9. HTC One M9
The HTC One M9 is a minor improvement over HTC’s previous Android phones. It has the same attractive aluminum design, an improved camera, and a faster processor. If you liked HTC’s other One phones, chances are you’ll like the M9, too.
The M9 is a great phone, it’s thinner, the camera is better, other than that, the M9 is the same phone HTC gave us last year. That doesn’t make it bad. Last year’s M8 was a fantastic phone, and the M9 builds on it in a lot of ways. Next is the camera, which has been improved to a 20 MP sensor. That means the photos you take come in a larger resolution, which is good for printing or editing. The M9 runs Lollipop, the latest version of Android, but has a few extras packed in. All the M9’s horsepower is provided by this year’s top-end Qualcomm chip, the octa-core Snapdragon 810, which comprises twin quad-core CPUs operating at a frequency of 2GHz and 1.5GHz respectively. Graphics are dealt with by an Adreno 430 GPU, and there’s 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. In terms of connectivity, it has a support for 4G, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4 and NFC. The most important is a special app launcher on the home screen that displays different apps based on your location. Over time, the app launcher learns where you are: Home, work, or out and about, and displays the apps it thinks you need based on your usage history. As for battery life, HTC has boosted the capacity over the M8 by 240mAh, to 2,840mAh and M9 now supports Quick Charge. The HTC also put in a first-class performance, with calls coming through loud and clear with no sign of distortion. The M9 is a wonderful phone, and certainly one of the best. And if you value design, it should be one of the first phones you consider.