2015 East is still a year of contrasts in the Smartphone market, and is that while the middle range press the fight with many devices already in the red line that separates them from the best, the truth is that the most noble range of this year has forgotten the career of hardware and new ideas to engage in the fight of the appearance and the materials.
This era a friendly battle for HTC, that was already playing in the Smartphone design division, Although the Taiwanese have failed in recent years to take advantage of its advantage with the grand design of the HTC One range.
Perhaps the problem has been that HTC has moved very little from its lines, While users were claiming new life to a successful design that already has more than three years behind him. At least has been always asked a better optimization of the size by eliminating the strange unused line with the HTC logo front.
Be that as it may, the truth is that HTC has wanted a coup to its strategy for preparing a new device compete more compensated smartphones on the market, those who have been the real stars of the Android catalog this year with the 7 honour probably to head.
That Yes, the bet of HTC hits the market without giving up its iconic design, so the HTC One A9 keep metal as protagonist improving present it, with a very thin thickness, but with the vices of the past as the bulky front frames and logo front of discord.
There is no doubt that HTC has wanted to learn market When designing this One A9, with hardware that does not renounce to anything despite its design and construction, compensating for the equipment and performance to reach everyone with a smartphone that, at first glance, noted as very interesting to battle for middle range.
It is very difficult today to advise someone if it asks you which phone should buy to keep a good user experience and not spend too much, so we are going to try to put a little light with a good comparison on the possibilities of the best of the middle range.
Face to face, technical specifications
|HTC One A9||Sony Xperia M5||Bq Aquaris M5||Honor 7||Motorola Moto X Play||Samsung Galaxy A8||ZTE Blade S6|
|Screen||5-inch IPS LCD||5-inch IPS LCD||5-inch IPS LCD||5.2 inch IPS LCD||5.5 inch TFT LCD||5.7 inch Super AMOLED||5-inch IPS LCD|
|Resolution||1920 x 1080 pixels440 DPI||1920 x 1080 pixels440 DPI||1920 x 1080 pixels440 DPI||1920 x 1080 pixels424 DPI||1920 x 1080 pixels401 DPI||1920 x 1080 pixels386 ppp||1280 x 720 pixels294 ppp|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 617OCTA-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53, 64-bitGPU Adreno 405||MediaTek helium X 10 MT6795OCTA-core 2 GHz Cortex-A53, 64-bitGPU PowerVR G6200||Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 MSM8939OCTA-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53, 64-bitGPU Adreno 405||HiSilicon Kirin 935Quad-core Cortex-A53 2.2 GHz & Quad-core Cortex-A53 1.5 GHz, 64-bitGPU ARM Mali-T628 MP4||Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 MSM8939OCTA-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53, 64-bitGPU Adreno 405||Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 MSM8939OCTA-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53, 64-bitGPU Adreno 405||Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 MSM8939OCTA-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53, 64-bitGPU Adreno 405|
|RAM||2 GB||3 GB||2 GB||3 GB||2 GB||2 GB||2 GB|
|Memory||16 GB Slot microSD up to 2 TB||16 GB Slot microSD up to 128 GB||16 GB Slot microSD up to 128 GB||16 GB Slot microSD up to 128 GB||32 GB Slot microSD up to 128 GB||32 GBSlot microSD up to 128 GB||16 GBSlot microSD up to 64 GB|
|Version of Android||5.1 Android LollipopHTC Sense UI||5.0 Android LollipopXperia UI||5.0 Android LollipopBq UI||5.0 Android LollipopEmotion UI||Android 5.1.1 LollipopPure Google||5.1 Android LollipopTouchwiz UI||5.0 Android LollipopMiFavor UI|
|Cameras||Rear: 13 MP. Optical stabilizer. Autofocus. LED flash. HDR. FullHD videoFront: 4 MP HTC UltraPixel. FullHD||Rear: 21.5 MP. Optical stabilizer. Autofocus laser. Dual-LED flash. HDR. Video UHDFront: 13 MP. FullHD||Rear: 13 MP. Optical stabilizer. Autofocus. LED flash. HDR.Front: 5 MP. FullHD with flash||Rear: 20.7 MP. Optical stabilizer. Autofocus. Dual-LED flash. HDR.Front: 8 MP. FullHD with flash and beauty mode||Rear: 21 MP. Autofocus. LED flash. HDR. HD videoFront: 5 MP. FullHD||Rear: 16 MP. Autofocus. Dual-LED flash. HDR. Video UHDFront: 5 MP. FullHD||Rear: 13 MP. Optical stabilizer. Autofocus laser. Dual-LED flash. HDR. Video UHDFront: 5 MP. FullHD|
|Connectivity||LTE (nanoSIM)Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot4.1 Bluetooth youaGPS + GLONASSmicroUSB v2.0||LTE Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot4.1 Bluetooth youaGPS + GLONASSmicroUSB v2.0||LTE dual active SIMWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot4.1 Bluetooth youaGPS + GLONASSNFCmicroUSB v2.0.||LTE dual active SIMWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot4.1 Bluetooth youaGPS + GLONASSIR portFM radiomicroUSB v2.0||LTEWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot4.1 Bluetooth youaGPS + GLONASSNFCmicroUSB v2.0.||LTEWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot4.1 Bluetooth youaGPS + GLONASSNFC, ANT +microUSB v2.0.||LTE dual active SIMWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot4.1 Bluetooth youaGPS + GLONASSNFCmicroUSB v2.0.|
|Dimensions||145.75 x 70.8 x 7.26 mm (mm)||145 x 72 x 7.6 mm (mm)||143 x 69.4 x 8.4 (mm)||143.2 x 71.9 x 8.5 (mm)||147.3 x 73.7 x 10.9 (mm)||158 x 76.8 x 5.9 mm (mm)||144 x 70.7 x 7.7 mm (mm)|
|Weight||143 (g)||142 (g)||144 (g)||152 (g)||169 (g)||151 (g)||134 (g)|
|Battery||Li-Ion 2,150 mAh (non-removable)||Li-Ion 2600 mAh (non-removable)||Li-Ion 3,120 mAh (non-removable)||Li-Po 3.100 mAh (non-removable)||Li-Ion 3.630 mAh (non-removable)||Li-Ion 3.050 mAh (non-removable)||Li-Ion 2,400 mAh (non-removable)|
|Other data||Gorilla Glass 4Fingerprint readerHi-Fi soundSapphire Crystal lens||Water resistance||Gorilla Glass 3||Gorilla Glass 3Fingerprint readerExtra customizable physical buttonCamera protected by sapphire glass||Gorilla Glass 4 Fingerprint reader|
HTC sees the market and raises your bet
The guys from HTC weather this year has given to assess the needs of a market that has returned to respond negatively to the new HTC One M9, and it seems this time if the address is correct.
There is no doubt that the noblest range takes the spotlights, but are the most compensated smarpthones who monopolize the bulk of sales, so it makes perfect sense focus more serious commitment of HTC this year at the upper middle part of the Android catalog.
Time will tell if they succeed the Taiwanese, but is thankful that they have at least taken a step at last looking for a better horizon that which was predicted, and in my opinion, focus on a balanced device is a successful strategy.
This time Yes, Interestingly the HTC One A9, Although in a market competed to the millimeter manufacturer that better take care of the details will take the cat to the water, especially one as important as the price, where has HTC always been above the average.
HTC One A9: strange design, outstanding construction, and sufficient hardware
HTC guys have wanted to learn from the market without giving up their identity, and its iconic line of design – slightly retouched for the occasion – one sufficient hardware is attached to compete you to you with all the upper middle range of the market.
The HTC One A9 may not be the best smartphone at all, and in fact for the Taiwanese is a step backwards in their aspirations to the throne Android, but it is a offset phone in all sections that also puts the focus in the multimedia part, very valued by users, with Hi-Fi sound, camera UltraPixel front and a 13 megapixel for the rear sensor.
HTC One A9 is a step forward for HTC, which will finally have an interesting smartphone to get out sensibly to its successful lines of design, with a hardware according to the more balanced range but with a probably contentious front design
In fact, the last good reference in terms of sales of HTC was the One S, and that device will find this new One A9, a similar concept to this time conquer users with a exquisite metal construction, According to the times, but tarnished that if for a rather strange design worsened with the fingerprint reader and the everlasting front of HTC logo.
Seeing competition within the middle range and looking askance at the cheapest of high-end, the truth is that the HTC One A9 will have it complicated and We hope that HTC does not provide the decision users up the price too a Smartphone which, at a cost commensurate with the market, probably become one of the best options for your level.
And you, do you think the last step of HTC are your new One A9?