Galaxy S6 or HTC One (M9) – Which upcoming device excites you most? [Poll]

S6 VS ONE M9

In just under two weeks’ time, HTC and Samsung will be unveiling their next generation smartphones at separate events in Barcelona, the day before MWC 2015 officially kicks off. Surprisingly, other manufacturers haven’t been as quick to announce an unveiling during the convention. Both LG and Sony will have muted presences in Barca, leaving HTC and Sammy to scrap it out for the “best smartphone of MWC” award.

Rumors have been rife regarding both phones, and if they’re to be believed, the Samsung Galaxy S6 could be the first in its family line to have a metal chassis. It’s also rumored to feature a QHD resolution display, a 16MP or 20MP camera with optical image stabilization, 3GB RAM and one of Samsung’s home-made Exynos quad-core processors. And its “alternative” version could also be the first phone to have a curved secondary screen on both sides of the device.

As for the HTC, the spec sheet seems a little less boastful (based on rumors). It’s speculated to have a 5.1-inch 1080p display, a 64-bit 2GHz Snapdragon 810 processor with 3GB RAM and either 32GB or 64GB of internal storage. Unlike the previous Ultra-Pixel lens, we could see a change in philosophy as HTC ups the pixel count to 20MP for the rear camera, shifting the 4MP sensor to the front instead.

Of course, these are rumors for now. But these devices – whatever they end up featuring – will arrive at some point soon. Even if LG’s G4 and Sony’s Z4 are being launched later in the year, we’re fully expecting the One M9 and S6 to be announced in two weeks. We’re also 99.9% certain that if/when they’re released, T-Mobile will be stocking them.

But the question is: Which excites you most? Does the promise of a metal-framed Galaxy S6 float your boat, or does the continued refinement of the awesome HTC One line get your anticipation sensors tingling? Take part in our poll and let us know which you’ll be lining up outside a T-Mo store for.


Sources: @evleaks, GSMArena

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  • besweeet

    M9 all the way.

  • Jay Holm

    Likely, I will be preordering my S6 when I hear it is available for preorder from T-Mobile. Nothing less than 32GB’s Samsung!!!!!!!! Get with it!!!

  • GreatNews

    LG G4

  • HTC One M9 for Windows or the Microsoft Lumia 1335. Depends on the costs of the devices and whether they’re compatible with all of T-Mobile’s bands.

    • Whiskers

      I want a M9 windows phone as well but I bet it won’t be available until mid summer.
      Windows phones users always gets hosed…

    • Adrayven

      T-Mobile is very light on Windows phones.. would be nice to see a high-end HTC variation on T-mobile.

      • gmo8492

        They already have the HTC M8 for Windows on their website, but Microsoft is the one holding out on high end flagships since they are only focusing on the lower end models. No new flagship lumia until the end of summer.

  • Justsomecommentor

    I know it isn’t one of the choices, but I would like to see the LG G Flex 2. (Or maybe the G4).

    • Chris Fisher

      I am eagerly awaiting the LG G Flex 2 as well. I used JUMP! to get the Nexus 6 due to no information on the G Flex 2 T-Mobile release. While there the sales rep looked at his PC and said the rumor is that it is supposed to release March 2nd. I have heard nothing else to back this up so I was fine going to the Nexus 6 and figure I’ll jump to the Flex 2 when it comes out on T-Mobile. I loved the original Flex and if it had a 1080p screen I would have been tempted to cancel JUMP! and stick with it.

  • Andy

    the M8 was the best phone I have ever had, should have kept it stupid Jump, have the sony Z3 now but it just isn’t quite as good. Excited to see what the new phone is gonna be like :D

    • Wayne Peterkin

      I know the feeling. I have the g3 and it isn’t as good in terms of sound quality through the headphones and speaker and the laggy software experience. I had to root my phone and install a custom ROM to truly reduce the lag significantly. The only thing I had to do to the m8 was root it to gain better SD card support (using folder mount and proper file system support on external SD).

  • J.J.

    M9 plus (5.5in+ screen) might tempt me to sell my note 4!!

  • I Absolutely Adore my M7 and M8, looks as if the M9 is going to be the Monster device that Exceeds both of those in every way. M9 all the way for me! :D

    • Roger Sales

      the M7 has aged the best by far of the devices of that year. The only ding with HTC at the moment is they haven’t had any band 12 or voLTE devices as of yet. If they don’t address both with the M9, that would be pretty disappointing, since the S6 definitely will.

      • monkeybutts

        they don’t have band 2 LTE either

  • Luis Torres

    not adding the LG G4 to the poll or the next sony xperia z4….

    • gmo8492

      They are not going to announce those anytime soon. He specifically mentions the GS6 and M9 because those are going to be announced next month at MWC.

  • Bill

    Personally HTC M9 is not a good option for me because I’ve contacted HTC with an issue about my battery and the agent was very rude and clearly said: “We are not in charge of carrier devices. Contact your carrier to replace the phone. Is there anything else I can help you with?”. Next device I will buy will the Samsung. At least that’s the company with good customer service.

    • Roger Sales

      Samsung would’ve said the same thing – you ARE supposed to contact your carrier with phone issues unless you bought directly from them. They don’t deal with replacements or tech support most of the time.

    • Eric Stengrevics

      Wait what?? HTC is very good about fixing issues with their phones. They will even replace a cracked screen once for FREE. They also offered to replace a part of the camera on my m7 for free. And I’ve personally contacted them about batteries before and they said they would replace it for a small fee. I think you just had an unfortunate experience. Trust me, HTC will treat you better than Samsung any day.

      • Adrayven

        Thats good to hear.. Any company can have your occasional jerks in Support just looking to pad ticket count.

      • Orlando Duran

        No they wont…..you like obama as well

        • Are you F’ing kidding me??

          Did you run out of meds??

        • eAbyss

          …or brain cells??

        • skywalkr2

          I am not an Obama fan, but I am less a fan of Orlando. Talk about making non-Democrats look bad.

      • p0nch0

        Sure, that’s why Samsung has employees available on site to answer or help their customers at no extra charge, including free workshops available as well nationwide, with HTC you’ll be lucky to find someone whom know the difference between them (m7, m8).

    • Adrayven

      So far, Apple is one of the few that wouldn’t say that. They prefer to own the experience. HTC is one of the few Android phones I like aside from Nexus line.. Disappointing to hear thats what they said.. Sadly, I cannot say I’m surprised though…

    • KingCobra

      Samsung would’ve told you the same thing. Apple is about the only company that would handle your issues without actually buying the phone directly from them.

  • JaswinderSinghJammu

    Where is the other option? Some people may not be interested in either phone. I think G4 would be a good option and upcoming Motorola/Lenovo devices.

  • Austin

    Slow news day Cam?

    • Some of us Enjoy Posts like this. If you don’t care to read it do us all a favor, and DON’T. Simple as that….. #NoSnarkRequired

      • Austin

        This is a T-Mobile news blog, not a smartphone poll blog. You do realize that correct? Also, please learn where to use a hashing.

        • MastarPete

          Slow day? Probably.
          Either way the server bills still have to be paid.
          I’d rather see a post like this than a paid App review some other blogs resort to.

          Besides, the Galaxy S6 and HTC One M9 are both phones that T-Mobile is expected to carry.

        • Wayne Peterkin

          Are both these phones coming to T-Mobile? Will T-Mobile be selling them? If the answer to both of these questions is yes then I think this article belongs on a T-Mobile blog…

        • Austin

          T-Mobile was mentioned in that article twice. I don’t think that the main purpose of that article was about T-Mobile, it was that he had nothing else to make a story on. This is why I am now using tmo.rocks as my main T-Mobile news source. It’s not like I’m missing anything. Cam just pulls 90% of the news from the T-Mobile subreddit anyway.

    • It’s Not Your Site!

      Nothing better to do, Austin?

  • ian

    zenfone 2

  • Deihmos

    I am by far more interested in HTC products. The software is just superior to what Samsung offers but I will probably hold on to the M8 for another year. I don’t see any reason to spend any more money.

    • idisestablish

      The M8 is not compatible with Band 2 or Band 12 LTE, which are being widely deployed now.

      • Eric Stengrevics

        …Okay…this article is about the m9.

        • derp hurr-durr

          …which is why he was explaining some of the benefits that upgrading to the M9 might bring over the existing phone in that line-up.

          Shocking, I know…

        • idisestablish

          Yeah, and the comment I replied to is about the M8…

    • Orlando Duran

      Htc software superior to samsung. …lol what an idiot, let me guess, you think obama is a great president as well

      • derp hurr-durr

        What the….

        You just…

        I don’t even…

        *shakes head*

        Did you hit your head very forcefully against something very hard before making that post?

  • Ryanide

    I sure do hope that that rendering of the HTC One M9 isn’t the final product. (Doubtful that it is)
    I loathe physical home buttons. Let’s leave that breakable/faulty feature to iPhones & Samsung.
    Touch capacitive is less likely to wear out.

    • marcomaxo

      Don’t worry, it’s not. Touchscreen navigation buttons were already confirmed. That image is a concept of the M9+. (The M9’s bigger brother)

    • Deihmos

      I prefer the touchscreen. For one you can have the same device for multiple operating systems and the icons can change with software updates. When I converted my M8 to Google Play the icons were the same as they are in lollipop. That wouldn’t have been possible with static buttons.

    • gmo8492

      What they need to do is to get rid of that bottom black bar with the “HTC” logo to give it a more cleaner look.

    • PaulRivers

      I wish they had physical buttons. I hate nav buttons where you’re never sure if they’ll be there or not. I’ve never heard of a capacitive button wearing out but it does use a little extra battery having the screen be the buttons.

    • Zach Chadwick

      Physical Buttons, you don’t like?!?! Physical buttons are what saves you when Android and iOS freeze the hell up and don’t respond. What the hell? Software buttons are cool, and dandy, but the Physical Buttons are the life savers considering that presses are configured as an action to the actual hardware (i.e.. power off the device). Spare me some…

      • eAbyss

        You need to work on your reading comprehension. He’s talking about the nav buttons not the power and volume. And yes, they need to go away. This antiquated feature does nothing to improve your experience and is just prone to failure. That fact that Samsung insists on having them while everyone else has dropped them just shows how alike Apple and Samsung are.

        • KingCobra

          Maybe it shows that people like them as Apple and Samsung are also the best selling smartphone vendors.

    • Orlando Duran

      Your comment makes no sense

  • MastarPete

    I’m leaning towards Samsung due to their history of removable batteries and SD slots, but they’ve failed to deliver when it comes to higher storage options for the Galaxy S line. The last time and the highest amount of storage they’ve offered for the Galaxy S with actual widespread availability in the US was with the S3 32gb. I don’t count imports due to the lack of full TMO band support. Even though the ATT S4 could be band unlocked for T-Mobile it’s not worth considering since it was only available in limited quantities on the big two and had a locked bootloader, IMO creating too many hoops to jump through.

    The rumor of Exynos being the only chip they use in the Galaxy S has been around for
    years now. Every year it’s the global Exynos variant that gets leaked on benchmarks. So even though this year it sounds a bit more credible I’ll only believe it when I hear the CEO make the announcement at the launch event.

    I wouldn’t mind an HTC phone but with long term ownership and extended batteries in mind they’d have to bring back removable batteries or make their batteries less difficult to replace. While battery cases are handy they’re only a crutch and don’t solve the underlying problem of wanting a larger battery. Plus it doesn’t make sense to have to send back a phone to have a non-durable part, like the battery, be replaced when it’s something an end user should be able to do.

    Whichever manufacturer releases a flagship 5.0″ phone with removable battery, with 32-64gb on board, with SD slot, and full T-Mobile LTE band support will get my dollars. Until that happens I’m perfectly OK using low to mid-range phones, even though I hate being stuck with only 8gb on-board.

    • Joe

      that sounds like you’re getting the G4 lol

      • MastarPete

        I haven’t looked for G4 rumors yet but if they follow with the same size as the G3 then I will pass on the G4 as well because of the phablet sizing. I’ve done size comparisons and I’d much rather have a 5.0″ device, I’ve got a tablet if I ever need the larger screen.

        • monkeybutts

          The main G4 rumor I’ve heard is the screen will have an even higher resolution than the G3.

        • skywalkr2

          It just needs to be more alive. The G3 screen felt so drab.

        • idisestablish

          Have you held a G3 in your hand? It’s closer in size to phones with 5″ screens than other 5.5″+ because of its small bezel. It’s all screen on the front, so it makes the device smaller overall compared to the iPhone 6 Plus and the Note 4.

        • MastarPete

          That’s what I mean by size comparisons. The bevels are probably why I did get close to going with a G3. Size and lack of 700mhz made me say no.

    • Adrayven

      Reports are Samsung will NOT have a removable battery in the G6… so if thats a primary need, you’ll end up looking elsewhere it seems.

      • MastarPete

        I’ve heard the same rumors but if there are really going to be two versions of the S6 then which version wont get the removable battery?

        If the vanilla S6 loses the removable battery then I’ll buy another low to mid-range phone, whenever my current mid-range phone gets too old, on sale and use what would have gone towards a flagship for something else. Mobile hardware specs have leveled off quite a bit so I’m really only missing out on the on-board storage.

        I’d say SD slot is higher on my list. I’ll accept non removable if it would be a breeze to replace on my own. I really considered the Moto X/G because of the favorable tear-down but the lack of SD killed it for me. HTC One M7/8 look like a PITA to tear-down because they surrounded the battery with all kinds of stuff. I’m not squeamish when it comes to taking things apart but watching those tear-downs was like watching a horror movie.

    • Orlando Duran

      The s3 didn’t have a 32gb version here in The US

      • MastarPete

        I know for certain that T-Mobile had the 32gb version but it was only available online iirc. I believe the other carriers did the same in only offering it online.

        The real kicker is employees would talk people out of the higher storage by pointing out the SD slot or not mention that the 32gb was even available, likely because they wanted the sales commission.

        So when the S4 came around, the carriers didn’t want to bother offering the 32gb. T-Mobile didn’t offer the S4 32gb at all, I’m not sure what Sprint offered. Verizon only ordered a limited quantity based on forum posts. ATT had slightly more stock and a couple stores I called actually had some in-store in the fall when I was considering getting one and doing a band unlock.

    • Mike

      The s6 edge would be the model that wouldn’t feature a removable battery

      • MastarPete

        That is my belief as well but I didn’t bother saying that in my post since I’m not sold on the edge concept, seems gimmicky even though it could be useful. It isn’t interesting enough for me to seek out a working demo in-store to try it. Personally, having the Edge version is not worth losing the removable battery.

        • Mike

          I have a Note Edge and I love it not having to hit the menu to get to my apps is great.

  • Noor

    Well, even though I prefer HTC, the M7 and M8 were major disappointments.

    • TheVorlon

      In what way?

      • Noor

        The terrible camera on the M7, and literally the same camera times 2 on the M8. The low battery life, terrible ui, bad audio on the m7(m8 fixes this), and a screen that doesn’t compare to the samoled display on the Note 3 onwards. Not at all a bad phone, but not good enough to warrant me choosing it over another flagship. It is a shame since I liked my HTC Wing, G1, G2, and Sensation.

        • KlausWillSeeYouNow

          Hear, hear. Agreed completely. The M8’s failure to blow me away led me to purchase an Xperia Z2, which I love.

  • Tanner

    I vote for the G4

  • All I care about are the price points….tell me more!!

    • monkeybutts

      $650 for regular probably more for Samsung Edge and rumored bigger 5.5 inch M9

      HTC should undercut Samsung by $25-50 if they want to sell more though.

      • idisestablish

        I don’t think anyone is swayed by $25-50 when you’re talking about $600+. There has to be at least a $100 price difference to make a difference, in my observation, and even then they are likely to go with the more expensive one if it’s the one they prefer. Hence the reason Samsung sells 5 times the number of devices as LG.

    • gmo8492

      It will be the same old story, they’re not trying to cut their profit margins to compete with companies like OnePlus.

      • Orlando Duran

        They don’t need to cut profit margins……one plus one is not a competition to samsung or htc

        • gmo8492

          Sooner or later they’re going to have to because if you haven’t released it yet many chinese oems who sell their phones a cut throat rates are preparing to launch in the U.S. Qualcomm has agreed to pay a fine and work with chinese oems to offer them better deals on their chipsets. This means that a lot of their phones may now support LTE bands in the U.S. making them more attractive to the American consumer. Keep this in mind for the near future.

    • idisestablish

      S6 and M9 will be between $650-700 at launch. The Edge will be at least $100 more than the plain S6. Their pricing conventions are always the same, it’s not hard to figure out.

      • RedGeminiPA

        Give it a couple months. They’ll both be available at fire sale prices.

  • Jay J. Blanco

    I hope t-mobile has 32gb units on s6.

    • superg05

      Samsung does not produce anything lower in the US flag brands

      • El.

        They need to make the lowest model 32 GB and actually 32, NOT 32GB and only like 20GB that are usable.

        • CalicoKJ

          You can thank Samsung’s bloatware for that…

        • g2a5b0e

          What device have you ever used with 32GB of storage had 32GB of usable storage? Right, I didn’t think so. Most 32GB smartphones & tablets come with between 24-27GB of usable storage. Samsung’s phones are no different.

        • Rose Yvette Mosher

          Exactly. Harddrives don’t work that way EI

        • Pokley

          Samsung’s own Gear 2 Neo comes advertised with 4 GB of storage and DOES actually deliver. Checking the storage revealed some 4.4GB size with just over 4GB available! It DOES happen!

        • Mike

          Lol you’re comparing a gear 2 neo to a phone . For your info a watch software doesn’t require a lot of storage space unlike a flagship smartphone

      • MastarPete

        Sorry but no, not unless YOU personally don’t consider the Galaxy S line to be a flagship!?

        When it comes specifically to the Galaxy S flagship line there hasn’t been a widely available US carrier branded 32gb model since the S3. Samsung has been pushing 16gb as the primary Galaxy S model that they want to sell for the past three years!

        The S4 32gb was only limited quantities on Verizon and ATT, far from widespread being defined as being available on all 4 US carriers.

        No US carrier offered the Galaxy S5 32gb as Samsung completely withheld that model from being sold in the US. So I’d be amazed if you could even find a US carrier branded Galaxy S5 32gb that was just used as a carrier test device, let alone an Officially branded 32gb that was meant for use by customers.

    • gmo8492

      They need to make 32GB standard and get rid of that 16GB model.

    • Jay Holm

      I wish T-Mobile would have a 64GB S6, even if it’s only available online or over the phone. I really want to keep my S6 for a long, long time!

      • Orlando Duran

        There is not a 64gb option for the s6

        • Jay Holm

          The S6 hasn’t even been officially announced, so it isn’t known.

        • g2a5b0e

          The 64GB will almost certainly exist. Now whether or not T-Mobile decides to carry it is another story. Samsung even mentioned the possibility of a 128GB version as well a few months ago, but I doubt it will happen.

        • MastarPete

          Samsung has to offer 32gb minimum this year just to keep up with it’s competition which all made the bump to 32gb and 64gb models last year. If they don’t then their Galaxy S line will continue to flop.

    • g2a5b0e

      They have already stated that 32GB will be the minimum amount. They mentioned the possibility of a 128GB as well, but I doubt that will materialize.

  • Derp

    All junk. Samsung needs to get off their high horse and make something worthwhile for once. And HTC has been out of the game too long to be relevant.

  • HeatFan786

    The tech fan will choose the M9 since Samsung has lost touch with their S Line.

    • Orlando Duran

      Has lost touch… .said no one ever. You said the dumbest thing i have ever heard

      • FACT

        “You said the dumbest thing i have ever heard”

        Have someone read any of your posts to you and that’ll no longer be true.

        • Aaron C

          Seriously. What’s wrong with that guy?

    • KingCobra

      True. The S6 is really critical for Samsung to get back on track.

      • Cole Hyntermeister

        Yeah. The S4 was a nice update to the 3, but other than a better screen and battery improvements, the S5 didn’t do anything for the line. Compared to the S3, the 5 was just “meh” in terms of improvements. S6 really needs to be like a Galaxy S version of the Note line, imo. Or just drop the S line altogether.

      • HeatFan786

        I think they will because the latest rumors suggest that they’re finally listening to the consumers: better build quality and toned down software. Samsung has the best situation to improve itself since their competitors don’t have the marketing capacity to thwart them on the Android food chain.

  • monkeybutts

    M9 cause bloop touchwiz. I’ll wait and see if the phone is any good first though. Not gonna throw money at an Android device when they have big sales later on.

  • PaulRivers

    I’m more excited for the m9 because of the huge speaker they usually put on the phone. That combined with VoLte, would love to have a cell phone finally with better sound quality than a landline phone.

    • Aaron Davis

      The very first time I ever tried a cellphone (still analog at the time), the call quality blew me away, it was far better than a landline.

      When digital cellphones came out, call quality dropped significantly, because the cell companies realized they could cheap-out on the backhaul and still avoid congestion by just lowering the voice bit-rate to something barely usable.

      In other words, your cell calls would have been crystal clear this whole time, if greedy cell companies weren’t greedy.

      I have read many accounts of people who traveled to Europe, and immediately experienced far better call quality on the phone they already had, simply because of the higher voice bitrate in use there.

      All this just proves that poor call quality is completely avoidable, without requiring ANY new technologies whatsoever, and only requires is that the US carriers turn up the bitrate on their existing hardware.

  • HakeemTheDream

    Neither. Still enjoying my Oneplus One.

    • Orlando Duran

      One plus one is a pile of shit. Note 4, s6, m9 are all better then one +one

  • Zach Chadwick

    Neither. I’m Still Excited about my iPhone 6
    Although it came out 6 months ago.

    • Rose Yvette Mosher

      My next phone will be a 6s+. Tired of android.

      • skywalkr2

        I said the same thing when the 4s came out… I quickly realized iPhone wasn’t for me… and went to the Galaxy Nexus instead. Haven’t gone back. Android has come a long way since then and at least for me it’s very solid.

  • starzuft

    No info on removable battery or SD card slot. Who is promising longer term upgrades for their $600. plus phones. Looks like Microsoft will have more than two years vs overpriced competition.

    • eAbyss

      Like Microsoft is really an option…

  • skywalkr2

    Any phone without touchwiz for me, thanks.

    • Orlando Duran

      TouchWiz is a non issue…..TouchWiz comments prove your a tool

      • skywalkr2

        Or it means that folks … might actually have an opinion different than yours.

        • Orlando Duran

          blah..blah..blah….pound sand loser

        • skywalkr2
        • John Johnson

          That would be a sign of maturity. You obviously won’t see anything like that with that guy.

        • Jay Holm

          Or it might mean that your too lazy to download a launcher such as Nova, Apex, or Go Launcher.

        • skywalkr2

          Or just buy a better phone.

        • Cole Hyntermeister

          Even with Nova, a lot of Touchwiz shows up in other places. And Touchwiz homepage isn’t the issue- It’s all of the BS that comes with Touchwiz.

        • skywalkr2

          Don’t try to reason with these folks. They are blinded by love it seems.

  • Deadeye37

    A 1080p display paired to a Snapdragon 810 intrigues me. The screen would still be sharp (I don’t need QHD on a 5.1″ screen), but it can push those pixels much faster because there’s less there. If they could squeeze in 4 GB of RAM, that would be even better!

  • If these are the only 2 that will be coming out next, probably the S6 because I’m sure they will still have an SD card slot & removable battery. Can’t go with HTC because if their unibody designs. I’d prefer a Note 4, but I’ve heard that won’t be coming out till like September. I’ve had my Note 3 for over a year already, not wanting to wait that long, and am very interested in a metal chassis from Samsung finally.

    • NotReady

      No removable battery anymore. Deal breaker?

    • Orlando Duran

      Note 4 has been released since October 2014

      • My bad I ment the 5, 4 is not enough of an upgrade for me, from the Note 3

  • Paul Garrison

    Nexus 7 (phone)

  • johnnyfromtmobile

    I’m still more than happy with my Galaxy Note 4… Waiting till the Note 5 launches :) but if I had to choose bra the both …I’d try the m9 out

    • monkeybutts

      bra the both

  • mccoy

    zenfone2 for $199?
    5.50-inch
    Processor2.3GHz
    Front Camera 5-megapixel
    Resolution 1080×1920 pixels
    RAM 4GB
    OS Android 5.0
    Storage16GB
    Rear Camera13-megapixel
    Battery capacity3000mAh

    • pseudoswede

      You won’t be getting those specs for $199. Now the rumors are the $199 price-point is for a refreshed 5″ 720p with 1st-gen 32-bit Atom proc.
      http://www.whatsontech.com/2015/02/15/5-inch-asus-zenfone-2-leaked-with-hd-display-2gb-ram-and-4g-lte/

    • Orlando Duran

      Junk phone

      • Paul Garrison

        Why?

      • engineer

        well if you have money to burn.

    • pseudoswede

      You will not get those specs for $199. Seems that the $199 version will now be a 5″ 720p 1st-gen 32-bit proc (with 2GB RAM).

      • Cole Hyntermeister

        I think it’d be plenty doable to get a device for 200-400 with:
        4.7-5 inch
        (At least) 2.0GHz proc
        2.1-5 mp front/8mp back
        1080p screen (if they go the route of a 4.5 inch screen, 720 would be fine)
        2gb Ram (With minimum bloat. My Tab Pro has 2gb but so much bloat I only have like 500mb available ever
        Lollipop
        MINIMUM of 16 with SD Card
        At least a 2200 mAh, which would last great if they do go with a 720p.

        I mean, 1+1 is 350 for almost Mccoy’s specs. It’s not impossible unless you’re a huge manufacturer with massive marketing and huge mass-production is needed.

  • Blackberry

    Blackberry Classic. Works for me. I have to send emails all the time and need a secure phone! Plus I noticed I am getting the emails in the HUB first than in my PC. Sweet!!!

  • Katta

    Neither. We need phone similar to Nexus 5 or 1+1 in same price range with stock Android. Tired of fragmentation and waiting for manufacturer to push the updates quickly.
    Microsoft is much better than supporting all their phones

    • eAbyss

      Microsoft owns Nokia and treats them the same way Google treats their Nexus line, their tablets are actually computers, and all other devices suffer the same fragmentation as Android. The fact that Microsoft’s is a newer OS and not many major changes have been made since it’s release also help with fragmentation but this is considered by most people to be a bad thing.

  • CalicoKJ

    I’ll look at both like I did when I got my M7 almost 2 years ago, but I know my preferences are with HTC. My big complaints with Samsung were (are) the bloatware. The S4 was a 16GB phone with barely half that useable straight from the store. Yes there was the SD card slot, but my M7 came with 32 GB (not sure what was useable but I think it was around 28) and 25+GB dropbox storage. The S4 also had a very laggy response in apps. I debated about the M8 last year but didn’t upgrade because (for once) the phone I had still met all of my needs and the new one didn’t seem to bring anything “wow” to the table. Now it’s time to upgrade and I’m excited to see what next month brings.

    • eAbyss

      You should try a Nexus or Motorola phone. They’re solid, phones, either bloat free or nearly bloat free, and are usually among the first to receive updates. HTC still has too much bloat and obnoxious customizations for my taste.

      • randpost

        I just wish the Nexus 6 (and Moto X 2014) had a better camera and I would have kept my Nexus 6. I take pictures of the white board in class instead of writing out notes, and the Nexus 6 was lack luster in that setting.

        • Jason Crumbley

          There is nothing wrong with the Nexus 6 camera, at all. I use the FV-5 camera app. The stock Android camera app is very bare bones.

        • randpost

          I sit in the back of an auditorium and I zoom to get a good picture of the board. The lights are fairly weak in class and the Nexus 6 photos come out far too grainy to distinguish smaller text on the board. The Nexus 6 just under performs compared to the Iphone 6, Note4, S5 and even the G3 regardless of camera app in this instance. I know that each use case is different, but for my use the Nexus 6 couldn’t cut it where other cameras could. Currently I use a Note 4 for personal use and a G3 for work.

        • I agree. I have the Moto X 2014 and it takes great pics and videos in great lighting, but when that’s not the situation, it’s can be pretty terrible. Still appauled by those Thanksgiving photos I took, and the lighting was there.

      • CalicoKJ

        Still have a bad taste for Motorola from both the W490 and the CLIQ that I haven’t been able to shake. I’ve looked at the Nexus and if they hadn’t gone phablet (and Motorola) on this go-round I probably would have gotten one. I go back to the MT3G with HTC and have just enjoyed the build and design. Now that they are unbundling their apps and putting them out on play store, I’m hoping that the bloat will go down.

  • bullschicago

    zenfone 2 for me too.

  • chad

    how about neither

  • Sorin Lazarescu

    i will wait till they are released before deciding which excites me. if the htc doesn’t have hardware nav buttons then it definitely doesn’t excite me.

    • eAbyss

      Why? All they do is waste space. Software buttons work just as well and are customizable on some ROMs. The same thing was said about hardware keyboards but now everyone is using software keyboards and not complaining.

      This isn’t Apple. Google’s actually looking to the future and Apple is bound to follow, claiming they “innovated” it themselves.

      • Sorin Lazarescu

        software buttons waste screen real estate. on most phones that dont have lollipop u see an ugly black bar at the bottom of your phone. i would complain if i had to use an onscreen keyboard with my computer.

      • RedGeminiPA

        Google’s future-proofing? Like 64-bit processors, their own programing language to make app development more productive, and doing more with less hardware horsepower? Yep… talk about the future. They’re definitely the new Microsoft.

      • KingCobra

        Like refusing to go back and fix the security issues in Ice Cream sandwich despite millions of phones still running the software? Google does the opposite of future proofing lol. It’s usually if you’re phone is more than a year old then you’re out of luck for support.

    • drm916

      I like having a physical home button to wake up the phone. Its much more convenient than reaching up for the power button on the top of the HTC. I am not a big fan of Samsung but I DO like having a side power button and bottom home button to wake phone.

  • Darcy Myers

    Neither. I want the lg g flex 2!

    • mingkee

      I may go for G4.

      • Darcy Myers

        Also a good choice. :-D

  • Hereld

    I like the S6. HTC is horrible. They don’t have removeable battery. :(

  • Dats

    Sounds great…just hope touchwiz is more slight and better optimized.. if so this will be a huge hit

  • mingkee

    I vote M9 this time as it should have more language interface including Trad Chinese which ANY Samsung doesn’t.

  • notyourbusiness

    HTC One M9 any day over the week over anything Samsung.

  • eAbyss

    No Samsung phone will excite me as long as they insist adding all their bloat. HTC isn’t much better but at least it’s not as intrusive and performance and update killing.

    Vanilla or nothing!

  • randpost

    Samsung has dissapointed me too muchover the last few years. I’m going to boycott them for a year for not meeting my expectations. M9 or LG G4 regardless of what Samsung releases.

  • guatemala7

    I’m most excited for the galaxy s6, because Samsung will drastically change it up and it excites me to see if they pull it off, whereas with the HTC one m9 I already know it will be awesome.

    • i’m afraid they won’t drastically change it. it’ll look exactly the same except the materials will change. that’s it.

      • david

        Wow you sure do know a lot about a phone that hasn’t even been announced. Do you work at Samsung or what?

        • don’t believe me just watch

  • KingCobra

    HTC is well known for making high quality, unique designs and hardware with their One series. I don’t expect much from Samsung and their uninspired designs. So HTC One it is.

  • JB

    LG G4. Nuff said.

  • skywalkr2

    What is shocking on the comments here? The childish fanboi behavior of Samsung fans. It’s astonishing.

  • Dexter

    Maybe they will launch the M9 with the flip view cover, that would help

  • Don Cunningham

    IF the s6 has samsung pay AND samsung pay works with ANY POS machine, then that’s my pick. If it doesn’t, I’ll probably go with the htc m9

  • HTC provokes curiosity but no sales…

  • obe1

    Nexus 6 FTW

  • Jeff Martinez

    The Z4

  • Matt Pankey

    Well, have fun over at whatever that site is. Don’t let the door hit you ass on the way out.

    • Austin

      It’s run by the mods of the T-Mobile subreddit, so I should just get the news from this site earlier.

  • ElmoGagootz

    Samsungs burnt me too many times on updates that never come. Going to make the jump to M9.

  • HTC is gasping for air…very exciting!!!!

  • KP

    Is Tamil language support?, Android 5 release added more original Indian languages. But is manufacturing allowing the Indian languages coming from official update? Can manufacturer delete language from the official Android release. Is Tamil still banned in the update and or deleted by manufacturer?

    Can anyone technical person give information about manufacturer removing / banning language out of official release? Purchase decision depend on ban on Tamil language superseding Android 5 is still continuing or not?