OnePlus X vs HTC One A9 vs Motorola DROID MAXX 2: specs comparison

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The OnePlus X has just been announced, bearing a balance between premium looks, yesteryear hardware, and a pretty alluring price-tag. It's interesting to see how, in the second half of 2015, many manufacturers have taken the “value for money” model, instead of looking to pack as much expensive tech in a smartphone as possible.

The most recent examples of such smartphones are HTC's One A9 and Motorola's DROID MAXX 2. Granted, the One A9 is supposed to be viewed as a flagship device in the US, and it will get its price increased to $500 soon – something that's viewed as a pretty huge asking price for what the A9 is. Still, both of these phones pack midrange processors, and aim to offer users a more affordable high-tier smartphone experience.

The OnePlus X's philosophy is slightly different. Instead of settling for a midrange SoC, OnePlus chose to build the handset with a flagship processor – only it's a flagship from last year. The downside is that the phone will be stuck in the 32-bit era, if this can even be considered a minus so early on in the 64-bit age. On the flipside – a 1-year old flagship SoC is very probable to outclass a brand-new midrange chip.

Display
Size
5.0 inches
5.5 inches
5.0 inches
Technology
AMOLED
TFT
AMOLED
Screen-to-body
66.17 %
74.61 %
71.28 %
Features
Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Hardware
System chip
Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 8952
Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 8939
Qualcomm Snapdragon 801
Processor
Octa-core, 1500 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit
Octa-core, 1700 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit
Quad-core, 2300 MHz, Krait 400
GPU
Adreno 405
Adreno 405
Adreno 330
RAM
3GB
2GB
3GB LPDDR3
Internal storage
32GB
16GB
16GB
OS
Android (7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow), HTC Sense UI
Android (7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop)
Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop), OnePlus OxygenOS UI
Battery
Capacity
2150 mAh
3630 mAh
2525 mAh
Charging
Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0
Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0
 
Talk time (3G)
16.00 hours
the average is 0 h (0 min)
 
 
Stand-by time (3G)
18.0 days (432 hours)
the average is 0 days (0 h)
 
 
Music playback
60.00 hours
 
 
Video playback
12.00 hours
 
 
Camera
Rear
Single camera
Single camera
Single camera
Main camera
13 MP (Sapphire crystal lens cover, OIS, Autofocus, BSI sensor)
21 MP (PDAF)
13 MP (CMOS image sensor, PDAF)
Specifications
Aperture size: F2.0
Aperture size: F2.0
Aperture size: F2.2
Video recording
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD), 1280x720 (HD) (120 fps)
Features
Hyperlapse, Video calling, Video sharing
EIS, Video calling, Video sharing
Time-lapse video, Video calling, Video sharing
Front
4 MP
5 MP
8 MP
Video capture
1920x1080 (Full HD)
 
 
Design
Dimensions
5.74 x 2.79 x 0.29 inches (145.75 x 70.8 x 7.26 mm)
5.83 x 2.95 x 0.43 inches (148 x 75 x 10.9)
5.51 x 2.72 x 0.27 inches (140 x 69 x 6.9 mm)
Weight
5.04 oz (143.0 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)
5.96 oz (169.0 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)
4.87 oz (138.0 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)
Materials
Back: Metal
 
Back: Glass; Frame: Metal
Resistance
 
Splash
 
Biometrics
Fingerprint (touch)
 
 
Features
 
 
Notification light
Buyers information
Price
$ 500
$ 384
$ 249 / € 269
See the full HTC One A9 vs Motorola DROID MAXX 2 vs OnePlus X specs comparison or compare them to other phones using our Specs Comparison tool.


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