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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, 19:35 4

248. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)

HTC One build quality is way better than Samsung Galaxy S 4 build quality. Also LCD > AMOLED. With everything else I agree.

posted on 05 May 2013, 20:49

252. joey_sfb (Posts: 6460; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)

Android has a filesystem and I point apps that support changing their data folder to microSD card. That way a device wipe would not erase data.

Approved useful when I visit service center I remove my sdcard and do a device wipe for both the cso and my sake.

posted on 05 May 2013, 22:14

258. WakaFlakaD (Posts: 526; Member since: 30 Apr 2011)

To your respond John,

I had purchased extra battery before and in fact I always have all my media save and let it grow with me on a 64GB microSD slot along with a portable hard drive. I have my experience on all those. I had used over 40 phones and I had gone through what I need. It's great to have flexibility, but when the pay off is not high, then why bother to beg for the flexibility? I would rather choose the premium feel of it.

posted on 06 May 2013, 01:34 1

261. amiroo (Posts: 269; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)

its clear if htc really want more than samsung must prepare itself for a great advertise..
about phone one is the best situation for htc in order to beats s4..
every thing is perfect in one..many top technology sites say the one is best since now..




i belive that only big advertice can returne htc to pick of sales.

posted on 06 May 2013, 05:55

264. pkiran1996 (Posts: 166; Member since: 22 Oct 2011)

ph00ny has a point. The original 'One' series was supposed to be a completely new beginning for HTC. What does it say about HTC since they've had to rebrand and revamp the interface 2 times in a row?

posted on 06 May 2013, 16:17

267. jcarrigan (unregistered)

Wow kid get your info straight before you vomit your nonsense. It has an Ultra pixel camera which comes out to 4 megapixels, not 4 Ultra pixels. also I dont know if your some raver guy who only takes pictures at night but I take the bulk of my pictures in a well lite room or during the day, it sounds alittle creepy with you focusing on taking pictures in low light settings. use your imagination on that buddy and come back when you regain some sense.

posted on 06 May 2013, 21:05 2

268. ecmedic4 (Posts: 379; Member since: 02 May 2013)

Not everyone prefers amoled to Lcd, also not every S4 model has the octa core processor, megapixels dont mean everything in a camera, the apeture size, OIS, and way the software processes the image have a lot to do with it too among other things. GG 3 in drop tests hasnt faired well, but then again glass breaks when hitting a hard surface, just a fact of life. Not everyone needs an sd card slot or removable battery. and thickness and weight, well if a person cant pick up the HTC One cause its a lil heavier, they need to work out. My point is, not everyone has the same preferences, so just cause the S4 is better for you doesnt automatically mean its best for everyone. Ppl should choose what they like and not be bashed for it, just cause someone else doesnt like that phone, its childish and immature. Its their money to spend so its their choice and preference, get over it. Also ive seen the S4 lag because of all the bloatware that samsung calls "features", plus of the 16gb, only like roughly 9 gb is available.

posted on 06 May 2013, 21:09 1

269. ecmedic4 (Posts: 379; Member since: 02 May 2013)

LG and motorola phones also provide SD slots, but motorola has an embedded battery, but they do have a slot in the side of the phone for the sim and SD card.

posted on 06 May 2013, 21:13 2

270. ecmedic4 (Posts: 379; Member since: 02 May 2013)

Exactly, its a personal preference based on ones needs and likes. Everyone has a personal opinion and shouldnt be bashed, nor their choice bashed. If a person doesnt like a certain phone, dont buy the damn thing, simple as that. But not one phone is PERFECT for EVERYONE. These fanboy wars and bashing is getting old an very childish. Its your money, buy what you wish with it.

posted on 07 May 2013, 16:59

273. donfem (Posts: 688; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)

If the phone is better as you argue, how come it sells less than?

posted on 11 May 2013, 17:51

274. Rager722 (Posts: 319; Member since: 30 Jan 2013)

You may care about SD but I care about the quality of my phone, I hate crappy plastic Samsungs

posted on 12 May 2013, 00:04

275. Superpiff (Posts: 36; Member since: 29 Jul 2012)

marketing.any other questions

posted on 05 May 2013, 02:08 13

2. zhiae (unregistered)

i knew that happen

posted on 05 May 2013, 03:30 9

40. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4218; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)

It's all in the name man, it's all in the name.
Samsung Galaxy series has been doing great the gone years and to an average person who doesn't know what's in and out of both these devices will definitely pick Samsung.

posted on 05 May 2013, 03:42 3

46. zhiae (unregistered)

that is a problem if i dint know in and out i would defiantly took htc
but im crazy with processors over clocking roms all stuff like that
with locked bootloder any phone is real s**t to me .

posted on 05 May 2013, 06:29 2

89. osmaankhaan (unregistered)

Let the sales do the talking!!!

posted on 05 May 2013, 06:43 1

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

Nokia Wp Lumia 920-928 will sell more than Htc™

posted on 05 May 2013, 09:05

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

I would say not to compare to Nokia... As Nokia and HTC my love..

posted on 05 May 2013, 13:47

228. MultiYouTroll (Posts: 29; Member since: 19 Apr 2013)

If you're so crazy all about that stuff, why not just unlock the phone's bootloader

posted on 05 May 2013, 16:04

238. zhiae (unregistered)

Just think what is best mobile processor right now?
What is best mobile display right now ?
Best tuch maby or camera
Believe me i would pick htc but s4 has octa i cant wait to try it if they had same s600 I would take the htc
Do you know what sam laks ???§ I know it is a sexy design

posted on 05 May 2013, 02:37 15

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

XZ is s**t compared to these two

posted on 05 May 2013, 02:09 10

3. pyradark (Posts: 881; Member since: 10 Jun 2012)

S4 sells great, XZ sells very good, One sells well, how about LG and Nokia???

posted on 05 May 2013, 03:17 5

32. anleoflippy (Posts: 595; Member since: 03 Jan 2013)

I'm sorry, I just had to chuckle because of you saying that XZ is a bad phone.

posted on 05 May 2013, 03:22 5

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

You can't say it's bad but it definitely is not the best though. Try soaking it to water with those two and see who survives. :)

posted on 05 May 2013, 08:07 3

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

Apart from the fact that it has the least problem since launch

posted on 05 May 2013, 09:35 1

160. anleoflippy (Posts: 595; Member since: 03 Jan 2013)

The Camera problem seems to be the problem with it.

With that said, I do not own the Xperia Z but it's little brother, Xperia ZL and it's just a tad better in terms of practical hardware, software and size.

Once the GS4 and HTC Once comes in to East Malaysia, I would really like to test one of them.
The problem with the society is that people won't give other brands a try. They always go for Samsung or Apple. I'm not hating the brand, just the people here. And I can already sense that people will say that HTC One sucks because it only has 4mp. My gawd I hate my society.

posted on 05 May 2013, 10:25

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

The camera is a software issue. On S4 and One are hardware issue. S4 suffer from purple screen and overheating. One suffers from built quality/defects, gaps, power button are flat, and the touch button doesn't response.

posted on 05 May 2013, 02:11 20

4. 1ceTr0n (Posts: 549; Member since: 20 May 2012)

Once Note 3 launchs, its all over for HTC.

posted on 05 May 2013, 02:46 6

18. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)

Yes, because that 2% of market share phablets have just has HTC shaking in their boots. Actually, not even 2%, because 5" displays were included in the phablet category even though they aren't really phablets.


posted on 05 May 2013, 03:52 4

53. b1acktiger (Posts: 223; Member since: 19 May 2012)

A phone always will be a phone. There is tablet for huge screen with call facility. Samsung's bigger screen better phone theory has to be brought down. Its hard to find a good specd phone with a decent 4-4.3" android device.

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