Battle of the Super Smartphones; HTC One E9+ Vs HTC One M9+

Comparison: HTC One E9+ Vs HTC One M9+

After launching an unimpressive One M9, HTC had a point to prove to its consumers and its competitors! Within few weeks of launching its premium flagship smartphone, the company came up with two spinoff devices packing something really good for modern smartphone users, and yes these are HTC One M9+ and HTC One E9+. Both smartphones are set to roll in India, which will be one of the only few countries where HTC will be launching these devices. Both smartphones pack a nice set of specifications and look like a perfect deal breaker for those who’re moving with a Sony or a Samsung. But, on paper, you can definitely mark out some differences between the two. So, lets’ take a quick look on the face-off between HTC One E9+ Vs HTC One M9+ launched in May, 2015.


Battle of the Super Smartphones; HTC One E9+ Vs HTC One M9+

When it comes to design, both One M9+ and E9+ can be described as two real beauties from HTC. On one hand, HTC One M9+ boasts a classy look with premium metal body finish with exquisite detailing on the front and back panel. It features typical flagship design, and gives an excellent feel in hand.While on the other, One E9+ falls slightly behind One M9 with a plastic body complimented with premium design elements. The device looks good, but not so good in front the One M9+. More or less, its size and design gives the feel of a phablet rather than a high-end smartphone.

Therefore, both HTC smartphones are an excellent choice for design lovers. Although, if you want more premium look, One M9+ will be a better choice.


In the display department, both smartphones are perfect in their own kind. They deliver excellent, well-saturated and ideally exposed colors with no complication at all.But, if you’ll consider screen size, HTC E9+ will come up slightly bigger than HTC One M9+. HTC E9+ sports a 5.5-inch QHD (2560×1440 pixels) display, while One M9+ has been equipped with a 5.2-inch QHD display.The small change in screen size also affects pixel density by a bit, but the overall image quality stays perfect in both devices.On the plus side, the screen of both devices is also protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 4.


Under the hood, both HTC smartphones feature high-end specifications to provide top-notch performance on routine usage. Both, HTC One M9+ and HTC One E9+ are powered by an octa-core chipset from MediaTek. The One M9+ comes with a 2.2GHz MT6795T chipset coupled with 3GB of RAM, while One E9+ comes with a 2GHz Helio X10 chipset paired with 3GB of RAM. The chipset is a major differentiating element between both smartphones. But, when you’ll use these smartphones, this difference would barely come into your mind as a drawback.

Operating System

As expected, the ecosystem of latest HTC One series is best-in class. Both HTC One M9+ and HTC One E9+ pack an excellent set of specifications and run Android 5.0 lollipop out-of-the box optimized with Sense 7 UI. The entire interface of both smartphones is extremely fluid, plus several improvements from Google’s material design concept also play a big role in taking the experience to a whole new level.While using both smartphones, lags or performance issues will not be a problem at all.

Storage Space Availability

The inbuilt storage packed with both devices is also a big point of difference. The HTC One M9+ comes with 32GB of on-board storage, while HTC One E9+ comes with mere 16 gigs of storage. Although, the memory on both smartphones is expandable up to 128GB, but for those whole like to play more games and keep a rich selection of apps, 16GB of inbuilt memory of One E9+ might prove fateful.

Camera Capabilities

In terms of camera efficiency, HTC One M9+ is quiet a winner. The device has been equipped with Duo camera setup featuring a 20-megapixel shooter with depth sensor capable of taking brilliant photographs under daylight and lowlight conditions. Compared to the standalone 20-megapixel shooter featured with HTC One E9+, camera capabilities of One M9+ are much better and proficient.

On the front side, both smartphones pack the same 4 ultra-pixel camera, capable of delivering high-quality selfies under all conditions.Thus, whether it’s a group shot or a selfie for Instagram, you’ll definitely get quality results from both of these devices.

Connectivity Support

On the connectivity front, both HTC One M9+ and HTC One E9+ pack a rich set of options to cater diverse customer needs. Both smartphones offer standard support from 3G, LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, OTG, and MicroUSB connectivity. But, One E9+ is much better on the connectivity department as it features dual-sim capabilities compared to One M9+ accepting only one sim card.


On the battery department, there is nothing to differentiate between HTC One M9+ and HTC One E9+. On full charge, both smartphones can hold sufficient amount of juice to keep your day going, but on paper, you’ll see a small difference of between both devices. HTC One E9+ is backed by a battery of 2800mAh, while One M9+ is backed by a slightly bigger battery of2840mAh.Whether you’re on 3G or Wi-Fi, overall battery performance of both devices will definitely cater your needs. On 2G usage, you’ll get a backup of 22-23 hours, while on 3G, you’ll easily get 13-14 hours.


Talking about pricing, HTCOne M9+ has been rolling into the market at a price of Rs 52,500, while One E9+ will be hitting the shelves at a price of Rs 36,790. Recently, its official launch price has been revealed, and many people across the country have shown interest its specifications and unique design concept. However, there is a big difference in the price tag of both smartphones.


Considering price and specifications, both HTC One M9+ and HTC One E9+ pack an excellent deal for smartphone enthusiasts. They’re bit expensive for budget oriented users, but for those who want a classy phone with all essential features, they’re a perfect choice. No doubt, both of these smartphones are one of the best available phones in their own price segment.

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