competition if it markets its HTC One!

posted on 05 May 2013, 07:53

116. AamirSIII (banned) (Posts: 187; Member since: 04 Oct 2012)


thats what u think about developing countries!

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