The HTC One series specs

The HTC One M9 is the third member of the HTC one family, and unarguably the best. (Also being the newest version certainly aids in that title.) The phones have come a long way in two years, though obviously they've been in the works for far longer than that.

We've talked a bit in our hands-on preview about how each has built on the last. The physical differences between the M7, M8 and M9 are easy ways to show that. The M7 borrowed from the likes of the Droid DNA and the Windows Phone HTC One 8X. The leap from M8 to M9 is much more subtle on the physical side, but nonetheless important on the inside.

Here, now, is a look at how the basic specs of the three phones have grown over the past few years.

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CategoryHTC One M9HTC One M8HTC One M7
Size144.6 x 69.7 x 9.61 mm146.36 x 70.6 x 9.35 mm137.4 x 68.2 x 9.3mm
Display5 inches 1080p5 inches 1080p4.7 inches 1080p
OSAndroid 5.0.2 Lollipop with Sense 7Android 5.0.x with Sense 6Android 5.0.x with Sense 6
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 810Qualcomm Snapdragon 801Qualcomm Snapdragon 600
On-board storage32GB32GB32GB/64GB
Removable storageMicroSDMicroSDNone
SoundHTC BoomSound with Dolby Audio 3BoomSoundBoomSound
Rear camera20MP4MP UltraPixel4MP UltraPixel
Front camera4MP UltraPixel5MP2.1MP
Battery2840 mAh2600 mAh2300 mAh

More: Anything and everything on the HTC One M9

Phil Nickinson
  • Side by side specs of the M9 to the M8:
  • Looks good! Glad the resisted the urge to put a 2K screen on this thing, should be one of the fastest phones on the market if the 810 doesn't cripple it. Though it does seem to be clocked a little lower than it can be so maybe that is to help with the thermal issues.
  • God If my phone was clocked 100 mhz less than the competition I don't know how I could sleep at night Posted via the Android Central App
  • I bet this thing will fly with 1080p and the 810! They pretty much fixed all my gripes with the m8. Should be a great device. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Are they only offering 32 GB, or will there be 64 GB as well? Posted via the Android Central App
  • There is suppose to be a 64gb model as well Posted via the Android Central App
  • Good to see decent upgrades to the internals, will wait anxiously for a hands on review Phil Posted via my Droid RAZR Maxx HD using the Android Central App
  • Yeah I don't know what people were really expecting. As long as the camera processing is fixed and it gets decent battery life this will be my next device. Looking forward to reviews. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I thought the Snapdragon 600 in my M7 was & is really fast, I could imagine the speed of the 810 chip is going to blow my socks off. Posted via the HTC One M7
  • Maybe I'm weird but I still prefer the look of the M7 over either of the newer ones. M9 looks to be a solid phone though. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Thought I was the only one in the world liking the m7 more than the newer models :) Posted via the Android Central App
  • You are not alone!
  • M7 is the perfect size. I prefer also.
  • Ugh, still too big. I'm sticking to the m7. Perfect size for those of us who don't carry purses.
  • It's less than 1cm taller. the size difference is negligible. I think you're just complaining for the sake of complaining.
  • I would agree if it was about 1mm but 1cm is a lot on any handheld device. Still I got used to my M8 and the screen is close to the perfect size for me.
  • The increases don't look extraordinary, but at least they're improving.
  • Does the M9 have optical image stabilization? Posted via the Android Central App
  • Sadly, no.
  • I Think I've read that the 20 megapixel camera will have stabilization.
  • lol just a M8 with a better camera and slightly better specs I am already looking forward to the next one lol