HTC‘s latest flagship device, the HTC One M9, was unveiled at the Mobile World Congress this year. It promises to take HTC‘s popular product design even further with a tweaked external build and upgraded internals. The M9 will also come with the latest software they have to offer in the form of HTC Sense 7, their latest skin residing over the Android™ 5.0 (Lollipop) OS. A revisited external build, a new camera layout and upgraded “everything else”? That deserves a proper product review, yes? Well, we’ve been holding onto this bad-boy for a couple of weeks now to make sure we give it the necessary attention. Time to spew out our thoughts.
|PROCESSOR||Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 810 octa-core CPU|
|MEMORY||32GB – Can Vary|
|EXPANDABLE MEMORY||microSD up to 128GB|
All uphill here in the internals department. Most importantly, there’s more RAM and the processor has gone up from a quad-core to an octa-core. So you get more raw power and the ability to handle more apps seamlessly at once. Whether it be due to the possibly resource-friendly design HTC Sense 7 skin or the phone’s new-found strength, the phone handles many simultaneously-running apps without lag or stutter. The M8 is already a powerhouse and the M9 surpasses that base strength easily. The M9‘s battery was left relatively untouched from the M8 as you get only a negligible boost of 240mAh.
The phone takes about 30 seconds to boot up fully from complete shutdown – this is with all of my personal apps installed and media files loaded. From that point, with all of the background processes running, you still have about 2 GB RAM to mess with. It at least looks like it would take hell of a lot of processing to make the HTC One M9 start to drag.
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