HTC One M9 + Review

By Xite - October 1, 2015
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Considered by many as probably the best hardware manufacturer in the smartphone market, HTC is out with its One M9+. This one has 0.2 inches bigger screen, better resolution, a fingerprint sensor, a d....

Here is another phone from HTC, but does it have what it takes to annihilate the Samsung S6? Let’s find out…

Considered by many as probably the best hardware manufacturer in the smartphone market, HTC is out with its One M9+. This one has 0.2 inches bigger screen, better resolution, a fingerprint sensor, a dual-camera feature and a slightly faster processor, but is it enough to add a ‘Plus’ to its name?

In the first look, the phone looks very impressive and fits in your hands quite easily. The metal body has a two-tone finish which looks pretty classy, if you ask me. The phone weighs 168 grams, which is 11 grams heavier than the M9, but that is not a difference which will make your wrists pain. There is a notable button at the end of the phone, which will remind you of quite a few other phones in the market as of now. This button also acts as the fingerprint sensor if the feature is activated on your device, and works flawlessly.

The display of the HTC One M9+ has a 2K resolution with pixel density which goes all the way up to 565ppi and has resolution of 1440×2560 pixels. To put things in perspective, let’s just look at Apple iPhone 6’s ppi which is a mere 326. The 5.2-inch display does not disappoint in any condition, and provides bright, natural colours even at odd viewing angles.

This phone has been powered by the MediaTek Helio X10, 2.2Ghz, octa-core processor, and has 3GB RAM and 32GB built-in storage which can be extended to ‘never-heard-before’ 2TB using a microSD card. The front facing BoomSound speakers provide excellent quality without any distortion. It also has the same battery as the One M9 which is a 2840mAh powerhouse capable enough to keep the phone going for a long time. Normal use throughout the day will keep it hovering somewhere around the mid-point till the time you go to bed.

Camera is one of the strong points of the One M9+ which is a 20MP sensor with aperture size of f/2.2. The camera comes with sapphire cover lens, auto-focus and can shoot videos of 4K quality. But, and no offense to HTC, it stands nowhere close to the likes of the Samsung S6 or an iPhone 6.

This phone is equipped with Android 5.0 Lollipop clubbed with HTC’s Sense 7 UI. The HTC Sense 7 UI is the right things for those who like to customise their devices and the look and feel of it.

This is a phone which doesn’t threaten the top players in the market, but will be liked by those who are ardent HTC fans. And for those who are one of those, this phone won’t be a disappointment for sure.

REVIEW
OVERVIEW
6.67/ 10
OVERALL SCORE
  • Graphics 7.0
  • Gameplay 7.0
  • Plot 6.0
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