HTC One M9 Review

A unique metallic body, stands out for its exquisite finishes two-tone with ergonomically beveled edges that conform to your hand without effort. The HTC One M9 combines the best of the previous models in an iconic design. With internal components stacked to keep a compact size, the dazzling design of HTC One M9 integrates a 5 ” screen that fits in your hand with ease. The camera of Sapphire Crystal lens provides long-lasting protection anti scratches for a long life. Currently available in three sharp colors, all with a shiny appearance in two shades: Gold on gold, gold on silver and gray on gray.

HTC One M9
HTC One M9 Review

The HTC One M9 offers more customizable options than ever. My HTC themes integrated application can change the design of your phone using your favorite photo or even an image that you download. Control everything: from the shape and the size of your icons, tone call and even the wallpaper on your phone. A widget on the home screen automatically detects your location and offers applications based on a combination of your location and your use preferences. The HTC One M9 includes a version of enhanced BlinkFeed, offering recommendations and links based on your location. You will receive suggestions to eat in your area, wherever you are.

20 MP main camera and front camera UltraPixel provides an experience of image like never before. Eye Experience technology allows you to create screenshots divided, making self-portrait by voice, apply makeup live and much more. In addition, you can combine your photos and videos with friends to form images from various points of view with the Zoe application. The HTC One M9 has a front-facing camera integrated with UltraPixel technology to capture more light and make portraits incredibly detailed, both day and night. Its wide-angle lens is designed to capture a field of view greater so that you can include to all your friends in each photo.

The HTC One M9 has very intuitive Gallery One function that brings your photos and videos with a simple organization and search controls. You can search images stored locally, as well as photos and videos on social networks and the cloud. Keep everything within reach with a couple of clicks thanks to the Gallery One of the HTC One M9.

In partnership with Dolby, HTC One M9 recreates the 5.1 surround sound effect to offer real sound and enjoy cinema experience. HTC BoomSound with Dolby Audio provides a sound optimized, even from sources like YouTube multi-channel online. HTC BoomSound Connect allows you to stream any music or video from HTC One M9 to stereo-compatible devices, only to slide three fingers for the main screen. Even you can transmit different music to several speakers at the same time, for use as a portable remote control only. The HTC One M9 offers a 24-bit support, so you can enjoy your music with better quality than on a CD.

HTC 10 Review

Without doubt one of the most anticipated, this HTC 10 comes after a difficult year for the Taiwanese and is ready to debut on the market in a big way. The slogan quotes: “We are redefining the high-end phone concept”, and in fact does not seem to be minded to expenses for the construction of the new top range, one of the most expensive and comprehensive on the market.

Forget the compromises, the ’10’ do not seem to be there and just the quality of its materials is confirmed for HTC one of the many strengths. The only downside, if you can call it, is the slightly protruding rear optics, but it comes to fractions of mm that do not change the substance. The body is elegant, from the right sense of rigidity and is comfortable to hold in hand.

A smartphone that improves ergonomics thanks to the tapering metal that runs along the perimeter, a pleasant choice in key design. I was fortunate in being able to test this color Carbon Grey, perhaps the sexiest of the three. If the back cover and profile are so attractive for me, I can not say the same front end. Maybe it’s the extreme resemblance to the A9 Front which brings me to such a reference, not for negative force. The lateral black frame is slightly wider than that of M9, but is missing the upper band and the lower.

The Quad HD has now become almost a standard, some producers resist the FHD and one wonders what the real benefits in terms of energy savings. However, the 5.2-inch 10 is mounted on a nice Super LCD5, very bright and can offer excellent visibility even outdoors

The possibility of choosing between the two profiles do not change the substance, the panel is of excellent quality and also ensures good daylighting. Put alongside M9 however known that HTC has some nits left on the street … There is no automatic adjustment in rapid Toggle in the notification center, we find them only the cursor, to put the check you have to go into the settings, how about A9. Why would HTC?

Snapdragon 820 does not disappoint in this case and provides a top-level hardware sector: Cat 9 LTE connectivity, Wi-Fi ac, Bluetooth 4.2, and even support for Airplay which we will test on another occasion.

4GB of RAM is almost never saturate and play is more than a pleasure on this HTC 10, although I typically used with the more challenging title, Modern Combat 5 and in FHD mode, thus saving on the battery. No problem then for the Adreno 530 on the video playback in high definition.

Even this top range has a 3000mAh battery, and those expecting miracles will have to look elsewhere. But be careful, because from my experience of use I noticed a range slightly greater than S7 and G5, which means that you will be able to safely handle a typical day into the evening with music playback, web browsing, many messages through the IM App and gaming.

I noticed that the camera often appears between modules / App which consume more, but I’m very accustomed to user photos and often abuse, however be aware that the rescue is rapid charging Quick Charge 3.0 and 30 minutes takes you from 0 to 50%.

As also called for Galaxy S7 and LG G5, under a real stress is almost impossible to arrive at night. The day when I was at Monaco and recorded the demo video I unplugged the smartphone from the cable to the 6 o’clock and at 17 went off, with 4 hours and 15 minutes of screen turned on. A borderline case, in which I used the terminal abnormally, as often happens to many travelers.

Let’s start talking about the front camera, because the step forward over its predecessor is truly remarkable. The 5 MP image sensor snaps excellent photos, boasts bright lens (f1.8) that helps to sunset and video FHD assures high quality.

Yes, because all we have to dress the optical stabilizer, a plus compared to all the competition that gives a nod to YouTubers, vloggers and all those who are to recover mobility.

I wish I could talk more in depth of Sense 8.0, but the truth is that HTC has kept some of the things already seen in previous versions and cast the rest with stock Android. If it were not for the Blinkfeed and graphics settings I could think calmly as a 10 Google Play Edition.

Disappearance choosing the type of multitasking, the same applies for quick toggle of Sense, the graphics is that stock. Remain the navigation options in the drawer. Again there Boost +, a section that allows us to optimize energy consumption and memory, with a recap and useful tools: as soon as we install a game, for example, Boost + prompts us to make the downscaling to fullHD to save battery .

We can choose themes with extreme customization and free arrangement of icons, not particularly useful for those who must go to the point and want a bit ‘of order, no doubt entertaining and enjoyable for others. To tell you the truth I miss a Sense more invasive.

Conclusions:

10 HTC proves a worthy evolution of HTC style, perfect for those who loved sotituto M7 and an excellent compromise between M9 and A9. Hardly give up anything, it has all the features of the latest generation, is not waterproof but it’s still a great product. As with all top range seen to date, autonomy is still unable to provide an usage really no thoughts but we are still at levels slightly higher than direct competitors.

HTC choose 10 today than alternatives Samsung, LG, Huawei, Sony and so is definitely not un’azzardo but it will cost a few euros more Although the 749 € list price is comparable to the price lists of S7, G5, etc., the ” devaluation “of the Taiwanese smartphone is much slower and probably 100/150 € difference will always be present even in the online store once the official distribution began.

HTC One A9 Review

Aesthetically, HTC One A9 is a smartphone very soft lines and consists of fine materials. The glass panel covers a large 5 “that surrounds a satin aluminum unibody, which provides an overall sense of strength accompanied by a decent grip.

7.2 mm thick and weighing only 143 grams, HTC A9 doesn’t give practical problems in everyday use, although the screen-to-body ratio is not the best.

The brushed aluminum back surface gives way to more polished surfaces on the edges. In the right side houses the volume rocker and the button to switch on and off. The latter presents an important checkering that is particularly useful to locate it quickly.

The top has a large antenna, while the lower part includes a micro USB port 2.0, a 3.5 mm headphone jack, a speaker and a microphone. Not least the left side where you can see two removable trays: one to be equipped with micro SD, the other with nano SIM. The micro SD, among other things, can be used as main memory.

On the front of the Terminal, fingerprint sensor is visible at the bottom, while front-facing camera, RGB LEDs for notifications, proximity sensor, ambient light sensor and a great speaker are on the high side.

Overall, from a purely aesthetic point of view, is undoubtedly beautiful but all too similar to iPhone 6S, hence clearly an inspiration for many items. On the other hand, does not have the same attention to detail.

The display of HTC One A9 is a 5 ‘ AMOLED with Full HD resolution (1920 × 1080) to 441 ppi. Is a good display as for resolution, then. Also performs very well under sunlight. Black people, then, are very deep. In contrast colors tend toward enough cool shades.

Shame about the viewing angle, not the best: especially the colors are altered by tilting the display.

The front camera is from 4 megapixels, without flash, while the rear, 12 megapixel camera comes with a dual-tone LED flash.

The shots that you get from your camera back are really very good, both in good light, both at night: are well defined and evenly lit, without streaks or shadows. Very good low light noise management, extraordinarily almost absent.

The camera function is remarkable: HTC A9 manages to record videos up to 1080 p with a good definition and crisp and clean. The introduction of the Hiperlapse mode, which lets you speed up the video at up to 12 x.

The A9 comes out of the box with Android 6.0 custom Marshmallow as usual by HTC with its interface Sense 7. Compared to UI created by other brands, HTC has the advantage of not duplicating the functions of Android, avoiding the confusion that you may have about other devices. Even the GUI is not disrupted.

The user experience is unchanged compared to previous iterations, and there are few specialized applications that HTC has decided to carry on its A9. But there are some pleasant news. It’s definitely appreciated the Store which offers a wide range of topics, the application for video editing, Video Editor Zoe, and the inevitable customizable feeds.
Performance

HTC A9 is driven by a good hardware sector. The Snapdragon chipset 64-bit 617 octa core is divided between a quad core 1.5 GHz and a quad core Cortex A53 from Cortex A53 from 1.2 GHz, supported by a GPU Adreno 405 2 GB of RAM and.

The results offered by benchmark does not rank among the top of the range of the moment HTC A9. However, it is obvious that this is a smartphone with excellent performance. Under the veil of Sense 7, Marshmallow works discreetly: sporadic delays and small slowdowns occur randomly, but on balance do not affect much the final experience. Any application runs best: from social to more professional app until you get video games with heavy graphics, everything runs perfectly.

Good also the fingerprint sensor offered by HTC: the fingerprint is precise and effective, as well as scanning in memorization. Perhaps, he would have done better as far as speed in the scan, but it is a detail which can be underestimated.

Also experience in call is good: the extra loud even without turning on speakerphone. It should be noted that the One A9 has a really efficient LTE module.

Finally, the battery. It has a capacity of 2150 mAh, which, on paper, it seems a value that is not too high. Still, this smartphone quietly manages to bring the average user at the end of the day, thanks to software optimization performed by the manufacturer.

HTC One A9 is a smartphone positioned at the high end of the market, as evidenced by its price. In fact, he doesn’t lack practically nothing to aspire to the most prestigious segment, however does not seem to reach the truly top of the line.

The look and feel is great. However, choosing a design similar to the iPhone 6 reflect a crisis of ideas that plagues taiwanese manufacturer for some time now. Still, much good work has been done in recent years, especially at the interface (HTC Sense UI remains one of the best ever), inducing to think that it would be enough just to revive the historic brand in the mobile landscape.

Finally, the real Achilles ‘ heel, the price. € 649 are far too many for a Terminal, Yes, good, but not great. Fortunately there are already many offers on the net that offer HTC A9 at a reduced price compared to the list price.