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Samsung's devices are for those who want cheap plastic, says HTC's Mackenzie

0. phoneArena 27 Mar 2014, 20:31 posted on

HTC's president for America, Jason Mackenzie, has every reason to be feeling his oats after the all new HTC One (M8) was unveiled on Tuesday. The phone has already been launched by select carriers in certain markets, beating out the Samsung Galaxy S5, and not too many non iPhone models have ever seen the level of hype that HTC's new flagship achieved, leading up to Tuesday's event...

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posted on 27 Mar 2014, 20:38 19

1. AlanB412 (Posts: 32; Member since: 23 Jul 2012)


Shots Fired!!!!

posted on 27 Mar 2014, 21:06 6

23. mr.techdude (Posts: 571; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


Kill confirmed!! Only if they could beat Sammy in sales

posted on 27 Mar 2014, 21:21 23

35. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Sales doesn't give you premiumness.

posted on 27 Mar 2014, 23:10 26

82. willard12 (Posts: 1720; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)


Neither does aluminum.

posted on 28 Mar 2014, 04:58 3

140. Wiki_jaan (Posts: 704; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)


premium phone + still going to use plastic or silicon cover lol

posted on 28 Mar 2014, 07:36

155. ajac09 (Posts: 1481; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


Sales just get you profit. Sucks I guess.

posted on 27 Mar 2014, 21:57 7

48. true1984 (Posts: 824; Member since: 23 May 2012)


so then it was suicide...

posted on 27 Mar 2014, 21:58

49. fireblade (Posts: 717; Member since: 27 Dec 2013)


Yeah, Ferrari sales is more than Toyota, cheap plastic worshipper

posted on 28 Mar 2014, 02:09 4

123. shuaibhere (Posts: 1986; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


Yeah...ferrari and toyota are in same price range....
If you don't like plastic...leave it to us who like plastic for it's practicality...
We are not of those kind who likes to show off...

posted on 28 Mar 2014, 06:48 1

146. Calm_down_mon (Posts: 43; Member since: 12 Dec 2013)


practicality which is ?

posted on 28 Mar 2014, 06:56 2

148. shuaibhere (Posts: 1986; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


Plastic is more practical because with plastic removable battery is possible....
And it doesn't interfere with signal...
And scratch or dent...
And helps to make thinner and lighter devices......
I don't care about looks....I'm more concerned about good it is to handle...

posted on 28 Mar 2014, 10:49 1

159. jcdz89 (Posts: 78; Member since: 01 Mar 2013)


Nice to see a super kings fan...

posted on 28 Mar 2014, 12:17

168. shuaibhere (Posts: 1986; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


Yeah!!!!
hands up for CSK...

posted on 28 Mar 2014, 07:36

154. ajac09 (Posts: 1481; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


I think the only kill confirmed is your credibility.

posted on 27 Mar 2014, 21:07 38

24. downphoenix (Posts: 3165; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)


Samsung counters with HTC devices are for those who want blurry photos :)

posted on 27 Mar 2014, 21:09 33

27. rangaha (banned) (Posts: 86; Member since: 05 Dec 2013)


or cheap aluminum soda cans

posted on 27 Mar 2014, 23:00 7

80. The-Sailor-Man (banned) (Posts: 1095; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


I bet on, that the MOST of those "aluminum lovers" and "HTC fans" here, are not android users, but apple fans fighting with the biggest Enemy.
And they are active on every tech site pretending to be "android users", or "disappointed Samsung users" craving for aluminum and bashing Samsung.

posted on 28 Mar 2014, 11:05 1

163. JohnZimmerman (Posts: 15; Member since: 17 Sep 2012)


Unfortunately, it wouldn't surprise me if some Apple shareholders went to that extreme.

posted on 27 Mar 2014, 23:20 2

88. Doakie (Posts: 2107; Member since: 06 May 2009)


Seriously.... I considered switching to the One 2014 from my Note 3 when I thought the One might have a 8.0 MP Ultrapixel with OIS. That would have been enough to get me to come back to HTC. I didn't like how low res the One 2013s pictures were. At this point I would take the Galaxy S5 over the One 2014 because of the camera. And I would choose the Note 3 over the One Max. HTC is honestly putting out some phones with issues.

posted on 27 Mar 2014, 23:44 5

93. omaianu (unregistered)


Seriously, I don't understand what the big fuss is over phone cameras?? Explain this too me...please. Are you a professional photographer that takes graduation and wedding pictures with your phone? If not, then what do you seriously do with the pics on your phone? Other than look at them on your phone or post them on Facebook, what do you do?

posted on 28 Mar 2014, 00:16 1

107. magnanimus (Posts: 542; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


If you wanted to choose a phone to buy, why wouldn't you choose last year or last 2 years models. Well, its not like those don't have enough to be your daily driver. the truth is no one wants to make a compromise no matter what. You keep thinking you would end up in a situation where you will regret making a compromise.

posted on 28 Mar 2014, 01:40 1

119. limporgyuk (Posts: 277; Member since: 06 Nov 2013)


Omaianu - You literally wrote what I was going to type. Literally. I have a One 2013 and a young daughter so I am taking lots ands lots of pictures with my phone and I have no issues with the camera whatsoever (and that includes printing them out at 8"x6").

posted on 28 Mar 2014, 02:51 3

130. Jason2k13 (Posts: 1216; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)


it's more stupid to say you want aluminium, than having a good camera.

posted on 28 Mar 2014, 22:14

184. The-Sailor-Man (banned) (Posts: 1095; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


So you say , we shouldn't make big fuss about camera(huge bezels, size and weight, small battery....) because is "not big thing"

But only the cheap sealed aluminum is THE BIG THING that we should make big buzz about . Right?

posted on 28 Mar 2014, 00:01 2

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


You literally wrote what I was going to type. Literally.

posted on 28 Mar 2014, 03:16

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


and you literally wrote what I was going to type... :p

for omaianu... mostly people take photos and upload to facebook but there is one very important thing you miserably failed to realize, that is called satisfaction... what a good camera result deliver for example note 3, cant be delivered by old HTC one and new htc one... this satisfaction alone is enough as a deciding factor... there are very less people who will think "what am gonna do with photos? lets dump my money in htc, atleast htc has killer design"...

posted on 28 Mar 2014, 03:36 2

136. UglyFrank (Posts: 1722; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


Nobody would choose the One Max over the Note 3

posted on 27 Mar 2014, 21:09 21

28. The-Sailor-Man (banned) (Posts: 1095; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


I hope Samsung will not answer him.

Does this guy really think, that HTC One M8 is "the best", or he is living in some paralel "aluminum reality"???

""But we're going after a different customer, someone who wants the best."-Jason Mckenzie,"

ROTFL

posted on 27 Mar 2014, 21:33 21

39. Dingy_cellar_dweller (Posts: 256; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


I normally go for plastic as I want zero change off getting electrocuted.

posted on 28 Mar 2014, 04:56

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


Yeah Dingy_cellar_dweller, US was using m8 to electricute death penelty prisoners before death penelty was banned... since then htc failed to catch traction... :p
Moreover, htc one was used to power rover mission on Mars due to electric emission...
Hey! stop silly reasons... HTC is not dumb enough to make its phone giving charge to users... it passed fcc standards and many more regulatory standards

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