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HTC antagonizes Samsung and Apple in the U.K.

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HTC antagonizes Samsung and Apple in the U.K.
Well, well, well. You have to give HTC's staff in the U.K. some points for taking shots at two of the OEM's rivals. The shots were taken on the HTC U.K. Facebook page last week, just before Christmas. The actual quote is based on a glowing review of the HTC One by Esquire magazine. But the staff running the HTC U.K. social networking site decided to throw in a couple of  comments aimed at Samsung and Apple, in parenthesis.

No doubt that the HTC One was the early rival to the Samsung Galaxy S4. While the latter sold 10 million units in its first month, HTC's flagship device was rumored to sell 5 million in its first month, despite an issue with supply.

"Not just the best Android phone on the market (take that, Samsung), the HTC One is widely acknowledged as the best-designed Smartphone ever (in your face Apple!)"-Esquire, with HTC U.K. comments in parenthesis

Since then, both models have seen sales drop off and HTC added both the HTC One mini and the phablet-sized HTC One max. Samsung, for its part, added a few variations to the Galaxy S4 including a rugged model, and a camera-centric version. As for Apple, the Apple iPhone 5s became another phone standing in the HTC One's way when launched in September. We should point out that we happen to agree with Esquire (and ironically, HTC U.K., since it seemed to fear the iPhone 5s design the most) as the two phones that we picked as having the best design for 2013 were the HTC One and the Apple iPhone 5s.

Both HTC and Samsung are said to be working on sequels to their respective flagship models with the HTC One 2 and the Samsung Galaxy S5 respectively. And while both models will no doubt battle for supremacy of the smartphone world along with Apple's next offering, HTC U.K. is happy now to get its two rivals stirred up. What is that phrase about letting sleeping dogs lie?

HTC U.K. takes on Samsung and Apple

HTC U.K. takes on Samsung and Apple


Thanks, Anonymous Tipster!

source: HTCU.K.

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posted on 29 Dec 2013, 12:23 4

1. phonepro (Posts: 22; Member since: 31 Mar 2012)


doesnt seem like something HTC would do...

posted on 29 Dec 2013, 14:22 1

20. Ashoaib (Posts: 3229; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


No doubt in it, htc one is really a very nice design, better thn iphone and sound quality is also awesome. Display is great too but its camera really sucks, specialy after transferring photos to a laptop, some noise can be easily observe...

posted on 29 Dec 2013, 21:05

44. androtaku (Posts: 242; Member since: 12 Dec 2013)


the username is probably register under ceo@samsung.kr

posted on 29 Dec 2013, 12:28 10

2. toiletcleaner (Posts: 224; Member since: 10 Oct 2012)


Take that HTC. ( posted whit my Note 3 )

posted on 29 Dec 2013, 12:38 7

5. darkkjedii (Posts: 22160; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


"With"

posted on 29 Dec 2013, 12:46

7. nasznjoka (Posts: 402; Member since: 05 Oct 2012)


*via*

posted on 29 Dec 2013, 13:04 4

13. boosook (Posts: 1437; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


Probably the note 3 doesn't autocorrect! ;)

posted on 29 Dec 2013, 14:52 2

23. oister85 (Posts: 499; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)


Probably he or she is bilingual.

posted on 29 Dec 2013, 18:19

32. toiletcleaner (Posts: 224; Member since: 10 Oct 2012)


Spanish language here. My Note 3 does the job

posted on 29 Dec 2013, 21:25 1

45. androtaku (Posts: 242; Member since: 12 Dec 2013)


note 3 misspell "s**t"

take that HTC "posted s**t with my note 3"

posted on 29 Dec 2013, 12:58 4

11. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


The best phone ever. :')

posted on 29 Dec 2013, 16:02

25. darkkjedii (Posts: 22160; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


I've read numerous reviews Smurf, but what are the truly standout features the got you hooked?

posted on 29 Dec 2013, 20:47

41. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


S-Pen, camera, 60 minute charge on Airplane mode/off, speed (never has it lagged) and the display is jaw dropping still to this day.

posted on 29 Dec 2013, 21:00

43. darkkjedii (Posts: 22160; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


I'm strongly thinking about grabbing one on the AT&T next plan.

posted on 29 Dec 2013, 22:10

46. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


AT&T next is a scam. Back up everything, sell your Note 2 and put in an extra $200-250. Trust me, you won't regret it.

posted on 29 Dec 2013, 14:35 3

21. giani (Posts: 269; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)


Your username and avatar pic describes best you're choice. I would def use a samsung especially a note3 to clean a toilet. I heard that the faux leather (fancy name for plastic) does well with sh!t staines.

posted on 29 Dec 2013, 15:53 1

24. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


Yeah, the Note 3 is a great device, but I'm just not very impressed with Samsung's design.

posted on 29 Dec 2013, 16:05

26. darkkjedii (Posts: 22160; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


You sound like a pure hater, to take what's pretty much the best phone on the market, and basically say it's so bad, it's only good to clean toilets. Wow dude really?

posted on 29 Dec 2013, 16:33

27. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


The Note 3 is a bad ass device.. I would say that it's one of the best devices on the market.. I don't know about the best, it definitely one of the best... In my opinion, and like I said, In my opinion the 1520 has more things to offer that I would actually use in the real world.. The list of hardware features is amazing, and the software is so easy to live with.. Once again, that's just my opinion.. But, I would never say that the Note 3 is at all bad.. Even the design isn't bad, it's just not that good..

posted on 29 Dec 2013, 16:40

29. darkkjedii (Posts: 22160; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


In what ways is it not that good though? I'm iOS first user, but I know the power of that device. I'm strongly considering one too.

posted on 29 Dec 2013, 20:41 1

38. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


IMO.. Let me say that again so that nobody gets their feelings hurt, IN MY OPINION It's still got the same old GS2 aged design, and that cheap plastic feather light feel to it.. Now, I do think that it's Samsung's best design yet, and it does show some good evolution, but a faux leather back cover❕.. These Samsung devices just don't have that solid one piece feel to them like iPhones, some late HTC phones, And how Nokia, and Sony devices do.. It's nothing personal against Samsung, and I've said it numerous that the Note3 is a great device.. Its just that no device is perfect, and IMO design, and use of materials, is Samsung's week point.. It's no big deal, and I'm sure that owners of the Note 3 will most likely disagree with me, but like I said, this is my honest unbiased opinion.. Heck, every device I've had before my last two we're Samsung devices.. I used to be the biggest Samsung fan until recent years, so I don't want to hear any "he's biased" comments from anyone.. We've all got our favorite brands, and for good reason.

posted on 29 Dec 2013, 20:59

42. darkkjedii (Posts: 22160; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Fair post

posted on 29 Dec 2013, 17:46 5

31. Lycan155 (Posts: 254; Member since: 24 Nov 2013)


Please just stop draging wp devices in every article

posted on 29 Dec 2013, 18:39 4

33. blazee (Posts: 413; Member since: 02 Jan 2012)


I think rodneyej is really bill gates

posted on 29 Dec 2013, 20:28

36. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


Lol❕.. Screw you. Lmfao❕

posted on 29 Dec 2013, 20:34

37. blazee (Posts: 413; Member since: 02 Jan 2012)


hahah

posted on 29 Dec 2013, 20:44

39. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


How about "RodnEflop".... LMFAO❕.. I just made that up.. I don't mind making fun of myself..

posted on 29 Dec 2013, 20:47

40. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


Oh, get over it.. You're the only one talking about WP..

posted on 29 Dec 2013, 12:31

3. nasznjoka (Posts: 402; Member since: 05 Oct 2012)


yeah but I wish them to gain strength so as to make the market even competitive

posted on 29 Dec 2013, 12:34

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