Battle of the Phones: Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge Vs. HTC's One M9

How Samsung's Galaxy S6 and S6 edge compare to HTC's One M9.

Samsung's Galaxy S6 smartphones are available for pre-order beginning Friday and will be available in the United States on April 10. HTC's One M9 will be sold directly from their site on Friday to customers in the U.S. with the device reaching stores on April 10.

Keeping in mind that the key difference between the Samsung Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge is the latter's curved side that comes with additional functionality, here's a breakdown of how Samsung and HTC's offerings stack up against each other:


The HTC One M9 will cost around $649 for an unlocked device with 32 GB of storage. Samsung hasn't released pricing for the Galaxy S6 devices, however expect them to start at a comparable price point for the 32 GB option, with the expand 64 GB and 128 GB choices costing more.

Screen Size

Samsung's phones have a 5.1-inch display, which HTC's latest flagship offering measures 5-inches.


Let's be honest: The camera is often the tipping point for most people when deciding between similar smartphones. Bother cameras are sharp but have their differences.

Samsung boasted that it would have the "fastest, brightest camera on the market" and showed how it was able to illuminate a night scene and turn on with a quick double tap of the home key in less than a second.

The Galaxy S6 phones have a 5 megapixel selfie camera with a 120-degree wide angle lens, while the rear camera packs 16 megapixel.

The HTC One M9 come also boasts a wide angle, ultrapixel front facing camera that can take in more light, while the rear camera has 20 megapixels.


Samsung's new devices are outfitted with wireless charging, making power cords obsolete. In ten minutes, Samsung says the devices can get enough charge for four hours of everyday use.

Samsung's Galaxy S6 devices are powered with 2,550 mAh of battery life. Comparably, HTC's One M9 has a battery capacity of 2,840 mAh which packs up to 25.4 hours of talk time, according to the company's website.

Standout Features

HTC's One M9 looks a lot like its predecessors but comes with newly enabled customization feature, letting users change the look and feel of their phone's interface.

Another standout offer from HTC is "Uh Oh Protection." The free insurance policy promises to replace your new phone if it's damaged in the first year.