HTC’s award-winning One series of high-end handsets has long been one of our favourite. Last year’s One M8 was a top notch Android phone with a class leading chipset and camera, and this year’s One M9 is even better.

You can read our full review here.

Built around the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 chipset, the HTC One M9 is both beautifully crafted and as powerful as any other flagship phone while keeping its price below the R10k mark.

It looks gorgeous thanks to HTC’s trademark metal exterior, which is a gently curved aluminium unibody frame that has rounded corners and a unique “stepped” edge. A 20MP rear-facing camera takes best-in-class photos, while the front facing camera uses HTC’s own Ultrapixel technology for sharp selfies and Skype chats.

And to view those pictures you have a super-sharp and colourful 5.0inch screen with full HD resolution of 1 920×1 080 pixels.

Software-wise, the One M9 arrives running the latest version of Google’s Android operating system, Lollipop, and the HTC Sense overlay that keeps you up to date with the latest news and social media posts from friends. Sense can be fully customised with the new HTC Themes app too.

That beautiful chassis and the phone’s stellar performance make the One M9 a definite contender for your cash, or your latest upgrade. So who wouldn’t want one for free?

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Good news, free-phone seekers: we have a single HTC One M9 to give away to one lucky reader.

All you have to do to enter is answer this really easy question.

What chipset does the HTC One M9 use to power its performance?

This competition has now closed.

Terms and conditions

1) This competition is only open to persons who are resident in South Africa. We cannot ship the prize overseas. 2) No cash equivalents are available, and the prize is not transferable. 3) Employees, agents and their families of Hypertext Media, HTC and partners are not eligible to enter. 4) Multiple entries per household will not be allowed. 5) The judge’s decision is final. 6) The closing date for the competition is the 30th of June 2015, and the winner will be notified by email within two weeks. 7) If we are unable to contact the winner within seven days of decision, a new winner will be declared. 8) By entering, you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions. 9) Hypertext Media, HTC and the respective directors, members, partners, employees, agents, consultants, suppliers, contractors and sponsors assume no liability whatsoever for any direct or indirect loss or damage arising from an entrant’s participation in this competition or for any loss or damage, howsoever arising, from entry or use of the prize. 10) We will not share the data entered in the competition fields with third-parties.

Deon got his first taste of PC gaming at the tender age of 11 when his father bought an 8088 XT, ostensibly to "help him with his homework". Instead, it introduced him to Leisure Suit Larry, King Graham, Sonny Bonds and many more, and Deon has been a PC gamer and hardware enthusiast ever since. He landed his first professional writing gig in 2006 at a prestigious local PC magazine, a very happy happenstance as he got to write for a living about things he loves - tech, PCs, gaming, and everything in between. He's been writing about it all ever since, and loves every minute of it.