The new flagship of HTC has kept the traditional design of the premium brand of smart phones, the hallmarks of which is the all-metal housing with front stereo speakers BoomSound, but on the part of the hardware filling radical change, we have Snapdragon 810, 3GB RAM. But will it help the newest “iron”One M9 surpass the popularity of the flagships of the other A-brands? We find out later in the review.
The design and functional elements
The appearance of the new flagship HTC not really changed since the previous version. Transformation minimal design – metal housing gadget brushed metal texture is now made in two colors and looks obviously more interesting.
Another unobtrusive appearance, but very important improvement has touched the power button – it is migrated to the right side face and now lies in exactly under the big toe. We got to test the machine in silver casing with a smooth gold rim. There are variations in gold and gray.
One thing that distinguishes M9 from its predecessor easily is the rear panel. It provides novelty square shape 20.1Mp lens camera with two-color LED flash. In the center is traditionally a logo of the manufacturer, and additionaly noise-canceling microphone and plastic strip “concealing” the antenna.
Front panel in One M9 is divided between the 5-inch display, and side frames which have become somewhat narrower than that of One M8, a pretty camera, a slot for sensors and two stereo speakers grilles. Under the top lie the LED- indicator, and a lower “Elementary” microphone.
The capacity of the built-in flash drive One M9 – 32 GB. Out of this, the user can use about 21 GB. Separately, I support USB-OTG specifications and microSD memory cards up to a maximum capacity of 128 GB.
Equipment and performance
In contrast to the design of hardware, the stuffing of the smartphone has changed quite significantly. M9 is one of the first in the market that has a new 64-bit 8-core processor Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8994 810 with a clock frequency of 2 GHz and Adreno 430 graphics.
Paired with 3 GB of RAM, this chipset allows expensive HTC One M9 AnTuTu gain in more than 52 thousand points. In practice, this “iron ligament” plays video in 4K resolution and allows you to play all the games from the Play Market with the highest graphics settings. With a simple task at all no problems, believe me.