HTC One M9 – Refined Rather Than Reimagined

HTC One M9 is finally official. After a plethora of leaks, HTC has finally unveiled the latest version of the One codenamed “M9”. Nothing much has changed drastically enough that HTC One M8 users want to throw their phones out of the window. However, the smartphone is now more capable with a newer processor, better battery, RAM and display. Let’s look at them now!



The design aspect of the phone is reminiscent of the M8. HTC is sticking with what consumers liked and doesn’t want to mess that up. The One M9 will be featuring a two-tone body, claimed to be an industry first. Like the M8, One M9 is formed from a single block of aluminium. The back features a subtle curve along with the brushed finish. The edges feature a gold finish, part of the new two-tone scheme. Available in Black, Gold, Silver and unusual color, Pink.

Hardware Specifications:

The internals have been truly maxed out. Camera sensors have been revamped. UltraPixel technology has shifted from the main camera towards the front while the main camera is now a 20MP full fledged sensor. BoomSound speakers remain but now with Dolby tuning to provide emulated 5.1 Surround sound. The battery is a massive one with 2840mAh rating. RAM and storage have also been upgraded. 3GB RAM and 32GB on-board storage. If that isn’t enough, micro-SD card expansion is also available. Last but not the least, Snapdragon 810 will be the heart of this phone. 810 is the latest chip coming from Qualcomm and features Octa-core capabilities. The screen is still 1080p and is based on LCD technology. Nothing to be ashamed of but not top of the line.


Software side of things are good as well. Android 5.0 Lollipop is bundled with HTC Sense 7. Themeing capabilities have been the focus along with system-wide color schemes. New gallery app is also available which syncs photos from local and online services as well.

The HTC One M9 is truly a step ahead from it’s predecessor. Does it have enough to compete with the latest offerings from Samsung, Sony and other major competitors? What do you think?


Taimur Akmal
Taimur Akmal

Devoted writer, enjoys developing code. Appreciates excellent food, exceptional coffee and great company. He is also into sublime design and nicely built cars.

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