The HTC One M9 is a beautiful phone, with a nice burnished metal curved back. The HTC software comes with all sorts of very cool themes and wallpapers, a downloadable help file and various useful apps. It has some really nice features and is very responsive ..but it’s camera has a few issues…more on that later.
One of the features I LOVE that is available on Sprint is WiFi Calling. My home is apparently in the middle of a Black Hole because I’ve always had terrible reception there. I have to walk outside to the back yard in order to get enough signal to make calls. Inside the house: Horrible! So when Sprint started having their WiFi Calling feature my neighbors saw me Dancing The Happy Dance all over the block. Well, maybe not…However, connecting to the WiFi to get a decent signal makes a huge difference. This works with any WiFi – so if you happen to be at a coffee shop with free WiFi, all you have to do is connect.
“Interruptions” – or as it’s called on some other phones “Do Not Disturb” is a useful addition. I love this feature because you set what you are willing to allow to get through during the specified times that you don’t wish to be disturbed. What is odd is that on other models (like the HTC – 0PAJ5) I was able to ADD several different times. For some reason with this model I can only choose ONE time to not be disturbed. I find this a bit annoying but I suppose I could always find an app that would give me additional controls
Another very cool feature:
Depending on where you are, the phone automatically supplies you with ‘custom’ apps on your Home screen that are immediately available. When you leave HOME, and are OUT or at WORK, other apps more useful become available on the Home page. You can, at any time manually access these apps
One main problem with this model’s camera is that on outdoor photos you can get washed out areas. Here, I was trying to get a nice shot of our red bud tree close up but the background gets REALLY bleached out. WOW.
This day was overcast. The sky was NOT this washed out. It was just a pale blue. But it entirely disappears in the photo! So, the “problem” isn’t that it’s ‘too sunny’. It seems to be very sensitive to certain light conditions.