The HTC One M9 has been launched, and you’re looking at the M8 thinking hey, this looks the same! Why would you choose the M9 over the M8? We’ve put the M9 next to the M8 and highlight the major differences between the two in a video and a specifications table below.
Clearly the two devices are almost exactly the same in terms of dimensions with just a few mm and grams difference there. The screen is still 5 – inch with a fullHD resolution but when you flip the HTC One M9 and M8 over you see one of the major differences as the dual UltraPixel cameras have been replaced with a single 20Mp unit. There’s no optical stabilizer but this f2.2 unit with BSI sensor and 4K video capability looks promising. We’ll try and bring you some camera test results as soon as we can.
The HTC One M9 comes with Android 5.0 and an updated Sense UI (V7.) Internally there’s an upgrade to the SoC which is now an octa-core, 64-bit capable Qualcomm Snapdragon 810. The battery capacity has been boosted by around 10% to 2840 mAH but it’s still a sealed-in unit.
The new camera, new CPU and a higher battery capacity should be enough to make the HTC One M9 fit enough for 2015 but pricing and deep-diving testing is needed before we give the final word on that. Availability is expected later in March 2015.
Check out more M9 videos on our YouTube channel.
|HTC One M9||HTC One M8|
|OS||Android 5.0||Android 4.4.2 with 5.0 upgrade available.|
|CPU||Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 octa-core CPU (4 x 2 GHz + 4 x 1.5GHz)||Qualcomm Snapdragon 802 (4 x 2.3 GHz) + Adreno 330|
|Screen||5.0 inch, 1920×1080 pixels||5.0 inch, 1920×1080 pixels|
|Storage / RAM||32Gb storage, 3GB RAM||16/32GB storage, 3GB RAM|
|Camera features||Rear: 20MP with sapphire covered lens, AF, BSI sensor, F2.2 with 4K video recording Front: HTC UltraPixel||Rear: Dual 4 MP. Front: 5MP.|
|WiFi||up to AC-WiFi, dual-band||up to AC-WiFI, dual-band|
|Bluetooth||Bluetooth 4.1 with aptX audio support.||Bluetooth 4.0 with aptX audio support.|
|Connectivity||HDMI MHL 3.0 (Micro USB 2.0)||MHL (Micro USB 2.0)|
|Features||Consumer IR, NFC, HTC BoomSound with Dolby audio.||Consumer IR, NFC, HTC BoomSound with Dolby audio.|
|Weight||157 grams||160 grams|
|Size||144.6 x 69.7 x 9.61mm||146 x 70.6 x 9.4 mm|
|Battery||2840 mAH cell||2600 mAH cell|