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HTC have really started to become the name to turn to for high end design and serious top of the line phones. Things haven’t always been that way, but beginning with the One series, HTC have really been the company to watch. Their newest release is the HTC One M9, and it’s an awesome phone, good looking and high performing too.
Why should you want one? The stunning design should be enough to sell the M9 to you. But there’s also tons of power, a great camera, and amazing sound quality with Boomsound speakers. If you’re shopping for a truly top of the line device, then the HTC One M9 should be truly top of your list. It’s an incredible mobile.
Key Features on the HTC One M9
The HTC One M9 looks like a smoothed out version of the older M8 model. Yes, the back is still curved, which makes it sit better in the hand. But the edges of the M9 are sharper, making it feel more secure and a lot less slippery. Plus, there’s a scratch resistant coating applied to the back panel to deter small amounts of damage, and to keep things fingerprint free.
Style isn’t everything, and inside the M9 there’s a lot to be impressed by. Power specs haven’t had huge upgrades from the M8, but there is a little more juice, and the camera has been vastly improved. And the addition of Dolby sound to the already great Boomsound speakers just makes sound quality even better on the M9.
This is a real top of the line device. The HTC One M9 has it all, from the beautiful design profile to the serious internal power. Can HTC compete with the likes of Samsung and Apple? Absolutely, and the One M9 is proof of that. This is one of the biggest and best releases of the year, and if you want the best then you’d better be looking at the One M9.
Like the majority of high end phones, the HTC One M9 has octo core processing power. In this case there are two quad core processor units running side by side: one a 2.0 GHz, and one a 1.5 GHz. And you can add a huge 3 GB of RAM to that mix. The result? A phone that’s super speedy, super responsive and excellent at multi tasking.
This is an Android device, and you’ll be running the new Android 5.0 Lollipop out of the box. With improved graphics and heaps of neat new features, Lollipop is an intuitive and easy to customise operating system. The big draw? The ability to separate your phone into two separate profiles, one for business, one for pleasure.
In the performance stakes the One M9 is at the head of the pack. It’s as fast as you could ever need, and even running multiple processes there’s no sign of lag at all. From high end gaming to keeping twenty internet tabs open, the M9 isn’t going to let you down.
We’ll be honest and sat that the display on the M9 is not an upgrade from the M8, in fact it’s more or less the same screen. Though given how great the M8’s screen was it’s not very surprising that there’s been no change. The M9 has the full five inch screen, so there’s plenty of typing space, and a good, clear view of whatever you want to see.
You’re looking at a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels, working out at about 441 PPI. That’s not super high resolution, but we found it tough to tell the difference even when we placed the M9 next to a far higher resolution screen. Lines are clear and defined, and the LCD3 material means that colours are bright and true as well.
Picture quality on the M9 is very good, far better than the resolution numbers might have you believe. No, it’s not a 4K display, but then, as long as the picture is awesome, who cares? You’ll have a bright, accurate display with great viewing angles and a beautiful picture.
HTC haven’t always made the best mobile cameras around, but with the M9 it looks like they’ve finally come to their senses. There are two great cameras on the M9. The front facing cam is a solid 4 MP, not bad when you consider that that resolution is just for video chat and taking a selfie or two. But the real action is at the rear.
The rear camera on the HTC is a very respectable 20.7 MP, so you’ll be capturing plenty of detail. But there’s also a dual tone LED flash, which means more natural colour reproduction in low light conditions. You’ll have HDR, panorama, facial recognition, and auto focus too. On top of that, the M9’s video cam can record 4K video as well as being able to video and snap pictures at the same time.
If you’re looking for great mobile photography, then maybe for the first time, we can recommend an HTC phone. The One M9 has great photographic capabilities, and is more than able to take the kind of sharp, beautiful snaps that you’re looking for.
As a flagship phone the One M9 is full of added extras and special features, but there are a couple of things that you should know about. Sound quality is incredible on the M9. There are HTC’s signature Boomsound speakers, but this time you’re getting Dolby sound too. That means solid bass and clear treble, whether you’re listening through headphones or over the speakers. Music lovers will love the M9.
Second up, though the M9 doesn’t support wireless charging, it does have a larger battery than the M8. In fact, you can expect over twenty hours of talk time per battery charge, which is impressive. And when it comes time to charge your phone, fast charge technology will get you up to 60% power in just thirty minutes.
Lastly, the M9 is equipped with NFC. As digital payment systems become more popular in the UK, this NFC tech is going to be a necessity, rather than a luxury, so it’s good to see that HTC are thinking ahead.
|Technology||GSM / HSPA / LTE|
|Dimensions||144.6 x 69.7 x 9.6 mm (5.69 x 2.74 x 0.38 in)|
|Weight||157 g (5.54 oz)|
|Type||Super LCD3 capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Size||5.0 inches (~68.4% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||1080 x 1920 pixels (~441 ppi pixel density)|
|Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 4|
|- HTC Sense UI 7.0|
|OS||Android OS, v5.0.x (Lollipop)|
|Chipset||Qualcomm MSM8994 Snapdragon 810|
|CPU||Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & Quad-core 2 GHz Cortex-A57|
|Card slot||microSD, up to 128 GB|
|Internal||32 GB, 3 GB RAM|
|Primary Camera||20.7 MP, 5376 x 3752 pixels, autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash|
|Features||Automatic simultaneous video and image recording, geo-tagging, face/smile detection, HDR, panorama|
|Video||2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, 720p@120fps, HDR, stereo sound rec.|
|Secondary Camera||4 MP, 1080p@30fps, HDR|
|Alert types||Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones|
|Loudspeaker||Yes, with stereo speakers|
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||v4.1, A2DP, apt-X|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS|
|Radio||Stereo FM radio with RDS|
|USB||microUSB v2.0 (MHL 3.0 TV-out), USB Host|
|Sensors||Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass|
|Messaging||SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email|
|Java||Yes, via Java MIDP emulator|
|- Fast battery charging: 60% in 30 min (Quick Charge 2.0)|
|- Google Drive (100 GB cloud storage)|
|- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic|
|- DivX/XviD/MP4/H.264/WMV player|
|- MP3/eAAC+/WMA/WAV/FLAC player|
|- Document editor|
|- Photo/video editor|
|Battery||Non-removable Li-Po 2840 mAh battery|
|Stand-by||Up to 391 h (2G) / Up to 402 h (3G)|
|Talk time||Up to 25 h 20 min (2G) / Up to 21 h 50 min (3G)|
With the One M9, HTC have really shown that they are the premier phone manufacturer. This flagship device has everything you could want and then more. From oodles of power to great cameras and more, the One M9 is an awesome device, and one that fully deserves to be called a flagship phone.
All the normal connectivity options are there, including 4G, 3G, WiFi and Bluetooth. The M9 has an internal memory of 32 GB. But there’s an included SD card slot, so you can add up to 128 GB more storage should you need it.
Anything we didn’t like? We’re not too taken with the non removable battery, but that’s a question of personal taste really. And we’d like slightly more screen resolution, although picture quality was pretty awesome. These are little things though, and no phone is perfect, though the M9 comes pretty close. For those shopping for a top of the line device, the HTC One M9 should be high on your wish list. It’s a great device from a great company.
by Dan Forster, Mobile Phone Expert
Dan is our mobile phone review expert helping customers make better buying decisions. With a passion for technology and taking things apart Dan single-handedly reviews all the phones listed on the TigerMobiles.com website.