HTC One A9 vs Motorola Moto G (2015) vs Google Nexus 5X: specs comparison

HTC One A9 vs Motorola Moto G (2015) vs Google Nexus 5X: specs comparison

The HTC One A9 is a decent mid-range device that just got official during the Taiwanese company's recent live event. Touted as being a stunning, no-compromise smartphone, the One A9 enters a market that is quite saturated, and this goes without saying. 

While the top-tier end of said market usually gets more attention, the mid-range one is quite interesting on its own. One of the more recent entrants on the scene is the third generation of the Motorola Moto G, the heir of one of the best-selling devices of 2013. It supports the nifty Moto Maker, and brings improvements in speed and cameras. 

Additionally, Google unveiled the Nexus 5X a couple of weeks ago, which is a revamped and improved variation of 2013's Nexus 5, with LG behind the reins once again. While it's not out just yet, the Nexus 5X will most likely bask in popularity among the hordes of stock Android lovers.

HTC One A9 vs Motorola Moto G (2015) vs Google Nexus 5X

Display

Display size

5.0 inches
5.0 inches
5.2 inches

Resolution

1080 x 1920 pixels
720 x 1280 pixels
1080 x 1920 pixels

Pixel density

440 ppi
294 ppi
423 ppi

Technology

AMOLED
IPS LCD
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body ratio

66.17 %
67.05 %
70.04 %

Colors

16 777 216
16 777 216
16 777 216

Camera

Rear

Yes
Yes
Yes

Main camera

13 megapixels
13 megapixels
12.3 megapixels

Hardware Features

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

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.0
Aperture size: F2.0
Aperture size: F2.0; Sensor size: 1/2.3"; Pixel size: 1.55 μm

Flash

Dual LED
Dual LED
Dual LED

Software Features

RAW image capture, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Shutter speed control, Burst mode, HDR, Panorama, Effects
Touch to focus, Face detection, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Burst mode, HDR, Panorama, Night mode, Scenes
Touch to focus, Face detection, Self-timer, Geo tagging, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Burst mode, HDR, Panorama, Night mode, Scenes, Effects

Video recording

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

Recording format

 
MPEG4, H.264
 

Features

Hyperlapse, Video calling, Video sharing
Picture-taking during video recording, Video calling
Video calling

Front

4 megapixels
5 megapixels
5 megapixels

Video capture

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

Design

Dimensions

5.74 x 2.79 x 0.29 inches (145.75 x 70.8 x 7.26 mm)
5.59 x 2.85 x 0.48 inches (142 x 72.4 x 12.2 mm)
5.79 x 2.86 x 0.31 inches (147 x 72.6 x 7.9 mm)

Weight

5.04 oz (143 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)
5.47 oz (155 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)
4.80 oz (136 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)

Materials

Back: Metal
Back: Plastic
Back: Plastic

Resistance

 
Water
 

IP certified

 
IP x7
 

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
 
Fingerprint (touch)

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 8952
Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 8916
Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 MSM8992

Processor

Octa-core, 1500 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit
Quad-core, 1400 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit
Hexa-core, 1800 MHz, ARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit

GPU

Adreno 405
Adreno 306
Adreno 418

RAM

3 GB
2 GB LPDDR3
2 GB LPDDR3

Internal storage

32 GB
16 GB
32 GB

Storage expansion

 
 
 

Slot Type

microSDXC, microSDHC, microSD
microSDHC, microSD
 

OS

Android (7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow), HTC Sense UI
Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop)
Android (8.1 Oreo, 8.0 Oreo, 7.1 Nougat, 7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow)

Battery

Capacity

2150 mAh
2470 mAh
2700 mAh

Talk time

 
 
20.00 hours
the average is 21 h (1278 min)

Stand-by time

 
 
17.5 days (420 hours)
the average is 21 days (499 h)

Talk time (3G)

16.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1382 min)
 
 

Stand-by time (3G)

18.0 days (432 hours)
the average is 27 days (659 h)
 
 

Internet use

 
 
 

LTE

 
 
8 hours

Wi-Fi

 
 
9 hours

Music playback

60.00 hours
 
75.00 hours

Video playback

12.00 hours
 
10.00 hours

Cellular

GSM

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

UMTS

850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
900, 2100 MHz
800, 850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28
Bands 1, 3, 7, 8, 20
Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 17, 18, 19, 20, 26, 28

LTE (TDD)

Bands 38, 40, 41
 
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
LTE, HSPA, HSUPA
LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSPA, HSUPA, UMTS

Multimedia

Screen mirroring

DLNA, Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share
 

Shopping information

MSRP price

$ 500
 
$ 429



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4 Comments

1. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

Go HTC! show the Android fanboys community that you still worth it!

2. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2235; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

PhoneArena - I think you need to update your graphics in the spec list (like how 2 GB and 3 GB both represent the highest capacity). With almost every phone nowadays coming with at least 2 GB of RAM, it shouldn't still look like it's the highest capacity in the graphic. Also, the oct-core 617 shouldn't be on the same level as the Snapdragon 810, but the graphic makes it appear so. Please update this for the future, thanks.

3. TheWeasel

Posts: 403; Member since: Dec 26, 2014

You could also buy about two Moto G3s for the same price as the others. Or the Moto X Style/Pure Edition for roughly the same price.

4. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

plus timely updates as well

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