We’re getting close to the final round! Yesterday paired the OnePlus One against the Samsung Galaxy S6, with the OnePlus One taking the win. We now have the final four smartphones: HTC One M9, BlackBerry Passport, Blackberry Classic and OnePlus One.
This next round will allow a little extra voting time, one extra day to be exact. Voters will have between Tuesday through Thursday to submit their votes. So what will it be? The HTC One M9 or BlackBerry Passport?
HTC One (M9)
For two years, the HTC One has arguably been the best-looking Android phone on the market, the epitome of beauty and grace. This year’s model is no different. Made of a lovely brushed aluminum, the M9 ups the ante with a dual-tone, scratch-resistant finish that’s an absolute delight to look at, and, more importantly, to hold.
We got the silver on gold version, and the two distinct hues make it look even more luxurious and elegant than it did before. It glints and sparkles with an assured shine, like a meticulously crafted piece of fine jewelry. HTC says the manufacturing process requires over 70 steps and 300 minutes per device, and that thorough craftsmanship shows at every angle. It’s a marvelous design, to be sure, and still among the best there is… read the full review
BlackBerry returned to its more premium roots. The BlackBerry Passport has a bizarre design, though it’s one that I am fascinated with, and offers a three-row QWERTY keyboard, a super sharp display and a metal frame. It feels solid and looks admittedly corporate, which is fine for a device targeted at the enterprise, but how does it function? I’ve been using the BlackBerry Passport for the past couple of weeks and am ready to share my opinions… read more.
|HTC - One M9||BlackBerry - Passport|
|Display Size||5-inch, 1080 x 1920 pixel display (441 ppi)||4.5-inch, 1440 x 1440 pixel display (453 ppi)|
|Operating System||Android 5.0 (at launch)||BlackBerry OS 10.3|
|Processor||2.2 GHz Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810||2.2GHz Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801|
|External Storage Specs||
|Main Camera (Back)||20MP||13MP|
|Secondary Camera (Front)||HTC UltraPixel||2MP|
|Bluetooth||Bluetooth 4.1||Bluetooth 4.0|
|Height||144.6 mm (5.69 inches)||198 mm (7.80 inches)|
|Width||69.7 mm (2.74 inches)||90.3 mm (3.56 inches)|
|Depth||9.61 mm (0.38 inches)||0.36 mm (0.01 inches)|
|Weight||157 g (5.54 oz)||196 g (6.91 oz)|
|Colors||Gold, Grey, Silver, Pink||Black|
|Supported Audio Formats||.aac, .amr, .ogg, .m4a, .mid, .mp3, .wav, .wma, .flac||MP3, MKA, AAC, AMR, F4V, WAV, MP2PS, MP2TS, AWB, OGG, FLAC|
|Supported Video Formats||.3gp, .3g2, .mp4, .wmv, .avi, .mkv||3GP, 3GP2, M4A, M4V, MOV, MP4, MKV, MPEG-4, AVI, ASF, WMV, WMA|
|In The Box||N/A||N/A|
EDITOR’S UPDATE: It appears voting shenanigans are taking place. Further voting restrictions have been enforced on the backend.
Voting results will remain closed until the final votes are in March 26 at 2:00 PM PST. Voting excessively takes the “game” and “fun” out of this series. Don’t do it. Stay cool.
|March 11(play-in round)||HTC One M9||Vs|
|March 12||Winner of the play-in round (HTC One M9)||Vs|
|March 13||Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge||Vs|
|March 14||Vs||Samsung Galaxy Note 4|
|March 15||Vs||BlackBerry Passport|
|March 16||Vs||Sony Xperia Z3|
|March 17||Vs||BlackBerry Classic|
|March 18||Vs||OnePlus One|
|March 19||Galaxy S6||Vs|
|March 20||Winner of March 12
(HTC One M9)
|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 20||Vs||Winner of March 21|
|March 26-28||Winner of March 22||Vs||Winner of March 23|
|March 29-31||Winner of March 24-26||Vs||Winner of March 26-28|
|Winner Announced April 1|