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HTC One A9
5.01"
1080 x 1920 pixels
13 MP
4 MP front
Qualcomm Snapdragon 617
Octa-core, 1500 MHz
RAM: 3 GB
BATTERY: 2150 mAh (16h 3G talk time)
MEMORY: 32 GB + MicroSD
Posted: Oct 20, 2015
Market status: Released
Release date: Nov 6, 2015
Features: Fingerprint Lightweight Thin LTE Rugged NFC Dual SIM

US carrier availability

Available: AT&T, Sprint

Pros

  • Lightweight phone
  • Thin body, measuring less than 7.5mm/0.3inches (0.29 inches)
  • Lots of RAM (3 GB RAM)

Cons

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Description

The HTC One A9 is a beautiful, all-metal piece of tech. On its front, it has a 5-inch display with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels, bringing its pixel density up to 440 ppi, accompanied by a fingerprint sensor at the bottom. Under its hood, there is a 64-bit midrange-class Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 humming with 4 of its cores clocked at 1.5 GHz, and the other 4 – at 1.2 GHz. The phone will be available in two variants – one with 32 GB of internal storage and 3 GB of RAM, while the second will have 16 GB of storage and just 2 GB of RAM. Both variants will accept microSD cards for expansion purposes. The One A9 rocks a 13 MP sensor for its rear camera, assisted by optical image stabilization and the selfie snapper employs HTC signature UltraPixel technology to provide superior performance in low-light scenarios. Android Marshmallow 6.0 is preinstalled out of the box and a 2150mAh battery is keeping the lights running.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • PopupAndroid (6.0), HTC Sense 7 UI
  • Dimensions:
    • 5.74 x 2.79 x 0.29 inches (145.75 x 70.8 x 7.26 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 5.04 oz (143 g)
      the average is 5.3 oz (150 g)
  • Materials:
    • Main body: metal
  • Features:
    • Fingerprint (touch)
  • Colors:
    • Gold, Gray, Silver, Red

Displaybenchmark

  • Physical size:
    • 5.0 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 440 ppi
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • AMOLED
  • Screen-to-body ratio:
    • 66.17 %
  • Features:
    • Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 4), Light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camerabenchmark

  • Camera:
      • Popup13 megapixels
    • Flash:
      • Dual LED
    • Aperture size:

      Aperture size - The aperture of a camera is the opening through which light travels before it reaches the camera sensor. The smaller the number is, the bigger this opening is, allowing for more light to pass.

      • F2.0
    • Hardware Features:
      • Sapphire crystal lens cover, Optical image stabilization, Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
    • Software Features:
      • RAW image capture
    • Settings:
      • Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Shutter speed control
    • Shooting Modes:
      • PopupBurst mode, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama, Effects
  • Camcorder:
      • 1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)
    • Features:
      • Hyperlapse, Video calling, Video sharing
  • Front-facing camera:
      • 4 megapixels

Hardwarebenchmark

  • System chip:

    System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

    • Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 8952
  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Octa-core, 1500 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit
  • Graphics processor:
      • Adreno 405
  • System memory:

    System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

    • 3 GB RAM
  • Built-in storage:
    • 32 GB
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 2000 GB

Batterybenchmark

  • Capacity:
    • 2150 mAh
  • Type:
    • Not user replaceable, Li - Ion
  • Talk time (3G):
    • 16.00 hours
      the average is 17 h (991 min)
  • Stand-by time (3G):
    • 18.0 days (432 hours)
      the average is 21 days (502 h)
  • Music playback:
    • 60.00 hours
  • Video playback:
    • 12.00 hours

MultimediaPopupbenchmark

  • Mirroring:
    • DLNA, Miracast
  • Music player:
    • Filter by:
      • Album, Artist, Genre, Playlists
    • Features:
      • Album art cover, Background playback
  • Radio:
      • FM
  • Speakers:
    • Earpiece, Loudspeaker
  • Additional microphone(s):
      • for Noise cancellation

Cellular

  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
  • LTE (FDD):
    • Bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28
  • LTE (TDD):
    • Bands 38, 40, 41
  • Data:
    • LTE-A Cat 7 (300/100 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS
  • Nano SIM:
    • Yes

Phone features

  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass
  • Notifications:
    • Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
  • Other features:
    • Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording
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Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 4.1
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device, USB Host, USB charging
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

    • GPS, A-GPS, Glonass
  • Navigation:
    • Turn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigation
  • Other:
    • NFC, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Shopping information

  • MSRP price:
    • $ 500

Regulatory Approval

  • FCC approval:

    FCC approval - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. Every wireless phone device that is sold in the U.S. has to be tested and approved for sale by the FCC.

    • Date approved:

      Date approved - Shows the date when the particular phone is approved by the Federal Communications Commission

      • 02 Oct 2015
      • FCC ID value:

        FCC ID value - Shows the FCC Identifying value of the particular phone

        NM82PQ9100 link
  • FCC measured SAR:

    FCC measured SAR - Working closely with federal health and safety agencies, such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the FCC has adopted limits for safe exposure to radiofrequency (RF) energy. These limits are given in terms of a unit referred to as the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR), which is a measure of the amount of radio frequency energy absorbed by the body when using a mobile phone. The FCC requires cell phone manufacturers to ensure that their phones comply with these objective limits for safe exposure. Any cell phone at or below these SAR levels (that is, any phone legally sold in the U.S.) is a "safe" phone, as measured by these standards. The FCC limit for public exposure from cellular telephones is an SAR level of 1.6 watts per kilogram (1.6 W/kg).

    • Head:
      • 0.76 W/kg
    • Body:
      • 0.59 W/kg
    • Product Specific Use:
      • 0.59 W/kg
    • Simultaneous Transmission:
      • 1.00 W/kg

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Alternative variants

We list only the specs that are different than the main variant

HTC One A9 16GB

differences:

  • Features:
    • Fingerprint (touch)
  • Camera:
    • Software Features:
      • RAW image capture
  • System memory:

    System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

    • 2 GB RAM
  • Built-in storage:
    • 16 GB

HTC One A9

(for AT&T)

differences:

  • Features:
    • Fingerprint (touch)
  • Camera:
    • Software Features:
      • RAW image capture
  • UMTS:
    • 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
  • LTE (FDD):
    • Bands 12, 13, 17, 29, 5, 4, 3, 2, 7
  • VoLTE:
    • Yes

HTC One A9

(for Verizon)

differences:

  • Features:
    • Fingerprint (touch)
  • Camera:
    • Software Features:
      • RAW image capture
  • UMTS:
    • 850, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
  • LTE (FDD):
    • Bands 12, 13, 17, 29, 5, 4, 3, 2, 7
  • VoLTE:
    • Yes

HTC One A9

(for T-Mobile)

differences:

  • Features:
    • Fingerprint (touch)
  • Camera:
    • Software Features:
      • RAW image capture
  • UMTS:
    • 850, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
  • LTE (FDD):
    • Bands 12, 13, 17, 29, 5, 4, 3, 2, 7
  • VoLTE:
    • Yes

HTC One A9

(for Sprint)

differences:

  • Features:
    • Fingerprint (touch)
  • Camera:
    • Software Features:
      • RAW image capture
  • UMTS:
    • 850, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
  • LTE (FDD):
    • Bands 12, 5, 26, 4, 2, 25
  • LTE (TDD):
    • Bands 41

Despite our efforts to provide full and correct HTC One A9 specifications, there is always a possibility of making a mistake. If you see any wrong or incomplete data, please LET US KNOW.


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