Anonymous, 24 Mar 2015I really wanted to like (and buy) this phone. However using the image compare thing on here, m... moreThis site is all about resolved detail, its always the number one priority, things that matter more are always sweeped under the carpet without much mentioning. Like, the M9 takes impressive panoramas but is rejected in this review due to low resolved detail.
I too think its a mistake by htc to sacrifice overall still image quality for resolved detail, a stupid trend that is unfortunately preferred by many, esp reviewers on this site, the camera sections on reviews here can safely be disregarded, look at the samples and dont read the text.
HTC Sense 7.0 offers to create the themes directly on the Internet. HTC Sense 7.0 it is possible to create your own theme from the brand site.
I really wanted to like (and buy) this phone. However using the image compare thing on here, my ancient iPhone 4 takes pictures less noisy than the m9s!
Anonymous, 24 Mar 2015Lots of Samsung haters gravitate here too.
So do lots of HTC, Sony, lg ,apple, etc, technolog... moreMy only hate against HTC is that they don't give a shit to my country and don't sell here. Even though we have a major smartphone market. Samsung often sell their flagships here even before than United States and even Apple is here with some of the highest prices in the world. But HTC don't give a shot...
By the way, I'm talking about Brazil.
Anonymous, 24 Mar 2015I'm sure that Samsung fans gravitate towards this site. Check the top searches. I don't unders... moreLots of Samsung haters gravitate here too.
So do lots of HTC, Sony, lg ,apple, etc, technology fans/haters
Here's to hoping Sony launches the z4 with the snapdragon S815 and not this S810..
I was really looking forward to this phone being my next phone. People talk about how the design is lacking but in my opinion it's the best looking HTC One yet (I own a Samsung, not HTC). My areas of concern are the battery, it's average at best considering it should be better for its size. It needs to be better for the price, the M8 was. The camera is lacking (image stabilization is much needed). The pictures should at minimum produce clear, detailed images. A Sony sensor should have been required. I'm not asking for Nikon quality, just confidence when I do decide to use the camera. A good battery and a decent camera shouldn't be sacrificed. I won't get another Samsung but I'm not fully sold on the M9.
Anonymous, 24 Mar 2015Any idea why the S6 has nothing in the standby time section in the stats? I thought GSM Arena ... moreThey always include standby time. It's just not always mentioned. And they don't show the results.
I'm sure that Samsung fans gravitate towards this site. Check the top searches. I don't understand why HTC would have their device so low down the list.
The M8 was awesome, and many other sites thought the same.
Any idea why the S6 has nothing in the standby time section in the stats? I thought GSM Arena did their tests?
SDKforLumia, 24 Mar 2015" The camera lens does not offer optical image stabilization, which according to HTC is m... moreRight? Them having trouble producing it is one thing. Though they should find a solution to it.
Lack of space however is ridiculous. It is one of the thickest flagship's ever to exist. And it's battery capacity is week for its size.
" The camera lens does not offer optical image stabilization, which according to HTC is mostly due to lack of physical space inside the device, as well as quality control issues, meaning it's hard to mass produce up to high standards."
Hence, HTC's ignorance and arrogance continues.
vindya, 24 Mar 2015 In terms of look htc one m7 and one max are the best. Performance wise m8 is the best but th... moreI agree that the irregular sized speaker grills spoiled the beauty of m8 and m9. They should definitely have both grills of same size and centered.
Anonynous, 24 Mar 2015It would be silly to change design because the two predecessors were so successful? Sorry to b... moreAnd in what way shape or form was it the design that held them back. Try using unbiased logic. Not close minded opinions
Anonymous, 24 Mar 2015Using the same, but refined design is only logical. It would be silly to change it But no oi... moreIt would be silly to change design because the two predecessors were so successful? Sorry to burst your bubble but both of them brought HTC near bankruptcy. Other than the front facing camera the M9 is nothing but a downgrade and i bet lots of people who were waiting for the M9 reviews bought iPhones after reading the M9 misery.
Using the same, but refined design is only logical.
It would be silly to change it
But no ois?
Same volume speakers? When even last year they are practically the same as speakers in 2009?
Same screen.... Except it's actually slightly dimmer and more reflective?
Thicker than before with a tiny increase in battery capacity and much worse battery life?
Those are some of the things that just don't cut it. In the end the phone is still nice, but so held back.
It's tempting for the speakers and now that it has a decent camera.
But no OIS is just ridiculous for a flagship.
And I have trouble bringing myself to buy another phone with the mediocre Qualcomm Fluence noise cancellation (which sadly has come to dominate the market). I wish HTC would go back to the Audience chip, like they used whay back with the One X (and which Samsung still uses in the Galaxy and Note phones).