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.

Display

Size

5.0 inches
5.2 inches
5.0 inches

Technology

IPS LCD
IPS LCD
AMOLED

Screen-to-body

67.05 %
70.04 %
66.17 %

Features

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

Hardware

System chip

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

Processor

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

GPU

Adreno 306
Adreno 418
Adreno 405

RAM

2GB LPDDR3
2GB LPDDR3
3GB

Internal storage

16GB
32GB
32GB

OS

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

Battery

Capacity

2470 mAh
2700 mAh
2150 mAh

Charging

 
 
Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0

Talk time

 
20.00 hours
the average is 17 h (996 min)
 

Stand-by time

 
17.5 days (420 hours)
the average is 20 days (472 h)
 

Talk time (3G)

 
 
16.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1110 min)

Stand-by time (3G)

 
 
18.0 days (432 hours)
the average is 0 days (0 h)

Internet use

 
LTE: 8 hours; Wi-Fi: 9 hours
 

Music playback

 
75.00 hours
60.00 hours

Video playback

 
10.00 hours
12.00 hours

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

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

Specifications

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

Video recording

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

Recording format

MPEG4, H.264
 
 

Features

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

Front

5 MP
5 MP
4 MP

Video capture

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

Design

Dimensions

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)
5.74 x 2.79 x 0.29 inches (145.75 x 70.8 x 7.26 mm)

Weight

5.47 oz (155.0 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (184 g)
4.80 oz (136.0 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (184 g)
5.04 oz (143.0 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (184 g)

Materials

Back: Plastic
Back: Plastic
Back: Metal

Resistance

Water; IPx7
 
 

Biometrics

 
Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)

Features

Notification light
Notification light
 

Buyers information

Price

 
$ 429
$ 500



Related phones

One A9

PhoneArena Score:

7.8

User Score:

9.8
  • 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

PhoneArena Score:

8.5

User Score:

7.4
  • 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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