With a premium all-metal unibody, the beautiful One M9 doesn’t stray away from HTC’s gorgeous design tradition for its flagship line. For the first time in recent memory, we are also getting a high-res rear camera on an HTC finest – a 20 MP shooter – while the UltraPixel camera is moved at the front for perfect selfies.
Add a scorching Snapdragon 810 chipset, 3 GB of DDR4 RAM, and 32 GB of storage out of the box, and the One M9 quickly elevates HTC to competitive status with any other phone thrown at it, and we didn’t even mention the new BoomSound speakers with Dolby surround sound at the front.
A Snapdragon 810 Octa-Core CPU means the unlocked, silver and gold HTC One M9 32GB Smartphone features not one, but two 64-bit quad-core processors, one that is 2 GHz and one that is 1.5 GHz – enough for even the most intensive 3D gaming. On top of the CPU, it features an Adreno 430 GPU for even more robust graphics performance behind its 5″, Full HD screen and there is 3GB of RAM for a further boost. Mobile photographers will appreciate the 20-megapixel rear-facing camera, the highest to date in the One family. Plus, film makers aren’t neglected either with the inclusion of 4K30, 1080p60, and 720p120 video recording. Additionally, the front camera has been bumped up to an UltraPixel for this generation of HTC’s flagship.
The phone features 32GB built-in memory which can be further expanded using a separately available microSDXC card up to 128GB. For connecting to a computer and charging there is a micro-USB port with MHL support and there is a 3.5mm headphone/mic input combo jack. Apart from 4G LTE broadband communications, there is Wi-Fi so you can surf the Web and stream movies without eating into your data allotment – an available access point required. Bluetooth 4.1 is provided for headsets, linking to a computer or tablet, or connecting with other close-range devices while consuming substantially less power than Wi-Fi would require.
20 MP / UHD 4K Rear Camera
Capture photos in a resolution that until recently DSLRs could only dream of – 20-megapixel (5376 x 3752). Additionally, it can capture UHD 4K (2160p) video at 30 fps, 1080p video at 60 fps, and 720p video at 120 fps to create slow-motion effects. Edit and share what you shoot with the HTC Eye Experience app included or any of the plethora of separately available apps from the Google Play Store
Sapphire camera cover for added protection from scratches and abrasionAutomatic simultaneous video and image recording Geo-taggingFace/smile detectionHDRPanoramaUltraPixel Front CameraThe UltraPixel camera places light sensitivity ahead of resolution, and is great for selfies, video chatting, or shooting in low-lit conditionsGSM / 4G LTE Wireless ConnectivityLTE is an advanced cellular network data protocol capable of data speeds so fast that they compete with wired broadband internet providers. With an LTE connection, this phone should have no problem streaming HD video, downloading apps, uploading photos, or anything else that requires a high-speed data connection. The phone is also backwards compatible with 3G and 2G data for instances when you can’t get LTE. In addition to cellular wireless, this phone also features Bluetooth, NFC, and Wi-Fi connectivity
Note: Not compatible with all cellular networks. Please make sure your provider uses a frequency or band that this phone supports, and will allow carrier unlocked phones. You can check which bands this phone supports within the SpecificationsNorth American Variant / US Compatible LTEThis smartphone is a US variant of the HTC One M9. This phone’s LTE radio is tuned to frequencies that are most often used in the United States and North America. It can also be used in other parts of the world; however, LTE access may be limited or unsupported, depending on the network. To ensure this phone will work with your carrier please check to make sure the frequencies your carrier uses are supported by this phone.The full list of compatible carrier frequencies can be found here, the frequencies this phone supports can be found in the product specs.Android 5.0 LollipopThe Android operating system integrates heavily with Google’s services. Using the card-based Google Now, Android quickly surfaces information for you whenever you need it, powered by the same Knowledge Engine that runs Google’s web search. It’s a personalized and customizable OS, allowing you to add your favorite apps or widgets to your homescreen. You can even download new themes using the Google Play Store, which offers access to more than one million apps, games, books, music, movies, and more. Android 5.0 Lollipop introduces Google’s “Material Design” language and sees a complete overhaul of the look and feel of the OS. Other improvements include an updated notification system, more useful multitasking (now called “Recents”), multi-user support, and a Battery Saver mode.5″ Full HD TouchscreenParticularly of note for gamers and multimedia smartphone users, the HTC One M9 features a full 5″ touchscreen with a Full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution and a pixel density of 440 ppi
Dual-Tone Brushed Metal Unibody
Dual-tone all-metal body features mirrored edges that are ergonomically tapered to effortlessly fit your grip. Its unibody back is curved to achieve the streamlined look and feel of the iconic HTC One series smartphones. The phone is just 0.4″ thick at its thickest point
HTC BoomSound with Dual Front-Facing Speakers
Powered by Dolby processing, the HTC One M9 endeavors to recreate the 5.1 surround sound effect via left and right channel speakers. Additionally, HTC BoomSound amplification means this smartphone can double as a mini boombox that fits in your pocket
The Dolby processing is applied whether you are using headphones or listening through the speakersHTC BoomSound ConnectAllows you to stream any music or video from the phone to compatible home stereo devices, simply by swiping your home screen with three fingers. You can even stream different music to multiple speakers at the same time
The HTC One M9 also provides 24-bit support, so you can enjoy rich, hi-fidelity music that surpasses the 16-bit quality of CD audio
- Audio Supported Formats
- Playback: .aac, .amr, .ogg, .m4a, .mid, .mp3, .wav, .wma, .flac
- Recording: .aac
- Video Supported Formats:
- Playback: .3gp, .3g2, .mp4, .wmv, .avi, .mkv
- Recording: .mp4
- Built-In Apps
ThemesWith the built-in HTC Themes app, you can change the look and feel of your phone using your favorite photo or online image. The HTC Themes app is able to pick colors from the photo and applies the theme you create to your wallpaper, icons, and moreHTC Eye Experience
This software allows you to create Split Captures, take Voice Selfies, apply Live Makeup, and more. Plus, you can combine your photos and videos with your friends for footage from multiple points of view with the Zoe app
One GalleryThe HTC One M9 features an intuitive One Gallery that groups your photos and videos, providing organization and search controls. You can search locally stored footage, as well as photos and videos on social media and online site
A context-based homescreen widget automatically detects your location and provides apps based on a combination of your location as well as your use preferences
The HTC One M9 features an enhanced BlinkFeed that offers recommendations and links based on your location. Personalize your own stream of online content, and stay updated in a glance. Swipe your home screen once for new Facebook posts, Twitter feeds, breaking news, sports scores, and more