HTC: "buyer's remorse coming soon" to Samsung Galaxy S5 owners
posted by Florin T. / Feb 24, 2014, 2:03 PM
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.
Samsung Galaxy S5 OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.4, 4.4.2 View Full specs
- 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)
- 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)
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.
posted on Feb 24, 2014, 2:05 PM 16
Posts: 118; Member since: Feb 03, 2014
Sony Z2 or Samsung S5 They are both water resistent!
posted on Feb 24, 2014, 2:05 PM 2
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!
posted on Feb 24, 2014, 3:31 PM 0
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.
posted on Feb 24, 2014, 2:06 PM 6
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
posted on Feb 24, 2014, 2:23 PM 2
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.
posted on Feb 24, 2014, 10:55 PM 0
Posts: 155; Member since: Jun 21, 2012
Competition, competition Z2 ; S5 ; One 2014 ; G3 ..
posted on Feb 24, 2014, 2:07 PM 2
Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011
Its the year of the clones,each handset are pretty much the same as last years versions
posted on Feb 24, 2014, 2:17 PM 3
Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012
This could be your last chance HTC. Do your best, although I won't buy your products!
posted on Feb 24, 2014, 2:07 PM 8
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