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The HTC One M9 is great to touch but not so to see

posted Mar 2, 2015, 6:56 AM by Barny CK
The showcasing of the HTC One M9 at MWC had many enthusiast feeling a little tad disappointed. For one, the 5-inch screen phone is hard to differentiate from its predecessor the M8. Most of the improvements happened under the hood but if any, only incremental. The M9 now comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 chipset and matching 3GB of RAM. This is in comparison to the M8 which carries the Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 and 2GB or RAM. On the other hand, the latest iteration have do away with the 16GB internal space variant, leaving just the 32GB version, logically. But hey, who cares if it's going to have microSD expansion slot for up to 128GB? (Similar to the M8 though). Other incremental upgrades include a better BoomSound speakers, a bigger battery (2840mAh), an improved HTC Sense UI as well as an upgraded BlinkFeed app. However, the rear camera has been given the biggest upgrade by far; 20MP on the rear! That is up from 4MP. Still, many are saying the picture quality aren't remarkable. Front camera, meanwhile, was downgraded from 5MP to 4MP. Yet, if there is anything to shout about with this phone, it's the attention to detail to produce the feel of the phone body. The HTC One M9 comes in an aluminium unibody with dual-tone (gold-silver) and mirrored edges that are ergonomical to provide users to grip the phone effortlessly. That is why the HTC One M9 is great to touch but not so to see.