In addition to the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge launching today, HTC has decided to launch their newest smartphone today as well. Which is the HTC One M9. If you haven’t already read our review, it’s a good idea to do so before buying the HTC One M9.
Back in early March. HTC announced the One M9 in Barcelona ahead of Mobile World Congress. It was actually a pretty big event, and we were there for it. While HTC didn’t change the design – well it was an award winning design, so why fix what’s not broken – they did make some minor changes to the device to make it better. We’ve been using the HTC One M9 for a little over 3 weeks now and are pretty impressed with it. Some say the camera is terrible, however, I’ve gotten great pictures out of the device. Then there’s the whole Snapdragon 810 issue. I’ll just say this on that issue, don’t worry about it. It really only gets warm when you are running benchmarks or when you are charging it using a Quick Charge Charger and using it at the same time. Not a big deal.
The HTC One M9 features a 5-inch 1920×1080 resolution display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 octa-core 64-bit processor along with 3GB of RAM. There’s also 32GB of storage paired with a microSD card slot, so you are able to expand it. There’s also a 2840mAh battery inside to power it up. Which does pretty well. Although we’ve found that it’s not the best battery life, it will get you through a full day. HTC also went with a 20.7MP camera on the back. This one is from Toshiba, and likely the reason why they are having issues with the camera. I still wish they had went with Sony’s sensor, like everyone else.
The HTC One M9 is available now from Amazon on AT&T, Sprint and Verizon. Starting at $199 on a new contract, or you can grab it on AT&T Next. Unfortunately, T-Mobile doesn’t allow third-party retailers to sell their devices. So no magenta HTC One M9 at Amazon.