ok here is the thing i bought htc a9 one month ago..
This is my first htc phone.
The phone is just great. It performs well (no hanging nothing), good camera both front and back, good looking, handy, slim (its an iphone design!!! Who cares??), good display and touch, finger print sensor (which is very sensitive and fast) over all its a good phone.
But, the battery makes me cry.....although quick charge is available. (quick charge takes one and half hour to make it upto 100%)
Need to charge twice a day for a normal use (browsing, whatsapp, call, ) and will have to charge more times if the games are onnn...
Speakers are not that loud...its an okay okay.
Go for only it if your are not considering the battery issue and common all the phones will have some pros and cons. njoy
I have observed that charging the A9 after fully discharging it helps a lot!
The Iphone 6s has a Non-removable Li-Po 1715 mAh battery (6.9 Wh), and you hate the A9?
I have bought this phone back 3 days...look is fine but battery is very very very bad....plz do not buy...if u r surfing net or some other work on phone the battery will die with in maximum 3 to 4 hours....battery is really very bad...
I've had it for a week, and it's a bad as they say. I keep it on the low power mode, and it still won't last the day.
Anonymous, 01 Nov 2015But HTC One A9 looks so much better than Iphone. I really wanted to buy it if battery life is good.Battery is only 210m.very difficult for Lon term users.it drain suddenly.
If you wanna take that chance, more power to you. Also, none of Qualcomm's current big.LITTLE designs can be considered "energy efficient." The SD610 and SD410 (the quad-core equivalents) have actually produced good results. The switching protocols are currently not up to par with Samsung's solutions, that's why they produce efficient big.LITTLE SoCs, whereas there's low battery life associated with QC's products.
I'm staying away from Qualcomm 2015. Period. Be back with SD820 and Sony!
Adiyel, 02 Nov 2015And the A9 also has a lower battery life rating the the iPhone 6. So enjoy that even worse bat... moreThe battery is a larger one and besides I really do not think HTC would be proud of something that wouldn't go the day. No way. Plus a very efficient new chip set. We will see. My current HTC battery is smaller and it does just fine for business and as a WiFi hot point. Thanks anyway.
Ripperant, 02 Nov 2015I have never found GSM Arena's battery performance test to be spot on and they have admitted t... moreAnd the A9 also has a lower battery life rating the the iPhone 6. So enjoy that even worse battery ;-)
Ripperant, 02 Nov 2015Agree so I don't know what all the fuss is about on the A9 capacity. Its fine. Nearly everybod... moreBut you realize that most of current "battery save" systems are based on TURNING OFF EVERYTHING.
What is the point of having phone with NFC, LTE, bright screen, good performance if only way to make through day is to turn it all off, and pray that you dont need to use internet or set screen to more than 50% to see something.
Sometimes I think most of people that defend bad batteries on phones are people who never used other phone s with good battery. You cant imagine how cool is to take z3 compact and use all day bluetooth, LTE and pay using NFC, and set screen to max and at the end of the day watch movie or play game and still have 30-40% of battery.
And its not only about xperia z3c, some other phones also have superb battery compared to most common phones like samsung s6 or HTC or iPhone.
People use those phones and say that they have good battery but all they do on their phones is browsing facebook and take few pics.
I think maybe 10% of people actually use all power of their phone AND USE IT TO WORK. Rest is sitting here with everything turned off, and talking about those features even if they actually never use it more than once per month.
Hoboner, 01 Nov 2015So, somebody tell me how this shows the phone's battery to be terrible? Based on the data pro... moreThe other phones you see on the charts are other fairly unimpressive products for reference.
Decent phones typically have north of or close to 20 hours of talk time and 10 hours of web browsing: Mate 7, Sony Xperia Z3, Galaxy S6 (surprise), etc.
The G Flex is one of the champs, and look how far the A9 is from it on video playback.
HTC once again fails to deliver a product with good quality all around. There is always a major drawback, and it's often the same things with them : camera and battery life...
leo R, 02 Nov 2015Agree. In very heavy usage, even the phones with best battery lifes have to charge twice daily.Agree so I don't know what all the fuss is about on the A9 capacity. Its fine. Nearly everybody charges overnight. Even GSMs often flawed battery test gave it 11 hours more than the One S and that already goes a whole day for me which is more than several of my mates iphone which he is always complaining about that.
The launch vid said the A9 has extreme power saving mode as well as its standard power saving mode, but it features Doze. This is a new feature from Android M. It looks at what you are not using and the apps just simply, doze off.
the battery life disappointing.. at least htc should give it 2500 mAh battery..
Vic, 01 Nov 2015So bad battery time. I'm just wondering if HTC engineers properly tested battery life before s... moreTotally agree. There are so many missteps by HTC that you wonder how can they become so bad... These days when I read reviews about their products I'm just waiting to see how they make fun of themselves. It is pretty sad....