HTC One M9 vs HTC One (M8) vs Samsung Galaxy Note 4: specs comparison

HTC One M9 vs HTC One (M8) vs Samsung Galaxy Note 4: specs comparison
With the new HTC One M9, HTC is hoping to get back on track and further re-establish itself as one of the "godfathers" of the industry. Tough times are ahead, though - Samsung and Apple, two of the larger rivals, already have prominent offerings on the shelves, and stealing market share from these will not be that easy.

In particular, we need to compare the new entrant on the scene, the One M9, with its predecessor, the One (M8) and see what's been changed. Naturally, a number of new things have been thrown in the feature and specs bag, while others have been ditched. If you've wondered what's exactly new and what's gone for good, check out the specs sheets of both phones right below.

We've also thrown in a Samsung Galaxy Note 4 for a good measure, a device that is among the better ones available on the market right now.

HTC One M9 vs HTC One (M8) vs Samsung Galaxy Note 4

Display

Display size

5.0 inches
5.0 inches
5.7 inches

Resolution

1080 x 1920 pixels
1080 x 1920 pixels
1440 x 2560 pixels

Pixel density

441 ppi
441 ppi
515 ppi

Technology

S-LCD 3
S-LCD 3
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body ratio

68.52 %
66.71 %
74.39 %

Colors

16 777 216
16 777 216
16 777 216

Camera

Rear

Yes
Yes
Yes

Main camera

20 megapixels
4 megapixels
16 megapixels

Hardware Features

Sapphire crystal lens cover, Autofocus, CMOS image sensor, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
Autofocus
Optical image stabilization, Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.2; Focal length: 27.8 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.4"; Pixel size: 1.2 μm
Aperture size: F2.0; Focal length: 28 mm; Sensor size: 1/3"; Pixel size: 2 μm
Aperture size: F2.2; Focal length: 31 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.6"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Second camera

 
4 megapixels
 

Hardware Features

 
Depth information
 

Flash

Dual LED
Dual LED
LED

Software Features

Manual focus, RAW image capture, Digital image stabilization, Touch to focus, Smile detection, Face detection, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Shutter speed control, Burst mode, HDR, Panorama, Macro mode, Night mode
Digital image stabilization, Manual focus, HDR, Panorama, Face detection, Burst mode, Night mode, Macro mode, Effects, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Geo tagging
Digital image stabilization, Touch to focus, Smile detection, Face detection, Voice activation, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Burst mode, HDR, Panorama, Macro mode, Night mode, Scenes, Effects

Video recording

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

Recording format

MPEG4, H.264
MPEG4
MPEG4, H.264

Features

Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, Digital image stabilization, Video calling
High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Video light, Video sharing
Optical image stabilization, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

4 megapixels
5 megapixels
3.7 megapixels

Video capture

1920x1080 (Full HD)
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)
5.76 x 2.78 x 0.37 inches (146.36 x 70.6 x 9.35 mm)
6.04 x 3.09 x 0.33 inches (153.5 x 78.6 x 8.5 mm)

Weight

5.54 oz (157 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)
5.64 oz (160 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)
6.21 oz (176 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)

Materials

Back: Aluminum
Back: Aluminum
Back: Plastic; Frame: Aluminum

Resistance

Splash
Splash
 

IP certified

IP X3
IP X3
 

Biometrics

 
 
Fingerprint (swipe)

Features

 
 
Touch sensitive control keys

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994
Qualcomm Snapdragon 801
Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 5433

Processor

Octa-core, 2000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit
Quad-core, 2300 MHz, Krait 400
Octa-core, 1900 MHz, ARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 20 nm

GPU

Adreno 430
Adreno 330
Mali-T760 MP6

RAM

3 GB LPDDR4
2 GB LPDDR3
3 GB LPDDR3

Internal storage

32 GB
32 GB
32 GB

Storage expansion

 
 
 

Slot Type

microSDXC, microSDHC, microSD
microSDXC, microSDHC, microSD
microSDXC, microSDHC, microSD

OS

Android (7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop), HTC Sense UI
Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.3, 4.4), HTC Sense UI
Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4), Samsung TouchWiz UI

Battery

Capacity

2840 mAh
2600 mAh
3220 mAh

Talk time

25.40 hours
the average is 21 h (1278 min)
 
 

Stand-by time

16.3 days (391 hours)
the average is 21 days (499 h)
 
 

Talk time (3G)

21.70 hours
the average is 23 h (1382 min)
20.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1382 min)
20.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1382 min)

Stand-by time (3G)

16.8 days (402 hours)
the average is 27 days (659 h)
20.7 days (496 hours)
the average is 27 days (659 h)
 

Music playback

 
 
82.00 hours

Video playback

 
 
14.00 hours

Cellular

GSM

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

UMTS

850, 2100 MHz
 
850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28
Bands 3, 7, 8, 20
Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 17, 20

LTE (TDD)

Bands 38, 40, 41
 
 

Data

LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSPA, HSUPA, UMTS
LTE, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s
LTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA

Multimedia

Screen mirroring

DLNA, Wireless screen share, MHL
DLNA, Wireless screen share, MHL, MirrorLink
DLNA, MHL, MirrorLink


 

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