darkraver, 23 Mar 2015Nope, only z4 will have best battery life. Learn... ;-) If both LG and SONY opt for the 810, they both will have worse battery life than the S6.
The S6 is due for a major firmware udpate and a modem change in the final version, so the S6 will just extend its lead in the final version.
Old habits are hard to break and HTC went back to having bad battery life. Phone Arena's 6 hrs and 25 min result is much closer to Tweaker's at 6 hrs ans 8 min. GSM Arena puts too much emphasis on talk time but their 7 hr browsing which isn't as rigorous as PA proves SOT will never be high. This is very disappointing compared to 2014 flagships especially since it is a 5" FHD while others surpass it like Note 4 and Nexus with larger displays at 2K res. I highly doubt the M9+ with 2K and 0.2" larger will get any better. Perhaps worse.
The iPhone 6 Plus does start looking like a better option and I personally can't stand iOS and iTunes. It needs to be jailbroken to gain some customization we can get from Android out of the box. Since I have been using 4.7" to 5" inch screens, I really want to move onto something 5.5" or above. There is no major difference increasing screen size from 0.2-0.3". If you want to feel a difference, try a phone at least one inch larger than before. After trying Nexus 6 for awhile, I bet 5" screens will start feeling small. Phablets are the way to go esp for viewing content, longer battery life, and faster typing. The folks still wanting to be in the 4.7-5.2 range are just to scared or slow to accept a large screen like that. It has been trending like that in Asia for years now. 5'5" or above.
AnonD-7433, 23 Mar 2015No and no. The loudspeaker of the Note 4 is actually of great quality and it's very loud too, ... moreNote 4 is region locked so it doesnt matter. Its like buying a car that run on railways, you cant take it where others go.
I bet lots of people reading this review ordered an iphone today. I know i did. Theres no options, so many ad-droid OEMs but not a single viable alternative to iphone, this review clearly show that people been waiting for nothing.
I agree that a Qhd screen is not really necessary especially on smaller screens(looking at you S6) but if we look at the overall picture is like Htc built the M9 to be on par and fight with Xperia Z3 and not the Iphone 6 or Galaxy S6 (the Iphone 6+ and Note 4 are in a different league of their own)and there is the problem... the picture quality is more or less as the sony's flagship,dual speakers,metal vs glass etc, being beat really bad on battery life... so basically the M9 is a 2014 flagship with the proc being throttled down to a point where it doesnt matter if its 810 or 801 the performance is kinda the same.To be honest the most important thing for me about the battery is how it affects on screen time be that web browsing or gaming or messaging or whatever you do while the screen is on and i have to say the M9 looks really bad in this department(M8 10 hours web browsing vs M9 7 hours according to Gsmarena battery tests) i mean i can bet if you go full out with max brightness instagram , facebook , twitter, hangouts , 4G connection on maybe playing a game in the meantime the battery will die around 3 - 3 and a half hours from 100%.
AnonD-80583, 23 Mar 2015s6 uses exynos 7420 its much better actualyI know. But I'd even tolerate a phone with S810 were it not for all the heat/performance issue every single smartphone carrying this chipset has.
darkraver, 23 Mar 2015How does exactly s6's lousy batterylife make it best because some other is even worse... S6 b... morethe battery on the s6 will be improve since they did the test on a pre release firmware and if you check Samsung manage to do 64 h with a QHD screen in a 2550mAh battery in the other hand the m9 only manage 62h on a 1080p screen and with a 2840mAh battery if the s6 had a 1080p screen and the battery the m9 has it will be better then the s5 but if Samsung would have done that of putting a 1080 screen on the s6 everybody would have gone crazy
AnonD-312696, 23 Mar 2015If both of them use S810, I'm not interested one bit. s6 uses exynos 7420 its much better actualy
Anonymous, 23 Mar 2015Yikes... Toshiba makes camera for phones? You learn something new every day. Thnx :) They have been provided imaging sensors for some lumia camera flagships in the past...
Let me get this straight...
M9 has worse battery life, laughable low-light performance, slighlty worse screen quality, mediocre loudspeaker volume, very hot (pun intended) body and is thicker and less ergonomic than predecessor. Wow, just wow.
I'm mostly baffled by its pathetic battery life. With supposedly more efficient chipset, bigger battery capacity and identical screen it got WORSE results than M8. Even worse than S6 with hungry QHD screen!
I mean really HTC, what's wrong with you?
darkraver, 23 Mar 2015How does exactly s6's lousy batterylife make it best because some other is even worse...
S6 b... moreboth htc m9 and samsung galaxy s6 are poor in battery life.
only lg g4 will have a better battery life...watch and learn...
tumama, 23 Mar 2015and people were talking about the battery life on the s6 and look at this phone it has 1080 s... moreHow does exactly s6's lousy batterylife make it best because some other is even worse...
S6 batterylife is hideous for the money they ask for it
That Selfie Camera seems much better that even the the main 20MP one!!
and people were talking about the battery life on the s6 and look at this phone it has 1080 screen and a bigger battery and still a worst endurance rating than the s6 this just shows why Samsung is the best of the best.
Very disappointed in the M9, no OIS or even digital stabilization, a chipset not much better than the 805, old LCD screen (no AMOLED), poor battery life and a tired design now, those glass front renders where amazing!
Was also disappointed in Samsung S6 to reduce the battery size and remove SD Card support and charge a small fortune for extra space!
From being very excited about getting a shiny new phone I am now very disappointed - I voted with my money and purchased a Samsung S5 with the 805 chip set (GM901f) - should see me through to next year and now very happy.
Maybe next year HTC!
GFraz, 23 Mar 2015Note 4 has an extremely poor loudspeaker and full of Samsung's bloatware though. It's a shame ... moreNo and no. The loudspeaker of the Note 4 is actually of great quality and it's very loud too, it even scored 'Excellent' in gsmarena review. And it's bloatwares have been reduced greatly.
AnonD-376951, 23 Mar 2015Actually the camera in the M9 is made by Toshiba not Sony. In fact, by the sound of things, HT... moreYikes...
Toshiba makes camera for phones?
You learn something new every day.
Anonymous, 23 Mar 2015Totally agree. If we just focus on the M7, M8 camera 4MP ultrapix they raved on foolishly say... moreActually the camera in the M9 is made by Toshiba not Sony. In fact, by the sound of things, HTC would have been better apeing Samsung and Apple and gone for a Sony lens instead.