HTC One A9 vs Apple iPhone 6s vs Samsung Galaxy S6: specs comparison

The HTC One A9 is the latest device to join the ranks of HTC's 2015 portfolio. The phone is certainly imbued with the hopes to help turn things around for the company, which is not in its greatest shape. 

HTC says that the One A9 is offering an incredible design, fantastic performance, cutting-edge software features and the freedom to take full control of your smartphone experience. But will this mid-range offering rekindle interest in the company, or not? This question will be answered in the following months. 

Until then, we have more than enough time to nitpick at the One A9 and compare it against the rivals it has to face. Two of these are the Apple iPhone 6s and the Samsung Galaxy S6 - champions that need no introduction. Here's how the trio fares specs-wise.

Display

Size

5.1 inches
4.7 inches
5.0 inches

Technology

Super AMOLED
IPS LCD
AMOLED

Screen-to-body

70.48 %
65.71 %
66.17 %

Peak brightness

 
500 cd/m2 (nit)
 

Features

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

Hardware

System chip

Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7420
Apple A9 APL0898
Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 8952

Processor

Octa-core, 2100 MHz, ARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 14 nm
Dual-core, 1840 MHz, Twister, 64-bit
Octa-core, 1500 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit

GPU

Mali-T760 MP8
PowerVR GT7600
Adreno 405

RAM

3GB LPDDR4
2GB LPDDR4
3GB

Internal storage

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

OS

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

Battery

Capacity

2550 mAh
1715 mAh
2150 mAh

Charging

Fast charging
 
Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0

Stand-by time

 
10.0 days (240 hours)
the average is 20 days (489 h)
 

Talk time (3G)

23.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1110 min)
14.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1110 min)
16.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1110 min)

Stand-by time (3G)

 
 
18.0 days (432 hours)
the average is 0 days (0 h)

Internet use

3G: 10 hours; LTE: 12 hours; Wi-Fi: 12 hours
3G: 10 hours; LTE: 10 hours; Wi-Fi: 11 hours
 

Music playback

57.00 hours
50.00 hours
60.00 hours

Video playback

13.00 hours
11.00 hours
12.00 hours

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

16 MP (OIS, Autofocus, BSI sensor)
12 MP (Sapphire crystal lens cover, PDAF, BSI sensor)
13 MP (Sapphire crystal lens cover, OIS, Autofocus, BSI sensor)

Specifications

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
Aperture size: F2.0

Video recording

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)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)

Features

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

Front

5 MP
5 MP
4 MP

Video capture

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

Design

Dimensions

5.65 x 2.78 x 0.27 inches (143.4 x 70.5 x 6.8 mm)
5.44 x 2.64 x 0.28 inches (138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1 mm)
5.74 x 2.79 x 0.29 inches (145.75 x 70.8 x 7.26 mm)

Weight

4.87 oz (138.0 g)
the average is 6.3 oz (181 g)
5.04 oz (143.0 g)
the average is 6.3 oz (181 g)
5.04 oz (143.0 g)
the average is 6.3 oz (181 g)

Materials

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

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)

Features

Notification light, Touch sensitive control keys
 
 

Buyers information

Price

 
$ 849
$ 500
See the full Samsung Galaxy S6 vs Apple iPhone 6s vs HTC One A9 specs comparison or compare them to other phones using our Specs Comparison tool.



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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 A9
  • Display 5.0 inches 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP (Single camera) 4 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 3GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2150 mAh
  • OS Android 7.0 Nougat HTC Sense UI
Galaxy S6
  • 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 2550 mAh
  • OS Android 7.0 Nougat Samsung TouchWiz UI

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