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

Size

5.0 inches
5.0 inches
5.2 inches

Technology

AMOLED
IPS LCD
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body

66.17 %
67.05 %
70.04 %

Features

Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

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

3GB
2GB LPDDR3
2GB LPDDR3

Internal storage

32GB
16GB
32GB

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

Charging

Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0
 
 

Talk time

 
 
20.00 hours
the average is 16 h (934 min)

Stand-by time

 
 
17.5 days (420 hours)
the average is 21 days (514 h)

Talk time (3G)

16.00 hours
the average is 21 h (1280 min)
 
 

Stand-by time (3G)

18.0 days (432 hours)
the average is 26 days (617 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

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

13 MP (Sapphire crystal lens cover, OIS, Autofocus, BSI sensor)
13 MP (Autofocus)
12.3 MP (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

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 MP
5 MP
5 MP

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 6.4 oz (184 g)
5.47 oz (155 g)
the average is 6.4 oz (184 g)
4.80 oz (136 g)
the average is 6.4 oz (184 g)

Materials

Back: Metal
Back: Plastic
Back: Plastic

Resistance

 
Water; IP x7
 

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
 
Fingerprint (touch)

Features

 
Notification light
Notification light

Shopping information

MSRP

$ 500
 
$ 429



Related phones

One A9
  • Display 5.0 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP (Single camera)
    4 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 617, 3GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2150 mAh
  • OS Android 7.0 Nougat
    HTC Sense UI
Moto G (2015)
  • Display 5.0 inches
    1280 x 720 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP (Single camera)
    5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 410, 2GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB, microSDHC
  • Battery 2470 mAh
  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Nexus 5X
  • Display 5.2 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 12.3 MP (Single camera)
    5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 808, 2GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB,
  • Battery 2700 mAh
  • OS Android 8.1 Oreo

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