2015’s batch of Android flagship includes formidable competitors like the Samsung Galaxy S6 and the LG G4. So, it should be interesting to see how well HTC’s latest flagship the One M9, measures up.
The M9 I'm testing is running on TELUS' LTE network.
vs HTC One M8:
The specs indicate that the M9 is a substantial step up from the M8. You get a 64 bit processor with more RAM. The camera resolution and sensor size have been given a big bump so its numbers are all now class leading. Battery capacity has also increased.
However, while the individual parts are good, the execution leaves something to be desired. There’s a saying that something is “more than the sum of its parts”, unfortunately the opposite is true of the M9; It’s less than the sum of its parts.
I get the feeling that the M9 would have been better if they had put a slower processor in with a smaller camera sensor with less megapixels.
HTC stuffed a Snapdragon 810 SoC into the M9 and as it turns out, this really affects everything. Battery life, performance and even the camera all suffer because of the 810.
If you already have a M8 you’re not really missing out on anything with the M9.