HTC antagonizes Samsung and Apple in the U.K.

HTC antagonizes Samsung and Apple in the U.K.
Well, well, well. You have to give HTC's staff in the U.K. some points for taking shots at two of the OEM's rivals. The shots were taken on the HTC U.K. Facebook page last week, just before Christmas. The actual quote is based on a glowing review of the HTC One by Esquire magazine. But the staff running the HTC U.K. social networking site decided to throw in a couple of  comments aimed at Samsung and Apple, in parenthesis.

No doubt that the HTC One was the early rival to the Samsung Galaxy S4. While the latter sold 10 million units in its first month, HTC's flagship device was rumored to sell 5 million in its first month, despite an issue with supply.


Since then, both models have seen sales drop off and HTC added both the HTC One mini and the phablet-sized HTC One max. Samsung, for its part, added a few variations to the Galaxy S4 including a rugged model, and a camera-centric version. As for Apple, the Apple iPhone 5s became another phone standing in the HTC One's way when launched in September. We should point out that we happen to agree with Esquire (and ironically, HTC U.K., since it seemed to fear the iPhone 5s design the most) as the two phones that we picked as having the best design for 2013 were the HTC One and the Apple iPhone 5s.

Both HTC and Samsung are said to be working on sequels to their respective flagship models with the HTC One 2 and the Samsung Galaxy S5 respectively. And while both models will no doubt battle for supremacy of the smartphone world along with Apple's next offering, HTC U.K. is happy now to get its two rivals stirred up. What is that phrase about letting sleeping dogs lie?


Thanks, Anonymous Tipster!

source: HTCU.K.

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49 Comments

48. GeekMovement unregistered

and now their design team is in jail...

47. techloverNYC

Posts: 601; Member since: Nov 20, 2012

2 things I have give HTC one credit for is the all metal body frame and the 2 front speakers. These are going to become standard for high end Android phones now. Every next gen phone is hinting a metal body and a dual front speaker. Lately the rumors of S5 are basically a phone that combines HTC one,Iphone 5s, and s4 into one monster phone.

35. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Wow! The HTC One is far from anywhere near the best android phone or best designed phone. The flaws are pretty numerous and many of the deal breaking variety.

30. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

Well nothing else is working for them so might as well try anything to get noticed.

28. Topcat488

Posts: 1426; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

Well at least HTC isn't "Quietly" anymore. I love their design...

19. Heretic

Posts: 18; Member since: Jun 12, 2012

HTC has some serious cojones for crowing about someone's personal, or someone's personal preference. Especially when HTC knows that they're artificially limiting a lot of their cellphones for no technical reason at all.

15. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

'best android phone' with poor camera performance and poor battery life... nice try htc nice try..

16. TMach unregistered

The comments were not made by HTC, other than those in brackets, but by Esquire.......Please try to comprehend what you've read before posting irrelevant comments! "Not just the best Android phone on the market (take that, Samsung), the HTC One is widely acknowledged as the best-designed Smartphone ever (in your face Apple!)"-Esquire, with HTC U.K. comments in parenthesis

18. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

I got the story bro. Htc posted it so it means they agree with esquire so there is no problem with my comment

14. enthasuium

Posts: 150; Member since: Nov 21, 2013

Agree with Best designed smartphone ever is HTC ONE, but not best android phone, HTC has to do some more thing with battery life, camera, notification panel

34. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

you realise in the PA battery life test the One outperformed the s4?

12. number29

Posts: 185; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

I've never seen the point in these cheap shots, and it seems ridiculously childish. HTC just need make better products for me to buy them rather than taking pot shots at other companies who currently do make the better products.

6. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

"Not just the best Android phone on the market (where it's not banned), the HTC One is widely acknowledged as the best-designed smartphone ever (to infringe Nokia patents).

10. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I see what you did there.

17. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

Please enlighten me on those said patents as i'm pretty sure most of them most other Android OEM's infrige too, Nokia's patent is related to the Qualcomm chip inside the One and One mini, don't other manufacturers have Qualcomm chips on their phones too?

22. giani

Posts: 269; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

HTC One has been receiving by far the most awards this year and it is recognized by the industry to be the BEST android phone this year. Other facts: htc one has not been banned anywhere; Qualcomm, Broadcom and Google are the ONES that have been infringing on the patents...however... NOKIA beeing lame and a sore looser has chosen to chase the little guy. Next time before u talk more crap do a bit of research.

49. DnB925Art

Posts: 1168; Member since: May 23, 2013

WRONG. HTC One as well as all HTC devices, have been banned in Germany.http://www.phonearena.com/news/Nokia-wins-another-injunction-against-HTC-in-Germany-ruling-covers-all-Android-powered-HTC-devices_id50822 I think YOU need to do more research.

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Posts: 418; Member since: Oct 05, 2012

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8. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Why does it require access to GPS location?

9. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

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3. nasznjoka

Posts: 418; Member since: Oct 05, 2012

yeah but I wish them to gain strength so as to make the market even competitive

2. toiletcleaner

Posts: 224; Member since: Oct 10, 2012

Take that HTC. ( posted whit my Note 3 )

5. darkkjedii

Posts: 31817; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

"With"

7. nasznjoka

Posts: 418; Member since: Oct 05, 2012

*via*

13. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

Probably the note 3 doesn't autocorrect! ;)

23. oister85 unregistered

Probably he or she is bilingual.

32. toiletcleaner

Posts: 224; Member since: Oct 10, 2012

Spanish language here. My Note 3 does the job

45. androtaku

Posts: 246; Member since: Dec 12, 2013

note 3 misspell "s**t" take that HTC "posted s**t with my note 3"

11. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

The best phone ever. :')

25. darkkjedii

Posts: 31817; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I've read numerous reviews Smurf, but what are the truly standout features the got you hooked?

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