ALonZo, 08 Jan 2016Some of the comments here are laughable. HTC being a Samsung and Apple wannabe??? Lolz A littl... moreActually I think you never use smartphone other than HTC. Just live in your owned world . There are plenty of cellphones better than HTC. Near all Chinese cheap phone way outperform HTC at lower price. And stock Android up is overrated, same as sense up.
HTC Sense UI is one of the top 3 best Android skins, the M8 is still a great phone now even nearly 2 years later.
HTC hasn't made any good phones since.
Fitbri, 08 Jan 2016I have to say the HTC A9 is an incredibly good looking and stellar phone. the start of new gra... moreWith that kind of battery life, it must be hard to contact your company via phone, unless your phones are being charged all the time. (Yes, I know it's not THAT bad, at least not yet as the battery is still in good condition - but it's still a joke.)
I just hope they finally learn and do a M10 the best HTC devide ever. Better battery than M8, no black bezzel, capacitive buttons. Something like HTC X9. and a Sony image sensor..
If only for once htc would improve their cameras, it would see days like this.. its like they want love repeating the same mistakes over and over again.
Yes becuz of crappy devices htc had made...also known as htc desire series..
Late 2015 mid rangers with sub 300Â€ price tags are already eclipsing the A9 which retails for 600Â€ in Europe. It's just not a strong enough brand to be asking such prices for what the phone offers.
I feel like HTC is falling behind the competition. Good phones are getting really cheap and cheap phones are getting really good.
RavenAii, 08 Jan 2016HTC is the first brand to use the Android OS so you could never called it as a Samsung wannabe... moreHTC is becoming more and more like LG and Samsung. They aren't releasing just 1, but 2-3 flagships phones a year. And this is done because they are greedy and think only at profit (samsung, lg) or because they are thinking that more products will mean more profit..
HTC needs to build one very good product/year, put the best marketing team on it and than see what happens. And last but not least, HTC needs to take care of customers, they are the ones bringing the profit--> this means software updates year after year, not just in the year the phone has been produced..
I have to say the HTC A9 is an incredibly good looking and stellar phone. the start of new grandure
It bemuses me though why the images chosen to be on GSM arena do not in any way reflect at all the true upmarket look of the device. There are so many better images available.
In the three months I deliberated whether to buy a new apple or other device, I was thrilled to see such a sexy device with the A9 that feels incredible in the hand, with the freedom of Marshmallow and in-between the two apple sizes.
It exceeded all expectations. Not flagship, not that you would know it but neither is apple to be truthful but the A9 definitely looks and punches high as an ultra-high quality device. Sure there are similar spec phones out there cheaper less or more on features and there are other phones such as apple 3 times the price in Australia.
So, at the end of the day, if you ever wanted a class act, that is not bias but a true solid, beautiful to hold quality smart looking device. The A9 ticks those boxes big time. Best we have ever had.
I did wonder about the bezel, but when we bought 3 of them for our business, in real life; it is not even an issue at all. In fact the fingerprint reader is the best and most convenient we have ever used and is faultless. I can see why the HTC launch of it was exciting. Credit where its due guys, well done. It is one of the most beautiful phones in the market today and a really great sweet spot size.
Agree. the figure is only transitional given the M series and not wanting o update from earlier models. The break from that came late. This year has started of better.
ABADDON, 08 Jan 2016ahahaha... I hate this wannabe brand! A brand that will never be a Samsung or Apple be but a t... moreHTC is the first brand to use the Android OS so you could never called it as a Samsung wannabe. And the fact that the Design of A9 was an upgrade of the 2013 One M7, not a copy of 2014 iPhone 6 which means Apple 'copied' HTC. The most interesting fact is that HTC sell all their stake for Beats Audio in 2013 then comes the major news when Apple acquired the Beats Audio on 2014. HTC have an amazing line of product but it cost them a lot when they are badly managed, have poor marketing strategy and all of the haters who always bash this company. Really guys, if you seen any newer HTC models please check HTC's out-going models then you know where did they get the design. A HTC user would see the A9 is from the M7(not iPhone) while the X9 is from the One S(not 6P) while non-HTC user would simply complain based on the comments on this website where most of the haters is using Samsung or Apple that both have the most amount of haters against other mobile brands.
Absouletly ryt..htc is down..becouse the main problem is htc company wants only money not customers. One of the worst come worst service is htc.
ALonZo, 08 Jan 2016The Z3 was a good handset, but Sony then decided to release the Z4 (Z3plus in Europe) with a t... moreThe Z4/Z5 and M9 are both downgrades from their predecessors in regards to real use battery life.
In terms of chipsets, the snapdragon 810 is marginally faster than the 801 used in the 2014 flagships. But it comes at the price of significantly increased heat and less battery life.
I'll trade that little bit of extra speed for better battery life and less random reboots any day of the week.
Bars, 08 Jan 2016HTC is a respectful company.their only weakness is their marketing system.if htc could make th... moreI agree about the respectable part, however if you believe that the only weakness is in the marketing dept and that they would outsell Apple (I am not an Apple user myself) then I am having trouble believing you have any knowledge of HTC.
HTC is just stupid... they have phones like Butterfly 3 but they selling this phone only in Japan and Taiwan !!!!
And the rest of the world ? US ? UE ? nothing !
Go to bankrupt HTC or go like Motorola !
both with great stereo speakers but with stupid CEOs
Z3 compact user, 08 Jan 2016A few years back, a high percentage of people were using HTC, more than Apple and Samsung. Bas... moreYes, that is true. I own One M7 - the best phone back in 2013.
But right now HTC has got what it deserved for not supporting
their customers and not listening to them.
I definetely won't buy any other device from them.
Beware of Manitowic, 08 Jan 2016First of all, congrats on the Z3 it's truly a fantastic device. I disagree with your premi... moreThe Z3 was a good handset, but Sony then decided to release the Z4 (Z3plus in Europe) with a terrible chipset and the battery downgraded, plus charge more for the handset. That is a con. The Z5 is still the same chipset and the battery is still smaller than the Z3, but Sony introduced the Z5 at a price that was £200 more than the Z3. So I wouldn't say the HTC 9 was a con or downgrade, considering that the battery was improved, as well as the chipset.