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
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.
AnonD-279118, 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).
Seems HTC hired two designers: one from Samsung responsible for front, and other from Apple taking care about rear.
taurus, 19 Oct 2015apple just took two stripes and people say its an htc copy! Look at this set and you will real... moreThe 6 is as much as a rip off as this is of the 6 but seeming as it's their original design language and NOT Apple's, HTC win this one. Look at the iPhone 4 to 5 models. Similar design language then the completely changed it with the 6 and blantently used HTC's design language. Obviously Apple ripped the back design off but I will totally admit the front is Apple inspired but maybe it's HTC's deliberate intentions to wind Apple up.
HTC phones name are so confuse, so One A9 are suppose to be forward or backward series? A company that even get the name right, what else they're good for?
Wake up HTC, or you'll lost greatly to even your own country China other phone brands like Xiaomi, Huawei and Lenovo.
Htc realised front firing speakers was bad idea, and a good battery nobody really needs, keep it up htc this will surely be your last year in mobile industry