Difference Between HTC 10 and One M9

Key Differences – HTC 10 vs One M9
 

The key difference between HTC 10 and One M9 is that HTC 10 comes with a better display, enhanced camera, new, powerful, and efficient processor, fingerprint scanner, better battery capacity, and enhanced Boom sound audio. Let us take a closer look at both HTC One M9 and M10 and get a clearer picture of what they have to offer.

HTC 10 Review – Features and Specifications

The long awaited HTC 10 is here. The HTC 10 will join the likes of Samsung Galaxy S7 and LG G5, which were released recently. The HTC 10 comes with some compelling features.

Design

The design has been updated with the latest HTC model. It is not like last year’s design. It is a smartphone which has been put together in such a way in order to achieve the premium outlook. The smartphone comes with a uni-body design with a metal finish to it. On the rear of the device are two antenna bands for reception. The chassis of the smartphone also comes with a curve. This will add comfort to the phone while holding it and gripping the phone will also be easy. The edges are also chamfered to add to the elegance. The device also uses capacitive keys keeping with the traditions. The device also comes with a home key which doubles as a fingerprint scanner in order to enable Android Pay. Overall, the phone looks and feel premium and has a classy design to it.

Display

The HTC 10 comes with an LCD 5 display which comes with a QHD resolution, and the size of the display is 5.2 inches. The pixel density of the device is 565ppi. From a specs point of view, the display is on par with devices which have been produced by LG and Samsung. The only drawback is the LCD technology which has been used instead of the AMOLED display. HTC has claimed that the new display is 30% lighter than the HTC One M9 of last year. The overall brightness and the contrast of the display can be expected to be impressive.

Processor

The processor that powers the latest device is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor which is known to be powerful and efficient.

Storage

The internal storage is available in 32 GB and 64 GB. This can be expanded to up to 2TB with the help of a micro SD card.

Camera

The HTC 10 come with a rear camera resolution of 12 MP, which is powered by an ultra-pixel camera. The pixel size of the sensor is 1.55 microns, and the aperture stands at f / 1.8. The camera also comes with optical image stabilization and also an ultra-fast laser autofocus system.

The front facing camera is powered by an ultra selfie camera which comes with a resolution of 5MP. The wide angle that the camera supports is 86 degrees. The pixel size of the sensor is 1.34 microns while the aperture of the same is f /1.8.

Operating System

The device comes with Android Marshmallow 6.0 while being layered by HTC Sense user interface.

Connectivity

The device also comes with a Type C USB on the bottom of the device to quickly transfer data.

Battery Life

The battery capacity of the device stands at 3000mAh which will be able to easily last throughout the day.

Additional/ Special Features

Audio

The bottom part of the device is flanked by the Boom sound speakers inside a five vent grille. The Boom sound speaker have seen an improvement when compared with its predecessor. The sound is certified by Hi-Res audio which has improved the quality of the audio drastically.

Key Difference - HTC 10 vs One M9

HTC One M9 Review – Features and Specifications

The HTC One M9 is an evolution of its predecessor the HTC One M8. The user experience, design, features, and specs are very similar to the HTC One M8. When the HTC One M8 was released, it was a great phone at that time itself. The design phone, as well as the software experience, was excellent. This was the key reasons the HTC M8 was a great phone. The HTC One M9 is a polished version of  HTC One M8. The HTC One M9 can be said to be an attempt towards perfecting the flagship device of HTC.

Design

The HTC One M9 comes with a high quality finish and precision. If we keep both HTC One M8 and the HTC One M9 close together, both designs will look almost identical. A notable difference between the two models is that the piece holding the display is made up of metal which fits onto a rear metal casing. The HTC One M9 is easier to grip when compared with the HTC One M8 due to the change in the design. The phone is also harder, and a ridge goes around the phone due to the two piece design. This is another sign and evidence of the precision with which the smartphone has been made with. Due to the anodized aluminum design, the body of the device does not attract finger prints. This will ensure that the smartphone will look clean and polished all the time. From a dimension point of view, The HTC One M9 is 144.6 x 69.7 x 9.61mm and the weight of the device is 157g. The HTC One M9 is slightly smaller than the HTC One M8 but not by much.

The top and bottom part of the device come with Boom sound speakers. These speakers are known to produce high quality sound. But due to locating the speaker, the height of the phone has increased. If the speakers were not installed, the device could have been made even more compact. But from a sound quality point of view, it is a worthy trade-off. The design has not changed much from the advent of the HTC One M7. For the last three years, the phone has not seen much change from a design point of view; some users find this design a bit repetitive. But there may be users who love the consistency provided by HTC throughout the year. The design may become a barrier for users who want to transition from the HTC One M8 to the HTC One M9 as there is no real difference between the two devices.

Another design feature of the HTC One M9 is the standby button being shifted from the top of the device to the right-hand side of the device. This has been placed in a perfect position, so it is easy to reach. The display can be double tapped as well in order to wake up the device. The micro SD card slot and the SIM slots are on opposite sides which make it a bit off.

Display

The size of the display is 5 inches and has a resolution of 1920 X 1080 pixels. But recent competitors have started using higher quality 250 X 1440 pixels resolution which is Quad HD. The screen pixel density stands at 440 ppi. The screen, in general, is sharp, and any type of content can be view without any issues. Competitors like Samsung has not only increased the resolution of the display but also the quality of it.  The size of the display is also fractionally increased when compared with its main competitors. So from a display aspect, the HTC One M9 is lagging behind when compared with is main rivals. When compared with the AMOLED displays that comes with the latest Samsung smartphones, the HTC One M9 display is more realistic. Viewing angles produced by the display are great while the brightness of the display is the same. The phone also supports glove mode which enables the user to use the phone with gloves on their hands. Overall the display on the device is great although it may be lagging behind on the Quality aspect.

Processor

The processor that powers the device is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 SOC, which comes with an octa-core processor that has 64-bit capability. Although this processor had overheating issues previously, the HTC One M9 had no such issues. The device gets warm, but it does not get uncomfortable for the user at any stage.

Storage

The device comes with expandable storage which has been dropped by some of the leading flagship models. The internal storage on the device is 32 GB. The expandable storage will provide enough space to save photos, audio and any type of content.

Camera

The sensor resolution of the rear camera stands at 20MP, which also comes with a sapphire lens cover. The focal length of the same is 27.8mm, which can capture standard videos and also the latest 4K videos.

Memory

The memory that comes with the device is 3GB of RAM. The performance of the device was quick and fast able to accomplish any tasks that are thrown at it. The device had no problem supporting high-end graphic games.

Operating System

The OS, which accompanies the device, is the Android Lollipop, which is covered by HTC Sense 7. HTC One M9 also comes with a widget known as Sense home which will serve most commonly used apps according to the location the user is in.

Connectivity

Connectivity has also improved when compared with its predecessor. The device is also ANT+ compatible meaning it will support any type of sensors.

Battery Life

The battery capacity of the device is very similar to that found on the HTC One M8. The battery is able to last throughout the day without any issues while it can be prolonged with the help of a battery saver mode as well. The battery capacity of on the device is 2840 mAh.  The device also is powered by quick charge2 which will enable faster charging of the battery. The device does not support wireless charging, though.

Additional/ Special Features

Audio

Although the speaker eats up space, it may be one of the key selling points of the device. The Boom sound speakers are further enhanced by Dolby audio. This will enable the device to provide sound modes such as theater mode, surround sound mode, and music mode. The quality has improved when compared with the previous version. The quality of the sound is so good; that headphone usage can be eliminated.

Difference Between HTC 10 and One M9

What is the difference between HTC 10 and One M9?

Design

HTC 10: The HTC 10 comes with a dimension of 145.9 x 71.9. x 9 mm and the weight of the device is 161g. The body is made up of aluminum while fingerprint sensor is activated via touch. The device also comes with touch-sensitive keys to take full control of the device. The device is available in Black, Gray, and Gold.

HTC One M9: The HTC One M9 comes with a dimension of 144.6 x 69.7 x 9.61 mm and the weight of the device is 157g. The body of the device is made up of aluminum and the device is splash resistant which is certified to IPX3 standard. The colors that the device comes in are Black, Gray, Pink and Gold.

The HTC 10 comes with slightly larger dimension on height and width, but the thickness of the device has been reduced to make it slimmer. The HTC One M9 is lighter than the HTC 10 while the HTC 10 also comes with a fingerprint scanner to make the device more secure and support online payment modes like Android Pay.

Display

HTC 10: The HTC 10 comes with a display size of 5.2 inches while the resolution of it is 1440 X 2560 pixels. The pixel density of the display is 565 ppi. The display technology which powers the device is S-LCD 5. The screen to body ratio of the device is 71.13%.

HTC One M9: The HTC One M9 comes with a display size of 5.0 inches while the resolution of it is 1080 X 1920 pixels. The pixel density of the display is 441 ppi. The display technology which powers the device is S-LCD 3. The screen to body ratio of the device is 68.52%

The HTC 10 comes with a larger display. The resolution of the display is also higher at Quad HD. The pixel density, as well as the screen to body ratio, are also higher making the HTC 10 display to be superior to the HTC One M9 processor.

Camera

HTC 10: The HTC 10 comes with a rear camera which comes with a resolution of 12 MP, which is assisted by Dual LED flash. The aperture of the camera is f / 1.8 while the focal length of the same is 26 mm. The camera sensor size is 1 / 2.3 inches which the individual pixels on the sensor is 1.55 microns. Optical image stabilization and laser flash autofocus are also available  in the device. The camera can shoot at 4K. The front facing camera comes with a resolution of 5MP.

HTC One M9: The HTC One M9 comes with a rear camera which comes with a resolution of 20 MP which is assisted by Dual LED flash. The aperture of the camera is f / 12.2 while the focal length of the same is 26 mm. The camera sensor size is 1 / 2.4 inches which the individual pixels on the sensor is 1.2 microns. Digital image stabilization and autofocus also comes with the device. The camera can shoot at 4K. The front facing camera comes with a resolution of 4MP.

The HTC 10 camera has been designed in a similar way to that of the Samsung Galaxy S7. Although there has been a reduction in the resolution of the rear camera to 12 MP, The aperture, sensor size, pixel size, Optical image stabilization and laser autofocus have been enhanced to improve low light shots and to increase the quality of the images while reducing the noise.

Hardware

HTC 10: The HTC 10 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC, which comes with a quad-core processor which can clock a speed of 2.2 GHz. This has been designed according to the 64-bit architecture. The graphics are powered by an Adreno 530 GPU. The built-in storage on the device is 64 GB while the maximum user storage is 52 GB. The storage can be expanded with the help of a micro SD card to up to 2TB.

HTC One M9: The HTC One M9 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 SoC, which comes with an octa-core processor which can clock a speed of 2.2 GHz. This has been designed according to the 64-bit architecture. The graphics are powered by an Adreno 430 GPU. The built-in storage on the device is 32 GB while the maximum user storage is 21 GB. The storage can be expanded with the help of a micro SD card to up to 128GB.

The HTC 10 is powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC, which will promise more power and efficiency. The GPU is also the latest which will improve the graphics department. The built-in capacity of the device is 64 GB, which can be expanded with the help of a micro SD card.

Battery

HTC 10: The HTC 10 comes with a battery capacity of 3000mAh. The battery capacity is not user replaceable.

HTC One M9: The HTC One M9 comes with a battery capacity of 2840mAh. The battery capacity is not user replaceable.

HTC 10 vs. One M9 – Summary

HTC 10

HTC One M9

Preferred

Operating System

Android (6.0)

Android (5.1, 5.0)

HTC 10

User Interface

HTC Sense 8.0 UI

HTC Sense 7.0 UI

HTC 10

Dimensions

145.9 x 71.9. x 9 mm

144.6 x 69.7 x 9.61 mm

HTC One M9

 Weight

161 g

157 g

HTC One M9

        Body

Aluminum

Aluminum

-

Fingerprint Scanner

Yes

No

HTC 10

Splash Resistant

No

Yes IPX3

HTC One M9

Display Size

5.2 inches

5.0 inches

HTC 10

Resolution

1440 x 2560 pixels

1080 x 1920 pixels

HTC 10

Pixel Density

565 ppi

441 ppi

HTC 10

Display Technology

S-LCD 5

S-LCD 3

HTC 10

Screen to Body Ratio

71.13 %

68.52 %

HTC 10

Rear Camera

12 megapixels

20 megapixels

HTC One M9

Front Facing Camera

5MP

4MP

HTC 10

Focal Length

26 mm

27.8 mm

HTC 10

Aperture

F1.8

F2.2

HTC 10

Flash

Dual LED

Dual LED

-

Image Stabilization

Optical

Digital

HTC 10

Sensor Size

1/2.3″

1/2.4″

HTC 10

Pixel Siize

1.55 μm

1.2 μm

HTC 10

SoC

Snapdragon 820

Snapdragon 810

HTC 10

Processor

Quad-core, 2200 MHz

    Octa-core, 2000 MHz,

HTC 10

64 Bit Architecture

Yes

Yes

-

Graphics Processor

Adreno 530

Adreno 430

HTC 10

Memory

4GB

3GB

HTC 10

Built in storage

64 GB

32 GB

HTC 10

Expandable Storage

Available

Available

-

Battery Capacity

3000mAh

2840 mAh

HTC 10

USB

3.1

2.1

HTC 10

Connector

USB Type C

microUSB

HTC 10