HTC One M9: all the new features

The HTC One M9 arrived in full glory and users of last year's HTC One (M8) will certainly notice a few noteworthy differences between the two svelte devices. To be honest, more of these are hardware changes in the specs sheets. Not that the HTC One (M8) was a slouch - even by today's standards, the handset is a viable alternative to many other smartphones.

Times are changing, however, and it's perfectly natural for HTC to stay up-to-date with the latest trends and amp up the game of its flagship representative on the market. But except for pure hardware arms race, what else has made its way inside the HTC One M9? 

Let's take a deeper look and highlight the new features that any future One M9 users will potentially benefit from.

FEATURED VIDEO

30 Comments

1. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

But no OIS? Really HTC?

2. Derekjeter

Posts: 1488; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Told you, LOL!! G4 will have better sales, i even think if Sony does a better launch the Z4 will have better sales.

8. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I still stand by my comment. For the first half of the year, it's S6 and M9. G4 will be released in the summer so it'll go against the iPhone 6S and Note 5.

10. Busyboy

Posts: 731; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

And Z4

13. Derekjeter

Posts: 1488; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

M8 will have better sales since it will be free on contract and its pretty much the same phone.

3. dovking

Posts: 20; Member since: Mar 01, 2015

ha omg i didn't pick up on that cant believe they didnt put it in the m9

7. JMartin22

Posts: 2370; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

That's why 40% of the phone's presentation was making the case for a design of the phone that feels almost virtually unchanged.

11. Derekjeter

Posts: 1488; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Papa you need to go back to the other article and give me a thumps up for noticing this. LOL.

12. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Lmao I'll do it right now. But here, take this +1 before I leave.

15. letosaw

Posts: 135; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

How do you know that it won't have OIS?

23. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Apart from no websites list it, there low light images are crap when you look at them next to the note 4, so it gives you a good idea

4. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

All I want is for the old dot view cases to be updated. That would be pretty cool.

5. JMartin22

Posts: 2370; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

The phone feels somewhat uninspiring. They concentrated more on the design philosophy rather than doing more comparing and contrasting between its predecessor to make the case that you should upgrade your current HTC phone or buy this one.

25. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

They will get loads of m7 users upgrading, big time, like all of them, m8 owners 1%

6. Derekjeter

Posts: 1488; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

PA you need to stop posting the same article. You just posted what this article has in several other articles separately, there's nothing else to cover. Go see if Sony might announce the Z4.

9. onlyyumi

Posts: 3; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

S6 is coming soon

14. ankiipankii

Posts: 81; Member since: Jun 21, 2013

samsung,htc ,sony are all same ,shame..apple is the real king of smartphones

17. phichart

Posts: 335; Member since: May 03, 2014

Apple? lol...

22. ankiipankii

Posts: 81; Member since: Jun 21, 2013

yess you fcking chart..i am annoyed,don't mes with me

24. ankiipankii

Posts: 81; Member since: Jun 21, 2013

you name contradicts how apple rocking charts on smartphones business.

26. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

OnlY if you like there iOS or it's just cheap crap, I like it better on the iPad, it's not very good on a phone apart from basic users due to easy, but in saying that samsung easy mode is better for easy of use for that type of users, that and apps are way better on the iPad, not so on iPhone, only in some cases and then some of the main ones like YouTube and so on not as good

16. phichart

Posts: 335; Member since: May 03, 2014

9.61mm so this phone is pretty thick!

18. crxlvr2000

Posts: 2; Member since: Feb 26, 2015

Im waiting on the details for the M9 Plus, hoping a quad hd screen with 4gb or ram.

19. KinqElessaR

Posts: 45; Member since: Dec 04, 2014

Too weak specs.

20. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

64 bot? I didn't know that there was a 64 bot architecture.

21. JMartin22

Posts: 2370; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

This is going to sell so poorly. It's regurgitating the design components that don't help differentiate it from a phone that's been on the market for a year and out of the mindset of consumers. Secondly, their 1080p display isn't even as efficient as the QHD AMOLED offerings as the panel HTC is basing their technology off of is S-LCD 3, a 3 year old standard. Meaning, no noticeable improvements in energy efficiency, color reproduction and all other parameters of the display outside of "tweaking"

27. DaveElliott

Posts: 148; Member since: Sep 20, 2012

It is a pretty phone, but they will run the risk of looking dated in the same way the most beautiful cars in the 80s do. No ois and the screen don't necessarily make it trash, but adds to the dated feel whether warranted or not. No home run for HTC.

28. HR_19

Posts: 103; Member since: Aug 09, 2014

I disagree with the side power button. I think top is way better. Side power buttons get in the way of things like my vent mount (I have to place a phone in off-center so the power and/or volume buttons aren't pressed), and I sometimes press them accidentally when they're so low on the side. Even as high-up as they are on the Galaxy S4 and S5, I hit them accidentally sometimes, and I've heard others complain about it. I've never had any issues with a top power button, and people who do either are doing it wrong, or just have tiny hands. EDIT: Mostly, I just can't wait for Project ARA.

29. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

Slide 11 is labeled wrong.

30. kabhijeet.16

Posts: 889; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

The best device ever

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at https://www.parsintl.com/phonearena or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit https://www.parsintl.com/ for samples and additional information.