HTC One M8 owners not in a hurry to upgrade to the M9, it seems

HTC One M8 owners not in a hurry to upgrade to the M9, it seems
According to data from British trade-in website CompareMyMobile, HTC One M8 owners weren't eager to upgrade to the One M9 following its introduction at MWC. Unlike Samsung Galaxy S5 owners who exhibited an overwhelmingly enthusiastic response towards its successor and rushed to trade-in before the Galaxy S6 was even available, One M8 owners met the M9 with a lukewarm 60% spike in valuations (people checking prices for their old phone on the site) and a discouraging -35.02% spike in trade-ins (people actually trading in their smartphones). 

By CMM's words, this shows HTC owners are more hesitant to trade in their older flagships for the One M9. However, owners of the HTC One Mini (178%) and HTC One X (250% trade-in spike) are showing heavy interest in the M9. Hopefully, HTC didn't really expect One M8 owners to upgrade immediately, or the company will have to face a disappointment. 

Although HTC is enjoying considerable brand loyalty, with almost half of HTC M8 upgraders on the website trading in an older HTC device last year, apparently they didn't see the One M9 as more compelling. But time will tell whether HTC's strategy of building an iconic look will pay off with larger sales.


source: CompareMyMobile

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49 Comments

1. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

I better wait for the Butterfly 3.

3. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

yea or the desire eye 2.

5. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

But l hope HTC will use a matte plastic instead of glossy.

9. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

yeah matte is better

17. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

I want to wait for it too but I lack patience. Meanwhile, I am in a hurry to sell my m8 to upgrade to the m9. It's not just about the phone itself but the value of the m8 is depreciating quickly, so it's better to just upgrade my phone while it's value is still high

19. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

yeah better sell it now why you can still get 300+ for it

2. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

cause the m9 is pretty much the m8 in every way except the m8 actually has a soc that works and doesn't have any issues, in other words the m8 is reliable but the m9 could burn off hands or explode like an iphone5.

7. Kakarotto

Posts: 255; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

+ M9 has worse screen and battery life

8. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

exactly

10. walkman800

Posts: 113; Member since: Aug 26, 2014

source?

12. true1984

Posts: 869; Member since: May 23, 2012

how is the screen worse? and there aren't any reviews of the battery life so how do you know that's worse? right now all we know is the s6 has worse battery life than the s5 and thats it.maybe you should wait instead of trolling.

18. maherk

Posts: 6938; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=59484007&postcount=43 Maybe you should do your homework before accusing others of trolling. Check this link and see the difference between the m8's panel and the m9's one.

26. true1984

Posts: 869; Member since: May 23, 2012

thats based off of a pre production model, just like the s6. maybe you should take your own advice and do a little more research

29. maherk

Posts: 6938; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

This isnt a pre production unit, HTC decision to delay the final release of the m9 was based on software issues, not hardware ones.

30. maherk

Posts: 6938; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

This isnt a pre production unit, HTC decision to delay the final release of the m9 was based on software issues, not hardware ones.

36. true1984

Posts: 869; Member since: May 23, 2012

if thats the case then isnt it better for them to have done so for the consumer since they dont have to worry about buying a defective product?

37. maherk

Posts: 6938; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

You clearly didn't get my point. I was pointing out that this is indeed a production unit, just like the S6's we are seeing in reviews. Both needs stability updates after getting released or even before, but there is nothing a software update can do to the screen of a phone, maybe the camera or the battery, but definitely not the screen.

49. true1984

Posts: 869; Member since: May 23, 2012

how do you know this is a production unit? it wasnt stated in the link you sent

50. shareeff

Posts: 20; Member since: Nov 07, 2012

Htc rushed.. The M9 already available at stores here in Saudi Arabia

40. Eclectech

Posts: 355; Member since: May 01, 2013

I refuse to believe HTC made a phone that is worse. I'll wait for a proper review from AnandTech.

21. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

your right we know nothing about the battery life of the s6 or m9 just speculation. cant wait for pa to review and test both devices.

27. true1984

Posts: 869; Member since: May 23, 2012

so true

13. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

HTC should have called the M9..... M8S..... :P

32. LionStone

Posts: 1048; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

You're obviously misinformed

4. tokuzumi

Posts: 1923; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

I'll be curious once actual reviews start coming out of this phone, and how it compares to the S6. I hope the heat issues with the Snapdragon 810 are just rumors, or can be handled via software, with minimal impact on the phone performance. And I hope the camera on this perfoms well. HTC should have put an OIS sensor...

11. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

They'll lower the clock speed so it want overheat. it might not be as fast but its better to lower the speed than blowing the engine right.

14. walkman800

Posts: 113; Member since: Aug 26, 2014

Brian O'Conner would disagree

24. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

So true, R.I.P. Paul Walker #2fast2furious

6. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

It's shows that htc users are rather wise, than the blind duopoly fanboy at least Whoever exchange a one year old phone for a same brand device are pure dumb.

15. bbblader

Posts: 590; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

Or they just have money. If I had enough money I would switch my phones every half a year. But I'm not. I'm with a gs4. + the differences between the m8 and m9 are nothing compared to the differences between s5 and s6,whether they are good or bad.

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