Nexus 6 vs Asus ZenFone 2 vs LG G4 vs HTC One M9 vs Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge – Best Phablets Battle Comparison
Choosing the right phone is not very easy, especially when there are so many variants and each model is very different from the others and has specific features. Some buyers want an advanced camera with excellent photographic results, others want a fast processor, while others are looking for a phone with a long battery life. We selected the best 5 phones with larger screens that might interest you.
Asus Zenfone 2
Asus released this phone back in January, at a very affordable price ($299) and having high end specifications. The Zenfone 2 was the first smartphone to support 4GB of RAM, but Asus released a second variant with 2GB of RAM and lower specs. The design doesn’t have anything spectacular, as it copies the LG G3: brushed metal body with physical buttons placed on the back, bellow the camera. The phone is a bit thick at 10.9 and it’s equipped with a 5.5inches IPS screen that offers a resolution of 1080×1920 pixels at 403ppi and the front panel is protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 3. The higher end variant is powered by quad core Intel Atom Z3580 processor clocked at 2.3GHz, being the one with 4GB of RAM, while the other variant uses a quad core Intel Atom Z3560 processor clocked at 1.8GHz, and it’s coupled with 2GB of RAM.
There are three variants of internal memories: 16 and 32GB, which support expansion up to 64GB, and the third variant has this capacity and the device doesn’t have a microSD card slot. The Zenfone 2 runs on Android v5.0 (Lollipop), which is skinned by Asus ZenUI. The cameras are pretty advanced and the one on the back is 13MP PixelMaster with dual-LED flash and f/2.0 wide-aperture lens with “zero shutter-lag.” The front camera is 5MP and takes pretty awesome selfies. As for the battery, it’s non-removable and has a capacity of 3000mAh which lasts over a day under normal usage. There is also a BoostMaster fast charge mode which helps the battery charge up to 60 percent within 40 minutes.
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
The Edge variant has a 5.1inches QHD Super AMOLED display that supports 2560×1440 pixels at 577ppi and has curved sides, meaning that there are no bezels. Both the front panel and the back side are protected with the new Gorilla Glass 4, the device is very thick at 7mm and features a thin metal frame. The home button hides the fingerprint sensor which is PayPal certified, but the S6 Edge is not water and dust resistant likewise the previous model. It’s powered by Samsung’s fastest processor built so far (using 14nm technology), the Exynos 7420 with a quad-core 1.5GHz Cortex-A53 CPU and a quad-core 2.1GHz Cortex-A57 CPU, which are paired with 3GB of RAM.
Samsung preferred to not add a microSD card slot, so the Galaxy S6 Edge has fixed internal memories with capacities of 32, 64 and 126GB. The primary camera is 16MP with optical image stabilization and a wide f/1.9 aperture, while the front camera is 5MP. The battery is pretty small at 2600mAh and it’s non-removable, but it features an Adaptive Fast Charging feature which allows you to charge your device within two hours.
HTC One M9
On the outside, it’s not very different from the HTC One M9. It has the same full metal body, with two thin lines on the back and BoomSound stereo speakers, but the frame received a different color. It has a thickness of 9.6mm and has the smallest screen between the five device, measuring 5inches. It’s a Super LCD3 display which kept the same resolution of 1080×1920 pixels at 441ppi, but it received Corning Gorilla Glass 4 for protection against scratches. The One M9 runs on Android v5.0 (Lollipop) with 3GB of RAM and has HTC Sense UI 7.0 on top of it. It’s powered by Qualcomm’s new 64bit MSM8994 Snapdragon 810 octa core processor formed by a quad-core 1.5GHz Cortex-A53 CPU and a quad-core 2GHz Cortex-A57 CPU, coupled with Adreno 430 graphics.
There is only one variant of internal memory of 32GB, which supports expansion up to 128GB. HTC ditched the dual 4MP Ultrapixel on the back in favor of a 20MP sensor with dual-LED flash. However the 4MP camera was moved to the front. The battery has a capacity of 2840mAh and it’s not removable. However, it uses Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 2.0 feature and it’s charged up to 60 percent within 30 minutes.
LG changed the design on the new model, using a plastic back with 3D diamond pattern for the first variant and genuine leather with stitching running down the middle for the other variant. The device has a thickness of 9.8mm, an IPS LCD display measuring 5.5inches with 1440×2560 pixels resolution at 538ppi (its predecessor was the first phone with QHD resolution). The LG G4 runs on Android v5.1 (Lollipop) with LG Optimus UX 4.0 UI on top of it and it supports 3GB of RAM.
LG didn’t use the latest chip from Qualcomm, but the previous MSM8992 Snapdragon 808 hexa core processor consisting of a dual-core 1.82GHz Cortex-A57 CPU and a quad-core 1.44GHz Cortex-A53 CPU, which are paired with Adreno 418 graphics. The internal memory is also 32GB, expandable up to 128GB, while the rear camera is 16MP with OIS, LED flash and a wide f/1.8 aperture, while the secondary snapper is 8MP. It’s kept alive for 20 hours by a 3000 mAh battery (user-replaceable), if you’re making calls over 3G. But it has a Quick Charge 2.0 feature and optional Qi-enabled wireless charging.
The device was created by Motorola for Google, and has a similar design to the Moto X 2014 – matte plastic back with a dimple below the rear camera, a metallic frame runs around the edges and the front panel has two stereo speakers. The device is huge, having an AMOLED display from Samsung sized at 5.96inches, which supports 2560×1440 pixels at 493ppi, and has a thickness of 10.1mm. Inside, it has a 32bit Qualcomm Snapdragon processor with four cores clocked at 2.7GHz, which couple with 3GB of RAM and there are two storage options of 32 and 64GB, which can’t be expanded. The camera from the back is 13MP with optical image stabilization and dual-LED flash, while the secondary snapper is only 2MP. The battery is 3220mAh, non-removable, and comes with Motorola’s Turbo Charger which extends the battery life by up to 6 hours when it’s charged within 15 minutes. The device comes also with has Qi wireless charging built-in.