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Samsung Galaxy S6 Vs. HTC M9: Which One Is Right For You?
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dty06
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dty06,
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3/27/2015 | 2:29:15 PM
poor review
So you essentially ignore the actual features of the phones and pick the S6 over the M9 because it has a finger print reader that offers about as much security as a pinky promise?

 

...right then. Note to self: ignore InformationWeek reviews.
wjdzm
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wjdzm,
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3/27/2015 | 3:00:16 PM
Something about S6
I'm planning to buy an S6 edge so I did my research.

"HTC's screen delivers more accurate color"

Galaxy Note 4 is known to have the best quality & highest accuracy in mobile screen.

S6 touts to have better display than GN4. I don't know if HTC's screen can possibly deliver more accurate color.

 

"HTC's Sense is somewhat more customizable thanks to a variety of themes and accent colors."

S6 has its own theme engine as well.
celticlandcom
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celticlandcom,
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3/27/2015 | 3:27:36 PM
Re: Something about S6
Samsung uses AMOLED which has very saturated colors. They look great, but they are not "accurate" the LCD on the M9 is not as saturated and its closer to sRGB gamut. Its more accurate.

Dont take it as the AMOLED being worse... most people like the punch of the AMOLEDs.

Peace
wjdzm
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wjdzm,
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3/27/2015 | 4:33:32 PM
Re: Something about S6
Go to DisplayMate and find the article "Galaxy Note OLED Display Technology Shoot-Out"

Read through "Multiple Screen Modes and Color Management" and "Adaptive Display Mode with a Wide Color Gamut"

DisplayMate concludes "the Absolute Color Accuracy for the Basic screen mode is an impressive 1.6 JNCD, tied with the Galaxy Note 4 for the most color accurate display that we have ever measured for a Smartphone or Tablet. It is visually indistinguishable from perfect, and very likely considerably better than your living room TV or any display that you own."

You seem to know one thing about AMOLED but none of the other 99 things.

 

tl;dr

Saturated? Yes

Can Be Controlled? Yes

Best color accuracy? Still Yes
Nemos
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Nemos,
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3/27/2015 | 5:04:09 PM
Re: Something about S6
In response to my post I would like to ask you why you don't prefer a cheaper model ?
Nemos
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Nemos,
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3/27/2015 | 5:00:48 PM
hmm other choice ?
Although your post is very informative and now I have a clear picture on those two models from the other hand if I had to choose I prefer a cheaper noname model base on Android. (Almost a monthly salary is too much for a phone).
Thomas Claburn
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Thomas Claburn,
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3/27/2015 | 6:02:38 PM
wireless
>Wireless charging may not be a killer feature, but it's a convenient one. 

I'd say it's one of the best features of the S6. 
yalanand
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yalanand,
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3/27/2015 | 11:04:31 PM
Re: wireless
@Thomas: Wireless charging is the newest trend when it comes to convenience, because IKEA has been making furniture that charges the phone wirelessly if you put the phone on it. If that kind of furniture sells like wildfire, then wireless charging on the S6 would be better and people would go for the S6.
yalanand
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yalanand,
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3/27/2015 | 11:08:45 PM
Re: wireless
I would buy the HTC M9 just for its  Uh Oh advantage. I don't care about the features of a smartphone because whatever the features may be it gets my office job done, some calls and some social texting and whatsapping and some gaming is all I do and the M9 (it looks better than the S6 and probably is the best looking smartphone out there) is more than suited for such tasks.
nomii
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nomii,
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3/30/2015 | 7:19:11 AM
Re: wireless
@yalanand: In terms of features there isn't an extreme difference among two of them, I would also prefer to have the one with the better looks and for me it is M9 right now. Wireless charging would be a plus for me when there would be quite a few hotspots around.
shakeeb
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shakeeb,
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3/30/2015 | 11:29:45 AM
Re: wireless
@nomii. I agree with you. Seems like both are alike. Wireless charging is an important aspect for every one.

 
shakeeb
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shakeeb,
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3/30/2015 | 11:34:14 AM
Re: wireless
I like the advantage given by HTC. This is an important after sales benefit given to the customers. Therefore in my view I prefer the HTC phone.
nomii
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nomii,
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4/3/2015 | 6:11:44 AM
Re: wireless
Yes shakeeb, nowadays adding processors to enhance the speed or increasing the megapixels is being done by every smartphone manufacturers. To get the advantage over the competitor you have to come up with something more innovative. Having said that this wireless charging can pay back the company only for a couple of years until every other set will have this feature.
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Li Tan,
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4/18/2015 | 3:28:10 PM
Re: wireless
Wireless charging is an amazing feature and necessary for everyone, considering the power consumption of smartphones. Nowadays everybody needs to carry extra charger when going outside.
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glenbren,
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3/29/2015 | 11:19:59 AM
Re: wireless
Wireless charging may be one of the best features of the S6, but they took away the micro SD card slot, waterproofing, and the removable battery? That kills it for me. Why would they do that?
mak63
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mak63,
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3/29/2015 | 5:02:40 PM
Both devices have sealed batteries
I stopped reading after that.


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