Category: HTC One M9

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Best Android Smartphones 2014 & 2015! [Buying Guide]

Whether you are thinking about getting a new 2015 flagship smartphone like the Galaxy S6 or maybe getting the 2014 LG G3 as prices have dropped in half, here’s some of my thoughts into the Android smartphones from 2014 and 2015.

Now, this buying guide is geared towards people who want to know some of the highlights of each of these phones and I wanted to include some of my thoughts on rooting and custom ROM development on each.  This isn’t probably the best guide in the world but then again, I have personally bought all of these phones with my hard, earned money and yes, I have used them all as daily driver.  If you are in the market to buy a new phone or used phone, this guide should help you.

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Galaxy S6 vs. HTC One M9 vs. iPhone 6 Benchmark Test!

For those of you wondering how fast the new Android smartphones like the Galaxy S6/S6 Edge and HTC One M9 are over its long-distant rival Apple’s iPhone 6, you may be in for pleasant surprise this year.

Although in previous the race for the fastest smartphone has always been a close race, this year Android smartphones really whop out blazing, new processors that eclipse the iPhones.

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HTC One M9 Drop Test with Spigen Case!

Without a case, your HTC One M9 screen will break in a face-down drop, it’s not rocket science folks.  But with a good case, the HTC One M9 can survive 5-feet face-down drops easily.

In this episode, I go over the Spigen Neo Hybrid case, which is my current favorite case for my Galaxy S6.  This case provides double the protection of thinner 1-layered TPU cases as it comes in two layers with a rubber inner layer and outer plastic layer.

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Galaxy S6 vs. HTC One M9 SOT(SCREEN-ON-TIME) Battery Test!

The display is the most power-hungry hardware on your Android smartphone.  Most smartphones battery life efficiency can be determined by measuring the SOT(screen-on-time).  But is it possible to do this in a controlled environment?

If you wanted to get SOT (Screen-on-time) results accurately, you cannot do it unless you do it in an isolated environment testing the actual screen-on-time as people use their phones differently.

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How to Fix HTC One M9 Camera Auto Focus with Manual Mode!

HTC One M9 has one big flaw, that its auto-focus does not work correctly.  5 out of 10 shots taken with the M9 results in over-exposed photos and depending on where you focus, the exposure changes constantly.  This is worse than the HTC One M7 and M8.  Since this is a matter of the camera’s auto focus not doing job correctly, it should be fixed with a camera firmware update by HTC in the future.

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Galaxy S6 Edge vs. HTC One M9 – REAL WORLD Performance Test! [Game Loading Times]

If you’ve enjoyed watching our benchmark shootout between the fastest Android smartphones “right now”, you may want to also know that benchmarks aren’t necessarily the most accurate way to tell how fast a phone is.

In this real world performance test, we used several of the popular Android games like Clash of Clans, Asphalt 8, Angry Birds, and Grand Theft Auto to test out the game loading times.

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Galaxy S6 vs S6 Edge vs HTC One M9 vs G Flex 2 Antutu Test!

For those of you wondering the performance differences between the Exynos 7420 processor on the Galaxy S6/S6 Edge vs. Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 on the HTC One M9/LG G Flex 2, we did a bunch of Antutu benchmark tests to find out.

Overall, the Exynos 7420 beat out the Qualcomm 810 in pretty much all of the tests within Antutu benchmark app.  What we wanted to really find out was the heating issues with LG G Flex 2, which causes the phone to lag when playing games for a long time or using the phone in very hot weather.