HTC used an Apple iPhone 6 to take a promotional picture of the 24K gold HTC One M9
posted by Alan F. / Jun 05, 2015, 5:33 PM
But as an eagle-eyed Twitter user realized, one of the pictures of the 24K gold HTC One M9 units was actually snapped by an Apple iPhone 6. We know that because the shiny gold surface of the One M9 clearly shows the reflection of someone holding Apple's iconic smartphone.
HTC finally came to this realization too, because it replaced the photo taken by the iPhone with another picture. For the sake of HTC, we hope the new image was taken using the HTC One M9.
source: @HTC via VentureBeat
- 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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The HTC One M* series hasn't been a bad series of device by any means... They mainly lack in effective marketing. And, this is the evidence. Get with it HTC.
posted on Jun 05, 2015, 5:44 PM 7
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That's if you consider them a mid-rangers. But when compared to the like of the S5, Z3, G3, or the S6, Z4 and G4, then they really are bad flagships.
posted on Jun 05, 2015, 11:19 PM 1
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Yeah, it's not the best because the spec is 2012. But still they can give a big s**t to other android flagship smartphone out there. What else if the new iPhone 7 will come up the same spec with Note 4, S6? 16MP and 5MP Camera and a screen resulotion of 1440 x 2560, and 3000 mAH battery for the iPhone 7 4.7 inch. Of course those android fans will hates Apple again because they will increase the price and have the 2015 spec like the S6, right.
posted on Jun 06, 2015, 1:32 PM 0
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you don't understand how it works. The cpu is custom arc using 6 wide instruction set vs 3 wide of that found on a Qualcomm or samsung chip. This gives the cpu twice the performance per clock when compared to an average android flagship. But this causes the cpu to use 2x the heat and power, hence they can't clock the cpu they make any higher. in iOS, the os only operates the current app, so not that much extra ram is needed. iPhone isn't a miracle, just they use a up to date cpu and add other specs from 2012.
posted on Jun 08, 2015, 8:21 PM 1
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NO. HTC flagships are better than "good". So wtf do you think about the M7, M8 and the desire series. M9 just f**ked up this year that doesnt mean HTC doesnt make good phones. M8 was like one of the top phones of 2014, it even looks best above all devices. Haters gonna hate
posted on Jun 06, 2015, 11:11 AM 0
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Man, this company can't catch a break.
posted on Jun 05, 2015, 5:46 PM 6
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I don't think anyone should buy this phone. With all the heat from the 810, this could start melting and there goes your money.
posted on Jun 05, 2015, 5:49 PM 3
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I have the phone. There is seriously no overheating problem. In fact, the S6 gets hotter while charging than the M9, and neither of the phones heat up much doing anything else. The overheating stuff is media fanaticism.
posted on Jun 05, 2015, 5:56 PM 9
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Okay, the case of the overheating thing is actually caused due to extensive use of A53 cores at high frequencies and leaving the A57 vluster almost idling at their minimum freq. Recently, HTC sent an update exlusively to Taiwan (with unknown intentions) that throttles the A53 cores a bit. This has resulted in the phone being cooler than 38℃ for longer periods of time, above which the phone does not direct any work to the A57 cores in a false attempt to control the heat. Yes it just rises the temp to 41℃ instead of cranking up to 44℃ but, still this is considered a false trial. This update still heats up the phone to above 38℃ but it takes much longer to reach that boundary, making its thermal management very close to the state of the M8, probably! Which is really nice as this allows the device to make more use of the high-power A57 cores instead of just wrestling with the max frequency on the lame poor low-power A53 cores (which is a really disasterous way of managing tasks making us lose the point of their presence in this flawed octa-core setup) So this update brings the device better thermal management, by throttling the A53 cores and accordingly using some more A57 power, therefore better performance and better battery life! Not to mention that the Camera software and photo processing has been vastly improved also. Differences between the old flawed 1.32 base and the new amazing 1.40 base is very obvious! Meanwhile it has been reported that the S6 is really overheating. I have seen a thread opened on XDA with a guy stating that the phone has almost burnt his hands with its extremely hot glass, and a CPU temperature of 86℃ was reported and battery temperature was on a cooler side, being only at 54℃ !!!! On the other side, a friend on the XDA has been playing Mortal Combat for half an hour and his CPU temperature was only at 59℃ and the battery temperature was 45℃ ( the game was consistently smooth with no drop frames or any obvious nusinance due to throttling though, so this was utterly spectacular) So this clearly shows that the word "overheating" is an utterly misleading expression, and that the press is just making a mountain out of a molehill. P.S i tested these things by hand thanks to Trepn and CoolTool and GSam for providing detailed indications. And with the help of some M9 users who rooted their devices, some frame-rate graphs were obtained by Gamebench too, so i am not just writing such a very long post without clues or evidences!
posted on Jun 05, 2015, 6:40 PM 0
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They are SOOOOOOOOO DUMB!!!!!!!! And then replacing the photo like we never realized about the serious mistake they just made. HTC, we are not dumb.
posted on Jun 05, 2015, 6:41 PM 1
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They get a better pic from the I6 than the M9, their cam is simply sub-standard..
posted on Jun 05, 2015, 11:03 PM 2
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But why didn't they use a real stand alone camera to take the picture? This just goes to show you that they don't "Dog Food" at HTC. The people at HTC don't use their own products as daily drivers because their own products are sub par to the competitions. That's what the assumption is with situations like this.
posted on Jun 06, 2015, 8:21 AM 2
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I don't understand people who are working for this company. If you are part of htc use htc phone that has htc give you. Apple has a great marketing move for free promotion. Any advertisement that you have at home, you will find Apple's product, so if you are buying a new seat you still need to buy the new iPad ;).
posted on Jun 06, 2015, 1:47 AM 0
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