HTC One M9 vs Samsung Galaxy S9

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Display

Display size

5.0 inches
5.8 inches

Resolution

1080 x 1920 pixels
1440 x 2960 pixels

Aspect Ratio

 
18.5:9

Pixel density

441 ppi
568 ppi

Technology

S-LCD 3
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body ratio

68.52 %
84.36 %

Colors

16 777 216
 

Touchscreen

Capacitive, Multi-touch
Capacitive, Multi-touch

Features

Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 4), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
HDR video support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

20 megapixels
12 megapixels

Hardware Features

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

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.2; Focal length: 27.8 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.4"; Pixel size: 1.2 μm
Aperture size: F1.5/F2.4; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

Flash

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

Video recording

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (960 fps)

Recording format

MPEG4, H.264
 

Features

Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, Digital image stabilization, Video calling
High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Time-lapse video, Hyperlapse, Continuous autofocus, Object tracking, Picture-taking during video recording, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

4 megapixels
8 megapixels

Features

High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
Autofocus, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)

Video capture

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

Design

Form factor

Candybar
Candybar

Dimensions

5.69 x 2.74 x 0.38 inches (144.6 x 69.7 x 9.61 mm)
5.81 x 2.70 x 0.33 inches (147.7 x 68.7 x 8.5 mm)

Weight

5.54 oz (157 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)
5.75 oz (163 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)

Materials

Back: Aluminum
Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5); Frame: Aluminum

Resistance

Splash; IP X3
Water, Dust; IP 68

Biometrics

 
Iris scanner, 2D Face unlock, Fingerprint (touch)

Features

Notification light
Notification light

Keys

Right: Volume control, Lock/Unlock key
Left: Volume control, Other; Right: Lock/Unlock key

Colors

Black, Gold, Gray, Silver, Pink
Black, Gold, Gray, Purple, Blue, Red

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5 mm jack
3.5 mm jack

Speakers

Earpiece, Multiple speakers
Earpiece, Multiple speakers

Features

Album art cover, Background playback, Dolby Digital
32-Bit DAC, aptX-HD

Screen mirroring

DLNA, Wireless screen share, MHL
Wireless screen share

Music player

 
 

Filter by

Album, Artist, Genre, Playlists
 

Supported formats

MP3, AAC, FLAC, WMA, WAV, M4A (Apple lossless), AMR, OGG, MIDI
 

Video playback

 
 

Supported formats

MPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV, AVI, 3GP, 3G2, MKV
 

Radio

FM, Stereo, RDS
FM

Additional microphone(s)

for Noise cancellation, Video recording
for Noise cancellation

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SDM845

Processor

Octa-core, 2000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit
Octa-core, 2800 MHz, Kryo 385, 64-bit, 10 nm

GPU

Adreno 430
Adreno 630

RAM

3 GB LPDDR4
4 GB LPDDR4

Internal storage

32 GB
64 GB

Available to use

21 GB
 

Storage expansion

microSDXC up to 128 GB
microSDXC up to 400 GB

Device type

Smart phone
Smart phone

OS

Android (7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop), HTC Sense UI
Android (9.0 Pie, 8.0 Oreo), Samsung One UI

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

4.1
5.0

Profiles/ Protocols

Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Device ID Profile (DID), Generic Access (GAP), Generic Attribute Profile (GATT), Generic Object Exchange (GOEP), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), HID over GATT Profile (HOGP), Human Interface Device (HID), Message Access Profile (MAP), Object Push (OPP), Personal Area Networking Profile (PAN), Phone Book Access (PBAP), SIM Access (SAP)
Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Generic Access (GAP), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), Heart Rate Profile, Message Access Profile (MAP), Object Push (OPP), Phone Book Access (PBAP)

Wi-Fi

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; Hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot

USB

microUSB, USB 2.0
USB Type-C (reversible), USB 3.1

Features

Mass storage device, USB charging, Video out
USB OTG, Video out

HDMI

Yes
 

Charging connector

microUSB
USB Type-C (reversible)

Location

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, BeiDou

Sensors

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall (for flip covers), Barometer

Mobile Payment

 
Samsung Pay

Other

NFC, Infrared, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
NFC, ANT+

Hearing aid compatible

M4, T4
 

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28
Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 66, 71

LTE (TDD)

Bands 38, 40, 41
Bands 38, 39, 40, 41, 46

UMTS

850, 2100 MHz
850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz

GSM

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

CDMA

 
800, 1900 MHz

Data

LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSPA, HSUPA, UMTS
LTE-A Pro Cat 18 (1200/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA

2G Data

EDGE
EDGE, GPRS

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

HD Voice

Yes
 

Global Roaming

Yes
Yes

Battery

Capacity

2840 mAh
3000 mAh

Type

Li - Polymer, Not user replaceable
Li - Ion, Not user replaceable

Charging

Yes
Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0, Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging, Qi and Powermat wireless charging

Talk time

25.40 hours
the average is 21 h (1250 min)
31.00 hours
the average is 21 h (1250 min)

Stand-by time

16.3 days (391 hours)
the average is 21 days (493 h)
3.4 days (82 hours)
the average is 21 days (493 h)

Talk time (3G)

21.70 hours
the average is 23 h (1378 min)
 

Stand-by time (3G)

16.8 days (402 hours)
the average is 26 days (614 h)
 

Internet use

 
3G: 11 hours; LTE: 12 hours; Wi-Fi: 14 hours

Music playback

 
51.00 hours

Video playback

 
17.00 hours

Internet browsing

Browser

 
 

supports

HTML, HTML5
 

Built-in online services support

YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+
 

Phone features

Notifications

Haptic feedback, (MP3)
 

Phonebook

Unlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring ID
 

Organizer

Calendar, Alarm, Document viewer, Flashlight, Calculator, World clock, Stopwatch, Countdown timer, Notes, Memo
 

Messaging

SMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input
 

E-mail

IMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
 

Instant Messaging

Hangouts / Google Talk
 

Other features

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD
 

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

Mar 03, 2015
Jan 11, 2018

FCC ID value: NM80PJA200 link
FCC ID value: A3LSMG960U link

FCC measured SAR

 
 

Head

0.56 W/kg
0.35 W/kg

Body

0.35 W/kg
0.96 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

0.89 W/kg
1.59 W/kg

Wireless Router

0.35 W/kg
0.95 W/kg

Shopping information

MSRP price

 
$ 720

Availability

Officially announced

Mar 01, 2015
Feb 25, 2018
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