HTC One selling well, but not as well as the Samsung Galaxy S4

HTC One selling well, but not as well as the Samsung Galaxy S4
For much of last year, the Samsung Galaxy S III practically had the top-shelf Android market all to itself. This year, though, the Samsung Galaxy S4 has a challenger with the HTC One. How much of a rival is the aluminum clad HTC One to the Galaxy S4? According to a survey of 20 Sprint and AT&T stores in the Los Angeles area, the HTC One has been selling well which has to be good news for the Taiwan based manufacturer to hear.

While the HTC One has been selling like the proverbial hotcakes, the problem for HTC is that the Samsung Galaxy S4 is selling even better than its rival. While the former has been available since April 19th, the latter has been available from some carriers since April 27th. Even with the nearly two week head start that the HTC One had, the device has been outsold by the Samsung Galaxy S4 which also has had limited distribution. And while you might defend the numbers by saying that Verizon, the nation's largest carrier, isn't offering the HTC One, Big Red is not releasing the Galaxy S4 until the end of this month.

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. Another thing in favor of Korean based Samsung is the company's larger marketing budget. A new ad for the flagship model was just added to the prime time television rotation.

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source: Examiner

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  • Display 4.7" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 4 MP / 2.1 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, Quad-core, 1700 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 2300 mAh(18h 3G talk time)
Galaxy S4
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, Quad-core, 1900 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh(17h 3G talk time)



1. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1249; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

HTC needs to get that black one in stores! That'd definitely help.

20. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

HTC really screwed themselves when they couldn't get camera sensors. That little debacle cost HTC valuable time when the GS IV was not available, and could have built up some sales momentum. But with nothing to sell, HTC has lost some of the potential of the One to turn around its sales slide. I think the One will do well for HTC. But it could have been great.

23. HDShatter

Posts: 1021; Member since: Jan 17, 2013

Common consumer won't buy because: No micro sd. 4mp camera = bad to them.

31. Rayanx10

Posts: 45; Member since: Mar 30, 2013

you just a hater you hate htc. no one cares about micro sd they are damn slow anyway and that is making your s4 laggy. and its not 4mp camera you idiot the camera is perfect and its a new technology next flagship it will be better this is just start its beta mode you clearly not smart enough

51. tedkord

Posts: 17453; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I care about micro SD. I won't get a without it. And my class 10 64gb Sandisk is in no way slow, nor does it slow down my S3. The class 2 it came with didn't slow it down any.

274. Rager722 unregistered

You may care about SD but I care about the quality of my phone, I hate crappy plastic Samsungs

62. chistoefurpuffer

Posts: 140; Member since: Mar 11, 2013

Someones pretty butthurt, I'm sure before the HTC One you would definitely of liked an sd card and removable battery.

70. jromy

Posts: 114; Member since: Feb 26, 2013

That didn't really help to make your point tho...who the hell wants a beta anything on a flagship?

76. Rayanx10

Posts: 45; Member since: Mar 30, 2013

listen man all phones when they start a new technology they start small and then they go big and this is htc case although its 4 ultrapixels camera its better than many phones out there and the low light photos are amazing at night. the s4 low light pictures suck you can't see anything only black & brown solid color.

267. jcarrigan unregistered

Wow kid get your info straight before you vomit your nonsense. It has an Ultra pixel camera which comes out to 4 megapixels, not 4 Ultra pixels. also I dont know if your some raver guy who only takes pictures at night but I take the bulk of my pictures in a well lite room or during the day, it sounds alittle creepy with you focusing on taking pictures in low light settings. use your imagination on that buddy and come back when you regain some sense.

71. jackhammer91

Posts: 21; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

calling s4 laggy!! who's the fanboy here or should i say hater!!


Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

iCare too, there's no way in hell I'd buy a smartphone with no microSD slot because a smartphone without expandable memory is a Dumbphone also known as an iSomething!!

104. WakaFlakaD

Posts: 576; Member since: Apr 30, 2011

Do you know you are pretty much saying that the microSD card make the phone smart? When did microSD became the brain of a smartphone? If you are calling a phone without microSD slot, so you are saying the HTC One is a dumbphone? And Stop hating on Apple products. It doesn't make you a better person. No one needs to hear your opinion about how much you hate on certain products. Keep it to yourself. Buy what you like and ignore what you don't

107. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012



Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011


185. haney.alsaaidy

Posts: 18; Member since: Jan 29, 2013

the galaxy s4 is far better than htc one and thats why : super AMOLED > lcd 5" screen > 4.7" screen exynos 5 octa > snapdragon 600 2600 mAh > 2300 mAh 13 megapixels > 4 megapixels gorilla glass 3 > gorilla glass 2 micro sd support > no micro sd support replaceable battery > not replaceable battery Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Thermometer, Barometer, Humidity, Gesture > Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass 7.9 mm thickness > 9.3 mm 130 g weight > 143 g android 4.2.2 > android 4.1.2

192. iushnt

Posts: 3139; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

yaa good one, the only thing HTC is better is its front speaker..Even when holding I prefer the feel of GS4 compared to HTC one.

219. eness

Posts: 6; Member since: May 03, 2013

The Samsung Galaxy S4, full of useless features. The next big ugly thing is here.

235. SherlockHolmes

Posts: 125; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

Lcd produces more real color than u r Amoled !! $69 ppi is more better than 440 ppi !! 4.7 inch is perfect size for a Phone !! and Battery runs for almost same time on both Devices so the Capacity does not matters !! And 4 Megapixels Ultra Camera take far better picture in Low Light !! And it may not be better than S4 in Daylight but is easily acceptable !! Fukin all Gorilla Glass breaks on Falling !! 32 Gb is enough and the Phone has no Lag because of Sd Card!! People do not keep 2 batteries for the Phone ; You should try the Battery Bank instead !! People do not use the Thermometer , Barometer , Humidity Gesture for like more than once or twice a Year( These Features are included to take money from fo !!ols like you ) 7.9 mm thickness is way more less comfortable in hand than 9.3 mm thick phone (You can check the Reviews on Un-Biased Sites ) What Fukin Plastic will obviously have less weight than Plastic and if your hand is able to tell the 13 gram difference than you should work in the Store to measure weight instead of weighing Machine !! And it will be updated to Android 4.2.2 !! If anything Else then just COmment here I will be beack to Explain you neutrally !! You Sammy fan Boys should Acccept the truth that this time Htc One got the Edge Over S4 !! Then you all blame Apple Fan Boys !! And Ya I forgot to Mention the Boom Box , Zoe feature and Blink Feed !!

244. babyk

Posts: 379; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

whose the dumbass jackass who gave a thumb down?

273. donfem

Posts: 708; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

If the phone is better as you argue, how come it sells less than?

275. Superpiff

Posts: 36; Member since: Jul 29, 2012

marketing.any other questions

248. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

HTC One build quality is way better than Samsung Galaxy S 4 build quality. Also LCD > AMOLED. With everything else I agree.

268. ecmedic4

Posts: 520; Member since: May 02, 2013

Not everyone prefers amoled to Lcd, also not every S4 model has the octa core processor, megapixels dont mean everything in a camera, the apeture size, OIS, and way the software processes the image have a lot to do with it too among other things. GG 3 in drop tests hasnt faired well, but then again glass breaks when hitting a hard surface, just a fact of life. Not everyone needs an sd card slot or removable battery. and thickness and weight, well if a person cant pick up the HTC One cause its a lil heavier, they need to work out. My point is, not everyone has the same preferences, so just cause the S4 is better for you doesnt automatically mean its best for everyone. Ppl should choose what they like and not be bashed for it, just cause someone else doesnt like that phone, its childish and immature. Its their money to spend so its their choice and preference, get over it. Also ive seen the S4 lag because of all the bloatware that samsung calls "features", plus of the 16gb, only like roughly 9 gb is available.

204. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

While I like htc one, sdcard would be the deciding factor to halt a purchase. Agreed that many still buy htc one as indicated by its sales. But to say sdcard does not matter in term of bringing more sales would be in deniel.

217. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

acutally half of consumer cares bout SD CARD i know i still care for SD CARD cause i like too remove and expand my memory i don't like FLASH INTERNAL MEMORY which is why I will never buy HTC phones. At least SAMSUNG still provides SD CARD slot and a removable battery which is larger than the HTC ONE

269. ecmedic4

Posts: 520; Member since: May 02, 2013

LG and motorola phones also provide SD slots, but motorola has an embedded battery, but they do have a slot in the side of the phone for the sim and SD card.

222. nk_blu

Posts: 9; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

System apps are not allocated in microSD. Class 2 microSD is more than fast enough to play 1080p videos. I can't believe your comment has more likes than dislikes.

34. moroninc

Posts: 193; Member since: Jul 14, 2012

your right.. folks (not nerds like you and me) will compare 13mp vs 4mp and obviously higher the better right?. foget the replacable battery on the S4 or the SD card slot.. the camera is the one that will make or break the sale.. and for me.. it let the one and HTC down by calling it "Ultra"

36. mew7946510

Posts: 55; Member since: Nov 10, 2010

You can actually say that though, even though I hate to admit it. Most people like phones with microSD card slot even though it's not very favorable nowadays and also most people need lecturing about the myth that the more the megapixels, the better, which can be true usually but not always.

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