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Galaxy Note 5 vs. HTC One M9 Spec shootout

by Todd Haselton | August 13, 2015August 13, 2015 12:00 pm PDT

HTC’s One M9 is its current U.S. flagship and, now, it has a new competitor in the form of the Galaxy Note 5. Wondering how the two stack up? Well, save for the ultra premium designs offered by both, they’re very different smartphones.

The Galaxy Note 5 is equipped with a larger 5.7-inch Quad HD display, as opposed to the 1080p screen on the One M9. You have a 16-megapixel camera, which doesn’t sound as great as the 20-megapixel One M9 camera on paper, but we’ve been absolutely blown away by the performance of the same module on the Galaxy S6.

There are some unique features to both phones, too. The One M9 has front-facing BoomSounds speakers, for example, while the Galaxy Note 5 has an S Pen. Wondering what else is different? Look no further than the spec tables below.

Galaxy Note 5 Gallery

HTC One M9 Gallery

Samsung - Galaxy Note 5 HTC - One M9
Display Size 5.7-inch, 1440 x 2560 pixel display (515 ppi) 5-inch, 1080 x 1920 pixel display (441 ppi)
Resolution X 1440 1080
Resolution Y 2560 1920
Display Type Super AMOLED N/A
Operating System Android 5.1 (at launch) Android 5.0 (at launch)
Processor Exynos 7420 Octa-core 2.2 GHz Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810
RAM 4GB 3GB
Storage
  • 32GB
  • 64GB
  • 32GB
External Storage No Yes
Main Camera (Back) 16MP 20MP
Secondary Camera (Front) 5MP HTC UltraPixel
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.2 LE Bluetooth 4.1
Battery 3000mAh 2840mAh
NFC Yes Yes
Connectivity
  • 3.5mm Headphone jack
  • MicroUSB
  • 3.5mm Headphone jack
  • DLNA
  • MHL
  • Micro USB
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient light
  • Barometer
  • Fingerprint
  • Geo-magnetic
  • Gyro
  • Hall
  • HRM
  • Proximity
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient light
  • Gyro
  • Magnetic
  • Proximity
GPS
  • Beidou
  • GLONASS
  • GPS
  • Digital compass
  • GLONASS
  • GPS
Height 153.2 mm (6.03 inches) 144.6 mm (5.69 inches)
Width 76.1 mm (3.00 inches) 69.7 mm (2.74 inches)
Depth 7.6 mm (0.30 inches) 9.61 mm (0.38 inches)
Weight 171 g (6.03 oz) 157 g (5.54 oz)
Colors Black, White Gold, Grey, Silver, Pink
Supported Audio Formats MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA .aac, .amr, .ogg, .m4a, .mid, .mp3, .wav, .wma, .flac
Supported Video Formats MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM .3gp, .3g2, .mp4, .wmv, .avi, .mkv
In The Box N/A N/A

Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...

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