Yeah, HTC is history. Those bezels are ridiculously big. I have switched to lg g3, there is no reason to consider HTC anymore. And they even got rid of the boom speakers. RIP HTC
Actually it was iphone who copied htc designs .Bcoz Htc launched this design in 2013 in flagship htc m7 and apple launched this design in 2014 in the flagship iphone 6.how people are saying that htc copied apple designs ?
I don't have a HTC but it's obvious what they are trying to do.
Nobody mentions Samsung has released a Z3 (are they now copying Sony?)
They have also or are just about to release and A9. If they cant sell phones they just disrupt the market by throwing these in to the mix and some people are stupid enough to fall for it.
This is a Mid Range phone they haven't claimed its a flagship.
Hence skipping boom-sound higher res screen and 4k video recording etc...
They are just testing the market and the helmets out there that either
1. cant read
2, don't understand English
3. wont be buying it anyway but like to complain
4. are brand suck ups that will always complain about other brands (i hope the VW Audi fans are listening)
The M10 or whatever they call it will come out if this is moderately successful (probably the same size as the i6s Plus but with the 820 chipset and the bits they havent added to to A9
Unfortunately, again mediocre screen to body ratio. Otherwise looking promising...
Whatever specs... Htc phone are not good with price.. Too high... I think.. 350$ would be great price for this phone..
This phone is pretty ugly, extremely small battery and a not that decent cpu.
It should be worth ~250 dollars not 600
borisdallov, 20 Oct 2015battery is a disaster, only 2150 mah. and high price more of 600 eur .waste of moneyits only $399 :)
awesome. finally a legit 5" and under phone that has OIS. about fucking time. i'm tired of overstretching my thumbs damn it. also has an SD card slot. and it's cheap-ish. only $399 in the U.S.?! maybe i'm in the minority but i think this is an awesome phone.
This A9 should be released with QHD resolution display with Amoled, BoomSound speakers, 4000mAH battery, 23MP Camera Dual, then it will be M9+ Killer
Surely it will make HTC rocks,
sadly ... you released product with much much much limitation ... and expensive
Even my 2013 Galaxy S4 sounds like a better deal than this
Let see a quick comparison of the specs with HTC own m9, that your own site provides...
So A9 to m9...
1) Bigger size for no reason (in all 3 dimensions) for same size screen.
2) Worse screen to body ratio.
3) WAY worse CPU and GPU (!!!).
4) Worse camera resolution.
5) Worse audio setup (stereo front boomsound to mono bottom).
6) Smaller battery (might has little difference though as CPU is less demanding).
A9 is lighter, has fingerprint sensor (in bad position - on the back is WAY better ergonomically, but ok most manufacturers do the same mistake copying Apple) and has OIS.
Comparison to flagships of other brands is disaster.
I really really hoped they present A9 in NON premium price today and along a real flagship. No go.
r1abdu, 20 Oct 2015This is my next phone A9!battery is a disaster, only 2150 mah. and high price more of 600 eur .waste of money
I actually question the fact that HTC puted the exact same stripes as I phone.
WHY??? Would they do this any way.
And the old fashion design was htcs own signature.
I'm really disappointed in this one.
We witness the fall of a big manufacturer.
Wang went as far as to claim "best phone for years"???
Mediocre (to total cr*p) specs at premium price.
And competing as "iPhone alternative"...
HTC managed to make a design so good with m7 that Apple copied it (and modified it).
And then HTC again MANAGED to steal back the modified Apple design, like a minor Chinese manufacturer instead of stepping on their past and going up.
You need to try hard to fail from that position.
I wonder about the positive review. I mean REALLY wonder (IYKWIM).