The HTC One M9 features more significant changes on the inside than its slight external tweaks suggest. It would be a shame if the stagnant design causes potential buyers to look elsewhere, because the HTC One M9’s display, software, and chipset make it one of the best Android smartphones currently available.
The camera took a much needed step forward as well, but unfortunately for HTC, its rivals have taken bigger steps, and it’s still behind the market.
Ultimately, the One M9 is a step up from the One M8, we just wish HTC did a better job of highlighting that with an updated design.
- Reliable performance, fluid operation
- Good battery life
- Excellent display
- Looks too much like the One M8 and One M7
- Average photo quality