Galaxy S6/S6 edge vs LG G4 vs HTC One M9 vs Sony Xperia Z4: Which one you'd rather have?

In Android world, the flagship scene has been set for the first half of 2015 – Samsung, LG, HTC, and (arguably) Sony have all now released, or announced the imminent release of, a new flagship. If you've been checking in with us these past two months, you likely know all about them already.

That would mean that you've already formed an opinion on them, too. In fact, you likely have a favorite – whether it's the Galaxy S6/S6 edge, the G4, the One M9, or even the Sony Xperia Z4. To be clear, that last one – the Z4 – was only tentatively included with the rest, seeing as how Sony has made it clear that it's a Japan-exclusive. That said, a Western model under a different name (Xperia Z3+, apparently) is said to be in the works, and it should be an almost exact replica of its forerunner.

So which one do you like best? Let us know by voting below and stopping by the comment section to leave your opinion!

Galaxy S6 vs S6 edge vs LG G4 vs HTC One M9 vs Sony Xperia Z4: Which one you'd rather have?

Samsung Galaxy S6
Samsung Galaxy S6 edge
HTC One M9
Sony Xperia Z4



1. gaming64 unregistered

Z4-40% G4-30% S6-20% M9-10%

3. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

If those are you're predictions for the poll results then i hate to break it to you but your going to be way off bro

5. gaming64 unregistered

Uhh that aint a prediction. That just shows which I would buy

15. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

that's why i said if, cause i didn't know. and that's not the greatest way to tell us which you would buy because it really looks like predictions for the poll just sayin.

41. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

Mine would be Z4-50% (For waterproof feature) M9-20% (For BoomSound) S6-15% (Bc I never own a Samsung device) G4-15% (Just because)

59. QWERTYslider unregistered


64. seanwhat

Posts: 321; Member since: Jul 11, 2013


2. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

Well my fav is the S6 edge but i didn't want to drop that extra $100/$150 on it so i got the S6 instead but i voted for the edge anyway :)

4. gaming64 unregistered

Seriously does those curved edges give more functionality to the phone whatsoever?

11. vergil9

Posts: 517; Member since: Apr 06, 2015

They don't, they are purely aesthetic, though swiping from the edge actions feel more natural lol. If money is not an issue, I'd take it over a regular S6 in a heartbeat.

20. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

nah the s6 edge just looks really nice and it gets an extra hour of battery life. I could have gotten it but I'm a cheapskate so i didn't lol. I ended up spending and extra $100 on Accessories anyway so getting the edge just didn't seem worth it.

26. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

It doesn't need to. A leather back doesn't bring any functionality either but no one is calling it a gimmick, well, almost no one.

27. JohnK

Posts: 117; Member since: Mar 03, 2015

Well they do if you consider you have added functions/usage to the edges compared to a standard screen.

65. seanwhat

Posts: 321; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

Yeah: you can play spin the bottle with your phone.

69. tedkord

Posts: 17513; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Does the metal back of the iPhone give it any more functionality? But in this case, yes. It does give it some more functionality, but not much.

21. hellbread

Posts: 309; Member since: Nov 21, 2014

Tell me something please. I found this another day. They say that s6 has some fast charge problems. Are you having same problems. I wanted to buy s6 in next few days but now dont know what to do.

28. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

I haven't had and problems with cable or wireless charging. it seems that all of the problems that the s6 and s6 edge are having is all software related and has or will be fixed with an update. fortunately i am not having any issues with my s6.

29. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

I never tried it and definitely won't now haha but once you try wireless charging, you will never use the micro USB port anyways.

37. maherk

Posts: 7065; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Happened to me on day one, turned out that the cord wasn't plugged deep enough in to the charger. Since then no issues what so ever, although i rarely use it, instead i am using the wireless TYLT charger.

6. istitch

Posts: 181; Member since: Mar 19, 2013

as much as I'm a fan of sony, I must vote the s6/s6 edge after getting my hands on it, samsung has vastly improved their flagship especially in design, any denial is just mindless fanboyism. give credits where it's due, don't be stupid fuck who criticize for the sake of criticizing.

7. gaming64 unregistered

Practically you're saying that if I dont buy/deny the S6, I'm a mindless fanboy?

12. vergil9

Posts: 517; Member since: Apr 06, 2015

He says that if you deny that the S6/S6 edge has "vastly improved" in terms of design compared to previous Samsung flagships then you are a mindless fanboy.

39. bluyeon53

Posts: 2; Member since: May 04, 2015

Yes boy!! :P

18. Feanor

Posts: 1431; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

I also thought by the release pictures of the S6 that it would be the nicest but in reality there are design mistakes that make it look cheap again; 1. Soft, rounded, imprecise, oval looking shape 2. Lack of continuity between screen and bezels. The screen never blends nicely with the bezels even in black colour 3. Horrible camera hump 4. Cheesy chromed speakers 5. "smooth" 2.5D screen doesn't look correct like on iPhone 6, it looks like a mistake because it's only on the sides and makes the frame fatter on top and bottom (talking here about S6, not S6 Edge). Generally the Galaxy Alpha and Note 4 are better designs with the exception of the rear plastic cover. Samsung always manages to mess up somehow design and their phones look always the busiest. So, Z4 looks still nicer than all these phones. Not perfect but still better.

22. vergil9

Posts: 517; Member since: Apr 06, 2015

Highly subjective.

30. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Lol he is obviously just looking for any straw he can grasp. Either way, none of what he listed is even remotely approaches the Z4's super tall and wide dimensions. Those are bigger cons than the 1-5 he listed bar none.

32. Feanor

Posts: 1431; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

Of course subjective. But well explained. ;-) Tall bezels is not wrong design. Is just engineering choice. Whereas badly twisting screens and cheating massive camera bulges are bad design choices.

43. maccess

Posts: 742; Member since: Jan 16, 2013

Bad design choice but a much better performer.. nuff said.. if you really love the z4 just keep your mouth shut.. no need to downplay the s6 with your highly subjective opinion.. if the z4 can take better picture than the s6 then i will shut my mouth..

55. Feanor

Posts: 1431; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

The S6 is better than the Z4 in things that the Z4 or the Z3 are already good, like camera. The Z3 and possibly Z4 are good in things that the S6 doesn't even have, waterproofing and (I'll never stop stressing its importance) active noise cancellation. And as a bonus you get better battery life. Enough said. When the S6 adds really useful features, instead of a bit better screen and a bit better camera (which the Z3 and Z4 have already good enough) I'll shut my mouth. Kiss

61. AppleCultist

Posts: 335; Member since: Feb 18, 2015

The Z4 will most likely have worse battery life than the S6 if it's using a SD 808 or 810 processor. Did you see the G4 battery life results? And that's with a higher battery capacity than the Z4. Samsung knocked it out of the park, and no amount of nitpicking by the anti-Samsung crowd is going to change the fact that the S6 is superior to your crap phone of preference.

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