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Latest HTC video shows you how (not) to upgrade your old phone

Latest HTC video shows you how (not) to upgrade your old phone
Upgrading your smartphone is usually a joyful moment, especially if you have the money to get the latest and greatest device to replace your old one. HTC recently uploaded a video that shows us how fun it can be to upgrade an old phone. Fun, and yet not necessarily rewarding.

As you’ll see in the video - embedded below - someone at HTC is helping a Sprint customer upgrading her HTC Evo 4G LTE (an ex-flagship from 2012). 

The upgrade process seems to be heading towards her getting a brand new HTC One (M8) - with an all-metal body, BoomSound speakers, and a Duo camera. Still, the final result doesn’t really satisfy the owner of the Evo 4G LTE - we can only assume that she’s not a big fan of steampunk.

The customer eventually chooses to upgrade her handset the classic way: in a store. At the end, HTC says that upgrading is easier than you think, and invites you to visit its official website to check its newest models. You may not even need all the gear presented in the video for upgrading.

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12 Comments

1. RajuSesharaj

Posts: 13; Member since: Oct 02, 2014

What they show is a phone's useful life has reduced from 5 years to 2 years. We actually need a phone but go for the specs and end up buying which is way over our needs. $200-600 every year for a new phone, nice way to milk people's money

3. hurrycanger

Posts: 1755; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

The old one is still useful as a phone. But I'm willing to get milked. Ohh yeeeahhH~~~!! http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2010/207/f/d/Vector__OH_YEAH_by_Beeblez.gif

7. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

LOL...Gru is like "WTF is this guy beside me doing? I'm still finding my next phone. Hmm...LG, Sony, Samsung, Apple, HTC, Nokia, BlackBerry...so hard to choose.

6. vincelongman

Posts: 5625; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Hopefully Project Ara will change this Then we just a couple modules every 2-3 years

2. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

I always recommend domestic phone because they're cheap, but when my customers willing to pay extra, HTC is My first recommendation

5. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

To be honest, I won't buy a phone from a seller like you. You only recommend domestic (China) phones because you're biased to China phones, if your customers willing to pay extra, you recommend them to buy a HTC phone because it's from Taiwan and you think Taiwan is China, China is Taiwan. I can imagine that if people want to buy a phone from you that's not from a Chinese brand, you'll make rubbish excuses like for example: If the person wants to buy a Sony phone, you'll say "No, I don't recommend you that, because I hate Japan". If the person wants to buy a Samsung phone, you'll say "No, I don't recommend you that, because it's an overpriced kimchi crap". (Same goes to LG) If the person wants to buy a Nokia phone, you'll say "No, I don't recommend you that, because it's from European country and I look down on Europeans". All you're trying to do, is to drag people to Chinese brand phones. Even though I like Chinese brand phones, I won't buy phones from you because of your biased attitude. No one likes a biased seller. No offense, but just being honest though.

8. SuperMaoriBro

Posts: 533; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

He may be biased but you are definately a douch

9. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Why? Because you're helping your fellow Chinese?

10. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

Actually now with his comment he is not trolling. He is still a proud htc one owner

11. SuperMaoriBro

Posts: 533; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

I dont know the reason why you are a douch, maybe you got dropped on your head as a child, maybe someone smacked you with the douch stick when you werent looking, all i know is your douchy comments give away the fact that you are indeed a douch.

4. chocolaking

Posts: 495; Member since: May 22, 2012

I want the desire eye!!!!!!!!!

12. tokuzumi

Posts: 1821; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

Finally, a good HTC ad. HTC has needed some real marketing for a while. Looks like they finally stumbled on the right type of ad.

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