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HTC One M9

Specifications

HTC One M9
HTC One M9 (One Series)
Graphics adapter
Qualcomm Adreno 430, Core: 650 MHz
Memory
3072 MB 
Display
5 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel, Capacitive, 10-point multitouch, Super LCD 3, glossy: yes
Storage
32 GB eMMC Flash, 32 GB 
, eMMC 5.0, 21.04 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: Combined headphone/microphone jack, Card Reader: MicroSD up to 2TB, Sensors: Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Orientation sensor and G-sensor, Digital compass, Sensor hub, GPS, Glonass, NFC, OTG, MHL 3.0, DLNA, Infrarot, Miracast
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.1, GSM/GPRS/EDGE (850, 900, 1800 and 1900 MHz), UMTS/HSPA+ (850, 900, 1900 and 2100 MHz), LTE Cat. 6 (700, 800, 850, 900, 1800, 2100 and 2600 MHz)
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 9.61 x 144.6 x 69.7 ( = 0.38 x 5.69 x 2.74 in)
Battery
Lithium-Polymer, 2840 mAh, Talk time 2G (according to manufacturer): 25.4 h, Talk time 3G (according to manufacturer): 21.7 h, Standby 2G (according to manufacturer): 391 h, Standby 3G (according to manufacturer): 402 h
Operating System
Android 5.0 Lollipop
Camera
Webcam: 4.0 MP HTC UltraPixel, Main camera: 20 MP (autofocus, f/2.2, UHD video)
Additional features
Speakers: Two stereo speakers with Dolby audio, Keyboard: Virtual, Power supply, data cable, headphones, HTC Help, HTC Club, Polaris Office 5, Cloudex, fx Image Editing, HTC Dot View, HTC Backup, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
157 g ( = 5.54 oz / 0.35 pounds), Power Supply: 56 g ( = 1.98 oz / 0.12 pounds)
Price
749 Euro

 

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Average Score: 82.66% - good
Average of 47 scores (from 103 reviews)
price: 74%, performance: 84%, features: 81%, display: 84% mobility: 77%, workmanship: 93%, ergonomy: 88%, emissions: 93%

Reviews for the HTC One M9

88% HTC One M9 First Impressions | Notebookcheck
Microevolution. HTC only changed a few things about the tried-and-true look of their top-of-the-line One M9. Instead they made significant improvements to the cameras and installed a modern Snapdragon 810 into the smartphone. In a rush of bold self-confidence, they also raised the recommended retail price.
88% HTC One M9 Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
Nice soundbox. HTC tries to keep old strengths with the One M9 and does not really change the design of its flagship smartphone. The speakers still create a very good sound, but the latest version once again reveals problems in respect of the reworked camera. The battery runtimes could be longer as well.
60% HTC One M9
Source: It Pro English
We don’t mind that HTC has only lightly changed the casing of the One M9 - it is a strength of the One series after all. What’s more unforgivable is that the camera and battery life are so mediocre. Performance, screen and build quality are up to scratch, but many other phones also share these advantages.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/21/2016
Rating: Total score: 60%
HTC 10 Vs HTC ONE M9
Source: Android Authority English
The display is more vibrant, with brighter colors, and of course, a higher resolution. The design is much sleeker, and the software experience has been streamlined even further. The fingerprint scanner is a nice addition and works remarkably well, and HTC finally got things right on the camera side of things. Unless dual-front facing speakers are an absolute must have, the HTC 10 is definitely the better the choice between the two, and even then, the new speaker arrangement on the HTC 10 provides excellent audio.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 05/27/2016
How the 2016 Android flagship improves upon the One M9
Source: PC Advisor English
Aside from the removal of the IR blaster and front stereo speakers, the HTC 10 is a better phone all round. It gets some significant upgrades and is arguably the phone HTC should have made last year. We've yet to complete our full review of the HTC 10 but even at this early stage, there's no doubt that the 10 is better than the One M9. Is it the best Android phone though? That's a whole different question: there's some tough competition for the HTC 10 right now.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 04/15/2016
60% HTC One M9
Source: It Pro English
We don’t mind that HTC has only lightly changed the casing of the One M9 - it is a strength of the One series after all. What’s more unforgivable is that the camera and battery life are so mediocre. Performance, screen and build quality are up to scratch, but many other phones also share these advantages. Unless looks are everything, you can get better elsewhere..
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/08/2016
Rating: Total score: 60%
80% HTC One (M9)
Source: Gizmodo - Heft 4/2015 English
Pro: edles Design und großartige Verarbeitung; Spritzwasserschutz; microSD-Kartenslot; höherauflösende Kamera ... schlanke und flotte Sense-7.0-Oberfläche mit Theme-Support. Contra: ausgeprägtere Drosselung der CPU bei Dauerlast; 20-Megapixel-Hauptkamera nicht auf dem Niveau der Konkurrenz; vergleichsweise kürzere Akkulaufzeit; vergleichsweise teuer.
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 07/15/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% HTC One M9 review: Distracted by refinement
Source: Pocket Lint English
Overall the M9's focus on manufacturing precision feels like something of a distraction: were smartphone fans demanding increasing precision in manufacture, or were they calling for better battery life and an improved camera experience? As pretty as it is, the HTC One M9 doesn't feel like it's taken a big enough step forward.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/22/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% HTC One M9
Source: It Pro English
The HTC One M9 offers some smart upgrades, but struggles with consistency and performance in some areas. Its battery life is disappointing and the camera is not as reliable as most competitors. This remains a great phone, and its aluminium body is among the most expensive-feeling of any mainstream phone to date.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/17/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
76% A veteran playing catch up
Source: Think Digit English
The only thing the HTC One M9+ has over its competitors is its looks and build, which is not enough to shell out 50k for this device. If you're going to spend this kind of money for a flagship device, there's a better performer in the Galaxy S6.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/05/2015
Rating: Total score: 76%
LG G4 vs One M9
Source: V3.co.uk English
Featuring a better display, infinitely superior camera, longer battery life and costing £80 less, the LG G4 is the clear winner of this vs review. That said, it's worth noting that the One M9 is still far from terrible and features a more premium, robust metal design and higher maximum storage capacity.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 05/25/2015
Samsung Galaxy S6 vs HTC One M9 comparison review: Which is the best new phone for 2015?
Source: PC Advisor English
HTC has launched some of the prettiest Android phones, but Samsung has turned things around with its slender all metal and glass, Quad HD Samsung Galaxy S6. With a better screen and camera plus extras such as a fingerprint scanner, heart-rate monitor and wireless charging it's worth paying the extra for. The standout downside here is the lack of a microSD card slot.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/19/2015
hTC ONE M9 Review
Source: Under KG English
video review
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/11/2015
LG G4 vs HTC One M9 comparison: HTC wins on design, but the cheaper LG G4 destroys the One M9 on value
Source: PC Advisor English
On specs alone it's a close call between HTC One M9 and LG G4. The HTC is in our opinion the better-looking of the pair, and performance should be better, yet the LG G4 offers great value at £499 and boasts a significantly better screen if you want to watch media and play games. We'll offer a definitive verdict once we've finished benchmarking the LG G4.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/04/2015
80% HTC One M9 review
Source: Expert Reviews English
Still, if none of this bothers you, then the HTC One M9 is still a decent buy that stands to be much more wallet-friendly than either of Samsung's new phones over the next few months. As it stands now, the HTC One M9 is a powerful and attractive flagship Android phone, but the issues with the camera and the quality of the screen hold it back.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
HTC One M9 review; newer, but not much better
Source: Androidcommunity.com English
Sounds like I like the One M9, doesn’t it? I do. The problem is, I don’t like it enough. The One M9 has been — over the course of a few days — like a good first date where there was just no chemistry. I got on fine with the handset, and I like what it had to show me, but it’s just not special enough.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/30/2015
HTC One M9 Review
Source: Droid-Life English
So yeah, you probably don’t want this phone. It’s heavy, awkward to use, has a pretty poorly put together design, an unimpressive display and camera, less-than-average battery life, and doesn’t include any sort of game-changing or lust-worthy features that other smartphones don’t already have. HTC played it safe and still managed to screw up. Think about that for a minute.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/21/2015
80% HTC One M9 review: A gorgeous flagship Android phone but hardware hasn't moved on much for 2015
Source: PC Advisor English
The HTC One M9 is a genuinely desirable smartphone with the best design and build available in Android land, even with Samsung upping the ante. It's good to see the powerful Snapdragon 810 and more memory, however, some key hardware remains the same meaning M8 users are unlikely to be tempted to upgrade – and the old model is now an attractive buy at around £350. The fact the Galaxy S6 costs the same yet has more impressive specs is bad news for HTC.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/21/2015
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 80% features: 80% workmanship: 90%
61% HTC One M9 Review
Source: Cool Smartphone English
I missed Mobile World Congress this year so this was the first time I got hands on the M9. Overall I was impressed but wasn’t quite blown away for what is a flagship phone. It is hard to improve on the already great hardware HTC had on the M7 and M8, but to me it felt like something was lacking here. Maybe it was the 1080p screen whereas others are getting 2K now, it is hard to really pinpoint it, I was just expecting a little more.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/20/2015
Rating: Total score: 61% features: 60% display: 60% mobility: 60% workmanship: 65%
HTC One M9 vs One M9+ comparison preview: What's the difference?
Source: PC Advisor English
Although the HTC One M9+ isn't official for the UK we hope this comparison has been helpful. Key things to note are that the M9+ has a more impressive 5.2in screen with a Quad HD resolution, the Duo Camera setup and a fingerprint scanner.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/16/2015
80% HTC One M9 review
Source: Gadget Show English
It seems like HTC's sticking with its tried and tested designs and playing it safe with the One M9, and while it's a great looking handset with enough grunt to compete with other leading flagships, we do wish HTC would take a few more risks and go with something completely new. There's nothing too wrong with the M9, it's just that it feels like more of the same. Again. Let's just hope HTC has something completely fresh under its sleeve for next year.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/16/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
Lollipop, Octa-Core Snapdragon, Boomsound Impress
Source: Hot Hardware English
In other news, it’s great to see HTC working its way back to health. The company has reported profits in recent quarters, and with the One M9, it’s easy to see that the firm is firing on all cylinders again. This phone has a lot going for it: looks, power, battery life, a nice display, and another helping of power.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/15/2015
Galaxy S6 vs iPhone 6 vs One M9
Source: V3.co.uk English
Having picked up just one round, the HTC One M9 is the loser of this head to head review. The Galaxy S6 and iPhone 6 won four rounds each, but for us the Samsung handset has a definite edge. Featuring a superior display and better camera, battery and general performance the Galaxy S6 is currently the best smartphone out there.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 04/15/2015
Galaxy S6 vs HTC One M9
Source: V3.co.uk English
Despite having a theoretically lower storage capacity and costing £20 more than the One M9, the Galaxy S6 is the clear winner of this head-to-head review. Featuring a top-end display, super slick processor and wealth of security and productivity services, the Galaxy S6 is one of the best Android smartphones available to businesses.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 04/13/2015
80% HTC One M9 review - including specs, benchmark results, battery tests and price comparisons
Source: PC Pro English
HTC hasn’t completely left the design alone, however. Although it has the same, gently curved rear panel as its predecessor, it no longer wraps smoothly around the sides of the phone. Instead, the M9 has defined edges, flattened sides and a step between those edges and the front of the phone.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/10/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% HTC One M9 review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
There’s no denying it, the One M9 is another fantastic phone from HTC. Yes, it is let down slightly by an inconsistent camera and some software niggles, but the One range remains one of the best all-round flagships you can get thanks to the One M9.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/08/2015
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% display: 90% mobility: 80% workmanship: 90%
HTC One M9 review: Good phone, bad time to take baby steps
Source: Gizmag English
If you don't care about cutting-edge pixel counts, ultra-light and thin builds, bigger screens or novel new features – and you just want a solid all-around phone with a sharp-looking design – then the understated One M9 is still worth a look. Just do yourself a favor, and look at some of its rivals as well. We can't help but think HTC made a big mistake by taking baby steps forward just as Samsung, Apple, Google and others slammed their feet on the gas.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/08/2015
HTC One M9
Source: AnandTech English
Overall, further testing of the One M9 basically confirms my fears, which were that the One M9 is effectively a sidegrade of the One M8 at best. I really did want to like this phone, as I still find the One M7 to be a great phone to use. I really wanted to see a phone from HTC that was worthy of an upgrade from the One M7, but the One M9 isn’t that phone.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/06/2015
HTC One M9 Review: An expensive fix-up for the marque
Source: Androidbeat English
The M9 just isn’t unique enough to command the current premium. But then a) many people will be getting this on contract, in which case the costs are somewhat obscured, and b) HTC has hedged its bets by producing that aforementioned ‘One M8s’, which is, in many ways, a very similar device, yet priced more realistically, so maybe it’s a case of a design for every wallet?
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/04/2015
80% HTC One M9
Source: It Pro English
The HTC One M9 offers some smart upgrades, but struggles with consistency and performance in some areas. Its battery life is disappointing and the camera is not as reliable as most competitors. This remains a great phone, and its aluminium body is among the most expensive-feeling of any mainstream phone to date.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/02/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
HTC One M9 vs Sony Xperia Z3 comparison review: What's the difference?
Source: PC Advisor English
Despite being six months apart coming to market, the HTC One M9 and Sony Xperia Z3 are very closely matches phones. Each offers a similar size Full HD screen, 20 Mp camera, great battery life, similar connectivity and a microSD card slot. Overall it's probably worth saving £200 odd by opting for the Xperia Z3 which has the advantage of waterproofing, High Res audio and PS4 Remote Play. However, if those are features that you won't use then the HTC One M9 is a stunning piece of kit which has future-proof power, great speakers and decent software.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/02/2015
Samsung Galaxy S6 vs HTC One M9
Source: Phone Arena English
If you've ever struggled picking between two great flagships in the past, you'll likely know what we ourselves understand all too well – when you're looking to make the most out of your hard-earned cash, choosing can be difficult. Fortunately, with the Samsung Galaxy S6 and the HTC One M9, things are clear-cut enough for you to simply have to identify what's important to you personally – the answer will then come to you naturally.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 04/01/2015
Samsung Galaxy S6 edge vs HTC One M9
Source: Phone Arena English
If you've ever struggled picking between two great flagships in the past, you'll likely know what we ourselves understand all too well – when you're looking to make the most out of your hard-earned cash, choosing can be difficult. Fortunately, with the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge and the HTC One M9, things are clear-cut enough for you to simply have to identify what's important to you personally – the answer will come to you by itself.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 04/01/2015
HTC One M9 video review
Source: Greenbot English
video review
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/31/2015
80% HTC One M9 (T-Mobile)
Source: PC Mag English
Make no mistake: This is still a very good phone, and the rating above reflects that. It's just not an exciting upgrade, particularly if you're coming from the M7 or the M8. The One M9 will make a fine phone for the fashion-conscious, but that's no longer enough to carry it past the fierce competition.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/31/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% HTC One M9 review: Distracted by refinement
Source: Pocket Lint English
Overall the M9's focus on manufacturing precision feels like something of a distraction: were smartphone fans demanding increasing precision in manufacture, or were they calling for better battery life and an improved camera experience? As pretty as it is, the HTC One M9 doesn't feel like it's taken a big enough step forward.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/31/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
HTC One M9 vs. Samsung Galaxy S6: Which Android Flagship Is the Best?
Source: Recode English
In a perfect world, my ideal Android device would consist of HTC’s hardware, Samsung’s camera and Google’s stock Android OS. But alas, such a thing does not exist. So where does that leave us? Like the others before it, the HTC One M9 is a solid Android device, and it’s still one of the best-designed phones, regardless of operating system. But the minor changes and sub-par camera make it hard to recommend as an upgrade to the One M8 and the new Galaxy S6 devices.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/30/2015
70% Review: HTC One M9
Source: Wired Magazine English
The One M9 is a very good phone, and with the new camera HTC at least improved its most glaring flaw. Lots of people will be very happy with this phone. But the thing I used to love about the One was that it was special. It looked special, it felt special. It’s not special anymore.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/30/2015
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% HTC One M9 review: A disappointingly good phone
Source: Greenbot English
The One M9 is a good phone, but it’s only that: good. From both a hardware and software standpoint, this feels like one of the best phones of 2014, not a contender for the best phone of 2015. You wouldn’t be bad off buying one, but you wouldn’t really better off than buying last year’s model. That's painfully faint praise for a flagship phone.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/30/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
Samsung Galaxy S6 vs. HTC One M9: Dressed to kill
Source: GSM Arena English
Samsung and HTC are inseparably entangled with Android and the platform proved a major driving force for the rise in fortunes for the two companies. A lot of that was on the back of flagships - despite being the priciest gadgets in the lineup, Galaxy S and One flagships have drawn massive amounts of interest that subsequently translated into sales.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/30/2015
85% HTC One M9 Review [VIDEO]
Source: Phandroid English
Is the HTC One M9 iterative? Yes. Does it lack the flash of a curved display or fingerprint sensor or other gimmicks found in competing Android flagships? Yes. Is that necessarily a bad thing? The One M9 puts design above all else, and in that respect it could still be crowned the best on the market. With strong hardware and improved software, the One M9 makes a case for the best overall Android device, as well.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/30/2015
Rating: Total score: 85%
80% HTC One M9 review: A disappointingly good phone
Source: PC World English
Smartphone cameras are a big deal for all users. It's the camera you always have with you. A high-end flagship phone doesn't have to have a ton of new gimmicky features, but it does need to take photos and videos that look great, in a wide variety of conditions, with minimal effort. The One M9 camera would have been considered impressive a couple of years ago, but in 2015, it just doesn't compare with other flagship phones.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/30/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
HTC One M9 Android smartphone: Like a M8 with a squinty eye
Source: Reg Hardware English
The One M9 is a striking and attractive design, and I’m glad it hasn’t changed it substantially. But it’s a brutally competitive market and HTC can’t count on Apple and Samsung’s complacency any more: both leaders have raised their game. Hopefully HTC can improve the image processing, pronto, and maybe even lose its tacky widget, so it can stay in the game for another swing at the market.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/27/2015
80% HTC One M9 review
Source: T3 English
The HTC One M9 is a phone that takes the design heritage, DNA and all the other good bits of last year’s phone and, well, does them again. It’s again shown the rest of the competition how to make a premium smartphone, and if it can iron out some of the wrinkles around battery and speed, it’s another great phone – but the competition is catching up quickly.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/27/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% HTC One M9 Review: In Depth
Source: Recombu English
As with every One flagship, HTC has created a good phone with the M9, it offers a balanced overall experience and plays to its strengths in design, battery longevity and usability, but good might not quite be enough for those laying down the notable amounts of cash such handsets demand, even on a two year plan. We like the HTC One M9 a lot, we just haven’t fallen in love with it this time around.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/27/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% HTC One M9 review
Source: V3.co.uk English
The HTC One M9 may not feel like the most original or innovative of smartphones, but it does manage to tick all the important boxes. An elegant metal design, top-end octa-core processor and upgraded rear camera, plus the business benefits of Android 5.0 Lollipop, make the One M9 a solid choice for any business buyer.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/26/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% A safe choice: HTC’s One M9 (2015) reviewed
Source: Gadgetguy English
What we are sure of is that the HTC One M9 is stylish yet safe. It’s still an excellent phone, and there is a lot to admire about what HTC has made here, but if you’re looking at the new handset and expecting an evolution, a revolution, and more of that panache HTC has brought for the past few years, you’ll get some of it, but not likely all. For the first shot in the 2015 smartphone race, there’s certainly a lot to like here, and customers will likely love just how well made and finely tuned the One M9 is, but there’s more to come, and we think HTC could have done a little to make it a little more remarkable, rather than being merely memorable.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/26/2015
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 80% workmanship: 90%
HTC One M9 (Unlocked)
Source: PC Mag English
The One M9 holds HTC's course. The One M8 was already the best-looking Android phone on the market, with terrific front-facing speakers, attractive themes, and an unfortunate camera. The M9, at least the one I'm looking at right now, appears to be more of the same.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/24/2015
HTC One M9 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 4
Source: Phone Arena English
Pricing, though, favors the HTC One M9 whatever route you decide to go with – whether it’s with a contract or buying outright. Here in the US, the M9 will more than likely require you to dish out $200 with a 2-year contract, which is the usual price attached to most flagships. As for the Note 4, however, you’ll pay more at $300. Despite the $100 difference in price, it’s something we’d happily pay for because the Note 4 is such an incredible smartphone packed with solid performances and rich features.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 03/24/2015
80% HTC One M9 review: Distracted by refinement
Source: Pocket Lint English
The HTC One M9 is the third iteration of the HTC One, coming from strong stock: we loved the M7 and the M8, with both devices delivering premium build and a metal body that was unmatched. However, while the HTC One M9 offers plenty to love, it doesn't really move forward. As a flagship device it's very well put together, and sticking to a 5-inch display makes it one of the smaller and more manageable devices. That display is sharp enough at Full HD, although on our review device, not as punchy as the M8 we've been using over the past year. BoomSound speakers also continue to be best in class.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/23/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
88% HTC One M9 Smartphone Review
Source: T Break English
With the M9, it seems as though HTC heard the feedback from HTC One M8 owners and addressed all the concerns. The HTC One M9 has a good grip, the camera has been upgraded to take great pictures and the battery life should easily last a day. In short, HTC has made an excellent phone even better.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/23/2015
Rating: Total score: 88% price: 80% performance: 90% features: 85% workmanship: 95%
HTC One M9: an excruciating practice in refinement
Source: Androidcommunity.com English
So is the HTC One M9 a winner? We'd love to be say "yes" unconditionally, but we'll have to qualify it a bit. Yes, the One M9 is a clear champ for the HTC camp, especially HTC One owners. It addresses many of the complaints that One M7 and M8 owners had and lavishes premium craftsmanship for those who are already fans of its design. In short, the HTC One M9 is perhaps the best fan service that the manufacturer can give.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/23/2015
95% HTC One M9 review: Iconic metal dual tone design with focus on personalization
Source: Zdnet.com English
Note that the images in the gallery below are presented without captions. For the comparison photos, you will find the M9 in the upper left, Sony Xperia Z3 in upper right, HTC One M8 in lower left, and Apple iPhone 6 Plus in the lower right. For the photo with two images, the M9 is above the 6 Plus. Check out the camera data shown at the bottom of my Flickr album for details when looking at those images.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/23/2015
Rating: Total score: 95%
HTC One M9 review: One up
Source: GSM Arena English
Latest Snapdragon, latest Android and Sense, Dolby Surround added to HTC Boomsound, very good screen quality. With a proper camera finally on the list, the HTC One M9 is the all-round flagship smartphone the company should have had a while ago. The beautiful aluminum unibody looks as good as ever though and, if nothing else, the two-color design adds an extra bit of flair.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/23/2015
HTC One M9 vs Apple iPhone 6
Source: Phone Arena English
Apple has nothing to prove, especially to HTC. Already, the iPhone 6 is a highly coveted and sought out smartphone that’s always in demand by consumers all around – and there’s no surprise that it’s a big seller too! HTC knew what it had to do in order to keep pace and stay relevant against the iPhone 6, but even though it’s able to impress in some areas, namely its software experience, design, and call quality performance, the overall package doesn’t quite have the necessary firework to give demanding consumers the kind of spark to draw them in.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 03/23/2015
100% HTC One M9 review
Source: Stuff TV English
It doesn’t blow the best phones of last year out of the water, but the M9 is still the best phone around right now. Having said that, if you’re looking to upgrade soon you’d be wise to wait for this year’s competition to arrive. The Samsung Galaxy S6 and LG G4 will be with us any time now, and they promise to give this classy, metal-clad flagship a real run for its money.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/22/2015
Rating: Total score: 100% performance: 90% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 100%
84% HTC One M9
Source: Engadget English
It might sound maudlin, but I really wanted to love the One M9 as much as I did the One M7. This seemed like the year HTC would nail it again. They came close! I'm still surprised that it's Sense that I'm most impressed with. BlinkFeed is a first-rate time sink, and theming is a lovely, awfully personal way to kill a few minutes and make your M9 really feel like yours.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/22/2015
Rating: Total score: 84%
HTC One M9 Review – Gambling on Quality
Source: Slashgear English
The One M9 smacks of HTC playing to the HTC faithful: a device that’s designed to answer the lingering complaints of current users, and play up to their design tastes. On that level, it does very well. Viewed as part of the smartphone spectrum in 2015 as a whole, however, and the strategy feels myopic. There's none of the goofball appeal of the HTC RE camera, for instance, which while wacky is at least memorable. In short, I’m not entirely sure there’s enough to the HTC One M9 to address what has long been HTC’s biggest issue: clawing enough attention out of the gate from its well-heeled, well-marketed rivals.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/22/2015
80% HTC One M9 Review
Source: Techspot English
At the end of the day, the HTC One M9 is a great smartphone. With an awesome design, top notch performance, great software and an improved camera, it should suit most users just fine. But at the same time it no longer sits at the top of the flagship smartphone pecking order. HTC’s competitors have doubled down on areas where the One M9 isn’t as strong, making the choice of what high-end smartphone to buy a whole lot less clear than this time last year.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/22/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% HTC One M9 review
Source: Techradar English
Let me make one thing clear: the HTC One M9 is an excellent phone, filled to the brim with good features, a clever interface and a design that it should rightly be proud of, once again showing every other brand how it should be done. The issue is that it doesn't improve enough. The One M8 was pretty much the perfect phone, and not much has changed year on year… in fact, HTC has gone backwards on battery life and hasn't really done much more than polish throughout the phone.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/22/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
HTC One M9 review
Source: BGR English
HTC’s new One M9 is a strong offering from the scrappy Taiwanese company. It’s the strongest phone HTC has ever made. The hardware is sleek, the performance is smooth, the power is there and it has been improved in almost every way compared to its predecessors.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/22/2015
83% HTC One M9 Review
Source: Phone Arena English
One year, that’s the typical cycle a company needs in order to make the necessary adjustments in making a new phone better than the previous one. As we take a look at the bigger picture, we certainly can agree that the HTC One M9, as a whole, has been tweaked and refined to correct the issues that were left outstanding with the M8. Visually, there are subtle changes to the design of the M9, but at the end of the day, it commands respect for continuing to be one of the best designed phones out there – more so when it embodies the qualities we want in a high-end product.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/22/2015
Rating: Total score: 83%
HTC One M9 vs HTC One M8
Source: Phone Arena English
Weighing in on what the HTC One M9 delivers over its predecessor in the HTC One M8, we continue to find the good and bad in it. Starting with the former, the M9 is still a darling gem with its meticulous and premium design – even though there are minor changes in tow with it, which we find to be logical in decision. The hardware, too, receives the customary upgrades in the form of Qualcomm’s latest piece of silicon, more RAM, and a beefier 20-megapixel camera. On the software side, the approach is unequivocally the same with the rest of the phone, as the enhancements in tow make it evolutionary by default.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 03/22/2015
HTC One M9 vs Samsung Galaxy S5
Source: Phone Arena English
The HTC One M9 is a beautifully crafted handset, next to which Samsung's Galaxy S5 looks quite average, not to mention the aesthetic appeal of Sense 7 over the TouchWiz interface. On paper the HTC beast has every reason to feel superior, too, with a much faster chipset, stereo speakers, and higher camera resolutions. In reality, however, the situation is more nuanced.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 03/22/2015
HTC One M9 vs Google Nexus 6
Source: Phone Arena English
The verdict? We're tempted to say the Nexus 6 had an easy time, but the reality is that so long as aesthetics guide consumers' purchasing decisions, HTC's One line will continue resonating well with buyers. In such a scenario, Google's device strikes us as the more logical pick for the power user crowd, especially the phablet-loving part of it, but not necessarily the masses' favorite.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 03/22/2015
HTC One M9 vs Motorola Moto X 2014
Source: Phone Arena English
Despite being the newer and better-spec'd phone, the HTC One M9 is not necessarily running circles around the Motorola Moto X 2014. Yes, it's more powerful and future-proof, but the Moto X still holds its ground. To sum things up, the HTC One M9 will woo customers with its sleek build and powerful hardware; meanwhile, the Moto X doesn't shine hardware-wise, but it still has what it takes to be an attractive and affordable alternative to a number of newer phones, the HTC One M9 included.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 03/22/2015
HTC One M9 vs Apple iPhone 6 Plus
Source: Phone Arena English
All in all, the iPhone 6 Plus does tend to have a slight advantage in many aspects, but it also comes with a $100 price premium. If you are ready to spend a bit more, though, the iPhone 6 Plus seems like the better choice overall.
Comparison, online available, Length Unknown, Date: 03/22/2015
87% HTC One M9 review: HTC phones it in with a pretty (minor) upgrade
Source: Pocketnow English
But only M8 owners care about the first thing, and only phone geeks care about the second. For the regular Joes and Janes shopping for an Android phone, the One M9 still stands out amid a sea of plastic-clad rivals. Its metallic fuselage catches the eye, and going hands-on is like a firm handshake: reassuring and not soon forgotten. The M9 is for these folks – people who haven’t owned an HTC phone before. Like an S-model iPhone, it’s meant to be familiar rather than groundbreaking, accessible rather than revolutionary. It’s no Porsche 911, and it’s certainly not going to propel HTC to new heights all on its own … but it is, for now, a worthy custodian of the company’s iconic smartphone legacy.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/22/2015
Rating: Total score: 87% performance: 90% features: 88% mobility: 70%
Samsung Galaxy S6 vs HTC One M9 comparison: Which is the best new phone for 2015?
Source: PC Advisor English
HTC has traditionally launched some of the prettiest Android phones, but Samsung has turned things around with its all metal and glass, Quad HD Samsung Galaxy S6. With a better screen, a faster-clocked processor and some extras such as a fingerprint scanner and heart-rate monitor, you might assume the Galaxy S6 is the better deal. However, until we've finished our full lab-testing we are unable to comment on such things as raw processor- and photography performance. Check back soon for our verdict.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/12/2015
HTC One M9 hands-on: Improved craftsmanship, camera, and HTC Sense are compelling
Source: Zdnet.com English
The M9 is extremely responsive, the display still looks fantastic, BoomSound speakers perform well, and the improvements in the design are easily worth an upgrade from a M7. If you own a M8, upgrading to the M9 may be harder to justify and I will have to spend more time with the M9 to make that determination.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/11/2015
HTC One M9 review: Hands on
Source: T3 English
The HTC One M9 is the sort of phone that we expected the brand to make, hitting the right marks without wowing in the same way rivals are this year. That's almost to be expected though, as brands like Samsung, LG and Sony are all going to up their game to stay relevant in the smartphone market, rather than letting HTC and Apple run away with the premium design awards.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/07/2015
HTC One M9 Review: Hands-on
Source: Ubergizmo English English
With the release HTC One M9, the Taiwanese manufacturer played it safe this year with this highly elegant but unsurprising device. The camera has been improved with a 20.7 Mp sensor and 4K video, however we still need to compare it to the best camera phones out there to really make up our mind. As you know, Megapixels can help with increased sharpness, but they don’t define photo quality.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/02/2015
HTC One M9 review: Hands-on with HTC's best ever smartphone. The One M9 is absolutely gorgeous but hardware hasn't moved on much
Source: PC Advisor English
As you would expect, the HTC One M9 runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop which is the latest version. However, HTC doesn't leave it as is so puts its own skin or user interface over the top. The M9 introduces Sense 7.0 which has some new features.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/01/2015
HTC One M9: The devil is in the details (hands-on)
Source: Pocket Lint English
It isn't a huge change from before, however, and the software experience is very much as it was, so in many ways, this is HTC sticking to familiar territory. If you're an M8 owner then you might be tempted to hold off - Sense 7 will probably be coming to your device anyway and there isn't a huge step change delivered by the M9. For those with an M7 the design improvements will be immediately noticeable.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/01/2015
HTC One M9 hands-on review
Source: Stuff TV English
Other phones may have more to shout about in terms of futuristic features, but the One remains a great example of gimmick-free design, with a smartly made interface and spanking build quality. It'll be available from 31 March and we'll hopefully have a full review of it well before then.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/01/2015
HTC One M9 review - hands on
Source: Expert Reviews English
Taken together, Sense 7 looks as though it's going to be a vast improvement on Sense 6, and we can't wait to try out some of these new features for ourselves once we get our hands on a final review sample. While the One M9 itself isn't quite as an exciting or innovative handset as its predecessor, there's no denying it's still one of the best-looking handsets out there and Sense 7 should make it easier to use and generally feel a little smarter when you're out and about. We'll bring you our final verdict in the next couple of weeks.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/01/2015
HTC One M9 First Impressions: Do the Evolution
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
The smartphone industry is right now at a stage everyone's making incremental changes to their products, and HTC is no different. While there are question marks around Snapdragon 810's real world performance and the One M9 lacks some features that competitors offer like optical image stabilisation and a fingerprint scanner, in addressing M8's design niggles and making a move away from UltraPixel technology for the rear camera, HTC has demonstrated a willingness to listen to its customers.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/01/2015
The smartphone race is on: HTC's One M9 vs. Samsung's Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge
Source: Computerworld.com English
Naturally, it is impossible to really judge these phone by their specs or by several minutes of handling them in controlled circumstances. We hope to have full reviews of them when they ship, but there's no doubt that the race is on to try to offer smartphone enthusiasts high-end devices that not only offer improved performance, photography, video and displays, but that look really good.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/01/2015
MWC 2015: HTC One M9, Grip hands-on
Source: GSM Arena English
We put on the HTC Grip smart band even though we're not the mid-level and pro athletes that HTC targets with this device. We're pretty impressed that the company managed to keep this project a secret in the day and age of all-encompassing leaks, though we're not exactly floored by the actual device itself.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/01/2015

Foreign Reviews

96% HTC One (M9)
Source: Smartphone Magazin - Heft 4/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 07/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 96%
HTC One (M9)
Source: c't German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 05/16/2015
HTC One M9
Source: MobiFlip German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/01/2015
91% HTC One (M9)
Source: Android Welt - Heft 3/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 05/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 91%
74% HTC One (M9)
Source: Android Magazin - Heft 3/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 05/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 74%
Ein Schmuckstück mit Handschmeichler-Qualitäten
Source: Tom's Hardware German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/22/2015
86% HTC One (M9)
Source: Computerbild - Heft 08/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 04/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 86%
85% HTC One (M9)
Source: Connect - Heft 05/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 04/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 85%
98% HTC One (M9)
Source: SFT - Heft 5/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 04/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 98%
86% Kaufen oder auf das M9 Plus warten?
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/27/2015
Rating: Total score: 86% features: 100% mobility: 60% workmanship: 100%
Schickes Metall-Smartphone mit Akkuproblemen
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/23/2015
91% HTC One M9
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/23/2015
Rating: Total score: 91% performance: 93% features: 98% display: 89% mobility: 81%
95% Maximale Leistung zeigt seine Schattenseite
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/23/2015
Rating: Total score: 95% performance: 100% display: 95% mobility: 80% workmanship: 100% ergonomy: 90% emissions: 90%
92% So cool ist das neue HTC Flaggschiff
Source: Focus Online German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/23/2015
Rating: Total score: 92% features: 100% ergonomy: 86%
Android-König ohne Superlative
Source: Futurezone.at German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/23/2015
85% Eine gelungene Evolution
Source: Tabtech German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/23/2015
Rating: Total score: 85% price: 60% performance: 100% display: 90% mobility: 80% workmanship: 100%
HTC One M9
Source: Pocket Navigation German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/23/2015
91% HTC One (M9) im Test: Heißes Eisen mit der Kraft der acht Kerne
Source: Mobicroco German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/23/2015
Rating: Total score: 91% features: 99% workmanship: 99% ergonomy: 97%
Zu heißes Eisen
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/18/2015
HTC One M9
Source: Allround-PC.com German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/14/2015
Hands on: HTC One M9 review - including prices, video, comparisons and specs
Source: PC Praxis German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/09/2015
Alu-Flaggschiff im Praxis-Test
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/01/2015
HTC One M9
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/01/2015
90% HTC One M9
Source: Inside Handy German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 90%
HTC One M9 vs HTC One M8 comparison: new HTC One M9 is HTC's best ever smartphone - here's why you should upgrade from HTC One M8 to HTC One M9
Source: PC Actual Spanish ES→EN
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/03/2015
HTC One M9 uno de los mejores móviles android del momento. Analisis y comparativa de precios
Source: Prialert Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Nice design; good speakers; decent cameras. Negative: Poor display.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/03/2016

Comment

Model: HTC One M9 is premium. A simple yet accurate statement as the smartphone is almost unrivaled in style. The uni-body back is all-metal and curved to fit perfectly in the palm of your hand. There is still an iconic touch of the HTC One series making it recognizable but this time it is taken a step further using a dual-tone design with polished edges. The HTC One M9 is as powerful as it is beautiful. Sporting a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 octa-core 64-bit processor, 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage, the device is practically ready for anything that comes its way.

The Android device is controlled using the latest HTC Sense interface allowing for smart interaction and heavily customizable experience. There is a stunning 5.0 inch Full HD display with good colors and contrast. Another area of excellence is the camera technology with a HTC UltraPixel, BSI sensor rated at f/2.0 able to deliver gorgeous snapshots. Guess what? That was the just front camera. The rear camera is a 20 MP f/2.2, BSI sensor with a sapphire covered lens. Other capabilities on the HTC One M9 include NFC technology, Bluetooth 4.1, HDMI MHL 3.0, GPS and HTC BoomSound with Dolby Audio. The 2840 mAh battery enables a talk time of up to 21.7 hours on 3G connectivity.

Qualcomm Adreno 430: Integrated smartphone and tablet GPU that supports OpenGL ES 3.1 and DirectX 11.2 (FL 11_1). The graphics card has 192 unified shaders clocked at up to 650 MHz. Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
810 MSM8994:

High-end ARM SoC with 8 CPU cores (4x Cortex-A57 and 4x Cortex-A53) and an Adreno 430 GPU. Manufactured in a 20 nm HPM process.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
5":

This is a typical smartphone diagonal.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
0.157 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.


HTC:

High Tech Computer Corporation (HTC) is a Taiwanese manufacturer of mobile phones and other electronic products. In 2012, HTC stopped producing tablets under their own name. In 2012-2013, they faced heavy sales declines. Since then, the company is medium-sized in the smartphone sector. There are numerous reviews on HTC Smartphones (as of 2016).


82.66%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.
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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2015-03- 5)