Mike Woodward, president of HTC in North America, has been reading through recent Samsung Galaxy S4 reviews with a smile on his face. That’s due to many of them being quite comparably mediocre to other devices like, say, the HTC One.
Woodward talked to Business Insider a bit about how he is reacting to the lukewarm Galaxy S4 reviews. “It’s really been a great week for us,” he said. “We’re seeing brisk sales so far.” Not surprisingly, he’s pretty pleased.
“We look at [the Galaxy S4 reviews] through the lens of the HTC One, and it stands up positively,” Woodward added. “The design seems to be attracting the most attention and we’re really proud of that.”
Many of the complaints with the S4 are addressed nicely in the One. For instance, while the S4 is mocked for its plastic design and gimmicky software, the One is praised for its higher quality design materials and cleaner software. These comparisons stand true in our own reviews of the Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One.
At first, many considered the shipment delays for the HTC One a disadvantage since it would be pitted against the Galaxy S4 at its release. However, it’s turned out to be quite a blessing.