HTC One sales are strong: 5 million sold despite supply issues

Just as Samsung confirmed its Galaxy S4 has become its most popular Android smartphone selling 10 million in less than a month, now HTC also gets…
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18. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

That's very good news for HTC. They sold less than 6 millions total in last quarter, so 5 millions just with their flag phone in one month is really impressive.

20. papss unregistered

Read verge website it says nearly 5 mil.. To me that's an amazing number. I seen my first One out in the world yesterday. I'm more than likely going to buy one come June 10th as a second phone to complement my l920

36. androiddownsouth

Posts: 598; Member since: May 02, 2012

I recommend it. Great phone, and the battery does quite well even though we would all like it to be better. Battery life could always be better on almost every device.

59. tedkord

Posts: 17207; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Nobody reads the verge for real news. Thats like saying read BGR to get the real scoop.

28. LTANDROID

Posts: 1; Member since: May 23, 2013

That's actually pretty impressive considering the disparities in HTC and Samsungs marketing budgets. Hopefully they can keep it up, would be a shame to see a company such as HTC decline further behind.

38. Slammer

Posts: 1515; Member since: Jun 03, 2010

How many have been or will be returned after the sale? I have a friend that had a battery issue with his a week into owning it. When he realized he couldn't get to the battery, he returned it and exchanged it fot a galaxy S4. I asked why he didn't check for a removable battery and he said he liked the looks of the phone and it never occurred to him to check. He thought it had a removable battery like all his other phones had. John B.

39. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

every phone company will have a few defected units and it doesn't matter whether it is Apple ,Samsung or HTC

69. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Lol a few and every company? Good one. Go read that article I linked to that suggests the HTC One is getting returned left and right while the GS4 wasn't. Every HTC phone I have ever owned has had some sort of deal breaker get past QC. Not one Samsung product though.

77. freebee269

Posts: 542; Member since: Aug 10, 2012

have you heard of a site called xda? if so, go visit the general section of the at&t gs4. many many threads of people getting defective gs4's and returning them to get a better unit. dont act like samsung barely makes defective units. there's even a poll on there trying to figure out where the defective units are coming from.

93. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

I am not acting. They don't. I have owned multiple Samsung devices and worked with plenty more and the issues are just not there while the opposite is true with HTC.

89. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

don't even guy, just don't even. there's been plenty of reports of defects with the S4. take the screen issues and the recent audio jack issue for instance. trust me, quality control isn't a category a Samsung fanboy should defend Samsung in because you're likely to get embarrassed.

94. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

You are pretty naive if you think the company that manufacturers the most products and internals in the world doesn't have a distinct advantage in QC. Of course you are too biased against Samsung and like HTC too much to realize that. Or you could be just stupid. I think I am leaning towards the latter.

97. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

well obviously they don't. i hear about hardware issues, software glitches and vulnerabilities from Samsung devices ALL THE TIME. of course this is because there are more of them in the wild but Samsung's QC is no better than anyone else's, if anything the way it's noticed is on a whole different magnitude because of the volume of the market they consume. it's like the difference between a ripple being made in a puddle versus a ripple being made in a lake. lol, coming right out of the bag this time aren't you Taters. xD

100. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

You said it not me. Of course you fell for it hook line and sinker. Who has better QC? A company that sells 100 millions of products with some quality control issues or a company that sells just millions of products with the same amount or more quality control issues. Since you are too dense to figure it out. They are not in any way equal like it is in your mind. The hint is one has a much higher return rate percentage compared to the amount they sell.

101. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

i'm talking about the amount of issues not the amount of devices with issues. i'm just saying you hear more about Samsung devices with issues because there is simply more of them in the hands of consumers. "A company that sells 100 millions of products with some quality control issues or a company that sells just millions of products with the same amount or more quality control issues." that's partially right. but you're trying to talk about cases of bad quality control, not quality control issues however i would say that Samsung and HTC might share the same amount of QC issues, not cases, issues. just where have you heard that the One's return rate percentage is based on the quality of the device? the One came out before the S4 so perhaps people just returned them in order to give the S4 a fair shake when it started coming out.

108. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

http://www.phonearena.com/news/HTC-One-selling-well-but-not-as-well-as-the-Samsung-Galaxy-S4_id42651 Ignored that eh? There are more examples floating around the web that says Samsung phones are returned less than HTC phones. Of course, you will try and spin it by saying Samsung paid these people off but the people who are actually in the industry, like myself, know better.

110. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

the only thing being ignored here is my question. just what makes you think that the return rate is indicative of issues with the device? because one store rep said so? please Taters, please. it's probably partially device issues and partially what i suggested earlier. i really doubt that more Ones are being returned than S4's purely because of quality control issues. you have a lot of hostility towards me don't you? mad because i'm making you work your ignorant mind really hard for something to try to shut me down with? ;P

106. marioellobo

Posts: 44; Member since: Mar 20, 2013

i got the galaxy s4 i got no problems regular headset or bluetooth nothing no prblems or screnn issues may be the ones that say that are from apple . just kidding lol. i got my gs4 since may 26th flowles.

107. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

well i'm glad you were able to beat the odds.

105. marioellobo

Posts: 44; Member since: Mar 20, 2013

that's the problem they quit they were number 2 under apple before but they got scared by apple look at them now .

81. chocolaking

Posts: 495; Member since: May 22, 2012

Dude, this is probably the 20th time you been posting the same complaint on all htc articles. what's is your problem ? Don't you have friends who owns an iphone?

43. sonisoe

Posts: 440; Member since: May 06, 2009

congrats htc.... i trust the number coz i know htc one isnt available in a number of markets even after theyve officially launched the device some 4 wks ago....

45. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1163; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

FANTASTIC news for Htc there!! :) Finely, a true Galaxy S competitor!

51. jibraihimi

Posts: 801; Member since: Nov 29, 2011

Wow it good news, congrats HTC. Hope sales of One picks up from here and they don't have any further supply issue. I want to know are these 5million shipped or sold...??? Because the figure given by samsung about Galaxy S4 is 10millions shipped. But anyways we looks at the numbers, they are awesome, and show that HTC is rising again........

53. SonyFindOneDroidple

Posts: 865; Member since: May 11, 2013

This sounds tougher competition. Sony Bring your Sony Honami now.

55. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

HTC is making a comeback. I just hope they keep up with support for the One, they should because it's the phone that will bring them back from the brink of bankruptcy.

61. Nephylim

Posts: 134; Member since: Apr 04, 2013

*cough* S4 10 millions *cough* *cough* S4 google edition and note III coming soon *cough*

63. .KRATOS.

Posts: 441; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

Nice htc just roll out the updates faster like Samsung does and u'll be on the right track.

66. gwuhua1984

Posts: 1237; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

Good to see that the sales are strong for HTC One. I guess we could say that HTC's comeback strategy worked. Can't wait to see the Butterfly 2.

67. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

This is a curse in disguise. This only means the return rate will be higher once people see the gaps, dead pixels, and buttons that don't work. http://www.phonearena.com/news/HTC-One-selling-well-but-not-as-well-as-the-Samsung-Galaxy-S4_id42651 As for returns, a reliable source inside a Sprint store says that the HTC One has been returned because of dead pixels and blown-out speakers, although he was quick to note that it has yet to become a major problem. Still, fewer Samsung Galaxy S4 units have been brought back to the store. This is where HTC doesn't get it, if you want the image it is all about having the least issues possible. People 9 out of ten times choose the mate with okay looks and no annoying characteristics over the good looks with one or two really annoying characteristics. That is how Apple does it. IOS is boring as hell but it works smoothly. Samsung is plastic but they have very few returns because their quality control is high. With HTC it is one retarded aspect or the other and the return rates are high because of crap first batches and quality control. I have no idea how reviewers can rate it so high with those glaring flaws.

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