HTC hung out in Times Square during Samsung's event

HTC hung out in Times Square during Samsung's event
Last week, during Samsung's introduction of the Samsung Galaxy S 4 in Times Square, HTC brazenly hung out just a few blocks away making sure that New Yorkers knew all about the HTC One. Stopping various New Yorkers at 46th and Broadway, HTC put its upcoming new flagship device into as many hands as possible. Consider this the smartphone version of a candidate "pressing the flesh".

The HTC crew made sure to discuss the Beats Audio sound on the phone and the front facing stereo speakers, pointing out that the audio on the phone could be clearly heard, cutting through all of the ambient noise you hear walking by Times Square. The New Yorkers also had a chance to see all of the extra light that goes through the camera thanks to the use of UltraPixels. Some even commented that the HTC One "looks better than Samsung," while another said, "I might have to switch from my iPhone."

Overall, we would say that the HTC One had a great reception in New York. The problem was just a couple of blocks away where Samsung was taking the wraps off the Samsung Galaxy S 4. HTC might have discovered something important though. Judging from the response of these New Yorkers, HTC might have a fighting chance with the HTC One.

source: HTC via AndroidCentral

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1. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

LOL xD. HTC wants to steal Samsung's customers!

2. Lifengineer

Posts: 44; Member since: Dec 15, 2011

That's so obvious! Everybody is trying to steal others' customers!

34. amiroo

Posts: 269; Member since: Sep 03, 2012


39. AppleHateBoy unregistered

HTC One will make for a super awesome T-Mobile G3!

5. wendygarett unregistered

Its a business, LG did the same thing, Eventhough both LG and Samsung are Korean, they're fighting each other... Google and Microsoft are American, yet they fighting each other, simply because it's business... But in the end, consumer is the one who benefited :)

10. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

With what? Cause they are not gonna with delayed phones.

11. Topcat488

Posts: 1415; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

I think i heard someone say, they are gonna trade in a iphone, not Sammy.

12. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Yup, I've heard it too! Even an iPhone user will change to HTC, this is a success for HTC.

19. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Guys, are you all angry because I said "HTC wants to steal Samsung's customers!" ? This is a joke, you all also saw the "LOL xD" right? Ok, now the real thing is HTC is genius, they promote the One at the Times Square during Samsung's event, I wish I was there.

3. TheLibertine

Posts: 484; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

Well, it is something they HAVE to be interested in.

4. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

Now that we know ( and we knew a while back) what the S4 looks like... The HTC One is the better phone..

8. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

better if looks is all you care about !

18. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

Did you know that Cyanogenmod will not support the new Galaxy s4 ?

35. 90ninjas unregistered

Did you know the CM is not the only custom ROM out there? /omg

37. tedkord

Posts: 17357; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Nor is he anywhere near the best.

45. nobelset

Posts: 270; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

Cyanogenmod for galaxies aren't really that good, a lot of features are dropped and not supported unlike the stock touch wiz. There are lots of better roms.

9. wendygarett unregistered

I'm pretty sure you won't purchase either of them, am I stand correct?

13. taikucing unregistered

and better than iphone

16. lpratas

Posts: 398; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

Better phone in what? S4 has better specs, unless the international version with their quad-core cortex A15 at 1.6GHz wich ends to be an octo-core cpu with 4 cortex A15 cores and 4 cortex A7 cores. And yet more, with a gpu with twice the performance of the gpu of the Iphone 5.

28. Martine

Posts: 102; Member since: Oct 20, 2011

HTC is the better looking phone. Anything more than that is fanboyism at its finest. Even Note II trashed the "gimmick" Ultramegapixel camera: Even Lumia 720 took better low light shots too

33. lpratas

Posts: 398; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

Anything more than that is fanboyism at its finest? You must be kiding with me. Then better hardware specs it's fanboyism and ''gimmick''? What damn of stupidity is that? Galaxy S4 has a good camera, better than of the HTC One. The HTC One compared with Galaxy S4, in terms of hardware and features, like video and audio codecs, microsd cards with EXFAT support, the most powerful cpu and gpu of the international version, has no chance.

44. Martine

Posts: 102; Member since: Oct 20, 2011

Please read my comment again, very carefully. You will notice we are on the same side. It was a reply to Gallitoking's comment.

46. Urgency

Posts: 11; Member since: Feb 26, 2013

Trashed? Your joking.. Please look at the pictures again.. @night no flash - htc clearly wins that part. @hdr mode - note II gives the a much warm redish hue. One looks better obviously. @pitch dark - note II has a very strong flash. Which is good in taking photos from afar. But in that picture i think htc wins. It looks more natural to me.

50. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Poor dumb ass HTC fan. Just let it go, HTC is going to get owned again so you need to accept it.

55. Urgency

Posts: 11; Member since: Feb 26, 2013

Sorry dude.. pity on you.. your assuming of something you dont know.. Im not not an htc fan.. nor any fan you could imagine.. First of all how can you say that im an htc fan when my devices are: Iphone4-> GS2-> HOX/808 -> XS -> S3/IPad3 .. so clearly your the DUMB ASS FAN your talking about!


Posts: 100; Member since: Nov 30, 2011

As long as HTC is around I really dont care If sammy sells More quantity and less quality I will never buy another samsung phone after having internet problems with every galaxy phone ive ever had

6. ishtiak

Posts: 6; Member since: Mar 19, 2013

Well currently im usein note 2 and nokia e7. Still i don't know why i hate Samsung. I like to down Samsung and thing ll be begin late 2013 :-)

7. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Great way for samsung too start their ad compaign

14. RapidCat

Posts: 351; Member since: Jun 12, 2012

poor HTC

15. avin007

Posts: 139; Member since: Feb 28, 2013

But why is this posted today???......

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