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Galaxy S6 vs HTC One M9 spec shootout!

by Jacob Kleinman | March 1, 2015March 1, 2015 2:15 pm PDT

It’s the battle of the flagship phones! In one corner we’ve got Samsung’s Galaxy S6, and in the other corner stands the HTC One M9. Two powerful phones with sleek metal designs, cutting edge specs and the latest that Android has to offer.

There’s a few things to consider here. Samsung’s newest phone packs the company’s own octa-core Exynos processor, while HTC went with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 chip. The Galaxy S6 also packs a Quad HD display compared to the One M9’s 1080p resolution. Then again, HTC’s phone offers a bigger battery and a higher megapixel camera, though that doesn’t necessarily mean it will take better pictures.

We’re just scratching the surface here, and we’ll need to spend a lot more time with both devices before we come to a final decision. For now, you can check out a full spec-by-spec breakdown below.

Samsung - Galaxy S6 HTC - One M9
Display Size 5.1-inch, 1440 x 2560 pixel display (576 ppi) 5-inch, 1080 x 1920 pixel display (441 ppi)
Resolution X 1440 1080
Resolution Y 2560 1920
Display Type Quad HD N/A
Operating System Android 5.0 (at launch) Android 5.0 (at launch)
Processor Exynos 7 series Quad 2.1GHz + Quad 1.5Ghz, Octacore application processor 2.2 GHz Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810
RAM 3GB 3GB
Storage
  • 32GB
  • 64GB
  • 128GB
  • 32GB
External Storage No Yes
Main Camera (Back) 16MP 20MP
Secondary Camera (Front) 5MP HTC UltraPixel
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.1 Bluetooth 4.1
Battery 2550mAh 2840mAh
NFC Yes Yes
Connectivity
  • 3.5mm Headphone jack
  • Micro USB
  • 3.5mm Headphone jack
  • DLNA
  • MHL
  • Micro USB
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient light
  • Barometer
  • Fingerprint
  • Gyroscope
  • Hall
  • HRM
  • Proximity
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient light
  • Gyro
  • Magnetic
  • Proximity
GPS
  • Digital compass
  • Digital compass
  • GLONASS
  • GPS
Height 143.4 mm (5.65 inches) 144.6 mm (5.69 inches)
Width 70.5 mm (2.78 inches) 69.7 mm (2.74 inches)
Depth 6.8 mm (0.27 inches) 9.61 mm (0.38 inches)
Weight 138 g (4.87 oz) 157 g (5.54 oz)
Colors Black, Blue, Gold, White Gold, Grey, Silver, Pink
Supported Audio Formats MP3, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, Vorbis, FLAC, OPUS .aac, .amr, .ogg, .m4a, .mid, .mp3, .wav, .wma, .flac
Supported Video Formats MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM, VP9 .3gp, .3g2, .mp4, .wmv, .avi, .mkv
Other Features
  • IR remote
  • IR Remote
In The Box N/A N/A

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Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...

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