Leaked HTC training document tells reps that the HTC One (M8) is better than the Samsung Galaxy S5

Leaked HTC training document tells reps that the HTC One (M8) is better than the Samsung Galaxy S5
An HTC training document, used to show sales reps how to push the HTC One (M8), has leaked revealing HTC's game plan to sell the device. It seems that the Taiwan based manufacturer expects the biggest challenge to come from the Samsung Galaxy S5, and as a result, HTC lists five reasons why the HTC One (M8) is better than the Samsung Galaxy S5. The first reason is that "metal beats plastic" and HTC says that premium phones should be metal. HTC adds that while Samsung was content to stick with plastic, HTC pushed itself and added more metal to the OG HTC One.

Other reasons include the two powerful front-facing Boom Speakers, 25% louder than the speakers on the previous HTC One model. The third reason that HTC is telling reps that its new flagship is better than Samsung's new flagship, is Motion Launch. This supports one handed use on the HTC One (M8), as you can open an app with a single swipe. Next, the Duo camera allows you to add effects before or after you take a picture, while Ufocus allows you to decide which part of a photo to focus on. Lastly, HTC Advantage allows users to have one free cracked screen replacement within 6 months after buying the phone.

The documents also include a page devoted to other features that no self respecting salesman worth his commission should ever forget. Like BlinkFeed, your social media and newsfeed screen. Another feature HTC brings up is pause and go video. This allows you to stop shooting video, and pick up later exactly from where you left off. If you recently checked out the HTC One (M8) at your local carrier or tech retailer, no doubt the guy or gal helping you spouted some of these very reasons why you should buy the handset.

source: HTCSource via AndroidandMe

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One (M8)
  • 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)



1. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Wonder why HTC is getting called out versus any other OEM? Do we think no other provides propaganda with their goods?

4. lllIIIlllIIl

Posts: 48; Member since: Apr 11, 2014

This is the same exact thing Samsung does. I used to work for Samsung in Best Buy, and they teach you to bash the other brands. In fact, that's all my marketing lead wanted us to do rather then try to gain customers by telling them actual facts about the phone. All Samsung has on customers is telling them why the iPhone, and other highly desired phones, suck. Insecurity at it's finest.

40. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

HTC should start building all their phones with metals then speak.

41. lllIIIlllIIl

Posts: 48; Member since: Apr 11, 2014

Their focus (and this articles focus that is describing HTCs focus which is in plain sight on paper) is all about the new M8, not their other phones. L2Read.

46. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Company is meant to sell multiple phones to the customers not just a single One. So tell them to stop brainwashing. And metal may lead to electrocution, I mean chances increases for such instances. It's a wrong marketing trick.


Posts: 261; Member since: May 03, 2013

I call bulls**t!

67. express77 unregistered

s5>>>>>>>>>>>>>>m8 and this is only because of crappy camera. what kind of 'flagship' have 4 mp camera in 2014.

97. sgodsell

Posts: 7368; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

You use to work for Samsung at best buy and you are saying all Samsung has on customers is to tell them why the iPhone and other highly desired phones suck and Samsung is insecure. So you want us to believe you. Yeah okay, and I will sell you some cheap land at the artic ocean, great price. Please even the iPhone is going to make larger phones like the Galaxy line up. I use my Galaxy S4 as an altimeter on my ultralight and a temperature gauge. Then at home I don't care about TV or other remotes because the S4 is a universal remote. When I take pictures and show them off I can just wave my hand to scroll through them. The new S5 is now water proof, has a finger print reader, and a new heart rate monitor. Yes some people won't use or need them, but at least they are there. I plan on upgrading to the S5 even for the water proofing and faster processor.

98. lllIIIlllIIl

Posts: 48; Member since: Apr 11, 2014

Your point in replying a pointless comment was….? LOL. p.s: Since you're one of Samesungs butt buddies, you should tell them to fix their "fingerprint scanner". I'd be able to type in a 500 character password by the time I get my fingerprint to work.

13. giani

Posts: 269; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

To be honest, all they have to do is put them side by side. Nough said.

33. lllIIIlllIIl

Posts: 48; Member since: Apr 11, 2014

But the S5 would ruin the beauty of the picture :( Crop FTW!

34. hassoups

Posts: 473; Member since: Jun 06, 2013

Everyone on the Internet worked at best buy for Samsung apparently

38. lllIIIlllIIl

Posts: 48; Member since: Apr 11, 2014

Strange, considering they get suckish and miserable kiosk traffic, compared to Apples kiosk.


Posts: 261; Member since: May 03, 2013


17. Whopyourass unregistered

It's simple, because no other Android phone now beats the Samsung S5 at the moment in terms of processing prowess except for the new HTC One. For quite time already I have always suspected that PhoneArena has been bought over by Samsung discreetly and used to promote Samsung's products while PRETENDING to give Balanced reviews? Look at the biasness of the article on HTC One Vs Samsung S5. Obviously the New HTC One is so much better designed but noticed the reviewer only made a general remark on the HTC One's design and then went on to heap sooo much praise and justifications on Samcrap's Plastic phone and Glamorous Band-Aid design? See below: " Oh boy, we can definitely understand HTC for praising its premium aluminum design, which has become even more attractive in the One (M8). With even more metal and a beautiful gunmetal finish, the HTC One (M8) is certainly a treat for the eyes of smartphone lovers. Meanwhile, the Galaxy S5 remains true to Samsung's idea of an Android smartphone – it comes with the familiar Samsung look, but there's a twist this time around. After the glossy plastic of the GS4 and the faux-leather finish of the Note 3 (and some of the late GS4 variants), Samsung has once again decided it's time for a change, and so the Galaxy S5 comes with the new Glam look, which features a rubbery plastic finish on the back, decorated with an eye-catching, dotted pattern. As a whole, both devices look quite good, with the HTC One (M8) having the more striking and premium appearance of the two. In terms of comfort, however, the GS5 proves to be the better handset, as its rubbery plastic material feels warm and inviting to the touch, whereas the cold and hard surface of the all-metal HTC One just isn't so comfortable to hold. " Oh please, I went to check out both the HTC One and the Samsung S5 models displayed at the telco store yesterday, and the HTC One feels a whole lot different and much better than the S5. The S5 just feels exactly like an S4 or a Note 3 in the hand, I dun even feel anything exceptional about it. And yet here, they are heaping praises on the S5. LMAO. My suggestion is, go try for yourself in person, you will then know they are Biased. LOL!

35. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Poor keyboard, wondering it can take so much abuse lol.

76. mrblah

Posts: 577; Member since: Jan 22, 2013

D/L another keyboard, Androids have so much customization, right? Your comments are so dumb it hurts.

78. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

What a dumb reply. Read #17, he's extremely long comment must have really took some abuse on the keyboard(pc or laptop not android, physical one). Hence the comment. Geez.

61. iushnt

Posts: 3105; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

why so much butthurt?? relax dude, go and have some beer..

27. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

why dont htc bring RDJ and let him explain the Sales rep about Ultragimmickpixel camera.They'll understand everything.

36. mmmanuuu

Posts: 403; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

He won't go and do things. He gets Jarvis to do things for him ! :P

72. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

Yeah, but with other OEMs, they don't lie, or give their own opinions as truth... 1) Aluminium !> Polycarbonate...FEELS premium and IS premium are 2 different things. Sure, it feels premium, but isn't waterproof certified, dents easily with no way to repair it, not to mention all the problems that come with an aluminium body (Static shocks, sharp nicks). Say what you want about plastic, but at least if a single part is broken/nicked, it can easily be replaced. 2) Nothing to say here cos this is the only thing I like about the One so far. 3) Wouldn't need motion launch if the idiots at HTC didn't design the phone with it's power button on the top of their long @** phone. 4) Duo camera doesn't make up for 4MP, effects can be done in photoshop, megapixels cannot. 5) Wouldn't be the first company to promise the earth and the skys without actually doing anything or making it easy for the customer...

92. b1acktiger

Posts: 223; Member since: May 19, 2012

Relax dude, 1. Its IPX3 certified(Splash proof), go google or youtube for the tests. They didn't advertised it, maybe there are lots of dumb people who dip their phones. 2. Motion launch mean. Double tap on screen woohoo it wake up from sleep. 3. Its not the best camera phone, But its the best camera phone for those who share the pictures to social medias.

95. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Oh paleeeez i completely disagree the 3rd point. Best cameraphone for social media seriously. My s2 still takes a lot better 8mp shots than s2. My twitter client automatically scales it to 5mp or 3mp and the result is a lot better than actual photo taken with 5mp. Ask any kid which image is better, taking a photo with 5mp camera or scaling from 8-13-16-20-41 to 5mp.

2. MrJerry

Posts: 403; Member since: Oct 05, 2012

"metal beats plastic" where I stopped reading this news..

28. tenho1982

Posts: 68; Member since: Dec 29, 2013

To be clear, there are quite a few cheap Chinese phones in the past 2 years with metal body, only priced under $200, no carrier contract.

39. vincelongman

Posts: 5695; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

I stopped reading at "easy one-handed use" The M8 is as tall as the original Galaxy Note, 147 mm, I think you'd need to be over 7 foot to use it with one hand decently

45. ToxiD

Posts: 54; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

But it is also more narrow and curved. The width is the main thing why you can't use 1 hand only. Check comparison M8 vs S5 from Android Authority.

62. iushnt

Posts: 3105; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

s5 is easier to use than M8 in terms of 1 hand use..

75. true1984

Posts: 865; Member since: May 23, 2012

th s5 is wider with bigger side bezels so how is that possible?

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