Samsung U.K. and HTC U.K. battle on Twitter while LG plays peacekeeper

We wonder if Henry Kissinger would have been able to work out detente between Samsung U.K. and HTC U.K. Back in March, both sides attacked the other's flagship Android phone with Samsung tweeting that "Four is always better than One". HTC tweeted a response, "Plastic is not fantastic".


Both sides sniped at each other again on Friday and again the feud was made public on Twitter. HTC U.K. sent out a tweet reporting that the HTC One had won the award for 'Hottest Phone of 2013' at the Mobile Awards. Samsung U.K. replied by saying that HTC could have that one award because Samsung walked away with three. To which HTC tweeted a crack about how all of those fake reviews about its competitors that Samsung had paid college students to write, were finally paying off.

Fellow OEM LG decided to act like the only responsible adult in the room by sending a tweet to both Samsung U.K. and HTC U.K. that read, "Calm down dears! It's only a phone!"

If LG can bring peace between HTC and Samsung, perhaps the manufacturer should see what it might be able to accomplish in the Mideast.


Thanks Anonymous Tipster!

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70 Comments

1. thethird

Posts: 72; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

Wow, HTC is childish.. sad just sad. :/

16. NexusKoolaid

Posts: 493; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

But Samsung did indeed pay students for bad reviews on rival products. They deserve a little egg-on-face for that.

28. umadden

Posts: 90; Member since: Apr 14, 2013

And guess who's writing those tweets for HTC? A student paid by HTC

31. MCrapp

Posts: 318; Member since: Apr 07, 2013

Htc you're pathetic!You're lick Apple assss.Samsung have my respect, they fight with patent troll, but you..........One time I bought you're phone but never again.

43. rantao333

Posts: 345; Member since: May 21, 2013

ppl was too dumb to continue supporting samsung. Even its been proven they cheat and manipulated the review. just like gsmarena, phonearena, etc. they used to call apple fans as iship. perhaps they are the bigger ship now.

55. MCrapp

Posts: 318; Member since: Apr 07, 2013

If someone cheat and manipulate reviews on phonearena! Why You are still here!? The Verge waiting they love apple and iHtc

46. Jack58221

Posts: 157; Member since: Feb 23, 2013

and HTC said it got an award, Samsung took the first jab with saying they let them have that one since Samsung took 3... didn't that make Samsung the childish one and thethird's comment also look childish?

47. Jack58221

Posts: 157; Member since: Feb 23, 2013

and HTC said it got an award, Samsung took the first jab with saying they let them have that one since Samsung took 3... didn't that make Samsung the childish one and thethird's comment also look childish?

17. vandroid

Posts: 405; Member since: Sep 04, 2012

You can't judge a company by what a few employees said on Twitter

29. thethird

Posts: 72; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

the fact that HTC ignited this issue bout winning that award. Not being biased. I know both companies are dissing each other but I think UK's Samsung and HTC twitter holders are childish.

22. pokerc

Posts: 60; Member since: May 24, 2012

Why single out HTC?? Samsung seems to have started it

27. esperanza

Posts: 49; Member since: Mar 23, 2013

lol look at "@SamsungMobileUK" in HTC UK's first tweet. HTC seems to have started it.

35. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

Samsung started it by hiring those students and be paid just to bash HTC products....

39. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

Yeh they started this twitter arguement from that......dude just shut up....

65. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

oh no! a paid butthurt student reacted! sorry for that. LOL

72. pokerc

Posts: 60; Member since: May 24, 2012

Four is better then one was started by Samsung.....

56. ryq24

Posts: 875; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Because many of those defending Samsung are paid by Samsung. They were caught in Taiwan. And it is highly possible they are here right now defending the motherland so they could get paid!

68. a961009

Posts: 120; Member since: Aug 04, 2011

do you know this is reallllllllllllllly common on South Korea???

25. KParks23

Posts: 722; Member since: Oct 13, 2010

Whats the big deal this is very entertaining and pretty funny and no 1 is getting hurt i say keep it up!

51. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Peace. Samsung+Htc+Android=Ftw™

2. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

Isn't this a old topic ?

3. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

LOL Silly LG. hahaha who is this guy? I like this guy.

5. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

With the photobomb blonde chick in the back like... "Hehe... hi.." ^~^

4. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Haha HTC clinging on to the paying off reviewers thing and they still just can't admit that their product would still be 3rd place or lower, even with all the marketing and bought off reviews in the world.

6. NightFelix

Posts: 60; Member since: Apr 29, 2013

Google: All your Android are belongs to us!

7. ojdidit84

Posts: 462; Member since: Jul 16, 2011

What they SHOULD be doing is directing all this energy at Nokia and Apple. You know, the two companies that keep taking shots at Android OEM's. Not bash each other when they're on the same platform selling the same core product.

60. greathero1

Posts: 584; Member since: Jun 13, 2008

This is not about "the same OS". These are 2 companies who are directly competing with one another and the only thing they have in common is that their UI sits on top of Android. Like it or not, each Android manufacturer is in competition with one another just like they are with Nokia and Apple. There competition amongst each other is the reason you get 1080p screens, quad & octa core processors, boom sound, s-pen, etc. I say, let them wipe the floor with one another as long as they keep pushing the boundaries in the hardware and software department. Looking at the tweets, there was nothing mean spirited or evil about any of them. Now paying for fake reviews is a different story which has already been owned up to.

8. EXkurogane

Posts: 863; Member since: Mar 07, 2013

Seriously, more examples of adults acting like kids... The same applies to both sides.

9. istitch

Posts: 181; Member since: Mar 19, 2013

Kids fighting, while SONY concentrate and produce more good products.

23. jaychildz

Posts: 144; Member since: May 31, 2013

Yea...about that

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