HTC 10 vs HTC One M9: Worth the upgrade?

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HTC 10 vs HTC One M9: Worth the upgrade?

As we already know, HTC has already announced their new flagship phone for 2016, and it comes with the name HTC 10, ditching the One and M signature letter for HTC’s flagships.

Even though the HTC One M9 wasn’t the most popular phone of its time, it still had plenty to offer, so lets compare the new phone versus the old dog to check out is there some improvement, and if, how much of an improvement there is and is it worth for you to upgrade if you already own the One M9.

Design

The HTC 10 measures 145.9×71.9mm, but the new thing in the design is the rear curved back, which makes it slimmer than the One M9. The phone is built mostly by metal, which in our opinion is one of the biggest aces of HTC, but this year the whole design is improved, with some edges being chamfered, and we finally get a fingerprint sensor on the front.

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The HTC One M9 on the other hand measures 144.6×69.7×9.6mm, and yes, it has an old school flat back, but that doesn’t make it less attractive, especially because of the dual-tone metal wrap, which makes the phone still look as slick and sexy as ever.

Both phones come with great sound speakers, but the HTC 10 boosts a new era, with their BoomSound Hi-Fi feature.

Hardware

While the HTC One M9 has a great 5 inch 1080p display, with really great sun visibility and color reproduction, the HTC 10 takes this and puts it a level above.

The HTC 10 comes with 5.2 inch QHD display, which boosts the pixel density of 441 (HTC One M9) to whopping 565 (HTC 10). This is a Super LCD 5 screen and it looks gorgeous. Another feature is the Gorilla Glass 4 on the HTC 10, which is an upgrade compared to the Gorilla Glass 3 on the HTC One M9.

When it comes to processing power, both of the phones deserve respect, but the time is on the side of the HTC 10 here too. Even though the HTC One M9 is featured with Snapdragon’s 810 processor, 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage (upgradable by micro SD card), the new phone comes with the best Qualcomm can offer for this year. It is the Snapdragon 820, paired with 4GB of RAM and internal storage of 32GB or 64GB, also being upgradable by a micro SD card. Even though the One M9 is no slouch, the HTC 10 is blazing fast and it will eat every task you throw at it with breeze.

When we first heard that HTC is back on the UltraPixel camera for 2016, we were kind of shocked. But, they’ve upgraded it so much that now we can consider HTC’s flagship as one of the phones with the best cameras in the world.

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The HTC One M9 came with 20 megapixel camera with f/2.2 aperture lens, and we can’t say it wasn’t good. But the HTC 10 comes with their all new 12 megapixel UltraPixel rear camera with its 1.55µm pixels. There is also a laser autofocus featuring the new phone, and a 5 megapixel front camera, which is also a capable shooter for your everyday selfies.

The battery capacity is also boosted on the HTC 10, from 2840mAh on the HTC One M9 to 3000mAh on the new phone.

Verdict

If the question is which phone is better of the two, then there is absolutely no doubt about the answer: The new HTC’s flagship HTC 10 beats its predecessor in every area. But, if the question is if should you upgrade from the older to the new, then we honestly think that this is one of the cases you should consider the upgrade. The HTC 10 is just amazing in every aspect, and even though the competition of Samsung, LG and the other giants is enormous, we think that this year HTC will grab bigger piece of the pie.

 

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