Samsung Galaxy S6 vs HTC One M9

Samsung Galaxy S6 vs HTC One M9

Samsung Galaxy S6 and HTC One M9 are two of the most interesting devices announced at Mobile World Congress. While you can’t miss with any of these two — both are top notch — we know that some folks “can’t live with a Samsung phone” or “just hate HTC.” Some man you just can’t reach.

Another thing worth point out – it’s not all about specs. Megapixels and megahertz can be tricky. Samsung uses its own Exynos chip inside the Galaxy S6, whereas the HTC relies on Qualcomm’s latest (and greatest) Snapdragon 810 SoC.

Furthermore, HTC opted NOT to follow the QHD trend and is rather sticking to a full HD screen. Some people will hate it for that, some won’t care that much. When you think about it – do you really need that many pixels on a 5-inch screen? Or would you rather have a faster phone all time round? At the end of the day, it’s a matter of personal preferences.

Finally, the Samsung Galaxy S6 will be available in two different variants, one with a regular screen and another with Edge display. You may want to test out those Edge models before spending a single dime. While this sort of screen adds to the overall design, it invites for accidental taps on the display.

So many things to consider. Here are the “raw specs” of the two phones:

Samsung Galaxy S6 / S6 EdgeHTC One M9
OSAndroid 5.0.2 with TouchWIZAndroid 5.0.2 w/ Sense 7.0
SoCSamsung Exynos 7 SoCQualcomm Snapdragon 810 64-bit octa-core (4 x 2.0Ghz, 4 x 1.5Ghz)
Screen5.1-inch QHD 2560×1440 Super AMOLED display5.0-inch 1920×1080 Super LCD 3
Memory3GB RAM / 32, 64 or 128 GB internal storage (no microSD card slot)3GB RAM / 32GB internal storage + microSD card slot
Rear camera16MP camera with F1.9 lens20MP with F2.2 lens
Front camera5MP4MP UltraPixel with F2.0 lens
Battery2,550mAh / 2,600mAh2,840mAh
Size143.4 x 70.5 x 6.8 mm, 138 grams /
142.1 x 70.1 x 7 mm, 132 grams
144.6 x 69.7 x 9.61 mm, 157 grams
Extrabarometer, heart rate, wireless charging, fingerprint readerHTC BoomSound speakers, all-metal body

In addition, both devices support Category 6 LTE, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, and come with all the usual sensors like gyro, accelerometer and so on.

So which of the two/three phones you prefer?

  • 00tony

    I always said that the samsung was lacking in sound and htc was lacking with the camera, whichever one fixed the respective drawback would have the best phone. Looks like HTC has done it. Samsung has gone backwards by dropping removable memory and battery. HTC is the only one for me now. (although HTC is quite a hefty phone)

    • Harold Goldner

      It’s really not that hefty; it’s essentially the same as an M8, only less slippery. Plus, the on/off button is moved to the side to make it even easier to use one-handed..

      • 00tony

        For me the M8 is also hefty. 138 v 157g (14%) and 6.8 v 9.6mm (41%) mm are big differences.

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  • Chris Mackenzy

    Well, its hard to compare these two when it comes to the real world, but for me I will go for Samsung S6.

  • Raya Fahreza

    S6 all the way.

  • ravitej

    It’s really to choose between the two! I for one am spoiled for choice, but I have an inclination towards HTC One M9 as I have used HTC desire for several years and it has given little or no problems whatsoever! The features are absolutely mind-boggling!

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