Leaked HTC training document tells reps that the HTC One (M8) is better than the Samsung Galaxy S5
posted by Alan F. / Apr 11, 2014, 12:28 AM
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
- 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)
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Wonder why HTC is getting called out versus any other OEM? Do we think no other provides propaganda with their goods?
posted on Apr 11, 2014, 12:33 AM 8
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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.
posted on Apr 11, 2014, 12:37 AM 11
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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.
posted on Apr 11, 2014, 2:35 AM 0
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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.
posted on Apr 12, 2014, 8:48 AM 0
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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.
posted on Apr 12, 2014, 9:00 AM 0
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To be honest, all they have to do is put them side by side. Nough said.
posted on Apr 11, 2014, 12:59 AM 4
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!
posted on Apr 11, 2014, 1:10 AM 4
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why dont htc bring RDJ and let him explain the Sales rep about Ultragimmickpixel camera.They'll understand everything.
posted on Apr 11, 2014, 1:40 AM 5
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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...
posted on Apr 11, 2014, 6:55 AM 0
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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.
posted on Apr 12, 2014, 3:05 AM 0
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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.
posted on Apr 12, 2014, 7:23 AM 0
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"metal beats plastic" where I stopped reading this news..
posted on Apr 11, 2014, 12:35 AM 22
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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
posted on Apr 11, 2014, 2:16 AM 3
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