HTC One M9 far more exciting than the Galaxy S6, according to TmoNews readers

S6 VS ONE M9
Once it was confirmed that HTC would be announcing the next One-series and that the Next Galaxy would be unveiled shortly after, on March 1st, we published a poll to see which has you most excited. We gave you three options: HTC One M9, Galaxy S6 or the Galaxy Edge which was strongly hinted at in T-Mobile landing page.

After receiving almost 3,500 votes, the clear winner – by a huge distance – was the HTC One M9. It seems that among the T-Mobile faithful, this is the one device to look forward to at MWC this year. With 2,025 votes it was virtually twice as popular as the Galaxy S6 and more than 4 times more popular than the Galaxy Edge.

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Whether this will translate in to more people buying the HTC One M9 is yet to be seen. However, it must be said that the HTC One is almost universally preferred to Samsung Galaxy series among the tech-obsessed community, which we’re all part of. And which you’re probably part of if you’re reading this article. Samsung spends astronomic amounts of cash on marketing, and the Galaxy S brand has a large loyalty base. That said, Samsung’s popularity has plateaued somewhat over the past year. So – who knows – we could see an upset this year.

If the most recent leaks are anything to go by, the HTC One M9 looks to be a carbon copy of the M8, except for having a different camera on the back. Thankfully, it looks as though HTC might do away with its weird dual-camera system from last year and – instead – opt for a megapixel monster. But these leaks are no guarantee of anything. We’ve seen so many different rumors and leaks, all contradicting each other. HTC might well surprise us. For once.

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As for Samsung, it’s been quite active teasing its next “big thing”. And if it isn’t a metal-framed successor to the BandAid S5, with an Edge-inspired sibling, I think we’ll all be shocked.

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  • Austin

    Why didn’t you just update the original post? Does this really require a whole new news story?

    • Cam Bunton

      It was published almost 10 days ago, so you can’t see it on the home page anymore. I always publish our poll results as a separate article with my thoughts, and any updates that are relevant.

    • Stefan Naumowicz

      Why are you so upset?

      • Austin

        Because this is partially why people aren’t reading TmoNews anymore. I am not upset, I like the design of TmoNews better than other sites, I’m trying to help Cam.

        • Paul

          …I’m still reading it. I don’t read EVERY article but I enjoy some of the ones they publish.

  • Stefan Naumowicz

    And yet the galaxy s6 will outsell the m9 10:1

    • Cam Bunton

      Probably, yeah. It’s sad. I have a number of friends who won’t consider anything other than Samsung because they’ve had every generation of Galaxy S, despite that fact that most of them have had major issues. Either with charging, or breaking screens. I advise on HTC’s, Sony’s and Moto’s, but all they want to hear is “buy the next Samsung.”

      • IceMan

        If HTC’s M9 really looks like the first prototype render, I can see it definitely selling more than the M8. We’ll see how the sales go for the next Samsung since LG has been growing quite a bit, HTC is in a good spot for people who are willing to try something new.

      • Don Goyo

        Sad? HTC is responsible for the public perception of their products. They’re the ones selling great hardware with no support or upgrades for years. Trying to change that its going to take more than a one time screen replacement a year.

        • Joshua Lawson

          I also blame their marketing department. The ads promoting the M8 were dumb. Some old dude sitting in dark lighting telling you that HTC One users are people that do not buy into advertising. Why even bother then? Sorry, they need betters ads.

      • Paul

        I like Samsung, my Note 3, and I totally dig the HTC M series. The fact that HTC doesn’t include expandable memory, and refuses to add it when most of us have voiced our desire for it, is why I refuse to get their phones. It’s the same reason I won’t get a Nexus device.
        Otherwise, they’re beautiful devices that don’t meet the needs of many.

        • gdizz

          The M8 is 32gb and it has expandable memory. Try reading the specs of the phone. HTC makes a better product than Samsung or LG.

        • Paul

          For some reason I had missed that it has one. This is odd as it’s a HUGE factor when I’m looking at phones.

          A simple “It is on the M8.” or “HTC does have the MicroSD slot on it’s M8 phones.” would have resolved my misunderstanding.

          HTC, Samsung, LG, etc., it’s all a matter of opinion to the user. My Note 3 is far better then HTC and LG’s devices for what I need.

        • Austin

          My HTC M8 had a SD slot…

        • Paul

          I stand corrected, they do have one. For some reason I thought HTC wasn’t putting one on their devices. It’s just weird I missed that portion.

          I do prefer the larger phones, but the M series are gorgeous devices.

        • Joshua Lawson

          The M7 did not, so this could be why you thought that.

      • 21stNow

        Everyone’s experience isn’t the same. I’ve had fewer problems with my Samsung devices than I have with my HTC devices. Currently, I’m happy with my Samsung devices and doubt that I would buy an HTC One M9.

      • HeatFan786

        Cam, think about it from their perspective. Why change up something that works? Same goes for iOS users.

        • eAbyss

          His point is they don’t actually work all that well. People just get stuck in a rut and refuse to consider alternatives, even when they may be better than what they already have. Just look at iSheep. “Just works” isn’t something you should be clamoring for. A shovel “just works” but you’re not going to see anyone using one to do road work when they could use a backhoe instead.

        • Cam Bunton

          I’m talking to the point of, they’d rather consider an S4 mini, or Galaxy Alpha than getting the Moto X.

        • HeatFan786

          Oh, then that’s a problem because Moto is flexible with their prices. Samsung is more stagnant and offers a bad experience on mid range devices. Only the Note offers a pleasurable experience.

      • g2a5b0e

        I suppose HTC, Sony, & Motorola never have any issues with any of their phones. Sounds legit.

    • TV Monitor

      10:1, more like 100:1

  • sosarozay300

    lol yea right

  • bitbank

    GS6 looks more interesting to me because of the better camera, better display and better CPU. Those are the features I prefer.

  • jonathan3579

    It WAS far more interesting… Not so much anymore… I’ll still be tuned in to see what happens though.

  • bisayan

    This will be out of topic but the new Motorola E just came out and it has LTE support. Does anyone know if this has band 12 support?
    After seeing the Renders of HTC M9 I may have to check out the new Galaxy S6, Im ready to JUMP! from LG G3.
    Thanks.

    • Sean

      It does include Band 12 support…but I don’t think you’ll be able to JUMP! to it from your current phone, as T-Mobile probably won’t sell it themselves (if the history between Motorola and T-Mobile repeats itself). Also, you’d better avoid taking night photos with the Moto E…

  • ewilts

    Your math sucks. The S6 and S6 Edge combined should be compared to the M9. The M9 still clearly wins in this poll, but it’s a 58 to 42 margin and I don’t consider that HUGE. How this translates into sales is still anybody’s guess.

    • eAbyss

      Your reading comprehension sucks. The poll isn’t about which brand you’re most excited about at MWC, it’s about which phone you’re most excited about.

  • Paul

    WWEEELLLLlllll, between the two device this might be true.
    I am not interested in either but that’s my personal view.

    Com’on Sony Z4 Ultra!

    • thepanttherlady

      I’m looking forward to going back to Sony. Haven’t ever used the Z Ultra but think it may be my next device.

      • skywalkr2

        I was interested but then underwhelmed with the z3. Hoping z4 is truly flagship worthy.

        • kanakamaoli

          Sky,
          what was it that was underwhelming? The waterproofing? Speakers? Battery life? Screen? Magnetic charging? User interface? Design? Btw, I have T-Mobile version Xperia Z3. IMHO, it’s a phone I could go another 2 years with. Everything I listed above is spot on . What has impressed me the most was? About 2 weeks after I purchased my Z3, I said ok let’s see if this screen’s battery saving technology is true? I watched 2 netflix movies back to about 4 hours total, batteries started at 96% after the 2 movies? Battery charge was still at 71%. Unbelievable! One thing I noticed was that the Z3 never got hot. If you touched the phones back panel it was cool not even warm during this time. I am a Sony believer now!

        • skywalkr2

          I was on a Note 3 *I think* at the time… and the specs seemed last year. In terms of the other benefits… i am sure there were some great things there, but not what I was looking for. Truthfully the screen size is another factor for me. I would like a 5.5 inch or bigger screen on any new flagship phone, but that’s me.

      • Paul

        So far it would be the only phone out that I could justify upgrading from the Note 3 to.

      • Stone Cold

        What are you using right now?

        • thepanttherlady

          Nexus 6 for the screen size.

  • Whiskers

    I like the M9 above in the first pic next to the S6 but the M9 render below it looks like a M8+ and that would be a joke if HTC really releases that version.
    If that happens they will not sell good with only a few upgrades and the same front side look as the old M8 .
    .

  • Jeff Martinez

    My next phone list:
    1. Z4
    2. M9
    3. S6

    • skywalkr2

      No g4?

    • 9to5Slavery

      What about retirement doing things you love for next 40 years? Or retirement home which they control you for next 40 years?

      • eAbyss

        Dude, lay off the crack pipe.

        • 9to5Slavery

          I will see you at 70 and you will be in a retirement home. I won’t be. Ta ta.

    • Paul

      Z4 Ultra!

  • Glenn Yudenfriend

    The Samsung zombies almost as bad as crapple fans, still waiting for them to go with on screen buttons.

    • 9to5Slavery

      Ignorant

      • Glenn Yudenfriend

        The truth isn’t.

        • tll

          I specifically buy Samsung because I hate on screen buttons. I have a nexus 6 right now and rooted to remove the on screen keys. Such a waste of real estate.

        • Glenn Yudenfriend

          I have the Nexus 6 too, on most apps the buttons disappear on use. I’ll take on screen buttons any day over Samsung phones that look too much like an IPhone

        • 9to5Slavery

          Ignorant

        • eAbyss

          Troll

        • eAbyss

          You do know they hide when something goes full screen right??? I had the same concerns when I first got a phone with on-screen buttons but I quickly found that all the complaints were completely unfounded.

        • So, uh… how are you navigating your phone, then?

        • Paul

          The truth is that users will stick with a phone maker that they like for many reasons, including name branding. I’ve used many brands and Samsung currently offers what I like.
          With every new phone that comes out I put them against each other and see what ones comes out on top for what I want. Then I compare to what I have now and see if it’s worth upgrading.

          So do I prefer the S6 over the M9 because I like Samsung? Nope, I don’t like either as I like the large screen phones. I do own a Note 3 and think it’s a superior device to those currently out there as its competitors, sans the Note 4 and Note Edge. I’m not a Sammy Fan Boy as much as someone that happens to like the current products that Samsung is making.

          It’s funny how people feel that everyone has to pick a side. Also, on screen buttons are not an end-game.

        • IPhart 6 bendgate

          You calling Samsung fans zombie while being a plague. Htc moths.

        • Glenn Yudenfriend

          Sorry, I like different brands, I had LG phones, now I have Nexus 6 by Motorola.

        • IPhart 6 bendgate

          So do I. Youre not special.

  • JaswinderSinghJammu

    I would have to see both of phones in person to make a decision. I am happy with my Nexus 6 but you never know.

    • eAbyss

      I’ve seen the S5 and M8 in person and went with the Nexus 6. I don’t see anything here that would change my mind but you’re right, you never know. I do know one thing for sure though. I’ll never touch TouchWiz, not even with a ten foot poll.

  • Glenn Yudenfriend

    It’s just amazing to me some people refuse to try something different, I’ve had HTC one, G2,G3,think I’m sticking with the Nexus 6 thru the summer, faster updates, no bloat were, front facing speakers.

    • 9to5Slavery

      No one cares about what you think.

      • Glenn Yudenfriend

        Go away troll

        • 9to5Slavery

          You’re the one with multiple accounts up voting yourself. And telling a life story about your self centered self

        • thepanttherlady

          Your posts are uncalled for. If you don’t have anything constructive to contribute to the conversation then move along.

        • Glenn Yudenfriend

          You’re right, he has nothing worthwhile to post

        • Glenn Yudenfriend

          I have one account, goodbye to you

    • 21stNow

      Or, you could try something truly different such as an iPhone 6 Plus or a BlackBerry Passport. Some of us do branch out to different things.

      • Glenn Yudenfriend

        That’s not branching out, that’s called downgrading.

        • 21stNow

          We obviously have a difference in opinions on this. While I prefer Android devices by a mile, I do like to stay aware of other platforms by using them on a regular basis. I don’t consider a flagship device on another mobile OS a downgrade at all.

        • Glenn Yudenfriend

          Apple’s flagship as you call it has 2012 specs with dual core. When I see customizing on party with Android, I might just give it a look. I’ve spoken to quite a few people who couldn’t stay with an iPhone for more than a month or two. Crackerjack on the other hand is a dead issue.

        • 21stNow

          Specs on paper don’t define the user’s experience. Of all the things that I don’t like about the iPhone, the dual-core processor isn’t one of them. The performance of the iPhone’s dual-core processor is on par with my Note 4’s quad-core processor as far as the end use of apps and other services on the phone are concerned.

          I’m not sure what Crackerjack is. If you are referring to the BlackBerry Passport, I have only used this one in passing (more than a store, but not personally owned). I learned from the Z10 that BB10 isn’t for me.

        • Glenn Yudenfriend

          I meant crackberry, if you like the iPhone, more power to you.

      • eAbyss

        Why would anyone want to downgrade to an iPhone or Blackberry? I have experience with both and I can assure you they’re not that great.

  • Bryan Pizzuti

    I’d be interested in seeing if the HTC interest is dependent on the design. e.g. if the One M8v2 style design is generating less interest than the EYE-style one.

  • IPhart 6 bendgate

    Oh please! As you’ve said; this pole is geeks only, out in the real world, not so much. The s6 will destroy the m9 in sales.

  • mreveryphone

    I’ve had them all… I will say I kept the G3 the longest… But I came back to the note 4 and haven’t looked back since… The M9 does look promising… Let’s see what processor gets slapped in there, that will be the deciding factor for me.

  • ewilts

    > If the most recent leaks are anything to go by, the HTC One M9 looks to be a carbon copy of the M8

    Isn’t this the same reason everybody beat up Samsung? For releasing an S5 that they said looked like a carbon copy of the S4? Why is it OK for HTC but not Samsung?

    And I’m wondering why the M9 is so exciting when according to GeekBench, the Exynos 7420 smokes the Qualcomm 710 by 23% in single core and 52% in multi-core. Even the MediaTek blows the Qualcomm out of the water in multi-core. Do people really want slower processors with lower resolution displays because the case looks prettier?

    • bob90210

      Yes, most people buy phones for what it can do and, like it or not, what it looks like. No one cares what processor it has as long as they can use the phone to take porn videos, upload the porn to facebook, and watch their friends porn.

    • KingCobra

      Probably because the M8 looked a lot better than the S4

    • The processor is fast enough. 1080p is enough resolution for anything under 7″. The battery life is vastly better as a result of the two. HTC’s design being prettier is additional to that.

      And it’s okay to iterate on your design if your previous design was actually good. Samsung has always been rather… cheap… in its design, so it has much room for improvement. HTC also has room for improvement, but the M7 was amazing and the M8 was pretty damn wonderful, so it’s safer for HTC to not radically redesign it.

    • Shannon Preston

      The Note 4 uses the SD 805 and the 810 is faster than the 805. Nobody complains about the performance of the Note 4 so the 810 M9 should be just fine…

  • GinaDee

    It it wasn’t for the sucky camera the M8 would of been a top choice for me last year. I heard all the complaints about it but I bought it anyways; only to return it 3 days later.

    It was a bit too long too for my taste. I’ll check the M9 out for sure.

    • Sean

      Same. Used to work at T-Mobile and got the M8 right after launch, only to end up getting the GS5 in June. My only complaint was (and still is) the camera.

  • nain

    The M8 had more “interest” last year as well, and we only sold about 15 in its total shelf life. Compared to 15 Galaxy S5’s in 2 days lol.

  • David Vaughan

    I used to buy phones for the newest and best tech specs….there is just one problem with that rationalization…. None of the high end phones that have been released since 2013 have been terrible and are more then capable of running this years iteration of angry birds….

  • gmo8492

    Looking forward to the second half of the year for better flagships. HTC and Samsung aren’t really that appealing.

  • Jason

    I agree with survey and if my memory serves me right last year we had the same result….
    Samsung will probably outsell htc 3 to 1 just off brand loyalty….

    What pisses me off the most is that not one company believes in making a top notch keyboard slider phone! I could careless who it was made by aslong as it in line with high-end specs.

  • Cam Fas

    Now the question is will it or will it not have bands 12 support

  • Erick Espiritu

    I’m excited for both phones!

  • 21stNow

    I’m a phone enthusiast that looks forward to Samsung’s offering more than HTC’s. I missed the poll!

    • galaxyNote4isBoss

      This poll means nothing significant to the real world. The Galaxy S5 outsold the pitiful Htc M8 by a long mile it was comical.

      The HTC M9 is another boring, drastically dull Htc M8 and M7 only a idiot will think about buying Htc is DEAD in the Android game.

      #GalaxyS6
      #GalaxyS6Edge

      • 21stNow

        I don’t consider HTC fans idiots, just people with opinions different from mine.

        • And so the Sound of Reason suddenly Appears as if from thin Air. :)

        • squiddy20

          That’s exactly what this guy does. If anyone has a viewpoint that is different than his, he’ll tell them they’re wrong, tell them what is better, and throw in some ridiculously childish name calling for good measure.

          What’s funny is, Back in the Evo 4G and Evo 3D days, he was saying how HTC “would never be beat”, that he’d never own any of “Samsuck crappy ass plastic devices”, and that his “legendary” Evo 3D would be Sprint’s flagship device well into 2012- despite it having abysmally poor sales the several times he said it, and then it being pulled from stores 2 or 3 months into the year.

        • justin

          Well, that’s kind of you, but, I’m pretty sure their just idiots who enjoy 3yr old design with subpar specs.. This year’s twiz is leaned up a ton. You guys look out cause it is coming. Samsung is taking no shit this year. They went hard

      • eric

        This is not even close to true. Samsung has lost huge marketshare just recently and analysts are forecasting continued decline. HTC has seen profit increase the past two years now, after a huge downfall. But they trend upwards while Samsung trends down. HTC is anything but dead and I think the m9 will prove that.

        Also, I hope you have actually used an HTC one and seen how much more beautiful the hardware and software is compared to Samsung. Samsung may lead in sales, but HTC leads in design. By far.

        • justin

          This year Samsung makes up that share and then some. HTC is fucking just a couple years away from death. Their is nothing they can do to pull out of the nose dive. They are living in the past as they always have. 2yrs to late with everything. Might as well just be an apple product as far as I am concerned. Wait, actually I’ll say I like Apple more than HTC and I’m a Samsung guy. Clearly.

        • TYLERDERK

          My HTC One M8 has Lollipop already loving it!!
          and even though I own Many phones at the same time I like the M8 best for daily use good size great sound a solid metal design I personalized it by installing a launcher, changed the browser the keyboard the messaging app etc,,,Great device eager to see the M9 when it comes out.

        • Eric Stengrevics

          Well if it might as well be an Apple product, expect a HUGE comeback. AAPL stock is absurd at the moment, so I’m gonna have to disagree with you. And I do not have an iPhone, so there is no bias.

      • You Act like htc Killed yo’ Momma!! lol dang, it Ain’t even that Serious son. ha

      • squiddy20

        Says the idiot who tried claiming that rooting was for “2plus year old devices” as an insult against me (simply because I had a Samsung Moment) but then for 2 whole months claimed to be “looking into” rooting your less-than-6-month-old Galaxy Nexus. Says the idiot who claimed the US S4 would have a flexible display, a sensor to measure blood pressure/glucose levels, and the Exynos 5 Octa. Says the idiot who claimed Verizon’s *low* frequency LTE couldn’t penetrate buildings well.

        Also, take a look at the evolution of the Galaxy S line compared to the HTC’s flagship phone. Notice how the S1 looks only slightly different compared to the S5? Now look at the Evo 4G or any other HTC phone available at that time and compare it to the M8 or M9 and tell me they look similar. What a joke. You should really get your eyes checked.

        • thepanttherlady

          Do youreally have to reply to every single post he makes with the same thing? It’s getting rather old. Those of us who’ve been here for awhile already know Richard’s posts and history.

        • Oliver Jackson

          She really doesn’t understand that lol.

      • donpark1

        Smh… Funny how people sound when they call other people idiots for choosing something for themselves…

      • justin

        Yes. Finally someone who gets it. Instead of these uninformed spoon fed HTC fan boys who know nothing and want a phone to have shitty specs and it to look the same as a 3yr old device. In fact it reminds me of the HTC Sensation.. Lolol s6 all day long

        • Oliver Jackson

          I agree.Haven’t heard of that phone since 2010 lol

      • Beardr8

        Lol Richard back at it.. What happened to droid life man? Not feeling the love?

      • Joshua Morris

        HTC > Samsung… HTC has been around a very long time. Their sales are increasing while Samsung is on the decline.

        Your reasoning is lacking any factual basis…

        • I’m sorry to say, but as an LG fan, HTC is not even on the same map as Samsung as far as revenue and sales go.

        • Shannon Preston

          No not yet they dont have the advertising budget to compete with Samsung.

      • Shannon Preston

        Lol so HTC is boring?? Whats boring about a phone with a premium build, near stock Android experience , and supports its phones with updates and such?? Samsungs designs cant even come close to HTC’s designs so if anything Samsung is boring! I like the Note line but the galaxy line is the same thing every year….

        • Tery123

          The near stock Android experience is what bores me. Stock Android is just to basic and boring.

  • HeatFan786

    Well, the poll is very indicative of the site’s readers. A lot of the readers lost faith in Samsung since the S4 and S5 were mediocre. HTC built a steady performer with continuity.

    • Jerry Rich

      A lot of their readers HTC fanboys and Samsung haters. HTC will be gone soon.

      • HeatFan786

        Idk if HTC will be gone soon. It’s not like Blackberry.

  • Zbum

    We’ll see who sells more……my prediction…..S6 in a landslide.

    • ericc191

      The S6 will most likely sell more phones than the M9, but that doesn’t make it a better overall device.

      • Zbum

        awwww…..yea It does…..in the long run when the phones have been out for awhile….S6 will still dominate and why….because it’s a better phone.

        • Ford_Thundercougarfalconbird

          So the one that sells the most is the best? I guess McDonald’s makes the best burgers in history!

  • Noor

    How? This makes no sense. The M9 is literally looking to be the exact same as the M8, which was similar to the M7. I’m an HTC fan yet I am not looking forward to it.

    • MrLiteral

      literally looking , huh?

    • Ronald

      Don’t fix what is not broke

    • skywalkr2

      No one knew this when poll was voted on.

      • Noor

        Ah, that makes a bit more sense.

  • t-mobileguy

    i’m pretty disappointed in HTC to be honest. I was really hoping for something radical. For whatever reason they have there head up there own asses on how there design. I wish HTC took risks in there designs like how they were before.

    • Manú V

      i was too at first, but i’ll get over it. and there’s two major leaks going around as to what the M9 will ultimately look like. so far, no one’s been able to say definitively which leak is the fake, so we’ll probably have to wait for the official unveiling to find out. regardless, it’s going to be a great phone.

    • Ronald

      why is everyone else taking design risks..LG, Sony , Apple etc…I guess your very disappointed and wont be buying a smartphone anytime soon?

      • Ford_Thundercougarfalconbird

        When has Apple ever taken a design risk? They’ve used the same design since 2007!

    • ericc191

      Their*

  • will

    How come no one ever mentions Sony products? I love my Z3 and want the Z4. No wonder Sony sales are weak, no one talks about them, not even official or unofficial T mobile sites. Seems like people are fixated on only a few phones.

    • JBLmobileG1

      I’ve heard a lot of positive things about the Sony line of phones lately. In fact, my Dad picked up the Z3 and I was seriously considering on doing the same. I currently own a Note 3 however, which I am happy with. Honestly though, I was thinking of just paying this one off so I can give it to my wife, then either go with the Z4 or the Note 5. I agree though, the Sony line doesn’t get the attention it deserves because they really are nice phones. Great battery with an Awesome Camera and the O/S seems good too with very little, if any, bloatware unlike Samsung phones. It’s probably as close to stock Android that you can get without going with the Nexus line or rooting.

      • Manú V

        they hardly market their phones anymore. from what i’ve heard sony might have begun to get out of the smartphone industry all together.

        • Jarobusa

          Thats not true. They recently announced a new phone

        • Manú V

          I know, I’m not suggesting that it’ll happen over night. To clarify, it seems as if Sony will give up trying to compete in the smartphone market after all the losses it’s taken and will gradually withdraw if that trend continues for them. It makes sense.

    • justin

      Because Sony mobile is dead that’s why. It’s literally gone. They stopped

    • KingCobra

      They’re nice phones but they aren’t selling enough to make Sony any money. Other than Samsung, none of these guys really make much of anything at all.

  • George

    This makes lot of sense. HTC one (M7) and samsung galaxy S4 are released almost at the same time. HTC is updating M7 and samsung is NOT updating galaxy S4 (according t-mobile update page). Why to buy samsung when it does not care about updating its phone. S4 will be my last samsung phone.

  • FILA

    we are not so excited anymore since what looks like the real M9 pictures and videos were released. Same ol shit. Mock up above was much hotter. HTC doesnt learn

  • eAbyss

    I’ll save you the trouble and tell you why Samsung did so poorly in the poll. TOUCHWIZ

    • Jerry Rich

      Are you brain dead?

      • skywalkr2

        What a relevant retort.

    • Eric Stengrevics

      So true. It’s so ugly.

    • ewilts

      If the rumors are true, the Touchwiz we’ll find in the S6 is not at all like the Touchwiz you see in the S5. We’ll hopefully find out next month whether that’s a good thing or not.

  • 1ceTr0n

    It is?

  • justin

    This article is garbage. It will be proved upon both releases when the s6 smashes the crap out of the kang ass m9.. The m9 has nothing the s6 offer. The new exynos processor destroys the throttle happy 810, the screen will be better, the battery will be the camera will be. This is nothing more than a crappy click bait article that means nothing. Major oems were have already said the s6 is the best looking phone made by Samsung up to this point and that included the iPhone. M8 was garbage, the m9 will be no exception.

    • Eric Stengrevics

      Dude, chill. Why all the hate? Have an open mind. See what ALL phones have to offer. Pretty obvious Samsung is your favorite, but just because you like it doesn’t mean I have to. Some people care more about software, some people care more about hardware. And some people stick to what they know because it’s safe and reliable. We have options for a reason.

      And the m8 is not garbage by any means. I hope you’ve actually used one before you trash talk it like that.

    • Eric

      Why are you getting so mad at a phone? Did someone from HTC harm your family?

    • Chilehead

      Wow…you are mad bro.

    • Joshua Morris

      Lol bro. Your opinion is garbage. It reeks of fan boy. I had the Note 4 for a week. Turned it in for the M8. I’ll never be returning to Samsung… My personal preference is HTC. Obviously yours is Samsung. Just deal with the fact that most of us here prefer HTCs devices.

      • Cruise Guy

        Never say Never, Josh. I had 6 HTC’s that were complete crap. I decided to stay away from HTC and their horrible customer service from that point forward. (I have never returned so many poorly made phones in my life with no support). Then, suddenly, HTC started making better products. The M7 was actually great, and the M8 awesome. The M9 will probably be Amazing. But never say never as in 3 years, Samsung could be making a stellar product (finally) that leads them all. However, at this time, the M9 surely does look like the nice one to get. The industry just keeps on flipping as one goes from worst to first. (and back)

    • Ronald

      2/10

  • Jerry Rich

    Speaks volumes about your readers. They still think the M8 is a better device than the Note 4.

    • Chilehead

      That’s because HTC sends all of us “readers” checks every month ;)

      • Ronald

        HTC doesn’t have the money to do that

        • Chilehead

          Great sense of humor Ronald. How’s Grimace and the Hamburglar?

    • Joshua Morris

      The M8 is better than the Note 4… Not by a long shot, but still better. I got the Note 4 for Christmas. After a week I returned it for the M8. Definitely happy I made that decision. Never going back to Samsung…

    • Andrew

      I went from an M7 to a Note 4, and can conclusively say the M7 was the better Phone. I absolutely hate this thing. If you’re used to a clean interface that has absolutely no lag, no hiccups and does what you tell it to with no hesitation, going to a Samsung phone will drive you nuts. The note 4 is fast. Sure. But it’s not even close to being instantaneous as the M7, M8, IPhones, Nexus lines are. There’s always a little delay to everything you do with the Note 4, the camera app always hangs when taking a picture, hangouts is absolutely out of this world SLOW, the multitasking button always takes 2 seconds to come up… For all that the Note 4 does, it doesn’t do the simple things well.

    • ericc191

      They’re aimed at completely different user bases.

  • KingCobra

    Of course. HTC makes wonderfully designed devices, while Samsung’s look uninspired. Then Sense is less bloated than Touchwiz as well.

    • robertkoa

      Cellphones are unusual in the A/V World because you don’t get better Audio in a $ 600. Device versus a $100. Device-until HTC came along.
      Now Sony and hopefully Samsung will need to catch up or at least up their Game somewhat.
      And HTC will up their Audio further and play catch up on their Camera for 2015.

      I know Samsung will do some great engineering , and some silly Design errors, like the too thin for a large battery error again but the whole Project Zero naming…..
      Not a big deal for me but some will complain that it’s the same old hardware home button etc.

      And somebody remind these Manufacturers that we can have a metal backplate removable with tiny recessed screws for replaceable batteries…..they still go downhill after 200 to 300 charges far less than a year for many of us.

  • I am a bit disappointed in the HTC One M9 design (well according to the leaked promo videos), but I think that’s more so because of those other renders that were posted a while ago were epicly AMAZING. However, it looks very similar to the M7 and I LOVED the design on that. Typicaly I’m not a fan of Gold, but that Gold and Silver combination just looks so mermerizing to me. Plus, the Spigen cases has be really excited. There’s nothing like an HTC. They are like the perfect balance between adding some unique flares of software, but not enough to weigh down the Android experience. And that I love. I loved my HTC One M7 camera. I just love my pics to look good enough to post on the web. I have a compact system camera for other stuff, and I can’t resist the sound quality (being a music head), and dual-front-facing stereo speakers. Though I was initially diappointed, I see myself going nowhere else. I think I want the Silver/Gold one with 64GB’s internal storage (been wanting to make that push from 32GB to 64 for a while). I refuse to let HTC suffer with such excellence they have given me over the years. HTC G2 (Please make another -___-), HTC Sensation, HTC One S, and HTC One M7.

    • ericc191

      The HTC G2 was an awesome phone.

      • It definitely was. Touchscreens are great, but it’s not bad having some variation when it comes to functionality and designs like that. I wouldn’t mind a few high-end Androids with a QWERTY keyboard like that. If something like that were releasing with dual front-facing stereo speakers and a great front-facing camera it would be perfect for that niche consumer market that loves and were so used to Sidekicks and Blackberry keyboards.

  • me

    Htc phone looks like a BlackBerry Z10

  • How are people so excited about the m9?? I’m currently an LG fan so not biased, but it least we have a pretty good idea Samsung is going to do a fairly big refresh with the s6 and Edge…the M9 looks the exact same.

    • Methuen man

      Are you serious? Pretty much all the Galaxies look the same, with an ugly U.I. NOTHING looks like a refresh with the S6 at all.

      HTC makes a much better phone. There are two rumored designs for it. I’m hoping for the all black one that will have a similar style to the Nexus 9 tablet.

      • monkeybutts

        it’s gonna be the old m8 looking design sadly :(

        • ericc191

          That phone didn’t look exception?

      • Hmm. I’m not impressed

    • Ronald

      looks is only part of the equation isn’t it?

  • Leo Nolasco

    Htc FTW…. And to all you Samsung sheeps

  • Staszek

    It’s just a phone people. Relax!

  • Nino Alcantara

    I’ve had samsung phones since the first galaxy s vibrant came out (vibrant, s2, s3, note 2, s4) then i picked the htc m8 over the s5 because i wanted a little change and i love the design of the m8. The features on the m8 are also more useful than most of the gimicky features on the samsung phones. So im more looking forward to the m9 than the s6. But that can also change when both m9 and s6 gets unveil next month.

  • TheVoiceOf Reason

    So many here want the other guys favorite phone company to die a slow painful death…Why? The reason Apple doesn’t change very much from year to year is because they have NO competition! They are so proprietary with their hardware and software, and their marketing is so good, that they don’t really worry about us Android fans. They are making more money than some countries have in their entire banking system NOT because their products are the best, they’re making it because they spend major bucks on marketing. Now if iOS was open source, and another manufacturer started to build phones using that software, then Apple would have competition. It’s the same with Bose speakers seemingly being the best you can buy. Nothing could be further from the truth with a little research! I personally have the HTC One M8 and hope that the new M9 looks like the @evleaks renders from several days ago. The same renders are on the Spigen site with the new cases. I don’t like the Apple offerings because they are too locked down for me. Now imagine if Sony does leave the market…or what if LG also bombs out…if Samsung were to die…who’s left? Without competition you have no innovation! If all we had was Apple and ONE Android offering (pick your company) then there would be only TWO phones to choose from. How much change do you think there would be from year to year without any competition? Something to think about.

    • *Bows* Yes. Not only do we need competition to push innovation, everyone has their preference. What I may like, someone else may not like. We deserve to have a device that is fitted towards each of our individal preference. Like To-mato To-mAA-to, some people like Samsung, some like HTC, some like Apple, so on and so forth.

  • it’s disappointing to see Samsung simply throw some metal on the S4 and call it an S6 but whatevs. the features on the S have grown stale to me so i was hoping for a design refresh to make the Galaxy “new”. there aren’t many new feature that could possibly matter going from an S5 to S6 or even S4.
    so i’m looking to go back to HTC to get a new experience since i’ve skipped HTC phones for the past 4 years.

    • dontsh00tmesanta

      If apple can get away with it so could sammy

      • Ronald

        Sammy aint no Apple tho!

        • dontsh00tmesanta

          Neither is ford who cares lol

  • Greg

    Nexus 6 master race reporting in.

    • david

      nice cult bro

  • ElmoGagootz

    I’m on my last Samsung from T-Mobile. I’m sick of updates that other carriers get from Samsung and T-mobile doesn’t.

  • monkeybutts

    I think everyone was hyped for a HTC One M9 redesign and disappointed after the videos of a phone that looks just like the M8 were revealed.

    • Jay Holm

      People’s expectations are way, way too high, that is the only reason people are dussapointed. Both the M9 and S6 will be fine smartphones!

  • Anthony Rodriguez

    Hah. The htc is rubbish. The s3 i had was superior in all other areas.the camera is crap. The phone gets hot. Its slow to charge. Its laggy opening apps and games. Its slow to keep up writing. Its slow to think about sending a text. Reception is dismal. Its keeps going.