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HTC One M9 vs. Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge – Best smartphone reader’s choice – March Mobile Madness 2015

by Roy Choi | March 20, 2015March 20, 2015 2:00 pm PDT

Welcome to another round of Mobile Madness 2015 where we allow our readers to determine the “best smartphone” in this tournament style contest.  Thus far we’ve run nine rounds of the tournament and we’ve already lost some heavy hitters.  Yesterday saw the Samsung Galaxy S6 go up against the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge. Rather strange to have two Samsung devices go up against each other in the earlier rounds but that is just the way the draw happened. The winner was the Samsung Galaxy S6. It will now go on to face off against the OnePlus One on Monday, March 23, 2015.

Today though we have the HTC One M9 vs. the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge. Both devices are yet too new to even have reviews on the site.  In fact both devices aren’t even available to purchase, sure you can pre-order them, but not in person. Which is why you will have to rely more heavily on our coverage from Mobile World Congress to gauge the two devices.  So let’s get voting.  Who will it be? The HTC One M9 or the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge? Vote below after the specs comparison.

 

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

 

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge

Samsung officially announced two new smartphones, the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge. The Galaxy S6 Edge features the same 5.1-inch QHD display as the Galaxy S6, and it features the same Exynos 7 processor… Read more 

HTC - One M9 Samsung - Galaxy S6 edge
Display Size 5-inch, 1080 x 1920 pixel display (441 ppi) 5.1-inch, 1440 x 2560 pixel display (576 ppi)
Resolution X 1080 1440
Resolution Y 1920 2560
Display Type N/A Quad HD
Operating System Android 5.0 (at launch) Android 5.0 (at launch)
Processor 2.2 GHz Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 Exynos 7 series Quad 2.1GHz + Quad 1.5Ghz, Octacore application processor
RAM 3GB 3GB
Storage
  • 32GB
  • 32GB
  • 64GB
  • 128GB
External Storage Yes No
External Storage Specs
  • Micro SD up to 128GB
Main Camera (Back) 20MP 16MP
Secondary Camera (Front) HTC UltraPixel 5MP
Networks
  • GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900
  • UMTS: 850/900/1900/2100
  • LTE (FDD): 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28
  • LTE (TDD): 38, 40, 41
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.1 Bluetooth 4.1
Battery 2840mAh 2600mAh
NFC Yes Yes
Connectivity
  • 3.5mm Headphone jack
  • DLNA
  • MHL
  • Micro USB
  • 3.5mm Headphone jack
  • Micro USB
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient light
  • Gyro
  • Magnetic
  • Proximity
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient light
  • Barometer
  • Fingerprint
  • Gyroscope
  • Hall
  • HRM
  • Proximity
GPS
  • Digital compass
  • GLONASS
  • GPS
  • Digital compass
Height 144.6 mm (5.69 inches) 142.1 mm (5.59 inches)
Width 69.7 mm (2.74 inches) 70.1 mm (2.76 inches)
Depth 9.61 mm (0.38 inches) 7 mm (0.28 inches)
Weight 157 g (5.54 oz) 132 g (4.66 oz)
Colors Gold, Grey, Silver, Pink Black, Gold, Green, White
Supported Audio Formats .aac, .amr, .ogg, .m4a, .mid, .mp3, .wav, .wma, .flac MP3, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, Vorbis, FLAC, OPUS
Supported Video Formats .3gp, .3g2, .mp4, .wmv, .avi, .mkv MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM, VP9
Other Features
  • IR Remote
  • IR Remote
In The Box N/A N/A

 

 


First Round:

March 11(play-in round) HTC One M9 Vs LG G3
March 12 Winner of the play-in round (HTC One M9) Vs iPhone 6 Plus
March 13 Samsung Galaxy S6 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

Second Round:

March 20 Winner of March 12
(HTC One M9)
Vs Winner of March 13 (Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge)
March 21 Winner of March 14
(Samsung Galaxy Note 4)
Vs Winner of March 15
(BlackBerry Passport)
March 22 Winner of March 16
(Sony Xperia Z3)
Vs Winner of March 17
(BlackBerry Classic)
March 23 Winner of March 18
(OnePlus One)
Vs Winner of March 19
(Samsung Galaxy S6)

Final Four:

March 24-26 Winner of March 20 Vs Winner of March 21
March 26-28 Winner of March 22 Vs Winner of March 23

 

Final:

March 29-31 Winner of March 24-26 Vs Winner of March 26-28
Winner Announced April 1

TechnoBuffalo - Mobile Madness 2015 - Round 9

 


Roy Choi

Roy Choi is a Southern California native. He has been infatuated with technology reviews ever since he bought his first crummy laptop in the summer...

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