Anyone who has a smartphone, know that it is almost impossible to keep your device in perfect condition without the help of a case. The HTC One is no exception M9. While HTC produces the best metal headphones on the market, impeccable design of the HTC One sensitive to M9 things, scratch and shake if not protected.
Since I love it show my M9 as good as new as long as possible, I tested the new HTC One UAG M9 (Urban Armor Speed). In accordance with the darker look aspect of my gray bronze HTC One M9, I choose the UAG Ash Bag, which has a dark gray semi-transparent plastic polymer panel on the back and sides of thick black rubber bumpers, Down – and the top of the phone. The UAG case for the HTC One has a poor M9 spout along the top and bottom edge splits to accommodate the IR sensor and easy access to the micro USB charging port and 3.5mm headphone jack. The right side of the case has large button boxes that are easy to find and in some way click on your head when you press the volume or POWER- buttons.
While many smartphones come in fun colors or contain artificial textures and patterns, but the HTC One UAG case has bold M9 outlines and fake plastic screws at the back so it seems the case could survive in a post-apocalyptic environment. You do not want the HTC One with M9 UAG case with auto racing, but UAG argues it is compliant with military fall test standards (MIL STD 810G 516.6). Despite the rugged appearance of the HTC One UAG M9, it is quite comfortable to hold and makes the rubber trim along the edges for a good grip at all times.
I do not have time balloon fall test with my M9, but the UAG Ash case, the phone successfully protected against several drops on the concrete. The only visible damage was some slight scratches that are difficult to be taken care of by the camera. If you are looking for a great case for the HTC One M9, I’m sure to check out the UAG ASH, which sells for $ 34.95 direct from UAG. Yes, covering the unibody aluminum hull of the HTC One is regrettable M9, but there really is no other choice if you want your phone to look as good as new in a year or two.