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HTC One M9 + / HTC One M9 Plus

alaTest has collected and analyzed 162 reviews of HTC One M9 + / HTC One M9 Plus. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Comments about the portability and durability are generally positive. The screen and design are also mentioned favorably. Views are divided on the usability. Some have doubts about the price and reliability.

performance, design, screen, durability, portability

camera, battery, reliability, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the HTC One M9 + / HTC One M9 Plus is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for HTC One M9 + / HTC One M9 Plus

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 18 user reviews of HTC One M9 + / HTC One M9 Plus from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the performance and camera. The portability and screen also get good comments.

design, screen, portability, camera, performance

94% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HTC One M9+ M9pw Plus Silver Gold Factory Unlocked GSM - International Version [No-Warranty]HTC One M9+ M9pw Plus Silver Gold Factory Unlocked GSM - International Version [No-Warranty]

Mar, 2017

Expert review by: Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

HTC One M9 Plus review: Plus and minus

 

The HTC One M9 was met with a muted response. HTC's efforts in refining design felt like a distraction and the new flagship felt like it was slightly adrift, facing completion from all sides.

Great quality build, decent display, mature user interface with Sense 7 benefits, fingerprint scanner

Weak camera, average battery life, lacks fast charging, MediaTek graphics handling

The HTC One M9+ is an improvement on the regular One M9 in a number of areas. It runs cooler with barely any difference in the daily experience when it comes to performance. The battery life is similar or better, despite the boosted display, but the...

Sep, 2015

Expert review by: Stuff Staff (stuff.tv)

HTC One M9+ review

 

The phone the One M9 should have been?

Fingerprint sensor works flawlessly ; Bigger, prettier 2K screen ; Lost none of the M9's design chops

Cameras still not on par with rivals ; Sluggish with multi-tasking and processor hungry games

A levelling-up over the "standard" M9, the M9+ is the HTC to get - but the Galaxy S6 still trumps it

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: Marie Brewis (pcadvisor.co.uk)

HTC One E9+ vs HTC One M9+ comparison

 

There are currently no technical specifications recorded for this product.

On the specs alone the HTC One M9+ is clearly the better phone in this comparison, and its higher price attests to that. We're drawn to the M9+ because it is the M9 we wanted to see unveiled at MWC, with a Quad HD screen and fingerprint scanner. But as...

Apr, 2015

Expert review by: Mark Peters (letsgodigital.org)

HTC One M9+

 

HTC One M9 Plus : The HTC One M9+ Android phone features a wide range of customizable options. With the built-in HTC Themes app, you can change the look and feel of your smart phone using your favorite personal photo. Control everything from the shape...

HTC’s dual front-facing speakers have been combined with 5.1 channel Dolby Audio surround sound simulation to deliver a high-definition, high-quality listening experience. HTC BoomSound with Dolby Audio provides optimized sound from dual as well as...

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: Robin-Leigh Chetty (techsmart.co.za)

HTC One M9

 

Only the discerning eye and hand can see and feel the real changes HTC has made to its One M9 flagship. As such, it is refinement and not innovation, that are at play here.

Well constructed with beautiful design; Powerful processing and multitasking

Heats up under heavy use; Doesn't feel like enough of a step forward

That the One M9 is a great smartphone, there is clearly no doubt of. The problem is that it shows no real signs of pushing the envelope, something that its predecessor the One (M8) did last year, and Samsung has done with its new flagships.

Apr, 2015

Expert review by: Spencer Hart (digitalspy.com)

HTC One M9 review: HTC has done it again ★★★★★

 

The M8 was one of our favourite smartphones last year, so it was always going to be a tough act to follow - some have criticised HTC for playing it safe, but this is doing the company a disservice.

Mar, 2015

Expert review by: Joshua Ho (anandtech.com)

The HTC One M9 Review: Part 1

 

For the most part, HTC's story in the recent past has been well-understood. Starting with the G1, HTC was the first to adopt Android, with massive success as others lagged behind. However, around the time of the Sensation, we saw HTC's fortunes peak...

Overall, the One M9 is a pretty significant device for HTC and really sets the tone for the entire year, so it’s well worth going over everything again before we draw any conclusions about the One M9. However, any of these initial thoughts will be...

Mar, 2015

Expert review by: Andrew Hoyle (cnet.com.au)

HTC One M9+ ramps up screen resolution and scans your fingers

 

The HTC One M9 is still warm from the production line but already HTC has a new variant to tempt you with. Called the One M9+, this phone maintains the beautiful all-metal design of the standard M9, but makes a few key tweaks.

We'll see exactly how this new variant stacks up against its rivals -- not to mention the standard One M9 -- in the full review soon.

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: Ray S. (phonearena.com)

HTC One M9+ Review

 

Stuck in a downward spiral for what seems like an eternity, troubled Android phone maker HTC has been actively diversifying its portfolio this year. Sure, there was the mandatory One M9 flagship, as well as a bunch of Desire mid-rangers, but we've also...

Nice, metal design ; Decent stereo speakers ; Sense UI is coherent

Inaccurate screen color balance ; User experience needs more work ; Average camera quality ; Troublesome call quality

It's hard to understand what HTC has in mind with the One M9+. Perhaps the key is in the name of the device? The 'plus' should mean it's a better/bigger version of the M9, right? However, that is not entirely true.

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: (stuff.tv_in)

HTC One M9+ review

 

The phone the One M9 should have been?

Fingerprint sensor works flawlessly ; Bigger, prettier 2K screen ; Lost none of the M9's design chops

Cameras still not on par with rivals ; Sluggish with multi-tasking and processor hungry games

A levelling-up over the "standard" M9, the M9+ is the HTC to get - but the Galaxy S6 still trumps it

Jul, 2015

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:2840
Standby time (2G):391 / 587 / 598
Standby time (3G):262 / 402 / 626 / 658
Talk time (2G):22 / 23 / 25.4
Talk time (3G):13 / 21.7

Call management

Call divert:Y / Yes
Call hold:Y / Yes
Call timer:Y / Yes
Call waiting:Y / Yes
Caller ID:Y / Yes
Conference call:Y / Yes
Speakerphone:Y / Yes
Speed dialing:Y / Yes
Vibrating Alert:Y / Yes
Voice dialing: Yes

Camera

Auto Focus:Y / Yes
Built-in Flash:Y / Yes
Flash type:LED
Front Camera:Y / Yes
Geotagging:Y / Yes
Image stabilizer: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):20
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 2
Rear camera resolution (numeric):13 / 20
Rear camera type:Single camera
Second Camera: Yes
Self-timer:Y
Sensor Type:BSI
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video recording modes:1080p / 1080p, 2160p / 1080p, 720p
Video stabilizer: Yes
Zoom capability:Y / Yes

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:Y / Yes

Design

Colour of product:Gold, Silver / Grey / Silver
Curved Design: No
Fingerprint Reader:Y / Yes
Form factor:Bar

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:12.7 / 13.2 / 14.5
Display Resolution:1440 x 2560 / 1920 x 1080
Orientation sensor:Y / Yes
Screen shape:Flat
Second display:N
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:Y / Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor:Y / Yes
Gyroscope:Y / Yes
Proximity sensor:Y / Yes

Memory

Internal RAM:2 / 3

Messaging

Chat:Y / Yes
E-mail:Y / Yes
Instant messaging (IM):Y / Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y / Yes
Short Message Service (SMS):Y / Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC, AC3, AMR, EAC3, FLAC, M4A, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA / AAC, AC3, AMR, EAC3, FLAC, M4A, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA / AAC, AMR, FLAC, M4A, MID, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA / AAC, AMR, FLAC, M4A, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA
Image formats supported:JPG, RAW
Video compression formats:MP4
Video formats supported:3G2, 3GP, AVI, MKV, MP4, WMV

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y / Yes
Electronic compass:Y / Yes
GLONASS:Y / Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):Y / Yes
GPS antenna: Yes
Position location:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi positioning:Y / Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM
3G:Y / Yes
3G bands supported:800,900,1900,2100 / 850,900,1900,2100
3G standards:UMTS
4G:Y / Yes
4G standard:LTE
4G standards:LTE
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.1
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y / Yes
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode):Y / Yes
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

Packaging Content

Battery pack: Yes
Quick start guide:Y / Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Flight mode:Y / Yes
Gyroscope: Yes
Microphone mute:Y / Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts / Themes
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription / Prepaid
Support for contact groups:Y / Yes
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call:Y / Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
MHL version:2.0 / 3.0
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL):Y / Yes
USB connector type:MICRO-USB
USB port:No / Y / Yes
USB version:2.0

Processor

64-bit computing:Y / Yes
Coprocessor: Yes
Coprocessor cores:4
Coprocessor frequency:1.5
Processor Cores:4 / 8
Processor family:MEDIATEK / Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:2 / 2.2
Processor Model:810 / Helio X10 / MT6795

Software

Operating system installed:Android

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC / microSDHC
Internal RAM:2 / 3 / 3072
Internal storage capacity:16 / 32
Maximum memory card size:128 / 2000
USB mass storage:Y / Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription / Prepaid

Technical Details

Google applications:Google Maps, Google Play, YouTube

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:9.61
Height :14.5 / 144.6 / 15.1 / 151
Weight:157 / 158 / 168
Width:6.97 / 69.7 / 7.2 / 72