Are you liking the dual-tone body of the new HTC One M9?

Are you liking the dual-tone body of the new HTC One M9?
Taking the spotlight at HTC's MWC presentation, the new One M9 stays true to the company's premium unibody design, with a "dual-tone metal unibody," just as predicted. No qualms about that, as HTC traditionally makes some of the most beautiful and premium-feeling handsets out there, and the One M9 is no exception. Clocking in at 144.6 x 69.7 x 9.61mm, the new flagships is shorter and slightly narrower than its predecessor, the One (M8), but keeps its girth and heft. Thus, it still feels solid in the hand, but will be a tad more manageable in your pocket.

The new metal body finish is slightly grippier, which doesn't make it feel as slippery as its predecessor – so it’s less prone for us to accidentally drop it. For the most part, there’s nothing too radical with the design, especially when it employs the same distinct design traits as before – like its dual front-firing BoomSound speakers, separating lines on its back, and the plastic cover over the top edge. Other small, but minor changes that we appreciate include the placement of the power button to the right edge of the phone and its textured finish. Still, these are our impressions, and we would like to know what you personally think about the new HTC One M9 'dual-tone' design. Take a side, and chime in the comments.

Are you liking the dual-tone body of the new HTC One M9?

Loving it
Not my cup of tea

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One M9
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 20 MP / 4 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, Octa-core, 2000 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2840 mAh(21.7h 3G talk time)



1. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

For the next 30 mins, this is the worlds most powerful phone.

4. cdm283813

Posts: 424; Member since: Jan 10, 2015

Sorry but LG Flex 2 had that title weeks ago. It almost matches spec for spec.

7. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

The RAM though.

16. Busyboy

Posts: 732; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

The Flex 2 has a 3gb RAM option, and so will this

20. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Heat Dissipation from a metal body = sustained performance

19. spin9

Posts: 310; Member since: May 31, 2014

All black and all gold are the best this year. Gold and silver together is a tacky/cheapy/gaudy combination even in jewelry imo

8. Jobayer

Posts: 167; Member since: Feb 22, 2013

Nope because it has a 1080p display. It has its work cut out by 4 times

2. TyrionLannister unregistered

Just give me single gunmetal grey. Gold is just too much.

5. Jobayer

Posts: 167; Member since: Feb 22, 2013

Nope because it has a 1080p display. It has its work cut out by 4 times.

31. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

How stupid is HTC to not make fully silver version? I mean come on, lots of people want to buy silver variant, M8 looks absolutely gorgeous in this color and so could M9 but they decided to match it with color for pussies - gold.

3. Jobayer

Posts: 167; Member since: Feb 22, 2013

Only the gun metal gray one .

6. AU-1999

Posts: 32; Member since: Apr 01, 2014

I can't wait to get a Dual finish version in red and blue! I know it will come ;)

13. Jobayer

Posts: 167; Member since: Feb 22, 2013

Red and black B-)

9. seven7dust unregistered

feel like they blew it with on-creen buttons again ! especially since they have that HTC black bar for nothing. why reduce screen real-estate for no purpose ?

14. Jobayer

Posts: 167; Member since: Feb 22, 2013

Because of the awesome speakers !

21. ChowMein

Posts: 76; Member since: Jan 01, 2015

so the bottom one needs more space than the top one?

27. KParks23

Posts: 725; Member since: Oct 13, 2010

This article has nothing to do with the buttons or specs its about the color about the only thing that impressed me with the phone pretty sure everyone thinks the black bar for 3 years is stupid they should make a article about that so we can all vent

10. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

I really like the design! Very good looking. Current one m8 user and I love the looks of my phone. Only phone that can compare to my old iPhone in terms of design. Also sense 7 looks good also. I really like the black bar. I think it looks good on the phone plus boomsound!

11. darkkjedii

Posts: 31276; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Absolutely! Super nice looking.

12. hboy857

Posts: 367; Member since: Jun 03, 2013

I'm a big fan of HTC one series design language. IMO, M9 looks better than M8. So far liking the dual tone body of M9.

15. ChowMein

Posts: 76; Member since: Jan 01, 2015

what's with the 4th button though?

24. PeterK.

Posts: 314; Member since: Nov 13, 2013

Power button.

17. dil2abu

Posts: 315; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

Design, M7 - Best, M8 - Not bad, M9 - Good

18. JMartin22

Posts: 2372; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

I'm on the fence, it's not important to me because it takes close examination to distinguish the difference between the predecessor and this phone. It's going to flop because they allocated all of their time boasting about subtle design changes instead of inciting us about how their new product is better from their old one in the majority of the cases. And that's why this phone is going to sell bad. No-one will care about the design of something that is almost identical to a phone that's been on the market for a year, without discerning the improvement in technology.

22. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

If I get this phone, I'll definitely choose the dual-tone color. A maroon + red dual tone color would be nice.

23. frankg

Posts: 173; Member since: May 14, 2014

Liking the idea, but the sharp edges thou...

25. ZackZL

Posts: 10; Member since: Mar 01, 2015

the gold one looks gorgeous :)

26. cncrim

Posts: 1588; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

M9 is much better phone already, HTC actually listen to customer and fixed many thing flaw of the M8 like 1st) the camera 2nd) the reachability of the power button 3td) slippery cover. I definite can give M9 a try. However , I kept asking myself what is it about that black bar at the bottom that they shrink?

28. SamsungEU

Posts: 147; Member since: Dec 29, 2014

the M9 looks like a remote control

29. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Not the design I was hoping for, but still the most gorgeous Android phone there is. When my Nexus 5 breaks down, I'm getting the gunmetal black

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