HTC One M9 

Released March, 2015
  • Android 7.0
  • 4G
  • 5"
  • Octa core 2 GHz
This quad core CPU is fast yet power-frugal and it supports quick charging, unlike the old One that took forever to charge.
by MobileTechReview (Apr, 2014)
Apparently in response, HTC has adjusted the processing to address this by upping the sharpness and contrast rather dramatically on the M8, making images "pop" more, and making cropping said images a slightly more viable enterprise.
by Android Police (Apr, 2014)
6.6 Out of 10

PhoneRocket Review Our evaluation of the HTC One M9

Performance

Processing power and speed

One M9
7.1
Passmark

Graphics

3D and 2D graphics

One M9
n.d.
AnTuTu 3D, GLBenchmark 2.5 and GLBenchmark 2.7

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

One M9
5.2
Talk time (3G), Talk time, Standby time (3G), Standby time and 1 more

Reviews

How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

One M9
8.4
Reviews from gsmarena.com, techradar.com, mobiletechreview.com, pocket-lint.com and 3 more

6.6

PhoneRocket Score

Performance, Graphics, Battery Life and Reviews

One M9
6.6

Benchmarks Real world tests of the HTC One M9

passmark Processor performance including multiple coresData courtesy Passmark

One M9
5,600
LG G5
8,625

Reviews Word on the street for the HTC One M9


8.5
The HTC One M8 Harman/Kardon Edition is exclusive to Sprint in the US, and for $30 more you get better audio quality, a spiffy set of Harman/Kardon AE (Audio Enhanced) $150 earbuds in the box and the option to buy the very good, both sonically and in terms of design, HK Onyx Studio Bluetooth speaker for $99 (it lists for $399).

8.3

Overall

8.4 Out of 10

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight

Screen

It's viewable outdoors and whites are very bright and clean while blacks are decent but not as inky as AMOLED and Super AMOLED displays.
by MobileTechReview (Apr, 2014)
Indeed, the camera captures pleasing colors with good sharpness but it still handles high contrast scenes poorly with blown out whites.
by MobileTechReview (Apr, 2014)
A proven display: While it's not a new panel, the S-LCD3 HTC chose last year still remains a strong contender in the space.
by Android Police (Apr, 2014)

Camera

In fact, so far as I can tell, this is the same image sensor and lens setup we saw on last year's phone aside from the addition of the second camera.
by Android Police (Apr, 2014)
The drawback of the 4MP equivalent sensor is the relatively low resolution of photos; there isn't much opportunity for cropping without things becoming a blotchy mess.
by MobileTechReview (Apr, 2014)
Our only complaint is the rear camera; sure the software is very nice but the camera resolution will disappoint the hordes of users who've abandoned point and shoots in favor of capable high resolution camera phones.
by MobileTechReview (Apr, 2014)

Battery

We didn't dip below 7 hours of actual screen on time, which is quite good for today's phones... watch out, LG G2 you have competition.
by MobileTechReview (Apr, 2014)
Personally, I was able to get nearly 40 hours out of a single charge on a pretty regular basis.
by Android Police (Apr, 2014)
HTC says you can eek 30 hours out of 10% battery remaining in this mode, which is impressive.
by Android Police (Apr, 2014)

Apps

Some menus have been made more visible (Services & Apps is now a dedicated submenu from the settings drop-down), and a brand-new interface for adding new content to your feed has been implemented.
by Android Police (Apr, 2014)
HTC's on-device "HTC Apps" updater is gone, as most of the apps it updated have now been moved to the Play Store (Gallery, Zoe, Dot View, Blinkfeed, TV - other changes are bundled into the "Service Pack" app).
by Android Police (Apr, 2014)
The gist is that this is a lot like the ultra power saving mode on Samsung's Galaxy S5 - data sync is disabled when the screen is off, the screen is super dim, everything is throttled, and you only have access to a very few select apps via a special power-saving interface mode (fewer than Samsung's mode, actually - no Gmail).
by Android Police (Apr, 2014)

Video

We had a hard time killing the 2600 mAh Lithium Ion with a heavy day of use that included streaming video for an hour, using the GPS for a half hour trip, 30 minutes of calls, taking 40 photos and 5 full HD videos and playing 45 minutes of games (Real Racing 3 mostly).
by MobileTechReview (Apr, 2014)
It can shoot 1080p video too, and that means high quality video chat.
by MobileTechReview (Apr, 2014)
The display is even larger at 5" and it's still one of the nicer full HD smartphone panels on the market.
by MobileTechReview (Apr, 2014)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

Type Super IPS LCD2
Size 5"
Resolution 1920 x 1080
PPI 440 ppi

hardware

Clock speed 2 GHz
Number of cores Octa core
RAM 3 GB
Internal storage 32 GB
Supported card formats
  1. SDXC
  2. SDHC
  3. SD

photo & video

Camera 20 MP
Resolution 20 MP
Flash Yes
Secondary camera 4 MP
Video resolution 3840 x 2160 @ 30 fps

cellular

Generation 4G
Networks
  1. HSUPA (7.2 Mb/s)
  2. GPRS (0.01 Mb/s)
  3. HSPA (unspecified)
  4. UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
  5. EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
  6. LTE-A Cat 6 (300/)
  7. LTE (20 Mb/s)
  8. GSM (0.01 Mb/s)

battery

Talk time 1,524 min
Talk time (3G) 1,302 min
Standby time 23,472 min
Standby time (3G) 24,192 min
Capacity 2,840 mA·h

form factor

Weight 157 g
Thickness 9.6 mm
Size 69.7 x 144.6 x 9.6 mm

sensors

Has an assisted GPS Yes

music

Supports FM radio Yes

software

Operating system Android 7.0
Multitasking Yes
App store Android Market
Adobe flash support No
App store size 850,000 apps

connectivity

Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes
Supports NFC Yes
Bluetooth Bluetooth
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