HTC get their claws out over the Galaxy S4

HTC get their claws out over the Galaxy S4

As we saw last night Samsung released their new flagship phone, the Samsung Galaxy S4. While general reaction to the phone has been a little mixed (many people on my Twitterl timeline simply described it as ‘meh’, it hasn’t taken HTC very long to get the claws out.

HTC get their claws out over the Galaxy S4

Below is a comment from Benjamin Ho, HTC’s Chief Marketing Officer and he really doesn’t hold back:

“With a continuation of a plastic body and a larger screen being the most obvious physical change, Samsung’s new Galaxy pales in comparison to the all-aluminium unibody HTC One. This is more of the same.

“HTC remains the best option for those people looking for the best technology wrapped in premium design. Our customers want something different from the mainstream, who appear to be the target for the Galaxy. Our customers want original cutting-edge technology, mouth-watering design and a premium feel from their mobiles, which is why we created the HTC One.”

So it’s clear where HTC stand with their feelings towards the Galaxy S4, but what did you think? Were you disappointed or do you think it’s a great progression of the Galaxy series – either leave a comment or tweet us to let us know!

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  • Craig

    I know everyone wanted something made of glass and aluminium but looks aren’t everything. Over the past 5 years I’ve had more different handsets that you can shake a stick at…..iPhone 3G, 4, 4s and now 5. During that time I’ve tried handsets from Nokia such as the Lumia 900 & 920, from HTC…Galaxy S, One X and I’ve always ended up back with an iPhone. Why?…..well I’m not really sure, maybe it’s iTunes or the App Store. Maybe it’s because I can plug my iPhone into a USB port in my BMW and everything just works…..HOWEVER having stayed up late last night to watch the Sammy event one thing stuck in my mind….Apple needs to pull a rabbit from the hat with their next version of iOS. They’ve done it before but part of me thinks that they’ve lost their way since Steve Jobs left this world. For me it’s time to jump ship and join the Samsung army as they compete for world dominance. That’s not to say i will never by another iPhone…past experience shows I probably will, but for now Samsung are doing what Apple used to do which was innovate. Glass and Aluminium are all fine but without something special inside it’s pointless. I’m going to embrace plastic and innovation……..all I have to do now is wait for pre-ordering to start!

    • Indeed. Apples hardware is beautiful – i think the attention to detail and engineering on my wifes iPhone 5 is amazing, but i couldn’t have one, not with iOS as it is at the moment.

  • pouria

    when people start talking about you , it means you are successfull and this is the case for Samsung . why would htc CEO make announcement about another company saying their products is better ? i think this is because htc know they are loosing and these are last attemps before they drain . they are like a ship with a whole in middle of sea and they put toilet paper on the whole to fix the ship but it wont work .

    • Stephen Brown

      He’s not the CEO…… He’s “marketing”, he’s doing his job….

  • Paul

    I’m not that excited when I read the specs of these new phones anymore.

    I think Laura hit the nail on the head with her Editorial –

    A lot of these new features, like eye scroll are fancy, but new features often mean less battery life. Phones are getting bigger, but only because the battery needs to be.

    I’m perhaps thinking I’m content already with the features I have on my phone (phone, email, text, web, camera, video camera, games, touchscreen)

    I’ve had my fair share of phones too. My first smartphone was a Motorola MPX200 and I loved it. Good old Windows Mobile. What I disliked about that OS was the fact any updates were either very rare or via unofficial ROMS, unless you were willing to buy the latest phone. I tried Nokia, and hated the Symbian OS, but loved their hardware. Then I tried Apple. The new iPhone seemed to change things, but they took a while to even provide the basics like MMS or Copy & Paste. When they did, and brought out the 3GS version with a video camera, I thought I’d found my final device until the 4 came out, with it’s slimmer body. I tried Android via a Nexus One and a Galaxy Tab tablet, didn’t like it that much, hated the apps and hated the fragmentation reagrding OS updates (windows mobile all over again) went back to the iPhone 4 and have stayed here.

    Although I’m not an official Apple Fan boy (and I hate that term anyway given to anyone that actually likes their phone/device) but it’s mainly because any OS update they release applies to all, on the same release date. Even the 3GS still gets them.

    The only problem, IOS is getting boring. I’m relucant to upgrade my iPhone 4 to a 4S or a 5 because it would only make what I use my phone for, a bit quicker. The UI is no different, and hasn’t been since their first phone. IOS7 or the new iPhone needs to be different for me to upgrade.

    I’m contemplating moving back to Windows because it’s new and fresh, but reluctant for two reasons, 1st is the OS updates again, how long before they only release updates for their latest devices, and leave early adopters out to try, and 2nd, all the money I’ve spent on Apps, I’d have to buy all over again if I moved to a different platform.

    So far, no-one has convinced me to move from my current phone, and as long as it does what I need it to, and well, without problems, I’ll stick with it.