Be careful - this could get confusing. At first glance, the HTC One M9 looks no different to its predecessor, the HTC One (M8), but looks aren't everything. Where the differences between the two devices lie, or whether an upgrade is worth it, we'll show you in our HTC One M9 vs HTC One (M8) comparison.
HTC One M9 vs. HTC One (M8): Design
Visually, both devices are almost identical twins, but the devil is always in the details: The power button on the M9 has moved to the right side, and there is no volume rocker. Instead, it has two single buttons to change the volume. On the back you'll immediately notice the new camera, which is now square-shaped and protruding slightly on the M9. Sapphire crystal also protects the single lens, as there is only one camera on the back - not two, as on the M8.
Comparing HTC One M9 and HTC One (M8) from the front, it is noticeable that the front of the M9 is more compact. This makes for a design with a striking edge.
As for the dimensions, the M9 is slightly thicker and shorter than its predecessor.
HTC One M9 vs. HTC One (M8): Technical Specifications
Technically, the M9 is, of course, superior in almost all areas. However, there are many similarities between the displays, as the screens are identical. Both HTC One M9 and HTC One (M8) use a 5-inch display with full HD resolution.
HTC One M9 vs. HTC One (M8) specs
|HTC One M9||HTC One (M8)|
|System||Android 5.0.2 Lollipop + HTC Sense 7||Android 5.0.1 Lollipop + HTC Sense 6|
|Display||5 inch, LCD, 1,920 x 1,080 pixels, 441 ppi||5 inche, LCD, 1,920 x 1,080 pixels, 441 ppi|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, Octa-Core, 4 x 2.0 GHz + 4 x 1.5 GHz||Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-Core, 4 x 2.3 GHz|
|RAM||3 GB||2 GB|
|Internal memory||32 GB + microSD||16 GB + microSD|
|Battery||2,840 mAh||2,600 mAh|
|Camera||20 MP (back), HTC UltraPixel (front)||4 MP (back), 5 MP (front)|
|Connectivity||USB 2.0, WLAN, LTE, Bluetooth 4.1, NFC, CIR, HDMI MHL 3.0||USB 2.0, WLAN, LTE, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, CIR, HDMI MHL 3.0|
|Dimensions||144.6 x 69.7 x 9.61 mm||146.4 x 70.6 x 9.4 mm|
|Weight||157 grams||160 grams|
HTC One M9 vs. HTC One (M8): First impression
For owners of the M8, HTC has made it hard to choose upgrading to the M9. On the software side there are plenty of improvements, especially the theme feature. But visually there are almost no differences between them.
Will the HTC One M9 be your next smartphone? Let us know what you think of it in the comments below.