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HTC's Jeff Gordon: the iPhone is "terribly boring"

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HTC's Jeff Gordon: the iPhone is
Earlier this week, Apple reported record-breaking revenues, thanks to the fact that it sold an astonishing 74.5 million iPhones between October and December 2014 (with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus obviously being the stars here). Jeff Gordon, HTC's Senior Global Online Communications Manager, used this occasion to congratulate Apple via Twitter, while at the same time mentioning that he finds the iPhone "terribly boring."

According to Gordon, Apple's handset is "a boring, easy choice." He continued by saying he wants "a phone that's more unique, more personal, more stunning when I take it out of my pocket" - likely suggesting that a device like the HTC One (M8) perfectly fits that description.

HTC's Jeff Gordon: the iPhone is "terribly boring"
month, Jeff Gordon said that HTC's 2015 roadmap would be its best ever, including some "huge surprises." Well, we're impatiently waiting to see if these surprises will blow us away or not. We know that the HTC One (M9), aka Hima, might not look too different from the One (M8), so perhaps the surprises are related to other products (or aren't exactly about design). We'll just have to wait and see.

Back to the iPhone, do you agree with Jeff Gordon's statement about it?

source: Jeff Gordon (Twitter)

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posted on 31 Jan 2015, 02:30 16

1. Neros (Posts: 1016; Member since: 19 Dec 2014)

So is m8. I prefer galaxy s or note, but I'd take an iphone over htc any day.

posted on 31 Jan 2015, 02:34 34

3. HugoBarraCyanogenmod (Posts: 1133; Member since: 06 Jul 2014)

Touchwiz sluggishness make people even bored, load phone contact for 5 seconds every times

posted on 31 Jan 2015, 03:13 19

16. ciprian.ruse (Posts: 294; Member since: 13 May 2014)

Or Gallery app which takes ages to open and lags badly... Samsung has poor software optimization but I hope they learned from mistakes and S6 will come with a new touchwiz that can be on par with Sense speed.

posted on 31 Jan 2015, 06:48 21

50. tedkord (Posts: 11716; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)

I've got the Note 4,and have no lag in either of those areas.

posted on 31 Jan 2015, 10:04 3

92. ciprian.ruse (Posts: 294; Member since: 13 May 2014)

I've got a S5 (g900f) and I do feel lag. I had Note 3 before S5 and definitely was smoother in every department but gallery app had lag on Note 3 also and so I always use quickpic.

posted on 31 Jan 2015, 13:28 1

114. engineer-1701d (unregistered)

Its not really lag its where u put the pics SD or internal understand if its SD your having to open native then pull from SD card in external so that half second is what your seeing but also know with every new phone you are seeing faster is and your brain comes to expect the same of faster if you go back to a older phone apple or android with same number of pics u will see newer phone is faster we as humans just expect faster and faster, I remember having to wait 3 minutes for a single dial up web page to load and as CPU got faster found myself saying come come hurry up already even though its an amazing feat of software engineering

posted on 31 Jan 2015, 08:56 2

83. jack123 (Posts: 188; Member since: 07 Jan 2013)

Slightly agreed, I've been using my note4 for almost 3 months and i had feeling that i miss my z ultra.

posted on 31 Jan 2015, 09:41 4

89. GalaxyS5 (banned) (Posts: 430; Member since: 05 Aug 2014)

lol what the? you either do not own a Note or are you missing the beautiful viewing angles and attractive brown ui of good old sonys.

posted on 31 Jan 2015, 18:43 4

118. romeo1 (Posts: 718; Member since: 06 Jan 2012)

Brown? And the viewing angles are pretty good on the ultra ;)
How about premium build? Not saying the note4 doesn't feel good but it's just not on par with htc or sony.
There are many reasons to buy a z ultra over the note 4 but same goes for buying the note4 over the z ultra ;)

posted on 01 Feb 2015, 13:22 3

130. GalaxyS5 (banned) (Posts: 430; Member since: 05 Aug 2014)

lol yeah the build. it's fantastic. what reasons anyone would buy that failure of a brick phone that doesn't even have a successor?

posted on 01 Feb 2015, 14:40

131. romeo1 (Posts: 718; Member since: 06 Jan 2012)

Price its very cheap. Screen size and almost all pens and pencils as input.
You get a s800 and a 6.44 inch screen in a premium case for only 250€. It almost doesn't come better than that. The 8mp is more than capable especially if you know how to use manual mode.
No lag.(big one 2)
If you look at price/quality the note 4 could pack its back. But again note 4 has allot going on for itself 2.
No flash killed the phone i guess as allot of people want it these days. Didn't bother me as the pictures i make with my phones are just for work. If i need to make good pictures for the website i use a digital camera.

The z ultra is still a good and very capable phone this year. a successor would be here this year only im not sure if its going to be in March or later as. If they did it like samsung it would be better. Flagship 1st quarter galaxy s and the flagship of the 3th galaxy note

posted on 03 Feb 2015, 10:13

136. GalaxyS5 (banned) (Posts: 430; Member since: 05 Aug 2014)

hahahahahahahahhahahaahahhahaahhahahahahahaha so the 8mp camera on a "sony" which 20.7 mp cameras are not up to par with recent flagships beats the Note camera? lol what a c*nehead. so now you use an outdated digital camera to make up for the flash? lol. do they still produce these nowadays? been ages since I've seen one. and yeah the huge dimensions makes the z ultra a tablet. man I can't handle my dad's note 4 easily how about the oversized brick brute of yours? a 6.44 screen with bad viewing angles? did you even know about it? hey they fixed it partially with the z2 and is now "modern" with the z3 but hey it s_cks in older xperias just search a little. and I wonder why it's so cheap. I remember here it was at like 950$ 2 years ago then now it's nonexistant and few months ago it was in the 200s $. why? it's a capable tablet? yeah I'd buy it. but man comparing it to the note 4? go to h*ll bro. and hey the few lags here and there in touchwiz are now minimal and do not intefere in apps ( read the note edge 1 month review). anyways I nearly never felt any lag in any samsung I've bought maybe because I always buy their best models. I'm wasting my time here.

posted on 03 Feb 2015, 16:13

137. romeo1 (Posts: 718; Member since: 06 Jan 2012)

You should learn to read better.
I only said that the 8mp is more than capable. Not saying its better than note 4 camera.
And the 20.7 mp camera on the z3 is much more capable then the note 4's. But the superior auto mode only makes 8mp pictures. To get the best you should use manual mode.

Who said anything about an outdated digital camera?
No mobile phone can take pictures as good as my digital camera. Also if you take pictures of houses with big rooms a mobile phone won't be able to get everything right unless you have a z3(and knowing how to use it) or a lumia with xenon and even those aren't on the level where i need them to be.

If you have small hands a phablet could be to big. At least you could still get a s5/m8/z3 etc. Or go for even smaller phones.
I use a z3tc as my phone as i found the z ultra too small 2 enjoy watching movies and it's handy for work.(yes even bigger)

The z ultra didn't had bad viewing angles you should check it out if you have the chance.

The z2 and z3 both have very good ips displays but the z2 is more natural the z3 is on the colder side.(i personally like it that way as the whites look much better)

It got cheap because 1 they don't make the phone anymore and 2 the chipset and everything else got cheaper to make zo it can sell for less. A note 3 which was around 100€ more expensive then the ultra here and now you can find it for 290€ which is only 40€ more then the ultra. "why? It's a capable tablet?(should be phablet) yeah I'd buy it" lol

It still is comparable only the note4 takes the cake but that doesn't mean it can't stand its ground on some areas.

The lags are minimal in the note 4/edge but if you are used to none it's still too much on the point where it gets annoying.
So the same goes for you if you didn't had a faster device it will do the job and won't be annoying.

posted on 05 Feb 2015, 00:31

141. GalaxyS5 (banned) (Posts: 430; Member since: 05 Aug 2014)

I swear I only read the first 2 phrases, and had enough. for a guy advertising for a failure of a product and claiming it's better then the current android crown holder is enough to say what kind of a digital camera dinosaur you are. now get the h*ll of me "Fred Flinstone". hey own a nokia, it's good for you.

posted on 05 Feb 2015, 04:24

142. romeo1 (Posts: 718; Member since: 06 Jan 2012)

You are just a troll and don't know what you are talking about. Cant come with facts or reasons why. Just a blind fanboy/girl.

Just be happy you got your s5. as long as its good for you. Others will like something else.

And if you can'tread properly don't respond as you just make a fool of yourself.

posted on 13 Feb 2015, 14:42

150. datagrab (Posts: 32; Member since: 13 Feb 2015)

Bro, look at his name. You should know by then that he's a troll who lurks on people's posts against sammy. He be like "bloatware good!, stock android suck". My lil sis owns an S5 and its 2GB RAM is almost always used even after just turning on the device with little user apps installed, most are sammy's bloatware. Dafuq? That's why i use Lenovo Vibe Z 2 Pro. 3GB of RAM and only 900MB of RAM is used based off Vibe UI after booting up. No bloatware like sammy. Oh and uh, I'll just leave this here for the sammy lover (4000mah of awesomeness baby! Oh what's that? 2800mah? That's so sad.) Z ultra was released on 2013 and S5 on 2014 and Z ultra tops way better with less lag and not much bloat, even with .3ghz lower

posted on 05 Feb 2015, 04:46

143. ogee4life (Posts: 105; Member since: 12 Apr 2014)

can't even debate normally

posted on 01 Feb 2015, 19:31 2

132. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 10115; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)

The gallery app doesn't lag, unless you have a ton of pictures. There is nothing wrong with TW. It is why the Galaxy is the top selling android phone. In fact the S alone outsells all Android OEMs combined.

If Android has dorect access to the hrd like C+ does, it wouldn't be an issue. The fact Android is a VM makes the TW layer have some quirks.
But the complaint is moot. Because for what I get in the phone whch is less than an iPhone where I get the best of EVERYTHING, I have nothing to complain about.

You all sound like a bunch of Samsung hating pussycats. Trust me that sint what I really want to say.

The iPhone is so simple it is boring. Sure I have lots of iOS games I like, the OS overall never makes me want to pick up an IOS device and do anything. I rather grab by n ot.

Sure the apps on iOS look better, but the most popular ones look the same and on Android most do more.

posted on 31 Jan 2015, 03:29 1

21. Kruze (Posts: 1285; Member since: 30 Dec 2014)

Very true!

posted on 31 Jan 2015, 03:49

27. Osama99 (Posts: 40; Member since: 14 Nov 2014)

#HugoBarraCyanogenmod What do you mean?

posted on 31 Jan 2015, 06:49 7

51. joey_sfb (Posts: 5757; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)

Well, one thing is consistent. Trolls are terribly boring people that hide in PA forum bad mouthing other people phone.

Even on weekends. What a sad life. Oh my date is here. See you guys on Monday.

posted on 31 Jan 2015, 08:41 3

80. TreyTreyTaylor (Posts: 676; Member since: 21 Dec 2010)

Exactly. People seem to speak for the masses by saying it will lag and people will get bored of it. Which couldn't be any further from the truth on my Note 4. I'd rather have features out the ass than a slightly faster phone that's boring as hell.

posted on 31 Jan 2015, 06:55 1

54. GeorgeDao123 (Posts: 431; Member since: 20 Aug 2013)

There must be a problem with your clock or your comprehension about time. It takes me less than 2 seconds to open any apps.

posted on 31 Jan 2015, 08:21 1

76. clirim (Posts: 34; Member since: 06 Feb 2014)

you seem to have no idea what samsung is!!

posted on 31 Jan 2015, 08:56 1

84. androidwindows (Posts: 191; Member since: 04 Oct 2014)

"load phone contact for 5 seconds every times"

I'm sorry but that's just a blatant lie. That doesn't even happen to low end samsung phones.

posted on 31 Jan 2015, 09:39 6

88. GalaxyS5 (banned) (Posts: 430; Member since: 05 Aug 2014)

Touchwiz is the reason I bought and will buy Samsung products. other uis are quite boring. I'd prefer Touchwiz over any ios copy cheap china of yours.

posted on 31 Jan 2015, 12:09

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

Everyone's phone experience is going to be different from the next. With true multitasking you may have too many apps running that you don't even know about taking up your RAM.... hence the sluggishness. You could have multiple apps that others don't constantly running. For anyone to state that a particular phone is laggy (especially a flag ship) they should check to see how they have it setup first.

posted on 01 Feb 2015, 07:26 1

128. Gabriellow1990 (Posts: 4; Member since: 01 Feb 2015)

Agreed 100%. I used to own Galaxy S2 and S3, and it takes at least a couple seconds to open dialer, gallery, S planner(calendar) ESPECIALLY when all apps are cleared from memory/running apps. Unless it wasn't cleared and "closed" via home button then it will open instantaneously. HTC One however, opens instantaneously either way cleared from memory or not. HTC Sense ftw :)

posted on 03 Feb 2015, 02:02

134. hondaslzman (Posts: 78; Member since: 29 Dec 2014)

Learn how to use it, TW never lag for me, you need to be smarter to use tw, otheriwse stay with the boring useless IOS

posted on 13 Feb 2015, 01:48

149. phichart (Posts: 282; Member since: 03 May 2014)

I got note 4 and I have never lagged and I love touchwiz!

posted on 31 Jan 2015, 05:38 4

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

True True.. I am totally agree with jeff jordon...

posted on 31 Jan 2015, 13:22 1

112. engineer-1701d (unregistered)

Yes we know apples is is boring we have been saying that for years they tried app folders but its so clogged and messey looking so they added "widgets" to there notification pull down copied from android phone makers and windows slide to unlock next the iOS 9 will have a app drew invention and home screen widgets invented by apple. They keynote will be Tim cook on stage saying

posted on 31 Jan 2015, 14:39 2

115. seven7dust (unregistered)

samsung is lag !!!

posted on 31 Jan 2015, 02:33 9

2. Derekjeter (Posts: 915; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)

The design of the M8 and M7 was not the problem, it was the camera, battery, UI, and the horrible call quality that i had with the M8. If you fix the camera, battery, make the UI better looking and get a better radio for calling the phone would be a top seller. If the M9 looks slick and glossy like the iPhone and they fix some issues i think HTC will have a great 2015.

posted on 31 Jan 2015, 02:52

8. vincelongman (Posts: 4445; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)

Updates are another area where HTC fall behind Apple
HTC (and many other OEMs) should try slim down Sense 7 so they can update within a month, instead of taking over a few months

posted on 31 Jan 2015, 03:01

13. Derekjeter (Posts: 915; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)

True, the updates do hurt every OEM that doesn't have stock Android, but the problem there is not only the OEMs but also the carriers. That's my biggest problem with Android they let the carriers do what they want.

posted on 31 Jan 2015, 05:51 2

43. AU-1999 (Posts: 32; Member since: 01 Apr 2014)

I'm agree about the camera, it was a big mistake. But what's wrong with the battery and UI? I know some people says that 2600mAh battery is a small battery, but HTC did really do a lot to get max out of that battery - even in heavy use! I have been using my HTC One M8 all day, and I'm able to get 2 full days out of that battery, (I must say that I use the Extreme Battery Saver at night,) but still very impressed. The UI is the best skins-for-android you can get, of course Google Stock Android is better, but what is a better UI for Android than Sense?

posted on 31 Jan 2015, 02:34 19

4. TerryCrowley (Posts: 194; Member since: 31 Jul 2011)

He's not wrong. They've used the same formula for 7 years now. And it still works for people who want boring, but want it to just work, and nothing else.

posted on 31 Jan 2015, 07:56 2

70. Commentator (Posts: 3692; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)

He's not wrong, but he unwittingly compliments Apple in the same sentence by saying the iPhone is an "easy choice."

posted on 01 Feb 2015, 11:04 1

129. frydaexiii (Posts: 1444; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)

That's not a compliment...This "easy" holds the same meaning as calling a girl "easy", it's not a compliment at all. He's saying you pick the iPhone simply because either you don't know crap about technology or just too lazy to pick between the actual good smartphones and just want an "easy" option to make phone calls and does basic smartphone stuff

posted on 31 Jan 2015, 02:37 5

5. HugoBarraCyanogenmod (Posts: 1133; Member since: 06 Jul 2014)

'Boring' is so subjective, almost every phone are made to be bored, that's why people change phone frequently just like how shopaholic change clothes.

On the other hand, HTC camera make people tired of snapping camera again and again. Isn't that bored?

posted on 31 Jan 2015, 08:58 1

85. androidwindows (Posts: 191; Member since: 04 Oct 2014)

Learn some English please.

posted on 31 Jan 2015, 09:48 2

90. GalaxyS5 (banned) (Posts: 430; Member since: 05 Aug 2014)

garagaragaragara .. what is that? please in english.

posted on 31 Jan 2015, 19:02 2

120. jaychildz (Posts: 129; Member since: 31 May 2013)

Hahahaaaaaaaaaaa funniest s**t I've read all day

posted on 31 Jan 2015, 02:44 10

6. tiara6918 (Posts: 2036; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)

M8 is the most superior smartphone right now. It is the most advanced in every aspect except camera

posted on 31 Jan 2015, 02:58 7

11. Neros (Posts: 1016; Member since: 19 Dec 2014)

, display and features.

Now it's a complete sentence :D.

posted on 31 Jan 2015, 04:31 9

32. tiara6918 (Posts: 2036; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)

Honestly i'm still a huge fan of sammys super amoled and a hater of lcd. But somehow i dont see the screen as a con. And for the features, it has things you need like motion launch and not gimmicks like what samsung puts on touchwiz

posted on 31 Jan 2015, 06:51 4

53. tedkord (Posts: 11716; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)

A lot of Samsung features are insanely useful. Smart Stay is the most useful feature I've seen.

posted on 31 Jan 2015, 07:34

64. redmd (Posts: 1269; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)

Adapt screen is also useful. Makes my screen very readable in broad daylight.

posted on 31 Jan 2015, 08:06 3

72. andynaija (Posts: 898; Member since: 08 Sep 2012)

I'm sure any functioning ambient light sensor can do the same...

posted on 31 Jan 2015, 11:30 1

100. tedkord (Posts: 11716; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)

And yet, only Samsung phones do.

posted on 31 Jan 2015, 07:48 3

68. tiara6918 (Posts: 2036; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)

I'm not saying all of them are gimmicks since I like multi window,pop up play,etc. But most owners don't use the features they put

posted on 31 Jan 2015, 11:35 2

101. tedkord (Posts: 11716; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)

What is the problem with features you aren't forced to use? My TV has 3D capabilities I don't use. But the 2D picture is fantastic, and the TV is awesome. Just don't use the features you don't want to use.

I don't use the heart monitor on my Note 4 (in fact, I disabled the whole S-Health app). I don't use S-Voice (also disabled). Neither of those changes the fact that the Note 4 is a great device, best in class.

posted on 31 Jan 2015, 09:26

86. ngo2dd (Posts: 896; Member since: 08 Jul 2011)

Expected most don't even work right, now I know you are lying

posted on 31 Jan 2015, 11:40 1

102. tedkord (Posts: 11716; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)

Smart Stay works perfectly. So does adaptive display. In fact, I don't have a single feature on my Note 4 that doesn't work exactly as it's supposed to. That's probably why the overwhelming majority of professional tech reviewers have rated it the best phablet on the market.

posted on 31 Jan 2015, 19:01

119. romeo1 (Posts: 718; Member since: 06 Jan 2012)

best phablet says almost nothing. It has 2 competitors and only 1 is from a different company. The iphone 6 plus and the note edge. Both of them are just to expensive and the iphone 6 plus has no extra features compared to the iphone 6. The note 4 has no competition. The only contenders that bring something to the table are the one max and z ultra. But those are 2013 phones with 2013 specs. The note 4 bashes them on allot of things. Lets wait this year and see if a one m9 max of z4 ultra can bring something.

posted on 31 Jan 2015, 02:51 5

7. walnuttt (Posts: 153; Member since: 11 Apr 2014)

Iphone is boring and yet many people in the world still prefer buying iphone.

posted on 31 Jan 2015, 03:40 3

23. Cicero (Posts: 870; Member since: 22 Jan 2014)

Yep, right statement. But you have to admit that this world is full of bored people. So they chose iPhone or so ever boring tgings. It is democracy outside.

posted on 31 Jan 2015, 04:44 8

37. Cheesethief (Posts: 5; Member since: 05 Dec 2014)

Many as in minority, right? Because Android owns, 83.6% global market share right now.

posted on 31 Jan 2015, 05:53 2

44. AU-1999 (Posts: 32; Member since: 01 Apr 2014)

They are all scared of the old Android devices, and think that the 2014 and 2015 devices is like all the older ones. Give Android a try!

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