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HTC One M9 vs One M9+ vs One ME vs One E9 vs One E9+ – HTC’s Latest Best Ones

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The HTC One M9 is the flagship that represents the Taiwanese manufacturer in the US and Europe, but in parallel, the company has worked on other alternatives which will appear in Asia. Here are the rest of devices that HTC will make history with. These are the “Ones” and they’re not cheap at all!

Designs and dimensions

The One M9 is more known than the other phones from the list. And if you haven’t seen it in front of your eyes, then imagine a premium full metal body with a metallic frame and two thin bands on the back, having the rear camera (with square lens) placed below the upper strip. The device measures 144.6×69.7×9.6mm and has a weight of 157 grams.

The One M9+ has almost the same design, only the rear camera has circular lens and the bottom stereo speakers are divided in half by a physical button that hides a fingerprint sensor. The phone measures 151x72x9.6mm and weights 168grams.

The ME has the same fingerprint sensor, but it lacks the horizontal strips. The model measures 151x72x9.8mm and weights 155grams.

Both the E9 and E9+ have the same dimensions: 156.5×76.5×7.49mm and they weight 150grams, but they have the rear camera positioned in the top center and they don’t have the fingerprint button. Basically, they have almost the same front side as the One M9.

Displays

The One M9 is the smallest phone between them, being equipped with a 5inches Super LCD3 screen that supports 1080×1920 pixels at 441ppi and has Corning Gorilla Glass 4 on top of it. Except for the new generation Gorilla Glass, the screen is unchanged from the previous device. The One M9+ and One ME have a display with the same size of 5.2inches which offer 1440×2560 pixels at 565ppi, while the E9 and One E9+ fall into the category of phablets, having displays that measure 5.5inches, but they support different resolutions. The E9 has the same resolution as the M9, but which gives a higher pixel density of 534ppi, while the E9+ supports 2560×1440 pixels at 564ppi.

Hardware

2015 is the end for the 32bit chipsets. Most of the best known brands are using a Qualcomm chipset, but while LG equipped its new LG G4 flagship with a Snapdragon 808 processor, HTC took the newer MSM8994 Snapdragon 810 octa core processor and coupled it with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. But, for the rest of the One models, HTC used 64 bit MediaTek octa core processors with 3GB of RAM, expect for the E9, which is much weaker than the other models and which settles for 2GB of RAM. It seems that the M9+ and ME have their processors clocked at 2.2GHz, while the E9 and E9+ have their processors running at 2GHz. Also, 32GB is the only storage option on all devices, and thankfully, it supports expansion up to 128GB.

Cameras

The M9 is the only phone with a 13MP back camera, while the rest of models support 20MP and have features such as dual-LED flash, HDR and video capture at 2160p@30fps. When it comes to front cameras, they all received the 4MP Ultrapixel shooter which was introduced on the back side of the One M7. However, the E9+ has another variant of 13MP which is sold in China.