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 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 4 MP (Dual camera)
    5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, 2GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh
  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow
    HTC Sense UI

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101 Comments

96. crogs

Posts: 14; Member since: Aug 20, 2012

All the back and forth aside. Metal is crap, but I do like how it feels in hand. I just don't want an all metal phone. I like the resiliency of plastic, but I'd like a little more metal framing on the Sammy and not chrome colored plastic. If you want the best of both worlds, can we just get a little carbon fiber? Raw matte finish too please. I'd bet both sides would appreciate that. How about a touch of Kevlar? Matte finish on both and if I manage to scratch it, a quick fine grit could smooth things out.

94. 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.

101. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

"My s2 still takes a lot better 8mp shots than s2" what ?

79. newbey123

Posts: 706; Member since: Mar 19, 2012

Now that HTC is getting serious about advertising people will see on their own that the M8 is better, so no need to push it. Good job HTC.

91. skyline88

Posts: 702; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

the more they do, the more people will feel that HTC is no longer competent or relevant in the smartphone market.

74. Onami

Posts: 16; Member since: Mar 29, 2014

Make a good product, people will compare it to the others, you dont need to do that...

70. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

At least Samsung didn't bite copy WP az bard as HTC one did,swear HTC one looks more like a WP device than an Android device, HTcopy.

84. true1984

Posts: 871; Member since: May 23, 2012

so you never used the phone, huh? you do know samsung has the same exact thing on the gs5 now right?

66. Gadgetex

Posts: 201; Member since: Nov 10, 2013

On GSM Arena they did an audio test and the sound was actually lower then the previous HTC ONE M7 while here they tell you that it is 25% louder. Something is wrong as I saw other articles as well that said the volume was lower from earpiece on voice calls and from speakers for music. Check DB tests on Gsm Arena

58. Killua

Posts: 270; Member since: Nov 25, 2013

So, they're basically re-using the last year training doc?

60. skyline88

Posts: 702; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

because its basically the same failure phone from last year, i dont see anything awkward to re-use same training doc for same phone to lure consumer into thinking that they gonna spend their every hard earn cents for a brand new phone.

65. Killua

Posts: 270; Member since: Nov 25, 2013

At least they're saving some time for not making a new doc. LOL!!

68. Gadgetex

Posts: 201; Member since: Nov 10, 2013

No the Chinese are always looking for ways to save more money. A new doc would cost them more money so if you could use the doc from the previous year then you could save money and for a company that is posting losses they can not afford to spend extra money these days lol.. It is their freakin stinginess which lead them downhill. Pretty much all the foreigners that came to Taiwan to work for them ended up leaving the company. I know of way too many that came and left. The always miss something and this is why their sales end up being screwed. As an example: 1) The camera, they kept the same small sensor in it. 2) They kept the same 2GB RAM inside while the Sony Z2 offers 3GB of RAM 3) On their LTE bands the stingy locals only offer 700,900,1800,2100 & 2600 while Sony's Z2 offers 700,800,850,900,1700,1800,1900,2100 & 2600 on their LTE bands. For those that travel and are buying blocked smartphones the Z2 makes more sense as they get a total of 9 LTE bands compared to 5 from the HTC ONE. When ever they have less specs or lower specs compared to their rivals they lose sales to competitors. They should learn that their high end phone should not lose out to their competitors. You don't sell a high end smartphone with specs that regular smartphones come with from competitors or you lose sales to your competitors. This is where the Chinese usually lag here in Taiwan. Pinch on cost and lose sales to your competitors!

73. Killua

Posts: 270; Member since: Nov 25, 2013

I wonder about money, since they have to print it too. Time saving might be more significant in this.

51. Max_Boost

Posts: 101; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

50. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

All HTC had to do is put a standard 8-12mp Sony sensor, it could have been a great phone! Now they are seemingly trying hard to convince people that the ULTRAPIXEL doesn't suck....which, unfortunately, not doing them any favor

49. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

Bottom line, when you suck at Marketing....you're nothing It's what the sales that counts....Praises and Accolades from tech websites won't pay your bills lol

31. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

why don't they bash apple instead?

32. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

agreed in-house battles are senseless.

56. skyline88

Posts: 702; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

desperate can make anyone go crazy, and HTC is one fine example :)

30. skyline88

Posts: 702; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

rubbish Sense UI ugly giant bezel hopeless UltraPixel non-removable battery and again wrong placement of power button better than S5? how can be better than S5 when you are worse than any Xperia, iFruit and LG? dream on... and good luck of having another year of poor sales...

48. ToxiD

Posts: 54; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

lagged ugly touchwiz hopeless speaker worse night photos removable battery but for someone who keeps phone for 2y, it is useless old and cheap plastic body gimmicks that dont even work properly worse durability

55. skyline88

Posts: 702; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

lag touchwiz? not as lag as your nonSense UI hopeless speaker? get yourself a good hearing aid, old man worse night photo? oh thats better than worse all-day-long photos from your HTC useless removable battery? dont be so jealous old cheap plastic is way better than your hot-to-touch so called high class material gimmicks that dont even work? yes true, those UltraPixel, Blind Feed, Zoe, Duo Camera are nothing more than gimmicks, oh yes finally you get one right answer. worse durability? try submerge your lovely HTC into water, and we shall see. dont bash for the sake of bashing, old man

57. ToxiD

Posts: 54; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

Ok Shamesung fanboy, read some rewies somethere else not only on PA and you will find out the facts. If you do so, you will know that Sense 6 is faster than Touchwiz in S5, the speaker is loud but the quality of sound is incomparable, worse day photo than S5 does not mean bad photos, it is still good but you probably want to print own billboards, not jealous I have had my current phone for almost 4 years and have never replaced the batter so yes useless, ok so your "better" old cheap plastic with even "better" durability failed at drop test where S5 display stopped working, the only thing that will not work will be your display first lol, tell me about gimmicks like heart rate crap and fingerpring scanner that don't work properly, unexpectable but I'm not the 1% who needs water resistant phone, you rather get over the facts, shamesun boy.

59. skyline88

Posts: 702; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

butthurt and jealousy can make HTC to say whatever crap just to bring down their rivals, but now it seems like the combination of those two terms got more power than what we could imagine: it make fanboys like you go mad as well with self-deny theories. dont behave like that, old man, or people over in PA will just see you as another hopeless fanboy like iFruit fanboys. oh wait, or is it the hopeless UltraPixel thingy transformed you into what you have became now? poor fanboy, your parents must be sad seeing a hopeless lone ranger here defending a hopeless phone company.

69. ToxiD

Posts: 54; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

There is nothig to be jelaous of or do you mean the "durable" plastic body or the heart rate ability for pure awesomeness? well not really. The only mad fanboy is you cos some facts were spoken and you cant deal with it but I will let you live in your own world full of unicorns or cats sh!tting rainbows but mainly your fanaticism towards shamesung. My parts are fine with me, don't worry about them, you better find some medical advise before it is too late, fanaticism isn't good brah

90. skyline88

Posts: 702; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

LOL, good luck with your new One which tries hard to look like new One and feels like new One but in fact nothing new at all. No point to argue with some mentally-ill minority.

100. ToxiD

Posts: 54; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

Thank you for wishing, same to you with your new crappy cheap non-inovative rubbish. OK so finally go to hell as no one cares about your opinion, you must have brain tumor, there is no other explanation. PEACE lol

25. bayhuy

Posts: 320; Member since: Jun 23, 2011

No one uses wireless charging here in Europe.Why do I have to put my phone on top of a plate, which is connected to power outlet? Because I can not connect my phone directly via USB cable?

18. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Wtf this news is too old PA. You have already posted this.

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