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HTC One A9

alaTest has collected and analyzed 767 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. People are impressed by the camera and screen. The design and usability also get good feedback, but there are some negative comments about the battery. There are some mixed opinions about the connectivity and reception.

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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 93/100 = 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 People really like the camera and design. The portability and usability also get good comments, but views are divided on the price.

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

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Sep, 2017

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...

Expert review by: (

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: Sascha Segan (

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

Product Specifications


Browsing time (Wi-Fi):9


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


Brand colour:Carbon grey / Topaz gold
Curved Design: No


Screen shape:Flat


E-mail: Yes


GPS: Yes
Position location: Yes


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

Ports & interfaces

USB port: Yes


Coprocessor: Yes
Coprocessor cores:4
Coprocessor frequency:1.2