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HTC One A9

alaTest has collected and analyzed 761 reviews of HTC One A9. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People really like the camera and screen. The design and usability also get good feedback. Views are divided on the connectivity. There are some less positive views about the battery.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the HTC One A9 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 user reviews of HTC One A9 from The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on People are impressed by the camera and design. The portability and usability also get good opinions. There are some mixed views about the price.

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100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Sep, 2018

Expert review by : Andy Vandervell (

HTC One A9


HTC phones once had a reputation for being superb – but this feels like a long time ago now. The A9 is HTC's attempt to recover some lost ground.

Rich and colourful screen ; Fast fingerprint scanner ; Runs latest Android

A blatant iPhone rip-off ; Woeful battery life ; Badly overpriced

Oct, 2015

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (

HTC One A9 review


HTC's latest handset boasts decent specs and an enjoyable picture and sound performance...

Enjoyable picture and sound performance ; Latest Android features ; Great camera ; Elegant build and design

Screen could be more dynamic ; Sound could have more insight and precision ; Only Full HD resolution ; Camera snaps could look more realistic

An iPhone lookalike with the latest Android specs – the HTC A9 is an appealing smartphone that tries to please everyone

Mar, 2016

Expert review by (

HTC One A9 review: don’t let the shape fool you


HTC's new smartphone suits up in a full metal jacket

Good camera; ; Solid design; ; Android Marshmallow;

Battery not great ; Price high ; Mid-range spec

Expert review by : Chris Hall (

HTC One A9 review: Could it be magic?


If there's one trend that's emerged in 2015, it's that the mid-range or sub-flagship category of Android phones is arguably more exciting than those right at the top. We love the HTC One A9 and we think it's the most exciting handset HTC has launched...

Design, build, lighter Sense UI, launches on Android 6 Marshmallow, fast fingerprint scanner, impressive battery life

Camera not the best, display could be better, flagship price for a mid-level handset

We love the HTC One A9 and we think it's the most exciting handset HTC has launched in 2015. We'd pick it over the M9 because it has charm that the flagship lacks.

Oct, 2015

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HTC One A9 review


The world's best iPhone impersonator

High-contrast AMOLED screen ; Feels great ; Much-improved camera versatility ; Great finger scanner

Yes, it looks like an iPhone ; Expensive in the UK ; Max one-day battery life

iPhone copy or not, this is a top mid-range phone. Pity it sells at a top-end price.

Oct, 2015

Expert review by : Gareth Beavis (

HTC One A9 review


The iPhone with the brains of an Android

Improved camera ; Awesome design ; Good Marshmallow mix

Battery life too poor ; Some rattling in case ; Cost too high

To compare this too much to an iPhone would be unfair to the genuinely impressive power under the hood - but it's curious that HTC has decided on this design path.

Jan, 2017

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Expert review by : Curtis Moldrich (

HTC One A9 review: Impressive – but a touch behind the best smartphones of 2016


The One A9 is a great phone with a superb screen and camera, but it's too expensive to compete with other flagships

The only real sticking point is the price. At £470-420 SIM-free it's up against the now hugely competitive Samsung Galaxy S6 , LG G4 and Sony Xperia Z5 Compact , all of which are faster and have better battery lives. In this light, it's not...

Jan, 2017

Expert review by : Andrew Hoyle (

HTC One A9 review


It's always exciting to see the first wave of smartphones packing Google's software, but that excitement was short-lived with the HTC One A9.

The HTC One A9 is among the first smartphones to launch with the latest Android Marshmallow operating system onboard, you can expand the storage with microSD cards, its camera takes decent shots and it boasts a metal body.

It's grossly overpriced, comparable in specs and performance to midrange phones costing far less.

HTC's One A9 is just fine for a midrange device, but for its astonishingly high full retail price, you can buy much more powerful, better overall phones.

Oct, 2015

Expert review by : Chris Martin (

HTC One A9 hands-on review


A fingerprint scanner, 13Mp camera and Android 6.0 Marshmallow

iPhone looks aside, the One A9 is a really nice new device from HTC. We like the thin and light design, especially in red, and the addition of a fingerprint scanner. Specs are good all-round with the rear camera looking to be the highlight but we need...

Oct, 2015

Expert review by : Chris Barraclough (

HTC One A9 Review: In Depth


HTC One A9 Review (In Depth): We review HTC's latest 2015 5-inch phone, the One A9, which boasts a fingerprint sensor and 13-megapixel camera

Attractive, curvy design ; Camera supports RAW ; Bags of storage ; Marshmallow

Tiny battery ; no BoomSound ; Too expensive

The One A9 has plenty of appealing features including a very impressive fingerprint sensor, that vibrant, gorgeous screen and attractive iPhone-apeing design. Sadly it’s not all rainbows and glitter, with a camera that’s beaten by rivals and battery...

Oct, 2015

Product Specifications


Battery Capacity:2150
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):9
Continuous audio playback time:60
Continuous video playback time:12
Standby time (3G):432
Talk time (3G):16

Call management

Call divert: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Image stabilizer: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Speed dialing: Yes
Vibrating Alert: Yes


Auto Focus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):4
Front camera type:Single camera
Geotagging: Yes
Image stabilizer: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):13
Rear camera flash:Y
Rear camera resolution (numeric):13
Rear camera type:Single camera
Second Camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:4
Sensor Type:BSI
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:1080p
Zoom capability: Yes


Brand colour:Carbon grey / Topaz gold
Colour of product:Carbon, Grey / Charcoal / Gold / Grey / Red / Silver
Curved Design: No
Fingerprint Reader: Yes
Form factor:Bar


Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:12.7
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Display Type:AMOLED
Orientation sensor: Yes
Screen shape:Flat
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive


Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Gyroscope: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes


Internal RAM:2


Chat: Yes
E-mail: Yes
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes


Audio formats supported:AAC, AC3, AMR, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, EAC3, FLAC, M4A, MID, MP3, OGG, WAV / AAC, AC3, AMR, EAC3, FLAC, M4A, MID, MP3, OGG, WAV / AAC, AC3, AMR, FLAC, M4A, MID, MP3, OGG, WAV / AAC, AC3, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, EAC3, FLAC, M4A, MID, MP3, OGG, WAV
Image formats supported:JPG
Video compression formats:MP4
Video formats supported:3G2, 3GP, AVI, MKV, MP4 / 3G2, 3GP, MKV, MP4


Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y / Yes
Electronic compass:Y / Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite): Yes
GPS antenna: Yes
Position location:Y


2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS / EDGE, GPRS, GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:850,900,1700,1900,2100 / 850,900,1900,2100
3G standards:UMTS
4G: Yes
4G standard:LTE
4G standards:LTE
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.1
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode): Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

Other features

Google applications:Google Chrome,Google Drive,Google Maps

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes


Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Gyroscope: Yes
Microphone mute: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:6.0
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, To-do list
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription
Support for contact groups: Yes
Video call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Docking connector: Yes
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:MICRO-USB
USB port: Yes
USB version:2.0


64-bit computing: Yes
Coprocessor: Yes
Coprocessor cores:4
Coprocessor frequency:1.2
Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A53
Processor Cores:4 / 8
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:1.5
Processor Model:617


Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:6.0


Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal RAM:2048 / 3
Internal storage capacity:16 / 32
Maximum memory card size:2000 / 2048
RAM capacity:2
USB mass storage: Yes


Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Google applications:Google Chrome, Google Drive, Google Maps


Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Height :14.6 / 145.8
Width:7.08 / 70.8