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HTC One A9

alaTest has collected and analyzed 761 reviews of HTC One A9. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the camera and screen. The design and performance are also appreciated. Opinions about the connectivity and reception are mixed, and many are critical about the battery.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the HTC One A9 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for HTC One A9

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 user reviews of HTC One A9 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Comments about the camera and design are overall positive. The portability and usability also get good feedback, but comments are divided on the price.

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100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

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Oct, 2018

Expert review by (engadget.com)

HTC One A9 review: Not the winner this company needs

 

After the One M9 failed to find its footing, HTC cooked up a sequel with a new but derivative look. It's a well-built device and is one of the first to ship with Google's latest version of Android, but some of the One series' hallmark features are...

Respectable performance ; Impeccable build quality ; Ships with Android 6.0 ; HTC's Sense UI is even leaner now

The design looks very familiar ; Middling camera ; BoomSound speakers are gone ; The alluring price tag is temporary

I used to love HTC. I still think the One M7 was the best smartphone of its generation. The thing is, HTC has been chasing that moment of greatness for two years and it just keeps missing. Make no mistake: The One A9 is a good phone. The build quality...

Oct, 2015

Expert review by : Malarie Gokey (digitaltrends.com)

HTC One A9 review

 

HTC's all-metal One A9 has style, but its $500 price tag is much higher than the competition.

Even though it regularly makes stunning phones, HTC hasn’t had an easy time in stores. Sales of the M9 are poor, and the company needs to recover quickly. Making a less-attractive iPhone imitation worked the magic for Samsung with the Galaxy S3 years...

Oct, 2015

Expert review by (dpreview.com)

DxOMark Mobile report: HTC One A9

 

In the HTC device lineup the One A9 sits just below the flagship One M9. However, in the camera department, with its faster F2.0 aperture and optical image stabilization, it actually offers some advantages over the M9. On the downside it has to make do...

Jan, 2016

Expert review by : Ajay Kumar (pcmag.com)

HTC One A9 (Sprint)

 

The HTC One A9 is a good-looking Android phone for Sprint users who value a compact form factor, but its camera isn't up to snuff.

Premium build. Well-sized for one-handed use. Runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Expandable storage.

Mediocre camera. Pricey for the feature set.

Software, Camera, and Conclusions The A9 runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow , making it one of the few non-Nexus phones to run a recent build of Android. HTC Sense, a fairly lightweight UI layer is also on board. Most of the additional software elements are...

Dec, 2015

Expert review by : Vlad Savov (theverge.com)

HTC One A9 review: the Android iPhone

 

When the history of Android is written, HTC's name will go down as one of the early innovators that propelled the young platform to its fullest potential. This Taiwanese company built the first...

Exquisite, if unoriginal, design ; Runs smooth as butter ; Fast and accurate fingerprint sensor ; Sounds great even without stereo speakers

Battery is only just adequate ; Camera still lags the competition ; Google’s Nexuses offer much better value ; The ignominy of being an iPhone clone

Oct, 2015

Expert review by : Sascha Segan (pcmag.com)

HTC One A9 (Unlocked)

 

The premium HTC One A9 hits a lot of marks especially for Android users who want a smaller unlocked phone, but its camera doesn't measure up to the competition.

Attractive build. MicroSD card slot. Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Very good battery life.

Expensive for its feature set. Lackluster camera.

Conclusions The HTC One A9 doesn't have many direct competitors in its size class, and its $499 price tag puts it in an odd middle ground between $650 premium devices and $150-300 budget models. There's the older HTC One M9 , still on sale; the more...

Oct, 2015

Expert review by : Florence Ion (pcworld.com)

HTC One A9 review: A stylish iPhone clone that isn't worth its premium price

 

HTC would have a hit on its hands if it weren't so optimistic about how much you'd be willing to pay for this small, mid-range phone.

5-inch, compact size is a nice change from all the gigantic phones hitting the market ; Fantastic battery life

Camera performance is only marginally better than its predecessor ; HTC Sense is too much now that Marshmallow exists

One A9 is proof that HTC can make a solid mid-range device, but don't consider bringing one home unless it drastically drops in price.

Oct, 2015

Expert review by (cnet.com)

HTC One A9 (opal silver)

 

Though it's part of HTC's top-end One family, slightly scaled-down specs and and a different (but still familiar) design make the A9 a cheaper alternative to the company's One M9 series. Beyond a full-HD 5-inch display, it packs a 13-megapixel rear...

The HTC One A9 is among the first smartphones to launch with the latest Android Marshmallow operating system onboard, you can expand the storage with microSD cards, its camera takes decent shots and it boasts a metal body.

It's grossly overpriced, comparable in specs and performance to midrange phones costing far less.

HTC's One A9 is just fine for a midrange device, but for its astonishingly high full retail price, you can buy much more powerful, better overall phones.

Oct, 2015

Expert review by : Andrew Hoyle (cnet.com)

HTC One A9 review

 

It's always exciting to see the first wave of smartphones packing Google's software, but that excitement was short-lived with the HTC One A9.

The HTC One A9 is among the first smartphones to launch with the latest Android Marshmallow operating system onboard, you can expand the storage with microSD cards, its camera takes decent shots and it boasts a metal body.

It's grossly overpriced, comparable in specs and performance to midrange phones costing far less.

HTC's One A9 is just fine for a midrange device, but for its astonishingly high full retail price, you can buy much more powerful, better overall phones.

Oct, 2015

Expert review by : Chris Davies (slashgear.com)

HTC One A9 Review

 

"Pick your battles" is good advice, especially when you're a minnow among sharks, but the HTC One A9 seems determined to fight on all fronts. You'd think the company's newest hero phone would have enough going on just trying to convince us that a...

Oct, 2015

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:2150
Battery performance:2150
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):9
Continuous audio playback time:60
Continuous video playback time:12
Standby time (3G):432
Talk time (3G):16

Call Management

Call divert: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Speed dialing: Yes
Vibrating alert: Yes

Camera

Auto focus: Yes
Built-in flash: Yes
Front Camera:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):4
Geotagging: Yes
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):13
Rear camera resolution (numeric):13
Rear camera type:Single camera
Second camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:4
Sensor Type:BSI
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:1080p
Zoom capability: Yes

Design

Brand color:Carbon Grey / Topaz Gold
Color of product:Carbon, Grey / Charcoal / Gold / Grey / Red / Silver
Fingerprint reader: Yes
Form Factor:Bar

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:5
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Display Type:AMOLED
Orientation sensor: Yes
Screen shape:Flat
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Gyroscope: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes

Memory

Internal RAM:2

Messaging

Chat: Yes
E-mail:Y
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC, AC3, AMR, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, EAC3, FLAC, M4A, MID, MP3, OGG, WAV / AAC, AC3, AMR, EAC3, FLAC, M4A, MID, MP3, OGG, WAV / AAC, AC3, AMR, FLAC, M4A, MID, MP3, OGG, WAV / AAC, AC3, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, EAC3, FLAC, M4A, MID, MP3, OGG, WAV
Image formats supported:JPG
Speakers:Stereo
Video compression format:3G2, 3GP, AVI, MKV, MP4 / 3G2, 3GP, MKV, MP4
Video compression formats:MP4
Video formats supported:3G2,3GP,AVI,MKV,MP4 / 3G2,3GP,MKV,MP4

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y / Yes
Electronic compass:Y / Yes
GLONASS:Y
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):Y
GPS antenna: Yes
Position location:Y

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE,GPRS / EDGE,GPRS,GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:850,900,1700,1900,2100 / 850,900,1900,2100
3G standards:UMTS
4G:Y
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.1
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode): Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

Other Features

Google applications:Google Chrome,Google Drive,Google Maps

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Quick start guide: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Gyroscope: Yes
Microphone mute: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:6.0
Personal info management:Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, To-do list
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, To-do list
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription
Support for contact groups: Yes
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Docking connector: Yes
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:Micro-USB
USB port:Y
USB version:2.0

Processor

64-bit computing: Yes
Coprocessor:Y
Coprocessor cores:4
Coprocessor frequency:1.2
Processor:617
Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A53
Processor cores:4 / 8
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:1.5
Processor model:617

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:6.0

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal RAM:2048 / 3
Internal storage capacity:16 / 32
Maximum memory card size:2000 / 2048
RAM capacity:2 / 3
USB mass storage: Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Google applications:Google Chrome, Google Drive, Google Maps

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.286
Height:5.74 / 5.75
Weight:5.04
Width:2.79