HTC vs. LG: M9 or G4?

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LG G4 vs HTC One M9

Companies are going bigger and better with their phones, and introducing their new flagship as the technology advances. Once again we have a battle of two flagships from HTC and LG – the M9 model from HTC and the G4 model from LG.

Characteristics

Let’s start with the design: The HTC M9 has the same recognizable design as the most HTC models for the past two years – smooth and aluminium phone that fits your hand in a nice way. On the other hand, the LG G4 is one of those “out of the box” models. The G4 comes in two variants, the one with the plastic back, and the one with the leather back, which of course if more expensive to get.

The HTC M9 has a 5″ screen, while the LG G4 has a screen of 5.5″. The G4 is not a significantly larger phone than the M9, yet it has a 21% bigger scree with a pixel density of 538 PPI, compared to the 441 PPI of the M9. When it comes to the camera, the LG G4 has a 20-megapixel back camera and 8-megapixel front camera, compared to HTC M9’s 20-megapixel UltraPixel back camera and 4-megapixel front camera. I guess HTC are just not that selfie-oriented :).

The HTC M9 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 octa-core, which comes on top of LG G4’s Snapdragon 808 hexa-core. Both models have 3GB of RAM.

 

The Verdict

It seems like the LG G4 won the battle of the specifications, but I still wouldn’t declare it as the winner. After all, from my experience with HTC phones, I cannot identify any major flaws, even though, of course, I would like to see a better configuration. So yes, the G4 wins this one, but I’m sure that the HTC fans would not be convinced to switch to LG from the comparison of these two flagships.

 

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