Poll: Which do you think will be better based on what we know – the Galaxy S6 or HTC One M9?

Poll: Which do you think will be better based on what we know – the Galaxy S6 or HTC One M9?
Despite the fact that neither Samsung nor HTC have made their next flagship devices – the Galaxy S6 and One M9, respectively – public, at this point we feel the panoply of leaks have painted a fairly representative picture of both. With just half a month or so lying between us and both devices' official announcements, it's time we took your pulse and saw which way you're leaning.

It's admittedly a tough one, specifically because both companies are widely rumored to have taken note of the negative feedback they've been receiving. For Samsung, that often has to do with its relatively less posh design and heavy TouchWiz interface, while with HTC we mostly have complaints about the camera. Thankfully, if word on the vine is to be believed, both companies are taking appropriate steps – the Galaxy S6 is expected to come in slim, aluminum unibody and feature a more refined version of TouchWiz, while HTC is said to be prepping a 20-megapixel snapper and ditching UltraPixel tech for good.

So, based on what we think we know about the two upcoming premier handsets, which would you say is shaping up to be the better device?

Poll: Which do you think will be better based on what we know – the Galaxy S6 or HTC One M9?

Samsung Galaxy S6
38.36%
HTC One M9
61.64%

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Galaxy S6
  • Display 5.1" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 2100 MHz
  • Storage 128GB
  • Battery 2550 mAh(23h 3G 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 32GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2840 mAh(21.7h 3G talk time)

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43 Comments

2. Biernot unregistered

samesung is always better in being ugly

17. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Those sales figures say otherwise. :(

3. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

S6 - specs & features M9 - design

18. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

How the hell can you judge a phone on design if it hasn't been unveiled yet? You people amaze me.

20. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Don't get me wrong. I like the design of s6, but if all the leaks are true then m9 looks just better imo.

23. maherk

Posts: 7066; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Well i have to agree with him on that. Based on the leaks, the S6 is a step backwards in terms of design for Samsung. The Alpha and Note 4 are gorgeous to look at and to hold, the S6's iPhone 6 like sides, and the gigantic front bezels are a turn off for me. This still doesn't mean that the S6 will fail, those who buy Samsung phones usually do so for what it has to offer, and no OEM will match Samsung when it comes to features and specs, so the S6 will surely deliver in terms of units sales.

7. Awalker

Posts: 1986; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

I gave up on Samsung after the S4. The M9 will be my first HTC phone.

48. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Good luck with the 810 you going to need it

10. SuperNova

Posts: 649; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

LoL. HTC fanbys loyalty is strong in this one. Just only make sure HTC makes profit in this quarter, that is enough. :)

11. kkmkk

Posts: 699; Member since: May 06, 2013

what if every thing we know is fake

12. KRISTIJANJE

Posts: 68; Member since: Feb 16, 2015

I would vote HTC, but I'm expecting trothling isues for all 810 devices. I mean PA, you answered your own pole the best with this article: The secret of Snapdragon 810 keeping cool? 50 shades of thermal throttling on the G Flex 2

16. karamelakimo

Posts: 109; Member since: May 26, 2014

Htc by all means

19. Craig747

Posts: 16; Member since: Nov 01, 2014

The S6 will be my first Samsung device.. can't wait to get my hands on it... I was thinking of getting the Note 4, but after considering the size of it, the S6 will be better suited.

44. tdslam720

Posts: 70; Member since: Jan 05, 2015

I'm the same, I've been an HTC fan, always hated Samsung because of plastic and ugly design, but I'm a huge Samsung fanboy now with all the ifno on the S6. Going to be the best phone of the year

68. Craig747

Posts: 16; Member since: Nov 01, 2014

Can't say it will be the best phone of the year.. there's still the Xperia Z4 and LG G4 to come out, hehe

26. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Looks wise HTC. Rest is Sammy.

27. tnuc2014

Posts: 294; Member since: Sep 12, 2014

From the leaks I've seen so far, I would opt for the HTC, but that could change based on battery life and camera comparisons. One thing is for sure, I wouldn't be an early adopter for either of these devices until some real world testing is carried out. Also we can't disregard the Z4 and G4, which I guess are due out shortly afterwards.

28. Kakarotto

Posts: 255; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

Sammy's samoled screen > all HTC M9 features

34. alex3run

Posts: 715; Member since: May 18, 2014

It would be great if Samsung finally fixes screen smearing issues. If not then I cannot say that it's way better than HTC's LCD.

36. Kakarotto

Posts: 255; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

What issues?

67. ozzzy

Posts: 18; Member since: Feb 22, 2014

If you like fake colors, then Samsung screen is better. If you like natural colors, then HTC is better. Fake colors are for the kids.

29. RoboticEngi

Posts: 1251; Member since: Dec 03, 2014

The S6 of course. I want a tool, not a pretty accessory. I'll leave that to my wife......

45. milos

Posts: 68; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

I couldn't have said it better.

30. rkoforever90

Posts: 489; Member since: Dec 03, 2011

ID go with htc just coz it comes in two screen size i want a flagship phone with 5.5 inch screen.

32. iWin_Droid

Posts: 76; Member since: Jan 22, 2015

HTC's flagship devices have been incredible in terms of build quality. Their HTC Butterfly in particular looks stunning and I could have got it instead of the Xperia ZL if it wasn't for its steep price at launch.

35. jellmoo

Posts: 2679; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

The question is kind of like asking which do you like more: Unicorns or faeries? All we have are veiled leaks, some of which contradict one another. Let's just wait and see what each device is before we jump to assumptions and name calling.

37. mostafawael.1998

Posts: 241; Member since: Oct 01, 2014

I only chose the Samsung Galaxy S6 because they have the 'superior' 14 nm SoC

38. QuadFace

Posts: 179; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

i cant decide based on performance, but design is the mordern way of selecting phone in 2015. HTC it is!

39. Symon_Fleece

Posts: 351; Member since: May 30, 2014

S6, because of the new design, new 14nm chip, and a new slimmed down touchwiz. m9 is not bad at all. But both flagships are exciting. Stay tune! :)

40. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

If Samsung successfully redesigned the S6 so it's more than just a metallized S5, they'll have a hit. Because Samsung is not just a phone company, they make everything electronic under the sun and they have runaway brand recognition. That said, HTC knocked it out of the design park with the M7, refined it with the M8, and looks to be perfecting it with the M9. I hope they sell even half as many M9s as S6es, because the company has worked hard to make good phones.

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