HTC One M9 vs. LG G3 – Best Smartphone Reader’s Choice – March Mobile Madness 2015
And just to make sure we’re clear: the brackets were chosen completely at random, literally pulled out of Roy’s Mickey Mouse hat. Let the games begin, and may the best Lannister win.
|March 11(play-in round)||HTC One (M9)||Vs||LG G3|
|March 12||Winner of the play-in round||Vs||iPhone 6 Plus|
|March 13||Samsung Galaxy 6 Edge||Vs||Lumia 930-Series|
|March 14||Moto X (2014)||Vs||Samsung Galaxy Note 4|
|March 15||Motorola Droid Turbo||Vs||BlackBerry Passport|
|March 16||LG G Flex 2||Vs||Sony Xperia Z3|
|March 17||Nexus 6||Vs||BlackBerry Classic|
|March 18||iPhone 6||Vs||OnePlus One|
|March 19||Galaxy S6||Vs||Galaxy Note Edge|
|March 20||Winner of March 12||Vs||Winner of March 13|
|March 21||Winner of March 14||Vs||Winner of March 15|
|March 22||Winner of March 16||Vs||Winner of March 17|
|March 23||Winner of March 18||Vs||Winner of March 19|
|March 24-26||Winner of March 14||Vs||Winner of March 15|
|March 26-28||Winner of March 16||Vs||Winner of March 17|
|March 29-31||Winner of March 18-19||Vs||Winner of March 20-21|
Winner Announced April 1
HTC One (M9)
The phone feels much sharper thanks to more pronounced edges along the sides of the device, which calls back some of the design elements we saw in the One M7. The 5-inch 1080p display is sharp, though not as jaw dropping as some of the panels offered by HTC’s competitors. Hopefully that means we’ll see improved battery life in our long term tests, however.
HTC packed the One M9 with a Snapdragon 810 processor, 3GB of RAM and 32GB of expandable storage. Android 5.0 Lollipop ran well on the device during our hands-on, and HTC’s new Sense 7 user interface doesn’t add any drag to the experience. We’ve always liked Sense, and Sense 7 is a solid step forward… read more
The smartphone market is going through a predictable cycle. Has been for a few years now. That is: specs get bumped up, and designs change in a marginal way. Amazon noted this when it introduced its Fire Phone just last week—and it’s true. The HTC One (M8) and Samsung Galaxy S5 are essentially identical to last year’s models; we’ve hit a kind of summit where new flagships suddenly don’t seem like must-have upgrades.
That makes it difficult for companies to stand out, like LG. But it also presents an opportunity. People are going to choose Samsung because the company has unprecedented brand recognition. HTC’s popularity, meanwhile, is at an all-time high because of its incredible design and fluid software. But outside of the Top 2, there isn’t much room for anyone else to nudge in. But damn if LG isn’t going to try… read more
See the specs on TechnoBuffalo.