HTC has a long standing reputation as one of the world’s leading mobile phone manufacturers, with the likes of the One M8 and Desire Eye already proving award winning devices. So, with the HTC One M9 joining the fray, can the manufacturer work its magic once again?
With plenty of new and exciting handsets hitting the market, can the HTC One M9 find its way to the top of the sales charts? Here our HTC One M9 review takes a look at just how good this new HTC phone is!
HTC One M9 Display
With its most recent HTC launch we actually haven’t seen too much of a change from a display perspective.
Keeping the 5” 1080p Super LCD3 display, the HTC One M9 sizes up identically to its predecessor.
However, this isn’t necessarily a bad thing – as the One M8’s display was very well received and still offers great quality. In fact, the only displays currently ahead of this would be that of QHD quality – with the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S6, Note 4 and LG G3 being a part of this exclusive club.
One thing that HTC has improved is the material used for building the display, with Gorilla Glass 4 making the cut for unrivalled durability. This is also a kind of industry standard among flagship devices now – so the HTC is matching some of its biggest competitors here.
HTC Specs: the end of the UltraPixel camera?
Technical specs is an area where HTC has really improved upon with the One M9, offering a much updated spec sheet. Boasting a Snapdragon 810 chipset, octa-core processor and an Adreno 430 GPU, the One M9 stands miles ahead of the One M8 when it comes to sheer power.
Also, with 32GB of expandable storage, 3GB RAM and a 2840mAh battery tucked into the handset as well, you’re on to a winner with the all new HTC handset. This also meets many of the flagship standards shown by the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S6, making the One M9 a very interesting prospect.
Also, if you’re a camera fiend then you’ll be thrilled to see HTC making a move with its photography hardware. Whilst the HTC One M8 features UltraPixel technology on its rear side, HTC has finally shifted the tech out of the way – making room for a 20 megapixel rear lens.
Offering much more quality than before, HTC is claiming that it’s the best camera ever produced by the company, which should get heads turning. Also, the UltraPixel technology has been implemented on the front lens, turning those dark ‘night out’ selfies into much more legible pictures.
HTC Sense 7 Software
As always the new HTC handset is powered by Android, in this case its latest Lollipop 5.0 version – but this isn’t the only software in play. With an updated HTC Sense 7 user interface, the HTC One M9 boasts a unique look which won’t be found on any smartphones coming out in 2015 from other manufacturers.
The software includes a number of HTC features, with Zoe and BlinkFeed the main contenders. Also, with a themes app offering a way to customise your handset even more and Sense Home allowing you to choose which apps appear on your home screen when in certain locations, the software is set to be a hit.
HTC One M9 vs Samsung Galaxy S6
Having been revealed at MWC 2015, it’s safe to say that the One M9 won’t be the only smartphone gracing us with its presence this year. With the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S6, iPhone 6 and more to compete with it’s certainly a good time to be heading toward the end of your contract. But whilst the HTC is impressive, it will need to overcome QHD quality screens from the Samsung S6 and S6 Edge, whilst also beating the superb performance of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. Whilst this isn’t an easy task, it definitely looks like one that the all new HTC one smartphone can handle, especially with its kind of spec sheet running things behind the scenes…
How good is the HTC competition? Check out the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge display here!