Summary: (The One A9 was originally reviewed on October 27th, but we’ve republished this review due to the arrival of the handset in the US. ) We’re used to only seeing one flagship smartphone come from HTC every year, but this year is different.
Pros: - Design is symmetrical and accessible - AMOLED display is good to see - Quick Charge 3.0 incoming thanks to Snapdragon 617 - Fingerprint reader works quite well - Camera is conventionally good - UltraPixel front-facing shooter - Marshmallow out of the box, with Sense features we like
Summary: During the early days of Android, HTC phones were often the best of the bunch – and just as recently as two years ago, the smartphone of the year was arguably the terrific HTC One M7 . The company slipped up a bit after that, but can it rebound with the new One A9? Read on for Gizmag's full review.
Excerpt: What happened to you, HTC? You used to be big and bright, the world your oyster, so to speak. But now you’re sipping fifty cent beer at the corner dive,…
Pros: Great screen, Excellent ergonomics and size, Good daylight camera, Fantastic audio quality through headphones, Pared back version of Sense, Latest version of Android, Good performance, Excellent battery performance with Fast Charge
Cons: Priced too high for its value proposition, Poor low-light camera performance, All-too-familiar design
Summary: HTC's latest premium phone is more than just an iPhone clone - it's easily the most solid built handset the company has made yet. While it does lack raw power compared to its M9 sibling, there are no BoomSound speakers and its camera does leave us wanting more, it's a solid performer and its...
Excerpt: When the history of Android is written, HTC’s name will go down as one of the early innovators that propelled the young platform to its fullest potential. This Taiwanese company built the first ever Android phone as well as the first Nexus. But when HTC’s history is recorded, the
Pros: Exquisite, if unoriginal, design, Runs smooth as butter, Fast and accurate fingerprint sensor, Sounds great even without stereo speakers
Cons: Battery is only just adequate, Camera still lags the competition, Google’s Nexuses offer much better value, The ignominy of being an iPhone clone
Conclusion: Companies in the mobile industry have been shortening product life cycles more in the last two years than ever before. Blink and you’ll probably see a new flagship from Samsung, Huawei, Sony, or another hardware manufacturer launch.
Summary: T-Mobile has had it tough over the last couple of years, culminating into a failed takeover bid by mobile networking giant AT&T. The No. 4 network carrier in the US has since jumped on the LTE bandwagon, while also attempting an image re-branding and focusing on its fast 42MBps HSPA+ network, until...
Excerpt: The international version of the has been available for a few weeks already and now customers in the U.S. can purchase the phone from T-Mobile for $199.99 (after $50 mail-in rebate) with a new two year contract. HTC was kind enough to send us a demo unit a few weeks early ...
Summary: HTC's latest dual-core offering does many things welll - it has a good display, impressive build, a good camera, and delivers good performance overall. However, what we don't understand is how HTC could price this phone so close to its elder sibling, the One X.