They’ve got almost nothing in common besides their aluminum casings – and that shouldn’t come as too big a surprise. The iPhone 6 is Apple’s crown jewel, a curved and super-thin ingot packing technologies cherry-picked by Apple to run its closed and meticulously managed iOS platform. By contrast, HTC’s One M9 is a thick block of precision-machined metals, its sharp angles exaggerated by a dual-anodization manufacturing process, its software a heavily customized version of the much more mutable Android Lollipop.
There’s so much more to say – but it’s all been said; to get the full picture of each of these handsets you’ve got to check out the full reviews. We called the iPhone 6 “excellence exemplified” despite its aesthetic devolution from previous models, and we criticized HTC for too little evolution in its product since last year’s outstanding One M8. Check those out to get the lay of the land, then dive in to the point-by-point, side-by-side HTC One M9 vs iPhone 6 comparison below!