This poll has closed, check out the latest Mobile Madness battle.
Mobile Madness is underway and the first, play-in round, saw the HTC One M9 go up against the LG G3. Eventually the newly announced HTC One M9 won it by over 30-percentage points. Now the HTC One M9 will go up again Apple’s phablet, the iPhone 6 Plus. Which would you select? It is hard to gauge, especially considering different processors, different operating systems and the screen sizes also vary. Though I will say, both look very nice.
I think what is especially though in this year’s mobile madness is just how great all these flagship devices are. I would gladly pick up any one of these devices and be more than happy to use them as my daily driver, regardless of operating system. I think that is a great thing for consumers, especially if you’re plopping down a few hundred dollars for these devices. Both these next two devices are great! I love the design and feel of both. So what will it be? HTC’s newest flagship? or Apple’s phablet? As always read down further to get more details on both devices. Vote in the poll below!
And join us again tomorrow as we let you decide this year’s champ for mobile madness. Have fun!
Note: right click to open in a new window if you want to print out a bracket to fill out, we’re all doing it at the office. Yes this is the nerdiest bracket.
HTC One (M9)
The phone feels much sharper thanks to more pronounced edges along the sides of the device, which calls back some of the design elements we saw in the One M7. The 5-inch 1080p display is sharp, though not as jaw dropping as some of the panels offered by HTC’s competitors. Hopefully that means we’ll see improved battery life in our long term tests, however.
HTC packed the One M9 with a Snapdragon 810 processor, 3GB of RAM and 32GB of expandable storage. Android 5.0 Lollipop ran well on the device during our hands-on, and HTC’s new Sense 7 user interface doesn’t add any drag to the experience. We’ve always liked Sense, and Sense 7 is a solid step forward… read more
Apple iPhone 6 Plus
It’s no easy task reviewing an iPhone. Apple isn’t like other phone makers and doesn’t create and launch several smartphone models throughout the year.
Instead, once per annum, Apple announces the new devices that it’s going to sell for the entire next 12 months. That’s it. It takes one shot a year, sits back and focuses on the next project on the table. Still, despite that approach, it manages to go toe-to-toe with Android makers that fire off several rounds each year… read more
|HTC - One M9||Apple - iPhone 6 Plus|
|Display Size||5-inch, 1080 x 1920 pixel display (441 ppi)||5.5-inch, 1080 x 1920 pixel display (401 ppi)|
|Display Type||N/A||Retina HD|
|Operating System||Android 5.0 (at launch)||iOS 8 (at launch)|
|Processor||2.2 GHz Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810||A8 chip with 64-bit architecture|
|External Storage Specs||
|Main Camera (Back)||20MP||8MP iSight camera with 1.5µ pixels|
|Secondary Camera (Front)||HTC UltraPixel||1.2MP|
|Bluetooth||Bluetooth 4.1||Bluetooth 4.0|
|Height||144.6 mm (5.69 inches)||6.22 inches (15.80 cm)|
|Width||69.7 mm (2.74 inches)||3.06 inches (77.7 mm)|
|Depth||9.61 mm (0.38 inches)||0.28 inches (7.1 mm)|
|Weight||157 g (5.54 oz)||6.07 oz (172 g)|
|Colors||Gold, Grey, Silver, Pink||Gold, Gray, Silver|
|Supported Audio Formats||.aac, .amr, .ogg, .m4a, .mid, .mp3, .wav, .wma, .flac||AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), HE-AAC, MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV|
|Supported Video Formats||.3gp, .3g2, .mp4, .wmv, .avi, .mkv||H.264 video up to 1080p, 60 frames per second, High Profile level 4.2 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; MPEG-4 video up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format|
|In The Box||N/A||N/A|
|March 11(play-in round)||HTC One M9||Vs|
|March 12||Winner of the play-in round (HTC One M9)||Vs||iPhone 6 Plus|
|March 13||Samsung Galaxy 6 Edge||Vs||Lumia 930-Series|
|March 14||Moto X (2014)||Vs||Samsung Galaxy Note 4|
|March 15||Motorola Droid Turbo||Vs||BlackBerry Passport|
|March 16||LG G Flex 2||Vs||Sony Xperia Z3|
|March 17||Nexus 6||Vs||BlackBerry Classic|
|March 18||iPhone 6||Vs||OnePlus One|
|March 19||Galaxy S6||Vs||Galaxy Note Edge|
|March 20||Winner of March 12||Vs||Winner of March 13|
|March 21||Winner of March 14||Vs||Winner of March 15|
|March 22||Winner of March 16||Vs||Winner of March 17|
|March 23||Winner of March 18||Vs||Winner of March 19|
|March 24-26||Winner of March 14||Vs||Winner of March 15|
|March 26-28||Winner of March 16||Vs||Winner of March 17|
|March 29-31||Winner of March 18-19||Vs||Winner of March 20-21|
|Winner Announced April 1|