HTC & Robinson Cano take deadly swings at the unsuspecting competition in this brutal One M9 ad

HTC & Robinson Cano take deadly swings at the unsuspecting competition in this brutal One M9 ad
HTC is attacking the prime-time again, but his Robert Downey Junior-ness is nowhere to be found! This time, HTC enlisted another Iron Man - Robinson Cano, second baseman hitter for the Seattle Mariners! And boy, does the man pack mad baseball bat skill! 

Playing on the smartphone destruction fad of recent, which saw all kinds of terrible things happen to Samsung and Apple flagships, Cano puts on a pair of dim sunglasses and goes on to literally demolish the HTC One M9 competition with accurate, lethal swings at the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, the Apple iPhone 6, and the LG G3. The glorious destruction has been filmed in perfect slow motion, so every gory detail is presented to the blood-thirsty audience! 

We have to say, HTC literally knocked it out of the park with this advertisement. But our condolences go towards the innocent Note 4, iPhone 6, and LG G3 who had to suffer for our entertainment. These are phones we know and love!

Anyway, get an eyeful of the spectacle below, and try not to picture yourself getting struck by a distracted Cano doing what he does best... because we believe the government should classify his baseball bat as a lethal weapon!

via Phandroid

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One M9
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 20 MP / 4 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, Octa-core, 2000 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2840 mAh(21.7h 3G talk time)



1. Avishek

Posts: 46; Member since: Sep 25, 2014

Go and Just play with ur own balls...!! BE REAL AND CHALLENGE BIT**H..??

2. bachir8k

Posts: 153; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

And the conclusion of this ad is.......? nothing.... i can't believe how stupid HTC is getting, I used to like them since HTC i-mate and tytn II

21. NikkiGirl

Posts: 12; Member since: Apr 27, 2014

HTC are just smashing phones to get hits on YouTube :p

3. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

I actually like this add...maybe because I love anything remotely violent. BUT DID YOU SEE HOW THE LG G3 SNAPPED IN HALF????? OMG I WAS LIKE WTF I ALMOST GOT THAT PHONE!!!! I wonder how the M9 would have held up though LOL.

4. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

The trick is to actually live up to your tagline in the commercial and have something to compete with, not some pathetic regression to the M8.

9. alouden unregistered

Exactly. How about figuratively destroying the competition. That would be impressive.

5. obsidyen

Posts: 37; Member since: Feb 18, 2015

Nice ad but iPhone still rules.

6. Sealblaighter

Posts: 430; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

This is sick! I believe they do not like their major competitors, but to make such an ad is sick. If HTC wants a huge success, they should change a few things.

7. Gothbeard

Posts: 54; Member since: Jun 28, 2010

How many hours before the first Youtube vid of someone spattering an M9 with baseball bat? The ad is poor, doesn't build htc brand at all.

8. VLaRueC

Posts: 189; Member since: Dec 18, 2012

I like this ad!

10. Cyberthing

Posts: 127; Member since: Nov 18, 2014

I thought that was an S5 not a note 4.

11. g2a5b0e unregistered

It was.

12. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Nothing says a winning company like a team that hasn't been to the playoffs in over a decade...

13. g2a5b0e unregistered

Nice catch. +1

14. Roeshak

Posts: 38; Member since: Apr 17, 2013

Wonder what the point of this add is. What's it trying to say. It didn't even have the m9 in play to show it surviving the strike. Is cano meant to be htc destroying the competition? Just laughable! Htc really needs to get a grip! Not the way to advertise your brand with meaningless senseless nonsense!

15. 99nights

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 10, 2015

Stupid ad. I'm pretty sure if I took a bat to anything, it would pretty much shatter. Dumb advertisement.

16. SayMobile

Posts: 157; Member since: Jan 29, 2014

and in real world , this is what the Galaxy S6 does to the HTC One m9

17. aleant36

Posts: 71; Member since: Feb 03, 2015

Love the X-Mo

18. kabukijoe

Posts: 102; Member since: Mar 06, 2010

I bet that all you people bashing HTC for bashing the competition applauded Samsung for their Apple bashing ads a few years ago lol.

19. Eclectech

Posts: 355; Member since: May 01, 2013

I thought the commercial was entertaining. I imagine the HTC One would stand up better to a direct hit than those plastic and barely metal phones.

20. epdm2be

Posts: 824; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

Another moron smashing uber-expensive smartphones while we at the store get charged through the nose for them :-( +1000 euro for a Galaxy S6 Edge 128GB. This is ridiculous! A full blown PC cost LESS than this bloody PHONE! It's disgusting!

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