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Topic # 179357 5-Sep-2015 11:02
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Chatting to my brother he would like some advice as to whether one should go for the Nexus 6 or the HTC One m9 - keeping in mind that he doesn't play games, it'll be primarily for email, texting, phone calls, music and the occasional video. He's kept up to play with the latest news with the HTC One m9 receiving Android 5.1 but he still wonders whether the Nexus 6 is still an ok option even though it is last years technology. So what option should be go for? I suggested the Nexus 6 because of regular updates (but that does come at a price where there have been updates with regressions) or whether the extra niceties that HTC One m9 has are worth it.




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  Reply # 1380171 5-Sep-2015 11:05
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Have you done a Google search for reviews between the two handsets? Just checked Youtube and loads to watch

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  Reply # 1380201 5-Sep-2015 11:39
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Maybe even wait to see what happens this year with the Nexus range, should be announced in a month or so...?

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1380207 5-Sep-2015 11:56
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The HTC M9 is currently free on a 24 month $69 Vodafone contract which is hard to believe for a phone that only recently launched at $1,200+!

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  Reply # 1380278 5-Sep-2015 15:11
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I saw something on Facebook noting that the Nexus 6 is available for about USD349 overseas at the moment, i assume it is to run stock donw before hte next Nexus Beast

From an update pespective the Nexus will always be up to date within weeks whereas the M9 could lag by 3 months based on history

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  Reply # 1380280 5-Sep-2015 15:28
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I used a M9 for a couple of weeks last month and wasn't overly impressed by it as a handset for the price it is. It looks nice, but for an average user the performance isn't going to be any different to a handset costing hundreds and hundreds less.



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  Reply # 1381917 8-Sep-2015 17:33
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Go Nexus for better software support imo.

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  Reply # 1381922 8-Sep-2015 17:45
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How urgently does he need a new phone? If it isnt urgent, wait for the new nexus (prob out before xmas). If it is urgent, try to get your hands on the new Moto X Style. You get fast updates and it is quite a decent phone.

I would normally encourage HTC - but the M9 was a shot in the foot by HTC - they didnt do anything too great with the M9. The nexus 6 is almost outdated (at 10 months old). I thought Google had a policy to only support phones with new updates for 18-24 months - I could be wrong.



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  Reply # 1383391 9-Sep-2015 13:18
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Just an update for anyone wanting to know - went for the HTC One M9, installed the latest updates along with a 128GB microsd card - everything going well so far.




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