HTC wins design award over iPhone 6 IMO

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  1. Tig Bitties, Sep 9, 2014
    Last edited: Sep 9, 2014

    Tig Bitties macrumors 68040

    Tig Bitties

    Sep 6, 2012
    My point here is about design, Usually Apple is ahead of the curve, making the most striking and beautiful device. But this iPhone 6 rear doesn't even look like a finished final design Apple would release. I think the iPhone 4 is one of the best looking smartphones ever created IMO, and the Space Grey iPhone 5S is also a beauty. But man did Apple drop the ball on this iPhone 6

    And HTC now makes the better looking device, going all out with full metal build and fantastic design IMO.

    I just didn't think this would happen.

    iPhone 6

    HTC One

  2. joshwithachance macrumors 68000


    Dec 11, 2009
  3. carjakester macrumors 68020


    Oct 21, 2013
    M8 got that booty but up front the iphone has it best.
  4. Tig Bitties thread starter macrumors 68040

    Tig Bitties

    Sep 6, 2012


    Or this looks better ?




    The truth hurts, Apple fans: You can thank Samsung for your big new iPhone displays

    Back when the first Galaxy Note dropped back in early 2012, it drew a lot of jeers from Apple fans for being far too big to fit properly in your hand. Indeed, itself declared that the original Note was “the most useless phone” ever in one of its previews. As for Apple, at the time it seemed content to keep churning out phones with displays that maxed out at 4 inches — recall that in early 2013, Tim Cook was still saying that the 4-inch iPhone 5’s display was the “perfect” size and that Apple had managed to “develop a larger screen size without sacrificing one-handed use.”

    And let’s not forget this ad that Apple put out for the iPhone 5 that showed off how beautifully the device fit the contours of the human hand.

    Well, a lot can change in a year-and-a-half and now Apple has announced not one but two new iPhones with displays larger than the “perfect” size of 4 inches.

    The reason isn’t hard to figure out: Contrary to many critics’ snickering, it turned on that Samsung was onto something when it released the first Galaxy Note, whose 5.3-inch display is actually smaller than the one we saw today with the 5.5-inch iPhone. For as much as people may love to have a phone that feels comfortable to hold, it turns out that they love big, beautiful displays even more and it’s taken Apple more than two years to accept this reality.
  5. Technarchy macrumors 604


    May 21, 2012
    I've never liked the HTC design.

    In fact I prefer the S4 and S5 design.
  6. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6


    Aug 17, 2007
    I love the design of my M7. While the new iPhones are nice, I think my M7 is more aesthetically pleasing.
  7. Dontazemebro macrumors 68020


    Jul 23, 2010
    I dunno, somewhere in West Texas
    Not really enamored by either. Both have over the top bezels, which is not my style.
  8. Cnasty macrumors 68030


    Jul 2, 2008
    Not a fan of the M8 design either but I wish more people would steal the boom sound speakers as there is nothing in the cell world that can touch them.

    They are amazing and really odd others havent done it.
  9. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    I have to disagree, while the HTC One looks good, the iPhone 6 looks much better.
  10. AutoUnion39 macrumors 601


    Jun 21, 2010
    Agreed. I'm not a fan of the bezels on the Plus, but whatever.. I've always thought the bezels on the One were unnecessary also.

    And unlike the HTC, I'm willing to bet that the 6+ will actually be a quality product. I'm sick of HTC's shoddy quality.
  11. tbayrgs macrumors 603


    Jul 5, 2009
    The HTC One is one of my favorite design (both M7 and M8) but I thing the new iPhones are stunning as well. I could give the nod to either HTC One when viewed from the rear panel but the new iPhone with the black front is like a beautiful, black slab. Bezels withstanding, love how the front is like a big monolith.

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  12. MacNut macrumors Core


    Jan 4, 2002
    The phone specs are on par, the question is what OS do you want to run. Now that the iPhone has joined the normal size phones that choice is not an issue anymore.
  13. AppleRobert macrumors 603

    Nov 12, 2012
  14. Black Magic macrumors 68020

    Black Magic

    Sep 30, 2012
    I agree. I was thinking about going with a white iPhone this time around too until I saw the space grey. Stunning! The M8 looks nice but the excessive branding hurts it IMHO.
  15. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 604

    Oct 27, 2009
    I hate the gray/silver. The HTC design looks good in black.
  16. Oohara macrumors 68020


    Jun 28, 2012
    The logo on the front really kills the M8 design for me. And I don't find the overall shape very harmonious. The M7 was a much tighter package, enough so that the logo didn't completely ruin it. But to me the iPhone 6 looks far more elegant and coherent than both HTC One:s.
  17. klowNeM macrumors newbie

    Jul 12, 2009

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