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

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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!

Display

Size

5.0 inches
5.1 inches
4.7 inches

Technology

S-LCD 3
Super AMOLED
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body

68.52 %
71.75 %
65.71 %

Peak brightness

 
 
500 cd/m2 (nit)

Features

Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Pressure-sensitive, Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip

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

Processor

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
Dual-core, 1840 MHz, Twister, 64-bit

GPU

Adreno 430
Mali-T760 MP8
PowerVR GT7600

RAM

3GB LPDDR4
3GB LPDDR4
2GB LPDDR4

Internal storage

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

OS

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
iOS (14.x, 13.x, 12.x, 11.x, 10.x, 9.x)

Battery

Capacity

2840 mAh
2600 mAh
1715 mAh

Charging

Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0
Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0
 

Talk time

25.40 hours
the average is 17 h (996 min)
26.00 hours
the average is 17 h (996 min)
 

Stand-by time

16.3 days (391 hours)
the average is 20 days (472 h)
13.0 days (312 hours)
the average is 20 days (472 h)
10.0 days (240 hours)
the average is 20 days (472 h)

Talk time (3G)

21.70 hours
the average is 19 h (1110 min)
 
14.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1110 min)

Stand-by time (3G)

16.8 days (402 hours)
the average is 0 days (0 h)
 
 

Internet use

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

Music playback

 
58.00 hours
50.00 hours

Video playback

 
13.00 hours
11.00 hours

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

20 MP (Sapphire crystal lens cover, Autofocus, CMOS image sensor, BSI sensor)
16 MP (OIS, Autofocus, BSI sensor)
12 MP (Sapphire crystal lens cover, PDAF, BSI sensor)

Specifications

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
Aperture size: F2.2; Focal length: 29 mm; Sensor size: 1/3"; Pixel size: 1.22 μm

Video recording

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

Features

Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, EIS, Video calling
OIS, HDR, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, Video light, Video calling
Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, EIS, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

4 MP
5 MP
5 MP

Video capture

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

Design

Dimensions

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)
5.44 x 2.64 x 0.28 inches (138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1 mm)

Weight

5.54 oz (157.0 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (184 g)
4.66 oz (132.0 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (184 g)
5.04 oz (143.0 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (184 g)

Materials

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

Resistance

Splash; IPX3
 
 

Biometrics

 
Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)

Features

Notification light
Notification light, Touch sensitive control keys
 

Buyers information

Price

 
 
$ 849


Related phones

iPhone 6s

PhoneArena Score:

9.3

User Score:

9.1
  • Display 4.7 inches 1334 x 750 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Single camera) 5 MP front
  • Hardware Apple A9 APL0898 2GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB, not expandable
  • Battery 1715 mAh
  • OS iOS 14.x
One M9

PhoneArena Score:

8.3

User Score:

9.1
  • Display 5.0 inches 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 20 MP (Single camera) 4 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 3GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2840 mAh
  • OS Android 7.0 Nougat HTC Sense UI
Galaxy S6 edge
  • Display 5.1 inches 2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP (Single camera) 5 MP front
  • Hardware Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 3GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB, not expandable
  • Battery 2600 mAh
  • OS Android 7.0 Nougat Samsung TouchWiz UI

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