Day 0 of the Mobile World Congress 2015 surpassed, and although we have today in Barcelona confirmed that the wearables are more than fashion, the truth is that HTC and Samsung If they wanted to give us eyes with its new smartphones star This 2015.
Both the Taiwanese and Koreans have put the best of each in your new Samsung Galaxy S6 and HTC One M9, though after the presentations and first impressions of the spectacular Galaxy S6 and the always exemplary in HTC One M9 finishes, plays now sit quietly to shell what we offer with respect to the rest of the high-end Android.
Finally expectations were met, and leaks in recent days confirmed the news both of the Samsung Galaxy S6 and its renewed design, as well as the HTC One M9 that continues a lineage also praised in terms of design and finish.
Without a doubt, we have two of the most interesting phones that you have never seen in the market, although this comparison is still incomplete, as though HTC and Samsung have been ahead of the competition, they will still be to mention Sony, LG, Huawei and even a OnePlus which expected much after his successful landing with the One.
Face to face on paper, technical specifications
|Samsung Galaxy S6||HTC One M9||Sony Xperia Z3||LG G3||OnePlus One||Moto X (2014)|
|Screen||5.1 inch SuperAMOLED||5-inch SuperLCD 3||5.2 inch Triluminos IPS||5.5 inch True HD IPS +||5.5 inch LTPS||5.2 inch AMOLED|
|Resolution||2560 x 1440 pixels577 ppp||1920 x 1080 pixels441 ppp||1920 x 1080 pixels424 DPI||2560 x 1440 pixels538 ppp||1920 x 1080 pixels401 DPI||1920 x 1080 pixels424 DPI|
|Processor||Samsung Exynos 7420Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & Quad – core 2.1 GHz Cortex-A57GPU ARM Mali-T760||Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & Quad – core 2 GHz Cortex-A57GPU Adreno 430||Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974ACQuad-core 2.5 GHz Krait 400GPU Adreno 330||Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974ACQuad-core 2.5 GHz Krait 400GPU Adreno 330||Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974ACQuad-core 2.5 GHz Krait 400GPU Adreno 330||Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974ACQuad-core 2.5 GHz Krait 400GPU Adreno 330|
|RAM||3 GB||3 GB||3 GB||2/3 GB||3 GB||2 GB|
|Memory||32/64/128 GB||32 GBSlot microSD up to 128 GB||16 GBSlot microSD up to 128 GB||16/32 GBSlot microSD up to 128 GB||16/64 GB||16/32 GB|
|Version of Android||5.0 Android LollipopTouchWiz UI||5.0 Android LollipopHTC Sense 7 UI||Android 4.4 KitKat (next update)Xperia UI||Android 4.4 KitKat (upgrade available) LG Optimus UI||Android 4.4 KitKat (next update)Color OS or OS Cyanogen||Android 4.4 KitKat (upgrade available)Pure Google|
|Cameras||Rear: 16 MP. Optical stabilizer. Autofocus. LED flash. HDR. Video UHDFront: 5 MP. FullHD. HDR||Rear: 20.7 MP. Autofocus. Dual-LED flash. HDR. Video UHDFront: 4 MP Ultrapixel. FullHD. HDR||Rear: 20.7 MP. Autofocus. Dual-LED flash. HDR. Video UHDFront: 2.2 MP. FullHD||Rear: 13 MP. Optical stabilizer. Dual-LED flash. Autofocus laser. HDR. Video UHDFront: 2.1 MP. FullHD||Rear: 13 MP. Autofocus. Dual-LED flash. HDR. Video UHDFront: 5 MP. FullHD||Rear: 13 MP. Autofocus. Dual-LED flash. HDR. Video UHDFront: 2 MP. FullHD|
|Connectivity||LTE (nanoSIM)Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot4.1 Bluetooth youaGPS + GLONASSNFCIR portmicroUSB v2.0 (MHL 3 TV-out), USB Host||LTE (nanoSIM)Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot4.1 Bluetooth youaGPS + GLONASSNFCIR portFM radiomicroUSB v2.0 (MHL 3.0 TV-out), USB Host||LTE (nanoSIM)Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspotBluetooth 4.0 LEaGPS + GLONASSNFCFM radiomicroUSB v2.0 (MHL 3 TV-out), USB Host||LTE (microSIM)Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspotBluetooth 4.0 LEaGPS + GLONASSNFCIR portmicroUSB v2.0 (SlimPort), USB Host||LTE (microSIM)Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot4.1 Bluetooth youaGPS + GLONASSNFCmicroUSB v2.0, USB Host||LTE (nanoSIM)Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, DLNA, hotspotBluetooth 4.0 LEaGPS + GLONASSNFCmicroUSB v2.0, USB Host|
|Dimensions||143.4 x 70.5 x 6.8 (mm)||144.6 x 69.7 x 9.6 (mm)||146 x 72 x 7.3 (mm)||146.3 x 74.6 x 8.9 (mm)||152.9 x 75.9 x 8.9 (mm)||140.8 x 72.4 x 10 (mm)|
|Weight||138 (g)||157 (g)||152 (g)||149 (g)||162 (g)||144 (g)|
|Battery||Li-Ion 2.550 mAh (non-removable)||Li-Po 2.840 mAh (non-removable)||Li-Ion 3.100 mAh (non-removable)||Li-ion 3000 mAh (removable)||Li-Po 3.100 mAh (non-removable)||Li-Ion 2,300 mAh (non-removable)|
|Other data||Gorilla Glass 4Fingerprint readerHeart rate sensor, oxygen saturation in blood and UV raysLoading Wireless Qi||Gorilla Glass 4Stereo speakers Boomsound||IP68 certificationSony Multimedia Add-ons (Cyber-shot, Walkman and X-Reality Engine)||Gorilla Glass 3Loading Wireless Qi||Gorilla Glass 3||Gorilla Glass 3Resistant to liquids|
Samsung Galaxy S6, spectacular inside and out
The Samsung Galaxy S6 is breaking the classic moulds of the Korean giant, that while maintaining its characteristic design line, finally decided to give a twist with new materials and finishes more premium.
This Galaxy S6 is for Samsung a break with its philosophy, and it is that the Korean firm not had released never a smartphone in unibody construction, without access to the battery and card external memory expansion possibility.
However, and although it is clear that there will be details that blame Samsung once go parsed more thoroughly your new ship logo, the truth is that the Samsung Galaxy S6 is that quality that all smartphone expected, spectacular inside and out.
Not Samsung missed his appointment with the most powerful hardware on the market, but has now inlay it in a metal chassis covered by glass front and back, getting further a good relationship between the size and the diagonal of the screen, as well as a minimum thickness that will make you a very convenient smartphone use.
Our opinion is that Samsung hits with an impressive smartphone, but it remains to be seen how it responds the market to Samsung movement, especially in relation to the expandable memory and a removable battery, aspects that many users of the Korean giant valued above materials and acbados.
HTC One M9, the logical evolution of a highly acclaimed design
Also expected much of HTC in this Mobile World Congress 2015, and although the Taiwanese have not defrauded by presenting a bracelet cuantificadora and virtual reality goggles to accompany this HTC One M9, it is true that leaks have limited us surprises.
For his part, HTC did not need to change anything of an acclaimed design that continues to be at the forefront, and that keeps One M9 as one of the smartphones best finishes on the market.
Its continuous machining metal unibody chassis being worthy of study, and also believe that the commitment of HTC by keep a more logical hardware rather than find the numbers You can give them that boost to Taiwanese need.
At least they have played other cards looking for different results, and that is commendable. In addition, surely the Snapdragon 810 chipset to unfold much better with a FullHD screen resolution, without intrinsic improvement in autonomy that we obviously want to try in depth.
That Yes, you also have to be honest in terms of criticism we can make to the design of HTC, as all expected a reduction of the frames and a better use of the front panel, details that the Taiwanese firm did not want to listen and has not improved.
However, the HTC One M9 is a safe bet in a market that is increasingly more complicated, where will depend entirely on its price, which HTC has never managed to leave at attractive values. We’ll see if 2015 is the year of the resurgence of HTC.