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Some analysts expect HTC One sales to slump by 40% in Q3

22 July, 2013 | Read the news | Post your comment
Some analysts expect HTC One sales to slump by 40% in Q3 - read the full textThe HTC One sold well, despite some supply issues, and fairly quickly became a best-seller. The company was riding the wave of Ones, it was turning its fortunes around with revenues rising from March (when the One launched) through May. Then revenues slipped at the very end of Q2 and Australia's...

 

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How Can I ever own an HTC again.
I had the ONE X and this was replaced 4 times with a new set in 7 months due to malfunction.
Nice design but nothing else. What a crap of phone. I bought this phone to help me in my daily life, not to hassle it. It you want to save money and time avoid HTC. Next time I eat apples.

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  • 2013-07-28 20:55
  • 0EmT

in my opinion the 4 Mp camera killed the One. HTC should have gone with the tested and tried 13 mp like samsung.

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  • 2013-07-24 15:35
  • Lbfj

> In reply to 900000 and counting @ 2013-07-23 02:38 from m@W7 - click to readit should have bigger capacity battery. since the body is longer than RAZR Max. just design the battery flatter but longer. hence longer usage.

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  • 2013-07-23 12:47
  • wc6}
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> In reply to mili'ah @ 2013-07-22 16:58 from KZ8P - click to readthere is no room for bigger battery in that design..you need butterfly s to get that size battery in

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  • 2013-07-23 02:38
  • m@W7

one wonders how much Samsung and maybe the other competition must be pushing "forecasting" firms to ensure that HTC looks bad as a purchase option so that they can knock it off the competition list in what is becoming an extremely competitive market.

However HTC has to blame themselves for a lot of it, specially their pricing department. Making premium quality phones are good, but their image is not like Apple (it used to be strong some years back) and hence they need to price themselves aggressively specially in markets where phones are not given subsidized and people purchase them outright.

HTC's habit of delaying updates for older models also means people do no consider it well in the used phones market, which again impacts sales since current owners won't be able to sell their phones to get newer HTC products.

The latest Ultra pixel has proved to be not as effective. While the "Ultra" part has proven to be only useful under low light, here the Nokia implementation has shown that they can do even better with normal pixels and more more mega pixels. With such facts out not many are going to be sold out by the Ultra pixel story. Time HTC also released a normal camera with a great sensor and much improved photo quality (an area where they have been bad as was the case with the HTC One X/S range).

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  • 2013-07-23 01:28
  • IWTt

> In reply to Arun @ 2013-07-22 15:48 from Dnh5 - click to readIf you have few pixels, objects will have jagged edges, and chromatic noise around them. And if the objects are minute, they might be left without any details at all. A good sensor has a lot of large pixels. Like what Nokia's doing.

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  • 2013-07-22 22:41
  • ajU6

Correction the words are because and features

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  • 2013-07-22 21:48
  • jxXT

Just as i said previously "not all that gliitters is Gold" MANY of the Techsites praised the HTC ONE over the S4 becusa its aluminium and shiny as the crap IPhone and downgrade S4 becase its the SAME design as S3 and Note yet the S4 sold over 20 million so far yet the HTC heading for drop sails its the INSIDE and Feautures people looking at now hahahaha

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  • 2013-07-22 21:29
  • jxXT

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-07-22 18:04 from t1$B - click to readIt seem as if GSM Arena updated the article when i read it awhile ago it says"March" not Mach or it was you who made an error also GSM Arena is a Tech site with IMPERFECT EDITORS that are HUMAN BEINGS come on they can make an incorrect spelling just chill

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  • 2013-07-22 21:09
  • jxXT

Have been having HTC One for since April 15th. in UK. Previously had HTC desire then Samsung Galaxy 2 and now ONE. I don't regret a single minute I have this phone. Very pleasant experience, beautiful design, buttery smooth UI. Now since JB 4.2 here came camera improvements!Battery wise 1-2 days on average use. Really glad about this phone.

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  • 2013-07-22 19:25
  • myMV

Try to remember that Sony shifted 4.6 millions units of the Xperia Z in 40 days....fact!

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  • 2013-07-22 19:23
  • sXN{

> In reply to gems4m2n @ 2013-07-22 17:55 from 7q55 - click to readGuess that's why Sony shifted 4.6 millions units of the Xperia Z in 40 days....feel free to Google it! Get your facts right before making inane comments. Suppose haters will always hate! Troll much?

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  • 2013-07-22 19:20
  • sXN{

I really really liked the One, best phone I've ever had. I've tried, PALM, iOS, WebOS, Blackberry and Android, so far extremelly happy. However and as some state above, service sucks, updates are reaaaaally slow (best case scenario, in many cases phone is no longer updated) and it's really complex to find the phone in all regions like LatinAmerica. All people that have seen the One would like to buy it, BUT, it is not available in my country... how can you sell, if nobody know you...

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  • 2013-07-22 19:08
  • PaHP

"it was turning its fortunes around with revenues rising from Mach (when the One launched) through May" i think GSMarena meant March and not Mach. Update this article and give me credit for poining out your mistake.

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  • 2013-07-22 18:04
  • t1$B

> In reply to fridgetv @ 2013-07-22 17:07 from KZ8P - click to readSony is not doing it. Sony is into only that is related to entertainment, multimedia.. (with an exception: its home turf Japan).. Games, TV's, phones, cameras of all sorts, music, movie, entertainment channels... Sony means entertainment and fun.. hehe

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  • 2013-07-22 17:55
  • 7q55

Nice phone but service sucks... Have the Butterfly with me for 6 months now but it is still on 4.1 for crying out loud. 4.3 is about to come out and still no update up until now, only rumors. Shheeezz!!! No wonder customers are running away from HTC. NoneSENSE!

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  • 2013-07-22 17:34
  • t7XH

HTC should make HTC brand fridge, lcd, tv, washing machines etc just to psychologically remind people you exist. Samsung, LG, sony doing it. Can't rely on phones only. Motorola win the battery side.

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  • 2013-07-22 17:07
  • KZ8P

Why put 2000mah unremovable battery? Just put a 3000plus mah, since its unremovable... Samsung battery is the poorest, does not last long, oem battery from razr maxx and put it in HTC one. That would be a great plus for HTC.

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  • 2013-07-22 16:58
  • KZ8P

HTC one hardware is top notch. They optimized android OS on their phones much better than sangsung. they only lost in terms of Pricing & indirect advertisement, seen on Kpop :D. In my country you'll see 80% hp user carry sangsung (mostly Chinese user). Revise your pricing structure htc even your mini cost 450euro!!!

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  • 2013-07-22 16:46
  • KZ8P

> In reply to popye @ 2013-07-22 13:28 from t7Xk - click to readPoor man's Samsung?Well who is on first(SAMSUNG),second(iPHONE)and third(LG)in sales?Where is your gorgeous and stunning HTC(Even ZTE & Huawei are on top of your beloved brand)?They should shift in doing something new like RADIO with sense 5?LOL!

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  • 2013-07-22 16:28
  • v0qT

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