Mobile phone companies are vying to release a lot of mobile phones in any given year. There are flagship models, budget-friendly ones, and there are also some mobile phones that cater for the mid-range market.
Today, we are going to take a look at the HTC One A9. This isn’t a flagship mobile phone by HTC; so let’s get that out of the way. It does, however, look like the iPhone 6s. It is still unbeknownst to anyone why HTC would copy the aesthetics of the iPhone 6s, but still, it does have an impressive under the hood specs to go along with it.
This mobile phone is a bit cheaper since it is not a flagship model, but do not think that the specs aren’t that great. In fact, the HTC One A9 boasts of impressive performance considering the price.
So, let’s start with the design of the mobile phone. The HTC One A9 has all of its buttons located on the right side of the device. What is different, though, is that the power button is jagged. This makes it easier to distinguish which button is which, especially when you’re in low-lit areas.
The headphone jack is also placed at the bottom, as opposed to its usual place on the top of the mobile phone. This makes it easier for music lovers to plug their phone without the wire obstructing them.
Other than those differences, the HTC One A9 really does look like the iPhone 6s. I don’t know if Apple will sue HTC one for the likeliness in design, but if you like the aesthetics of the iPhone 6s, the HTC One A9 does not disappoint.
As for the display, the HTC One A9 has a 5-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 1920×1080 and a pixel density of 441ppi. It is also protected by the Corning Gorilla Glass 3 which is quite a sturdy material usually found in premium phones.
HTC deviates from other mobile phone manufacturers in that they did not populate the One A9 with pre-installed crapware. Instead, they focused more on delivering a stock Google Android experience.
The HTC One A9 has the Google Android Marshmallow operating system and it still does have a little bit of HTC’s Sense 7 on it, although, it is not that much.
This Android mobile phone houses some pretty impressive specs. It is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 octa-core processor with 4 of its cores having 1.5GHz clock speeds and the last 4 cores clocked at 1.2GHz. Also, add to that 3GB of RAM and the Adreno 405 GPU and you’ve got one nifty mobile phone.
Capturing photos daily will also be a treat because this mobile phone comes with a 13-megapixel camera. It does come with optical image stabilization so people with shaky hands will find this mobile phone amazing.
Lastly, the battery life is pretty low, at least, by today’s standards. The HTC One A9 comes with a measly 2,150 MaH battery which will only last you a couple of hours during moderate use. The reason behind this move is that HTC needed to fit a small battery in order to fit it in the slim phone. That is a little bit of a compromise, especially when people need a lot of battery to plow through the day.
Still, the HTC One A9 delivers impressive performance without breaking the bank. This Android mobile phone only costs $450.