Top design and top technology are often found only in giant cell phones – or the iPhone. Is there with the HTC One A9 finally a handy precious android? ULTIMATE TECH NEWS makes the check.
HTC One A9 at first impression
ULTIMATE image could already try in advance the One A9. The verdict after the first Try is positive: The slim 5-inch Android feels very pleasant, there are no interfering edges more. Even the display glass is rounded. In short, it is the far most handy HTC smartphone ever.
Android in Apple style
The similarities to the iPhone 6S are astounding: The A9 feels similar to the iPhone, a similar rounded aluminum uni-body enclosure and the loudspeaker grill is on the bottom should Appl ne users familiar. Even the rear plastic strips for the antenna you know something like that from Apple since the iphone 6. While the HTC One A9 has taken a 4.7-inch screen, a 5-inch display and is a few millimeters wider than the iPhone 6, but it is significantly more manageable than about HTC’s previous flagship HTC One M9. For the first time HTC has under the display a Home button attached which also includes a fingerprint sensor like Apple. The argument about who ab schaut here at whom may be the users care less, especially since HTC had the idea of complete aluminum housing before Apple. More importantly, how it feels and what it has to offer the technology.
Compared to the iPhone 6S HTC offers sharper display and uses Gorilla Glass 4. The internal memory is of not just failed lush 16 gigabytes, but, unlike Apple, via micro SD XC card expandable to currently up to 200GB. The memory includes two gigabytes, as with Apple. The rear 13-megapixel camera and 5-megapixel camera provides forward similar resolutions as the iPhone 6S.
The best HTC camera yet?
Especially with the camera but trumps the A9 with some innovations, even when compared to HTC’s flagship One older M9: In HTC One A9 an optical image stabilizer is installed, both the HTC One M9 as well as the iPhone 6S missing. Of these video recordings and photos benefit in low light (which are no longer so fast shake). The aperture is brighter with f = 2.0 as the HTC One M9 and iPhone 6S (both aperture f = 2.2). Sapphire glass protects the lens from scratches. Even RAW images are at the A9 and can even be possible for the first time on Smartphone edit. In addition, HTC has reworked the camera app completely: So there is a new time-lapse mode, Hyper lapse called; RAW files can be backed up and edit the phone. The built-in speaker is not as strong as the HTC One M9 or M8. But HTC According to the tone of the headphone output is supposed to be particularly good and powerful at A9, since the sound processor internally runs consistently with 24bit and 192 khz.
No turbo under the hood
Compared to One M9 the Snapdragon 617 processor is slightly slower – but is more power efficient and cooler running than the Snapdragon 810. Additionally, the CPU uses less power. Just as it was HTC possible to shrink the battery compared to M9 of 2850 at 2150 mAh. Charging is thanks to Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 turbo charging technology via the Quick Charger not included succeed up to 75 percent faster than usual. Following receipt of the appropriate chargers should be 3.0 supports the future also Qualcomm Quick Charge. A final judgment on the pace of work can not yet provide the first impression; Menus and apps could be the first Try but operate smoothly.
First HTC with Android 6.0
Aside from Google’s Nexus models, the HTC One A9 is the first Android a major manufacturer with Android 6.0 marshmallow. The biggest advantage: Finally Apps can install on your memory card. The in-house surface HTC Sense is designed usual reticent.And because HTC Sense is now divided into a plurality of individual apps, updates are easier and faster in the future directly through the Google Play Store come.
Assessment: HTC One A9
The HTC One A9 provides no-flying technique, but is good enough to satisfy even the most demanding users. When the camera power, it could even overtake the top model HTC One M9. Overall fills the One A9 the gap a handy top-class Android smartphones.And the first impression is the best ever, according to iPhone-6 copy for Android fans. A final verdict will allow only the laboratory test, which will begin shortly.
Price and Availability
The HTC One A9 to the beginning of November to be available for 579 euros in Germany in stores and at Vodafone, Telecom and O2. First, in the in Carbon Grey and Opal Silver, later in Topaz Gold and Deep Garnet (deep red).
Comparison: HTC One A9 and iPhone 6S
|HTC One A9||iPhone 6S|
|Height x Width||145.8 x 70.8 mm||138.3 x 67.1 mm|
|Weight||143 g||143 g|
|RAM||2 GB||2 GB|
|Memory||16 GB||16/64 / 128GB|
|expandable?||Yes (up to 200 GB micro SDXC)||no|
|Main camera||13 Megapixel||12 Megapixel|
|Aperture||f = 2.0||f = 2.2|
|Video Resolution||1080p||UHD (4K)|
|Mobile-Tempo||LTE with 300 Mbps||LTE with 300 Mbos|
|Battery Capacity||2150 mAh||1715 mAh|