1. petvas72's Avatar
    Update time: HTC One M9 scores improved camera performance, better battery life in some regions

    Changes log:
    Camera
    - Greater auto-exposure balance to improve overexposure, so images look less washed out
    - Reduction of noise and blur in low light, so images are clearer and detail is more apparent
    - Reduction of yellow/green hue to photos taken in extreme lighting conditions, so colors appear truer to their actual hue

    Battery Life
    - Reduced power consumption by YouTube and Facebook, so you can stay on these sites longer or know that your battery will last longer if your site use doesn’t change

    Heat Management
    - Smart charging thermal improvement, which means your phone will stay cooler when it’s being charged

    This update has been discussed extensively at the XDA Forums and with it the camera gets on par with the S6 and the iPhone. Battery life is also significantly improved.
    US users will have to wait a couple weeks longer for the update to roll out.
    daniel-k and James E1 like this.
    06-10-2015 03:47 AM
  2. the tall guy's Avatar
    Have you received the update yet? can you confirm if it improves the camera?
    06-10-2015 04:05 AM
  3. petvas72's Avatar
    06-10-2015 04:15 AM
  4. the tall guy's Avatar
    Thanks for the link - I was going to swap my S6 for an M9 as I prefer the build quality of HTC, but the camera is a big selling point for me. I would be interested to see how you personally feel the camera is after the update. How do you feel the camera is the now, before the update? have you noticed any situation where getting a photo is impossible?
    06-10-2015 04:22 AM
  5. petvas72's Avatar
    Low light situations..It's difficult to get good results fast. If you have time to take a pic, then you might succeed, but if you want a snapshot, you won't..Apart from that the camera is ok. I hate the video though.
    I hope the new update solves most issues.
    the tall guy likes this.
    06-10-2015 04:30 AM
  6. the tall guy's Avatar
    So for someone like me who uses his camera a lot and has a new baby on the way in a couple of months should just stick to his S6? it's frustrating that HTC can produce a brilliant device, but fail on one of the main features.
    06-10-2015 04:36 AM
  7. petvas72's Avatar
    Before the update I would say stay with the S6 or get a G4 or an iPhone. Now, I don't know.
    If the camera is important to you and you don't want to mess with manual settings for very good low light pictures, stay with the S6.
    06-10-2015 05:33 AM
  8. neo905's Avatar
    So for someone like me who uses his camera a lot and has a new baby on the way in a couple of months should just stick to his S6? it's frustrating that HTC can produce a brilliant device, but fail on one of the main features.
    If you take a lot of videos this M9 update doesn't address the fact that it doesn't have OIS and they haven't optimized the EIS the way Apple has to make the video have better stabilization. Daylight pictures will be on par with the S6. Low light has improved in the M9 but may still not be on par with the S6 because of the lack of OIS again. Overall, this is looking like a very good update though. The battery life improvements alone will lengthen that lead it had on the S6.
    06-10-2015 05:41 AM
  9. petvas72's Avatar
    I just got a confirmation from the official German HTC account that the update will begin rolling out today in Germany..
    daniel-k likes this.
    06-10-2015 05:44 AM
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    06-10-2015 05:48 AM
  11. Stephen Murt's Avatar
    Mine is updating at this very moment! (UK Voda ). I'll have a play later and report!
    James E1 likes this.
    06-10-2015 04:50 PM
  12. ABOSWORTH007's Avatar
    Ugh, hate how the US is always the last to get updates. I'll be waiting impatiently...

    Sent from my HTC One M9 using Tapatalk
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    06-10-2015 05:51 PM
  13. petvas72's Avatar
    To all of those lucky enough to have already gotten the update: Please change sharpness to -1 for even better results with the camera.
    06-10-2015 11:16 PM
  14. aallison1882's Avatar
    To all of those lucky enough to have already gotten the update: Please change sharpness to -1 for even better results with the camera.
    Is there any other setting adjustments for ISO, EV, Contrast, Saturation, etc? or can those go back to Auto/Default "0" value? It will be good to know for whenever they decide to push this to the US...
    06-11-2015 10:21 AM
  15. petvas72's Avatar
    They can all go to their default.
    06-11-2015 11:05 PM
  16. Stephen Murt's Avatar
    Can't post a piccy, but after the update pictures are clearer and low light pictures are MUCH better! Seems to focus better as well. All in all very pleased with the camera now ( I did the -1setting on sharpness as suggested above , thanks!).
    06-17-2015 10:31 AM
  17. neo905's Avatar
    Anyone here having charging issues after the update. I am hearing reports of poor charging.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    06-18-2015 04:24 AM
  18. petvas72's Avatar
    Unfortunately yes...That was it for me..I cannot trust my device anymore..
    06-18-2015 11:55 PM
  19. neo905's Avatar
    Unfortunately yes...That was it for me..I cannot trust my device anymore..
    I thought the whole point of releasing it early in Taiwan was to address these sort of issues before they released it globally? What a clusterfuk.
    06-19-2015 06:45 AM
  20. petvas72's Avatar
    I don't know what to say anymore. I returned my M9 and I am really sad about it. I just cannot rely on it anymore. Charging is really important and it has to work ALWAYS and FAST.
    I am now back to my iPhone 6 and something is missing. I miss my M9 already but also know that I cannot go back as long as these issues persist. I will continue following these forums, hoping that there will be a new update soon. Then I will consider buying the device again..
    06-19-2015 07:31 AM
  21. msm0511's Avatar
    I don't know what to say anymore. I returned my M9 and I am really sad about it. I just cannot rely on it anymore. Charging is really important and it has to work ALWAYS and FAST.
    I am now back to my iPhone 6 and something is missing. I miss my M9 already but also know that I cannot go back as long as these issues persist. I will continue following these forums, hoping that there will be a new update soon. Then I will consider buying the device again..
    Off subject, but you got the M9 around release, right? How were you able to return it after having it so long?
    06-19-2015 09:05 AM
  22. petvas72's Avatar
    It was my second M9
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    06-19-2015 09:14 AM
  23. petvas72's Avatar
    Today I got my third M9. Call me crazy but despite the disappointment of the latest charging issues, I missed my M9..
    I have now set it up completely new and charging seems to be working so far. Of course it's too early to tell.
    On my previous M9 I installed the update manually and didn't wait for the update notification. Downloaded the file from XDA, rebooted in bootloader and the applied the update. I don't know if the others having the charging issues have also updated their device like that.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    06-20-2015 06:41 AM
  24. fernandezhjr's Avatar
    Today I got my third M9. Call me crazy but despite the disappointment of the latest charging issues, I missed my M9..
    I have now set it up completely new and charging seems to be working so far. Of course it's too early to tell.
    On my previous M9 I installed the update manually and didn't wait for the update notification. Downloaded the file from XDA, rebooted in bootloader and the applied the update. I don't know if the others having the charging issues have also updated their device like that.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Ok whatever. Let me know when you get your fourth.
    06-20-2015 08:17 AM

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