The phone looks good but looks an awful lot like an Iphone. The battery life is terrible but normally not every HTC phones give good battery life. This one is too pricy for its specs and again lacks behind competition.
I'm going to talk about my personal experience with my second week using this HTC A9
upgrading my iphone 6
First : screen colors and sharpness is excellent and better than the iphone have great color saturation and viewing angle
Second : Camera , this is my best phone camera that I use till now and yes it's better than my old iphone 6
Third: audio Quality and sound experience is amazing and great like every htc phone and quality is better than iphone 6 but loudness is a little bit down compared to my old iphone 6 but nothing to worry about it
Forth : User Interface , CPU , GPU , Heating issue I can say that this is the first android phone that is faster than the iphone 6 in normal usage UI super fast and you are free to put whatever you want on your phone opposite for iphone only the iphone is faster in games but htc games work very well on it , for sure no heating issue at allllllll
Battery Life : yes Battery life is great last day and half with normal to heavy usage and also better than my old iphone 6 can easily stay half day longer
for all who any question feel free to ask me
N.B: this is my third time that I post my opinion and gsmarena did not post it sadly :(
what if ...
HTC or Sony or any other companies make phone with such specifications
5 or 5. 2 inch 1440 x 2560 pixels , metal body , shock resistant , water proof or splash resistant ,
OS android 6.0 marshmallow
32 gb storage -64 or 128 internal extended to 200 gigs , 3 gb of Ram
camera dual led flash tone etc + OPTICAL IMAGE STABILIZATION Digital zoom.... pixels let's say 20 MP and auto focus and other and 8 front
stereo speakers and loud sound
and of course battery will be no less than 3.500 mAh and other charging features and so
priced no more than 500 dollars !!!! yeah
CAN THEY MAKE IT ?
i'm sure they can but they won't
James, 21 Nov 2015This phone is beautiful! But low spec and poor battery. Too bad. This is a jewel peace. Battery life is more than average, for heavy usage it will support full day easily because of power efficient chipset and android marshmallow. Specs is subjective. You can not expect flagship specs from a mid range device. If you are a Samsung Fan, are you expect same specs from Galaxy S6 and Galaxy E5. Mid range device provide mid range specs with mid range price. If you want flagship specs, you should go with HTC One M9 or Samsung Galaxy S6, or LG G4 or Sony Z5 with the flagship price...
James, 21 Nov 2015This phone is beautiful! But low spec and poor battery. Too bad. This phone is a mid range device. You can't expect flagship specs by $400. The bettry life of this phone is good enough.
Can anyone tell me (who owns the phone) how is the battery life of this phone, because on GSM review it looks like it is poor?
does this phone heat up like snapdragon 615? my phone has snapdragon 615 soc but produces the heat while using the phone. please reply.
hi going to talk about my personal experience with this great phone
htc one A9 VS my old Iphone 6
First, Camera is excellent no need for better then this in a cell phone and it's better than my old iphone 6
Second, Screen is amazing with great color sharp viewing angles and excellent color saturation and it's also better than my old iphone 6
Third, Battery life yes it's very very good last day and a half with normal to heavy usage and surprise me also BETTER than my old iphone 6
Forth, Audio quality is a head with every htc phone but loudness good but should be more my old iphone 6 is a little bit louder but nothing to worry about it but htc have amazing quality of sound
Five, user interface and phone speed and heating , this phone have great great experience with his UI you are free to choose what ever you want to put inside your phone super fast nooo lag at all , no heating issue at all also , finger print work excellent and it's faster than iphone 6 ,
Build Quality is something that no one can complain about it ( feel like 1000$ phone )
for all who want to buy a phone with a 500$ budget go directly with for htc one A9
thanks for reading , have a nice day , thank you.
Bassem75, 20 Nov 2015Yours is 16 Or 32 GB and what about the music quality!!!The sound quality from the speaker is meh, but it sounds great from the headphone.
Bassem75, 20 Nov 2015Guys .... Is the 16 GB having overheating problems or hanging as the Ram is 2 GB only !!!!! O... moreno.never heat or hanging in last month.it;s really awesome and great.the speed is wonderful and I have no any delay,lagg or error.
Guys .... Is the 16 GB having overheating problems or hanging as the Ram is 2 GB only !!!!!
Other question, what's your opinion of its music quality if you already try it ?!
using it for month best fone best battely backup buy it every one never have much big battely like this one 2150 mah wow go htc you best !!!!!!1
Bassem75, 18 Nov 2015But my concern is the storage because in the Middle East HTC releases only 16 GB which is not ... more16 GB internal storage is good enough. If you require storage image, MP3 or any other file you can use external SD card, A9 support SD card upto 2 TB which is the highest mobile storage facility. I am using HTC desire 626 which internal memory is 16 GB. It still free near about 8GB. I am using external SD card 32 GB for storage images, audio & video file. so, its not a big deal...
HTC are the best Android phones i ever seen now i'm using the Note 4 only for the stylus after 10 years using HTC and i think the new A9 will be the boom and hope to have it in 32 GB at the middle east cz i'll be back for sure.
Altaf wani, 18 Nov 2015In terms of sound quality, HTC is the best. The sound of A9 supports by Dolby audio, it has al... moreBut my concern is the storage because in the Middle East HTC releases only 16 GB which is not enough in my point of view. So what's your opinion regarding point ???!!!