Samsung Galaxy S4 Casts A Noteworthy Shadow on HTC One: Faces Huge Slump in Sales

The prevailing reports about HTC is not in the favor of the company- don’t get it wrong, there is nothing wrong with the highly acclaimed HTC One, but this time it’s the results for the second quarter of 2013 where the numbers are not healthy.

According to the results, the company’s profits are majorly down by a hefty 83 percent from the last year results of the same quarter. The actual figures are NT$1.25 billion (about $41.63m/£27.7m/AU$45.4m) compared to last year’s NT$91.04 billion (about $3bn/£2bn/AU$3.3bn). While HTC managed to show better results than last quarter of this year because of the HTC One that reportedly sold 5 million units in its first 50 days, HTC One could not become the savior too.

The advertising and marketing of the Samsung Galaxy S4 has definitely cast a noteworthy shadow over HTC in the last few months and it seems that the arrival of the iPhone 5S wouldn’t be helping HTC either.  In the mean time, the sales of the HTC First are largely affected and it is predicted that the handset may not reach UK shores after this slump.

We can only wait for the much expected HTC One Mini to arrive and do some wonders in favor of the company’s fortunes.

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HTC One Set To Enchant Smartphone Lovers—Will Samsung Galaxy S4 Escape Its Magical Web Or Get Spellbound?

The smartphone party is getting hotter. With HTC looking to snap at any counterpart coming close to its territory, the scenario seems justified. Now here is more news that escalated the HTC flagship avatar—HTC One – to a height most brands crave to reach.

Ever heard of popularity even before real-time availability? The HTC One breathes life into such a tag. A number of friends have already received notification from Rogers about the One set to be shipped in five days. The pre-order book has only stacked on more pages till date. Adding fuel to such fiery heat of the rumors that US stores have received stocks of the HTC One and customers would just have to wait until the official release date. Reminds me of the excitement I had while waiting in queue for the Apple iPhone and iPad way back.

The Super LCD 3 capacitive touch screen is set to captivate us with its 4.7-inch face. The HD phone with 1.7 GHz quad core Qualcomm APQ8064T Snapdragon 600 processor is a sturdy make that can tolerate all we want it to!

HTC has raised a chill down the spines of Apple and Samsung since that time it bagged the honor of being the best newbie armored for foray into tab territory. With the Samsung Galaxy S4 set to fly into the phablet sky, HTC One might well be in a hurry to conquer the crown before it sees worthy opponent.

The flagship offering comes with 2-UltraPixel shutter at the rear and a delightful front lens of 2.1-megapixel. At 5.04 ounces, the HTC One is indeed as easy to lap up as much as it is to flaunt.

Come what may it is we –the consumers—are in for a jolly good ride with top tabs from HTC and Samsung this season.… Read the rest

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HTC One Out To Kill Samsung Galaxy S4 On Tip Toes- HTC Might Tickle Samsung Into The Corner

 

HTC has got haughty this time. Amid rumors that HTC One could come on AT&T at $249.99, the company put such lullaby buzz to sleep with an announcement that AT&T would offer the One for $ 200.

Beginning 4 April, you could pre-book the HTC One. The price comes for a two-year contract for the 32 GB variant. The 64GB variant comes for $299.99 on the carrier for a year.

Now before you jump up in joy, Samsung loyalists might be in for a beating. Given that Samsung S4 would be open for pre-booking only on 16 April, HTC would have a week to race ahead of the Korean giants. The One is touted as a winner even before we have laid hands on it.

An amazing 4.7-inch display that wows with its resolution and density, HTC One comes powered from 1.7GHz quad-core processor. With Blinkfeed, Zoe Mode and Boom Sound the phone has too much to punch into the world than we ever anticipated. Add to this, the clicker that seduces with its pixel count and the easy flick between varied apps on the One, and we are sure of getting a miracle in hands.

No wonder, the HTC chill is trickling down Samsung’s spine.… Read the rest

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HTC One Vs Sony Xperia S Vs Samsung Galaxy S4: The Wonderful World Of Meaty Camera Phones

Users are certainly at their wits end regarding the best phone to suit their specific needs. With more and more camera-phones making their inroads into retail stores and on racks—the going certainly seem to be good for those looking for the best resolution in their digital captures.

Gone are the days of 640 x 480 pixels shots. The quality of cameras (rather sensors) in phones has undergone a sea change. The market of dedicated and compact cameras is surely under the scanner, with normal phone users looking for the best resolution and features to record the keys moments of their lives.

However, there is one important point of difference— even the most basic of pocket cameras have optical zoom lenses which take more refined pictures, whereas the best of smart phones have to make do with digital zooms.

You can take your pick from:

Sony Xperia S: In which the camera component boasts of 12.1 megapixels, with its resolution derived from an Exmor R low light sensor. This technology is also found in Sony’s Cyber-Shot digital compacts and DSLRs.

Samsung Galaxy S4: It has a rear camera equipped with a 13MP sensor, clarity, high shutter speed and high resolution.

HTC One: This phone allows users to take pictures along with shooting HD videos. It delivers excellent pictures in low light and boasts of1080 HD video and imaging and rapid-fire continuous shooting.… Read the rest

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HTC One Is Already Expected To Take Away The Aura Of Samsung Galaxy S4 With Its Thunderous Roar

We already know that the HTC One is expected to make it to the top of the list of the best phones in the world—but when can we get confirmed pricings and shipping dates for the much awaited handset?

With our smart inputs on the plans, prices and pontifications of the HTC One, you no longer have to worry about shelling out your hard earned savings on a product which is failing to divulge more.

With plenty of stories regarding the launch of the power packed HTC One popping up in the media buzz, we know that you are tired of waiting patiently in the wings. Though the carriers and retailers are still finding it hard to provide concrete dates about the phone, we can expect the stocks to arrive anywhere in April. The reasons for this delay remain unconfirmed.

The HTC One will features an aluminum body, intriguing camera technology and a 4.7-inch HD screen .With various carriers in the fray, EE seems to be the first to commend the phone with its pricey network. With plenty of movies, mega speeds and other assorted treats in store, EE will be providing some great data allowance plans. These include 3GB allowance on 4G: £69.99 for phone, £41 a month. Vodafone, Three, T-mobile, 02, Phones 4U are the other carriers waiting to provide their services to users of the HTC One.… Read the rest

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Samsung Galaxy S4 Would Not Sweep You Of Your Feet, HTC One Is Enticing And Handsome, Says Ben Ho

HTC Chief Marketing Officer, Ben Ho is not gung-ho about Samsung Galaxy S4 and it has not come as a surprise that Ho is not taken aback by the features of Samsung Galaxy S4.

Mr. Ho did not have good things to say about Samsung Galaxy S4 as compared to aggressive all- aluminum design of HTC One.

“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-aluminum unibody HTC One”

HTC One is one of the best phones around and a great option for those who are looking for more rugged and sturdy phone packed with great features.

“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.” – Ben Ho, Chief Marketing Officer, HTC.… Read the rest

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HTC One Vs Samsung Galaxy S4: Which One Has The Principles Of Compelling Individuality?

The HTC One was quite talked about before its launch and was well received by the critics as well. But, with Samsung Galaxy S4 all set to launch in a few days, will HTC again suffer a setback in terms of sales, despite how wonderful the HTC One is? Or will it manage to hold its own against the Samsung flagship and break through to the top this year?

HTC One: Well, there are a lot of reasons why we know this one could emerge a winner in the market. For starters, we love its expensive looking all aluminum body – makes it feel slick and classy. The HTC One has a 4.7-inch screen with the highest resolution on a smartphone yet – 468 ppi. Running on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean with an improved Sense 5.0 UI, only one word describes its functioning – smooth! The phone is powered by a quad-core 1.7 GHz Snapdragon 600 processor and 2 GB of RAM. Another winning reason to pick the HTC One is its unique Ultrapixels camera which promises sharper, clearer images with far better color reproduction. It comes with an internal storage space of 32 GB, of which 26 GB is available to the user. There’s also a 2.1 MP front-facing camera. A 2,300 mAh battery gives the phone ample juice as well.

Samsung Galaxy S4: While not much is known yet, based on the rumors, we’re expecting the Galaxy S4 to have a 4.99-inch full HD resolution with a ppi count of around 441. There’s speculation that this phone could be powered by Samsung’s very own eight-core Exynos 5 processor showcased during CES 2013 and 2 GB of RAM. Samsung may also make another model with a quad-core processor. The phone is expected to run on Android 4.2 and will feature a 13 MP rear camera. But for more, stay tuned to Tech Thirsty from March 14 onwards as we bring you the latest info about this gorgeous gadget!… Read the rest

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HTC One Looks Good On Paper, But Is It Enough To Revive The HTC Brand?

Well, HTC finally did lift the veil off its grand new smartphone, the HTC One. And from what we’ve seen so far, what can we tell you, the phone looks really promising. But the real question on everyone’s minds is if the phone is good enough to steal the spotlight away from current world leader Samsung and its range of amazing products like the Galaxy S3, Galaxy Note II and of course, the upcoming Galaxy S4?

There’s no doubt that HTC has worked real hard on making this phone a brilliant gadget. Its specs are truly mind-blowing – a 4.7-inch full HD display with 468 ppi resolution, a 1.7 GHz quad-core Snapdragon processor, 2 GB of RAM, an HDR mic, LTE connectivity, an HTC Ultrapixel camera, a 2300 mAh battery and a variety of storage options to choose from. The Snapdragon 600 processor is especially remarkable in performance, although we don’t know how many Android apps can work well enough with it.

There’s also a brand new marketing initiative being set up by HTC under the new Chief Marketing Officer John Wang. The ad campaign of the HTC One features a bold tagline, calling it to be “Everything your phone isn’t”, but we are still unsure of how aggressively HTC will be able to market the One.

However, the phone does have a beautiful design and looks premium. Even the upgraded Sense 5.0 UI makes Android look even better on the HTC One – but we’re not sure if it will be well received among hardcore Android fans. Let’s hope the company meets with some success this time around.… Read the rest

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