HTC One M9 Review

By admin | Published May 4th, 2015

The HTC One M9 may look similar to the other One handsets from afar, but taking a close look reveals that the device has had slick redesign and the interior has been packed with more power than ever. On top of that, the software has had a major overhaul, and for the first time the Sense UI is looking like a true top contender in the Android UI space.

Build Quality

In terms of size and weight the HTC One M9 is very slightly smaller than previous iterations. It’s certainly not all that noticeable though, and the changes to design are only for the better. The aluminum unibody that made the HTC One M7 famous is still on the M9 although it has been further toned down and streamlined.

HTC managed to get the design on the M7 perfect but two years later ever so slight changes have been made along the way to make it even more gorgeous.

There is no doubt that the HTC One M9 has one of the best build qualities in the smartphone industry.

Display

The display on the HTC One M9 is the exact same one seen on the M8. Whilst this means that there is no ultra HD panel on the M9 like there is on other 2015 high end flagship devices, the M8’s display is certainly not bad.

The specs for the display on the M9 are as follows:

●    5 inch IPS panel
●    1080p resolution
●    441ppi
●    Gorilla Glass 4

There is a lot of argument over whether a QHD display is better than something like the M9’s display. It’s clear that after a point more pixels does not mean better display quality.

The color and contrast on the M9’s display is pretty much on par with every other flagship device this year so we doubt you’ll find much to complain about with it.

Software and UI

This is where a lot has changed. The new Sense 7 UI is running on top of Android 5.0.2 Lollipop and it features plenty of cool software tools. Blinkfeed is still an important part of Sense in 7 and it has been further updated to make it easier to use and more streamlined to transition to.

The main change for Sense 7 though is the overall appearance - a lot of work has gone towards the UI themes, and users can choose from and download plenty of different minimalistic themes.
Specifications

The HTC One M9 is a pretty powerful piece of kit, that’s for sure. The S6 and the S6 Edge are still the current performance kings but the M9 isn’t far behind. In fact, we don’t think you’ll even notice the difference in the S6’s performance and the performance of the M9 in real everyday use. If you like to unlock your HTC One M9 just visit here!

This is partially due to the fact that the M9 is powered by the Snapdragon 810 SoC, which comes with an octa-core processor with four Cortex A57 2GHz cores and four Cortex A53 cores clocked at 1.5GHz. 3GB of RAM is included on top of the Adreno 430 GPU.

The new Lollipop is also very power efficient, making it incredibly easy for high end devices to run it without a single bead of sweat.
Camera

With a 20 megapixel camera taking the primary position and the UltraPixel shooter moving to the front facing cam, the HTC One series is finally back in the camera game. With that being said, HTC is still a while away from beating Samsung in the camera department, and it’s clear that the S6 produces slightly better results than the M9.

The M9 is still great though, but it lacks a little when dealing with low light shots. To Unlock the other HTC handset just check it out here!
Summary

The HTC One M9 is an absolute gorgeous piece of tech. This time round though it’s not just the build quality. The UI on the M9 is just as visually impressive and the variety of interesting HTC software features make it a great experience to use all of the time.

If appearance matters to you, then the M9 may be your next best friend. The HTC One M9 isn’t lacking in the performance department either, and the display performs perfectly well as does the camera, even if both aren’t quite up to the standards of the latest Samsung flagship.




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