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HTC vs Samsung: Why HTC is losing the fight big time

0. phoneArena 09 Aug 2012, 05:48 posted on

Up until recently, HTC meant much more than it means now in the Android universe. It was a big factor. HTC's smartphones stood for quality, reliability and experience that are unmatched by any other Android manufacturer...

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posted on 09 Aug 2012, 09:59 1

92. jmonteiro829 (Posts: 186; Member since: 13 Feb 2012)

I am still not understanding why these manufacturers will not give an option during setup to have vanilla Android or Sense on top. If HTC was the first to do this they would be ahead of the game.

posted on 09 Aug 2012, 10:00

93. lgcyelit (Posts: 5; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)

I agreed with majority of the Article, but I do believe HTC is headed in the right direction, I just purchased an HTC EVO 4glte and I can say that the build quality is amazing and performance wise, this thing on par with my friends SGIII every step of the way and in some ways better. HTC took a hit with not coming up with a decent successor to the Evo line with the piece of crapt HTC EVO 3D, which had performance problems, a bad camera and a gimmick no one used, not to mention a butt ugly design. The new Evo is light years beyond, great camera, dedicated camera button, micro sd and a unibody design. Overall HTC just kept another customer, can't wait for more....

posted on 09 Aug 2012, 10:00

94. ftyler223 (Posts: 140; Member since: 06 Aug 2012)

This article is so wrong....it annoys the s**t out of me. Everybody that holds the 2 devices side by side says HTC is better. Wtf this author did a terrible jobs. Two thumbs down. Unbelievable.

posted on 09 Aug 2012, 10:06 1

95. ftyler223 (Posts: 140; Member since: 06 Aug 2012)

Very true hitmanb. Well said.

posted on 09 Aug 2012, 10:07 1

96. Levon (Posts: 35; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)

1. more quality in software
2. more clean & compact design (the 1x maybe looks nice but bumpy camera area spoils overal experience and sgs3 looks more flat despite its soapy design)
3. more distinctive model ranges, and competitive models in budget and mid range
4. cooperation with some photo professionals (canon, nikon, pentax, olympus?) to make really competitive camera.

posted on 09 Aug 2012, 10:14

97. ftyler223 (Posts: 140; Member since: 06 Aug 2012)

Levon trust me....the s3 is nice don't get me wrong but use both at the same time. You'll see the x is way more reliable and smoother and easier to use in everyway. It's got a slight speed advantage on the web I've seen as well through testing both of them. Trust me I know people make they're own choices but HTC is the way to go all day.

posted on 09 Aug 2012, 10:19

99. Levon (Posts: 35; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)

I've owned them both for a week for comparison, and returned to xperia s. ;) every model has it's own pros and cons :|

posted on 09 Aug 2012, 10:18

98. ftyler223 (Posts: 140; Member since: 06 Aug 2012)

Igcyelit see! thank u....that's how I feel

posted on 09 Aug 2012, 10:22 1

102. Fuego84 (Posts: 344; Member since: 13 May 2012)

HTC should go stock. Then I'd buy HTC again. I have the1 s and sense just sucks. I it's a Total turn off hitting the home button only to see a loading icon in the middle of a blank screen for half a minute.

posted on 09 Aug 2012, 10:30 5

106. SiyabongaMoss (Posts: 12; Member since: 24 Jul 2012)

The HTC one X could have a better camera, faster UI, faster wed browser and last bt not least a simple micro SD slot coz for me expandability is a big issue esp when a 2hour 720p video can take up 2.5GB, otherwise i like htc's sense it looks way better than any other UI

posted on 09 Aug 2012, 10:31 3

107. Deadeye37 (Posts: 162; Member since: 25 Jan 2011)

My issue with the new One X and One S is the fact that they don't have a microSD slot and instead offer Dropbox. While Dropbox is great, it doesn't help me very much. I have a lot of media stored on my 32 GB microSD card that I can call up whenever/whenever I want. If I threw that stuff onto Dropbox, then I would have to wait a little bit for some of the files over WiFi (not bad). When I want those files when I am away from WiFi, then my data starts getting eaten quickly. If I travel to rural areas (which I do often to visit family), data is consistantly 2G or non-existant, which makes Dropbox worthless.

This reason alone is why I won't get the One S. HTC made me a big fan of theirs with the G2. Unless the One X+ has a microSD slot, I will have to get the SGSIII or the Galaxy S Blaze Q.

posted on 09 Aug 2012, 10:52 7

108. doublehammer (Posts: 75; Member since: 07 Aug 2012)

first and foremost, the writer's opinion of how ugly the S3 is shouldnt have been such a prominent part of the article. Its pure opinion. The S3 is fine looking. And it has it where it counts.. in spades. And that's why Samsung is outclassing everyone. While everyone is trying to find that "iconic look" like people think Apple has, Samsung has built "iconic power and functionality" which no one else has... especially when you pair that with those big beautiful Amoled screens. The contrast might turn some people off, but it turns on the vast majority of people.

HTC's biggest issues.
*WEIGHT- Its not 2008, its time for phones to not feel like a brick in your pocket.
*Battery life - Notoriously "too small" batteries in their phones
*bring back removable batteries/memory cards. The market has spoken, Android customers want removable parts.
*until the One series, they had a major issue with saturation. 50 device launches with 48 of them being variations of one phone... it creates consumer irritation and confusion "I just bought this HTC now they have a new HTC that's slightly better!" "whats the difference between my Sensation and that Amaze?"
*get off your Qualcomm crutch. Some people like the Snapdragon chip family. But guess what, they have been consistently the weakest of the bunch with the worst battery life. Its time to talk to Ti or Samsung and get different chips. Yes, samsung will sell their exynos chips to other manufacturers.. they do now.. and no not just apple.
* Yea, its definintely time for sense to make sense. The last UI was a step in the right direction as it greatly reduced how .. over bearing... it was from former iterations, but it needs to be reduced further.
* Also, throw out some stock options like you used to. The stock options were what got people excited. G1, Mytouch, ect... they were the "big sellers" of the day. Most Evo's got converted by hand to stock. Listen to your customers. Make a high end set with stock experience and promises of super fast updates.
* Unlock your bootloaders and REembrace the mod community. Samsung built hype around how easy it was to customize. HTC STARTED that trend and then ran away from it. Get back to your mod-able roots.

posted on 14 Aug 2012, 21:43 1

170. aburgthing (Posts: 1; Member since: 14 Aug 2012)

I was a big HTC cheerleader hoping they would regain their footing and dominate other Android handset makers. When they announced the One series there was a collective groan with no SD card expansion and non-removable battery. Sense UI is getting old. No stripping down is going to change that; it needs re-worked into something new or go stock. You are also right with HTC turning their back on the modding community; bad move HTC. The bottom line (my bottom line anyway), is for HTC to make the phone customers want, not what they want to give them. The phone buying consumer is getting smarter (though many seem to be ignoring that fact) and know what they are buying and why. The One series was a jerky start but they can do better. Read the trends. U.S. carriers are moving towards shared data plans. 100 GB of dropbox space won't help without wi-fi, say what ever you will but you just crippled and limited millions of users. 1800 maH battery that is non-removable? No not for me and why create the question? Come on HTC I'm pulling for ya but focus on the customer and learn from your mistakes.

posted on 09 Aug 2012, 10:53 2

109. Connie B (Posts: 31; Member since: 13 Nov 2009)

To make a long story short, HTC should read the articles where it's phones are compared to the Galaxy S3. Then they should immediately see that at the core of their problem lies the fact that their batteries are non replaceable and there is no memory expansion slot. These two problems are inexcusable when a phone cost almost twice the price of a entry level Windows netbook.

posted on 09 Aug 2012, 11:24

113. doublehammer (Posts: 75; Member since: 07 Aug 2012)

your saying that HTC should keep tabs on their competition and compare and contrast their models to the competitions?

Isnt that the exact evidence that Apple is trying to use to say that Samsung "copied them"? :)
Every company worth their salt compares their products to the competition. Its not copying, its being wise to your competitors.

posted on 09 Aug 2012, 11:01 2

110. speckledapple (Posts: 892; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)

I agree with the article and pretty much everything you said but the SGIII I thought is one of the most beautiful phones you can come across. I do not understand the "bad" spoken about the phone beyond the issues Samsung has been having with cracking, which is something phones of that caliber can run into from time to time. Bottom line, that is one sexy phone.

posted on 09 Aug 2012, 11:36 1

114. bgapfire (Posts: 9; Member since: 08 Jun 2010)

Well, I won't agree that everyone who holds a GS3 and One X will prefer the One X. Personally, the GS3 feels a lot better in the hands. Both devices are aesthetically pleasing, but the curves on the GS3 just appeal to me more. This article is very subjective and deals in a lot of generalities.

posted on 09 Aug 2012, 11:40

117. androidsquietgood (Posts: 2; Member since: 11 Apr 2012)

WTF HTC used to make s**t(sorry "not so good") phones with crappy cameras and audiorecording, I think NOW they got quiet good....also the design of the one x is really great

posted on 09 Aug 2012, 12:31 1

122. JGuinan007 (Posts: 684; Member since: 19 May 2011)

I used to love HTC, the HD2 (this sucker is 4yrs old and running JB!), Evo 4g Blew every phone out o the water when released and was king of the Hill for 8 months today your lucky to be king for 3 months, The Desire HD my last HTC phone. I actually love the Sense UI (wth the exception of the Lag and their web browser) If HC just preinstalled Chrome and was able to tweak Sense like the devs on XDA do the UI is fast and smooth. All HTC phones are battery hogs and when the standard is 1200mah htc ships them out with 1000mah they should always ship with the biggest battery they can get a hold of (the One X should have shipped with a 2500mah). HTC decided to seal the battery and have no micso sd slot, are they trying to be like Apple? I will NEVER buy a phone with no removable battery or micro sd slot. HTC tryed to lock all bootloaders in Q4 2011 I think thats the reason no one bought HTC phones who wants a phone that can't be updated when your carrier or OEM refuses to update software. ALWAYS put in the latest and greatest hardware don't use a quad core cpu in a phone and 3 inch screen and a 5mp camera, use a 4.8 true balck Super HD LCD and a 10mp camera that will get peoples attention. Put out a flagship line every 6 months of 3 phones Top of the line, Mid range use previous flagship lines hardware, and low end entrylevel phones simple to use. Be extremly open to DEV comunity they fix most of your software bugs and even update your phones faster than you do thats free development to use gve them everything thing you can.

posted on 09 Aug 2012, 12:52

124. preet27in (banned) (Posts: 173; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)

well well well here is some bloddy biased decisions made. lets talk about htc, it is damn better than sammy phones whose build quality is all about cheap plastic and that shiny back cover. it looks a brick of early 2000. htc makes the best quality handsets and on top pf that sense literally makes SENSE. FAR MORE USER FRIENDLY and better than touch wiz. and battery... okay lets c what jelly bean gives us. cause its hell lot of improvement with jb. its gna beat sammy quite easily. samsung is not worth a penny with that body on it at all.as far as battery is concerned and laags wow samsung has laags too. its a truth and it gets heated like a rod. so dont just give biased decisions here. lets c after jb.

posted on 09 Aug 2012, 13:09 1

129. jinwons (Posts: 95; Member since: 24 Nov 2010)

Well, they were saying the same thing with ICS a while ago. But it didn't help them with battery life at all. So I wouldn't hold breadth with JB either. JB will make things faster for sure but not so much for battery and remember GS3 is also getting JB too, probably ahead of One X.

Though I agree that HTC generally feels better on build quality, what good does it do if battery can't last long enough and Sense just keeps on being memory/multi-tasking hog.

posted on 09 Aug 2012, 12:54 1

126. jinwons (Posts: 95; Member since: 24 Nov 2010)

We need to realize that HTC is not Apple. So they just can't get away with fixed battery, no micro sd slot. Not all, but quite a lot of android buyers care about spec like that.

posted on 09 Aug 2012, 13:06 2

128. phoenixpr (Posts: 167; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)

AGREE!!! 100% with jinwons: The million reason why we all love Android is because it's not an iPhone. If HTC is doing and act like the iPhone, Then it's dead to me like the apple is. HTC just can't get away with fixed battery, no micro sd slot and think it has a winner.

posted on 09 Aug 2012, 14:15 1

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

The Only Problem what HTC is facing is their Poor battery life. As far as i know, Only One X is having battery prob.My One V and One S easily lasts a day or more with heavy usage. 1 day is a damn good offer for an android device. A lot of people stick with htc because of the UI. HTC is behind samsung only because of their poor marketing strategy and brand awareness among third countries. Its an honor to htc that they grew to compare with the veteran samsung. Sometimes people used to forget that Samsung is making phones since 1980's. They just raised quick in last few years. Galaxy s 2 were the good thing happened to Samsung and the s 3 is sells more because of the hype. I have got the chance to hands on One X and Galaxy s 3, i will never regret after buying one x.

posted on 09 Aug 2012, 17:27 2

134. TMach (Posts: 457; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)

I do own both and yes, I do thumb my One X a lot more but touchwiz aside prefer the smoothness of the S3. However, and this is the kicker for me, after my S3 cracked near the USB connectro and the awful customer experience of dealing with Samsung, never again will I buy a samsung product and I am not simply referring to mobile phones. Expecting someone to contact me within the next 48 hours about the issue. So, going back to the One X as build quality cannot be faulted.

Yes, I still have my S3, which has never been dropped or damaged in anyway and yet I have had to pay to repair a manufaturing defect!

It is the difference in customer experience between going to John Lewis as opposed to a bargain store. The customer experience is paramount.

I love both phones but it will be the One X for me going forward.

posted on 10 Aug 2012, 04:38

143. techsavvy.jaz (Posts: 153; Member since: 07 Feb 2012)

This is one helluva article.. hope HTC reads this, we like the quality that HTC brings to the table, its UX where its lagging (literally) behind.

posted on 10 Aug 2012, 07:33 2

144. D4NNY (Posts: 1; Member since: 10 Aug 2012)

I gave up to buy the One X because I was very disappointed that this phone didn't had enough battery and offered only 16 Gb of option without microsd card as well. Sumsung and Apple always offer those options. It explains why they are doing well while HTC not. Why offer only 16 Gb of storage? Why don't try to offer more options like Samsung and Apple? Only a good design is not enough.

posted on 10 Aug 2012, 09:54

146. jbakes6996 (Posts: 2; Member since: 30 Jul 2012)

I always thought that the One series looks a lot better than any of the Galaxy phones. I'm an iPhone user and if I were to switch to Android phone, I would choose HTC. I have demoed both phones and the One X just feels and looks so much better. Maybe, it's because of the home button on the GS3 but I do not like the way it looks or feels. That's just my opinion.

I don't like the battery, so that's why I could get the EVO 4G LTE for Sprint. Bigger battery :D

posted on 10 Aug 2012, 10:44

147. ftyler223 (Posts: 140; Member since: 06 Aug 2012)

The new s series phones from HTC have better battery life the s3 hands down. I've been rocking both the one x and the s3 for a couple weeks. The one x is a better phone all around. Just thought I'd throw that in there......

posted on 11 Aug 2012, 14:26

162. Thullraven (Posts: 26; Member since: 14 Nov 2011)

Not a fan of Sammy, but at least their battery can be changed out if it gets low and you can't charge up.

posted on 10 Aug 2012, 10:53

148. ftyler223 (Posts: 140; Member since: 06 Aug 2012)

Doublehammer you clearly haven't held any of the s series devices in your hand. The one s is the thinnest phone out there and its weight is light as a feather the screen is the same in comparison to the s3. Speed the one s has a slight edge. And the build quality is way better. Don't just read things actually test these devices before you post a comment. I myself once again go through 4 phones a month. I Always come back to my iphone cuz its reliablity but HTC makes the droid by far. Sammy is behind in that matter if only u actually used these devices.....and try to.make a folder on the s3 pain inthe ads. One s simply drag it over another app like on ios Walla u have a folder.....

posted on 10 Aug 2012, 10:55 1

149. ftyler223 (Posts: 140; Member since: 06 Aug 2012)

My keyboard always auto corrects me so please save the comments about me not knowing how to spell....

posted on 10 Aug 2012, 12:36 1

150. Raymond_htc (Posts: 430; Member since: 06 Apr 2012)

This guy who wrote this article is very biased...... LOOK- Samsung touch wiz is dull. SENSE is revolutionary. Samsung S3's build quality is bad- even with its ''poly carbonate'', and it does'nt even cares about the build quality issue. As for HTC, Quality is its first policy!

posted on 10 Aug 2012, 16:12

153. ftyler223 (Posts: 140; Member since: 06 Aug 2012)

Very true Raymond

posted on 10 Aug 2012, 19:16 1

154. Thullraven (Posts: 26; Member since: 14 Nov 2011)

I have an upgrade due. Don't like Samsung's build quality so wanted the HTC One X on AT&T. Then I found out it had a non removable battery and only 16gb storage. Well, that killed it for me. I could deal with a non removable battery if it was long lasting (it isn't). Even if the battery life was just OK, I could change out batteries, but not with this phone. I could deal with no SD Card slot if the internal storage is at least 32gb(it isn't). HTC screwed over potential buyers of this phone with it's limitations I mentioned. The UI issue was never much of an issue. I have a Motorola Atrix 4G with Motoblur. It really is no concern. I downloaded Go Launcher and use that instead. And you can't compare anybody's radio strength and antenna to Moto. All the features on't mean squat if you can't get a signal. But I was excited (then letdown) by the HTC One X and really wanted it.

posted on 10 Aug 2012, 19:51 1

155. chaosnightmare (Posts: 165; Member since: 20 May 2010)

Everyone is free to choise wich phone fits them better and some peolpe just don't care about desing, UI or eye candy factor, since those are android devices a custom rom can always be installed, same for third party apps, we are talking about smartphones, so I think its all about features and specs, SGS3 and last samsung flagships performed better than competition, and its not about being fanboy, as soon as other brands offer edge specs and innovation I'll be after that

posted on 10 Aug 2012, 20:12

156. KFear (Posts: 143; Member since: 06 Feb 2012)

I work at 4 different Sprint service and repair locations and I can say that customers come in with HTC devices A LOT more. Their hardware breaks down much more easily. Many customers will never by another HTC device, yet even the users that a little displeased with samsung are still attracted to the S3 and still S2. Both are great phones, but people are right, Samsung needs to make their devices more premium feeling. The S3 doesn't feel bad, just not "premium". IMO

posted on 11 Aug 2012, 03:32

157. jibraihimi (Posts: 763; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)

HTC didn't see it coming(or maybe they did, but they were too arrogant to change)................ First of all they are putting low powered battery in their phones, which is not enough to carry with Android and their sense for whole day. Second they are making Battery non user replaceable; if they want to make their phone unibody, with no user replaceable battery, then they should have atleast put 2500 mh battery in One X. Third they made their phone without expandable memory, most of consumer, want option for expandable memory, and they don't want to rely on cloud, for getting their data, because if they are on holiday at place where network coverage is bad, then it's real pain to get ur data from cloud................... HTC was thinking that it has become bigger than any player in android, so they can make devices with restrictions and people will flock to buy it. Samsung is smart in this sense, becoz it atleast listen to consumer and give them phones with all the features that they want( except the phones with premium build materials).

posted on 11 Aug 2012, 14:26

163. gtrxman (Posts: 122; Member since: 10 Sep 2011)

Gotta disagree on the SD card. I can't remember the last time I took out my SD card. It's pretty useless to swap out a card if you save any app data to the card. Every time you switch cards, the apps crash. For me, I'm all for supplying more space on board and forgetting about the SD card.

As far as removable batteries are concerned, they're useful, but mostly unnecessary if the phone can go a whole day without a charge. My MAXX regularly goes from 8AM to 11PM and finishes the day at around 30%-40% battery. That should be good for most anyone. If HTC (and all other manufacturers) used performance like that as a benchmark, they, and we, would be better off.

posted on 11 Aug 2012, 06:18

158. ftyler223 (Posts: 140; Member since: 06 Aug 2012)

But this is the reason the the one x camera is so good. Fact shows that a phone that has a exspandable memory won't oporate as smoothly. For instance HTC did testing of this. Theyve been working on a lot of new camera technologies for a while now. If they didn't linot you in these aspects they're camera wouldn't be as great as it is. The continuous shot doesn't play well when the phone is reading mass storage device. You know when you turn you're phone on and u see that on the doc bar? This is why HTC did this. It's actually a good thing. and who the hell needs more than 16 gigs? I've literally used Delphi, since the s2. I've lost nothing. HTC did this to make a better phone. so if you're going for specs go HTC once again. its a better phone.

posted on 11 Aug 2012, 14:21 1

161. Thullraven (Posts: 26; Member since: 14 Nov 2011)

I would be OK without expandable memory, if it was bigger than 16gb, of which about 11gb is for the user to add apps and media. That is nothing. And cloud storage is useless to people on tiered data, which is most people. Than they made it worse with a small non removable battery. Bad move all around. It's a shame, because I had wanted the One X bad.

posted on 11 Aug 2012, 06:20 1

159. ftyler223 (Posts: 140; Member since: 06 Aug 2012)

Wtf I hate this keyboard.....Delphi is dropbox, and linot is limit. smh

posted on 11 Aug 2012, 14:18 2

160. gtrxman (Posts: 122; Member since: 10 Sep 2011)

I really was hoping for the One to be a great phone, HTC has been missing the mark so much lately. I think the fixes are pretty easy though:
1) There should be no lag in a top tier phone, period. Sense is a very heavy skin and it drags the phone down. Not saying that Sense is bad, but if you're gonna saddle the phone with a heavy OS, then give it the RAM it deserves. Look at the S3 with 2GB

2) HTC has a bad rep over their lousy battery life. There is no excuse for a poor battery in any top tier phone. HTC's famous survey finding that customers want thin phones has led them further down this path (but even the brick Thunderbolt had a really bad battery). I think that 9mm is thin enough for any phone. If Motorola can engineer a thin RAZR max, then so can HTC make a phone with at least a 2500 mh battery.

3) Do like Samsung and Apple and stop making phones special to the carrier. This will streamline production costs and allow for brand and model recognition.

3) Don't fix what isn't broken. The browser on this phone is not very good. There are plenty of good third party browsers out there. Why not supply the stock browser without enhancements, or maybe bundle Chrome or Dolphin, and stop wasting development dollars on a browser.

4) Good move unloading Beats Audio. Nothing but a worthless EQ curve. Fire the guy that OK'd that investment. Invest in a quality DA chip and define yourself as a company that actually cares about what the media sounds like. Maybe publish some audiophile specs on your phones so that people will know that you make a quality product.

posted on 13 Aug 2012, 05:05

165. Mehrzad (Posts: 2; Member since: 10 Aug 2012)

I like my Galaxy S3's design ,I have big hands it's really comfortable to hold, I think people with small hands will have problem to work with SGS3, I can hold it,unlock, and do my stuffs even with one hand

posted on 13 Aug 2012, 15:12

166. ILikeBubbles (Posts: 525; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)

i agree with a lot this article said, and there are probably many things that HTC (or, really ANY other OEM) could improve upon. But even after all of this i am pretty much an HTC loyalist. i've had all HTC smartphones, and although i actively look into other manufacturers and other phones i always come home to HTC.

although i have to say that the One series isn't a part of my comment because A: being on Verizon we don't have the HTC One series. and B: lack of removable battery/external storage is really a turn off to me. and C: i really don't want a phone with a screen larger than 4".

so even through all of that, the Incredible 4g is my absolute Dream phone!
gotta love that S4 processor too

posted on 14 Aug 2012, 01:41

167. Captain_Doug (Posts: 997; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)

The biggest factor to me is how good the phone feels in my hand. It's going to be there a lot and should feel natural to hold. The Incredible 2 and the Sensation 4G are exactly that and I haven't ever held a phone as good as those 2. I do agree that HTC hasn't had the best strategy/timing lately. Although I do hope that they will recover and start putting out better phones. MicroSD, removable battery, and less than 2.6" wide are non-negotiable for me.

posted on 14 Aug 2012, 10:50

168. ftyler223 (Posts: 140; Member since: 06 Aug 2012)

Ilikebubbles Verizon does have a one series phone they just named it the incredible 4g. It's a nice phone check it out

posted on 14 Aug 2012, 14:14

169. Thullraven (Posts: 26; Member since: 14 Nov 2011)

Still checking things out but I may get a GS3 if the price goes lower. I might have to wait a bit, which is fine. Meantime, I'll go to my Motorola Atrix 4G. I know it is older, but it is still pretty fast, has a 32gb microSD slot, a removable battery, and encryption, not to mention a great antenna. I can get a signal anywhere with the Atrix. i'll see what plays out as time goes by. Might even decide to stay with the Atrix after it gets it's ICS update later this year. I hear that HTC is releasing another version of the One X with 32gb storage instead of 16 gb. If that happens, I might look into that.

posted on 15 Aug 2012, 13:00 1

171. oister85 (Posts: 493; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)

The reason I the s3 over the 1x is
1 no micro SD
2 better internet
3 s3 has 2gb of ram 1x only has one

posted on 15 Aug 2012, 17:29

172. dreamdestiny910 (Posts: 1; Member since: 15 Aug 2012)

I do see what phone arena are talking about. I believe its down to user experience more than anything. the gs3 does feel easier to use and more slick, however htc sense is much nicer to look at and use than touchwiz.
Funny thing is alot of the user experience problems and browser issues that were mentioned have recently been addressed by htc with the 4.0.4 sense 4.1 update.
I have both the gs3 and the one x and i have to say the one x looks nicer and the screen is better. also built in apps are much better.. take the message app for example, looks so much better on sense, email is another app which looks awful on touchwiz an is sometimes unresponsive and not nice to use, sense email is the best on android peroid. I could go on, but honestly the browser, battery life, and flexibilty ( card slot etc) is plus points for the s3 for me and thats it. I use the one x as my main phone

posted on 17 Aug 2012, 02:09 1

174. Seannyc (Posts: 59; Member since: 21 Jul 2012)

HTC and Samsung phones are all very cheap material, thats why i pefer using motorola and nokia. Old fashion phone companys still got the best material, while these new phones claiming how good they are use cheap a** plastic and put a $650+ price tag on them.

posted on 17 Aug 2012, 03:00

175. flyguyjai (Posts: 3; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)

I feel like phonearena needs a better comment approval system. Seriously though.

posted on 17 Aug 2012, 03:15

176. flyguyjai (Posts: 3; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)

The fact is this: hTC has been pushed to the side by the mainstream hogging Galaxy series. hTC had a head start with the G1, but focus has been placed on Samsungs devices. The oneX is a smooth piece of equipment that is super sleek, solid, and sexy. The original HD2 and EVO were a huge success when they first hit the scene. Even with the Beats By Dre, (which are awesome by the way), sound enhancements the Samsung Galaxy sIII has the spotlight.

hTC I know the trick. COPY APPLE.

posted on 19 Aug 2012, 19:06 1

177. RicoNZ (Posts: 11; Member since: 19 Aug 2012)

I'm currently waiting to see if the black version of the SGS3 is to be released, if not then the blue will suffice.

My next phone won't be an HTC. My current phone is an HTC Desire HD, which has not received any Android updates from HTC since Gingerbread and won't be receiving any further updates, despite being identical to the Incredible S.

For a former flagship device like this to be left behind like this leaves me with a very bad taste from HTC. I'm not going to purchase another flagship device from HTC for the possibility that it's lifespan in updates less than 2 years.

Goodbye HTC. Hi Samsung, what you got to offer?

posted on 12 Oct 2012, 07:06

183. BadAsh786 (Posts: 2; Member since: 12 Oct 2012)

Totally agree with you from another fellow Desire HD Owner I think its goodbye HTC From me too. Real shame as I like their devices too.

posted on 20 Aug 2012, 18:42

178. Thullraven (Posts: 26; Member since: 14 Nov 2011)

Went to my unlocked Motorola Atrix 4G from my BB Torch 9810 and loving it!!. replaced Motoblur with Go Launcher, have great build quality, strong antenna, great call quality, and encrytion like my BB. This may not be the latest and greatest, but it is still plenty fast, secure, has a removable battery, and a microSd slot. I played with a Samsung GS3 that my friend has, It's got great software, but felt like a toy and very fragile. I also couldn't find any security features (encrytion). I think I'll stick with my Moto for now and see what comes out later.

posted on 22 Aug 2012, 09:36 1

179. Shino (banned) (Posts: 196; Member since: 23 Jul 2012)

Phonearena, once again, prove to be an ''expert'' in business and markets. Amazing...How many times do u need to be reminded, that making simple reviews is the best you do, and any other effort you make is destined to a failure, because you have proven to posess an undereducated team for more complicated articles? Are you market analyst specialists, or maybe Harvard graduates? I really doubt so, by the materials you expose in your site.

posted on 23 Aug 2012, 05:14 1

180. chenweiweasel (Posts: 2; Member since: 16 Aug 2010)

as reported (http://www.phonearena.com/news/Samsung-remains-de​af-to-Galaxy-S-III-build-quality-issues_id33091) S3 have problems related to its build quality!

posted on 12 Oct 2012, 07:04

182. BadAsh786 (Posts: 2; Member since: 12 Oct 2012)

I really Love my HTC Desire HD, coming up to renewing my contract next month and really wanted to stick with HTC never had a problem with this phone, dropped it so many times and still works fine, would have been nice to have gotten ICS to give it a much needed new lease of life towards the run up to my upgrade. With the latest model having no removal battery and no micro sd card slot its a BIG mistake imo. Think for this reason the fact that HTC did not give users the option of a software update for the Desire HD when its more than capable of running it and the fact that the One X has no SD Slot or removable battery i am swaying towards a Samsung Galaxy S3 as much as I dislike their build quality, or maybe a Windows phone.

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