When it comes to manufacturing impressive handsets, Taiwanese brand HTC is not far behind South Korean giants like Samsung and LG. Its flagship series, HTC One has admirers around the globe, who swear by the user experience provided by these devices. This year, the brand has launched its newest flagship device called HTC One M9 and its beefed variant HTC One M9+. The One M9+ comes with all the goodies offered by the flagship device and more. Here is a brief overview of the device for the benefit of our readers.
HTC has designed the One M9+ with an intention of drawing attention and such it has turned out to be a show stopper for the brand. Flaunting and all metal body, this handset comes with ergonomically tapered polished edges, which ensures a comfortable grip. Moreover, the metal body of the device has brushed finish that looks extremely elegant.
For an uncompromising visual experience, HTC has equipped the premium handset with a 5.2-inch display. Moreover, the charm of the display lies in the resolution which has been pegged at Quad-HD viz. 1440 x 2560 pixels. The display of the handset also comes protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 layer.
Coming to the user experience, the handset comes with the latest Android Lollipop operating system out of the box. Besides the usual enhancements offered by Android Lollipop, HTC has added further enhancements through its latest HTC Sense user interface.
Performance and Battery Life
The performance of the handset is beyond excellent since it comes with a powerful Octa-core processor clocked at amazing 2.2 GHz. Moreover, the processor has been coupled with massive 3 GB of RAM for a consistent performance. Under the rear panel of the handset, there is 2840 mAh battery that helps the handset last for a day on moderate usage.
The handset maker has equipped the new device with a massive 20.7 Megapixel primary snapper on the rear panel. Moreover, this handset comes with a dual camera setup on the rear panel just like HTC One M8 with second camera gauging the depth sensitivity. On the front panel of the handset is the 4 Ultrapixel snapper, which served as primary camera on flagship devices till HTC One Max.
The handset comes with features like NFC, DLNA, HDMI, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and microUSB to facilitate all kind of connectivity for its users. HTC has also included support for 4G LTE and 3G in this handset that facilitates fast speed Internet connectivity.
This trend of launching a more powerful variant of the flagship devices has recently caught on and we are not complaining. HTC One M9+ brings a lot to the table, which are not offered by the flagship device as well. A nice option for those who have zeroed in on the HTC One M9 but are left desiring for more.
|General Specifications||Launch Date||May 3, 2015|
|Model||One M9 Plus|
|Color||Gold, Grey, Silver|
|Operating System||Android v5.0.2 (Lollipop)|
|Custom UI||HTC Sense|
|Dimensions||150.9 x 71.9 x 9.6 mm|
|Processor & RAM||Processor||2.2 GHz Tru-Octa Core 64 bit (Cortex A53)|
|Display||Size||5.2 inches (13.21 cm)|
|Sensors||Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Barometer, Compass, Gyroscope|
|Resolution||1440 x 2560 pixels|
|Pixel Density||565 ppi|
|Screen to Body Ratio||68.55 %|
|Other Input Features||Multi-touch|
|Dual Rear Camera||20 MP + 2.1 MP|
Dual-color LED Flash
|Front Camera Sensor||BSI Sensor|
|Rear Camera Sensor||Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)|
|Rear Camera Aperture||f/2.2|
|Front Camera Aperture||f/2.0|
|Rear Camera Features||Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)|
|Rear Auto Focus|
2160p@60fps, 4k, Full HD, HD
|Battery||Battery Capacity||2840 mAh|
|Battery Type||Li-Polymer, Non Removable|
|Talk Time 3G||13 hr|
|Stand By Time (GSM)||598 hr|
|4G||LTE Cat6 300 Mbps|
Wi-Fi 802.11, a/ac/b/g/n/n 5GHz
|USB Port||microUSB 2.0|
|Entertainment & Multimedia||Ringtone||Music ringtones, Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration|
|Audio Format||AAC, AMR, FLAC, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA|
|Video Format||3GPP, AVI, H.263, H.264, MPEG4, DivX|
|Storage||Internal Storage||32 GB|
Up to 2 TB
|Calling & Messaging||Phone Book||
|Additional Information||Items in the Box||Handset with built-in Battery, Charger, Earphone, USB Cable, User Manual, Warranty Card|