The HTC One M9’s camera is officially pretty bad

We knew it was pretty bad; we said so in our review. Many at the time disputed it, saying there was no possible way HTC screwed up as badly as it did.

Well, according to DxOMark, which puts mobile cameras through a battery of objective, scientific tests, the HTC One M9 scores just one point higher than its predecessor.

“With an overall DxOMark Mobile score of 69, the One M9 shows few improvements over its predecessor, the One M8. Its score is good enough to put the HTC One M9 into 21st place alongside the Amazon Fire Phone, but below top performers such as the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, which is currently on top with an higher DxOMark Mobile score of 86.”

That’s right, the HTC One M9 scores below the Samsung Galaxy S3 and iPhone 4S in testing.