HTC: "buyer's remorse coming soon" to Samsung Galaxy S5 owners


What we’re seeing above is HTC’s reaction to the new Samsung Galaxy S5, which was officially unveiled at MWC 2014 a few hours ago. According to HTC, customers buying the Galaxy S5 will regret their purchase on March 25, when the Taiwanese company is going to announce its successor to last year’s One flagship smartphone. The upcoming handset is codenamed HTC M8, and could be officially called the All New One (but we also heard it might be released as the HTC One 2, or HTC One+).

The Galaxy S5 is waterproof, runs Android 4.4 KitKat with a new version of TouchWiz UI, and introduces a Finger Scanner (embedded in its home button), plus a heart rate monitor that’s situated below the 16MP rear camera. The S5 sports a 5.1-inch 1080p Super AMOLED display, and will be powered by either a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, or an octa-core Exynos CPU.

As for the unannounced All New One from HTC, this seemingly also uses a 1080p display of around 5 inches, while Android 4.4 KitKat with Sense 6.0 UI are running the show. A quad-core Qualcomm processor and a twin-sensor rear camera should complete the picture. The leaked images that allegedly show the new HTC One pretty much rule out the possibility of it being waterproof - so at least from this point of view the Galaxy S5 has an advantage.

Of course, we can’t decide which of the two smartphones is better until we get the chance to test both of them. Still, what do you think, is HTC right? Will early Galaxy S5 adopters really regret their acquisition after the All New One is unveiled?

Update: Samsung says that the Galaxy S5 will be available globally starting April, so HTC's affirmation seems a bit rushed - because customers won't really be able to buy the S5 before March 25. But maybe pre-orders will be open by then? We'll let you know.

source: HTC

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Galaxy S5
  • Display 5.1" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 2.1 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2800 mAh(21h 3G talk time)
One (M8)
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 4 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2300 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh(20h 3G talk time)

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80 Comments

1. Jklaz

Posts: 159; Member since: Jul 01, 2013

How can one have buyers remorse for a product that isn't released yet.. and won't even be released when this is being announced.

2. Skoms

Posts: 118; Member since: Feb 03, 2014

Sony Z2 or Samsung S5 They are both water resistent!

8. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

How many times I have to answer you. Of course Z2, you know that.

51. LiyanaBG

Posts: 381; Member since: Nov 07, 2013

i got to say i'm loving HTC new Marketing and they hitting it hard these days. HTC is working HARD they deserve to be on top again

64. techaman unregistered

no the z2 is waterproof the s5 is water resistant

16. ghaniosman

Posts: 78; Member since: Jun 06, 2013

htc just tryin cheap publicity stunts to disperse the attention from the great s5

26. Skoms

Posts: 118; Member since: Feb 03, 2014

Samsaung has always the most Features.

60. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

You know nothing about user experience.. You just think more is better... That's your fault!

47. Hyperreal

Posts: 361; Member since: Oct 08, 2013

you should say great disapointment. nothing interesting. in fact almost all rumors about this phone were not true.

52. LiyanaBG

Posts: 381; Member since: Nov 07, 2013

this is called Marketing htc is learning thats what samsung does but people don't say anything when samsung does it

57. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

Brother u need to relearn the definiton of marketing. I liked HTC phones at a time (no it was not The One) but they were just snobs when they were on top pricing their products ridiculously and positioning themselves as high-end (this was when android was just a tiny little green robot, cute n all)! Now the company faces losses and they take cheap shots at Sammyn fr what? just cuz they made one phone....one phone out of metal and glass? with unfinished software? n releasing +versions of their own flagship? BUYER'S REMORSE DEFINITELY BUT NOT FOR S5 OWNERS BUT FOR THE ONE OR ALL NEW ONE OWNERS! i think sony feels more premium any day of the week compared to htc. In my opinion, HTC is already dead, they just dont know it yet!

54. InspiredSkye

Posts: 10; Member since: Jun 25, 2013

"Great" just in terms of dimensions.

22. josephnero

Posts: 777; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

Z2 for me

33. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

I would go with Z2 if you are looking into to get a phone that's water proof because Samsung GS4 Active isn't so water proof after all...

44. SleepingOz unregistered

Yep, I'd rather get one of those two if the leaked M8 is the real deal.

45. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

Agree, I don't know why I can't like HTC.

46. zhiae unregistered

we all saw s5 now and the remorse gona come to buyers soon soon

50. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

HTC is pulling a Nokia right now.

53. LiyanaBG

Posts: 381; Member since: Nov 07, 2013

pulling a samsung marketing

3. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Not even buyers remorse. Observers remorse would be more accurate. I don't see a compelling reason to trade a GS4 for this. And definitely no reason to trade a Note 3 for it.

29. THE_Hulk

Posts: 55; Member since: Feb 09, 2014

I totally agree with you on that... note 3 is a lot better than S5 s**t. to my opinion, note 3 will still rule and Z2 is gonna take Galaxy's crown

42. Dante216

Posts: 32; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

What is the tech blog comments section's obsession with Sony phones? No one wants them. No way will the Z2 take any crown.

48. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Because people think Sony is going to overthrow Samsung like it's the 17th century or something.

65. techaman unregistered

we want them we just cant get them that easy in america i would love the z1 over the s5 i would feel like i am holding 600 in hand

72. Nexus_bear

Posts: 32; Member since: Nov 19, 2013

I drool over Sony products. Always have always will. But lack of a mobile device presence in the US really keeps me from owning a Sony. If this comes as a Google play edition I'd sell my nexus 5 and Google play edition S4 on the drop of a dime.

4. kalloud

Posts: 155; Member since: Jun 21, 2012

Competition, competition Z2 ; S5 ; One 2014 ; G3 ..

23. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

Its the year of the clones,each handset are pretty much the same as last years versions

56. jad.boutary

Posts: 107; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

That's what I think too.. so everyone who got an 2013 phone no need to upgrade this year.. thx OEM for saving my money :P

5. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

This could be your last chance HTC. Do your best, although I won't buy your products!

18. Epicness1o1

Posts: 303; Member since: May 30, 2013

HAhaha those words :D

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