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

Display

Display size

4.7 inches
5.0 inches
5.1 inches

Resolution

750 x 1334 pixels
1080 x 1920 pixels
1440 x 2560 pixels

Pixel density

326 ppi
441 ppi
577 ppi

Technology

IPS LCD
S-LCD 3
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body

65.71 %
68.52 %
71.75 %

Peak brightness

500 cd/m2 (nit)
 
 

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Apple A9 APL0898
Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994
Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7420

Processor

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

GPU

PowerVR GT7600
Adreno 430
Mali-T760 MP8

RAM

2 GB LPDDR4
3 GB LPDDR4
3 GB LPDDR4

Internal storage

128 GB, not expandable
32 GB
128 GB, not expandable

OS

iOS (13.x, 12.x, 11.x, 10.x, 9.x)
Android (7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop), HTC Sense UI
Android (7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop), Samsung TouchWiz UI

Battery

Capacity

1715 mAh
2840 mAh
2600 mAh

Charging

 
Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0
Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0

Talk time

 
25.40 hours
the average is 19 h (1115 min)
26.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1115 min)

Stand-by time

10.0 days (240 hours)
the average is 21 days (504 h)
16.3 days (391 hours)
the average is 21 days (504 h)
13.0 days (312 hours)
the average is 21 days (504 h)

Talk time (3G)

14.00 hours
the average is 24 h (1418 min)
21.70 hours
the average is 24 h (1418 min)
 

Stand-by time (3G)

 
16.8 days (402 hours)
the average is 27 days (637 h)
 

Internet use

3G: 10 hours; LTE: 10 hours; Wi-Fi: 11 hours
 
 

Music playback

50.00 hours
 
58.00 hours

Video playback

11.00 hours
 
13.00 hours

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

12 megapixels
20 megapixels
16 megapixels

Features

Sapphire crystal lens cover, Phase detection 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)

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.2; Focal length: 29 mm; Sensor size: 1/3"; Pixel size: 1.22 μm
Aperture size: F2.2; Focal length: 27.8 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.4"; Pixel size: 1.2 μm
Aperture size: F1.9; Focal length: 28 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.6"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Video recording

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (120 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (120 fps)

Features

Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing
Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, Digital image stabilization, Video calling
Optical image stabilization, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, Video light, Video calling

Front

5 megapixels
4 megapixels
5 megapixels

Video capture

 
1920x1080 (Full HD)
2560x1440 (QHD) (30 fps)

Design

Dimensions

5.44 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)

Weight

5.04 oz (143 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (175 g)
5.54 oz (157 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (175 g)
4.66 oz (132 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (175 g)

Materials

Back: Aluminum
Back: Aluminum
Back: Glass; Frame: Aluminum

Resistance

 
Splash; IP X3
 

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
 
Fingerprint (touch)

Features

 
Notification light
Notification light, Touch sensitive control keys

Shopping information

MSRP price

$ 849
 
 


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10 Comments

1. abdane

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

S6 > M9 > 6S

2. bur60

Posts: 981; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

Nope. S6>i6s>m9. M9 was the biggest high end flop in history.

3. MiAnyemi

Posts: 34; Member since: Apr 02, 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?

4. grbrao

Posts: 294; Member since: Nov 23, 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...

5. FluffyBled unregistered

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

7. grbrao

Posts: 294; Member since: Nov 23, 2012

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

6. askarak

Posts: 23; Member since: Aug 25, 2015

I really doubt M9 has DDR4 ram... Personally, I'd say S6E = i6s > M9

8. Sale247

Posts: 73; Member since: May 08, 2014

Why? Yes DDR4 ram is here!

9. SundovChildress

Posts: 71; Member since: Sep 20, 2015

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10. SundovChildress

Posts: 71; Member since: Sep 20, 2015

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