TechRadar Deals: The best HTC One M9 deals in January 2016

Best HTC One M9 deals

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The HTC One M9 is, firstly, a beautiful phone. Some say it’s not a huge advancement on the HTC One M8 which preceded it but the company has switched the camera to a new, higher resolution version that produces much sharper photos than its predecessor.

No matter what people think about the One M9, HTC is a leader in design, and its handsets are always solid, well-built and reliable – and this is the best ever in terms of craftsmanship. And let’s be honest, if you’re someone that works phones hard during their lifetime then you’ll appreciate the tough metal body of the One M9. Oh, and good news if you’re after more data: we’ve got some ace deals for you.

The camera is, as we said, sharper by far than the dual snapper found in the M8. HTC also made the sensible decision to keep the microSD slot, something Samsung has removed from its recent Galaxy S6 phones.

It does have to be said that, while this phone is ideal for most people, you may want to consider the M8 which is now a great deal cheaper and offers a similar design with many of the features that make HTC’s handsets so attractive.

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The UK’s best HTC One M9 deals:

£249.99 upfront | TalkMobile | 500 minutes | 5000 texts | 1GB data – £10pm

Look, we know it’s a lot of money upfront, but then after that you’re not paying much at all. It’s only £10 a month for 1GB of data (although it’s non-4G), so this is a deal that costs less over the two years than some places are selling this phone for outright. With 500 minutes, you’ll need to keep an eye on the allowance, but why you’d ever need more than 5000 texts is beyond us. Total cost over 24 months is £489.99.

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£29.99 upfront | unlimited calls | unlimited texts | 6GB data | £31pm
Coming with a large slab of 6GB of 4G data is this offer from Vodafone, with a lovely couple of months of unlimited data to start you off, and it still won’t cost you very much at all up front. We challenge you to break that much data in one month – the 6GB, not the unlimited bit. You still need to eat and sleep, goddamn it. Total cost over 24 months is £768

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£24.99 upfront | Three | unlimited calls | unlimited texts | unlimited data | £47pm
Get ready for this… get ready… we’ve got unlimited data! Seriously. That’s a lot. In fact, it’s the perfect amount if you’re someone who is always downloading things wherever you are, and don’t want to worry about data limits. This isn’t all that cheap (and there’s a little extra to pay up front too) – but there’s no worry you’ll go over the limits here. Total cost over 24 months is £1152.99

Now let’s break down the best HTC One M9 deals by network…

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Best HTC One M9 deals on Vodafone

Vodafone prides itself in coverage and quality – it’s often a bit mean with data, but there are extras like Spotify and Sky Sports Mobile thrown in.

£49.99 upfront | unlimited minutes | unlimited texts | 2GB data – £26pm
This was a middle of the road deal, but now both the monthly cost and upfront fee have dropped down to combine with a fairly decent slug of data and a dollop of unlimited business in the call and text arena. It’s a nifty deal that will also come with two months of unlimited data GB – for not much cash and a good set of allowances, this a good choice. Total cost over 24 months is £673.99.

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£29.99 upfront | unlimited calls | unlimited texts | 6GB data | £31pm
Coming with a good slab of 4G data is this lovely offer from Vodafone, with the same impressive two months of unlimited data to start you off – plus this phone won’t cost you much up front. Most of us will find that the 6GB on offer is more than enough month to month, especially if you’re living in a Wi-Fi-filled world that’s going to keep you safe from accidentally downloading schematics to the moon and costing you thousands. Total cost over 24 months is £832.32.

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Free phone | unlimited calls | unlimited texts | 20GB data | £46pm
LOOK AT ALL THE DATA. THERE’S SO SO MUCH! And if you’re thinking ‘well, I’d like to start off with unlimited, actually’ – well, that’s there too, for two whole months. It’s not a cheap deal, true, but it’s marginally cheaper than Three’s unlimited choice – plus it now comes with an improved automatic £96 cashback. Total cost over 24 months is £1008.

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Best HTC One M9 deals on EE

EE is the network to go to if you want high-speed 4G

£89.99 upfront | unlimited minutes | unlimited texts | 2GB data | £27.49pm
EE goes straight in with the 2GB deals – no messing around with a smaller 1GB option. Really, this is ideal if you plan to just generally browse the web on your commute and spend the rest of your time swimming in Wi-Fi – and EE’s 4G network remains one of the quickest out there. It’s all about the gunmetal grey here – the smoothest of all the colour options. Total cost over 24 months is £749.75.

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Free phone | unlimited calls | unlimited texts | 5GB | £32.49pm
Let’s go all out – this is where you’re getting into the bigger leagues in terms of data allowances for when you want to get your downloading mojo working when in the fresh air. On offer here we have 5GB and it’s awesome having that much to play with per month – trust us. It’s unlimited calls and texts too, with no upfront cost for the silver or gold version… a really cracking deal when you do the sums. Total cost over 24 months is £779.76

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Free phone | unlimited calls | unlimited texts | 20GB data | £54.99pm
TWENTY GIGABYTES OF DATA! Seriously, if you’re someone who is always downloading something over a cellular connection then this tariff is absolutely the best possible for data if you’re wedded to EE.

Three might offer unlimited data and ‘free’ 4G but EE has far better speeds and broader coverage. This isn’t all that cheap though, so you’ll really have to want that extra bit of data to warrant forking out this much per month for an older phone. Total cost over 24 months is £1319.76

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Best HTC One M9 deals on O2

O2 is the network with extras, including the popular O2 Priority service

Free phone | unlimited calls | unlimited texts | 1GB of data | £32.50
This deal hasn’t really improved since last month, and O2 deals seem rather scarce at the moment if you want the One M9.

It’s a higher price here than on other networks, and while this is one of the cheapest ways to stay on the bubbly network if you’re desperate for this phone, we do urge caution, as always, on 1GB plans as modern smartphones can eat a lot more data than you think. Total cost over 24 months is £780

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Free phone | unlimited calls | unlimited texts | 5GB data | £39pm
Five gigabytes of data is a pretty large amount these days, and although it’s a bit more expensive than the other phone deals on offer here at least you won’t have to pay anything upfront. Once you’ve chosen this deal though you can get on with all the sweet, sweet browsing you’ll be able to do, while chatting with whoever you fancy thanks to unlimited calls. Total cost over 24 months: £936

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£99.99 upfront | unlimited calls | unlimited texts | 10GB data | £39pm
O2 does have some 10GB data deals, and this is the best deal we could find in terms of overall cost. You can go for a phone with no upfront cost, but it’s another fiver a month. Once you’ve absorbed the initial £99.99, everything bar the data is unlimited, which means you’re going straight in for all those sumptuous bytes – and it comes directly from O2 as well, which should make any contract negotiations easier next time around. Total cost over 24 months is £1035.99

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Best HTC One M9 deals on Three

Three is one of few providers that offers unlimited data, and Feel at Home is amazing for regular travellers.

£24.99 upfront | Three | unlimited calls | unlimited texts | unlimited data | £47pm
You’re someone who doesn’t want to worry about data limits. This option isn’t all that cheap, but there’s no worry you’ll go over the gigabyte barrier with this concoction… plus you’ve got so much unlimited entertainment flooding into your phone that you’ll be too busy to notice the cost. It’s got a little extra to pay upfront this month, so be ready to pony up if you’re after something totally unlimited. Total cost over 24 months is £1152.99

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£54.99 upfront | Unlimited minutes | unlimited texts | 2GB of data | £34pm
2GB is a decent amount of data to play with, although it’s still quite a pricey deal here. We have done some digging to see what’s around and this deal is even cheaper than last month, as long as you’re willing to pay a little upfront – and it’s for the gun metal grey version, which we think is just the tops thanks to its lovely rounded edges. Total cost over 24 months is £870.99

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Free phone | 600 minutes | unlimited texts | 8GB of data | £39pm
Here’s a decent amount of data for you, and while it comes somewhat at the cost of the included minutes (only 600 here to use, we’re afraid), this is still a great tariff for those who want to watch a lot of YouTube or listen to streaming music – and it’s still not bad for the amount of data you’re getting. Perhaps slightly pricey for this older phone, but perfect if you’re looking to safeguard yourself if you accidentally download a movie with Wi-Fi switched off. Total cost over 24 months is £936.

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