HTC exec retweets image of a gold Samsung Galaxy S5 compared to a band-aid


The fun continues over at the HTC camp after Samsung announced its new Galaxy S5 flagship at MWC 2014 in Barcelona. First, HTC’s official Twitter account posted an image suggesting that S5 owners would regret getting the Samsung handset after the All New HTC One is unveiled. And now we are seeing that HTC America president Jason Mackenzie retweeted an image that compares the gold Galaxy S5 to a band-aid. The image was originally tweeted by Joanna Stern, who is currently writing for The Wall Street Journal.

We'll admit it: the S5’s perforated pattern that's found on its back case and the "copper gold" color do make it look like a giant band-aid. 

HTC also has gold versions of its One smartphones, but those certainly don’t look like band-aids.

The Samsung Galaxy S5 will be released around the world starting April 11. Besides gold, other available colors will include “shimmery white”, “charcoal black,” and “electric blue.” 

Until the new smartphone hits shelves, here is all you need to know about the Samsung Galaxy S5

source: Twitter (1), (2)

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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)

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92 Comments

1. phonepro

Posts: 22; Member since: Mar 31, 2012

I actually find this one quite funny. Good one HTC!

13. WakaFlakaD

Posts: 576; Member since: Apr 30, 2011

MKBHD mentioned that as well

35. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

But this band-aid will still sell well. :)

40. Ant34

Posts: 193; Member since: Aug 10, 2013

Yes it will but I suspect it's not going to sell as well as Samsung thinks especially with the competition offering the same specs in better packaging.

43. PunyPoop

Posts: 752; Member since: Jan 18, 2013

But it doesn't mean it's a good and stylish phone LOL!

59. giani

Posts: 269; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

@itsdeepak4u2000 Really numbers game again ?! Funny enough samsung is more than capable of designing a good looking phone and use decent materials...but why should they when there are plenty like u out there...40 million more exactly. Being objective, on the spec side of things the phone is ok...but the looks...let's face it...ABOMINATION... I think that although not a lot different..even the s4 looks slightly better...and that says a lot. Anyway...u fanboys keep defending this sort of crap...I'm sure that will push samsung into actually making a decent phone not..

60. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

@giani : You think you're the only one intelligent here and rest all are morons. Maybe there's a reason why HTC is as good as dead. Live with that.

67. darkkjedii

Posts: 31628; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Actually HTC would have to live with that...not giani. IJS

69. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Yes, it's numbers game as Sammy is still no. 1. That's why HTC, LG, Sony, etc. are not doing that well. Personally I also don't like the design (I think you haven't seen my other comments regarding design in other article(s)) but see specs are good though and yes the S4 looks definitely better than S5. Huge disappointment for design. :)

85. wiiandds

Posts: 64; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

i like the new design, it look cool

78. Glim12808

Posts: 394; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

The S4 did not sell as expected and I suspect the S5 will sell even less.

90. Rager722 unregistered

How much you want to bet it wont?

55. pookiewood

Posts: 631; Member since: Mar 05, 2012

Not sure which is funnier, the picture or your icon. Haha!

15. tusshharish

Posts: 342; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

I neither love Samsung nor hate it, but seriously the gold version with dots looks like bandage........... Even Samsung kept it plane shiny or matte it will look good............

44. PunyPoop

Posts: 752; Member since: Jan 18, 2013

LOL like what I posted here http://www.phonearena.com/news/Samsung-Galaxy-S5-hands-on-a-winning-formula-gets-refined_id52950 comment #56.. Wait I thought it was my idea! LOL

18. LiyanaBG

Posts: 381; Member since: Nov 07, 2013

another one from HTC facebook wall http://i.imgur.com/GlCpVgj.jpg

20. LiyanaBG

Posts: 381; Member since: Nov 07, 2013

another one from Jason Mackenzie http://i.imgur.com/pmDGdRd.png

24. FoneAddict

Posts: 263; Member since: Jul 05, 2011

lol it's open season on Samsung! Samsung have no one but themselves to blame, the S5 is an utter let down design wise!

42. FriendsOfSamsung unregistered

HTC is desperate

2. zachattack

Posts: 621; Member since: Jul 31, 2013

Haha! Wow... talking so much s**t HTC, really hope you end up backing it up with that weird ass dual camera set up. Samsungs phone might be ugly as sin but their camera looks great. It would be nice to have this and z2 on verizon, but if i had to choose i'd pick the z2 easy

39. Hyperreal

Posts: 361; Member since: Oct 08, 2013

Pain in ya a*s?

3. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

Lol...hilarious! So ladies will love galaxy s5....hahha

4. N3Z1droid

Posts: 89; Member since: Jan 02, 2014

this will be another long war...

5. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

it's immature but really funny. samsung should also post a shiny tin can once the fat htc the all new one gets released.

6. Epicness1o1

Posts: 312; Member since: May 30, 2013

HAHAHA sickest joke in the phone world :D

7. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

+1 @HTC If Samsung wanted to create a camofalauge effect in their ad, they could have just placed it along with the rest of their phones (facing front).

8. Jazbec

Posts: 30; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

I actually see the similarity. Hopefully Samsung will design new covers and send them to S5 buyers free of charge ... That woul be the least Sammy could do for the heros that will buy the copy of a band-aids...

71. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

You can always buy a metal aftermarket cover.

9. maherk

Posts: 7018; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I feel sorry for HTC, they are turning into what Nokia has turned into after being purchased by Windows. Instead of coming up with something new and letting their innovations do their talk, they take a cheap shot at their competitors using social media. Can htc remind us how many One max units they sold so far? More like 13 I guess.

12. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

Lol you take this seriously? This is posted by somebody in the net and htc only retweeted it.hahaha..besides this is really funny, i can used it as stress removal..i have to save this picture.hahaha

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