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Galaxy S6 VS HTC One M9 VS Sony Xperia Z4: Which Will Top Android Phone Niche

Galaxy S6 VS HTC One M9 VS Sony Xperia Z4

The smartphone niche is destined to be seesaw battle. While the hot iPhone 6 Plus gains proud among Apple fans, Android phone geeks also give their thumbs for the new flagships including the Samsung Galaxy S6, HTC One M9 and Sony Xperia Z4 unveiled at MWC 2015. So how will they stack against with each other. Take a look at the full specs comparison in the Samsung Galaxy S6 vs HTC One M9 vs Sony Xperia Z4 battle and get a feel for how they differ.

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Galaxy S6 vs HTC O ne M9 vs Sony Xperia Z4: Specs Comparison

Display: The Samsung Galaxy S6 has again gone for a 5.1-inch SuperAMOLED display with 2K (1440x2560p) resolution and the highest pixel density in the market at 576ppi. And it makes no great difference between Samsung Galaxy S6 and HTC One M9 regarding to displays. Similar to Galaxy S6, HTC One M9 sports a slightly smaller 5-inch SuperLCD 3 display with 1080p resolution. However, Sony Xperia Z4 features a marginally larger screen at 5.2-inch, with a Full HD TRILUMINOS display. Compared with Sony Xperia Z4 and HTC One M9, Samsung Galaxy S6 demonstrates much more vivid images for watching, especially playing Ultra HD 4K videos.

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Storage: As far as memory concerned, Samsung Galaxy S6 loses out to HTC One M9 and Sony Xperia Z4. As we know, Samsung has been criticized for years due to its plastic design. But this new flagship is slim, lightweight and made of fine quality materials, to go head to head with iPhone 6, all at the cost of getting rid of the expandable memory option and the much-loved microSD card slot, which have been acknowledged to be the main difference between Samsung and Apple iPhone. While the One M9 and Sony Xperia 4, though available in 32GB/64GB option, have expandable memory options via microSD card (up to 128GB). This also the main difference in the Galaxy S6 vs HTC One M9 vs Sony Xperia Z4 battle. So in the field, the latter twos will still offer more storage compared with Galaxy S6.

Battery: The Galaxy S6 is jam-packed with a smaller but sufficient 2550mAh battery as a result of Samsung's focus on efficiency while the One M9 houses a non-removable 2840mAh battery that gives us over 21 hours of talk time support on 3G. Sony Xperia Z4 whacks a non-removable Li-Ion 2330 mAh battery, which has the lowest battery capacity, compared with Samsung and HTC.

Pros and Cons of Samsung Galaxy S6, HTC One M9 and Sony Xperia Z4


Samsung Galaxy S6

HTC One M9

Sony Xperia Z4


1. Metallic exterior
2. Fantastic camera with a 2MP in front for video calling
1080p AMOLED display to take smartphone experience to an all new height
3. High ram

1. camera shoots excellent pictures
2. 3GB RAM fair enough to run alsmot any game or app
3. full HD display
4. wonderful battery backup
5. decent 4th Gen Snapdragon Octa-core processor

1. Quality design
2. Great camera
3. Gorgeous screen engine
4. Water-resistant
5. Dust-proof


1. High cost
2. Non-removable battery due to aluminum body

1. Expensive
2. Rear camera stands out a little bit from the housing to ensure the phone doesn't lie flat

1. Off-angle display
2. Not the latest Android version
3. Fingerprint magnet

Summary: So are you team Samsung, HTC or sony? The Samsung Galaxy S6, HTC One M9 and Sony Xperia Z4 offer decent features. Some may appreciate the glass front and back on the thinner and lighter Galaxy S6, while others may prefer the One M9 and Xperia Z4, whether for HTC's luxury metal or higher battery capacity. What will be the best phones 2016 then?

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Author: Abby Poole | Updated on Dec 26, 2019

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