Hate me, but I’m a Samsung guy. Samsung always seems to make the highest end products that I can afford to pay for in single payment cash transactions. So I’ve got a Samsung TV, Samsung fridge, Samsung monitor, Samsung sound system, and of course, the Galaxy S5.
It’s the best phone I’ve ever owned, which isn’t saying much. I just recently this week managed to crack the screen on the S5 in an embarrassing alcohol related incident where I managed to misjudge the distance between where my clumsily dropped phone was and where my foot was going to land. I managed to pinch it between a pebble and my foot, so there’s now a very fine crack running across the short dimension of the screen about 1cm from the bottom where the button is. The touch functionality remains totally unaffected, and the fracture is only noticeable with the screen at full brightness. It probably isn’t waterproof anymore and that’s the biggest shame for me.
Wouldn’t have happened if I had put it in a protective case. Or if I wasn’t stumbling home drunk from a LAN party.
In any case the S6 and the M9 both look like awesome phones. My personally my main criteria is durability battery life. Everything else is secondary. And the LG’s all-metal case construction definitely gives it an edge in my opinion, but I don’t know if it’s actually stronger.