it was expected something to blow HTC's fans from HTC side at this mwc but what they revealed is a big disappointment. those who are working hard will win the race and it seems that company like Lenovo are going to leave the HTC far behind in this race.
Despite the fact that the phone looks just like the old one, that isn't necessarily a bad thing. This year, HTC loses to Samsung because of the new, radical change that is the S6. And that's why the S6 garners the most attention, because it's very different from the rather disappointing S5. Since it's better than the S5 and all the bad rumors surrounding it, people feel that the phone is miles better. But what exactly is new or better on the S6? QHD? LG got it first. So does Motorola. Fast Charging? That's 2014 tech already. Glass-metal body? Let me introduce to you the Sony Xperia Z line, and the iPhone 4. Double-curved screen? LG ACTUALLY did the first double-curved screen, only they did not put it into production (but they make totally curved phones) Metal body? HTC is the most renowned metal smartphone maker, and iPhone have the first metal-and-glass bodied smartphone. Only Samsung actually combined all of this factor into production first. Because there are a strong difference to the S5, people thought that the S6 is the best. Nowadays people always and always wanted an ever-better specs for their phone... but for what? Where is that borderline of the list of specs and techs we actually use? What do we really use our smartphones for, in real day-to-day basis, were it not for Facebook, Twitter, Whatsapp, and Snapchat. And 6 months down the line, everyone will rant about how their phones have a 3-hour battery life, that QHD eats battery, and that the smartcard system in their phones, be it NFC or MST doesn't work, that they wish they have a bigger battery, etc,etc. You all get my point. The thing is, we are at the edge of what's possible, and there's little left to eke out of the smartphone. By introducing better iterations of existing technologies is the reason why people still buy smartphones every time a new one comes out. I think many smartphone companies already knew this. So instead: focus not only in the things we need, not all we want. Because eventually, you'll want a phone with an excellent battery life. Always-on signal. To share moments. To listen to music. When put to that perspective, the HTC and the Samsung doesn't really seem to be poles apart. All of their new products has their pros and faults, just like every other products they have. It's what they have on their phones that we want or need that counts. I'd like to listen to good music, and I choose HTC, because their phones are good at that. I don't mind having a 1080p screen because it's perfectly sharp and acceptable, and I got better battery life. I don't care about NFC except when sharing files with others. When I take pictures, I use my dedicated digital camera, because they took better pictures than any smartphones. And when I'm spending 750euros of hard-earned cash, I want it to look like it costs 750euros. Others WILL have different needs and wants. I might choose Samsung. I might choose HTC. Only time and hands-on experience will help me choose which one i liked more, or suit me more. and that's often the key decision on choosing phones
AnonD-115068, 03 Mar 2015People saying it's an minor upgrade... I ask you how else can you better it... How can you bet... moreNew shape! Waterproof, dust proof, higher screen resolution, more ram and new shape again!
AnonD-370297, 03 Mar 2015Dear samsung fans..well..by following all those s6 hype and rumors you got lack of sd card sl... moreIm not a samsung fan but this time Samsung win. HTC is Frozen. Not going forward. They will finish like Nokia if they wont chase market. M9 its just refreshed m8. S6 is big jump compared to S5. So... HTC wake up!
Anonymous, 03 Mar 2015htc is a terrible company and their phones are a waste of moneyI wish like you said...but sorry dude in reality it isn't.
Dear samsung fans..well..by following all those s6 hype and rumors you got lack of sd card slot...shame..you just look at htc one m9 just..now dont pretend like a fool..htcyou won
I feel BlackBerry10 is the best smartphone in the market bcus of its uniqueness and outstanding Os.
Less Features..same like Apple did..upgrade hardware is all for gimmicks..Ok bye..
People saying it's an minor upgrade... I ask you how else can you better it... How can you better what's already so good... Camera problem is gone... Battery is bigger.. 1080p was put on purpose.. What do you guys need.. 4gb ram..??..except OISand usb3...i can't see anything more to substantially upgrade
Anonymous, 03 Mar 2015HTC failed to include ois in one m9I agree. They really did. OIS should have been installed. But HTC said it was due to space and it couldn't be incorporated. I currently have an S4. I didn't want the S5 or S6. I'm rather tired of Samsung. But this m9 is a much improved phone over the m8. It's definitely worth the buy.
Alien, 02 Mar 2015I'm not a Sammy fan, but i have to say the design looks good on the S6. Specs look great, but ... moreSony has stated that they are going to stop doing smartphones and TVs. Their focus is the playstation.
Paul Gomes , 03 Mar 2015Are you serious in saying that Windows is better than Android?? Please tell me you are joking ... Yes m joking hahahaha
if you are commenting about updates in hardware
htc at the best have the software and hardware running at pace
htc flagship devices are the greater devices compared to rest