HTC America President says the Galaxy S5 is " built out of cheap plastic"

The HTC One M8 was launched not too long ago and we have to say that it is one of the more beautiful Android smartphones we’ve seen to date. The use of metal gives the phone a more premium look and feel to it, something which is pretty refreshing in a market where for the most part, phones are typically made from plastic. In fact HTC’s CEO, Peter Chou, was reportedly pretty involved in the design process of the HTC One M8.

In wake of the launch of HTC’s 2014 flagship, the One (M8), a lot of Android talk has turned to “One (M8) vs. Galaxy S5,” with executives from both companies not shying away from the subject. We have already seen a friendly Twitter rivalry between HTC’s Jeff Gordon and Samsung’s Phillip Berne, but now the attention has shifted over to to Jason Mackenzie, President of HTC America. Mackenzie is quoted by Business Insider as saying, “If you want to buy a product built out of cheap plastic, there’s a solution for you” when questioned about Samsung’s flagship, and goes on to mention that “[HTC is] a company that invests in our customers and delivers a beautifully designed product that you can feel proud of.”

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