HTC One A9 Review
Premium smartphone manufacturer, HTC has been out of the game for some time now. Though there have been some new phone releases lately, nothing has sparked or peaked interest. However, with HTC One A9 - the Taiwanese company is aiming to take back the place is has let slip. A high-end device, the One A9 is available exclusively on Flipkart. The sale is not open and is through pre-registration. Flipkart coupons from CashKaro.com will help you save money when the phone is on an open sale.
This comprehensive review will focus on all the key areas and give a detailed analysis of the flagship HTC smartphone.
Design & Display
The design of the device is similar to that of HTC One M7. The flattened metal body has a thinner look with curved edges. The design also has a striking resemblance to Apple iPhone 6S plus. There is a home key in the front which doubles up as a fingerprint sensor. On the back is a 13MP rear camera with dual-LED flash.
The 7.3mm thick metal body has two slots on the left - one for microSD card and one for SIM card. The power key and the volume rocker are present on the right side. A 3.5mm headphone jack, loudspeaker and USB port are available at the bottom while there are no keys on the top.
The 5-inch display on the phone comes with AMOLED screen for superior rendering of colors. The screen looks perfect even under direct sunlight. The resolution of the phone is 1080p with a pixel density of 441ppi. A Corning Gorilla Glass 4 saves the screen from scratches and cracks.
The new HTC phone comes with an Octa-core Snapdragon 617 (Quad-core 1.5GHz Cortex-A53 & Quad-core 1.2GHz Cortex-A53) processor. Adreno 405 GPU takes care of all graphic needs of the device.There are two variants of the phone - 16GB internal memory with 2GB of RAM and 32GB internal memory with 3GB of RAM.
MicroSD card support is available and the memory can be expanded up to 200GB. The rear camera has a resolution of 13MP with features like dual-LED flash, autofocus and optical image stabilization. The front camera with a resolution of 4MP has UltraPixel feature and comes with a BSI sensor. The battery capacity on the phone is 2150mAh.
Running on the latest version of Android v.6.0 Marshmallow, the device renders a slick performance. The 2GB/3GB of RAM makes the functioning smooth with no lags. The Octa-core processor can handle many tasks at the same time. The graphic abilities of the device is also spectacular.
The 13MP rear camera captures life-like images and shoots 1080p videos at 30fps (frames per second). The front 4MP UltraPixel camera is a pleasure for selfie shots and video calls. The battery on the device lasts for one whole day on moderate usage.
Connectivity & Sensors
The connectivity options include Wi-Fi. Bluetooth v.4.1, NFC (Near Field Communication), microUSB and GPS with A-GPS.
The sensors that are on board include - fingerprint sensor, gyro sensor, proximity sensor and accelerometer.
Launching for the price of Rs 30,000 in India, the device collides head-on with Moto X Style (available for huge discount using ebay coupons on Ebay India). The stunning build and element of surprise catapults HTC One A9 to be a tough competitor in the high-end smartphone segment. Go for the phone for its elegant build and robust performance.