HTC M9 with a now iconic look, the HTC One series is the pinnacle of premium design work in Android smartphones. New for 2015, the M9 version provides a 20 MP main camera, 4 MP Ultra pixel selfie camera, and Android 5.0 Lollipop - read on for the full feature list
Reasons to Buy This Phone
Android 5.0 Lollipop
5.0” Super LCD 3
Resolution: 1920 x 1080 pixels / 441 ppi
Octa Core Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 810 GPU: Adreno 430
Internal 16 GB 3 GB ram
20 Megapixel camera
GPS + AGPS + GLONASS
When high powered smartphones are available from every manufacturer, how do you set yourself apart? If you happen to be HTC then you commit to manufacturing the most beautiful phones in the market every year.
On paper the One M9 may not be massively different from the other big name releases in 2015, however when you put it side by side you realise just why HTC have been winning global design awards for the last 3 years.
The One M9 has been developed to be more than just a tool. It is an expression of who you are and how you wish to be perceived by choosing an elegant accessory to your lifestyle.
Every One M9's framework has been cut from a single piece of aluminium - the overall production of a single M9 handset involves over 70 individual steps and 300 minutes. This 5 hour marathon session of manufacture includes a "jewellery-grade hairline finish" to create the 'brushed metal' look, plus hand-polishing from an experienced craftsman before the application of a scratch resistant coating.
The result of this labour of love is a smartphone with fewer components than before, less seams and identifiable edges, yet an increase in the ergonomics and grip for human use.
HTC Sense 7
Android 5.0 Lollipop is powering the HTC One M9, however it is Sense 7 that you will be interacting with. Sense has long been the critic's choice of custom Android overlays and HTC continue their well-received work with this iteration.
HTC One M9 Rose Gold After experimenting with their own Ultra pixel technology for the main cameras in the past two One devices, HTC have now shrunk and moved this technology to the front of the phone. In its place is an industry-leading 20.7 MP sensor for starkly detailed image capture.
The lens cover protrudes ever so slightly and features a sapphire lens cover to protect against scratches when in a pocket or resting. You can also record staggeringly detailed 4K video. With the Ultra pixel technology in the front camera, you can achieve great results in low light. With dynamic auto exposure and 300% higher light capture than standard camera sensors.
Desire Eye smartphone, the EYE Experience software helps make every picture a work of art. Choose a standard automatic mode, or pick from various effects to use during or after the shot. HTC Zoe works tirelessly in the background, editing pictures together by location or time and putting them to music, all customisable when you look back.
Part of the one range's iconic design are the dual front-facing speakers. Utilising HTC Boom Sound technology, the HTC speakers now combine with Dolby 5.1 channel Surround sound simulation.
You could be showing a friend a new music video, catching up on Netflix during your commute, or providing a centrepiece for gathering and the HTC One M9 will deliver high fidelity sound for all occasions.
Building on WiFi Direct technology, HTC Connect is activated by a 3 finger swipe down from the top of the screen. The Connect technology has been developed with Qualcomm's All Play media platform.
Thanks to this integration all smartphones with the tech (so other M9 devices or newer phones with Qualcomm processors) can share media and act as a single synchronised speaker. You can, also, effortlessly share wirelessly to HDTVs and other compatible technology such as select Harman/kardon speakers and others.
Alongside all of the above the M9 is also a fully-featured modern smartphone with everything you could expect from that.
Dual band ac WiFi, Bluetooth 4.1 with Low Energy, NFC, global LTE support, micro SD cards up to 128 GB, even Corning Gorilla Glass (4) screen protection.
Nothing important is missing from this smartphone, firing on all cylinders and looking ready to take on the world.
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