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HTC One A9

alaTest has collected and analyzed 580 reviews of HTC One A9. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People really like the camera and screen. The design and usability also get good reviews. Comments about the connectivity and reception are mixed, while there are some critical views 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 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 user reviews of HTC One A9 from 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 Opinions about the camera and design are on the whole positive. The portability and usability are also appreciated. Comments are divided on the price.

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

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Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Hubert Nguyen (

HTC One A9 Review: Hands-On


The HTC One line has had an iconic design since the HTC One M7. The M8 won worldwide applause for inheriting the same design language and build quality. However, the One M9 was criticized for looking too similar, especially when competitors like the...

The HTC One A9 is more than a handset, it is also the manifestation of a new HTC direction which is much more realistic, in a difficult competitive and economic environment.

Oct, 2015

Expert review by: Andreas Osthoff (

HTC One A9 Smartphone Review


Design instead of performance? The design and the price of the new HTC One A9 are top-class, but the performance is only mainstream. Can this work?

high-quality chassis, excellent AMOLED screen, good camera, microSD-slot for storage expansion, fingerprint scanner, LTE Cat. 6, very good sound at the 3.5 mm jack, decent headset

mediocre battery runtimes, high RRP, slower than the rivals, inconvenient memory card mangement, no 4K video recording

The HTC One A9 is a new approach for the Taiwanese manufacturer. The focus of the new smartphone is clearly on the design. Despite the big similarities to the current iPhones from Apple, it would not be fair to say that the One A9 is just an iPhone...

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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 (

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: Matthew Miller (

HTC One A9 review: Solid upgrade to the M9, but priced too high in a crowded mid-range Android market


HTC made some unusual moves with the HTC One A9, but the mid-level processor and small capacity battery turned out to be non-issues. However, the $500 price may just be too high when compared to other Android smartphones available today.

Rock solid design, fit, and finish ; Outstanding headphone audio experience ; 32GB internal with microSD expansion ; Excellent battery life ; Solid camera performance with OIS

Top and bottom bezels are a bit wide ; $500 price too high for mid-range

Oct, 2015

Expert review by: Vlad Savov (

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: Chris Davies (

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

Expert review by: (

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 (

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: Florence Ion (

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

Product Specifications


Browsing time (Wi-Fi):9


Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):4
Rear camera resolution (numeric):13


Curved Design: No


Screen shape:Flat


E-mail: Yes


GPS: Yes


2G standards:EDGE, GPRS / EDGE, GPRS, GSM
3G standards:UMTS
4G: Yes
4G standards:LTE
SIM card capability:Single SIM

Ports & interfaces

USB port: Yes


Coprocessor: Yes
Coprocessor cores:4
Coprocessor frequency:1.2