The curtains from the premiere have not been lowered yet, and the whole world is already wondering who is better? Samsung Galaxy S6 or HTC One M9? From the manufacturer’s point of view, it comes down to who will sell more devices. Consumers, on the other hand, wonder which model offers more for their hard-earned money. If you intend to treat yourself to a first-class device this year, the choice could most likely fall on one of these two. In the duel Samsung Galaxy S6 vs HTC One M9, the nuances and solid defense decide (yes, just like in football). Let’s go in order and cross their spears based on the information and experiences available so far.
Samsung Galaxy S6 vs HTC One M9 design
Samsung has decided to get serious. There were plenty of plastic children’s toys. The turn came for metal and glass. Like some modern office building, the Samsung Galaxy S6 shines. In addition to a better appearance, metal should bring greater strength to the device, but also a better feeling in the hands. HTC, on the other hand, has long accustomed us to metal being their favorite material. HTC One M9 continues the started tradition which is based on a body made of brushed aluminum in one piece.
Freshness and innovation come at the expense of Samsung’s model. So, the Galaxy S6 brings a beautiful combination of metal and glass that we have not seen in this family so far. HTC has literally cloned the One M8. Despite the fact that the One M9 also looks beautiful, it seems to us that the audience does not forgive static. With more glass up front, we give a slight advantage to the new Galaxy, although we think the glass is a real magnet for prints, which is not quite the case with a premium model.
Samsung Galaxy S6 vs HTC One M9 screen and sound
Both screens deliver stunningly good screens. The HTC One M9 has 441 pixels per inch, while the new Galaxy S6 exceeds that figure with 577 pixels per inch. This is understandable considering that Samsung opted for QHD and HTC for the classic HD screen. While the real question is whether the human eye can notice the difference, the janso is that QHD screens consume more power, so it would be frivolous to say that Samsung has a better screen. It’s like that on paper, but if more pixels (which don’t really mean anything to you) eat up your battery, will you be happy?
When it comes to sound, there is no dilemma. With BoomSound stereo speakers located in the front, the One M9 is the winner. Samsung has tried to match the speakers at the bottom, but it seems that this is not enough for the standards set by the One M8, and the successor has improved it.
Samsung Galaxy S6 vs HTC One M9 camera
To the delight of many, HTC has abandoned UltraPixel technology. Admittedly, the front camera, which used to be the main one, has remained in this release, but the main one has switched to 20MP and is able to record 4k videos, but unfortunately it lacks optical stabilization. The front camera proved to be very good, especially when the brightness is low.
On the other hand, Samsung opted for a 16MP camera, which has already “shined” on the Note 4. Unlike the One M9, this camera here has optical stabilization, which is appropriate for a premium phone. Although it’s hard to say which camera is better without being tested first, it is rumored that Samsung still has a small advantage here.
Samsung Galaxy S6 vs HTC One M9 specification
Samsung has given up on Qualcomm processors. HTC is not. Beneath the metal armor, the One M9 hides a Snapdragon 810 processor with 3GB of RAM and a 2,840mAh battery. There is also a microSD expansion of the internal memory up to a maximum of 128GB. The South Korean manufacturer made the processor itself, so it will be a real test for them. The Galaxy S6 no longer allows the battery to be changed, and there is no expansion of the internal memory, which is why it is closer to the iPhone. Although it allows wireless charging, our users will be more interested in the fact that the Galaxy S6 has a battery of only 2,550mAh, which with a screen that consumes a lot can be a potential problem.
Although we will only be convinced of the true values of these phones, we would still prefer the One M9, because if we assume that the performance is somewhere in the balance, on the side of the new HTC ace, a better battery and expandable memory could prevail.
Samsung Galaxy S6 vs HTC One M9 early conclusion
Although their real testing is still awaited, there is no doubt that both devices are real “dragons” on the scene. Both models have advanced over their predecessors. This is especially true for Samsung, whose S6 has a far better design than before, but at the cost of closing the battery and microSD support. HTC did not make a name for itself with design improvements, but it remained consistent with some of its views. Although it was difficult to thoroughly remake the already great design, the changes are still minimal, but it is an interesting decision not to switch to the QHD screen.