Well, HTC announced yet another great device from the One Family at MWC 2015, and HTC One M9 is the latest member of this perfect family.
If you are already using the Taiwanese main flagship in 2014, One M8, maybe your first question is whether to upgrade from HTC One M8 to HTC One M9 or not? Are the changes really worth it?
In this AW Center article we briefly review the One M9 and then we compare the specifications of One M9 and One M8 to find out whether you should upgrade or not?


HTC One M9 General Specifications:

  • 144.6 x 69.7 x 9.6 mm, 157 g
  • 5.0 inch, Super LCD3, 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, Adreno 430
  • 32GB of internal memory, 3GB of RAM, microSD card support
  • 20.7Mp Main camera, 4MP fornt camera
  • 2840 mAh battery


Now, let’s start the comparison


HTC One M8 vs HTC One M9: Design

The One family is mainly known for its perfect and elegant design, and no surprise that One M9 continues the road of being awesome, design wise.
Comparison wise, you may not notice the difference between One M8 and One M9 while looking at the front panels as they are somehow alike and the only noticeable difference is about the back cover which HTC changed it to be less slippery (excluding the camera difference).
We almost forgot about the Power button location, which have been moved from the top edge to the right edge on the One M9.


HTC One M8 vs HTC One M9: Display

Let’s stick to the Full HD panel; this is one of the best news about HTC One M9 as the company didn’t feel the rush to use 2K screens for their 2015’s flagship.
Since both One M8 and One M9 are using the same display panel and the same display technology, there is no winner here.


HTC One M8 vs HTC One M9: Hardware

Snapdragon 810 is the heart of One M9 and considering the latest Qualcomm product along with 64-bit octa-core CPU, an Adreno 430 GPU and 3GB of RAM, you should expect an absolute high-end device. But it doesn’t mean One M8 is a complete loser as the Snapdragon 801 is still one of the best in its kind and it delivers a smooth experience.
With no doubt the winner in the Hardware is the One M9, but we strongly believe you shouldn’t just decide to replace your One M8 with One M9 for better hardware specifications.
Since we are talking about Hardware, let’s mention that HTC One M9 is using a 2840 mA h battery while the battery used for One M8 is a 2600 mAh Li-Po. but don't worry the battery capacity difference is not going to make a huge boost in the battery life.


HTC One M8 vs HTC One M9: Sound

The sound experience on the One family devices are really excellent thanks to the BoomSound Stereo speakers. HTC is still loyal to deliver a unique music experience for their users and on the HTC One M9 they went one step further by providing the 5.1 surround sound effect. So, the difference between One M8 and One M9 is about the Dolby Audio feature.


 HTC One M8 vs HTC One M9: Camera

This is where you should decide whether to upgrade from One M8 to One M9 or not, as the most important changes happened in the camera.
The most complaints about One M8 were about the camera and the HTC’s UltraPixel technology. And in the One M9 they decided to use just a regular camera module with a 20.7 MP sensor.
If you are a Selfie fan, then you should know that the HTC One M9 comes with a 4MP sensor and thanks to the UltraPixel technology used for the Selfie camera expect some high quality shots in low-light performance.


HTC One M8 vs HTC One M9: Software

HTC One M9 comes with the attest version of Android, Lollipop 5.0.2, and the latest version of Sense, Sense 7.0, as opposed to the One M8 which runs Sense 6.0 and Android Lollipop.
HTC promised an update for One M8 sometime this year to get the Sense 7.0, but for now One M9 users have some advantages including:
-  Theme maker: It lets you create your own theme based on the picture you like.
- Smart App suggestions
- Smart app category based on your location: Home, Work, or Out



HTC One M8 vs HTC One M9: Conclusion

The decision is up to you, but we believe if you really don’t care about the improved camera then there is no solid reason to upgrade from HTC One M8 to HTC One M9. But if the camera is a deal breaker for you, then with no hesitation go for the best HTC’s device yet, One M9.
For those who are just satisfied with their M8’s camera (specially the fun Duo Camera), then a faster processor, more internal storage, and more RAM storage are not just enough to make you jump from M8 to M9.