05-11-2015 06:03 PM
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  1. sumner929's Avatar
    I got the M7 on release day and love it. Zero problems, but as with anything that gets older, things begin to break down. Looking at the M9, is it more of the same as in just some better specs or (aside from the camera) will it be like having a different phone altogether? To me it looks like not much has changed. I don't want to shell out a lot of money for a newer version of what I have now like all the Apple faithful do every time a variant of the iPhone comes out. If it's worth it then I'll do it, but if it's just lipstick on a pig, then no thanks. Any insight is greatly appreciated.
    03-23-2015 01:30 PM
  2. Love Divine's Avatar
    I have two M7s in the family from launch. I'd venture to say that as long as you've corrected the purple camera issue, they'll still do just fine if you don't need the latest and greatest. Front-facing speakers are nice; software is as smooth as ever with lollipop; the design still feels and looks amazing without a case; bright screen too.

    As long as it has been treated well, it's probably just fine for another year or until another flagship comes along that catches your fancy.
    03-23-2015 01:35 PM
  3. Adam_ation's Avatar
    I'm upgrading from the M8 to the M9, i just want it - Adam
    03-23-2015 01:53 PM
  4. NEXUS_HTC_PS's Avatar
    I'm upgrading from the M8 to the M9, i just want it - Adam
    Meeeeeee tooooooo!!!! Hahahaa! HTCsheep here!

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    03-23-2015 02:07 PM
  5. clevin's Avatar
    Your m7 is two years old, the battery can't be that good right now. At least get a m8.
    03-23-2015 03:17 PM
  6. TBoltJ's Avatar
    I have two M7s in the family from launch. I'd venture to say that as long as you've corrected the purple camera issue, they'll still do just fine if you don't need the latest and greatest. Front-facing speakers are nice; software is as smooth as ever with lollipop; the design still feels and looks amazing without a case; bright screen too.

    As long as it has been treated well, it's probably just fine for another year or until another flagship comes along that catches your fancy.
    How did you correct the purple camera issue?
    03-23-2015 03:26 PM
  7. TimmE's Avatar
    I currently have an m7, Evo 3D before that. I like HTC. It bothers me that I'm not 100% sold on the m9. When the m7 came out I couldn't wait to pick it up. I got to Best Buy when they opened. Now, I'm reading reviews of the other phones due out soon. I don't know what I want to get.

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    03-23-2015 05:58 PM
  8. IMjBI's Avatar
    How did you correct the purple camera issue?
    I had the purple/pink tint camera issue and I notified HTC over a year ago to get it fixed (under warranty). You have to send it in to HTC for repair (took about 5 days). You're better off upgrading now and moving on.

    I'm still using my M7 as a daily with the only gripe being the battery life. I get about 7-9 hours per full charge with my usage style so I have to keep a lifeline with me. Otherwise I love the phone. I'd upgrade to the M9, but that camera...eeek, hope software can fix it before US launch.
    03-23-2015 06:18 PM
  9. DJ Nfinity's Avatar
    I just spoke with an HTC online chat rep a couple days ago regarding this issue and he said HTC will fix it free of charge (excluding shipping it to HTC shipping). No arguing, arm twisting, etc., so I'm assuming they're doing it for everyone (Even the company's president said they do during the recent uh-oh stream). I'm going to wait to get the M9 (or S6. Haven't decided) before shipping my M7 to be repaired.

    My M7 is a launch model (out of warranty).
    03-23-2015 07:31 PM
  10. rashad aljunied1's Avatar
    Purple tint will be done by HTC for free as it's a hardware defect. I have an m7 previouslyhtc desire from launch too and I still love it. Options are now, waiting if there will be a HTC m9 prime mid year, getting a cheaper m8 or flashing a Google play edition rom on the m7 while waiting for the M10
    03-23-2015 11:04 PM
  11. maranlvcha's Avatar
    it's probably just fine for another year or until another flagship comes along that catches your fancy.
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    03-24-2015 12:15 AM
  12. maranlvcha's Avatar
    I'm upgrading from the M8 to the M9
    James E1 and Adam_ation like this.
    03-24-2015 12:23 AM
  13. ram1220's Avatar
    My M7 looks brand new. Just like the day I received it. I bought it in Oct 2013. It runs fast and has Kit Kat 4.4 on it. I won't be getting an M9 unless something happens to my M7. I just don't see the need to buy a new phone when my M7 looks and runs like the day I got it. My suggestion to the OP is if your M7 is good just wait. If the battery does go bad you could always get it fixed or upgrade at that time. Your M7 will probably last at least another year. And maybe the M10 will be out and will be a much better upgrade.
    sumner929 likes this.
    03-24-2015 03:59 PM
  14. Alex_NJ's Avatar
    And just to clarify, you guys aren't worried at all about battery life?

    And it doesn't annoy you that there are better phones for battery life for the same price or less?
    03-24-2015 04:19 PM
  15. neo905's Avatar
    My M7 looks brand new. Just like the day I received it. I bought it in Oct 2013. It runs fast and has Kit Kat 4.4 on it. I won't be getting an M9 unless something happens to my M7. I just don't see the need to buy a new phone when my M7 looks and runs like the day I got it. My suggestion to the OP is if your M7 is good just wait. If the battery does go bad you could always get it fixed or upgrade at that time. Your M7 will probably last at least another year. And maybe the M10 will be out and will be a much better upgrade.
    Love my M7 but the battery life is awful. Off the charger at 7:00am and needed to be charged by 3:00pm. That's not cutting it anymore. I have no idea how any of you with M7's make it through the day on a charge. I will be getting a new phone for sure even though I love everything else about it.
    03-24-2015 04:42 PM
  16. Habiib's Avatar
    And just to clarify, you guys aren't worried at all about battery life?

    And it doesn't annoy you that there are better phones for battery life for the same price or less?
    I am for sure. I currently own the HTC One Max in addition to the power flip case, so yes I am absolutely concerned about the battery life figures I've seen this far. To go from what I can achieve now all the way down to what the M9 is capable of, is irrational. That is the only thing for me that's keeping me from pulling the trigger on the M9.

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    03-24-2015 04:55 PM
  17. Alex_NJ's Avatar
    I am for sure. I currently own the HTC One Max in addition to the power flip case, so yes I am absolutely concerned about the battery life figures I've seen this far. To go from what I can achieve now all the way down to what the M9 is capable of, is irrational. That is the only thing for me that's keeping me from pulling the trigger on the M9.

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    I'm the same, it just needs to have better battery life than the M8


    This graph breaks my heart


    Worth upgrading from M7 to M9?-73007.png

    For those complaining about M7 battery life, you can only expect an extra hour of web browsing since your M7 was new
    03-24-2015 04:57 PM
  18. markymark's Avatar
    Wow that's pretty bad.
    03-24-2015 06:15 PM
  19. drone3's Avatar
    Love my M7 but the battery life is awful. Off the charger at 7:00am and needed to be charged by 3:00pm. That's not cutting it anymore. I have no idea how any of you with M7's make it through the day on a charge. I will be getting a new phone for sure even though I love everything else about it.
    +1 , I have to charge m7 at least once in the day and at night. Battery & purple tint & overexposed photos are other annoyances. But I still consider the M7 the best phone ever made, although the s6 looks super solid.

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    03-24-2015 06:55 PM
  20. msm0511's Avatar
    I'm the same, it just needs to have better battery life than the M8


    This graph breaks my heart


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    For those complaining about M7 battery life, you can only expect an extra hour of web browsing since your M7 was new
    I don't really know how accurate that is honestly though. I've got an iPhone 6 and seriously doubt it could go a full 11 hrs web browsing, even on WiFi.
    03-24-2015 08:10 PM
  21. I Can Be Your Hero's Avatar
    I just don't understand how it has worse battery life??

    HTC One M8:
    - 5" 1080p screen
    - 2,600mAh battery
    - 28nm fab processor

    HTC One M9:
    - 5" 1080p screen
    - 2,840mAh battery
    - 20nm fab processor

    How is the M9 even getting less battery life than the M8? On specs alone, it should be noticeably better.
    03-24-2015 08:26 PM
  22. clevin's Avatar
    I don't really know how accurate that is honestly though. I've got an iPhone 6 and seriously doubt it could go a full 11 hrs web browsing, even on WiFi.
    absolute numbers will vary from person to person, relative performance are quite accurate.
    03-24-2015 08:29 PM
  23. msm0511's Avatar
    I just don't understand how it has worse battery life??

    HTC One M8:
    - 5" 1080p screen
    - 2,600mAh battery
    - 28nm fab processor

    HTC One M9:
    - 5" 1080p screen
    - 2,840mAh battery
    - 20nm fab processor

    How is the M9 even getting less battery life than the M8? On specs alone, it should be noticeably better.
    I'm wondering if it could have something to do with Sense 7. Seems like the GPS is always searching location to determine which apps to display in the new home widget (home/work/out). Also the new Yelp recommendations in blinkfeed would need GPS always on to show relevant posts by location. I could be completely wrong about that though. I don't plan on using that new home screen widget either way if I get one because I don't like to clutter up my home screen with a bunch of widgets.
    03-24-2015 08:37 PM
  24. markymark's Avatar
    I just don't understand how it has worse battery life??

    HTC One M8:
    - 5" 1080p screen
    - 2,600mAh battery
    - 28nm fab processor

    HTC One M9:
    - 5" 1080p screen
    - 2,840mAh battery
    - 20nm fab processor

    How is the M9 even getting less battery life than the M8? On specs alone, it should be noticeably better.
    Possibly, as advertised, the 810 processor has issues. I'm waiting for release to see some real world results but it doesn't look good at this point. Honestly, my 2012 Moto Razr Maxx HD is still humming along and at this point I see no reason to upgrade to the M9. Even the Samsung S6 has been reported as having worse battery life than the S5. And now it is coming out that all colors and models of the S6 might not be available at launch. It's almost like these companies go out of their way to shoot themselves in the foot. I don't get it. Technology should be advancing, not regressing. Seriously, after a decade of smartphones you would think they could come up with a battery that lasts more than half a day.
    03-24-2015 08:42 PM
  25. neo905's Avatar
    I just don't understand how it has worse battery life??

    HTC One M8:
    - 5" 1080p screen
    - 2,600mAh battery
    - 28nm fab processor

    HTC One M9:
    - 5" 1080p screen
    - 2,840mAh battery
    - 20nm fab processor

    How is the M9 even getting less battery life than the M8? On specs alone, it should be noticeably better.
    I mentioned this in another thread but it's not the same screen. HTC cheaped out and removed the screen memory caching integrated in the screen which assists in overall battery life. I also don't think the 810 is very good. The 820 is promising though. The 10% gain in battery size probably isn't compensating enough. That said, I have read reviews where some are getting 1.5 - 2 days, others that are 12-15 hours. I don't understand why a reviewer woundn't run GSAM the 1 - 2 weeks they had the phone to get a rough screen on time. The other problem will be these were all EU band phones on 3G/4G and battery may take another hit when they are on North American LTE networks and re-tested.
    03-24-2015 08:47 PM
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