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Samsung Galaxy S5 vs HTC One M8: Samsung’s Main Arguments For Luring Customers

by Mihai Matei on April 2, 2014


Samsung is now gearing up for the release of the Galaxy S5 (unless we don’t count the smartphone’s premature launch in South Korea), as the handset in question is set to hit the shelves on April 11. Until then however, one of Sammy’s biggest competitor already has its flagship phone in stores. In case you were wondering, I’m referring of course to HTC and the new One M8.

As such, it appears that the Korean giant is now doing whatever possible to turn the attention of potential customers from the M8, and lure them into buying the Galaxy S5 instead. (It’s normal marketing practice, so don’t get worked up over nothing). So, without further ado, here are the main four reasons why you shouldn’t buy an HTC One M8 – at least according to Samsung.

Samsung Galaxy S5 vs HTC One M8: Samsung's Main Arguments For Luring Customers

Samsung Galaxy S5 vs HTC One M8: Samsung’s Main Arguments For Luring Customers

Samsung Galaxy S5 vs HTC One M8 – Marketing

The image you see above represents training materials for selling the Galaxy S5, and shows why the S5 is – in Samsung’s opinion – a better smartphone than the HTC One M8. In translation, the reasons are as follows:

  1. The HTC M8 is not dust and waterproof, while the SGS5 is IP67 certified. (Mind you, the HTC One M8 actually has an IPX3 rating, which makes it resistant to water spraying, and if you’re lucky, even dunking).
  2. Galaxy S5′s camera is better, with a higher amount of megapixels, quicker focus, and overall, “more professional”.
  3. The HTC One M8 is not as user friendly as the S5. Samsung’s flagship boasts childproof features, a removable battery (same old story) and the new Ultra Power Saving Mode
  4. The HTC One M8 is not as secure as the S5. The M8 lacks a fingerprint scanner while the S5 has one, on top of KNOX.

That’s pretty much it, so what’s your take on these four reasons explained by Samsung, as to why prospective customers should not buy the M8, and get the S5 instead? Do you agree with the Korean giant? Or are you all in for the new HTC One? Let us know in the comment section.

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