HTC One M9: all there is to know

HTC One M9: all there is to know

Although HTC did not release an HTC One M9 Plus, Prime, or whatever its name was rumored to be, we can't be discontent with the new HTC One M9. After months of speculation, leaks, counterleaks, renders, cases and schematics, the new HTC flagship is finally official. The handset had a somewhat unfortunate destiny when it comes to leaked knowledge about its specs and overall appearance, as it already appeared in tipped official renders and even promo videos, so we largely knew what to expect, save for a few small, but important details. 

In the meantime, Samsung released the Galaxy S6 and the S6 edge, and stole the spotlights, which is totally uncalled for given HTC's new flagship, which is the most perfect iteration of the One M9 lineup so far. You might have been overwhelmed by the sheer amount of news regarding the device, but worry not, we've got you covered. We've aggregated all there is to know about the HTC One M9 in a single post - check them out below.








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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)

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21 Comments

1. xuerantiger

Posts: 53; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

the m9 is a great and improved phone no doubt, but i feel it doesn't separate itself enough from the m8 for most consumers. hopefully i'm wrong, don't want to see htc fail

5. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Me too but the truth is all they have in one year is slapped a new camera on M8 and wallah its M9. That too they didn't do it properly (I am talking about the lack of OIS). Sadly, existing owners won't see a poin of upgrading. Even the Sense is pretty much the same and they haven't even incorporated the Material design. For me, Samsung takes the cake this year (so far). New design, best camera in the business, a unique edge display, blazing fast SoC and the RAM is just stupidly good. The only downside with S6 is the MicroSd slot but it comes with 32GB at least. But we'lll have to see the pricing to see how much the 64GB version costs. If its $100 more then 32GB then a big no for me.

10. xuerantiger

Posts: 53; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

True, besides the camera and the small dual tone design change along with typical update, the M9 is pretty much the same. Also the S6 and S6 edge are pretty great changes from Samsung. And one of the articles here say "The 64 GB model should be sold for €799, while the 128 GB variant will be priced at €899" (32 gb is 699).

17. grbrao

Posts: 294; Member since: Nov 23, 2012

lol........ at least htc has its original design rather than copying it from others.... samsung looks more like mix of iphone + xperia z3, and the battery, that really sucks on samsung for 2k resolution. HTC is gonna rock with full HD screen, good sound, connectivity and long battery...........

2. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

It's too FAT! 9.6mm of thickness in 2015 is a pathetic achievement. Same screen, same design, just better camera. They f*cked up so badly with this phone.

6. hboy857

Posts: 367; Member since: Jun 03, 2013

They didn't. The same great design, awesome 1080p resoluton ( excellent decision) and better camera than M8. No one going to regret buying this phone. And this is a round design phone which translate into better ergonomic than flat design phone. And most importantly they add battery than M8. Battery life is more important, stupid race to design a slim phone is not.

14. JMartin22

Posts: 2327; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

You know that Super LCD 3 1080p display panel is 3 years old and hasn't had improvements to energy efficiency and color reproduction quality since it was released in 2012, right? The new AMOLED QHD displays not only offer more saturated or accurate colors, but they're more energy efficient too, since the technology on the semiconductor level is far more recent.

16. hboy857

Posts: 367; Member since: Jun 03, 2013

I know AMOLED is really efficient and latest version of AMOLED tech is great no I should say they're the best. But for a 5 inch phone I think 1080p resolution is more than enough. So I really like the decision of HTC keeping the FHD resolution. HTC is really great at optimizing the battery life so even with the same old tech with the help of more battery capacity M9 should outperform M8 significantly. And I won't be surprised if HTC M9 have better battery life than S6.

18. grbrao

Posts: 294; Member since: Nov 23, 2012

have you made a reserch on that? dont talk baselessly all those laboratery test sucks when u use the one in real life... HTC done a good job here keeping the resolution of the screen and beefing up the specs....

20. JMartin22

Posts: 2327; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

The lab tests are more conducive than your opinion or accusations. If they used a 1080p panel with a better semiconductor plane, it would have been more efficient. But they keep sticking the same LCD3 tech from the HTC Butterfly, to the One M7, to the One M8, up until the M9. So regardless of its resolution, it's not more efficient than the QHD AMOLED offerings in Samsungs flagships.

15. dimas

Posts: 3291; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Even Sense 7 is fat. 11gb eaten by system alone in 32gb. They're competing against touchwiz' bloatedness lol! http://www.phonearena.com/phones/HTC-One-M9_id9003

3. samsboy unregistered

Where is the supposed HTC M9 plus?

4. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

The S6 would've been a runaway winner had they included an SD slot.....Having said that...it's the M9 for me...I don't want to get ripped off by adding $100+++ for that added 32 GB storage space....I'm getting the M9 for sure

9. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

More like you're getting extra 16GB of space for free like in the note series.

7. Teejay1100

Posts: 115; Member since: Aug 16, 2012

Evleaks had all these HTC fans turned up over a fake render! Now there is so much disappointment in the M9. This device won't change anything. I fail to see why would I pick this over the competition or why would I pick this over the M8 which will be cheaper? I just don't get HTC's agenda here.

19. grbrao

Posts: 294; Member since: Nov 23, 2012

its simple, -got latest hardware. -good design for looks and holding in hand... never slips.. -20mp cam.. -SD slot -beefer battery this device is gonna rock.. the only thing is samsung throw a lot of money for adds that is why they praise it... it look like clone of z3 + ip6 mix... This is the best flagship for 2015.... HTC devices are always been far better than counterpart.. but couldnt get hype from the media...

8. Limcheethiam

Posts: 68; Member since: Feb 23, 2015

I didn't receive the sheer amount of news regarding HTC M9, instead, i received the sheer amount of disappointments regarding HTC M9. So the M8 design received some feedback from the market you going to use the same design forerver? Such the minor upgrade, HTC should call it HTC M8S or M8T(thicker).

11. xuerantiger

Posts: 53; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

Yeah, as nice the M8's design was, I don't think barely changing it for the M9 is going to get sales for htc much. Though the S4 did manage to pull that off lol.

12. Af1rPA

Posts: 712; Member since: Jun 12, 2014

The camera on the M8 was the only thing holding me back really. I guess i could complain about the bezels but f**k it. You've won me HTC. I'm too ceebs waiting for the One M10. I think the only thing that can ruin it now is if that front facing CAM ends up being pooh!

13. SamsungEU

Posts: 147; Member since: Dec 29, 2014

The only good news from the M9 annoucement is that the m8 will be cheaper.

21. Predator1701

Posts: 130; Member since: Oct 28, 2014

Who said HTC has the same screen as last year? Every reviewer said that except from resolution everything regarding the screen is different. Color gamut, gamma and far more brighter display.

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