HTC One M9 Wows with Update, But Hits Rock Bottom with Camera Benchmarks

June 2, 2015, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

It’s not all well for HTC‘s smartphones. The recent efforts are for a massive lift in the market hold.

But the Taiwanese manufacturer has been dealt with a blow in the form of wide-spread backlashes, which unfortunately is gaining weight as with the passage of time.

One of the noted changes in HTC’s One M9 smartphone during the MWC 2015 was the absence of Ultrapixel camera. Expectations were piled with the 20 MP sensor, which, however, is now getting worse among the tech communities.

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DxOMark testing is one that stands father to all the camera benchmark testing. As with the case of HTC One M9, the score summed up to 69. For those unaware with the mathematics behind the score, its better we bring the light by having a comparison.

Of all the DxOMark ratings carried out till now, Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge tops the list with a rating of 89.  Apple products are not way behind either, standing at forth with a score of 82. It’s under this scenario in which the M9’s rating of below 70 make the matter agitated for HTC.

Actually, it even falls short of the camera in Apple 4S, released three years ago. That’s certainly not something affordable when you get the smartphone tagged as your flagship model.

The only benefit with the M9 camera is to snap it under bright light, with which you will be presented with a good autofocus and vivid colors. The case is just reversed with its low-light snapping ability, bringing out a sharpness loss around the colors, and also an oversaturation with its colors.

Although the news is a big blow for the One series adherents around the world, there’s a delight coming your way. A new update will soon be rolled out to the M9 device, which will include a Guest mode to keep your device safe when handled by others.

The mode will offer a secure way of surfing the smartphone, without having the worry of your personal stuff being exposed. The update will also feature an ability to control the device’s screen colour. Sadly, there is no news for a camera-betterment with the new update.

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