Even though HTC has not been a giant brand like Samsung and Apple, it has produced some really good phones and satisfied many users. This time, HTC comes back on the scene with their new One A9 model that doesn’t seem to stay behind the best phones on the market right now. Let’s check what HTC has to offer!
The HTC One A9 has a sleek, curvy and minimalistic design. Some say that it very much resembles the iPhone. The scree is AMOLED Display with 452 PPI.
The phones is powered by Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 processor, and comes in variants with 2 or 3 GB of RAM.
The problems with the HTC phones ever since they appeared on the market have been their displays and the cameras. I have used several HTC phones and even though I am very satisfied with the hardware and performance, the visual factors always seem like they fall into second plan for HTC. It looks like HTC finally decided to change something about this matter. The back camera of 13-megapixels is nothing like the cameras on their other phones – in a good sense. This type they even improved the display, yet still it is not what you would call a jaw dropping dispay, like I have seen, for example at the Sony Z line. Check out the full specifications bellow.
|BODY||Dimensions||145.8 x 70.8 x 7.3 mm (5.74 x 2.79 x 0.29 in)|
|Weight||143 g (5.04 oz)|
|DISPLAY||Type||AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Size||5.0 inches (~66.8% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||1080 x 1920 pixels (~441 ppi pixel density)|
|Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 4|
|– HTC Sense|
|PLATFORM||OS||Android OS, v6.0 (Marshmallow)|
|Chipset||Qualcomm MSM8952 Snapdragon 617|
|CPU||Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53|
|MEMORY||Card slot||microSD, up to 200 GB|
|Internal||16 GB, 2 GB RAM
32 GB, 3 GB RAM
|CAMERA||Primary||13 MP, 4128 x 3096 pixels, optical image stabilization, autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash|
|Features||Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR|
|Secondary||4 MP, 1080p|
|SOUND||Alert types||Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones|
|– Dolby Audio
– Hi-Res Audio
|COMMS||WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||v4.1, A2DP, apt-X|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS|
|FEATURES||Sensors||Fingerprint, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass|
|Messaging||SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email|
|– Fast battery charging (Quick Charge 2.0, 3.0)
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– MP4/H.264 player
– MP3/eAAC+/WAV player
– Document viewer
– Photo/video editor
|BATTERY||Non-removable Li-Ion 2150 mAh battery|
|Stand-by||Up to 432 h (3G)|
|Talk time||Up to 16 h (3G)|
|Music play||Up to 60 h|
The HTC One A9 has some really decent specifications, alright. It even has a fingerprint scanner if that means anything to you. Yet, for a price of $499, there are better phones out there. There’s no doubt that HTC phones are durable, and that this phone has made a great overall impression on me, but I wouldn’t go for it simply because of the price. Still, if you are an HTC fan, keep in mind that the HTC One A9 is probably the best HTC phone so far.