'The M9 is an exceptional phone, but it's just not the best option out there. '
'However, this is still one of the best phones you can get and it just goes to show how far HTC has come in the last few years that we hold its products to such lofty standards. '
'All in all the HTC One M9 is a very desirable smartphone when held in the hand – easily one of the most desirable. '
'the M9 looks JUST like the M8, which is odd because anybody that’s being paying attention to HTC’s fortunes over the past couple of years knows it needs something BIG like the M7, not more incrementalism. .'
'The Sony Xperia Z1 looks stunning, it's a distinctive design and there's no questioning the quality of the build. '
'For normal media viewing everything looks great, but you really notice the difference when watching or viewing full HD 1080p content where, as with the Xperia Z, everything takes on an incredible and cinematic, almost 3D-like quality.'
The next level of Sony's Android ambitions or a needless mid-cycle vanity upgrade?