HTC One M9 vs. Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge – Full Metal Body Or Glass And Metal With a Curved Display?

The HTC One M9 wasn’t as improved as many hoped, and many fans were very disappointed of the almost identical design of the new model, while on the front side you won’t notice any changes, the camera from the back has a square lens, instead of a circular one. The Galaxy S6 Edge has the same specs like the Galaxy S6, but its screen is curved on both sides.

Designs and Displays

While the One M9 has a typical design like most of the HTC devices, featuring a metallic back, curved on the edges, and two horizontal lines at the top and bottom, which hide the radio antennas. HTC has added a dual-tone look, and some phones have the metal frame painted in pink (rose gold), while the back is gold or silver. But there are also variants with a single color, such as gunmetal gray, amber gold or pink. On the front side, you’ll see the two BoomSound speakers enhanced with Dolby Audio technology. The device weights 157grams, it measures 144.6×69.7×9.6mm (it’s 0.2mm thicker than the M8) and its display has the same size and resolution as the one from the One M8 – 5-inch (Super LCD3) supporting 1080x1920pixels at 441ppi.

The Galaxy S6 Edge has a glass back available in White Pearl, Black Sapphire, Gold Platinum or Green Emerald colors, the frame which covers the edges is following the screen which is curved on the right and left sides and the diagonal of the Super AMOLED measures 5.1-inch, but the resolution is higher at 1440x2560pixels (577ppi). Also, the images look more vibrant, oversaturated, and sharper. The device is a bit shorter, but much slimmer than its rival, measuring 142.1×70.1x7mm, while it weights 132grams.


The One M9 is one of the first flagships that came equipped with a Qualcomm MSM8994 Snapdragon 810 octa core processor clocked at 2GHz, but many fans complained about the over heating issues which appear after a few minutes of overuse. But the processor is very fast and it supports multi tasking and complex games, as the configuration is very advanced, being helped by the Adreno 430 graphics and 3GB of RAM. If you need extra storage because 32GB is not enough for you, then you can add a microSD card and expand the capacity up to 200GB.

The Galaxy S6 Edge is as powerful as the Galaxy S6, featuring the same processor, an Exynos 7420 with four cores clocked at 1.5GHz and four cores are running at 2.1GHz. In all tests, the Samsung flagship proved that it is very capable and better than many new devices which are powered by a Snapdragon 810 processor. The Galaxy S6 Edge has a Mali-T760MP8 GPU, which is backed by 3GB of RAM, but the internal memory is unexpandable and available in variants of 32/64/128 GB.

Cameras and Batteries

The One M9 has an advanced main camera with a higher resolution of 20MP, but the list of features is poorer, as it offers only autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash, HDR and 4K video capture. The Galaxy S6 Edge has a 16Mp main camera with OIS, autofocus, LED flash and 4K video capture, but it has a larger aperture of f1.9, compared to f2.2, which is supported by the One M9, the galaxy S6 Edge has a 5MP front camera which supports auto HDR, while the One M9 takes selfies with a 4MP Ultrapixel secondary camera which supports HDR.

According to GSMArena, the One M9 can offer up to 22 hours of talking time on 3G with its 2840 mAh battery, with four hours more than Galaxy S6 Edge’s 2600 mAh battery.

HTC One M9 vs. One M10 – What Specs and Features Will Have the Upcoming Flagship?

It’s a bit too early to talk about the specs and features of the upcoming One M10, because there isn’t more information about his flagship, but we’ll present you a list of rumors which have surfaced lately. So, get ready to meet the new One M10, which could be released sooner than its predecessor.

One M10

It seems that the first images of the One M10 already reached the internet, being published by the Chinese website Mobile-Dad. In the images, the One M10 has a sleek body with slim bezels and its back is made of metal, as usual. The phone really needs a design overhaul, because its predecessor is almost identical to the One M8 and we don’t know what HTC could think of, but the curved aluminum unibody with two thin lines at the top and bottom is obsolete, although the device looks premium. And considering that Apple accused HTC of making its HTC One A9 look almost identical to an iPhone, it’s time for a big improvement.

Regarding the internal specs, the One M10 is expected to feature the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 3.X GHz octa-core HMP cyclone processor which will support 4GB of RAM. The internal memory might come in variants of 64GB and 128GB, with the possibility to add a microSD card for expansion, and the main camera might be upgraded to 27MP and the screen will finally support a 4K resolution, like most of the new flagships. But its size won’t suffer, although there were rumors saying that the One M10 will have a 6-inch screen. Most likely, the device will stick to its old 5-inch screen. As for the battery, it will have a capacity of 3,500mAh and will be quick charged via the Type-C port. The retail price of the One M10 will be between $650 and $800, depending on the internal memory or specifications. The device might come with a fingerprint scanner, as Marshmallow has now support for fingerprint readers, allowing the users to make online payments using Android Pay.

One M9

The phone offers a Full HD resolution on its 5-inch Super LCD3 screen, it’s powered by a Qualcomm MSM8994 Snapdragon 810 octa core processor clocked at 2GHz, which is backed by 3GB of RAM, and it’s planned to be upgraded to Android Marshmallow. Its main camera has been upgraded from 4MP Ultrapixel (which has been moved to its front side) to 20MP, featuring dual-LED flash and autofocus. The battery lasts around 22 hours and comes with HTC’s Rapid Charger 2.0 feature, while the capacity is 2840 mAh.