Both the Samsung Galaxy S6 (and the S6 Edge) and the HTC One M9 were announced yesterday, showcasing the best that these two Android OEMs have to offer this year. Both of these devices were horribly-kept secrets in their own ways, so there weren’t many surprises yesterday—we already knew almost every detail about both phones before they were announced.

But now that they’re here, which one do you think you’ll be getting? Or if you’re not in line for an upgrade right now, which one would be your pick? Let’s take a look at a few of their differences…

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The general consensus has been that the Samsung Galaxy S6 is the better option of the two. This Geekbench benchmark comparison seems to confirm that—at least in terms of specs and performance—Samsung’s offering is the winner. But is there something about HTC’s unique design (that notably isn’t the departure from the M8 that many hoped for) that you prefer over the new glass & metal Galaxy S6?

Here’s the specification rundown…

The Galaxy S6 has a 5.1-inch 2560 x 1440 resolution display at 557 pixels per inch, Android 5.0.2 Lollipop with Touchwiz on top, 4G LTE compatibility, 3 GB of RAM, support for 802.11a/b/g/n/ac WiFi, NFC, Bluetooth 4.1, a 16-megapixel rear camera, a 5-megapixel front-facing camera, the latest custom Samsung Exynos processor, 3 tiers of non-expandable storage at 32, 64, and 128 GB, a 2,550mAh battery, and support for wireless charging. The S6 Edge has very similar hardware, with the obvious exception of its edged screen and a battery with slightly higher 2,600mAh capacity.

The HTC One M9 has a 5-inch 1920 x 1080 resolution display at 441 pixels per inch, Android 5.0.2 Lollipop with Sense 7 on top, 4G LTE compatibility, 3 GB of RAM, support for 802.11a/b/g/n/ac WiFi, NFC, Bluetooth 4.1, a 20.7-megapixel rear camera, a 4-megapixel Ultrapixel front-facing shooter, the latest Snapdragon 810 processor, a couple expandable storage tiers at 32 and 64 GB, a 2,840mAh battery, and support for wireless charging.

So with all of that in mind, and taking into consideration performance, physical appearance, and other factors like software, which would you pick? Sound off in the poll below…

And in case you’re interested, here’s our video comparing the Galaxy S6 to the S6 Edge:

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