HTC One S9 is official: a new mid-ranger with a few surprises
posted by Victor H. / Apr 26, 2016, 8:40 AM
The HTC One S9 has just made its official debut, but it's nothing new per se: bringing back the good-looking metal design of the HTC One M9, the One S9 is a more affordable phone that differentiates itself with a set of two front-firing speakers. It runs on Android 6 Marshmallow with HTC Sense on top.
The HTC One S9 is an upper mid-range phone and not on the same level as flagship devices. This is evident by the year-old design, but also by the fact that the S9 sports a MediaTek Helio X10 system chip, a less powerful SoC than the top-grade chips out there.
HTC also takes pride in and advertizes the 13MP optically stabilized camera on the One S9. Up front, there is an UltraPixel camera with large, 2-micron pixel, a techy specification that means that it should do better than others in low-light situations. You can take a look at the full spec sheet right below.
|Platform||Android 6 Marshmallow|
with HTC Sense
|Dimensions||144,6 × 69,7 × 10,09 mm, 158 g weight|
|Display||5" Full HD (1080 x 1920)|
|SoC||Helio X10 with 2GB RAM|
Octa-core @ 2GHz
|Cameras||13MP rear cam with f/2.0 lens, OIS, 1080p video|
2-micron UltraPixel front camera
Price and release date
The HTC One S9 is making its official debut over at HTC Germany and it sports Europe-bound 4G LTE bands. So far, HTC has not provided any official details about US availability, so it's hard to tell whether the phone will ever make it state-side.
In Europe, the HTC One S9 price is set at €500 (the equivalent of some $566), which puts the phone firmly in upper mid-range grounds on equal footing with last year's flagship devices.
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X10 was garbage in xperia m5. Many complain that their phones nearly bricked with repeated rebooting issues. Bad move for htc to get this 2015 reject, they should have stayed with snapdragon or an exynos.
posted on Apr 26, 2016, 8:46 AM 12
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And it was garbage on my M9+. The X9 would've been a great midranger if it wasn't for the crappy X10.
posted on Apr 26, 2016, 8:54 AM 6
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Never used the X10 so cannot comment. SD615 doing a pretty nice job in my moto x play ( equivalent to droid maxx 2 in us ) no lag no issue at all so if you had issue with sd615 device maybe its was the device itself thats was crappy not the soc.
posted on Apr 26, 2016, 2:16 PM 0
For those who want 2015's phone in 2016.
posted on Apr 26, 2016, 8:47 AM 0
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This isn't even a 2015 phone, the specs are almost 3 years old.
posted on Apr 26, 2016, 8:55 AM 6
Posts: 368; Member since: Oct 01, 2014
And you people don't know it is fastest phone available especially 6s and 6s plus. S7 edge still losses from iPhone 6s. Any time I see a speed test I am seeing all Android phones losing from 6s even most benchmark says iPhone 6s is best in performance. And my experience with 6s was awesome too especially in term of daily usage less crashes than Android phones. bTW your comment is 3 year old. Cuz 6s is one of the advance phone available.
posted on Apr 27, 2016, 2:17 AM 0
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Expensive. That should not be more than $ 450
posted on Apr 26, 2016, 9:00 AM 1
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450? HAHAHAHA How about 250 max?
posted on Apr 26, 2016, 10:46 AM 2
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Suck my toe HTC.
posted on Apr 26, 2016, 9:01 AM 3
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where is the "upper mid-range phone " phonearena !! maybe for the price only !! take HTC one 9 , better speces and lower price
posted on Apr 26, 2016, 9:12 AM 6
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It's not a bad phone, but should be in the $350 price range.
posted on Apr 26, 2016, 9:20 AM 1
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