HTC One A9: all you need to know

If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck... well, no, it's not an iPhone: it's the HTC One A9.

Just as the proverbial duck, the One A9 is a shameless rip-off that could easily be mistaken for the Apple iPhone in terms of outwards appearance, but look at it in more depth and you'd find HTC's DNA there.

HTC's One A9 is 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. HTC seems to have also hugely improved the camera and the One A9's 13-megapixel main camera comes with optical stabilization, sapphire lens and great expectations.

Hands-on, specs, price and release date

We take a hands-on look and tell you all about the feel and all important initial impressions about the HTC One A9 here.

Facts and features

We have also dived deeper to look at all the new and notable features of the One A9. No phone is perfect and that's why we also sum up the things that could have made it a better phone, and look at why it could turn out to be an even better phone than the eerily similar iPhone 6s.

HTC One A9 against the world: comparisons

The One A9 is not alone: it arrives in a world of fierce competition between not just Android phones, but also iPhones and a new crop of Windows handsets. What is its place in this big, wide world? We explore this right below.



1. wargreymon

Posts: 764; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

Why does there need to be 30 articles when a new phone is released? PA becomes a cluster***k and it´s just easier to read about a new phone on another site instead of having to scroll through the chaos on PA.

16. shinywindow unregistered

because all the wanna be writers here are trying to be a star and keep kock blocking each other. go to into mobile site, much better journalism and reviews, simples and concise, just the way it should be. Not 100 articles from kids about the same stupid phone that nobody will buy anyways b/c they are all I sheep at iphone arena

3. bobthemck unregistered

24bit 192khz audio codec with dedicated DAC, micro sdcard upto 2tb, raw photo capture, it may not be the fastest phone this year but with those features i am more than interested.

5. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

It should be more compact though, those bezels are f**kin stupid and unnecessary, I'd love to use this phone as music player but music player has to be smaller

12. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

the size is about the same as the 6/6S with a .3" bigger screen.

18. Guaire

Posts: 892; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

Nope. It has same giant bezels with iPhone 6/6s.

4. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Apple gets paid for all phones sold, so they will have many articles, this is the cheap Apple phone and a phone that Apple will make cash from that 100%, even the verge is going on about it like its the best thing after the iPhone, hm

11. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

They are? I shouldn't be surprised by them anymore but they always manage to do it. lol Disgusting.

6. Blest42188

Posts: 55; Member since: Aug 05, 2015

Kinda sucks that everyones slashing at HTC for the design when Apple made a deal with them so apple could use the design.

14. LionStone

Posts: 1048; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

Yup, not giving credit where credit is due!

7. bobthemck unregistered

$399 for the 32gb version in the states, over $650 for the 16gb version in the UK, ffs HTC you dont half take the piss.

15. 8ozchickenbreast unregistered

Why all the hate for this phone? BaaaaAaaAaaaaa

17. shinywindow unregistered

b/c you get a nice apple looks with a much better operating system.

19. upocomingmobilesphone

Posts: 2; Member since: Nov 07, 2015

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