Old versus new: HTC One M8 vs HTC One M9

HTC have finally released the cover on their new flagship HTC One M9 after it was heavily leaked. With the focus primarily on small hardware improvements that significant changes, lets see how the new HTC One M9 compares to the older HTC One M8. We’ll be updating this chart as more specs get revealed over time and the benchmarks begin to get posted.

Much of the same, but better

A spec improvement, power button moved to the side, and a camera refinement sees the HTC One M9 as an incremental update to the previous model and perhaps not the major redesign some were hoping. HTC have admitted that they got it right with the M8 and it is seen in the M9 just how little they wanted to deviate from the old design given how much they liked it.

HTC describe the M9 as the technical aspects such as antenna design and frame from the M7 combined with the unibody design from the M8, combined with the latest hardware. But did HTC make enough changes to their already tested M8 design to make the M9 appealing enough to upgrade?

But it’s not just the hardware – of course the HTC One M9 comes with Android 5.0 and Sense 7, which is the best experience yet from an HTC device. HTC have really taken the relationship of the hardware and software to the next level with the M9 and this is shown off in the camera software. The boomsound is retained from the M8 and it is still as impressive as before – this should certainly be the standard moving forward for speaker design on smartphones and tablets.

HTC’s DotView case is back and is even better with the One M9 allowing even more customisable settings for consumers, taking the concept even further.

Drop us a comment below – is the new One M9 enough of an upgrade to the older model? HTC have opted to refine their M8 experience to offer us the M9, but did they chose right?

  • You have your specs wrong on the M9. The battery is 2850 mAh and the screen is 5″.