HTC One A9: all new features

HTC is in dire straits. Profits and revenue are shrinking, executives are leaving, and its phones are just not selling well.

In these troubled times, majority shareholder Cher Wang has taken over the CEO role in the company and it’s ready to unveil a new phone that it hopes will turn the tide: the HTC One A9.

It’s not an expensive phone: quite the opposite. At $400, the new One A9 is nearly 50% cheaper than the iPhone 6s. This does not stop it from having huge aspirations to be one of the best-looking affordable phones that makes no compromise when it comes to features: first to ship with Android 6.0 Marshmallow and first with the new Snapdragon 617 chip. But with a design that looks like a derivative from the iPhone (at best and a clone at worst), does it really stand out?

Take a look at HTC One A9's all its new features to find out.



1. der_damo

Posts: 213; Member since: Sep 16, 2014

I don't wanna say it's beautiful but it's beautiful.

2. unregistered

It's really beautiful. This is the only HTC device that has my attention, but the price!!! noooooo, thanks.

14. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 969; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

This is the first HTC to lose my attention. Why these companies want to be Apple is beyond me. If they stopped trying to look like iPhones, they'd stand out and be a more unique device. A9? Come on, HTC. Just call it "Apple 9" and get it out of your system and move on to a unique design.

15. FrankUnderwood2

Posts: 243; Member since: Oct 01, 2015

Also that tiny battery and those bezels and that 16 GB internal storage and that unnecessary thinness and that wasted above and below screen space..... All make up for a very fair big NO!

17. G3ro-

Posts: 5; Member since: Dec 05, 2014

The back of the device might look good, but the front is a different story. Huge top and bottom bezels and unnecessary/ugly HTC branding above the homebutton/fingerprint-reader. Very low screen-to-body-ration which makes this device fairly unattractive on the front.

20. yajia1

Posts: 151; Member since: Aug 22, 2012

Looks a bit pretty but they could have easily put the Speakers up front on those HUGE useless bezel. And capacitive buttons beside the home/fingerprint sensor.

3. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

It even has the exact same protruding camera side view as the iPhone!

13. GeekMovement unregistered

Yep, it's really just a straight off copy. I prefer the iPhone's placement of the camera and flash on the top left corner rather than the middle on this HTC One A9. I also prefer the circular home button over the Samsung-like rectangular one.

4. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1273; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

HTC has done it again... I mean dropping the ball... People want Tiny bezels and Giant battery, but HTC has done the opposite... The same old ugly design, especially with too much spaces wasted even WITHOUT capacitive keys.. 400$ is already NOT an affordable price for this phone, but they are calling this as limited period offer.. They don't know the meaning of offer...

12. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

It's a limited time offer because in due time, they'll be firesaling these for $200 a pop soon enough.

5. omaar97

Posts: 14; Member since: Apr 05, 2012

Why buy this when you can get Nexus 5X & Moto X Pure/Style, which are way better and almost the same price?! What is HTC thinking about?!

7. fonelover

Posts: 255; Member since: Mar 19, 2015

People will buy this because of its design. U can get iPhone like beauty and functionality of android.

6. ThePython

Posts: 902; Member since: May 08, 2013

I didn't know Apple was going to release another iPho- wait, that's not an iPhone?!

8. Guaire

Posts: 892; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

Costs more than Xperia Z3 for example. How it's quite opposite of the expensive?

9. talon95

Posts: 1002; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

"be together, not the same" I suppose for some people it fills a niche, if they want to look like they have an iphone but have android on it. Personally I would never want someone to confuse my device with an Apple.


Posts: 27; Member since: Sep 22, 2011

Bro I want to cry.....HTC has failed me

11. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

The best feature: like an iPhone 6S

16. shinywindow unregistered

I would take this over iturd any day. Way cheaper and runs marshmellow? Hell yeah! And soon it will take in value and price. So you get windows type firesale pricing!!

18. kabhijeet.16

Posts: 894; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

At this price, this is far better than Oneplus2 & galaxy a8... Great device.. At this price people would definitely prefer this over HTC one m9/m9+/ galaxy a8/ Oneplus 2/ Moto x style...

19. kabhijeet.16

Posts: 894; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

This is definitely an amazing alternative to iPhone.. That too at half the price...

21. izzy182

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 27, 2015

I'd love to have another HTC device......however last 2 (M8/M9) kinda disappointed me a bit having also owned M7.... and people also tend to forget that HTC M7 was the first phone to go full aluminum body with the 2 lines in the back (at least compare to iPhone).......

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