Five reasons why the HTC One M8 is better than the Samsung Galaxy S5 (by HTC)

Five reasons why the HTC One M8 is better than the Samsung Galaxy S5 (by HTC)While Five reasons why the HTC One M8 is better than the Samsung Galaxy S5 possibly sounds like the kind of feature I’d pen during the week, this is actually an HTC production.

Yes, HTC has kindly fired out a training document for sales reps explaining why its latest flagship is better than Samsung’s.

HTC continues to endure tough times, and much like the 2013 Samsung Galaxy S4 outsold the award-winning HTC One, it’s widely expected that the 2014 Samsung Galaxy S5 will outsell the HTC One M8 – even with an abundance of critical acclaim behind it.

It remains to be seen how much difference this training manual will make (likely not a great deal), but for what it’s worth, here are – supposedly – five reasons why the HTC One M8 is better than the Samsung Galaxy S5:

  1. Metal beats plastic
  2. Two powerful front speakers
  3. Easy one-handed use and faster access
  4. World’s first Duo camera with graphic effects
  5. HTC delivers more value with HTC Advantage

And heck, just for good measure, the Taiwanese manufacturer digs out the famous BGR quote: “The HTC One (M8) is the best Android phone the world has ever seen. Period. Full stop.”

Who are we to argue? We'll take four!

Don't be surprised if Sammo responds with some sort of Five reasons why the Samsung Galaxy S5 is better than the HTC One M8. Off the top of my head, you've got a fingerprint scanner, heart rate monitor, resistance to dust and water...

via: HTC Source

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matt101101 / MOD  Apr. 12, 2014 at 20:40

Pretty sure number 5 is limited to the US, number one is pretty debatable (plastic doesn't dent as easily, is lighter and doesn't transfer as much energy to the fragile glass screen in the case of an impact) and number 4 is a gimmick; cool, but I'd imagine not a deal breaker between the M8 and the S5 for most people.

Two and three (giving HTC the benefit of the doubt that it's actually true), I'll give them.

JanSt / MOD  Apr. 12, 2014 at 21:01

Agree with matt. I admit, I like the feel of a metal body, I like the feel of a Macbook.... But "better" is bullsh*t. Plastic has advantages. The Lumia 925 doesn't look and feel impressive because of its metal bits. The iPhone 5c may look less impressive on a table than its 5s sister, but it feels better in the hand p at least in my opinion. It doesn't need a case as urgently as its metal sister etc etc...

2) Yep. The M8 sounds good. Maybe the first mass produced phone that sounds better than the Nokia N91. Maybe not. Music is taste.

3) Can't see what that refers to?

4) What a pointless statement? If I take my gun and shoot a hole through my Acer, I have the first Acer with a shotgun hole.... Meaning? I read about 8 M8 reviews. All agree the original One has the edge because of its OIS. Yes, The M8 has nifty camera software features, but "better"?

5) LOL....

AhmadCentral  Apr. 12, 2014 at 21:11

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matt101101 / MOD  Apr. 13, 2014 at 00:16

http://stimulusguru.homestead.com/marketing-strategy.gif
Not a particularly good one, it appears. It took me about 10 seconds to realise HTC are spewing utter BS for at least 3 out of 5, if not 4 out of 5 (I have no idea if number 3 is actually true).

lcurdie / MOD  Apr. 13, 2014 at 01:02

Not sure if you've looked at the source, Matt, but here's the accompanying blurb for 3:

"We want you to quickly access the things that matter to you most. With Motion Launch all you need is a single swipe to launch an app or double-tap to wake up the screen, leaving your other hand free to hold a sandwich."

matt101101 / MOD  Apr. 13, 2014 at 09:30

Not sure if you've looked at the source, Matt, but here's the accompanying blurb for 3:

"We want you to quickly access the things that matter to you most. With Motion Launch all you need is a single swipe to launch an app or double-tap to wake up the screen, leaving your other hand free to hold a sandwich."

Yeah I had a look, I just have no way of telling if that actually makes the M8 objectively faster or easier to access than the S5, hence I'll give them the benefit of the doubt.

Fo0Fan73  Apr. 13, 2014 at 10:52

I personally prefer that Samsung continues to provide the options to add an SD card AND easily replace a battery.
Two features which other phone manufacturers seem to be dropping

krogothnx  Apr. 13, 2014 at 12:55

You've gotta be pretty desperate for your marketing to essentially be attacking your competitor.

And since Samsung isn't afraid of lawsuits, nice knowing you HTC!

JanSt / MOD  Apr. 13, 2014 at 13:21

I personally prefer that Samsung continues to provide the options to add an SD card AND easily replace a battery.
Two features which other phone manufacturers seem to be dropping


Agreed. I kinda put up with it, it's a bad trend. 'We' should have show them the finger straightaway!

dursty  Apr. 13, 2014 at 14:48

Seriously, some of the comments here are embarrassing.

Do you really think HTC are going to put a document out to train people on and say why their phone is second best? Get real, of course they're going to shout about it and compare it against the competitor in the market.

personally prefer that Samsung continues to provide the options to add an SD card AND easily replace a battery.
Two features which other phone manufacturers seem to be dropping
I

The M8 has an SD card slot, removable battery isn't too much of an issue for me personally if the battery life is good. I get about 2 days easily out of my M8 currently.

matt101101 / MOD  Apr. 13, 2014 at 15:00

Do you really think HTC are going to put a document out to train people on and say why their phone is second best? Get real, of course they're going to shout about it and compare it against the competitor in the market.
No, but comparing stuff which objectively, measurably true may be helpful when selling to all but the stupidest customers. If they're going to compare their phone to Samsung's, at least pick points which are, you know, facts.

Personally, I wouldn't buy either the S5 ot M8, but this is pretty crappy marketing. It does seem that it's only struggling companies (Nokia, BlackBerry and now HTC) who bad-mouth their competitors products almost directly.

dursty  Apr. 13, 2014 at 15:55


Personally, I wouldn't buy either the S5 ot M8, but this is pretty crappy marketing.


It's not a marketing document, its an internal training document that wouldn't see the light of day.

I don't think they're bad mouthing, i think they're just saying that they believe their features to be better. Or they could take a Samsung route and pay people to switch competitors products into theirs, but i guess thats fair in love and war right?

AhmadCentral  Apr. 13, 2014 at 15:55

Seriously, some of the comments here are embarrassing.

Do you really think HTC are going to put a document out to train people on and say why their phone is second best? Get real


I never knew HTC employeed astroturfers... :p

Don't worry bro, we get it. Just having a bit of fun. Besides, samsung did the same thing with their internal marketing in China on 4 reasons to buy Samsung over HTC. Everyone does it. Issue being here that the points aren't really strong. And that goes for a lot of internal marketing.

matt101101 / MOD  Apr. 13, 2014 at 16:09


Personally, I wouldn't buy either the S5 ot M8, but this is pretty crappy marketing.


It's not a marketing document, its an internal training document that wouldn't see the light of day.

Well since this training document is for training sales staff what to say to customers, it is marketing.

JanSt / MOD  Apr. 13, 2014 at 17:16

indeed. Especially, since it's not to train (lol) HTC staff!

CTPAHHIK  Apr. 14, 2014 at 16:48

Actually first three seem valid to me. They are worded for a marketing:

1.Metal beats plastic: If you want a stylish phone - metal beats plastic. For £500 style has to be a standard option
2.Two powerful front speakers - agree powerful is subjective, but they are better than Galaxy range
3.Easy one-handed use and faster access - this is questionable. However, HTC is much more usable than Galaxy in general. Entire Galaxy range software is an insult for anyone to use.

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