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HTC One M9 and Galaxy S6 pre-orders kick off: which are you buying?
The time has come for many smartphone fans around the world to choose which device they’ll pick up next – the Samsung Galaxy S6 or the HTC One M9. Both devices are now up for pre-order on most U.S. carriers, so tell us, which one will you choose?
Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge
Samsung’s Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge are arguably two of the most beautiful devices the company has ever produced. Both handsets feature a dual-sided glass build with metal trim and a 5.1-inch Super AMOLED Quad HD display. The S6 has a 2550mAh non-removable battery, while the S6 Edge will give you a little more juice with its 2600mAh cell. They’re both powered by a Samsung Exynos 7420 processor, 3GB of RAM, and either 32, 64 or 128GB of on-board storage. Although Samsung has opted to give us higher storage options this time around, the omission of a microSD card slot and removable batteries may stray Samsung fans away from the company’s newest devices. To learn more about the Galaxy S6, check out our full review.
Where to buy:
Since there are multiple different storage options available on each carrier, to save some room, we’ll give you availability info for the 32GB variant of each device.
- AT&T – $199.99 with a two-year agreement/$22.84 per month with the Next 24 program
- T-Mobile – $679.91 outright/$27.50 per month over 24 months
- Sprint – $199.99 with a two-year agreement (after $50 mail-in rebate)/$20 per month over 24 months
- U.S. Cellular – $199.99 with a two-year agreement/$34 per month for 20 months
- Verizon has yet to open up pre-orders, but you can sign up on this page to get updates on the device
Galaxy S6 Edge
- AT&T – $299.99 with a two-year agreement/$27.17 per month with the Next 24 program
- T-Mobile – $779.76 outright/$32.49 per month over 24 months
- Sprint – $299.99 with a two-year agreement/$25 per month over 24 months
- U.S. Cellular – $299.99 with a two-year agreement/$39.50 per month over 20 months
- Verizon hasn’t opened up pre-orders for the S6 Edge either, but you can sign up on this page to get updates on the device
HTC One M9
While Samsung changed just about everything with the S6 and S6 Edge, HTC went for a more iterative approach this time around. Even so, it’s hard denying that the HTCOne M9 is one beautiful smartphone. The handset features HTC’s iconic aluminum unibody design language and a 5.0-inch LCD full HD display. It’s powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor, 3GB of RAM and comes with 32GB of on-board storage with microSD expansion up to 128GB. It also has a non-removable 2840mAh battery. HTCdecided to move the UltraPixel camera around to the front of the M9, but the device’s 20.7MP rear-facing shooter just doesn’t compare to the Galaxy S6’s 16MP camera. Many HTCfans have been concerned that the One M9 isn’t a worthy upgrade from the One M8, though many would argue the company didn’t need to make drastic changes this time around. For more information on the One M9, check out our full review.
Where to buy:
- AT&T – $199.99 with a two-year agreement/$23.64 per month with the Next 24 program
- T-Mobile – $649.92 outright/$27.08 per month over 24 months
- Sprint – $199.99 with a two-year agreement/$20 per month over 24 months
- Verizon’s pre-orders begin April 1st, and you can sign up here if you’d like updates on the device
- HTC – $649 outright for the unlocked/developer editions
- HTC One M9 hands-on and first impressions
- HTC One M9 officially announced: here’s what you need to know
- HTC One M9 vs HTCOne M8 quick look