Taiwanese company – HTC launched it’s mid-range smartphone “A9” couple of months ago hoping to correct the mistake it made with it’s flagship smartphone – One M9. HTC was once known as premium smartphone manufacturer but has lost the title couple of generations ago. And we must have to say that the A9 is a correct way for HTC to return to the top and compete against other giants like – Samsung and Apple.
In fact the A9 is an evolution from HTC’s previous flagship – M7. Nepalese users considers HTC as a premium device but unluckily Nepalese users still couldn’t get the taste of HTC’s smartphone due to the lack of authorized distributor. Due to the unavailability of authorized distributor recently third party retailers have been fulfilling the thirst of Nepalese users who wants to use the latest and greatest from HTC and A9 is not an exception as well, for now users in Nepal can purchase the A9 from online store “Hot Deals Nepal” at the price of Rs. 55,000.
Let’s talk about the specs that the A9 packs. The smartphone features a metal body similar to it’s “One M” brothers accompanied by 2.5D front glass with curved edges and a AMOLED display. The smartphone also packs 16/32GB internal storage which can be expanded via a microSD card slot which is pretty much rare these days. Camera wise the smartphone packs a 13MP Auto Focus camera with optical stabilization with a BSI sensor and dual-tone dual-LED flash capable of shooting [email protected] video accompanied by 4MP fixed focus UltraPixel camera, capable of shooting 1080p video. Other impressive feature include a Fingerprint scanner in the front.
The smartphone packs pretty impressive specs and HTC has managed to improve the camera alongside it’s software. The main noticeable feature missing from this smartphone is a stereo speaker which is pretty much a signature as well as a main selling point of HTC’s One series.
- Metal unibody with 2.5D front glass thin and light for its size
- 5″ 1080p capacitive touchscreen with 441pi; Corning Gorilla Glass 4
- Snapdragon 617 chipset with a 4x 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4x 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53 processor, Adreno 405 GPU, 2GB/3GB of RAM
- Android 6.0 Marshmallow with HTC Sense 7 UI
- LTE Cat.7; Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 & 5GHz); Bluetooth 4.1; GPS; FM radio; microUSB 2.0 port with USB Host and OTG
- 13MP AF camera with optical stabilization with a BSI sensor; dual-tone dual-LED flash; [email protected] video capture
- 4MP fixed-focus UltraPixel front-facing camera with a BSI sensor; HDR; 1080p video recording
- 16/32GB of built-in memory; microSD card slot
- Active noise cancellation
- Dedicated headphone amp
- Support for 24-bit, 192KHz lossless high-resolution audio
- Cat. 7 LTE (300Mbps); Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac; Bluetooth 4.1; GPS/GLONASS; NFC; microUSB 2.0 • MHL
- 2,150mAh battery
Pros and Cons
Every smartphone has it’s own pros and cons and HTC A9 is not an exception. Let’s have a look what HTC has to offer to it’s users.
|Premium Design||Non-removable Battery|
|microSD card expansion||No fast charger provided|
|Fingerprint Scanner||Expensive price tag|
The above pros and cons clearly determines that the smartphone is not for all users. Nepalese users aren’t fond of purchasing expensive smartphones and unfortunately the above mentioned price tag is pretty high for people who are targeting HTC’s smartphone with similar specs but at lower price. We expect the price tag to decrease in coming days for this smartphone as always. HTC One A9 is a right choice for people who are targeting premium build and have a big fat purse to spend. Honestly, I would have waited a bit more for price drops and purchase this sexy piece of aluminum frame with my hard earned cash. At last the choice is always yours. What do you think about the One A9? Will you buy it for it’s premium design or opt out for another smartphone with higher specs? Let us know in the comment box below.