HTC One A9 reviews roundup
With the HTC One A9 set to hit retain shelves in the next few days, the first wave of reviews has surfaced, giving us mixed opinions about HTC’s new phone. Surprisingly, The Verge featured the most favorable review of the HTC One A9 – basically refuting all the claims that other sites have made about HTC’s design-centric smartphone. Android Guys was also quite pleased with the HTC One A9, but most other sites compared the HTC One A9’s specs and performance to other phones available at the same price point, a comparison that doesn’t bode well for the One A9. The Verge took the approach of the general consumer’s standpoint – someone who simply walks into a store and is looking for a new phone to replace their aging smartphone.
We have to agree that the HTC One A9 isn’t going to be anyone’s number one choice if they are looking for a device with the best specs or a unique design. That being said, the HTC One A9 is well designed, elegant and is extremely smooth in day-to-day operations. Most reviews also mentioned that the 13 megapixel Sony camera sensor makes the camera on the One A9 the best in HTC’s history. It may still pale in comparison the Samsung Galaxy S6 or the LG G4, but it’s at least a step in the right direction.
Our HTC One A9 review unit has yet to arrive, but you can be sure that we’ll be sharing our take on the phone when we get our hands on it. We are not expecting a device that will go head-to-head with this year’s flagship phones, but we do expect the One A9 to be a solid upper-mid-range phone with a design that will appeal to the general masses.