The HTC One M9
doesn't, at first glance, look like a huge update over last year's One M8, but that doesn't necessarily mean it won't be an outstanding phone. Let's see how its features and specs compare to those of one of the best phones of 2014, the Samsung Galaxy Note 4
Though HTC's glossy new One M9 handset
might have been have only been in our hands for a short time, the company has already announced its next new device – the mid-ranged One M8s. The handset offers a few spec changes from the 2014 flagship
, switching out the camera module, processor and battery.
As much as we've talked about the big early 2015 flagship smartphones, one thing we've been mum on is pricing. We're still waiting on word about the Galaxy S6's
price tag, but today HTC is getting more specific about the One M9
– including the option to buy online starting at midnight EDT on March 27 (i.e. tonight in the US).
Apart from mentioning that it would roll out in Taiwan in March, HTC's MWC flagship announcement
was silent on release specifics for the One M9. Today the company gave us some more detail, revealing that the M9's staggered US rollout will begin on April 10.
Two years ago, a struggling HTC rebranded itself with an outstanding (not to mention gorgeous) flagship smartphone, the HTC One (M7)
. Today, though the company is still making stunning handsets, it also looks hesitant to depart too far from that formula, as we now have the second iterative update to that original design, the HTC One M9
. Let's compare the three generations of the One.
It isn't often that you'll see us revisiting a year-and-a-half-old device. After all, in the world of smartphones, 18 months ago is practically the stone age. But I recently took a break from reviewing the latest and greatest phones to play with a favorite from early last year, the HTC One (M7)
. The fact that it holds up so well today might say something about the direction in which smartphones are moving.
If you're a fan of Windows Phone and you want a high-end flagship, your options are pretty slim. Today, though, HTC added a high-profile release from the Android side of the aisle to that list. Meet the HTC One (M8) for Windows.
HTC has announced yet another device in its flagship One line, this time with an E8 moniker. The smartphone drops the premium aluminium construction of its M8 brother
for a range of colorful plastics, while retaining a number of the other handset’s core specs.
Wondering which Android phones are some of the best right now? Look no further. Samsung and HTC have made two terrific 2014 flagships that are both worth a look for your next smartphone purchase. Join Gizmag for a hands-on comparison of the Samsung Galaxy S5
and HTC One (M8)
HTC has announced the successor to last year's One Mini smartphone - the One Mini 2. The device, which doesn't make use of its big brother
's 'M8' moniker, features mid-range specs including a 720p display and quad-core processor. Putting aside the device’s obvious naming fiasco, the One Mini 2 looks to be a solid, if somewhat conservative addition to the company’s 2014 line-up.