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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, 09:19 3

155. kclgphilsbsa (Posts: 762; Member since: 21 Jan 2013)


Lol see?? can u and d 4 behind u make a valid argument or response with what wev said?
Whats d problem if sleepingOZ is one of samsung's students haha atleast he can provide valid arguments lol not just a response with "ur a paid troll,, the artcle was paid by samsung, the artcle is bias, samsung copied(no valid evdnce), cheap plastic, samdung, gimmicks"

Whats worse:

Someone who replied w/ valid arguments
Or
Someone who commentd first in an 'artcle that praised samsung' w/ troll words or bashing samsung w invalid arguments

posted on 05 May 2013, 10:27 2

179. SleepingOz (unregistered)


Yeah, come with some valid arguments that actually make sense, next time.. =]

posted on 05 May 2013, 02:59 8

24. BadAssAbe (Posts: 434; Member since: 22 Apr 2011)


Who did Samsung copy?
Show me a phone that has all the same hardware as the SGS4
You can't because no other phone in the world has the same specs as the SGS4

Every book ever written is made up of the same 24 letters in the alphabet,
Its how you rearranged them, that make masterpieces

posted on 05 May 2013, 03:01 9

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


People against main stream will always hate on the top companies for stupid reasons.

posted on 05 May 2013, 03:07 13

28. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5042; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Samsung copy from LG, most people can't accept the truth.

Yes, in features, the Galaxy S4 wins, no smartphones can compete with the Galaxy S4 when it comes to features. I'm just saying that Samsung copy two smart features from LG, even though Samsung only copy one feature, it still counts as COPY.

I'm not trying to be mean, but, why so butthurt?

posted on 05 May 2013, 03:19 6

33. BadAssAbe (Posts: 434; Member since: 22 Apr 2011)


Me = butthurt
Because I want SGS4 to Win! LOL
I want the phone with the best hardware to sell the most.

No person/company is without sin

posted on 05 May 2013, 03:22 7

39. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5042; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Ok, next time, when you post a comment, don't forget to type (I'm a Samsung fanboy).

posted on 05 May 2013, 04:31 5

67. chistoefurpuffer (Posts: 139; Member since: 11 Mar 2013)


It's not fanboyism when you can actually put up a valid argument.

posted on 05 May 2013, 05:40 3

79. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


lmao have to say was fun reading all these comments, you give proof and only say whats there to see yet you get 4 + fanboys attacking you because there so in love with a faceless company

truly pathetic these fanboys, they needed to come at you together and you still proved your point........they think if there in groups they win

least your one of the more reasonable on here

posted on 05 May 2013, 06:01 1

83. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5042; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Thanks dude! Those fanboys can't accept the truth, so they work together and come at me, (sigh) fanboy these days........

Anyway, thanks for your comment, you cheered me up! :)

posted on 05 May 2013, 03:19 4

37. ashisharbola (Posts: 61; Member since: 20 Oct 2012)


Same thing will be said for L.G they copy Samsung design for one of there device......many phones have same feature......the thing that make companies different from each other that how well they use them....and right now Samsung is doing well

posted on 05 May 2013, 04:29 6

65. chistoefurpuffer (Posts: 139; Member since: 11 Mar 2013)


So LG hasn't copied Samsung with their mobile designs?
Have you seen the Note 2 and Optimus G Pro?

posted on 05 May 2013, 05:17

75. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5042; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Of course I've seen it before! Even though LG copied Samsung (design) or Samsung copied LG (smart features), they won't sue each other, cuz they are KOREAN.

posted on 05 May 2013, 10:03 2

170. chistoefurpuffer (Posts: 139; Member since: 11 Mar 2013)


Samsung was first to introduce smart features! It all started with Popup Play, then LG came out with that crappy Q Slider, ever since they've been just poking at each other about it

posted on 05 May 2013, 06:12 2

85. tiara6918 (Posts: 1322; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


I totally agree with you,people just follow the crowd when they get a new phone,that's why a lot of manufacturers get overshadowed. But I'm happy to see quite a few xz and one lately

posted on 05 May 2013, 09:00 3

145. shuaibhere (Posts: 1297; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


Samsung first showed the smart pause feature...lg just announced that by hearing the rumours about s4...
Still i didn't saw any videos from lg showing smart pause....
Lg optimus g pro is ditto copy of note 2 when it comes to appearance..

posted on 05 May 2013, 09:53

167. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5042; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Here's the video, don't forget to read the description!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BrJ9HKhfSgU

posted on 05 May 2013, 21:07 1

253. shuaibhere (Posts: 1297; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


Do you know that value pack update came after samsung showed the smart pause feature??????
samsung was first to release cutting edge eye recognition tech with s3...have you heard about smart stay and smart rotation???

posted on 05 May 2013, 02:19 15

7. mydi.maus (unregistered)


xperia z better then galaxys plastics,go htc

posted on 05 May 2013, 08:12 3

127. rgxVOiD (Posts: 432; Member since: 30 Aug 2012)


I support Z and One, S4.... not that much

posted on 05 May 2013, 02:20 13

8. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


It's totally naive to think One could challenge S4 in sales numbers.
Samsung will smash records again, no matter how good the rivals are - just look at the news of delays and shortages("overwhelmig and unprecedented demand") in some markets despite the humongous initial production effort by Samsung.

However, within its own realm the HTC one is a major success already, and a turnaround for HTC.
Even if it sells 10 million units this year it will be by far their biggest hit since the original Desire.
And I believe it will sell even more than that

posted on 05 May 2013, 07:39 4

112. roldefol (Posts: 2858; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


Exactly. It's ridiculous to compare HTC and Samsung sales anymore - that game ended when the GS3 arrived on all carriers. I see them everywhere now, and you know what? I don't want one. It's become the Honda of phones - highly competent, good enough for everyone, but plasticky and a bit boring.

HTC is fighting for relevance and profitability, not the sales crown. They're the Mazda of phones. Those looking for style and substance and some neat features like stereo speakers and OIC will appreciate it. Screw the sales figures, I just want competition.

posted on 05 May 2013, 09:25 3

156. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


Honda and Mazda??
Man, that's basically the same thing!

Here's a proper comparison: Galaxy is like a Volkswagen Golf, and HTC One is like a Volvo V40 - Gorgeous, great car in the same class.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volvo_V40

But it can only dream about reaching the sales of the Golf

posted on 05 May 2013, 13:39

223. roldefol (Posts: 2858; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


Maybe in Europe, not North America. Hell no would I compare Samsung to Volkswagen. But comparing phones to cars is a bit pointless. There's a best phone for each of us, whereas the Prius is clearly the best car for everyone.

posted on 05 May 2013, 13:57

230. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5536; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


comparing phones to cars is a very difficult thing to do accurately. i've been known to try it myself but i quit that. xD

posted on 05 May 2013, 02:24 3

10. FlushGordon (unregistered)


A friend of mine has a dead pixel problem in his htc one, he doesn't notice it bcoz it only appears when you browse webpages or view certain images that has a red ,brown or purple tinge to it.

posted on 05 May 2013, 02:29 13

13. 1ceTr0n (Posts: 501; Member since: 20 May 2012)


I exchange my Note 2 for 3 stuck pixels, no f**king way I would allow for a single stuck/dead pixel on a $600 + phone.

posted on 05 May 2013, 02:30 4

14. FlushGordon (unregistered)


Cool story

posted on 05 May 2013, 02:47 1

19. moroninc (Posts: 169; Member since: 14 Jul 2012)


yeah from a 3yr old... imagination and kids huh..

posted on 05 May 2013, 02:53 13

22. BadAssAbe (Posts: 434; Member since: 22 Apr 2011)


S4 is better
Bigger screen, bigger removable battery, and sdcard slot while shorter, lighter, and thinner than HTC ONE
FYI: faster processor, better ram DDR3 and gorilla glass 3

Vs
HTC ONE Boom sound

Most people will buy a case, so a metal body is pointless.
Truth

posted on 05 May 2013, 03:03 9

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


Truth right here, the one is the opposite of durable. It will dent/scratch without a case. If your some anti-samsung hipster then I guess your out of luck till the google IO event.

posted on 12 May 2013, 00:24

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


I don't really agree with the denting thing I have an inspire 4g and dropped it on accident from shoulder height im 5'9 on a marble floor and it did not dent,no case either and its also made of aluminum.dropped my hd2 multiple times and it also never dented scratches maybe dents no.

posted on 05 May 2013, 03:37 8

43. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5536; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


tch, get real guy. let's talk about this.
HTC chose to implement Boomsound in place of having a larger display on the One which is an acceptable trade-off because not everybody cares for or even wants a big 5.x" display on their phone. the DNA was even pushing it for me. i was actually surprisingly happy to have a 4.7" display again when i switched back to my MAXX HD. having a removable battery is a trade-off as well with it being the alternative to the One's unibody Aluminum construction.
the S4 has a SLIGHTLY faster processor in VERY FEW markets.
everywhere else they're dead even. if the One is using DDR2 memory the benchmarks don't produce results of the S4 being any better at all than the One even with DDR3 memory. GG3 is not much better at all than GG2.

posted on 05 May 2013, 04:30 5

66. chistoefurpuffer (Posts: 139; Member since: 11 Mar 2013)


I love how your comment has so many dislikes from angry HTC fans because they know it's true xD

posted on 05 May 2013, 08:20

133. rgxVOiD (Posts: 432; Member since: 30 Aug 2012)


TIL: you must own the best phone according to PA, no personal feelings can interfere with that

posted on 07 May 2013, 12:56

271. ecmedic4 (Posts: 192; Member since: 02 May 2013)


S4 might be better for you, but not for everyone as everyone has a preference of what they like and want. Some dont mind an embedded battery, or no SD card. GG3 still shatters, drop tests show that, but thats just a fact of glass, if it hits something hard enough, its gonna shatter. Anyway, some may prefer the look and features of the HTC One over the S4, not a big deal, its their money to spend. No single phone is PERFECT for EVERYONE. Bashing a person and their choice of phone they use is immature. Who cares what phone someone else uses, use what you like and be happy with it.

posted on 05 May 2013, 03:06 11

27. MariaGabriela (Posts: 12; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)


all the crap Articles don;t matter each person will buy what they feel is best for them. any body could have paid for this Article the same as Samsung pays students. the real number will come out in the future this is all bs media pay Articles by Samsung to boost there sales and marketing.

posted on 05 May 2013, 03:41 5

45. Jason2k13 (Posts: 626; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)


galaxy S3 outsold htc, sony and LG combined, was that false and the media was payed by samsung to?

posted on 05 May 2013, 11:30 2

203. papss (unregistered)


See I didn't know the best sales meant best phone? Okay I see sheep

posted on 05 May 2013, 03:49 5

52. Rexperia (Posts: 100; Member since: 28 Sep 2012)


To be honest, htc is my second favourite brands after sony.

posted on 05 May 2013, 03:59 10

55. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5536; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


Samsung's relentless marketing has just really rubbed off on people.

i nearly missed my first chance to have some hands on time with the S4 a couple of days ago because i overlooked it thinking it was a Galaxy SIII but with my trained eyes i was able to catch it with another glance over it. needless to say i wasn't very impressed. it's fast but it's just another phone beyond the threshold of speed being a non-issue for phones and the display was very 1080p'y, nice but i've had a phone with a 1080p display and the S4's panel just isn't a stand out big deal. UX is improved in some ways downgraded in others. it just feels like Samsung's 2013 plastic pride 'n' joy. nothing really new or exciting to me.

the One just feels good, it's a phone i WANT to pick up and use and i much prefer the minimalist layout of Sense 5 vs. TWUX v.1.1 or whatever. the speed and display factors i mentioned about the S4 are present with the One too more especially since i've owned the DNA but none the less i just think the One is the preferred device for me, an HTC, Motorola, Samsung device owner that doesn't let marketing cloud his judgement. Google I/O will probably decide my device plans until the holidays though. i'm still not even sure i'd bother getting the One if it came to VZW. i know what i'd get if by some turn of event i went to T-Mobile though!

posted on 05 May 2013, 04:00 2

56. kclgphilsbsa (Posts: 762; Member since: 21 Jan 2013)


Lols fanboys fighting bcoz of this artcle abt units sold by d companies.. whata low profile lol, are u d son father wife husband of samsung or htc's CEO?
Do all of u have d essntial evidences that samsung copied LG?
Do u have evdnces that samsung paid for evrythn abt this artcle,,

If so, then ill say samsung is totally crap.. now, if u dont have then you dont have hahaha

posted on 05 May 2013, 04:18 2

58. amats69 (Posts: 957; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


As if you don't do the same...stfu...LMAO

posted on 05 May 2013, 04:26 2

61. kclgphilsbsa (Posts: 762; Member since: 21 Jan 2013)


Lol im open w/ arguments but w/in d ryt artcles..
Im referring to ds UNITS SOLD artcle but the comments are errr out of ds world;
It is better for them to make these comments in Comparisons, Feature-centered artcles and d likes,, not here,.
Seems everyone was affected w/ d units sold of d companies and the Comments just reflect that whenever Samsung achieved something, there arise haters and troll around!! This makes u one of d paid trolls just what samsung taiwan did..

posted on 05 May 2013, 04:33 3

68. amats69 (Posts: 957; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


LOL! Have u seen any comment of mine in this article excluding the one I've post as reply on your post? Me? A paid troll?lmao....tell that to your beloved Samsung!

posted on 05 May 2013, 04:50

69. kclgphilsbsa (Posts: 762; Member since: 21 Jan 2013)


Lol thats an LG moment not htc vs samsung features.. can u see my comment #56? I mentioned LG in different viewpoint not on d same view as the debate abt whose better htc or samsung..
Hmm not u maybe, but im referring to those who started bashing samsung just bcoz they sold gs4 very well.

posted on 05 May 2013, 05:47 1

81. ashisharbola (Posts: 61; Member since: 20 Oct 2012)


True...even if these companies copied each other it's not our problem....buy whatever ur like it's your choice.

posted on 05 May 2013, 05:05 7

72. chocolaking (Posts: 428; Member since: 22 May 2012)


Lol .. garbage article to divert the htc fan and samsung fan to start a war.

I noticed that phone arena likes to post this kinda of garbage article recently..

I have HTC one.. Sfall is no match to the ONE.

posted on 05 May 2013, 05:15 1

74. kclgphilsbsa (Posts: 762; Member since: 21 Jan 2013)


Haha what if d artcle says
"Gs4 selling well but not as well as htc one"
Haha im curious if what will everyone say, i can see that it wud revert the garbage artcle into a magnfcnt and useful and unpaid artcle :)

posted on 05 May 2013, 05:33 3

77. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5042; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Or what if the article says,
"Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One selling well but not as well as the Huawei Ascend P2"

What will you say? Will you knock your head on the wall?

posted on 05 May 2013, 05:38 2

78. kclgphilsbsa (Posts: 762; Member since: 21 Jan 2013)


I still dont even care haha, i cancld my preorder of gs4 coz im afraid of a faulty handset haha. Oh boy.. :)
Ive posted a quite joke yet ur too affcted lol

posted on 05 May 2013, 05:56 1

82. kclgphilsbsa (Posts: 762; Member since: 21 Jan 2013)


Btw can u prove me that samsung copied LG as what uv said in ur other comments :)

posted on 05 May 2013, 06:05

84. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5042; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Just go to the link on my #5 comment.

posted on 05 May 2013, 06:22 3

86. ashisharbola (Posts: 61; Member since: 20 Oct 2012)


I read ur link abt Samsung copying LG where they r saying that they have copied there technology....there r saying it without any proof...let LG sue Samsung....why aren't they sueing Samsung ?

posted on 05 May 2013, 06:33 2

90. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5042; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Cuz they're KOREAN, they "born" in the same country, they "live" in the same country, why would they sue each other?

posted on 05 May 2013, 06:46 1

95. ashisharbola (Posts: 61; Member since: 20 Oct 2012)


Have some valid argument bro.... LG and Samsung already sued each other in past regarding display technology and they sort it out.....u don't like Samsung products it ok and please read whole article yourself of the link u provide.......and am not a Samsung Fanboy I don't even own a Samsung device. But I don't like people telling lies.....

posted on 05 May 2013, 06:51 2

99. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5042; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


See? That's why I hate explaining! When I explain, you say I lie.

Geez.....OK, FINE! THE END!

posted on 05 May 2013, 06:57 4

101. ashisharbola (Posts: 61; Member since: 20 Oct 2012)


Hey kid is crying.....go to ur Mommy :P. If u don't have full knowledge abt something. Don't speak or right and this is the problem ur explaining without having proof like LG telling the world that they have copied us.....Companies do these type of stunt just to have some attention......use some common sense.....

posted on 05 May 2013, 07:26 1

106. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5042; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Go stick with your S4 and drop it into the water, you will cry like a baby! Go poop yourself! xD

posted on 05 May 2013, 07:39 3

113. ashisharbola (Posts: 61; Member since: 20 Oct 2012)


I don't own an S4 first waiting for HTC one and LG Optimus pro to compare these devices with other myself and I will buy one of them according to my needs.....and I don't know how people poop thereself maybe u have done this to urself many times. Growup

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