HTC tell me that their new model has a “dual-tone” design. It’s not immediately obvious when you put it next to the M8, and you can see just that in our MWC gallery, but there is a subtle difference in the edging and the colouring.
Yet again we have the premium all-metal body. This has always made the One series stand out from the rest, but the likes of the Apple iPhone and the Samsung Galaxy handsets are now drawing level and, in some cases, passing.
There’s now a tapered edging around the handset and HTC will be eager to tell you that there’s a “polished sidewall” with a “jewellery finish” which has “sophisticated curves”. Yes to all that, in spades. This is a phone you won’t want to hide beneath a case, but even if you do there’s the HTC Dot View case, which lets you make calls and interact with the phone whilst the case is closed.
The HTC One M9 is anodised twice and up front you get that familiar 5″ full HD 1080 screen sits behind scratch-resistant glass. Although hi-res, doesn’t mean fiddly little icons. They’re chunky and big enough to tap even after a few beers.
Although we’ve already given you a full demo I thought it was about time that we did something more original and close-up – a video filmed in the car. What could be better eh?
We’ll be continuing to take a look at the HTC One M9 over the next few days, so keep an eye out for the next daily dose.