Battery Life & Conclusion
The HTC One A9 has a pretty modest battery at 2,150mAh with the 1080p display offering less of a drain along with Android Marshmallow’s Doze functionality to allow it to eke out enough of a charge to last the better part of the day before needing a bit of a top up come early evening which is where the A9’s Fast Charge 2.0 tech comes into play. It’s middling along for the most part in terms of battery life and it would be a prudent measure to bring along a power bank and a fast charger too when you’re toting this around.
A device is usually the sum of its parts and the premium price tag you’re paying makes HTC’s One A9 phone seem dear to the pocket though what you get for your money is a polished and well rounded experience from the efficiently slimmed down user interface, the aesthetically pleasing casing that proves to be a pleasure to feel and hold, the solid performing OIS-equipped camera and, to top it off, the pleasant addition of a DAC chip. While the middling battery life and lack of BoomSound speakers are quibbles to be sure, the A9 nevertheless is a phone that’s well worth a look for those who appreciate premium design, more so for those who appreciate the design language that made the boys from Cupertino famous.
|Display||5-inch AMOLED, 1920 x 1080 pixels, 441ppi|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 617|
|OS||Android Marshmallow 6.0 with Sense 7G|
|Memory||3GB RAM/32GB ROM + MicroSD card|
|Camera||13-MP w/ dual LED flash & OIS (rear) + 4-MP UltraPixel camera (front)|
|Size/Weight||145.8 x 70.8 x 7.3 mm/143g|
*Review unit courtesy of HTC Malaysia
|Page 1||Introduction & Unboxing|
|Page 2||Performance & Camera|