T-Mobile says the Galaxy S6 and HTC One M9 are already more successful than the S5 and M8

T-Mobile says the Galaxy S6 and HTC One M9 are already more successful than the S5 and M8
Starting tomorrow, April 10, US customers will be able to go in stores and buy a Samsung Galaxy S6, a Samsung Galaxy S6 edge, or an HTC One M9 (either unlocked, or from a major carrier).

While reminding us that the S6, S6 edge and One M9 will be widely available tomorrow, T-Mobile also mentioned that, since it began taking orders and shipping the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge, "customer response has been through the roof." According to the magenta carrier, Galaxy S6 series sales are already "nearly double" those of the S5 (which was previously T-Mobile's most popular Galaxy handset).

The HTC One M9 is also successful, at least compared to the One M8: T-Mobile says that, in the first 10 days of availability, M9 sales have surpassed sales of the former HTC flagship for the same period of time.

Here are the prices of the three new Android smartphones from T-Mobile:

  • HTC One M9: $649.92, or $0 down and $27.08 per month for 24 months
  • Samsung Galaxy S6: starting at $679.92, or $28.33 per month for 24 months
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 edge: starting at $779.76, or $32.49 per month for 24 months
Buyers of the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge can get a 1-year Netflix subscription for free if they make the purchase before April 12.

To see how Samsung's and HTC's latest flagships stack up against each other, check out our Galaxy S6 vs. One M9 post, and our Galaxy S6 edge vs. One M9 post.

source: T-Mobile



1. TypicalGeek

Posts: 215; Member since: Feb 19, 2015

S6 looks like same old Galaxy S. S6 Edge is the real upgrade in aesthetics department. M9?... hmmm Sugarcoated M8?

5. brunelian92

Posts: 79; Member since: Feb 04, 2015

To be honest I like the subtle changes to the design. The m8 was my first htc and, now, I dont thuni i William change brand. Sense is great, the phones are smooth and just work well with anything you need it for. Had my m8 for nearly a year and works just like new. I tried the M9 in store and was still very impressed with the all be it subtle changes. If I was upgrading from a previous HTC I would certainly get one. That being said I hope the M10 is more of a departure from the m8 and m9.

48. bokimaricu

Posts: 89; Member since: Dec 21, 2013

I'm a g3 owner but i love how the m9 looks. I don't like the big bezels but i understand that the best phone speakers require that, so i wouldn't complain. And the size is perfect. Also, with the yesterday's camera update all it's voes are gone.

12. j10oreo

Posts: 7; Member since: Mar 11, 2015

I have a M9... I love it.

2. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 2012


20. Sauce5 unregistered

Exactly. Best phones Samsung has ever made (besides the OG Note :P ), what's the big surprise about? An obvious winner.

23. willard12 unregistered


34. Sauce5 unregistered

If I can't be wrong in my beliefs, then whatever factual mistakes I might have made in arriving at those beliefs is irrelevant. Hence, if I believe hunting is right because it helps the deer population, then even if this fact were later to be decisively proven to be wrong, I am still right! After all, the subjectivist would have us believe that ethical judgements are simply a matter of prior beliefs or feelings of approval or disapproval towards things. When I said that I thought hunting was right because it helped the deer maintain their population, all I was doing was merely stating my personal pro-hunting opinion or feeling and nothing really compels me to change even when the facts that I might have invoked for that belief change. Again, ethical subjectivism claims that all ethical judgements are NOT judgements based upon good reasons or facts but are merely a matter of personal taste or opinion. Hence, to attempt to justify those personal tastes or opinions by any appeals to facts or reasons is simply superfluous and irrelevant.

3. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

Then throw us a discount

4. QWERTYslider unregistered

I have no idea why anyone would buy these phones. They both don't have removable batteries and the S6 is a fragile piece of glass. If anything, I'd think LG G3 sales are blowing up.

7. abdane

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

Wow you are stupid. LG G3 sales will never come as close as any Samsung's phone sales, and fragile piece of glass? Are you serious? have you even seen any drop tests? As for the removable battery we can live with that, i owned the M7 and then the M8 for 2 years now and really never needed to remove my battery.

8. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2125; Member since: May 29, 2014

Because its their choice, perhaps? Not everyone cares about removable batteries. That's mainly just the techie crowd.

25. Hitokage

Posts: 103; Member since: Mar 01, 2015

Although obviously I can't speak for everyone, as a techie, I can say the only benefit I myself get from a removable battery is the fact if my device fails, I can always pull the battery to make it work. Like I said, can't speak for everyone on that one.

37. j_scorp

Posts: 61; Member since: Oct 22, 2013

I agree on pulling the battery for resetting purposes.

47. G9-Kokos

Posts: 27; Member since: Jan 31, 2015

Hold power button for >10 secs. Android is hardwired to perform hard reset if you press it >10secs. No need to remove the battery.

13. tedkord

Posts: 17410; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Probably because people can see the displays of the S6 and the G3 next to each other in store, and the G3 is losing that contest be a country mile.

35. torr310

Posts: 1670; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Though Apple started the nonremovable battery, not all batteries are created equal. Hope some manufacturers don't use inferior batteries inside.

17. vergil9

Posts: 517; Member since: Apr 06, 2015

Well, because not everyone thinks the same as you. Simple as that

21. Sauce5 unregistered


6. Slammer

Posts: 1515; Member since: Jun 03, 2010

I think we may see a spike in s5 and Note4 sales. I really do believe that the reason for less than expected sales of the s5, is because people with s3s were waiting for to see what the S6 had to offer and people with s4s were not ready for upgrade yet. While I'm sure the s6 will sell well, I have heard more than enough discontent from friends and constituents over Samsung's desicion to eliminate sd cards and removable battery. This may help the sales of the previous Samsung models. John B.

10. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2125; Member since: May 29, 2014

Well, as the article already states, S6 sales have already eclipsed S5 sales(at least at T-Mobile). So sd cards and non-removable batteries aren't important to everyone. I'd dare say we'll see similar trends at other carriers.

18. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

+1. I know many people who are knowledgeable on tech and they do not use their MicroSD slots. Many people do not care about them.

38. Slammer

Posts: 1515; Member since: Jun 03, 2010

Probably. However, This news is coming from T-Mobile. A carrier that had far less subscribers when the S5 was released. While I'm not claiming this is the reason for good launch numbers, we shouldn't overlook the valid observation. With many people still loving their S3 and S4s, I still claim that even though the S6 sales will be good, it may help S5 sales. John B.

40. singhkaran9830 unregistered

I love my s4,but frankly speaking the sd card does slows the phone down.I use a class 10 Sandisk 16Gb but when its even half filled galley takes forever to load even on stock android lollipop.

11. namesib

Posts: 97; Member since: Feb 08, 2015

Yep. I bought a Note 4 a couple of weeks ago because the S6 doesn't have a removable battery and microSD slot.

14. tedkord

Posts: 17410; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Unfortunately, the number of people who will be put off by these two omissions will be a fraction of a percent. It's not going to dent sales one bit.

16. QWERTYslider unregistered

Yup. Not too many intelligent people left who think for themselves these days.

28. tedkord

Posts: 17410; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Plenty of smug, self righteous, arrogant jerks who think what they want is what everyone should want, though. Apparently

46. Slammer

Posts: 1515; Member since: Jun 03, 2010

What kind of small percentage are we talking here Ted? Numbers please. John B.

19. willard12 unregistered

This is surprising. It took you until the second paragraph before you mentioned the SD card and removable battery issue. I would have thought it would have been in the first sentence after the 1000th comment on it. In spite of the fact that I prefer SD cards and and a removable battery, after a month since the announcement, I realize it's not going to change. And, in spite of the fact that you are apparently an elected official with constituents, I don't think you can change it either.

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