HTC and Samsung both announced impressive flagship smartphones back at MWC 2015. HTC’s One M9 will battle Samsung’s Galaxy S6. Both smartphones bring a premium feel and look, but also have a lot of power on the inside.
HTC didn’t change much with it’s design while Samsung improved it’s build quality. HTC kept it’s metal construction, but made the One M9 have slightly sharper edges. Samsung got rid of plastic and replaced it with Gorilla Glass on it’s Galaxy S6. Both smartphones are made out of high end materials.
HTC and Samsung both bring excellent media consumption experiences. The HTC One M9 comes with a 5 inch 1080p display while the Samsung Galaxy S6 packs a 5.1 QHD screen. HTC brings back BoomSound for rich audio quality. Samsung places it’s speakers on the bottom of the Galaxy S6 which also provide good sound when listening to audio. The Galaxy S6 has the better display while the One M9 provides a better audio experience.
HTC and Samsung both have custom software that runs on Android Lollipop. The HTC One M9 runs the Sense 7 sofware which is a light Android skin with a few helpful tools. TouchWiz returns to the Galaxy S6, but is very light and toned down compared to older versions of the software. The HTC One M9 and Samsung Galaxy S6 should provide a good software experience for the user.
Camera quality is also very good for both devices. HTC’s UltraPixel camera might perform a bit better than the front facing camera on the Galaxy S6. Samsung’s rear facing camera is able to capture more detail when put up against the HTC One M9.
The HTC One M9 has lots of power coming from a Snapdragon 810 chipset. Samsung also brings a lot of power to the Galaxy S6 with it’s own Exynos processor. HTC and Samsung both do not provide removable batteries. The One M9 does come with expandable storage while the Samsung Galaxy S6 does not have support for a microSD card. Both smartphones are available on all major United States carriers.
HTC and Samsung have both made impressive smartphones. The HTC One M9 is the smartphone for those looking for a device with amazing audio quality and expandable storage. The Samsung Galaxy S6 is the device for a user who demands a high end display and good rear facing camera. A consumer isn’t expected to be upset with the HTC One M9 or Samsung Galaxy S6 as both smartphones are great flagships to own.