HTC 10 vs HTC One M9 vs HTC One A9: specs comparison

Well folks, the HTC 10 is finally out. No red carpets, no fanfare sounds, but the reality is – it's shaping up to be a pretty solid Android flagship, well capable of stealing away customers from other major players on the markets, or of re-igniting the fire in the hearts of HTC fans.

The HTC 10 comes after last year's HTC One M9 and HTC One A9 and seems to have adopted characteristics from both these handsets. Its body is much more like the One A9, with the arched back and all, while the inclusion of the fingerprint scanner on the bottom, together with two capacitive keys, seems to have evolved directly from the One A9's "chin" part.

So, how has hardware in top-tier HTC smartphones evolved over the past year? Before we get the chance to tought the phone and play with it in person, here are the cold-hard specs:

HTC 10 vs HTC One A9 vs HTC One M9


Display size

5.2 inches
5.0 inches
5.0 inches


1440 x 2560 pixels
1080 x 1920 pixels
1080 x 1920 pixels

Pixel density

565 ppi
440 ppi
441 ppi




71.13 %
66.17 %
68.52 %

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996
Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 8952
Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994


Quad-core, 2200 MHz, Kryo, 64-bit
Octa-core, 1500 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit
Octa-core, 2000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit


Adreno 530
Adreno 405
Adreno 430


3 GB

Internal storage

32 GB
32 GB
32 GB


Android (8.0 Oreo, 7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow), HTC Sense UI
Android (7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow), HTC Sense UI
Android (7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop), HTC Sense UI



3000 mAh
2150 mAh
2840 mAh


Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0
Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0
Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0

Talk time

25.40 hours
the average is 19 h (1117 min)

Stand-by time

16.3 days (391 hours)
the average is 21 days (502 h)

Talk time (3G)

27.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1404 min)
16.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1404 min)
21.70 hours
the average is 23 h (1404 min)

Stand-by time (3G)

19.0 days (456 hours)
the average is 26 days (614 h)
18.0 days (432 hours)
the average is 26 days (614 h)
16.8 days (402 hours)
the average is 26 days (614 h)

Talk time (4G)

27 hours

Stand-by time (4G)

19.0 days (456 hours)
the average is 24 days (583 h)

Music playback

60.00 hours

Video playback

12.00 hours



Single camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

12 megapixels
13 megapixels
20 megapixels


Optical image stabilization, Laser autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
Sapphire crystal lens cover, Optical image stabilization, Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
Sapphire crystal lens cover, Autofocus, CMOS image sensor, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)


Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.3"; Pixel size: 1.55 μm
Aperture size: F2.0
Aperture size: F2.2; Focal length: 27.8 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.4"; Pixel size: 1.2 μm

Video recording

3840x2160 (4K UHD), 1280x720 (HD) (120 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps)


Time-lapse video, Hyperlapse, Picture-taking during video recording, Video calling, Video sharing
Hyperlapse, Video calling, Video sharing
Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, Digital image stabilization, Video calling


5 megapixels
4 megapixels
4 megapixels

Video capture

1920x1080 (Full HD)
1920x1080 (Full HD)
1920x1080 (Full HD)



5.74 x 2.83 x 0.35 inches (145.9 x 71.9. x 9 mm)
5.74 x 2.79 x 0.29 inches (145.75 x 70.8 x 7.26 mm)
5.69 x 2.74 x 0.38 inches (144.6 x 69.7 x 9.61 mm)


5.68 oz (161 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)
5.04 oz (143 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)
5.54 oz (157 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)


Back: Aluminum
Back: Metal
Back: Aluminum


Dust; IP 53
Splash; IP X3


Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)


Touch sensitive control keys
Notification light

Shopping information

MSRP price

$ 699
$ 500



1. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

The back looks great while the front is uninspiring. Still a solid device for me, the camera is great according to DxOmark (​view-A-great-all-rounder-for-stills-and-video). Still curious about battery life.

2. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Yep that f1.8 and 1/2.3 combo sounds very promising. If the battery life delivers then its a solid buy.

5. LionStone

Posts: 1048; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

Awesome, basically the same size as the A9! Yes!

6. gurpreet

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 11, 2013

It has 3gb ram, nt 4gb N also 32gb intrnl,nt 64

7. ozzzy

Posts: 18; Member since: Feb 22, 2014

It has 4Gb of RAM, and internal 32 and 64 GB versions. Battery life is awesome, it lasts up to two days! Everything is great...UI, overall smoothness, selfie and rear camera, sound is awesome...

8. NexusX

Posts: 613; Member since: May 16, 2013

only one thing HTC has gotten right with the design, the anodized black color i understand apple dropped anodized black for space gray because of the concern over scratching, but if HTC can do it...why not?

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