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How is HTC still surviving?? Who is buying their products?? Illuminati??

I just read the news about HTC earning some profit this year. If you ask me, this Taiwanese "Apple-Wannabe" company needs to die !! I cant believe people are actually buying HTC products. I can understand iSheeps. For them their devices add to their status symbols, but HTC...its just plain retard logic being their products.
Is there any HTC phone other than the One M7/M8 thats is ever slightly worth recommending?

Ill quote one line from this article HTC swings to slim profit, but sales still down in 'challenging quarter' - CNET
HTC also identified the Desire 610 and 510 as strong performers in the US and Europe, while the Desire 816 was "solid" in Taiwan, China, India and the Middle Ea"
FACEPALM !!
Who are these people buying these phones ? Why are they buying those crappy Desire line of phones?
Recently HTC launched Desire 501 , a thick, bulky mid range 15-20k segment device, with 4.7"FWVGA and NO FLASH camera.
What---da---actual---fraak ???????? DO they expect people to spend money on this ??

Ok, so with Big MNC company comes MNC quality servicing. Oh really? In East region of India there are only 4 service centers ! Just F-ing 4 !!!! If my (imaginary) HTC phone has slight problem, i have to send it to KOLKATA !!!!! Thats half way around the country for me ! Flextronics Collection points are useless as they are merely agents and dont know **** about repairs.

The only "good" phone from HTC is the One M8 and M7 . But they are extremely overpriced, and cost a lot more than their rivals. Their justification is their unique features like front facing speakers, Metalic body and 4mpx Ultracrappypixel camera. Rivals phones have much more practical exclusive unique features and they still cost much lesser.People out here buy the M7 / M8 just because its expensive. Rich people dont want to be seen using something commoners middle class people use.

So what amazes me is, how can a company , which is more or less Chinese (Taiwan), with no fancy brand image like Samsung and Apple, continue to do business when they have delivered only ONE decent phone (Htc One) since HTC One X, and thats like 4-5 years ago! Is there something i missed in my Business Studies class? I thought low quality equals to low sales and good quality equals to high sales, but in reality its the cr@p ones thats thrive..
 

a_k_s_h_a_y

Dreaming
Take htc one m8 or any previous htc flagship device and go to a public place such as a park or museum or any place with lots of people, take your phone out, take a few pictures or just pretend using your phone. And you will realize why HTC.

Also the UI, haven't seen anything better yet.
 

ico

Super Moderator
Staff member
Even the damned Samsung Galaxy S4 lags. I'm not a fan of their UI, but I haven't seen any HTC flagship phone lagging. Their mid-end does suck though.

oh..and HTC One X came 2.5 years ago.
 

a_k_s_h_a_y

Dreaming
About the UI, its not just the pretty looks. Its how everything is integrated to provided a great UX is what makes it an amazing phone.
You will realize it only after using it for a few days.

Even the google dumb ui looks pretty. but just looks pretty that's it.
 

NightRider

Broken In
What? HTC is a great mobile manufacturer, actually it's really surprised that they aren't making that much profit lately. HTC like Apple don't actually care about low/low mid range segment as they know already that they couldn't compete in the market with Samsung and more importantly these low end mobiles don't provide much return anyway

But their high end mobiles are as good as they can get and their one x/one/m8 all these high end mobiles were really nice.
 

theserpent

Firecracker to the moon
FYI.Htc has a "okay" line up this year, which is comparatively better than samsung.
Coming to Samsung they are killing them selfs, 3-5 mid rangers are they nuts?
Since,samsung doesn't stop old products lets say +3-4 to that 5 phones.So totally they have Grand 2,Grand Prime,Grand 3 coming soon? , Mega 2,A3,A5,S5 Mini,S4,S4 mini jeez.Some crappy some surprisingly good speced phones all running crapwiz
 

Anorion

Sith Lord
Staff member
Admin
Haha so polarised. I pretty much have the same question for all of android.

People want to use a smartphone.
No smartphone is perfect.
Every decision made with any criteria / constraints still begs the question "what were they thinking when they exchanged money for that"

solution is not to worry about what other people are buying.
 

ashs1

Padawan
Htc e8 is the most vfm product in its category.. Their low and mid range phones are usually priced a bit ridiculously, but it seems like they are trying to rectify their mistake ( from past year's pricing)
 

srkmish

Ambassador of Buzz
Every android manufacturer is suffering losses. And this year , samsung will too. Samsung have reported a massive drop in profits.

Only Apple has the vision and keenness to understand market requirements and make huge profits year after year.

The most iconic statement i have ever heard was by Steve jobs - People who are serious about software should make their own hardware. And it still holds true today. Ios / OSX is so much better than android/windows. Everything is so integrated and seamless. Android manufacturers are just playing hit and miss with their android skins and optimization techniques and every android product is a half assed product.
 
Every android manufacturer is suffering losses. And this year , samsung will too. Samsung have reported a massive drop in profits.

Only Apple has the vision and keenness to understand market requirements and make huge profits year after year.

The most iconic statement i have ever heard was by Steve jobs - People who are serious about software should make their own hardware. And it still holds true today. Ios / OSX is so much better than android/windows. Everything is so integrated and seamless. Android manufacturers are just playing hit and miss with their android skins and optimization techniques and every android product is a half assed product.

^^

Samsung, LG and HTC all made profits this quarter. None of them have suffered a loss.

Samsung have earned very less compared to what they made last year.
LG had a strong quarter because of G3.
HTC has had seen good sales of M8.
 

Nerevarine

Incarnate
I think our expectations have increased since the launch of Moto G, Moto G 2, Xiaomi phones, Zenphone series and other low cost VFM phones
 

ayanavish

Right off the assembly line
Ill quote one line from this article HTC swings to slim profit, but sales still down in 'challenging quarter' - CNET

FACEPALM !!
Who are these people buying these phones ? Why are they buying those crappy Desire line of phones?
Recently HTC launched Desire 501 , a thick, bulky mid range 15-20k segment device, with 4.7"FWVGA and NO FLASH camera.
What---da---actual---fraak ???????? DO they expect people to spend money on this ??

..

Well I too was thinking along the same lines. Most of HTC's below 15K mobiles have bad resolution and paltry internal memories along with a laggy experience. Desire 816 was a good hit for HTC but not the other Desire wannabes. IMO HTC should concentrate on top and mid tiers only.
 

tkin

Back to school!!
I just read the news about HTC earning some profit this year. If you ask me, this Taiwanese "Apple-Wannabe" company needs to die !! I cant believe people are actually buying HTC products. I can understand iSheeps. For them their devices add to their status symbols, but HTC...its just plain retard logic being their products.
Is there any HTC phone other than the One M7/M8 thats is ever slightly worth recommending?

Ill quote one line from this article HTC swings to slim profit, but sales still down in 'challenging quarter' - CNET

FACEPALM !!
Who are these people buying these phones ? Why are they buying those crappy Desire line of phones?
Recently HTC launched Desire 501 , a thick, bulky mid range 15-20k segment device, with 4.7"FWVGA and NO FLASH camera.
What---da---actual---fraak ???????? DO they expect people to spend money on this ??

Ok, so with Big MNC company comes MNC quality servicing. Oh really? In East region of India there are only 4 service centers ! Just F-ing 4 !!!! If my (imaginary) HTC phone has slight problem, i have to send it to KOLKATA !!!!! Thats half way around the country for me ! Flextronics Collection points are useless as they are merely agents and dont know **** about repairs.

The only "good" phone from HTC is the One M8 and M7 . But they are extremely overpriced, and cost a lot more than their rivals. Their justification is their unique features like front facing speakers, Metalic body and 4mpx Ultracrappypixel camera. Rivals phones have much more practical exclusive unique features and they still cost much lesser.People out here buy the M7 / M8 just because its expensive. Rich people dont want to be seen using something commoners middle class people use.

So what amazes me is, how can a company , which is more or less Chinese (Taiwan), with no fancy brand image like Samsung and Apple, continue to do business when they have delivered only ONE decent phone (Htc One) since HTC One X, and thats like 4-5 years ago! Is there something i missed in my Business Studies class? I thought low quality equals to low sales and good quality equals to high sales, but in reality its the cr@p ones thats thrive..
You forgot to study the one important thing.

Its called 'Bling'

Why did people buy iphone? Why do they keep on buying it? What did iphone 5s had that a 20k android phone didn't? Why did people buy a low res, small screen, low camera phone when they can get a 1080p phone with 5" IPS and 13MP OIS camera for much much less?

Looks matter and HTC hit it right with their design. For people who spend 40k+ for a phone, looks take over, features no longer make any difference as most 30k+ android phone pack same feature. I can bet 90% of those who buy a 30k+ phone do not buy it so that they can enjoy that obscure IR port which never gets used. They do it so they can show off. And look wise HTC wins hands down in the high end segment with the One series. Put the M8 beside a G2 and you'll always want the M8, always.

Apple proved there is money in the high end segment, sell a small number of phones(comparing iphone sells with total number of android sells) and make a large profit on every unit, ka ching...

HTC is gunning to become the Lamborghini in android world. Hope they survive. The M8 is the best looking android phone I'd seen.
 
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