I watched the live launch of M9 yesterday.
I was grossly disappointed.
Even the body language of people of the company on dais lacked confidence. It seems they have run out of new ideas and hit roadblock.
They as usual trying to stand out in the crowd ignored valuable suggestions of consumer fraternity.
I am software product developer myself, you cannot ignore what consumer wants. After all you make product for them to use and not for yourself. That's the rule.
couple of things gone horrifically wrong
1) QHD, I understand that visually there is not much difference of impact in 5 incher between FHD and QHD, but again if consumer wants it you have to give it.
2) There could be more innovative way to distinctly differentiate m9 from m8 people don't want to be explaining that this is newer model @@@@
3) OIS is very important now a days in Mobile camera, it is fast becoming defacto standard.
4) you could have taken advantage of snapdragon 810 capability and given 4k playback on tv as well (I am not sure if it already there or not)
5) I hope for company's sake that camera can perform. After watching s6 bold results display and open competition with iphone there is something to worry in this department also.
6) most importantly the pricing should be not a dime more than m8 for this equipment.
All electronic items in market are getting cheaper with respect to time due to mass manufacturing. And looking in perspective that they have not added much to older design the price should not increase.
This Phone will obvious above 45K... but again the resolution is very poor i.e 1080 x 1920 pixels... it should be 1440 x 2560 pixels Quad HD to beat LG G3.
I am really surprised that hTC people didn't notice this.
But for the non removable battery ,it is a super phone..I hope a dual sim variant will be released shortly for the indian customers.....
The design language of htc is always good and unique.Some problem is with large footprints of the device but still can be justified with those front facing boom sound speaker.
Comparing it with s6 it has a few advantages and also some corns
1)1080p is very well on a 5" screen and you do not need to go for a QHD.
2)The curved back body had better grip in hand ,it goes with the shape of human palm.
3)The metal unibody looks gorgeous and htc one is a far better looking device than the s6.
4)The placement of power button on the right side is a revolutionary step in the m9 .Icant tell how much I hate that button on the top for a 145mm tall device.
5)Samsumg has compromise the battery for achieving a slim body.It even uses a QHD display ,so the battery life of the m9 is going to be much better than the s6.
6)The only advantage with the s6 has the fingerprint sensor with certified online bill payment this is feature that may change many minds towards the device.
Conclusion: If you are design lover than htc is providing you the best design in the whole market ,you cannot find a device as good as the one m9 .Even the iphone cannot match the one in design and built.
On the other hand the s6 uses the metal between two glass slabs which is used by atleast 70% of the manufacturer on their flagships.
While if you are a feature lover than the sensors on the s6 can never be unjustified.
AnonD-369506, 02 Mar 2015Hello all, I am a recoverying samsungholic. I am breaking up with my samsung. With recent news... moreI think and know that sense will not let you down only skin better than sense is the stock one.
This phone seems to be two years old in terms of spec's. I'm using a Note 3 and many specs are similar to my 2 yr old Samsung! Also, new phones are thin & slim, come coming in under 5mm why is this dinosaur so thick? Resolution too low and screen real estate wasted. Better to have a more secure OS than Android too; try Cyanogen Mod; which is "today's" OS not yesterdays.
guyZzz u may olso compare m9 with Mi4 after that u all change ur mind hope so !!
Anonymous, 02 Mar 2015And your mistake was this comment I suppose, I'm not certain because I'm stil trying to unde... moreHis statement says that what can you say about htc's sense interface.. as simple as that
AnonD-196881, 02 Mar 2015be aware of some htc enemies!!!!! some people said htc M9 battery is weak but htc M9 has beigg... moreI agree with you on this. In fact, I believe The samsung will have a problem in running those super high res screen albeit with an average battery size. While HTC with its 'only' 1080 screen might be adequate with the battery capacity mentioned.
HTC’s One M9 is the world’s most beautiful disappointment!
HTC 9 has S6 beaten overall . in camera deptt in looks and cpu deptt.
The phone cant be beaten this year!! This is the ultimate phone, now with 20.7mp camera with OIS? Absolutely beast! And i really like how HTC still using Full-hd screen(2k on a 5in device is just stupid), with even bigger battery this phone should last 2-3days easily.
Foolish Taiwanese, I was expected that they will remove that HTC logo on the phone and place it either top of the phone or at the lower portion but they have done that and other thing is they have not changed its design because I had seen many wonderful designs on the net among those one was very cool and I thought that design was of HTC itself. I am saying this because I HTC fan and I had a One M8 handset but given it to someone due to my craze towards M9 but HTC failed in my opinion and now I waiting for Sony xperia Z4 or I will either bye SAMSUNG GALAXY S6
I love it really I love it only problem solved the camera also it's more beautiful and more battery so so so powerful cpu and also the really amazing colors I buy the gold pink model
Only thing maybe missing the fhd screen make you feeling last year but also it's make more battery back up and also apple have still 720 screen
I buy this gorgeous
this device looks awesome and has more to offer than the galaxy s6.
Htc has made the perfect device of all times. I dont care if the design is same or not partly because I have never used any device from the htc one family but this is an improvement from the m8 in terms of camera... the m8 was an awesome phone crippled by the camera but now htc has taken care of that as well so stop complaining
Same beautiful design. Same bad camera. Same old story for the last three years. HTC, tell us something new.
AnonD-369241, 01 Mar 2015HTC one m9 loser ..... For me this year winner is Samsung galaxy s6 edge .. Fell sorry for m9 .Every samsung user seems that like you, but fact is different. Look behind the past, M7 beat S4, M8 beat S5 and no doubt M9 Will beat S6. Because HTC prepare its flagship with a quality. I believe if you use M8, you will be a loyal customer of HTC. Because HTC sense is much better than Samsung's touchwiz.....