HTC One M9 camera: quick camera comparison against other flagships

HTC One M9 camera: quick camera comparison against other flagships
While we were spending some intimate time checking out the HTC One M9, we thought it’d be a good idea to give you folks some insight to how its new 20-megapixel camera fairs in comparison to some of today’s existing flagship smartphones. Spanning a wide array of shots, from those taken outdoor with plenty of lighting, to some barely lit scenes, you can see in the gallery below how the new camera tangles against the camera sensors of its peers.

The listing includes samples taken by the Apple iPhone 6 Plus, Apple iPhone 6, HTC One M9, Google Nexus 6, HTC One M8, Moto X 2014, Nokia Lumia 930, and the Samsung Galaxy Note 4. To be fair, though, it should be noted that the HTC One M9 used in this quick comparison is a pre-production model – and NOT a final retail unit. Who knows what can happen between now and the time of its actual release, but in any event, here’s what we’re able to see right now.

Considering that HTC has ditched the UltraPixel camera for the M9's rear one in favor of a higher count 20-megapixel one, do you think it has the guts to win over shutterbugs who take pride in the shots they capture with their device?



1. mistercarter

Posts: 360; Member since: Sep 01, 2011

i think it's evident who takes the best shots... starts with iPhone and ends with 6 Plus

2. Kumar123 unregistered

Yeah, I agree. iPhone 6 takes stunning looking photos.

5. Z3R091 unregistered

It's hard to compare like this. Plus the camera is a pre-production model. duh

9. mistercarter

Posts: 360; Member since: Sep 01, 2011

yeah but software cant do miracles

13. Andrew5190

Posts: 55; Member since: Oct 23, 2014

Clearly, you've never used Photoshop /sarcasm Note 4 is my winner, but this is all subjective. Beauty in the eyes of the beholder and all that. Sad my Nexus 6 didn't do better, but I rarely do pictures in lowlight (if at all), so whatever there.

16. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

Software is everything, i'm just saying. Unless you are experience photographer with DSLR

3. nebula

Posts: 1009; Member since: Feb 20, 2015's worse than advertised . Iphone plus pretty much rules the charts while HTC images can't cope with detail, it lacks sharpness and have too much of artefacts both colour and noise. So ...I am not going to say lets hope software will sort it out rather will say it sucks.


Posts: 23; Member since: Sep 14, 2014

M8 better here.

6. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

You joking right the note4 is the winner easy

7. mokhtar

Posts: 405; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

calm down .. it's not the final software --

8. DerryAhmad

Posts: 296; Member since: May 05, 2012

The Iphones and the Lumia took the best pictures IMO

10. aba71983

Posts: 807; Member since: Jul 24, 2014

iPhone still the best photo into this comparison. 20MP, 16MP compared to 8MP.

11. FeritT

Posts: 2; Member since: Mar 01, 2015

it's iphone indoors and M9 outdoors. must be because of the larger pixel size in the iphone (light sensitivity) vs more pixels in the M9 (more detail if light is plenty). M9 seems to add gain or lower shutter speed indoors which makes the image too hot or artificially bright.

12. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2265; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

it seems like the m9 has nothing with others take better pix..

14. mostafawael.1998

Posts: 241; Member since: Oct 01, 2014

Well M9 is a bit under exposed ?

15. afanboy

Posts: 2; Member since: Mar 01, 2015

am i blind or the m8 is better than the m9 and better than them all

17. rsiders

Posts: 1970; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Somebody hand me a Lumia 930!

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