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HTC One M9 vs HTC One (M8) Spec Shootout!

by Sean P. Aune | March 1, 2015March 1, 2015 8:10 am PDT

As sad as it may be, you always have to pit the child against its parent, and that holds true in the world of mobile.

The HTC One M9 is finally here, but how does it stack up against the HTC One (M8) from last year? We’re about to find out as we pit the two of them against one another on a spec-by-spec basis.

Which do you think is the winner?

HTC - One M9 HTC - One (M8)
Display Size 5-inch, 1080 x 1920 pixel display (441 ppi) 5-inch, 1080 x 1920 pixel display (441 ppi)
Resolution X 1080 1080
Resolution Y 1920 1920
Display Type N/A Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Operating System Android 5.0 (at launch) Android 4.4 with Sense 6
Processor 2.2 GHz Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 2.3GHz Snapdragon 801 (US/EMEA), 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801 (Asia/China)
RAM 3GB 2GB
Storage
  • 32GB
  • 16GB
  • 32GB
External Storage Yes Yes
External Storage Specs
  • Micro SD up to 128GB
  • microSD up to 128GB
Main Camera (Back) 20MP Duo Camera, HTC 4 UltraPixel
Secondary Camera (Front) HTC UltraPixel 5-Megapixel wide angle lens
Networks
  • GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900
  • UMTS: 850/900/1900/2100
  • LTE (FDD): 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28
  • LTE (TDD): 38, 40, 41
  • 2G/ 2.5G - GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
  • 3G - WCDMA: EMEA: 850/900/1900/2100 MHz with HSPA+ up to 42 Mbps, LTE: 800/900/1800/2600 MHz
  • Asia: 850/900/1900/2100 MHz with HSPA+ up to 42 Mbps, LTE: 700/900/1800/2100/2600 MHz
  • AT&T: 850/1900/2100 MHz with HSPA+ up to 21 Mbps, LTE: 700/850/AWS/1800/1900/2600 MHz
  • Sprint: 3G WCDMA: 850/1900/2100 MHz with HSPA up to 14.4 Mbps, 3G CDMA: 800/1900 MHz 4G LTE: FDD 800/1900 MHz , TDD 2600 MHz
  • Verizon: 3G WCDMA: 850/900/1900/2100 MHz with HSPA+ up to 14.4 Mbps, 3G CDMA: 800/1900 MHz, LTE: 700/AWS/1800/2600 MHz
  • T-Mobile US: 850/AWS/1900/2100 MHz with HSPA+ up to 42 Mbps, LTE: 700/AWS MHz
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.1 Bluetooth 4.0
Battery 2840mAh 2600mAh
NFC Yes Yes
Connectivity
  • 3.5mm Headphone jack
  • DLNA
  • MHL
  • Micro USB
  • 3.5mm Headphone jack
  • Micro USB
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient light
  • Gyro
  • Magnetic
  • Proximity
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient Light
  • Barometer
  • Gyro
  • Proximity
GPS
  • Digital compass
  • GLONASS
  • GPS
  • Digital compass
  • GLONASS
  • GPS
Height 144.6 mm (5.69 inches) 146.36 mm (5.76 inches)
Width 69.7 mm (2.74 inches) 70.96 mm (2.79 inches)
Depth 9.61 mm (0.38 inches) 9.35 mm (0.37 inches)
Weight 157 g (5.54 oz) 160 g (5.64 oz)
Colors Gold, Grey, Silver, Pink gunmetal grey, glacial silver, amber gold
Supported Audio Formats .aac, .amr, .ogg, .m4a, .mid, .mp3, .wav, .wma, .flac .aac, .amr, .ogg, .m4a, .mid, .mp3, .wav, .wma (Windows Media Audio 10)
Supported Video Formats .3gp, .3g2, .mp4, .wmv, .avi, .mkv .3gp, .3g2, .mp4, .wmv (Windows Media Video 10), .avi (MP4 ASP and MP3)
Other Features
  • IR Remote
  • BoomSound Speakers
In The Box N/A
  • Wall Adapter
  • Micro USB Cable
  • Quick Start Guide

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Sean P. Aune

Sean P. Aune has been a professional technology blogger since July 2007, but his love of tech dates back to at least 1976 when his parents bought...

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