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HTC One M9 Review: M8's successor on DxOMark

By David Newton - Friday May 22 2015

Mobile Review
Overview | HTC One M9 ranking | Photo and video sub scores | HTC One M9 Imaging Results
DxOMark Mobile
69

Overview

Announced in March 2015, the One M9 is the latest update for the HTC One series, replacing the highly-respected One M8. It’s more evolutionary than revolutionary, though, with a design that looks very much like its predecessor. It does feature an updated camera module with a 20megapixel resolution, so we’d hoped for an improved showing in our industry standard lab tests.

However, the One M9 achieved the same DxOMark Mobile score as the M8, putting it outside the top 20 in the rankings....

Photo

DxOMark Mobile Photo
73
Exposure and contrast
81
Color
67
Autofocus
72
Texture
74
Noise
76
Artifacts
71
Flash
60

Pros

- Nice and pleasing colors in bright light

- Very good details shown in bright light

- Good autofocus in bright light

Cons

- Colors are oversaturated in low light

- White balance is often inaccurate in both bright light and low light

- Loss of sharpness around image corners

- Strong quantization on uniform tones and in color gradations

- Strong ringing and slight fringing

Video

DxOMark Mobile Video
61
Exposure and contrast
75
Color
69
Autofocus
55
Texture
47
Noise
80
Artifacts
76
Stabilization
26

Pros

- Good noise reduction in bright lighting

- Accurate autofocus

Cons

- Many details are lost regardless of the lighting conditions

- No video stabilization

- Visible step changes in luminance as exposure changes

- Colors are oversaturated in low light