HTC ONE M9 VS Samsung Galaxy S6
HTC And Samsung both launched their flagship phones at the Mobile World Congress(2015).HTC which has always delivered an elegant design and a beautiful interface and Samsung which is known for its powerful display and fulfilling every need of the user in a phone compete with their flagship phones ONE M9 and Galaxy S6 respectively. Lets find out who delivered better results:-
HTC One M9 VS Samsung Galaxy S6
BODY AND DESIGN:HTC One M9 VS Samsung Galaxy S6
HTC phones have always been praised by users for its solid and appealing design,M9 is no exception .It comes with a metal rear with a slight and subtle curve .The edges comprise of 2 metals which is an improvement over the previous model giving M9 more grip and friction while holding.
Samsung has been criticized over its plastic body designs over the years but Galaxy S6 is here to change that .It comes with a metal body protected by Gorilla Glass on both sides.
S6 is also slimmer than M9 and also weighs less than M9.
PLATFORMS : HTC One M9 VS Samsung Galaxy S6
Both phones come with Android v5 (Lollipop) with a guaranteed upgrade.
HTC ONE M9 runs HTC Sense UI 7.0 which makes the android experience more classy.
Samsung Galaxy S6 runs the Samsung’s TouchWiz UI which does not provide much more than convenience for the user in operating.
Display : HTC One M9 VS Samsung Galaxy S6
HTC ONE M9 has a 5 inch Super LCD 3 touchscreen,16M colours offering a resolution of 1080×1920 pixels(~441 ppi) which may not be disappointing but is slightly out of time as Samsung provides 5.1 inch Super AMOLED display offering a resolution of 1440×2560 pixels(~557 ppi) which is superior than M9.
Both phones are protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 4 which is latest in the market.
Memory : HTC One M9 VS Samsung Galaxy S6
HTC ONE M9 comes in a 32GB model which can be expanded up to 128GB by using a microSD card.
Galaxy S6 has 3 models 32GB,64GB,128GB without memory card slot.
Both phones come with 3GB RAM,however Galaxy S6 uses the faster DDR4 RAM.
CAMERA : HTC One M9 VS Samsung Galaxy S6
HTC dropped the ultrapixel technology with this model and used a 20.7 megapixel camera which has a resolution of 5376×3752 pixels with a dual LED duo colour flash. The camera can record videos at 4K quality. Despite the high configuration it lacks features like phase detection and optical image stabilization. The secondary camera is a 4 MP camera which shoots at 1080p@30fps.
S6 offers 16MP rear camera with a resolution of 2988×5312 pixels which includes autofocus and optical image stabilization. The secondary camera shoots at 1080p@30fps with its 5MP camera which also comes with dual video call feature and Auto HDR.
Though HTC 9 has better configuration ,it lacks features which almost every other brand provides in their flagship phones like Samsung.
SOUND : HTC One M9 VS Samsung Galaxy S6
HTC ONE M9 comes with big speakers on the front which have HTC BoonSound technology which improves the playback quality making the sound more loud and bassy.It sounds even better with headphones.
Samsung Galaxy S6 on the other hand doesn’t really focus on the speaker quality but surely its not disappointing.
PROCESSOR : HTC One M9 VS Samsung Galaxy S6
HTC ONE M9 comes with the latest and most powerful Qualcomm chipset,octa core Snapdragon 810 which also supports 64-bit apps.
However, if Samsung is believed then the Galaxy S6 could one-up the One (M9) with its very own Exynos 7420 octa-core processor which 20% faster than the Qualcomm Snapdragon 805.
LAUNCH AND PRICE : HTC One M9 VS Samsung Galaxy S6
HTC ONE M9 is priced 587 EUR(40,196INR) approximately.
The claimed prices for the unlocked version of the handsets in the Europe, the Galaxy S6 will be priced starting from EUR 699(approximately 48,300) for 32GB variant, EUR 799(approximately 55,200) for 64GB variant, EUR 899(approximately 62,100) for 128GB variant.
BATTERY : HTC One M9 VS Samsung Galaxy S6
HTC ONE M9 comes with Li-Po 2840 mAh battery can provide talk time up to 25 h 20 min on 2G and up to 21h and 51 on 3G which is quite satisfactory.
Samsung Galaxy S6 has 2550mAh battery LI-ion battery which has a quick charging feature which gives 30% charge in about 30 minutes.It will support a Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 charger.
It also supports wireless charging.
FINAL VERDICT : HTC One M9 VS Samsung Galaxy S6
Samsung Galaxy S6 would be the winner of this debate as it clearly wins in the category of display, RAM and camera quality. Though it may be a little expensive due to memory variant models but it offers better performance for its price.
S6 also provides better battery backup and the quick charge feature makes it a better option.
In terms of security, Samsung offers an authentic fingerprint scanner which also makes it convenient to unlock the screen.
The latest upgrade of Samsung Pay may not be available in all countries but it definitely provides convenience to users who are interested in using it.
HTC ONE M9 may have a better looks but in the long run S6 would be a better companion.