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Apple iPhone 6s vs HTC One M9 vs Samsung Galaxy S6 edge specs comparison

Apple iPhone 6s vs HTC One M9 vs Samsung Galaxy S6 edge specs comparison
The iPhone 6s is officially announced, and it just might be the best iPhone ever! It is destined to be one of 2016's benchmark devices, in that most Android manufacturers (especially those in China) will be trying their best to match or improve on its design and performance characteristics. HTC and Samsung, in particular, are ones who've had a strong headstart with this, as the One M9 and the Galaxy S6 edge are handsome and speedy Android champs that are also strong iPhone competitors! 

So how about we take a look at how their size, build, and hardware compare with each other? Of course, getting to see whether Apple's latest chipset is faster than Qualcomm and Samsung's current achievements in mobile processing will be even more interesting, especially considering the A9 is supposed to be faster than the iPad Air 2's A8X chip, which is a monster. We'll see about that shortly!

Apple iPhone 6s vs HTC One M9 vs Samsung Galaxy S6 edge

OSiOS (10.x, 9.x)Android (7.0, 6.0, 5.1, 5.0), HTC Sense UIAndroid (7.0, 6.0, 5.1, 5.0), TouchWiz UI
Dimensions5.44 x 2.64 x 0.28 inches (138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1 mm)5.69 x 2.74 x 0.38 inches (144.6 x 69.7 x 9.61 mm)5.59 x 2.76 x 0.28 inches (142.1 x 70.1 x 7 mm)
Weight5.04 oz (143 g)
the average is 5.4 oz (153 g)
5.54 oz (157 g)
the average is 5.4 oz (153 g)
4.66 oz (132 g)
the average is 5.4 oz (153 g)
MaterialsMain body: AluminumMain body: AluminumMain body: Glass; Accents: Aluminum
FeaturesFingerprint (touch) Fingerprint (touch), Touch sensitive control keys
Rugged Splash resistant 
IP certified

IP certified - The IP code indicates the degree of protection against dust and water. The first number represents dust protection, while the second represents water protection. In IP67, for example, 6 means a completely dust-tight device, while 7 means the device can stay immersed in up to 1 meter of water for up to 30 minutes. In IP68, a higher level of water protection is expected, but exact numbers aren't specified: both depth and continuance are specified by the manufacturer on per device basis.

 IP X3 
Physical size4.7 inches5.0 inches5.1 inches
Resolution750 x 1334 pixels1080 x 1920 pixels1440 x 2560 pixels
Pixel density

Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

326 ppi441 ppi577 ppi

Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

Screen-to-body ratio

Screen-to-body ratio - Shows what part of the frontal area of a phone its screen occupies.

65.71 %68.52 %71.75 %
Colors16 777 21616 777 21616 777 216
Peak brightness500 cd/m2 (nit)  
Camera12 megapixels20 megapixels16 megapixels
FlashDual LEDDual LEDLED
Aperture size

Aperture size - The aperture of a camera is the opening through which light travels before it reaches the camera sensor. The smaller the number is, the bigger this opening is, allowing for more light to pass.

Focal length (35mm equivalent)29 mm27.8 mm28 mm
Camera sensor size

Camera sensor size - A bigger camera sensor is able to capture more light, and thus produce better photos.

Pixel size

Pixel size - The size of an individual pixel on a camera's sensor. The bigger, the better.

1.22 μm1.2 μm1.12 μm
Hardware FeaturesSapphire crystal lens cover, Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)Sapphire crystal lens cover, Autofocus, CMOS image sensor, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)Optical image stabilization, Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
Software FeaturesTouch to focus, Face detection, Self-timer, Geo taggingManual focus, RAW image capture, Digital image stabilization, Touch to focus, Smile detection, Face detection, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo taggingManual focus, Touch to focus, Smile detection, Face detection, Voice activation, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging
Camcorder3840x2160 (4K) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (1080p HD) (120 fps), 1280x720 (720p HD) (240 fps)3840x2160 (4K) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (1080p HD) (60 fps)3840x2160 (4K) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (1080p HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (720p HD) (120 fps)
Recording format MPEG4, H.264MPEG4, H.264
FeaturesTime-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharingContinuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, Digital image stabilization, Video callingOptical image stabilization, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, Video light, Video calling
Front-facing camera5 megapixels4 megapixels5 megapixels
Video capture 1920x1080 (1080p HD)2560x1440 (QHD) (30 fps)
System chip

System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

Apple A9 APL0898Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7420

Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

Dual-core, 1840 MHz, Twister, 64-bitOcta-core, 2000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bitOcta-core, 2100 MHz, ARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53 , 64-bit, 14 nm
Graphics processor

Graphics processor - The graphics processor is important for the smooth operation of the system and especially in games and other applications that may involve complex graphics and animations.

PowerVR GT7600 Adreno 430Mali-T760 MP8
System memory

System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

2 GB RAM / LPDDR43 GB RAM (Dual-channel, 800 MHz) / LPDDR43 GB RAM (Dual-channel, 1600 MHz) / LPDDR4
Built-in storage

Built-in storage - Bigger storage capacity allows you to keep more content saved onto your device, such as more applications, photos or video. Games and video content typically take up the biggest amount of storage space.

128 GB32 GB128 GB
Storage expansion

Storage expansion - Some handsets allow you to expand their storage capacity by using a memory expansion card – most often microSD. Expansion memory is mostly suitable for media storage, such as photo, video or music content.

 microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC 

Capacity - The bigger, the better! However, battery capacity is not the only factor that has an effect on battery life. Those include the chipset in use, the software running on the device, as well as the consumer's unique usage pattern.

1715 mAh2840 mAh2600 mAh
Fast Charge YesYes
Wireless charging  Built-in
Talk time 25.40 hours
the average is 19 h (1140 min)
26.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1140 min)
Stand-by time10.0 days (240 hours)
the average is 19 days (465 h)
16.3 days (391 hours)
the average is 19 days (465 h)
13.0 days (312 hours)
the average is 19 days (465 h)
Talk time (3G)14.00 hours
the average is 17 h (1043 min)
21.70 hours
the average is 17 h (1043 min)
Stand-by time (3G) 16.8 days (402 hours)
the average is 24 days (581 h)
Internet use   
3G10 hours  
LTE10 hours  
Wi-Fi11 hours  
Music playback50.00 hours 58.00 hours
Video playback11.00 hours 13.00 hours
Screen mirroring DLNA, Wireless screen share, MHLDLNA, Wireless screen share

CDMA - Code Division Multiple Access. A technique of multiplexing, also called spread spectrum, in which analog signals are converted into digital form for transmission. For each communication channel, the signals are encoded in a sequence known to the transmitter and the receiver for that channel. The foremost application is digital cellular phone technology from QUALCOMM that operates in the 800MHz band and 1.9GHz PCS band. CDMA phones are noted for their excellent call quality and long battery life.

800, 1700/2100, 1900 MHz  
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
UMTS850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz850, 2100 MHz850, 1900, 2100 MHz
LTE (FDD)Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29Bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 17, 20
LTE (TDD)Bands 38, 39, 40, 41Bands 38, 40, 41 
DataLTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSPA, HSUPALTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSPA, HSUPA, UMTSLTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSPA, HSUPA, UMTS
Mobile PaymentApple Pay Samsung Pay
Shopping information
MSRP price€ 959 / $ 849€ 750€ 1049

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posted on 09 Sep 2015, 16:42

1. abdane (Posts: 494; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)

S6 > M9 > 6S

posted on 09 Sep 2015, 17:04

2. bur60 (Posts: 876; Member since: 07 Jul 2014)

Nope. S6>i6s>m9.

M9 was the biggest high end flop in history.

posted on 09 Sep 2015, 18:06

3. MiAnyemi (Posts: 34; Member since: 02 Apr 2014)

The iPhone 6s has the exact same design as the iPhone 6 yet Apple fans are not complaining. HTC uses the exact same design of the M8 for the M9 but people complain bitterly resulting in low sales. I wonder what charm Apple uses to convince its fans and tech reviewers?

posted on 10 Sep 2015, 00:24

4. grbrao (Posts: 294; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)

PA is insulting Samsung and M9 comparing it with iPhone6S.. Look like in future poeple will be comapring other phones to Samsung and even Sony rather than Apple Phones...

posted on 10 Sep 2015, 05:16

5. FluffyBled (Posts: 541; Member since: 10 Sep 2014)

Well ... you kinda have a point for the S6 ... but the M9 was a flop (Even though because of qualcomm)!

posted on 10 Sep 2015, 07:08

7. grbrao (Posts: 294; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)

Still i consider M9 better than iphone6s for pathetic battery capacity.

posted on 10 Sep 2015, 05:51

6. askarak (Posts: 17; Member since: 25 Aug 2015)

I really doubt M9 has DDR4 ram...

Personally, I'd say S6E = i6s > M9

posted on 14 Sep 2015, 14:58

8. Sale247 (Posts: 62; Member since: 08 May 2014)

Why? Yes DDR4 ram is here!

posted on 15 Oct 2015, 20:59

9. SundovChildress (Posts: 71; Member since: 20 Sep 2015)

Easily transfer contacts, photos and SMS messages from Android smartphones to new iPhone 6S and 6S Plus


posted on 04 Nov 2015, 03:01

10. SundovChildress (Posts: 71; Member since: 20 Sep 2015)

transfer data between any two smartphones from iPhone or android


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