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

0. phoneArena 05 May 2013, 01:55 posted on

A survey of 20 AT&T and Sprint stores in Los Angeles reveals that the HTC One is selling well, but not as well as the Samsung Galaxy S4; despite a nearly two week head start for HTC's new Android flagship model, the Samsung Galaxy S4 has out sold its aluminum clad rival and has been returned fewer times than the HTC One has...

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posted on 05 May 2013, 07:59 14

118. TechFreak (Posts: 15; Member since: 22 Mar 2013)

Yes really fast..Anyway HTC One is a new start fot HTC..
Galaxy line has been on for years..Very good effort and a solid phone praised by all reviews no matter what haters say..

posted on 05 May 2013, 08:01 7

119. WakaFlakaD (Posts: 522; Member since: 30 Apr 2011)

Well then, in your case you do need the expandable storage. I was just speaking in majority of people's view. How many people do take 30GB of media around them? Or let's say how many people listen to their songs in FLAC or let's say how many people carry 3 1080P movies with in their phone

posted on 05 May 2013, 08:01

120. rgxVOiD (Posts: 440; Member since: 30 Aug 2012)

What about red?

posted on 05 May 2013, 08:02 3

121. bigdawg23 (Posts: 462; Member since: 25 May 2011)

Nothing wrong with carrying everything at once. I have. 32GB iPhone and remove photos all the time in case it's lost or stolen. My music accounts for 5GB plus I have a few movies. Now my Galaxy Note 1 has 16GB and a 16GB SD card. It's up for replacement. A non removal battery and no SD slot isn't a deal breaker. Besides I like Mophie Juice Packs and they have one for the HTC One. Since the S3 had one expect the S4 to have one.

Personally I still back up my photos to a PC as SD cards can become corrupt out of the blue. I am with you on Cloud storage for the most part. I do use it for music since my library is huge. It's nice to decide to grab a bunch of songs now versus later. I would need almost 1TB ad card to carry all music, which isn't possible.

In the end no SD card and none removal battery doesn't seem to hurt Apple sales.

posted on 05 May 2013, 08:07

123. WakaFlakaD (Posts: 522; Member since: 30 Apr 2011)

Oh it is suggested that you backup your file over Wi-Fi lol... data plan...30GB... I think we have brains right? lol

posted on 05 May 2013, 08:12 10

128. ebubekir26 (Posts: 329; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)

the s4 sells better, but the HTC One doesn't suck you idiot !
your a stupid HTC hater.. HTC One is one of the best Smartphones right now. just because you prefer Samsung doesn't mean you should hate HTC or other manufactures.
people like you ruin everything :@

posted on 05 May 2013, 08:24 1

136. WakaFlakaD (Posts: 522; Member since: 30 Apr 2011)

For iPhone, if you turn on your photo stream, your photo will be save in your MacBook(If you use MacBook) just saying. That's save the part with backing up photos

posted on 05 May 2013, 09:04 2

146. zippolite28 (Posts: 106; Member since: 28 Sep 2012)

For me selling well is importent ... Let Ne not even think of comparing to s4...

posted on 05 May 2013, 08:53 3

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


posted on 05 May 2013, 09:06

148. Daftama (Posts: 619; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)

Only downside I see micro sd 4 ultra pixels phenomenal

posted on 05 May 2013, 09:07 2

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

My point is that if a company wants to pull it's sales out of the gutter, it has to appeal to as many consumers as possible. HTC is only huritng itself with the carrier exclusive crap and the sealed up phones. I couldn't care less about pretty shiny casings on a device, I want and need function and flexibility. Samsung delivers all of those on all the major carriers and their sales numbers prove it's the winning game plan. HTC needs to follow this and not Apple's 2007 plan.

posted on 05 May 2013, 09:43 2

163. WakaFlakaD (Posts: 522; Member since: 30 Apr 2011)

Samsung is still missing one element currently, and that's the feel of a premium handset. Yes, specs and price tells us the phone is a premium phone, but when you have the phone on hand, it tells me something different. A lot of people DO care about having the feel of premium for a phone, and it has been mentioned so much with people on PA(including myself of course).
HTC do have the function sir. I think the new HTC one is an outstanding device. I had it for two days, and I really liked the feature it present to customers.
It's almost like if you choose premium, you can't have flexibility. There is nothing wrong with a phone that is non-user replacable on battery. Majority of people do charge their phone before sleep, so as long as the battery holds for a day, most people will not care about having the need to change their battery. Besides, who wants to bring an extra phone battery with them around?

Exclusive crap? Are you talking about the bootloader issue?

At the end, Samsung do sell a ton more because it delivers the performance consistently and continue to outdone themselves. Samsung do deserve the win.

posted on 05 May 2013, 10:38 1

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

Haha I'd say yes to drugs before fixed non-expandable memory. Oh wait...I already have...

posted on 05 May 2013, 10:34 26

185. haney.alsaaidy (Posts: 18; Member since: 29 Jan 2013)

the galaxy s4 is far better than htc one and thats why :

super AMOLED > lcd
5" screen > 4.7" screen
exynos 5 octa > snapdragon 600
2600 mAh > 2300 mAh
13 megapixels > 4 megapixels
gorilla glass 3 > gorilla glass 2
micro sd support > no micro sd support
replaceable battery > not replaceable battery
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Thermometer, Barometer, Humidity, Gesture > Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass
7.9 mm thickness > 9.3 mm
130 g weight > 143 g
android 4.2.2 > android 4.1.2

posted on 05 May 2013, 10:37 2

188. iushnt (Posts: 1990; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)

Haha many of my frens don't know about HTC.. They don't know phones are known for premium build quality too.. This is how general people are..They see that any smartphone looks the same but its the brand and feature that counts

posted on 05 May 2013, 10:42 13

192. iushnt (Posts: 1990; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)

yaa good one, the only thing HTC is better is its front speaker..Even when holding I prefer the feel of GS4 compared to HTC one.

posted on 05 May 2013, 10:47 1

194. iushnt (Posts: 1990; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)

but having this feature will be much better than not having any,,I use sd card and cloud storage on my phone

posted on 05 May 2013, 13:23 5

222. nk_blu (Posts: 9; Member since: 26 Jul 2012)

System apps are not allocated in microSD. Class 2 microSD is more than fast enough to play 1080p videos. I can't believe your comment has more likes than dislikes.

posted on 05 May 2013, 11:01 2

198. WakaFlakaD (Posts: 522; Member since: 30 Apr 2011)

Sadly yes. People in America read and believe what they see on TV without further research. Beats is the best example. I was talking to my co-worker the other day, she was asking me rather I know the galaxy phone? The Galaxy phone lol
Samsung did a great job with their ads thou!

posted on 05 May 2013, 11:09 2

200. WakaFlakaD (Posts: 522; Member since: 30 Apr 2011)

Well, HTC lost me as a customer because of the Sense UI lol. I believe there's a battery management problem.
Also, I believe it was Verizon not picking up the One, not HTC. It is the decision that carrier make when it comes to selling phones? I remember something about it had to do with the DNA. Ya I understand about the exclusive topic, I wanted to buy the Lumia 920 so bad when it first came out, but I am a T-Mobile subscriber and it is only on AT&T =/... many disappointing potential customers

posted on 05 May 2013, 11:46 6

204. joey_sfb (Posts: 6402; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)

While I like htc one, sdcard would be the deciding factor to halt a purchase. Agreed that many still buy htc one as indicated by its sales.

But to say sdcard does not matter in term of bringing more sales would be in deniel.

posted on 05 May 2013, 12:18 1

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

lol, me too!!

posted on 05 May 2013, 12:57

216. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)

and may be a red version also

posted on 05 May 2013, 12:58 5

217. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)

acutally half of consumer cares bout SD CARD i know i still care for SD CARD cause i like too remove and expand my memory i don't like FLASH INTERNAL MEMORY which is why I will never buy HTC phones. At least SAMSUNG still provides SD CARD slot and a removable battery which is larger than the HTC ONE

posted on 05 May 2013, 13:00 1

218. ph00ny (Posts: 1370; Member since: 26 May 2011)

Isn't that what everyone said last year about the HTC "One" lineup?

I'm just waiting for them to do HTC One+ like they did with HTC One X+

posted on 05 May 2013, 13:05 20

219. eness (Posts: 6; Member since: 03 May 2013)

The Samsung Galaxy S4, full of useless features. The next big ugly thing is here.

posted on 05 May 2013, 14:48 2

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

India is one of these countries, not a developed nation 100% yet but an Indian would take Samsung over HTC anyday because the specs.

posted on 05 May 2013, 15:37 10

235. SherlockHolmes (Posts: 125; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)

Lcd produces more real color than u r Amoled !!
$69 ppi is more better than 440 ppi !!
4.7 inch is perfect size for a Phone !!
and Battery runs for almost same time on both Devices so the Capacity does not matters !!
And 4 Megapixels Ultra Camera take far better picture in Low Light !!
And it may not be better than S4 in Daylight but is easily acceptable !!
Fukin all Gorilla Glass breaks on Falling !!
32 Gb is enough and the Phone has no Lag because of Sd Card!!
People do not keep 2 batteries for the Phone ; You should try the Battery Bank instead !!
People do not use the Thermometer , Barometer , Humidity Gesture for like more than once or twice a Year( These Features are included to take money from fo !!ols like you )
7.9 mm thickness is way more less comfortable in hand than 9.3 mm thick phone (You can check the Reviews on Un-Biased Sites )
What Fukin Plastic will obviously have less weight than Plastic and if your hand is able to tell the 13 gram difference than you should work in the Store to measure weight instead of weighing Machine !!
And it will be updated to Android 4.2.2 !!
If anything Else then just COmment here I will be beack to Explain you neutrally !!
You Sammy fan Boys should Acccept the truth that this time Htc One got the Edge Over S4 !!
Then you all blame Apple Fan Boys !!

And Ya I forgot to Mention the Boom Box , Zoe feature and Blink Feed !!

posted on 05 May 2013, 15:47 2

237. Slammer (Posts: 1515; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)


I believe your comment is based on inexperience. You never experienced power outage or shorted batteries to value why removable batteries are indeed important.

Expandable memory allows your phone to grow with you rather than you outgrowing your phone.

I really think the importance of a vast majority of people wishing to retain these important factors, is because we absolutely feel that manufacturers have the ability to design a great looking product while keeping the necessities in place. Accepting anything else plays into the manufacturer's goal of controlling you and your financial obligations to purchase new phones once the battery completely dies or you outgrow memory.

John B.

posted on 05 May 2013, 17:04 2

244. babyk (Posts: 322; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)

whose the dumbass jackass who gave a thumb down?

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