HTC One M9+ preview – high-end elegance and power


Not long ago HTC released the premium version of their current flagship – HTC One M9+. The device is currently one of the top smartphones on the market and there’s definitely a reason behind that. In this quick preview, we will try to take a closer look at the features that make this model a top-tier device. You can check HTC One M9+’s current price in the following link:

Premium design and 5.2-inch display with Ultra HD resolution

HTC One M9+’s appearance continues the traditional design of the HTC One line with slight changes. The body is again made out of aluminum adding a premium look and feel to it. At its thickest point, the device measures 9.6 mm, but the back is curved to the sides for a better and more secure grip. The golden strip that goes around the sides of the phone seems like a nice touch as well.

The battery found in the device has a maximum capacity of 2840 mAh and according to the manufacturer, it should provide up to 23 hours of talk time and up to 598 hours in standby. Unfortunately, there isn’t any information about the battery fares when the phone’s display is on since it is basically the biggest energy consumer in smartphones. Furthermore, the screen features a Super LCD3 panel with 5.2-inch diagonal and 1440 x 2560 resolution making it incredibly sharp. Pixel density is 565ppi.

Powerful octa-core CPU and 20MP camera

To secure the high performance of the top-tier device, this time HTC have turned to MediaTek. The CPU in the M9+ is none other than Helio X10, that offers eight Cortex-A57 cores, clocked at 2.20GHz. The computing processor is capable of successfully rivaling any of the powerful CPUs on the market. The same could be said about the GPU in the device, which is PowerVR G6200. The internal storage is 32GB, but there is also a microSD memory card slot that supports card up to 128GB capacity.

At the back of the device, we see the 20MP double camera with uFocus and HTC Eye. There are a lot of options found in the camera app, thanks to HTC’s UI. Another great finishing touch of the camera is the sapphire lenses protecting it against cracks and scratches. It is capable of recording videos in 4K resolution. At the front, we have an UltraPixel camera allowing more light into the sensor and thus resulting in brighter selfies with higher quality.

Dolby Surround sound and software features

HTC’s One series has already got a name for a product with high-quality audio reproduction. This is due to the two stereo speakers and 5.1-channel Dolby Surround sound. There is no way for you to be unsatisfied by the sound quality from the HTC BoomSound and Dolby Audio combination. They provide loud and crystal clear sound. This way watching movies, listening to music or even playing games will be a more exciting experience.

The One M9+ comes with Android 5.0.2 Lollipop and the latest version of HTC’s UI – Sense 7. One of the key features of the user interface is BlinkFeed that based on your current location will offer you various activities, news and information. HTC Themes will take care of your visual preferences allowing you customize the appearance of your apps, color hue and background.

Specs sheet

OSAndroid v5.0.2 (Lollipop)
CPUMediatek MT6795T Helio X10 (8-cores, 2.20GHz, Cortex-A57)
GPUPowerVR G6200
Display5.2-inch Super LCD3 capacitive multitouch display with 2560 x 1440 pixels resolution
ConnectivityBluetooth v4.1, A2DP, apt-X, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, GPS, А-GPS
Cameras20.7MP with lazer autofocus and double LED flash (rear), 5MP (front)
  • Nano-SIM card slot
  • microSD memory card slot, supports up to 128GB
  • microUSB v2.0 (MHL 2 TV-out), USB Host
  • built-in speaker
  • 3.5 mm headphone jack with Dolby Surround звук
  • stereo FM radio with RDS
  • camera с automatic simultaneous video and image recording, geo-tagging, face / smile recognition, HDR, panorama
  • accelerometer
  • proximity sensor
  • ambient light sensor
  • compass
  • magnetic sensor
  • fingerprint sensor
Battery2840 mAh
Dimensions72 x 151 x 9.6 mm
Weight168 grams

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