HTC used to dominate the smartphone market back in their glory days, now they are failing. The HTC One A9 is hoping to turn their ship around. Lets take a quick look at the phone and hope it will help HTC rise again.
Display and Design
The A9 at first glance looks like an iPhone. But, lets remember HTC was the one who came up with the all metal unibody design. HTC took notes from the button placement from the One M9 and made the power button extra textured and put the volume rockers in the right place. Taking a look at the front of the device the iPhone like design starts to fade away. Right off the bat you can see that HTC took away their signature Boomsound speakers for a fingerprint scanner. I can already tell that many are going to be disappointed about the loss of Boomsound. HTC opted to going with a 5 inch 1080p panel this time around. A 1080p panel is fine considering it’s $399 dollar price point. Did I mention its an AMOLD Panel too?
The A9 has 5 inch AMOLED 1080p panel, a Snapdragon 617 processor, an Adreno 405 GPU, Android 6.0 Marshmallow, a 16GB varient with 2GB RAM, 32GB Varient with 3GB of RAM, fingerprint scanner, a 13 MP rear camera sensor with optical image stabilization, a 4 MP front facing camera, and a Non-removable Li-Ion 2150 mAh battery. A spec sheets isn’t everything, its all about real world performance.
The One A9 is looking to be a really great budget minded smartphone. Let’s hope it can assist in steering HTC back in to the right direction.