MWC 2015 became a platform for smartphone makers to display their new devices. The event witnessed many launches and announcements of new products from various giants like Samsung, HTC etc. The Samsung Galaxy S6 and HTC One M9 were among the flagship devices which attracted the most attention. Thus we have pitted two recently launched flagship devices Samsung Galaxy S6 and HTC One M9 along with Apple iPhone 6 against each other to see how they fare. Read on to find out how Samsung Galaxy S6 vs HTC One M9 vs Apple iPhone 6 compare with each other in specifications and features.
Specifications and Features Comparison: Samsung Galaxy S6 vs HTC One M9 vs Apple iPhone 6
|Device/Features||Samsung Galaxy S6||HTC One M9||Apple iPhone 6|
|Display||5.1 inch QHD Super AMOLED display, Gorilla Glass 4||5 inch full HD, Gorilla Glass 4||4.7 inch IPS LCD – Shatterproof Glass, Oleophobic Coating|
|Resolution||1440 x 2560 – 577 ppi||1080 x 1920 – 441 ppi||750 x 1334 – 326 ppi|
|SoC||Exynos||Qualcomm Snapdragon 810||Apple A8|
|CPU||Octa-core 2.1 GHz||Octa-core 2 GHz||Dual-core 1.4 GHz|
|GPU||Mali-T760||Adreno 430||PowerVR GX6450|
|RAM||3 GB||3 GB||1 GB|
|Memory||32 GB/64 GB/128 GB||32 GB||16/64/128 GB|
|MicroSD||No||Yes – up to 128 GB||No|
|Battery||2550 mAh||2840 mAh||1810 mAh|
|Rear Camera||16 MP, Auto Focus, LED Flash, optical image stabilization||20 MP, Auto Focus, dual-LED flash||8 MP, Auto Focus, Dual Tone LED Flash|
|Front Camera||5 MP||4 ultrapixel||1.2 MP|
|Connectivity||4G LTE, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.1 LE, IR, NFC||4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1 and NFC||4G LTE, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac Dual Band, Bluetooth 4.0, Locked NFC|
|OS||Android 5.0.2 Lollipop with TouchWiz UX||Android 5.0 with Sense 7.0 UI||iOS 8|
|Extras||Fingerprint sensor, Samsung Pay||BoomSound speakers||Fingerprint Sensor, Apple Pay|
|Dimensions & Weight||143.4 x 70.5 x 6.8 mm, 138 grams||144.6 x 69.7 x 9.6 mm , 157 grams||67 x 138.1 x 6.9 mm, 129 grams|
Processor & RAM
All the three handsets pack different configuration. The Galaxy S6 features a 2.1 GHz Octa-core Exynos processor while HTC One M9 is powered by 2 GHz Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 proessor, both handsets coupled with 3 GB of RAM. iPhone 6 on the other hand is backed up by Dual-core Apple A8 chipset clocked at 1.4 GHz accompanied with 1 GB of RAM and PowerVR GX6450 GPU.
Display & Design
Galaxy S6 and HTC One M9 are very close in display size competition. The former flaunts a 5.1 inch display (1440 x 2560 pixels, 577 ppi) while latter features a 5 inch display (1080 x 1920 resolution, 441 ppi), both with Gorilla Glass 4 protection. iPhone 6 comes with a 4.7 inch IPS LCD display (750 x 1334 pixels, 326 ppi) with Shatterproof glass and oleophobic coating.
The iPhone 6 flaunts its premium look with anodised aluminum casing. Samsung Galaxy S6 comes with new all metallic and glass unibody design while the HTC One M9 features brushed back with a shiny and appealing look.
HTC One M9 wins the competition in camera pixels with its 20 mega pixel auto focus rear camera with dual-LED flash and 4 ultrapixel front facing camera. Samsung Galaxy S6 sports a 16 mega pixel auto focus rear camera with LED flash and optical image stabilization. The front camera on Galaxy S6 is 5 mega pixel. Lastly, the iPhone 6 sports an 8 mega pixel auto focus camera at the back with dual tone LED flash while there is also a 1.2 mega pixel secondary camera on board.
Storage and Connectivity
iPhone 6 and Samsung Galaxy S6 come in non expandable storage variants. Samsung Galaxy S6 houses 32 GB/64 GB/128 GB of inbuilt storage while Apple iPhone 6 comes with 16/64/128 GB of internal memory. The HTC One M9 houses 32 GB of inbuilt storage which is expandable up to 128 GB via microSD card.
All the three handsets support 4G LTE and NFC besides usual set of connectivity options like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth etc.
Battery & OS
HTC One M9 packs the biggest 2840 mAh battery followed by Galaxy S6 with 2550 mAh battery and iPhone 6 with 1810 mAh battery.
Galaxy S6 and HTC One M9 run on Android 5.0 Lollipop, with TouchWiz UX and Sense 7.0 UI wrapped on their tops respectively. iPhone 6 runs on iOS 8.
Galaxy S6 and iPhone 6 both boast of their Fingerprint sensors, they also come with Samsung Pay and Apple Pay respectively.
Dimensions and Weight
Samsung Galaxy S6 measures 6.8 mm in thickness followed by iPhone 6 with 6.9 mm thickness. iPhone 6 is the lightest of all with 129 grams of weight.
Prices of Galaxy S6 and HTC One M9 have not been revealed yet, we expect them to be priced nearly Rs. 50,000. iPhone 6 (16 GB variant) was launched at Rs. 53,000, but according to reports, it faced price hike of Rs. 2,500 recently, however the handset is still available to buy at Rs. 46,999 from online retailers like Snapdeal.
Neither of the three handsets fail to impress us in any department. All the three devices, Samsung Galaxy S6 vs HTC One M9 vs Apple iPhone 6 feature high end specs in every front, and act as a beast when it comes to performance. However Samsung Galaxy S6 and HTC One M9 come with Octa-core processors, massive 3GB RAM, high resolution camera, slightly larger display and bigger batteries as compared to iPhone 6. Thus, the new flagships are here to give iPhone 6 a run for money. But we cannot forget that, iPhone is known for having premium built, user friendly interface, seamless performance and one of the best cameras you can find in a smartphone.
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