The New Premium smart phones are showcased on 1st March 2015 in the beginning of Mobile World Congress 2015 at Barcelona by two popular players like Samsung & HTC. Samsung has revealed their flagship phone Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge whereas HTC unveiled their flagship phone HTC One M9.
These phones may give a competition to the already popular Apple iPhone 6 in specification and build wise as these are full metal body type smart phones like iPhone 6. Both the Samsung Galaxy S6 and HTC One M9 are released with the latest Android OS version Lollipop or Android 5. Though this phones satisfies different types of peoples at world markets, it will be fun to have a comparison of these 3 models specification wise.
These 3 phones are having attractive and durable builds unlike the plastic versions of other smart phones. They are coming with the latest hardware and software and few customizations too. Samsung has TouchWiz interface on top of the Android OS and HTC has Sense in the same place.
There is no separate UI available for iPhone 6 as it is working on their iOS 8 ecosystem. Even though HTC could not make that much impact as Samsung does, HTC phones has many admirers in the world as a best Smart phone which they are capable to do many customizations in their own. Samsung is trying to recapture the lost glory of their flagship phone Samsung Galaxy S5 which the users complained that it is too plastic feeling, not the premier look.
HTC One M9 introduces with a dual tone Metal body with Silver and Gold tones in the same phone. They have updated their Sense UI to version 7.0 which it can present the appropriate screens according to the location. HTC has improved the Audio to Dolby 5.1 audio via HTC BoomSound. HTC also announced a Fitness tracker device integrated with 5 Sensors including a GPS named as HTC Grip. HTC Vive is also introduced in the event which is a Virtual Reality Head set with around 70 sensors, in collaboration with Valve.
Samsung in the event showcased the Galaxy S6 and its sibling Galaxy S6 Edge with a curved display. Unlike Note 4 Edge, S6 Edge has their both edges curved which increases its display size more in the same form factor. New redesigned menu’s and screens are incorporated along with more gestures like the new gesture on heart beat sensor. The S6 Edge is having the capability to display the colored indication of notifications in the edge displays according to the preset conditions. Both phones come with front and back Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection.
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|Apple iPhone6| Samsung Galaxy S6|HTC One M9
CPU|64bit A8 with M8 motion Co-processor|14nm 64 bit Octa core 2.1GHz|64 bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 2GHz Octa core
Display|4.7″ Retina|5.1″ QHD with Corning Gorilla Glass 4|5″ Super LCD3 with Corning Gorilla glass 4
Memory|Internal – 16GB, 64GB, 128GB|RAM – 3GB DDR4, Internal- 32GB, 64GB, 128GB (no microSD)|RAM – 3GB, Internal – 32 GB Expandable upto 128GB
Camera|Rear – 8MP iSight with 1.5u pixel, Front – 1.2MP|Rear- 16MP OIS , Front-5MP|20 Mpixel Rear, Ultra pixel Front
Battery|1810mAh|2550mAh with 10min charging for 4hrs backup|2840 mAh
New Features|Touch ID|Samsung Pay, Wireless charging, Low light photography|5.1 dolby sound BoomSound, HTC Connect to share music
Location|GPS and GLONASS|GPS and GLONASS|GPS and GLONASS
Wireless|WiFi a/b/g/n/ac, LTE, 3G, 2G, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC|WiFi a/b/g/n/ac, LTE Cat6 (300Mbps), 3G, 2G, Bluetooth 4.1, NFC+MST|WiFi a/b/g/n/ac, LTE cat 9(450Mbps), 3G, 2G, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC
OS|iOS 8|Android 5.0 Lollipop|Android 5.0 Lollipop
Voice Assistant|Siri|Google Now|Google Now
sensors|Touch ID, Barometer, Gyro, Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor|Touch ID, Barometer, Gyro, Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor| Gyro, Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor
Talktime|14hrs on 3G|11hrs on LTE|21 hrs on 3G
Dimensions|138.1mm x 67mm x 6.9mm, Weight – 129 g|143.4mm x 70.5mm x 6.8mm, Weight – 138g|144.6mm x 69.7mm x 9.6mm, weight -157g
Price|$199,$299,$399 with contract|yet to announce (approx. $699)|$699 for 32GB without contract[/table]
The HTC One M9 will be available in the middle of March this year starting from Asia Pacific regions.
Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge will be available from April 10th at 10 countries. We will expect a great competition among these Phones and their fans in this year.