Ever dreamed of having an iPhone running the Android OS? Well, thanks to the HTC’s latest mid-range device, One A9, your dream has come true and you can experience the Android OS on an iPhone-like device.
HTC One A9 General Specifications:
- 8 x 70.8 x 7.3 mm, 143 g
- 0 inches, 1080 x 1920 pixels, 441 ppi
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 617, Octa-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53, Adreno 405
- 3GB of RAM, 32GB of Expandable Internal Storage (It also comes with 2GB/16GB variant)
- 13 MP Main Camera and 4MP Front Camera, Optical Image Stabilization, HDR, [email protected] Video Recording
- Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth v4.1, and NO Infra-Red Blaster
- Fingerprint sensor
- Android 6.0 Marshmallow, HTC Sense
- Li-Ion 2150 mAh battery (Non-removable)
- Colors: Carbon Gray, Opal Silver, Topaz Gold, Deep Garnet
As you can say by the specifications, the HTC One A9 is a mid-range device and thanks to its metal uni-body design it feels premium.
HTC and Apple are close friends when it comes to their patents, and no wonder the HTC One A9 uses the exact (almost exact) design language we have only seen on the iPhone 6(plus) and 6S(plus). The One A9 follows the M9 and M8 design language, with a huge difference where HTC has decided to ditch our favorite front stereo speakers and replace the home button with a fingerprint sensor.
Speaking of the speakers, despite the “Dolby Audio™ Surround and an all-new enhanced, high-output amplifier” and the 6 month free Google Play Music subscription, we really miss the stereo speakers.
You should also say goodbye to the Back and Menu buttons and say hello to their virtual replacements on the screen.
If you take a look at the bottom and back of the One A9 there is nothing new, as you have already seen it in the iPhone 6S.
There is not much to say about the processor, as HTC doesn’t claim to have offered the best specs possible in the One A9. But for regular usages, the A9 won’t disappoint you at all specifically if you go for the 3GB/32GB model.
The fingerprint sensor is hidden in the Home button and since the One A9 comes with the Android Marshmallow out of the box, you can get the most of Imprint feature a nd of course integrate it with the Android Pay.
HTC One A9 is the first non-Nexus device which runs the Android 6.0 Marshmallow and according to the Taiwanese statement, the Unlocked One A9 users will get the Android updates up to 15 days after the update hits the Nexus devices. By the way, it’s unclear how long this great software update will continue. Another good news to the users owning the Unlocked variant, is the unlocked bootloader without voiding your guarantee, and the HTC Sense with less pre-installed applications.
The new camera app interface, the option to capture RAW images, the 13MP main camera, the f/2.0 lens, the OIS, Hyperlapse, The Pro mode to manually change Shutter speed, ISO and more, and some other new features promise a far better shooting experience than the HTC One M9 and the other HTC devices. We should yet wait to see some real pictures, but for now and according to the specifications, One A9 Camera sounds really tempting.
The HTC One A9, comes with the UH-OH protection which gives you a one-replacement coupon with no question asked during the first 12 month period.
Price and Availability
HTC One A9 will be available starting November all around the world and we believe the $399 price tag for the 3GB/32GB variant will make the One A9 a very good alternative to users looking for a featured mid-range device with a great look.
If you like in the U.S. and looking for the Unlocked variant you need to go the HCT website and otherwise carriers like AT&T and Sprint are already accepting the pre orders.
We really love the HTC One A9 and if you don’t want to spend too much money for an Android flagship, and don’t care about the iPhone similarity, then we strongly recommend the One A9 to you. Let’s get brilliant.