Whether you are thinking about getting a new 2015 flagship smartphone like the Galaxy S6 or maybe getting the 2014 LG G3 as prices have dropped in half, here’s some of my thoughts into the Android smartphones from 2014 and 2015.
Category: HTC One M9
For those of you wondering how fast the new Android smartphones like the Galaxy S6/S6 Edge and HTC One M9 are over its long-distant rival Apple’s iPhone 6, you may be in for pleasant surprise this year.
Without a case, your HTC One M9 screen will break in a face-down drop, it’s not rocket science folks. But with a good case, the HTC One M9 can survive 5-feet face-down drops easily.
The display is the most power-hungry hardware on your Android smartphone. Most smartphones battery life efficiency can be determined by measuring the SOT(screen-on-time). But is it possible to do this in a controlled environment?
HTC One M9 has one big flaw, that its auto-focus does not work correctly. 5 out of 10 shots taken with the M9 results in over-exposed photos and depending on where you focus, the exposure changes constantly. This is worse than the HTC One M7 and M8. Since this is a matter of the camera’s auto focus not doing job correctly, it should be fixed with a camera firmware update by HTC in the future.
If you’ve enjoyed watching our benchmark shootout between the fastest Android smartphones “right now”, you may want to also know that benchmarks aren’t necessarily the most accurate way to tell how fast a phone is.
For those of you wondering the performance differences between the Exynos 7420 processor on the Galaxy S6/S6 Edge vs. Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 on the HTC One M9/LG G Flex 2, we did a bunch of Antutu benchmark tests to find out.
So you want the best smartphone in the world with the best 4K UHD?
Well, even if you didn’t want the best 4K recording, we are here to shed some light on the 4K UHD video recording performance between the Galaxy S6/S6 Edge and the HTC One M9. (FYI, both the S6 and S6 Edge have same camera.)