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HTC One M9 vs Samsung Galaxy S6: Which One Is Better? Review, Specs and Camera

( [email protected] ) Jul 08, 2015 07:03 PM EDT
The HTC One M9 and the Samsung Galaxy S6 are both flagship phones for their respective companies, and they both have the Android operating system.  This is a comparison of the two popular smartphones, focusing on a review, specs, and their cameras.
Samsung Galaxy S6 is expected to be officially announced on March 1. Photo: NDTV.com

The HTC One M9 and the Samsung Galaxy S6 are both flagship phones for their respective companies, and they both have the Android operating system.  This is a comparison of the two popular smartphones, focusing on a review, specs, and their cameras. 

We'll start with the Samsung Galaxy S6.  As someone who has the last model of the Galaxy S5, I can say that I like how this phone works for me.  The Galaxy S6 has a sister to it known as the S6 edge, which has a curved edge which is good for all kinds of uses like notifications, but I won't go into detail about that. 

Instead, let's talk about the specs of the non-edge Samsung Galaxy S6.  First of all, it comes with 3GB of RAM.  The Rear Camera is at 16 Megapixels and it will snap in 0.7 seconds just by double-tapping the home button.  The front camera is at 5 Megapixels, and it is great for selfies with a 120 degree wide-angle lens.  As for the display, it is an AMOLED touchscreen that is 5.1 inches.

The Samsung Galaxy S6 also incorporates wireless charging, so you can set it on a Qi-enabled platform and get some really great wireless charging action out of it.  Apparently a charge of 10 minutes is all you need for about 4 hours worth of use. 

HTC One M9
HTC One M9 will launch on April 10 along with the new hassle-free Uh Oh Protection plan. Photo: Phonedesigner.eu

For those unaware of the HTC One M9, it is a follow-up to the HTC One M8 flagship phone.  CNET reports that it has a metal body with a gold and silver finish, along with a 5-inch screen with sapphire glass. 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 will come with Android 5.0 (Lollipop) right out of the box.

Engadget reports that 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. It is narrower, shorter, and thicker, but the design is quite similar. The battery capacity is now at 2,840 mAh, which should be enough to get this phone through a full day on one charge.

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. I have to admit, it is pretty impressive to see a mobile phone have the same ability as a GoPro HERO4. As for the front-facing camera, it uses UltraPixels at 4 Meagpixels.

If you are interested in any of these phones, head over to the official HTC One M9 and Samsung Galaxy S6 site.  One factor that might influence your decision is Android M, the latest version of Android.  It currently is not available for these two phones, and it will be a few months before it rolls out.  If I had to guess, I would say that it would arrive on the Samsung Galaxy S6 first.