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Samsung Galaxy S6 vs. HTC M9, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, LG G4 and Sony Xperia Z4

( [email protected] ) Apr 16, 2015 07:42 PM EDT
By now, the Samsung Galaxy S6 has been released to markets all around the world.  For those who are considering purchasing one on carriers like Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, or Sprint might want to look to compare and contrast the S6 to other smartphones such as the iPhone 6/6 Plus, the HTC One M9, as well as soon to be released smartphones like the LG G4 and the Sony Xperia Z4.
Samsung's Galaxy S6 is up against the HTC One M9 in the battle of the April smartphones with pre-orders starting for both tonight. Photo: Stu Robarts/Gizmag.com

By now, the Samsung Galaxy S6 has been released to markets all around the world.  For those who are considering purchasing one on carriers like Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, or Sprint might want to look to compare and contrast the S6 to other smartphones such as the iPhone 6/6 Plus, the HTC One M9, as well as soon to be released smartphones like the LG G4 and the Sony Xperia Z4.   

The Samsung Galaxy S6 has a 5.1 inch Super AMOLED screen.  It also has Android 5.0 (Lollipop) right out of the box, and their camera specs are at 16 Megapixels in the rear and 5 Megapixels in the front.  It also has a Quad 2.1GHz plus Quad 1.5Ghz Octacore application processor.  It also has a new feature to the Galaxy series as it supports a new industry standard for wireless energy charging. 

Compare that to the iPhone 6, and you'll get more or less.  You'll get more screen as the iPhone 6 Plus has a 5.5 inch Retina HD display, while the iPhone 6 has less at a 4.7 inch Retina display.  The chips are both an A8 chip with 64-bit architecture and M8 motion coprocessor.  The camera of each is somewhat less at 8-Megapixels, but it has a lot of features including 1.5µ pixels.  The front-facing one is a 1.2 Megapixel job with 1280 x 960 resolution. 

As for HTC the One M9, the processor is a Snapdragon 810, which is Qualcomm's newest high-end processor, and the camera on the back is a quality 20 Megapixels. Another big feature will be HTC Sense 7, an Android skin that will allow users to personalize their handsets, and yes, it also comes with Android 5.0 (Lollipop) right out of the box. The M9 One looks very similar in its design to its predecessor, the On M8. That is, it has the same unibody design, and uses the trademark BoomSound speakers. One thing that is very interesting is the camera of the HTC One M9, as it will have a f/2.2, 27.8 mm lens, which makes it capable of 4K video recording.

Then there is the long-awaited LG G4, which still has yet to be released should be announced on April 28th.  The LG G4 will have a carbon-like front and leather back. The Leather is something of a new touch, as this hasn't been a part of the rumored specs. For example, it is rumored to have a 5.5 inch Quantum Display LCD display, possibly QHD resolution, not to mention a battery of 3,000 mAh and microSD slot. Then there is the 13 Megapixel Camera or 16 Megapixel camera, but we have heard that there will be a f/1.8 camera with an infrared color accuracy sensor.

As far as the specs of the Xperia Z4 smartphone, this smartphone also has yet to be released.  It looks to have maintained the signature OmniBalance design for the smartphone, with some water and dust resistance.  The display will be at 5.2 inches, and the screen resolution will be at Quad HD 2,560 x 1,440 pixels.  One feature that will definitely be on the Xperia Z4 is it will have Lollipop out of the box. I'm not certain what the specs of the camera will be.