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The luscious metal curves of the HTC One M9The HTC One M9 may not be a total overhaul from its predecessor, but it's still a gorgeous piece of kit. Check out our video review.
The HTC one M H is one of our favorite phones of last year. Thanks largely to its gorgeous metal design. Replacing such a highly thought of device, is no easy task. But for the one M nine, HTC is hoping a few design tweaks and an updated camera will keep this [UNKNOWN] phone on the top of the Android pile. The sleek metal body is still the stand out feature of the m nine. For those of you after a total design overhaul, will be disappointed. It maintains a curved metal back with insert lines at the top and bottom. It's the same size, and the [UNKNOWN] speaker still sits above and below the. Display. The edges are more angular now and have been given a two tone effect. It's not a big change from the M.H. but it does still look and feel like a very luxurious device. The phone is running the latest Android lollipop software. Over which H.T.C. has applied it's new Sense 7 interface. Sense 7 looks still like the previous version of the software. But it's clean App Tray and blink speed to the left of the home screen. But it brings a couple of neat updates as well. It's highly customizable for one thing with a bunch of different themes to choose from. They change everything from the App's icons, color schemes to the system fonts. If you don't fancy the preset options either, you can have the phone automatically generate a theme based on the colors found in a snapped photo. Another addition is a widget on the home screen which will change the apps that are displayed there based on whether you're at work, at home, or on the go. The apps you use most at work, for example, perhaps Google Drive or Gmail, will display in the widget when the phone detects you're at work. I hope, however, it will display apps like the YouTube or the tv remote apps. Elsewhere the phone has everything you should expect from a top end design. It has a bright and sharp full HD 5 inch display and a powerful optical processor. The fiberoptics are now in the front of the N9 and a new 20 megapixel camera set on the back. In our testing, we found the camera able to deliver decent white balance although it didn't particularly impress in high contrast or low light situations. If you're after a new-function phone with a totally fresh design and buckets of new features, the M9 isn't going to excite you and really won't be worth upgrading to if you already have the M8. If you have an older handset however M9 stunning design slick software means it's worth checking out. I'm I'm Andrew Hoyle with CNet and this is the HTC One M9