Can the HTC One M9 outperform the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Apple iPhone 6 in a drop test?

Can the HTC One M9 outperform the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Apple iPhone 6 in a drop test?
Last week, we showed you a video that captured a drop test battle between the Apple iPhone 6 and the Samsung Galaxy S6. Unlike most drop tests preserved on video, this one employed a professional drop test machine. If you recall, the Galaxy S6 completely died before the end of all of the testing, handing a victory to the iPhone 6. Despite outlasting Sammy's flagship, the iPhone 6 also was heavily damaged after the tests were run.

In a new video released today, it is the HTC One M9 that goes up against the professional drop testing machine. HTC's new flagship has that tank-in-a-hand feel with its one piece aluminum build. The One M9 feels like it can take a beating.

The first drop landed the One M9 backside first onto tile from a height of 3.2 feet. The phone held up well with a few minor scratches. The side drop resulted in some scratches and minor dents to the bottom of the handset. At this point, the glass screen had not been tested and the phone was still functioning fine. But the front-first drop, as you might imagine, inflicted some damage to the display, cracking the 5-inch 1080 x 1920 screen. 

For the following three tests, the handset was dropped onto a harder concrete surface. After the back, side and front drops onto the concrete, the HTC One M9 was still working despite further damage to the glass and to the bottom of the phone. Overall it was a much stronger performance than the Galaxy S6, as the latter died after the back drop onto concrete. While the iPhone 6 also was still working at the end of its six drops, the HTC One M9 certainly looked a little better than Apple's handset after being put through the same paces.

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source: PhoneBuff

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One M9
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 20 MP / 4 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, Octa-core, 2000 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2840 mAh(21.7h 3G talk time)



1. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

Too bad it can't outperform anywhere else.

2. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Wrong, it can outperform any phone except maybe Nokia in a fat, chunky, and ugly test. It's also pretty good as a stove.

5. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

And you can outperform anyone else in hating when you see the HTC name. Too bad people that have actually held the device don't think it's chunky only idiotic internet trolls do. And before you come and call me an HTC fanboy (like you always do) i currently have a G3.

8. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

I have held it and I wish HTC didn't suck more than anyone else does. Unfortunately, those are the facts and calling me names won't change that. I have probably own more HTC devices than you have owned mobile devices.

14. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

oh maybe you forgot the previous galaxies? the galaxy S Stove?

4. AnTuTu

Posts: 1620; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

HTC won the award for introducing the most bezelicious smartphone of 2015 :p

3. district11

Posts: 126; Member since: Apr 17, 2011

Well... Htc has that enormous bezel on the bottom of the screen :D

6. sgodsell

Posts: 7456; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Those bezels are because of its two front facing stereo speakers. Would you like a phone with less bezel and no front facing stereo speakers. Then don't buy it. There is lots of other phones that have smaller bezels and no front facing stereo speakers.

7. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

I completely agree, bezeless phones are meh, I want something sturdy, and I love the front speakers I wish all phones had this.

9. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Don't worry, a lot of people won't buy it because of the huge bezels, they never asked for speakers just like they never asked for waterproofing on the GS5. Just don't cry yourself to sleep when HTC finally learns and gets rid of your beloved boom sound speakers. That said, the Z3 has shown that only HTC needs that much room for speakers. No one else does.

11. feifei520

Posts: 7; Member since: Apr 13, 2015

HTC offered a dinstinctive product. Isn't that a good thing? For a healthy market, you dont need to be the #1 or #2 to survive. Obviously HTC cant match Apple and Samsung in scale. But I am happy to see HTC ramain different and still makes a profit.

16. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

oh man..dont feed that troll...he hates HTC for some extra bucks from sammy

19. Firedrops

Posts: 254; Member since: Sep 06, 2011

He's probably referring to the "htc" bar

12. feifei520

Posts: 7; Member since: Apr 13, 2015

No matter how good Samsung is, Samsung is just not my thing. I saw S6 and S6 Edge in person yesterday, they look kind of beautiful, but they are just too shiny for me . Only the withe one looks ok, the other colors all look too bright and shiny. I have to say the beauty of Samsung is a typical K-pop style beauty, just not my thing.


Posts: 334; Member since: Mar 24, 2015

The real question is can htc outperform anything except sound.

15. gaara6775

Posts: 738; Member since: May 20, 2014

Smooth and lag free ui, build quality . And those bezels :D

17. rubyonrails3

Posts: 375; Member since: Oct 01, 2014

In real world it can outperform in a lot of things(except for rear camera and battery) Benchmark does not equates to real life usage. Display on M9 looks f**king amazing(especially with orgami them), if you help S6 and M9(with orgami theme) you'll perfer display of M9. M9 display is good everywhere. but in movies it looks less colourful cuz Amoled are more than true life colors. Question should be asked, can S6 outperform M9 (except in benchmarks and camera :p )

18. Muayyad

Posts: 240; Member since: Oct 05, 2012

Exactly, on the battery note. All devices have less of battery life with lollipop. Google screwed up with this update. Project Volta is about using more battery. Anyways, M9 still has a better battery life in real world. Screen on test life phonearena's test, isn't accurate and mostly tests the screen on time ignoring radio, processing power and idle.

20. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

You watch the YouTube speed tests? It destroys the M9

21. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

Have you seen the Youtube speed tests in which a multi tasking round is also included? It destroys the S6

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