Comparing the Galaxy S6 Edge and Galaxy S6 to the HTC One M9, the Galaxy comes out favourably. Packed with features and some supremely elegant design to remove the slab-like
feel the larger S5 had, the S6 Edge is more beautiful than the HTC One M9.
With that in mind, the One M9 is still a truly wonderfully designed smartphone. Retaining the screen size at 5″ inch and continuing the same unibody milled aluminium case that the M8 had, the M9 instantly catches your eye.
However, compared to the juggernaut of power that the two new Galaxy phones are, the One M9 just can’t really match up.
Featuring the efficient octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor, the S6 Edge and S6 m manages to improve upon Qualcomm’s work by manufacturing its own 14nm SoC. This makes it even more energy efficient than the 20nm 810, meaning that while it may match it in power, it certainly beats it in efficiency.
Memory and Storage
Both the HTC and Samsung’s devices have 3GB of RAM, and while Samsung’s devices come in three different sizes, HTC manages to best it by offering 32GB from the off with room for 128BG more in the form of expandable microSD storage.
It provides flexibility in memory management that Samsung’s device just cannot match.
The One M9 does, however, have an impressive 2840mAh battery, which is significantly larger than Samsung’s
2,600mAh. That said, Samsung’s phone is intended to be power efficient, and benefits from fast l wireless charging, meaning that battery life shouldn’t really ever be an issue.
Display and Design
The S6 and S6 Edge also has a higher-resolution display than the M9’s full HD one, offering up a 5.1in quad-HD Super AMOLED display.
In the audio bit of these gadgets, it’s crystal clear that the One M9 beats down the S6 and S6 Edge thanks to better BoomSound speakers bolstered with Dolby 5.1 technology to really deliver impressive audio. With only one bottom-mounted speaker, it’s
hard to imagine Samsung’s phones beating it.
It’s a similar story in regards to the camera too, with HTC’s 20-megapixel rear-camera besting Samsung’s 16-megapixel. And while Samsung has upped the front-camera resolution to
5-megapixels, that can’t compete with HTC’s 4-Ultrapixel camera, designed to take amazing photographs in low-light conditions.
It’s currently a little hard to tell how Sense 7 stacks up against TouchWiz, so you’ll have to wait for our full reviews to know which UI comes out on top.