Jun 23 AT 2:55 PM Dima Aryeh 11 Comments

HTC posts Band-Aid joke to poke fun at Samsung

HTC One bandaid joke

We’ve all heard the Band-Aid joke, and we’ve all seen the photos. When the Samsung Galaxy S5 launched, people felt that the back of the Copper Gold version looks like a Band-Aid. It was a funny joke back then, but fanboys took it to such extremes that it became tired just 24 hours later. When you see people posting that joke on every Samsung related article to this day, you quickly start to hate it.

Interestingly, HTC decided to bank on this joke many months after the Galaxy S5 launched. It’s a bit late, don’t you think? Luckily, HTC’s joke is far from malicious and actually slightly humorous in its unique implementation. Props to HTC for staying classy this time.

We always enjoy companies poking fun at each other, as long as they keep it clean. Still, Samsung must be doing something right if that Band-Aid is selling so well. Maybe Samsung should offer HTC some bandages to stem those bleeding sales. What do you think of this ad, dear commenters who are too smart for regurgitated bandaid jokes? Leave a comment!

Via: BGR

Source: @HTC

Dima Aryeh is a Russian obsessed with all things tech. He does photography, is an avid phone modder (who uses an AT&T Galaxy Note II), a heavy gamer (both PC and 360), and an aspiring home mechanic. He is also an avid fan of music, especially power metal.

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  • Bart

    Huh. Maybe Samsung just inadvertently invented the latest wearable…..smart bandaids.

  • namesib

    They made similar jibes at plastic phones too, and now they are manufacturing one as an alternative to their flagship. I don’t pay a lot of attention to this company.

  • Elfsiren

    It’s not like this is the first time Samsung used this design, I have a Samsung Galaxy Gio with the same back and I think that phone came out early 2011. I’m willing to bet a few more of their phones from that time had the design.

  • MyMilan

    Samslum makes over priced, over hyped plastic phones. When I first saw the band-aid joke I had iced tea coming out of my nose I was lugging so hard. HTC did a classy way of poking fun, but their phones are over priced too.

  • LaShelton Harrison

    Really Htc I mean really what you need to do is ask Samsung how to sell some phones instead of making fun of their phones s

    • msgnyc

      htc makes great phones. They just dont have the money to throw behind their marketing like Samsung can.

    • BeMoGamer

      Band Aid for bleeding sales? I see you have SameSuck’s d*** in your mouth

  • TruFactz

    “Maybe Samsung should offer HTC some bandages to stem those bleeding sales”? Ouch, a little arsh-hay on the ales-say aren’t we ima-day??

    Now while I can say I agree, I think HTC is doing their thing, but I think this is that point where they’ve found a good design niche, and their riding it out, and I think that’s just what HTC as a whole is gonna do……….ride it out………..on a magical Band-Aid…..

  • Bemogamer

    Band Aid for HTC’s sales? I see you have samesuck’s d**** in your mouth. Why is that? Defending much?. Just a little joke ABOUT DESIGN stupid. Not sales.

  1. Huh. Maybe Samsung just inadvertently invented the latest wearable…..smart bandaids.

  2. namesibGuest 10 months ago

    They made similar jibes at plastic phones too, and now they are manufacturing one as an alternative to their flagship. I don’t pay a lot of attention to this company.

  3. ElfsirenGuest 10 months ago

    It’s not like this is the first time Samsung used this design, I have a Samsung Galaxy Gio with the same back and I think that phone came out early 2011. I’m willing to bet a few more of their phones from that time had the design.

  4. Samslum makes over priced, over hyped plastic phones. When I first saw the band-aid joke I had iced tea coming out of my nose I was lugging so hard. HTC did a classy way of poking fun, but their phones are over priced too.

  5. LaShelton HarrisonGuest 10 months ago

    Really Htc I mean really what you need to do is ask Samsung how to sell some phones instead of making fun of their phones s

  6. “Maybe Samsung should offer HTC some bandages to stem those bleeding sales”? Ouch, a little arsh-hay on the ales-say aren’t we ima-day??

    Now while I can say I agree, I think HTC is doing their thing, but I think this is that point where they’ve found a good design niche, and their riding it out, and I think that’s just what HTC as a whole is gonna do……….ride it out………..on a magical Band-Aid…..

  7. BemogamerGuest 10 months ago

    Band Aid for HTC’s sales? I see you have samesuck’s d**** in your mouth. Why is that? Defending much?. Just a little joke ABOUT DESIGN stupid. Not sales.