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The HTC One line has had an iconic design since the HTC One M7. The M8 won worldwide applause for inheriting the same design language and build quality. However, the One M9 was criticized for looking too similar, especially when competitors like the Galaxy S6 Edgewere coming out with fresh designs.

HTC’s reaction has been swift and efficient: in about a year, HTC’s design team has come up with a great design from the ground up, which looks more modern, and thin. I also think that the HTC One A9 reflects HTC’s new direction, which focuses on real customer needs, instead of pursuing “visionary” endeavors with an average success. It’s an OEM’s version of “realpolitik”, and I like it.

We got the phone in our hands, and while we are working on the complete review, here’s my first impression of it. Ready?

What’s New?

  • New HTC industrial design
  • 5” 1080p Display
  • Camera “Pro” Mode
  • Fingerprint scanner
  • 16/32GB + MicroSD support (2TB max)
  • Almost “Google Stock”

Filed in Cellphones >Reviews. Read more about Android, HTC, One A9 and Smartphones.

Display
5"
1920x1080
AMOLED
441 PPI
Price
~$499 - Amazon
Camera
13 MP
F2 Aperture F-Stop
Weight
143 g
Battery
2150 mAh
Non-Removable
No Wireless Charg.
Launched in
2015-10-20
System
3GB RAM
Snapdragon 617 + MicroSD
Storage (GB)
32
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