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Can HTC's superphones worry Samsung? HTC President seems to think so

0. phoneArena posted on 28 Jan 2013, 09:25

HTC used to be a fearsome figure in the Android space. Having built both the very first and second Android phones, the manufacturer had accumulated significant experience with the OS by the time the other companies joined the party...

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posted on 29 Jan 2013, 14:20

112. TA-21 (Posts: 20; Member since: 22 Oct 2012)

Some people say lack of micro SD slot is a con if this is a con you can buy HTC butterfly international version of DROID DNA.

JWS65-- if build, design and screen quality is on side of Droid DNA system configuration is same is Note 2 then HTC Droid DNA is winner of this fight :-)

posted on 28 Jan 2013, 09:35 12

5. yowanvista (Posts: 341; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)

It doesn't matter if HTC makes xyz Super Smartphone if the software is rubbish & bloated. They may do whatever they want but Super Smartphone ≠ More sales. Samsung is better at advertising and that's what drive them forward, they made more than anyone in the Android arena, $8.27B compared to HTC's insignificant $34M. HTC broke Sense, had repeated reliability and battery issues with their newer phones (even their WP8 devices) and flooded the market with senseless phones. HTC's condition won't improve unless they change their strategy and their software quality.

posted on 28 Jan 2013, 09:55 3

8. jroc74 (Posts: 6019; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)

Yea....HTC has been notorious for bad battery life. They finally seem to have that under control. While the Motorola and Samsung were the best for battery life for Android phones in released in 2010. And both has gotten better since then.

posted on 28 Jan 2013, 10:13 6

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

i completely agree with everything you said. HTC did it to themselves and has not since awakended from its own dream.

posted on 28 Jan 2013, 10:39 4

21. darkskoliro (Posts: 1090; Member since: 07 May 2012)

software is rubbish and bloated? im sorry ive been using my brand new HTC and i can tell you its miles better than stock JB that i have been using for a long time. smooth and full of options. thats what it really is if you ever used one for yourself.

posted on 28 Jan 2013, 11:09 8

34. yowanvista (Posts: 341; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)

Better that vanilla Android? You've got to be kidding me, HTC's source are obsolete, they still use an old kernel, non-standard code and have bloated their UI with senseless features. That obviously reflects on their poor sales. Their garbage isn't comparable with a state of the art smartphone like the Nexus 4 which features the very latest Android kernel 3.4 and a lag-free experience.

posted on 28 Jan 2013, 13:42 3

62. Kev50027 (Posts: 3; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)

While I agree with you that Sense is bloated, I doubt that's what's hurting their sales. Most smartphone buyers get their phone because "it's cute" or "I like the way it looks". In other words, they're fools. Why else would Apple still be selling so many iPhones?

posted on 28 Jan 2013, 14:44 1

69. yowanvista (Posts: 341; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)

Apple has a secure & stable customer base in the U.S, without this Apple means nothing. You wouldn't be surprised that iOS has the largest marketshare in the U.S. HTC doesn't have any, their marketshare has been dwindling for the past few years and whatever smartphone they introduced never improved their status, the demand for HTC phones is simply not there, at least not to the extent needed to rise the company.

posted on 29 Jan 2013, 14:41

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

The common people doesn't look at what android kernel does it have. People like me and you and the few others care about this. Most consumers care about the user experience and Sense was lagging behind TW and the mass marketing of Samsung completely thrown out of business. I personally like sense compared to Stock Android and TouchWiz.

posted on 28 Jan 2013, 22:32

100. jroc74 (Posts: 6019; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)

I like the custom UI's.... but Sense does some things thats head scratching...

Using a pic as a wallpaper...for some reason they made it hard to get the entire picture as the background.

posted on 28 Jan 2013, 11:40 3

41. JWS65 (Posts: 32; Member since: 22 Jan 2013)

You are pretty much spot on. HTC phones look and feel good, but that's about it. Sense is total reshape of android OS, not just launcher, which is the cause of most of its issues like poor battery life, lags, memory/multitasking issue, etc. Also going with fixed battery, no micro sd doesn't resonate well with most android fans. HTC needs to change those things first to turn them around before it's too late.

posted on 28 Jan 2013, 11:56 1

47. TA-21 (Posts: 20; Member since: 22 Oct 2012)

I think HTC on a big move with DROID DNA, if u use DRIOD DNA i dont think after that u say like this anymore.

posted on 28 Jan 2013, 15:27 4

79. maccess (Posts: 742; Member since: 16 Jan 2013)

I'm sorry my friend.. the dna's pros over samsung are just the screen and build quality.. Anything else like features , capability and even the stock launcher ( touchwiz ) samsung is better.. that's why the galaxy s2 , s3 , note and note2 selling like crazy.. the user experienced of samsung phones much more satisfying i think for the costumer.. they even made apple looks like 3 years old kid crying in the court about "patent"

posted on 28 Jan 2013, 18:28 1

88. xoatomxo (Posts: 57; Member since: 26 Apr 2011)

They say HTC sold a lot of DNA and Butterflys. But from where I live Northern New jersey and where I work NYC, nobody carries HTC. Only phones I see is either Iphone or Galaxy S or Note.

posted on 29 Jan 2013, 13:50

111. TA-21 (Posts: 20; Member since: 22 Oct 2012)

Apple and Sammy they came all the time with a big advertising before their products launch and after that.
I only want to say HTC on a better move now from their past.
Build quality is the best part of an electronic device i think Sammy is not succeed on this part of their Smartphones.

posted on 28 Jan 2013, 09:36 9

6. flower99 (banned) (Posts: 54; Member since: 18 Nov 2012)

if sammy worry, why produce pentile screen device to compete yours? Samsung never worried anythings!

posted on 28 Jan 2013, 15:22 1

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

You are aware the note 2 and any future featured phones from samsung are full rgb not pentile.

posted on 28 Jan 2013, 09:55

9. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)

So are all HTC honchos, Delusional?

posted on 28 Jan 2013, 10:10 3

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

I may dislike predictions but HTC right now is living a pipedream. It has to do with much more than just the device but its also the support behind it. The skills in applying long term effort to ensuring the devices they create are not pointless in a few months. HTC currently has a problem with releasing every phone in the universe but having no support for it. Until they can prove that they are better at that than Samsung, they will simply be living a pipe dream.

posted on 28 Jan 2013, 10:17 1

13. NateAdam8 (Posts: 388; Member since: 17 Feb 2012)

Only if they change three things about there phones 1: Phones need more memory cause 16Gigs won't do against any other phone (At least 32Gigs if they keep making them without Micro SD slots) 2: Micro SD slot case people just love that tiny memory card handy 3: All big brand carriers must have there new phones and that means Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile cause without this what would Samsung have to have to worry about after all they've got 16gigs built in, Micro SD card slots and they're on all Carriers and not just Verizon, AT&T or Sprint they have T-Mobile covered so with this there nothing to worry about from a LIMITED COMPANY like HTC.

posted on 28 Jan 2013, 10:19

14. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)

He can blame apple for that stupid lawsuit. But htc not worried for their super phone

posted on 28 Jan 2013, 10:21 8

15. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)

"Samsung has been making "fewer moves" recently, in order to see what HTC is going to do next. According to Tong, that "means HTC has the ability to make Samsung worried."

Sounds about right because being the "cowards" and "copycats" that samsung are/is, they will never drop any product first knowing that it wouldnt last the year ........so they sit back watch all the original and innovative ideas surface .................then they copy them and make further enhancements.............

and what does the world do? the world says "wooooooow samsung is the BEST!"

they came in the mobile world built upon others creative ideas and now they continue to sit back and do what they've always been doing .............but even the "richest company in the world" is falling as we speak............so what makes copy cat and cheating samsung think they cant fall either?

posted on 28 Jan 2013, 10:39 2

20. IU_Lover (Posts: 35; Member since: 23 Jan 2013)

The best innovators are the ones that copy lol. that's how others make better stuff.

posted on 28 Jan 2013, 10:41 4

24. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)

its still wrong iu_lover.......sorry

and youll see how sony and htc makes an "honest" comeback without doing what samsung has been doing for awhile now...

posted on 28 Jan 2013, 10:52 7

27. umadd (banned) (Posts: 40; Member since: 25 Jan 2013)

Great analysis there, moron. You should let go of your Playstation controller and go outside once in a while and see how things work in real life.

posted on 28 Jan 2013, 11:03 2

32. Muayyad (Posts: 239; Member since: 05 Oct 2012)

I wonder who copied bigger screen, burst mode and image chip features. Samsung was the innovator? oh well. What made Samsung decide to make the current touchwiz? Remmember the horrible SI?

posted on 28 Jan 2013, 11:13 4

36. umadd (banned) (Posts: 40; Member since: 25 Jan 2013)

S1 was and still is a great phone. My dad loves it and still has no plans to upgrade after owning for more than 2 years.

Want to know what's horrible? Go use an xperia x10. brb random reboots. brb keyboard doesnt even pop up when trying to type. brb just automatically sets language to a random one. brb phone just freezes and stop responding. All typical complaints from x10 users and myself included but don't worry, just send it off to Sony's warranty centre. They'll just reset it and the same thing will happen again

posted on 28 Jan 2013, 11:38 1

40. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)

bad experience bro? just cuz you had hard times with a certain phone DOES NOT mean every one else that owned that phone did!

you ever stop to think that maybe it was jus you?

posted on 28 Jan 2013, 22:08

99. Muayyad (Posts: 239; Member since: 05 Oct 2012)

I don't want to talk about whats out dated because they don't have anything good about them at the moment. We consumers, benefit from all the manufacturers competition. People choose what suits them the best. It it not all about what is best, what is the best fit.

posted on 28 Jan 2013, 10:46 5

26. umadd (banned) (Posts: 40; Member since: 25 Jan 2013)

Youre saying samsung is a copycat while every sony phones look like a galaxy s2 and every lg phones ever made? Lol wake up u retard fanboy

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