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Is HTC One M9 worth the Upgrade?


In 2013, HTC shocked the entire world by launching its most beautiful and also most powerful device, the HTC One (M7). It was built entirely using glass and metal, and looked so premium that it was commented to be a piece of art rather than a smartphone by many critics. Featuring a symbolic set of BoomSound front facing speakers, powered by Beats Audio, the sound quality of this monster was the best anyone had ever experienced from a hand held. Following an Ultrapixel strategy for optics, the camera was a 4MP one but delivered quality photos. This device was solely responsible to bring back the fading name of HTC into the limelight, when they were struggling to maintain profits and popularity with their previous Desire line of devices.


It was considered by all that it would be extremely hard for HTC to build a smartphone even better than the 2013 flagship. Yet again HTC took the world by storm, in 2014 with their next flagship, the HTC One (M8). Featuring a 90% aluminum body, a bigger screen and top-of-the-mark hardware specifications, this was HTC’s most praised device, EVER.  It was a marvel to look at. Many critics said this was more beautifully designed than the iPhone. Just holding this device would make a man feel rich. Again, it was commented that a worthy successor to this beast was extremely difficult to create.


Back to 2015 and we are a mere 2 days away from the official launch of the next HTC flagship, supposedly called the HTC One M9.

This device has leaked so much that apart from the design, of which two design leaks have taken place, we know almost everything about this phone. The leaks have gone so far as to reveal the introductory videos of this smartphone HTC was supposedly showing the world on its launch event on March 1st, in the Mobile World Congress, Barcelona.

The phone, like every flagship before it, comes with top-end specs and HTC have apparently even changed their slightly criticized UltraPixel strategy with a more generous 20 MP camera for the phone.

There is confusion on the design front though, as there have been numerous leaks on it, showing the phone in two styles, one with a full glass front, where the BoomSound speakers have gone to the edges like on the Nexus 6, and another design which looks highly, and I mean VERY highly similar to the One (M8).

Expected Specs

Display : 5 inches 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Processor : 2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 64 bit Octa core.

RAM : 3 GB

Storage : 32 GB, with expandable storage up to 128 GB

Camera : 20 MP rear and 4 MP UltraPixel

Battery : 2840 mAh

Design wise, the (M8) was a beautiful device and if the M9 too sports a similar design, it will not be a badly designed phone at all. If you ask us, though, we would like it if it sported the all glass leaked design. But that is just our preference of changing designs on a smartphone. Both are equally equally beautiful though.

About to upgrade from the (M8) to the M9? It is definitely worth it. However, it you are tight on budget and want the HTC trademark design, the (M8) is still a very strong device. In the end it all depends on what kind of person you are.

Which design do you like for the M9? Let us know by using the comments section below


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