Apr 12 AT 8:06 AM Nick Gray 11 Comments

By the numbers: HTC One (M8)’s head start over the Samsung Galaxy S5


After a month and a half of waiting, the Samsung Galaxy S5 has finally been released. Samsung’s is got quite a bit of media attention yesterday, but let’s not forget that HTC has quite a compelling alternative this year which could eat into Samsung’s projected sales numbers for its flagship device.

The HTC One (M8) went on sale on March 25, but it was only available in Verizon retails stores until this week. Those who wanted to purchase the phone from Sprint and AT&T were able to do so online, but the general public now has the opportunity to see HTC’s and Samsung’s new toys and compare them side-by-side.

The one thing we are wondering is how much of a head start the HTC One (M8) actually has over the Samsung Galaxy S5.  HTC has not released any sale figures yet, so we decided to jump into the web analytics numbers for Android and Me to see is we could track down the HTC One (M8). The HTC One (M8) was not called out by name until April 8, but our stats show that the device is off to a good start, sitting in 17th place and accounting for 0.84% of all mobile device’s accessing our site over the past three days.

0.84% may not sound like a lot, but it’s three times higher than the traffic we get from the HTC Droid DNA  - a phone that’s been available through Verizon for about a year and a half. In the end, we expect the Samsung Galaxy S5 to surpass the HTC One (M8), so we’ll be coming back to our numbers on a regular basis to give you a look at how both devices are performing.

Nick is a tech enthusiast who has a soft spot for HTC and its devices. Nick joined the Android and Me family in the summer of 2010.

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  • steve

    That’s because this is a htc fan boy site. All you ever talk about is the m8. With a bit of trash talk about the s5. I do enjoy the little bit you post about the one plus one

  • harsh.it

    Galaxy S5 is not a new smartphone from Samsung, It’s looking likely to be an upgrade.

  • namesib

    Yeah, the data collection method is so unreliable I’m not going to take any notice of this article.

  • Taylor

    Wow, from the above comments, the Samsung fans seem to be getting a little emotional about this.

  • Chris

    Last week I convinced this lady I know to upgrade her aging blackberry with the new HTC M8. It arrived on Friday. Well, I’ve been setting it up for her and I have to admit that it has the best sounding speakers of any Android device I’ve ever used. The sound totally blows away the speakers in my Samsung Note 2.

    However, there is a design flaw with the phone itself. It’s way too smooth. Just holding it in your hand.. it feels like it’s going to slip out. That lady that upgraded it is too afraid to hold it in her hand until she gets a case for it. I found a slim-line case that’s CLEAR (so it won’t cover the aesthetics) on Amazon but it will take a week to arrive… So her phone isn’t activated yet.. so I get a week to play with it with a bit more while setting it up.

    I’m due for an upgrade at the end of this year. So I’m waiting to see what Samsung does with the Note series. Until now, the speakers in all Samsung phones have totally sucked. I love having a larger phone (5.5″+) so I’ll see how the Note 4 looks and SOUNDS. If it has the same cheap mono rear speakers then I may look into another brand.

  • jerrbomb

    I have to admit htc had gotten more coverage on this site than samsung lately… but hey im not experct at fanboyism

  • jerrbomb

    I have to admit htc had gotten more coverage on this site than samsung lately… but hey im not expert at fanboyism

  • Earl Watson

    When the smoke clears, HTC will be looking to sell their company before it goes bankrupt and Samsung will continue to provide the world with a great smartphone experience. End of stort.

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  • donger

    Go HTC!