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.
The next big thing for HTCIt’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.
Posts: 213; Member since: Sep 16, 2014
I don't wanna say it's beautiful but it's beautiful.
posted on Oct 20, 2015, 11:28 AM 10
It's really beautiful. This is the only HTC device that has my attention, but the price!!! noooooo, thanks.
posted on Oct 20, 2015, 12:02 PM 0
Posts: 959; 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.
posted on Oct 20, 2015, 4:20 PM 0
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.
posted on Oct 20, 2015, 5:11 PM 1
Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012
It even has the exact same protruding camera side view as the iPhone!
posted on Oct 20, 2015, 12:03 PM 5
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.
posted on Oct 20, 2015, 4:03 PM 0
Posts: 1190; 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...
posted on Oct 20, 2015, 12:05 PM 5
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?!
posted on Oct 20, 2015, 12:19 PM 1
Posts: 976; 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.
posted on Oct 20, 2015, 1:28 PM 0
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).......
posted on Oct 27, 2015, 6:18 AM 0
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