The difference between HTC One M9 and HTC One M8

The difference between HTC One M9 and HTC One M8

We all know looks aren’t everything and the what’s inside is what really matters. Similarly, just by looking at the two devices, the HTC One M9 doesn’t seem much different from it’s predecessor, the HTC One M8. However the difference between these two devices are their technical specifications. I will try to compare both of these phones in order to show you where the differences lie and if it’s worth upgrading to the HTC One M9.


Visually, both devices are identical twins but as they say, the devil is in the details. The power button on the HTC One M9 is moved to the right side and HTC got rid of volume rocker. Instead, you get two single buttons to change the volume. On the back you’ll notice the new slightly protruding square-shaped camera which is protected by sapphire crystal. You’ll also notice that there’s only one camera on the back of the M9, unlike the two camera’s on the M8. As for size, the M9 is slightly thicker and shorter than the M8.

Technical Specification

When it comes the technical specifications, there is no doubt that the HTC One M9 is better than the M8. However, they both feature a 5 inch display with full HD resolution.

Take a look at the chart below for details:

SYSTEMAndroid 5.0.2 Lollipop + HTC Sense 7Android 5.0.1 Lollipop + HTC Sense 6
DISPLAY5 inch, LCD, 1,920 x 1,080 pixels, 441 ppi5 inche, LCD, 1,920 x 1,080 pixels, 441 ppi
PROCESSORQualcomm Snapdragon 810, Octa-Core, 4 x 2.0 GHz + 4 x 1.5 GHzQualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-Core, 4 x 2.3 GHz
INTERNAL MEMORY32 GB + microSD16 GB + microSD
BATTERY2,840 mAh2,600 mAh
CAMERA20 MP (back), HTC UltraPixel (front)4 MP (back), 5 MP (front)
CONNECTIVITYUSB 2.0, WLAN, LTE, Bluetooth 4.1, NFC, CIR, HDMI MHL 3.0USB 2.0, WLAN, LTE, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, CIR, HDMI MHL 3.0
DIMENSIONS144.6 x 69.7 x 9.61 mm146.4 x 70.6 x 9.4 mm
WEIGHT157 grams160 grams

Now you know. It’s up to you to decide whether it’s worth the upgrade. let me know in the comment section below.