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  1. msm0511's Avatar
    Since so many of you guys seem to be getting your phones in the next few days, I thought I'd start a thread for first impressions. Excited to read everybody's thoughts. I won't be able to order for another week or two.
    Alex_NJ likes this.
    03-30-2015 12:13 AM
  2. Alex_NJ's Avatar
    Good idea,

    With plenty of user reviews we'll be able to get a good understanding of what the phone is like from day to day.

    I think maybe lay down a few rules, maybe post some pics or have at least 50 posts to be able to be considered a credible review. Then we will filter out the haters
    03-30-2015 07:22 AM
  3. trsbbs's Avatar
    Good idea,

    With plenty of user reviews we'll be able to get a good understanding of what the phone is like from day to day.

    I think maybe lay down a few rules, maybe post some pics or have at least 50 posts to be able to be considered a credible review. Then we will filter out the haters
    I'd like to see everyone's opinions and not censor out items.

    Posted via BlackBerry Z10
    ram1220 and Powarun like this.
    03-30-2015 07:41 AM
  4. Alex_NJ's Avatar
    I'd like to see everyone's opinions and not censor out items.

    Posted via BlackBerry Z10
    I don't know how much you've read of this forum, but there are a ton of bias people coming here to hate on the M9, for no reason. I don't want people claiming they have one and are returning it
    msm0511 and Rose4uKY like this.
    03-30-2015 07:43 AM
  5. neo905's Avatar
    I said this in another forum as well. If you are going to post battery stats. Please install GSAM so we can see on screen time as well as other details. Screen shots need to be posted here to avoid what Alex is talking about.
    03-30-2015 08:24 AM
  6. trsbbs's Avatar
    I don't know how much you've read of this forum, but there are a ton of bias people coming here to hate on the M9, for no reason. I don't want people claiming they have one and are returning it
    But I would like to know why they are returning them. Good and bad.

    Coming from BlackBerry to HTC I want to make sure it's the right or wrong move.
    Censoring folks who have a genuine issue and are returning a phone is not cool..

    Posted via an old & tired BlackBerry Z10
    ram1220 likes this.
    03-30-2015 08:33 AM
  7. msm0511's Avatar
    But I would like to know why they are returning them. Good and bad.

    Coming from BlackBerry to HTC I want to make sure it's the right or wrong move.
    Censoring folks who have a genuine issue and are returning a phone is not cool..

    Posted via an old & tired BlackBerry Z10
    The issue lately is posters who have no intention on buying the M9 are posting all kinds of negatives with no interest in getting the phone, or even giving it a fair shot. I have no problem with criticisms that are genuine or real from actual users of the device.
    Alex_NJ and Jellyjuice like this.
    03-30-2015 10:01 AM
  8. msm0511's Avatar

    I think maybe lay down a few rules, maybe post some pics or have at least 50 posts to be able to be considered a credible review. Then we will filter out the haters
    This forum used to be a nice, civil place to discuss devices. More recently it's getting a bit rough with folks just joining to talk smack.
    Rose4uKY likes this.
    03-30-2015 10:06 AM
  9. Habiib's Avatar
    This forum used to be a nice, civil place to discuss devices. More recently it's getting a bit rough with folks just joining to talk smack.
    They do this every year. It's a ritual and mostly Samsung fanboys who do it, but back on topic, I concur with the screen shots for the battery life.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    03-30-2015 10:19 AM
  10. msm0511's Avatar
    They do this every year. It's a ritual and mostly Samsung fanboys who do it, but back on topic, I concur with the screen shots for the battery life.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    I assumed it would calm down after the S6/ S6 Edge, and M9 are in actual users hands. Haha! Soon all the Debbie Downers will be in the G4 forum.
    03-30-2015 10:31 AM
  11. Mystikal777's Avatar
    I think the HTC M9 looks lovely. I have had the M7 and currently own the M8, both have been fantastic phones and have made my switch to Android a pleasure.

    The M9 isn't a phone I will be going for, as I love my M8 and the upgrades on the M9 are not significant enough for me to pay more money to get the latest HTC flagship. But I do like what HTC have done here, they have upgraded their phones so that people who have handsets from 2 years ago (like the M7) will find an upgrade to the M9 to be great. Whilst many of us M8 owners can easily wait until next year for the next model to be released (the M10?).

    As for people coming on to bash the M9, all I can say is anyone who has never used an HTC M7 or M8 phone will never realise how great these phones are. The Samsung S6 Edge is an incredible device and has been turning people's heads, it's the only phone to turn my head (I don't think I will be going for it though), so naturally people will compare the 2 flagships. But HTC have released absolutely solid phones for the last couple of years with millions of happy users, so you don't need to worry too much about cosmetic changes, and you can feel confident that you will get a top end device. I wish I can say the same for Samsung and their flagships, my previous experiences with their flagships (The Note 4 being the latest) have left me slightly worried on whether my user experience will be on par with a HTC Flagship. But Samsung seem to be onto a winner with the S6 and S6 Edge, so let's see if this is a turning point for them.
    Rose4uKY and lacough like this.
    03-30-2015 10:36 AM
  12. lacough's Avatar
    My M9 will be here from Sprint whenever UPS gets here today! I am coming from an M7 and looking forward to the new device. I will comment back when I can!

    What I find funny...The reality is there are a TON of great devices out there! That is the beauty of Android! If I wanted what everyone else had, and wanted to be dictated as to what my device should and shouldn't do, I would use an i*****.

    All of the flagships are really strong! They all have beautiful screens, with fast processing. They can text, get online, be used for business and personal productivity, play games, listen to music etc.......You know what? They even make calls!

    Will report back when my eyes stop bleeding from using my new M9!
    msm0511 and Rose4uKY like this.
    03-30-2015 12:50 PM
  13. Rose4uKY's Avatar
    Ours just got here no $50 rebate forum to fill out. I was told their would be 2 in the box. But I have to go to work shortly so I won't really get to mess with mine till tonight or on dinner break. I am excited though. I still have to clear out my M8 pics and videos and empty my memory card to my PC.
    msm0511 likes this.
    03-30-2015 01:36 PM
  14. davidtm's Avatar
    What I find funny...The reality is there are a TON of great devices out there! That is the beauty of Android! If I wanted what everyone else had, and wanted to be dictated as to what my device should and shouldn't do, I would use an i*****.
    One M9 owners: What are your HTC One M9 first impressions?-download.jpg
    lacough likes this.
    03-30-2015 01:47 PM
  15. bigrey81's Avatar
    Ours just got here no $50 rebate forum to fill out. I was told their would be 2 in the box. But I have to go to work shortly so I won't really get to mess with mine till tonight or on dinner break. I am excited though. I still have to clear out my M8 pics and videos and empty my memory card to my PC.
    Did yours from sprint say an original delivery date for tomorrow and ups delivered it today?
    03-30-2015 04:53 PM
  16. Rose4uKY's Avatar
    No mine said it would be here today. The Sprint warehouse is where I live. I just had to go to work haven't had time to even turn it on still using my M8.


    Did yours from sprint say an original delivery date for tomorrow and ups delivered it today?
    03-30-2015 04:56 PM
  17. bigrey81's Avatar
    No mine said it would be here today. The Sprint warehouse is where I live. I just had to go to work haven't had time to even turn it on still using my M8.
    Okay thanks mine says tomorrow but I will be at work for 24 hours shoot that sucks
    Rose4uKY likes this.
    03-30-2015 04:59 PM
  18. Rose4uKY's Avatar
    Well my condo building is locked from downstairs and sometimes they just buzz this one lady downstairs all the time and just come in and leave it by your door and sometimes they will buzz my actual unit. and it was weird cuz I checked my ups and all the sudden at the same time practically it said delivered left by door. I thought maybe I would have to sign for it. now is there a way to turn on the new phone and just download some apps and do stuff on wifi without activating it yet


    Okay thanks mine says tomorrow but I will be at work for 24 hours shoot that sucks
    03-30-2015 06:17 PM
  19. msm0511's Avatar
    Well my condo building is locked from downstairs and sometimes they just buzz this one lady downstairs all the time and just come in and leave it by your door and sometimes they will buzz my actual unit. and it was weird cuz I checked my ups and all the sudden at the same time practically it said delivered left by door. I thought maybe I would have to sign for it. now is there a way to turn on the new phone and just download some apps and do stuff on wifi without activating it yet
    If you have WiFi you should be able to enter your Google account info and start setting up over WiFi.
    Rose4uKY likes this.
    03-30-2015 06:19 PM
  20. Gruff35's Avatar
    I think the HTC M9 looks lovely. I have had the M7 and currently own the M8, both have been fantastic phones and have made my switch to Android a pleasure.

    The M9 isn't a phone I will be going for, as I love my M8 and the upgrades on the M9 are not significant enough for me to pay more money to get the latest HTC flagship. But I do like what HTC have done here, they have upgraded their phones so that people who have handsets from 2 years ago (like the M7) will find an upgrade to the M9 to be great. Whilst many of us M8 owners can easily wait until next year for the next model to be released (the M10?).

    As for people coming on to bash the M9, all I can say is anyone who has never used an HTC M7 or M8 phone will never realise how great these phones are. The Samsung S6 Edge is an incredible device and has been turning people's heads, it's the only phone to turn my head (I don't think I will be going for it though), so naturally people will compare the 2 flagships. But HTC have released absolutely solid phones for the last couple of years with millions of happy users, so you don't need to worry too much about cosmetic changes, and you can feel confident that you will get a top end device. I wish I can say the same for Samsung and their flagships, my previous experiences with their flagships (The Note 4 being the latest) have left me slightly worried on whether my user experience will be on par with a HTC Flagship. But Samsung seem to be onto a winner with the S6 and S6 Edge, so let's see if this is a turning point for them.
    The target audience for the M9 wasn't owner's of the M7. There is a video of HTC's head designer who specifically stated they were fixing all the problems the M8 had with the M9. Think HTC took one design element from the M7. The rest of the phone was based on the M8 and things HTC did wrong with the phone. Like feel...grip...power button...camera. HTC wasn't thinking about the M7 owners at all. Why? Because more people purchased the M8 than the M7.
    03-30-2015 07:43 PM
  21. I Can Be Your Hero's Avatar
    I'm interested in people's impressions of the M9 as well. Only used it a handful of times, but I enjoyed it a lot. Thought it was a great device and I'm sure anyone who purchases it would be happy with it.

    Sent from my HTC One M8 using Tapatalk
    Rose4uKY likes this.
    03-30-2015 07:53 PM
  22. Pat Pat2's Avatar
    I received my M9 today. I was very disappointed. The phone still feels slippery as ever and the killer is the camera is worse than the reviewers have stated. It just cant seem to figure out how to set the exposure properly. Stills were either over or under exposed with poor color saturation. I wanted to love this phone but its going back. I did also notice that on my phone the audio was a bit lower than the M8 I used. That was not a big deal because the audio was superb.
    03-30-2015 08:13 PM
  23. Gruff35's Avatar
    I received my M9 today. I was very disappointed. The phone still feels slippery as ever and the killer is the camera is worse than the reviewers have stated. It just cant seem to figure out how to set the exposure properly. Stills were either over or under exposed with poor color saturation. I wanted to love this phone but its going back. I did also notice that on my phone the audio was a bit lower than the M8 I used. That was not a big deal because the audio was superb.
    Sorry to hear you did not like the phone. Just return it. Try out an S6 or wait until HTC gets their stuff together with the M10. You're the second person on this forum who wasn't pleased with the device. Sounds like the harsh reviews were telling the truth.
    03-30-2015 08:20 PM
  24. Sdot312's Avatar
    I got my M9 yesterday. It feels better in hand than the M8. Less slippery and the edge lip or whatever it is called helps. It does get hot when running benchmarks, otherwise its fine. The camera for some reason does not seem better than the M8 even tho it should be. Still need to test more. I can definitely tell it is lighter and smaller albeit slightly. I like it.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    03-30-2015 09:12 PM
  25. festinator's Avatar
    Sorry to hear you did not like the phone. Just return it. Try out an S6 or wait until HTC gets their stuff together with the M10. You're the second person on this forum who wasn't pleased with the device. Sounds like the harsh reviews were telling the truth.
    Meh, wouldn't call them harsh till they came to the camera part. Everything else about the phone everyone seemed to like, other than the camera, which I don't see as a big deal but a lot of others do. Still would take it over the s6, just because i don't mind the camera.

    Posted via Android Central App
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    03-31-2015 12:05 AM
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