HTC One M9 vs Samsung Galaxy S6 edge user comparison results: HTC bites on Samsung's shiny metal edge


Not long ago, we asked you to vote between two hot-shot flagship smartphones - the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge & the HTC One M9. We made a comparison detailing their most notable characteristics in the all-important design, display, interface, and camera departments. Then it was up to you to decide which device is superior. Tough decision, isn't it? Both smartphones look as good as it gets, take really good photos, and the user experience is sublime! 

Still, our readers are always up for challenges like this, so we never doubted they will nominate a clear winner. That's exactly what happened, and the undisputed winner is the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge! Once again, our readers were taken captive by its premium build, curved AMOLED display, and supreme 16MP camera - but the HTC One M9 did stand up for itself, thanks to the brilliance of its Sense 7 interface. Sense has grown into one of the most polished user experiences in the Android realm, which is why it almost caught up to Samsung's TouchWiz in terms of votes.

With that out of the way, here's the complete breakdown of the results:

  • Of 10, 368 votes in total, 7401 votes went to the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge and 2967 votes went to the HTC One M9.
  • Of 2895 design votes, 1900 votes (66%) went to the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge, and 995 votes (34%) went to the HTC One M9.
  • Of 2494 display votes, 2124 votes (85%) went to the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge, and 370 votes (15%) went to the HTC One M9.
  • Of 2474 interface votes, 1282 votes (52%) went to the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge, and 1192 votes (48%) went to the HTC One M9.
  • Of 2505 camera votes, 2095 votes (84%) went to the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge, and 410 votes (16%) went to the HTC One M9.

Overall, the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge took the overwhelming majority of the votes (71.38%), leaving the HTC One M9 with a modest (28.61%) portion of the pie. Welp, it looks like HTC has a long way to go to win our users' hearts from Samsung!

Related phones

Galaxy S6 edge
  • Display 5.1" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 2100 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 2600 mAh(26h talk time)
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)

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55 Comments

1. JMartin22

Posts: 2372; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

It's to be expected. New technologies and design concepts lead to a better and more appealing product in the Galaxy S6 Edge.

12. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

I just jumped from the M8 to the Edge & the major complaint I have is touchwiz. Feels like my UI have gone back in time. Everything is so counterintuitive

16. androidwindows

Posts: 216; Member since: Oct 04, 2014

I don't understand. Which part of touchwiz is counterintuitive? Aren't most android skins very similar?

20. JMartin22

Posts: 2372; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

They really are, now there's mostly just minor design aesthetic variations, even stock Android has adopted similar design traits from TouchWiz, from KitKat onward. Yet people like to complain due to propaganda of years past.

25. true1984

Posts: 869; Member since: May 23, 2012

or just personal opinion and preference...

33. LionStone

Posts: 1048; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

Really? Please give us some examples/sources with that claim? thanks!

29. LionStone

Posts: 1048; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

No, they aren't...like in the Clock app and Phone app, you can swipe between tabs but on TW you can't. Plus the whole multi-tasking with a physical button just destroys the whole Android experience...to each their own though...

45. jdoee100

Posts: 334; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

"Plus the whole multi-tasking with a physical button just destroys the whole Android experience...to each their own though..." A single button destroys the whole Android experience? Definitely, to each their own...

35. Feanor

Posts: 1389; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

Same for me. I wanted to give the S6 a chance over my Xperia Z2 but -apart from the lack of active noise cancellation on the S6- I just cannot stand the cartoony Touchwiz. My Z2 looks simply amazing with Lollipop and everyday I discover something new, which makes me believe that Sony Lollipop version is close to perfection.

41. jdoee100

Posts: 334; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

"I just cannot stand the cartoony Touchwiz," and Sony's UI is suppose to be realistic? All UI looks "cartoony." I guess people are running out things to complain about.

42. maccess

Posts: 742; Member since: Jan 16, 2013

Have you ever heard anything about 3rd party launcher?? Your complaint is too much.. next time just say "i hate samsung no matter how good their phone is" end story..

50. Feanor

Posts: 1389; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

Why should I buy a phone that needs fixing? I don't hate Samsung, I have the right to criticise their design choices.

34. gaara6775

Posts: 738; Member since: May 20, 2014

What design you talking about? It still looks like s4 from front. Just slim ,bottom identical to that of iPhone and back is made of glass just like xperia.

36. Tanujtiwari

Posts: 84; Member since: Mar 18, 2015

Galaxy S6 + micro SD + stock android= best smartphone in the history of the universe

43. jdoee100

Posts: 334; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

Stock android is overrated. It's to a point where no matter how many errors and problems-laden vanilla android is made by Google, it automatically becomes the best android UI. It's ridiculous.

51. Tanujtiwari

Posts: 84; Member since: Mar 18, 2015

I meant stock android ui WITH tochwiz functionality. Wouldn't that be extremely awesome?

54. Niva.

Posts: 440; Member since: Jan 05, 2015

It's not overrated when it can get updated quickly and efficiently, and allows control over which apps are allowed to be on the phone for the user to make without needing to resort to rooting and custom ROMs. I'll buy an S6, when I can completely remove all the crapware the put on there within minutes after activating it. In the meantime I'll just pass regardless of how many things they got right. My gnex is still a better phone 3 years later. PS. I do like some of the features in touchwiz and it may now be one of the better skins out there.

2. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

The Galaxy S6 Edge is just a raw bouse!!!!! I kinda hope HTC is doing like Crysler and holding on to an old formula to make something that slays later LOL. I still got faith LOL.

3. SuperNova

Posts: 649; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

People have spoken! S6 edge is the phone for all of us.

4. g2a5b0e unregistered

All of us? Get real, man. As much as I think the S6 Edge is fantastic, I'm not naive or fanboy-ish enough to think that it is for everyone. That phone will never exist because every user has different needs. This is technology, not a religion. You need to calm down.

7. Pinocchio

Posts: 141; Member since: Apr 14, 2015

He's f*cking right. i already saw it! the edge is quite awesome!

10. g2a5b0e unregistered

I've played with it. It's amazing. With that, I don't disagree. But, to say it's the phone for everyone is just plain stupid.

9. cmpunk

Posts: 88; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

I always expect his comments to be like this. To be honest, he's too young to be here. Probably a OT employee from Samsung.

11. SuperNova

Posts: 649; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

I can't agree with you. Samsung has the biggest market share compared to all others combined. Everyone is familiar with Samsung already; it's the fact. We talking about majority here. Obama won the election as the US president. Did he take all 100% voters? Should American people call Obama the "President of Obama lovers"? Absolutely not, he is the President of "all American people" even though some of them didn't vote for him. So majority wins and Samsung wins!

13. g2a5b0e unregistered

Wow. I'm not even going to start on how flawed your logic is since there's clearly no point in arguing with you on this one. Believe whatever makes you happy.

15. Pinocchio

Posts: 141; Member since: Apr 14, 2015

He He! don't hesitate, show him what you got! Are yo gonna lose against him?

17. g2a5b0e unregistered

You're hilarious, but if you can't understand how flawed his logic is, then you're just as hopeless. Not worth my time.

22. Pinocchio

Posts: 141; Member since: Apr 14, 2015

Nah, that's your method of withdrawal in a war. Admit it, dude. heheheh

38. g2a5b0e unregistered

The fact that would use the word war when describing this shows that you take all this way too seriously.

14. Pinocchio

Posts: 141; Member since: Apr 14, 2015

YEAH YEAH YEAH! Perfect fightback, dear! You made it!

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