HTC's Jeff Gordon: the iPhone is "terribly boring"

HTC's Jeff Gordon: the iPhone is
Earlier this week, Apple reported record-breaking revenues, thanks to the fact that it sold an astonishing 74.5 million iPhones between October and December 2014 (with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus obviously being the stars here). Jeff Gordon, HTC's Senior Global Online Communications Manager, used this occasion to congratulate Apple via Twitter, while at the same time mentioning that he finds the iPhone "terribly boring."

According to Gordon, Apple's handset is "a boring, easy choice." He continued by saying he wants "a phone that's more unique, more personal, more stunning when I take it out of my pocket" - likely suggesting that a device like the HTC One (M8) perfectly fits that description.

Last month, Jeff Gordon said that HTC's 2015 roadmap would be its best ever, including some "huge surprises." Well, we're impatiently waiting to see if these surprises will blow us away or not. We know that the HTC One (M9), aka Hima, might not look too different from the One (M8), so perhaps the surprises are related to other products (or aren't exactly about design). We'll just have to wait and see.

Back to the iPhone, do you agree with Jeff Gordon's statement about it?

source: Jeff Gordon (Twitter)



1. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

So is m8. I prefer galaxy s or note, but I'd take an iphone over htc any day.

3. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

Touchwiz sluggishness make people even bored, load phone contact for 5 seconds every times

16. ciprian.ruse

Posts: 320; Member since: May 13, 2014

Or Gallery app which takes ages to open and lags badly... Samsung has poor software optimization but I hope they learned from mistakes and S6 will come with a new touchwiz that can be on par with Sense speed.

50. tedkord

Posts: 17410; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I've got the Note 4,and have no lag in either of those areas.

92. ciprian.ruse

Posts: 320; Member since: May 13, 2014

I've got a S5 (g900f) and I do feel lag. I had Note 3 before S5 and definitely was smoother in every department but gallery app had lag on Note 3 also and so I always use quickpic.

114. engineer-1701d unregistered

Its not really lag its where u put the pics SD or internal understand if its SD your having to open native then pull from SD card in external so that half second is what your seeing but also know with every new phone you are seeing faster is and your brain comes to expect the same of faster if you go back to a older phone apple or android with same number of pics u will see newer phone is faster we as humans just expect faster and faster, I remember having to wait 3 minutes for a single dial up web page to load and as CPU got faster found myself saying come come hurry up already even though its an amazing feat of software engineering

83. jack123

Posts: 278; Member since: Jan 07, 2013

Slightly agreed, I've been using my note4 for almost 3 months and i had feeling that i miss my z ultra.

89. GalaxyS5

Posts: 430; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

lol what the? you either do not own a Note or are you missing the beautiful viewing angles and attractive brown ui of good old sonys.

118. romeo1

Posts: 816; Member since: Jan 06, 2012

Brown? And the viewing angles are pretty good on the ultra ;) How about premium build? Not saying the note4 doesn't feel good but it's just not on par with htc or sony. There are many reasons to buy a z ultra over the note 4 but same goes for buying the note4 over the z ultra ;)

130. GalaxyS5

Posts: 430; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

lol yeah the build. it's fantastic. what reasons anyone would buy that failure of a brick phone that doesn't even have a successor?

131. romeo1

Posts: 816; Member since: Jan 06, 2012

Price its very cheap. Screen size and almost all pens and pencils as input. You get a s800 and a 6.44 inch screen in a premium case for only 250€. It almost doesn't come better than that. The 8mp is more than capable especially if you know how to use manual mode. No lag.(big one 2) If you look at price/quality the note 4 could pack its back. But again note 4 has allot going on for itself 2. No flash killed the phone i guess as allot of people want it these days. Didn't bother me as the pictures i make with my phones are just for work. If i need to make good pictures for the website i use a digital camera. The z ultra is still a good and very capable phone this year. a successor would be here this year only im not sure if its going to be in March or later as. If they did it like samsung it would be better. Flagship 1st quarter galaxy s and the flagship of the 3th galaxy note

136. GalaxyS5

Posts: 430; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

hahahahahahahahhahahaahahhahaahhahahahahahaha so the 8mp camera on a "sony" which 20.7 mp cameras are not up to par with recent flagships beats the Note camera? lol what a c*nehead. so now you use an outdated digital camera to make up for the flash? lol. do they still produce these nowadays? been ages since I've seen one. and yeah the huge dimensions makes the z ultra a tablet. man I can't handle my dad's note 4 easily how about the oversized brick brute of yours? a 6.44 screen with bad viewing angles? did you even know about it? hey they fixed it partially with the z2 and is now "modern" with the z3 but hey it s_cks in older xperias just search a little. and I wonder why it's so cheap. I remember here it was at like 950$ 2 years ago then now it's nonexistant and few months ago it was in the 200s $. why? it's a capable tablet? yeah I'd buy it. but man comparing it to the note 4? go to h*ll bro. and hey the few lags here and there in touchwiz are now minimal and do not intefere in apps ( read the note edge 1 month review). anyways I nearly never felt any lag in any samsung I've bought maybe because I always buy their best models. I'm wasting my time here.

137. romeo1

Posts: 816; Member since: Jan 06, 2012

You should learn to read better. I only said that the 8mp is more than capable. Not saying its better than note 4 camera. And the 20.7 mp camera on the z3 is much more capable then the note 4's. But the superior auto mode only makes 8mp pictures. To get the best you should use manual mode. Who said anything about an outdated digital camera? No mobile phone can take pictures as good as my digital camera. Also if you take pictures of houses with big rooms a mobile phone won't be able to get everything right unless you have a z3(and knowing how to use it) or a lumia with xenon and even those aren't on the level where i need them to be. If you have small hands a phablet could be to big. At least you could still get a s5/m8/z3 etc. Or go for even smaller phones. I use a z3tc as my phone as i found the z ultra too small 2 enjoy watching movies and it's handy for work.(yes even bigger) The z ultra didn't had bad viewing angles you should check it out if you have the chance. The z2 and z3 both have very good ips displays but the z2 is more natural the z3 is on the colder side.(i personally like it that way as the whites look much better) It got cheap because 1 they don't make the phone anymore and 2 the chipset and everything else got cheaper to make zo it can sell for less. A note 3 which was around 100€ more expensive then the ultra here and now you can find it for 290€ which is only 40€ more then the ultra. "why? It's a capable tablet?(should be phablet) yeah I'd buy it" lol It still is comparable only the note4 takes the cake but that doesn't mean it can't stand its ground on some areas. The lags are minimal in the note 4/edge but if you are used to none it's still too much on the point where it gets annoying. So the same goes for you if you didn't had a faster device it will do the job and won't be annoying.

141. GalaxyS5

Posts: 430; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

I swear I only read the first 2 phrases, and had enough. for a guy advertising for a failure of a product and claiming it's better then the current android crown holder is enough to say what kind of a digital camera dinosaur you are. now get the h*ll of me "Fred Flinstone". hey own a nokia, it's good for you.

142. romeo1

Posts: 816; Member since: Jan 06, 2012

You are just a troll and don't know what you are talking about. Cant come with facts or reasons why. Just a blind fanboy/girl. Just be happy you got your s5. as long as its good for you. Others will like something else. And if you can'tread properly don't respond as you just make a fool of yourself.

150. datagrab

Posts: 49; Member since: Feb 13, 2015

Bro, look at his name. You should know by then that he's a troll who lurks on people's posts against sammy. He be like "bloatware good!, stock android suck". My lil sis owns an S5 and its 2GB RAM is almost always used even after just turning on the device with little user apps installed, most are sammy's bloatware. Dafuq? That's why i use Lenovo Vibe Z 2 Pro. 3GB of RAM and only 900MB of RAM is used based off Vibe UI after booting up. No bloatware like sammy. Oh and uh, I'll just leave this here for the sammy lover (4000mah of awesomeness baby! Oh what's that? 2800mah? That's so sad.) Z ultra was released on 2013 and S5 on 2014 and Z ultra tops way better with less lag and not much bloat, even with .3ghz lower

143. ogee4life

Posts: 105; Member since: Apr 12, 2014

can't even debate normally

132. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

The gallery app doesn't lag, unless you have a ton of pictures. There is nothing wrong with TW. It is why the Galaxy is the top selling android phone. In fact the S alone outsells all Android OEMs combined. If Android has dorect access to the hrd like C+ does, it wouldn't be an issue. The fact Android is a VM makes the TW layer have some quirks. But the complaint is moot. Because for what I get in the phone whch is less than an iPhone where I get the best of EVERYTHING, I have nothing to complain about. You all sound like a bunch of Samsung hating pussycats. Trust me that sint what I really want to say. The iPhone is so simple it is boring. Sure I have lots of iOS games I like, the OS overall never makes me want to pick up an IOS device and do anything. I rather grab by n ot. Sure the apps on iOS look better, but the most popular ones look the same and on Android most do more.

21. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

Very true!

27. Osama99

Posts: 41; Member since: Nov 14, 2014

#HugoBarraCyanogenmod What do you mean?

51. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Well, one thing is consistent. Trolls are terribly boring people that hide in PA forum bad mouthing other people phone. Even on weekends. What a sad life. Oh my date is here. See you guys on Monday.

80. TreyTreyTaylor

Posts: 728; Member since: Dec 21, 2010

Exactly. People seem to speak for the masses by saying it will lag and people will get bored of it. Which couldn't be any further from the truth on my Note 4. I'd rather have features out the ass than a slightly faster phone that's boring as hell.

54. GeorgeDao123

Posts: 432; Member since: Aug 20, 2013

There must be a problem with your clock or your comprehension about time. It takes me less than 2 seconds to open any apps.

76. clirim

Posts: 34; Member since: Feb 06, 2014

you seem to have no idea what samsung is!!

84. androidwindows

Posts: 216; Member since: Oct 04, 2014

"load phone contact for 5 seconds every times" I'm sorry but that's just a blatant lie. That doesn't even happen to low end samsung phones.

88. GalaxyS5

Posts: 430; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

Touchwiz is the reason I bought and will buy Samsung products. other uis are quite boring. I'd prefer Touchwiz over any ios copy cheap china of yours.

109. jmonteiro829

Posts: 264; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

Everyone's phone experience is going to be different from the next. With true multitasking you may have too many apps running that you don't even know about taking up your RAM.... hence the sluggishness. You could have multiple apps that others don't constantly running. For anyone to state that a particular phone is laggy (especially a flag ship) they should check to see how they have it setup first.

128. Gabriellow1990

Posts: 4; Member since: Feb 01, 2015

Agreed 100%. I used to own Galaxy S2 and S3, and it takes at least a couple seconds to open dialer, gallery, S planner(calendar) ESPECIALLY when all apps are cleared from memory/running apps. Unless it wasn't cleared and "closed" via home button then it will open instantaneously. HTC One however, opens instantaneously either way cleared from memory or not. HTC Sense ftw :)

134. hondaslzman

Posts: 78; Member since: Dec 29, 2014

Learn how to use it, TW never lag for me, you need to be smarter to use tw, otheriwse stay with the boring useless IOS

149. phichart

Posts: 335; Member since: May 03, 2014

I got note 4 and I have never lagged and I love touchwiz!

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