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HTC One A9


There is much to love about HTC’s newest device, the One A9. Apart from the fact that it’s one of the few to be equipped with Android 6.0 Marshmallow, the device also offers a number of features that aren’t available on a lot of smartphones. The phone comes with a fingerprint sensor on the bottom of its all-metal build. Additionally, there is up to 2TB memory expansion through the use of a microSD card on top of the 32GB built-in storage available on the device. The One A9 has a 13MP rear-facing camera and a 4MP front-facing sensor. The back camera manages to record 1080p HD videos too. There is also a 5-inch AMOLED display with a 1080x1920 resolution and 440ppi density. From within, the phone runs on a 1.5GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 processor with 3GB of RAM and Adreno 405 GPU. With a non-removable 2150mAh Li-Ion battery, the phone gets to last up to 16 hours of talk time and 18 days on standby mode. It is available in Opal Silver, Topaz Gold, Rose Gold, Carbon Gray, and Deep Garnet color options. 

Features: See all features

  • 4G Data Capable
  • Bluetooth
  • 5+ Megapixel Camera
  • 4+ Inch Display
  • Expandable memory
  • FM Radio

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General Info
Data Type4G
Device TypeSmartphone
Operating SystemAndroid
Physical Specifications
Height5.74 Inches
Thickness0.29 Inches
Weight5.04 Ounces
KeyboardTouch Only
Phone FormOpen-Faced
Display Specifications
Display Size5.00 Inches
Touchscreen Size5.00 Inches
Audio/Video Specifications
Front Camera4.00 Megapixels
Rear Camera13.00 Megapixels
Hearing Aid CompatibilityM4/T3
Battery Specifications
Standby Time432 Hours
Talk Time906 Minutes
Memory Specifications
Internal Memory32.00 GB
Expandable Memory2,000.00 GB

HTC One A9: Mini Review!

The HTC One A9, the latest addition to the HTC One line, is an exercise in design by HTC.


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Would Recommend to a friend.

Not what I thought...

Posted on: December 15th, 2015 by pipinstine

When I first saw this device I was not interested in it at all. It looked too much like the Apple stuff I never liked and I know HTC says thay did the Metal unibody first at least between the two but when Apple made this version of the design so popular no one really cares who made it first it's who they think made it better. Yes, Apple has some great ideas in making things better but it's never been my thing. I went in with a friend so they could pick up a new phone and they were pretty set on wanting the M8 and it was a great phone, it was the same one I had and I recommended it highly. Then we got to talking to the *cough*shark*cough* salesmen and more options were thrown in. We got to looking at the Note 5 but there were so many features that would never be used and the fact that there would be a learning curve with the UI that the money just wasn't justified. So we started looking at the HTC's again and saw that the A9 was out. Since we came from HTC (my friend still using the awesome Evo LTE, yes we are on Sprint, deal with it) it was a huge jump forward, the UI was comfortable. As we went through the A9 we saw that the UI wasn't layed on thick and we could still see some vanilla OS shine through not to mention that it was coming with Marshmallow, which was only available on the Nexus devices so far. We found out that it came with 32GB internal storage and still had the desired micro SD card slot wich was nice since the Note 5 didn't. It also sported a finger print sensor also, which was a nice addition to secutiry. The camera was an improved 13MP with OIS this round and had great features like RAW and fast capture times. As we were looking at this I stopped looking at it for it's originally copied design and started looking at it as a small super computer. As we were checking out my friend I desided that I didn't want to live with the cracked screen I've had for several months now and instead of replacing the phone through the warrenty I signed up for the A9 as well and have been happy with it ever since. After having it for some time now I still love it, it's fast and works really well for whatever I endup doing with it. The only issue I have is the battery life is not good. It's ok but being as thin as it is there didn't seem to be space for anything better. If I could improve this device only (I have houghts on what I want for the M10 or whatever it is, but for another time) I would want it to be thick enough that the camera didnt stick out so it would stay safer and use that added space to put a bigger battery in side. I know there is quick charge 2.0 which can be upgraded to 3.0 one day but what if I'm not near an out let. I have been carrying external battery packs (I still don't think a removable battery is a feature and shouldn't be counted against a device if it doesnt have it which Phonedog and other reviewers seem to do, but don't complain about it when they talk about Apple devices because it's never been a feature on them to experience [soap box rant complete]) for a while now so I’m fine but what about those that don’t. With all this said I'm happy with the device and am glad to have it as my daily driver, and if the M10 or whatever is something I really want I will upgrade the wife take the M10 and giver her the A9 (don't judge, as long as it works the way she wants it she doesn't care what device it is she uses, so there ;p).

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