If you’ve been wondering what are some of the more defining features that separate the Galaxy S6 and One M9 apart, we’ve got you covered! We’ve highlighted some of the selling aspects of the Galaxy S6, which can’t be found inside the specs sheet of the HTC One M9.
Interestingly enough, just a year ago, we highlighted more differences between the HTC One M8 and the Galaxy S5, the companies’ respective flagships. This year, however, HTC has decided to go take small evolutionary steps with the One M9, while Samsung took on a brand new exterior design for the Galaxy S6, not to mention the Galaxy S6 edge.
10 Features Of The Samsung Galaxy S6 That’s Not in HTC One M9 –
1. Thinner, lighter
Put the Galaxy S6 next to the One M9 and you’ll easily find out that the HTC device is way thicker than the ultra-sleek Galaxy S6. The One M9 has dimensions of 5.69 x 2.74 x 0.38 inches (144.6 x 69.7 x 9.61 mm), while the S6 clocks in at 5.65 x 2.78 x 0.27 inches (143.4 x 70.5 x 6.8 mm). Oh well.
2. Pixel-rich Quad HD display
We can’t overlook the fact that the display of the Galaxy S6 also boasts way more pixels than the 1080p one of the One M9. Not that the regular Joe will notice a stark difference, but numbers don’t lie, do they?
3. Larger display – size does matter!
Although it’s not miles ahead in terms of size, the display of the Galaxy S6 is 0.1-inch larger than the One M9, despite the fact that the Samsung device is actually shorter and more compact. Blame the front-facing speakers on the One M9 and the space that they take up.
4. Better screen-to-size ratio
The overall dimensions and display size of the S6 edge make it a bit more “efficient” in this aspect that the somewhat “wasteful” HTC One M9, which similarly to the One M8, will probably receive some flak for the large footprint.
5. A camera with larger aperture
With an aperture of f/1.9, the sensor of Galaxy S6’s 16MP rear snapper will let more light in, thus potentially resulting in better performance under low-lighting conditions. In the meantime, the 20MP camera of the One M9 comes with an aperture of f/2.2, which also does not sound bad on paper, but we’re expecting the Galaxy S6 to be somewhat better in this regard.
6. Fast Tracking Auto-Focus function
Thanks to this neat feature which makes its debut on smartphones, you can easily make use of fast, continuous auto-focus on moving objects, keeping blur away and opening the doors to improved image clarity.
7. Optical image stabilization
This notable camera feature can be found gracing the specs sheet of the Galaxy S6 & S6 edge and not the one of the HTC One M9. Wonder how the OIS of the Galaxy S6 edge performs?
8. Larger front-facing camera
Okay, we might be nitpicking here, but the Galaxy S6 comes with a 5MP selfie-snapper, while the One M9 sports the One M8’s rear camera at its front, the 4MP UltraPixel shooter. We’re yet to test how these two perform in our tests, but if you’re fan of the “more is better” theory, then the 5MP selfie camera on the Galaxy S6 wins by a slight margin over the One M9.
9. Faster chipset inside!
Numbers don’t lie – the octa-core Exynos 7420 SoC inside the Galaxy S6 and the S6 edge crushed the Snapdragon 810 inside the One M9 in our preliminary benchmark tests. We will run these again once both phones launch, but we don’t expect things to turn out much different – Samsung has done a great job in terms of hardware.
10. Fingerprint scanner on board
Ever sine the HTC One max, the company has not made another device with a fingerprint scanner on board. In the meantime, Samsung has perfected the swipe-only fingerprint scanner that came with the Galaxy S5 and endowed the S6 with a scanner that works with simple taps.