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The HTC One M9 is now available to pre-order in Europe, and it's not cheap

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The HTC One M9 is now available to pre-order in Europe, and it's not cheap
HTC is now officially taking pre-orders for the brand new One M9 smartphone, but only in Germany (we're not really sure why pre-orders aren't also available in other countries).

Folks in Germany have to pay €749.99 if they want to pre-order an M9 right now. Only the gold variant of the handset is currently available, with the gunmetal grey and silver ones expected to arrive starting March 31. Later this month is also when the One M9 will be released around the world. Last week, Best Buy US had listed, for a short period of time, its own price for an unlocked HTC One M9: $649. We certainly hope that this is the actual price that the new handset will have when it launches in the US.

As you may know, the HTC One M9 runs Android 5.0 Lollipop with Sense 7 UI, and brings various improvements over last year's One (M8), including an octa-core Snapdragon 810 processor, a 20 MP rear camera, Dolby Audio to compliment the BoomSound speakers, 3 GB of RAM, and a 2840 mAh battery. Make sure to check out our HTC One M9 hands-on for a detailed look at the new flagship.


source: HTC Germany via GSM Arena

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posted on 03 Mar 2015, 16:28 2

1. fzacek (Posts: 2486; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


€749.99 for a Nexus 5 in a metal body. What a rip-off...

posted on 03 Mar 2015, 16:28 15

2. DeusExCellula (Posts: 1106; Member since: 05 Oct 2014)


Lol this thing beats the nexus 5 into the ground. thanks for trying

posted on 03 Mar 2015, 17:06 1

16. sgodsell (Posts: 3640; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


The Nexus 5 is using a Snapdragon 800 CPU with 2 GB of ram and has an 8 mp camera. This HTC M9 is using a 64 bit Snapdragon 810 CPU with 3 GB of ram with a 20 mp camera.

Unless you are talking about the Nexus 6. The Nexus 6 is no slouch, it has the same 3 GB of ram, and it is using a Snapdragon 805 running at 2.7 GHz with a 13 mp camera. However the Nexus 6 has a better display then the M9. The M9 is only using a 1920x1080 IPS display where as the Nexus 6 is using a 2560x1440 AMOLED display.

posted on 03 Mar 2015, 17:36

26. mixedfish (Posts: 1180; Member since: 17 Nov 2013)


"The Nexus 6 is no slouch, it has the same 3 GB of ram"

So like the Nexus 6 has DDR4 now, LMAO.

posted on 03 Mar 2015, 17:58 2

35. hellbread (Posts: 309; Member since: 21 Nov 2014)


It looks like HTC was working on Project Zero, not Samsung. We were misinformed somehow.

I mean I respect HTC and think M7 and M8 are still one of the best phones out there but to show me year later absolutely same phone got me very disappointed. I was really hopping M9 will be my next phone...
In this odd world only Apple is allowed to do that and pass with out punishment.

posted on 03 Mar 2015, 16:33 9

4. AnTuTu (Posts: 1580; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)


Sorry HTC but you lost this time :(

posted on 03 Mar 2015, 16:34 3

5. Busyboy (Posts: 556; Member since: 07 Jan 2015)


Except it's better in every way, but yeah it's pretty much that.

posted on 03 Mar 2015, 18:49 2

43. iLovesarcasm (Posts: 529; Member since: 20 Oct 2014)


Expensive brick

posted on 03 Mar 2015, 16:30 1

3. kerginaldo17 (Posts: 174; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)


With all these propaganda about the handset, you want what?

posted on 03 Mar 2015, 16:35

6. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


I'm surprise no one complain bout HTC battery life

posted on 03 Mar 2015, 16:37 5

7. walkman800 (Posts: 113; Member since: 26 Aug 2014)


why?
2850 mah battery for a 5˝FHD s810 smartphone is marvelous.
The predecessor had respectable battery life on Lollipop, I seriously doubt this one'll disappoint.

posted on 03 Mar 2015, 16:46 1

12. Sharky (Posts: 237; Member since: 24 Jun 2008)


With a smaller battery as well (for the M8). I think the M9 will be fine.

posted on 03 Mar 2015, 16:45

11. UglyFrank (Posts: 1655; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


I should be the previous one since it is 20nm and bigger battery aaaannnd a newer screen.

posted on 03 Mar 2015, 16:39

8. maherk (Posts: 3766; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Rather go with the M8 Eye for half of that price.

posted on 03 Mar 2015, 16:42 3

9. dimas (Posts: 2132; Member since: 22 Jul 2014)


Gonna wait for LG and Sony's major flagship announcements. With HTC and Sammy's pricing, M9 and S6 Edge are already gone from my wishlist.

posted on 03 Mar 2015, 17:43 3

31. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10456; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Scratch Sony off the list because their flagships are just as expensive at launch.

posted on 03 Mar 2015, 18:16

40. Awalker (Posts: 1501; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)


I want to see what Motorola has to offer.

posted on 03 Mar 2015, 16:43

10. romeo1 (Posts: 718; Member since: 06 Jan 2012)


Here in holland its 749€ like in Germany. 2 much if you ask me they should've started at 550 or 600 tops. Just because of the 1080p screen. The s6 is 699€ but has 2k. If you use 1080p its no problem i rather have that than 2k but it's older tech now so can't slap a premium price on it. Guess the s6 will smash it again in terms of sales i even wonder if they will sell 1-2 million units with this kind of pricing. Apple can get away with it as people adore apple products but htc can't

posted on 03 Mar 2015, 16:55

13. Mutation.X (banned) (Posts: 185; Member since: 09 Feb 2015)


No Ddr4Ram, no 4gb Ram. No Exynos Cpu. This phone is believe will fail even more than the M8.

posted on 03 Mar 2015, 17:10 1

17. DeusExCellula (Posts: 1106; Member since: 05 Oct 2014)


I believe it uses DDR4 RAM sir

posted on 03 Mar 2015, 17:21

19. Mutation.X (banned) (Posts: 185; Member since: 09 Feb 2015)


Let me look that up.

posted on 03 Mar 2015, 17:23 2

22. AndreaWijayanti (Posts: 69; Member since: 03 Mar 2015)


No sir, samsung is the first uses DDR4 RAM

posted on 03 Mar 2015, 17:32 1

24. Hyperreal (Posts: 228; Member since: 08 Oct 2013)


first was lg gflex 2. one m9 has it also.

posted on 03 Mar 2015, 17:55

34. AndreaWijayanti (Posts: 69; Member since: 03 Mar 2015)


Oh Ok

posted on 03 Mar 2015, 17:34 5

25. Martin_Cooper (Posts: 1424; Member since: 30 Jul 2013)


Specs wont mean much to the general crowd, what it will mean much is when people start seeing articles where M9 gets humiliated in the camera department by S6. When they see its same phone as last year externally. No its not an iphone, you need a great new design or you fail, Its simple as that. HTC doesn't have and will never have brand recognition as apple not even close to samsung.
I predict in two years they will either be near bankrupt or be bought by someone.
Unless they want to become blackberry whose goal is just to survive for as many years as possible until it goes to ground.

posted on 03 Mar 2015, 21:07

52. Furbal (Posts: 981; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)


Should have gotten rid of the black htc bar and moved boomsound to a "slit" inbetween the glass and frame, could have made it a bit more compact instead of a 1inch+ reach to get to the keyboard.

posted on 03 Mar 2015, 17:12 2

18. GreekGeek (Posts: 1276; Member since: 22 Mar 2014)


With all the compromises of both the M9 and the S6...I'd give the nod to the M9

1.There is NO way in hell that you'd be able to discern a QHD vs FHD on a 5 inch screen
2. Boom sound, great front camera, Micro SD slot...nuff said
3. The Snapdragon seems to be significantly better than the Exynos on intensive 3D gaming

posted on 03 Mar 2015, 17:21 1

20. medtxa (Posts: 1133; Member since: 02 Jun 2014)


whatever.. you make no sense.

posted on 03 Mar 2015, 17:30 7

23. Martin_Cooper (Posts: 1424; Member since: 30 Jul 2013)


1. s**tty back camera, awful in low light. VS As it looks like the best camera on a phone yet, better than note 4 which is no1 right now.
2. Same great design but same, you are paying same money as S6 which is a huge improvement while M9 is just same shell
3, S6 has a 14nm cpu which in theory will save u battery life
4. S6 has a DDR4 ram which should improve multi tasking and generally phone speed
5. S6 much better screen to bezels ratio while M9 keeps the same s**ttu huge bottom bezels.
6. S6 has a brand new flash memory technology which should also improve overall phone performance.

All in all my dear blind HTC sheep, S6 has actually brand new technologies and not just off the shelf parts put together in the same design and body from last year.

And this comes from a guy who gives too much s**t to samsung cause of crappy S5.

posted on 03 Mar 2015, 17:40 2

30. Hyperreal (Posts: 228; Member since: 08 Oct 2013)


its not final software so i guess camera will be improved and it has saphire to protect it. m9 also has ddr4 ram. screen to body ratio is not that much different. htc uses asymetrical design whuch makes the bottom bezel look bigger. samsung is 143x72 mm with 5,1 inch. htc is 144x70 with 5 inch. thats a huge difference??? and has great dual speakers on front. htc has much bigger battery. and we all know that htc is better in software optimization and I dont believe in all that talk that touchwizz is getting much faster. micro sd also in HTC. dont offend people because it is you who acts like a sheep.

posted on 03 Mar 2015, 17:47 4

32. mixedfish (Posts: 1180; Member since: 17 Nov 2013)


1. LMAO, you speculate on S6 camera without real tests and yet you'd happily conclude on the Toshiba module in M9 having never tested it?
2. It's a similar design because they perfected it from the start, GS6 is chasing something they never had.
3. But it has a smaller battery and runs 2k resolution, so?
4. The M9 also has DDR4 too, what's your point?
5. Larger bezels for larger speakers LOL
6. Faster flash memory but where's the memory card slot, or is suddenly Apple style upselling cool now that Samsung is doing it?

And this comes from a guy who doesn't give two s**ts about either phone. But I am rational, and credit is given where credit is due.

posted on 03 Mar 2015, 19:38

47. j2001m (Posts: 2942; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


The sd card will slow your mem controler down that's why it's been removed on the new s6 as the tech they added is only any good without it, as it lags out on phones now, you are up on tha to the S6 came out Apple had the fastest mem going on speed test, that's bexause they did not support a mem control for sd card, but they use cheap ram, no joke, that how made the sd cards do damage and why Google tryed to get them removed, with the new s6 it be like putting ddr1 ram in a ddr4 pc, it crap up the speed big time (it can not be done but you may now get the idea)

posted on 03 Mar 2015, 18:08 3

36. sniper1087 (Posts: 508; Member since: 31 Dec 2011)


hmm the HTC has DDR 4 RAM, so makes your point moot, "best camera on a phone yet" that is also false still the king is the nokia lumia 1020 like it or not one of the best cameras with loseless zoom capabilities on a smartphone, without counting the 808 pureview, since WP is more capable than that symbian OS.

posted on 03 Mar 2015, 17:39 2

29. mixedfish (Posts: 1180; Member since: 17 Nov 2013)


"There is NO way in hell that you'd be able to discern a QHD vs FHD on a 5 inch screen"

I can, and if you were human you wouldn't have a 'standard' viewing distance as dictated by Apple.

posted on 03 Mar 2015, 18:31 2

42. JMartin22 (Posts: 1969; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)


The front facing camera on the S6 is better. The Mali GPU will be more optimized for intensive 3D gaming than the Adreno. The only thing you mentioned that might be true, but is hardly relevant to anyone is the front speakers.

posted on 03 Mar 2015, 19:43 1

48. arch_angel (Posts: 1651; Member since: 20 Feb 2015)


lol bruh i can tell difference from QHD and FHD. PA has the benchmarks for both phones and the gs6 is better in every way, especially in the graphics. so idk where you get the idea that the m8 will be better at running intensive games. GTFO PA TALKING ABOUT SHlT THAT YOU CANT EVEN BEGIN TO COMPREHEND.

posted on 03 Mar 2015, 17:23 1

21. Martin_Cooper (Posts: 1424; Member since: 30 Jul 2013)


750eur for an M8S, I thought only apple "sheeps" will pay for that..

posted on 03 Mar 2015, 17:38 1

27. Totse2k15 (Posts: 458; Member since: 11 Feb 2014)


Design look the same like last generations HTC smarthphones, just like the iPhones.
No offense, lulz.

posted on 03 Mar 2015, 17:53

33. arch_angel (Posts: 1651; Member since: 20 Feb 2015)


that would be 838 in the u.s. thats crazy

posted on 03 Mar 2015, 18:09 1

37. sniper1087 (Posts: 508; Member since: 31 Dec 2011)


note edge is 870 in the US :)

posted on 03 Mar 2015, 19:34

45. arch_angel (Posts: 1651; Member since: 20 Feb 2015)


but thats a special version of a phablet phone so its expected to be high as hell just like the gs6 edge. i see the note 4 edge for 825 on amazon but i see the 870 price as well.

posted on 03 Mar 2015, 18:10 2

38. ChowMein (Posts: 76; Member since: 01 Jan 2015)


total rip off.
Should cost less than the s6

posted on 03 Mar 2015, 19:34

46. arch_angel (Posts: 1651; Member since: 20 Feb 2015)


at least the same there both premium metal slates. but it definitely shouldn't be the same as the s6 edge

posted on 03 Mar 2015, 18:23

41. Fire5 (Posts: 298; Member since: 13 Feb 2015)


Glad to be expensive because they spend complaining about the smartphone Android, now have the smartphone cases and high-end quality pagen by them weeping because for these whiners brands ceased to innovate and now make cute smartphone to be fall in love with it. Apple sheep are pathetic but has something to respect is that although the iPhone 6 is not worth the price that Apple puts their fans they pay period. The Android fan starts talking trash your smartphone after demonstrating that pays stopped eating to buy an Android. Holy God endorse your product ... I am a fan of Android and when in the store try the S6 and HTC for which mede better impression about what I buy and not be crying. Learn how to save money for q make a happy purchase and ask for the best if not community support or manufacturers.

posted on 03 Mar 2015, 19:09 1

44. Gurashish (Posts: 3; Member since: 31 Jan 2015)


I am happy htc decided with 1080p display as it drastically improved its gaming performance. Htc M9 is the best phone for gaming which is good for me. I have htc one M8 and I'll be probably switch to Htc one M9. I saw that people are complaining about its design but what i feel is htc's design is evergreen. But what i am excited about is Htc's 5.1 dobly surround feature.

posted on 03 Mar 2015, 20:18

50. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 2061; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)


a 1080p for $749.?

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