Gary5, 31 Mar 2015Too much fanism there. Even I didn't bother about camera buldge on S6 at first because no one ... moreProtruding cam is an old problem with Galaxy phones, just that i always felt i was the only one who disliked it until now. I agree that the S6 hump is horrible and looks too stupid but at least theres an ois, supposedly functional.
Xiaomi, 30 Mar 2015If any of these phones can be called night-shooters than I'm Obama...As far as phones go indeed one of them can be considered a good phone for night shots indeed. One of the best.
SCULA, 30 Mar 2015"samsung galaxy s6 over one m9" section is full of useless gimmicks
1-Bigger scre... moreThe same could be said about the M9 or any other device. You don't feel like those features are important to YOU. But many people will like them. And in the same sense anything that the M9 has could be considered the same. Like the speakers.
And all you just did was purposefully ignore the areas where the S6 leads. Which is most.
1.Bigger screen is bigger screen. And this is the same type of thing they do in every review. They list everything a device has over the other. The did the same thing for M9 as well. And they also explained that on screen buttons eat further into that.
2.You can deny it all you want, but the S6 simply has a sharper better display. And bs that you can't tell the difference. Especially side by side and with proper QHD content on the display.
And funny....Because the S6's display is 20% more efficient than the S5's...Which was about 10% more efficient than the Note 4's. Which was up to 40% more efficient than most 5 inch 1080p LCDs like the M8 and M9.
And the Exynos SoC is way more power efficient. And I think the battery scores already speak for themselves to prove you wrong. And wait until you see the S6's get even better.
3. By trying to discredit OIS you just utterly forfeit knowing any knowledge and show you are just being bias.
4.Useless to you. Not to everyone else. And you say it as to imply the fingerprint scanner was only used for paypal. Which is misleading. It is in fact a finger print scanner first and foremost. The paypal verification is an added bonus for those who would use it.
5.Whether or not you can bare the larger M9 or not is irrelevant. It is thicker and heavier. The S6 is a lot thinner and lighter with higher grade build and smaller battery and still has better battery life.
And the M9 is not just simply thicker. It is almost 10mm thick in 2015. Which is even thicker than the M8 was. And it only now got a bump up to just over 2,800mah battery. Which is only a little over 250mah more than the S6. But is almost 3mm thicker......
And even in 2014 and 2013 to be 10mm and have less than a 3000mah battery is considered wasteful.
6.You don't trust them. Meanwhile most tests show they are very accurate actually. So you are just making up random claims as you go out of bias. And again. You don't care, but others like them.
And same could be said about the speakers again. Not everyone cares about music or videos through speakers. And in your logic one could say that since they are tiny phone speakers they are useless because they are not giant surround sound home theatre speakers.
7.Wireless charging is not market dependent. It's a built in feature plain and simple. And no it is not causing cancer to anyone. And not useless to those who want to simply lay a phone on a pad and it charges at speedy 2amps.
Again...Same could be said about speakers. It's just you ranting.
I already tested the S6 and i dont understand where these reviewers found the socalled premium feel, and the Great Looks is truly subjective since this looks unmistakable "Samsung" from the front. I put it side by side an iphone 6 which i dont have many good things to say about as well but it beats the S6 in everything that is remotely connected to the terms Premium and Goodlooking.
Meladyx, 30 Mar 2015Well, to be fair, I hate camera bumps, but having it in the middle of the device rather than t... moreToo much fanism there. Even I didn't bother about camera buldge on S6 at first because no one mentioned it in reviews but when I got to see the that thing in real, I was surprised to see it protudes 5 times more than iPhone. Even though it is in the middle it will bother you lying on the table. Even worse unlike iPhone, no case will be able to make camera buldge at level with the body on S6.
Moreover & most importantly this camera (no matter how good) will be very prone to scratches because there is no Saphire glass to protect it & I am telling you from my experience with galaxy S5's camera which is badly scratched. Wish I could post a few pictures to clear my point to you.
Gary5, 30 Mar 2015I second that mate. I knew Galaxy S6 was going to win in more departments but looks isn't the ... moreLol. So that's why you are commenting and complaining so much. You are a bhurt htc fan.
If you like the M9 design better that is your preference. But it doesn't make it universally better.
Some will like the S6 better. Overall I do. Though I still like the Gunmetal One. Though I do wish the frame was slightly more like the Note 4 on the S6. And I actually liked the textured back on the S5. It was one of the best in terms of ergonomics, comfort, feel, durability, and practical use.
And I think the Droid Razr Xt912 has a better design in terms of looks compared to all of these.
And you just show your bias with the camera statement. The S6 has OIS, more detail that is more natural, better dynamic range, and better contrast.
Yet you like HTC so the camera is better....
rails, 30 Mar 2015People need change, that's one of the reason S6 is praised by everyone and M9 is being bashed ... moreYou can think the M9 looks better. That is your opinion.
But how is it more premium?
In fact isn't it using the lesser quality type of aluminum compared to the S6? Which is using the higher grade aluminum alloy 6013.
And going beyond the body materials the S6 is using much more premium technology.
Anonymous, 31 Mar 2015I'm amazed at how many people like you lack the common sense to not say things like that. T... moreOk. Got your fanism. According to you, S6 at 6.8mm is very slim but iPhone at 6.7mm is big fat ugly. Lol.
mortuus, 30 Mar 2015Wow so good phone if it only had IP protection and sdcard slot it would have been the best pho... moreRight? And exactly.
And just a few simple differences could have made all the difference.
7-7.2mm vs 6.8mm with slightly larger battery an IP rating.
And stereo speakers....Those few things are the most of what is missing. And could have made an even larger difference.
But regardless it still trounces in just about every other way.
Gary5, 30 Mar 2015How about storing music & videos in those cards? I am sure mmc are good enough to capture ... moreWhat is being said is that if Samsung had kept the SD slot it would have physically ate into the new speeds they were claiming. It would have actually slowed it down some.
To what full degree I am not sure. It still would have been faster.
The issue being the number of pins needed in order to provide full speed to both and have both.
They would have had to added in more pins. Now why they didn't or where not able to is the actual question. Whether it was time, space, cost, or whatever.
HigherPrimate, 31 Mar 2015Yes, but every phone had a feature that does exactly the same. Using the flash.
so nothing sp... moreTranslation...denial.
In your logic....Every phone has a speaker. So even the S1 speaker or speaker from the flip razr is the same as the boom sound speakers.
Be Cool, 31 Mar 2015First of all , this is NOT "heard rate monitor" This is ADDITIONAL INPUT , that S... moreI am sorry mr. Grammar police. But if you want a hart rate monitor, any phone with a flash and camera will do, it doesn't have to be Samsung.
Suddenly, a micro SD card isn't really important for gsmarena although ugly phones like the galaxy s4 tied (according to gsmarena) with the m7 because the m7 lacked the SD card
Anyway, I think HTC kinda messed up real bad this time and I really think it's the SD810 to blame, I don't care about benchmarks, but overheating and battery consumption are definitely deal breakers
Tom-Helge, 30 Mar 2015Ehh, you are infact wrong. You don't use the flash for this.
It's a seperate monitor that a... moreYes, but every phone had a feature that does exactly the same. Using the flash.
so nothing special at all.
Stan, 31 Mar 2015There are incalculable traits that are indelible in customer minds in what regards these phone... moreThis is 100% on the dot. And is exactly why no matter how objectively better something can be could still make it subjectively out of the question for someone
There are incalculable traits that are indelible in customer minds in what regards these phones. Customers tend to pursue what they're comfortable with and would endure much chagrin to depart with a brand they can identify with.
Be Cool, 31 Mar 2015Where do they say that M9 lost on design, iboy?
Here from the article:
"HTC One M9 over... moreYou are going way too far in fanboy jealousy here.
They specific stated how they live Samsung and don't want to see them fall.
And the review indeed dubbed the S6 winner in design.
I didn't agree with a lot of what they said either.
But you even go as far as to claim they are an ithing fan just because they are upset with Samsung??? Seriously???
And news flash. The S6 has metal too. But you are now bashing on HTC to them because they were not happy.
Be Cool, 31 Mar 2015"And it has better bass too."?????
It contradict to any acoustic law, and every tes... moreWow. Good job being just as much a bias fanboy.
The M9 definitely has more bass. Part of that comes from the dual speaker.
The only tests that will show anything is one comparing them. And there is one. The S6 is lower yes. In fact a good not louder than gsm arena gives credit for.
Buy loudness alone is not everything. And nobody argued that it wasn't louder. But you keep repeating it.
The s4 was louder than the m7 by 1 or 2 decibels. Would you also say the S4 had better sound than the M7?
What you just did was side track in denial for my correcting you.
The M9 has deeper fuller sound with better bass because of the dual speakers. And the S6 sounds slightly stretched at max volume.
Why are you having such a fit? The S6 won. It is a superior service in almost every way. That doesn't make it perfect. Somewhat better sound from speakers is one of the only advantages the M9 has. So why can't you just let it have it?
hunterx, 31 Mar 2015even i am a samsung fan and currently own note 4 lte a, still this review very aggressive to h... moreWhat a foolish comment.
These are your personal opinions.
And just because you don't like Samsung removing the SD slot and removable battery means you think that it doesn't have any other strong advantages so they were unfair to HTC???
You're completely ignoring the fact that the S6 just clearly has a much stronger lead in technology. It had nothing to do with giving either a chance.
And why can't the s6 win in design? It has a great design and it's a very fresh change. Many will prefer it. Some still will prefer HTC. It's subjective, but there is a lot of people that might like the s6 better and it gets points for the fresh change. And I think it'd using stronger materials.
And again what does your opinion on them taking away those features have to do with whether people think it looks nice or not????
I don't like those features missing either, but the device still looks nice and I at least understand why they did it whether I agree or not.
And the SD slot was removed because without adding more pins to the board the SD card would have actually allowed down the boosted speed they are claiming on the new memory.
Now on the other hand it wouldn't have showed it down dramatically I don't think, but would have taken away some.
And whether they didn't have enough time or space to add the extra needed pins to have both is still up in the air.
And I do think part of it was to be able to sell the higher storage options in larger numbers.
And the s3 and s5 were anything but failures. They were to devices. The s5 didn't sell as well as they hoped. Nobody ever said it didn't sell. In fact it was still basically the best selling android device. Now use your brain. How I'd that a failure????
And if at any of that you meant in design. What was wrong with their design? The S6 still shares similarities. And only online haters complained about it in large numbers.
Plus the S5 design and materials were more ergonomic, comfortable, and durable. It was a much better and practical design.