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

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Display

Size

4.7 inches
5.0 inches
5.1 inches

Technology

IPS LCD
S-LCD 3
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body

65.71 %
68.52 %
71.75 %

Peak brightness

500 cd/m2 (nit)
 
 

Features

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

Hardware

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

2GB LPDDR4
3GB LPDDR4
3GB LPDDR4

Internal storage

128GB, not expandable
32GB
128GB, 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 17 h (995 min)
26.00 hours
the average is 17 h (995 min)

Stand-by time

10.0 days (240 hours)
the average is 22 days (530 h)
16.3 days (391 hours)
the average is 22 days (530 h)
13.0 days (312 hours)
the average is 22 days (530 h)

Talk time (3G)

14.00 hours
the average is 22 h (1300 min)
21.70 hours
the average is 22 h (1300 min)
 

Stand-by time (3G)

 
16.8 days (402 hours)
the average is 26 days (617 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 MP (Sapphire crystal lens cover, PDAF, BSI sensor)
20 MP (Sapphire crystal lens cover, Autofocus, CMOS image sensor, BSI sensor)
16 MP (OIS, Autofocus, BSI sensor)

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

Front

5 MP
4 MP
5 MP

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
5.54 oz
4.66 oz

143.0 g
157.0 g
132.0 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

Buyers information

Price

$ 849
 
 


Related phones

iPhone 6s
  • 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 13.x
One M9
  • 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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