On Tuesday the 20th of October, HTC officially launched the long awaited One A9. Ever since it’s launch, there has been just one fascinating news that’s been buzzing in regards the design and that’s the fact that it looks very much like an iPhone 6 or 6s.
Although this didn’t particularly come as a surprise as leaked images of the device had been released before now which clearly showed the resemblance. The only design difference between the HTC One A9 and the iPhone 6, 6s is the branding and the camera position. As a matter of fact, you can simply put that the HTC One A9 is the android powered version of an iPhone.
Not only does the HTC One A9 look like an iPhone in terms of design, it is the first non-nexus phone to run android’s latest OS, android 6.0 marshmallow. The device comes out of the box with the marshmallow flavor.
Other specs of the HTC One A9 includes:
- 5″ full HD AMOLED display
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 octa-core processor
- 3 GB of RAM
- 32 GB of internal storage
- SD card storage support for up to 2TB
- 13MP rear camera with OIS
- 4 UltraPixel front camera
- 2150mAh battery with QuickCharge 2.0
- Fingerprint sensor
- Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) w/ HTC Sense UI
- Colors: Opal Silver and Carbon Grey (Deep Garnet later this year and Topaz Gold Internationally)
HTC is also offering a 12 month warranty on the device offering free replacement for any accidental damage at no extra cost. More so, for tech savvy persons who enjoys experimenting with an android phone, unlocking the One A9’s bootloader doesn’t void the warranty and this is coming as a first in HTC’s history.
Personally, the battery capacity packed with the android phone is a bit of a turn off for me. We are advancing. While we are sorta complaining about manufacturers producing phones with 3000mAh+ battery capacity, HTC is doing 2150mAh for the One A9.
Comparing the cost of the HTC One A9 phone to an iPhone 6, the HTC One A9 is priced at $400 while the iPhone 6 is priced at around $550 for the 16GB variant which is non-expandable.
Hence, if you love the design of the iPhone 6 but wouldn’t want to spend $550 on the 16GB variant, you can opt in for the android-powered version which is the HTC One A9 and it’s less expensive with 32GB storage on board which is expandable to 2TB using microSD-card.