HTC One M9 Review: Stunning Metal Design, Strong Speakers

HTC One M9 Review

Our Rating

7 Overall

The HTC One M9 is a beautiful Android-based smartphone inheriting the same design and features from predecessor M8. It comes with new Sense 7 software that is more responsive, more simple and highly customizable.

The all-metal 5 incher comes with bombastic BoomSound speakers and a luxurious metal body. The phone is sure to face stiffer competition with the newly launched Samsung Galaxy S6 that also comes with a metal body.

The M9 offers a 1080p HD screen, state-of-the-art Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor, and upgraded front and rear cameras.

HTC is currently offering customers a one-time, no-questions-asked replacement for it in the first year. Even if you don’t swap the phone, you can still get a credit of $100 toward a new phone from the company.

The home-screen widget is somewhat more interesting in the M9. It changes dynamically with certain apps that are displayed, and it totally depends on the location. For example, if you are at work it will display Google Drive and mail more often. At home, the phone will display YouTube and the TV remote apps.

The camera is okay to some extent after an eleven-hour software update. However, it didn’t perform well in low-lighting situations. The 2,840mAh battery is not all that great for heavy users. By lunchtime, around 50 percent of the charge will be used up.

1 Comment

  • xSentaru says:

    I don’t really understand why HTC first had a good idea and tried with 4Mpix and then instead of going in the middle between resolution and quality went right away to this terrible 20Mpix sensor? It would have been interesting if they went to something around 8-13Mpix… which is just fine resolution-wise. So now they first failed with low 4Mpix and now again failed with the super high 20Mpix…

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