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OnePlus 2 vs. HTC One M9 specs shootout

by Jacob Kleinman | July 27, 2015July 27, 2015 8:52 pm PST

The HTC One M9 is one of the best looking phones of 2015, but can it hold a candle to the flagship killer? Let’s see how the M9 holds up next to the OnePlus 2.

Both phones feature a 1080p resolution display, though the OnePlus 2 is bigger at 5.5 inches across compared to the 5-inch One M9. OnePlus also boasts more RAM and a bigger battery. HTC’s rear camera has a higher megapixel count, though that doesn’t necessarily mean better photos. We’ll have to put the new phone’s camera to the test before making a final call.

From a design perspective, it’s really a matter of preference. The HTC One M9’s all-metal design still looks beautiful, while the OnePlus 2 boasts a bigger screen along with more options thanks to its StyleSwap backs.

We’ll have more detailed hands-on impressions with the OnePlus 2 soon. For now check out the full spec-by-spec comparison below.

OnePlus 2 Gallery:

HTC One M9 Gallery:

OnePlus - OnePlus 2 HTC - One M9
Display Size 5.5-inch, 1080 x 1920 pixel display (401 ppi) 5-inch, 1080 x 1920 pixel display (441 ppi)
Resolution X 1080 1080
Resolution Y 1920 1920
Display Type LCD In-cell N/A
Operating System OxygenOS based on Android 5.1 Android 5.0 (at launch)
Processor 1.8GHz Octa-core 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 2.2 GHz Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810
RAM 4GB for 64GB ver./3GB for 16GB ver. 3GB
Storage
  • 16GB
  • 64GB
  • 32GB
External Storage No Yes
Main Camera (Back) 13MP 20MP
Secondary Camera (Front) 5MP HTC UltraPixel
Networks
  • U.S. GSM: 850, 900, 1800, 1900
  • U.S. WCDMA: Bands: 1/2/4/5/8
  • U.S. FDD-LTE Bands: 1/2/4/5/7/8/12/17
  • EU/India GSM: 850, 900, 1800, 1900
  • EU/India WCDMA: Bands: 1/2/5/8
  • EU/India FDD-LTE: Bands: 1/3/5/7/8/20
  • 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
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.1 Bluetooth 4.1
Battery 3300mAh 2840mAh
NFC No Yes
Connectivity
  • 3.5mm Headphone jack
  • USB Type-C
  • 3.5mm Headphone jack
  • DLNA
  • MHL
  • Micro USB
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient light
  • Fingerprint
  • Gyroscope
  • Proximity
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient light
  • Gyro
  • Magnetic
  • Proximity
GPS
  • Digital compass
  • GLONASS
  • Internal GPS
  • Digital compass
  • GLONASS
  • GPS
Height 151.8 mm (5.98 inches) 144.6 mm (5.69 inches)
Width 74.9 mm (2.95 inches) 69.7 mm (2.74 inches)
Depth 9.85 mm (0.39 inches) 9.61 mm (0.38 inches)
Weight 175 g (6.17 oz) 157 g (5.54 oz)
Colors Sandstone Black Gold, Grey, Silver, Pink
Supported Audio Formats MP3, AAC, AAC+, WMA (v9 and v10), AMR-NB, AMR-WB, WAV, FLAC, WAV, OGG .aac, .amr, .ogg, .m4a, .mid, .mp3, .wav, .wma, .flac
Supported Video Formats HEVC (H.265), H.264, MPEG-4, DivX, Xvid, MPEG-2, MP4, MOV, 3GP, AVI, MKV, ASF .3gp, .3g2, .mp4, .wmv, .avi, .mkv
In The Box
  • Wall Adapter
  • Charging Cable
N/A

Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...

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