HTC One M9 Plus

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HTC One M9 Plus Review – Can It Compete with Other Premium Phones

HTC One M9 Plus Review & Introduction: 

Earlier this year HTC launched its One M9 Plus smart phone, the mobile looks like the exact same replica of HTC OneM9, which is its parent device, with some miniature changes in the hardware. HTC One M9 Plus comes with 5.2 inch Super LCD3 capacitive touch screen powered by a 2.2 GHz Octa-core processor and Mediatek MT6795T Helio X10 chipset. The software it runs on is Android Lollipop, with pre-installed HTC Sense version 7 in the smart phone. The phone is really powerful and offers very fine picture quality with its 20 MP camera and crisp sound through its Boombox speakers. The price of HTC One M9 Plus is justifiable with its amazing features that made brought the smartphone the flora of achieving 87 score at Lets us go through HTC One M9 Plus Review for better understanding of the product.

HTC One M9 Plus Review

HTC One M9 Plus Review

Design Specifications:

If you were thinking of some out of the box innovation in the HTC One M9 plus then you will be disappointed, there are no major changes in the size and body design of One M9 plus and it looks just like that of HTC One M8 and M9. The only prominent difference that we felt was that the finishing of OneM9 plus is really amazing. The finishing is about the extent that the phone does not slip away easily from the hand, to which HTC has always shown great concern for perfecting the finishing of its products. The speakers are really amazing and one can easily say that they are the best in class speakers right now. The fingerprint scanner present on the Home Button is very sensitive and you have to manage your fingers through particular angles for using it to unlock the device.

Design Specifications of HTC One M9 Plus

Design Specifications of HTC One M9 Plus



The phone is large as its dimensions are 5.94 x 2.83 x 0.38 inch and weighs 168 grams while the body of HTC M9 One Plus is made of metal body and the screen is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 4. HTC One M9 available in 3 colors variants, namely Gunmetal Gray, Amber Gold and Silver Gold.

Display Features:

The HTC One M9 plus is provided with a 5.2 inches super LCD3 capacitive touch screen providing 16M colors of resolution 1440 x 2560 pixels. The phone also has approximately 560 pixels per inch, thus making the display a wonder. The display is also multi-touch enabled. The display of M9 Plus is absolutely fantastic, you will have no problem with the viewing angles and color reproduction while all credits go to the Quad HD resolution this phone offers. The display of M9 Plus is so amazing that it will really catch your eyes with the crispness and clarity of the images it produces. The super LCD3 screen makes the viewing experience unlike anything else.

Memory Storage:

HTC One M9 Plus Memory

HTC One M9 Plus Memory



The HTC One M9 plus comes with internal storage of 32GB which can be expanded up to 128 GB using the MicroSD card slot provided in the phone. The phone also comes with a 3 GB RAM, thus making it really powerful.


The HTC One M9 plus is powered by MediaTek Helio X10 MT6795 chipset torqued with Octa-core, 2200 MHz, 64-bit processor. This time HTC did not use Snapdragon chipset instead they used the Mediatek chipset, this is a highly debated topic amongst the experts, but what we thought of as the main reason HTC did this was to get away from the shortcomings of the Snapdragon chipset that included overheating problems. If you analyze the MediaTek chipset then you would find that the Helio X10 is amongst the best chipset in the world. The MediaTek chipset works really smooth and doesn’t lead to the phone heating up even after continuous use.

Camera Features:

The HTC One M9 Plus is installed with the primary camera of 20 MP having dual mode with Ultrapixel sensor of 5376 x 3752 pixels; the secondary camera having 4 MP with quality of 1080p@30fps. The video is recorded with quality of 2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, 720p@120fps, HDR and stereo sound rec. The camera has auto-focus with dual-LED flash. The primary camera also features Geo-tagging touch focus, HDR, panorama and the very unique face/smile detection. . The free cloud storage of 100GB is really a plus that comes with the camera. Even though HTC promises the above mentioned qualities in the camera it still lacks certain attributes. The images clicked with M9 Plus were not very clear and it was really a surprise coming from a flagship phone from HTC.


Battery Backup Life:

The HTC One M9 Plus is powered with Non-removable Li- PO 2840 mAh battery that promises stand-by up to 598 h on 2G network while up to 626 h on 3G network and talk time up to 23 h on 2G Network and 13 h on 3G Network. As the device has as many as eight cores the battery levels are very much dependent on the number of times you would use the power saving mode. When tested through the PC Mark battery test the value comes around 6 hours, which is really not a positive sign and so we can say that all in all the battery in M9 Plus is just an average.

Technology Aspects:

The phone runs on the latest version of HTC Sense while the primary software is Android 5.0.2 Lollipop, there are not many changes from the previous version of UI and the only difference we saw was in customization options and different types of themes. The Geo-Tagging has been integrated in the phone so it can provide location specific suggestions for the app and Blink feed. The pre-installed app on the phone includes Polaris office v5, Fun Fit, Scribble etc.


HTC One M9 Plus review had made it clear how powerful phone the phone is. But it’s just not worth it to spend tons of money to buy this product. Having the same old design with mediocre camera and not so amazing battery life, we advise you to be very thoughtful before buying this phone even if you are a pro HTC fan. Though the smart phone is loaded with ample features, it failed to obtain good reviews and that is reflected in the review score which is 48. There are many other phones that offer exactly the same capability as the M9 Plus but with half its price, if you want to spend huge amount of money buying a smartphone then you can choose from Google Nexus 6 or the Apple iPhone 6 and if you want to scale down on your budget then you could consider One Plus and its contemporaries.

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